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November 20, 2016

Top Aspen Outdoor Wedding Venues


When a couple thinks to get married in Aspen who doesn’t love love the idea of an outdoor wedding. Colorado is known for it’s natural beauty and what better way to embrace it with all of the gorgeous outdoor space in Aspen. At Gold Leaf Event Design & Production we use every outdoor space as a blank canvas to express your vision as a couple. Here we would like to mention a few of our favorite outdoor event spaces:  

T Lazy 7 Ranch

T-Lazy-7 Ranch has three of Aspen’s premier event venues. You can customize your tented reception in the T-Lazy-7 Meadow, or pair a Meadow ceremony with the T-Lazy-7 Event Lodge for the reception dinner and dancing. T-Lazy-7 Ranch is spectacular setting for any event and is surrounded by National Forest and Wilderness for stunning photo opportunities of the Maroon Bells. t-lazy-7-meadow-wedding t-lazy-7-wedding-ceremony-aspen    

Chaparral Ranch

Once a mining camp during the silver boom and named after an abundance of aspen trees in the region 48 acres in premier Chaparral Ranch. Offering both serene privacy and panoramic views, this is Aspen’s premier legacy estate to host a beautiful outdoor celebration. View More: View More:

Aspen Wedding Deck

The Wedding Deck is an experience waiting for you at the top of Aspen’s Silver Queen Gondola to exchange vows. Located three miles above the town of Aspen and steps from The Little Nell, the Wedding Deck is a venue unlike anything else in Colorado. At an elevation of 11,212 feet and stunning views of the Elk Mountain Range, it doesn’t get much more romantic. With seating and service for 250 guests on a manicured terrace all of their jaws will drop. wedding-deck-aspen aspen-wedding-deck

West Sopris Ranch

West Sopris Ranch is located at the base of beautiful Mount Sopris just a half hour from Aspen. This Ranch boasts over 2000 acres of meadows, aspen groves, and green forests. Both Colorado National Forest and Public Lands surround West Sopris Ranch creating thousands of acres with spectacular views, privacy, and abundant wildlife. west-sopris-ranch-wedding west-sopris-ranch-wedding-aspen  

Roaring Fork Club

The elegant Roaring Fork Club, with its expansive outdoor veranda and lawn, can accommodate up to 400 guests. Perfect for a band or live entertainment, the Lodge also offers a stunning view of the 18th hole and the down-valley views. The Sports Garden is also and ideal spot for wedding ceremonies, with mountain views from every angle. It offers a magnificent site for an authentic Colorado outdoor wedding ceremony, as well as tented events accommodating up to 500 people. roaring-fork-club-wedding-ceremony roaring-fork-club-wedding  

Cedar Ridge Ranch

Cedar Ridge Ranch is a beautiful pristine ranch setting with natural views perfect for wedding ceremonies and private events. The views are reminiscent of the hills of the Alps with the white-capped Rockies as the backdrop. Just 45 minutes from Aspen you feel complete retreat in this natural setting. This is a working ranch, which raises pork, beef and a wide variety of vegetables to purchase for a true farm-to-table experience. There are several different venues varying in ambiance and feel. There is a yurt and safari tent on property great for the wedding party to get ready, and also a perfect honeymoon for the bride and groom. Imagine a ceremony in the pasture with the beautiful backdrop of Mt. Sopris, followed by a reception in the barn or set up a tented event for a blank canvas. The best touch is that they have creative entrepreneurs from ceramicists, florists, photographers, illustrators, screen printers, and film working in the barn who are available to create a truly unique experience for your wedding or event. cedar-ridge-ranch      
January 13, 2017

Natural Outdoor Settings

At Gold Leaf Event Design & Production we are based in the Rocky Mountains in Aspen Colorado. We are surrounded in natural outdoor settings and we are inspired daily by the beauty that surrounds us in the mountains. Many couples come to Colorado for the natural outdoor inspiration and whether they find it in Colorado or in other naturally beautiful settings they then use it to encapsulate their wedding day. It gives guests a chance to escape the fast pace of life and enjoy some time outdoors. An outdoor setting can be made into any design or style that you prefer for your wedding. There’s nothing like a beautiful outdoor setting for your wedding. Finding a setting that accommodates guests, flowers, food, and refreshments without adding unneeded stress is a feat on its own! Fortunately Gold Leaf Event Design & Production has experience in all types of beautiful outdoor settings that will compliment your decor for your dream wedding. Make your wedding one to remember with these beautiful outdoor options. Natural Beach Setting Imagine the sound of waves crashing and the picture-perfect background of the ocean while the bride and groom are saying their vows. The beach is a gorgeous natural outdoor setting that is perfect for a warm weather wedding. Keep your wedding designs simple to enjoy the natural beauty of the ocean and the sand. Have your wedding at sunset for stunning and memorable pictures! The Garden Wedding A garden wedding is another perfect natural setting to enjoy beautiful scenery which is also carefully crafted. The beauty of a garden wedding is that it offers flowers, trees and other plants that are controlled for a beautiful appearance. Wooded Background Are you hoping for a Colorado wedding? Then a forest background may be an ideal place to have your natural outdoor wedding. The natural backdrop of trees creates a romantic outdoor setting. The trees, flowers and plants create a picture-perfect image behind the bride and groom. A forest in the background will create a natural and rugged feel that can be enhanced based on your preferences. A Lakeside Wedding A lakeside wedding provides a beautiful natural setting with views of a blue lake in natural environment. Lakeside weddings invoke newlyweds and families to celebrate the occasion with the beauty of natural surroundings. Mountain Top Ceremony Keep it simple so that you and your guests can enjoy the natural beauty and the picture-perfect background of the sun setting over the mountains. A mountain range in the background will create a wild, and natural outdoor setting on top of the world. Have your wedding at an unexpected time to take advantage of the natural light, or lack of light.