The Little Nell

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      
February 6, 2017

The Little Nell in Aspen Colorado

At Gold Leaf Event Design & Production we love The Little Nell's choices of event space. The classic Wedding Deck it is one of the best Aspen Wedding Venues for it's gorgeous location, incredible staff and amazing food! The Little Nell embodies all of what we love about weddings in The Rockies!  It is fun to play with the natural colors at any time of year in Aspen; unique design comes easy for weddings at 11,212 feet.     The Wedding Deck One of the most beloved Aspen Wedding Venues is located on the tippy top of Aspen Mountain. With stunning views of the Elk Mountains, the majestic colors and bluebird skies the Wedding Deck’s views do not disappoint no matter which season! With seating and service for 250 guests on a manicured lawn is hard to forget.     The Sundeck 10,000 square feet of indoor & outdoor event space in the mountains is rare. At 11,200 feet The Sundeck can hold a reception for 500 guests, and seat 300 for dinner. The space features an open floor plan with 30 foot ceilings. Guests walk into framed panoramic window views of the great Continental Divide. The Aspen Mountain Club The Aspen Mountain Club is located next door to The Sundeck with views of the Elk Mountain Range. A bit more intimate this 4,400 square foot private club has personality all its own with its antique Austrian tables and hand-woven rugs. Private events are staffed by The Little Nell and can host 250 for a cocktail reception, or 120 in the elegant dining room. The Gondola Plaza The Gondola Plaza is where all the action takes place just outside The Little Nell’s Ajax Tavern. Here you can create using a blank canvas for up to 500, under the open sky, or a tent. It’s an easy walk from anywhere in town and stands right against the bottom of Aspen Mountain.   The Terrace Room A classic event space at The Little Nell is The Terrace Room. Washed in sunlight and overlooking the courtyard and pool. The Terrace Room can accommodate 80 guests seated, or a reception for 135 during the Spring, Summer and Fall. During ski season Chair 9 is a hot après ski bar- ideal for private ski-in, ski-out lunch, or afternoon cocktails.