3 Reasons to Choose Glenwood Canyon Resort for an Outdoor Wedding

After the momentous occasion of agreeing to marry the love of your life, the task of nailing down wedding details begins. Regardless of whether you plan to get married soon after getting engaged or waiting for a couple of years, settling on a venue is one of the toughest aspects of the wedding planning process. If you’re privy to the mountains of Colorado or the Colorado River, we’ve got some great news for you! Glenwood Canyon Resort makes couples’ outdoor wedding dreams a reality. Check out three reasons why you should choose Glenwood Canyon Resort for your special day. 

Fantastic Venues

From mountain vistas to panoramic views, Glenwood Canyon Resort will serve as the perfect backdrop for your wedding. For ceremony venues, our East End and West End riverfront locations are stunning and will see you tying the knot on the banks of the Colorado River surrounded by large trees and tranquil sounds. 

Additionally, the Canyon Club Outdoor Terrace offers 5,000 square feet of space and amazing views. Plus, the outdoor terrace features the No Name Bar located in the corner of the terrace. Easy access to this cabana type bar makes it easy for wedding guests to grab the drink of their choice and get back to the festivities. Regardless of the venue you choose, your wedding will be resplendent with mountain luxury. 

Spectacular Food & Catering

At Glenwood Canyon Resort, we remove the hassle of having to secure a separate catering service by providing our own food options. The chefs at the No Name Bar & Grill utilize their full-service banquet kitchen to turn out some amazing dishes for your event. From scrumptious appetizers to delicious main courses, the culinary team at Glenwood Canyon Resort is ready to tackle your wedding food wishes. No matter if it’s a breakfast buffet, Latin cuisine, or your own unique vision, our team is ready to help you decide and execute your wedding menu with grace. 

On-Site Amenities for Destination Weddings

For couples traveling to Colorado for their wedding or having guests fly in, they can easily spend a weekend with their closest friends and family to keep the celebration going. You can partake in the many activities we have to offer here at Glenwood Canyon resort, like our zipline adventure course or white water rafting on the Colorado River. Additionally, you’ll have access to recreational trails that run along the resort so you can enjoy a relaxing hike or bike ride. 

When the sun goes down, your party will have access to the No Name Bar & Grill where you can dine on exquisite food, sing karaoke, and enjoy a few drinks with those you love on your wedding weekend. 

Celebrate Your Outdoor Wedding at Glenwood Canyon Resort

Glenwood Canyon has a lot to offer for a phenomenal wedding experience. No matter if you only plan on staying just a few nights with us or make this your wedding vacation and stay a bit longer, we’ll make the experience seamless. Want to learn more about our wedding packages or simply have questions for us? Contact us today and we’ll fill you in on the finer details.

4 Ways to Make Your Outdoor Wedding in Colorado Unforgettable

Planning an outdoor wedding in Colorado takes patience, attention to detail and plenty of communication. From choosing the perfect lighting to selecting floral centerpieces that accentuate the dining tables, every detail counts. Whether it’s unique cuisine, dramatic decor or a breathtaking venue, there are so many ways to make your wedding absolutely unforgettable.

1. Choosing the Right Wedding Entertainment

Consider the size, venue, and ambiance of your wedding when thinking about live entertainment. If you’re looking to really impress your guests, think beyond a DJ or live wedding band. There are all types of live entertainment for an adult crowd or a family-focused wedding, such as magicians, caricaturists, fire performers, singing waiters and more. Having not-so-common wedding entertainment is sure to be talked about by your guests for years to come. 

Of course, a talented DJ or wedding band who can liven up the party is sure to make for an unforgettable wedding night just as well. 

2. Personal Touches on Your Wedding Day

Personalized wedding vows are an excellent way to create a memorable ceremony. This is the time to express how you’re feeling and leave a lasting impact. Whether you choose short and funny wedding vows, emotional vows or something deeply personal, your words are sure to be remembered.

3. Open Bar + Signature Cocktails 

While an open bar is always a crowd-pleaser, it can be a bit of a pocket burster for some couples. If it’s not in the budget, opt for a wine and beer only bar. By removing liquor as an option and keeping your bar open to just beer and wine, guests can still enjoy sipping on delicious, free drinks. A cash bar for liquor is also a popular option, allowing your friends and family to have cocktails without you having to foot the bill. 

For couples who want to splurge on an open bar, signature drinks or a specialized menu is a fantastic way to make your wedding memorable.

4. Choose the Perfect Wedding Venue

The wedding venue is key when it comes to presenting the “wow” factor. With a state as beautiful as Colorado, there are plenty of locations to choose from. Look for places that can accommodate the number from your wedding guest list, see if the venue has ample room for guests to eat and drink, walk around and mingle, and, of course, dance. If your wedding is during the afternoon, keep an eye out for what the lighting is like. Lastly, how are the views? Your view is one of the biggest attractions at your outdoor wedding, so consider your options carefully. 

Host Your Outdoor Colorado Wedding With Us at Glenwood Canyon Resort

If you’re looking for the perfect outdoor wedding venue in Colorado, check us out here at Glenwood Canyon Resort. We’d love to show you around and fill you in on all the little details that will make your big day incredibly special. Interested in getting in touch? Give us a call at (970) 945-6737!

Luxury Glamping Comes to Glenwood Canyon Resort

Defined as glamorous camping, “glamping” is an accommodations style that melds closeness to nature with comfort amenities. Above all, though, glamping is an experience—one that’s now available at Glenwood Canyon Resort near Glenwood Springs, Colorado.

Outdoor adventure and creature comforts are not mutually exclusive at Glenwood Canyon Resort, where overnight lodging now includes glamping options. Glenwood Canyon Resort, the only camping resort located along the Colorado River in Glenwood Canyon, is adding luxury glamping tents which will be available to book for summer 2019.

“We are always looking for innovative ways to enhance the camping travel experience for our guests,” Kathy Schneider, co-owner of Glenwood Canyon Resort, said. “Our cabins and cottages have been a wildly popular choice, especially for families. We anticipate the glamping tents will be a hit with couples who want a Colorado camping experience with an element of romance.”

What to Expect from Luxury Glamping in Glenwood Canyon

Indeed, the resort’s glamping tents provide a cozy nest for two in an unmatched setting. Built on a wooden platform beneath tall trees with a view of the Rocky Mountains and soaring cliffs, the large canvas tents feature French doors which you can throw open to the outdoors or shut for privacy. A luxurious king-sized bed is the focal point of the space, with linens, pillows, and towels provided. There’s also a desk and living room area; electrical outlets and nearby wifi hotspot make it easy to recharge and stay connected. No need to worry about a spike in summer temps either—the resort’s glamping tents are air-conditioned for maximum comfort.

Enjoy your morning coffee or an after-dinner drink on the elevated deck of your glamping tent, where outdoor furniture invites you to kick back and watch the world go by. A firepit and picnic table at each glamping site is the perfect spot for iconic camping activities—roasting marshmallows and enjoying an al fresco meal. The bathhouse has facilities and showers for men and women and is located conveniently close nearby.

What to Do on Your Glamping Trip

Spend the daytime hours exploring Glenwood Canyon or nearby Glenwood Springs. Sign up for on-site activities at the Adventure Center. Rafting season is in full swing and the resort is currently booking both full and half-day rafting trips. Ziplining and the High Ropes Adventure Course are also on the property and can be combined with rafting for added value and savings. Ideal for hiking or biking, the Glenwood Canyon Recreation Trail passes right by the resort; go for a simple stroll or miles of pedaling.

If hiking to Hanging Lake is on your itinerary, remember to make reservations in advance. The new permitting and shuttle system require some planning but will enhance the hiking experience by reducing the number of visitors to the well-loved National Natural Landmark.

Feel free to pack a cooler with your favorite drinks and snacks, though you can always pop into the on-site restaurant, the No Name Bar & Grill for lunch or dinner. Pull up a chair on the deck for great views and tasty food, including appetizers, salads, burgers or even ribs, plus roasted chicken, grilled salmon or pork loin!

Just because you’re camping, it doesn’t mean you have to rough it. Make your Glenwood Canyon Resort glamping reservations today.