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Surf Hotel and Chateau: The Perfect Mountain Wedding Venue in Colorado

One of the most defining features of Colorado are the Rocky Mountains. People come from all over the world to experience Colorado’s 15 separate mountain ranges and 58 different peaks over 14,000 ft, or fourteeners. Some daring and adventurous couples even come to experience a mountain wedding. One of the tucked-away secrets of Colorado is the Surf Hotel and Chateau in Buena Vista.


Where is the Surf Hotel and Chateau?

Located smack-dab in the middle of the state, Buena Vista is a bit of a hike to get to if you’re flying into Denver, but it’s absolutely worth it to get married at the Surf Hotel and Chateau. Everywhere you look, mountains dominate the landscape and forests blanket the surrounding area. Surf Hotel and Chateau sits on the east side of town, right up against the turbulent and picturesque Arkansas River.


Natural Wonderland

One of the best reasons to have your wedding at the Surf Hotel and Chateau is for the location alone. This might just be the most beautiful small town in Colorado, if you’re a nature-lover. With multiple hiking trails, river rafting opportunities, and campgrounds in and around town, Buena Vista has plenty to see and do. The 300 days of sunshine don’t hurt either.

Fun Activities for Nature-Lovers Near Buena Vista Include:



What Makes Surf Hotel and Chateau so Special?

A European-Inspired Get-Away in the Mountains

The stunning and unique architecture of the Surf Hotel and Chateau, inspired by European mountain hotels, gives you an exotic and far-away feeling. These majestic buildings, along with the vast and expansive views of the surrounding mountains, add to that far-away feeling, creating an atmosphere of peaceful tranquility. If you’re looking for a quiet, charming location with gorgeous views and a mountain get-away feel, then Surf Hotel and Chateau is the place for you.

Stunning On-Site Lodging

One of the best benefits of choosing Surf Hotel and Chateau for your wedding venue is the access to amazing on-site lodging. If you thought the exterior was incredible, wait until you get inside. The beautifully simple rooms were designed to create a feeling of escape and relaxation. When you choose Surf Hotel and Chateau for your wedding venue, you and your partner get the Honeymoon Suite for two nights, along with the groom’s quarters for your wedding and discounted room blocks for your wedding party and guests.



An Understated, Luxurious Venue for Your Wedding

For a luxurious and understated wedding, there’s no place better than the Surf Hotel and Chateau. The simple elegance, found throughout the property, is accented and accentuated by beautiful pops of luxury. From the ornate chandeliers cascading from the ceiling, to the arched windows and french doors, The Surf Hotel and Chateau perfectly combines simplicity with luxury for a truly unbelievable experience.

The Ivy Ballroom and Private Courtyard

Finally, it comes down to the ceremony and reception venue. The grand and gorgeous Ivy Ballroom provides the perfect setting for a knock-out wedding. With plenty of space, beautiful detail in the designs, and a world-class, custom-designed sound system, The Ivy Ballroom is sure to impress you, your partner, and your guests.



The adjacent Private Courtyard is the perfect airy, outdoor wedding venue here in the mountains. The stone walls encloses this beautiful and peaceful courtyard, providing an intimate setting for your wedding. The outdoor fireplace keeps the Private Courtyard cozy and warm, ensuring you and your guests get the most out of this beautiful location.

How to Get Started Planning Your Surf Hotel and Chateau Wedding

At the beginning of the wedding planning process, the most important thing to do is research. Gather as much information as possible about the wedding venue and surrounding area as possible. Take the first step by getting ahold of the team at Surf Hotel and Chateau, gathering the necessary information, and setting up a time for your tour.


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Document Your Picturesque Mountain Wedding with Professional Wedding Photography and Videography

Two of the most essential services to get for your mountain wedding at the Surf Hotel and Chateau are professional wedding photography and videography. The pros at Dgass Photography have the premium services and experience needed to ensure you and your partner remember every moment of your special day for the rest of your lives. With multiple packages to choose from, there’s an option for everyone.


Let’s get started today. You can send us a message or call (402) 708-8812 to get ahold of us and start the planning and preparation process. You can also find some of the latest tricks and tips for planning your mountain wedding on our wedding blog. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for even more news, updates, and pictures from Dgass Photography.

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