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Weddings and Functions


Tie the knot at 11,500 feet! Our beautiful deck overlooks the Continental Divide and large spreads of wildflowers. It is an incredible setting for your Colorado wedding. 

Black Mountain Lodge accommodates up to 200 guests for your special day. Vaulted ceilings, timber and stone design elements and towering windows adorn the interior of this romantic mid-mountain venue. Our lodge provides convenient spaces for your ceremony and reception, eliminating the stress of switching venues during your day. Transform our open room to your specifications—leave space for dancing or create a special space to cut the cake. Cocktail hour can be held outside on the front patio next to your ceremony space.

Celebrate your union outdoors on our spacious Black Mountain Lodge deck with stunning views of wildflowers and the Continental Divide serving as your backdrop. Travel to and from your venue via the Black Mountain Express chairlift for your procession, a quiet moment with your spouse after the ceremony, or load your entire wedding party for a unique photography session.

Black Mountain Lodge was ranked one of the top "out-of-the-ordinary" wedding venues on The Huffington Post and is a multi-time "best of" pick by The Knot. 

 Ceremony at Black Mountain Lodge_Caroline Colvin
Black Mountain Lodge_Dave Camara
Bridal Party_Brian Kraft
Black Mountain Lodge Interior_Dave Camara
Chairlift Ride_Brian Kraft
Cocktail Hour_Gillespie Photography
First Dance_Gillespie Photography
Bride and Groom_East Wall_Gillespie Photography
Bride and Groom_Wildflowers_Gillespie Photography
Bride and Groom_Woods_Caroline Colvin
Sunset_IN Photography
View from Black Mountain Lodge_Brian Kraft
Post Ceremony Chairlift_Gillespie Photography
Ski Boots with Flowers_Dave Camara
Reception Space_Gillespie Photography
Reception Space_Dave Camara
Ceremony Decor_Dave Camara
Ceremony_Dave Camara
Bridal Party_Gillespie Photography
Black Mountain Lodge Rainbow_Gillespie Photography
Bride and Groom_Gillespie Photography
Bride at BML_Jenn Ashley
Guests on deck_Jenn Ashley
Place settings_Jenn Ashley
Bride Groom Lift_Jenn Ashley

Tour our venues and learn more about your wedding day at Arapahoe Basin:

Your site fee includes

  • A variety of menu options planned by our award-winning culinary director, Christopher Rybak
  • Personal attention from an event manager to help organize the details of your wedding
  • A day-of coordinator to synchronize the logistics for your rehearsal and wedding events
  • Use of venue for 5 hours on the day of your event and 1 hour on the day prior
  • Use of the Black Mountain Express Chairlift for the 5 hours of your event
  • White padded chairs for ceremony set up by event staff
  • Banquet tables and chairs for dinner reception
  • Linens and table settings arranged by event staff
  • Dinnerware, flatware and glassware
  • Tables and linens for cake, gifts and guest book
  • Cake cutting
  • Catering and Event Staff

Scenic lift rides

The Black Mountain Express lift is available to your guest any time during your five-hour event, allowing them to come and go as they please. Exceptions can be made, but the Black Mountain Express lift is designed for all ages and abilities to enjoy a safe and fun transportation experience. Check out our lift video to see how easy we make it to get to your mid-mountain venue.

Get inspired!

See more photos and read reviews from other brides and grooms by checking out our page on The Knot! Or visit us on Pinterest to get excited for your mountain wedding.

Get in Touch

For more information, to organize a site viewing or to make your reservations, contact our wedding and event manager Meredith Smith by emailing or calling 970-513-5772. We look forward to working with you!

The Knot Best of Weddings    

The Knot Best of Weddings - 2020 Pick

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