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Your Colorado Mountain Wedding Venue

Get married at Arapahoe Basin

Tie the knot at 11,500 feet! Whether you're an avid skier/snowboarder or just want a unique Colorado mountain wedding, Arapahoe Basin offers a scenic, intimate, and unforgettable setting for your special day.

The beautiful deck of our Black Mountain Lodge is our main wedding venue and is located at mid-mountain, accessed primarily by chairlift. The building is surrounded by the towering, 13,000-foot peaks of the Continental Divide and overlooks large fields of wildflowers. 

Black Mountain Lodge accommodates up to 200 guests. Vaulted ceilings, timber and stone design elements, and floor-to-ceiling windows adorn the interior of this romantic wedding 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.

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.

Mountainside wedding ceremony on deck of Black Mountain Lodge.
View of cocktail hour wedding setup at Black Mountain Lodge.
Wedding party posing for photos at A-Basin wedding venue.
Colorado mountain wedding reception setup.
Bride riding ski lift with parents at Colorado ski resort wedding venue.
Beverage table setup at A-Basin wedding venue.
Bride and groom dancing at Arapahoe Basin wedding.
Bride and groom taking wedding photos at A-Basin mountain wedding venue.
Bride and groom photos at mountainside wedding venue.
Outdoor wedding photos at Colorado event venue.
Gorgeous sunset over Colorado wedding venue A-Basin.
View of the mountain from Colorado wedding venue Black Mountain Lodge.
Bride and groom riding ski lift from wedding at Colorado event venue.
Wedding flowers in ski boots at Arapahoe Basin wedding venue.
Wedding reception setup at Colorado event venue Arapahoe Basin.
Sweetheart table setup at mountain wedding venue.
White chairs set up for mountain wedding ceremony.
Guests at mountain wedding ceremony on Black Mountain Lodge deck.
Bridal party taking photos mountainside at A-Basin.
Rainbow over Colorado event venue Black Mountain Lodge.
Bride and groom taking wedding photos at mountainside wedding venue.
Bride holding bouquet outside Colorado mountain wedding venue.
Guests watching wedding ceremony at Arapahoe Basin.
Autumn wedding setup at mountain event venue.
 Bride and groom giving toast on ski lift at A-Basin wedding venue.

Arapahoe Basin Wedding Venues

Black Mountain Lodge

Black Mountain Lodge is the primary wedding venue at A-Basin, perfect for a full ceremony with beautiful mountain views. Located at 11,500 feet at mid-mountain, the lodge and its deck can accommodate up to 200 people.

If you are looking for a spot to host your rehearsal dinner, luncheon event, or other private party that does not require a ceremony site, the following options are also available:

The 6th Alley Bar & Grill

The 6th Alley is our restaurant located on the 1st floor of the A-Frame lodge. This venue accommodates up to 100 guests. The 2nd level, called Marnie’s, is available if needed at no extra charge. This space is great for a rehearsal dinner or private party held after 6th Alley’s regular daytime hours.


Marnie’s is our name for the 2nd floor of the A-Frame lodge. This venue accommodates up to 80 guests. Located above 6th Alley, Marnie’s is the balcony level to the main restaurant. This space has a small private bar, room for catering, and access to the 2nd level deck called The Perch. It’s great for a rehearsal luncheon or a private party held during the 6th Alley’s regular daytime hours.

Booking you mountain wedding

Private events consisting of a ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing are available from the last weekend of June through the middle of September.

If you are interested in getting married at Arapahoe Basin, please don't wait to reach out! Reservations fill up 1-2 years in advance, depending on the venue and time of year. 

Our exclusive Colorado wedding partners

We know that a lot goes into planning a wedding - that’s why we’re here to help! From photographers and entertainment services to florists, bakeries, and wedding planners, check out our full list of wedding vendor partners to make sure your special day goes smoothly.

And, of course, don't hesitate to ask us anything!

Scenic chairlift rides

The Black Mountain Express lift is available to your guests 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.

Your site fee includes...

  • A variety of menu options planned by our award-winning culinary director and chefs

  • 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

  • A 5-hour event plus additional time for decorating, pre-ceremony photos, and a rehearsal the day prior

  • Private 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

Get inspired for your special day!

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.

Ready to tie the knot at A-Basin?

For more information, to organize a site viewing or to make your reservations, contact our wedding and event manager Louise Ivers by emailing or calling 970-513-5772.

We look forward to working with you!

2018 Pick for The Knot Best of Weddings.    2019 Pick for The Knot Best of Weddings.

2020 Pick for The Knot Best of Weddings.

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