Saying “I Do” High in the RockiesWords by Carolyn Steere
Photos courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch
High in the Colorado Rockies on Beaver Creek Mountain, The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch is a wedding destination that exudes alpine charm combined with rustic elegance. This award winning luxury resort was purposely designed in the style of the grand lodges of the American West with majestic stone fireplaces, high-beamed ceilings and wrought iron chandeliers. From the moment you are warmly greeted by the valets in Western garb and the wagging tail of the resident St. Bernard, you know you have arrived somewhere very special.
Don’t let the casual western style deceive you, though. Soon you will discover the first class amenities and service of The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch rival their sophisticated, more urban sister locations.
The most difficult part of planning your destination wedding at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch may be choosing between the many options available to you for your ceremony and reception. For an intimate ceremony you may select the Smith Terrace with panoramic views of Vail Valley or for weddings of up to 350 guests, the Mountainside Terrace with a backdrop of the National Forest is a perfect choice for both ceremony and reception. If your dream is to walk down the aisle in a quaint, picturesque chapel, the Beaver Creek Chapel is an option as well. Tented lawns or the elegant Ritz-Carlton Ballroom can also host larger weddings.
Nestled high in the mountains, surrounded by aspens and pines, this mountaintop resort won’t disappoint whatever season you choose to say “I do.” It is Rocky Mountain luxury at its finest.
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