Plan your dream mountain wedding at one of our stunning and serene wedding venues.
Purgatory Resort has several mountain wedding venues that will provide the perfect setting for your dream wedding, any season of the year — whether you imagine spectacular mountain views, an intimate aspen grove or a moonlit carpet of snow.
NEW! Paradise Ceremony Site
Take a Chairlift Ride to Paradise
Seasonal access, July through September
If you’re the one who, after reaching the summit of a long hike, spreads her arms wide and twirls while singing, “The Hills are Alive!” then Paradise is the place for you. Paradise truly sits at what feels like the top of the world. Wedding guests are treated to an amazing scenic chairlift ride to the mountaintop, where they will then meander down a walking path that leads to the ceremony site. A favorite winter ski run, this site is an open, grassy area with a ceremony platform, providing panoramic views for an awe-inspiring backdrop. Receptions are held at Purgy’s (or other Village venues), located steps away from the chairlift base. Seasonal access via Lift 1.
*Limited resort shuttle access available for those unable to ride the chairlift. Ski access only during winter, with limited size and availability.
Boyce Ceremony Site
Romantic Woodland Wedding
Seasonal access (June through mid-October)
Nestled in an aspen grove, the Needles Mountain Range provides the backdrop as you exchange vows in one of Purgatory’s most peaceful settings. Complete your day with a reception at any of our Purgatory Village venues.
Engineer Meadows Ceremony Site
Open Meadow with Amazing Backdrop
Seasonal access (June through mid-October)
This rustic, alpine meadow framed by the rugged peak of Engineer Mountain provides an effortless setting to exchange vows. Complete your day with a reception at any of our Purgatory Village venues.
Purgy’s Reception Venue
Casual & Rustic, yet Elegant
Available mid-April through mid-November
Purgy’s resides in the heart of the base area at Purgatory Village Plaza, a perfect pairing for a Paradise ceremony as it is conveniently located steps away from the base of Lift 1. Purgy’s is also a wonderful option for a rehearsal dinner or morning brunch location, and is within walking distance to Purgatory Resort lodging. Purgy’s features gourmet cuisine and attentive service, with expansive windows facing the Resort’s mountain trails and an outdoor patio with fire pit for cocktail hour or late night treats.
Dante’s Ceremony Site & Reception Venue
Love at 10,800 Feet!
Seasonal access (June through September) via resort shuttles only
*Note: Dante’s is located atop Purgatory Resort at 10,800’ requiring a 25 minute Resort shuttle ride up the mountain road. The Lodge is four floors with no elevator or wheelchair access.
Purgatory’s popular mountaintop venue offers a secluded setting with spectacular views of all five surrounding mountain ranges, and truly breathtaking scenery all four seasons of the year. Receptions here feature a fine dining experience with a large deck to soak in the scenery.
Receptions here feature a fine dining experience with an expansive deck, popular for cocktail hour while providing extra time to soak in the sunshine and revel in the amazing mountain scenery. The large Lodge provides a Bridal Suite on ground floor, with a secret view of guests arriving for the ceremony.
Durango Mountain Institute Ceremony Site & Reception Venue
Customizable to Suit your Dreams
Once an elite, private clubhouse, Durango Mountain Institute now provides the perfect space for your intimate wedding, reception, rehearsal dinner or morning brunch. Ceremonies are set on the outdoor patio overlooking the base of the ski area. Receptions are indoors in the gathering space featuring outdoor lighting from large windows, beautiful slate floors and a cozy fireplace. We strive to make your dream wedding as unique as you are!
Hoody’s Base Camp Reception or Rehearsal Venue
Informal and Cozy
Hoody’s resides in the heart of the base area at Purgatory Village Plaza, a fun location for your casual reception. It’s large patio makes it a popular location for a rehearsal with BBQ dinner or brunch. The fireplace and rustic ambiance allow guests to enjoy themselves until the night’s end.