Congratulations on planning your dream wedding in beautiful Durango, Colorado! With its breathtaking natural beauty and charm in any season, Durango provides an exquisite backdrop for your special day. However, why limit your celebration to just one day? Durango's stunning landscapes and adventure-packed opportunities make it the ideal destination for a wedding weekend filled with excitement and unforgettable memories.

The Durango Difference - Your Perfect Wedding Destination

Views of the La Plata Mountains from Carbon Junction During Spring

In the heart of the San Juan Mountains, Durango is renowned for its outdoor adventures and picturesque landscapes. Whether you're an adventurous couple seeking thrills or simply wishing to revel in the beauty of nature, Durango offers something unique for every wedding celebration.

Ride the Train - A Historic Wedding Prelude

Durango Train During Fall Photo Train Event

Embark on your wedding adventure with a historical twist. Invite your bridal party and guests to enjoy a scenic ride on the iconic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Traverse breathtaking canyons, cross high trestles, and follow the serene Animas River—a captivating and distinctive way to commence your Durango wedding experience.

Ski the Slopes - A Winter Wonderland Wedding

Cross Country Skiing at the Durango Nordic Center During Winter

For those planning a winter wedding, Durango offers exceptional skiing opportunities. Hit the slopes at the nearby Purgatory Mountain Resort with your wedding party and embrace the excitement of alpine fun. Ski or snowboard amidst the awe-inspiring mountain vistas that make Durango a true winter wonderland.

Raft the River - A Waterfront Wedding Adventure


Water enthusiasts can't miss the opportunity to go rafting on the Animas River. Arrange a guided whitewater rafting expedition suitable for all skill levels. It's an exhilarating experience and a unique way to connect with your loved ones while taking in the natural beauty that defines Durango.

Dine Out - Savor the Local Wedding Flavors

Dining at El Moro in Durango, Colorado

Durango's culinary scene is an adventure. Explore the town's diverse restaurants, from charming cafes to upscale eateries. Organize a culinary tour for your guests, relishing the region's farm-to-table ethos and savoring local flavors—an enticing prelude to your wedding festivities.

Explore Historic Downtown Durango - A Quaint Wedding Recovery

Strater Hotel and Horse Carriage Ride

Take a leisurely stroll through the picturesque streets of historic downtown Durango. Uncover quaint boutiques, art galleries, and the rich tapestry of the town's history. Consider arranging a historic walking tour for your guests to immerse themselves in Durango's fascinating past.

Adventure in the Mountains - A Natural Wedding Backdrop

Overlook Point and the Needle Mountains During Summer

Immerse yourselves in the rugged grandeur of Durango's mountains. Plan a guided hiking adventure or embark on a thrilling mountain biking excursion along scenic trails. The opportunities for outdoor adventure in the midst of stunning vistas are limitless.

Adventure as a Wedding Theme

Mountain Biking in Mancos During Fall

Consider incorporating your love for adventure into your wedding theme. From decor inspired by the outdoors to personalized hiking trail mix favors, you can infuse your adventurous spirit into every aspect of your wedding day. Consider signing the pledge to care for Durango before embarking on your journey!

Why Choose Durango for Your Adventure Wedding Weekend?

Mild to Wild Giveaway: Win a Durango Rafting Adventure!

Natural Beauty: Durango's captivating landscapes create an enchanting backdrop for adventure and romance, setting the stage for an unforgettable wedding celebration.

Unique Experiences: Your guests will relish exploring Durango's outdoor offerings, adding a distinctive and memorable touch to your wedding festivities.

Memories to Last a Lifetime: By crafting an adventure-filled wedding weekend, you ensure that your celebration transcends a single day, creating cherished memories that will endure forever.

Incorporating these adventurous ideas into your Durango wedding weekend adds an exciting element to your celebration and creates a unique experience for you and your guests. Embrace the spirit of adventure and transform your Durango wedding into an extraordinary journey you and your loved ones will treasure for a lifetime.


Are you ready to turn your wedding into an unforgettable Durango adventure? Look no further than the Black Diamond Lodge, our premier wedding venue. Situated amidst Durango's natural splendor, the Black Diamond Lodge offers the perfect setting for your wedding weekend. From outdoor ceremonies with panoramic views to cozy fireside receptions, we blend rustic elegance with outdoor excitement, ensuring your wedding is an unforgettable adventure. 

This post was guest-written by The Black Diamond Lodge. At The Black Diamond Lodge, we aim to create a memorable, highly personalized getaway experience for guests—from wedding parties and family reunions to ski groups and retreat-goers. We strive to be the premier Colorado event and lodging destination by providing unmatched service, charming amenities, and unforgettable, effortless events. Learn more about hosting weddings in our space here.