Spring is just around the corner and with the return of green buds and twittering birds comes the sound of wedding bells. Whether you’re plotting the dream mountain wedding or sleuthing for the perfect bachelor or bachelorette party destination, Durango holds something special for this magical chapter in your life. Make wedding bliss easy by organizing all aspects of your big day in one place: 

Before You Say I Do… 

Plan the ultimate bachelor or bachelorette party in Durango – from adrenaline-filled days to wild west nights on the town. Book a whitewater rafting tour, hike or bike on your choice of 300+ miles of trail or put your brain to work at the Escape Room. If you’re seeking something more relaxed, opt for a wine tour, a craft beer cruise to Durango’s five local breweries, or indulge in a spa day

The Wedding: Location! Location! Location!

Venue: With red cliffs, green valleys, and a river running through it all, Durango sits pretty with a selection of supreme backdrops for your big day – not to mention those postcard-worthy wedding photos. From rustic chic to romantic resort to your choice of wide open spaces, the possibilities are endless. 

Lodging: Wake up to fresh baked scones and steaming local coffee at a locally owned bed and breakfast. Choose a swanky Airbnb to host the whole family. Step back in time at the historic Strater Hotel. Whatever you choose, make sure you get your beauty sleep! 

Catering: Treat your guests to the best locally grown food in Colorado. From high quality beef and cheeses by James Ranch to tasty treats from Honeyville and fresh produce from local farms, Durango’s catering companies make a point to source as much as possible from the region. For more flavors of the Southwest, check out Zia Taqueria catering or simply add Ska beer to your shopping list. 

Keep the Party Going: Honeymoon Where You Wed

After all the hard work you’ve put into plotting your wedding, take the stress out of the honeymoon by choosing to stay in the area. The San Juan Skyway offers a fabulous weekend itinerary to add on to your Durango trip. Drive north to Silverton along the scenic Million Dollar Highway. Soak in the hot springs of Ouray on your way to Telluride for fine food, luxurious lodging and maybe even a festival to get lost in.