Destination Weddings

Durango is the perfect spot for your Colorado wedding. Whether you dream of an intimate ceremony high atop a craggy peak in the Rocky Mountains, tying the knot against the backdrop of the rushing Animas River, or hosting a grand Colorado wedding with all of your family and friends at a rustic mountain lodge, Durango offers unique wedding venues and professional services to make sure your Colorado destination wedding is truly unforgettable.

The Durango area is well known as one of the most beautiful landscapes in America. Surrounded by the beauty of the San Juan National Forest and brimming with a multitude of beautiful wedding locations to choose from, you simply won’t find a better locale to host your Colorado wedding than Durango. A little bit country, a little bit rock and roll, Durango, Colorado offers you and your wedding guests the opportunity to create a ceremony that’s uniquely you. 

There can be a lot of moving parts when it comes to planning a destination wedding for a bunch of guests. Although destination weddings tend to have smaller guest lists, that doesn't mean you still shouldn't secure a group room block with negotiated room rates.

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Required Documents and Fees

In order to get married in La Plata County, Colorado, you must apply for a marriage license.  Licenses may be obtained from the La Plata County Clerk and Recorder’s office, located at 98 Everett Street, Suite c, Durango, CO 81303.

  • Both persons should be present to apply for the license.  If this is not possible, one party must appear with a completed, notarized absentee affidavit (provided by the Clerk’s office) as well as a copy of approved identification for the absent party.  Applicants for a marriage license need not be Colorado residents.
  • Legal age without parental consent is 18 for both persons.
  • There is no waiting period, blood test, or physical requirements.
  • Both must present an acceptable form of ID, such as a driver’s license, government issued picture ID, original birth certificate, passport, or social security card.
  • There is a $30.00 fee for the license which may be used immediately within the State of Colorado and is valid for 35 days from the date of issue.

For more information:

Benjamin Brewer

Destination Services Coordinator