If you’ve fallen in love with Steamboat and it’s the place where you and your betrothed have decided to get hitched, then this post is for you. Picturesque winters and mild summers make the ‘Boat’ a top spot for destination nuptials. Our wedding white winters give way to vibrant green summers, and either season can host this momentous occasion; If you are considering a Steamboat wedding, we have a few great ideas for ensuring that your guests have an easy and amazing vacation in Steamboat.
Keeping family and friends close while allowing for privacy can be easily achieved when you book multiple properties at the Trappeur’s Crossing Resort. Guests can mingle while taking advantage of Trappeur’s amenities regardless of the building they choose. The resort is located near the base of Mt. Werner, so getting around town from this spot is optimal.
As the host, encourage guests to come early and stay late. Plan a Steamboat itinerary that ensures your guests will arrive in town a few days before the big event; this way they can have a day or two to explore and enjoy the town, turning your celebration into a momentous vacation. You may consider scheduling a golf tournament for the groomsmen at Haymaker and a spa day with the bridesmaids at Rocky Mountain Day Spa. Book a horse drawn wagon dinner ride at Saddleback Ranch or have a sunset happy hour at the top of the gondola. If you are an adventurous crew, arrange to go tubing down the Yampa River.
Simply Steamboat tip: encourage everyone to wear lots and lots of sunscreen (maybe even include it in welcome bags or in bridal party gifts). Nobody wants groomsmen with sunglasses markings in their wedding photos and out-of-town visitors are notorious for underestimating the power of a few minutes in the Steamboat sunshine.
If we can help make planning your Steamboat nuptials easier, please don’t hesitate to call on the crew at Simply Steamboat. We can stock the condominiums ahead of time with delicious local treats and beverages.
Simply Steamboat tip: put in locally made yummies in your welcome bags. Delicious chocolates from Homesteader on Lincoln Street are sure to delight guests of all ages.
If you have any questions about how to make your wedding in Steamboat the wedding of your dreams, please don’t hesitate to ask us. We live here and play here, and we would love to help in any way that we can.