5 Reasons to Get Married in Durango, Colorado

Article by newly engaged 💍 Durango locals, Colt & Hannah {website}



Reason #1: Your Guests Will Love It.

Durango is loved by everyone. Your guests will be able to make a vacation out of your wedding, tacking on a few extra days to see the town or go on an adventure. Popular outings for visitors include riding the Durango Silverton Train, rafting/fishing the Animas River, skiing or biking at Purgatory Resort, or going out for a camping/backpacking trip.


Reason #2: It’s Affordable.

Durango is an undercover mountain town. While it’s every bit as gorgeous as Aspen or Crested Butte, not nearly as many people know about it. That keeps prices low from wedding vendors, including hair, makeup, catering, photography, and venues. Speaking of venues, there are some incredible and affordable places to get married. Some of our personal favorites are the River Bend Ranch, Silverpick Lodge, and Purgatory Resort.


Reason #3: It’s Easy.

Colorado keeps all the legal stuff very simple. You simply walk into the La Plata County Clerk and Recorders Office on Everett Street, hand over a $30.00 fee, and get a marriage license in return. Colorado also requires no minister, so couples can self solemnize.


Reason #4: The Photos will be incredible.

This is our favorite part. Whether couples are eloping in the mountains or getting married at an established venue, there will surely be incredible mountain views for photos. Especially for couples who love nature, Durango is the perfect place to take some incredible outdoor wedding photos.


Reason #5: Every Season is Beautiful.

Winter, Spring, Summer, and Autumn are all equally wonderful in Durango. Winter weddings come with blankets of snow, Spring with blooming trees, Summer with alpine flowers, and Autumn with fall colors. Summer & Fall are definitely the busiest seasons for weddings in Durango. If you’re looking to save some money or experience the San Juans in a different light, consider a Winter or Spring.


Photography by Colt & Hannah {website}