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An Idyllic Mountain Setting as Memorable as Your Special Day!

With unparalleled views of the magnificent San Juan Mountains and more than 300 days of sunshine a year, Purgatory Resort provides a spectacular natural setting for your dream wedding. From simple to luxurious, our wedding experts will help you create an event that is uniquely yours.

Purgatory Resort provides a full concierge service for you and your guests. Our specialists can assist you to make all travel and lodging arrangements as well as to get your group the best rates possible on mountain activities and in the surrounding community. Purgatory Resort can also help to coordinate transportation services, valet parking and spa services. The burden is lifted from you so that you can enjoy your special day.

The spectacular setting of the majestic San Juan Mountains offers you a choice of breathtaking ceremony sites and reception venues, with a complete wedding menu to suit your taste.

"The staff at DMR was very accommodating and we had such a pleasant time spending the week at the resort." -Colleen & Andrew


"The Engineer Meadows site is absolutely BEAUTIFUL and NATURAL and perfect. It is easy to get to so, it is a great place that both kids and older friends and family members could access easily." -Danielle


"Purgatory Resort has unparalleled views with fresh crisp mountain air. The staff was  awesome and went above and beyond for us!" -Melissa & Grant


"The views are amaziing. The food was amazing. Loved having the Purg shuttle to transport guests around the resort." -Brooke & Cameron


Featured Weddings

Dante's ceremony site at Purgatory Resort | Durango Weddings Magazine

Couple Stops At Nothing To Have The Wedding Of Their Dreams

They chose to marry at Purgatory Resort because they wanted to share the vast beauty of Durango with family and because they grew up snowboarding at Purgatory together, so it was very sentimental. So sentimental, that when the 416 Fire shut down the resort 3 weeks before their original wedding date (07/07/18), they postponed the wedding instead of changing the venue.

Mountaintop ceremony at Purgatory Resort, Durango CO

They Met & Married on a Mountaintop at Purg

A mountain destination wedding with rustic touches at Purgatory Resort in Durango, Colorado.

Texas country bride & groom in Durango, Colorado

A Texas Style Wedding in Durango

A wedding day with cowboy boots, jeans, sunflowers, birch wood, and rustic decor. The ceremony was held at Cascade Village followed by a fun reception at Purgatory Resort.

A Fall ceremony at Purgatory Resort, Durango, Colorado

A Rustic Fall Wedding at Purg

An intimate outdoor ceremony in autumn surrounded by golden yellow aspen trees and views of Engineer Mountain at Purgatory Resort.

A Perfectly Simplistic Mountain Wedding at Purgatory Resort, Durango Colorado

A Floral-Filled Mountain Wedding at Purg

A floral-filled mountain destination wedding with a simple style and a natural color palette of white and green to blend with and compliment the beautiful scenery at Purgatory Resort.

A Modern Mountaintop Wedding at Purg

A Durango destination wedding with a simple mountaintop ceremony at Purgatory Resort followed by an intimate reception. A natural and elegant wedding day with a green and neutral color palette and breathtaking views.

A Mountaintop Ceremony with Stunning Views

A fall destination wedding at Purgatory Resort held in the meadow at the top of Lift One, where Paradise, 7th Heaven, and Upper Hades runs intersect with mountain daisies, fall colors and incredible views of the San Juan Mountains, Durango Colorado.

A Destination Wedding Under the Stars at Purg

A Destination Wedding Under the Stars

A summer destination wedding under the star on Durango Mountain at Purgatory Resort with vibrant colors and an epic meteor shower.

A Glamour Meets Rustic Wedding on Durango Mountain

A Glamour Meets Rustic Wedding on Durango Mountain

A couple came into my work in Phoenix, AZ who recently got married at Dante’s Peak in Durango. They showed me pictures of them standing at the altar and I, having recently gotten engaged, said, “I want to get married RIGHT there”.

A Destination Wedding at Purgatory Resort

A Destination Wedding at Purgatory Resort

A Rocky Mountain destination wedding in Durango, Colorado combining vintage elegance with the natural beauty of southwest Colorado.

An Earthy Wedding on Durango Mountain, Durango Colorado

An Earthy Wedding on Durango Mountain

A destination wedding in Durango with majestic mountain views and earthy decor.

Peacock Chic at Purg

A Peacock Chic Wedding at Purgatory

A colorful peacock themed wedding at Purgatory Resort.

Eternal Bliss at Durango Mountain Resort, Durango Destination Wedding

Eternal Bliss at 10,200 Feet

A weekend mountaintop destination wedding at Purgatory Resort in Durango, Colorado

Wedding Destination: Durango

A Simple Cowboy Wedding at Purgatory Resort

A simple and fun destination wedding at Purgatory Resort, Durango, Colorado.

A Valentine’s Day Wedding

It was love at first sight when this couple met on the slopes of Purgatory Resort so, they decided to tie the knot in the spot they initially met, and on the day they got engaged, Valentine’s Day.

A Natural & Simple Wedding at Durango Mountain Resort

Natural Simplicity at Purg

A simple and natural wedding with family on Durango Mountain.

A Perfect Wedding Day in Durango

A small and intimate Biblically based ceremony in the mountains of Durango, Colorado.

Bliss on Durango Mountain

From the bride, Sarah:  As we began to plan our wedding, Kevin and I looked through two years worth of the Durango Weddings Magazine and we loved getting ideas from other gorgeous weddings. I also attended the Durango Wedding Expo and really enjoyed it as it helped me connect with vendors. We love bright colors…

A Stunning Fall Wedding on Durango Mountain

A gorgeous fall wedding on Durango Mountain.

Love on Durango Mountain

A sweet and intimate wedding in purple with a strawberry planting ceremony.

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