Chairlift Weddings in the Colorado Rockies
Nestled in a secluded mountain valley with chairlift access to sweeping views of the Continental Divide, Granby Ranch is the ideal setting for an intimate Rocky Mountain wedding. Host your mountain-top or golf course ceremony, reception, and rehearsal dinner all onsite at Granby Ranch.
Why get married at Granby Ranch?
The chairlift accessed ceremony site, set in a wildflower filled aspen grove, overlooking the Continental Divide checks all of the boxes for a dream mountain wedding.
At the ceremony site, there is a private mountain bridal yurt for staging, photos and finishing touches on hair and make up for the bride and her entourage. Pre ceremony mimosas in the yurt, anyone?
Post ceremony, at the base lawn area, your guests can relax in Adirondack chairs, play lawn games and enjoy crafted cocktails and distinctive appetizers while they wait for you to ride down the lift and get the party started!
What is to love about Granby Ranch?
At Granby Ranch you also have tented reception options, reception space for up to 250 people, discounted lodging and a professional Chef whose menu is inspired by local farms and ranches.
Your guests will love access to golfing, mountain biking, hiking, fishing, skiing, and an onsite restaurant in our cozy mountain lodge.
You’ll love the personalized attention you’ll receive from our professional sales, event and catering teams. They’ll help you arrange the most unique mountain wedding of your dreams!
Take a Site Tour!
Visit Granby Ranch to plan your mountain wedding. You'll take a chairlift to our mountain-top ceremony location or visit our golf course ceremony site with sweeping views of the Colorado Rockies. Contact us at 303.506.8862 for more information or to schedule a site tour.
Granby Ranch is located just 90 minutes from Denver, Colorado and 20 minutes from Winter Park and the western entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park. Get directions, then visit us for your next mountain adventure.
46 Reviews for Granby Ranch
Recommended by 91% of couples
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Melanie · Married on 08/02/2018
Gorgeous ceremony site and awesome service!
Granby Ranch was everything I hoped for and more! I had my wedding in August and it was the best! Devon was wonderful to work with and helped answer any questions I had through out the process and my guest were raving about how fun and friendly staff were throughout the night. Because they only do one wedding a day, they make you feel really special. I'm a relatively funky bride and wanted to create a bohemian, festivally type vibe to this venue and having the place to ourselves for 12 hours definitely helped us create exactly the look I was going for. My husband is an avid skier so we wanted to have our wedding at a ski resort but I wanted to do a lot of unique design elements to make it as quirky and arsty as I am. I felt like Granby Ranch allowed us to really personalize our wedding compared to other ski resorts.Sent on 10/21/2018
The food exceeded expectations and even my most foody of relatives kept bringing up how great the food was weeks after the event. That steak was melt in your mouth perfection!
And that's not even the best part of having my wedding here. Vista Ridge is to die for! As soon as I saw it, I was sold! It is the most beautiful site I've ever been too. You even get to walk down the aisle through an aspen grove! Plus, the Bridal Yurt is super cute. I highly recommend any bride looking for the perfect mountain wedding. What's a better place to say your 'I do's' than on top of a mountain?
Katelyn · Married on 07/22/2017
Granby Ranch was the most beautiful wedding venue for our Colorado wedding! As Colorado natives, we loved the Granby area and knew we wanted to get married there. We originally saw the venue in July 2016, and booked Granby Ranch for our wedding in July 2017! We knew there were a few transitions of wedding coordinators while we were planning our wedding, and we were fortunate enough to work with Cassidy during the months leading up to the wedding! Cassidy and her team were so amazing, they made our entire dream wedding possible! Cassidy responded to our emails quickly, accommodated a few additional people for our wedding tasting in May 2017, and was helpful and made everything possible on our wedding day! Our wedding was scheduled for 3:00pm, and we had some lightning around 1:30pm, and Granby Ranch had to close the lift for safety reasons. The staff notified us that our ceremony at Vista Ridge will be very unlikely. While we are trying to decide where to move the ceremony location, the sky clears up and we didn’t have any lightning for the rest of the afternoon! Cassidy let us know that it was now safe for us to have the ceremony at Vista Ridge, and to allow guests on the chairlift. Cassidy and her team worked so hard to turn the day around and make our wedding ceremony at Vista Ridge possible! Our guests were stunned by the views at Vista Ridge, and said it was one of the best weddings they had ever been to! Granby Ranch is a beautiful location with great food, wide variety of drinks, and a great setup! All together shows how hard the Granby Ranch staff worked to make our day amazing! Our wedding at Granby Ranch was wonderful and everything we dreamed of! We highly recommend Granby Ranch as a wedding venue!Sent on 08/14/2017
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Michele · Married on 07/01/2017
What an amazing venue! As the mother-of-the-bride, I could not have been more pleased with all the assistance from Granby Ranch Staff. I was a little concerned when I had a difficult time a couple weeks prior and I had difficulty getting answers to questions I emailed, but after learning our wedding coordinator had fallen ill, I understood the delay and was informed "not to worry"! Everything went smoothly the day of the wedding....from the assistance at the lift ride, to the fabulous food and the attentiveness of the staff! Our wedding planner, Cassidy, asked if I needed anything when I arrived at the reception and I said, "Water"! I had it within 5 minutes! High recommendations from our family!Sent on 07/06/2017
Granby Ranch's reply:Thank you Michele for your kind words and understanding. Its never a good time to have pneumonia but right before peak wedding season was certainly the worst. It was my privilege to assist with Anna and Tyler's big day. Best Wishes.
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Jennifer started in the wedding industry 3 years ago after a successful 10 years in the print advertising industry. She considers working for Granby ranch a dream come true. She can’t imagine a better life than living in the mountains, riding a chair lift with couples in love, sharing with them one of the most beautiful places on earth and helping them host their dream day. Jennifer is part of a great team that doubled their event sales from 500K in 2019 to 1.2M in 2020. Her passion for Granby Ranch, true love, and bringing family and friends together to create life long memories makes her a perfect fit to bring Granby Ranch events to life.
Outside of work, Jennifer loves enjoying time with her 2 children and her 100 lb. lap dog, Romeo. You can catch her in the mountains hiking, mountain biking, camping, skiing/snowboarding, and fly fishing almost any time she is not working. Be sure to ask Jennifer for suggestions for activities/hikes for you and your guest to experience during your wedding week!
Why not kick off your greatest adventure with an adventure in of itself? With a variety of recreational activities they can incorporate into a wedding day, Granby Ranch is THE place to make this adventure happen. Not adventurous? That’s ok! Granby Ranch has picturesque mountain views and an attentive staff perfect for just about everyone. Speaking as an experienced DJ and Master of Ceremonies, I can attest to the determination and professionalism of this staff that I had the opportunity to work with at the Maxwell / Buroski wedding. (Written by 15 time award winning Colorado wedding MC/DJ, Matt Martindale with Amore’ DJ Entertainment. Consistently serving Fort Collins to Estes Park, Colorado Springs, Denver, Boulder, Greeley, Vail and ALL across Colorado!)
There aren't many places in the world like the wedding ceremony site at the top of the ski lift at Granby Ranch! You walk through an aspen-lined path and emerge into a clearing with a wide-open panorama of the mountains. It's basically set on the edge of a cliff with a glorious drop and it is quintessential Colorado at its best. Plus, it's gorgeous both in winter and in summer!