Silverton, Colorado is an old mining town that sits at 9,318 feet elevation in the San Juan Mountains. Only a short distance from Ouray, Colorado via the Million Dollar Highway, Silverton is one of the most beautiful places you could ever say your vows. Now, the town of Silverton isn’t the most accessible town in Colorado, meaning you have to venture away from the Front Range to get there but it’s extremely worth it.
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1371 Greene Street Silverton, CO 81433 | (970) 799-4952The Wyman Hotel is a beautiful hotel in Silverton that hosts elopements and intimate weddings. Listen, the vibes are amazing, think rustic but modern luxury.
For weddings, The Wyman requires that the couple buys out the hotel for a minimum of two nights. By doing this, the entire hotel is yours for the weekend. Their maximum occupancy for overnight guests is 53 people but the maximum for outdoor events is 200 people and indoor is 70 people.
After renting out The Wyman, you also get one free night of loding, 24 white folding chairs, 4 6-foot folding tables, outdoor furniture (2 10-foot tables with 8 chairs each, 2 lounge sets, 6 cocktail tables, and a sweetheart table for the couple), speakers, microphones, string lights, a dance party light, and outdoor & indoor restrooms and bars. The rental fee includes a lot and can eliminate a lot of stress for couples looking for an inclusive experience. Pricing varies depending on the time of the year.
Peak season dates (June 1 – September 30) will cost more than off-season dates (October 1 – May 31).
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6350 Co Rd 2, Silverton, CO 81433 | (970) 618-3913
An old mining boarding hotel located just outside of Silverton, Eureaka Lodge is the perfect rustic lodge for your intimate wedding or elopement.
For weekend weddings, Eureaka Lodge costs $10,500. This price includes two nights of lodging (for a maximum of 36 guests), breakfast both mornings, use of Eureaka facilities for reception, wedding, rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. Tables, chairs, a tent, and dance floor are included in this rental price.
For weekday weddings, Eureaka Lodge costs $3000 for a 12 hour day (10 am to 10 pm). This price includes common areas of the lodge but tables, chairs, the tent, and dance floor are an additional cost. Eureaka Lodge allows up to 150 guests for weddings.
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1 Kendall Pl, Silverton, CO 81433 | (970) 387-5522
Kendal Mountain Community Center is an affordable wedding venue that is available year round. This location is at the foot of Kendall Mountain and provides outrageous 360 degree views. KMCC has wrap around decks, a beautiful (& huge) stone fireplace, and is a blank slate—meaning you can truly customize it to fit your vision.
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At 11, 400 feet elevation, Minnehaha Basin is a beautiful backcountry location for weddings and elopements. Minnehaha Basin is just 9 miles outside of the town of Silverton. This location requires a little more effort to get to than the three venues above but it is well worth the journey.
When considering this location, keep in mind that weather safety needs to be a priority. Couples and their guests will be well above the treeline and exposed to potential lightening risks. One way to significantly reduce this risk is to opt for a morning ceremony.There will be no cell phone service at this location so ensure everyone has directions and the game plan before starting the trip to the top. Pack a satellite phone in case of an emergency.
Mild to Wild Rafting & Jeep Tours is a great option if you and your guests prefer a professional shuttle over driving a 4×4 road yourselves.(970) 247-4789, 50 Animas View Dr, Durango, CO 81301
37. -773 806, WA-107, Durango, CO 81301 | Distance one way – 3.75 miles, 2420 elevation gain
Despite its length, Ice Lake is one of the most popular trails in the area due to its bright blue water and gorgeous views along the trail. On average, the 8.3 mile loop trail takes just over 5 hours round trip—all depending on how much exploring you do once at the lake. There is a consistent uphill the entire way but the scenery makes it worth it.
From Silverton: Follow U.S. 550 north of Silverton ~ 2 miles and turn onto FDR #585 (South Mineral Creek). Ice Lake trailhead is at the entrance of South Mineral Campground on the right. Parking is limited during peak months so be strategic with your arrival. There is limited parking and rangers patrol the area for violations.
There are no restrooms on the trail or at the trailhead so practice Leave No Trace Principles.
37. -773 806, WA-107, Durango, CO 81301 | Distance one way – 3.9 miles, 2,680 elevation gain
Island Lake is a great choice to add on to your trek to Ice Lake. To get there, you continue hiking past Ice Lake for less than a quarter mile. The trail to continue to Island Lake from Ice Lake can be a little difficult to find so make sure you download the trail map to your phone ahead of time.
To get to Island Lake, reference the directions above to Ice Lake.
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The scenery. It’s no secret that Silverton is full of amazing views. You could get married in the middle of town and have drool worthy photos. If you’re looking for next level mountain views for your wedding or elopement, Silverton should definitely be considered.
You can make a fun trip out of it. What’s more fun than hanging out in the mountains for one day? Spending multiple days in the mountains! Many couples choose to have a destination wedding or elopement so they have an excuse to spend more time in the area. This is no different for couples who choose to say their vows in Silverton. The amount of activities in the area could (& do) keep people there forever.
Perfect basecamp for the San Juan Mountains. Ouray, Durango, Telluride, Lake City are all awesome mountain towns that neighbor Silverton. Being able to explore and adventure the San Juan Mountains is such a no-brainer. Definitely visit and adventure in the surrounding towns and trails.Silverton to Durango – 48.2 miles, ~1 hourSilverton to Ouray – 24 miles, ~45 minutesSilverton to Telluride – 73 miles, ~1 hour 45 minutes
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