Pinery River Ranch is perhaps the most breathtaking wedding venue in all of Colorado. At a remote location deep into the mountains outside of Vail, Colorado and with a seasonal opening of June-September, Piney River Ranch is a stunning exclusive venue often booked months in advance. I truly do not know of a more stunning way to celebrate your wedding day than at Piney. Piney River Ranch weddings are a magical experience for you and your guests. The sunsetting behind the mountain range with light dancing off of the lake is unreal.
Sitting at the foot of tall granite peaks and along the lakeshore of Piney River, this wedding venue is as stunning as it is iconically Colorado. The feeling of mountain beauty often surrounded by wildflower blooms and dancing aspen leaves is a storybook setting for your wedding day. I love this venue for engagement sessions as well with the option to row out onto the lake in a darling canoe. Piney River Ranch weddings are a just a dream!
Traveling up to Piney requires driving on a winding dirt road that is often treacherous during the winter and spring months. That is why Piney River Ranch weddings take place once the snow is gone from the higher elevations. I highly recommend hiring a shuttle service for your guests to ensure they arrive on time. They offer on-site camping and glamping, so that can also be an option for you and your guests once the festivities wrap up. Otherwise, Vail is a 40 minute drive down the mountain and has plenty of hotels and resorts for your guests.
Piney River Ranch is an unreal beautiful spot for your mountain wedding, with a stunning outdoor ceremony space with views of the lake and mountain range. I love the privacy the ranch provides due to its remote location. They have space for a tented reception along the fields near the lakeshore. In the early summer months, the wildflowers are incredible and perfect for engagement sessions and your couple session during your wedding day.
I can just picture you now…gleaming sunshine catching the radiance of your smile, in your custom gown, walking down the aisle with the mountains in front of you and your love grinning from ear-to-ear. This quiet venue held in the majesty of the surrounding mountains contains your breathtaking love story and the memories you create here will bring you joy for years to come. Piney River Ranch is a place where you can revel in your next chapter while celebrating late into the evening under a starlit sky. An exclusive and remote Colorado mountain ranch wedding venue just outside of Vail at the base of majestic peaks along the shoreline of Piney River, Piney River Ranch weddings are iconically Colorado and entirely other-worldly.
You truly must see this place for yourself. My favorite part of Piney River Ranch weddings is the wedding deck along the shoreline with these incredible peaks as your backdrop. Adding a stunning floral arch will create the perfect ceremony site for your wedding vows. I love that our couples can take a canoe out on the water alongside me to capture portraits on the lake either on their wedding day or for engagement sessions. Fall views are stunning with pops of autumn colors along the mountain ridge. Wildflowers are glorious in June and early July and contrasting with the white aspen trunks and glistening lake shore, I am always a sucker for summer weddings at this amazing venue.
Once you are engaged, your next step is often securing the venue of your dreams. I cannot recommend this stunning location enough. We can even plan your engagement session along the same shoreline that you plan your wedding at months later. If you have not seen our engagement guide, yet then I highly recommend taking a look for our latest tips. Colorado has some of the most perfect options for your engagement and wedding. Piney River Ranch weddings are truly unique in every way, and I cannot wait to hear if you selected this venue for your date.
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