Now is the time for planning your 2020 wedding! How do you know where to start? Picking the perfect wedding venue should be right at the top of the list, and we are spoiled here in the Western Slope region of Colorado, with all of the amazing indoor and outdoor locations.
Indoor locations are convenient for lots of reasons, including on-site staff on event day, as well as many essential items provided with your reservation, but what about those coveted views of the all of the mountain ranges?
There are an incredible number of established and open spaces for outdoor venues, possibly including your own back yard! Once you’ve decided on your perfect spot for your party in terms of the views, there are some important questions to consider…
Is it accessible? Can all types of vehicles reach the spot or will you need to provide shuttle service in to the spot? Will there be enough parking to accommodate your guests and vendors?
Is there shelter, or will you need to reserve a tented structure? With the combination of elements one can encounter on a given day in the Colorado High Country, it is one of the most important aspects to consider. A typical outdoor event season on the Western Slope of Colorado, runs from March through to the last weekend in September; depending on the weather and the altitude of your location.
Is the ground at your chosen location grass or dirt? This can make a big difference in terms of the time of year, as well as your choices for décor and activities for your wedding. For example, if your ideal location has an exposed dirt surface, full length linens in lighter colors will show the dirt along the hem, and it may alter the over-all effect.
Remote locations can be reached by vendors; however, you must consider that any site that requires 4-wheel drive, will not be accessible by many delivery services.
Remember: any location that is pack in/pack out for camping and hiking will also be the same for your wedding. This means all water must be hauled in, and all trash and signs of party must be packed out. In most cases you will also need generators to run lights, sounds, and possibly to provide to your vendors electricity for food prep, etc. Locations at private residences will have a power source, however the distance to the event space may play a factor.
These are some basic items to consider when picking your Western Slope 2020 outdoor wedding venue. If you have any questions about a location, or to kick-start a rental quote for your event, call Park Avenue Parties and one of our experienced team members can help!