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Check Out the Surf Hotel Wedding Venue for an Elegant Day!

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Since you were young, you’ve always known who you are. People have always been slightly jealous because you know your style and stand apart from the crowd. And when it comes to your wedding, you want to ensure it shows off your unique personality. If this sounds like you, I’d love to make your wedding planning easier by telling you about a Surf Hotel wedding. This gorgeous wedding venue stands out from the rest while still providing world-class service and touches of total elegance. If you’ve been having difficulty finding a wedding venue that understands you, let me tell you why this might just be your match made in heaven. 

About the Surf Hotel Wedding Venue

Surf Hotel is a boutique hotel located in Buena Vista, Colorado. Located on South Main, the 41-acre stretch of land sprawling between the Arkansas River and old town Buena Vista comprises the hotel’s grounds. Kayaker Jed Selby founded this neighborhood, meant to be urban and walkable so that adventurers and locals alike can have a spot where they can sit back, relax, and watch the world go by. Surf Hotel is one of the latest destinations on the street. The hotel features several wedding locations and plenty of lodging. Because of its natural beauty and newer attractions, your guests will have plenty to do in the days surrounding your wedding. 

Ceremony Spaces

Surf Hotel provides a private Ivy Courtyard for outdoor ceremonies. A large stone wall surrounds the yard, making you feel like you’re in your own world while still giving you the feel of being out in nature. Lit up by bistro lighting, the area is paved in smooth concrete and features a working wood-burning fireplace at the front. 

Nearby, you’ll have the Surf Chateau Courtyard. Like Ivy Courtyard, this area is private and surrounded by walls paved with stones from the Arkansas River. The courtyard has a paved pathway and features Aspen trees throughout the space. It also incorporates large stone archways, giving you the opportunity for a wonderfully dramatic entrance. 

The hotel has an area called The Meadows. The Meadows is reserved in the middle of a field overlooking the mountains so you can have a wedding deep in the heart of nature.

You can rent out the Ivy Ballroom for more climate control for your ceremony. This romantic and moody area features dark blue walls, French doors, arched windows, and crystal chandeliers. While gorgeous, it becomes transcendent when decorated with gem tones and flowers. 

Reception Spaces

The courtyards are transformable into a reception space. The Ivy Courtyard is ideal for intimate outdoor receptions and can feature a small dance floor. The Surf Chateau Courtyard will give you more space for your reception. 

If you’re looking for an area that will give you plenty of room for dancing, the Ivy Ballroom is your spot! The room can feature a stage for a DJ or a live band if you’d prefer. You’ll also have the option to open your party in the private dining room or the Wesley and Rose Lobby Bar. These places have been decorated with the same theme as the Ivy Ballroom, giving it a feeling of cohesion. 

Alternative Surf Hotel Spaces

You’ll have several choices for your cocktail hour. Outside, the Ivy Courtyard can acquire comfortable yet stylish furniture where guests can relax with a signature cocktail. Indoors, you can use the Wesley and Rose Lobby Bar. The area has long tables, plenty of seating, and a full bar with top-shelf liquor.  

A bride leans onto the shoulder o her new husband while holding her colorful bouquet by a mountain lake

Bridal Suite/Groom’s Room 

When you plan your wedding here, you’ll get two complimentary nights in one of the hotel’s exquisite rooms. This room can be the bridal prep room. You’ll be able to relax with your besties and a bottle of champagne as you get the grand treatment. The hotel uses the spa wing as the groom’s quarters. 

How Many People Can Each Space Hold?

Because the hotel has many room expansion options, you can accommodate wedding parties with up to 250 guests in the Ivy Ballroom. The Ivy Courtyard will hold up to 120 people, while the Surf Chateau Courtyard will have room for up to 150 guests. 

Key Details

Surf Hotel is truly a sublime venue. The stonework consistent throughout Surf Hotel brings an old-world elegance. At the same time, the interiors deliver tons of modern touches, designed with the adventurer in mind. The aspens throughout the courtyard ensure you’re always near nature, while the antlers adorning the private dining room feel reminiscent of an English hunting lodge. The lobby bar has brass accents, while the Ivy Ballroom has found ways to incorporate modern lighting and sound equipment into the decor so that no elegance is lost. 

Photography Opportunities

There are so many places throughout Surf Hotel for gorgeous wedding photos. The rooms have large windows that will be fantastic lighting for your get-ready photos. The lobby bar is great for couples’ portraits. At the same time, the hotel’s exterior will add fabulous texture to your pictures. The mountains and the nearby river are lovely for romantic couples’ pictures and group shots. Finally, the marquee sign for the hotel is ideal for a send-off picture. 

Wedding Details

When your wedding is at Surf Hotel, you’ll have some of the best sound and lighting. The venue has top-of-the-line equipment and lets you hire engineers for your reception. The chefs at the hotel will work with you to make your dream menu for the day. You’ll also have plenty of after-party choices if you’re not ready for the celebration to end. You can rent out the hotel to ensure your guests have a comfortable place to stay. You’ll have seating, tables, and linens provided for your guests. The hotel also provides a wedding specialist and a complimentary planning consultation to ensure your day is everything you’ve dreamed of. 

Surf Hotel Wedding

If you’re planning your unique Colorado wedding, consider a Surf Hotel wedding. This unique space will make sure your wedding is magical. 

After you have your venue, it’s time to think about photos. I’m a Colorado-based wedding photographer who loves capturing beautiful and intimate memories from your wedding. If you’ve been on the search for a photographer who will bring out your radiant personality, I’d love to connect! Contact me today to find out more.

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