Meetings & Weddings

Buena Vista & Salida, Colorado

Meetings & Weddings

Buena Vista & Salida, Colorado

Meetings & Weddings

Buena Vista & Salida, Colorado

Meetings & Weddings

Buena Vista & Salida, Colorado

Meetings & Weddings

Buena Vista & Salida, Colorado

Meetings & Weddings

Buena Vista & Salida, Colorado

Heart Of The Rockies Wedding Fair
Salida, Colorado | January 26, 2019

 

Heart Of The Rockies Wedding Association annual Wedding Fair 1-4 p.m. January 26, 2019, at the Salida SteamPlant Event Center in downtown Salida, Colorado.

The event will look and feel like a mock-wedding reception. Vendors and brides/grooms-to-be will mingle on the ballroom floor, with the opportunity to try food from caterers, see live table displays and floral arrangements.

Buena Vista Wedding Expo
Buena Vista, Colorado | February 23, 2019

 

Join us to showcase all of the reasons why Buena Vista is the perfect special place for a wedding or elopement. At our Buena Vista Wedding Expo you will meet our local professionals who can help you create your special day. Connect with premier wedding specialists and sample their offerings, meet caterers and visit several of our local venues on two available limo tours. If you are looking for an elopement, an intimate ceremony, or an all-inclusive resort for a large wedding, the Buena Vista Wedding Expo will give you all of the resources to make your day just as you’ve dreamed.

MI AMOR – WEDDING FAIR

Event Showcases Ideas and Inspiration for Destination Weddings

Autumn Twilight PhotographyWith an extraordinary mix of natural beauty, imaginative venues, and adventurous experiences, Chaffee County is the dream destination for weddings and receptions.

Get ideas, information and inspiration at the annual MI AMOR Wedding Fair at the historic SteamPlant Event Center in Salida, Saturday, Jan. 26 from 1-4 pm.

This non-traditional showcase is the quintessential event for planning the perfect mountain destination wedding. The Steam Plant Theater and Event Center is a historic 1800s brick building beautifully situated beside the spectacular Arkansas River. For this event, the ballroom will be filled with vendors showcasing wedding and reception venues, flowers, catering, photography, music and so much more. Admission is absolutely free.

Yellow Feather Photography“We try to make the wedding fair look and feel like an actual wedding reception. Our show vendors are moving about, networking, chatting. We have a DJ that keeps the party rocking, plus food, specialty cocktails and professional decor you can see and touch,” says Cailey McDermott, owner of Phreckles Photography and President of the Heart of the Rockies Wedding Association.

In this festive and relaxed atmosphere, future brides and grooms can explore options and talk with vendors as visions take shape into a beautiful reality. It’s a playful, relaxed “just looking” atmosphere or ‘hey, let’s get this booked today’ – it’s up to you. A record number of vendors – at least 34 — will attend this year’s show.

Taylor Jones PhotographyStay the weekend to attend the venue Open Houses and Meet and Greets from 10 am to 2 pm on Sunday, Jan. 27. Participating venues are the SteamPlant Event Center, Hutchinson Ranch, The Mountain Goat Lodge, and The Barn at Sunset Ranch. A lodging option, the Creekside Chalets will be open from 12-2. Settings Event Rental will be open at their new Poncha Springs warehouse and other vendors will be stationed at each venue. For example, McDermott will be offering 15-minute photo sessions for couples who visit Hutchinson Ranch. For every venue visit, couples also receive an additional entry into the grand prize $500 cash drawing.

“If you plan on getting married in the mountains, this is the fair to attend. It’s the premier wedding fair in Chaffee County and it is free! You will leave with ideas, contacts, prizes and likely a full belly,” says McDermott.

Autumn TwilightThe show is presented by the Heart of The Rockies Wedding Association, a comprehensive resource of local wedding venues and vendors in Salida, Buena Vista, Poncha Springs, Nathrop and Monarch. This collaborative group carefully selects its members for their professional quality services and reliability.

Register in advance at heartoftherockieswedding.com to receive additional goodies like free champagne, extra door prize entries and lodging discounts at one of the lodging vendors, Silver Ridge Lodge.

 

 

Meetings & Weddings

In Buena Vista & Salida, Colorado

Home to the Arkansas River Headwaters Recreation Area, a dozen 14,000-foot peaks and a mild year-round climate, Chaffee County is a growing haven for destination weddings and is an excellent location to host events. People of all ages flock to the county to ski, bike, raft, soak in a hot springs, fish or stroll quaint, historic downtowns.

Chaffee County has built a reputation as a beautiful and feasible destination for weddings of any budget. Couples seeking a destination mountain wedding have several options including ranches, pavilions, hot springs, churches, high mountain meadows, ballrooms and riverside parks.

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Buena Vista & Salida, Colorado

Weddings

Mountainous backdrops, wildflower-filled valleys and a variety of resort, historic or small-scale settings are available for your dream nuptials in Chaffee County. Your wedding day is one of the most special days of your life. Choose a Colorado wedding destination that suits your unique tastes.

Colorado Mountain Destination Weddings

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Corporate Retreates Buena Vista & Salida, Colorado

Corporate Retreats

Start with an unmatched setting in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, then get down to business. Hotels and motels, guest ranches, bed & breakfasts and conference centers can accommodate groups of all sizes. Two scenic, 9-hole golf courses are open to the public in Salida and Buena Vista.

Buena Vista & Salida, Colorado

Family Reunions

Have fun reconnecting with your kin while finding activities for all age groups. Hiking, walking around historic downtowns, visiting a museum, grabbing a beer at a local brewpub, soaking in hot springs, sliding down a water slide or catching a movie at the local drive- in are just a few of the multi-generational activities to be found locally.

Family Reunions

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Yoga Retreats

In the valley’s renowned natural landscapes, planning a yoga retreat here is a perfect way to integrate therapeutic activities and the outdoors. Many choices are available for nutritional needs, from vegan to gluten-free catering along with restaurant menu options. Hiking trails, mountain biking, snowshoeing and exploring the Arkansas River by raft or kayak are activities your group will love.

Buena Vista & Salida, Colorado

Auto Clubs

Fresh air and scenic, open highways make for memorable wheeling to share with fellow car buffs. Parks, a county fairgrounds and street locations in historic downtowns make perfect places to showcase your club’s interests.

Auto Clubs & Car Shows