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An idyllic setting for creating special moments, from adventurous to serene and everything in between.

Weddings In The Heart Of The Rocky Mountains

Ridgway, the gateway to the magnificent San Juan Mountains, offers not only breathtaking scenery, but everything you need to make your wedding into a dream come true. Captivating by day, enchanting at night, the dramatic backdrop of the San Juans offers unlimited beauty.

At the heart of Ouray County, one of the most filmed and photographed locations on Earth, Ridgway is the perfect place for a destination wedding. Your special day can be a lavish over the top wedding, a small romantic celebration, or a mountain-casual adventure to show off your outdoor spirit. With our experienced wedding planners, florists, catering, tent rentals and a variety of venues – nothing will hold you back from making the perfect memories.

Phenomenal nature, amenities and services make Ridgway a spectacular wedding destination. Our comfortable range of accommodations include bed and breakfasts, historical hotels, modern hotels, southwestern-style lodging, and quaint inns. Several of these facilities and our restaurants and community centers have meeting and party spaces, though by far the most popular gathering spaces are outside in parks, meadows and among the trees.

Whether your brides maids, groomsmen or extended family need a little spa time or a heart-pounding adventure before your big day, the Ridgway area offers diverse options for all ages. Hot spring soaking, paddle boarding on the reservoir, jeep touring, horseback riding, golfing, and cross country skiing are just a few of the many, many activities to be found in and around our main shopping and restaurant district.

Plus, each season offers its own special nuance to your special occasion. A winter gathering with the backdrop of snow and evergreen offers the contrast of cozy indoor time with brisk, outdoor excitement. The bright colors of spring, when the aspen trees bud and the wildflowers start to bloom, is a quiet time of anticipation when you can explore away from the crowds. In summer, the ranches are covered with green hay pastures and blossoms in full color, while the festivals and summer concerts liven up the town parks and the mountains ring with hikers, bikers, jeepers and outdoor adventurers. Then, fall brings the rich glow of fall's palette of reds, yellows, amber and gold when we celebrate rich harvests and the circle of life.

Let us welcome your wedding party and help you create special memories. Ridgway is here to help you celebrate your love.

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Visitors Center & Ridgway Area Chamber

The Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce promotes business and community development in the Town of Ridgway and the surrounding area. The chamber operates the Visitors Center, which is open from May 1 through October 1 and is located at 150 Racecourse Road, Ridgway, Colorado 81432 (across from Citizens Bank off of HWY 62).

Mailing address: P.O. Box 544, Ridgway, Colorado 81432


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Visitors Center and Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce

The Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce is organized to achieve the objectives of promoting business and community growth and development in the Town of Ridgway and the surrounding area. The Visitors Center is located at 150 Racecourse Road, Ridgway, Colorado 81432 (across from Citizens Bank off of Sherman Street/Highway 62).

Mailing address: P.O. Box 544, Ridgway, Colorado 81432


Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce. Managed by Peak Media Company LLC

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Extra Info

The Grammy Awards, presented to music industry superstars each year, are made in Ridgway by local artist and musician John Billings and his crew at Billings Artworks gallery and foundry.

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  • Elevation: 6.985'
  • Population: 932 (2013)
  • Sunshine: 300 days / year
  • Summer Temps: 82º / 55º F
  • Winter Temps: 45º / 6º F

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Adventure, night life and all around easy living await you in Ridgway Colorado, gateway to the San Juan Mountains.