Arapahoe Basin Wedding

Arapahoe Basin’s Black Mountain Lodge is a Colorado mountainside wedding venue accessable by chair lift at 11,500′ that can accomodate up to 200 guests.

 Black Mountain Lodge features vaulted timber cielings and huge windows that look out to the surrounding mountains. The attached ceremony deck allows for a seamless transition from ceremony to cocktail hour to indoor reception.

Everyone accesses the venue via the Black Mountain Express chairlift which takes seven minutes from bottom to top. Lift access is available for the entirity of your five hour event. Meredith Smith and her team at A Basin will help coordinate your entire day so everything runs smoothly. Unlike many venues that simply provide someone from the venue to turn on the lights and direct vendors, Meredith will be involved with you from the moment you start your planning to the moment you ride the chairlift down at the end of your wedding day. I ahve worked with tons of venue coordinators in my career and she is one of the best, if not the very best.

You will be hard pressed to find a better mid-mountain wedding experience for the cost anywhere. The food is outstanding, the venue is spacious and the views are hard to beat.


Address:  28194 US-6, Dillon, CO 80435
Phone:  (970) 513-5772
Pricing:  Site fee $3,500. F&B mins, $7,500 weekday, $12,000 weekend + tax and service charge


This venue has all the things you desire in a mountainside venue without the obnoxious sticker price. Meredith and the team at A Basin treat you like family and will go out of their way to create a great guest experience, trust me I've seen it. I have done hundreds of weddings and hands down the best meal I've ever had was at a wedding at A Basin. From a photography perspective it's an excellent venue because the mountains are just steps away.
Black Mountain Lodge wedding ceremony at Arapahoe Basin
Wedding deck ceremony setup at Arapahoe Basin's Black Mountain Lodge
A view of David and Xinya's Arapahoe Basin wedding ceremony at Black Mountain Lodge in Colorado
A couple ride the Black Mountain Express chairlift at A Basin on their wedding day
A couple share a moment together as alpenglow hits the East Wall at Arapahoe Basin on their wedding day
Black Mountain Lodge wedding setup at Arapahoe Basin
Xinya and David's first look on the top of Loveland Pass before their mountain wedding at Arapahoe Basin
First dance at A basin for David and Xinya
David and Xinya walks together in the field near the East Wall at A Basin during their wedding
David kisses Xinya atop Loveland Pass on their wedding day

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Arapahoe Basin Wedding photos

Real weddings don't fit neatly into four, six or even eight hour packages. Our collections don't require you to know your timeline months before your wedding.
As a documentary photographer, I love moments. And it turns out a lot of moments happen before most photographers arrive or after they leave. That's why all of our collections include up to 10 HOURS!

We'll work together to make sure I'm there for all the great moments you expect, and the ones you don't. You'll never have to worry about planning your day around the photographer's schedule.

Wedding collections start at $4,300, which includes
– two photographers (for up to 10 hours)
– high res digital images with release
– online image gallery for viewing and print ordering

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