Congratulations on your engagement! You've found your perfect match – now plan your event in the perfect mountain town.

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Wouldn't it be amazing to start your new life together in a place like Ouray? With its endless mountain vistas and Victorian flair, Ouray is the ideal backdrop for your wedding celebration. Whether you're planning a casual outdoor wedding or an elegant black-tie event, you will find the perfect venue among our streets and mountains.

There is nothing like sharing your vows under an incredible sky in the midst of nature. Find the perfect spot on our public lands. These lands are free to use and a permit is required only if your guest list is over 75 people. This is a free permit available through the Forest Service. Be sure to check with the Forest Service for any restrictions in the area you plan to use for your celebration.


Not sure where the perfect outdoor place may be? Take a jeep tour and explore the Alpine Loop (Twin Falls in Yankee Boy Basin is gorgeous), or drive along Highway 550 and stop at Ironton Park ( the red, yellow, and orange aspen trees that surround that area would make for beautiful photos in the fall season), or stay close to town and hike up to Cascade Falls or the Ampitheater overlook. For even more gorgeous areas, go east of Ridgway to find Debbie's Meadow in the Cimarrons or head west to Dallas Divide just off of Highway 62. kclark yankeeboy

The Ouray City Park (complete with gazebo, covered picnic area, and an acre of soft green grass) and Ridgway State Park are also good choices for a beautiful outdoor wedding (without all the trekking).

Any time of year is perfect for a wedding in Ouray. The summer climate is pleasant, with low humidity and warm temperatures. Cool crisp air and warm days are typical of the fall season and the winters are spectacular with clear blue skies and glistening powder snow. Ouray offers a change of pace, stunning scenery, fresh air, and the opportunity for amazing wedding photos.


Ouray is also an ideal location for indoor weddings with a number of historic local churches and grand buildings that are available for special events.

You can arrange all the details – on your own or through a local event planner – right in town. Our area is home to many qualified professionals that can cover all of your wedding bases: floral arrangements, catering, cakes and chocolates, photography, music, hair styling, nails and massage, wedding gifts and registries, lodging, and perhaps even unique wedding rings from one of our local jewelers.

While you’re busy with your event details, your guests will be thrilled to experience a real Colorado vacation. From cliff-hanging Jeep tours to relaxing massages, Ouray can accommodate each guests needs. Our abundance of summer and winter activities will keep even the most active guest entertained, and definitely wow the first-timers.

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Come to Ouray and enjoy celebrating the beginning of your lifetime adventure in a majestic environment that truly rises to the occasion.

To find out more about planning your big day in our unique little town, please reference the links within this text or email us for specifics This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We also have a Ouray Wedding Guide, available at the Visitor’s Center and at many local merchants, to help you stay organized.

Congratulations and Happy planning!

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