Granby Ranch Weddings
Host your one-of-a-kind wedding at Granby Ranch. An intimate mountain setting combined with skiing, nordic trails, mountain biking, fishing, and hiking, makes this a perfect place for a mountaintop ceremony, rehearsal dinner, and reception.
One Stop Past Ordinary A One-of-a-Kind Wedding Brides in ski boots, grooms entering on mountain bikes? All fit the bill here. Granby Ranch is the ideal setting for an intimate, unique, and memorable Rocky Mountain wedding. Host your mountaintop ceremony, reception, and rehearsal dinner all on-site at Granby Ranch to create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. Ceremony Site Vista Ridge Ceremony Site, nestled in a secluded mountain valley and accessed by chairlift or shuttle, offers a stunning 180-degree mountain view. The site is framed with wildflowers in summer, golden aspen in fall, and snowy peaks in winter. As guests watch, the bride enters through a tunnel of thick aspen trees to her mountaintop ceremony. This space includes rental and setup of white wedding chairs for a ceremony of up to 250 of your friends and family, and lift tickets for each of your guests to take a memorable ride to extraordinary views. Mountain yurt is available to the bride or groom and his or her entourage for staging and pictures before the wedding ceremony. It is located at the top of Vista Ridge and is a short walk from the ceremony site. Have champagne and a fruit tray delivered to the yurt for you to enjoy while relaxing and rejoicing in the company of your wedding party before heading down the aisle. Mountain Lodge is a charming modern space in which to host your reception of up to 250 guests. The stone fireplace and large windows provide a cozy mountain feel and offer a simple canvas for whatever wedding theme youâ€™ve imagined. The space also includes use of the outdoor deck for drinks, appetizers, or dancing under the stars. The fire pit and lawn area below the deck can also be used by you and your guests for fun yard games or tasty sâ€™mores. 8350 is a beautiful lounge and bar space that we offer to smaller weddings of 50 or less guests and for rehearsal dinners and brunches in the spring and summer. This private club on the third floor of Base Camp Lodge has a built in bar, lounge or table seating, and an inviting and warm stone fireplace. This intimate setting offers large windows with great views and a private deck. granbyranch.com 970-887-5143 facebook.com/GranbyRanch A Complete Mountain Adventure With championship golfing, world-class mountain biking and hiking, more than three miles of gold-medal trout fishing, thousands of acres of wildlife habitat, family-friendly skiing and terrain parks, and close proximity to the famous Rocky Mountain National Park, Granby Ranch is the perfect place for you and your guests to enjoy what the Colorado mountains have to offer. After a long day of exploring, you can wind down at Granby Ranch Grill and take in the view by the fire. Hiking Hike miles of trails to valleys and breathtaking views. Along the way you’ll discover forests of aspen and pine, hidden riverside picnic spots, and an abundance of wildlife. Summer chairlift access ensures the beauty of Granby Ranch is accessible to all of your guests. Mountain Biking A day of biking at Granby Ranch will thrill the most experienced adrenaline junkie, while beginners and families can build their skills on progressively challenging downhill trails and crosscountry singletrack. Golf Located in the heart of Grand County’s Rocky Mountains, Granby Ranch’s Championship Golf is pure Colorado high country, with soaring views, rolling meadows, and pristine stretches of the Fraser River. Fish Sport and adventure is just around the bend when you fish at Granby Ranch. Filled with brown, rainbow, and cutthroat trout, this private three-mile stretch of gold-medal Fraser River has four sections that feature deep holes, curves, riffles, and runs. Guided and unguided options are available. Ski and Ride All runs lead to the base at Ski Granby Ranch, making a day on the slopes ideal for groups and beginners. Our terrain varies from advanced and gladed skiing to gentle slopes for beginners. Nordic Strap on your snowshoes or cross-country skis for a winter adventure along miles of trails. Chairlift access is available during ski season, so you and your guests can explore more of Granby Ranch’s 5,000 acres of pristine mountain habitat. Dine Seasonal Italian cuisine made with fresh ingredients, slopeside at Granby Ranch. Dine fireside or soak up the Colorado sun on the outdoor patio with live music and afternoon happy hours. granbyranch.com 970-887-5143 facebook.com/GranbyRanch Activities are 20% off for groups. Contact your sales team for booking details. Granby Ranch Wedding FAQs What is included in the Venue Site Fee? The ceremony site includes welcome signage, ceremony chairs, a platform for the wedding couple, PA for ceremony music/ microphone (battery operated and wireless microphone), and lift tickets for all walking guests. We provide a shuttle for up to 12 people to Vista Ridge (top of the mountain) and the use of the Mountain Yurt at the top for staging of the bride and her entourage. The reception site includes 5 hours of time from the arrival of your guests. You may extend the reception past 5 hours, up until 11 p.m., for $450 per hour. It also includes existing tables and chairs, bar setup and all barware, catering setup, cake table, beverage station, plates, silverware, and water glasses at place settings. Table linens and napkins can be provided at an additional cost. We also can provide a dance floor, tent for our exterior deck, round or high top tables at an additional cost. What is the Venue Site Fee for different days of the week? Wednesday or Thursday: $2,800 Friday: $3,900 Saturday (or a holiday weekend): $4,800 plus a $6,000 Food and Beverage minimum Sunday: $4,200 How much is the deposit, when is it due, and is it refundable? The deposit is 50% of the site fee and is due along with a signed contract to book your day. The site fee is not refundable or transferable. The remainder of your site fee is due 2 months before the ceremony, and the catering balance is due 14 days before arrival. How many people can this accommodation hold? Our reception site can accommodate from 50 guests up to 250 guests. For smaller parties, we have an alternate location on site that can comfortably accommodate from 15 guests up to 50 guests. It rains a lot in the summer, what is your weather plan for the outdoor ceremony? Colorado weather is variable. Your guests are our first priority, so if it is lightning outside we will have a weather delay. We work about an hour of delay time into the day just in case, called Plan B. If it continues to be inclement weather and our lifts are closed then we can have the ceremony in the reception space (with minimal moving of tables), called Plan C. What time should I expect to have my ceremony? The lifts open at 10 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. You can have your ceremony right when the lifts open. Most commonly, we have 3 p.m. ceremonies so we have some delay time built in before the lifts close. We require you and your guests to be off the mountain when the lifts close at 5 p.m. There is an additional charge for any lift or patrol support after our standard closing of 5 p.m. Is there electricity in the Mountain Yurt to use to get ready? There is electricity in the Yurt, so you can touch up your hair. There is not a bathroom in the Yurt so we encourage you and your guests to visit the restroom before taking the chairlift. We do have a port-a-potty up top, just in case. Can I bring outside catering or bar service? Granby Ranch exclusively provides all food and beverages for our property, providing flawless food by our excellent chef, Chris Popovich, and his team. We have a wide range of menu options for a buffet or plated dinner along with delicious appetizers and desserts. We are happy to provide you with a catering menu to help you create a vision for your perfect day. Can I bring a cake from an outside vendor? Yes! We do not have an in-house baker, but we have a handful of preferred vendors who make beautiful, delicious cakes. There is a cake cutting fee if you choose to have our chef expertly cut and serve your cake. We do require you have a licensed baker. Do you do tastings? We definitely want you and your families to come and enjoy menu items to choose the best option for your big day (up to 6 people for $40/person). Chef can prepare appetizers, entrĂŠes, and side dishes, as well as desserts. We also let you taste from a selection of wines and beers. We do tastings when Granby Ranch Grill is open during the winter and summer season on Thursdays and Sundays. Tastings are done at least 60 days in advance of your wedding. At that time we can guarantee availability of product and prices. Our menu is a guideline and based on availability of product and market price, some items or ingredients may be substituted to accommodate budget. Your wedding sales person will help set up this appointment for you. How much should I expect to pay for catering? Granby Ranch wants to make every part of your wedding day exactly how you dreamed, including your food! The KNOT study of weddings in 2010 averaged catering costs at $61 per guest. Our pricing is comparable to market catering rates, but our quality is absolutely above average. Take a look at our wedding catering menu and ask your wedding sales associate to help you find the right meal for your budget. Can I move around the layout of the dining room and bring in my own decorations? We help you create a layout that works best for you on your big day. We do allow you to bring in your own decorations, flowers, and so on, but you are solely responsible for putting them up and breaking them down. Decorations must be removed that night after the reception. Any decorations left at the end of the night will be thrown away. The reception area will be ready at 10 a.m. the day of for you to come in and start decorating. Your group has approximately 2 hours to decorate so that our staff can get in to finish the setup and have everything perfect for your party. Please note that nothing is allowed to be attached, taped, or pinned to any of the walls. We have strategically placed hangers on the wall for your use. Can I use open-flame candles? You can use open-flame candles, but they must be in glass and we ask that whoever is in charge of cleaning them up at night is super careful. If wax gets on the floor, then you will be charged a $100 per hour cleaning fee to remove the wax. LED lights are a great alternative to candles. Do you have a fire pit we can use during the reception? We have an awesome fire pit and have Sâ€™more Kits available for you to purchase for your guests. They can grab a little baggie of all the yummy supplies and a bamboo stick and go hang out by the fire for a late-night snack. The fire pit is available to be lit after 8 p.m., and it is not exclusive to you and your guests since it is enjoyed by all our resort guests. Your Sâ€™more Kits would be exclusive to only your guests. The use of the fire pit is dependent on restrictions set by the state/county in the summertime. Do you provide a wedding coordinator? Granby Ranch will provide staff to coordinate the setup and breakdown for your ceremony and reception site, but does not coordinate decorations, flowers, and delivery of decorations, flowers, music, and so on. Many of our wedding parties choose to hire a wedding coordinator for those details. Can I book lodging through Granby Ranch? Granby Ranch does not own any lodging, but we are partners with several rental properties that can be reserved for you and your guests through our call center. We have access to Base Camp One, Mountainside, Kicking Horse, Summit, and the Inn at Silvercreek. You may phone our call center at 970-887-5143 with any lodging questions. Is there a service charge on top of the food and beverage fee? A 7.9% sales tax, 2.7% resort fee, and 20% service charge will be added to all food and nonalcoholic and alcoholic beverages. This industry standard service charge helps cover the costs of doing business: office staff, utilities, office supplies, day-to-day operations, and so on. While our contract shows a breakdown of the event elements and food costs, the service charge helps cover the cost of the hours needed to plan and prepare your event. Keep in mind, a service charge is not the same as gratuity. How many weddings will be booked on my day? Only yours! You will be the only person in a wedding dress on your big day at Granby Ranch. We reserve the whole day when you book to ensure you are taken care of you on your big day. Is there a place I can have my rehearsal dinner or a brunch at Granby Ranch? We have an incredible, exclusive space available in the summer for you to use for up to 50 people, called 8350. It is a private room with lounge seating, a deck, fireplace, and bar for you and your guests to enjoy. We have great menu options for you to choose from for both of these events. We also can host a smaller party (up to 12) in our restaurant, Granby Ranch Grill. Weddings and Events Team Our seasoned weddings and events team takes care of every detail, so you can focus on what matters most. We will be with you each step of the journey to your special day. EMILY BURGESS, SALES MANAGER Emily has worked in nearly every facet of the wedding business, as photographer, coordinator, and in lodging. She moved to Granby in 2013, after visiting Colorado on her own honeymoon, and she joined Granby Ranch shortly thereafter. Emily holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Kentucky and enjoys exploring Grand County, horseback riding, and hiking with her husband, Brent, and their dog, Caspian. AMY BUZHARDT, SALES COORDINATOR Amy is an experienced wedding designer, producer, and planner hailing from Charleston, South Carolina. At Granby Ranch she helps brides and grooms create their perfect day by coordinating the details that make each wedding unique. She is a graduate of the College of Charleston and holds a bachelor’s degree in corporate communications, hospitality, and tourism. Amy loves snowboarding, running, and cheering for her favorite college football teams. CHRIS POPOVICH, EXECUTIVE CHEF Chris has had a passion for food since the age of five, when he would whip up cheesecakes and other treats in his grandmother’s kitchen. He has created amazing wedding celebrations for hundreds of brides and grooms, taking inspiration from Rocky Mountain classics and the unique preferences of his guests. In his spare time, Chris is a musician, snowboarder, and outdoor enthusiast. HEIKE WILSON, FOOD AND BEVERAGE MANAGER Heike grew up in the ski industry in Washington State and has over 20 years of food and beverage experience. In 1997, she moved to Colorado and found paradise here. She works closely with Executive Chef Chris Popovich and the entire staff to ensure every wedding is perfectly executed. When she’s not creating memorable events, Heike enjoys skiing and spending time with her family. granbyranch.com 970-887-5143 facebook.com/GranbyRanch granbyranch.com 970-887-5143 facebook.com/GranbyRanch