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A bride and groom ride a chairlift down with "Just Married" on the back of the seat

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Your Adventure Together Starts Here

Plan your wedding in the stunning San Juan Mountains. Whether you imagine spectacular alpine views, an intimate aspen grove, or an open field below a majestic mountain, you will find the perfect location for your special day among the variety of ceremony sites at Purgatory Resort. From stunning ceremony views to convenient lodging and fun activities, start planning your dream day now. Contact our Weddings Team to get started.


We have seven ceremony and reception sites offering something for everyone! Peruse them below and click the “view gallery” button for more details to find the perfect backdrop for your special day.

  • A Chairlift Ride Away
    A wedding with alpine views

    Seasonal access.
    July – September

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  • Romantic Woodland Escape
    Wedding ceremony at Boyce

    Outdoors. Up to 100 guests.
    Seasonal access: June – mid-October

    Photo by Ginger Moose

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  • Stunning Mountain meadow
    Engineer Meadows
    Wedding ceremony in the fall colored aspens at the Engineer ceremony site

    Seasonal access:
    June – mid-October

    Photo by Allison Ragsdale

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  • Casual, Rustic & Elegant
    Purgy's is a fun, vibrant, flexible group gathering venue

    Indoors. 150 guests (less with a band).
    Seasonal: mid-April – mid-November

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  • Love at 10,800 Feet
    Dante's ceremony site during summer with overcast skies

    Indoor/Outdoor. 200+ guests. Seasonal access: June – September.
    Shuttle access only.

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  • Design your dream site
    Durango Mountain Institute
    Wedding table setting at Durango Mountain Institute

    Indoor. 80 guests.
    Year-Round Access.

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  • Informal & Cozy
    Hoody’s Base Camp
    Red checkered tablecloth's cover the tables inside Hoody's Basecamp

    Indoor. 110 guests.
    Year-round access.

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Planning Your Day

We partner with a number of local vendors, and our wedding experts are available to help you to craft your perfect day.
We can’t wait to help you make your dream wedding a reality.

Live Music/DJs
Professional Photography
Guest Lodging & Activities
Rehearsal Dinners
Wedding Brunch
Bridal Party Luncheons
Groomsmen Luncheon
Late Night Snacks

Video Credit: David Jimenez | Additional Credit: Floral, Bridal Gowns, Hair and Makeup, Model

Almost Heaven

Inquire about our premier accommodation experience.

Reserve our most preeminent property and experience the majestic San Juans like never before. Nestled near the Purg base at over 8,500 feet, it’s Almost Heaven.

Not eligible for discounts

Bride and groom sit on the Purgatory Express lift

An intimate gathering

Micro Weddings

Celebrate your partnership with a small gathering of 40 or fewer guests. These events are held on Mondays thru Thursdays with receptions hosted at Hoody’s or Purgy’s.


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There will always be a special place in our hearts for Purgatory and the staff that made it all happen- it truly takes a village! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our big day that much more memorable.

Tiffany | Summer 2023
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We loved our wedding at Purgatory. The backdrop was pwefect, the foodw as incredible and we had great help that made the day flow so smoothly. Thank you for everything!”

Erin | Summer 2022

Contact Our Weddings Team

Start planning your perfect alpine wedding. Contact our friendly weddings team by calling (970) 426-7276, mailing [email protected], or by completing the Wedding Inquiry Form.

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