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Top 10 Reasons to Get Married Outdoors

Getting married outdoors at Blackstone Rivers Ranch offers a unique and enchanting experience surrounded by the natural beauty of Colorado's mountains. Here are the top 10 reasons to consider having an outdoor wedding.

  1. Natural Beauty: Outdoor settings often offer stunning natural backdrops such as gardens, beaches, forests, or mountain vistas, creating a picturesque setting for your ceremony and photographs. At Blackstone Rivers Ranch we have gorgeous mountain views with a tranquil river running right through the venue.

  2. Personalization: Outdoor venues allow for greater flexibility in decor and layout, allowing you to personalize the space to reflect your style and vision for your special day. We see so many different styles of weddings at Blackstone Rivers Ranch. We love seeing how each couple makes our spaces their own.

  3. Connection with Nature: Being surrounded by nature can create a sense of tranquility and connection, enhancing the emotional experience of your wedding ceremony.

    1. Unlimited Space: Outdoor venues typically offer more space than indoor locations, allowing you to accommodate a larger guest list or create distinct areas for different parts of the celebration, such as the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. At Blackstone Rivers Ranch we have our peaceful ceremony site, a separate cocktail hour space along the river as well as the magical tent for your reception. In addition, there are several indoor spaces for getting ready, and gathering upstairs.

  4. Seasonal Variety: Depending on the time of year, outdoor weddings can take advantage of seasonal beauty, such as blooming flowers in spring or vibrant foliage in autumn, adding to the ambiance of the event. Here, a wedding in May will look so much different than a wedding in October. While equally stunning, each couple can choose the season that most represents them.

  5. Cost Savings: Outdoor venues often require less decor since nature provides much of the backdrop, potentially saving on decoration expenses. Decorate as little or as much as you want to, the outcome either way is stunning!

  6. Natural Lighting: Outdoor weddings benefit from natural sunlight, which can enhance photographs and create a warm, flattering atmosphere for the ceremony and reception. Photographers LOVE working at Blackstone Rivers ranch due to this!

  7. Casual Atmosphere: Outdoor weddings tend to have a more relaxed and casual atmosphere, allowing guests to enjoy the surroundings and mingle in a comfortable environment. We see casual weddings, black-tie events and everything in between at Blackstone Rivers Ranch. It all works!

  8. Unique Experiences: Whether it's a beach wedding with the sound of waves crashing in the background or a forest ceremony with the scent of pine trees, outdoor weddings offer unique sensory experiences that can make your day truly memorable. Do you want the green foliage of spring, or the yellow aspens of the fall? You get to choose.

  9. Adventure and Romance: Getting married outside can feel like an adventure, adding an element of romance and spontaneity to your celebration. It's a chance to embrace the beauty of the outdoors and create lifelong memories in a breathtaking setting.

Remember to have a backup plan in case of inclement weather, but don't let the possibility of rain dampen your enthusiasm for an outdoor wedding. We always have a backup plan at Blackstone Rivers Ranch (though rarely need to use it), and with proper preparation and a flexible mindset, your outdoor wedding can be a magical and unforgettable experience for you and your guests.

Image by Val Photography


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