Surf Hotel is a gorgeous wedding venue situated in Buena Vista, Colorado. The hotel is inspired by elegant European hotels. The venue is both eclectic and timeless. The finishes have tons of personality yet still provide the perfect canvas for whatever your wedding vision is.
If you’re getting married or thinking about getting married at the Surf Hotel in Buena Vista, check out this guide with pricing, photos and more!
And if you’re looking for a photographer to capture your special day at the Surf Hotel, send me a message, I’d love to learn more about your vision!
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|Address||1012 Front Loop, Buena Vista, CO 81211|
|Ceremony site options||Outdoor courtyard|
|Catering||In house, $50-$125/person|
|Seating||150 chairs, 27 tables included|
(for high season, May 1-October 1)
|Saturday||$10,000 rental fee; $20,000 food and beverage minimum|
|Friday, Sunday||$7,500 rental fee; $15,000 food and beverage minimum|
|Weekday||$5,000 rental fee; $10,000 food and beverage minimum|
*low season, November 1-April 1 starts at $3,500 rental fee; $7,500 food and beverage minimum for a weekday wedding*
Getting ready at the Surf Hotel is a breeze since the majority of couples choose to stay on location in one of the gorgeous rooms or suites. Included in all wedding packages is a two night stay for the couple. There is also a discounted room block for your guests.
All the rooms at the Surf Hotel have stunning finishes and tons of natural light, perfect for getting ready portraits. I love the attached balconies which allow for beautiful photos at the beginning of the day.
Room pricing typically starts at $200-$300/night.
Ceremonies at the Surf Hotel can be held at 3 different ceremony sites– the Ivy Courtyard, the Beach, or the South Main Town Square. All ceremonies include a triangular wedding arbor, ceremony chairs, and sound system.
The photos below are held at the most popular site, the Ivy Courtyard. I love the chalet look in the background and rock walls surrounding the ceremony site.
If choosing a ceremony at the Ivy Courtyard, definitely consult your photographer on the ceremony time as the light can come through at an angle and make photos a little tricky. This ceremony was held at 4pm in November and lighting was nearly perfect.
Cocktail hour is held on the balcony to the side of the reception ballroom and a flipped Ivy Courtyard. There is a wonderful outdoor fireplace as well as outdoor heaters so your guests are comfortable no matter the weather.
Receptions are held in the Ivy Ballroom a stunning 1,860 sq ft room with dark walls, chandeliers and beautiful french doors leading outdoors to the river.
The ballroom is available for use until 11pm and has a 150 person capacity.
Included in your rental are tables, chairs and linens, 5 hours of staffed event time, and a sound and light engineer to ensure your audio and lighting looks incredible.
Portraits at Surf Hotel are SO fun. There are truly so many incredible backdrops, both indoors in the hotel and the surrounding grounds and town.
Outdoors you can venture just a few minutes down to to the river or around the small town of Buena Vista. Attached to the hotel is a gorgeous little courtyard with Aspen trees and rock walls. And indoors photographs beautifully with the floor to ceiling windows providing tons of natural light.
Hey there! I’m so glad you found this wedding guide, I hope it was helpful! I’m a wedding photographer based out of Denver and serving locations across Colorado and beyond. I’m originally from Texas but beelined it here as fast as I could. I’ve always loved the Colorado way of life– the mountains, the food, the people, it’s unlike any place I’ve ever been! Being a wedding photographer here is a dream. I love serving fun and in love couples. If you’re wanting candid, authentic imagery with a creative twist and a luxury experience, I’m your girl! I’d love to learn more about you and your special day! You can send me a message here or using the contact form below. And if you’re getting married at Surf Hotel, I’ll even throw in a little gift upon booking! Can’t wait to hear from you!
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