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Arapahoe Basin’s Black Mountain Lodge is a Colorado mountainside wedding venue accessable by chair lift at 11,500′ that can accomodate up to 200 guests.

Black Mountain Lodge features vaulted timber cielings and huge windows that look out to the surrounding mountains. The attached ceremony deck allows for a seamless transition from ceremony to cocktail hour to indoor reception.

Everyone accesses the venue via the Black Mountain Express chairlift which takes seven minutes from bottom to top. Lift access is available for the entirety of your five hour event. Louise Ivers and her team at A Basin will help coordinate your entire day so everything runs smoothly. Unlike many venues that simply provide someone from the venue to turn on the lights and direct vendors, Louise will be involved with you from the moment you start your planning to the moment you ride the chairlift down at the end of your wedding day.

You will be hard pressed to find a better mid-mountain wedding experience for the cost anywhere. The food is outstanding, the venue is spacious and the views are hard to beat.

Site fee $3,500. F&B mins, $7,500 weekday, $12,000 weekend + tax and service charge

Guests park at the base of the mountain before taking the chairlift to Black Mountain Lodge for the mid-mountain ceremony. Parking at the venue is plentiful.

A first look atop Loveland Pass is a must for anyone getting married at A Basin. We'll be able to capture some spectacular photos that you won't have time for after the ceremony. I have a few secret locations nearby that aren't difficult to get to that I'd love to share with you.

VENUE DETAILS

Address: 28194 US-6, Dillon, CO 80435
Phone: (970) 513-5772
Website: https://www.arapahoebasin.com
Guest Capacity: 200 guests
Pricing: Site fee $3,500. F&B mins, $7,500 weekday, $12,000 weekend + tax and service charge

WHY WE LOVE IT

This venue has all the things you desire in a mountainside venue without the obnoxious sticker price. Louise and the team at A Basin treat you like family and will go out of their way to create a great guest experience, trust me I've seen it. I have done hundreds of weddings and hands down the best meal I've ever had was at a wedding at A Basin. From a photography perspective it's an excellent venue because the mountains are just steps away.
Pro Tip: Schedule some time for a sunset chairlift ride and a few portraits with your new spouse after dinner. The alpenglow hits the peaks of the East Wall and makes for some spectacular photos.
Wedding deck ceremony setup at Arapahoe Basin's Black Mountain Lodge
Keely and Steven share their first kiss during the ceremony
Overcast summer wedding ceremony at Arapahoe Basin’s Black Mountain Lodge
Keely and Steven pose as alpenglow illuminates the East Wall at Arapahoe Basin during their wedding day
A view of David and Xinya's Arapahoe Basin wedding ceremony at Black Mountain Lodge in Colorado
The newlyweds celebrate after they’re announced as husband and wife at A basin
Black Mountain Lodge wedding ceremony at Arapahoe Basin
A couple share a moment together as alpenglow hits the East Wall at Arapahoe Basin on their wedding day
Black Mountain Lodge wedding setup at Arapahoe Basin
Diana and Eric share their first dance as the sun set is reflected in the window at Black Mountain Lodge
First dance at A basin for David and Xinya
Food at Arapahoe Basin WeddingFood at Arapahoe Basin Wedding
Wedding deck ceremony setup at Arapahoe Basin's Black Mountain Lodge
A couple ride the Black Mountain Express chairlift at A Basin on their wedding day
David and Xinya walks together in the field near the East Wall at A Basin during their wedding
Guests dance during a wedding reception at Black Mountain Lodge
The bride and groom walk through a shaft of light at Arahoe Basin

REAL COUPLES

Arapahoe Basin wedding photos


The groom gets a high five as he walks down the aisle with his bride after the ceremony at Black Mountain Lodge

Mid-Mountain Wedding in Colorado | Keely & Steven

The groom gets a high five as he walks down the aisle with his bride after the ceremony at Black Mountain Lodge

Mid-Mountain Wedding in Colorado | Keely & Steven

The bride and groom hold hands during their ceremony at Arapahoe Basin Black Mountain Lodge

Summer Mountaintop Wedding | Caitlin & Gavin

The newlyweds share a kiss on the Black Mountain Express chairlift at Arapahoe Basin

Classic Colorado Wedding | Diana & Eric

A couple share a moment together as alpenglow hits the East Wall at Arapahoe Basin on their wedding day

Colorado Ski Resort Wedding | David and Xinya

The groom gets a high five as he walks down the aisle with his bride after the ceremony at Black Mountain Lodge

Mid-Mountain Wedding in Colorado | Keely & Steven

The bride and groom hold hands during their ceremony at Arapahoe Basin Black Mountain Lodge

Summer Mountaintop Wedding | Caitlin & Gavin

The newlyweds share a kiss on the Black Mountain Express chairlift at Arapahoe Basin

Classic Colorado Wedding | Diana & Eric