Wedding Ceremonies

Celebrate on Conserved Lands

Experience your special day in a unique setting, surrounded by aspens and fir trees, abundant wildflowers, magnificent peaks, winding rivers, and tranquil lakes. The Crested Butte Land Trust offers a special opportunity to conduct weddings on three of its stunning properties.

Reservations are accepted for review no less than 7 days prior the reservation date and are on a first come, first served basis. Only one wedding ceremony is allowed each day per venue site, and venue availability can be viewed in step 2 below. Please note that the Land Trust reserves the right to deny any gathering on its conserved land.

Venue Questions?

Contact: Jess Forbes

(970) 349-1206

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Coordinator or Vendor Questions?

Contact: Gunnison Crested Butte Weddings

Reserving a Venue

Step 1: Choose Venue

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Woods Walk

Nestled in the aspens, just steps above the Town of Crested Butte, the Woods Walk is our most popular wedding site. It is also our own winter venue option. In summer and fall, a groomed trail leads you on a short walk through the woods from the Kebler Pass Road. Crested Butte Mountain sets the backdrop to this site, where summer’s wildflowers grow tall and fall’s golden aspens dance around you.

To reach the Woods Walk in the winter, you will cross a groomed ski trail that is maintained by Crested Butte Nordic. All guests are required to either use snowshoes or cross-country skis to get to and from the site. We also suggest that you contact CB Nordic to notify them of the date of your wedding and consider providing a donation.

Woods Walk Venue Map

Peanut Lake

Resting on the shores of the lake, the Peanut Lake wedding site is open, with grasses, willows. Located just off of Peanut Lake Road, this wedding site is convenient to access, and great for larger wedding parties (up to 100). Stunning, 360-degree views await, with a serene lake in the foreground. Note: Peanut Lake venue is not available in winter and usually melts out around June 15.

Peanut Lake Venue Map

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Gunsight Bridge

Resting on the banks of the Slate River, the Gunsight Bridge wedding site is tucked in the forest, with incredible view of Paradise divide on one side and Mt. Crested Butte on the other. Accessible by Slate River Road, this wedding site is convenient to access, and great for small wedding parties. It is great combination of stunning views and a beautiful river setting. Note: Gunsight Bridge venue is not available in winter and usually melts out around June 15.

Gunsight Bridge Venue Map

Step 2: Check Availability

If a wedding site appears on the calendar, it is already booked for that date; only one wedding per venue site is allowed each day. For example, if you see a reservation for Woods Walk on a certain date then that date is no longer available for that venue. If your date and wedding site are available, please continue to steps 3 and 4 to complete your reservation contract and payment. The calendar is updated as soon as reservations are confirmed.


Step 3: Reserve Your Special Day

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Crested Butte Land Trust Wedding Venue Agreement. I accept the Wedding Venue Agreement:
Crested Butte Land Trust Wedding Venue Agreement The Land Trust recognizes its venue properties as part of a rich and complex ecosystem. We ask that you respect this fragile environment. Since all of our venues are open to the public, we also ask that you respect others’ right to use and enjoy the trail. Ceremonies/gatherings are allowed if the organizing parties register the event with the Land Trust and agree to adhere to the following: Ceremony Guidelines ● The ceremony can last no more than 3 hours (including set-up/take down) ● No more than 100 guests are permitted ● The ceremony may not obstruct any pathways or trails ● Receptions must take place at another location, not on Land Trust property ● No food or alcohol can be served at the gathering ● No amplified sound systems or bands are permitted ● No drones ● The Land Trust reserves the right to specify the location of ceremonies and to deny any gathering or function Leave No Trace ● Altering the natural land in any way is strictly prohibited, including: trimming grass or plants, laying down hay, planting or removing vegetation, moving rocks, etc ● Organizing parties are responsible for ensuring no trash or litter of any kind, or any non- native vegetation, is introduced into the landscape (including flower petals) ● Do not build any structures or set up any tents Transportation ● Parking for this site is extremely limited; walking, biking, or providing shuttles is required (please note your shuttle plan in the form below) ● Parking cannot be reserved and is shared with the public ● No motorized use is allowed on the property ● No parking is allowed on the Trappers Crossing driveway ● The only exceptions are for elderly or handicapped persons I, the undersigned, agree to the above conditions and take responsibility for my gathering and will ensure attendees follow rules and regulations on Land Trust venues. I understand that Land Trust venues are outdoor areas and subject to weather and elements out of the Land Trust's control which may result in but not limited to, muddy, uneven, or wet conditions.
Crested Butte Land Trust Waiver. I accept the following waiver.
ACCIDENT WAIVER, RELEASE OF LIABILITY, PHOTO AGREEMENT I acknowledge that any event carries with it the potential for death, serious injury and property loss. The risks include, but are not limited to, those caused by terrain, facilities, temperature, weather, condition of athletes, equipment, vehicular traffic, actions of other people including, but not limited to, participants, volunteers, spectators, coaches, event officials, and event monitors, and/or producers of the event, and lack of hydration. These risks are not only inherent to participants, but are also present for volunteers. I hereby assume all of the risks of participating and/or volunteering in this event. I realize that liability may arise from negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons or entities being released, from dangerous or defective equipment or property owned, maintained or controlled by them or because of their possible liability without fault. I acknowledge that this Accident Waiver and Release of Liability form will be used by the event holders, sponsors and organizers, in which I may participate and that it will govern my actions and responsibilities at said events. In consideration of my application and permitting me to participate in this event, I hereby take action for myself, my executors, administrators, heirs, next of kin, successors, and assigns as follows: (A) Waive, Release and Discharge from any and all liability for my death, disability, personal injury, property damage, property theft or actions of any kind which may hereafter accrue to me including my traveling to and from this event, THE FOLLOWING ENTITIES OR PERSONS: Their directors, officers, employees, volunteers, representatives, and agents, the event holders, event sponsors, event volunteers; (B) Indemnify and Hold Harmless the entities or persons mentioned in this paragraph from any and all liabilities or claims made as a result of participation in this event, whether cause by the negligence of releases or otherwise. I hereby consent to receive medical treatment that may be deemed advisable in the event of injury, accident, and/or illness during this event. I understand that at this event or related activities, I may be photographed. I agree to allow my photo, video or film, likeness to be used for any legitimate purpose by the event holders, producers, sponsors, organizers and assigns. The Accident Waiver and Release of Liability shall be construed broadly to provide a release and waiver to the maximum extent permissible under applicable law. I hereby certify that I have read this document; and, I understand its content.

Step 4: Submit Payment

A $2,000 payment is required at the time of booking for scheduling a wedding venue, $500 of which is a refundable deposit to ensure the property is left in a clean and natural condition; you will receive a tax donation receipt letter for a $1,000 donation. The property will be inspected by the Land Trust after the gathering to determine, at its sole discretion, whether the deposit shall be refunded. If for any reason the ceremony is cancelled, there will be a $250 non-refundable administration fee. If the cancellation is within 24-hours of the ceremony, we are unable to offer any refund.

To make a reservation and payment, click on your venue choice below to add it to your cart. Then click on your cart in the upper righthand corner and complete the form included. Please feel free to contact us to discuss the location, timing, and other details of your special day.