There is something truly remarkable about the place we live. We suspect you have felt it. It goes beyond the splendor of our majestic valley. It is a feeling, a connection, an inclination of the great divine, however one defines it. This presence and/or feeling, combined with our welcoming down to earth charm, makes many who visit here feel like Buena Vista, Colorado is home.
We think this is why over the last several years our town has been discovered and embraced by one and all. Buena Vista is fast becoming one of the most desirable places to hold a mountain wedding, an elopement, or renew ones vows.
“We are situated in the ‘Heart of the Rockies’ with twelve towering ‘Fourteeners’ and countless other peaks, creeks, and crags which draw people from all over the world to this hidden mountain gem. Winding like a glimmering ribbon, the Arkansas River is the pulse of this breathtaking landscape. It invites us and our loved ones to slow down and relax, or dive in for some adventurous fun,” says Heather Barron, Officiant of Luminous Ceremonies. Luminous Ceremonies is one of the many talented professionals and new businesses who offer their expertise and services focused on weddings and special events.
The Buena Vista area has 83% public lands creating endless possibilities for a wedding location and beautiful photos! Plus, we have numerous new indoor & outdoor venues available for an intimate ceremony to all-inclusive resorts and lodges for larger weddings.
The Buena Vista, Colorado Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center has put together a guide that enables one to tap into our amazing network of creative, and experienced wedding experts, and our numerous special event venues. This guide was inspired by the amazing works of five photographers who live in our valley showcasing their stunning works (shown on our Facebook page). Many of these photographers are featured in publications nationally and statewide.
Wedding Wire recently released their 2016 survey that stated, “50% of wedding planning is done on smart phones or tablets.” With this in mind, we also created a special wedding page on our website with links and downloads of all of our experts and venues to make it easy for anyone to create their special day or event in our exceptional place. Please visit www.BuenaVistaColorado.org/Weddings-Venues to see how you can create your own celebration of love in the “Heart of the Rockies.”
By Jamie Hagen, Marketing Specialist at Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center