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YOUR WEDDING YOUR WAY
DESTINATION WEDDINGS FOR 40 TO 140
The Silverpick Lodge is very popular for both local and destination weddings and was named best venue in Southwest Colorado by the Knot in 2010. It offers a unique mix of convenience, value, versatility and style that combine to make weddings at the Lodge a celebration customized to you, your guests... and your budget. Weddings at the Silverpick Lodge offer you a once in a lifetime opportunity to mix and mingle with the people you hold dearest for an entire weekend.
The Lodge sleeps up to 48 people in 13 bedrooms all with private baths, feather beds and goose down comforters. Also included are a game room, a breakfast room, hot tubs, saunas, a fire pit, hiking trails and the Sow's Ear, a spectacular restaurant with seating for up to 120. In addition, our family room, the Columbine Room, includes a complete kitchen with pots, pans, plates, glassware, utensils, tables and chairs for sixty.
Twenty adjacent one, two and three bedroom condominiums sleep another 100 guests. Guests staying in condos recieve a 10% discount when you Rent the Lodge. More details are available when you follow this link to our Rent the Lodge page: http://www.silverpicklodge.com/vacation-rental-home.asp?PageDataID=20957 .
Our amenities ensure that your guests will feel very comfortable and have plenty to do. The game room, Columbine Room and fire pit are adjacent to each other and situated on the ground floor overlooking the West Needle Mountains. They combine to make an ideal space to host your own reception or to have the Sow's Ear cater a rehearsal BBQ or buffet. We even have a portable dance floor available if you want to shake a leg or two.
The spa attracts lots of interest from wedding guests. With two hot tubs, a steam room and sauna, it is a great place to wind down after a hard day of hanging out with your nearest and dearest. When you Rent the Lodge you are free to utilize spa amenities around the clock. On wedding days the spa is often used by ladies in the bridal party for doing hair, make up and dressing.
Once you've dressed, there are two ceremoney sites within walking distance. The hundred year old aspens in our Park form a perfect canopy for exchanging vows. Just a few steps further lies the Marraige Meadow, a large field bordered by aspen groves, nestled under the towering Hermosa Cliffs and surrounded by spectacular views of the Rockies.
Additionally, there are four sites nearby located on the National Forest: Lime Creek Meadow, Engineer Mountain Meadow, Haviland Lake and Andrews Lake. Each has it's own charms and only require a small use fee. We've provided additional pictures of wedding sites on our Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=26688&id=111932422182161&saved
Finally comes the reception. There is no prettier place in Southwestern Colorado than the Sow's Ear. And no better food. Chef George Mehaffie has been preparing wedding feasts for 20 years and you will agree with guest after guest after guest who have said it over and over and over. The Chef will prepare any type of food you like. He has custom cooked everything from mexican buffets to five course gourmet as well as favorite family recipies and wild game. He offers sample menus on his web site at: http://sowseardurango.com/food/banquet-menu
Need a recommendation for a cake designer? We're glad to help out. There are serveral talented pastry chefs plying their trade in the Durango area and we can put you in touch with the very best. Same goes for DJs. And florists. Or if you'd like a little more help we'll introduce you to the finest wedding planners in the area.
The Sow's Ear seats up to 120 guests in the dining room and can accommodate another 30 in the lounge. The lounge is just right for a cocktail party while you are taking pictures and makes for a great dance floor afterwards. And one other thing, when you Rent the Lodge, you can party in the Sow's Ear as long as you like... and there is no drive home, just a short walk to your room.
The entire Lodge rents for $1800 to $2400 per night depending on the season. There is generally a 2 night minimum. You can book extra nights for just half price. There is no site fee to use the Park or the Marriage Meadow for your ceremony. In case of inclement weather the Lobby is available as a back up at no charge. We also have 120 white folding chairs available for use at no charge on site and $3 per chair off the property.
When you decide on the Silverpick we will customize payment options to fit your situation. If you chose you can have your guests pay for their accommodations individually sharply reducing or even eliminating the cost of holding your celebration at the Lodge.
The Sow's Ear charges a minimum of $3500 to $5000 to close to the public for a wedding and all monies are creditied towords food, beverage, tax and gratuity. Linens, servers, cake cutters, set up and clean up are included at no cost. Sow's Ear will also cater rehearsal dinner buffets and wedding buffets in the Columbine Room on a per person rate with no minimum. There are no hidden charges for linens.
If you're just too busy to do it all we'll even hire the DJ, order the cake and choose the flowers, whatever you need, for cost plus 20%.
If you prefer, you are welcome to provide your own food and drink and prepare it in the Columbine Room. You may purchase ready made food and serve it as well. However, you may not hire any professional caterer other than the Sow's Ear.
What do guests say about weddings at the Lodge? Here are just a few quotes from Trip Advisor:
"It was all magical, and we thank Chris and his crew for their help and organization in preparing the sites and making our guests feel at home."
"The Silverpick was a perfect wedding spot with beautiful grounds and a very nice lodge. Our condo had everything we needed and was very clean and comfortable. The Sows Ear restaurant served excellent food for the wedding reception."
"The accomidations were top notch! We had the run of the lodge from Friday afternoon to Monday morning and I must say that everything was perfect! The staff went above and beyond what I had expected and were very polite, professional, and personable."
"We were married here in 2006 and everything was magical. The staff helped us make every detail of our wedding perfect and easy, like it should be."
Couples come from all over the world to get married at the Silverpick. Every wedding at the Lodge is as different as each bride and groom. We are flexible and offer a variety of options from which to choose. You can even come up, excahnge vows and spend the weekend fishing...and don't think it hasn't happened! We are the wedding pros and we''ll do everything we can to make your day the way you want it. Want to ride in on bikes? Hot tub till dawn? Need a wedding wizard? We'll help make your dreams come true.
We recommend that you interview several vendors to find the ones with which you are most comfortable.
Below is a list of professionals who have done good work at the Lodge and have been recommended by their clients.
Ben Eng Photography www.benengphotography.com
Illuminarts Photography http://www.illuminartsphoto.com
Durango Party Rental www.durangopartyrental.com
Celebrations Wedding Planning www.theeventpro.com
Mr Soul Entertainment (DJ) www.mrsoulentertainment.com
Occasions Bridial and Event Boutique http://www.occasionsdurango.com