It's all about you!
Your wedding, your family, your friends, your way.
It will be beautiful and everything you want it to be.
And it will end like this:
Your destination wedding at the Silverpick offers you and your guests natural elegance and mountain comfort for an entire weekend of conviviality and celebration. No driving and no hurry, just good times with those you love the best. A Silverpick Wedding is easy to plan because everything is in one place....in the heart of the magnificent Colorado Rockies. We'll help you when you need it and get out of your way when you don't. We offer a unique mix of convenience, value, versatility and style that combine to make a celebration customized to you, your guests... and your budget.
The Silverpick Lodge sleeps up to 48 people in 13 bedrooms all with private baths, feather beds and goose down comforters. Twenty adjacent one, two and three bedroom condominiums sleep another 100 guests.
Wake up to complimentary Coffee and Bagels in the Breakfast Club. Or cook your own! The entire lodge is yours to use as you see fit.
When you're not primping for the ceremony, hang out in the game room, the breakfast room, the hot tubs, sauna, by the fire pit or on our private hiking trails.
The Columbine Room, includes a complete kitchen with pots, pans, plates, glassware, utensils, tables and chairs for eighty. You can squeeze in another 40 easily enough. It is a popular venue for welcome/rehearsal dinners, brunches and after parties. You can cook your own meals here or the Sow's Ear will cater one for you. An added bonus is the ability to bring in your own liquor or keg. And we even supply the kegerator.
The Columbine Room is adjacent to the patio on one side and the game room and TV room on the other providing you with a massive indoor/outdoor party space 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.
The spa attracts lots of interest from wedding guests. With three 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. You are free to utilize spa amenities around the clock. And on the Day Of the spa is often used by the ladies for make up and dressing. Check the Vendor list below for salons that'll come up to the lodge to you.
The hundred year old aspens soar upward to form a perfect canopy for exchanging vows.
There are four additional sites nearby 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. Get ready to party.
Chef George Mehaffie has been preparing wedding feasts for 20 years and you will agree with guest after guest who have said over and ove?r that, "There's no better place than the Sow's Ear." Just tell us what you want and George will make it happen. He'll sit down with you and guide you through the planning process and even prepare a tasting menu exclusively for you.
The Sow's Ear seats up to 118 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. When you Rent the Lodge, you can party in the Sow's Ear till 2 am... and there is no drive home, just a short walk to your room.
The entire Lodge rents for $2000 to $3000 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 for chair set up. 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 you. Get the Lodge and ceremony site for FREE when, as is customary, your guests pay for their own accommodations .
The Sow's Ear requires a minimum spend of $4000 to $5000 to close to the public for a wedding and all monies are credited towards 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... or anything else.
Couples come from all over the world to get married at the Silverpick. Every wedding at the Lodge is as unique as each couple. We are flexible and offer a variety of options from which to choose. 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.
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%.
What do guests say about weddings at the Lodge?
"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 accommodations 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."
Plenty more where these came from on Trip Advisor for both the Lodge and the Sow's Ear.
Need a recommendation for a cake designer? We're glad to help out. There are several 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.
We suggest that you interview several vendors to find the ones with the best fit.
Below is a list of professionals who have done good work at the Lodge and have been recommended by their clients.
Hair Fusion http://www.hairfusiondurango.com
Daisy's Salon 970.259.2121
Skillfully Decadent Desserts http://skillfullydecadent.com
Sow's Ear www.sowseardurango.com
Celebrations Wedding Planning www.theeventpro.com
Mr Soul Entertainment (DJ) www.mrsoulentertainment.com
Durango DJ & Audio www.durangodj.com
?Aiko Aiko Sound http://AikioAikioSound.com
April's Garden www.durangoflorist.com
Wildwoods Fine Flowers www.stores.wildwoodfineflowers.com
Chessa Gill 970.749.6859
Lisa Smith 970.759.1241
Cheri Kelly 970.749.6901
Norman Elizondo 970.759.5526
Flash Me Photo Booth www.flashmephoto.com
Allison Ragsdale Photography allisonragsdalephotography.com
Ben Eng Photography benengphotography.com
Illuminarts Photography illuminartsphoto.com
Karen Skelly Photography karenskellyphoto.com
Pine Valley Rental 970.884.0338
Durango Party Rental www.durangopartyrental.com
Serious Texas BBQ www.serioustexasbbq.com
Zia Taqueria www.ziataqueria.com
Paint the Dog Productions www.paintthedog.com