Destination Weddings in Durango at the Silverpick Lodge

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:

Or this:

Or this:

Your destination wedding at the Silverpick offers you and your guests natural elegance and mountain comfort for an entire weekend of friendship 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 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.   

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The Silverpick Lodge sleeps up to 48 people in 13 bedrooms all with private baths, feather beds and goose down comforters. Ten adjacent one, two and three bedroom condominiums sleep another 50 guests.  

Wake up to complimentary Coffee and Bagels. Or cook your own! The entire lodge is yours to use as you see fit.

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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 80 guests. You can squeeze in another 20 guests 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 Twilight Peaks.  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. 

With three hot tubs, a steam room and sauna, the spa is a great place to wind down.  You are free to utilize spa amenities around the clock. And on the Day Of the spa is often used by the ladies for styling, make up and dressing. Check the Vendor List below for a list of experts who'll come up to the lodge to cater to your every whim.

The hundred year old aspens soar upward to form a perfect canopy for exchanging vows. 

During 2019 you may choose to host your wedding in the meadow south of the lodge for an additional $500 fee.

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Finally comes the reception. Get ready to party.  


The chefs at the Sow's Ear have been preparing wedding feasts for 20 years and you will agree with our guests who say that, "There's no better place than the Sow's Ear." Just tell us what you want and we'll will make it happen.  We'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 lobby is just right for a cocktail party while you are taking pictures. 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.

Helping Hands Wedding Assistant

Let us help you out! The Silverpick Lodge offers you the opportunity to engage a personal on site wedding assistant to help you take your celebration to the next level. He’ll be here to do all the things you don’t have time to do yourself.

*He will answer your questions, direct you where you need to go, find what you need and do what you ask.
*He’s a “Man with a Van” and will pick up or drop off folks at the airport, run errands to town or take a group of your guests on a tour   of the Rocky Mountains or local brew pubs.
*He’ll greet your Vendors, direct them to where they need to go and to help them set up.
*He’ll help set up and clean up parties in the Columbine Room, on the Patio or in the Park.
*He’ll help you resolve unforeseen issues that might arise.
*He’ll point you to local resources to get what you want.
*He’ll remove trash.
*He’ll fetch ice and other necessities.
*He’ll light the grills and set up the fire pit.
*He’ll bartend or set up and serve a buffet.
*He’ll help assemble and disperse Guests Bags
*He’ll return rented items.
*He will help you with anything he can while you are on site at the Silverpick Lodge.

Your Personal Wedding Assistant will make an initial contact with you by phone to discuss the scope of services. He’ll be here to great you when you arrive so you can discuss the details then or whenever convenient for you.

$1000 for 16 hours of knowledge, energy and enthusiasm. That works out to two days, 8 hours a day. Or three days, two 4 hour days and one 8 hour day. Extra time is billed at at $60 per hour.

Destination  Silverpick

The entire Lodge rents for $2000 to $4000 per night depending on the day of the week and the season. There is generally a 2 night minimum. 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 $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 from all over the world come to Silverpick in Durango for their destination weddings. 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. 

Get more in depth information on renting the Lodge for your wedding here:


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."

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