It’s our third and final day from Aspen, CO where summer is the perfect time for a mountain destination wedding with all Mother Nature has to offer (including perfect weather to say I do in the outdoors). Last month with a visit to The Little Nell, Aspen’s only five star, five diamond and ski-in and ski-out property, we were lucky enough to take some time to explore the region and get our feet wet – literally.
The Little Nell has an on-site adventure center to plan excursions and activities for your wedding group – everything from guided hikes to horseback rides and even fly fishing which we partook in! They treated us like royalty, whisking us from one beautifully tucked away spot to the next. If you’re hosting a mountain wedding, half the fun is exploring the mountains so be sure to pack an itinerary that shows off your location! Or at the very least, share all the sites and ideas in your welcome materials for guests to enjoy on their own downtime.
Surprisingly, learning to fly fish wasn’t as frustrating as I expected – we had great guides and the stocked ponds certainly helped! A fun team bonding experience for new families coming together if you’re looking to break the ice with a group of all ages!
Another, more fast-paced adventure that Aspen offers is white water rafting. Now this is a rush! Perhaps better suited for your younger wedding guests, this is one of those activities you’ll remember for a lifetime!
Blazing Adventures took us down the river before finishing our day with lunch. With the late snow fall this year, the river is especially high and fast for all your thrill seeking groomsmen out there!
If you need a great off property activity after the great outdoors, check out Woody Creek Distillers – with a bar/restaurant and distillery on-site, you’ll learn about how they make their vodka, while you get to enjoy it! A fun and casual place for a post-wedding brunch or even welcome reception before the big day for an intimate group.
From great indoor entertaining to outdoor adventure activities, five star hotel accommodations, fabulous food and entertainment, and of course sun and snow – Aspen really has it all for your destination I do!
Destination Wedding Photographer: Scott Clark Photo
Wedding Professionals: Special Event Location + Cocktails: Woody Creek Distillery, Lunch Catering: The Little Nell, Fly Fishing Tour: The Little Nell Adventure Center, Rafting Tour Company: Blazing Adventures, Flowers: Aspen Branch