Average Base Cost: $42,000
Average base cost for a wedding at Winter Park Resort’s Lunch Rock is calculated by figuring a 125–person guest list on a Saturday night with a food/beverage cost of $125/pp. Transportation to venue, entertainment, decorations, additional rentals, valet, DJ, and photography are not included. Average price includes gratuity and state sales tax. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand.
*Prices subject to change
How it breaks down:
Facility Rental Fee:
Sunday – Thursday: $6,500
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- Transportation to and from the venue
- Use of the venue for up to 5 hours
- Outdoor ceremony site with chairs (inside rain back-up site if needed at venue)
- Reception site with tables/chairs/white or ivory linens
- All flatware/glasses/silverware, etc.
- Full staff of servers/bartenders/EMT on site day-of
- Wedding coordinator for pre-planning and day-of coordinating
- 1 hour rehearsal time the day before
- Set-up and strike time in addition to the 5 hours of venue rental
*Note: There’s a 20% service charge on food and beverages, a 11.2% tax, and a 1.5% Sales Assessment.
Extras: Additional time can be purchased for $1,200 per hour.
Food/Beverage: No outside vendors for food or drinks, unless it’s dessert. The venue offers four passed appetizers, salad and entree at $75 per person. The bar packages range from $42 – $62 per person.
- Lunch Rock Caesar: Gem lettuce, shaved parmesan, chick pea croutons
- Plated Dinner: Surf & Turf: Seared filet mignon and smoked almond encrusted salmon with sweet bourbon glaze. Served with smashed baby potatoes and styrian gold seared asparagus.
Space Type: The venue, located at 11,200 feet on top of the Mary Jane Mountain, offers both indoor and outdoor space. Ceremonies are typically set on the outdoor patio, with the indoor space as a back-up. What often follows is a cocktail hour that flows inside and out. Then, dinner and dancing is held indoors.
Size: Minimum of 50 people and a maximum of 150 people
Bridal Suite: Yes, for an additional $1,500. It’s located at the base of the mountain, can accommodate up to 15 guests and is available from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Parking: There’s free parking in the village all summer. Guests will access Lunch Rock via a gondola, and buses will be provided by Winter Park Resort.
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Food Service Type: Plated dinner
How Will Grandma Get There? Winter Park Resort offers a 5% wedding discount on all three of their properties located in the base village: The Vintage Hotel, The Zephyr Mountain Lodge and Fraser Crossing/Founders Point condos. Most of the hotels in the area are 2-3 stars. The city of Denver is just a little over an hour away by car, and Denver International airport is around 2 hours away from the venue.
Party On! Events can be extended to 11:30 p.m. at the latest.
Important Note: The resort has a preferred vendor list, but any are welcome.
Winter Park is the closest major mountain destination to Denver, and offers access to 765,000 acres of public land and 3,000 acres of skiable terrain. Lunch Rock is the resort’s newest venue, located at 11,200 feet on top of the Mary Jane Mountain. Views of the Continental Divide are available throughout the space, which combines industrial design and rustic details.
Woman Getting Married Says:
Colorado will always be one of our favorite destination wedding venues. It’s gorgeous year-round with 4 distinct seasons, and the hotel and venue options are some of the best we’ve seen. While Vail and Aspen boast some of the state’s poshest ski areas, we’re also fans of more local ski resorts such as Winter Park. This is where most Denver locals go to ski, which means it’s perfect for CO couples looking for an easy mountain escape. While the venue rental fee is on the higher side it’s include A LOT, so keep that in mind when comparing it to other lesser venues. All-in-all this a great option for those looking for a rustic yet thoroughly modern Colorado wedding venue that will help you with every detail.