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weddings / special events Who Needs Decorations when You’ve Got Mother Nature? The snowcapped mountains and a sparkling lake offer a naturally stunning backdrop for your dream wedding, anytime of year, in and around the historic village of Grand Lake. This remarkable setting is a perfect place to celebrate your special occasion with family and friends. As an added benefit, Grand Lake is just 67 miles from Denver and Colorado’s location in the center of the United States means a maximum travel time of four hours from anywhere in the country. A stone’s throw from where deer and antelope roam, the mountain splendor of Grand Lake provides a uniquely romantic and memorable wedding experience. A variety of locations means choices. Choose from mountainsides, lakesides, hotels, restaurants, historic lodges, dude ranches, barns, and a scenic golf course. There are countless venue choices so that you can match it to your personal style. This historic town with its wooden sidewalks and Old West-style storefronts includes picturesque family-run businesses, a variety of restaurants with catering abilities, lodging, and charming shops. Because your wedding day is an intimate reflection of your love, distinctive reception sites and accommodations will provide the ideal atmosphere for your special day. Destination weddings are affordable, beautiful and are as enjoyable for guests as they are for the bride and groom. While destination weddings are a great choice, it helps to get assistance from the talented locals who know the ins and outs of the community. Check out this website for a list of vendors to help you plan: www.grandlakechamber.com. essentials Book Early! Grand Lake is a very popular destination in the summer, not only for weddings but also for family reunions and vacationers. To ensure your ideal location, plan and book early. Consider the Weather This is Colorado, known for deep blue skies and 300 days of sunshine. However, changing weather and afternoon thunderstorms can happen suddenly and more often than not, move out as quickly as they came. Always have a backup plan in case of inclement weather, such as a tent or indoor alternative. Who Can Marry You? The officiate does not need special licensing to conduct a wedding in the State of Colorado; however, state and county marriage-license requirements often change. It is important that you verify all information with the local marriage-license office or county clerk before making any wedding plans. Grand Lake is located in Grand County, Colorado. A marriage license can also be obtained at the County Courthouse in Hot Sulphur Springs, 30 minutes away. www.usmarriagelaws. com/search/united_states/colorado. Marriage in the Park Ceremonies in Rocky Mountain National Park are authorized 24 2 0 1 5 G R A N D L A K E G U E S T G U I D E ®


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