Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch

reviewer's rating ★★★★★

In Short Absolutely amazing. A dream wedding location with five-star service and the most memorable ambiance.

To Elaborate We were having a large destination wedding in Beaver, Creek and there are only so many venues that could accommodate over 200 guests. One of my first dates and earliest, favorite memories with my husband was when we were first dating - he invited me to ski with his friends over the New Year in Colorado and we took a break for burgers and bloody marys at this hotel - it blew me away from the first moment I saw it. It looks like a gorgeous, fancy, rustic log cabin and is located directly in front of the chair lift. There is nothing stuffy about it - everyone is there to have a great time.

One of the stresses of a destination wedding is making sure your guests are happy with their trip overall, but this hotel is so amazing I didn't worry too much! We got married the second to last weekend of ski season so The Ritz was able to give us such an incredible room block rate that 80% of our guests were able to stay in the same place which made our wedding so much more fun. Non-skiers loved doing the spa, the outdoor fire pits have live music and an amazing mountain atmosphere, and skiers have it made - they have ski-in, ski-out access. It made me feel so proud to host everyone in Beaver Creek knowing they would be so well taken care of and entertained at this property.

Jennifer Pomerantz was our point of contact and she was extremely attentive, and genuinely wanted to make us happy. We threw a good amount of specific questions and special requests her way and there was nothing she didn't try to accommodate.

We didn't love the choices for our menu tasting so we asked if they would do a menu from their new, enormous outdoor smoker and they did: Smoked Chicken and Pork. It was still fairly elegant and SO delicious. 

The only cons are the ballroom is a ballroom... I didn't like their round tables and chairs, and we had to spend a lot on rental furniture, decor and uplighting to get it to a place where we felt like it was "ours." But with the right investment and choices, the room looks absolutely gorgeous. We also hosted an outdoor lunch on Sunday and were surprised by the bill - they counted more guests than I thought could have possibly attended, which left a little bit of a negative feeling, so be very clear about your budget for every single component of your wedding. I was so exhausted by Sunday and so happy with everything that I didn't have the energy to question it too much.

Overall, this wedding venue is a dream and we were beyond thrilled!

Wedding Date April, 2016

By Alexandra S.

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Posted on October 30, 2016 and filed under venue.