15 featured reviews
Member Since: 1/1/2013
I cannot say enough fabulous things about the entire Granby Ranch setting and staff. We had a beautiful ceremony on top of Vista Ridge, and a lovely reception at Base Lodge. Throughout the planning process, Teresa was there to lend a helping hand and perfect suggestions. She was always prompt in her responses to questions, and was always so friendly and kind. I felt like she truly cared about making every detail of our wedding memorable and beautiful. On the day of the wedding, she calmly, seamlessly and professionally took care of everything, making any potentially stressful moment calm and easy. She was a true gem that I know is so hard to find in the wedding industry, and throughout the process of planning, I feel like she truly became a friend.
The venue is of course one of the most beautiful ones in Colorado. My guests continue to rave about the view from the vista, the mountains, the dramatic pictures, etc. Everyone loved getting to ride the chairlift up to the top. Even those with fear of hights thought it was the best experience ever.
The reception hall was also spectacular. The Granby Ranch staff was unbelievable. They were each so kind and helpful. They took care of every need without flinching, and were very accomodating. The food was also fantastic, and the chef did a remarkable job preparing the food and any specific requests that we had. We ordered a buffet with two different dinner options: 1)Chipotle Chicken and Peppers with Tortillas and a Mac and Cheese Bar (DELICIOUS Mac and Cheese), 2) Chicken in a Shallot Chardonnay Cream Sauce with Roasted Potatoes and fresh rolls and homemade butter. Both dishes were delicious and fresh, especially for serving 125 people. My guests were very happy with the meal, and many went back for seconds of the mac and cheese bar.
I truly cannot be happier with the way our Granby Ranch Wedding was out on. Thank you so much to Teresa, Chef Joe, and all the rest of the staff members for making our wedding truly memorable, easy and perfect.
Member Since: 4/22/2012
I cannot say anough great things about this positive gem in the Colorado Mountains. We wanted a mountain wedding and we got a fairytale instead! The view at the top of the mountain for the ceremony left everyone speechless and the food and overall atmosphere were fantastic. Teresa Hill is an amazing Amenity Coordinator there and she went above and beyond to make our wedding a dream come true! Granby offers the flexibility we were looking for and did I mention the VIEW!!
Member Since: 9/3/2012
I was married at Granby Ranch on September 15th with beautiful changing aspen trees and an amazing 180 degree view of mountains as the backdrop. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect day! Teresa and the Granby Ranch staff are absolutely phenomenal and were quick and patient to respond to all of my questions during our planning. I recommend this venue to anyone wanting a mountain wedding that guests will be talking about for a while because mine sure are!!
Member Since: 6/16/2005
We do many Grand County and mountain weddings and there is not a ceremony site in the state that can compare to what Granby Ranch offers. Teresa and the banquet and culinary teams are organized, capable, professional, and take great pride in taking care of their wedding couples as well as their families and guests. It is a pleasure working with them and a venue we highly recommend to our clients. They are flexible in creating menus and designing floor plans and making arrangements and are willing and excited to think outside the box. And the value for the level of quality of food and service is fantastic, especially for a mountain location. There are all sorts of condo and housing options as well as a swimming pool, golf, hiking and biking, winter sports in season, and full service restaurants within the community as well at a variety of price ranges making a weekend wedding and vacation getaway convenient and possible.
Member Since: 10/1/2012
Granby Ranch was a beautiful wedding site. Everyone loved it. Our Parents were super pleased, the guests all had a great time. Everyone keeps saying it was the best wedding they have ever attended. Teresa was great. The Food was great. Perfect wedding for us.
Thank you Pearl and Carlos.
Member Since: 11/23/2012
I don't know where to begin except with one word - Perfect! Everything about Granby Ranch led to the perfect wedding day! Granby Ranch now holds a special place in my heart and I can't thank them enough for the fond wedding memories I now have.
From my first email contact with Teresa I could tell she was super organized and upfront about everything. She was super sweet and emailed me a spreadsheet with exact costs of what it would be to hold our wedding at Granby Ranch. Not only was she incredibly caring, but she was so quick with her responses. I never had any issues with Teresa and her staff and they always worked to make our day unique to what we had in mind. I also love how cool, calm, and collected Teresa is. This may sound silly, but dealing with someone like Teresa will allow you to be more relaxed throughout the planning process and on the day of knowing she has everything under control. When confirming final details via email Teresa responded with nothing to worry about from here you are in good hands and she was totally correct in saying that. We didn't worry about a thing throughout the rehearsal and day of because we had complete trust in the staff. You will love this staff and ultimately not having to think about anything the day of will allow you more time to create lasting memories with the ones you love!
Everything else was superb as well. The view is spectacular! Our out of town guests loved their first lift ride up to the beautiful lookout. We had so many compliments on the view and our guests loved their time spent on the top of the mountain for the ceremony. Pictures up here are absolutely amazing as well!
Our food was delicious! The staff accommodated our all vegetarian menu request by impressing us with the options they came up with! Wait staff service the night of was great as well. They were very attentive to guest needs!
I loved having our wedding at Granby Ranch and would do it all over again! My best advice is to contact them immediately!
Member Since: 10/8/2011
After our first visit to Granby Ranch and meeting with Teresa, we knew this was the place for our wedding. Teresa was great to work with, and was available to answer any and all of questions. She was so patient with us as we deliberated all our details. The entire staff was incredible!! They were very attentive and got to know us and our families, which made our day even more special.
The view at the ceremony site was INCREDIBLE!!! Most of our guests were from the midwest, so it was great to be able to show off our "backyard." There were lots of guests who were hesitant to ride the lift up and down, but most agreed it was easy to get on and off.
After the ceremony we rode the lift down and got lots of cheers from the crowd as got back to the lodge. We had a warm welcome from Joe, the food and beverage manager, which made it a little more special for us. The chef did an amazing job and our guests were very please with our food choices. The reception was great with the fire pit lit for s'mores and the party on the deck was beautiful!
The staff was so genuine and made our day incredible special!! We would definitely recommend this venue to anyone who is looking for an outdoor ceremony with breath-taking views!
Nicole & Angela
Member Since: 1/26/2009
We had our winter wedding at Granby Ranch in February and it set the perfect tone for our entire wedding. Teresa, our main point of contact, was a joy to work with. She was amazingly responsive and answered all our questions usually within hours or 1 day max and she had some great suggestions to make our day extra special.
We are an outdoorsy couple and we fell in love with the view from the ceremony site at the top of Sol Vista (it is beyond phenomenal). Our friends and family thought we were crazy to have an outdoor wedding in the middle of winter, but once they got up there, absolutely everyone said it was such a magical place to get married. The chairlift was super easy to get on and off for our non skier and older guests and Teresa arranged for hot coffee and hot chocolate at the top to keep our guest warm. There is also a great yurt to hang out in before and after the ceremony for prepping and marriage certificate signing.
We had our reception at a different location so I can't speak for the dining services at Granby, but I would expect the same professionalism and service to carry over to that area as well
Member Since: 7/6/2011
Thank you Granby Ranch for amazing experience and adding to the best day of our lives. It’s taken me forever to write this review because I wanted to make sure that couples that are considering getting married here understand how perfect everything was. I don’t even know where to start. Every employee of Granby Ranch takes service to an unsurpassed level. From our email to the site tour, rehearsal dinner, to the wedding and to the reception and even after that our experience was more perfect then I could have ever imagined. The food; every one of my guest comment that this was the best food they have ever had at wedding! I give 5 stars all across the board. Second, the VIEW!!! You want that picture perfect wedding, this is the place! You can’t even understand the beauty of the ceremony site until you get to the top of the mountain and make your way through the aspen tree forest. All the sudden you see an opening and WOW. Two word description: Simply beautiful. I recommend Granby Ranch to any couple that would like to get married here! Thank you Teresa Hill, John, the amazing chef and the very dedicated staff from the bottom of our hearts for hosting one of the best days of our lives.
Kandace and Gavin
Member Since: 12/21/2011
I've been visiting the Winter Park valley for about 20 years and always dreamed of getting married out there. From the first time my fiance and I met Teresa and started touring the facility, we knew we had found something special. Not only the setting -- which, really, is out of the this world spectacular -- but in the service we received from Teresa and her staff. She bent over backwards to help us make sure every detail was set, from working with us to keep things in budget and still get to serve steak at the wedding to reconfiguring the room design to suggesting neat ideas to make the reception more unique (our guests loved the veggie shot glass passed appetizers, which was her idea). Living in NYC, I've met a lot of pushy people who try to up-sell something or not give you honest feedback and Teresa and her staff did nothing but the opposite. She understood our budget and told us if something would or wouldn't work, which was so refreshing.
If you're considering a mountain wedding look no place else. I promise you won't be disappointed by the views, the setting or the service.
Member Since: 2/11/2012
A big skier, I had never thought of visiting Granby Ranch. The small, 3 lift, family-focused resort hadn’t caught our attention. That is until my husband & I began looking at wedding venues in the mountains. That’s when we met Teresa who not only showed off the most amazing wedding site on top of a mountain, but showed us how we could make this work with our budget. Teresa is like the best friend you didn’t know you had. She gave us lots of advice on how to keep it simple, cost effective and painless.
Now, a month after our wedding, I can positively say to a bride looking for a natural, gorgeous, fun, accommodating wedding venue, Granby Ranch is your answer. The natural beauty of the ceremony site, the delicious food from Chef Joe, the friendly staff, the all inclusive package, the clean and new facilities, close lodging, EVERYTHING was PERFECT about this wedding site.
Member Since: 9/11/2011
We got married at Granby Ranch this September and were blown away by what this venue has to offer. We were blessed by a perfect Colorado mountain day that made the already gorgeous view even more stunning! Our guests loved riding the chair lift to the top of the ceremony site and could not stop raving about the location and breath taking views. The reception area is lovely as well, and you are able to add your own touch to the space to make it work with your wedding vision. Teresa is great to work with and was very understanding throughout the wedding planning process. I felt like we were in good hands and are looking forward to visiting Granby Ranch for years to come!
Member Since: 10/3/2011
My husband and I were married on 09/01/12 at Granby Ranch. If you are looking for a venue that sets yours apart from most other weddings you have been to I highly recommend Granby Ranch! The staff is amazing, more specifically Teresa and Joe. They take a great deal of stress off of you and you actually feel like you have established a friendship as opposed to it being completely business. Our guests raved about the beauty of the location, the friendliness of the staff, and the food. We had an amazing experience and were actually sad to drive away from Granby when it was all over. We plan on returning to Granby Ranch any chance we get for a weekend getaway!
Member Since: 9/13/2011
Granby Ranch was a beautiful site for our wedding. All of the guests loved the chair lift ride, and the view from Vista Ridge is unparalleled!
Member Since: 8/25/2011
We enjoyed every aspect of our wedding! From the chairlift up and down to the dancing during the reception. We worked with Teresa and she was very polite and always willing to meet with us and help us out with the smallest details :) The ceremony site at the top of the hill was absolutely breath-taking. They did everything in their power to make sure our day was stress-free and perfect! I highly recommend this venue!
Mountaintop Weddings at Granby Ranch, Colorado
Have the mountaintop ceremony you have always envisioned just minutes from Winter Park, CO. Your guests will ride the chairlift to the magnificent summit of Vista Ridge for your ceremony, surrounded by the peaks of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, tucked away in an aspen grove.
- Price Range: $$
- Outdoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Indoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Outdoor Reception Area: Yes
- On the Water: No
- Tented Area: No
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Onsite Catering: Yes
- Outside Caterers Allowed: No
- Kosher Available: No
- Liquor License: Yes
- Onsite Overnight Accommodations: Yes
- Onsite Parking: Yes
- Valet Parking: No
- Onsite Wedding Consultant: No
- Liability Insurance: No
- Site Fee: Yes
- Capacity: Up to 250
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Country Club, Unusual/Alternative, Restaurant
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013