Weddings at Aspen
We are pleased that you are considering the Aspen Chapel for one of the most significant occasions in your life. Each wedding is unique and we strive to make your ceremony both a joyful and and spiritual celebration!
We typically use a Christian Wedding based upon the service of the Episcopal Church, however other wedding services are available on request.
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The Aspen Chapel is an interfaith chapel. Our weddings are always spiritual in nature. The wedding includes an invocation of God’s spirit, scripture readings, homily, prayer and benediction along with the vows of marriage. To provide spiritual integrity, only ordained and full-time clergy may perform services. We can provide clergy or we will work with your Chapel approved clergy in planning your ceremony.
Interfaith Marriage Ceremonies
Interfaith marriage services performed by an ordained priest, minister or rabbi are permitted at the Chapel, which consists of both a Christian and a Jewish community. The Chapel’s Christian ministers can provide guidance in structuring interfaith weddings. Such ceremonies are styled after similar beliefs or a combination of both traditions.
A more personal and meaningful wedding occurs when you meet with the minister. This meeting is an opportunity to become acquainted, develop a rapport and discuss your marriage service. Most clergy have a variety of services from which to choose. You may also wish to include your own readings, poems, scripture passages or personal vows.
Chapel Staff Support
We will schedule adequate time and space on either side of your wedding for floral arrangements, changing clothes, photography and the receiving line.
Our staff wishes to serve you by providing suggestions and referrals on all aspects of a wedding in Aspen. We can direct you with lodging, receptions, photography, flowers, transportation and music.
Wedding ceremonies are held in the Chapel Sanctuary. It is designed to feel comfortable with groups of any size, whether it is a wedding with only the bride and groom or with many guests. The Sanctuary comfortably seats up to 175 people in movable chairs. Maximum seating is 300 people. The Chapel provides two candelabras with candles. A classroom is available for bridal dressing. Reception space is available in the Chapel Art Gallery or the Garden for an additional charge. Our kitchen is available for your caterer. Wine and champagne are permitted, but not an open bar.
If you prefer to have your ceremony outside, the Chapel Garden offers a lovely private setting. The Chapel Sanctuary is a convenient back-up in the event of inclement weather. The garden seats a maximum of 120 people and chair rental is necessary.
Weddings in Other Locations
The Aspen Chapel accommodates spiritual weddings throughout Aspen. For outside weddings, a backup location is necessary in case of inclement weather. The Chapel can be scheduled for this purpose. Please refer to the requested contribution list for reserving the Chapel in case of inclement weather.
Our Juilliard trained Music Director is an excellent resource for all music at your wedding. We can supply vocalists and instrumentalists for you. All selections of music, whether classical or contemporary, must be approved by our music director. The Chapel houses a 24-rank Moeller pipe organ and a 7-foot Baldwin grand piano. Our Music Director is also available to assist with coordinating musicians for weddings in other locations.
Due to the sacredness of the wedding service, as well as a courtesy to the couple and guests, photography is limited to two photographers and two videographers during the actual wedding ceremony.
We asked that no rice, glitter, birdseed or flower petals be thrown before, during or after the ceremony.
All weddings coordinated by the Aspen Chapel require a marriage license issued by the State of Colorado. Please contact the Pitkin County Clerk and Recorder at 970.920.5180 or any other Colorado county clerk and recorder to obtain your license.
Deposit & Contributions
Wedding dates can be secured in person or over the phone. We require a non refundable deposit of $250 as well as a credit card number within one week of the reservation.
The balance is due 30 days prior to your wedding. Only one payment to the Aspen Chapel (inclusive of Chapel, clergy and music) is necessary. If you have not submitted your full remittance by the time of your wedding, we will bill your credit card.
The Chapel is a non-profit religious organization. Requested contributions reflect the fact that we are not supported by a permanent membership.
As you consider the arrangements of your wedding, please don’t hesitate to phone us with any questions you might have regarding your Chapel ceremony. We wish you the best as you plan your wedding.
Requested Contributions for Weddings
Aspen Chapel Sanctuary and Garden
Up to 10 people $250
Up to 50 people $500
Up to 100 people $750
Up to 200 people $1,000
Up to 300 people $1,250
Weddings at the Chapel $350
Weddings Away from the Chapel
Up to 10 people $450
Up to 100 people $550
Over 100 people $650
Organist and Pianist $250
Vocalist or Instrumentalist $200
Attendance at rehearsal $100
If you are planning an outdoor wedding, you may reserve the Chapel as a backup in case of inclement weather. If the Chapel is used as the location for your wedding, the backup fee will be credited toward the toal cost.
Live Broadcast $750
Extra preparation and management per hour $100
Inclement Weather Contingency $500
It is our wish to make your wedding a joyful and meaningful occasion!