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Venues in Buena Vista, CO,
(719) 966-7048

About Us

Inspired by the understated elegance of European hotels and the spectacular natural beauty of our home in the Rocky Mountains, Surf Hotel's unique perspective and location offer guests a sense of luxury without pretension. Constructed in 2018, the elegant, timeless, and beautifully decorated Surf Hotel & Chateau offers endless stunning backdrops for your wedding day photography. No matter the style or format of your wedding, our hospitality begins in the planning process, as we help you curate your unique vision for a day (or several days) of mountain town elegance.

Facilities and Capacity

Beyond breathtaking views, stylish guest rooms and the vibrant community just steps from our door, the brand new Surf Hotel’s amenities and services provide a number of unique options for your special celebration. From a charming ground floor lobby bar to the Ivy Ballroom's spectacular outdoor courtyard and riverfront patio, our spaces were designed to adapt to a wide range of events. In addition to a wedding venue - the Surf Hotel is also a concert venue, hosting top-name talent regularly. We know how to have fun here - and our specialty is non traditional weddings. Weddings of all sizes are welcome. For intimate weddings of less than 35, we have our beautiful private dining room at Wesley & Rose. The Ivy Ballroom can accommodate up to 150 guests for a seated dinner reception, or 200 guests by utilizing the tented outdoor courtyard.

Services & Location

Surf Hotel & Chateau's inclusive wedding packages make it easy for any couple to plan a destination wedding. Conveniently located in the quaint mountain town of Buena Vista, Colorado; a beautiful 2-hour drive from the Front Range, at the base of the Collegiate Peaks, on the banks of the Arkansas River—just far enough away from it all. Endless outdoor activities, natural hot springs, and 300 days of sunshine await you and your guests in one of Colorado's best hidden mountain towns.

Ivy Ballroom Wedding Packages Include:

  • Outdoor ceremony in one of three outdoor locations (includes ceremony chairs, sound system, setup, and breakdown)
  • 5 hours of staffed event time with exclusive use of the Ivy Ballroom, private courtyard, and riverfront patio
  • Venue Coordinator dedicated to assisting with day-of logistics, scheduling and menu planning
  • Tables, chairs, place settings
  • Linens - choice of black, white, or Ivory
  • Napkins & Overlays - in a variety of colors
  • All necessary wait & bar staff
  • Event setup and take-down.
  • A Menu Tasting for two
  • A discounted room block for your out of town guests
  • Subject to availability, the Hotel room of Guest’s choice for two nights (to be used as bridal preparation room)
  • Groom's Quarters (spa wing)
  • Custom Uplighting
  • Sound System for a DJ or live band

Cuisine

Surf Hotel & Chateau features farm to table focused catering from Wesley & Rose. Couples and their guests can dine on freshly baked bread, grass-fed Colorado beef, and locally sourced produce, all of which is handcrafted by a team of culinary professionals. With an inviting lobby bar, a private dining room, and an adjoining patio, Wesley and Rose is also perfect for gatherings before and after your wedding day celebration.


Mallory

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  • The Surf Hotel is stunning and the restaurant is delicious. However the event planning turned us away entirely and we ultimately chose another venue. MAKE SURE YOU TRIPLE CHECK THAT THERE ARE ACTUALLY ROOMS AND EVENT SPACES AVAILABLE BEFORE SIGNING. Just because your day is available, it doesn’t mean there are guest rooms or even event spaces for other events on your weekend. The event planner did not disclose to me that the weekend leading up to my wedding was entirely booked - no guest rooms or event spaces for a rehearsal dinner available. She knew we wanted to host the rehearsal dinner at the Surf and failed to mention that every room was already booked - another couple bought out the entire hotel for their wedding, effectively barring anyone else from hosting an event that weekend or staying at the Surf. Keep in mind, Surf Hotel packages also include a two night stay, assumedly the night before and night of the wedding. The planner did not show any empathy or sympathy for my fru... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    Hi Mallory, I am so sorry that having your wedding here at the Surf Hotel didn't work out. We would have loved to host, and I'm truly apologetic if you feel that you have been misled in any way. As explained in our literature, use of the private dining room for rehearsal dinners/additional events is always subject to availability. Room blocks are also subject to availability. We often host multiple events in a single weekend, and the space was tentatively held for you for Sunday evening only. This was explained in the emails and phone calls I sent to you which went unanswered. I offered you numerous alternatives - a one night room block, additional dates, hotel stay for the day of and day after your wedding.. Nothing was ever "blamed on the pandemic," but rather I explained that the hotel is required to follow certain rules for reopening, and that includes being as contactless with guests as possible. We are doing our best to navigate the pandemic situation and keep our guests and employees safe. Again, I am truly sorry that things didn't work out and we wish you all the best with wedding planning and all of your future endeavors. Sincerely, Rachael G

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

    Yes

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

    $ 4.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

    $ 500.00

    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

    Yes

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

    $ 500.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

    $ 500.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, Clean Up, Flatware, Glassware, Lighting/Sound, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables

    Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

    Server(s)

    What is the starting price per person for bar service?

    $ 35.00

    Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

    Bartender(s), House Beer, House Wine, Open Bar

    What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

    300

    What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

    20

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

    2

    Describe your venue

    Ballroom, Hotel, Inn/B&B, Restaurant, Waterfront

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    Accommodations, All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Pet Friendly, Set Up, Wifi

    What catering services do you offer?

    Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings

    What bar services do you provide?

    Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

    What event items are available?

    Altar/Arch, Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Furniture, Lighting, Tables, Tents

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    June, July, August, September, October

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, March, April, May, July, November, December



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