Weddings & Elopements In South Fork, Colorado
Celebrate your special day with a romantic Colorado mountain wedding or intimate elopement at Arbor House Inn Bed & Breakfast on the River in Southern Colorado. Say “I Do” in an outdoor ceremony held riverside at the vine-covered log arbor as massive, stone cliffs and forests of aspens and evergreens stand as witnesses. Weddings here are simple, romantic and intimate. You may choose a ceremony with just the two of you or share your love with a small gathering of your favorite guests.
For our Colorado wedding packages, we recommend reserving our romantic honeymoon suite, the “Lovin’ Oven,” with in-room whirlpool tub and candelabra fireplace. Our honeymoon suite has a private entrance, is our closest room to the river, and always includes a full gourmet breakfast delivered to your guestroom.
Elopements are our specialty here at Arbor House Inn Bed & Breakfast on the River, and it is our utmost goal to make your wedding day as simple and carefree as possible. We have three elopement packages from which to choose. The wedding & elopement package is simply added to the number of room nights booked (two-night minimum, please).
Just the Two of Us Wedding Package (Basic Elopement)
Package includes choice of indoor or outdoor ceremony setting, minister, music, white silk floral bride’s bouquet and groom’s boutonniere to use at ceremony, bottle of celebration champagne or sparkling cider for toasting, one framed wedding photo and gourmet breakfast delivered to your guestroom.
Please add $575 to chosen room rate for this wedding package.
Just the Two of Us—Plus Wedding Package (Upgrade Elopement)
Package includes choice of indoor or outdoor ceremony setting, minister, music, fresh floral bride’s bouquet and groom’s boutonniere, one-tier wedding cake, bottle of toasting champagne or sparkling cider, celebration dinner certificate, one framed wedding photo and gourmet breakfast delivered to your guestroom.
Please add $750 to chosen room rate for this wedding package.
Share the Love Wedding Package (Additional 2-8 Wedding Guests)
Package includes choice of indoor or outdoor ceremony setting, minister, music, fresh floral bridal bouquet and groom’s boutonniere, two-tier wedding cake, toasting champagne or sparkling cider, one framed wedding photo of bride and groom, and gourmet breakfast delivered to your guestroom. Two to eight guests also included at ceremony and reception. Arbor House Inn Bed & Breakfast on the River can accommodate ten overnight guests. Wedding guests may book guestrooms separately if they wish to stay over. We highly recommend reserving all five guestrooms and having an entirely private celebration with your own, special people.
Please add $900 to chosen room rate for this wedding package.
Wedding photography packages are offered by our recommended photographer and will beautifully tell the story of your special day. Ashography Event & Portrait Photography offers three customized wedding photography packages (Columbine, Blue Spruce, or Aspen packages affordably priced from $399-$999; a travel fee is additional). These customized photography packages, designed especially for weddings and elopements at the Arbor House Inn, will creatively capture your memories and send you and your beloved home with a smile. The three different wedding photography packages include professionally edited photos with various options for prints, professionally bound albums, online photo albums for viewing and sharing, and purchase of digital files. If you would like to upgrade to professional photography, simply select one of the customized photography packages and contact the photographer directly for availability, scheduling and payment. (Click here to see package details)
Requests for a Colorado mountain wedding at Arbor House Inn Bed & Breakfast on the River are taken by EMAIL ONLY. Please fill out the form at the end of this section with your initial information and remit by email. We will respond by email as well, and if we are able to accommodate the wedding on the date you selected, we will take remaining information by phone and discuss all the wedding details from marriage license to music options. You make the decisions, we make the arrangements, and you show up for the ceremony!
When everything has been decided and you’re ready to commit, a 50% nonrefundable deposit of the entire reservation will be charged to your card at time of booking. We will send you a confirmation by email with all included items along with contact information for the minister to personally discuss ceremony details further. The balance of the reservation will be due upon arrival.
Please note that in addition to the nonrefundable deposit, if you cancel your wedding inside 30 days of arrival and we cannot rebook your dates, you will remain responsible for the entire reservation, and the balance due will be charged to your card. Thank you for honoring our policies. We look forward to honoring your vows.
Making It Legal:
As the bride & groom, you will have the responsibility to obtain a Colorado marriage license. Licenses are available at any Colorado county clerk’s office, recognized in all Colorado counties, cost $30, are valid for 30 days and require no waiting period. Both parties apply in person; however, under some circumstances, one party may apply in person with the second party applying via a signed and notarized affidavit. Valid photo IDs are required and proof of any prior marriage dissolutions may be required as well. South Fork is located in Rio Grande County with the county seat in Del Norte (approximately 15 minutes east of South Fork). You may contact the RGC Clerk’s Office at 719-657-3334 with specific questions regarding your license. Regular office hours are 8-4, Monday through Friday.
PLEASE NOTE: By making a wedding reservation at Arbor House Inn Bed & Breakfast on the River, you are automatically agreeing to these policies.