Celebrate your special day with a romantic South Fork, Colorado mountain wedding at the Arbor House Inn Bed & Breakfast on the River. Indoor ceremonies are held in the welcoming ambience of either the living room or dining room fireplaces. Outdoor ceremonies are held at the rustic log arbor overlooking the river with massive stone cliffs as a beautiful backdrop. Weddings at the Arbor House Inn can be a simple, intimate ceremony for just the two of you if you choose to elope in Colorado, or a larger gathering to include your favorite guests. For our Colorado wedding packages, we recommend reserving the beautiful Lovin’ Oven honeymoon suite which always includes a full gourmet breakfast delivered to your guestroom.
Elopements at the Arbor House are our specialty, and our goal is to make your wedding day as simple and carefree as possible. Please call to discuss details. We’ll make the arrangements, and you show up for the ceremony. You’ll need to obtain a marriage license which is available in any Colorado county and is recognized in all other Colorado counties. Licenses are $30 and are valid for 30 days. There is 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 and proof of any prior marriage dissolutions are required. 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 County Clerk’s office there at 719-657-3334 with specific questions regarding your license. Regular office hours are 8 – 4, Monday through Friday.
We have several elopement packages from which to choose (tax not included):
- Just the Two of Us
Package includes choice of setting, minister, music, photograph CD, white silk floral bride's bouquet and groom's boutonniere to use at ceremony, bottle of celebration champagne or sparkling cider for the wedding night, framed wedding photo, and breakfast delivered to your guestroom.
Add $550 to room rate.
- Just the Two of Us — Plus
Package includes choice of setting, minister, music, photograph CD, fresh floral bride’s bouquet and groom’s boutonniere, wedding cake, bottle of toasting champagne or sparkling cider, gift certificate for a celebration dinner at one of South Fork’s fine restaurants, framed wedding photo, and breakfast delivered to your guestroom.
Add $750 to room rate.
- Share the Love
(Elopement with 2-8 Guests)
Package includes choice of setting, minister, music, photograph CD, fresh floral bride’s bouquet and groom’s boutonniere, wedding cake, toasting champagne or sparkling cider, framed wedding photo of bride and groom, and breakfast delivered to your guestroom. Two to eight guests also included at ceremony and reception. Wedding guests may book guestrooms separately if they wish to stay over.
Add $875 to room rate.
You are welcome to bring your own special-music playlist on your i-Pod, choose from Arbor House Inn selections, or choose to have no music at all, simply allowing the soothing song of the river to be your wedding music. Elopement package photographs are taken on a digital camera by the innkeeper and downloaded to your laptop or burned to a CD that you may take home and edit as you wish.
We also offer a photography upgrade option. Photos of your special day are taken by our professional in-house photographer, and three wedding photo packages are available from which to choose. Packages include various options for prints, albums, online photo postings, and purchase of the digital files. If you would like to upgrade your photography, you simply select an upgrade package and contact the photographer directly for availability, scheduling, and payment. Please check out details of the three professional photo packages: (insert a link to bring up the Ashography photo package flyer here.)
Elopements are our specialty, and we prefer to keep our weddings small, simple, and intimate. Informal weddings with an absolute maximum of 20 guests can be held indoors. Weddings with a larger number of guests can be held outdoors in our warmer months—weather always being a factor. For any weddings other than our elopement packages, the entire inn with all guestrooms is reserved for you and your guests, and a two-night minimum is required. The ceremony site fee graduates with the number of guests attending. Services provided by Arbor House Inn are added “a la carte,” or you may make your own arrangements with AHI’s approval. Rental equipment, supplies, vendors, extra help, and tax are additional.
Remember, at the Arbor House Inn, we’re here to “make your special occasion a true celebration!”
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Arbor House Inn
PO Box 995 | 31358 West Hwy 160 |
Toll Free: 888.830.4642 | Phone: 719.873.5012
Innkeepers: Keith and Laurie Bratton