Weddings & Elopements In South Fork, Colorado

Looking for a private mountain elopement venue? Stay at the Arbor House Inn Bed & Breakfast on the River and 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. During your stay here, 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 an elopement ceremony with just the two of you or share your love with a small gathering of your favorite guests staying at the B&B (10 guests maximum).

For our Colorado wedding packages, we recommend choosing our romantic honeymoon suite, the “Lovin’ Oven,” with in-room whirlpool tub and candelabra fireplace to enjoy your honeymoon night. 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.





Wedding couple splashing and kissing in the Rio Grande river

Photos by our in-house photographer, Ashography

(Choose Room Nights + Choose Elopement Package + Choose Photography Package)

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 to add on to your room reservations. The wedding & elopement package is simply added to the number of room nights booked (two-night minimum, please).

1) Just the Two of Us Wedding Package (Basic Elopement) Room +$750
For just the lovebirds. 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 and gourmet breakfast delivered to your guestroom.
Please add $750 to chosen room rate for this wedding package.

2) Just the Two of Us—Plus Wedding Package (Upgrade Elopement) Room +$950
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 and gourmet breakfast delivered to your guestroom.
Please add $950 to chosen room rate for this wedding package.

3) Share the Love Wedding Package (Additional 2-8 Wedding Guests) Room +$1,500
This elopement package is for the lovebirds with up to 8 friends. 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 and gourmet breakfast delivered to your guestroom. Two to eight guests may also be included at ceremony and reception. Arbor House Inn Bed & Breakfast on the River has a total of 5 guest rooms and can accommodate the bride & groom and eight guests, 10 people total. 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 $1,500 to chosen room rate for this wedding package.

South Fork Wedding Photography Packages Offered Through Ashography

Choice of 3 Wedding Photography Packages – Ashography 

Hello beautiful. Wedding photography packages are in addition to the B&B elopement packages and are offered by our recommended photographer, Ashlee, who will beautifully tell the story of your special day. Ashography Event & Portrait Photography is our recommended in-house photographer. She knows all the beautiful spots here on property, along with having several secret off-site locations to take you to in order to get those epic wedding shots. (Think waterfall, train tracks and vintage train cars, bridges, cliffs, mountain vistas, and even an old mine snuggled beneath stunning cliffs.) Depending on the time and photography package selected, Ashlee will tailor your photos and your day to make it special for you. 

We are lucky to have a daughter in the photography industry in the Denver & Vail Valley markets, and she has developed heavily discounted customized packages just for the Arbor House Inn with specialty pricing for our elopements held here on property at the B&B and she will travel in just for you. (She loves the simplicity of elopements. Her normal wedding packages in other markets start at $3600, but for Arbor House weddings her elopement packages range from $499 – $1699.  We just think she likes to have an excuse to come and visit us on a regular basis.) Choose from three customized wedding photography packages–Columbine, Blue Spruce, or Aspen packages, all of which are affordably priced from $499-$1699 for professional wedding photography.

These 3 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, an online photo album for viewing and sharing, options for professionally bound leather albums, and digital files.

If you would like to upgrade and add professional wedding photography for your special day, simply select one of the customized photography packages and contact the photographer directly for availability, the best package for your day, scheduling and payment.  


collage of photos with wedding cake, bride profile, bride silhouette, and groom with ring

Photos by our in-house photographer, Ashography



Wedding Bell Details – How to Book Your Mountain Elopement

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.

Choose Your Own Wedding Adventure

Rooms + Elopement Package + Photography = Your Colorado Wedding!


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