Eureka Lodge Weddings
Updated March 24, 2021
Where is Eureka Lodge?
Eureka Lodge is located in one of my favorite mountain ranges, the San Juan Mountains. They’re spectacular like the Rocky Mountains, but they have a different feel to them. If you’ve never been there, you definitely should plan a trip to check them out and explore the region! The towns in the area are Telluride, Ouray, and Silverton.
You’ll find Eureka Lodge at 6350 Co Rd 2, Silverton, CO 81433
To get to the lodge itself, you’ll have to drive from Ouray to Silverton via the Million Dollar Highway, a perilous looking road with hairpin curves, steep dropoffs, and no guardrails. Drive with caution and never drive this road impaired.
What is the overall feel of weddings at Eureka Lodge?
From their site:
Eureka Lodge was built in the 1920’s. It is one of the best preserved examples of an early 1900’s mining boarding hotel found in the west. The lodge is listed on the National, State, and Local Register of Historic Places. The owners Bob and Terri Brokering have worked the past 22 years to renovate the lodge and are happy to share it with the public.
Originally part of a large mining complex, knows as the Martin Mining Complex, that included over 100 mine claims, the lodge sits on 40 acres surrounded by Forest Service or BLM land. Located approximately 8 miles from Silverton, it is best described as the perfect weekend retreat. There is no telephone or cell service, no cable or satellite TV.
The overall vibe is rustic, historic, and secluded. I have many favorite spots here! The ceremony spot overlooks the river and the lodge and the first dance spot is surrounded by towering evergreens.
If you love history, this venue is for you. Tucked away in the San Juan Mountains, with no cell service, you really get a sense of what it must have been like to live here as a miner decades ago.
Pro Tip: The venue rents out the lodge for event guests, so bring your family and friends with you and stay for a long weekend around your wedding.
Where do I get ready at Eureka Lodge?
There are several options for getting ready for your wedding at the lodge. The guest rooms are available for your use and the owners also open up the library for you to use. The library gives you some extra room to maneuver.
And then when it comes time to put on some finishing touches, you can use the tented platform in the evergreens across the river from the ceremony space. This tent truly feels magical. Secluded, peaceful, and utterly connected with nature.
Where is the ceremony space located at Eureka Lodge?
The ceremony space is located at the top of the property overlooking the lodge and the river below. It’s an awe-inspiring location. You can even choose to use the bridge that crosses the canyon as your entrance aisle to the ceremony.
Where do I hold my reception at Eureka Lodge?
There is an outdoor reception space outside of the lower level of the lodge. The space is draped with market lights and you can choose to dine al fresco among the trees. There is also the ability to set up a dance floor outdoors if you like. You can then retreat indoors for dancing and the extended party. The great thing about these reception spaces is that they are adjacent so you can create an indoor and outdoor experience for your guests.
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