Ridgway Colorado - A Hidden gem for eloping!

When you think of getting married on the western slope of Colorado, you normally think of Telluride, Crested Butte and maybe even Ouray, but very few people know anything about Ridgway Colorado.

Most people pass right through Ridgway on their way to Telluride and never think twice about it, but this small town, next to the San Juans is filled with amazing hiking trails that take you through aspen trees galore and scenic mountain views!


If you are looking to elope in a place that is quiet and surreal, Ridgway Colorado is a great choice for you! Not to mention, after you elope, you can make your way back to the Chipeta Solar Springs where you can enjoy the rest of your days and relax with mountain views!

If you love the outdoors, you will fall in love with Ridgway! Not only are there hiking trails everywhere, there’s amazing rainbow trout fishing, off roading, Ralph Lauren’s ranch, and tons of scenic adventures to be had! Oh, and the Grammy’s are created there too! Ridgway is full of amazing artists!

For couples eloping, it’s a quiet solitude, where you can focus on just the two of you and this amazing day of yours! My wife helps you plan the entire day (any way you want it) and I am there to take amazing pictures of you to remember for the rest of your lives!


A little background on me, I was a well established wedding photographer in Nashville TN for 11 years, but the mountains called our name and here we are! You can learn more about my photography at www.ridgwayphotographer.com


To get to Ridgway, you just fly into Montrose Colorado and it’s a short beautiful drive from there to Ridgway. As it gets closer to Summer and Fall, you will need to plan ahead to make sure you have a place to stay. Ridgway will completely fill up, because it’s way cheaper than Telluride and so much more peaceful.

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact me and my wife. We will take care of you and guide you along the way as you plan your elopement or intimate wedding. We are so happy for you !

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