Surf Hotel & Chateau 1012 Front Loop • Buena Vista • CO 81211


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • Overlooking the rushing waters of the Arkansas River, this European-inspired retreat is the newest addition to the vibrant South Main development. It boasts lushly planted grounds, welcoming, nature-inspired architecture, and stunning views of the Rockies.
  • Your outdoor ceremony options are all wonderful—say "I do" in the heart of a charming, stone-walled courtyard, on a pretty lawn with mountain panoramas as your backdrop, or the hotel's own private, sailcloth-shaded beach.
  • The Ivy Ballroom sets the stage for a fabulous reception, with blonde wood flooring, richly-toned wall treatments, and oversized French doors that open onto a private courtyard with a rustic stone fireplace.


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PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $2,000–20,000/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Time of year
    • Space reserved
    • Guest count
  • Rental fees for the Ivy Ballroom include:

    • 5-hour event time with exclusive use of the Ivy Ballroom, Ivy Courtyard, and riverfront patio
    • A ceremony held in the Ivy Courtyard, the Meadows, or the Surf Chateau Courtyard, set with a triangular wedding arbor, white metal chairs, and a sound system
    • Private dining room for a rehearsal dinner
    • Tables, event chairs, choice of black, white, or ivory linens, napkins and overlays in choice of colors, all necessary wait & bar staff, event setup & teardown
    • World-class audio and lighting system, custom uplighting, a sound and lighting engineer, a 4k projector and screen, and a microphone for toasts
    • Wedding specialist to assist with day-of logistics, scheduling, and menu planning
    • Complimentary planning stay, including a 2-hour planning session, one free night’s stay in a riverfront king, and a $200 gift certificate to Wesley & Rose
    • 2-night stay in a luxurious suite for the newlyweds and discounted room blocks

    The Surf Chateau, the hotel's sister property, can accommodate 150 guests, and requires a 2-night inclusive rental of all 20 Surf Chateau guest rooms. Inquire for pricing!

    High Season (May 1–October 31)
    Saturday | $10,000 rental fee | $20,000 food & beverage minimum
    Friday or Sunday | $7,500 rental fee | $15,000 food & beverage minimum
    Weekdays | $5,000 rental fee | $10,000 food & beverage minimum
    Hotel Buyout | $20,000 rental fee | $45,000 food & beverage minimum

    Low Season (May 1–October 31)
    Saturday | $4,000 rental fee | $10,000 food & beverage minimum
    Friday or Sunday | $3,000 rental fee | $10,000 food & beverage minimum
    Weekdays | $2,000 rental fee | $7,000 food & beverage minimum + 20% guest room discount
    Hotel Buyout | $14,000 rental fee | $20,000 food & beverage minimum

Food & Beverage Minimum
  • $7,000–20,000/event
Meals (when priced separately)
  • $200/person and up
  • Menu pricing includes passed hors d'oeuvres, a plated or specialty buffet dinner, a 5-hour open bar, wine service with dinner, a champagne toast, satellite bar during cocktail hour, and an after dinner coffee station.

Service Charge or Gratuity
  • 22%


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 150 150
Cocktails, etc. Standing 150 180
Reception Seated 150 180
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 0.

The Ivy Ballroom can accommodate 150 seated guests, 120 if using a live band, or 180 with guests seated indoors and outdoors. With the addition of the Wesley & Rose Lobby Bar, 200–250 total seated guests may be accommodated.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Small Wedding
  • All-Inclusive
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • On-Site Accommodations
  • Late Night
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


$$ • $$$





Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Inn / Lodge
  • Ballroom
  • Hotel
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Restaurant
  • River
  • Beach Wedding Ceremony
  • Private Estate
  • Unique
  • Retreat

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Creek / River
  • Forest / Woods
  • Hills
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Mountains
  • Panoramic
  • Park


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