The “Kingdom” of Breckenridge is THE destination weddings capital of Colorado
Trig – I grew up 20 miles from Breckenridge just over Hoosier Pass, and I clearly remember being fascinated by the sign that greeted drivers coming in from the South that said, “Welcome to The Kingdom of Breckenridge”. Turns out, that’s a tongue in cheek nod to an old publicity stunt back in the 1960’s where they self-proclaimed the town as a “seceded” kingdom and required “visas” to enter the resort town.
Well, even though there’s never been any authentic monarchy in Breck, it’s clear that when it comes to mountain towns with it all, Breckenridge is still the king, especially when it comes to weddings.
What make Breck different than all the other ski resorts and towns? Breck is the only one to have it all: a truly developed town with arts, shopping, food, and nightlife scene and a massive ski resort. Yes, technically Vail is a larger town and much larger ski resort, but the Vail Valley is so long and spread out that it doesn’t really feel like a proper town. Case in point? You can park on the streets in Breck, near the stores and bars you want to go to. I dare you to find street parking in Vail. Lol.
But what makes Breckenridge really stand out for weddings is the wide, stunning valley that the Ten Mile mountain range creates around Breck. Whereas Vail is much tighter and steeper (that’s what makes Vail so awesome for skiiing: the vertical rise), the views around Breck go on for miles, and miles (10 miles some would say). So, as a photographer I like the majestic vistas and the more open landscape leaves room for a ton of venues.
Also, one of our favorite wedding planners in the whole state is based out of Breckenridge, Distinctive Mountain Events. We jump at any reason to work with them, and plus we get to go up to my childhood home and spend the weekend with Nana when we capture stunning weddings in Breckenridge!