August 21, 2020

Top of the World at the 10th

The 10th Venue


Being in love can feel like being on the top of the world and for those who want to capture that feeling for their “I dos,” there’s no better place to pledge your troth than at The 10th. Vail's premier onmountain, fine-dining restaurant, The 10th is located atop Gondola One at Mid Vail, overlooking the majestic Gore Range. However, it’s not the dining room with its panoramic windows that beckons so many couples, it’s the expansive patio that is the perfect canvas for creating the outdoor wedding of your dreams.

“The 10th is so popular because you're on top of Vail mountain and it is your private mountaintop,” says Jennifer Pletcher, owner and creative director of Gemini Planning and Design - one of Vail Resorts’ top planners —creating more weddings at The 10th than anyone else. Yes, there are other airy options on Vail Mountain, like the wedding deck at Eagle’s Nest (which is booked in hour-and-ahalf increments), but none provide both the space and the privacy of The 10th.

“The only people getting out of that gondola after 4:30 p.m. are you and your guests,” Pletcher says. “You can celebrate out there and have your reception under the stars. We can put a clear top tent on the patio and you can go to 1 a.m.”

Ideal for weddings of all sizes, multiple spaces can be customized for various guest lists and visions. Parties ranging from 180-200 can be accommodated on the patio; the interior dining space is also an option for a change of scenery or uncooperative weather. Of course, almost anything is possible with the right planner, like building a custom tent between Chairs 3 and 4. Perched at more than 10,000 feet above the ordinary world, it seems as if this space is what wedding dreams are made of. “Not only is getting married on top of the mountain unique, but there are so many ways you can utilize that space to make it truly unique to the couple,” Pletcher says. ”I think that's why mountain weddings are getting so popular - it’s this concept of people connecting with something special that they can create a tradition with.”

From tents to tipis and over-the-water“I dos,” there’s magic in the wide-openspaces of the Vail Valley. Let MotherNature provide the décor and gentlezephyrs set the rhythm for the weddingof your dreams. Whether it’s a party of20 or 200, simple elegance or over-thetop extravagance, only the expanse of thesky will mark the limits of your love withan unforgettable outdoor wedding.