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One of the most common questions I get and that I see couples asking online is about wedding venues that include lodging. Even more common is couples looking for a micro wedding venue with lodging – as it feels weird to stay far apart when it’s such an intimate gathering of guests. Finding a micro wedding venue that allows guests to stay on site gives you the freedom to relax, really unpack and not worry about gathering stuff to travel to another site, and gives you fewer moving parts to worry about. Here in Grand Junction you have a number of small wedding venues that offer some lodging, as well as a bunch of boutique hotels, local inns, glamping campgrounds and vacation rentals that are built for lodging but also offer space for small events. There are pros and cons to both, so let’s dive into what to consider and some micro wedding venues with lodging in Grand Junction:

Micro Wedding Venues with Lodging in Grand Junction

When you book a micro wedding venue with lodging for your celebration, you get more than just a place to stay that doubles as a wedding venue. You get a space that is used to hosting events, may include tables/chairs/linens/etc., and a place that is built for groups. You are more likely going to have a larger capacity for your venue than at a large vacation rental, where outside guests are more commonly not allowed. You should be more flexible with your wedding date when booking a micro wedding venue with lodging, as it may be harder to find a date where both the venue and lodging are available still.

Carboy Winery and Estate House

Guest Capacity: Sleeps 6

Pets Allowed?: No pets

Children Allowed?: Children allowed

Number of Rooms: 3 bed/3 bath

The Estate House at Carboy Winery in Palisade is available for rent and can sleep 6. If you’re eloping with just your parents or just a few friends, this could be a good option for a micro wedding venue with lodging on site! Carboy hosts weddings of various sizes in Palisade, so an event booking is required separately from your lodging, even though they are all on one site. Contact them for more info about booking!

Twee Wingerd Plaas aka TWP

Guest Capacity: Sleeps 8

Pets Allowed?: Dogs are welcome

Children Allowed?: Children over 12 are allowed

Number of Rooms: 4 bed/3 bath

Twee Wingerd Plaas (everyone just calls it TWP!) is located on the edge of Palisade, with vineyard and tasting room on site alongside amazing views of Mt. Garfield. While they often host small weddings in wine country, they also have a house with four rooms available for renting while you’re here for your micro wedding! Enjoy this upscale South African design oasis for your intimate wedding venue.

Our Lady of Perpetual Motion: Small Wedding and Event Venue

not my photo – from their website

Our Lady of Perpetual Motion

Guest Capacity: Sleeps 10+

Pets Allowed?: Pets allowed

Children Allowed?: Children are allowed

Number of Rooms: 5 bed/3.5 bath

Our Lady of Perpetual Motion sits in downtown Fruita and is an incredible rental that was renovated from a historic church building. With unique stained glass windows, an open vibe, and large dining table for reception activities, this is a great hub for your micro wedding.

Palisade River Ranch

Guest Capacity: Sleeps 12 between 2 rentals

Pets Allowed?: Pet friendly

Children Allowed?: Children are allowed

Number of Rooms: 3 bed/2 bath in one and 2 bed/1 bath in the other

Palisade River Ranch is located along the Colorado River outside the main town of Palisade, making it private and reserved away from other neighbors. They host wedding events of all sizes and have two rentable spaces for you and guests to stay on site.

Emily & Lane | Palisade Wedding

Bella Bolettino & Vino Cabina

Guest Capacity: Sleeps 8

Pets Allowed?: No pets

Children Allowed?: Children are allowed

Number of Rooms: 4 bed/4 bath

Bella Bolettino, an upscale winery/orchard wedding venue in Palisade along the Colorado River, also offers couples access to their rental house, the Vino Cabina. The cabin is nearby the wedding venue property and offers incredible views from above the riverfront that the venue offers.

Julie & Derek | Wedding at Two Rivers Winery

Two Rivers Winery & Chateau

Guest Capacity: Sleeps 24

Pets Allowed?: In certain suites

Children Allowed?: Children are allowed

Number of Rooms: 10 bed/10 bath

Located in the Redlands of Grand Junction, at the base of the Colorado National Monument, this vineyard and Chateau offers a beautiful and boutique micro wedding venue with lodging for guests in the Grand Junction area. Get married among the grapevines or with the Monument backdrop and host an intimate reception inside or on the lawn.

Austin & Ayana | Gateway Canyons Resort Wedding

Gateway Canyons Resort

Guest Capacity: Sleeps too many to list

Pets Allowed?: Unknown

Children Allowed?: Unknown

Number of Rooms: 60+

This luxury resort lies in Gateway Colorado, about a 45-60 minute drive outside of Grand Junction. Grand Junction is the closest city to this remote town, so I include it as a “farther out” option that many locals love to visit. The area lies only a dozen miles from Moab as the crow flies, and is Colorado’s answer to the red rocks of Utah over the border. Host a micro wedding at a few of the best locations on the Resort campus, or just outside the campus on their bridge property. While you’re visiting you can stay in luxurious hotel-style rooms or standalone Casitas for even more privacy and space.

Grand Mesa Lodge wedding venue

From their facebook

Grand Mesa Lodge

Guest Capacity: 16 cabins that sleep 4-8 per cabin, plus two RV hookups

Pets Allowed?: Yes, $20/pet

Children Allowed?: Yes, 6 and under free

Number of Rooms: 24

Up on the Grand Mesa, about 45-60 minutes outside of Grand Junction and sitting at 10,000 feet high, is the Grand Mesa Lodge. A set of cabins for rent with space for hosting smaller weddings, this gorgeous yet rustic venue has views for miles and miles (literally) and sits above Island Lake with views of the lake below. Rent out the cabins and/or stay in the campground down the hill. There are other nearby cabin lodges for rent as well! Being high elevation, you get more of a mountain vibe for your day but with those west slope lower prices and relaxed vibes (plus it’s WAY cooler in the summer than down in the valley!)

Lodging that Doubles as a Venue for Micro Weddings

When you book lodging that doubles as a wedding venue for your micro wedding, it is super important to be transparent with the hosts about your intentions. With a small wedding (under 12 people) most places are happy to accommodate your non-traditional and intimate plans, but many vacation rentals have been burned by large group surprises in the past.

Bear in mind when you book a vacation rental for your micro wedding, they are not a wedding venue every week. There will be more logistics involved, such as renting table/chairs and so on. There are benefits to booking a small wedding venue just as there are benefits to booking lodging that doubles as a venue – just weigh your options!

Vacation rentals listed below indicate that events may be allowed, but again be sure to communicate and verify with the hosts/owners first!

Vacation Rentals for Hosting a Micro Wedding

Back yard showing pool, hot tub, back of main house, front of guest house and kid barn pictured.

https://www.vrbo.com/3481631

The Painted Lady Estate

Guest Capacity: Sleeps 20

Pets Allowed?: Yes – up to 2

Children Allowed?: Children are allowed

Number of Rooms: 7 bed/6 bath

Their VRBO listing says it best: “This 1945 Tudor home & guest house has been remodeled to combine modern comforts with old charm.” It is a quaint and beautiful backdrop for an intimate micro wedding in the Grand Junction area. It’s seriously one of the cutest vacation rentals I’ve seen!

Solid Ground Orchard

Guest Capacity: Sleeps 14

Pets Allowed?: No pets

Children Allowed?: Children are allowed

Number of Rooms: 4 bed/2 bath

As described on their VRBO listing, this “quiet and private four bedroom space situated in our 2,500 tree peach orchard” has a “full kitchen, laundry, gym, office space, grass yard, large porch and balcony area.” They offer plenty of private parking for all sized vehicles “and trailers (horses welcome).” There’s also the benefit of “Palisade wine tours, dining, festivals, biking, hiking and running within one mile.”

Evan & Alex | Wedding at Town Ranch Crested Butte

Vacation Rental in the Redlands

Guest Capacity: Sleeps 15

Pets Allowed?: No pets

Children Allowed?: Children are allowed

Number of Rooms: 5 bed/5 bath

With a large porch that bears a beautiful backdrop, this vacation rental in the Redlands offers a unique view for your micro wedding. The large table makes a great reception for you and a handful of guests as well.

Historic Cottage at the White Lily Ranch

Guest Capacity: Sleeps 10

Pets Allowed?: No pets or service animals

Children Allowed?: Children are allowed

Number of Rooms: 3 bed/2 bath

This charming guest cottage at White Lily Ranch is the epitome of Palisade living. Historic, cute, and surrounded by the agriculture that Palisade is known for, your micro wedding here could be set against an old willow tree, barn, or flower garden.

https://www.vrbo.com/3653573

Newly Renovated Barnhouse

Guest Capacity: Sleeps 10

Pets Allowed?: Yes – up to 2

Children Allowed?: Children are allowed

Number of Rooms: 3 bed/3 bath

Don’t let the “barnhouse” name fool you – this newly renovated space is a modern and beautiful backdrop for your micro wedding. “Nestled on a sprawling 13-acre canvas of scenic open land, this vacation home is the epitome of tranquility and luxury.” From the bookcliffs view of the yard to the two living rooms that give you an option rain plan indoors, this rental has a lot to offer.

Grace Heights III

Guest Capacity: Sleeps 10

Pets Allowed?: No pets

Children Allowed?: Children are allowed

Number of Rooms: 3 bed/ 2.5 bath

As the listing states, “This beautiful 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath hilltop retreat is located on the Slope-side of Powderhorn Ski Area!” Enjoy the Grand Mesa views, aspen trees, and cooler weather in the summer in this stunning log cabin.

Monument Orchard

Guest Capacity: Sleeps 10

Pets Allowed?: Dog friendly, no cats

Children Allowed?: Children are allowed

Number of Rooms: 4 bed/3 bath

With a beautiful and lush yard, this ranch-style home “has 4 bedrooms, 2 of which include ensuite baths, & the fully-fenced back yard has ambient patio lights, outdoor dining & firepit! Located minutes from the Colorado National Monument & Riverfront Trail!” as described in its listing.

Micro Wedding on the Colorado National Monument

Rustic Retreat

Guest Capacity: Sleeps

Pets Allowed?: Yes – up to 3 dogs

Children Allowed?: Children are allowed

Number of Rooms: 3 bed/2 bath

This luxury log cabin lodge sits outside of Fruita in a secluded and screen-free escape from everyday life. The backdrop for you micro wedding here would be the green space with some of the bookcliffs or monument rising on the horizon in the distance. The log cabin itself is a beautiful backup for an indoor rain plan too!

Farm House V

Guest Capacity: Sleeps 10

Pets Allowed?: Yes, dogs welcome

Children Allowed?: Children are allowed

Number of Rooms: 5 bed/3 bath

“This 5 bed, 3 bath country home is on 2 acres w/ beautiful views of Fruita and the Colorado National Monument from the patio.” as the listing states. There’s a great green space for hosting an intimate wedding with a handful of guests and up to 10 of you can stay right on site.

Mimosa Fields

Guest Capacity: Sleeps 8

Pets Allowed?: No pets

Children Allowed?: Children are allowed

Number of Rooms: 4 bed/2.5 bath

This beautiful home is “located only 2.8 miles to downtown Fruita with easy and fast access to the 18 Road trail systems. Just minutes from downtown Fruita and about 12 miles to downtown Grand Junction” according to its listing.

Bed & Breakfasts and Local Inns to Host a Micro Wedding

The Homestead

Guest Capacity: Sleeps 10

Pets Allowed?: Unknown

Children Allowed?: Children are allowed

Number of Rooms: 5 bed/5 bath

The Homestead is located just outside the heart of Palisade, “surrounded by the mountains, the Colorado River and +300 days of Sunshine!” It offers five units and a large grassy shared space with old gorgeous shade trees and the bookcliff mountains as a nearby backdrop.

Camp Eddy

Guest Capacity: Sleeps 12+ (plus an RV park)

Pets Allowed?: Yes, pets allowed

Children Allowed?: Children are allowed

Number of Rooms: 21 airstreams or tiny homes – shared bathroom in The Hub

Camp Eddy is a unique lodging option in Grand Junction – stay in a tiny home or an airstream camper for your micro wedding adventure! “Our Modern Tiny Homes and remodeled vintage Airstreams are anything but ordinary. Overlooking the Colorado River with all of the creature comforts you may desire, these accommodations will delight any guest.” They are truly located along the river, and a beautiful backdrop for your micro wedding. There’s also the Riverfront park next door with ponds, zipline, lazy river, and so much more.

Jesse & Tabitha | Family and Couples Photos in Palisade

Palisade Basecamp

Guest Capacity: Sleeps 16+

Pets Allowed?: Yes – up to 2

Children Allowed?: Children are allowed

Number of Rooms: 8 cabins – Shared bath house

Palisade Basecamp is the area’s largest campground and RV park and is located right along the Colorado River with amazing views of Mt. Garfield and the Bookcliffs. There’s even a small bit of orchard trees on site. With a few cabins for rent and plenty of camping and RV lots, you can host a lot of people here.

Bearfoot Bed & Breakfast

Guest Capacity: Sleeps 8

Pets Allowed?: No pets

Children Allowed?: Children are allowed

Number of Rooms: 3 bed – shared bathroom

Bearfoot Bed & Breakfast is located near Palisade’s Fruit & Wine Byway and surrounded by orchards, vineyards and views of the Bookcliffs. Gather in the yard for your micro wedding, or use this as your basecamp for your adventure.

Wine Valley Inn

Guest Capacity: Sleeps

Pets Allowed?:

Children Allowed?:

Number of Rooms:

This boutique inn is located in the heart of Palisade, just minutes away from farm stands, wineries, and downtown. The cute garden of the Wine Valley Inn makes a lovely backdrop for your micro wedding or use the Inn as a hub for your Palisade adventure.

I hope this has helped you explore the numerous options for micro wedding venues with lodging in Grand Junction and the surrounding area. If you’re looking for a local photographer with over 10 years of experience that specializes in micro weddings and elopements, click here to contact me and let’s get the discussion started!

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