How Much Does a Little Nell Wedding Cost?

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The Little Nell, located in Aspen, Colorado, is Aspen’s only five-star, five-diamond property and the only ski-in, ski-out access to the Aspen Mountains.

The Events Team, as per the official website, is able to personalize any kind of wedding, ranging from 20 to more than 500 guests at this popular mountain wedding venue.

Little Nell Wedding Cost
View from Aspen Mountain” (CC BY 2.0) by RPerro

The Little Nell reported wedding costs

The costs to get married at the Little Nell, as with most venues, will depend on the desired event date, the number of guests and any special requests needed such as reception demands, rehearsal dinner requests and hotel room needs to name a few.  From our research, the meals range from $60 to $125+ per person, depending on the menu alterations and factors mentioned prior, while the venue site fee can range from $1,500 to $2,000, depending on the day, plus the lift tickets if being married at the Wedding Deck.

The venue, according to, does not have a wedding package, so every wedding experience held here will be customized to the couple’s liking., for instance, notes the site fee starts at $1,200 plus the cost of the lift tickets.

The venue spaces

The hotel has multiple indoor and outdoor wedding ceremony and reception-based sites and couples are able to customize their entire event, as mentioned, to their own liking.

The Wedding Deck, which appears to the be the most popular option, offers mountaintop ceremonies at an elevation of 11,212 feet at the summit of Aspen Mountain, according to US News.  Couples are able to invite guests to take a gondola ride up the mountainside from downtown Aspen, where they can arrive at the ceremony site.  The terraced lawn can seat up to 280 guests.  You can view multiple pictures of the area here.

For an indoor climate, the 4,400 square foot Aspen Mountain Club offers a private event space, offering views of the Elk Mountain range 11,200 feet in elevation.  Also offering a three-mile gondola ride for guests from the base of the mountains, guests will arrive at a luxurious space, designed by David Anthony Easton.  This space can host 250 for a cocktail reception or 120 in the dining room area.

The Sundeck, offering views of the Rocky Mountain range, offers a 10,000 square foot reception space which can seat up to 300 people seated.  This space features an open floor plan with a towering fireplace and 30-foot ceilings.

Benedict’s is one of the hotel’s smaller venues, able to cater up to 150 for a reception or 80 seated.

The Grand Salon, located on the hotel’s lower level, offers 1,800 square feet of sophisticated space and can host up to 120 seated or 175 for a reception.

During the Spring, Fall and Summer months, the hotel opens the Terrace Room.  Here, guests can lounge by the outside fireplace overlooking the courtyard and pool or enjoy an evening cocktail in the reception space.  This space can seat 80 guests or up to 135 in a reception setting.

The Gondola Plaza, located in the epicenter of the campus, is a comfortable walk from downtown, able to cater up to 500.  Couples can either have a tented canopy setup or tables set up under the sky.

Tips to know

Aspen is known to have two low seasons — the Spring-time months and fall/early winter.  If you’re looking to maximize your savings and/or are looking for the best rates possible, talk with an event coordinator for more information on ways to save.

From our research, outside food and beverage is not allowed, with couples asked to use the in-house food services.

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