Above Durango Wedding

Avery and Matthew

Wedding at the Lions Den above Durango, Colorado

A ceremony at the Lions Den and reception at the Strater Hotel in Durango, CO

The Lions Den, located on the mesa above Downtown Durango. It’s perfect for couples who want a natural outdoor setting while still remaining in town. While, the Strater Hotel is a perfect location to get ready and have a reception. Emily, the event planner at the Strater keeps things simple by booking the Lions Den and organizing the rest of the day.


Getting Ready at the Strater

The suite at the Strater is absolutely perfect for a group to get ready. Avery’s friends broke out the mimosas while hair and makeup professionals from The Chair worked their magic. The Strater hotel is quintessential Durango Western. Adorned with century old antiques and decor.

Bride at Strater Hotel in Durango, CO

The Ceremony at the Lions Den

We seriously can’t imagine a better view in the town of Durango. The Lions Den overlooks the town, the San Juan Mountains to the North and the La Plata’s to the West. Only a 5 minute drive from the Strater Hotel, it feels worlds away from the bustle of Durango.

Wedding at the Lions Den above Durango, Colorado

The Reception at the Henry Strater Theater

The Strater has all kinds of rooms available for booking a reception but far and away the best option is the theater. Plenty of room, high ceilings, a big bar, and an enormous dance floor. Yehaw! They offer plenty of food and drink catering options, keeping your wedding day as stress free as possible.


The Roof

The roof of the hotel is absolutely incredible for sunset photos. It’s also a wonderful opportunity to get away from the wedding for a minute to enjoy each others company while watching the sun set.

Newlyweds on the Rooftop of Strater Hotel