Receptions, Rehearsal Dinners & Brunches

Sonnenalp Extraordinary Cuisine

Exceptional service and extraordinary cuisine are hallmarks of our Vail, Colorado hotel. With four on-site restaurants and a ballroom, there are many unique venue options to choose from for your celebratory wedding events. Our expert wedding team can work with you in creating a customized wedding weekend or midweek soiree. Contact us!

Wedding reception area with tables with placesettings, chairs, and open-air roof
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Ludwig’s Restaurant

Vail’s most unique mountain private event destination, Ludwig’s Restaurant, with its Bavarian charm, extends expert service and warm hospitality in a magical setting that has the power to combine the natural al fresco beauty with the warmth and convenience of a traditional venue.

Ludwig’s architectural highlight is the Terrace – an enclosed glass room that features breathtaking views creekside. Its retractable roof and siding are both one-of-a-kind and versatile.

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Grand Bavaria Room

This ballroom, with its intimate ceilings and traditional décor, boasts its own patio adjacent to Gore Creek.

Carpeted room with tables with centerpieces and placesettings
Room with wooden walls, and tables with centerpieces and placesettings
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Stüberl at Ludwig’s

The Stuberl’s elegance is enhanced by subdued lighting and intricate details featuring authentic wooden beams from Germany and copper columns including German coins. This special venue can be reserved for private dining events with guest counts less than 40 or included as a part of Ludwig’s Restaurant full buyout for larger party events.

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Swiss Chalet

The Swiss Chalet offers the ultimate alpine dining experience in a classic Swiss-style setting. Käse Spätzle (homemade Swiss dumpling topped with cheese and crispy onions) and delicious fondues make the Swiss Chalet a delectable dining experience for groups of up to 90 guests. The lovely and cozy architecture also makes the Swiss Chalet Vail’s favorite destination for Farewell Brunches and casual Luncheons, featuring Sonnenalp’s famous breakfast buffet or the customized menu of your choice.

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Bully Ranch

The Bully Ranch provides a setting of rustic elegance with a western American influence. Known for fantastic menu items such as the Bully Burger and Colorado raised steaks, the Bully Ranch is ideal for a more casual atmosphere, seating groups up to 90 people.

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Sundeck & Pool Patio

Cocktail tables poolside and flower gardens
Reception tables outdoors, on grass, with placesettings
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Creekside & Garden

Our Garden offers an intimate location for an outdoor wedding ceremony. It can also serve as a cocktail reception location, offering a picture-perfect setting next to Sonnenalp’s pool.

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King’s Club and Library

Enjoy cocktails before your wedding dinner in the comfortable, cozy setting of the King’s Club and library. In the summer, the library opens up to the poolside so that your guests can enjoy the spectacular view.

lounge with fireplaces, tables, chairs, sofas, and seating areas