Fraser Mercantile Ski Gardens – Wedding venue near Winter Park, Colorado

Glorious gardens against a fence made entirely of vintage skis set against Byers Peak and the Continental Divide make the Fraser Mercantile Ski Gardens a surreal and beautiful ceremony location.

The building is one of the oldest in Fraser, built in 1906, and has a grandfatherly vibe of wisdom, promise, and peace.  It has endured and thrived through the years making it a symbolic and meaningful ceremony property.  Built by one of the Cozens, and visited by Eisenhower on his fishing trips, the mercantile also employed Doc Susie when she first came to Fraser.

The site is about ½ lawn with many peripheral gardens and water features.  Wooden boardwalks throughout connect to small decks that work great for catering, bar, band set up, or dining.  There is a large lawn area for a dance floor, tent, or both.  Finally, a white flower filled gazebo serves as a focal point for ceremonies and group photos.  Ski fences are throughout and make every picture unique and fun.

The site includes use of the E A Art Gallery for indoor catering or bridal ready room, and has a single restroom.  The gallery rooms are also available for indoor dining and can accommodate about 40 people max.  There is a wood burning fireplace, cable television, vcr, dvd, and wifi for your convenience.


The Details

Wedding venue: Fraser Mercantile Ski Gardens
Location: Fraser, Colorado (near Winter Park)
Type of venue: Garden, vintage, mountain views, victorian
Capacity: Up to 80 guests
Availability: June through September
Lodging on site: No
Venue rental rates starting at: $1,500
Wedding Planner: Optional
Distance from Denver: 90 minute drive from Denver
Features: Ski fence, romantic Victorian gardens, historical building
Amenities: Fire pit, ready room, gazebo, views of Byers Peak and Continental Divide, water features, free Wi-fi
Handicap accessible: No
Child friendly: Yes
Pet friendly: No
Smoking allowed: Yes – Outside
Parking on site: Yes
Time slots available: 10 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Vendor requirements: No vendor requirements*

*No vendor requirements means that you can bring in your own catering (food and alcohol).


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Coming soon: We’ll be shooting a spectacular video of the Fraser Mercantile Ski Gardens, so that you can see more details about this wedding venue in Fraser, Colorado, which is just minutes from Winter Park.


There is no lodging at the F M Ski Gardens wedding venue. In Fraser and Winter Park, which are both just a few miles away, there are:

  • private homes and condos
  • cabins
  • lodges
  • bed and breakfasts
  • inns
  • motels
  • hotels
  • campgrounds and RV parks