Weddings & Facility Rentals

Create Everlasting Memories

“Surrounded by flowers with views of the Gore Range and Golden Peak, this venue is unforgettable.”

The most unique venue in Vail, Colorado for your special day or next event. A picturesque & serene location just a short walk from Vail Village, perfect for intimate elopements surrounded by flowers within the aspen trees, ceremonies at the base of the waterfall, or a cozy brunch on the rooftop.

Hosting your event here directly supports the mission of Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. Support a local nonprofit while making lifelong memories. Sustainable options available, as well.

Venue Map

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Venue Map

Garden Venues

With three unique options, these DIY outdoor experiences will wow your guests.

Occasionally, in between exhibits, the indoor Education Center gallery room is available.

Wedding Event - Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

Up to 6
Several locations | No time blocks

Photography Permits

Whether capturing your engagement photos or family portraits, the Gardens is the most beautiful and complementary backdrop.
With a photo permit and a fee of $125, you may book your session in the Gardens.

Facility Rental FAQs

Can I use my own caterer?

Yes. The Gardens has several caterers we work with often that are familiar with the logistics of having an event in Ford Park and at the Gardens. Other caterers are permitted as long as they are familiar with the park.

Catering info:

  • The Gardens does not have a full kitchen and access to counterspace and refrigerator may be limited or unavailable.
  • Vendor access is restricted to 2 vehicles allowed into the park to unload/pick up. Cars then have to be moved to the parking lot.

Can I host a luncheon at the Gardens?

Yes! The Gardens welcomes all types of events. Please check the Facility Rental Packages

No matter the size and scope, facility rentals require Betty Ford Alpine Gardens’ staff time, attention, and resources. As a nonprofit, we use facility rentals as one of our only revenue generating programs. For smaller scope events, please follow the same process, include information on your event and our staff will be in touch with you shortly if accommodations are possible. 

Are additional rental hours available?

Additional rental hours are available to add onto your rental package.

The time you or your team needs to setup/breakdown the event is to be included as part of your rental time.

Due to minimal lighting in Ford Park, 9pm is the latest an event can occupy the venue.

Is there an event planner familiar with the Gardens?

Eventique Productions & Sarah Siegel
(303) 349-1534

Elevated Events by Priscilla
(970) 471-1968

will there be sound in the background of my event?

Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater is located directly next to the outdoor botanic gardens (Alpine Plaza location). Because of this, we cannot gaurantee quietness during your ceremony. There may be performances, soundcheck or practicing occuring at any time of the day. We are unable to coordinate designated quiet times. Please see the Amphitheater’s calendar for their show schedule.


The Rooftop Terrace, located above the Education Center, is further away from the Amphitheater and less affected by sound.

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