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A Q&A with C Lazy U’s Wedding Coordinator

October 27, 2023

Is your ideal wedding a mix of Western spirit and fairy tale elegance, all nestled amidst the rugged grandeur of the Colorado Rocky Mountains? At C Lazy U luxury dude ranch in Granby, Colorado, the perfect mountain wedding is a dream countless couples have turned into reality — but what goes into orchestrating such an extraordinary celebration?  

To help couples on their romantic journey take some of the mystery out of the magic-making process, we sat down for a Q&A with C Lazy U Ranch’s expert wedding coordinator, Xandy Keough. 

Read More: The Best Colorado Ranch Wedding Venue 

Wedding venue at C Lazy U Ranch

Why Should Couples Plan a Wedding at C Lazy U?

C Lazy U Ranch offers the unique opportunity to have a private wedding weekend celebration near Denver alongside all of your friends and family. With the ranch’s convenient layout, all amenities are within walking distance, eliminating transportation concerns. Since we’re an all-inclusive resort, we also have an array of activities (including horse riding for all skill levels) that change seasonally for you and your guests to enjoy.

The ranch is open year-round with wedding availability in Winter, Spring, and Fall (June and August wedding weekends are more limited and typically book one to two years in advance). The C Lazy U Staff are just about the nicest people you will meet and truly will make all your guests feel right at home. The beautiful scenery and impeccable service converge at C Lazy U Ranch create an unparalleled setting for a tranquil and seamless wedding celebration.

winter wedding venue at C Lazy U Ranch

What is Wedding Planning with C Lazy U Like?

Our goal is to make your ranch wedding planning as seamless as possible. We base our approach on tried-and-true blueprints that ensure success while always going the extra mile to bring your dreams to life. Whether it’s working closely with you or your wedding planner, everything will be locked-in and ready to roll prior to your big day.

blankets are rolled at a winter wedding venue at C Lazy U Ranch

How Early Should Couples Get in Contact with the Ranch When Planning a Wedding? 

If we haven’t already connected during the booking process, I will reach out to you once booked to set-up an initial planning meeting. While it is never too early to begin wedding plans, the bulk of the planning will occur in the six months prior to the wedding. Ranch visits and a tasting aid in the planning process.

What is Your General Wedding Planning Philosophy?

Wedding planning centers on creating unforgettable moments that are tailored to a couple’s individuality and unique vision. Meticulous organization meets with creativity to bring dreams to life. My goal is to help alleviate the stress of planning so you can truly enjoy the journey towards your special day. I’m here to listen, guide and collaborate closely to ensure that every detail is a reflection of your love story.

Dining tables set up for dinner
Gourmet meals are served daily in our dude ranch dining room.

Related: Planning an Elegant Western Wedding at the Ranch

What Support Do You Offer Leading Up to The Wedding Date and on the Day?

I will be by your side from start to finish during your planning journey, and I’ll be your dedicated on-site point of contact during your wedding weekend. When your special day arrives, I’ll be collaborating closely with you, your wedding planner’s team, your family, and the amazing C Lazy U Ranch team to ensure that everything goes off without a hitch.

Wedding place cards with horseshoes

What Wedding Vendors & Services are Provided By C Lazy U, Which are Optional, And Which will Couples Need to Arrange Themselves?

Included in the ranch wedding package, couples will have exclusive use of our 8,500 acre ranch, scenic photography and ceremony sites, a secluded honeymoon cabin, and all the typical amenities of our all-inclusive luxury resort.

Also included in the wedding package are linens, tables, chairs, dinnerware, and glassware. However, if you wish to explore upgraded options, those would need to be facilitated through third-party vendors, with costs covered by the wedding party. For aspects like floral arrangements, additional décor, live music, and entertainment, external vendors are required. Any services these third-party vendors offer should be coordinated directly by couples or their external wedding planner.

c lazy u gourmet food

C Lazy U also offers gourmet catering from our Executive Chef Cory Untch; custom wedding cake and dessert options from our star pastry chef, Elliot Ramirez Chavez; and bar packages, including wine curated by our on-site sommelier, Tony Collier

What Should Couples Consider When Planning a Wedding at C Lazy U?

Couples should envision the season that aligns with their mountain wedding vision. Our wedding availability spans Winter, Spring, and Fall. On-site, we can comfortably host up to 80-85 people. Choosing the perfect ceremony and reception sites is another important decision for couples to make. As our offering includes a destination wedding weekend buyout package, it’s essential for this format to align with each couple’s unique vision.

Wedding ceremony flowers

Is There Anything Else You’d Like Guests to Know?

We have limited availability for weddings throughout the year, which makes getting married at our property that much more special and exclusive. With a rich history spanning 104 years, the ranch stands as a testament to enduring beauty and powerful memories. It’s a place where starting a lifelong journey with your loved one mirrors the timeless essence that C Lazy U Ranch in Granby, Colorado embodies.

Ready to get started? Plan your wedding celebration or book a stay today!

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I can't say enough about your staff. Jackson greeted us as soon as we pulled in. All of the servers were helpful, engaging, and they had an uncanny way of anticipating our every need. Trent must have a superpower because he never seemed to tire of us and our endless requests. He has a terrific sense of humor, and his name recall was outstanding. Peyton killed it with the karaoke (and he probably never wants to hear “Sweet Caroline” for the rest of his life.) He fit right in and had only been on the ranch for 3 days. I enjoyed the shooting time with him and Jackson. And the biggest shoutout to Trevor – hiker extraordinaire. If we'd asked him to take us 15 more miles, he would have done it with a smile. He appeared like magic the morning we left and was able to charge our completely dead car battery so that we could still make our flight. We would not have made it without him. The property is gorgeous, and the staff is over the top. The food, wine and drinks were outstanding. I hope to return next time with my family, though I'd repeat my girls' weekend in a minute.

~ Anna B., 09-17-2021

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