Manor Vail Lodge Intimate Wedding

Looking for a great location for a small wedding in Vail?  The Fitz at Manor Vail Lodge is a wonderful space to throw an intimate wedding.  Joy and Andrey wanted to have a fun and intimate party with their family and close friends…and boy, that mission was accomplished!  From a draw-dropping first look within 20 minutes of the venue to a meaningful Vail ceremony to Andrey’s sister DJing the party, this was the most incredible day.  A few must-haves for the couple were: a mountain backdrop, romantics in the Betty Ford Gardens, and candids of friends at the reception.  All of this was accomplished with half-day wedding photography coverage.  We fit all of this in by doing the first look and mountain top photographs first, followed by the ceremony, family photos, romantics and then reception coverage.  It was a perfect timeline for the perfect day!


A few other location ideas for intimate weddings:

Manor Vail Lodge – It is a great spot to stay and have your ceremony, with great access to Vail Village.  $$

Sapphire Point Overlook– the downside is that your guests will have to travel to the ceremony and walk about 75 yards to the ceremony site.  The upside is the views are breathtaking.  $

Piney River Ranch– is another great spot to stay and have your ceremony.  Plus side is the views, the downside is the drive-in.  $$$


Check out Joy & Andrey’s Manor Vail Lodge wedding story in photographs here:






Vail Wedding Vendors

Officiant  |  Dan Purdom

Wedding Coordinator |  Elizabeth Filipowicz

DJ  |  GJ Sunshine

Cake |  Cornerstone Chocolates & Confections

Hair & Makeup  |  Le Coquelicot Makeup & Hair Design by Jessica

Bridal Details  |  Brilliant Bridal & Donna Beth’s Creations

Tuxedos |  Men’s Warehouse

Photography |  EJ Dilley Photography

Elopement and Family Photographer, headshot image of EJ Dilley


Intimacy and adventure is what I am all about. I absolutely love families who are just fun, who are real and let it fly.  I want to see you!  They don’t mind if they get their dress dirty. They may be down for a short hike and are not afraid of getting in the water at the end of your session, you are my people. They don’t mind if things don’t go perfectly and that is just perfect. 

The best parts of life are the parts that surprise us, and the best photos are usually the ones we didn’t know were coming.