Aspen Gay Ski Week will celebrate equality with a group civil union ceremony in downtown Aspen, on January 18, 2014. Our hope is that it will be the largest same-sex ceremony in the U.S. and also the highest elevation group ceremony at Aspen’s 7,908 feet above sea level.
The group ceremony, open to all same-sex couples, will be held at 11 a.m. in Wagner Park (300 S. Monarch St.) amongst the iconic surroundings of the quaint town of Aspen. In addition to couples willing to make the commitment officially, other same-sex couples are encouraged to participate ceremonially in order to show support for marriage equality.
For those wishing to make the union legal, partners should visit Pitkin County Clerk’s office for official paperwork.
A champagne and cake reception will follow the ceremony at The Limelight Hotel, a partner in the event and the host hotel for Aspen Gay Ski Week. A honeymoon package is available from the hotel, which includes a bottle of champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries, as well as complimentary lift tickets up the Silver Queen Gondola to the top of iconic Aspen Mountain to take stunning photo shoots overlooking the Elk Mountain Range—and the option to ski or snowboard down this legendary mountain.
One couple will receive a dream honeymoon at the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa (Ojai, CA), including a three night stay with breakfast daily, dinner one evening at Maravilla and a couples’ massage.