THE PERFECT VENUE FOR A FAIRY-TALE WEDDING
HISTORICAL ARCHITECTURE AND MARBLE COLUMNS
Steeped in history, grace and photo-ready backdrops, Vermejo Park Ranch’s Casa Grande provides the perfect venue for a fairy-tale wedding. Casa Grande was built between 1907 and 1909 by wealthy Chicago grain trader, William Bartlett, who aimed to bring luxury to his western hunting and fishing paradise. Bartlett moved huge marble columns once destined for a Chicago bank to New Mexico, and hired renowned architect Joseph Lyman Silsbee (Frank Lloyd Wrights mentor) to design his house.
RECENTLY OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Ted Turner purchased all 580,000 acres of this ranch, including the magnificent 25,000 square foot 7-bedroom, 9-bathroom casa in 1996, and has just completed a 4-year historically accurate renovation of the house, blending modern luxury with turn-of-the century grandeur. Over the decades, it has been a private home, a fancy lodge, and even a club for such Hollywood stars as Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford. As Ted Turner’s personal residence on the property, this home has never been accessible to the general public before now.
A WEDDING WITH A VIEW
With abundant wildlife, unparalleled opportunity for adventure, and spectacular terrain spanning from short-grass prairie to alpine tundra mountains reaching 13,000 feet, a wedding at Vermejo Park Ranch is similar to reserving a National Park as your private wedding venue. Though Europe is the epicenter of castles with Great Halls, this unique northern New Mexico property delivers a Grand Estate home of its own, offering a storybook setting for a magical wedding day.