You may be surprised how many couples want to get married outside in the winter in Santa Fe. For this beautiful couple we incorporated the Navajo Blanket Ceremony right at sunset. They chose this location at Fort Marcy Park (see blog on Fort Marcy Park) to celebrate with about 8 of their family and friends. Everyone walked from La Fonda where they were staying and took the many steps up to this location in the park called The Cross of the Martyrs. One can also drive up to the top. Normally there would probably be snow, but not this year! At least not yet!
One of our historic locations is Fort Marcy Park, part of which is on a hill overlooking downtown Santa Fe. In this park is a location called Cross of the Martyrs which is a newer version of the original location in an older area. One can walk up to it from a stairway on Paseo de Peralta, or drive to the top, park and walk the paved path with markers telling the story of Fort Marcy.
The park is large and there are other more natural places for your wedding. There is no fee for a small intimate wedding. For a larger wedding one would need to contact the city.
A natural High Desert location above our beautiful city is Fort Marcy Park. Many locals use this park to run, walk their dogs or just view our spectacular sunsets. It can be a sweet place to find some “quiet” after a busy day being a tourist downtown.