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Bishops Lodge Wedding

Imagine a Place Where Wedding Dreams Come True

Bishop’s Lodge provides the perfect setting your big event -- just minutes from downtown Santa Fe’s historic plaza – yet miles from the ordinary Santa Fe hotel experience. For your wedding, you will experience a true Santa Fe retreat with breath-taking surroundings, award-winning accommodations and superb Nuevo Ranchero cuisine with a southwestern flair.

Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort & Spa is a unique wedding destination with a 150-year history. Nestled in a lush and secluded valley of the colorful Sangre de Cristo Mountains just outside Santa Fe, is one of America’s most charming resorts.

Our tradition of superior guest service has prevailed for more than eight decades.

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Impeccable Service at This Beloved Santa Fe, New Mexico Resort

Bishop’s Lodge will help you in planning an elegant wedding program to make your big day truly memorable. Whether it’s just the two of you or all your friends and family, the Bishop’s Lodge staff will cater to all your needs and make the event unforgettable.

The key to a flawless event lies in attention to details. Our professional staff will assist you in planning every last detail of your New Mexico wedding celebration - from menu selection and seating plans to photographers, decorations, and audiovisual needs. Our thoughtful services include:

  • • Expert event planners
  • • Creative catering and menu design
  • • Audiovisual equipment and support
  • • Block of room for wedding guests
  • • Knowledgeable concierge

From a romantic reception bathed in candlelight to a leisurely day-after brunch, you will experience the best service and attention from our professional staff for one of the most important days of your life.

A Day to Be Relished and Remembered

A perennial winner in the “Taste of Santa Fe”, The Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort & Spa has set the standard for innovative cuisine. Whether your choice is elegant or casual dinners, western cookouts, highly formal receptions or personal room service al fresco, the Bishop’s Lodge offers a variety of choices.

Our Executive Chef and his culinary team offer Nuevo Ranchero Cuisine enhanced with flavors of the Southwest. Our menus feature the freshest, highest quality fruits, vegetables, herbs, game, beef and seafood. And of course, your guests can complete their weekend at Bishop’s Lodge with our lavish Sunday Champagne Brunch. It is a popular local favorite, voted one of Santa Fe’s best!

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A Place Where the Sky Embraces the Earth

Nestled in a tranquil valley at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort & Spa surrounds you and your guests with 450 acres of rolling hills and towering cottonwood trees. Choose from a host of enchanting locations - including our quaint flagstone chapel terrace, little Tesuque wedding gazebo, and Mesa Vista with sweeping views of the mountains beyond. Offering just the right touch of Santa Fe style and upscale elegance, this prestigious New Mexico wedding venue provides a variety of function-space options. Choose a space that fulfills your dream wedding:

Bishop Lamy's Chapel

Built in the mid-1800s and registered as a natural historic landmark, this quaint chapel, ideal for smaller ceremonies, features vibrant hand-painted glass windows and northern New Mexico adobe design.

Little Tesuque Gazebo

Canopied by oak, cottonwood, and juniper trees, featuring a beautifully handcrafted river rock fireplace.

Mesa Vista

This beautiful outdoor setting offers sweeping panoramic views, offering a unique backdrop for outdoor ceremonies and receptions Poolside Lawns Surrounded by apricot, pear, and apple trees our well-maintained grounds are perfect for tented ceremonies and receptions.

Tesuque Pavilion Ballroom and Tesuque Terrace

Our largest indoor space features a hand-carved doorway, a grandiose flagstone fireplace, and magnificent high ceilings, this ballroom and adjoining terrace, featuring an outdoor kiva fireplace, delightful fountain, and fish pond are a great choice for larger receptions.

El Charro Lounge and Thunderbird Ballroom

This nostalgic ballroom features a colorfully hand-painted bar, copper-hooded fireplace, and tin chandeliers.


NameDimensionsSquare FeetTheaterClassroomReceptionBanquet
Tesuque Pavilion80x403,200320180425300
Pre-Function Portal80x12960variesvariesvariesvaries
Thunderbird Room38x521,48215080200140
El Charo Lounge28x441,23240N/A7030
Alcove Room15x2436050245030
Fiesta Room15x2436050245030
West Lawn99x626,138N/AN/A400300

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A Day When Your Love is Captured as a Moment in Time

As you climb the steps to our historic chapel or stand beneath an arbor of flowers, the Bishop’s Lodge surrounds your wedding party with an array of special moments not only to be captured in your memory, but on film to be treasured forever. Please take a look at some beautiful wedding moments here at Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort & Spa.

Your Love Celebrated

In 2013, Travel & Leisure magazine ranked Santa Fe as the fourth best city for gay travel. In addition to what Santa Fe has to offer, more gay and lesbian travelers are coming to Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort & Spa. Now TAG Approved, Bishop’s Lodge is a great getaway destination for travelers with diverse interests and different backgrounds. There are a wide range of activities to keep you busy as this resort, which caters to all gay and lesbian travelers, including couples, singles and families.

Now that Santa Fe has started issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, you can plan your big event here at Bishop’s Lodge.

Our Special 95th Anniversary Wedding Package includes:

• 1 Hour Chapel Rental
• Champagne toast celebration for up to 10 people (outside of the Bishop Lamy chapel)
• 2 night stay in deluxe suite.
• Welcome amenity: includes 1 bottle of Heritage wine, Chocolate covered strawberries upon arrival in room.
• Your choice Horseback Ride for 2 or a 50 minute couples massage.


Package is available only Nov. 2014, Dec. 2014, Jan. 2015, Feb 2014, March 2014.

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A Place Where Families and Friends Come Together

Bishop’s Lodge’s one hundred-eleven distinctive guest accommodations are located in fourteen lodges. For the utmost luxury option two and three bedroom Villas with scenic views are also offered. All with easy access to meeting rooms, public areas and recreational facilities. Many rooms come with woodburning or gas fireplaces and private balconies or outdoor patios.


For our 95th Anniversary, we're offering the following wedding/elopement/vow renewal package:

  • • 1 Hour Chapel Rental
    • Champagne toast celebration for up to 10 people (outside of the Bishop Lamy chapel)
    • 2 night stay in deluxe suite.
    • Welcome amenity: includes 1 bottle of Heritage wine, Chocolate covered strawberries upon arrival in room.
    • Your choice Horseback Ride for 2 or a 50 minute couples massage.

Elopement package is good for Nov. 2014, Dec. 2014, Jan 2015, Feb. 2015, March 2015 only. Offer Based on availability, certain holiday blackout dates apply. Must be reserved 48 hours in advance. No food/ catering/ beverages allowed inside the historic 156 year old chapel. Chapel rental included in package is for 1 hour. Call: 505.819-4022 for availability.


For the Bride & Groom
Included with your wedding reception:

  • • Complimentary Room
    • Bottle of Champagne & Strawberries in Room
    • Cake Cutting Service
    • Champagne Flutes and Cake Cutting Utensils
    • Gift and Guest Book Tables
    • Coat Check
    • Parking

    And as a special gift to you from us, please choose one of the following:
    • Horseback Ride for Bride & Groom or Couples Massage

For Wedding Guests
Whether you’re planning an intimate wedding or a large gathering, Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort & Spa offers impeccable ranch-style accommodations and exquisite mountain views. We are the ideal choice of Santa Fe hotels and luxury resorts for unforgettable events and upscale Southwestern ambience. Our staff will work with you to reserve a block of rooms for your guests and plan an authentic, fun-filled Santa Fe experience that they are sure to remember.

For Honeymooners
At Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort & Spa, we have a number of romantic packages to fulfill your honeymoon dreams. Please check out some of our seasonal specials here.


Indulge your senses and soothe your soul at our award-winning SháNah Spa and Wellness Center.

For the Bride
Special Package Price $290 (regularly $340)

The bride will begin her day with an invigorating Purification Polish. The combination of mineral salts, blue corn and aloe vera will leave her skin soft, supple an nourished. (one hour) $135

Next, she will pamper herself with a Custom Facial using Eminence Skincare products, which will leave her skin glowing. (one hour) $130

Her nails will be perfect after an Ultimate Manicure and Pedicure, both including Paraffin treatments. (one hour) $75

For Bridesmaids and Wedding Guests
Custom Facial $110 (one hour, regularly $120)
Ultimate Manicure $45 (45 minutes, regularly $65)
Ultimate Pedicure $75 (one hour)
Hair and Make-up (price on request)

Click here for other seasonal specials at ShaNah Spa.

Let Us Make Your Wedding Dreams Come True

From the time your engagement is announced to the last toast of the evening, our staff will assist in making your special day, a truly memorable event.

To request more information or reserve space for an upcoming Santa Fe wedding, please complete the following Wedding Request For Proposal:

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