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Notes of Gratitude | New Mexico Wedding Locations and Referrals

Irene Swain
Non-Denominational Minister
Wedding Officiant


I would like to offer a helpful list of referral services to make your wedding planning in Santa Fe, New Mexico easier.Most of these locations are also lodging.  Some will charge for the wedding location site, some will not.

I am familiar with most of these vendors services and would recommend them.


Small Chapels, Hotels and Resorts in Santa Fe, NM:
Garden Room Chapel
Irene Swain, Minister
Attached to my home; offered to couples for a cozy intimate ceremony. 505-983-1799.
The Lodge at Santa Fe 505-992-5800, close to downtown, New
intimate mission style chapel. Also inside and outside locations. www.lodgeatsantafe.com.
Bishop's Lodge Resort and Bishop Lamy Chapel 505-983-6377, Intimate, historic Bishop Lamy chapel. Also beautiful inside and outside locations. www.bishopslodge.com.
La Posada Resort and Spa 505-986-0000, downtown, (outside and inside), www.laposada.rockresorts.com
La Fonda Hotel 505-982-5511, downtown, (inside and outside), www.lafondasantafe.com
Encantado Four Seasons Resort 505-946-5700, Indoor and outdoor sites, beautiful land and views. www.fourseasons.com/santafe
Inn at Loretto 505-988-5531, downtown, (inside and outside), www.innatloretto.com
Eldorado Hotel 505-988-4455, downtown, www.eldoradohotel.com
Hotel St. Francis 505-983-5700, downtown, (outside and inside), www.hotelstfrancis.com
Hilton Santa Fe 505-986-6415, downtown, (inside and outside) www.hiltonofsantafe.com
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Other Sites for Weddings in Santa Fe, NM:
Gerald Peters Gallery 505-954-5721, close to downtown, Beautiful gallery rooms and outside garden. www.gpgallery.com

Teresa Neptune Studio/Gallery

505-982-0016, close to downtown, Intimate gallery and garden for small event, www.teresaneptune.com

Audubon Society Randall Davey Center 505-983-4609, Beautiful outside grounds and inside historic home. www.nm.audubon.org
Museum of International Folk Art Museum Hill close to downtown, 505-476-1207, Outside and inside locations, open air with great views, www.moifa.org.

Museum of Fine Arts & St. Francis Auditorium

downtown on the plaza, 505-476-5068, Historic Building and Courtyard. www.mfasantafe.org.
Shidoni Foundry & Gallery 505- 988-8001, (outside grounds), www.shidoni.com
Quail Run 505-986-2200 (outside and inside), Has a beautiful courtyard. wwwquailrunsantafe.com
Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, 505-424-2384, Has
Native American Hogan and other sites on beautiful grounds. www.iaia.edu
Santa Fe Southern Railway close to downtown, 505-989-8600,
Historic vintage coach cars; on the move or standing still. www.sfsr.com

The Scottish Rite Center

505-982-4414, A little theater for a dramatic event. (downtown) www.nmscottishrite.org
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National Parks:
Hyde Memorial State Park (on road to ski basin), 505-983-7175, contact Park Ranger. Has an area with building and outside location.
Pecos National Mounument (in Pecos outside Santa Fe), 505-757-6121, Beautiful outside ruins in the park. Must get permission from Park Ranger for use. www.nps.gov/peco
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Small Hotels, Inns, B & B’s, Private Residences in Santa Fe, NM:
Hotel Santa Fe 505-982-1200, downtown, Has a teepee outside for small wedding. www.hotelsantafe.com
Inn of the Anasazi 505-988-3030, downtown, Has a library with fire place. www.innoftheanasazi.com
Hotel Chimayo 505-988-4900, downtown, Has a courtyard to use for the wedding ceremony. www.hotelchimayo.com
Inn on the Alameda 505-984-2121, downtown, (inside and outside)
Inn of the Governors 505-982-4333, downtown,
Don Gaspar Inn 505-986-8664, close to downtown, Intimate patio outside and small inside area. www.dongaspar.com
Inn of the Turquoise Bear 505-983-0798, (outside and inside), close to downtown, Restored Historic home. www.turquoisebear.com
Vanessie Santa Fe Inn and Restaurant 505-984-1193, downtown, www.vanessiesantafe.com
El Paradero Bed and Breakfast 505-988-1177 , close to downtown, www.elparadero.com

Casa Cuma B& B

505-216-7516, close to downtown, (outside and inside)

Ravens Ridge B&B

505-988-1288, some miles from downtown, Sumptuous gardens & bird watching, www.RavensRidgeCasita.com

El Farolito & Four Kachinas Inn 505-988-1631, close to downtown, www.farolito.com & www.fourkachinas.com
Ten Thousand Waves 505-982-9304, Spa toward ski basin area that also has guest cottages. www.tenthousandwaves.com
Fort Marcy Suites 888-667-2775, close to downtown, has outside area with Gazebo. www.fortmarcy.com
Las Palomas Inn 505-982-5560, close to downtown, various type rooms, intimate indoor space. www.laspalomas.com.
El Rey Inn 505-982-1931, Quaint old Santa Fe motel. www.elreyinnsantafe.com
The Compound Restaurant close to downtown, 505-982-4353, On
Canyon Rd., beautiful outside patio and inside with great food. www.compoundrestaurant.com.
Dream Catcher Ranchito 505-474-4007, (inside and outside) Guesthouse with large outside area, horses and llamas. www.dreamcatcherranchito.com

Upper Canyon Studio

505-992-3931, few miles from downtown, Elegant modernism with lovely courtyard. homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p211978

Santa Fe Vacation Rentals 855-341-9528, close to downtown, Offers beautiful homes for lodging and weddings. www.santaferentals.com
Casas de Santa Fe 505-466-3666,close to downtown, Beautiful historic homes and guesthomes.www.casasdesantafe.com
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Locations Outside Santa Fe, NM Proper:
Sunrise Springs Inn and Retreat 505-471-3600 ( in La Cienega outside Santa Fe) (outside or inside ) www.sunrisesprings.com
El Rancho de las Golondrinas 505-471-2261, (in La Cienega outside Santa Fe) Historic Spanish Ranch with beautiful grounds, old chapel, and modern inside and outside areas. www.golondrinas.org
Ojo Caliente Mineral Spring 800-222-9162, (outside Santa Fe), Adobe Round Barn and beautiful outside country setting. www.ojospa.com
Casa Escondida (in Chimayo) 505-351-4805 www.casaescondida.com
El Mesòn de la Centinela (in Chimayo) 505-351-2280. www.innatchimayo.com
Rancho Manzana (In Chimayo) 505-351-2227, 250 yr. old hacienda B&B with apple orchard for the ceremony. www.ranchomanzana.com
Alan Houser Sculpture Garden 505-471-1528, Beautiful sculpture grounds and inside. www.allanhouser.com

Old School House

(in Cerrillos)  505-473-3090 Historic Stone Amplitheater style Ruin, nice outdoor site; old school gym.
Heart Seed Retreat & Gallery (in Cerrillos outside Santa Fe) 505-471-7026 www.heart-seed.com
Hacienda Doña Andrea de Santa Fe 505-424-8995, Inn with views of the Ortiz Mountains. (outside and inside), www.hdasantafe.com
Anthony’s at the Delta & Inn at the Delta (In Espanola), 505-753-9466, southwest style indoor and outdoor locations, large inside party room, www.innatthedelta.biz
JW Eaves Movie Ranch

(outside Santa Fe) 505-474-3045, Western movie set; also has chapel. www.eavesmovieranch.com

Pecos Bar X Bar Ranch 505-757-8500, High in the mountains 1 hr. from Santa Fe, outdoor & western wedding site, small lodge. www.pecosbarxbar.com
Estrella de Norte Vineyard 505-455-2826, north of Santa Fe, Beautiful grounds, stables with small inside. www.estrelladelnorte.com
Hacienda Del Cerezo 505-982-8000, ( north of  Santa Fe), Inn with beautiful views, (outside and inside), www.haciendadelcerezo.com
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Photographers in Santa Fe, NM:
New Mexico WeddingScapes
by Kathryn Gabriel Loving
505-238-0829, Specializing in elopements and intimate destination weddings, www.nmweddingphotos.com
Insight Foto 505-988-1424, www.insightfoto.com
Cathy Maier Photography www.cmcphoto.com
Ginger Russell 505-820-0390, www.gingerrussell.com
Eric Cousineau 505-795-8158, www.ericcousineau.com
Vladimir Chaloupka
Photography & Video
505-490-9184, Photojournalist approach to wedding photography, www.vladfoto.com

Two Birds Studio

Robin Parrott

505-429-9100, www.robinparrott.com
Jane Bernard 505-983-8399, Wedding Photojournalist, www.janebernard.com
Twin Lens
Kitty & Craig Fritz
505-750-3456, Specializing in documentary style weddings. www.twinlensimage.com
Blue Rose Studios 505-266-5292,  www.bluerosestudios.com
Kyle Zimmerman Photography Timeless Black & White wedding photography. www.kylezimmermanphotography.com
Inga Hendrickson 917-575-5877, Santa Fe wedding photographer, www.ingafoto.com
RGB Photography 505-820-1891, www.rgbweddings.com
Shoot the Cake 575-770-7157, www.shoot-the-cake.com
Carolyn Wright 505-471-3212, www.thephotostudio.com
Fizelwink Photography
Ryan Thomas Young
505-307-1383, www.fizelwink.com
Jeffrey Willis Photography 814-397-5672, www.willisarts.com
Kevin’s Photography 505-345-6322, Wedding photography in New Mexico for 25 years. www.kevinsphotography.net
Forever Hooked Wedding Photography

505-577-1555, www.foreverhooked.com

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Florists in Santa Fe, NM:
Margaret Bost 505-982-4143, www.santafefloral.com
Artichokes and Pomegranates 505-820-0044, www.artichokesandpomegranates.com
Amanda’s Flowers 505-473-9212, www.amandasflowers.net.
Andrea Soorikian 505-983-3482, www.andreasoorikian.com.
Marisa’s Milleflori   505-984-1005, Classic elegance with a modern twist. www.apassionflower.com
Cutting Edge Flowers 505-424-3431, www.cuttingedgeflowers.com
Whole Foods Market 505-992-1700, cash and carry, 753 Cerrillos Rd.
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Musicians in Santa Fe, NM:
Absolute Entertainment Live music, the band Soulstice, DJ and audio services, www.musicsantafe.com

Carol Hawkins

505-660-6008, Live classical music, flute, strings, piano ,trumpet, solo to quartet. www.santafeprimavera.com

Anela Lauren

808-639-4356, Harpist, www.KauaiAnela.com
Ellen Chavez de Leitner

505-920-9728, Violinist, www.chavezdeleitner.com

Ramona Witt

816-679-2874, Singer of Songs

Robert Sequoia 505-603-9010, Guitarist, Composer, www.robertsequoia.com
David Yard 505- 986-1753, Guitarist. www.classicalguitargallery.com
Omar Villanueva

505-507-0355, Guitarist, Singer. www.losamigosnewmexico.com

John  P. Martinez

505-239-2154, From “Bach to Rock”, Guitarist Extrordinaire.  www.mlsabq.com

Los Primos 505-839-2286, Guitar quartet and vocal, www.theserenata.com
Buena Ventura, Marachis 505-204- 2618, Joanna. All female Marachi group.
Wayne Wesley Johnson 505-474-3903, Jazz nuevo, Flamenco, Fingerstyle Guitarist, www.gigmasters.com/jazz/wayne-wesley-johnson
Sounds of Romance
Hyda Maria Dougherty
505-986-9916, American Indian flute and Renaissance recorder music.
Ronald Roybal Music 505-466-2242, Native Flute & Spanish Guitar, www.ronaldroybal.com
Order of the Thistle Pipes and Drum Bagpipes, wwwsfotpd.ipage.com
High Desert Pipes and Drums 505-203-9633, Bill Horn, Bagpipe Major
Tapestry Variety Show Band
Abacus Entertainment
505-730-9117, Talented 11 piece band & voice: Rhythm & Blues, Jazz, Country, Latin, Rock, Blues. DJ and event planning. www.abacusentertainment.net.
Mike Vetter 505-296-7224, Mobile DJ For All Occasions www.nmdj.com.
Sound Connections 505-661-2649, Customized Wedding DJ.
Bob Fisher and Steve Morgan 505-992-3930, Bluegrass & Appalachian Fiddle Tune duet Instrumentals; Guitar-Guitar, Mandolin-Guitar.
Vanilla Pop 575-770-2943,   80” Glam meets VegasGlitz. www.vanillapop.com
Scenic Vision 505-983-1940, www.Santafevideo.com.
Insight Foto 505-988-1424, www.insightfoto.com.
Luminance Pictures
Sarah Kanafani
505-301-1668, Specializing in creative cinematography. www.luminancepictures.com
Jack Lee Wedding Videos 505-552-2506,   weddings.jacklee.biz
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Cakes and Caterers in Santa Fe, NM:
Chocolate Maven 505-984-1980, www.chocolatemaven.com
Tree House Pastry Shop 505-474-5543, Organic ingredients & specific to alternative diets. www.treehousepastry.com
Maggie’s Cakes 505-989-1416. www.maggiesweddingcakes.com
Cakes By Ginene

505-795-0035, Custom designed cakes for any occasion.
 Serving Santa Fe, Abq. and surrounding areas. www.cakesbyginene.com

CoCopelli Chocolatier and Cakes

505-438-2626, www.cocosantafe.com
Adobo Catering 505-989-7674, Peter Dent, www.adobocatering.com
Marja Martin Custom Catering 505-986-3858, www.marjacatering.com
Cowgirl Catering 505-982-2565, www.cowgirl-santafe.com
Walter Burke Catering 505-473-9600, www.walterburkecatering.com.
Peas "N" Pod Catering 505-438-2877, www.cateringsantafe.com.
La Boca Catering 505-983-2425,  www.labocasf.com
Hair & Makeup in Santa Fe, NM:
Jonathon Girard C.M.S. 505-577-6643, Professional Make-Up Application & Hair Styling. www.egocosmetics.biz
Monica Stark
Makeup Santa Fe

505-412-5125, Providing professional on-site makeup artistry. makeupsantafe.com
Alchemy 505-989-9166, 505-204-2729, Alexis, Hair & Makeup.
Salon Del Mar 505-490-2278, Angela Del Mar, Cuts, Color, Foils, Condition, Styling. www.salondelmarsf.com
Jonny’s Classic Barber Shop 505-982-6154  Barbering of the “old school”.

Wedding Transportation in Santa Fe, NM:
Rio Sandia Horse & Carriage 505-301-0917, Steve Simmons

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Wedding Planner

If you are looking for a professional wedding planner for large weddings, please let me know and I will be happy to recommend a few to you.

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Marriage License, New Mexico

Santa Fe County Clerk’s Office – 102 Grant Ave., 505-986-6280 - just off the plaza in downtown Santa Fe. Office hours are 8:00am. to 5:00pm., Monday through Friday. They are closed on state and federal holidays. It is advised to call ahead for any unexpected closings if you will be applying on the day of your wedding, or on the Friday before a weekend. A photo ID showing date of birth is required, preferably a driver’s license. A certified birth certificate or passport with photo and date of birth may also be used. If the last name being used on the marriage application differs from the name on the identification used, a certified copy of proof of name change is required. You will need to know your social security number. The fee is currently $25.00 cash. Both parties must be present when the license is issued. Your marriage license is given to your officiant, at the time of your wedding, and signed by you, the officiant and two witnesses. It must be returned for recording either in person or by mail within 90 days. If by mail, it will be returned to you after recording. You may apply for your marriage license anytime, as there is no expiration date. No blood tests or proof of any divorce are necessary. The license is valid for a wedding in any county in New Mexico. As all county requirements may vary, I suggest that you contact directly any other county where you may be applying. In Albuquerque call, 505-768-4314. If you are under 18 years of age, call the county clerk for information on parental consent.

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Wedding Minister and Officiant

If scheduling does not allow for for me, Irene Swain, to officiate your wedding, please contact me at irene@santafenmweddings.com and I will be happy to refer to you other competent wedding ministers and wedding officiants in the Santa Fe, NM area.

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Notes of Gratitude | New Mexico Wedding Locations and Referrals

Irene Swain, Non-Denominational Minister/Wedding Officiant
P.O. Box 4484 Santa Fe, NM 87502-4484
phone: 505-983-1799