Syd and Macky’s Wedding

When: Saturday, October 27, 2018. The ceremony will take place at 12pm noon, followed by a traditional New Mexican feast (yes, there will be LOTS of green chile!).
Where: Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, New Mexico
Getting there: The closest airports to Ghost Ranch are Santa Fe (SAF) and Albuquerque (ABQ). For more information about getting to Ghost Ranch, click here.
What you need to know: We aren’t big on stuffy weddings, so feel free to wear whatever you want! Bright colors are encouraged, as are crazy patterns. Suits and ties are discouraged (unless they’re crazy patterned). Mountain weather is notoriously unpredictable in late October — bring raincoats, puffy jackets and sun screen!

Haven’t RSVP’d yet? You can do so RIGHT HERE!


A limited number of rooms are available at Ghost Ranch on a first come, first served basis!
Camping and RV sites are also available.
For breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday and dinner on Friday, meals are available at the Ghost Ranch cafeteria for $10 – $15.
To reserve a room or campsite at Ghost Ranch, call 505.685.1000 and say you are part of Syd and Macky’s wedding.

Other accommodation is available in the surrounding areas:
Abiquiu Inn
Abiquiu Lake Campground
Various AirBnb options
Ojo Caliente Resort and Spa
Origin Lodge

Because we are doing a midday wedding, staying in Santa Fe (about an hour and a half from Ghost Ranch) is also a possibility if you prefer an urban vibe.


Ghost Ranch is a 21,000 acre retreat and education center in North Central New Mexico. The area was first inhabited by two cattle rustling brothers (the Archuletas) who used the valley to hide stolen cows. After one brother was murdered by the other, a group of local men came to the ranch and hung the remaining brother and his gang.

Fast forward to 1928, a man named Roy Pfaffle won the deed to the ranch in a poker game. His enterprising wife, Carol Stanley, recorded the deed in her name, divorced Pfaffle and moved in. She constructed the guest quarters and created an exclusive dude ranch that was visited by many of the wealthy and creative people of the time. She also gave the property it’s name – Ghost Ranch.

Georgia O’Keeffe was one of many 20th century artists drawn to Ghost Ranch. She split much of her time between New Mexico and New York, and you can see the influence of Northern New Mexico’s unique landscapes in many of her paintings.


Hiking, Horseback Riding and Other Outdoor Activities at Ghost Ranch
Paleontology Museums at Ghost Ranch
Meow Wolf in Santa Fe
Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe