Whether you are drawn to Colorado because of the striking panoramic views, outdoor activities, or the plethora of food, shopping, and open-minded folks that make up nearly every inch of the state, Colorado delivers an experience to remember every single time, without fail. The best part is, there are always more beautiful places to explore off the beaten path.
Steamboat Springs, Colorado is located about an hour and 45 minutes northwest of Denver, in the northern part of the Yampa Valley. You might know Steamboat Springs for its ski resorts and geothermal hot springs, but it’s time to get to know the beauty and magnificence of the wedding venues that this quaint town has to offer.
Now that you’ve fallen in love with each other, get ready to fall in love all over again with your dream venue here in Steamboat Springs. With no shortage of spaces that cater to a variety of tastes, let’s dive straight into the details of what makes this location so special.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS: WHAT MAKES IT AN IDEAL WEDDING LOCATION
Steamboat Springs wedding venues are amongst some of the most sought-after in the state. It’s a paradox of sorts because it is a more secluded location than say, those closer to Denver, but its proximity to nature and the fact that it is more tucked away gives it an allure that rivals those closer to the big city. That being said, it has its own airport (HDN) for added convenience to you and your wedding party.
The variety of options are endless. Whether you are looking for a quaint element, a ranch-style setting, a mountaintop skyline view, or the ambiance of a botanical garden, Steamboat Springs has you covered.
Not only are there so many different types of wedding venues to choose from in Steamboat Springs, but there is also so much for your wedding party to do in and around the area. This will be an enjoyable vacation for your guests in addition to watching their loved ones make a promise to each other for life.
WHAT YOU WANT TO LOOK FOR IN A WEDDING VENUE IN STEAMBOAT SPRINGS
First and foremost, you’re going to want to capture this beautiful experience and keep these moments alive in your memories forever. This begins with booking a wedding photographer and videographer to capture your day.
At Dgass Photography, I tell your story through my camera lens, to capture the essence of your big day and preserve your memories for a lifetime and beyond. I specialize in putting couples at ease in front of the camera and will work with you to make sure the aura of your day is felt and seen exactly as you envision it.
Next, you’ll want to look for venues with amazing views (you’re in Colorado so this one won’t be too hard), an amazing management and catering staff, and experiences for your guests to enjoy while attending your wedding that will be sure to be memorable experiences for all.
Let’s take a look at some of the awesome things that Steamboat Springs has to offer for you and your guests to enjoy near your venue.
FUN GUEST EXPERIENCES AROUND STEAMBOAT SPRINGS
Your guests will likely be taking a mini-vacation of their own to enjoy close to your special day and Steamboat Springs is the perfect place to do just that.
We’ve compiled a list of the top activities for your guests to do in and around your Steamboat Springs wedding venue.
Horseback Riding Through the Mountains
Check out Saddleback Ranch for a guided two-hour horseback riding tour through the mountains. In addition, you’ll be invited to join in on dinner rides as well as chuck wagon dinner rides. How cool is that?
Relax Your Muscles at Strawberry Park Hot Springs
The hot springs in Steamboat are said to have therapeutic properties, and the springs at Strawberry Park are a close 15 minute drive from downtown, so your guests can get there and back easily. For summer, the flowers bloom in gardens along the border of the springs, making for a beautiful, romantic backdrop. Picnics and massages are also available, as well as cabins if your guests decide to stay off-site of your wedding venue.
Hike to Fish Creek Falls
If you and any of your guests favor adventuring the great outdoors instead of merely relaxing in them, then send them over to this 280ft waterfall just minutes outside of Steamboat Springs. There are many different difficulty levels for the trails that lead to here, so there’s sure to be something for everybody.
Explore the Yampa River Botanical Gardens
Here we have a 6-acre park that is a haven for relaxation among thousands of gorgeous flowers. Enough said.
Go Soaring on the Outlaw Mountain Coaster
If you’re searching for a thrill, head to this alpine slide, where you’ll slide for over a mile and come out on the other side smiling and laughing. Trust us.
Hit Up a Local Brewery
Because it’s not a trip to Colorado without visiting a microbrewery. Our favorite is Mountain Tap Brewery, which seriously has some of the best beer in the state. Their selection rotates seasonally, carrying 12 different selections each go around. Complete with wood-fired pizza and a killer shrimp appetizer, we’d start here and go from there.
Dine Like the Locals
Choosing a Steamboat Springs wedding venue comes with major food perks for you and your guests. We’ve compiled a list below of some of the local hotspots and must-eats while you’re in town.
- Blue Sage Pizza: PIZZA. PIZZA. PIZZA.
- Carl’s Tavern: Happy hour; southern comfort food plus whisky, cold beer, and craft cocktails
- Laundry: Eclectic, rustic small plates; simply amazing.
- Cafe Diva: American; wine bar; peanut butter bacon sandwich is a huge hit
- Creekside Cafe & Grill: Brunch, riverside patio seating
- 8th Street Steakhouse: Western-style steaks & seafood
- Besame: Cuban; small plates
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS WEDDING VENUES
Now to the part you’ve been waiting for. We’ve compiled a list below with links for you to check out, no matter what part of town you are looking into. We know you will fall in love with these beautiful spaces just like we have. Enjoy!
- Mt. Werner / Steamboat Resort
- The Steamboat Grand
- Art Depot
- Botanic Gardens
- Olympian Hall
- Steamboat Springs Community Center
OUTSIDE OF TOWN
- Bella Vista Estate
- Catamount Ranch and Club
- Guest Ranch
- Glen Eden Resort
- Lucky 8 Ranch
- Stagecoach State Park
- Steamboat Lake/Pearl Lake State Parks
There you have it. For your special day to be captured the way it deserves to be, please check out Dgass Photography to learn more, and do not hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have regarding packages, pricing, or any other concerns!
We look forward to being there on your special day to celebrate and create memories together that will last a lifetime to come.