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This expansive wedding venue, located just south of Denver in Sedalia, is more than just a golf course. Previously created as a place of refuge for wildlife and service organizations working to help the local community, they now support groups that are devoted to children, the arts, healthcare, and crisis management. Over the past couple of decades, they have raised over 100 million dollars for the people that they serve. How’s that for a good cause? 


Pristine, elegant, and charming, The Sanctuary Golf Course is an ideal wedding venue for any couple looking to engage with all the beauty that Colorado has to offer, while also receiving a feel-good conscience, knowing that you are giving to a stellar organization through your big day. 


All encompassing mountains surround the course, giving you a mountain lodge feel while exuding sophistication at the same time. Let’s take a deeper dive into this beautiful venue and see what makes it so special.


What Makes The Sanctuary Golf Course An Ideal Wedding Venue?

The Sanctuary Golf Course is located in Sedalia, a small town just south of Denver. This is ideal for any guests you may have traveling into the area, since Denver International is less than an hour away. If you’re heading from Denver proper, total travel time is only around 45 minutes.


The venue itself is nestled in between the Rocky Mountains and provides a feel that is far from the city, though it is closeby. This is truly an exclusive location, complete with cascading waterfalls and a clubhouse that features stone fireplaces and iron chandeliers hanging from elevated ceilings.


This venue offers year-round services and holds up to 200 guests for seated ceremonies and up to 300 guests for standing receptions. 


Aside from the location, take one look at the reviews for The Sanctuary Golf Course, and you will see hundreds of happy couples who couldn’t say nicer things about the staff, service, and overall experience they were offered. Let’s take a look next at the amenities you receive when you plan your wedding with The Sanctuary.


Features + Amenities 

You are looking at top notch amenities and features when you book your special day with The Sanctuary Golf Course. 


When looking into wedding venues, you want to be sure that you choose a space that works with you to cultivate your vision and offers the right assistance to execute thoroughly. It is important that your day flows as smoothly as possible, so that when the time comes, everything is taken care of and you and the wedding party are purely present – solely making memories. 


Their experienced staff will take care of all the details, including personalized services, on-site coordination, culinary experience and decor. All packages include up to 6 hours of private facility rental time so that you and your guests can enjoy the venue exclusively.


They offer an outdoor pavilion for ceremonies or for dancing the night away beneath the stars (or both if you so decide!). For indoor ceremonies, The Great Room is immaculate, featuring wrap-around windows on the south and west sides of the room, complete with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. 


The Clubhouse is a cozy spot for a reception or mingling, putting you right at home between the stone fireplaces and rustic wooden beams. Cocktail hour and guest mingling can be enjoyed out on the terrace, where the Rockies serve as your picturesque backdrop.


Since The Sanctuary Golf Course is a full-service venue, their professional wedding consultants are available on-site to help you plan and execute the whole experience. Their wedding packages include complimentary valet parking for your guests, votive candles, coffee and cake cutting services, and a champagne toast for the entire wedding party.


Additionally, they offer add-ons for their packages including a bridal and groom suite, event set-up and clean-up, and rentals such as tables, chairs, china and glassware, barware, flatware and linens. Also available to you are wireless microphones, lighting in the Outdoor Pavillion and an on-site coordinator. 


For culinary services, this venue offers a variety of award-winning menus for you to choose from. Whether you decide to keep it more casual with a Colorado BBQ buffet or go more elegant with tray passing of hors d’oeuvres, The Sanctuary Golf Course has got you covered. Of course, if you do not see anything from their curated menus that suit you properly, they will be happy to create a custom menu for you.


Examples of their plated catering menu options include (but are not limited to): 


  • Buffalo Ribeye
  • Scottish Salmon
  • Pasta Primavera
  • Boursin Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast
  • Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb


In addition to their award-winning food service, they also feature an award-winning beverage service, allowing you and your guests to wine and dine the whole night through. 


Guest Experiences In and Around The Sanctuary Golf Course 


After years of being a wedding photographer, I know that most guests attending weddings also tend to make a mini-vacation of their own out of the trip. I’ve compiled a list of nearby experiences, including outdoor activities, local shopping, and must-try dining spots for you and your guests to enjoy, if you choose The Sanctuary Golf Course for your special day. 


Outdoor Activities 


  • Daniel’s Park: This park is listed on the National Registar of Historic Places and is best known for sunset mountain views and bison watching. There is plenty of hiking to go around here, too.
  • Pike National Forest: Head here to go hiking or biking!
  • Fly Fishing in Platte River 


Local Shopping


While Sedalia itself doesn’t offer too much by way of local shopping (population 133), it is super close-by many neighboring towns that do! 


  • The Barn Antiques and Speciality Shops
  • The Emporium 
  • Enchanted Grounds 




  • Bud’s Cafe and Bar
  • Gabriel’s
  • PieZano’s Pizza
  • BMan’s BBQ
  • Wide Open Saloon
  • O’Brien’s Cafe


Capture Your Perfect Day, Your Way 


I have been photographing weddings in Colorado for years and as soon as you’re ready, I am here for all your photo + video needs. I specialize in making couples feel comfortable in front of the camera and will work with you to capture the essence of your day the way that you envision it. From conception to execution, I handle the photography and videography and ensure that your memories will be preserved for a lifetime and beyond. 


To check out my work, head over to my website and feel free to drop in and say hi. Don’t hesitate to leave me any questions or concerns in my inbox. I look forward to meeting you and creating your love story through my lens.

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