Deciding on a wedding venue can be one of the toughest decisions you’ll make when planning your wedding. Not only do you have to consider your budget, guest count, desired amenities, and location, but, most importantly, you have to consider how everything will come together. What do you want your wedding to look like? How are you going to incorporate personal touches that reflect you and your partner? There’s a lot to consider.
For those of you in the midst of your venue search, I have some good news. If you’re the type of person that already knows you want to wear hiking boots under that gorgeous white gown or even if you’re a little less hardcore and a rustic, romantic feel is more your thing.. this guide in addition to my Facebook group focused on Colorado wedding venues will make your search a whole lot easier.
Colorado mountain wedding venues are some of the most awe-inspiring and impactful places for two people to tie the knot. Imagine saying “I do” in front of perfectly snow-covered peaks or having your first kiss as a married couple while the sun sets behind the Rocky Mountains. Even if you envision something a bit low key, the foothills could still be the perfect choice. For more ideas about how the Colorado landscape can add to your wedding venue, be sure to check out these beautiful photos of other Colorado weddings that I’ve photographed across the state.
Although it plays a big part, the natural terrain isn’t the only reason to have your wedding at a Colorado mountain venue. As an added bonus, the weather is almost always sunny, the people are kind, and the amenities are top-notch. There are also tons of local shops, hiking trails, and outdoor entertainment. With that in mind, you can rest assured that if you choose any of these locations for your wedding, you and your guests will not be disappointed.
Here’s my list of the 10 of the best Colorado mountain wedding venues:
The Pines at Genesee
Close to Denver, the Pines at Genesee is a “warmly elegant mountain-contemporary setting” that has both outdoor terraces and stunning interiors. This venue can accommodate both large and small gatherings, and has multiple locations for ceremonies, receptions, and photo opportunities. If you choose to have your wedding here, you are guaranteed to have an abundance of romantically woodsy memories.
View a full wedding from this property here!
If you would like more information about the Pines at Genesee, follow the link above, email them here, or give them a call at (303) 526-7939.
The Manor House
Placed on six acres of dramatic landscape, Manor House weddings can be described as “simple yet elegant.” With both indoor and outdoor spaces, events can be hosted outside near Dry Creek Canyon or inside the manor next to one of the many cozy fireplaces. Here, the special attention to detail sets this venue apart from the crowd and is sure to put even the most meticulous bride at ease.
View a real wedding from this venue here!
Follow the link above to learn more about the Manor House. You may also email or call the venue at (303) 799-1000.
River Bend by the Lyons Farmette
River Bend is located in Lyons and operated by the owners of the Lyons Farmette, a local organic farm. This guarantees that events hosted here are provided with fresh, organic produce and beautiful full-service flower designs. Beyond these perks, River Bend offers open grassy spaces, red stone cliffs, and optional tiny homes for you and your guests.
Check out wedding photos from Riverbend here!
To contact River Bend, follow the link above or send Betsy an email.
50 acres of private, picturesque landscape surrounds Lionscrest Manor, which ensures that you can celebrate your vows late into the evening while enjoying mountain views, wildlife, and bluffs. The venue has both indoor and outdoor ceremony/reception sites, and there are also seven different caterers to choose from, a beautiful bridal suite, and a groom’s lounge.
We love shooting at Lionscrest Manor! Check out a few photos from a recent wedding at Lionscrest Manor here.
Follow the above link to learn more. You may also email Lionscrest Manor or give them a call at (303) 823-5337.
Another beautiful Colorado wedding venue in the mountains is Della Terra, a luxury wedding venue and boutique inn in Estes Park. Here, your day will be special, your guests will be taken care of, and the night will be unforgettable. Della Terra only hosts one wedding per day and offers a host of amenities to you and your guests. There are also a variety of ceremony and reception sites so your day can be as grand or intimate as you like.
More information about Della Terra can be found on their website (linked above), by emailing their venue coordinator, or calling (970) 586-2501.
Located in Colorado Springs, this mountain wedding venue will inspire. At the Broadmoor, the service is legendary, and teams of experts will help you to plan every tiny detail. There are elegant ballrooms and mountain view terraces, which are sure to please a variety of wedding aesthetics. Other amenities, like a spa, outdoor activities, and an impressive restaurant, are sure to keep your guests entertained.
To contact the Broadmoor about planning your wedding, submit an event proposal on their website, which is linked above.
The Garden of the Gods Resort and Club
Also in Colorado Springs, the Garden of the Gods Resort and Club provides an impressive location for an otherworldly event. The natural landscape is comprised of bold colors and sharp contours and makes a breathtaking backdrop for your vows, and the cuisine is second to none. This mountain venue also has a resort, spa, and detached cottages for your guests’ accommodations.
Follow the link above to learn more. You may also call (719) 725-6600.
The Little Nell
The Little Nell, located in Aspen, is a venue unlike any other. The ceremony site is at an elevation of over 11,000 feet, and the fun can continue with reception sites also atop the mountain. Here, they also have Aspen’s only Five-Star hotel, which means your guests will receive the best accommodations around.
To learn more about hosting an event at Little Nell, follow the above link. You may also email or call (970) 920-6382.
The Colorado Mountain Ranch
Just 10 miles outside of Boulder, the Colorado Mountain Ranch offers a beautifully rustic setting for your wedding. Here, your ceremony is held in an outdoor amphitheater nestled among the pines, and your reception takes place in a cozy lodge with fireplaces and picture windows. The staff are helpful and flexible, which makes them a pleasure to work with.
You can learn more about the Colorado Mountain Ranch on their website (linked above) or by calling (303) 442-4557.
Taharaa Mountain Lodge
Estes Park boasts another beautiful Colorado wedding venue in the mountains. At Taharaa Mountain Lodge, you can get married at the enchanting pergola site or on top of a deck with views of the Mummy Range and Twin Sisters Peaks. The world-class bed and breakfast also has reception sites with impressive windows and a delectable menu featuring a variety of wild game.
Follow the link above to learn more about the Taharaa Mountain Lodge. You may also inquire directly via email or call (970) 577-0098.
For even more information about Colorado wedding venues in the mountains, check out this Facebook group. Here there are tips, tricks, and helpful hints to book the wedding venue of your dreams.