Colorado is home to many beautiful venues with stunning, unique views, so it comes as no surprise that the state is one of the most popular wedding locations in all the U.S.
Take one look at my expansive gallery and fall in love with the natural, romantic beauty that is all around. Your wedding venue should be as unique and personalized as you are as a couple, and of course, romantic, timeless, and beautiful.
While some couples opt for a woodsy, natural feel outside the city, I’ve found somewhere in the heart of Denver that makes it feel as though you are in far far away land while in reality you are nestled in the middle of the action. If you’re looking to have a wedding in the city that promises romance and charm engulfed by beautiful, fragrant blossoms of flowers and plants alike, welcome to Denver Botanical Gardens by York Street Weddings.
THE PERFECT PHOTO BACKDROP FOR YOUR SPECIAL DAY
What makes Denver Botanical Gardens so ideal for a wedding is the proximity to the city while feeling as if you are being transported to a different place entirely. Surrounded by lush gardens, trickling vines and exquisite flowers, this venue could hardly get more romantic and is the perfect backdrop with scenery that will have you feeling as if your day is straight out of a magazine.
Quaint yet with ample space, take one look at this lovely, beguiling garden and imagine yourself there beneath the pines and vines. Named by Martha Stewart Weddings as one of the top 25 most beautiful wedding locations, it’s easy to see why. Ambient lighting sets the atmosphere for each portion of your day, from rehearsal dinner to ceremony and reception.
This location is unique, especially for Colorado and even better that it is so close to the city. Whether you choose to host all parts of your big day here or strictly want to keep the ceremony or reception on location, the Gardens work with you to plan everything fully customizable to you. One thing is for certain – be prepared to be showered by flowers, love, and don’t forget to smell the big, beautiful roses along the way.
FEATURES + AMENITIES
The ultra luscious gardens at Denver Botanical Gardens feature more than a dozen spaces for you to choose from. Whether you are looking for an uncovered ceremony, indoor or outdoor, or in a pavilion or a terrace, the possibilities are endless for you.
The Gardens offer unparalleled space so whether you are having a small, intimate ceremony or are going full celebration mode with a large crew, they have you covered. Beyond beautiful flowers, the Botanical Gardens feature stunning architecture, world-class artist sculptures, a solarium, even an amphitheater (up to 1300 guests for massive celebrations). Check out their wedding brochure here to get more information on the rentable spaces, including pricing.
Located in downtown Denver, the Gardens provide natural respite from the busy city but offer unmatched proximity to the hustle and bustle. Choose from a smaller, outdoor secret garden-style setting for your vows at Woodland Mosaic and Solarium or a completely covered indoor wedding overlooking the gardens beneath at UMB Bank Amphitheater Tent for larger parties. Then head to Mitchell or Gates Hall to dance the night away with your favorite people and loved ones.
All of the sites are available every day of the week, though prices may change based upon season.
Just a few of my favorite things you can expect from Denver Botanical Gardens (plus more):
- Secret gardens
- Romantic patios
- Art sculptures
- Retaining wall gardens
- Water features with aquatic plants
- Twinkle lights
- Dome ceilings with stages and rear screening projection
- Tropical greenhouses
- Dance floors
Nature-loving couples will thrive in this venue and take memories home with them they’ll be sure to never forget. This urban oasis is the perfect location in terms of lighting and backdrop for photographs and videos that will have you swooning for life. Seriously.
ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES FOR YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES TO DO NEARBY
Working as a Colorado wedding photographer and videographer for so long, I know that most guests attending weddings like to make a stay-cay of sorts out of their time with loved ones, so I’ve taken a bit of pressure off you to give you some of my favorite things to do near this spectacular venue.
From culinary experiences and microbreweries to shopping and nature explorations, plus more, Denver truly has it all. The best part – Denver Botanical Gardens are already right in the middle of everything with their pulse on the city.
Expand Your Palette and Learn Why Denver has one of the Hottest Food Scenes
- Grab a Cocktail and Time Travel to roaring 20’s at William & Graham Speakeasy
- Brunch at Denver Biscuit Co: for the best biscuit in the world. Period.
- Cooper Lounge: for one of the most beautiful bars + awesome drinks & service
- Punch Bowl Social. It’s a bowling plus karaoke barcade with a scratch kitchen. Doesn’t get much better.
- Mercantile: for a must-have grilled cheese. Their whole menu is amazing.
- Illegal Pete’s: for cheap margaritas and bomb Mexican food
- Rioja is on one of the prettiest streets in Denver and chef Jennifer Janiski is a James Beard Award winner. The perfect dinner spot.
- Avanti Food & Beverage: for some of the best views and vibes in town.
Enjoy a Microbrewery – because what’s a trip to Colorado without it?
Denver is the Napa Valley of Beers so please do yourself a favor and head to one of these breweries downtown.
Enjoy a concert here, workout on the stairs during the daytime, or just explore the beautiful rock formations that surround this outdoor music venue. If you do happen to be able to see a show here – take advantage. The sound is some of the best in the country and the views are nothing short of impeccable.
Walk Beneath the Stars (Okay, twinkle lights – close) at Larimer Square
You can get your fix of shopping, dining, nightlife + bars, plus they hold different events and festivities regularly which you can check out the schedule for right here.
Get artsy and explore East Colfax and miles of street art (bring your camera – or invite me to bring mine)
PRESERVE MEMORIES WITH WEDDING & ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY + VIDEOGRAPHY
We all cherish photos and videos because they mark a stamp in time for some of the most beautiful days in our lives and there are certain moments we never want to forget. This is sure to be one of them.
I help couples with their wedding photography and videography needs at Dgass Photography and have been doing so for years. Whether you are looking to plan an elopement or have a full-on celebration with many of your loved ones, I’m here for you. Shoot me a message with your details and what you’re hoping to capture and let’s get started planning right away.
I am currently interviewing couples and would love to hear from you today to start the making magic process. My photography work can be seen here and my film creations right here. I look forward to hearing from you and making memories that will last forever.