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Best Colorado Wedding Venues

Colorado has so many incredible wedding venues– from mountain lodges to modern industrial spaces to gorgeous hotels and resorts. Here are some of my favorite Colorado wedding venues.

Best Colorado wedding venues

The Little Nell

The Little Nell is a gorgeous Colorado wedding venue in Aspen with a stunning wooden deck perched on top of a mountain and surrounded by mountains. It is Aspen’s only 5 star resort and can accomodate 280 guests.


Garden of the Gods Resort and Club

Garden of the Gods Resort and Club in Colorado Springs is one the most gorgeous and unique Colorado wedding venues. It is surrounded by the stunning red rocks of Colorado Springs. This venue can accommodate up to 300 guests and has an awesome amount of customization– ballroom, lodge, golf course view, mountain view, The Garden of the Gods Resort and Club has it all.


Piney River Ranch

Piney river ranch is nestled in the White River National Forest in Vail and offers sweeping views of the mountains on their wooden terrace. They offer onsite lodging including 4 guest cabins, a yurt and glamping options.


Great Divide Brewing Company

The Great Divide Brewing Company is an industrial space with sweeping views of downtown Denver and the Rocky Mountains. The massive 6,000 square foot space has plenty of room for an indoor ceremony and reception. I told you Colorado had something for everyone!


The St. Julien

The St. Julien Hotel in Boulder was named one of Conde Nast’s best hotels and it’s clear why! The luxury hotel boasts gorgeous views of the Flatirons and fantastic indoor/outdoor space for up to 230 guests.


The Oaks

The Oaks is a country club style venue located just 30 minutes outside of Denver. It sits on gorgeous rolling greenery and overlooks a small pond– making it a truly photogenic venue. The space is incredibly versatile, from small intimate gatherings on the pond to large events (up to 220 guests!), the Oaks has you covered!

Learn more about the Oaks here.


The Cielo at Castle Pines

This Colorado wedding venue accommodates intimate ceremonies and elaborate large gatherings. The Cielo at Castle Pines has a dramatic staircase, large rock fireplace, high white ceilings planked by stunning wood beams, and plenty of natural light. (Hello photographers dream!) and is just 30 minutes away from Denver! Depending on your vision (and the weather) you can choose for an indoor ceremony next to their big open windows or outdoors under their gazebo.

Learn more about the Cielo at Castle Pines here.


When browsing through any of Colorado’s awesome wedding venues, here are some things to consider:

  1. Do they have a good rain plan? Can they flip the reception space quickly into a ceremony space? Will they still be able to accomodate a cocktail hour if there’s rain?
  2. Are there getting ready suites onsite? Will they accommodate both of your wedding parties? Are they well lit?
  3. Is there ample parking for your guests and vendors? If not, do they provide transportation?
  4. Do they allow off-site vendors? Can you bring your own caterer?
  5. What’s their alcohol policy?
  6. Do they allow candles?
  7. What time can you enter the venue? What time do all your guests need to leave? Does that time include clean up/breakdown? Do they provide a cleanup crew or is that something your family and friends will have to do?
  8. Do they provide a day of venue coordinator?
  9. Is the space easily accessible? Will your guests feel comfortable driving to and from, especially at night or if there’s inclement weather?
  10. What furniture and decor do they provide? How much are chairs to rent? Linens?

Are you looking for a Colorado wedding photographer? Still need help searching through the perfect Colorado wedding venues? I’d love to help! Send me a message and let’s chat about your vision for your big day!

While you’re here, why don’t you check out these other resources that might help you plan your perfect Colorado wedding.

15 questions to ask a wedding photographer before you book with them

My top tips for planning a Colorado wedding

Why you should elope in Colorado

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