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Free Colorado Wedding & Elopement Venues

Colorado Venues

Some of my favorite couples I’ve ever photographed have been looking for a low cost and low stress wedding– they would rather prioritize a baller honeymoon or putting that money towards a house. And I don’t blame them!! Colorado wedding venues can be expensive. But they don’t have to be! I’ve previously made a post about my favorite affordable Colorado wedding venues, but today we’re taking it a step further with my favorite FREE Colorado wedding venues.

Below are some of my favorite free Colorado wedding venues that I, a Colorado wedding photographer, have personally photographed at. You’ll see info on pricing, logistics and the option to see more photos from that specific wedding venue.

And if you have any questions or would like me to photograph your upcoming Colorado wedding– send me a message here or via the contact form at the bottom of this page. Enjoy!

Free Colorado Wedding Venues Near Denver

Chautauqua Park

Chautauqua Park features the iconic Flatirons towering right over Boulder. This location is perfect for just the couple eloping. If you want to invite more guests you will likely need to reserve (and pay) for one fo the ceremony sites.

Distance from Denver: 30 minutes

Pricing: $50 permit (but I already have the annual pass, so no cost to you!)

Permit Required: Yes

Reservations Required: No

Capacity: Couple only for free option

Ceremony Mountain View: Yes

Flagstaff Mountain

Flagstaff Mountain is another fantastic wedding location in Boulder. There are tons of spots along the mountain that provide epic backdrops– just keep in mind they are usually all quite crowded and can’t be reserved ahead of time.

Distance from Denver: 30 minutes

Pricing: $50 permit (but I already have the annual pass, so no cost to you!)

Permit Required: Yes

Reservations Required: No

Capacity: 5-10

Ceremony Mountain View: Yes

Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods is one of the most incredible places in Colorado, it really looks like another planet. It’s also one of the most popular places to get married because it is totally free, requires no permit and requires no reservation. There is a flip-side to this of course, the park is often incredibly busy and all ceremony sites are first come first served, which means you can’t guarantee availability.

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Distance from Denver: 1 hour

Pricing: FREE

Permit Required: No

Reservations Required: No

Capacity: 25-50

Indoor Ceremony Option: No

Ceremony Mountain View: Yes

View more info on Garden of the Gods

Colorado Mountain Wedding Venues Outside of Denver

Point Park

Point Park is in Grand Lake, which is on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park (and personally my favorite over the hyper touristy, Estes Park). This location can no longer be reserved in advance but is still 100% free.

Distance from Denver: 2.5 hours

Pricing: FREE

Permit Required: No

Reservations Required: No

Capacity: 20 seated comfortably

Indoor Ceremony Option: Kind of (covered gazebo)

Ceremony Mountain View: Yes

View more info on Point Park

Twin Lakes

Twin Lakes is one of my favorite free wedding locations, it is more off the beaten path than other Colorado mountain towns, which means it’s a lot more private while still having epic views and stunning scenery.

Distance from Denver: 2.5 hours

Pricing: FREE

Permit Required: No

Reservations Required: No

Capacity: 75

Indoor Ceremony Option: No

Ceremony Mountain View: Yes

View more info on Twin Lakes

Learn more about me, a Colorado Wedding Photographer

Hi there! I hope you enjoyed this post about some of my favorite free Colorado wedding venues! My name’s Leah and I’m a Colorado wedding photographer based out of Denver but traveling all across this awesome state. I specialize in fun and unique weddings with down to earth couples. If you’re looking for fun wedding photos with a luxury experience, send me a message– I’d love to chat with you!

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