Garden of the Gods Resort Wedding - Leah Goetzel Photography
Garden of the Gods Resort Wedding

Garden of the Gods Resort Wedding
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A guide to having a Garden of the Gods Resort Wedding

The Garden of the Gods Resort is one of my favorite wedding venues in Colorado. It is located in Colorado Springs, about 45 minutes from Denver. The Resort is situated right above the iconic Garden of the Gods park, which is known for its breathtaking rock formations towering into the sky. And if that weren’t enough, the resort boasts fantastic views of the Colorado mountains, including the incredible Pikes Peak. In this guide I’ll walk you through some important details about having a wedding at the Garden of the Gods– including pricing, accomodations, and images of some of my favorite spots at the resort.

If you are getting married at the Garden of the Gods Resort, I’d love to be your photographer! Send me a message and let’s chat about your vision!

Some details on the Garden of the Gods Resort

Address3320 Mesa Road
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80904
Occupancy200 indoors, 250 outdoors
Ceremony site optionsSeveral ceremony sites, both indoors and outdoors
CateringOnsite catering only
SeatingCeremony chairs and reception tables included
Parking optionsLarge parking lot with valet options
Hours of venue use6 hours for your event and 3 hours for setup/teardown

Pricing for a Garden of the Gods Wedding

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A tour of a Garden of the Gods Resort Wedding

Getting Ready

There are two main options available for getting ready at the Garden of the Gods. The first is one of the onsite guest rooms. Some of these rooms have beautiful views of the Garden of the Gods Park. These rooms are beautiful and spacious. If you’re wanting something with a little more room, consider one of the Casitas, just a short walk from the main hotel, this small little neighborhood has modern homes that you can also rent.

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Ceremony

There are a couple ceremony sites, depending on the size of your guest list. But the most popular is Reflection Pool. This is truly the best view in all of Colorado Springs. It features a beautifully manicured lawn, views of the red rock formations and the majestic, Pikes Peak. The occupancy for this ceremony site is 250 people. Chairs are included.

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Cocktail Hour

Cocktail hour is usually held on the terrace at the Garden of the Gods Resort. This spot also has views of the red rocks. There is space for an outdoor bar and bistro lights, which provide the perfect ambience.

Reception

There are also multiple reception spaces depending on your needs. There are several that are both indoor and outdoor, which allow the beauty of the outdoors with the weather assurance of having an indoor reception.

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Photo Locations

There are several beautiful spots around the Garden of the Gods Resort for wedding photos. My favorite is right near the Reflection Pool, which creates such a unique and creative image. Depending on your timeline, we can also venture down to the Garden of the Gods Park, but keep in mind this location is quite busy during the weekend. If you do choose to do portraits there, I recommend having someone drop us off, so we don’t have to worry about parking.

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Why you should have a Garden of the Gods Resort Wedding

  1. The close proximity to Denver and Colorado Springs. Your guests will be able to easily fly in or access the Resort. It is easy to find parking and accomodations. There is also tons of stuff to do around the Resort. If you’d like to see my guide on Colorado Springs, take a look at it here!
  2. The views. The views are truly unbeatable. The first time I ever visited the Garden of the Gods park I was in absolute awe. It is unlike I had ever seen before. Your guests will likely be just as speechless!
  3. The ability to get ready and stay on site. This is such an underrated perk! There is truly nothing better than getting ready on site and staying on location. The amount of time saved going to different locations is unbeatable. And the ability for all your friends and family to party and drink and then just walk to their rooms? Awesome.

Learn more about Leah, a Colorado wedding photographer

Hey there! I’m so glad you found this guide, I hope it was helpful! I’m a wedding photographer based out of Denver and serving locations across Colorado and beyond. I’m originally from Texas but beelined it here as fast as I could. I’ve always loved the Colorado way of life– the mountains, the food, the people, it’s unlike any place I’ve ever been! Being a wedding photographer here is a dream. I love serving fun and in love couples. If you’re wanting candid, authentic imagery with a creative twist and a luxury experience, I’m your girl! I’d love to learn more about you and your special day! You can send me a message here or using the contact form below. And if you’re getting married at the Garden of the Gods Resort, I’ll even throw in a little gift upon booking! Can’t wait to hear from you!

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