March 15, 2015

The Best Wedding Venues in Colorado

Wedding Planning

When it comes to landscape, Colorado is unmatched as one of the most rugged and picturesque places in the US. The Rockies and the Desert Plains form some of the nations most unique terrain, and with a hip city like Denver as the capitol, there’s a thriving xterracyprus – visit this website urban life as well. With a vibrant food, coffee, and craft beer scene, Colorado is one of the fastest growing states in the country.

With so many amazing things happening in Colorado, it’s surprising that finding a wedding venue isn’t as easy of a task as one might think. When Hills and I were getting married, we had a huge struggle finding a place that we felt was a good fit—something that had the laid-back vibe that we were searching for, as well as that was accommodating the amount of guests we wanted to have and the aesthetic we hoped to have.

Colorado has a lot of traditional venues, but with more and more design-forward and creative types moving to Colorado, we’re starting to see a shift. The kinds of venues that exist currently don’t really reflect the creative, modern spirit of people living in Colorado.

After having quite a few people ask me for recommendations on some of the most beautiful wedding venues throughout Colorado, I decided to put together a list of some of the best wedding venues in Colorado. Based on style, aesthetic, feel, and location, I think that any of these venues would provide an amazing experience for your wedding and would help you pull off the wedding you’ve been wanting to have.

Additionally, if you’re looking into the idea of making/creating your own wedding space, you an check out my guide on The Un-Venue: finding your own place to get married or if you’re wanting to keep your wedding intimate, I also have a guide on How to Plan an Intimate Wedding.

Dunton Hot Springs – www.duntonhotsprings.com

(Photo by Dunton Hot Springs) (Photo by Dunton Hot Springs)

Dunton is by far one of Colorado’s most unique venues. Nestled way southeast near Durango, it’s secluded and the perfect spot to host a wedding that has all the magic that defines Colorado. You can start your day with yoga and get married in the beautiful outdoor chapel. The food is all organic and is known as some of the best in South Eastern Colorado. Dunton Hot Springs really incorporates some of the best things about Colorado all in one place. (Photo by Dunton Hot Springs)

 

Brad Bar – www.breadbarsp.com

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The Bread Bar in Silver Plume is one of Colorado’s most intimate, yet unique locations. Located in the former mining town of Silver Plume, this elegantly designed bar is the perfect place for a gathering in the mountains that is both wholly Colorado within stooping to cliche. It has a hearty, authentic mood to it that is both original and yet perfectly captures the zeitgeist of Colorado in the 1800s

Blanc – www.blancdenver.com

(Photo by Blanc) (Photo by Blanc)

For a while, Denver has lacked a clean, modern, well-lit space for urban weddings. Until now. With Blanc opening in late 2014, it helped fill a void that’s been pretty gaping in Denver weddings: an elegant, urban space for weddings. Located in Denver’s hippest neighborhood, RiNo, Blanc is located in a warehouse and has an outdoor patio for ceremonies and receptions. If you want to keep your wedding in the city, but don’t want to sacrifice an awesome location, Blanc is your best choice for a venue. (Photo by Blanc)

Rocky Mountain National Park -www.nps.gov

Intimate Colorado Destination Elopement in Rocky Mountain National Park - Levi Tijerina

If you’re planning more of a DIY wedding, but still want to have a stunning location, Rocky Mountain National Park is the obvious choice. Requiring only a permit and a small fee, it’s surprisingly easy to get married in Rocky Mountain National Park. Since there isn’t any formal venue at the park itself, it’s definitely for those who would want to plan more of an elopement or an intimate gathering, with more of the reception happening off-site at a private estate. Thankfully, websites like AirBnb and VRBO can easily help you book a beautiful mountain home to bring the party back to after the ceremony. With thousands of acres of some of the worlds most beautiful mountains at your fingertips, it’s definitely the place to get married if you want epic photographs in one of Colorado’s most serene locations.

The Lyons Farmette and River Bend – www.lyonsfarmette.com

The Farmette and River Bend are a two-for-one on this list. While they are two separate venues, they are owned by the same people and are located just two miles apart in Lyons, Colorado. The Farmette is a staple of Colorado weddings—it’s close enough to Denver, yet still nestled in the Rockies. It’s an active farm and you can get hitched alongside llamas, goats, and an amazing spread of gardens and flowers all across the property. You can get ready in a vintage airstream and say your vows along the river—all while having a family-style dinner in the garden under the bistro lights.