As we say goodbye to 2020 (THANK GOD), we say hello to our: 21 TOP COLORADO WEDDING VENUES for 2021.
One of the most beautiful, historic hotels in our state. Your guests will feel like luxury during their stay as this vast property has so much to offer. If you are looking for a true destination wedding weekend experience, this is on the very top of our list. From their phenomenal restaurants and chic pool cabanas to their championship golf course and indulgent spa, there is so much for you to enjoy here. They even have a bowling alley and movie theater. Their staff is some of the friendliest we have ever met, and they have an abundance of delicious food and drink offerings. There are multiple options for your ceremony, cocktail hour and wedding reception, as well as spectacular views of the mountains. There is even a beautiful body of water between the two towers with real swans. Once your guests check in, they don’t ever need to leave. We often do “staycations” here because we love it so much. If food, service, and overall guest experience is a high priority for you, then this is the perfect choice.
Garden of the Gods:
With its iconic Red Rocks and picturesque views, the Garden of the Gods Resort is loved by Colorado locals as well as many of our destination clients. The ceremony location is one of the most stunning you will find without having to drive multiple hours into the mountains. Their cuisine is delectable, their hotel rooms are well appointed, and their staff is always so friendly and welcoming. You can host your wedding inside their beautiful dining room with floor to ceiling windows facing West or you can opt to do a tent. There is a lot to offer in the area from hiking the Garden of the Gods, to a visit to Manitou Springs, and so much more. For the “view” enthusiast, this venue should definitely be at the top of your list.
Devils Thumb Ranch:
Every time we get to do a wedding here, we have a smile on our face, because we know we are in for a real treat (and so are you and your guests). About 2 hours West of Denver lies this stunning Ranch located down in a valley that has amenities galore. From Fly fishing and horse-back riding, to cross country skiing, a salt-water pool, and a luxurious spa, you name it. They have it! You can host your rehearsal dinner, welcome party, wedding and post wedding brunch all on property and never use the same space twice. We love this, and so will your guests. They offer luxurious lodge rooms, suites and cabins, so there is an option for everyone. There are 2 on site restaurants to enjoy, so if you don’t want to leave the property, you don’t have to. This is a true Colorado experience for anyone lucky enough to enjoy. And don’t let the word “Ranch” throw you off. This is truly luxurious and can handle any style of wedding from organic and natural to the grandest black tie affair.
Four Seasons Vail:
Hands down one of our favorite hotels in the Vail Valley. Being a Four Seasons, you know you can expect gorgeous rooms, spectacular service, and delicious food and drinks. The rooms are chic, with a mountain modern feel. Trust us, you won’t want to leave. Located in a primo location in the middle of the town of Vail, your guests will never have to step foot in a car because they can either walk everywhere, take a gondola, or take advantage of the free shuttle. The Remedy Bar is iconic in the Valley and one of our favorites to have an Old Fashioned or glass of wine by the fire, no matter the time of year. They have a stunning, newly remodeled ballroom that is the perfect spot for your black-tie affair. If you ever dreamed of walking down a long, fashion show style catwalk through a pool to your ceremony, you could do that too. Or, for a more religious ceremony, you can hop on over to the Vail Chapel and have your ceremony, within walking distance to the hotel. You know can expect first class service with the Four Seasons name.
Four Seasons Denver:
What can we say? We LOVE the Four Seasons. The Denver property has just as much magic to offer, without the drive to the mountains. If you are a city person, and looking for that metropolitan feel, and all the amenities that a hotel wedding can offer, then this is your place. Centrally located in downtown Denver, there is a ton for your guests to explore. Depending on the time of year, there are lots of activities to enjoy, as well as art museums, sporting events, restaurants and world class breweries. The modern crystal chandeliers in the Grand Ballroom are stellar and really set the tone for an elegant wedding. Ceremony and cocktails on the rooftop pool will give your guests Sex and the City vibes. Food is decadent (don’t miss the lobster biqsue), staff is overly accommodating, and you can dance the night away until 2am! Perfect spot for our late-night partiers. The hotel bar, EDGE, is upbeat and happening no matter the time of day. The rooms offer spectacular views of downtown and the mountains. This is by far our favorite downtown Denver wedding hotel spot.
Ritz-Carlton Bachelor’s Gulch:
Because we are such lovers of luxury hotels, this property always makes our list. Set back in the mountains in Bachelor’s Gulch, you are assured stunning mountain views as the chair lift is right behind the hotel. We have done weddings here in the fall, summer, spring, and winter. It is such a versatile property for any time of year. They have one of the largest ballrooms in Eagle County, which is great for larger guests counts. Ceremonies are always outside (weather depending) and cocktails can be held on the terrace, as the sun sets and the fire pits glow. Rooms are mountain modern, food is always perfect, and their staff is so vibrant and welcoming from the time you arrive. Of course, we can’t forget that it is dog friendly for our animal loving clients and no day is complete without a visit from the resident Bernese Mountain Dog, Bachelor. We have even done an outdoor wedding with Tipi’s. For the outdoor enthusiast who also has discriminating taste, this property should definitely be on your venue tour.
The Park Hyatt:
Our favorite hotel in Beaver Creek is definitely the Park Hyatt. The hotel lobby recently went through a renovation and gives a great first impression the second you walk in the door. You are greeted by a beautiful fireplace feature, concierge style check in desks, an adorable market that offers everything you could possibly imagine, as well as large circular bar overlooking the mountains. 8100 Mountainside is one of our favorite restaurants inside of a hotel, and it also has private space to host various type of events. There is also a pool, luxurious spa and the hotel is dog friendly. Bonus! They offer various spaces for both outdoor ceremony, cocktails and reception and if you want to go the tented route, that is available as well. You could also consider hopping on the Gondola and getting married at the top of the mountain at the Beaver Creek wedding deck or if a church is more your speed, the charming Beaver Creek chapel is right next door. If you are looking to get married in the Beaver Creek area, this is definitely one of our top pics.
The Peaks Hotel:
If you want to head to one of the most beautiful mountain towns in Colorado, then Telluride is your spot. Yes, it is a lengthy drive from Denver, however, it is a beautiful drive, and there are multiple airports you can fly into, if you don’t want the 7-hour car ride. The mountains aren’t like anything you’ve ever seen. They are rocky, massive and breathtaking. The ceremony spot at the San Sophia Overlook will take your breath away and it is by far one of our favorite spots in our entire state for a ceremony. After you get married, head over to the Peaks Hotel in Mountain Village and have yourself a stunning reception in their ballroom. They also have a huge rooftop patio complete with gorgeous views, market lights, and plenty of space to mix and mingle. You could do the entire event on the patio if that is your vibe. Their indoor spaces are also wonderful because they all have floor to ceiling windows, which is hard to find in a hotel ballroom. We love that you can host dinner and dancing in two different areas to get guests moving around. The town of Telluride is a blast as well as mountain village where the Peaks Hotel is located. Spa – check. Fabulous food – check. Free Gondola – check. Stunning views – check. Unforgettable memories – check.
The Little Nell:
If you are looking for a luxurious, high end wedding experience in Aspen, Colorado, then this is your place. Guests load the gondola for a picturesque ride to the top of the mountain. They are greeted by a glass of champagne and the Aspen Wedding Deck which gives some of the most gorgeous unobstructed mountain views, not to mention offers a ton of privacy. After your ceremony, you can cocktail on the Sundeck patio then enter the reception space which is a blank slate for someone with a vision. (that would be us!) You can party till 1am while enjoying 5-star cuisine, a Magnum Veuve Clicquot pour, and creative late-night treats. Drink as much as you wish because you can just hop right back on the gondola and take a ride back down to the base and walk a few steps to your beautiful room. (with breakfast burrito in hand) Warning: we would not even consider this venue unless you have a 6-figure wedding budget. (Just keeping it real here) But if your wedding budget allows, splurge here!
Camp Hale has quickly become one of our favorite (slightly off the grid) wedding venues. Activity outfitter by day and stunning tented wedding venue by night. Located an easy 25-minute drive from Vail, CO in Red Cliff, Camp Hale is a breathtaking place to have a wedding. The ceremony is on an Island and overlooks the most beautiful lake and mountain peaks. From there, your guests walk over to the white tented area, which is provided by the venue, for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, then dinner and dancing is inside the tent. The venue offers cabins for girls and boys to get ready as well as transportation to/from wherever your guests are staying so no one has to drive. (all for an extra fee). This venue can be embellished as much or as little as you would like. If you want to put your guests in the town of Vail, but take them off site somewhere breathtaking for a night, this is your place!
St. Julien Boulder:
If you are looking to get married in Boulder, this one definitely tops our list. Their outdoor ceremony space is quaint and intimate and overlooks the beautiful flatirons. Both ceremony and cocktails can be held outside, then you can move into their ballroom for dinner and dancing. After you are done for partying for the night, just simply hop on the elevator and head to your comfy room. They have a wonderful chef who has been with them for a very long time (which says a lot in our industry), and an extremely innovative and talented pastry chef to make all your dessert dreams come true. Boulder offers your guests so much to do from fly fishing and hiking to mountain biking and shopping on the 16th street mall. Once your guests arrive, they never have to step foot in a car, which enhances your guests’ overall experience. If you haven’t been to Boulder yet, you MUST check it out.
If you are looking for that more urban feel, then Blanc is it. Its white interior and exterior (blanc) offers clients a modern, yet neutral palette to develop their design. They allow you to bring in your own caterer, which gives our clients a lot of flexibility in their food choices. They also handle all of the alcohol for you through Peak Beverage, which makes it easy and affordable. The location is perfect for keeping your guests in the downtown area. They have a lovely outdoor space that is perfect for your ceremony and cocktails. Want to take a chance on the weather? Then you could have your entire event outdoors. If you are a sucker for ceiling installations, this is every florists’ dream space. Also, if you don’t want things to wind down quite yet, there are lots of options within walking distance to keep the party going.
Grand Hyatt Vail:
The Grand Hyatt Vail has quickly become one of our top 5 favorite Vail hotels. Previously the hotel Talisa, then the Vail Cascade before that, this hotel has finally settled as a Hyatt property with an elevated experience. They can offer you 2 very different ballroom settings as well as a tented space (they provide), if you want it all to be outdoors. Just note, if you go this route, there is a noise ordinance. (but you can move inside and keep the party going) The ceremony space overlooks Gore Creek, cocktails are held on the patio with gorgeous mountain views, then dance the night away in whichever space fits your vision best. We love the Moet and Chandon vending machine that greets guests in the lobby, as well as the daily champagne reception at 4pm with free champs and live aspres’ style music. The hotel is a short mile walk to the town of Vail. Modern mountain rooms are well appointed, and the on-site market has everything you need from coffee to wine. (and more)
The Donovan Pavilion:
The Donovan, owned by the town of Vail, is one of our top “blank slate” style venues in the mountains. Not only is it one of the larger mountain venues, being able to accommodate up to 250 people, but it also centrally located, has floor to ceiling windows, a beautiful ceremony and cocktail area, and you can keep everything at one venue, so your guests don’t have to move around. You can bring in your own caterer, your own alcohol, and truly build your event from the ground up. Its neutral interior palette lends itself to any style or vision. There are very high ceilings with wood beams and tons of natural light. The rental fee for the venue is also very reasonable (in our opinion). We like that! Gives us more money to play with. But beware, this venue’s popularity means it books up quick. So, don’t delay!
Columbine Country Club:
By far one of our favorite Country Clubs in Colorado to host a wedding. If it is good enough for Olympic Swimmer, Missy Franklin’s wedding, then it’s good enough for you! They have a beautiful ballroom like space attached to the club with adorable outdoor green lawn. Lots of windows and natural light make it much different than a typical hotel space. They also have multiple outdoor sites to offer for your ceremony, and you can even put up a tent. This is our favorite option. They have some of the best “country club” food we have ever tasted, and they are very amenable to creating custom menus. Bonus: You do not have to be a member to get married here. Also, lots of options for your out-of-town guests. You could keep them in the downtown area, or Cherry Creek North. Just a simple 20 (ish) minute drive and you are there.
Vail Golf Club:
Vail Golf Club has quickly become one of our favorite (more affordable) Vail Valley wedding venues. Depending on the time of year, you can do an outdoor, winter ceremony on their covered patio with the most spectacular snowy mountain view, or you can opt for a wedding on the island, connected by a Hallmark movie worthy bridge (spring, summer and fall only). Cocktails can be indoor or outdoor and the reception takes place inside their mountain modern space with floor to ceiling windows. So, you get views all day long! You have the option to bring in your own caterer (additional fee) or use them for your catering needs. They will also handle the bar. It is located in East Vail, just minutes away from the town of Vail. And of course, if you have golfers in your group, this is the perfect place to send them.
If you haven’t been to Telluride, then you MUST add it to your bucket list. Although, yes, it is quite far from Denver, there are a lot of options for your guests to fly into multiple airports. Although, the drive is absolutely stunning if you can stomach being in the car 7+ hours. (we know, we already mentioned this before) But, we promise, once you’re there, it will be worth it, and you won’t need to step foot in a car the rest of the weekend. Once you arrive, you must check out one of our favorite (rustic style) Colorado venues, Goronno Ranch. After you get married at one of the most picturesque views in all of Colorado, San Sophia Overlook, head over to Goronno via Telluride Outside’s open-air jeeps. Host your cocktails on the patio. Make sure not to forget to do something fun in the Saloon. Whiskey tasting anyone? Then head upstairs for a fabulous dinner amongst your closest friends and family (up to 150 ppl), then go downstairs for dessert and dancing. You can then head back to the town of Telluride (via the Gondola) or you can head to Mountain Village. Don’t miss a hike at Bridal Veil Falls.
If you’ve spent any time at all in Vail, then I bet you’ve heard of this spot! Not only known as one of the best restaurants in Vail, it is also a highly desired Colorado wedding venue. If you have more of a modern aesthetic, this is the perfect spot for you. Outdoor ceremony on the lawn facing the gore range, cocktails on the lawn or on the patio overlooking the mountain and gondola, then dinner inside the elegant restaurant or in a clear tent under the stars. Dancing can be in the rotunda style room or in a tent. This is also a great spot to consider for a rehearsal dinner, welcome party, or post wedding brunch. If you consider yourself a foodie, this should be high on your list. You will get those romantic, cozy mountain vibes.
Spruce Mountain Ranch:
Since this Colorado venue opened in 2011, it has remained a popular choice for Colorado locals and destination clients, and with one visit, you will see why. This gorgeous sprawling black angus cattle ranch has so much to offer. Located in Sedalia, just 25 minutes from the Tech Center, this venue appeals to the chic, city girl to the natural, rustic client. (and everyone in between). They offer multiple outdoor ceremony sites, cocktail spaces, as well as 2 very different venues to choose from with multiple features. You can bring in your own caterer, which we always prefer. They handle all alcohol through Peak Beverage. There are lots of options for your out-of-town guests as far as accommodations as well as transportation offerings to make sure everyone gets there and back safely. If you are looking for a true “Colorado” feel, this is it!
Manor House/The Oaks:
We grouped these two venues together because they are owned by the same family. The Oaks is a brand-new venue that was created as a syndicate when the Manor House is booked, which is often. The Manor House is an all-white historic house that brings a “Southern Charm” type feel to your Colorado wedding. Perfect for that client that wants beautiful views but doesn’t necessarily need the “rustic” feel or the need to be in the mountains. It is conveniently located in Littleton, Colorado so you can get your guests there quickly on a short shuttle ride from Downtown Denver or Cherry Creek North. The outdoor ceremony space has both mountain and city views. The indoor space feels like you are in someone’s beautiful home and the dinner and dancing space is all white, has a fresh, modern feel and can be transformed into many different visions. Catering and alcohol are handled by the venue.
The Oaks used to be the Plum Creek Golf Course in Castle Rock. It has recently been completely renovated and it is stunning. They truly thought of everything. (plus, it helps that they have great design taste) It features a fabulous getting ready retreat complete with salon chairs, make up mirrors, lockers and great lighting. Then there is another area designed much more like a man cave lounge, complete with built in bar, games, and other things to keep the boys busy. The overall feel is clean, bright and modern. The ceremony space is outdoors with some mountain views, cocktails are on the wraparound patio, dinner is held in a beautiful octagon like shaped room with floor to ceiling windows facing west, and the dancing area is our very favorite. It is like a swanky New York City nightclub designed in navy and white with luxurious designs and textures. Your guests will dance the night away here and never want to leave. Catering and alcohol are handled by the venue.
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