Colorado couples who are planning a summer wedding have a choice of outstanding outdoor wedding venues to choose from. Surrounded by soaring mountains, dense forests and manicured lawns, most of Colorado’s outdoor wedding venues have romantic ceremony gardens and outdoor terraces or patios for pre-reception drinks. The majority of these venues offer under-cover reception pavilions or indoor ballrooms and are equally inviting if you are getting married in the colder months of the year. If you fancy a rustic barn for your reception you will find several venues offering this option. Many of the most popular indoor/outdoor are set on historic estates with elaborate mansions which exude charm and elegance, setting the scene for your dream wedding day. CDC information for travelers. Hours/availability may have changed.
1.Garden of the Gods Resort, Colorado Springs
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The Garden of the Gods Resort is a brilliant venue for an outdoor wedding with a real
Wow factor. Not only will you get the chance to say your vows against a stunning natural backdrop, your guests can enjoy staying on-site and enjoying a variety of resort facilities before or after your celebration. The resort offers a choice of indoor/outdoor spaces for pre-reception cocktails and for your reception including the Three Graces Terrace and Ballroom and the Garden Room and Garden Terrace. Wedding packages include sophisticated catering, beverage packages and everything else you need for a magical day. On-site accommodation and a spa for the pampering complete the picture.
Garden of the Gods Resort, 3320 Mesa Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80904, Phone: 719-632-5541
2.Secret Garden, Pikes Peak
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Nestled at the foot of Pikes Peak and bordered by Fountain Creek, Secret Garden offers Colorado couples a magical setting for their outdoor wedding. Surrounded by mature trees and pretty flowering shrubs, the ceremony area is set up in front of an elaborate iron gazebo which you can dress up as you desire. The garden abounds with wonderful secret corners, fountains and other props your photographer can use as backdrops for stunning wedding photos. Outdoor receptions are set up in an open-side wedding tent and the venue will assist you will all the necessary arrangements for décor, catering and bar.
Secret Garden, 420 S 19th, St. Colorado Springs, CO 80904, Phone: 719-964-0541
3.Stonebrook Manor, Thornton
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The experienced events team at Stonebrook Manor Event Center and Gardens are waiting to turn all your wedding dreams into reality. The venue has everything you need for a delightful outdoor/indoor wedding including glorious gardens with babbling brooks, mature trees and pretty flowers and the most romantic white marble gazebo, where you can exchange vows. The indoor reception area has a wonderfully grand curving staircase which you can use to stage your entrance. Exclusive wedding packages include all the necessary tables, chairs, linens, china and glassware and there are comfortable suites where the bride and groom can prepare for the big event.
Stonebrook Manor, 650 E. 124th Ave, Thornton, CO 80241, Phone: 303-255-0063
4.The Barn at Deer Creek Valley Ranch
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When you choose to celebrate your wedding at the Deer Creek Valley Ranch you get to choose from a handful of rustic outdoor ceremony sites, all of which offer wonderful mountain views and unforgettable charm. After your ceremony your guests can play lawn games and enjoy cocktails outdoors while the bridal party and the photographer create lasting memories of the ideal country wedding. For the reception you can choose from two indoor spaces; the historic old farm barn is great for rustic country style receptions, while the homestead offers a more elegant and sophisticated setting for your celebrations. Dedicated event planners will be at your side at each and every moment of your preparations to ensure a perfect Big Day.
The Barn at Deer Creek Valley Ranch, 64407 US Highway 285, Bailey, CO 80421, Phone: 303-929-9133
5.Haystack Hearth, Boulder
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Haystack Hearth offers a serene rural getaway in the heart of Boulder County which could be perfect for your outdoor wedding celebrations. The outdoor areas that you can use comprise a large shaded outdoor yard which offers the perfect spot to set up your ceremony, surrounded by nature. The East Lawn area can accommodate up to 120 guests while the Creekside Lawn is ideal for larger outdoor receptions for up to 200 guests. The property also boasts many beautiful backdrops for your photos and a delightful cocktail area alongside Lefthand Creek. A wedding tent option is available in case of inclement weather.
Haystack Hearth, 5877 Niwot Rd, Niwot, CO 80503, Phone: 303-883-7267
6.The Barn at Raccoon Creek, Littleton
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An ideal mix of outdoor ceremony space, a tasteful cocktail area and a beautiful historic barn await you at Raccoon Creek in Littleton. The venue is a great choice for a barn-themed rural wedding and your guests will be able to admire the distant Rocky Mountains as they witness you exchanging your vows in the open-air ceremony site. While the wedding group and the photographer take advantage of a wide selection of great outdoor photo opportunities your guests can enjoy lawn games and drinks in the Cocktail Courtyard. Later, you can all adjourn to the warm and inviting atmosphere of the barn for an unforgettable wedding reception. A Bridal Cottage and Grooms Loft complete the picture.
The Barn at Raccoon Creek, 7301 West Bowles Ave, Littleton, CO 80123, Phone: 720-287-8188
7.The Pinery at The Hill, Colorado Springs
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A favorite wedding and events venue in downtown Colorado Springs, The Pinery at The Hill brings Tuscan architecture, brilliant views and a layed-back resort feel to your Big Day. This venue is ideal for couples who would like a fully-outdoor venue with indoor back-up in case of poor weather. There are several indoor spaces with outdoor patios which can be used for larger weddings but if you can contain your guest list to 100 or less, you can host both your ceremony and reception on the fabulous Verandah, which offers beautiful mountain vistas and an intimate atmosphere. The bride and her maids can prepare in comfort in the elegant Evergreen Room while the groom and his friends can enjoy the Bowline Lounge.
The Pinery at The Hill, 775 West Bijou Street, Colorado Springs, COP 80905, Phone: 719-634-7772
8.The Rustic Lace Barn, Colorado Springs
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Rustic but elegant, and perfectly suited to a country-style wedding, the Rustic Lace Barn in Colorado Springs offers a romantic and affordable outdoor/indoor wedding venue. Great care has been taken to set the scene for your nuptials – your guests will be ushered into the pretty ceremony garden where wildflowers and old-growth trees form a romantic backdrop where you can exchange your vows. The interior of the barn is equally romantic – soaring high ceilings and floaty drapery combine with your choice of table décor to wow your guests. There is a pretty bridal loft where the bride and her attendants can prepare, while the groom and his men enjoy their private rustic Colorado Cabin.
The Rustic Lace Barn, 2700 Robinson St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904, Phone: 719-452-4327
9.Villa Parker Wedding and Event Venue, Parker
Unlike many other wedding venues, Villa Parker gives couples a full 12 hours to enjoy all the facilities of the venue. While the bride and her attendants enjoy getting ready in the spacious bridal suite, the venue staff will be busy with the transformation of the venue as your dream wedding takes shape before your eyes. The spacious ceremony courtyard makes a beautiful setting for your “I do’s” and the award winning gardens are the perfect backdrop for your photo shoot. Your guests can admire sweeping views of the Rockies as they enjoy cocktails on the patio before you all move indoors into the star-lit ballroom for a night of dining, dancing and fun.
Villa Parker, 10750 Pine Dr, Parker, CO 80136, Phone: 303-805-2295
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10.Wellshire Event Center, Denver
For almost 100 years the Wellshire Inn has been making wedding-day dreams come true. Will so many years of experience, you can rest assured that your Wellshire wedding will be talked about for years to come. The event staff is dedicated to perfecting every small detail of your vision and will be on-site to ensure all runs according to plan. The venue’s outdoor areas offer amazing views of the mountains and you can choose where you would like your outdoor ceremony set up. There are also several spaces ideal for your reception – if you wish to continue the outdoor theme, the glass-walled Mountain View Pavilion invites the outdoors in and gives the illusion of being out in the gardens.
The Wellshire Event Center, 3333 South Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80222, Phone: 303-759-3333
11.Younger Ranch, Monument
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Imagine yourself arriving for your wedding in a beautiful horse-drawn antique carriage. You and your partner exchange vows surrounded by nature (and your best friends and relatives) against a backdrop of hay bales, rolling fields and meadows. If this is the type of wedding you have always wanted, Younger Ranch could be your ideal venue. Perfectly suited to country or cowboy-style themes, the ranch offers a variety of themed settings including the lovely old wooden bridal suite, a spacious tipi for the boys and a wonderful barn where you can all dance the night away. Cocktails will be served among the hay bales in the open-sided hay barn.
Younger Ranch, Intersection of Walker Rd and Brown Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80908, Phone: 719-648-537
12.Creekside Events Center, Colorado Springs
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Creekside Events Center promises to stage a wedding that is “uniquely you”, offering each and every bride and groom the chance to stage-manage every aspect of their Big Day. When you tour the property and see the six different event spaces on offer you will see how each and every Creekside wedding is a unique celebration. You can opt to exchange your vows outside under the pretty wedding gazebo, and their unique clear-roofed wedding tent continues the outdoor wedding theme for your reception. The romantic tent comes draped in translucent chiffon, and can be decorated to suit your every desire. Fully inclusive wedding packages take all the worry out of planning your dream day.
Creekside Events Center, 5515 Palmer Park Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80915, Phone: 719-900-3334
13.Hillside Garden and Events Center
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The Hillside Garden and Events Center is a romantic botanical garden which overlooks glorious Pikes Peak and the Front Range. The venue is ideal for outdoor wedding celebrations during the warmer months, from May to September. You can exchange vows in front of the pretty iron gazebo in the ceremony garden surrounded by roses. The garden is a maze of secret paths, fountains and other wonderful nooks and crannies for your photos, while your guests can sip cocktails under the trees. The reception area consists of a large open-sided wooden pavilion which lends itself to any theme. The gardens have an on-site florist to attend to all your flower needs and there is a lovely bridal suite for your preparations.
Hillside Garden and Events Center, 1006 S. Institute St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, Phone: 719-520-9463
14.The Grant-Humphreys Mansion, Denver
Denver couples who are looking for a wonderfully elegant and historic setting for their dream wedding need look no further than the stately Grant-Humphreys Mansion in Quality Hill. The lovely old mansion provides an elegant backdrop for a dreamy outdoor ceremony in the garden. There is no shortage of elegant, sumptuously appointed rooms for your dream reception including the first-floor ballroom which can accommodate up to 150 seated guests. You can arrange for your guests to enjoy cocktails on the South Terrace while you have your photo shoot in the pretty gardens. The top floor of the mansion offers three comfortable rooms where everyone can prepare.
The Grant-Humphreys Mansion, 770 Pennsylvania St, Denver, VO 80203, Phone: 303-894-2505
15.Christies of Genesee
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There is nothing like a beautiful garden setting to evoke romance and the outdoor ceremony space at Christies of Genesee is no exception. Here you and your partner can exchange vows before a beautifully draped and decorated archway, surrounded by friends and family. The estate offers many beautiful locations for outdoor photography and your reception will be set up indoors. The venue offers couples an ideal worry-free fully inclusive wedding package which includes all tables, chairs, linens and props as well as an events team to take care of set up and break down. There will be a “day of” event coordinator on site to make sure everything is picture-perfect.
Christies of Genesee, 25918 Genesee Trail Rd 140, Golden, CO 80401, Phone: 303-526-5567
16.Black Forest by Wedgewood Weddings, Colorado Springs
Black Forest by Wedgewood offers couples a perfect slice of Colorado’s great outdoors just minutes from the bustle of the city. The venue is open year-round for indoor/outdoor weddings and the forest-backed outdoor ceremony terrace is beyond romantic. The venue offers an ideal blank canvas which can be dressed up or down to perfectly suit your theme and has gained a firm reputation for helping couples to plan and execute their dream wedding. The events team will take care of all the details so that you can relax and enjoy your Big Day. Many of the props you need are included in your wedding package and everything else is sourced from trusted vendors who know the venue.
Black Forest b y Wedgewood Weddings, 12375 Black Forest Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80908, Phone: 866-341-4649
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17.Brittany Hill by Wedgewood Weddings, Thornton
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The Brittany Hill estate offers couples a Tuscan style castle setting where they can enjoy the perfect indoor/outdoor wedding celebration. The hill-top location of the estate offers sweeping views out over the Denver skyline and the Rocky Mountains and the venue boasts a new outdoor ceremony area which maximizes these stunning views. After your outdoor ceremony you and your guests will move indoors to the elegant ballroom, where floor to ceiling windows continue the outdoor ambiance. Wedgewood Wedding will take all the worry out of planning your dream wedding – fully inclusive packages include expert planning and coordination, food and beverages, center pieces and décor and even a DJ and Master of Ceremonies (if required).
Brittany Hill by Wedgewood Weddings, 9350 Grant St, Thornton, CO 80229, Phone: 855-252-3803
18.Ken Caryl Vista by Wedgewood Weddings, Littleton
An idyllic country setting awaits you at the Ken Caryl Vista, tucked away in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains near Littleton. Here you and the love of your life can join hands and hearts as you say your vows surrounded by nature at its finest. The ceremony site features a charming garden pergola set against a backdrop of pure Colorado landscape including spruce trees and rustic stone accents. After your ceremony you and your guests will move indoors to enjoy dining and dancing in the beautifully decorated reception area. As with all Wedgewood Weddings, you will hardly need to lift a finger – the talented event coordinators will take care of all the details and bring all your wedding dreams to life.
Ken Caryl Vista, 11851 Shaffer Dr, Littleton, COP 80127, Phone: 866-341-4649
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19.Boettcher Mansion, Jefferson County
Nestled in the heart of the Lookout Mountain Nature Preserve, the Boettcher Mansion will bring a sense of history and sophistication to your outdoor wedding. The grounds of the mansion feature a rustic stone gazebo which makes an ideal backdrop for your ceremony and for your photos. You could also host an outdoor ceremony on the Fireside Room Patio, which also makes a great setting for pre-reception cocktails or outdoor wedding receptions. If you are planning an intimate celebration for up to 40 people you could also consider the pretty Carriage House for your ceremony and reception. The venue has an on-site events coordinator who will go the extra mile to ensure your wedding day is everything you have always dreamed of.
The Boettcher Mansion, 900 Colorow Rd, Golden, CO 80401, Ph. +1 720 497 7630
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20.D-Barn Reception Hall, Longmont
The epitome of a tradition red farm barn, the D-Barn Reception Hall in Longmont was carefully moved to its current location and totally revamped to offer a great rustic-style wedding venue which offers modern conveniences like heating and air conditioning. The venue is ideal for couples seeking a budget-friendly wedding venue which still offers loads of atmosphere and can accommodate up to 200 guests. Although this is not strictly an outdoor wedding venue, it does offer a great deal of charm and small wedding groups could set up their ceremony on the outdoor deck, which is also a great place for cocktails and pre-reception mingling.
D-Barn Reception Hall, 136 S. Main Street, Longmont, CO 80501, Ph.+1 303 651 1259
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21.The Manor House, Littleton
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Imagine exchanging vows with the love of your life in the heart of 6 acres of unspoiled countryside, against the stunning backdrop of the Dry Creek Canyon. This is an easily achievable goal when you choose The Manor House at Littleton as your wedding day venue.
This award-winning wedding venue endeavors to make every wedding a unique and perfect day, a great start to your future together. The grounds of the manor provide unlimited scope for beautiful photography and the stately old mansion has perfect spaces for every part of your wedding including pre-reception cocktails, bridal suites for preparations and even on-site accommodation. You are welcome to schedule a free tour of the property.
The Manor House, 1 Manor House Rd, Littleton, CO 80127, Ph. +1 303 799 1000
22.Brush Canyon Ranch, Rye
If you are looking for a southern Colorado outdoor wedding venue with a real Wow factory you need to schedule a tour of the Brush Canyon Ranch in Rye. Not only does this beautiful country venue offer everything you need for a delightful country wedding, it can even cater for your rehearsal dinner and has a romantic on-site bridal cabin. Couples can tie the knot in front of a pretty gazebo placed at the edge of a beautiful meadow and backed by forests and a babbling brook and the bride can opt to arrive in a horse-drawn carriage. Receptions are held in the lovely pavilion Shelter House which has an open south side so that everyone can enjoy the views while you celebrate.
Brush Canyon Ranch, 8760 Old San Isabel Rd, Rye, CO 81069, Ph. +1 719 582 6645
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23.Colorado Mountain Lodge, Boulders
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This popular summer day camp for children offers a rustic outdoor wedding venue surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in the Rocky Mountains. Here you will find an inviting outdoor ceremony amphitheater, with built-in wooden pews and wonderful views of the Longs Peak. After the ceremony you will find a multitude of exceptional backdrops for your wedding photos. Receptions are held in the rustic Lodge, which can be decorated to suit any wedding theme. Huge windows offer outstanding views and the lovely covered porch continues the outdoor theme. The venue offers a fully inclusive wedding package including absolutely everything you need to make your wedding day exceptional.
Colorado Mountain Lodge, 10063 Gold Hill Rd, Boulder, CO 80302, Ph. +1 303 442 4557
24.Tapestry House by Wedgewood Weddings, Laporte
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Tapestry House in Laporte is another of the exclusive wedding venues included in the Wedgewood Weddings portfolio. The venue offers a great combination of historic charm, outdoor beauty and modern conveniences as well as the services of an elite team of wedding planners. There is a very picturesque outdoor ceremony garden, set up in front of a romantic gazebo. While you are having your photos done your guests can enjoy drinks on the outdoor terrace before you all dance the night away in the reception pavilion. The venue offers a choice of fully inclusive packages or you can tailor your celebration to suit your budget.
Tapestry House by Wedgewood Weddings, 3212 N Overland Trail, Laporte, CO 80535,
Ph. +1 855 666 2354
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25.Wild Basin Lodge, Allenspark
Nestled on the border of the Rocky Mountain National Park and offering sensational mountain views, the Wild Basin Lodge is an ideal option for a laid-back country style wedding. The venue only hosts one wedding each day, which means that you and your guests will have the entire beautiful estate to yourselves. You can opt to tie the knot alongside the river, in a meadow or just about anywhere else you choose. The estate offers an abundance of wonderful nooks and crannies for soulful photography and the rustic lodge can be dressed up or down to perfectly fit your wedding theme. If the weather turns, your entire outdoor wedding can be moved indoors at the drop of a hat and the 5-star chef will ensure a memorable feast for all your guests.
Wild Basin Lodge, 1130 Country Rd 84 West, Allenspark, CO 80510, Ph. +1 303 747 2274
25 Best Outdoor Wedding Venues in Colorado
- Garden of the Gods Resort, Colorado Springs, Photo: Garden of the Gods Resort
- Secret Garden, Pikes Peak, Photo: Secret Garden
- Stonebrook Manor, Thornton, Photo: Stonebrook Manor
- The Barn at Deer Creek Valley Ranch, Photo: The Barn at Deer Creek Valley Ranch
- Haystack Hearth, Boulder, Photo: Haystack Hearth
- The Barn at Raccoon Creek, Littleton, Photo: The Barn at Raccoon Creek
- The Pinery at The Hill, Colorado Springs, Photo: The Pinery at The Hill
- The Rustic Lace Barn, Colorado Springs, Photo: The Rustic Lace Barn
- Villa Parker Wedding and Event Venue, Parker, Photo: mirage_studio/stock.adobe.com
- Wellshire Event Center, Denver, Photo: 9mot/stock.adobe.com
- Younger Ranch, Monument, Photo: Younger Ranch
- Creekside Events Center, Colorado Springs, Photo: Kris Tan/stock.adobe.com
- Hillside Garden and Events Center, Photo: Hillside Garden and Events Center
- The Grant-Humphreys Mansion, Denver, Photo: Deidre/stock.adobe.com
- Christies of Genesee, Photo: Christies of Genesee
- Black Forest by Wedgewood Weddings, Colorado Springs, Photo: Roman/stock.adobe.com
- Brittany Hill by Wedgewood Weddings, Thornton, Photo: Kris Tan/stock.adobe.com
- Ken Caryl Vista by Wedgewood Weddings, Littleton, Photo: VAKSMANV/stock.adobe.com
- Boettcher Mansion, Jefferson County, Photo: shchus/stock.adobe.com
- D-Barn Reception Hall, Longmont, Photo: exebiche/stock.adobe.com
- The Manor House, Littleton, Photo: The Manor House
- Brush Canyon Ranch, Rye, Photo: Liza/stock.adobe.com
- Colorado Mountain Lodge, Boulders, Photo: Colorado Mountain Lodge
- Tapestry House by Wedgewood Weddings, Laporte, Photo: Pavlo Melnyk/stock.adobe.com
- Wild Basin Lodge, Allenspark, Photo: cristalov/stock.adobe.com
- Cover Photo: Wedding photography/stock.adobe.com