There are a range of options for those seeking to take their marriage vows outdoors in Colorado. Sites can be remote or in the city center, at ground level or 11000 feet up. Guests may need to walk in or be transported by ski gondola, leave early or stay the night. Some sites offer a rustic setting, others focus on elegance and yet others manage to provide both. Whether the bridal party wishes to elope, invite witnesses only or surround themselves with 400 guests, there are suitable venues available. Those with enough energy can make the arrangements themselves or they can leave all the details to the professionals. Certain attractions may be temporarily closed or require advance reservations. Some restaurants are currently offering pickup only. Hours/availability may have changed.
1.Garden of the Gods Resort and Club
This resort, set against the backdrop of the iconic rock formations of the Rock Mountains has been in operation for more than half a century. It provides many of the services needed to coordinate a smooth running wedding. An event manager oversees activities on the day. There are venues for the ceremony and reception, whether intimate or large. There is seating for up to 250 people. The on-site caterers serve food that is fresh from the farm, garden or sea and there is a cash or hosted bar. Spa facilities are on hand to relax and pamper the bride and her entourage.
3320 Mesa Road, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Phone: 719-632-5541
2.Telluride Ski Resort Venues
Telluride is a Victorian era mining town, set in the Rocky Mountains, at an altitude of 8750 feet above sea level. The historic town, surrounded by 14000 foot mountain peaks, is a popular and romantic wedding destination. There are a range of on-mountain venues for large or small weddings. For example, the Elopement Package includes a ceremony for two at the San Sophia Overlook, dinner for two and lodging. The Revelation Bowl Deck and Tempter House can only be accessed by skiing in and out and are only available during peak season. The town offers many more conventional and accessible facilities.
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3.Wild Basin Lodge and Event Center
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This rustic lodge borders on the Rocky Mountain National Park. It is a dedicated wedding venue and hosts only one wedding party per day. The wedding package starts with the planning. A coordinator is available for a pre-wedding planning session, a rehearsal and the entire day of the event. The ceremony can take place alongside the river or in the meadow. There are umbrellas available to ward off the sun, rain or snow. Alternatively, proceedings can be moved inside. The on-site chef can adjust the timing of the meal to ensure that it is served fresh and at the right temperature.
1130 County Rd., 84 West, Allenspark, Colorado 80510, Phone: 303-747-2274
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To reach Elk Camp which is located at more than 11000 feet above sea level, guests will ascend by gondola, surrounded by breathtaking mountain views. The 845 acre camp, near Aspen, is accessible all year round. There is a choice of venues for the ceremony and reception. The great room has a large fireplace and a separate bar area. Outdoors, there is space on the patio and a lawned area, large enough for a marquee. An event manager is on hand to ensure all activities are coordinated. Catering is outsourced to ASC who offer a farm-to-table buffet or a 5-course meal.
Vista Trail, Aspen, CO 81611, Phone: 970-925-1220
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5.Stonebrook Manor Event Center and Gardens
Stonebrook Manor is set in the northern suburbs of Denver, in a large lawned garden surrounded by trees and shrubbery that sets it apart from surrounding properties. There is a grand foyer which sets the stage for an elegant event, and spacious ballrooms made for dancing. The bridal couple can choose to have the ceremony conducted indoors or outside, under the pavilion. Meals are prepared on site and there is a fully licensed bar. Guests can enjoy unlimited amounts of tea and coffee and the bridal couple is accommodated at the nearby Holiday Inn Express as part of the package.
650 E. 124th Avenue, Thornton, Colorado 80241, Phone: 303-255-0063
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6.Wedding Venues Near Me: Grand Hyatt Vail
There are 13 venues to choose from at this hotel in Vail, approximately 100 miles from Denver. The ceremony and reception can be held indoors or outdoors, in the open or under cover. The hotel can cater for a small, intimate occasion or an expansive event. The Alpine setting, at 8000 feet above sea level, provides panoramic views for guests and spectacular scenery for memorable photographs. The Gore Creek, which runs through the property, is a gold medal fly-fishing site and an alternative backdrop. Catering is done in-house and there are 285 rooms to accommodate the bridal party, family and friends.
1300 Westhaven Dr.,Vail, Colorado, 81657, Phone: 970-476-1234
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7.Outdoor Wedding Venues in Colorado: Perry Park Country Club
The club is situated on the shores of Lake Wauconda in Douglas County, close to Denver and Colorado Springs. The 19th century manor house and century old clubhouse provide architectural interest. They are complemented by the mountainous background, blue waters and multi-colored foliage. Up to ten members of the bridal couple's party are provided with free drinks in the dressing rooms and there is a complementary champagne toast. There is a wedding coordinator on hand, full-time. The venue is available for ten hours on the day. Booking is subject to a minimum of 75 guests.
7047 Perry Park Blvd., Larkspur, CO 80118, Phone: 303-681-3305
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8.Wedding Venues Near Me: Hilton Denver Inverness
The hotel is on the outskirts of Denver, to the south of the city. The ceremony and reception can be held indoors or outside. Up to 200 guests can be seated in the garden for the ceremony and 400 under a marquee for the reception. The Executive Chef can produce a buffet or plated meals, while the Pastry Chef is on hand to create a customized wedding cake. Besides the main events, there are several activities that can be scheduled. The non-stop wedding package includes a welcome reception, bridal luncheon, golf and reception for the groom, rehearsal dinner, after party and a farewell breakfast or brunch.
200 Inverness Drive West, Englewood, Colorado, 80112, Phone: 303-799-5800
9.Indoor Wedding Venues Near Me: The Pinery At The Hill
This elegant Tuscan-style resort has won a Best Wedding Venue award. It is set against the Colorado Springs skyline with views of Pikes Peak. The bridal party prepares for the event in the Evergreen Room while the groom and friends have exclusive access of the Bowline Lounge. Sweet Water Chapel can seat 200 people and looks up at Pikes Peak. The Veranda offers mountainous views with a seating capacity of a hundred. The Churchill Library is reserved for more intimate affairs, with space for 24 people. There are two additional ballrooms with seating capacity of 225 and 150.
775 West Bijou Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80905, Phone: 719-634-7772
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10.Rockin' S Ranch
This ranch has been a fully functioning dairy farm since the 1950s. It is situated outside Johnstown in northern Colorado and is surrounded by the Rocky Mountains. Chris Friede purchased the property in 2011 and has added a wedding service to the enterprise. Eight acres of the ranch are dedicated to this purpose. The ceremony takes place in a rural setting, in a field adjacent to the lake, with a waterfall in the background. The two barns are rustic on the outside but elegant and modern on the inside and can house a total of 250 people. An outdoor option is the landscaped courtyard which can seat 200 people.
6943 CR 56 Johnstown, CO 80534, Phone: 970-227-8009
11.The Chateaux at Fox Meadows
This indoor / outdoor venue, in the northern suburbs of Denver, specializes in hosting weddings. An annual wedding expo is held on the grounds to showcase their services and couples can tour the venue by appointment at other times. The chateau has a grand entrance hall with a dramatic wrought iron staircase leading into it. The chandeliers in the ballroom give it a luxurious air. There are bride and groom suites set aside for the wedding preparations. Between 50 and 350 guests can be accommodated and each wedding party has exclusive use of the property.
13600 Xavier Lane Broomfield, CO 80023, Phone: 303-466-8078
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12.Wedding Venues Near Me: Brookside Gardens Event Center
This venue in northern Denver was designed specifically for wedding celebrations, whether small or large. Each wedding party has exclusive use of the premises for up to ten hours, plus rehearsal time beforehand. The bride first appears on a balcony before descending to the outdoor site for the ceremony. A waterfall, brooks, arbors and a grove have all been incorporated into the design of the garden which is appealing to guests and provides several props and vistas for photographers. A champagne toast is included in the package as well a cottage suite and breakfast for the bridal couple.
619 E County Road 8, Berthoud, CO 80513, Phone: 970-532-3663
13.Indoor Wedding Venues Near Me: La Joya Dulce Ranch
La Joya Dulce means The Sweet Jewel in Italian. It was one part of the Triple Diamond Ranch that was split into three. It is located near Steamboat Springs, a popular skiing destination. There are daily flights from Denver and Houston and more in high season. The venue is made available for three days and there are various packages of services available. Everything before, during and after the wedding has been thought of. There are two party preparation areas and the ceremony can be held either in the Elk River Valley or at the pond. The event barn and event center can seat 150 and 400 people, respectively.
47050 Co Rd 129, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487, Phone: 970-879-7021
14.Outdoor Wedding Venues in Colorado: Haystack Hearth
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This family owned property is ten minutes' drive from Boulder. Five acres of land have been set aside as a wedding venue. The ceremony and reception can be held outdoors but there are indoor and covered alternatives, should the weather warrant it. The pastoral setting features majestic trees, a koi fish pond, a fountain, flower beds and manicured lawns. There are suites where the bridal couple can prepare separately for the event. The Hearth Room has room for 50 people for cocktails. The brick-paved Courtyard which is ideal for dancing and the East Lawn can each accommodate 120 people.
5877 Niwot Road, Niwot Colorado, 80503
15.Fort Collins Country Club
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This pristine, private country club is set in the Rocky Mountains, about an hour's drive north of Denver. Their events team members have the combined skills to make all plans come to life, big or small, simple or extravagant. The team comprises a wedding planner and coordinator, culinary professionals and a long list of preferred vendors for services such as photography, videography, décor and flower arranging. The ceremony venue is set among the flower beds with sweeping views of the mountains in the background. Receptions are held in the Grand Ballroom overlooking the Long Pond.
1920 Country Club Road, Fort Collins, CO 80524, Phone: 970-482-1336
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16.Indoor Wedding Venues Near Me: Molly Brown Summer House
The story of the Unsinkable Molly Brown's marriage is a romantic one. She wanted to marry a rich man but fell in love with someone poor. She married him anyway. He went on to discover a gold mine so she ultimately had all she wanted. The house was built in 1897 and sold to the Fehlman family in 1928. The house, outbuildings and park-like gardens are still in the family and the current owner does much to preserve the history. The house is hired exclusively by each wedding party. The wedding coordinator and staff are on hand to assist caterers and other vendors.
7595 West Yale Ave., Denver, CO 80227, Phone: 720-253-8349
17.Outdoor Wedding Venues in Colorado: The Little Nell
There are several elegant spaces available for a wedding ceremony and reception at Little Nell, on top of Aspen Mountain. The Silver Queen gondola transports guests up to 11212 feet, three miles above the town of Aspen and steps away from Little Nell. The venue can accommodate 250 guests. The ceremony is held on the Wedding Deck and the reception at The Sundeck or Aspen Mountain Club. Little Nell offers 5 star wining and dining. The catering team works with clients to customize the menu. Guests can stay over and dance the night away directly under the stars.
675 E Durant Ave, Aspen, CO 81611, Phone: 970-920-4600
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18.Wedding Venues Near Me: The Tapestry House by Wedgewood Weddings
This Queen Anne-style, Victorian mansion and historic barn at Fort Collins are managed by Wedgewood Weddings. The premises provide sufficient space indoors and outdoors for up to 225 people. The garden ceremony is held among the lush foliage of lilac trees and honeysuckle. The reception venues include the ballroom, pavilion and outdoor terrace.
Wedgewood Weddings provides a wedding planning and coordination service and has décor, catering and beverage specialists in-house. They offer brunch, lunch and dinner options. They can also negotiate discounts with vendors for apparel hire, transport, accommodation and other services.
3212 N Overland Trail, Laporte, CO 80535
19.Wedding Venues Near Me: Waunita Hot Springs Ranch
This remote ranch is in the Rocky Mountains, near the Gunnison National State Forest, ten miles from the Continental Divide. It has been family owned and run for the past forty years. The entire ranch is reserved for each wedding part and can accommodate 100 people for an outdoor event and 80 people indoors. The historic main building and hillside lodges overlook the Tomichi Dome and the high mountain park. Guests can relax in the hot springs pool and stay overnight if desired. Catering is done in-house There are barbecues if guests wish to prepare their own meals during their stay.
8007 County Rd. 887, Gunnison, CO 81230, Phone: 970-641-1266
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20.Outdoor Wedding Venues in Colorado: Younger Ranch
Rex and Gina Younger are the fifth generation of their family to own this ranch. It was established in 1914 at the north end of Colorado Springs, six miles east of Monument, high on the Palmer Divide. The bride and her party prepare for the event in their own remote, rustic barn. The groom and friends have the use of a tipi and campfire. The ceremony is held outdoors with views of the plains and the mountains beyond. Guests are seated on wooden benches. The reception is in the hay barn or a covered space outdoors. Partner enterprises provide catering, beverages and party rental services.
C/o Walker Rd and Brown Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 8090, Phone: 719-648-5370
21.Wedding Venues Near Me: Aspen Grove at Sundance Trail
Aspen Grove is a dedicated event venue, specializing in small, intimate weddings. The courtyard, gazebo and labyrinth are available for outdoor ceremonies. The carriage house, with its large barn doors and French doors, creates the sense of being outdoors. There are dedicated rooms in which the bride and groom can prepare for the service. Catering can be provided by Aspen Grove or the couple's preferred vendor. Elopements are popular at this venue, either for just the bridal couple or a small party of witnesses. Many couples return regularly to Aspen Grove to celebrate their anniversaries or with their families for a dude ranch experience.
17931 W County Rd 74e, Red Feather Lakes, CO 80545, Phone: 970-224-1222
22.Indoor Wedding Venues Near Me: The Ritz-Carlton, Denver
This luxury hotel has elegant ballrooms and terraces that provide indoor and outdoor venues for all occasions, against a background of the city lights and the scenic mountains. The largest ballroom can seat between 400-500 people. The in-house catering services are of the highest caliber and can cater for halaal, kosher and any other specific dietary requirements. All the equipment and furniture is supplied and the coordinating team works with vendors to provide specialty linen, china and chairs. Vendors are also called on to assist with floral design, entertainment and recording the event.
1881 Curtis Street, 80202 Denver, Colorado, Phone: 303-312-3800
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23.Outdoor Wedding Venues in Colorado: Camp Hale Lodge
This site was once the home to 15000 American soldiers who, after the Second World War turned it into a skiing and tourist destination. They built a 6000 foot lodge, a restaurant and rustic cabins for overnight accommodation. The property is vast with a variety of views, including pine and aspen forests and the peaks of 12000 feet high mountains. It is operated by special permit in the White River National Park. Outdoor wedding ceremonies are conducted at the edge of a large pond. The venue is open all year round and there is much to do in any season.
7088 US Highway 24, Red Cliff, Colorado, Phone: 719-486-2656
24.Crested Butte Land Trust
The Land Trust is the steward of open lands in the area. Four stunning properties are available for hire as wedding venues, on a first-come, first-serve basis. Woods Walk is accessed via a short trail through the woods and overlooks the town of Crested Butte. Peanut Lake is set in open grassland and willow trees. It is easily accessible and suitable for parties of up to 100 people. Gunsight Bridge is on the River Slate, with views of Paradise Divide. It is not far from the road and suitable for smaller groups. Lower Loop is about a mile from the trailhead along a flat, easy pathway.
308 Third Street, Crested Butte, CO 81224, Phone: 970-349-1206
24 Best Outdoor Wedding Venues in Colorado
- Garden of the Gods Resort and Club, Photo: Renee/stock.adobe.com
- Telluride Ski Resort Venues, Photo: dbvirago/stock.adobe.com
- Wild Basin Lodge and Event Center, Photo: Matthew Antonino/stock.adobe.com
- Elk Camp, Photo: Jamie/stock.adobe.com
- Stonebrook Manor Event Center and Gardens, Photo: Bordin/stock.adobe.com
- Wedding Venues Near Me: Grand Hyatt Vail, Photo: sonyachny/stock.adobe.com
- Outdoor Wedding Venues in Colorado: Perry Park Country Club, Photo: gankevstock/stock.adobe.com
- Wedding Venues Near Me: Hilton Denver Inverness, Photo: sarymsakov.com/stock.adobe.com
- Indoor Wedding Venues Near Me: The Pinery At The Hill, Photo: stock.adobe.com
- Rockin' S Ranch, Photo: Freddy/stock.adobe.com
- The Chateaux at Fox Meadows, Photo: rostov777/stock.adobe.com
- Wedding Venues Near Me: Brookside Gardens Event Center, Photo: Kzenon/stock.adobe.com
- Indoor Wedding Venues Near Me: La Joya Dulce Ranch, Photo: sergeialyoshin/stock.adobe.com
- Outdoor Wedding Venues in Colorado: Haystack Hearth, Photo: Oleg Breslavtsev/stock.adobe.com
- Fort Collins Country Club, Photo: carie lp/stock.adobe.com
- Indoor Wedding Venues Near Me: Molly Brown Summer House, Photo: flordigitalartist/stock.adobe.com
- Outdoor Wedding Venues in Colorado: The Little Nell, Photo: sulccojang/stock.adobe.com
- Wedding Venues Near Me: The Tapestry House by Wedgewood Weddings, Photo: oksana/stock.adobe.com
- Wedding Venues Near Me: Waunita Hot Springs Ranch, Photo: paulrichstudio/stock.adobe.com
- Outdoor Wedding Venues in Colorado: Younger Ranch, Photo: vladdeep/stock.adobe.com
- Wedding Venues Near Me: Aspen Grove at Sundance Trail, Photo: exebiche/stock.adobe.com
- Indoor Wedding Venues Near Me: The Ritz-Carlton, Denver, Photo: mihail_pustovit/stock.adobe.com
- Outdoor Wedding Venues in Colorado: Camp Hale Lodge, Photo: naka/stock.adobe.com
- Crested Butte Land Trust, Photo: kavastudio/stock.adobe.com
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