Boulder is one of Colorado's most beautiful cities, located at the foothills of the majestic Rocky Mountains near the stunning Flatirons rock crag formations. Couples looking to tie the knot in the region have their choice of one-of-a-kind historic venues, including the city's Art Deco-style Boulder Theater, Tajikistan-style Boulder Dushanbe Tea House, and the Colorado Chautauqua, the oldest operating landmark of the 20th-century Chautauqua Movement. Four-star resorts offer luxurious indoor and outdoor ceremony spaces and complimentary overnight stays in honeymoon suites, while unique dining destinations such as the Gold Hill Inn feature fully-catered menus of award-winning cuisine. Couples can also enjoy farm-to-table catering and rustic accommodations at several area urban farms set amidst picturesque landscapes.
1.Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art is an historic landmark art museum located within the heart of downtown Boulder, located just blocks from the city's beautiful Central Park and the lively Pearl Street shopping and dining district. The museum, which was founded in 1972, showcases world-class exhibitions throughout the year, which make a perfect backdrop for couples looking for a unique wedding ceremony or reception space. A dedicated event space can also be transformed to meet couples' individual event needs. Catering is provided by Three Leaf Concepts, the force behind popular area restaurants such as Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant, Naropa Cafe, Zucca, and the Huckleberry.
1750 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302, Phone: 303-443-2122
Hotel Boulderado is one of Boulder's most iconic historic landmarks, originally constructed in 1909 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The beautiful downtown hotel, which is conveniently located within walking distance of attractions such as the Pearl Street Mall, was designed by architects William Redding and Son and features splendid Italian Renaissance and Spanish Revival-style architectural elements throughout its five stories of rooms and event space. Couples can exchange vows on the hotel's grand staircase or choose from a variety of more traditional indoor and outdoor event spaces, including a ballroom and a covered porch room. All-inclusive event packages include audiovisual services and catering from the hotel's full-service culinary staff, which serves up hors d'oeuvres, family-style entrees, and cocktail reception and cake service.
2115 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302, Phone: 303-442-4344
3.Three Leaf Farm
Three Leaf Farm is a charming urban farm located along the banks of Lafayette's Coal Creek, owned and operated by married duo and restaurateurs Lenny and Sara Martinelli since 2010. The venue was opened as a place to grow produce for the couple's five Boulder-area restaurants and now features a botanical sanctuary, educational center, and extensive private special event space. Small wedding ceremonies and receptions can be accommodated, along with lavish space for rehearsal dinners showcasing the company's delicious farm-to-table cuisine offerings. Up to 75 guests can be accommodated for five-hour event blocks, including cocktail receptions with service by a list of preferred area alcohol vendors.
445 S 112th St, Lafayette, CO 80026, Phone: 720-334-4724
4.Alps Boulder Canyon Inn
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Alps Boulder Canyon Inn was originally constructed in 1870 as a stagecoach stop guesthouse, surrounded by the gorgeous landscape of the Boulder region's mountain parks. The venue, which is located just minutes from downtown Boulder attractions such as the University of Colorado and the Pearl Street shopping district, is perfect for romantic getaways and intimate wedding ceremonies. Beautiful event spaces feature historic ambiance, with full event wedding planning services offered from the venue, including a list of trusted vendors and caterers. After the ceremony, couples can stay instyle at the venue's lovely guest rooms and suites, which feature romantic amenities like cozy fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, and private balconies with mountain views.
38619 Boulder Canyon Dr, Boulder, CO 80302, Phone: 303-444-5445
5.Boulder Country Club
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Boulder Country Club is one of the city's most historic event venues, originally developed in 1922 at Sale Farm at the area currently known as Palo Park. The stunning venue offers incredible mountain views and first-class dining and event spaces, serving as a cornerstone for the community's Gunbarrel district. As one of the city's most exclusive event venues, the venue prides itself in a one-wedding-per-day policy, ensuring that couples take center stage for their special day and do not have to share event spaces with any other groups. Four levels of inclusive event packages are available to accommodate all couples' needs and budgets, featuring individualized table service and unparalleled attention to detail. Staff are onsite at all times throughout the day to assist with all aspects of event service, ensuring memorable, smooth ceremony and reception operations.
7350 Clubhouse Rd, Boulder, CO 80301, Phone: 303-530-4600
6.Boulder Creek by Wedgewood Weddings
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Boulder Creek by Wedgewood Weddings is a spacious park and hunting lodge in Boulder that offers ceremony spaces in a private natural setting. Despite its proximity to the urban areas of Adams, Gilpin, and Jefferson Counties, the venue feels secluded and surrounded by nature, making it a great choice for couples looking to take advantage of the region's amazing natural landscapes. A creek, forest, and mountain skylines surround the venue's outdoor ceremony sites, which include a spacious lawn area for receptions accommodating up to 250 guests. An indoor reception room is also offered, along with an all-weather tented pavilion with a dance floor. Services offered include four full-service wedding package levels featuring vendor coordination, rehearsal walkthroughs, and full setup and cleanup.
38470 Boulder Canyon Dr, Boulder, CO 80302, Phone: 866-966-3009
7.The Boulder Dushanbe Tea House
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The Boulder Dushanbe Tea House was granted as a gift to the city of Boulder from Mayor Maksud Ikramov and the city of Dushanbe, Tajikistan. The teahouse was constructed by 40 Tajikistan artisans and opened to the public in 1998, featuring spectacular Persian design elements such as a fountain featuring seven bronze statues based on the 12th-century poem The Seven Beauties. As one of Boulder's most popular tourist attractions, the venue is open to the public for tours and tea service or can be rented for private special events, including weddings and receptions. Couples can have their ceremonies outdoors in the tea house's lush gardens or enjoy evening cocktail receptions on its beautiful patio.
1770 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302, Phone: 303-442-4993
Boulder Theater has been a Boulder institution since its 1906 opening, originally founded as the Curran Opera House. Throughout the 20th century, the venue served as a motion picture house, concert hall, and live event venue, still drawing top national and international artists today since its reopening and renovation in 1994. The lovely Art Deco-style theater hosts annual special events such as the Boulder International Film Festival, making it a great choice for couples looking to tie the knot at an historic venue with international prestige. Up to 800 guests can be accommodated at the venue, which offers state-of-the-art audiovisual services, experienced event staff, and a full-service bar serving up local craft brews on tap.
2032 14th St, Boulder, CO 80302, Phone: 303-786-7030
9.The Colorado Chautauqua
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The Colorado Chautauqua is one of Colorado's most beautiful public event venues, originally founded in 1898 and designated as a National Historic Landmark in 2006. During the heyday of its operation as a venue for the Chautauqua Movement, the dining hall and venue drew lectures from international luminaries such as Al Gore, Hunter S. Thompson, and Jesse Jackson. Up to 180 guests can be accommodated at the venue for private special events, including wedding ceremonies and receptions. Indoor and outdoor spaces are available, including a full dining hall and landscaped outdoor park grounds. The venue makes a perfect choice for couples looking for unique historic spaces for their wedding, sure to make every couple's special day unforgettable.
Baseline Rd & 9th St, Boulder, CO 80302, Phone: 303-442-3282
10.Colorado Mountain Ranch
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Colorado Mountain Ranch is an independently-operated, family-owned ranch that has been voted as one of Boulder's best venues, known for its excellent summer day camp programming and corporate retreat opportunities. The venue, which stands more than 8,500 feet above the historic mining town of Gold Hill, showcases majestic views of the surrounding Boulder and Denver skylines and the beautiful mountain vistas of the Rockies' Front Range. 160 acres of wildflower meadows, pine forests, and aspen groves dot the ranch's landscape, which is anchored by a turn-of-the-century rustic Ponderosa lodge. Up to 150 guests can be accommodated at the ranch's event paces, which showcase hardwood floors, cozy fireplaces, and stunning vista views. All-inclusive wedding services are offered to coordinate all aspects of ceremonies and receptions, with catering service available from preferred caterers and area restaurants.
10063 Gold Hill Rd, Boulder, CO 80302, Phone: 303-442-4557
11.Gold Hill Inn
Gold Hill Inn is one of Boulder's most popular family-owned restaurants, originally opened by married duo Frank and Barbara Finn in 1962. The restaurant, which is located 10 miles outside of the city's downtown district underneath the vistas of the Continental Divide, is now operated by the couple's sons and is known for its signature six-course meals, showcasing elegant American-style fare such as roast lamb leg with rosemary sauce, steak tournedos, and Aztec-style rabbit mole. Wedding ceremonies, receptions, and rehearsal dinners are popular at the restaurant, with a limited number of bookings offered each season to ensure personalized attention. Full reception dinners can host up to 150 guests, featuring an excellent wine list and full bar to complement gourmet entree and appetizer offerings. After the wedding, couples can stay in luxury at the restaurant's full lodge, which features nine private rooms.
401 Main St, Boulder, CO 80302, Phone: 303-443-6461
12.Granite Lake Weddings
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Granite Lake Weddings stretches across 130 beautiful private acres of land within the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, located just minutes from Boulder and Denver in the lovely city of Golden. The venue offers indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception spaces, which can seat up to 180 guests apiece. Spaces include a majestic outdoor amphitheater set along the facility's gorgeous eight-acre private lake, an open-walled reception tent, and an indoor banquet hall. Only one wedding is booked per day at the venue, ensuring personalized attention to detail for all couples. A list of preferred vendors is available, along with an onsite prep kitchen for catering. After the wedding, couples can stay in style at the resort's beautiful private accommodations or explore its extensive natural areas, including its two miles of walking trails.
11902 Camp Eden Road, Golden CO 80403, Phone: 720-249-2997
13.The Greenbriar Inn
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The Greenbriar Inn is one of Boulder's most beloved historic restaurants and event venues, opened in 1967 and known for its high-quality American cuisine options. The restaurant has been the recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for more than two decades, showcasing a fantastic wine cellar of more than 900 carefully-selected international wine varietals. Up to 300 guests can be accommodated for ceremonies, receptions, and rehearsal dinners at the venue's private event spaces, including its spacious main dining room, gorgeous intimate sunroom, and upstairs dining room and private bar. Outside, a manicured lawn makes for a great space for outdoor ceremonies, while a fountain patio provides space for intimate cocktail receptions.
8735 N Foothills Hwy, Boulder, CO 80302, Phone: 303-440-7979
14.Lionsgate Event Center
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Lionsgate Event Center is an expansive event venue in Lafayette, offering several modern and historic venue spaces to suit all couples' ceremony and reception needs. The venue strives to break out of the conventional event venue mold and create memorable, one-of-a-kind wedding experiences with all details taken care of by in-house staff. Couples can take their vows at the venue's historic 1927 Dove House mansion, which hosts up to 150 guests and is set on a lushly-landscaped garden vista. The Gatehouse offers an elegant French Art Nouveau-style ballroom space set within a former dairy farm facility, accommodating up to 350 guests. 37 chandeliers give the Chandelier Barn its name, featuring a romantic wrought-iron balcony and vintage seating.
1055 US-287, Lafayette, CO 80026, Phone: 303-665-6525
15.Millennium Harvest House Boulder
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Millennium Harvest House Boulder is an elegant mansion set on 16 acres within the city of Boulder, located just minutes from the University of Colorado campus and Folsom Field stadium. The 18,000-square-foot venue offers indoor and outdoor event spaces for ceremonies and receptions, accommodating up to 500 guests depending on venue space. Indoor spaces feature stunning views of nearby Boulder Creek, while outdoor venue areas showcase a romantic pavilion. Available services include bridal suite areas, full setup and cleanup, and audiovisual services. After the wedding, couples can stay at one of the property's 269 lovely guest rooms and suites, which feature beautiful amenities such as private patios and flat screen televisions.
1345 28th St, Boulder, CO 80302, Phone: 303-443-3850
16.Omni Interlocken Resort and Spa
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Omni Interlocken Resort and Spa is a lovely venue in Broomfield, known for its stunning mountain views, luxurious spa, and world-class golf resort. The delightful Denver-area resort is surrounded by views of the Rocky Mountains and offers five event spaces, including outdoor and indoor spaces for ceremonies, receptions, and rehearsal dinners. Two elegant ballrooms are available for weddings of all sizes, along with outdoor ceremony pavilions and banquet hall space at the gourmet Meritage Restaurant. Couples can enjoy services such as personalized cake creation, in-house bar and catering services, and full event setup and cleanup. After the ceremony, couples can stay at one of the resort's 390 deluxe guest rooms or suites, which showcase sleigh beds, private mountain-view balconies, and spacious living and dining areas.
500 Interlocken Blvd, Broomfield, CO 80021, Phone: 303-438-6600
17.Oxford Road Farm
Oxford Road Farm is a great choice for Colorado-area couples looking for vintage farm weddings, showcasing six acres of beautiful restored farm buildings just north of the city of Boulder in Longmont. The six-acre farm property, which sits along the edge of Left Hand Creek and Open Space, showcases a gorgeous 1924 barn that can be rented for private special events, including wedding ceremonies, receptions, and rehearsals. Couples can also say their vows outside at the farm's one-acre pond, lushly-landscaped flower garden, or historic Council Tree. Onsite rental offerings include vintage farm tables, a dance floor, a stage, and full bar areas.
4601 Oxford Rd, Longmont, CO 80503
18.Pastures of Plenty
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Pastures of Plenty is a lovely 35-acre farm in Boulder County, originally homesteaded in 1887 as a family vegetable and flower farm. The farm is recognized as a pioneer in the farm-to-table movement, showcased on the Food Network and in Better Homes and Gardens magazine for its nationally-recognized culinary offerings. Full-service event spaces make for perfect venues for wedding ceremonies and receptions, including outdoor spaces surrounded by rustic arbors, a meandering creek, and beautiful century-old cottonwood trees. All farm wedding rentals include 10 hours of time on the farm's lovely property for setup, ceremonies, and cleanup, along with in-house catering and bar service. Unique amenities include cut flowers from the farm's fields, a bonfire ring with natural wood, and a glamping-style cocktail lounge tent.
4039 Ogallala Rd, Longmont, CO 80503, Phone: 303-440-7103
19.Rembrandt Yard Art Gallery and Event Center
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Rembrandt Yard Art Gallery and Event Center was established in 2004 and has become one of Boulder's premiere wedding venues, showcasing more than 6,500 square feet of beautiful event and gallery space. The wedding venue is a great choice for art aficionado couples, showcasing works by national and international artists throughout its ceremony and reception spaces. Up to 175 guests can be accommodated in spaces showcasing ample natural lighting and stunning views of the surrounding natural mountain vistas. Setup and cleanup services are offered for all rentals, along with private bridal suite space and the ability to purchase any artwork showcased at the venue on the day of the wedding for a unique take-home memory.
1301 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302, Phone: 303-301-2972
20.Renaissance Boulder FlatIron Hotel
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Renaissance Boulder FlatIron Hotel is a gorgeous upscale boutique hotel in Broomfield, conveniently located near the cities of Denver and Boulder. The beautiful stone-walled hotel offers 6,3000 square foot of event rental space, including spaces perfect for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Up to 180 guests can be accommodated within the hotel's lovely Chautauqua Room or intimate private dining room space. Outside, a spacious patio makes for a great space for cocktail receptions, featuring cozy fire pits creating rustic ambiance. Modern services include LED uplighting, in-house bar and catering services with tasting menus, and advanced audiovisual services. All couples receive a complimentary night's stay at the hotel following ceremonies within one of the hotel's luxurious suites, which showcase walk-in showers and mountain views.
500 Flatiron Blvd, Broomfield, CO 80021, Phone: 303-464-8400
21.St. Julien Hotel and Spa
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St. Julien Hotel and Spa is an award-winning hotel and spa in downtown Boulder, known for its renowned four-star, four-diamond service and hospitality. The hotel, which is located within walking distance of the Pearl Street Mall, offers more than 16,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception space, featuring stunning Rocky Mountain and Flatiron views. Elegant indoor spaces include the Xanadu Ballroom, which can be broken down into smaller spaces for more intimate ceremonies. Outside, the Redgarden Court and Lawn provide picturesque settings for vows, with terrace areas available for intimate cocktail receptions. After the ceremony, couples can stay at their choice of the hotel's 201 luxurious guest rooms and suites, which offer four-poster beds, walk-in showers, and mountain view balconies.
900 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302, Phone: 720-406-9696
22.The Sunrise Amphitheater
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The Sunrise Amphitheater is one of Boulder's premiere special event venues, located atop the summit of Flagstaff Mountain. The seasonal event venue, which is open for rentals between May and October, was originally constructed in 1934 by the Civilian Conservation Corps and is constructed from local stone, showcasing unparalleled views of the surrounding Rocky Mountain region. Seating can accommodate up to 150 guests for outdoor weddings, featuring a small stage area for vows and ceremonies. ADA-accessible restrooms are offered nearby, with wheelchair seating spaces and stage access available upon request. Couples should note that electricity and water are not offered at the venue and should plan accordingly for ceremony needs.
1198 Flagstaff Dr, Boulder, CO 80302, Phone: 303-441-3440
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The Riverside is one of Boulder's most beloved historic event venues, originally constructed in 1914 and serving as a candy shop, restaurant, and photo studio at points throughout the 20th century. Today, the venue is known as one of the region's premiere wedding event venues, showcasing historic spaces for ceremonies and receptions for up to 250 event guests. Several rooms within the venue's interior can be transformed to meet couples' individualized needs, featuring gorgeous exposed walls and rustic design elements. Outside, a scenic patio makes a great spot for vows and receptions alike, offering stunning mountain views near Boulder Creek. Complete event services include altar and arch rentals, day-of coordination services, photobooths, and a list of preferred caterers and vendors.
1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302, Phone: 720-443-2322
The Studio (Boulder) is a hip event venue and artist and maker space, opened to the public in 2014 as one of Boulder's most dynamic professional community spaces. The 2,900-square-foot venue can accommodate guest lists of up to 350 for ceremonies and receptions, showcasing unique industrial-chic decor and versatile spaces such as a remodeled Airstream trailer that serves as a media area for slideshows and soundtracked cocktail lounge space. An outdoor patio offers bistro-style seating, with a glass garage door entrance making a perfect spot for food trucks, grills, or other catering services onsite. All spaces are ADA accessible and can be laid out for large or small event groups, customized to couples' individual needs.
3550 Frontier Ave Suite A2, Boulder, CO 80301, Phone: 720-378-8015
25.Twisted Pines Brewing Company
Twisted Pines Brewing Company was founded in 1995 by Colorado-area brewing expert Gordon Knight, known for its delightful 100% natural unpasteurized malt ales, which are crafted in small batches to ensure the highest possible beverage quality. The company's ale house is a popular community gathering spot and special event venue, serving up delicious cuisine offerings alongside draft beers since 2010. 1,500 square feet of special event space is offered at the ale house, which features industrial-chic decor and makes a great space for receptions and rehearsal dinners. Space is offered for up to 60 seated or 80 standing guests, with full wait staff service, live music options, and yard games available for all special event rentals. Couples can choose from selections on the restaurant's beer-infused menu, including some of the Boulder area's best gastropub pizza offerings.
3201 Walnut St Ste A, Boulder, CO 80301, Phone: 303-786-9270
25 Best Wedding Venues in Boulder
- Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Photo: Ivan/stock.adobe.com
- Hotel Boulderado, Photo: Pakphipat/stock.adobe.com
- Three Leaf Farm, Photo: Anastasia/stock.adobe.com
- Alps Boulder Canyon Inn, Photo: Alps Boulder Canyon Inn
- Boulder Country Club, Photo: Boulder Country Club
- Boulder Creek by Wedgewood Weddings, Photo: Boulder Creek by Wedgewood Weddings
- The Boulder Dushanbe Tea House, Photo: The Boulder Dushanbe Tea House
- Boulder Theater, Photo: puhimec/stock.adobe.com
- The Colorado Chautauqua, Photo: Mary Wyar/stock.adobe.com
- Colorado Mountain Ranch, Photo: Dmitriy Shipilov/stock.adobe.com
- Gold Hill Inn, Photo: alexgukalov/stock.adobe.com
- Granite Lake Weddings, Photo: Granite Lake Weddings
- The Greenbriar Inn, Photo: The Greenbriar Inn
- Lionsgate Event Center, Photo: Lionsgate Event Center
- Millennium Harvest House Boulder, Photo: Millennium Harvest House Boulder
- Omni Interlocken Resort and Spa, Photo: Omni Interlocken Resort and Spa
- Oxford Road Farm, Photo: holly/stock.adobe.com
- Pastures of Plenty, Photo: Pastures of Plenty
- Rembrandt Yard Art Gallery and Event Center, Photo: Rembrandt Yard Art Gallery and Event Center
- Renaissance Boulder FlatIron Hotel, Photo: Renaissance Boulder FlatIron Hotel
- St. Julien Hotel and Spa, Photo: St. Julien Hotel and Spa
- The Sunrise Amphitheater, Photo: Marina Andrejchenko/stock.adobe.com
- The Riverside, Photo: The Riverside
- The Studio, Photo: cherry_d/stock.adobe.com
- Twisted Pines Brewing Company, Photo: edele-fotografie/stock.adobe.com
- Cover Photo: Nelson Sirlin/stock.adobe.com