Best Wedding Venues in Colorado
The St Vrain
The St. Vrain in Longmont, Colorado is a luxurious, industrial wedding venue that features beautiful, original exposed brick walls, chandeliers, separate bride and groom suites, cocktail hour spaces, and an open ceremony and reception space that is ready for you to make it your own. Personally, I love that The St. Vrain is full of opportunities to take advantage of the natural light. The "first look nook" and the velvet green couch in it is so beautiful. I also love how close the venue is to so many beautiful mountain views. On top of it all, the staff and amenities at The St. Vrain can't be beat. I love photographing weddings here!
Learn more about this amazing, historic wedding venue in the heart of Old Town Longmont and see examples of real weddings I have photographed there on my page for The St Vrain.
The Pines at Genesee
The Pines at Genesee, located in Golden, Colorado, is just a short 30 minute drive from Downtown Denver with two beautiful outdoor ceremony spaces nestled in a grove of pine trees in the mountains. The indoor reception space has a working fireplace and huge windows to create a warm and bright atmosphere. I love how close this venue is to beautiful mountain views. The pine trees surrounding both ceremony spaces and string lights above make for one of my favorite places to photograph couples while they say their "I dos".
Learn more about the options for having your wedding day at this venue, check out their pricing, and see examples of real weddings I have photographed on my Pines at Genesee Page!
Lionsgate Event Center
Lionsgate Event Center features 3 stunning venues on their property - The Dove House, The Gatehouse, and The Chandelier Barn. Each of them include thoughtful, beautiful details hand made or hand selected by the family that built and owns the venue. There is no shortage of stunning places to get ready, have your ceremony and reception, and take beautiful photos on the grounds of the Lionsgate Event Center. The variety of ceremony and reception spaces and the thoughtful, creative touches throughout make Lionsgate Event Center an exciting place to have your wedding.
Learn more about each of the gorgeous venues at Lionsgate Event Center, check out cost considerations and guest count, and check out past work from Lionsgate Event Center.
Denver Botanic Gardens
The Denver Botanic Gardens has no shortage of stunning places to fit all types of weddings. From small, intimate elopements to large, 300+ guest weddings, every ceremony and reception spot is surrounded by gorgeous flowers and greenery. When you decide to have your wedding here, you get the care and attention of a dedicated staff coordinator and have access to the entire gardens for photographs on your wedding day. I love weddings at Denver Botanic Garden because there's beautiful scenery all around... there are so many opportunities for couples to tuck away for a quiet moment surrounded by flowers and greenery.
Read more about having your wedding at Denver Botanic Gardens, including all the various venue options at the Gardens along with cost considerations and past work, on my page for Denver Botanic Gardens.
Located just 10 minutes from Downtown Denver, Balistreri Vineyards has a lovely garden space and ballroom to create a romantic setting for your wedding day. Balistreri Vineyards features greenery, natural wood throughout the beautiful space, and a gorgeous grand staircase which is perfect for a grand entrance! This venue is perfect for wine lovers seeking a natural, quiet setting in Denver. I always look forward to how Balistreri Vineyards feels like a little green oasis in Downtown Denver. The string lights and vines in the ceremony space exude romance and create the perfect setting for couples to get married.
Learn more about hosting your wedding at Balistreri Vineyards on my venue page.
Wild Basin Lodge
Located in Allenspark, Colorado, Wild Basin Lodge is an all-inclusive, family-owned Colorado wedding venue. Say your vows in front of a beautiful meadow with mountains in the background, or surrounded by treas along a rushing river and then take your reception to the lodge, enjoy a delicious dinner made by their on-site chef, and dance the night away before heading upstairs to your comfortable suite at the end of the night. Wild Basin Lodge truly has it all. I love the variety of nature-centric views at Wild Basin Lodge.
For a detailed breakdown of ceremony and reception locations, guest accommodation, cost considerations, and blog posts from weddings I've photographed here, please visit the web page for Wild Basin Lodge.
The Cable Center
The Cable Center is a sophisticated and contemporary venue just 15 minutes from Downtown Denver, located on the campus at University of Denver. With a great hall, wrap-around indoor balcony, and iconic terrazzo world map floor, this venue is one of the most unique and elegant venues in Denver. Whether you want to host an intimate gathering in the gardens, or a large, 400 person event, there's a space for you to make your own at the Cable Center. I love the clean lines, bright natural light, and wall of windows that makes this contemporary space so bright and airy.
To learn more about having your wedding at The Cable Center in Denver, check out my page for The Cable Center which includes information about its history, the ceremony and reception spaces, and other considerations including cost and examples of weddings I've shot there in the past.
Just 30 minutes from downtown Denver and located on 52 acres of land in the mountains, Woodlands is a beautiful venue for all types of weddings. The modern-industrial style barn is a beautiful white barn with black trim throughout and on the exterior of the building is surrounded by gorgeous mountain views. Inside the building, you'll find white-washed wood walls and black accent fixtures. The barn has large sliding doors on either end and opens up to the ceremony space overlooking the mountain views. On the side of the building is a fully covered and headed patio, great for cocktails in rain or strong sun. On top of it all, the venue property also includes beautifully decorated bridal and groom suites. Both dressing rooms are fully furnished with couches, chairs, mirrors, TV, and WiFi. I absolutely love this venue because it's so beautiful and the husband-and-wife owners of the property have put a lot of thought in to the design.
What would it look like to have your wedding at Woodlands? Check out my Woodlands Colorado page to read about its history, the ceremony and reception space, cost considerations, and noteworthy features.