The Manor House is a gorgeous historic mansion located just outside Denver in Littleton, Colorado. In 1914, John Charles Shaffer purchased land where The Manor House now sits. When the home was built, The Denver Times reported that Mr. Shaffer wanted a summer home designed in the colonial style. He ultimately hired Edbrook—an architect famous for designing other historic buildings in the Denver area such as the Brown Palace, Oxford Hotel, along with a few other prominent buildings.
In its original design, The Manor House included over 8,000 square feet of living area. This included 20 rooms, 6 bathrooms, and an 80-foot living room. The view of the mountains from the original dining room was so incredible they had special draperies designed to frame the view without obscuring it.
The 100-foot flagpole behind The Manor House has a light at the top. According to its website, the light could be seen from Denver through the saddle of the Dakota Hogback, and when lit, was an invitation to the social community to come join the Shaffers for a grand celebration at The Manor House.
The Wedding Ceremony
The Manor House has a variety of beautiful places for your wedding ceremony. Whether you host an outdoor ceremony against the backdrop of Dry Creek Canyon and (on a clear day!) a view of the Denver Skyline, or an intimate gathering near one of the indoor fireplaces, The Manor House has a few options for really great setups you can consider for your wedding ceremony.
A lot of couples with guests who are flying into Denver from out of town worry about their guests having to travel too far from the Denver Airport. The Manor House is the perfect location for your wedding because it’s not a far haul from the airport and still has the best of both worlds—close to the city of Denver but still right on the edge of the mountains to give your guests an authentic Colorado experience.
I love the large ballroom that can accommodate up to 200 people for a sit-down dinner, as well as the fireplace rooms throughout the house that make it feel really cozy, especially in the winter.