For Couples Who Don't Want to Get Hitched in the High Country
With 300 days of sunshine per year, beautiful scenery in each season, and the mountains providing a stunning backdrop for photos, it’s no surprise that Colorado has the distinction of being one of the most beautiful states to get married in. For couples who aren’t keen on having out-of-town guests brave the drive from DIA to Beaver Creek, there are several venues in Colorado that are within an agreeable distance from Denver International Airport.
The home belonging to one of the founding fathers of Fort Collins, Franklin Avery, is open for public use and is an excellent choice for smaller weddings. Built in 1879, this sandstone home showcases a post-Civil War aesthetic. The home features a gazebo, manicured grounds, and a large yard that can accommodate up to 125 guests.
Located in the heart of downtown Boulder, Hotel Boulderado held its grand opening on New Year's Eve 1908. Couples getting married here can choose from the elegant and stylish event spaces and work with on-site wedding coordinators to craft the wedding day of their dreams. After the reception has ended, your party can explore downtown for a lively after party on the Pearl Street Mall.
Downtown Denver's famed Brown Palace Hotel was founded in 1892 by Henry C. Brown. The architecture boasts Gilded Age-inspired design work with grand staircases and gilded arches. Within these exquisite walls lies a 5,800-square-foot ballroom that can host up to 400 guests.
This handsome, Neoclassical estate was built in 1902 by James Benton Grant, the third Governor of Colorado. This home was built to house a ballroom and grand staircase, making it a perfect venue for large and small weddings. The stunning gardens and outdoor spaces provide one of the most elegant photo backdrops in Denver.
The Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre is a venue fit for a rock star. With services held in the Trading Post Backyard, your guests will be in awe of the sweeping views of the magnificent sandstone rock formations.
Hidden within the suburb of Parker, Colorado, lies a Tuscan-inspired getaway. With an expansive bridal suite, award-winning gardens, a tree-canopied patio, and an open-air ballroom, your special day will be tended to with expert precision from start to finish.
Located just an hour south of Denver, the historic Broadmoor can accommodate groups as large as 1,000. For couples who wish to have a church wedding, they can take advantage of the Pauline Memorial Chapel next to The Broadmoor. Here your guests also have the chance to explore the sites including Garden of the Gods, Manitou Springs, and many other stunning points of interest.
No matter where in Colorado you choose to get married, just remember it's all about you and your significant other. The most important thing is your love and everything else is just extra. While having an accommodating venue to rejoice in your nuptials is important, there is nothing greater than your commitment to one another.