The Best Colorado Wedding Venues - Claire Hunt Photography

The Best Colorado Wedding Venues

Feb 12, 2021

This list of Colorado wedding venues will not disappoint! If you’re looking into having a Colorado wedding either as a destination wedding or you’re planning to stay local to the area and you need some guidance – you have made it to the right place! Are you looking for a more modern, industrial venue? Or do you want mountainous views? Or a mix of both?

If you’ve had a hard time finding a venue that meets each requirement you’re looking for, this list of 20 of the best Colorado wedding venues will serve you well! Each venue’s description will feature the location, distance from the closest major city, capacity, top features, and overall style.

If you’d like to click on a venue name to learn more, see their website, and a gallery showcasing more of the venue, that’s exactly why I linked it for you! All links will open in a new tab so you won’t lose your place here. I will give you some tips along the way when it comes to finding the perfect venue for you, so let’s dive right in, friend!

Denver Wedding Venues

If you’re wanting to get married close to Denver, these venues are all located within an hour of downtown Denver! Styles range from modern to woodsy to elegant to mountainous. Yes, even just an hour from Denver!

River Bend – Photography by June Photo + Films

River Bend

City: Lyons, CO – 50 minutes from Denver

Capacity: 200 guests

Top Features: This venue features a closeby river, red stone cliffs, a tent for your reception, and getting ready areas! One of the getting ready spots is a charming cottage and the other is a glamping tent. This venue is truly unique compared to others in Colorado! It is an acoustic venue, so keep that in mind for your reception vision! This might not be the venue for you if dancing to your favorite loud music will be a huge part of your night!

Style: Boho, adventurous, intimate

Bonnie Blues Event Venue bride and groom before entering their reception.

Bonnie Blues – Photo by Claire Hunt Photography

Bonnie Blues Event Venue

City: Elizabeth, CO – 40 minutes from Denver

Capacity: 200 guests

Top Features: This venue features an indoor and outdoor ceremony space in the Colorado plains. The mountains are a distant view that will highlight all of your photos within your wedding gallery! A wide variety of color schemes and themes would look incredible at Bonnie Blues since it’s such a clean space with a blank canvas. There is also a gorgeous fireplace in the main reception space and a staircase next to it to make your grand entrance!

Style: Elegant, modern, industrial, blank canvas

Pro-tip for selecting your venue: One of the biggest things I recommend to look for in a venue is making sure there is one backup option you would be happy with if the weather were to be inclement on your wedding day if an outdoor ceremony is your first choice!

Woodlands Venue – Photographer Unknown


City: Morrison, CO – 30 minutes from Denver

Capacity: 200-245 guests (depending on the season)

Top Features: There is an indoor and outdoor ceremony space at this venue! If you have been looking for a mountainous, woodsy view, this is the venue you’re looking for! The white barn is for all of the couples who are looking for a reception barn that’s more of a modern than ranch style.

Style: Woodsy, mountainous, clean, blank canvas

North Star Gatherings – Photo by Claire Hunt Photography

Northstar Gatherings

City: Idaho Springs, CO – 51 minutes from Denver

Capacity: 170 guests

Top Features: This venue is a newer venue in Colorado and it does not disappoint. There is a fireplace in the reception hall, as well as plenty of natural lighting and they are 100% solar powered! This is another venue with a blank canvas and gorgeous, mountainous ceremony views.

Style: Mountainous, unique, clean, blank canvas


Moss Denver – Photographer Unknown

Moss Denver

City: Denver, CO

Capacity: Depending on the room chosen, a max of 120-200 guests

Top Features: The best thing about this venue is that it’s a blank slate to truly customize the space how you envision it! There are multiple rooms to choose from for your ceremony and reception. There is plenty of natural lighting at this venue and once the sun goes down, there will be such a romantic feel with all of the Edison bulbs hanging from the ceiling.

Style: Industrial, bohemian, urban, blank canvas

Blanc – Photographer Unknown


City: Denver, CO

Capacity: Up to 150 guests

Top Features: This venue features huge windows in the main reception area letting in all of the sunlight! It is also a blank canvas where you can truly customize the space to how you envision it. If you like exposed brick, this is the venue for you! There is also a gorgeous outdoor ceremony area as you can see above! The look gives off such an urban and vintage vibe!

Style: Urban, chic, modern, industrial

Pro-tip for selecting your venue: If you decide to choose an indoor venue, choose a venue with plenty of natural light and big windows. This can make for some creative photos and also make your wedding photos so bright and clean!

Skylight Venue – Photographer Unknown


City: Denver, CO

Capacity: 200 guests

Top Features: Hold your ceremony and reception at the Skylight venue! This venue is the third blank canvas venue I have listed so far! They showcase on their website that they welcome you to bring your own vendors, do a walkthrough with your vendors (which is a huge plus), and more! Your rental is also for 24 hours, so the night of the wedding, you can go home, rest up, and come back in the morning.

Style: Versatile, modern, urban, artsy

Photo by Mike Cassimatis

Manor House

City: Littleton, CO – 30 minutes from Denver

Capacity: 200 guests

Top Features: This venue has a breathtaking view of mountains and the Denver city skyline at the outdoor ceremony site. If you’re looking for a higher-end venue with six-acres of land, you have found your match! There is no shortage of places to take your bridal party photos and couples portraits. This venue also gives such an intimate feel because of the indoor fireplace.

Style: Estate, chic, mountainous, classic



Stone Mountain Lodge and Cabins – Photographer Unknown

Stone Mountain Lodge and Cabins

City: Lyons, CO – 50 minutes from Denver

Capacity: 150 guests

Top Features: All packages at Stone Mountain Lodge and Cabins include a tent for the reception, outdoor ceremony site as seen above, a separate cocktail hour garden while we go take your bride and groom portraits, chairs, and more!

Style: Elegant, backyard vibes, mountainous


Sweet Heart Winery – Photographer Unknown

Sweet Heart Winery

City: Loveland, CO – 1 hour from Denver

Capacity: 200 guests

Top Features: There is the option for having a small wedding or traditional wedding here at Sweet Heart Winery! The venue features gorgeous outdoor locations to take bride and groom portraits, an outdoor patio, and wine barrels in the reception space.

Style: Rustic, natural, vineyard

Wedding Venues in Colorado Springs

There are only a few noteworthy venues close to Colorado Springs and I had to include each of these! These venues listed below are all located within an hour or two of Colorado Springs.

Clay Venues – Photography by Madeline J Studios

Clay Venues

City: Colorado Springs, CO

Capacity: 200 guests

Top Features: There is a cocktail hour or small ceremony patio on the outside of the venue if that’s what you’re looking for closer to Colorado Springs! This venue has such a clean look, it’s a blank canvas, and you could truly go all out to make it what you desire! With it being so close to Garden of the Gods, we could plan for all portrait photos to be at Garden of the Gods to add more diversity to your wedding gallery!

Style: Urban, industrial, blank canvas, clean

Barn at Sunset Ranch – Photographer Unknown

The Barn At Sunset Ranch

City: Buena Vista, CO – 1 hour and 50 minutes from Colorado Springs

Capacity: 180 guests

Top Features: In my opinion, this venue has the most stunning mountainous ceremony view out of all of the venues listed here! The barn is definitely a ranch style, but the hints of cream within the barn make for a clean, elegant space. There is a patio with Edison bulbs that’s perfect for your first dances or a cocktail hour.

Style: Rustic, mountainous, clean

Pro-tip for selecting your venue: If you choose a venue with an area like a patio or courtyard, you can host the cocktail hour at that location while your second photographer takes photos of your reception area before the guests fill the seats. A patio also offers a great opportunity to have your first dance under string lights, a mobile bar setup, or a photo booth for your guest book!

Surf Hotel Courtyard – Photographer Unknown

Surf Hotel

City: Buena Vista, CO – 1 hour and 50 minutes from Colorado Springs

Capacity: 20-200 guests depending on the ceremony location

Top Features: There are three different ceremony locations that all have a charm to them! There is a moody ballroom to host your reception and an outdoor courtyard for your cocktail hour or a small ceremony and reception. This venue is everything European with mountainous views and a nearby river for your portraits.

Style: European, moody, intimate, mountainous

Pro-tip for selecting your venue: One really fun reception idea is to have your guests roast marshmallows, and they can do that with the fireplace in this courtyard! For more small wedding ideas to make your day unique and intimate, check out this blog I wrote here.

Colorado Mountain Wedding Venues

Breckenridge Nordic Center – Photo by Larsen Photo Co

Breckenridge Nordic Center

City: Breckenridge, CO – 1 hour and 35 minutes from Denver

Capacity: 200 guests

Top Features: This venue features an outdoor ceremony site with mountainous, forest views and a gorgeous reception area with floor to ceiling glass windows. If you’re having a wedding in the winter months, the inside of this venue is absolutely gorgeous. Your guests will be warm and cozy with the large fireplace inside!

Style: Lodge, outdoor, forest, woodsy

Della Terra Mountain Chateau – Photographer Unknown

Della Terra Mountain Chateau

City: Estes Park, CO – 1 hour and 30 minutes from Denver

Capacity: 200 guests

Top Features: This venue is another where the reception space has gorgeous floor to ceiling glass windows! There are 2 ceremony spaces and both have unique features with a mountainous backdrop of the Rockies!

Style: Boutique, romantic, mountainous, intimate

Mountainous Colorado wedding venue.

Lunch Rock – Photographer Unknown

Lunch Rock

City: Winter Park, CO – 1 hour and 30 minutes from Denver

Capacity: 140 guests

Top Features: This is a newer venue in Colorado and it is absolutely stunning! One really fun feature about this venue is that you and your guests can take a lift to the venue. Especially if this is a destination wedding for you, this makes for an awesome opportunity for some epic photos of you two and it’s a fun experience for guests! This venue can truly be a blank canvas for all of your wedding dreams!

Style: Mountainous, modern, industrial

Devil’s Thumb Ranch – Photography by Lucy Munoz Photography

Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort and Spa

City: Tabernash, CO – 1 hour and 30 minutes from Denver

Capacity: 300 guests

Top Features: This venue features a gorgeous outdoor ceremony site! The unique arch, mountainous views, wildlife, and plenty of areas around the venue to take portraits sets this venue apart! The possibilities are endless and you are able to bring as many or as few people as you’d like.

Style: Ranch, lodge, resort, mountainous

Camp Hale Venue – Photography by For the West and Wild Photo

Camp Hale

City: Vail, CO – 2 hours from Denver

Capacity: 250 guests

Top Features: The ceremony site is a blank canvas and it’s an island with water surrounding it! This is one of the only Colorado wedding venues I have come across that features water, so if you’re looking for mountains to combine with water, this is the venue for you!

Style: Mountainous, lake, versatile, blank canvas

The Little Nell – Photographer Unknown

The Little Nell

City: Aspen, CO – 3 hours and 30 minutes from Denver

Capacity: 20-300 guests

Top Features: There are multiple ceremony and reception sites to choose from at The Little Nell! This venue features beautiful panoramic views of the mountains and it’s perfect for a small wedding or traditional wedding in any season!

Style: Romantic, mountainous, intimate

T-Lazy 7 Ranch – Photography by The Image Is Found


City: Aspen, CO – 3 hours and 40 minutes from Denver

Capacity: 350 guests

Top Features: A rustic venue nestled in a valley showcasing a mountainous view! You can have a tented reception with all of your favorite people, or an intimate gathering within the lodge if that’s the style you like! T-Lazy-7 Ranch has a gorgeous ceremony spot with plenty of potential to make it exactly what you envision!

Style: Tented reception, meadow, mountainous, vintage

Airbnb Colorado Wedding Venues

Did you know certain Airbnb’s will allow you to host a wedding ceremony and/or reception at their home? Renting an Airbnb is a great option if you’re planning a more intimate wedding, or if you really love the ceremony site of some venues but not the reception space as much. This can also be very budget-friendly! Depending on the size and vision you have, a night rental can range from $700-$3000, which is a fraction of some venues within the state of Colorado! Check out some Airbnb’s to reserve as your Colorado wedding venue here.

Are you looking for a colorado wedding photographer?

Allow me to introduce myself – I’m Claire, the girl typing endlessly to serve you all of the details for these Colorado wedding venues! In case you didn’t know, I am a wedding and elopement photographer based in Colorado and I would be honored to guide you through planning a day that completely reflects the two of you. If you haven’t already, head over to the wedding packages to see what it’s like to work with me, what planning help I offer, FAQs, the booking process, pricing, and more!

I truly hope that you have found this blog helpful and if you choose any of these venues, let me know! Happy planning!



  1. Sabrina says:

    Oh my goodness, these have me so hyped to check out CO! That Bonnie blues venue is stunning! Great suggestions!

  2. Sam says:

    Wow! What a list! Kinda wishing we would have chosen Colorado now! 😂 Such great suggestions!

  3. Katy Homan says:

    So thoughtful, stylish and informative. A great resource for couples planning an outdoor elopement wedding this year! x

  4. Donna Smith says:

    These wedding venues are soooo gorgeous and this blog is super informative! Thanks so much for the great deets!!

  5. Cindy Her says:

    Wowowow! I should have gotten married in Colorado. All of these venues are beautiful.

  6. Evelyn says:

    Wow such amazing venues! Had no idea! Thank you for sharing!

  7. Caroline says:

    Wow these venues are absolutely incredible! Spoilt for choice!

  8. Wow, these are gorgeous venues! I love that they all have beautiful outdoor backdrops! Colorado is such a stunning state!

  9. Man, I just got married in Colorado in September and this would have been SO HELPFUL! It is so time consuming as a bride searching for the right venue. This is such an awesome resource to have it all in one place!

  10. Alex says:

    These are awesome! My favorite is Sunset Ranch!

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