15 Wedding Wonderland Venues in Colorado for Your Special Day

Standout venues in Colorado that will get your heart beating with their picturesque views
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What is more romantic than a reflection of fields of wildflowers set against cathedral peaks surrounding Alta Lakes? The raw beauty of this unique setting makes for a once-in-a-lifetime event. | Photo by Alta Lakes Observatory

Although Colorado offers countless picturesque places to say “I do,” we’ve selected a few standouts that are sure to get your heart beating. From autumn foliage to winter whites, spring greens and summer blooms, no matter what time of year you’re looking to tie the knot, the Centennial State is a wedding wonderland for couples and guests alike.

Think endless wildflowers, soaring eagles and a remote, peaceful setting for smaller weddings in the summer season. Built in the early 1970s near Telluride, the observatory is made of local timber and stone, with many cozy features. Being so remote offers a fully immersive experience surrounded by nature. It’s an unforgettable, beautiful experience that even the most talented photographers can’t fully capture.
4665 Alta Lakes Road, Ophir, altalakes.com


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Bonnie Blues is a remote, modern, barn-style wedding venue set in a lush green landscape east of Castle Rock. With views of the prairie all the way to the Rockies, the outdoor ceremony space can accommodate up to 200 guests for a farm-to-table-style wedding.
4225 Carlson Trail, Elizabeth, bonniebluesvenue.com

As the former training grounds for the Army’s 10th Mountain Division, historic Camp Hale can host up to 500 guests with its 6,000-square-foot lodge, ceremony island, reception tent and log cabins. Surrounded by pines and aspens in the White River National Forest within the Pando Valley, it’s a truly picture-perfect rustic wedding venue.
DNC Parks and Resorts at Camp Hale, camphaleweddings.com

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Cheley Colorado Camps offer two wedding venues, both with stunning views and a slice of Colorado history. | Photo by Cheley

Founded in 1921 as a summer camp, this historic site in Estes Park offers sweeping mountain views of Longs Peak, Mount Meeker and the Mummy Range. Although it’s still a very active camp, it has over 800 private acres offering two wedding locations—the Chapel, with theater-style bench seating, and the Grove, an outdoor area that accommodates up to 200 guests with a tented reception area complete with a dance floor.
3960 Fish Creek Road, Estes Park, cheleyweddings.com

Positioned on the banks of the Frying Pan River with towering red rocks above, Dallenbach Ranch is the perfect place to reel in love (that’s a fly-fishing joke). Located five minutes from Basalt and 30 minutes from Aspen, it is surrounded by mountainous BLM land. Open from June through October, the ranch offers gold-medal fly-fishing and memorable weddings.
Frying Pan Road, Basalt, thedallenbachranch.com

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Farm-to-table weddings in the bountiful Lyons Farmette and River Bend make for a memorable celebration. | Photo by Brittany Slayghter – Alchemy Creative

For an intimate setting that’s equal parts romantic and rustic, Dunton Hot Springs is surrounded by 14,000-foot mountain peaks, aspens, rivers and meadows. Wedding parties can take over this former ghost town, allowing everyone to be a part of the top-notch Dunton offerings—from hand-hewn cabins to chef-driven dinners, soothing spa treatments, plenty of outdoor activities complete with outfitters and, of course, hot springs.
8532 Road 38, Rico, duntondestinations.com

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The views from Bonnie Blues in Castle Rock offer a picturesque backdrop for every occasion. | Photo by Bonnie Blues

Looking out above the waters of Grand Lake, and with the slopes of Shadow Mountain and Rocky Mountain National Park as the backdrop, you’d be hard-pressed to find a prettier setting to wed your loved one. Open May through October, Grand Lake Lodge offers couples and their guests a quintessentially Colorado experience featuring a stunning wooden altar, a courtyard studded with twinkling lights and a fire pit for late-night s’mores, plus 70 cozy cabins in addition to the lodge itself. The venue is perfect for elopements as well as 150-guest receptions.
15500 US Highway 34, Grand Lake, grandlakelodge.com

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This historic, magnificent Beaux Arts-style mansion was built in 1902 for James Grant, the third governor of Colorado. Now a nonprofit property managed by History Colorado and hosting up to 200 guests, the mansion gives off major Great Gatsby vibes. From the grand staircase to the curated gardens of Humphreys Park, crystal chandeliers, an ornate ballroom and romantic terrace, a wedding at Grant Humphreys is certainly a formal affair.
770 Pennsylvania St., Denver, granthumphreysmansion.org

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This boutique flower farm is nestled near the St. Vrain River and boasts 4 acres of flower and vegetable gardens used to provide the bounty and décor for celebrations at the farm and its sister property, River Bend. The sprawling lawn adorned with large shade trees sets the scene for an eclectic garden-party-style wedding. Guests can stroll through the gardens, play lawn games and even snap photos with local celebs (aka chickens, goats and a 1954 Chevy truck). The property also boasts 10 charming tiny homes, curated by its sister business WeeCasa—perfect for the bridal party.
4121 Ute Highway, Lyons, lyonsfarmette.com


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Built in 1890 in the Highland neighborhood, this 10,000-square-foot Victorian home has richly detailed interiors and exteriors, making it a charming wedding venue. The lush rose gardens frame summer gatherings, and the grand ballroom has a cathedral ceiling adorned with stars. In addition to hosting weddings and other special occasions, the inn also operates as a bed-and-breakfast, so the staff is well-versed in the art of hospitality. With five guest suites, it’s a perfect place for the wedding party to stay and celebrate.
2555 W. 37th Ave., Denver, lumberbaron.com

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Considered the most photographed mountains in Colorado, the Maroon Bells dominate this unique setting. With a maximum of 50 guests, the amphitheater is surrounded by Maroon Lake, aspen groves and evergreen forests, and local critters who might stop by to share in your special day.
White River National Forest, Aspen, aspenchamber.org

With its French ambience, the Ramble Hotel in Denver’s chic River North Art District (RiNo) offers a modern space with an old soul. With space for up to 100 guests, the rooftop terrace is positioned perfectly to take in a gorgeous Colorado sunset as couples tie the knot and dance the night away.
1280 25th St., Denver, theramblehotel.com

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The floor-to-ceiling windows at Rembrandt Yard in Boulder provide epic views and tons of natural light. | Photo by Mallory Munson Photography 

Located in downtown Boulder, Rembrandt Yard, specializing in what it calls “Boulder Boutique Elopements,” offers two floors of rental space, surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing expansive views of the Flatiron Mountains. Utilizing both floors allow 300 guests for a seated reception.
1301 Spruce St., Boulder, rembrandtyard.com

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An intimate summer wedding in the courtyard at The Surf Chateau, part of The Surf Hotel in Buena Vista. | Photo by Samantha Ruscher Photo, Surf Hotel & Chateau

This boutique hotel in Buena Vista recalls the elegance of European hospitality. Accommodating up to 140 wedding guests, the riverfront location in the vibrant South Main neighborhood provides endless opportunities for outdoor adventures such as mountain biking, kayaking, hiking, fly-fishing and white-water rafting. Additionally, its culinary offerings boast seasonal handcrafted dishes from local purveyors and artisans. Dramatic views of the Collegiate Peaks and an impressive lineup of musicians playing at the hotel’s Ivy Ballroom or The LAWN sweeten the deal.
1012 Front Loop, Buena Vista, surfhotel.com

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Built as a family home in 1911 on a farm in what is now Lakewood, the manor was saved from demolition and moved to its present location south of Morrison in the 1980s. Now perched on a hill overlooking red-rock formations on one side and the lights of Denver on the other, it can easily host up to 200 guests. The repurposed wedding venue retains many of the classic features of its original Colonial Revival style, including the columned porch and decorative round pediments for a more formal aesthetic.
4903 Willow Springs Road, Morrison, willowridgemanor.com

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