Places & Spaces
THESE BEAUTIFUL VENUES WILL NOT ONLY INSPIRE BUT ALSO CREATE MEMORIES TO LAST A LIFETIME
“I do,” but where? Picking the perfect spot.
TO YOUR ASTONISHMENT—and delight—every single one of the 800 people you invited to your wedding RSVP’d with an enthusiastic “yes.” No need to panic, because with a ballroom that seats up to 1,000, the Sheraton Denver Downtown has you covered.
In another scenario, you and your intended are determined to exchange vows in an unconventional setting—something beyond the obvious meadow, mountaintop or beach. At Treehaus Colorado, a micro-wedding and elopement venue in Black Hawk, you can say “I do” in a tree- house, perched 15 feet above the ground.
Whether your wedding is going to be large or small, perfect venues abound. Consider a few of our favorites:
SHERATON DENVER DOWNTOWN
Having recently undergone a complete transformation, this hotel boasts one of the largest and most elegant ballrooms in Denver, accommodating events for up to 1,000 guests. “Our couples enjoy a luxurious stay in one of our amazing suites with views of the mountains and the Denver skyline,” says Leorah Young, senior catering sales executive. “The Sheraton’s thoughtful staff and intuitive service help ensure that every couple’s day is perfect.”
1550 Court Place, Denver
Great things come in small packages, as the saying goes. And Treehaus Colorado is a peaceful, woodsy setting for a micro wedding or elopement. In addition to its signature treehouse, this unique venue has a conservatory and 2.5 acres of forest where “I do’s” can be exchanged. Up to 20 guests can be accommodated.
35 Travis Draw, Black Hawk
MILE HIGH STATION
In the late 1800s, Mile High Station, along with its partner venue, Ironworks, was home to Midwest Steel & Ironworks, a firm that was the forgery for pieces that are part of the Denver City and County Building, Moffat Tunnel and the Royal Gorge Bridge. The historic structure, located just south of Empower Field at Mile High, has been beautifully restored and boasts multiple ceremony areas that can accommodate weddings of just about any size. Two hundred people, for example, can gather for cocktails on an elevated mezzanine; 150 can gather on the west patio; and the main floor can seat 350. A bonus: There’s a lot with free parking for 200 cars.
2027 W. Colfax Ave., Denver
The $175 million renovation and expansion of this acclaimed art and culture venue in- cluded construction of the Sturm Grand Pavilion, located on the second floor of the new Sie Welcome Center. The pavilion’s fluted glass façade offers sweeping views of downtown Denver, the Rocky Mountains and the adjacent Civic Center park, and can seat 650. It also overlooks another new event space at the museum, the Kemper Courtyard, which is available for after-hours events. The multi-tiered courtyard has trees, lighted paths and Deborah Butterfield sculptures.
100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver
JUNIPER MOUNTAIN HOUSE
Brides and grooms can select the space that best fits their needs from this venue’s 10 acres of indoor and outdoor spaces overlooking the Rocky Mountain foothills. Although Juniper Mountain House is fully booked for 2022, owners Alea and Ashley LaRocque, who themselves were married there, are accepting reservations for 2023. Amenities include two lounges, a bar, two deck areas, an outdoor fire pit, hot tub, private hiking trails and five lodge rooms for overnight stays.
30500 U.S. Highway 40, Evergreen
Exposed brick, expansive windows, a waterfall bar and a 10-foot, moss-covered rotating wall are among the features that make this circa-1900 event space a unique choice for weddings where guests number 200 to 300. The 3,000-square-foot Chandelier Room, for example, can accommodate 300 standing and 200 seated; the Edison Room, with its Edison bulb lighting, fits 200 standing and 120 seated. The Vestibule can be utilized as spillover for the Chandelier and Edison rooms, or as an entry for the bride and groom.
200 N. Santa Fe Drive, Denver
GARDEN OF THE GODS RESORT AND CLUB
Panoramic views of Pike’s Peak and the Garden of the Gods National Landmark provide beautiful backdrops for al fresco weddings held at this versatile, and popular, destination located in Colorado Springs. In addition to six outdoor terraces and lawns, the Garden of the Gods Resort and Club’s indoor spaces include seven flexible function rooms that can be configured 14 different ways.
3320 Mesa Road, Colorado Springs
Imagine getting married in a real castle, dating back to the 1880s and built on land in Sedalia (south of Denver, near Castle Rock) that is now protected as a wildlife sanctuary. Whether in the elegant Veranda Tent or in the Great Hall, you are surrounded by the sophisticated setting and incredible views for a celebration of a lifetime. Accommodates up to 150 people.
6113 N. Daniels Park Road, Sedalia
Located on a picturesque bluff overlooking Morrison’s spectacular red rocks, The Fort is a replica of Bent’s Fort, once a welcome haven for trappers, traders and soldiers traveling the Santa Fe Trail. The Fort can accommodate up to 350 guests.
19192 Highway 8, Morrison
DENVER BOTANIC GARDENS AND CHATFIELD FARMS
No matter the time of year, the Denver Botanic Gardens is abloom with seasonal foliage that adds natural beauty to one’s al fresco ceremony. The sister property at Chatfield located in the foothills has the perfect ratio of charm and rustic beauty. Both properties can accommodate any- where from a cozy group to a grandiose celebration.
DENVER BOTANIC GARDENS
1007 York St., Denver
8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton
HERITAGE HOTELS & RESORTS
If you are willing to take a drive south a few hours to the beautiful state of New Mexico, may we suggest Heritage Hotels & Resorts. Culturally distinct settings distinguish Heritage’s venues in Taos, Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Las Cruces. Each venue incorporates a blend of Native American, Mexican, Spanish and American Western cultures. Visit the website for details about each property. hhandr.com
Joanne Davidson and her late husband were married in a church in Santa Rosa, Calif., but if she had to do it over again, she’d definitely go for a ceremony in one of these fabulous locations.