When couples decide to get married in Colorado, they’re almost always after Colorado wedding venues with beautiful mountain vistas, luscious blue skies, and unforgettable alpine experiences.
We understand the draw — Colorado weddings are the perfect mix of country elegance and mountain-top magnificence, complete with amenities sure to accentuate and enhance the weekend for all guests, start to finish.
So, to make your selection process a little easier, our Colorado wedding planners rounded up some of our favorite options — all of which satisfy at least one (if not all!) of the classic CO wedding criteria. Thinking of going a nontraditional route? Don’t worry. There are still more than enough venues for you. We can’t wait for you to see what we have in store!
Colorado Ranch / Outdoor Wedding Venues
Devil's Thumb Ranch*
Have your cake and eat it too at Devil’s Thumb Ranch. This sprawling, authentic Colorado ranch is the only thing you’ll need to have your guests hootin’, hollerin’, and living large, cowboy style. If you’re bored at Devil’s Thumb Ranch, you’re doing something wrong!
A wedding at Devil’s Thumb Ranch means a celebration with Colorado sensibilities, but elegant touches. The venue only allows one event per weekend, meaning you’ll have the place all to yourself on the big day. Start your weekend at the high-end, full-service resort and spa and end with a farewell Sunday brunch, followed by zip-lining, horseback riding, and more. You can host your full weekend here — start to finish — seamlessly.
In between, of course, hold your ceremony at the expansive Outdoor Meadow (250 guests), right at the foot of the Continental Divide, or perhaps the lush, hillside Outdoor Terrace (250 guests). If neither of those spaces do it for you, try the high-end High Lonesome Barm (250 guests) for both ceremony and reception, or move the latter over to the quaint Broad Axe Barm (160 guests) for an afterparty surrounded by vaulted ceilings, expansive windows, and stunning mountain views.
*This is an Always Flawless favorite!
Spruce Mountain Ranch
Picture this — a sprawling Colorado venue blending ‘rustic’ with ‘elegance,’ all conveniently pitched right outside of Denver. You’re imagining the inimitable Spruce Mountain Ranch, a family-owned wedding and event space with over 450 acres of mountain venue to play with across two separate properties. Whatever you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it here — there’s too many options not to!
Spruce Mountain’s Lower ranch highlights include the cabin-esque Albert’s Lodge, perfect for ceremonies and receptions around 250 guests; the Courtyard, a great option for the couple looking to say ‘I Do’ against the stars and alongside 200 friends and family; and the Mountainside ceremony option, an open meadow area with mountain views for 250.
Or, opt for the Upper Ranch’s magnificent Ponderosa Room, an indoor hall with room for a 1200-person reception; the Lakeview Terrace, an intimate fountain-side gazebo option; or Trey’s Vista, another grassy lawn ceremony or reception space with room for as many as you could possibly imagine.
Piney River Ranch
Situated right on the edge of Piney Lake, Piney River Ranch is your ultimate mountain retreat. Run away to the backcountry wilderness just twelve miles north of Vail Village for a ceremony and reception unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before. It’s the ultimate, high-end getaway offering the fun and excitement of camping without any of the fuss...and all of the glam. Offer guests the opportunity of a lifetime to stay in high-end cabins or tents with private porches and unobstructed Rocky mountain views before celebrating their favorite couple.
Packages accommodate up to 200 guests, and include private use of the ceremony deck, reception pavilion, adjoining cocktail pavilion, two getting-ready suites, tables, seating, and use of nearby horseshoe pits and playground.
One thing’s for sure — there is absolutely no wedding venue like Vail’s Camp Hale, an intimate, remote venue enveloped by giant mountain ranges, tall trees, and bright blue skies.
The private property’s ceremony “island” is something you’d have to see to believe — an absolutely gorgeous and epic way for any bride to make an entrance over a vast, glassy lake. And for the festivities following, Camp Hale is happy to provide guest tables, chairs, bistro lights and a reception tent alongside a wooden dance floor, wine tables and drapery so you don’t have to worry about it.
For an additional fee, add on extra cabins, transportation, a bonfire, or even a s’mores package in lieu of a wedding cake — the ‘sweet treat’ tradition with a Colorado twist.
Get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime day in a once-in-a-lifetime setting (or so they say) — Granby Ranch is your mountaintop ceremony destination with flair.
Ride the chairlift up to the ‘peak’ ceremony site, set in a wildflower-filled grove complete with a private bridal yurt for private finishing touches. Afterwards, guests can relax in Adirondack chairs or play lawn games — cocktail in tow — while they await your arrival back down the mountain. Golf course reception sites are perfected for a tented afterparty, and easy access to golfing, mountain biking, hiking, fishing, and skiing, make day-before and day-after plans a breeze. Friends and family might be coming for your celebration, but they’re staying for a fun-filled mountain vacation.
Barn / Rustic Wedding Venues
The Barn at Raccoon Creek
Looking for a modernized rustic venue that’s inviting, secluded, and — as they put it — “steeped in Colorado history”? Then you must check out the Barn at Raccoon Creek, located on the historic Grant Ranch in Littleton, Colorado. Begin your day in the quaint Bridal Cottage and the man-cave-turned Groom’s Loft, then head out to the ceremony lawn for an intimate ‘I Do’ underneath a wooden pergola. Usher guests to the expansive, landscaped Courtyard for cocktails, lawn games and dancing, or opt for a covered reception in the Barn.
Be sure to explore Raccoon Creek’s picturesque grounds — three historic barns, old growth trees and quintessential Colorado foothills make for a photographer’s paradise. The perfect backdrop for forever portraits.
Strawberry Creek Ranch
Invite up to 200 of your closest friends and family for a celebration at Strawberry Creek Ranch that’s as intimate as it gets — on your wedding day, the entire site is reserved just for you. Nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Strawberry Creek’s 300 acres are surrounded by scenic vistas, bright blue skies and, at night, sunsets you wouldn’t believe until seen with your own eyes.
Say ‘I Do’ on the lawn around or inside the newly-constructed Outback Barn, then dance the night away on the Homestead Deck, underneath the wide-open, starry skies. And never fear — the team at Strawberry Creek is prepared for mountain nights. A gas fire pit and propane heaters are included in your rental. Not to mention the Outback Barn is fit with giant sliding barn doors for maximum privacy and warmth... or just a plain ol’ grand entrance.
The Woodlands Colorado does the impossible — it sees your classic barn wedding and raises it a modern twist, complete with white-washed wood walls and black trim. Sliding doors on either side of the barn lead to a mountain-front ceremony area, and a fully-covered (and heated!) side patio is perfect for cocktails rain or shine. Perfect for the couple that wants a touch of that Colorado barn feel without sacrificing upscale luxury.
Worried you’re too far from civilization to enjoy such a CO gem? Never fear — Woodlands is only 30 minutes from downtown Denver, making travel and coordination a breeze for between 200-245 guests from all over. While you wait for them to arrive, relax and prepare in included bride and groom suits complete with dressing areas, couches, and a TV.
*This is an Always Flawless favorite!
Winter Wedding Venues
Winter weddings in Colorado are breathtaking! But—you'll need the right winter wedding venue with beautiful indoor spaces to keep your guests comfortable. Here are a few of our favorites.
Colorado Rockies, meet the Swiss Alps. The best of the west mixed with the warmest hallmarks of European hospitality and style, the Sonnenalp Hotel is, as they put it, “timeless Vail” — and perfect for that couple that wants to pretend they’re across the Atlantic while still managing to stay stateside.
Weddings at the Sonnealp are one-of-a-kind, and for good reason. Try Ludwig’s Restaurant, an enclosed glass room with a clear, retractable ceiling, perfect for absorbing Colorado’s al fresco beauty. In the winter, it’s almost like you’re in a snowglobe! For something a little more warm in tone, choose the Grand Bavaria Room, or the Stuberl at Ludwigs ballroom, featuring authentic German wooden beams. For an outdoor experience (in the summer, of course), opt for a rustic garden venue or perhaps the cozy Swiss Chalet.
*This is an Always Flawless favorite!
Devil's Thumb Ranch
See the above section for our favorite bits from Devil’s Thumb Ranch. The Broad Axe Barn is a great winter venue!