Unforgettable Destination Weddings in Colorado
Colorado is a popular location for destination weddings because of its stark beauty and wonderful venues around the state. Ever dreamed of getting married on a sunny mountaintop and schussing down a slope after you say your vows? How about spending your honeymoon in one of the most romantic mountain lodges in the world with every pampering imaginable? When it comes to a destination wedding in Colorado, the choices are limitless.
Destination weddings in Colorado blend the romantic, the magical, and the practical with stunning scenery, plenty of guest rooms and venues for rehearsal dinners, bridal lunches and receptions. There are venues of all shapes, sizes and decors around the state that can accommodate a large wedding party of 150 guests or more. There are also wedding locations more suited for smaller ceremonies or elopements if you want to keep it more intimate. Whether your budget is small, or as unlimited as Colorado’s clear mountain vistas, you’ll find the venue type you’re looking for in the state.
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Our Favorite Destination Wedding Ideas
Whether you want to get married alongside wine barrels, sailing across a crystal blue lake, or in the middle of a mountain meadow filled with wildflowers, luxury and romance are all a part of Colorado’s DNA. A Colorado destination wedding is guaranteed to infuse your most memorable day with a Rocky Mountain high you will never forget. Here are a few of our best destination wedding ideas in Colorado.
- Aspen – For those whose tastes are a little bit country, a ranch wedding can be the perfect kickoff to matrimonial bliss. A wedding in the meadows outside of Aspen provides picture-perfect views of the Maroon Bells while horses gallop in the fields beyond the altar.
- Boulder – Those with a less traditional bent might find “People’s Republic of Boulder” more to their liking. This one-of-a-kind town is in a breathtaking setting among the Flat Irons and is a short drive from Rocky Mountain National Park. Boulder’s downtown Pearl Street offers multiple venues for those bachelor and bachelorette parties and when the wedding is over, guests can hike, ski, rock climb, cycle, or just have a picnic.
- Colorado Springs – What better place for a blessed event than under the red rocks of the Garden of the Gods Park in Colorado Springs? There are no charges for wedding ceremonies in the six areas of the park which are designed for groups of 25 to 50. The Scotsman Picnic Area features arching foliage canopies while the dramatic Three Graces Plaza is dominated by three massive rock fins soaring to the sky.
- Grand Junction – No wedding would be complete without wine, and in Colorado you can go to the source with a winery wedding in the Grand Valley west of Grand Junction. The scenic valley is just one of the state’s many areas with wineries available to host intimate events like rehearsal dinners, bridal showers and family gatherings. Some even have full wedding packages!
- Keystone – Keystone offers majestic mountain views, shimmering aspen trees, and some of the best skiing in the world. Keystone is in the heart of Summit County, so if you don’t get enough skiing at Keystone, it’s easy to hop over to Arapahoe Basin, Copper Mountain and Breckenridge for more.
- Winter Park – Plan a spring wedding at Winter Park when the wildflowers are in bloom and the snow-capped peaks of the magnificent Rockies are still in view. Winter Park is less than a two hours drive from Denver and is surrounded by stunning Rocky Mountain National Park, Arapaho National Forest and Roosevelt National Forest. Winter Park is known for its family-friendly dude ranches in the area that are perfect for an unforgettable destination wedding!