Colorado is one of the most gorgeous states to say “I do” in, thanks in large part to its astounding scenery, complete with a plethora of mountain ranges, rivers, plains, and sweeping views. If you’re considering getting married in The Centennial State, there are a lot of different choices, depending on your preferences, whether you want to get married at the top of a peak or by a glittering lake. No matter what you envision, there’s a good chance that these Colorado mountain wedding venue ideas will guide you as you find your dream spot in "Colorful Colorado."
Do you picture your rehearsal dinner, intimate wedding ceremony, or wedding reception in one of the most famous US mountain ranges for your Colorado destination wedding? If you picture a nature-infused wedding, Rocky Mountain National Park truly has it all—from mountain top spaces to lakeside spots, plus forests, valleys, and peak views all around. The park has 12 different locations that you can reserve for your ceremony, all of which provide breathtaking views of some of the most amazing scenery in all of Colorado. While the park isn’t for those after intricate setups (it doesn't allow things such as tents, floral displays, or even chairs), if you want a no-frills wedding with spectacular views, the famous Rocky Mountain National Park is a spot to consider.
Chances are that you’ve considered the capital for your Colorado wedding, but, if not, you might want to. Denver is known not only for it’s proximity to Rocky Mountain National Park (as well as its views of the mountains), but also for its fantastic art, dining, and entertainment scene. Plus, with multiple airports and plenty of skiing options nearby, this is a great spot for guests to make a trip to. If you’re after a chic, industrial vibe or are looking for a luxe hall to rent where you can see the mountains and enjoy the city vibes, there’s a good chance that downtown Denver has the perfect venue for you.
Winter wedding wonderland anyone? A stunning ski resort town that’s a dream year-round, Aspen is known as a luxe escape for the affluent. High-end restaurants, shops, and landmarks, not to mention the delightful aesthetic found around every corner, make Aspen an ideal spot for couples who want both mountain views and endless amenities. Plus, with plenty of lodges, restaurants, and cabins—all with astounding views and vibes—it’s hard to not find your dream wedding venue in Aspen.
Home of the massive Vail Ski Resort, Vail, Colorado, is a small town nestled at the base of Vail Mountain and set within White River National Forest, full of vast vistas and outdoor activities all year round. While it’s a little less glitzy than Aspen, it offers world-class views and activities for nature-lovers. You could plan your ceremony at The Holy Cross Event Deck located at the top of Vail Mountain or Arrabelle Square located at the base of Vail Mountain in Lionshead Village, ideal for a fairytale wedding under market lights and softly falling snow.
If you picture an old west vibe with mountain backdrops and a charming feel, look no further than Breckenridge. Just like many of the other ski towns in Colorado, Breckenridge offers all the usual trappings of a Colorado mountain town: peak views, ample snowsports, and delectable dining, but it also has a more western vibe than some of the other luxe towns. Your guests will love wandering through the quaint, wintery streets, popping in and out of endearing shops, and enjoying the proximity to world-class skiing options, all while celebrating your marriage in Breckenridge.
Thinking of having a more intimate wedding ceremony? This may be your Colorado wedding venue for your wedding day! While most cities and ski towns in Colorado offer great views and activity options, the most important component of a wedding is having the people you love there to celebrate with you. If you’re aiming for a smaller celebration, consider renting a large cabin so that you can get ready, say “I do,” celebrate, sleep, and visit, all under one roof. The state is known for its log-style rentals, and most offer views, hot tubs, and ski access, just as lodges do.
Whether you shout your love from the top of a mountain or murmur “I do” next to a tranquil lake, as long as you have your person by your side, your Colorado mountain wedding venue will be the perfect setting for the next chapter together.