In this guide, we’ll talk about the best mountain wedding venues in Colorado – where you can say “I do” surrounded by incredible scenery!
Imagine exchanging wedding vows with towering peaks as your witness, crisp air filling your lungs. If your dream day includes mountains, Colorado’s your perfect wedding venue! Its gorgeous mountain views are some of the best in the country, creating the perfect backdrop for the day you tie the knot. In this guide, we’ll talk about the best mountain wedding venues in Colorado – where you can say “I do” surrounded by incredible scenery!
Here are 7 incredible venues with mountain views, close to restaurants and offer incredible hospitality! These venues have been hand selected as some of my favorites due to their unique features and attention to detail. If you’re planning a wedding in Colorado, check these wedding venues out!
Located in the historic town of Leadville, Freight is a historic barn venue that perfectly combines rustic charm with modern elegance. Sitting at just over 10,000 ft about sea level – Freight is the ‘highest little town in America’ with the charm to go with it.
Freight itself used to serve as a freight train warehouse for the old miners of times past. Since it’s initial use, it has since been lovingly restored to provide a space that reflects the beauty of the Rocky Mountains. The outdoor spaces, framed by gorgeous peaks, provide a picture-perfect backdrop for both the ceremony and reception, while the indoor spaces are carefully designed to make you and your guests feel cozy and at home!
The 13 cabins located on site are idyllic and contain all the charm of a mountain town. Dog friendly, walkable to all the restaurants, and among some of the kindest venue owners I’ve ever had the opportunity to work with – Freight is one of my all time favorite venues in the state!
The Blackstone Rivers Ranch is a gorgeous retreat into nature, situated against the backdrop of the Arapaho National Forest. It’s not only a stunning setting for ceremonies and receptions, but also a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle! The sound of the rushing river, the scent of pine in the air, and the panoramic views of the surrounding peaks create a stunning, unforgettable atmosphere. Whether you’re exchanging vows by the river or dancing under the stars in the open-air pavilion, Blackstone Rivers Ranch provides a romantic and secluded haven for couples that want to be immersed in the beauty of Colorado.
Blackstone River Ranch is just outside the town of Idaho Springs, about a 40 minute drive from Denver. This makes it ideal for couples who want the magic of the mountains, without making guests commute hours. Plus! You can have ceremony and reception all in one place.
Telluride has a reputation for gorgeous views, and one of the best mountain wedding venues in Colorado is the San Sophia Overlook. Its location on a mountaintop overlooks the San Juan Mountains and this means the views are unparalleled. You have to take a gondola to get there, which adds a fun adventure to the day! Whether staying in the town of Telluride itself or Mountain Village getting yourself and your guests to San Sofia is an incredible feat. The views are truly breathtaking, allowing you to tie the knot in a grassy meadow surrounded by mountain peaks.
One of the best things about getting married in Telluride is that once you’re there, you don’t need to go anywhere. The town itself is stunning! Complete with incredible eats, luxury shopping and world class accommodation you can’t go wrong getting married in Telluride!
SkyView is located in the Fall River Village Resort in Estes Park Colorado, and is named for the incredible panoramic views that surround it. You can get married on the rooftop, under an open-air canopy with a view of Long’s Peak and the Continental Divide. Enjoy the comfort of being indoors during the reception – in a room that features floor-to-ceiling windows that ensure you have incredible views all day! This mountain wedding venue in Colorado provides a stunning backdrop for your celebration. As a bonus, it is also a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Estes Park!
Nestled in the heart of Denver, Blanc is a unique gem where urban sophistication intersects with the natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains lifestyle. The sleek, contemporary design creates an elegant backdrop that’s both rustic and modern, with big windows, a garden space and several areas to host an epic dance party that let in plenty of natural light. This is the perfect venue for couples who don’t want to travel far from the city, and those who want to get married in a place that highlights both the energy of the city and the beauty of Colorado!
The other bonus of getting married in downtown Denver, is that the abundance of breweries, restaurants, distilleries, Professional Sports parks and all the shopping is literally blocks away. If you want to host a weekend of indulging your guests, then getting married in Denver is absolutely the way to go!
Nestled on the edge of Rocky Mountain National Park, the Wild Basin Lodge is a secluded haven for couples that want a wedding venue that reflects Colorado’s natural beauty. Surrounded by towering pine forests, open meadows, and the gentle flow of the St. Vrain River, the Wild Basin Lodge feels warm and intimate, with its welcoming architecture and thoughtfully designed spaces. The outdoor ceremony sites, set against the backdrop of the Rockies, offer a serene, picture perfect setting for exchanging vows. Whether you choose to celebrate indoors, with the lodge’s rustic, cozy interiors, or under the open sky, this is one of the best mountain venues in Colorado!
Wild Basin Lodge nestles close to Estes Park and the entrance to Rocky Mountain Park. So if you want to get married AND be close to some of the most breathtaking views in the state then a location like Wild Basin is ideal! Plus, in the fall the aspen leafs are poppin and are IDEAL for those dreamy colors!
Nestled at 10,200 feet, on the edge of a forested cliff overlooking a charming mountain town, the Lodge at Breckenridge is the perfect wedding venue for luxury and breathtaking views. The stunning vistas of the Tenmile mountain range provide a dramatic backdrop for ceremonies and receptions, and the lodge itself is rustic but modern, giving couples a cozy, welcoming place to tie the knot. With 57 suites and two luxurious guest houses, the lodge also provides a place for you and your guests to stay! This is truly one of the most idyllic mountain wedding venues in Colorado, creating a perfect wedding day experience for couples who love the outdoors.
Colorado is truly a mountain lover’s paradise – whether you get married in the winter amongst snow capped peaks or in the summer amongst the wildflowers. It’s the perfect setting for couples who want some adventure to celebrate their wedding. With opportunities for skiing, hiking, alpine helicopter tours, and more, your pre and post wedding celebration will be absolutely perfect!
Whether you’re drawn to the historic charm of Leadville, the alpine magic of Telluride, or the urban atmosphere of Denver, Colorado has a gorgeous wedding venue for every couple. If you’re dreaming of a wedding day where you’re surrounded by mountains and a day that celebrates your unique love story, I’m here to help. My job as your photographer is to document your love story, but it’s also to make sure you have a day that you absolutely love. That means helping you craft an experience that’s one of a kind, just like your love story is! If you want to tie the knot in the mountains of Colorado, contact me, and let’s get started!