Best Colorado Mountain Wedding Venues

Best Colorado Mountain Wedding Venues

Best Colorado Mountain Wedding Venues

I have always been drawn to gorgeous outdoor wedding ceremonies with sweeping natural beauty as the backdrop. There is something so special about celebrating two people in love within the gorgeous setting of Mother Nature. So of course I started researching all the amazing Colorado mountain wedding venues long before we moved here. I knew these would be the venues I’d be most in my element working at. I love all nature, but in particular I love mountain backdrops, barns in grassy fields, and views overlooking lakes. In all my research, I found a handful of outdoor wedding venues in Colorado that had these essential elements and really stuck out to me.

So here they are, the best Colorado mountain wedding venues:

Bride's dress blows in the wind at summit of Keystone Colorado for Ski Tip Lodge wedding

Ski Tip Lodge

At the Ski Tip Lodge wedding venue, you get all the best parts of having a wedding in the mountains. With mountain, water, and forest backdrops, and the cutest wooden lodge (with an outdoor tent available for summer weddings) you just cannot go wrong. Have your ceremony at the Schoolmarm at Keystone Resort’s 12,000-ft summit, accessible by gondola ride, for a unique Colorado mountain wedding experience. It’s the perfect mountain wedding venue. Fun fact: Ski Tip Lodge was the first ski lodge in Colorado in 1947! And this storybook alpine setting is located in Keystone, one of the cutest ski towns just 90 minutes west of Denver.

Check out more Ski Tip Lodge wedding venue photos here.

Deer Creek Valley Ranch

I am completely smitten with the Deer Creek Valley Ranch wedding venue, and dying to have a wedding there soon. Located at the base of two mountains and less than an hour away from Denver, the location cannot be beat. This venue has sweeping Colorado views of fields and water and mountains. You have the option to get married in a gazebo on the water, or by a cute bridge in front of a field. The restored historic barn where receptions are hosted is absolutely stunning. It is the true essence of a romantic Colorado barn wedding. AND, this year, in spring 2019, they are opening a new venue option to serve even more couples on their stunning 165-acre lot. Whether you decide to have your wedding at The Barn or The Homestead at Deer Creek Valley Ranch, I want to be there with you.

Spruce Mountain Ranch

The Spruce Mountain Ranch wedding venue is located right between Denver and Colorado Springs for a convenient and gorgeous mountain wedding location in Colorado. If you love the look of sweeping meadow views with mountains in the background, this place should be at the top of your list. You would never know that you’re smack dab in the middle of two cities, because those views make you feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere in the best way. This venue is huge and actually has multiple options for reception space and outdoor ceremonies, but I’d highly recommend the Mountainside ceremony option for the views.

Bride and groom walking through fields at Crooked Willow Farms at golden hour

Crooked Willow Farms

The wedding venue at Crooked Willow Farms is another spot located 35 minutes south of Denver, just north of Colorado Springs. It has the CUTEST red barn and expansive views of the surrounding mountains and fields. You also get to see cute farm animals around, which is just a bonus. You get all the best parts of both farm and mountain weddings rolled into one. This place is 100% Instagram- and Pinterest-worthy in every which way.

Check out more Crooked Willow Farms wedding venue photos here.

Wild Basin Lodge

The Wild Basin Lodge wedding venue is located right next to the absolutely amazing Rocky Mountain National Park, which means you not only have some of the best mountain views in Colorado, but you also have some of the best options for outdoor recreation at your doorstep. Whether you want a winter or a summer mountain wedding, you cannot go wrong here. It is straight up gorgeous everywhere you look, there are so many places you can go for the perfect Colorado mountain wedding photos, and your guests will want to stay and hang out forever!

Black Canyon Inn

Also near Rocky Mountain National Park, the Black Canyon Inn wedding venue offers three gorgeous outdoor ceremony sites in the amazing Estes Park, Colorado. It’s a true destination wedding location, with iconic views of Rocky Mountain National Park’s Longs Peak, Continental Divide and Lumpy Ridge. Choose to be married on the lawn, at the pavilion, or at the intimate stream-fed pond. You have so many options whether you’re planning a tiny, intimate gathering or a traditional, large wedding. It is truly like being right in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.

The Lodge at Breckenridge is one of the best Colorado mountain wedding venues

The Lodge at Breckenridge

Breckenridge is one of the cutest Colorado mountain towns just an hour and a half outside of Denver, and the Lodge at Breckenridge wedding venue is perched right above town, with panoramic views everywhere you look. You are completely surrounded by mountains! The lodge has a certain rustic charm unique to Colorado, and the Sky View Deck is the perfect outdoor ceremony spot whether it’s summer or winter.

Check out more Lodge at Breckenridge wedding venue photos here.

Devil’s Thumb Ranch

The Devil’s Thumb Ranch wedding venue gives you the perfect taste of Colorado. You are surrounded by mountains, horses hang out in the fields nearby, and there is a surplus of not only gorgeous outdoor views for your ceremony but also beautifully unique indoor locations for your reception. This place manages the feat of being both rustic and elegant at the same time.

Winding River Ranch

The Winding River Ranch wedding venue in Grand Lake, Colorado, is one of the most beautiful rustic mountain wedding locations you can find. The rustic wooden barn is surrounded by expansive mountain views, gorgeous in any season and any weather. You and your guests will have an assortment of activities at your disposal like fishing, hiking, horseback riding, and viewing all sorts of wildlife. That’s not even to mention the pool, hot tub, and sauna at the venue! For the perfect rustic Colorado destination wedding, look no further than Winding River Ranch.

Bride and groom dancing on a hill overlooking the mountains at sunset at Lone Hawk Farm wedding in Longmont Colorado

Lone Hawk Farm

If you’re looking for a quaint, ethereal venue tucked away in the mountains near Boulder and Longmont, Colorado, look no further than the Lone Hawk Farm wedding venue. This is a working organic farm on 120 rolling acres in a beautiful secluded part of Boulder County. They open the farm for weddings from spring through autumn, where you can have your ceremony held in the gazebo, on the lawn, or in the meadow. You and your guests will sit out on the lawn surrounded by greenery and sprawling views of the mountains and pastures. It is so peaceful you would never know how close you are to Denver.

Check out more Lone Hawk Farm wedding venue photos here.

Garden of the Gods Resort and Club

If you dream of having a wedding venue that shows off not only the quintessentially-Colorado Rocky Mountains but the unique red rocks, then the wedding venue at the Garden of the Gods Resort and Club is the place you want to be. This Colorado Springs wedding venue has sweeping views of Pikes Peak, the surrounding mountains, and of course the Garden of the Gods. Truly, the panoramic views of this wedding venue are stunning. Plus, there is lots of pampering to be had at the resort! You’ll feel like royalty here.

 

If any one of these Colorado mountain wedding venues is on your list, let me know! I’d absolutely love to help make your outdoor mountain wedding dreams come true.

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Hey friend! I’m Delia–a wedding photographer who loves adventure just as much as snuggling on the couch with her dog. My photography is fun and colorful and embraces the real you. I’m based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but I photograph weddings all throughout New Mexico, Colorado, and the southwest. I love to connect with and help my clients as much as possible. Check out the wedding planning tips section of my blog for more helpful advice.

I have always been drawn to gorgeous outdoor wedding ceremonies with sweeping natural beauty as the backdrop. There is something so special about celebrating two people in love within the gorgeous setting of Mother Nature. So of course I started researching all the amazing Colorado mountain wedding venues long before we moved here. I knew these would be the venues I’d be most in my element working at. I love all nature, but in particular I love mountain backdrops, barns in grassy fields, and views overlooking lakes. In all my research, I found a handful of outdoor wedding venues in Colorado that had these essential elements and really stuck out to me.

So here they are, the best Colorado mountain wedding venues:

Bride's dress blows in the wind at summit of Keystone Colorado for Ski Tip Lodge wedding

Ski Tip Lodge

At the Ski Tip Lodge wedding venue, you get all the best parts of having a wedding in the mountains. With mountain, water, and forest backdrops, and the cutest wooden lodge (with an outdoor tent available for summer weddings) you just cannot go wrong. Have your ceremony at the Schoolmarm at Keystone Resort’s 12,000-ft summit, accessible by gondola ride, for a unique Colorado mountain wedding experience. It’s the perfect mountain wedding venue. Fun fact: Ski Tip Lodge was the first ski lodge in Colorado in 1947! And this storybook alpine setting is located in Keystone, one of the cutest ski towns just 90 minutes west of Denver.

Check out more Ski Tip Lodge wedding venue photos here.

Deer Creek Valley Ranch

I am completely smitten with the Deer Creek Valley Ranch wedding venue, and dying to have a wedding there soon. Located at the base of two mountains and less than an hour away from Denver, the location cannot be beat. This venue has sweeping Colorado views of fields and water and mountains. You have the option to get married in a gazebo on the water, or by a cute bridge in front of a field. The restored historic barn where receptions are hosted is absolutely stunning. It is the true essence of a romantic Colorado barn wedding. AND, this year, in spring 2019, they are opening a new venue option to serve even more couples on their stunning 165-acre lot. Whether you decide to have your wedding at The Barn or The Homestead at Deer Creek Valley Ranch, I want to be there with you.

Spruce Mountain Ranch

The Spruce Mountain Ranch wedding venue is located right between Denver and Colorado Springs for a convenient and gorgeous mountain wedding location in Colorado. If you love the look of sweeping meadow views with mountains in the background, this place should be at the top of your list. You would never know that you’re smack dab in the middle of two cities, because those views make you feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere in the best way. This venue is huge and actually has multiple options for reception space and outdoor ceremonies, but I’d highly recommend the Mountainside ceremony option for the views.

Bride and groom walking through fields at Crooked Willow Farms at golden hour

Crooked Willow Farms

The wedding venue at Crooked Willow Farms is another spot located 35 minutes south of Denver, just north of Colorado Springs. It has the CUTEST red barn and expansive views of the surrounding mountains and fields. You also get to see cute farm animals around, which is just a bonus. You get all the best parts of both farm and mountain weddings rolled into one. This place is 100% Instagram- and Pinterest-worthy in every which way.

Check out more Crooked Willow Farms wedding venue photos here.

Wild Basin Lodge

The Wild Basin Lodge wedding venue is located right next to the absolutely amazing Rocky Mountain National Park, which means you not only have some of the best mountain views in Colorado, but you also have some of the best options for outdoor recreation at your doorstep. Whether you want a winter or a summer mountain wedding, you cannot go wrong here. It is straight up gorgeous everywhere you look, there are so many places you can go for the perfect Colorado mountain wedding photos, and your guests will want to stay and hang out forever!

Black Canyon Inn

Also near Rocky Mountain National Park, the Black Canyon Inn wedding venue offers three gorgeous outdoor ceremony sites in the amazing Estes Park, Colorado. It’s a true destination wedding location, with iconic views of Rocky Mountain National Park’s Longs Peak, Continental Divide and Lumpy Ridge. Choose to be married on the lawn, at the pavilion, or at the intimate stream-fed pond. You have so many options whether you’re planning a tiny, intimate gathering or a traditional, large wedding. It is truly like being right in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.

The Lodge at Breckenridge is one of the best Colorado mountain wedding venues

The Lodge at Breckenridge

Breckenridge is one of the cutest Colorado mountain towns just an hour and a half outside of Denver, and the Lodge at Breckenridge wedding venue is perched right above town, with panoramic views everywhere you look. You are completely surrounded by mountains! The lodge has a certain rustic charm unique to Colorado, and the Sky View Deck is the perfect outdoor ceremony spot whether it’s summer or winter.

Check out more Lodge at Breckenridge wedding venue photos here.

Devil’s Thumb Ranch

The Devil’s Thumb Ranch wedding venue gives you the perfect taste of Colorado. You are surrounded by mountains, horses hang out in the fields nearby, and there is a surplus of not only gorgeous outdoor views for your ceremony but also beautifully unique indoor locations for your reception. This place manages the feat of being both rustic and elegant at the same time.

Winding River Ranch

The Winding River Ranch wedding venue in Grand Lake, Colorado, is one of the most beautiful rustic mountain wedding locations you can find. The rustic wooden barn is surrounded by expansive mountain views, gorgeous in any season and any weather. You and your guests will have an assortment of activities at your disposal like fishing, hiking, horseback riding, and viewing all sorts of wildlife. That’s not even to mention the pool, hot tub, and sauna at the venue! For the perfect rustic Colorado destination wedding, look no further than Winding River Ranch.

Bride and groom dancing on a hill overlooking the mountains at sunset at Lone Hawk Farm wedding in Longmont Colorado

Lone Hawk Farm

If you’re looking for a quaint, ethereal venue tucked away in the mountains near Boulder and Longmont, Colorado, look no further than the Lone Hawk Farm wedding venue. This is a working organic farm on 120 rolling acres in a beautiful secluded part of Boulder County. They open the farm for weddings from spring through autumn, where you can have your ceremony held in the gazebo, on the lawn, or in the meadow. You and your guests will sit out on the lawn surrounded by greenery and sprawling views of the mountains and pastures. It is so peaceful you would never know how close you are to Denver.

Check out more Lone Hawk Farm wedding venue photos here.

Garden of the Gods Resort and Club

If you dream of having a wedding venue that shows off not only the quintessentially-Colorado Rocky Mountains but the unique red rocks, then the wedding venue at the Garden of the Gods Resort and Club is the place you want to be. This Colorado Springs wedding venue has sweeping views of Pikes Peak, the surrounding mountains, and of course the Garden of the Gods. Truly, the panoramic views of this wedding venue are stunning. Plus, there is lots of pampering to be had at the resort! You’ll feel like royalty here.

 

If any one of these Colorado mountain wedding venues is on your list, let me know! I’d absolutely love to help make your outdoor mountain wedding dreams come true.

For more wedding planning tips, check out these other blog posts:

Wedding Day Timeline Tips

7 Things to Consider When Searching for your Wedding Photographer

Questions You Should Be Asking Your Wedding Photographer

 

Hey friend! I’m Delia–a wedding photographer who loves adventure just as much as snuggling on the couch with her dog. My photography is fun and colorful and embraces the real you. I’m based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but I photograph weddings all throughout New Mexico, Colorado, and the southwest. I love to connect with and help my clients as much as possible. Check out the wedding planning tips section of my blog for more helpful advice.

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