Have you ever dreamed of getting married on a sunny mountaintop and schussing down a slope after you take your vows? How about spending your honeymoon in one of the most romantic mountain lodges in the world? You can do those things—and so much more—if you plan your wedding in Colorado.
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 Rockies. 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.
Those with a less traditional bent might find “People’s Republic of Boulder” more to their liking. This one-of-a-kind town in a breathtaking setting its 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.
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.
Colorado resort weddings blend the romantic, the magical, and the practical with stunning scenery, plenty of guest rooms and venues for rehearsal dinners, bridal lunches, and receptions. Plan a spring wedding at Winter Park when the wildflowers are in bloom and the snow cap the peaks of the magnificent Rockies. Keystone offers majestic mountain views, shimmering aspen trees, and some of the best skiing in the world.
No wedding would be complete without wine, and in Colorado you can go to the source with a winery wedding. The state’s grapes are grown in some of its most scenic valleys and with 60 wineries offering weddings you can chose between the Grand Valley west of Grand Junction, the West Elks Viticulture Area in Montrose, or the Front Range area from Loveland to Estes Park. And while not all wineries are available for weddings many are able to host intimate related events like rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, and family gathering.
Whether you want to get married alongside wine barrels, sailing across a crystal blue lake, or skydiving above the mountains, luxury and romance are all a part of the Colorado’s DNA. And a Colorado wedding is guaranteed to infuse your most memorable day with a Rocky Mountain high you will never forget. Click here to browse Colorado wedding destinations, and here to start planning.