Best Colorado Cities for a Wedding
There are many options for a Colorado wedding in a downtown location. A downtown setting allows for additional options and conveniences from those already offered by a wedding venue. There are numerous options for caterers, florists, and photographers close by, helping to create the perfect event and have it run smoothly. Downtown areas also have numerous places to accommodate your friends and family.
Having a wedding in downtown Denver makes it easy for out of town guests coming in by plane. Denver International Airport, around 20 miles away, offers many ways to get downtown, even without a car. The city of Denver has numerous hotels suitable for hosting weddings. The historic Brown Palace Hotel is truly one of the historic gems of downtown Denver. It accommodates guests with luxury rooms and fine dining on-site. Your wedding ceremony even comes adorned with fresh carved ice sculptures. But there many hotels in downtown Denver that can host your wedding, with the amenities and costs that make sense for you. Once you decide that holding your affair downtown is the way to go, you can find what will work the best.
Downtown Denver also has many one-of-a-kind venues to hold weddings. These include the Denver Art Museum, Coors Field, and the Botanic Gardens. The Pavilion at City Park is a great place for an outdoor event with a band shell, garden, and pond. While these may not have guest accommodations, there are sure to be suitable places in close proximity.
Denver’s Botanic Gardens and Hudson Gardens are the ultimate outdoor experiences for a wedding ceremony, yet are still convenient to downtown Denver. The grounds in these parks are filled with various gardens offering numerous unique wedding sites within the park. One could have a ceremony at the Monet garden, inspired by the French artist’s well known paintings. Perhaps a Victorian rose garden or a Japanese garden will suit your fancy. The natural surroundings of foliage, flowers, and lily ponds can make a ceremony a truly elegant and peaceful experience.
Boulder, Colorado is another popular area for weddings. The historic Boulderado Hotel is located just blocks from the downtown Pearl Street Mall. You can choose from a number of grand reception halls, and have on-site catering from their world class menu. The Boulderado’s mezzanine is a perfect place to exchange vows. In addition, Boulder has many outdoor event sites with terraces, gazebos and gardens, within and close to the city.
Colorado Springs is yet another beautiful Colorado city to have a wedding, offering many options. Colorado Springs has venues for larger weddings, quaint chapels for smaller, intimate weddings, and beautiful outdoor sites such as The Garden of the Gods Park. The Broadmoor Hotel is likely one of the most lavish and exquisite venues in Colorado to have a wedding.
Historic sites and mansions are scattered across Colorado’s downtown areas. One could celebrate a wedding in a castle or an old Victorian house. Renting out a mansion is a great way to have your own private party. Unlike a hotel or a public area, you and your guests are secluded in a place all to your own.
Even if you don’t have a significant budget, you can find a beautiful and uniquely Colorado venue. Downtown venues are easily accessible and have any extra wedding services you may need close by. You could even arrange to have a horse-drawn carriage whisk the bride and groom away after the celebration. So if you have your affair downtown, take advantage of it!
Lila M. is a writer for 168colorado.com, a Colorado Vacation website with information on lodging, attractions and Colorado Wedding Venues. And, for more ideas about weddings in general visit our sister site weddingsandromance.com.
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