Top 10 Outdoor Denver Wedding Venues for Ceremonies
From popular hot spots to lesser known gems, these Denver wedding venues set the scene for an unforgettable outdoor ceremony.
Denver Botanic Gardens
With two gorgeous locations, the Denver Botanic Gardens provide an urban setting as well as a farm getaway to host events. Each encompasses its own style: the Denver wedding venue highlights more exotic plants as well as those native to the state. Meanwhile, the Chatfield location sets the scene among the foothills of the Rockies for a rustic inspired celebration. No matter which one you choose, you’re guaranteed to have a beautiful outdoor ceremony.
Castle Marne Bed and Breakfast
Although Denver isn’t home to many castles, you can still get married at one located in the heart of Capitol Hill. Built in 1889, Castle Marne Bed and Breakfast blends Victorian style with modern ammenities ideal for smaller weddings. If an elopement is on your agenda instead, this intimate location should be towards the top of your list.
Wellshire Inn Event Center
Not all outdoor weddings need to take on a more rustic style. If you envision a luxurious garden ceremony, this traditional mansion provides just that with its elegant landscaping. As a very centrally-located Denver wedding venue, Wellshire Inn Event Center sits only minutes from downtown, Cherry Creek and the Denver Tech Center areas.
Green Valley Ranch
Home to many nationally-known golf tournaments, you can expect plenty of lush open space at this peaceful venue far away from urban excitement. Conveniently located between downtown and Denver International Airport, Green Valley Ranch is a prime location for your guests to travel to and from the airport and hotel accomodations, minus all of the rush hour traffic.
Washington Park Boathouse
No matter where you get married in Denver, your big day is likely to be graced by amazing views of the Rocky Mountains. Within the greater city itself, however, it’s no walk in the park to find a venue surrounded by outdoor scenery. But you don’t need to escape to the mountains to find just that – the iconic Washington Park provides a spot to say “I do” right on the water. Surrounded by gorgeous gardens, the boathouse sets a romantic scene for a summer ceremony (and some gorgeous sunset photo opps). Of course, you still get a glimpse of those mountains along with the Denver skyline in the distance.
You’re pretty much guaranteed to find a hidden gem around every corner in downtown Denver, whether that’s a hole in the wall lounge, a new boutique or low key ceremony site. Just outside of Coohills, you’ll find one of many historic walking bridges over the Cherry Creek that remains a more subtle wedding spot. Its blend of the LoDo district’s scenery, industrial architecture and riverside views makes this one of the most unique outdoor Denver wedding venues on this list.
Inside the walls of Blanc lies a gallery ideal for any chic modern wedding event. Once you step outside, you’ll find equally chic style. The backyard space at this Denver wedding venue provides the ideal setting for a garden ceremony complete with a cozy patio and outdoor fireplace. With its serene atmosphere, you might be surprised to learn this site isn’t far from the lively Ballpark district.
You’ll find plenty of wineries along the Colorado Western Slope, but if you don’t want to travel that far for your wedding (it involves a few hours of drive time from Denver) the city itself offers some vineyard-esque venues. Since its start, Balistreri Vineyards has remained family owned and operated to produce amazing wines. Its outdoor ceremony space will make you feel like you’re exchanging vows at an Italian vineyard when you’re actually just a 10 minute drive from downtown.
Denver Athletic Club
Founded in 1884, the Denver Athletic Club remains a popular city spot for weddings. In addition to its elegant ballroom space, there’s the option to wed on its sundeck with skyscrapers overlooking the altar. If you plan on the majority of your wedding guests arriving from out of town, the location isn’t a far drive from the airport and happens to be surrounded by plenty of hotel accommodations. For couples envisioning luxurious rooftop ceremony, you’ll definitely want to consider this option.
Civic Center Park
Bordered by some of Denver’s most notable structures, a wedding ceremony at Civic Center Park gives you more than just a glimpse of what the city has to offer. While it’s traditionally used for hosting citywide events, you’re bound to see exquisite wedding ceremonies here in the summertime when the gardens are in full bloom. Its historic stone pillars make for equally grand wedding photos to follow the ceremony. While you’re exploring these ceremony sites, don’t forget to look into more venues for a gorgeous event in the Mile High City.