Venue Ideas for Couples: Colorado Wedding Venues


Colorado Weddings

Congratulations to all the newly engaged couples out there! It is truly a pleasure for me to hear from couples and future brides. Anything I can help with, I am always more than happy to share my insight, advice and contacts. As photographers, we really do so much more than just photograph your wedding day. We are there for every moment, almost like a minute by minute coordinator! So we’ve seen it all and done it all on a wedding day and I am more than happy to always help my brides and couples! That’s why I’ve put together this list of Colorado Wedding Venues. Just a short list and guide that might help you learn of a new venue or consider a different city in Colorado!

Aspen, Colorado – T Lazy 7 Ranch

#1 Colorado Wedding Venues

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Photo by Jess Leigh Photographer, full gallery here.

T Lazy & Ranch is just a dream come true! Tucked away in Aspen off the beaten path it’s lawn and mountain views are hard to beat. I’ve seen some incredible set ups on this lawn for both ceremonies and receptions. In the spring, the wild flowers bloom and add a pop of color. The view of Sopris mountain never gets old and make for an iconic backdrop. From rustic to glamor, T Lazy 7 Ranch can do it all. You can customize it’s beautiful landscape to your hearts content. That is what makes it the perfect Aspen spot and on the top list of Colorado Wedding Venues!

Beaver Creek, Colorado – Beano’s Cabin

#2 Colorado Wedding Venues

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Beano’s Cabin seems to be a little off the radar still and I think that’s awesome! Tucked away in Beaver Creek, a short drive into the mountains from Denver, it’s quaint setting provides a wonderful backdrop for an intimate mountain wedding. The cabin feels natural, laidback yet chic and timeless when dressed up for a wedding. Such a perfect place for a laid back couple and their closest friends and family to celebrate!

Vail, Colorado – Piney River Ranch

#3 Colorado Wedding Venues

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Tucked away in Vail sits the gorgeous Piney River Ranch! I have seen such amazing photos from engagements sessions and weddings on this property and every time I just swoon! Amazing mountain backdrop for your ceremony? Check! Piney River Ranch looks like a dream! It also ranks as one of my top favorite Colorado Wedding Venues!

Dunton Hot Springs, Colorado

#4 Colorado Wedding Venues

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When I first heard about Dunton Hot Springs I was instantly interested! This beautiful little “town” is just across from Telluride and when you get married here, you get the whole place to yourself! Dunton Hot Springs and (optional Dunton River Camp) offer beautiful, luxury accommodations in its cabins and luxe tents for you and guests. Access to the amazing mountains, hot springs and other outdoor activities are included. This place looks like the perfect weekend wedding getaway! If you want to treat your guests to an all inclusive, multi day wedding event, Dunton Hot Springs is the place to do it! All the photos I have seen of this place make me want to be there instantly! It’s such a unique Colorado Wedding Venues! Who’s ready to go?!

Spruce Mountain Ranch – Larkspur, Colorado

#5 Colorado Wedding Venues

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Photos by Jess Leigh Photographer, as seen in Rocky Mountain Bride

The backdrop of Spruce Mountain Ranch is hard to beat! Such stunning views without having a “mountain wedding”! Spruce Mountain Ranch is the perfect mix of rustic and classic style with sprawling ranch land and gorgeous mountains. Not to mention the ranch animals that can be part of your day too! It’s an easy drive from Denver and provides such gorgeous location without going hours into the Rockys. Spruce Mountain Ranch ranks as one of my top favorite Colorado Wedding Venues! You can check out a full gallery of Spruce Mountain Ranch shot by my here.

Colorado Springs, Colorado – CLAY Venues

#6 Colorado Wedding Venues

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CLAY is Colorado Springs newest wedding and event space! Switching gears to an urban, chic and timeless space, CLAY looks like a dream to photograph! Clean white spaces, a clear slate to customize and design anything you’d want- the possibilities are endless to turn this space into something amazing for a wedding day! I’m really looking forward to having the opportunity to work in this space as a studio and hopefully with a wedding in 2020!

Buena Vista, Colorado – The Surf Chateau

#7 Colorado Wedding Venues

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When I first heard about the Surf Hotel & Chateau from a prospective bride I was so stoked! This super cool, chic hotel is located in downtown Buena Vista and has some seriously cool architecture! Luckily, I am shooting a wedding here in 2020! I’m so excited! It’s a fairly new property and when I was searching for photos of weddings I didn’t come across many which makes me wonder if many people know about this place. Go take a look! From inside and out, it’s a stunner!

Denver, Colorado – The Ramble Hotel

#8 Colorado Wedding Venues

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Don’t think I’ve forgotten all you urban lovers! I love a good urban space too! A list of Colorado Wedding Venues wouldn’t be complete without some options in Denver. Downtown Denver has some amazing urban and industrial spaces for weddings but The Ramble Hotel really caught my eye! The design, style and architecture are second to none. The Ramble looks like the perfect spot for a chic, moody, urban wedding!

Denver, Colorado – Cherokee Ranch & Castle

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Hello old world charm! I haven’t seen much in the way of wedding galleries from Cherokee Ranch and Castle but the few styled shoots I’ve seen look amazing! What a gorgeous setting! The castle has an old world charm that transports you to Europe in an instant. It’s such a unique and different style than most venues in Colorado. I absolutely love the editorial linked above at this location and it makes me day dream about real weddings on in this beautiful spot! best part- it’s SO close to Denver!

Colorado Springs, Colorado – The Broadmoor Hotel

#10 Colorado Wedding Venues

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The Broadmoor is classic and timeless. You can’t go wrong here! One of the world’s most beautiful hotels and one of Colorado’s most sought after destinations. The Broadmoor is a perfect place for an elegant affair. Mixing the beautiful landscape of Colorado with the classic architecture of the hotel is a winner. From small, intimate weddings to several hundreds of guests, the Broadmoor can accommodate any wedding!

Jess Leigh Photographer is based out of Colorado and serves Denver, Vail, Aspen, Breckenridge, Beaver Creek, Telluride and most Colorado locations. JLP is available in Mexico every year from November- May in San Miguel de Allende, Playa del Carmen, Punta de Mita, Sayulita and Cabo San Lucas.

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  1. Hasibur Joy says:

    The venue of the wedding affects everything. But it will have an unimaginable effect on the wedding photoshoot. If the venue is beautiful, the images will be interesting too.