Some people say a wedding isn’t for the couple really, but for the guests — all of the decor, the delicious food, and the meticulously-planned scheduling to ensure the experience is one to remember (and talk about) for months and years to come.
Maybe you agree with that statement, or maybe you don’t, but we believe there’s something beautiful about creating an event that includes the special people in your life, especially when it’s in a scenic destination. One of the most important things to consider during the planning process for events with guests from out of town is where everyone will stay.
Luckily, we have some ideas. We’ve put together a list of over 20 incredible Colorado wedding venues with lodging on site so that your friends and family can share in this new chapter of your love story.
Piney River Ranch
Open late June through September, Piney River Ranch offers gorgeous mountain views with plenty of event space. Don’t expect ultra luxe accommodations here, but if your guests are fine with cabins and glamping tents, this could be a great spot! Our friend Jennie Crate has a great guide on Piney River Ranch if you’d like to check it out!
The Little Nell in Aspen
The Little Nell is perfect for large and small weddings alike. Easily accessible from the Aspen airport, it is tucked away in the Rocky Mountains and has both indoor and outdoor ceremony options. With 92 guest rooms, it can hold up to 500 guests.
Devil’s Thumb Ranch
Not too far from Denver, Devil’s Thumb Ranch combines the beauty of untouched wilderness with the comfort of a top tier resort and spa. Treat up to 300 guests with a variety of outdoor activities and ranch-to-table dining on your wedding weekend.
Skyview at Fall River Village
Skyview at Fall River Village certainly lives up to its name! With the option of a rooftop ceremony or an indoor space with floor to ceiling windows, you and your guests can soak in the stunning views of Longs Peak in a rustic, modern vibe. Guests can rent a condo or townhome within walking distance of the venue too.
Lodge at Breckenridge
Overlooking the Breckenridge Ski Resort, The Lodge at Breckenridge is just minutes from the charming dining and shopping district of downtown Breckenridge and historic Main Street. This wedding venue includes two private luxury guest homes in addition to 45 guest rooms and suites. Bonus: it’s dog-friendly!
Get chairlifted to your wedding in style at Granby Ranch, where you can say “I do” in mountain meadows full of wildflowers. Or maybe a private patio with a stone fireplace and valley views is more your thing? Either way, Granby Ranch has what you’re looking for. There are plenty of mountainside rental properties conveniently located nearby for guests.
Check out Jennie Crate’s guide on getting married at Granby Ranch!
Four Seasons Vail
Four Seasons Vail boasts a seamless experience for your sun-soaked Vail wedding. Whether you choose a stunning ballroom wedding venue or the unique poolside terrace, you and your guests will enjoy luxury accommodations on site.
With indoor and outdoor wedding ceremony venues The Stanley brings a classy, historic feel while still being comfortable and up-to-date. Whether you have 40 guests or 250, there is the perfect location on this property for you and your group.
Make some of your most treasured memories at Taharaa, where you have two jaw-dropping ceremony sites to choose from. They can accommodate from 60 to 120 guests, who can book comfortable rooms and suites (with a hot tub if they’d like).
YMCA of the Rockies
YMCA of the Rockies has some of the most varied event spaces and accommodation options. Guests have the option of camping or staying in cabins, lodge rooms, or even yurts following your wedding ceremony and reception.
Sonnenalp in Vail
Versatile is the first word that comes to mind when we think about Sonnenalp in Vail. With indoor and outdoor venues in both traditional and inspired settings, there is truly something for every couple here. Custom wedding design packages allow you to tailor the look and feel of your day depending on what suits you as a couple, and there are attractive Bavarian-style accommodations for your guests.
Estes Park Resort
Two indoor wedding ceremony spaces and two outdoor, all with amazing views of Lake Estes. That’s what waits for you at the Estes Park Resort. For accommodations, guests can choose from stylish, elevated log cabins and spacious rooms and suites. This venue is first on our list of lakefront wedding venues in Colorado.
TenMile Station Breckenridge
Enjoy the extraordinary mountain views of TenMile Station Breckenridge June through early October. This breathtaking ceremony space is one of the best places to get married in Colorado, and it can accommodate up to 200 guests. They’ll enjoy the luxury condos and suites available, as well as the blend of outdoor activities and lively city spots.
Wild Basin Lodge
There’s plenty of abundant acreage to explore at Wild Basin Lodge. The 15,000 square-foot lodge and reception area is perfect for hosting your guests, and there are two equally incredible ceremony locations to choose from.
At 8,083 feet, Meadow Peak offers open space, a crisp breeze, and of course alpine scenery for your nuptials. River Run along the St. Vrain River provides a backdrop of serene, flowing water.
Head on over to see our friend Jennie Crate’s guide to Wild Basin Lodge!
Juniper Mountain House
Best for smaller wedding events, Juniper Mountain House has space for up to 60 people. This boutique hotel in Evergreen, Colorado has five guest rooms, private hiking trails, and two intimate ceremony sites, making it a wonderfully secluded mountain getaway. They only book 2-3 spots per month, so spaces fill extremely quickly!
Weddings at Keystone Resort can vary depending on your ideal set-up. With options like a spacious lodge, a pared down rustic mountain setting, or a classic country club and golf course, there’s lots to choose from. The resort wedding venues can accommodate anywhere from 74 to 260 guests.
The award-winning Broadmoor is a Colorado wedding venue bursting with amenities with ceremony and reception locations that appear to be straight out of a fairytale. You can have anywhere from 11 to 1,000 guests join you as you tie the knot. Accommodations include cottages, an estate house, cabins, and more.
Garden of the Gods Resort and Club
Garden of the Gods Resort and Club offers a grand escape with unforgettable vistas. It’s the ideal spot for couples who want the focus of their wedding to be on brilliant natural beauty and holistic wellness. Spacious rooms overlook the impressive geological features of Garden of the Gods National Park.
Two Rivers Winery & Chateau
What could be better than sipping on premium wines in a French-style chateau on your wedding day? Two Rivers Winery & Chateau provides upscale lodging and vineyard grounds tucked between the Colorado National Monument, the Bookcliff Mountain Range, and the Grand Mesa. Guests can enjoy ten suites, named after different wines, of course.
Della Terra Mountain Chateau
Enjoy exclusive access to the Della Terra Mountain Chateau to celebrate your special day in style. This romantic venue has beautiful guest suites, impeccable architecture, and the option to get married among the mountain pines.
Observatory at Alta Lakes
Another great option for smaller weddings, the Observatory at Alta Lakes is perfect for ceremonies with 45 people or fewer. Surrounded by colorful wildflowers and soaring eagles, this iconic lodge in Telluride is sure to make for a memorable event.
Mountain Lodge Telluride
Say your vows surrounded by the San Juan Mountains at Mountain Lodge Telluride and enjoy the majestic, panoramic views. Your family and friends have the option of staying in lodge suites, condos, or cabins after the ceremony.
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