A warm weather wedding requires a stunning venue.
By Dana R. Butler
Here in Colorado, we are blessed with sun-drenched days and a beautiful balance of warm and cool temperatures
as the day fades into evening. Even the threat of an afternoon shower rarely ruins outdoor wedding plans.
We’ve assembled some of the prettiest ceremony and reception options both in and around the city.
For an urban experience with unexpected rustic charm, blanc offers space in the Ballpark district that is a little bit sun-baked and a little bit country in the center of the city with shade trees and a barn. blancdenver.com
Museum of Contemporary Art
The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, situated in funky LoDo, hosts wedding receptions in its rooftop cafe with a wraparound deck and 360° city views. Rental includes access to the museum’s current exhibitions. mcadenver.org
The ART Hotel, slated to open this spring at 12th and Broadway in the heart of the museum district, has floor-to-ceiling windows, a garden terrace with striking city views, and a world-class collection of, well, art. thearthotel.com
Evergreen Lake House
Perched on the shores of its namesake body of water, the Evergreen Lake House offers charming log cabin rusticity, and the deck can accommodate 100 chairs or a standing ceremony.
The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs is a 3,000-acre estate filled with picturesque wedding spots both intimate and expansive. The resort also features award-winning dining options, spa services, and golf courses. broadmoor.com
At the Butterfly Pavilion, you can get married in a verdant rainforest, next to a babbling brook, or against a backdrop of blooming flowers. Some exhibit access is included and more can be requested. For a dramatic touch, add a butterfly release to your ceremony. butterflies.org
Mount Vernon Country Club
The Mount Vernon Country Club has a huge deck that will grant your guests one of the most breathtaking views in the area, encompassing both the beauty of the Rocky Mountains and the skyline of the city.
Balistreri Vineyards produces a variety of notable wines just north of downtown; the facility features a tasting room and wine cellar for smaller gatherings and a lush lawn and garden just outside the ballroom.
War Memorial Rose Garden
The War Memorial Rose Garden, part of the South Suburban Parks District, features the historic Sterne Fountain and an enchanting gazebo. The roses begin to bloom in June.
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