Did you know that the average cost of a wedding in Colorado is $27,001, which makes it the 14th most expensive state to tie the knot in the US?
With so many gorgeous wedding venues throughout the state of Colorado, finding an affordable one can be overwhelming, especially if you’re on a tight budget.
Well, you’re in luck! We’ve researched for you and gathered a list of some of the best affordable wedding venues in Colorado to say “I do”.
These venues will get you the most bang for your buck and ensure you have the Rocky Mountain High wedding of your dreams!
Eisenhower Chapel – Denver
The Eisenhower Chapel touts itself as one of the most affordable wedding venues in Denver! Located in the Lowry neighborhood, this historic chapel was built in 1942 and is perfect for a more traditional and/or religious ceremony.
This charming building offers lots of natural light with dimmers and blackout shades for killer wedding photographs.
Bonus: There is state-of-the-art audio and video equipment, a small serving kitchen for refreshments, and two dressing areas for the wedding party!
Typical Cost: Starts at $500.
Capacity: Up to 200 seated guests.
Denver Botanic Gardens – Denver
Dreaming of an outdoor wedding in Denver surrounded by beautiful scenery? The Denver Botanic Gardens offers several affordable venue options for everything from a small, intimate wedding to a super-sized gala, and you can choose from more than a dozen beautiful sites on the property!
The Romantic Garden area is surrounded by rose bushes and features two charming gazebos. Or maybe you’ll want to rent the Annuals Garden and Pavilion with water features and a plethora of flowers.
The Woodland Mosaic Garden, Solarium, and the Garden Gazebo are available for more intimate affairs, and The Orangery is an indoor/outdoor space with garage doors and citrus trees, and exotic plants.
Finally, the UMB Bank Amphitheater Tent is the largest venue on the property and can seat up to 600 guests!
Bonus: Let nature be your backdrop for scenic stunning wedding photographs.
Typical Cost: Starts at $750.
Capacity: Up to 1200 seated guests.
Brittany Hill by Wedgewood Weddings – Thornton
Brittany Hill by Wedgewood Weddings is a fairy tale venue with views of both downtown Denver and the Rocky Mountains. Set on a hill with epic scenery, the sticker price on this site is unbeatable!
There is an outdoor area with jaw-dropping vistas for your ceremony and the Grand Ballroom can be used for your reception. With floor-to-ceiling windows, wood floors, and chandeliers, this space is elegant yet cozy.
Bonus: Brittany Hill by Wedgewood Weddings allows pets so you and your guests can make Fido and Max a part of your big day!
Typical Cost: Starts at $100.
Capacity: Up to 250 seated guests.
Mason’s Event Center – Greeley
Located in the heart of downtown Greeley, Mason’s Event Center is slightly more expensive than some of the other venues that made this list, but a good option for larger weddings since it can seat up to 280 guests.
An old Masonic lodge that has been remodeled complete with wood floors and stained glass lighting fixtures, Mason’s Event Center offers multiple room options:
The Greeley Room occupies the first level of the building and is ideal for rehearsal dinners and cocktail hours in addition to being a place for your reception.
The Colorado Room is on the upper level and has a lofted ceiling with exposed beams and lots of windows.
Bonus: There is an indoor wood stage that is a perfect place to say your vows, set up a band or DJ, or do both!
Typical Cost: Starts at $2000.
Capacity: Up to 280 seated guests.
1 C Barn – Colorado Springs
Dreaming of a rustic yet elegant Colorado-style wedding complete with a barn? The 1 C Barn in Colorado Springs might be your dream come true.
Set on 15 acres of privately owned land, this venue specializes in intimate luxury gatherings and has several outdoor and indoor sites for both your ceremony and reception:
The barn itself is a four-bedroom/four-bathroom timber lodge with 1,400 open square feet on the first floor. There are hardwood floors throughout, a full gourmet kitchen, and a fireplace.
One of the bedrooms upstairs is typically used as a private honeymoon suite with a king-sized bed and cozy fireplace, and your closest friends and family can occupy the three other bedrooms for a true destination wedding.
Bonus: 1 C Barn was constructed with timbers from the Black Forest burn, beetle kills pine logs and the original homestead siding. Beautiful AND sustainable!
Typical Cost: Starts at $900.
Capacity: Up to 65 seated guests.
Crested Butte Museum – Crested Butte
Are you or your soon-to-be partner native Coloradans who love the rich history of the state? If so, then definitely check out the unique Crested Butte Museum. Dating back to 1883 and originally a hardware store, this building holds a historic museum full of artifacts!
The Museum Front is 480-square-feet and can be used for your rehearsal dinner, farewell brunch, or as a space for cocktail hour.
The Exhibit Area is 2,000-square-feet and full of historic ski and mountain biking artifacts complete with a diorama of Crested Butte.
You and your guests of all ages will remember this one-of-a-kind venue for years to come!
Bonus: The Museum Garden has an old chairlift on a brick patio and of course lots of native Colorado flowers.
Typical Cost: Starts at $250.
Capacity: Up to 80 seated guests.
Vail Racquet Club Mountain Resort – Vail
So you don’t think you can afford a wedding in the luxurious, uber-expensive Vail area? Well, think again!
The Vail Racquet Club Mountain Resort is located in the Lionshead area of Vail across the highway from the slopes.
With 20 acres, on-site condominiums, and a full health center with a pool, the Vail Racquet Club Mountain Resort is an affordable option for a Rocky Mountain destination wedding.
There are several outdoor ceremony sites with absolutely stunning views of the surrounding mountains on the Royal Elk Terrace or lawn area. You can also set up a tent outside for a beautiful outdoor reception.
The Royal Elk Meeting Room is an indoor space that can be used for your reception or as an alternative for inclement weather.
Bonus: Vail Racquet Club Mountain Resort works closely with local vendors in the Vail area to get you the best deals on everything from food to flowers.
Typical Cost: Starts at $123.
Capacity: Up to 120 seated guests.
Sage View Ranch – Paonia
Sage View Ranch is a charming venue located on a hill in the heart of Colorado’s wine country. With breathtaking views of the surrounding West Elk Mountain range and 11 acres of wildflowers and fragrant sage, this property is simply stunning.
The Vista View Chalet is 2,000-square-feet and offers several options for your vows and reception.
The attached 600-square-foot deck provides panoramic views overlooking the town of Paonia and there are two bedrooms in the chalet for onsite accommodations.
Just imagine the epic wedding photos you and your guests can capture in this idyllic mountain setting.
Bonus: Sage View Ranch offers onsite camping and RV parking with a community firepit so your guests can stay on the property and extend the day into a fun down-home adventure.
Typical Cost: Starts at $200.
Capacity: Up to 150 seated guests.
Aurum Food and Wine – Steamboat Springs
Aurum Food and Wine is a full-service wedding venue in the historic town of Steamboat Springs. Set on the Yampa River, this spot is relaxed yet elegant with a river view deck and rooftop patio, in addition to the indoor dining and bar area.
Depending on your budget and wedding size, you can rent out the Upstairs Private Dining Room or the entire space.
Aurum Food and Wine is happy to accommodate whatever your needs are to make your big day just as you have been dreaming of.
Bonus: The patio has a retractable awning with lighting and heating in case of bad weather.
Typical Cost: Starts at $1500.
Capacity: Up to 175 seated guests.
Mount Vernon Canyon Club – Golden
The Mount Vernon Canyon Club is located just 20 minutes west of Denver in Golden, Colorado. With stunning views of mountains and canyons and the downtown city lights of Denver, this venue is the perfect mix of urban and country Colorado.
Mount Vernon Canyon Club has a large deck with beautiful nature views, perfect for an outdoor ceremony.
There are three options for indoor receptions; the Aspen Room, the Canyon Room, or the Main Dining Room.
The Aspen Room can seat up to 80 guests, the Canyon Room up to 180 guests, and the Main Dining Room 250 seated guests. All rooms have large windows with spectacular views.
Bonus: The Mount Vernon Canyon Club offers full-service food and beverage catering packages starting at just $35 per guest.
Typical Cost: Starts at $1,250.
Capacity: Up to 250 seated guests.