Your wedding day should be one of the best days of your life, ranking up there with the birth of your first child. Planning a wedding can be stressful, especially if you are on a tight budget.
The average cost of a wedding in 2021 in Denver, Colorado was $31,136. Yes, we know. That’s a lot of cash. If you plan on tying the knot in Denver, don’t panic. There are several ways to save money on your big day, starting with choosing the venue.
When deciding on affordable wedding venues in Denver Colorado, you want to think out of the box. Consider properties like city parks or venues owned by non-profits. And, if you can bring in your own vendors for big-ticket items like food and alcohol, you’ll be able to stay within your budget and save money for your honeymoon.
Denver is a fantastic city for a wedding. Surrounded by plains on one side and the Rocky Mountains on the other, there are a ton of affordable wedding venues in Denver Colorado. Here is a list of some of our favorites!
Denver Botanic Gardens
The Denver Botanic Gardens is on the top of almost every list of the best places to get married in Denver. And for good reason. With more than a dozen unique spaces for both your ceremony and reception, the Denver Botanic Garden is romantic, versatile, and affordable.
Some of the outdoor garden spaces are The Woodland Mosaic Garden and Solarium, The Garden Gazebo, and The Romantic Garden.
Indoor/outdoor options include the Annuals Garden and Pavilion, The Orangery, and The UMB Bank Amphitheater Tent. Each space has its own charm from roses to exotic flowers to water features.
Typical Cost: Starts at $750
Capacity: Up to 1200 seated guests
Bonus: Conveniently located in downtown Denver, there are plenty of accommodations nearby for out-of-town guests.
Limerick Room at the Irish Rover Pub
Dreaming of a fabulous wedding in Ireland, but can’t afford the plane tickets? The Limerick Room at the Irish Rover Pub may just be the next best thing. Located in the heart of Denver in the Baker District, this traditional Irish pub has consistent rave reviews for its atmosphere and customer service.
This indoor venue has an extensive in-house catering menu, high-density TVs, and a PA system for your entertainment needs. The vibe is rustic and cozy with bare brick walls and charming decor.
Party the night away drinking pints of Guinness and eating delicious food with your family and friends as they help you celebrate your big day.
Typical Cost: Starts at $750
Capacity: Up to 100 seated guests
Your Mom’s House
A modern venue with a hip vibe and an unforgettable name, Your Mom’s House is located in the Capitol Hill area of Denver. Fully renovated in 2018, this nightclub hosts some of the hottest DJs in the world and can be the perfect venue for your wedding and reception.
Your Mom’s House has an All-JBL-Pro sound system and in-house lighting system. There are lasers, projectors, foggers, 3D mapping visuals, and a mirrored dance floor.
The event planners at Your Mom’s House love to get creative and can make any wedding vision you dream of into a reality.
Typical Cost: Starts at $500
Capacity: Up to 350 seated guests
Bonus: Save some hard-earned cash by bringing your own catering to the venue.
Legacy Ridge Events Center
Maybe you’ve been dreaming of a traditional wedding at a country club, but you didn’t think it was in the budget. The Legacy Ridge Events Center is located above the 9th hole at Legacy Ridge Golf Course and may be the perfect venue for you.
With breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains and indoor and outdoor spaces, the Legacy Ridge Events Center is definitely worth taking a second look at.
There are 3 outdoor areas for your ceremony and/or outdoor reception. Inside there is a banquet room with a patio. The venue has affordable all-inclusive packages and employs a special events coordinator to help you stay on budget.
The rental fee includes 8 hours so that you have enough time to set up and enjoy a 5-hour fabulous wedding and reception.
Typical Cost: Starts at $250
Capacity: Up to 125 seated guests
Bonus: The Legacy Ridge Events Center has an in-house caterer that can create a personalized menu with appetizers and meals from simple to extravagant cuisine.
Constructed in 1890, The Lobby is a historic venue located in the heart of downtown Denver. The property features original exposed brick walls, a stained glass ceiling, local artwork, and a grand staircase. The vibe is the old west charm with modern city amenities.
The Lobby has 4 spaces to choose from. The romantic European-style courtyard is a hidden gem in the city. With seating for 60 guests and filled with blooming flowers, the space is perfect for an intimate micro-wedding.
The Colorado Room is perfect for mid-sized celebrations with a cozy atmosphere and warm wooden accents, there is a private bar, stage, and dance floor.
Typical Cost: Starts at $600
Capacity: Up to 150 seated guests
Bonus: The Lobby is a proud supporter of the LGBTQ+ community.
Juniper Mountain House
Juniper Mountain House is located 30 minutes from Denver in Evergreen, Colorado, and is well worth the short drive. This boutique hotel is a Rocky Mountain retreat with 5 private guest rooms on 10 acres of scenic property.
This venue is perfect for small weddings or elopements and has several inclusive wedding packages to fit your budget.
The Meadow at Juniper Mountain House is a breathtaking site for an outdoor ceremony. Surrounded by evergreen and ponderosa pine trees, there are handmade wooden benches, a wedding arch, and overhead string lights.
The Mountain View Deck has a rustic yet elegant vibe with amazing mountain views and farm table seating. And don’t be surprised if a few uninvited guests like deer or mountain bluebirds show up to celebrate your love.
Typical Cost: Starts at $695
Capacity: Up to 50 seated guests
Bonus: Just imagine the incredible wedding photos you can capture in this idyllic setting.
The Grant-Humphreys Mansion
The Grant-Humphrey Mansion is located in Denver’s Quality Hill neighborhood and is a romantic, luxurious spot for a wedding, and surprisingly affordable! The mansion was built in 1902 and has a colorful history that you and your wedding guests can be a part of when you tie the knot at this Denver landmark.
There are both indoor and outdoor spaces at the Grant-Humphrey Mansion. You can have your ceremony on the front lawn or in the fragrant rose garden. Inside, the Ballroom has a built-in stage, piano, and cozy fireplace.
You and your new spouse can make a grand entrance to your reception from the Grand Staircase. There are also several dining rooms and intimate parlors for cocktails and socializing.
Typical Cost: Starts at $700
Capacity: Up to 200 seated guests
Bonus: Rehearsals for your big day are held 30 days before your wedding and are included in the price of the venue. And, The Grant-Humphrey Mansion offers discounts for teachers, nurses, EMTs, firefighters, military, and police officers.
Woodie Fisher Kitchen & Bar
Located in Denver’s iconic Union Station neighborhood, Woodie Fisher Kitchen & Bar is the oldest remaining structure in the area.
Originally known as Hose House No. 1, the building was one of the first fire stations in Denver and was completely volunteer when it was constructed in 1881. Fully restored and re-modeled to add a kitchen and bar, this venue may be the perfect spot for your epic wedding.
Inside Woodie Fisher Kitchen & Bar, an original tree from the 1800s is the centerpiece. There is also a glass ceiling, garage doors, and bicycle chain chandeliers. The doors open to an outdoor patio for additional space.
Typical Cost: Starts at $750
Capacity: Up to 120 seated guests
Bonus: How fun would it be to have an 1800s-old west-themed wedding at this iconic venue?!?
Are you and your fiance lovers of modern art? If so, you have to check out the venue at Space Gallery. With an urban hip vibe, the gallery features soaring ceilings, unique architecture, and of course the hottest modern art.
The Main Gallery is 4,000 square feet and offers a contemporary setting for your big day. Included in the space are 5 bathrooms, a kitchen, the main gallery, a mezzanine, an outdoor patio, and a green room.
There are also tables and chairs, AV equipment, a rolling bar, and indoor lounge furniture. A gallery representative is also on hand for your event to guide you and your wedding guests on a tour of the artists.
Typical Cost: Starts at $1,500
Capacity: Up to 250 seated guests
Bonus: Save money by bringing your own caterer and alcohol. Food trucks, anyone?
Rounding out the list of affordable wedding venues in Denver, Colorado is the iconic Richard-Hart Estate. This luxurious Victorian mansion is located in Denver’s historic Wheat Ridge neighborhood.
Originally built in 1877 and set on 3 acres, the estate has been fully restored to its past grandeur. Owned by the city of Wheat Ridge, you can bring your own catering and alcohol.
There are both indoor and outdoor spaces to choose from at Richards-Hart Estate. Outside there are scenic woods and fragrant gardens, as well as a beautiful fountain.
Inside the architectural style is Italianate with ballrooms, parlors, dining areas, and wedding party suites. You have to see this splendid estate to believe it, and one of the best parts is the cost!
Typical Cost: Starts at $1,200
Capacity: Up to 75 seated guests
Bonus: The City of Wheat Ridge historians researched every detail of the gothic era from the Victorian furniture to the decor, to ensure this venue was restored to its original glamor.