10 of the Best Outdoor Wedding Venues in Denver, CO

In 2021, there were 5,439 weddings in Denver, with an average cost of $31,136. So, if you are planning on tying the knot in Denver, Colorado, one of the first things to decide is your venue. There are hundreds of spots for your outdoor dream wedding.

Denver, Colorado is blessed with some of the most scenic landscapes in the US. Known as the “mile high” city, the elevation of Denver is 5,280 feet above sea level. This diverse climate is filled with mountains, rivers, gardens, parks, lakes, wildflowers, wineries, and more.

With the Great Plains to the east and the Rocky Mountains to the west, there are 4 seasons and so many stunning outdoor wedding venues to choose from.

Maybe you are wanting a garden wedding? Or maybe an iconic wedding at a historic venue? Denver, Colorado has it all!

With so many options, you may be feeling a little overwhelmed with choosing the one that is just right for you and your soon-to-be hubby or wife. Relax, we’ve got you covered.

Here, we have a list of some of our favorite outdoor wedding venues in Denver, Colorado, and the surrounding area to help get you started planning.

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Richards-Hart Estate

Richards-Hart Estate is a luxurious Victorian mansion set on 3 acres in Denver’s historic Wheat Ridge neighborhood. With beautiful gardens and scenic woods, this venue is perfect for an elegant outdoor wedding. The estate was built in 1877 and has been fully renovated inside and outside.

Imagine saying your vows under a gorgeous arbor surrounded by nature. The landscaped grounds include a fountain, flower beds, unique trees, and amazing views.

You can have your reception outside if you choose, or move indoors and step back in time to a sophisticatedly decorated mansion. There are rooms for the happy couple to prepare for their big day.

The architectural style is Italianate and every detail of the estate has been remodeled to reflect the era’s gothic renaissance splendor.

Typical Cost: Starts at $1,200

Capacity: Up to 75 seated guests

Bonus: Owned by the city of Wheat Ridge, this venue is affordable and you can bring your own catering and alcohol.

Find Richards-Hart Estate at Rooted In Fun, or check out Facebook or Instagram.

Denver Botanic Gardens

Located in the heart of Denver, the Denver Botanic Gardens is the spot for an outdoor wedding. There are more than a dozen idyllic spaces to choose from for any sized wedding.

For a small intimate affair, you might want to tie the knot in the Woodland Mosaic Garden and Solarium or the Garden Gazebo.

For a mid to large-size wedding, there is the Romantic Garden full of fragrant rose bushes and 2 gazebos. Or, you can choose the Annuals Garden and Pavilion with its thousands of blooming flowers and a water feature.

There is also a space called The Orangery that has garage doors, citrus trees, and exotic plants. For a super-sized wedding, the UMB Bank Amphitheater Tent can hold up to 600 guests!

Typical Cost: Starts at $750

Capacity: Up to 1200 seated guests

Bonus: With so many spectacular options, you can mix and match spaces and maybe hold your ceremony in one garden and your reception in another.

Find The Denver Botanic Garden at Botanic Gardens or check out Facebook or Instagram.

Coors Field

If you and your soon-to-be spouse are baseball lovers, you have to check out the venue at Coors Field. Home to the major league baseball team, Denver Rockies, you and your guests can create a lifetime of memories at this venue.

With several spots to choose from, you will have views of both the baseball field and the Rocky Mountains.

You can have your ceremony at home plate, followed by cocktail hour on the warning track. Afterward, you can have your reception at the Mountain Ranch House restaurant with delicious gourmet food and open-air seating.

For an uber-sized wedding with an unlimited budget, you can rent several of the spaces to seat up to 3,000 baseball fan guests!

Typical Cost: Starts at $1,500

Capacity: Up to 3,000 seated guests

Bonus: Coor Field offers several enhancements to your wedding such as visits by the Rockies mascot, Dinger, behind the scene stadium tours, customized Rockies merchandise, and even a former Rockies player as a special drop-in guest.

Find Coors Field at MLB Advanced Media or check out Facebook or Instagram.

Balistreri Vineyards

Have you been dreaming of an elegant outdoor wedding at an award-winning winery? If so, Balistreri Vineyards may be your dream come true. This family-owned venue is both charming and modern with so many spectacular photo opportunities.

Say your I do’s in the outdoor garden surrounded by grapevines and wildflowers. Inside, the Balistreri Event Center Ballroom has vaulted ceilings with large garage doors for an outdoor reception vibe without having to worry about the weather.

Since Balistreri Vineyards is a working winery, you and your guests can get a tour of the property including a wine cellar with wooden barrels.

Typical Cost: Starts at $2,100

Capacity: Up to 250 seated guests

Bonus: At Balistreri Vineyards, you can bring your own alcohol, but you’re probably going to want to also serve their hand-harvested wines.

Find Balistreri Vineyards at Balistreri Vineyards or check out Facebook or Instagram.

Wellshire Events Center

The Wellshire Events Center is located 10 minutes from downtown Denver on the Wellshire Golf Course. This historic venue has been hosting weddings since 1926 and has breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains.

There are both outdoor and indoor spaces for both your ceremony and your reception. In fact, there are 6 ceremony and 3 reception spaces to choose from, as well as dedicated private rooms for the wedding party.

The Wellshire Events Center only holds 1 wedding a day and they can cater to everything from intimate micro-weddings to larger grand affairs.

The Wellshire Events Center has on-site, full-time Wedding Event Managers and all-inclusive packages so that you can be sure every detail will be taken care of for you and you can focus on enjoying your love fest.

Typical Cost: Starts at $3,000

Capacity: Up to 320 seated guests

Bonus: Did we mention the catering at Wellshire Events Center? There is an on-site “million dollar” banquet kitchen with rave reviews for a true culinary delight.

Find Wellshire Events Center at Wellshire Inn or check out Facebook or Instagram.

The Denver Athletic Club

With its rooftop sundeck and amazing views, The Denver Athletic Club is one of the premier outdoor wedding venues in Denver. Perfect for a luxurious, chic modern wedding, the Denver Athletic Club is available to both members and non-members.

Imagine saying your vows on the rooftop patio at sunset with the breathtaking Rocky Mountains and Denver skyline as your backdrop. You can choose to dance the night away under the stars or move inside to one of the 2 ballrooms for your reception.

The ballrooms feature chandeliers, high ceilings, crystal sconces, and oversized windows with spectacular views. With all-inclusive packages for a minimum of 50 guests, The Denver Athletic Club is worthy of being on your short list of potential outdoor wedding venues.

Typical Cost: Starts at $9,500

Capacity: Up to 220 seated guests

Bonus: You and your guests can enjoy the Denver Athletic Club’s style bowling alley or its 7-table billiards room. How fun!

Find The Denver Athletic Club at Denver Athletic Club or check out Facebook or Instagram.

The Grant-Humphreys Mansion

Located in Denver’s Quality Hill neighborhood, the iconic Grant-Humphrey Mansion is an elegant and romantic spot to tie the knot! Built in 1902, the mansion has been fully restored to its original grandeur and meticulously decorated.

You can have your outdoor ceremony on the manicured front lawn with the columned entry portico as your altar. Or choose to wed among the rose gardens and flowering plants and trees.

If you’d like an indoor reception, the Grant-Humphrey Mansion will not disappoint. There is a grand staircase, ballrooms, formal dining rooms, cozy fireplaces, and intimate parlors.

Imagine all the stunning photos your wedding photographer can capture in this landmark venue!

Typical Cost: Starts at $2,100

Capacity: Up to 200 seated guests

Bonus: The Grant-Humphrey Mansion is centrally located in the heart of Denver with plenty of accommodations nearby for out-of-town wedding guests.

Find The Grant-Humphrey Mansion at History Colorado or check out Facebook or Instagram.

Brittany Hill by Wedgewood Weddings

Maybe you’ve been dreaming of an elegant Rocky Mountain High outdoor wedding? If so, definitely check out Brittany Hill by Wedgewood Weddings.

Located just west of downtown Denver between the city and the mountains, this venue has 360-degree stunning views of it all!

Known as “the castle on the hill,” Brittany Hill by Wedgewood Weddings has classic Tuscan architecture complete with modern chandeliers and luxurious decor.

There are both outdoor and indoor spaces at the venue. Outside there is a large patio with a rocky waterfall and stream nearby.

You can choose to continue your reception outdoors or head inside to the elegant ballroom with wood floors, a cozy fireplace, a built-in sunken bar, and extra large windows with views of the Colorado landscape.

Typical Cost: Starts at $4,000

Capacity: Up to 250 seated guests

Bonus: Brittany Hill by Wedgewood Weddings has several all-inclusive packages delivered by top-notch wedding experts.

Find Brittany Hill by Wedgewood Weddings at Wedgewood Weddings or check out Facebook or Instagram.

The Lumber Baron Inn & Gardens

One of the most unique wedding venues in Denver is The Lumber Baron Inn and Gardens. This Victorian-style mansion was built in 1890 and is located in the Potter-Highlands Neighborhood.

You and your wedding guests will feel as if you are transported back in time to this luxurious, historic property.

The Lumber Baron Inn & Gardens is nearly 10,000 square feet in total, and there are several options for both outdoor and indoor weddings. The grounds feature mature trees, fragrant flowers, and lush greenery.

Inside, there is the Grand Ballroom with a cathedral ceiling covered in stars, elegant dining parlors, and 2 bars. Open year-round, you can choose an intimate elopement package or choose a full mansion takeover.

Typical Cost: Starts at $5,000

Capacity: Up to 130 seated guests

Bonus: The Lumber Baron Inn & Gardens also operates as a bed and breakfast. On the second floor, there are five guest suites including a honeymoon suite. The Innkeepers will even bring you breakfast in bed!

Find The Lumber Baron Inn & Gardens at The Lumber Baron or check out Facebook or Instagram.

Butterfly Pavilion

Another one-of-a-kind outdoor venue for an unforgettable wedding is the Butterfly Pavilion. Located a short 10 miles northwest of downtown Denver, the vibe at the Butterfly Pavilion is out of this world. Founded in 1995, this accredited, non-profit invertebrate zoo is located on an 11-acre property.

There are several outdoor and indoor spaces at the Butterfly Pavilion for both your wedding ceremony and reception. The tropical conservatory is filled with exotic flora and fauna and 1,600 free-flying butterflies.

The area is climate controlled at 80 percent humidity and temperature set between 70 and 90 degrees. There is also an amphitheater near a creek as an outdoor ceremony option.

Inside, there is a spacious ballroom that opens up to an outdoor patio overlooking a sea of flowers.

You and your wedding guests will be delighted with the interactive exhibits such as the Water’s Edge with a coral reef and marine life, as you spot frogs, hermit crabs, fish, and turtles.

You can also watch exotic butterflies emerge from their cocoons. Just imagine the amazing photos your wedding photographer can capture in this unique venue!

Typical Cost: Starts at $1,500

Capacity: Up to 150 seated guests

Bonus: When you rent the Butterfly Pavilion, you and your spouse will start your marriage off with some good karma. This non-profit is doing amazing conservation projects around the world for invertebrate habitats that are being threatened.

Find The Butterfly Pavilion at Butterfly or check out Facebook or Instagram.

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