Whether it’s the mountaintop, lush forest, or ruddy sandstone views that call your name in Colorado, there is an outdoor wedding venue that will take your breath away in the colorful state.
If luxury and lavish exclusivity is your style, your loved ones can nestle in a private chateau surrounded by nothing but fresh air and mountain pines. Or private chairlifts can whisk your guests to a glorious sky view on a mountaintop plaza if that’s more your style.
For the couples who aim to host their nuptials in simple and natural surroundings, options range from primordial sand dune amphitheaters to hike-in intimate gathering spots along scenic national park routes.
While the average cost of a wedding ceremony and reception in Colorado comes in at $24,500 according to theknot.com, it’s quite clear that the diverse range of venue options available offers the opportunity to choose a space that is uniquely suited to any taste and budget.
Consider one of these stunning outdoor wedding venues in Colorado and you are sure to find exactly the magic you are looking for on your wedding day!
Telluride Ski Resort – San Sofia Overlook
Feeling on top of the world will have a new meaning for couples who choose to get married at the San Sofia Overlook at Telluride Ski Resort.
Say your vows while standing on a ridge surrounded by mountain peaks with your nearest and dearest looking on from a natural grass amphitheater.
Guests arrive at the ceremony via a scenic gondola ride and are treated to stunning panoramic views of the Sneffels and Wilson Mountain Range.
Booking a ceremony at the Overlook requires a reception at one of the distinct and stylish venues at the resort.
Capacity: 250 guests.
Price Range: $10,000 and up.
Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Saying “I Do” in the wildflower capital of Colorado with the 12,162-foot peak of Mount Crested Butte as the backdrop sounds like a dream.
The newest venue at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Ten Peaks, features 360-degree vistas of the Elk Mountains from a tiered amphitheater for a glorious mountain ceremony.
With a variety of reception venues to choose from, including an adjacent clear dining tent or the Umbrella Bar featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, this resort offers magnificent landscapes for a breathtaking wedding.
Capacity: 180 guests.
Price Range: $15,000 – $20,000.
The Wedding Deck at The Little Nell
The Wedding Deck at The Little Nell is undoubtedly one of the most luxurious wedding venues in Colorado, as elegance seeps into every aspect of a summer or fall wedding in the Rocky Mountains.
Floating up Aspen Gondola to an astonishing height of 11,212 feet, the Wedding Deck appears to soar directly into the landscape with the Elk Mountain Range rising majestically around it.
A team of event managers ensures that your event runs smoothly, including five-star dining and a hand-selected wine list in one of The Little Nell’s two mountain top reception venues. Alternatively, you can choose one of six exquisite dining reception settings at the base of the mountain
Capacity: 250 guests on the wedding deck, reception venues vary.
Price Range: Average $75,000.
Della Terra Mountain Chateau
Tucked away in the mountain pines at the forefront of the MacGregor Mountains, lucky couples can get married at the private Della Terra Mountain Chateau.
Guests sit beneath a terrace on a cantilevered hillside while they take in the stunning raised brick stage and cedar vineyard trellis rising in front of the mountains.
As a full-service venue, the reception is offered indoors close by with majestic views of the mountains.
Capacity: 125 guests included in the fee, up to 200 overall.
Price Range: $4500 – $13,500 rental fee plus food and beverages.
St Julien Hotel and Spa
For an outdoor ceremony with an urban feel, look no further than the gorgeous St Julien Hotel and Spa located in the historic downtown Boulder.
Customize your outdoor event (ceremony AND reception ready!) in the four exquisitely designed terraces and gardens.
Mountain views from a centralized urban location make an ideal choice for those looking for full-service convenience and style.
Capacity: 230 guests.
Price Range: $1500 – $25,000
The Lodge at Breckenridge
Quietly tucked away a few miles away from downtown Breckenridge and 10,200 feet above sea level sits the Lodge at Breckenridge – a breathtaking luxury resort venue.
The Sky View Deck allows couples to get married year-round on a gorgeous wooden platform overlooking Arapaho National Forest and featuring stunning mountain vistas.
The Mountain View Ballroom and five-star in-house catering make luxury wedding planning a breeze.
Capacity: 150 guests.
Price Range: $12,000 – $25,000
Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort and Spa in Tabernash
For couples looking for an extravagant weekend-long celebration that includes a welcome/rehearsal dinner, mountain-side activities for guests, wedding ceremony and reception, and farewell brunch – this full-service resort offers everything bundled in one grand experience.
The resort has a distinctly Western feel indoors and out, and hand-picked local cuisine to match.
When all 50,000 square feet of this resort are yours to enjoy as you take in the Rocky Mountain backdrop, the weekend is sure to take your breath away.
Capacity: 250 guests.
Price Range: Starting at $75,000 during off-peak season, $110,000 during peak season.
Evergreen Lake House
Overlooking the crystal clear Evergreen Lake sits the 5000 square foot Evergreen Lake House and deck, the perfect rustic feel for a unique outdoor ceremony.
Sitting at the water’s edge your guests will enjoy a picturesque view of the shimmering lake as well as the Rockies beyond.
This venue is perfect for couples looking to choose their caterer and to make the simple venue reflect their unique tastes with specialized décor.
Capacity: 100 guests outdoors.
Price Range: $5000 – $8000.
Maroon Bells Amphitheater
For intimate outdoor nuptials that are completely out of the ordinary, the Maroon Bells Amphitheater is located just off of the main trail network in Aspen.
With a gorgeous view of the range that is referred to as the most photographed mountains in Colorado, this no-frills, outdoor venue is rentable for wedding ceremonies through the Government Recreation website.
No vehicles are allowed up to the venue except for designated shuttles, however, renting the Amphitheatre entitles your party to passes for five vehicles to shuttle guests close to the site.
The photos are sure to be stunning and the experience unique!
Capacity: 50 guests.
Garden of the Gods at Colorado Springs
If a low-key wedding with a glorious backdrop of the Garden of the Gods National Landmark red rock formations is your vibe, consider a small, brief ceremony at one of the special event areas in Colorado Springs’ city parks.
The most affordable venue on our list, the majesty of the backdrop can be your only décor, but in any of the six available areas, it is easy to see why none might be required!
As you are unable to reserve a private area, tourists and other site users may wander through, but gathering a few loved ones close at such a gorgeous spot for no fee may make up for it.
Capacity: 50 guests (only allowed to bring chairs for the elderly or disabled).