Leah Black | 10 Colorado Venues That’ll Make You Feel Like You’re in Europe | Destination & Colorado Wedding Photographer
Dreaming of a Colorado wedding that makes you feel like you’re really getting married in Europe? Congratulations! Colorado is home to some of the most gorgeous mountain venues, but it’s also home to some gems that really give you that European feel that you’re craving. That’s why I’m giving you these 10 Colorado wedding venues all around the state that’ll make you feel like you’ve been transported to Europe, so keep scrolling, because you won’t want to miss out on seeing any of this stunning venues!
1. Glen Eyrie Castle – Colorado Springs, Colorado
This Colorado Springs wedding venue, Glen Eyrie Castle, is a stunning Tudor-style castle that dates all the way back to 1871. Planning a castle wedding at Glen Eyrie would be incredibly romantic, and they even offer overnight accommodations. They have a total of 95 guest rooms that are throughout 7 buildings on the property. You can check out the different kinds of rooms here. Each overnight stay also includes a hot buffet style breakfast for two making it perfect for an overnight wedding experience! If you’re searching for the perfect wedding venue in Colorado Springs with stunning architecture that’ll make you feel like you’re having a European wedding experience, I highly recommend checking out Glen Eyrie Castle!
2. Burning Sky Farms- Niwot, Colorado – Colorado Wedding Venues
This Tuscan inspired villa is perfect for a couple looking for Colorado wedding venues with Tuscan inspired vibes! Burning Sky Farms is located just outside of Boulder, Colorado in Niwot. It’s the most gorgeous European-styled stone building and boasts large windows for natural lighting and high ceilings. Unfortunately, Burning Sky Farms is already booked for 2024 weddings. With that being said, it’s incredibly important to book in advance if you’re looking to have a European inspired wedding at this popular Colorado venue in the future!
3. Highlands Ranch Mansion – Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Highlands Ranch Mansion sits on 250 acres of ranchland in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. It has stunning architecture and details throughout the mansion and lush green lawns. This venue offers both indoor and outdoor ceremony spaces, making it completely customizable to the kind of wedding experience you are looking to create. This venue is conveniently located as it is less then 20 miles from downtown Denver and only 45 minutes from Denver National Airport. If you have family coming in to Colorado for your wedding, or you yourself are traveling for a destination wedding in Colorado, then this venue is perfect for you! Feel free to check out a virtual tour of Highlands Ranch Mansion here!
4. Cherokee Ranch & Castle – Sedalia, Colorado – Colorado Wedding Venues
This historic venue in Sedalia, Colorado exudes elegance and beauty. Cherokee Ranch & Castle offers stunning sweeping views and can accommodate your wedding day of up to 150 guests. They have spaces such as their Veranda Tent and Great Hall as spaces for your wedding celebrations. Contact the ranch here to inquire on how you can have your Colorado wedding at this stunning venue!
5. Denver Botanic Gardens Solarium & Romantic Gardens – Denver, Colorado
If you’re dreaming of a French garden wedding experience, Denver Botanic Gardens will give you just that! My first choice at the gardens would be Woodland Mosaic Solarium. This venue can accommodate 50-75 guests depending on seating style. It offers beautiful garden features and a whimsical solarium that’s shaded by the surrounding trees. Romantic Gardens is also a wonderful choice at Denver Botanic Gardens. It’s a romantic venue space and on of their most popular. This is also the largest venue space they offer accommodating up to 250 guests. Its surrounded by rose blooms and painted columns, making for such a romantic atmosphere. You can check out an aerial tour of Romantic Gardens here.
And last but not least, the greenhouse venue space, Orangery. If you imagine being surrounded by lush greenery, colorful blooming flowers, and Italian cypresses on your wedding day, this is the perfect location. For indoor receptions, this venue can accommodate 100-125 guests dependent on seated or standing reception. For the outdoor space, the venue can accommodate 150-225 guests depending again on seated or a standing reception. What makes it even better is that it’s located right in Denver, with many hotels located nearby, perfect for your guests to stay after partying the night away in celebration of your new marriage!
6. Dunafon Castle- Idledale, Colorado – Colorado Wedding Venues
Dunafon Castle is located in Bear Creek Canyon and only 15 minutes west of Denver. This castle gives off a Scottish castle vibe and provides gorgeous views of the crystal blue Bear Lake and can accommodate up to 150 guests. Not only is the castle and its architecture the perfect backdrop for your Colorado wedding, but the venue is near a park that offers walking, hiking, and mountain bike trails that you and your guests can enjoy for activities.
7. The Peaks Resort & Spa – Telluride, Colorado
The Peaks Resort and Spa is set against the stunning San Juan Mountains. If you’re dreaming of a Swiss chalet vibe, this is the perfect venue for you! You can have an enchanting outdoor ceremony at Mt. Wilson Terrace with mountain views, a sunset cocktail hour in the resort’s Crystal Room, with an elegant reception in the Legends Dining Room. This resort also offers residences and suites for you and your guests to stay overnight! Check out the resort detailed wedding brochure here! If you’re a couple dreaming of a Swiss wedding experience here in the Colorado Mountains, The Peaks Resort and Spa may be perfect for you!
8. The Chateaux at Fox Meadows – Broomfield, Colorado – Classic French Chateau Vibe Venue
Dreaming of classic French Chateau vibes for your Colorado wedding? The Chateaux at Fox Meadows is perfect and located just north of Denver in Broomfield, Colorado! This Colorado wedding venue was first built in 1998 when Pam Cutler and Bonnie Brown wanted to build a French mansion for weddings. That same year, the first wedding at The Chateau was held and the rest is history! This venue has 25 years in the wedding industry and offers a luxurious ballroom with chandeliers overhead, creating such a romantic setting for your wedding. The Chateaux at Fox Meadows can host 30-350 seated guests for your wedding day! Book a tour of this gorgeous Colorado venue here!
9. Catamount Ranch & Club – Steamboat Springs, Colorado – Colorado Wedding Venues
Dreaming of a lakeside wedding in Colorado? Maybe one that gives Lake Como vibes? Catamount Ranch & Club is a stunning Colorado lakeside venue that not only gives you gorgeous views of Lake Catamount, but the venue sits on 530 acres with sweeping views of mountain peaks! Imagine an intimate wedding at their Lake House Grille or saying your “I Do’s” near the Heritage Cabin!
10. Villa Parker – Denver, Colorado
If you’re looking for a stunning Mediterranean styled estate with a charming Tuscan feel, Villa Parker is an excellent choice. This venue featured a stunning grand entrance and beautiful blooming gardens for the perfect pop of color to you day. This venue can accommodate up to 200 guests for your wedding day, or even just you and your significant other for a romantic and intimate elopement. You and your guests can party for up to 12 hours on weekends, and 10 hours on weekdays. They offer both indoor and outdoor celebrations, and you can check out their wedding pricing here on the website. While Villa Parker doesn’t offer overnight accommodations, their are plenty of hotels nearby for you and your guests to stay overnight!
11. The Pinery at The Hill – Colorado Springs, Colorado
Located right in downtown Colorado Springs, this Tuscan-inspired wedding venue will make you feel like you’ve been transported back to Europe for your special day. The architecture at The Pinery at The Hill is beautiful and creates such a elegant and romantic setting. You’ll also get stunning views of the city from this venue and a grand ballroom to party with your closest family and friends for your reception. Another wonderful thing about The Pinery is that its an all inclusive venue, meaning they provide floral, design, dessert, food and beverages, and DJ services in their wedding packages! And being located so close to downtown Colorado Springs means you and your guests will have local hotels nearby so you can stay overnight after throwing an epic celebration.
12. Balistreri Vineyards – Denver, Colorado
Dreaming of a vineyard wedding with European vibes? Balistreri Vineyards is a stunning vineyard located just 10 minutes from downtown Denver and is the perfect venue for your Colorado wedding. Balistreri Vineyards can accommodate up to 250 guests and has both indoor and outdoor spaces. They have vaulted ceilings, a romantic cellar, a stunning outdoor garden area to use during the warmer months and a beautiful ballroom with a grand staircase indoors as well. This venue also allows you to bring your own alcohol if you choose, which is rare for venues in Colorado.
Which of These 12 Colorado Wedding Venues is Calling Your Name?
You just can’t go wrong in choosing any of these Colorado wedding venues, especially if you’re looking for a European style wedding. It truly depends on the look, feel, and location you desire for your special day. Unsure which region you’re looking for? “Discover The Perfect Region For Your Dream Colorado Wedding“! And of course, if you’re still questioning which venue is right for you, then let’s connect! I’d love to hear what you envision for your special day and assist you in any way that I can.
And of course, you can always go to Europe and get real European vibes for your wedding! Yes, I travel! Check out my “Ultimate Guide to Planning Your Dream Destination Wedding in France” You can learn more about me here, and If I sound like the perfect Colorado wedding photographer or destination wedding photographer for you, then inquire with me here, because I can’t wait to hear from you!