Post # 1
I need your help. I’m looking for a place for a ceremony and possibly a nice resturant for after the wedding. Nothing too fancy. The plan is hopefully a morning ceremony, then off to brunch, and then spending the rest of the day with my new hubby and our family in beautiful CO!
Any suggestions for places?
Thanks a million. I look forward to your input! 🙂
Post # 3
There are so many options it is hard to know where to start.
do you want to be in the moutains? if yes do you want to be able to fly into your location or is driving ok? (how far of a drive?) If yes to the mountains is altitude a possible issue for anyone? (will granderparents etc be coming) Do you want to be iside or outside (if may 25th is your ideal wedding date it can still be very cold up in the mountains that time of year) Pretty much all of the ski slopes will be closed by then (except maybe A-basin).
If you give me more ideas of what you want then I can probably be more helpful, but estes park might be something you are interested in. Beautiful ski towns are endless, but telluride is my favorite. Steamboat and crested butte are awesome as well. There is a well known big grand old hotel in colorado springs…can’t think of the name right now but I can look it up. Denver also has some great options if you don’t want to be in the moutains. Boulder and Lyons are great settings for foothill locations with nice hotel and plentiful restaurant options – not as big an issue with altitude…. I could go on…
Post # 4
Thanks for replying! My fiance and I would like an outdoor ceremony. We’re open to the exact location. We’d also like a more casual reception afterwards. Ideally, we’d like a morning ceremony and then to have brunch with our guests. Our guest list will be no larger than 30 people. Mountain altitude shouldn’t be an issue. We would be driving from Illinois where we are from.
Hope that information is more helpful! I will look into Estes Park.
Thanks again! 🙂
Post # 5
Mrs. Cowboy boot had a beautiful wedding at Devil’s Thumb Ranch (http://www.devilsthumbranch.com/). It was rustic, small, and gorgeous. I recommend reading some of her blog posts about it.
Post # 6
Check out Della Terra in Estes Park. I wanted to get married there but we were looking for over 200 people and it wouldn’t fit that many. It would be an ideal location for 30 people and if you are wanting a weekday wedding it is very affordable. You get the whole “castle” like area with hotel rooms available there. It is an amazing place and something I would definatly reccomend! 🙂 Enjoy your special day!
Post # 7
well colorado is all about the outdoors – there about 1 million places I would reccomend to get married here outside. Smaller and casual doesn’t really narrow it down. I can tell you however that if you want a wedding up in the mountains outside (and you want it to be warm) then you have a small time frame because our weather is so variable here. June – usually still chilly, july – your best bet, august – can be perfectly warm, but we were in the mountains (low valleys even) in august two years ago during a huge snowstorm. It was a fun camping trip though 🙂 In the foothills and denver/boulder/etc you have a much longer hot season. It has been 60s and warm for a few weeks now in denver with the occasional chilly day.(although march is usually our snowiest month)
Do you want to be in a town or a less populated area? as that will change your brunch/recpetion options. Devil’s thumb ranch is a great choice. Estes park has many great venues and it is not a very far drive into the mountains and will have plenty of places to hold a brunch/reception. Planet bluegrass in boulder is amazing. (We almost got married at planet bluegrass). Red rocks is an awesome place to get married – right on the edge of the foothills. Garden of the gods in colorado springs is very pretty. Boulder and Lyons will have some good options for you too. Evergreen is a cute little foothill town – and it has some wedding venues. Some ski towns closer to the foothills are keystone, breckenridge and frisco, vail, beaver creek, steamboat springs, copper, winter park/mary jane…..too many to list.
I know this may not be that helpful, but there are so many options here…
Post # 8
Anywher in Colorado will be lovely. It all depends on where you want to be.
Colorado Springs is full of beautiful places to be married outside. Garden of the Gods park has beautiful places to get married as well as a casual meeting place you can rent for a reception. The Broadmoor hotel is the last of the 5-star hotels and has some of the most beautiful and elegant places to be. Manitou Springs is a funky, hippie town full of gorgeous scenery and casual dining. If you contact the visitors bureau of any of the towns you’re interested in, they’ll send you some information. Good luck!
Post # 9
I am getting married at Lower Lake Ranch in Conifer which is just outside of Denver. Check it out http://www.lowerlakeranch.com You will love it- perfect “rustic-casual”