15 Unique Denver Wedding Venues for Every Style

What’s your wedding style? Classic or modern? Rustic or minimal? Downtown or mountain?

Over the course of serving wedding catering at more than 2000 unique and amazing weddings, we’ve seen a Denver wedding venue in every style. And we know one thing for certain. Your venue should match your style.

With that in mind, you want to think of your venue as your blank canvas to bring your big day to life. One major perk of our area is that you have a ton of unique wedding venues to choose from. We can help make sure you find a wedding venue that pairs perfectly with your aesthetic, preferences, and, of course, your budget.

However, due to the sheer number of incredible venues in Denver, it can be hard to narrow it down! That’s why today, we’re sharing just a few of our favorite venues for different wedding styles.

Ready for some serious inspiration ahead?

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Classic & Mansion Wedding Venues


Highlands Ranch Mansion

Highlands Ranch, CO | Seated Capacity: 250 Guests

Highlands Ranch Mansion Wedding Venue Partner | Highlands Ranch, CO

Why we love it

With only one event per day, you’ll own your own little piece of luxury at the Highlands Ranch Mansion for your wedding. Built in 1891 on 250 sprawling acres, it combines historic elegance and charm with ideal modern-day amenities for events.

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Sundial House

Highlands Ranch, CO | Seated Capacity: 200 Guests

Sundial House | Highlands Ranch, CO

Why we love it

This is a more modern-style mansion with modern architecture that looks over Downtown Denver, Longs Peak, Pikes Peak and the 8,200 acres of the Backcountry Wilderness Area. The photos are always impeccable! It’s ideal for outdoor weddings in Denver because of its epic amphitheater.

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Ralston’s Crossing

Arvada, CO | Seated Capacity: 180 Guests

Ralston's Crossing | Arvada, CO

Why we love it
With over a century of history, hundreds of families have built their foundation with a wedding ceremony in the beautiful 1910 chapel on-site. After that, you have flexible space options for both indoor and outdoor celebrations!

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Dunafon Castle

Idledale, CO | Seated Capacity: 150 Guests

Dunafon Castle | Idledale, CO

Why we love it
With architecture inspired by the Celtic castles of the 13th century, the Dunafon Castle is an incredibly unique venue. It exudes luxury, history and romance around every corner!

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Villa Parker

Parker, CO | Seated Capacity: 200 Guests

Villa Parker Venue Partner | Parker, CO

Why we love it
An Italian villa in Colorado? Say it isn’t so! Well, Villa Parker is an idyllic Mediterranean estate that meshes Tuscan and Western beauty in one for an entirely unique wedding venue in Parker.

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Mountain & Rustic Venues


North Star Gatherings

Idaho Springs, CO | Seated Capacity: 170 Guests

North Star Gatherings | Idaho Springs, CO

Why we love it
There’s a reason why people love the secluded nature of the Colorado Rockies. It’s peaceful, private and an escape from the reality of life. That’s exactly what you get at North Star Gatherings. Their goal is to bring you that rustic mountain vibe within minutes of Denver.

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Bar at Evergreen Memorial Park

Evergreen, CO | Seated Capacity: 250 Guests

Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park | Evergreen, CO

Why we love it
If you want a quintessential Western wedding, the Bar at Evergreen Memorial Park is the perfect option. It’s an ode to the Old West with a cozy barn with captivating stained glass windows, surrounded by 100 acres of Colorado’s natural beauty.

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Spruce Mountain

Larkspur, CO | Seated Capacity: 600 Guests

Spruce Mountain Venue | Larkspur, CO

Why we love it
If you’re going big for your Colorado wedding in the foothills, Spruce Mountain is perfect. The Upper Ranch has a capacity of 600 guests, while the Lower Ranch can fit 250. Because of that, you can match your wedding style with a diverse range of locations on site for your ceremony, cocktail hour and reception.

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Bonnie Blues

Elizabeth, CO  | Seated Capacity: 200 Guests

Bonnie Blues Event Venue - Elizabeth, CO 

Why we love it
One of the newest wedding venues in Denver, Bonnie Blues is one family’s ode to their matriarch to keep her memory alive. Run by a father/ daughter duo, there’s no better place to celebrate two families becoming one in the plains of our fair state.

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Crooked Willow Farms

Larkspur, CO | Seated Capacity: 250 Guests

Crooked Willow Farms Venue Partner | Larkspur, CO

Why we love it
The great thing about Crooked Willow Farms is that while it’s got that barn wedding style, there are twelve different venues to choose from! Whether you want a serene ceremony by the pond or a luxe ceremony under the ballroom’s towering, exposed ceilings, you can make it your own.

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Urban & Downtown Denver Wedding Venues


Moss Denver

Denver, CO | Seated Capacity: 200 Guests

Moss Denver - Wedding Venue | Denver, CO

Why we love it
In the heart of Denver’s Santa Fe Art District, this warehouse-style venue is a reinvention of a 1900s factory. Using brick, wood and concrete elements with greenery and modern fixtures, they’ve created a beautiful, eclectic vibe, perfect for the artsy or industrial chic-loving couple!

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Blanc

Denver, CO | Seated Capacity: 150 Guests

blanc - Denver Wedding Venue

Why we love it
One of the RiNo district’s favorite venues, Blanc, offers an idyllic outdoor courtyard that flows into a white-washed gallery space, allowing you to enjoy the best of both an indoor and outdoor venue while still in the heart of the city.

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SKYLIGHT

Denver, CO | Seated Capacity: 200 Guests

Skylight Event Venue | Denver, CO

Why we love it
If you love modern, romantic vibes, SKYLIGHT is a must-visit. The skylights that don the ceiling allow natural light to pour in for an unrivaled ambiance. There’s also a sprawling courtyard that’s great for late-night bites under the stars!

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Denver Botanic Gardens at York Street

Denver, CO | Seated Capacity: 1,200 Guests

Denver Botanic Gardens

Why we love it
Want a dreamy garden wedding but don’t feel like leaving the comfort and convenience of the city? Denver Botanic Gardens offers the best of both worlds. You can have that garden glam fete, but among 24 acres of gardens in the heart of York Street!

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Wings Over the Rockies

Denver, CO | Seated Capacity: 1,200 Guests

Wings Over The Rockies

Why we love it
If your love has you flying high, the Wings Over the Rockies could be the perfect spot. Colorado’s official air & space museum offers a hangar for events of all kinds, and weddings are extra special there. Not many people can say you can fly a flight simulator at cocktail hour!

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Let Us Help You Find Your Perfect Venue


Struggling to make a shortlist of venues that match your wedding style? Our skilled team of event designers has worked at tons of Denver-area wedding venues. With that, they have an innate ability to listen to your vision and match you with a few perfect spots to tour. Let’s chat and start bringing your wedding day to life—in style!


Buffet Catering Service - Which catering service style is best for YOUR event

Which catering service style is best for YOUR event?

Buffet Catering Service - Which catering service style is best for YOUR event

Buffet Catering Service

Buffet Catering service is where the food is located at buffet tables and your guests take turns walking through the buffet and serving themselves. However, additional wait staff may be hired to serve the line at the buffet and depending on the size of your guest count more than one buffet station may be required.

Pros
  • Less time required to serve
  • Fewer wait staff
  • Your guests can come back for more
  • Variety of food items
  • Guests can select items that fit their dietary restrictions

Cons
  • Can create a more casual atmosphere
  • Space is needed to set up the tables
  • Portion controls are harder to control

Plated Catering Service

Plated Catering service is a little more sophisticated compared to the buffet. If your event is semi-formal or formal this service style is for you. Guests will decide on their meal choices ahead of time and everyone is served at the same time.

Pros
  • No lines
  • Your caterer knows just how much food to prepare
  • Beautiful plate presentation

Cons
  • More staff is required to facilitate
  • Portions are controlled by the Chef

Family Style Catering Service

Family Style catering service is a great compromise between the buffet and plated catering styles. Guests have their own individual plates and staff bring out large plates and bowls of food for the tables to share and guests can then help themselves.

Pros
  • Interactive and fun
  • Guests choose what they prefer

Cons
  • Limited number of guests per table
  • Minimal Centerpieces – table space is required

Station Meal Catering Service

Station Meal catering service usually the stations are scattered around the room to encourage guests to interact while they dine. It can feel a little more modern or trendy and can offer a variety of menu items and unique presentations.

Pros
  • They can come and go as they please
  • No seating assignments needed
  • Décor can be individually themed

Cons
  • Not as cost effective as a buffet
  • Lines can still form if there is a “favorite”
  • Need to be constantly replenished

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Holiday Party Catering

How to Plan Your Holiday Party

Holiday Party Catering

The holiday season is already sneaking up on us, and it’s time to get that holiday party on the books. If you’re pulling off an in-office party complete with décor & games or planning an offsite party with a DJ & photo booth there are plenty of fun, creative ideas to choose from.

Before you nail down the details, choose a date that works for as many staff members as possible, and start planning early. Once you have decided what day you’ll have the party send out the invitation email. Involve your team members in the planning, don’t go it alone and remember your remote workers.

If you haven’t decided on an offsite vs. in-office holiday party yet, look at your budget for the event, and list the pros and cons for both options. For example, do you have a large enough budget to book an event venue? Having a in-office party can be less expensive but serving alcohol at the office can be challenging. Figuring out your budget and what is most important to your team can guide you in this decision.

If you’re having an offsite party, then book your location. Upper Larimer, Moss, Blanc, Willow Ridge Manor, and Highlands Ranch Mansion are just a few of our favorites.

Book your corporate catering: Hands down…Rocky Mountain Catering + Events is the one & only best catering in Denver.

Planners can assist you in a variety of ways, and we love… Poised Events, Sugar Willow, Table 6, Sapphire Celebrations, and Erica Whatley Events.

Arrange transportation for your team: A shuttle service, bus, or even credits towards an Uber or Lyft are fantastic options. We recommend Diamond Elite Transportation, Elevate Rides or 303 Party Bus.

Give yourself some lead time to book your DJ and any party entertainment. We hear these are some of Denver’s favorites: Groovx Events, DJ Connection, A Music Plus Entertainment, or DJ Maestro.

Plan an interactive activity. A traditional photo booth, fancy VR set, Karaoke, Murder Mystery…something besides drinking to entertain your team members is always a WIN! Check out The Murder Mystery Company, Hipstr, Joy Squad, Elite Entertainment or Mile High Party Pics.

Whatever type of festive holiday party you have in mind, this year, let our innovative culinary and events team help you with a personalized menu, fun theme, and add some holiday cheer into every part of your celebration. We are here for you every step of the way, from concept to clean up! We look forward to helping you celebrate the holidays!