Welcome to a journey through Northern Colorado’s most captivating wedding venues. As a wedding photographer deeply enamored with this region, I’ve curated a collection of enchanting spots that redefine romance against the backdrop of stunning landscapes. From rustic-chic barns to luxurious resorts nestled amid untamed wilderness, each venue embodies its own unique charm, promising an unforgettable setting for couples ready to begin their love story amidst Northern Colorado’s natural beauty.
Nestled among the majestic Rockies sits a stunning Colorado wedding spot that’s got that perfect mix of country charm and classy vibes. Although this venue is technically in Central Colorado, Mountain View Ranch by Wedgewood Weddings is surrounded by jaw-dropping mountain views from every angle. Tucked away behind tall pine trees, a calming creek, and a dreamy lake that reflects the sun, moon, and stars, this place oozes rustic elegance. Spread over 3,500 acres of classic rustic beauty, it’s the kind of spot that feels both secluded and spectacular, thanks to its foothill location and killer views that make any event pop.
When you book your wedding here, you’re not just arriving for the big day – you’re signing up for a full experience. They’ve got local lodging exclusively for wedding guests, so you can soak up the vibes and make the most of this beautiful setting.
Enjoy dramatic mountain views and exceptional features like grand spruce trees, a trio of glimmering ponds, rustic wood accents, and on-site lodging. You’ll love the choice of ceremony and reception sites while guests love the option to stay overnight and take photos against the dramatic scenery.
Nestled among stunning landscapes, Ellis Ranch stands out as a venue known for its awe-inspiring settings, perfect for a wedding! It has two distinct spaces—the Event Center and the Carriage House—and it’s a versatile spot often lovingly known as “The Wedding Ranch.”
For over six decades, Ellis Ranch, a cherished family-owned venue, opened its doors to the public. But was originally used for horse training and boarding. Throughout the years, this ranch has undergone a beautiful renovation into a vibrant event center. But it continues to retain some of it’s historical charm!
Wild Basin Lodge sits in the heart of breathtaking landscapes, and has earned national acclaim as one of the top wedding venues in the region. At Wild Basin Lodge, they’re not just about weddings, they also pride themselves on providing top-notch cuisine and in-house service.
It is a 14-acre property with a stunning 15,000 square-foot lodge and reception area, offering not one but two distinct ceremony options. It’s the perfect place to create your dream wedding among the Rockies! This venue truly gives you everything you’d expect for a mountain wedding!
Wild Basin Lodge is such a stunning location no matter what season you get married in!
Stove Prairie Ranch, seen in the photos above, is an exclusive venue with beautiful rustic stone buildings, stunning mountain views that you would want from a Colorado venue, and the wide open green pastures. It has over 600 acres of land, which means you aren’t limited to locations for your photos!
You can choose from several beautiful locations for your wedding ceremony, including a stone gazebo set in a grassy meadow, and the beautiful natural rock amphitheatre with the Rocky Mountains as a backdrop. For your reception, you can choose from the arena and stables that gives you a modern ranch feel or you can dine under the stars on the terrace or lawns.
Another thing I love about this venue is that when you book your wedding date, you get the property for the whole weekend! This means you can set up on Friday, have your wedding on Saturday, and then clean up on Sunday. You won’t feel rushed at all which can be a relief! There’s also the Bridal Cottage included for the bridal party to get ready, or the bride and groom can stay here on the wedding night.
Here’s what is included when you book a wedding at Stove Prairie Ranch:
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At Sweet Heart Winery & Event Center, you get a perfect blend of nature’s beauty, industrial charm, and the laid-back vibe of wine country. It’s the only spot in Northern Colorado that effortlessly marries the outdoorsy Colorado feel with the elegance and flavors of California’s wine country.
Situated across 8 lush acres by the Big Thompson River, this venue offers stunning mountain views, soft lighting peeking through the trees, and a gorgeous timber-frame barrel room where wine barrels create a perfect backdrop. With room for up to 200 guests, it’s conveniently placed between Denver, Fort Collins, and Estes Park.
What makes Sweet Heart Winery unique? It’s not just the venue—it’s the local team devoted to make your day unforgettable. They have dedicated coordinators, handpicked vendors, and wine experts all ready to create a day that’s uniquely yours.
Think of Sweet Heart Winery as a rare gem among Colorado wedding spots. Found in Loveland, it’s one of the few winery venues around here, blending rustic views with California wine country vibes. It’s a place where your wedding memories will be as breathtaking as the scenery itself.
Here’s what is included when you book a wedding at Sweet Heart Wintery and Events Center:
If you’re a couple crazy about mountain vistas and wide-open pastures, Vista View Events might just be your dream wedding spot. It has breathtaking lake views, serene grassy hills with the perfect lighting and the kind of mountain sunsets that stop you dead in your tracks. The outdoor ceremony space gives you an incredible backdrop for your vows, and the indoor reception space gives you an upscale feel with a clean slate to customize to your liking.
Rentals and decor are always included in the price, as well as a wedding day coordinator and top-shelf service from people who truly want the best for your day. This really sets them apart from other venues and makes them a great option for your weddding!
Here’s what’s included when you book a wedding at Vista View Events:
Imagine capturing moments at Devil’s Thumb Ranch for a wedding – I’d be over the moon! This place is not just any venue; it’s a complete experience nestled in the heart of the Rockies. It’s a full-service resort and wedding destination spread across a vast 6,500 acres, offering exclusive weekend-long celebrations.
One of the best parts? Your entire guest list can stay at the lodge for the whole weekend – talk about a dreamy wedding escape! Devil’s Thumb Ranch sets the stage for a truly remarkable experience. It’s more than just a wedding day; it’s an entire weekend filled with breathtaking mountain vistas, chic venues, luxurious accommodations, delectable local cuisine, and an assortment of mountain activities to enjoy with your loved ones.
At Devil’s Thumb Ranch, your wedding is a celebration from the moment you arrive. Picture starting your wedding weekend with a lavish welcome reception or a cozy Friday evening rehearsal dinner. Exchange vows surrounded by the stunning Rocky Mountains, dance the night away in the legendary High Lonesome Barn, and reminisce about your favorite moments at a delightful Sunday farewell brunch.
Just a short 75-mile drive from Denver, this venue offers picturesque Rocky Mountain backdrops, creating the perfect setting to say ‘I do.’ From hand-picked Western decor and Ranch-to-table dining to unmatched mountain views and diverse outdoor activities, guests – whether locals or visitors – are treated to an authentic Colorado experience.
If you want your wedding to be a full experience rather than just one day, this is definitely the venue for you!
Here’s what is included when you book a wedding at Devil’s Thumb Ranch:
Hi, I’m Lo, a Colorado-based wedding photographer! I am always ready to create a custom experience for my couples and leave you with photos as timeless as your love. So if you’re looking for someone to help you plan your Northern Colorado Wedding + tell your love story, I’d love to chat!