13 Wedding Venues That Prove Boulder Has Something for Everyone
Whether you're from Colorado or are looking for a destination wedding spot that has something to offer just about anyone, Boulder is a pretty wonderful place to get married. Just over a half-hour from Denver, Boulder is nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Just to the west of Boulder lie the Flatirons, rock formations you'd likely recognize even if you've just seen a postcard from the city. With so much natural beauty and full transformation in each of the four seasons, Boulder can offer you an outdoor wedding weekend with hiking and swimming, a stunning, snowy white wedding, or a crisp fall wedding complete with red and orange foliage.
There's just as much versatility among Boulder-area wedding venues. Whether you're dreaming of hundreds of guests at a black-tie affair or just you and your beloved alongside a trickling creek, we rounded up our favorite Boulder venues to show off all the city has to offer couples looking for an idyllic Colorado wedding.
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in Boulder, Colorado
If trading lawn games for an art walk cocktail hour sounds right up your alley, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art may just be the wedding venue for you. With exposed brick walls and large windows showcasing Central Park and the Flatirons, this creative and inspiring event venue also does a great job of showing off what Boulder has to offer. The space can accommodate up to 150 guests for your special day and it's worth noting that they work exclusively with one caterer—which couples rave about in their reviews. Oh, and one more bonus for this unique venue? The museum is staffed during the event so there are experts onsite to answer any questions about the featured art, so there's something interesting—aside from eating, drinking, and celebrating, of course—for guests to do during cocktail hour and the reception.
Flagstaff House Restaurant in Boulder, Colorado
If you're looking for one-of-a-kind Flagstaff mountain views as the backdrop to your vows, look no further than Flagstaff House Restaurant. It's also a highly reviewed and regarded Boulder restaurant, so a perfect place for the foodie couple who wants the focus of their celebration to be on an unforgettable meal. Whether you choose to get married on the outdoor deck or indoors with floor-to-ceiling window views, Flagstaff House provides epic scenery no matter the time of year. (Not to mention the towering trees and local deer often seen prancing at a distance.)The venue can host up to 150 guests and couples rave about the food and hospitality.
Folsom Field Events in Boulder, Colorado
If you're looking for a truly unique venue—and/or you're a sports-obsessed couple or diehard Colorado Buffaloes fans—look no further than Folsom Field Events. The venue offers enormous optionality, so there are spaces perfect for intimate parties as small as 25 or grand weddings or rehearsal dinners for up to 600 people. The rooftop offers outstanding views of the mountains, and of course, you'll need to get onto the actual field for photos. It's also worth noting that Folsom Field is a Black-, LGBTQIA+-, and woman-owned business, so if you're looking to support a local business with an inclusive mission, this might just be the wedding venue of your dreams.
Boulder Creek by Wedgewood Weddings in Boulder, Colorado
Just a 10-minute drive from downtown Boulder lies Boulder Creek by Wedgewood Weddings, a scenic venue nestled in the Boulder Canyon. You'll have no shortage of photo op locations with the venue's lush foliage, rippling creek, and beautiful stonework. Couples can mix and match locations for their perfect day by choosing between two outdoor and one indoor ceremony sites. From there, your party will head out to the spacious patio for cocktails and lawn games, before remaining outside to dance under sparkling chandeliers in the outdoor pavilion, or cozying up inside in a lodge-like setting. Whether you're looking for an intimate affair or want up to 250 friends and family members by your side for your big day, there's something for every couple at Boulder Creek.
Hotel Boulderado in Boulder, Colorado
Dating back to 1908, Hotel Boulderado is a historic wedding venue with a red-brick exterior that exudes old-world glamour. This 10,000 square foot event space invites couples to celebrate their entire wedding journey at Hotel Boulderado, from your engagement celebration to showers and rehearsal dinners and finally, your wedding ceremony and reception. The hotel has various locations to host the different aspects of your event, like an outdoor terrace, a mezzanine, and a lavish banquet hall. Host up to 300 guests for your event, and the out-of-towners need not go far for a good night's rest. The hotel's rooms and suites are outfitted with antique furnishings and plush linens, plus they get to wake up in the heart of Boulder for some post-wedding day exploration (or mimosas).
Lionsgate Event Center in Lafayette, Colorado
There's something about the attention to detail and exuding warmth that lets you know off the bat that Lionsgate Event Center is a family-owned and operated business. The venue prides itself in getting to know its couples' unique love stories and provides special event coordinators to ensure your dream day goes off without a hitch. After choosing Lionsgate Event Center, couples will choose between three wedding locations. The Dove House is a historic mansion that can host up to 150 guests; The Chandelier Barn is elegant and airy, with room for up to 110; and lastly, The Gatehouse can accommodate up to 350 of your nearest and dearest.
The Lyons Farmette in Longmont, Colorado
Just under 30 minutes from downtown Boulder lies The Lyons Farmette, a small property near the St. Vrain River. Host your wedding away from the hustle and bustle of the city alongside the property's small organic farm, where the owners grow vegetables, herbs, and flowers for farmers' markets, local restaurants, and, you guessed it—your wedding! In addition to plants, the farm is also home to animals like alpacas, llamas, and chickens, giving a true, cozy farm feel. The Farmette can accommodate up to 125 guests but if you're looking to host something larger, check out the adjacent property, River Bend, also owned and operated by the same family.
Rembrandt Yard Art Gallery & Event Center in Boulder, Colorado
Another venue for art lovers, Rembrandt Yard Art Gallery & Event Center in downtown Boulder is curated with local and international artwork. As if there wasn't enough for your guests to look at, floor-to-ceiling windows boast views of the Flatiron Mountains and flood the gallery with natural light during the day. Rembrandt Yard can accommodate over 300 guests and has two floors so there's plenty of space for everyone. (Some couples talk about having their dance party upstairs so the downstairs can be a quiet place of respite for those taking a break or eating dessert.) Pricing at Rembrandt Yard is more affordable than many of its downtown counterparts, so if you're looking for a big, bright wedding without breaking the bank, this is definitely one to check out.
St Julien Hotel & Spa in Boulder, Colorado
Equipped with both indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception locations, couples can create the wedding of their dreams at St Julien Hotel & Spa. Many couples choose to say "I do" on the beautifully landscaped Redgarden Lawn which boasts spectacular views of the Flatiron Mountains. Continue onto the Redgarden Terrace for cocktail hour, and then eat dinner either in the ballroom or out on the lawn. After dancing the night away, out-of-town guests can retire to their cozy rooms in the four-star hotel. Perfect for destination weddings, the St Julien Hotel also has an award-winning spa and is just steps from miles of hiking and biking trails, five-star restaurants, ski resorts, and more.
The Greenbriar Inn in Boulder, Colorado
No matter the season, Greenbriar Inn promises stunning views of Colorado. Located just north of Boulder on 20 acres of pristine hillside, you and up to 300 guests can choose between three lawns for your ceremony and dance until midnight under the stars. Couples and guests alike rave about Greenbriar Inn's seasonal American cuisine and accommodating staff.
The Riverside in Boulder, Colorado
This historic venue has lived many lives along Boulder Creek: a candy shop, a photo studio, a restaurant and bar, a private residence, and now, The Riverside. Built in 1914 and offering as much charm as it does history, the venue is perfect for small and large weddings alike (it can accommodate up to 250 people). Host your ceremony and cocktail hour outside alongside the creek and then move inside to one of The Riverside's beautiful reception spaces, each complete with exposed brick walls and huge windows.
Boulder Country Club in Boulder, Colorado
With green lawns as far as the eye can see and stunning mountain views, Boulder Country Club is an idyllic venue for an outdoor wedding ceremony. Panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains can also be seen inside the club through floor-to-ceiling windows. The Boulder Country Club provides four packages for couples to choose from, all of which include bar and food. The only outside vendors you'll need to look for are music and a florist. The venue can accommodate up to 200 guests.
Colorado Mountain Ranch in Boulder, Colorado
The family-owned Colorado Mountain Ranch can accommodate up to 150 guests for a gorgeous ceremony in an outdoor amphitheater overlooking Longs Peak. The venue's reception area is a charming turn-of-the-century log lodge dripping in rustic elegance. To ease the wedding planning, there are four wedding packages to choose from at Colorado Mountain Ranch. The Aspen package, which includes planning, coordinating, and staffing your wedding (you'll get to choose your own caterer). Second is the Blue Spruce package, you can choose your own wedding planner and select from a list of caterers to handle food, staffing, and other logistics. For elopements and more intimate affairs, the venue offers two smaller packages.