13 Small Wedding Venues in Colorado That Will Take Your Breath Away

Whether it's a mountain lodge or downtown wine bar, gather your nearest and dearest at these intimate Colorado venues.
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Jacqueline Mann
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Jacqueline Mann
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  • Jacqueline writes articles for The Knot Worldwide that cover an array of wedding-related topics.
  • She previously worked as a marketing manager for a wedding venue where she learned the intricate details of wedding planning.
  • Jacqueline graduated from Bluefield University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and communications.
Updated Mar 20, 2023

Invite your closest loved ones to celebrate your nuptials at one of these gorgeous small wedding venues in Colorado. As one of the most picturesque states in the US, Colorado has everything from towering mountains and lush forests to bustling cities and historic towns.

Hosting a small Colorado wedding with your closest family and friends has a completely different vibe than throwing a larger soiree. While there is still lots of planning involved, there's something cozy and comforting about holding an intimate ceremony and reception with your favorite people. No matter where you decide to get married, make sure to check out all of the venue and vendor recommendations you need on The Knot Marketplace.

Are you looking for a modern venue with sweeping mountain views, a charming historic home with a secret garden, or maybe an outdoor venue surrounded by forests and lakes? Then you have to check out one of these amazing intimate wedding venues in Colorado.

Alta Lakes Observatory in Telluride, Colorado

Surround yourself with mountain views, towering pine trees, blooming wildflowers and peaceful waters at Alta Lakes Observatory. Sitting at the end of a 5-mile mountain road, this serene venue provides a picturesque backdrop for your ceremony and reception. Host up to 50 guests outdoors, or gather your 12 closest family and friends for an indoor reception.

The observatory at Alta Lakes stands more than 11,000 feet tall and offers breathtaking views of Mt. Wilson and Palmyra Peak. Head inside the cabin constructed with local timber and stone. Here you'll find stained glass windows, a fireplace and several outdoor decks perfect for stargazing. With three bedrooms and a sleeping loft, the cabin can accommodate up to 12 overnight guests.

Clock Tower Events in Denver, Colorado

Step into a fairytale when you say "I do" at Clock Tower Events. This stunning and unique wedding venue is located at the top of the historic Daniels and Fisher tower. Get married behind the famous clock that is a prominent sight in downtown Denver.

Host your ceremony of up to 50 guests at the top of the tower with the clock serving as your backdrop. The venue features chic and modern décor throughout along with panoramic views of the Denver skyline and surrounding mountain ranges. Clock Tower Events is often referred to as one of the most romantic places in the city.

Sky Valley Chateau in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Sky Valley Chateau's small wedding venue in Colorado overlooks the gorgeous Yampa Valley and is situated on 1.64 acres of lush landscape. Host your ceremony outdoors among the beauty of nature, then welcome guests inside the three-story lodge for a relaxing reception.

Made of heavy timber and moss rock, the chateau offers expansive mountain views from just about every room. It can accommodate up to 31 overnight guests and features a fireplace, wet bar, pool table, outdoor patio and hot tub. Celebrate with your closest family and friends, then unwind in one of the 10 bedrooms.

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Pine Cone Avenue Social in Longmont, Colorado

Host a countryside celebration at Pine Cone Avenue Social. Nestled on a 9-acres, the botanical farm is home to more than 300 types of flowers, trees and shrubs. Take in the sights of nature among beautiful mountain views, natural prairie grasses and farm animal friends.

With space for up to 50 guests, the small wedding venue in Colorado offers several locations for wedding ceremonies, cocktail hour, receptions and photos. This includes a sunflower field, pumpkin patch, solar greenhouse, iron gazebo and historic train car. Each location is surrounded by a variety of blooms, giving you a naturally beautiful backdrop for every portion of your wedding day.

Starkey Mansion in Denver, Colorado

Built in 1901, Starkey Mansion is a hidden gem in downtown Denver. The four-story Georgian home boasts elegance and style with its restored copper roof, hand-crafted widows, birch floors and modern art. The home also has a library with a grand piano, a billiards room and six bedrooms for overnight guests.

The unexpected highlight of Starkey Mansion is its formal gardens surrounded by a 9-foot privacy wall. Hold your ceremony and reception among the roses, hydrangeas, fresh herbs and wine vines. With seating for up to 45 guests, the space includes rod iron chairs, a pizza oven and a slate floor perfect for dancing.

Romantic RiverSong Inn in Estes Park, Colorado

Travel down a quaint country lane to Romantic RiverSong Inn. Surrounded by streams, forests and views of the Rocky Mountains, RiverSong hosts intimate weddings for up to 20 people. The micro wedding venue in Colorado boasts 26 acres of meadows, hiking trails, hidden paths and access to Big Thompson River. Mary your sweetheart near a gently flowing stream surrounded by the peace and tranquility of nature.

The charming bed and breakfast is home to 10 unique rooms and suites. From French cottage charm to Southwest-inspired style, each room features different décor and amenities. This small wedding venue in Colorado offers a truly intimate and romantic experience for any nature-loving couple.

Ginger and Baker in Fort Collins, Colorado

Situated between the railroad and the Cache la Poudre River, this former grain mill is now a beautiful small wedding venue in Northern Colorado. Ginger and Baker features a white stucco exterior and a fully renovated interior. The wine cellar, which can seat up to 48 guests, boasts stone foundation walls and posts and beams original to the building. Sparkling chandeliers, rustic wood tables and a collection of more than 2,000 wines complete the space.

If you need a little more room for your guests, host your reception in the all-season Cache Patio. With space for up to 75 people, the glass-enclosed patio provides lovely views of the River District. Enjoy the beauty of golden hour during a summer wedding, or peaceful falling snow in the winter.

Hotel Teatro in Denver, Colorado

Once a former Tramway building, this venue has transformed into the gorgeous boutique hotel it is today. Located in the heart of Denver, Hotel Teatro is home to modern amenities while maintaining its historic charm. When you walk inside, you'll immediately notice the striking white marble accents, rich wood and decorative sconces.

Host your reception of 40 guests in the wine cellar, with its intricate arched stone ceiling and thousands of encased wine bottles. The modern Nickle Restaurant can host up to 70 for a reception and offers access to the patio for an indoor/outdoor event. Guests can stay on-site at one of the pet-friendly rooms or suites after your wedding concludes.

The Kitchen & Upstairs in Boulder, Colorado

The Kitchen & Upstairs is an elegant and modern small wedding venue in Boulder, Colorado. Located above The Kitchen Bistro, this private event space can host up to 50 of your closest family and friends. We love the attention to detail with the mirrored tabletops, brick accent wall and tufted booths. You'll also find large chandeliers, lovely wall sconces and a stylish bar. The ambiance here is romantic and moody, giving your reception even more of an intimate feel. Your guests will enjoy seasonal cuisine from the in-house chefs who source many of their ingredients from local farmers.

The Cellar on Railroad in Buena Vista, Colorado

Celebrate love at this intimate wine bar in historic Buena Vista. The Cellar on Railroad is elegant and inviting with warm hardwood finishings, farm tables and wine barrel cocktail tables. Host your wedding of up to 50 guests during low season, or up to 100 during high season. Cozy up with your closets family and friends at the indoor wine bar with its cellar-like atmosphere, on the heated and covered patio or the exterior courtyard. During your cocktail hour or reception, guests can enjoy a selection of modern tapas prepared by the in-house chefs, as well as beverages chosen by the venue's sommelier.

Bird's Nest in Estes Park, Colorado

Set against the scenic Rocky Mountain National Park, Bird's Nest is a warm and inviting small wedding venue in Colorado. Their private event space, The Nest Above, can accommodate up to 70 guests for an intimate reception. The floor-to-ceiling windows let in tons of natural light and give guests a sweeping view of the Rocky Mountains and national forest. Rich blue chairs and tufted booths provide a modern look against rustic wood flooring, wood paneling and a brick accent wall. When the sun goes down, unique hanging lighting provides a romantic ambiance for you and your guests.

Terrace on Main in Buena Vista, Colorado

Breathe in the fresh mountain air during your ceremony and reception at Terrace on Main. This lovely rooftop deck venue can accommodate up to 70 guests. Here you'll find stone finishings, verdant foliage and ambient lighting that complements the natural landscape. Get married in front of the grand brick fireplace with mountain views in the background, then celebrate with loved ones as you dine al fresco at hand-crafted wood tables. Grab a drink at the outdoor bar and end the evening cozied up around the firepit. You can't go wrong with this small outdoor wedding venue in Colorado.

Evolve at Mile Hi in Denver, Colorado

Elegance and industrial chic blend together at this romantic Denver wedding venue. Evolve at Mile Hi, situated in Sun Valley, can accommodate up to 50 guests for a ceremony and reception. Inside you'll find industrial touches, hanging Edison light bulbs and a neutral color palette. Head outside for cocktail hour or to dance the night away on the 1,000-square-foot patio. This space has a dedicated bar and retractable roof for an indoor/outdoor feel. The venue is conveniently located to many areas around Denver, making it easy to access from anywhere in town.

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