With perilous skies and majestic views of the Rocky Mountains as a backdrop, Colorado is the perfect location to have an enchanting wedding. From elegant outdoor weddings underneath the Colorado sky to an intimate indoor reception at a luxury hotel, we’ve picked five of the best wedding venues in Denver.

By Thyra Phan

Stonebrook Manor
For a sophisticated yet elegant wedding, Stonebrook Manor provides several places to say, “I do.” From lush gardens, bridges and crystal streams near elegant waterfalls that surround the 24,000 square foot manor, the possibilities are endless. In addition to beautiful ceremony sites, the reception areas are just as exquisite—from large ballrooms with chandeliers and granite fireplaces to small, intimate gathering spaces that bring everyone together. The Grand Ballroom seats 750 to 1100 guests and the Marquise and Tiffany Ballrooms seat up to 300 guests. Catering adheres to guests’ special dietary requirements and only serves fresh ingredients that are free of preservatives. A list of preferred vendors is also available, ranging from formal wear to florists.

Devil’s Thumb Ranch
This venue is perfect for an intimate, outdoor mountain wedding. Located just at the foot of the Continental Divide, the mountains and perilous skies provide the perfect backdrop for a wedding. The Broad Axe Barn is a charming reception site, which seats up to 160 people. The 2,900 square foot room is built from beams from a Civil War-era Indiana barn, which adds a rustic charm. For a smaller reception site, the Timber House is the perfect location, seating up to 30 people. Guests dine while having a 240-degree view of the scenic Ranch Creek Valley and Continental Divide. Individually decorated log cabins with antiques, heated floors, down pillows and feather beds are also available to guests looking for lodging.

Villa Parker
Just 20 minutes south of Denver is Villa Parker, a luxurious Mediterranean estate with terra-cotta colored roofs, chocolate colored accents, ivory archways and beautifully manicured gardens. Enjoy an outside wedding in the gardens that feels like an Italian countryside. Celebrate while sipping cocktails under the stars and end the evening in a starlit ballroom for dinner and dancing. The Villa does not discriminate against any union and even offers Kosher catering options, a chuppa and space for mandaps. Villa Parker accommodates up to 200 guests.

The Brown Palace
Located in the heart of Downtown Denver is the Brown Palace, one of the oldest luxury hotels nestled in a bustling financial district. The Brown Palace offers five unique venues for the ceremony, including the Grand Ballroom where many ceremonies are held. The Palace has more than 13,000 square feet of event space and event coordinators diligently work to ensure the wedding runs smoothly. A deluxe guest room is complimentary provided to the bride and groom on the wedding night, as well as special lodging discounts to guests. Salon, spa and beauty services are also available in the hotel.

Della Terra Mountain Chateau
For a secluded, private wedding, Della Terra is the perfect venue, nestled in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Guests are surrounded in solitude with a majestic view of the breathtaking mountain scenery. Indoors ceremonies and receptions are held inside the Celebration Place—a beautiful building with lofty ceilings, arched windows and an incredible mountain view. The building accommodates up to 200 guests. The Gathering Place is the perfect location for cocktails and appetizers that features balconies and two large fireplaces. For an outdoor wedding, the Devotion Place has played host to many ceremonies. Guests are surrounded by the vistas of the Rocky Mountains as the bride and groom stand upon a raised alcove as they say their wedding vows. The Essence Salon is available prior to the event.