Top Reasons to Plan a Colorado Destination Wedding

October 26, 2020

Table of Contents

  1. Why Colorado
  2. Winter Wedding Trends
  3. Mountain Venues
  4. Accommodations
  5. Travel  
  6. Attractions
  7. Cuisine
  8. Wedding Photographers & Planners
  9. Importance of Videography

Why Colorado

The Rockies, the aspens, the rivers, lakes, and wildlife are just some of the top reasons to choose a Colorado destination wedding! The sky’s the limit for a Colorado wedding. There are dozens of outdoor venues that take advantage of the gorgeous backdrop, but there are also a number of indoor grand ballrooms waiting to be explored. With luxurious accommodations and so much to do, your guests will have an unforgettable experience. Need more convincing? Check out our top 10 reasons to have a Colorado destination wedding below!

Top 10 Reasons to Get Married in Colorado

  1. Weather – Winter Vs. Summer/Seasons

From a magical winter wedding to a lovely summer day, Colorado is known for its four seasons. Denver has more annual hours of sun than San Diego or Miami with 300 days of sunshine! With the low humidity and high altitude, you will almost certainly be guaranteed a good hair day on your big day!

  1. Winter Wedding Trends

Romance is guaranteed for a Colorado destination wedding in the winter. Candlelight, cold nights, and cozy seating make for an unforgettable experience. Elevate and accessorize your bridal look with a faux-fur shrug or cape to stay warm and add some glam to your photos! Winter weddings just allow for so many decor options! It’s a perfect opportunity to opt for a fancy hot chocolate bar, coffee, or mulled wine station designed to warm your guests right up! Finally, winter weddings just provide for some epic scenic shots of Colorado’s beautiful backdrop with a light dusting of snow.

  1. Mountain Venues

With over 54 mountain peaks and ski towns like Aspen, Telluride, and Vail, you will not be skimping on style or luxury! Across Colorado, you will find venues with cabin lodge charm, storybook forest settings, gorgeous mountaintop ceremony areas, and backdrops with creeks and rivers. The view of the Rocky Mountains on your special day will make any bride feel like a princess! Any venue will dazzle guests with aspen and pine trees behind you as they celebrate your nuptials. Or opt for a grand ceremony with an elevation of over 11,000 feet and sweeping mountain views. Either way, a Colorado wedding will not disappoint! Head to our Top Colorado Wedding Venues blog for the full run down on our favorite locations!

  1. Accommodations

To accommodate all guests’ needs, Colorado offers accommodations for your luxuries winter wedding to your beautiful summer mountain wedding. Your event continues after with intimate B&B’s, cozy cabins, riverfront properties, glam luxury suites, and retro downtown hotels. Your guest will enjoy making your day into a complete Colorado weekend retreat.

  1. Unique Guest Experiences

Gondolas and ski lifts are available to take you or your guests to the very top of the mountain for an ultimate and unforgettable ceremony. That is something that your guests will never forget and you will cherish forever! You can also have your guests start the wedding weekend with a perfect morning! Mountaintop yoga classes are available for select months and will give your guests the option of starting their day the zen way!

  1. Travel

Colorado is an easy destination because the Denver International Airport is so close! It’s the sixth busiest airport in the nation and offers non-stop flights to more than 175 worldwide destinations. If you’re opting for a city wedding, there is a direct rail from the airport to downtown Denver that is less than an hour ride.

  1. Attractions

Your wedding guests will have so many fun activities to choose from: skiing, golfing, hiking, biking. For the more adventurous – whitewater rafting or fly fishing National parks, outdoor adventure, unique attractions all await in colorful Colorado! For guests who are coming from out of town to help you celebrate, this is the perfect opportunity to extend their trip into an unforgettable vacation or romantic mountain getaway.

  1. Anyone can officiate

That’s right! Anyone can officiate your wedding- your friend, your cousin, anyone you can think of! According to the Colorado Government, if you want to solemnize your own marriage, you’ll be responsible for acquiring, completing, and returning the license to marry to the appropriate county office of the clerk and recorder. It’s surprisingly easy and could make for a memorable ceremony!

  1. Cuisine

It’s only right to pair Colorado’s naturally beautiful backdrops with a local menu! No matter the location, it’s easy to give your guests a true taste of Colorado! Your main dish can highlight regional favorites including elk, bison, or trout. For a fun garnish or dessert, you can add in fun flavor from the state fruit – the Palisade peach! We can’t forget about the drinks! Colorado is home to some of the best-ranked breweries in the United States. Choose a local and sustainable caterer for your big and you won’t be disappointed with the Colorado flair!

  1. Wedding Photographers & Planners

Kevin Kostner and Christine Baumgartner, Kate Hudson and Chris Robinson, the list of celebrity weddings in Colorado goes on and on! So it’s no surprise that you have a wonderful list of well-respected industry experts to take of your wedding day. From luxury rentals, photographers, caterers, to DJs, florists, and decor – Colorado offers a number of renowned locals to make your wedding dreams a reality. It’s important to select a photographer and planner that understands your exact vision for your wedding.

Importance of Videography

While a picture of a bride and groom at the altar is beautiful, it’s much more memorable to relive their vows via video. With a scene as picturesque as the Rockies, videography is key! Imagine the amazing footage that can be captured via drone! Allow Elysium Productions to catch every detail, capture every moment, and create a lasting story that will be a cinematic masterpiece you will cherish forever! Click through our portfolio of video galleries in gorgeous Colorado areas including Aspen, Beaver Creek / Vail, Telluride, and Tabernash. These videos will have you planning your Colorado destination wedding in no time!

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