17 Destination Wedding Locations in Colorado

November 24, 2021
17 Destination Wedding Locations in Colorado

Feature image by: Wild Jasmine Photography

Whether you’re looking for snowcapped mountains or a chic downtown cityscape as the backdrop for your Rocky Mountain wedding, Colorado offers a diverse variety of places to plan your destination wedding. Choose from some of our favorite spots for a destination wedding in Colorado and peruse our Destination Wedding Planning Guides for local wedding inspiration!

1. Aspen & Snowmass

The Roaring Fork Valley, home to an eclectic number of mountain towns, offers a diverse range of wedding venues from snowy slopeside vistas to sprawling country clubs and romantic intimate restaurants to stunning mountain sites with panoramic views. Plan your wedding with talented local vendors in Aspen, Glenwood Springs, Snowmass, Carbondale or Basalt to encapsulate the incredible beauty of Colorado.

Photos by: Kelly Hornberger, Matt + Jess and Tamara Susa with Be the Xperience.

FLIP THROUGH THE ASPEN WEDDING GUIDE HERE.


2. Boulder

Home to the Flatirons and only 30 minutes from Denver is Boulder, Colorado. A quaint city tucked into the foothills of the Rockies, Boulder is full of an intimate city setting and beautiful mountain views. Plan your wedding weekend in Boulder County to experience the stunning background of Boulder and its surrounding cities.

Photos by: Dani Faulkenberry Photography, Alison Vagnini Weddings and Sarah Joy Photo. 

FLIP THROUGH THE BOULDER WEDDING GUIDE HERE.


3. Breckenridge

Amongst the soaring Rocky Mountain peaks, find the quaint mountain town of Breckenridge, Colorado. From the store-lined main street, world-class skiing and striking fall colors, every season of the year brings new life and beauty to the charming city. Plan your wedding in Breckenridge for breathtaking views and coziness tucked into every corner of the city.

Photos by: Austin Liberato Photography, Cassie Rosch Photography and Tara Bielecki. 

FLIP THROUGH THE BRECKENRIDGE WEDDING GUIDE HERE.


4. Buena Vista & Salida

Located in the heart of the Rockies along the Arkansas River and surrounded by the Sawatch and Sangre de Cristo Mountain ranges sits the sleepy mountain towns of Buena Vista and Salida, Colorado. If you’re looking for a destination wedding location that is the epitome of rustic Rocky Mountain charm, then Buena Vista and Salida are your top choices. With an eclectic group of venues, from the urban Steamplant Event Center to the picturesque Three Peaks Ranch, Buena Vista and Salida have top notch local vendors that will meet any needs. Say your “I Do’s” in the heart of the Rockies at Buena Vista and Salida!

Photos by: Sarah E. Photo, Hannah Quintana and Tracy Pacana Photography.

FLIP THROUGH THE BUENA VISTA & SALIDA WEDDING GUIDE HERE.


5. Colorado Springs

Nestled in the Pikes Peak region, Colorado Springs boasts spectacular views and adventurous activities as a Colorado destination wedding location. From the Garden of the Gods to the Manitou Incline, there are plenty of places to see and places to be for any type of adventure for your Rocky Mountain wedding.

Photos by: KJ & Rob Photographers and Rachel Traxler.

FLIP THROUGH THE COLORADO SPRINGS WEDDING GUIDE HERE.


6. Colorado Western Slope

Home to Grand Junction, Palisade and Ouray, Colorado, the Colorado western slope is a unique climate with stunning Rocky Mountain views. If you’re looking for a warmer part of the Rockies, then the Colorado western slope is the Colorado wedding destination for you! Bask in the desert sun in Grand Junction or fall in love with the gorgeous city of Ouray during your Rocky Mountain wedding. Select your Colorado wedding team on the western slope, from your florist to photographer, in our hand-curated Vendor Collective and start planning your Colorado western slope wedding today.

Photos by: Jason & Daris Photocinema, The DeLaCastros and Kimberly Crist.

FLIP THROUGH THE COLORADO WESTERN SLOPE WEDDING GUIDE HERE.


7. Crested Butte

The wildflower-filled meadows and snowy Rocky Mountain peaks await in Crested Butte, Colorado for your destination wedding. An abundance of talented vendors and stunning mountain views await in Gunnison Valley, the home to Crested Butte for your Rocky Mountain wedding. Mountain bike in the summer or plan a day of skiing in the winter to incorporate the beautiful surrounding mountains into your Crested Butte “I do’s.” 

Photos by: Cat Galletti, Alyssa Carpenter and Nate Shepard.

FLIP THROUGH THE CRESTED BUTTE WEDDING GUIDE HERE.


8. Denver

If you’re looking for a Rocky Mountain wedding destination with mountain views and a big-city feel, then Denver, Colorado is the destination wedding location for you. Located a short drive from mountainous peaks and home to a number of urban sights, Denver is the perfect location for couple’s who want the best of both worlds. Find your dream vendors from Denver and start planning your Rocky Mountain I Do’s in the Mile High City today!

Photos by: Meredith Soy Photography, Abigayle Pasley Photography and Sunnie Heers.

FLIP THROUGH THE DENVER WEDDING GUIDE HERE.


9. Denver Foothills

Local wedding inspiration from Morrison, Evergreen and Bailey awaits in the Denver, Colorado foothills. The lush forests, magical winters and moderate summers make the Denver foothills the perfect Rocky Mountain destination location for any wedding event. Choose from the extensive list of talented local vendors and gorgeous venues for your “I do’s” in the Denver foothills. Plan a day of water sports on Evergreen lake or explore the nearby quaint towns during your Rocky Mountain wedding weekend in the Denver foothills.

Photos by: Spenser Chambers Photography, Sarah Roshan and You and Me Wedding Photography.

FLIP THROUGH THE DENVER FOOTHILLS WEDDING GUIDE HERE.


10. Durango

With an abundance of activities from hiking to skiing and fly fishing to horseback riding, Durango, Colorado offers a variety of things to do set amongst a beautiful southwestern backdrop of towering mountains and high-desert plains. Find your dream team of vendors and start planning your destination Colorado wedding in Durango!

Photos by: Anchor and Pine Collective, Adam Naples and Diana Coulter.

FLIP THROUGH THE DURANGO WEDDING GUIDE HERE.


11. Estes Park

Located at the base of Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, Colorado is home to wildlife like elk and bears. If you’re on the hunt for a quiet, cozy atmosphere for your Rocky Mountain wedding, then Estes Park is the destination wedding location for you. The quaint town and miles of trails mean Estes Park is in no short supply of stunning mountain views. Plan your wedding in Estes Park with a dream team of local vendors to create magic for your big day!

Photos by: Melissa Shelton Photography and Sarah Porter Photography. 

FLIP THROUGH THE ESTES PARK WEDDING GUIDE HERE.


12. Grand County

Home to Granby, Grand Lake, Hot Sulphur Springs, Kremmling, and Winter Park/Fraser, the beautiful Rocky Mountain experiences are endless in Grand County, Colorado. This Colorado wedding destination is ideal for those looking to adventure across mountain peaks, fish in glacial fed rivers or spend time exploring Rocky Mountain National Park. Check out some of the best local vendors and enjoy your wedding weekend at 8,000’ in the natural beauty of Grand County, Colorado!

Photos by: Ryse Photography, Bonnie Sen and Jennifer Morgan Photography.

FLIP THROUGH THE GRAND COUNTY WEDDING GUIDE HERE.


13. Northern Colorado

Northern Colorado, located at 5,003’ in elevation, is a Rocky Mountain wedding destination with a vibrant downtown scene, miles of hiking and biking trails, and a place you will immediately feel at home in. From a refreshing swim in Horsetooth Reservoir in Fort Collins to grabbing drinks at one of Loveland’s downtown rooftop restaurants, northern Colorado is the perfect place to host your destination wedding weekend. Check out our Vendor Collective for the top wedding vendors in northern Colorado! 

Photos by: Caitlin Steuben, Macy Frances and Caitlin Steuben.

FLIP THROUGH THE NORTHERN COLORADO WEDDNG GUIDE HERE.


14. Steamboat Springs

Located in the heart of Yampa Valley, Steamboat Springs is a gem in northern Colorado. Escape to Steamboat Springs, Colorado for your destination wedding for stunning 360° views of the Rockies and experience nature at every turn. Best known for its freezing winters and abundance of outdoor adventures, Steamboat Springs might be the perfect Rocky Mountain location for a dreamy winter wedding. Local vendors await to create the wedding of your dreams in Steamboat Springs.

Photos by: Nate Shepard, Kate Ivy Photography and BW Photography Studio. 

FLIP THROUGH THE STEAMBOAT SPRINGS WEDDING GUIDE HERE.


15. Summit County

Situated between the Continental Divide and Gore Range, and brimming with winter and summer activities, Keystone and Silverthorne shine as ideal destination wedding locations in Summit County, Colorado. This destination wedding location is perfect for the couple not afraid of getting a little messy while exploring the outdoor beauty of Colorado. Plan your wedding weekend in Summit County for spectacular views and endless talent by local vendors for your big day.

Photos by: Laura Murray Photography and Dani Cowan Photography.

FLIP THROUGH THE SUMMIT COUNTY WEDDING GUIDE HERE.


16. Telluride

Set in a box canyon surrounded by the San Juan Mountains and filled with historic charm of the past mining town is Telluride, Colorado. This historic mountain town and towering mountain peaks make the perfect backdrop for your dream Colorado destination wedding location. Bask in the natural beauty and plan the most stunning wedding with our carefully curated team of vendors from Telluride, Colorado.

Photos by: Preston Utley and Jason & Daris Photocinema.

FLIP THROUGH THE TELLURIDE WEDDING GUIDE HERE.


17. Vail

Known for its dazzling mountain views and European charm, Vail, Colorado is the perfect destination spot for couples looking to incorporate rustic Colorado views with classic European glamour. Plan your wedding at some of the loveliest venues in the state with the most talented local vendors. Your big day in Vail will be nothing short of magical!

Photos by: Samantha Farmer Photography, Melissa Brielle Photography and Brian Paul Mallik Photography.

FLIP THROUGH THE VAIL WEDDING GUIDE HERE.


Ready to start planning your destination wedding in Colorado? Take a peek at our full library of Destination Wedding Planning Guides to get inspiration and start planning your big day today!

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