The Rocky Mountain region has become a wedding destination for brides and grooms from all over the country. While it is known for ornate sunsets over snow-capped mountains and beautiful outdoor scenery year-round, the Rockies provide more than what meets the eye -- it's a region that offers versatility through its abundance of urban venues like art galleries.

We teamed up with Rembrandt Yard to share the inside scoop about why getting married in an art gallery is our newest obsession!

1. Versatility and Flexibility

Art galleries are extremely versatile when it comes to d├ęcor. Transform the space into the wedding of your dreams with elaborate rentals, unique arbors, stunning floral scapes and more or keep it simple and elegant with the beautiful artwork as your decor. Often, art galleries are open floor plans offering space for lounge areas, cocktails hours and more -- whether you choose a modern flair or rustic charm theme, art galleries can be the blank canvas for your wildest imagination. 

Getting married in a less traditional venue like an art gallery allows for flexibility in choosing your own vendors -- bring in your own alcohol or decorate the space yourself. This can result in cost savings or just getting exactly what you want. A win-win. 

2. Conversation

If you don't know anyone at a wedding, making conversation with other guests isn't always easy. Instead of settling for small-talk like where a guest is from or how they know the bride and groom, your family and friends can mingle during cocktail hour about the art piece they're standing next to. 

The Rembrandt Yard focuses on bringing local and international pieces together for one beautiful exhibit -- and, if your guests fall in love while chatting about a piece, they can buy it. Talk about a wedding favor that has a lasting impact!

3. Gifts

Art is a personal and thoughtful wedding gift. At Rembrandt Yard, a beautiful painting will typically hang behind the couple during the ceremony. Guests (or the couple) can choose to purchase that piece as a keepsake -- forever remembering their wedding day by hanging it in a focal point in their home. 

4. Weather

A Rocky Moutain wedding often calls for having a back-up plan due to the uncontrollable and unpredictable weather but not with an art gallery wedding. There's no need to have a Plan B for rain or snow because you'll be inside! Talk about less stress -- and, we're all about that.

5. Inspiration

Art is undeniably inspirational and can give your wedding an instant theme. It may seem obvious, but don't be afraid to run with it. 

Here are a few ideas we love: 

  • Hire a local artist to design hand painted invitations.
  • Incorporate small easels on tables for place cards or signage.
  • Hold a unique dual-painting unity ceremony. 
  • Entertain children with coloring pages and crayons.
  • Rent a fun photo booth with art inspired props.

The options are endless! Work with the art gallery staff to come up with creative ideas that coordinate with the current exhibits. 

6. Location

Many wedding guests, especially those travelling from out of state, will turn a wedding weekend into a mini vacation. The benefit of hosting your big day at an art gallery is the location. Typically art galleries are located in very populated areas, providing guests with a multitude of options for filling their free time from walkable restaurants to nearby entertainment.

Bonus: Urban settings often provide unique and colorful backdrops for photos such as murals and cityscapes. The Rembrandt Yard also offers many different options for photo backdrops such as their stunning ivy wall, iconic Love sign, and famous quotes that adorn the building.

If you're just as in love with the idea of an art gallery wedding, explore it a little more below:

About Rembrandt Yard

Rembrandt Yard Art Gallery & Event Center is located in the heart of downtown Boulder, CO. It's the perfect backdrop for your unforgettable wedding, reception, rehearsal dinner, corporate affair or non-profit gala. Whether you want to completely transform the space or maintain its simple elegance, it is a blank canvas to ensure your event is unique and special to you. 

Inquire about booking Rembrandt Yard for your event here.

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