A Distinctive Dozen of Denver’s Most Unique Wedding Venues

Denver may be famous for its majestic mountains and "Wild West" reputation, but there's so much more to discover in and around this creative, eclectic city. If you've set your sights on a unique wedding in the Mile High City, check out this collection of some of our favorite places to celebrate—including a lush tropical forest teeming with butterflies and a magical storybook castle!

Mile High Station

Location: 2027 West Lower Colfax Ave, Denver CO

Style: Industrial-chic

Interesting Tidbit: Once the home of a steel and ironworks factory, this versatile space combines original 1897 architectural features like the brick exterior and I-beam steel structure with modern additions such as an elevated mezzanine and an AV system.

Event Space Highlights: Striking “light bulb” chandeliers illuminate the main reception hall, where exposed brick walls and a polished concrete floor lend an industrial flair. The mezzanine, custom-designed bar, and two large patios provide more options for mingling, dining and dancing.

Notable Amenity: Have an extra-long guest list? You can extend your celebration into the parking lot!

Catering: Provided in-house

Price: $ • $$ • $$$

Banquet Table Settings with Globe Bistro Lights at Mile High Station

Denver Botanic Gardens at York Street

Location: 1007 York Street, Denver CO

Style: Mother Nature meets eclectic architecture

Fab Feature: Water, water everywhere makes this place a photographer’s delight. From a babbling brook and bridge gracing the South African Plaza to the tranquil waterlilies floating in the Water Garden Gazebo’s Monet Pool, there’s no shortage of enchanting backdrops.

Event Space Highlights: A Victorian solarium ups the intimate charm of the Woodland Mosaic garden. Antique chandeliers and abundant wildflowers are icing on the cake. If your guest list is long, try the Orangery’s Renaissance greenhouse with its stately cypress trees and adjacent Terrace. Bursts of color reign at two of their most popular gardens: The All-America Selections offers vibrant blooms, a canopied central plaza and reflecting pools, while the Romantic Gardens include painted columns, gorgeous views, and an explosion of scented roses.

Wedding Package Perk: Your rental fee helps support the Botanic Garden’s mission to entertain, delight, and educate—all while playing a major role in saving species and protecting natural habitats for future generations.

Catering: Select from list

Price: $ • $$

Outdoor Tented Wedding Reception with Lighting at Denver Botanic Gardens at York Street

Punch Bowl Social

Location: 65 Broadway, Denver CO

Style: Lively social club

Fab Feature: This hip, industrial environment mixes “refined gastro fare” with old-school entertainment to create a very social event everyone will remember.

Event Space Highlights: Bocce, bowling, billiards and skeeball? You bet. Even die-hard traditionalists will love hosting a wedding, rehearsal or engagement party here. The venue features high ceilings, an open flow between game rooms, and a mezzanine and karaoke lounge.

Notable Service: The menu’s got your favorite foods with a major upgrade. Sliders, tacos, wings, salads, nachos, fried chicken, cupcakes, blueberry pie bars, and macaroons are all elevated by a great chef using the best ingredients. Add in carving stations, skirt steak, and lots of vegetarian dishes and the result is some insanely good eating.

Catering: Provided in-house

Price: $ • $$

Reception Lounge with Bowling at Punch Bowl Social

Butterfly Pavilion

Location: 6252 West 104th Avenue, Westminister CO

Style: Acres of butterfly-filled gardens

Fab Feature: The butterflies, of course! The main pavilion houses a lush rainforest and is home to over 1,600 free-flying, exotic butterflies. Your rental fee includes after-hours access for you and your guests to explore the forest and commune with its pretty residents.

Event Space Highlights: In addition to the main Pavilion, there’s an elegant ballroom, an outdoor amphitheater near a creek, gazebos, gardens, and patios. You can choose one space, combine a couple, or rent the entire facility.

Wedding Package Perk: All profits generated from events go directly back into the Pavilion’s education, conservation, and outreach programs. What better way to start a life together than by making the world a little bit nicer for the future?

Catering: Select from list

Price: $ • $$

Bride Entering Ceremony at Butterfly Pavilion

The Denver Athletic Club

Location: 1325 Glenarm Place, Denver CO

Style: Upscale private club

Fab Feature: Downtown Denver’s premier private club offers a fabulous array of wedding options for members and non-members alike, along with topnotch service and excellent cuisine.

Event Space Highlights: A rooftop Sundeck with great views is just one of many venues here. The club has an embarrassment of riches with TWO ballrooms, so you can best match your style. The Grand Ballroom features posh chandeliers, crystal sconces and a high ceiling, while the Centennial blends expansive windows with warm woods and an intimate feel.

Notable Amenities: You can turn a shower or bachelor party into retro fun at their 1950s-style bowling alley. Prefer playing pool? They also have a 7-table billiards room, card room, cool tavern restaurant and large screens so you can eat, drink AND keep an eye on the game.

Catering: Provided in-house

Price: $ • $$ • $$$

Rooftop Reception at The Denver Athletic Club


Location: 3150 Walnut Street, Denver CO

Style: Innovative, urban event venue

Fab Feature: Located right in the center of town, Blanc captures the excitement and creativity of Denver’s evolving personality. Exposed brick and ceiling mechanics, plus lots of cool design details throughout the property, make it a site unlike any other in the Mile High City.

Event Space Highlights: In addition to the main gallery areas, there’s also a patio with a fireplace, gardens, a cozy barn, and much more. Having so many venues in one place means plenty of interesting possibilities.

Notable Services: They partner with some of Denver’s best caterers. Blanc has come to trust a select few vendors who provide topnotch food and stellar service. You can rest assured that not only will the food will be delish, but the setup and cleanup will be a breeze, too.

Catering: Select from list

Price: $ • $$

Outdoor Ceremony with Urban Vibe at Blanc

Warren Station Center for the Arts

Location: 164 Ida Belle Drive, Keystone CO

Style: Contemporary arts center

Fab Feature: It’s perfect for summer or winter. In warm weather, the wildflowers blossom under the pines. When it turns cold, the grounds are transformed into a snowy wonderland, and you and your guests can even hit the nearby ski slopes!

Event Space Highlights: Exchange vows in the romantic Quaking Aspen Amphitheater just below Keystone Mountain. Then, host your reception in the Warren Station Ballroom, where stunning lighting features, neutral elements, and a modern ambiance create a versatile canvas for your event.

Notable Amenities: Close to lodging and outdoor adventures, Warren Station is nestled in the charming River Run Village, making it convenient and accessible for a mountainside destination wedding.

Catering: Bring your own

Price: $ • $$ • $$$

Bridal Party in Winter Wonderland at Warren Station Center for the Arts

Grant Humphreys Mansion

Location: 770 Pennsylvania Street, Denver CO

Style: Neoclassical mansion

Fab Feature: This lovely 1902 home provides an elegant oasis in the heart of the city, just steps from Governor’s Park.

Event Space Highlights: Outdoor ceremonies are held on the large front lawn, with the impressive columned entry portico serving as your altar and backdrop. After you’re wed, capture amazing photos amid rose gardens, and on grand staircases and romantic balconies. Receptions make use of the mansion’s exquisite interior; your guests will love mingling throughout the classic ballroom, library, formal dining rooms and parlors. For your pre-wedding preparations, there’s even a private dressing suite with elegant furnishings and plenty of natural light.

Notable Amenities: The ballroom has a built-in stage, a mansion staff person is present at each event, and there are tons of restaurants and hotels nearby.

Catering: Select from list

Price: $ • $$

Wedding Ceremony on Mansion Lawn at Grant Humphreys Mansion

Artwork Network Gallery and Event Center

Location: 878 Santa Fe Drive, Denver CO

Style: Vintage-Modern gallery

Fab Feature: Hammered-tin ceilings, hardwood floors, exposed brick, and loads of natural light give the gallery a metropolitan feel that’s dynamic and sleek.

Event Space Highlights: It has a flexible floor plan. Do you prefer wide open spaces or cozy nooks? Moveable walls mean you can be as imaginative as you wish when staging your celebration.

Notable Amenities: The decorating is practically done for you. The works of hundreds of contemporary artists are featured throughout the gallery each year. Not only will the art create a fantastic backdrop for your photos, but the rotating exhibits mean no two weddings will look alike.

Catering: Select from list

Price: $ • $$

Bride Against Art Gallery Background at Artwork Network Gallery and Event Center

Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre

Location: 18300 W Alameda Parkway, Morrison CO

Style: Iconic state park and concert venue

Interesting Tidbit: The park boasts the only naturally occurring, acoustically perfect amphitheatre in the world (U2, Sting and the Beatles have performed here!)

Event Space Highlights: The open-air Upper Terrace is especially awe-inspiring at night, when the soaring rock formations right in front of you are uplit against the dark sky and the Denver cityscape stretches along the horizon like a glittering ribbon. Built around one of the famous red rocks that give this place its name, the Rock Room literally brings the natural surroundings inside. When this space is paired with the Ship Rock Grill, you also get an outdoor patio where you and your guests can fully appreciate the amazing scenery.

Notable Amenities: In the days before or after the big event, guests can explore 868 acres of deer, dinosaurs, geological wonders, and spectacular vistas.

Catering: Provided in-house

Price: $ • $$ • $$$

Outdoor Ceremony with Red Rock views at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre

Dunafon Castle

Location: 24020 Highway 74, Idledale CO

Style: Fairy-tale castle

Interesting Tidbit: Built in 1941, this enchanting castle recently underwent a loving restoration using existing blueprints, photographs, and personal interviews with surviving original residents.

Event Space Highlights: This romantic venue will make you feel every inch the princess with its stone walls, turrets, and towers. Huge fireplaces and gorgeous Old World décor in both of their reception halls—not to mention the panoramic views of the estate—make either room a great choice for indoor entertaining.

Notable Amenities: The surrounding forest and calm waters of Bear Creek offer endless possibilities for magical moments and unique photographs. Encourage guests to check out the area via walking, hiking, and mountain bike trails that form a part of the Jefferson County Open Space Complex.

Catering: Select from list

Price: $ • $$ • $$$

Outdoor Ceremony with Iron Gazebo at Dunafon Castle

The Fort Restaurant

Location: 19192 Hwy 8, Morrison CO

Style: Rustic, Western-themed restaurant

Interesting Tidbit: As a full-sized replica of Colorado’s first fur trading post, this venue surrounds you with history and authentic Wild West décor.

Event Space Highlights: Outdoor weddings on the expansive terrace come with beautiful views of the foothills and the sparkling lights of downtown Denver. The beamed ceiling, large fireplaces, and adobe walls in the main dining room create a warm and inviting atmosphere for dinner receptions.

Notable Amenity: For a dramatic entrance or ending, a landing pad is available for a helicopter to deliver you to your ceremony, or to sweep you off into the sky after an unforgettable day.

Catering: Provided in-house

Price: $$ • $$$

Black and White Photography of Bride and Groom at The Fort Restaurant

For more wedding locations in and around the Mile High City, check out our full list of Denver/Boulder venues here!

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