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A Denver wedding is a breathless experience at once picturesque, exciting, and memorable. The Mile High city is chock full of amazing places for wedding photos — there are incredible venues sprinkled throughout the Denver Metro area of the Colorado Front Range, from chic ballrooms to historic hotels and churches, all set in front of the snow capped peaks of the Rocky Mountains. Read more at Wikipedia.
As a wedding photographer, Denver is one of my favorite big cities to shoot in for the sheer variety of places to make amazing pictures, and the weather is pretty mild even in the coldest of winters.
Denver is also a major airline hub with a ton of airplane traffic, so it will be relatively inexpensive for wedding guests to get in and out. The Denver Airport does get snow in the winter time, but it’s exceedingly rare for flights to get cancelled, so you can be pretty relaxed about planning a winter wedding in the Denver area.
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Ideas for Denver Wedding Photos
There are so many opportunities for interesting bride and groom shots in Denver, and if you have a chance, I highly recommend blocking an hour or so off your wedding day to cruise the city and shoot in some of its more interesting places. Just a walk around the city yields a zillion cool alleyways and urban locations.
Not only are there are some really fun murals near the Seawell Ballroom and around the REI Denver store. Not only do these make great backdrops for wedding day images, but they are also fun to explore during Denver engagement sessions. You’ll find lots of visual inspiration at the Denver Visitor Bureau Pinterest pages.
If you have even more time, you might consider taking off into the foothills, or even further away up toward the Mount Evans Scenic Byway. This is one of the highest paved roads in the country and curves its way through the mountains and past alpine lakes en route to some of the best and most accessible views in the state. This is about an hour out of town. It’s also a great option if you’ve got a few days to kill before a destination wedding.
Lots more visuals are at the Denver Youtube channel.
Denver Wedding Party Activities
Your wedding guests will love the variety of activities they can experience in Denver. The nightlife is hopping, with music and entertainment venues like the Paramount Theatre, Comedy Works or Red Rocks. Hiking up mountain trails, kayaking or white water rafting in the rivers, horseback riding in the mountains, exploring the untouched wilderness, mountain breweries or shopping in the city are just some of the countless activities your wedding guests will enjoy.
Best Wedding Venues in Denver
- Denver Museum of Science and Nature: This is one of the coolest wedding venues in Colorado, hands down. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to get stuck in a museum for a night, get married here and find out. The ceremonies I’ve photographed here are in a massive hall that’s three stories tall. Dinner was served in the galleries, so some guests were in the arctic exhibit with polar bears, and others were in Australia, with koala’s staring down from the trees. I really like the dance floor here — there’s plenty of space for guests, the space isn’t crowded, and people can venture up to the second floor to look down at the goings on.
- Seawell Ballroom: LOVE. This place has it all, from an absolutely enormous dance floor to a great location, to space for hundreds of guests, to an epic view of the city lights at night. I don’t hesitate to say this is my favorite place, and my pick for the very best place to get married in Denver. I love the fact that you can take the bride and groom all over downtown’s major landmarks, and the furthest place you’d want to go is about five minutes by foot. Also super easy for guests to get there and find parking, which is more important than you think in the middle of a big city.
- Brown Palace: The Brown Palace is an icon of Denver’s hospitality industry. It’s one of the oldest hotels in Denver is is on the National Register of Historic Places. Great food, interesting architecture,and smack dab in the middle of downtown.
- Ritz Carlton Denver: Super cool venue in the middle of downtown Denver, in one of the highest buildings in Colorado. I like this place for a number of reasons, the first being that it’s really, really, really tall. From most of the ceremony and reception halls (the ballroom, the Monarch, the Fall River, and the Cameron) you’ll get some pretty sweet views, which allows me ot create a lot of interesting photos thanks to the twinkling lights outside. Also, you can’t beat the Ritz for top notch hospitality.
- Artwork Network: The Artwork Network is a funky little gallery on the outskirts of town that I really enjoy shooting at. There’s a lot of space, both indoors and out, and photographing weddings here is a lot of fun. I love being able to wander through the old alleyways nearby, all of which are filled with interesting and colorful grafitti and wall art. It’s a special place that would really appeal to arty couples.
- Mile High Station: Mile High Station is an old brownstone that reminds me of my days living in a similar sort of building in Boston. One thing I like about Mile High Station is you can have hundreds and hundreds of guests there. I also like the fact that you can look down on the main floor of the venue from above.
Denver Wedding Photo Slideshows
Here are a couple of slideshows for Denver Weddings. Take a peek if you have a few minutes!