Situated in the heart of Colorado is the breathtaking city of Colorado Springs, perched 6,035 feet above sea level, framed by the formidable Rocky Mountains and Pikes Peak, and connected to the sprawling Pike National Forest. A natural wonderland for any bride and groom who enjoys the outdoors, it’s an appealing area for an indoor or outdoor affair. To simplify your search, we’ve compiled five of the most impressive event venues for your Colorado Springs wedding.
It’s not surprising The Pinery at the Hill is an award-winning wedding venue, as it takes care of everything you’ll need for your big day, from décor and flowers to the cake and menu. This 22,000 square-foot event center includes Tuscan-style architecture, panoramic views of Pikes Peak and the Colorado Springs skyline, two chic ballrooms, an elegant chapel, and an intimate terrace.
The venue has the event process down to a science, as it ensures every detail matches what the couple has in mind. Its wide range of wedding packages can accommodate almost any budget, so whether you want simple nuptials or a grand affair, this celebrated venue is an excellent find.
Typical Cost:$3,750 – $26,950
Bonus: The food is divine, as the in-house chefs are professionals at cooking up delicious plated dinners to wedding cakes that could easily win gold on a baking show.
Channel Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle with a fairytale wedding at Glen Eyrie Castle. Sitting on 723 acres in Queen’s Canyon along the Rocky Mountains, the 18,000 square-feet of event space includes a Great Hall with oak paneling and a limestone fireplace, a Queen’s Parlour, a drawing room, a music room, and a large terrace looking out on views that resemble an oil painting.
The 100-year-old property also includes the charming Pink House and Carriage House, endless manicured lawns and gardens, and otherworldly rock formations that guests could spend hours exploring.
Chefs can provide a variety of savory treats, such as crab cakes, Mini Wellingtons, Colorado Lamb Lollipops, Roasted Corn Chowder, and Pan-Seared Duck, in addition to opulent customized wedding cakes.
Typical Cost: $2,000 – $5,000 for ceremonies and $5,000 – $20,000 for receptions
Bonus: For those wanting more than a day to enjoy the castle and surrounding grounds, 97 overnight rooms are available.
This 150-year-old Victorian structure and AAA Four Diamond resort exude the elegance of a bygone era and modern-day sophistication, ingredients that make The Cliff House at Pikes Peak one of the most stately and memorable wedding venues in Colorado Springs.
The primary indoor event space is a 2,500 square-foot grand ballroom, featuring brass chandeliers, a gas fireplace, columns, and the option to add a dance floor. The Cathedral Spires Pavilion is a favorite semi-outdoor event space, offering spectacular mountain views and retractable walls that can be used to accommodate any weather conditions.
The four wedding packages differ in the number of guests they can accommodate and the number of event spaces, but all include banquet chairs, round tables, linens, glassware, oil lamp centerpieces, votive candles, a dance floor, bartenders, a wait staff, and skirted display tables.
Typical Cost: $500 for ceremony site rental, $750 – $2,900 for reception site rental, and $50 – $95 per person for catering
Bonus: Three of the wedding packages include a one-to-two night stay in one of the resort’s suites.
Backed by the Rocky Mountains and accented by red rock formations and surrounding green foliage, Colorado Springs’ Garden of the Gods Resort & Spa is appropriately named. Outdoor wedding sites include the ethereal Reflection Pool and the intimate South Lawn, both offering jaw-dropping views of endless natural splendor.
Reception sites include:
- Three Graces Terrace and Ballroom, its largest space for celebrations
- The View at Kissing Camels, featuring views of the golf course
- Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods
- Hill Room and Hill Terrace
- Grand View Dining Room
- Garden Room and Garden Terrace, offering a mix of indoor and outdoor space
Be sure to fully maximize this resort by staying a few nights in one of its luxurious rooms and treating yourself to indulgences at the Strata Integrated Wellness Spa.
Typical Cost: Starting fee for ceremonies is $5,000; catering fees start at $145 per person
Bonus: The venue’s customized menus include fresh, local ingredients and are prepared by an expert culinary team that can meet any preference.
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Ten minutes away from downtown Colorado Springs is the pink sandstone Briarhurst Manor Estate. Built by Englishman Dr. William Bell in 1876, the manor still retains its English countryside vibe. Today, it operates as a restaurant and event space, offering numerous dining rooms and a large patio for receptions, in addition to five acres of lawns and gardens where ceremonies can be held, all of which open to amazing views of Pikes Peak.
Couples can also rest easy knowing their guests will be treated to a five-course dinner featuring domestic and game meats, fresh seafood, pasta, poultry, specialty salads, vegetarian options, and handcrafted desserts. All dishes can be complemented by the manor’s extensive wine list.
Typical Cost: No site fees; contact the estate to receive a quote for food and drink costs
Bonus: Adding to the tranquil nature of the estate is Fountain Creek, which passes through it.
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Bailey Gaddis is a travel writer and author of Feng Shui Mommy: Creating Balance and Harmony for Blissful Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Motherhood. In addition, she works as a childbirth preparation educator and birth doula who supports mothers-to-be and new mothers. She is also a regular contributor to media outlets including Disney’s Babble, Working Mother, Pregnancy & Newborn, Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, and Woman’s Day. In addition to her childbirth-prep work, she volunteers for families in need of postpartum support. She lives in Ojai, California.