Showing the importance of their faith and starting their marriage on those principles is the reason many couples to choose to have their wedding ceremony in a church. Many of these churches also make incredible backdrops for the ceremony photos to make the wedding day even more unforgettable. We thought we would take out some of the work for you by listing some of the churches in the Denver area that we think make spectacular backdrops for your wedding ceremony photographs. We have also listed the denomination so you can find the perfect fit for your wedding day.
Assumption of the Theotokos – Greek Orthodox
You can see the gold dome of the Assumption of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox church as it sits high up on a hill just off of Alameda in the Hilltop neighborhood of south Denver. The exterior is just a tease of the beauty that is inside. Once you enter you will be blown away by all the icons painted in a classic Greek style. If you are Greek Orthodox, you couldn’t ask for a more stunning backdrop for your wedding ceremony.
Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception – Catholic
The Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception is inspired by French Gothic architecture. It is stunning from the outside but when you walk in and see the overall scale it is breathtaking. It is 195 feet by 116 feet in length and width with a vaulted ceiling rising 68 feet above the slightly sloping nave. The church seats 800. The bell spires were capped at 210 feet in 1911. The finest Carrara marble from Italy was used for the altars, pedestals, statues, pulpit, bishop’s throne and communion rail. At the top of each interior column, a trinity of ribs spring from a cluster of marble wheat and grapes. These ribs support the Gothic vaulted ceiling. It is definitely an amazing place to have your wedding if you are of the Catholic faith.
Cherry Hills Community Church Chapel – Presbyterian
The Dixon Chapel at Cherry Hills Community Church is a simple, but elegant location for your wedding ceremony. The chapel is a totally separate building from the main church. It is built in stone and stands on a hill that looks over Highlands Ranch to the foothills and mountains of the front range. Once inside you can’t help but enjoy the stonework and the vaulted wood ceilings. One of the most unique features is stain glass that includes a cross behind the altar.
Evans Memorial Chapel – Non-denominational
The Evans Memorial Chapel is a historic landmark that is centrally located on the beautiful University of Denver campus. Completed in 1878 in downtown Denver, the Evans Memorial Chapel was built by Governor John Evans (University of Denver founder) in honor of his daughter who had died a decade earlier. It was purchased by the University of Denver later on in 1958 as part of a land purchase. In 1960, the historic building was moved stone by stone to its present location on the DU campus. The non-denominational chapel features stained glass, historic charm and an intimate layout. It is also nestled in a certified arboretum giving you plenty of options for wedding photos outside of the chapel.
Holy Ghost Church – Catholic
Architecturally the Church of the Holy Ghost in Denver is an original conception, a fusion of Spanish and Italian Renaissance art and was completed in 1943. Your guests will be met with the stark contrast of the historic church and its 110 foot tower as it sits among modern downtown buildings. During your ceremony you will be surrounded by the beauty and brilliance of the marble, a towering pipe organ and glowing stain glass. It is a wonderful downtown location for your Catholic wedding ceremony.
Our Lady of Loreto Catholic Church – Catholic
One of the newest Catholic cathedrals in the Denver area, Our Lady of Loreto Catholic Church does an amazing job of feeling modern and historic at the same time. The exterior is an imposing stone edifice that stands out just south of Denver off of Arapahoe road. The real beauty of the church is when you go inside. It has massive wood columns that will surround you as you walk down the aisle for your wedding ceremony and support the vaulted ceiling giving you the feel of branches reaching for the heavens.
St Dominic Catholic Parish – Catholic
St Dominic is a classic Catholic cathedral backdrop for your wedding ceremony. With a beautiful nave that leads up to towering arches, a marble altar and a gorgeously carved crucifix, you feel like you have stepped into a very special place. One of the greatest features of the cathedral is a staircase that is amazingly well lit and is the perfect location for wedding photos that will stand out from the rest.
Trinity United Methodist Church – Methodist
Located in the heart of Denver since 1888, Trinity United Methodist is definitely a downtown Denver landmark. Trinity is one of the finest examples of “modern Gothic” architecture in the United States. Trinity’s steeple, which stands over 183 feet from the ground, was one of the tallest stone towers in the United States at the time of construction. One of the most impressive features of Trinity is the towering pipe organ which serves as a backdrop to the altar and your wedding ceremony. There is also a courtyard area that is one of our favorite locations for bridal photos on the wedding day.
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