Downtown Denver has changed immensely over the past few years as more and more people move to Colorado and settle in Denver. One of the best things about all this change is the number of high quality wedding venues in downtown Denver. As Denver wedding photographers we love photographing downtown and capturing a true urban vibe for our client’s weddings. There are definitely some venues that stand out over others as great places to have your wedding. Sometimes it is just the feel of the venue, but other things to consider are the location relative to other great photo spots. Here are some of our favorite venues that check off all of the boxes.
Asterisk just recently opened as one of Denver’s newest event venues. The took a historic post office garage from the 1920s and updated it to create a perfect backdrop for your downtown Denver wedding. The property consists of a large main hall that has great light from south facing windows and skylights built into throughout the space. They also have a rooftop patio that has views of the surrounding buildings and the mountains in the distance. It is a great place for your cocktail hour or a smaller ceremony.
Blanc is located in the center of downtown Denver’s RiNo district and is a great space for your wedding day. The interior of blanc boasts a large main hall, exposed brick walls and a lot of great natural light, which is perfect for photos. It is a very flexible space that you can easily personalize with your own creative decor.
The exterior space is a nice oasis in the middle of the city and is perfect for your ceremony and cocktail hour, especially on a beautiful summer night. The courtyard space includes leafy shade trees, market lights, and grapevines. The gazebo is a seated area is sheltered by a large grape arbor and features a market light chandelier.
Denver Athletic Club
The Denver Athletic Club was founded in 1884 and is a historical landmark located in the middle of downtown Denver. The Club is one of the oldest and largest private city clubs in the United States. Their private rooftop deck is surrounded by high rises and gives you the feel of being in the heart of the city. They also have large ballroom, which has an elegant tear drop chandelier, if you are looking for a more formal location for your wedding festivities.
The Midwest Steel and Ironworks that dates back to 1903 is newly restored and has turned into an event venue that is not only beautiful but historic. The original structure built over several years from the yearly 1900s through the 1950s. They did an amazing job of creating an art deco feel from the 1920s. It feels like you have stumbled upon a speakeasy during the times of prohibition. They stayed very true to the architecture and design of the building and really brought it to life. Their remodel is highlighted by a beautiful bar, exposed brick, multiple chandeliers, and the original hardwood floors.
Mile High Station
This historic structure has been completely restored and offers you a landmark venue for your event. Some of our favorite features of the space are the original exposed brick and the beautiful bare bulb custom chandeliers. Carefully preserving much of its architectural beauty, one of its new features includes an elevated mezzanine that is an ideal location for your cocktail hour. Mile High Station can accommodate large weddings with a total seating capacity for up to 550.
Moss Denver is an urban industrial wedding and event venue in Denver’s Santa Fe Arts District. With exposed rafters, polished cement floors, and large factory style windows, the vibe is both urban and warm. Our vision in reviving this 1900’s building was Industrial Artistry. Using the building’s authenticity to create an optimal infrastructure for creativity and design while maintaining a seamless flow and functionality. One of their distinguishing features are walls made of moss that can be moved to meet your design needs.
Located in the middle of The Santa Fe Art District and built in 1900, SKYLIGHT has housed artists and photography galleries throughout its lifespan. The large skylights yield the best lighting to display the work from world-renowned photographers like John Fielder, and now set the elegant stage for your event. Their whitewashed brick walls make the perfect canvas for whatever personal touches you want to bring to your wedding. Their rentals are all 24-hours and they can seat up to 200 guests.
The 4,000 square foot Space Gallery offers a contemporary backdrop for any event and is perfect for the art lover or simply those that appreciate the clean lines of modern architecture. With soaring ceilings, stunning architectural elements, and unexpected adaptability, Space Gallery is truly a unique setting for your special day. The gallery can accommodate up to 300 guests looking to enjoy a sophisticated ambiance with artwork providing an elegant backdrop.