Many couples are forgoing the traditional large wedding in favor of smaller, more intimate celebrations. At Elevate, we’ve discovered that elopements make for amazing photos that really capture the bride and groom’s personality because they are able to focus on each other and not worry about everything else that goes on in a typical wedding day. That’s why we’re excited to introduce Elevate Photography’s elopement packages. The packages are curated for couples wanting to get great photos of this special moment in life without the cost of a big wedding.
To help you plan your perfect Colorado elopement, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite intimate wedding venues. Don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss how we can help make the most of your special day.
Built in 1911 as the centerpiece of Denver’s Daniels and Fishers department store, this 5-story tower was the tallest building west of the Mississippi. In recent years, it has been transformed into a chic, modern venue with two wrap-around balconies and a beautiful spiral staircase. The giant clock is a unique backdrop for intimate ceremonies and small receptions. The tower offers elopement specific packages that include four hours of time for up to 20 guests.
The Denver Botanic Gardens offers a variety of beautiful outdoor locations for elopements and small weddings year-round and in the heart of Denver. Their Water Garden Gazebo overlooks a pond with waterlilies and seats up to 30 guests. the Woodland Mosaic gallery is within a historic solarium by meadow-like flowers.
This intimate, romantic wedding venue an hour outside of Telluride, is actually it’s own town. Couples can choose to rent out a portion of the venue or the entire town, which includes 44 distinct cabins, a mineral hot springs, dance hall & saloon, spa treatment cabins and a gorgeous open-air chapel. Dunton has two elopement packages available for easy planning.
Another of our favorite Colorado elopement venues is Della Terra Mountain Chateau. Just outside of Rocky Mountain National Park, Della Terra is a venue and luxury lodge in one. The venue hosts elopements and intimate weddings weekdays from October through May that range in price from $1,200 – $2,500 depending on the size of the wedding party.
Known for it’s impeccable service and gorgeous grounds, The Broadmoor serves as an ideal location for elopements and small weddings. Couples can choose from several ceremony and reception venues and can customize meal and lodging packages. And with on-site amenities like a luxury spa, 18-hole golf course and a bowling alley, who wouldn’t want to celebrate for a long weekend?
Celebrate your “I Dos” at The Brown Palace, a romantic, historic hotel opened in 1892. Couples may choose to get married at the nearby Trinity Methodist Church or the hotel itself. For couples with 50-80 guests, The Brown Palace offers “intimate wedding packages.” For a smaller party, consider a dinner at The Palace Arms, a nationally-awarded restaurant with seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients and dishes that are inspired.
We also recommend considering upscale hotels and resorts in Colorado for your perfect elopement getaway, such as The Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons, Sonnenalp, Devil’s Thumb Ranch, Hotel Jerome and Wild Basin Lodge.