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Small Wedding Venues for Your Colorado Micro Wedding

Colorado is one of the best places to elope, so it’s no surprise that so many couples are also looking for intimate Colorado venues for their small wedding. From mountain views in Aspen and unique Airbnbs in Vail to luxury mountain resorts in Estes Park and other secluded Colorado mountain wedding venues that offer micro-wedding options.

A small wedding is typically 40 people or less, and the following small wedding venues are just an idea of some amazing spots where you can say your “I do’s” together. If you find a venue you love, then we got you covered! After all, if you’re planning something intimate, then you deserve a whole different experience than your standard wedding checklist. Connect with one of our awesome elopement vendors to start building your personal wedding day package today.

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Reminder: please respect your time slot and practice Leave No Trace (LNT) principles during your wedding day. Meaning, please leave the location as you left it, stay on the trail, and respect the land. Always double-check the rules and regulations of any outdoor wedding venue. 

Colorado Mountain Wedding Venues

Planning your dream wedding day at one of Colorado’s stunning mountain wedding venues? Picture saying ‘I do’ amidst the majestic peaks and alpine landscapes of some of Colorado’s epic spots, creating an intimate celebration of love. These popular Colorado mountain wedding venues offer breathtaking backdrops, from snow-capped summits to vibrant wildflower meadows. Whether you dream of exchanging vows by an alpine lake or on a mountaintop, these venues are some of our favorites and are ideal for small weddings and elopements. Explore the Rockies and check out some of our favorite Colorado mountain wedding venues below.

Sapphire Point Overlook – Dillon

Sapphire Point Overlook is easily one of the most popular spots in Colorado for both elopements and intimate weddings. This spot overlooks Lake Dillon, along with the Gore and Tenmile mountain range for your ceremony. This is also a great affordable option for couples who don’t want to break the bank on “venue fees”.

Although this location gets pretty crowded, it’s a great small wedding venue in Colorado with mountain views, perfect for a wedding party smaller than 35 people.

Looking to have an outdoor, adventurous wedding day near Breckenridge? All you have to do is reserve a two-hour time block through Recreation.gov. Your wedding at Sapphire Point Overlook will cost about $120!

Spires Ranch – Buffalo Creek

A new, outdoor wedding venue in Colorado is Spires Ranch. The owners of this venue actually have over 30 years of combined experience in the industry and personally developed the venue to provide a personal wedding experience. We hear sunrises and sunsets here are pretty amazing with panoramic views of the continental divide.

Maroon Bells Amphitheater – Aspen

Another popular mountain small wedding venue for elopements is Maroon Bells Amphitheater in Aspen, CO. This spot is only ideal for ceremonies, like most park options we mention. Receptions are not allowed, and the maximum number of guests allowed is 50 (which is perfect for your small wedding).

Maroon Bells is easily one of the best mountain wedding photography spots in Colorado. If you’re interested in renting this outdoor venue, then head to reserve your date and pay the rental fee ($200). What does your fee cover? A private area for your ceremony with the best mountain views you’ll see. Your fee also allows you to have a more intimate experience without tourists.

Chautauqua Park – Boulder

If you’re looking for another cheap wedding venue in Colorado, then Chautauqua Park in Boulder is gorgeous. This is probably one of the most popular locations to explore in Boulder. We recommend planning your micro wedding during the weekday. We also love sunrise ceremonies at this location. What do you need to do to have your wedding here? Boulder OSMP will require you to reserve a picnic shelter or specific ceremony site. If you’re planning on having an arch and chairs, then you can also reserve the lawn outside the Chautauqua Dining Hall. You can only elope on the trails if you’re having NO guests and your photographer has the OSMP permit for photography.

Holy Cross – Vail

Looking for a venue with a 360-degree view? Holy Cross is at the top of Vail Mountain within the Rocky Mountains. Here you’ll be able to see Vail Valley and Gore Mountain Range. This venue in CO is available from June through September. You’ll have to pay a site fee and lift tickets per person.

Woods Walk – Crested Butte

Looking for a ceremony spot that involves some hiking? Wood Walk is a 2.9-mile trail near Crested Butte, CO. We love this area because you can have so many portrait opportunities with different backdrops. From Mt Crested Butte to the grassy field and aspen trees. It’s also considered a relatively easy hike you can have your friends and family join in!

Beaver Creek Wedding Deck – Avon

Getting to Beaver Creek Wedding Deck just takes a chair lift to get you to the mountain wedding ceremony venue with Gorge Range views. This is a ceremony-only location, featuring stone seating. Sunrise and sunset wedding ceremonies here are pretty amazing. The ceremony fee starts at about $2,000, and then you’ll need a lift ticket per guest.

Halfway House Flagstaff – Boulder

The Halfway House on the summit of Flagstaff Mountain is perfect for micro weddings. You’ll get the famous Colorado mountain backdrop and an enclosed stone (perfect for a wedding arch) in front of the Boulder Valley. About 49 people can fit here and this spot is also dog friendly. Renting this spot is incredibly easy, all reservations are made through Boulder County.


Black Mountain Lodge at Arapahoe Basin – Dillon

Black Mountain Lodge is located at 11,500 feet at mid-mountain. The deck has some of the most epic views for your mountain wedding in CO. Perfect for your ceremony and reception, this venue also overlooks large fields of wildflowers.

Mountain Wedding Garden – Crested Butte

What’s more romantic than mountain views among wildflowers? In Crested Butte, within the Elk Mountain, Mountain Wedding Garden provides the perfect backdrop for your small wedding ceremony and reception.

Ridgway State Park Overlook – Ridgeway

Within the San Juan Mountains in Colorado, you’ll find Ridgway State Park. Close to Ouray, CO, this outdoor venue spot offers a gorgeous overlook with mountain peaks and a sparkling reservoir! There is also an area you can use for your reception if you’re planning on having a small picnic with loved ones. Ceremony fees range from $135 to $400 with a reservation.

Lioncrest Manor – Lyons

In Boulder County, close to Denver, Lioncrest Manor is on a private 50-acre estate. The mountain wedding venue offers 360-degree views during your ceremony, while also providing indoor and outdoor reception options too. They offer multiple wedding packages from inclusive packages to ceremony-only packages.

North Star Gatherings – Idaho Springs

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Stunning views in romantic seclusion, that’s what North Star Gatherings guarantees. We love this wedding venue and everything it stands for. They are big on the environment and actually donate a portion of all wedding proceeds to the Navajo Water Project to help bring clean water to Navajo households. With Rocky Mountain views, multiple ceremonies and reception options, and inclusive packages, this venue is a winner in our book.

Piney River Ranch – Vail

The perfect mountain wedding venue that you’re able to tailor to your needs. Right on the edge of Piney Lake, within Gore Range, Piney River Ranch in Vail is surrounded by backcountry wilderness within the White National Forest. This mountain wedding venue in CO is also perfect for couples who want to explore and enjoy summer activities. After your ceremony, you two can go fly-fishing, canoeing, or just relax and enjoy the view.

Outdoor Wedding Venues in Colorado

Sunrise Amphitheater – Boulder

Sunrise Amphitheater is one of the more affordable venues in Colorado. This spot is also a favorite among our adventurous couples who want to explore Lost Gulch, Chautauqua Park, or Artist Point before or after their ceremony. Even though there are a ton of wedding venues in Boulder, CO, Sunrise Amphitheater has our favorite views by far. This venue is open from May to October of every year, and you can actually reserve this venue up to two years in advance! The rental fee can be as expensive as $400 and as inexpensive as $100, depending on if you’re a resident of Boulder and what time slot you select.

Evergreen Lakehouse – Evergreen

Evergreen Lakehouse is the definition of the perfect lakehouse venue for your micro wedding in Colorado. It’s intimate, overlooks gorgeous views, and is romantic. Your fees will depend on when you want to plan your wedding. You can book your wedding from around mid-March through the first week in December.

Flying Horse Ranch – Larkspur

Flying Horse Ranch offers both all-inclusive and exclusive wedding packages for couples. We love this venue because you have the option of planning your wedding outdoors, in the barn, or in the ranch house. There are also so many perfect photo ops at this venue.

Church Ranch Event Center – Westminister

Church Ranch Event Center is a great indoor and outdoor option for wedding venues in Denver. You’ll get to enjoy waterfalls, Aspen trees, gardens, and other gorgeous views at this venue. Even though this venue has a capacity of 450 people, they also see multiple small weddings here too.

Dushanbe Boulder Tea House – Boulder

Tea and Dim Sum, the perfect combo for couples who are looking for something a bit different. Along with afternoon tea and delicious bites, Dushanbe Boulder Tea House has an outside option for your wedding ceremony.

Flagstaff House – Boulder

If you and your partner are foodies, then Flagstaff House probably takes the cake for you. Fine wines, delicious food, and a breathtaking view. It’s a win, win with this venue. We love this venue for small, intimate weddings. The terrace is probably our favorite place and it’s the perfect spot for your ceremony.

Wild Basin Lodge – Allenspark

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Did you know Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark allows only one wedding a day to provide complete privacy for the couple and their guests? This makes for the perfect CO mountain wedding to check out! You even have 13 acres to explore, which means endless photo opportunities. For your ceremony, you can say your I do’s at Meadow Peak or River Run.

River Bend – Lyons

Under red stone cliffs and surrounded by large trees by the banks of St. Vrain River is River Bend. If you’re planning a small wedding in Colorado, then this spot is perfect to spend your wedding day together.

Lyons Farmette – Lyons

Outside of Lyons and close to Boulder, you’ll see Lyons Farmette. This 4-acre property is near the St. Vrain River and covered in cottonwood trees. There are even alpacas, goats, llamas, and chickens at this wedding venue!

Blackstone River Ranch – Idaho Springs

Blackstone River Ranch is both an outdoor and indoor wedding venue, which helps if the weather gets a bit gloomy. Located close to Denver and reserving one event per day, you and your guests will have the whole area to explore. This specific venue offers micro wedding and small wedding packages starting from $1,800.


Wedding Venues With Accommodations in Colorado

Garden of the Gods Resort – Colorado Springs

Are you looking for a more luxurious wedding venue in Colorado? Garden of the Gods Resort in Colorado Springs is pretty breathtaking if you ask us. You’ll get the perfect mix of adventure and romance with its mountain backdrop and amazing accommodations.

This one is also another great Colorado mountain wedding venue to check out! Just make sure you apply for a permit for small weddings and elopements if you want to get married amongst the red rock formations there.

Shrine Mountain Inn – Vail

Looking for mountain views in Colorado? Shrine Mountain Inn is a secluded mountain lodge, located on 80 acres of private land, ideal for small weddings. Special events are allowed at this mountain venue between July 1 and October 1.

There are three cabins and all cabins must be rented for two nights in order to have a special event. Keep in mind your guest count can’t exceed 75 people. If you’re thinking about just eloping the two of you there, then give them a call!

Deer Creek Valley Ranch – Bailey

Deer Creek Valley Ranch has multiple packages from an all-inclusive one to a-la-carte options. We also love how you have the option to add accommodations for up to 20 guests at this venue. There are several outdoor ceremony sites to pick from, each with unique mountain or meadow views. Even though this is a traditional wedding venue, couples are able to personalize their experience here.

Lodge at Breckenridge – Breckenridge

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Lodge at Breckenridge is the perfect wedding venue that’ll make you feel like you’re walking on the clouds (literally, since this hotel is at one of the highest altitudes in Colorado). The view you’ll get during your ceremony is probably one of the best views of the Rocky Mountain you’ll see from a wedding venue. The best part? This venue offers specialized elopement and micro-wedding packages and is also dog-friendly!

Dunton Hot Springs – Dolores

Dunton Hot Springs is a luxury mountain resort with natural hot springs and stunning mountain views of CO. You can even rent the whole area for an exclusive small wedding experience. There are also plenty of activities to do here from horseback riding and fly-fishing to snowshoeing and dog-sledding.

Hotel Jerome – Aspen

Maybe you’re looking for a romantic stay before or after your adventure together. Hotel Jerome in Aspen, CO is intimate and perfect to celebrate a small reception or even brunch with your closest family and friends. If you want to have your ceremony here too, and then go off to explore just the two of you, then that’s completely ok too!

Black Canyon Inn – Estes Park

Nestled against the stunning backdrop of Rocky Mountain National Park, this venue has mountain views and a romantic ambiance. Black Canyon Inn features privately owned condos and log cabins for your elopement adventure. We love this venue because they have multiple mountain view ceremony sites.

Copper Mountain – Frisco

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Another unique mountain wedding venue in Colorado is Copper Mountain. You’ll get views of the Ten Mile Range here for your intimate wedding ceremony. We love this spot because you get to enjoy a unique ceremony location along with having a space for your reception and lodging.


Keystone Resorts – Vail

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Keystone Resort is a versatile spot to plan your small wedding. You can either plan a summer wedding with a view of the Rocky Mountains and Lake Dillon, or you can plan a winter elopement on the slopes. Besides having multiple ceremony locations with mountain views, this place is also perfect for your family and friends to stay too.

The Observatory at Alta Lakes – Ophir

Close to Telluride, Co, The Observatory at Atla Lakes is a private escape for adventurers. This luxury mountain venue is within the 13,000-foot Palmyra and Silver peaks of the San Juan Mountains. We love this venue for its remoteness and feeling on top of the world. This venue also accommodates up to 45 people for an outdoor wedding. Need an overnight stay? This venue can accommodate up to 12 guests.

Surf Hotel and Chateau – Buena Vista

Maybe you’re looking for an intimate boutique hotel where you and your closest family and friends can enjoy a romantic ceremony and reception after a sunrise adventure hike. Surf Hotel is a CO venue in Bena Vista and is perfect for couples who really want to embrace a more personal wedding experience. The added bonus is this hotel has a pretty well-rounded wedding package.

Della Terra – Estes Park

Della Terra Mountain Chateau is probably one of our favorites from the long list of small wedding venues in Estes Park, CO. Luxury boutique with views of the Rockies? Check. Secluded in fourteen acres of untouched nature? Check. Multiple ceremony options and romantic accommodations? Check! This venue is also perfect for weddings year-round in CO.

Vendors For Your Colorado Wedding

Don’t see a venue that catches your eye? You’re in luck. We have vendors who specialize in Colorado micro weddings who would love to share their top-secret locations. Our vendors are by far the best resources to plan a unique wedding experience to represent you as a couple. Connect with one of them today to start planning!

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