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You can let your imagination go when thinking about planning a Colorado mountain wedding. Allow yourself to be creative with a non-traditional wedding or reception in a unique location. There are many fun and unusual places in Colorado to tie the knot.

The Butterfly Pavilion in Westminster is an unusual, yet delightful venue for a wedding. You could have an exotic ceremony in an indoor tropical rainforest with butterflies fluttering all around you or in the outdoor patio and gazebo. The Butterfly Pavilion has thousands of beautifully colored butterflies with over 50 different species. A wedding may be scheduled during a butterfly release where you see butterflies come out of chrysalids and enter their new tropical habitat.

colorado mountain wedding

colorado mountain wedding

Why not go on a hot air balloon fly to Colorado wedding venues? There are numerous companies throughout the state that offer year-round balloon rides. You will likely have transportation to the launch site and be served champagne upon your landing. Some may choose to say “I do” in the balloon with a few guests, or have ceremony a beforehand and have the bride and groom leave by balloon. One must consider however, that most companies schedule balloon flights just after sunrise to ensure the safest conditions, so plan for an early wedding.

The Estes Park Aerial tramway is a great alternative to the hot air balloon. You can have a small ceremony at the top of Prospect Mountain at 8,700 feet. The bride and groom ride the tram for free and the natural sites in the rock outcroppings at the top are also free to use. In less than 5 minutes you will ascend 1,100 feet, being carried at 200 feet above the mountainside below with a magnificent view of Longs Peak awaiting you.

Other one-of-a-kind venues that take advantage of Colorado’s natural beauty include the Folsom field stadium at the University of Colorado. Here, the natural flatirons in the foothills of Boulder provide the perfect scenery for a larger scale event. One could also have a grandiose wedding at the Red Rocks amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado. With its breathtaking scenery and amazing acoustics, it has been a favorite site of performers and concert-goers for over a half century. Many notable rock and roll concerts have been played at Red Rocks. Red Rocks is the only naturally occurring amphitheater in the world.

A wedding within the Denver meeting space is great for everyone involved as there are plenty of accommodations for guests, and the city is in close proximity to the airport. The Denver Art Museum, located in the heart of downtown, is truly a one-of-a-kind venue. The facility itself is an architectural piece of art. The museum houses modern and contemporary art as well as traditional pieces from across the globe. For the special event, galleries may be opened upon request. A wedding at the Denver Art Museum comes with an in-house party planner, a bridal suite, and the wedding party is provided with a variety of recommended caterers.

So, you can see that Colorado offers many unusual wedding locations that allow the bride and groom to reach out and capture a very special experience.