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Colorado Springs Wedding Venues

June 18, 2020

The Best Colorado Springs Wedding Venues

There is an astonishing amount of incredible Colorado Springs wedding venues available to book for your Colorado wedding day.  Colorado Springs is the 2nd largest city in Colorado (and even though I live in Denver I have to admit it’s the prettier of our two large cities) so you’ll definitely have plenty of choices for beautiful and interesting wedding locations at a variety of price points.  I’ve done a lot of research to find the best options for you to consider below.  I’ve done my best to organize them based on one of their defining features like their location or the style of venue, but many fit more than one category. You’ll find everything from low-key charming rustic venues, to simple and affordable wedding venue choices, on up to high-end, ballroom style venues and everything in between!  There are options for both indoor venues and outdoor weddings in Colorado Springs. I’ve also highlighted some venues found in some of the surrounding suburbs and neighboring communities close to Colorado Springs as well as a list of wedding venues in Manitou Springs. There are also plenty of options for Black Forest wedding venues too for those who love this nice section of the northern part of Colorado Springs. In an attempt to keep this article somewhat manageable in size, I’ve kept the descriptions short and sweet with what I think are the best features and an idea of size.  If you want to find out more about a particular Colorado Springs wedding venue, just click on the link and you’ll find a more in-depth write up with more photos (or the venue’s website). Have fun with your search for the perfect Colorado Springs wedding venue!

If you are the owner or manager of a Colorado Springs wedding location and would like to be considered for this list of the best Colorado Springs wedding venues, please get in touch!

Colorado Springs Wedding Venue Guide with photos and descriptions of venues in the Colorado Springs area
Wedding photos at Garden of the Gods

Colorado Springs Church & Chapel Wedding Venues

Bride walks down the aisle with her dad in Colorado Springs at Shove Memorial Chapel
Interior of Shove Memorial Chapel at Colorado College Campus

Colorado Springs has a couple of really awesome options for those who would like to get married in a beautiful church or chapel.  I’m sure there are many more, but the ones listed here have been chosen for their unique beauty.

American Mothers Chapel at Rock Ledge Ranch
3130 N 30th St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904
(719) 578-6777

American Mother’s Chapel is located at Rock Ledge Ranch, but it’s actually managed by the City of Colorado Springs for weddings.  This teensy, adorable chapel is the perfect Garden of the Gods intimate wedding location for those who want to be married in a church setting. There are views of Garden of the Gods park and the mountains right outside this picturesque historic white chapel and it’s easy to take a drive through Garden of the Gods for more photos after your ceremony.  The American Mothers Chapel is tiny so you’ll have to keep your total to less than 15 (with seating for 12).  It’s quite affordable to reserve the American Mothers Chapel as well at only $200 per day.  This is one of the most affordable ways to have a wedding at Garden of the Gods.

American Mothers Chapel at Rock Ledge Ranch Wedding Venue in Colorado Springs
American Mother’s Chapel

Shove Memorial Chapel
1010 N Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(719) 389-6638

If you want to get married in a church in Colorado Springs, you should definitely take a look at the Shove Memorial Chapel on the Colorado College campus.  It’s an impressive Norman romanesque style church surrounded by lovely gardens and lush grass.  It’s also enormous and can fit almost 1,000 people inside so if you’re planning a huge wedding, this church will be able to fit everyone inside!

Shove Memorial Chapel on Colorado College Campus Pretty Church Wedding Venue
Shove Memorial Chapel

Country Club, Event Center, and Ballroom Weddings in Colorado Springs

If you’re looking to host a more traditional wedding in Colorado Springs, a country club or event center with a large ballroom space might be exactly what you need to find.  Below is a list of various country clubs and other types of venues that all have a nice large ballroom space that you can use for your Colorado Springs wedding reception.

Beckett Event Center
6436 S U.S. Hwy 85 87, Colorado Springs, CO 80911
(719) 623-7880

Many people would like to have a large ballroom style wedding with lots of guests but finding an affordable place to host this style of wedding can pose a challenge.  That’s where the Beckett Event Center comes in.  It’s located just a short 15 minute drive south of downtown Colorado Springs and this is going to be one of your best options if you are looking to host your wedding on a tight budget.  They have space for up to 600 people with 5 different rooms.  They have their pricing listed right on their website which is also nice.

Black Forest by Wedgewood Weddings
12375 Black Forest Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80908
(866) 341-4649

Black Forest by Wedgewood Weddings is a wedding venue located in a forested area of north Colorado Springs.  They have a very nice, large modern styled ballroom with a touch of elegance added by the large pretty chandeliers that hang from the ceiling.  They also have a really nice outdoor courtyard where you can host an outdoor wedding ceremony or a lovely cocktail hour next to the pool.  They are also one of the only Colorado Springs wedding venues that have an entire huge chapel room dedicated for indoor ceremonies if the weather outdoors won’t cooperate.  It is definitely a Colorado Springs wedding venue worth visiting, especially for those who are interested in Black Forest wedding venues!

Interior of a ballroom wedding venue in Colorado Springs Black Forest area
Black Forest by Wedgewood Weddings Ballroom Venue in Colorado Springs

Clay Venues
324 E Pikes Peak Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(719) 440-8211

Clay Venues is a newer industrial style wedding venue located in downtown Colorado Springs.  It’s a very chic space with a modern aesthetic featuring a tall wood plank ceiling with iron beams and nice white walls for a simple versatile look.  If you like the look of this venue and want to explore some more Industrial style wedding options outside of the Colorado Springs area, you should definitely take a look at my Industrial Urban Wedding Venue Guide where I write about some of the excellent options to be found throughout Colorado.

The Country Club at Woodmoor
18945 Pebble Beach Way, Monument, CO 80132
(719) 481-2272

The Country Club at Woodmoor is located in Monument, Colorado on the northside of Colorado Springs.  It’s one of the pretty wedding venues nestled in the woods east of I-25.  What makes this Colorado Springs venue unique is it’s cool mid 60’s mountain lodge style club house and the surrounding beautiful golf course.  If you enjoy golf, you’ll get access to the golf course the week of your wedding. They can host between 20-200 people so it’s a great option to look into for small and large weddings alike.

Doolittle Hall Weddings in Colorado Springs
3116 Academy Dr, Air Force Academy, CO 80840
(719) 472-0300

Doolittle Hall is a modern event center wedding venue with a ton of natural light coming in from a huge wall of windows which is the focal point of this venue.  It’s located at the Air Force Academy, but the general public is permitted to reserve it for their wedding celebrations.  If you are a member of the Association of Graduates (alumni organization of the Air Force Academy) you’ll get a great discount on renting Doolittle Hall.

The Lodge at Cathedral Pines Weddings
13977 Milam Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80908
(719) 886-4044

The Lodge at Cathedral Pines is a wedding venue located in the Black Forest area of North Colorado Springs in a beautiful forested setting.  It’s a nice, rustic style event center with a large ballroom that can host up to 100 guests during winter and 150 guests if you use the outdoor patio as well during the summer months.  The Lodge at Cathedral Pines is an affordable wedding venue at rates of $2,000-$4,500 for 12 hours and is dependent on the day and time of year that you want to be married.   The nice thing about The Lodge at Cathedral Pines is that it’s located in an evergreen forest and therefore looks nice year round.  For those who dream about getting married at a Black Forest wedding venue, you must go on a tour of The Lodge at Cathedral Pines!

Perry Park Country Club
7047 Perry Park Blvd, Larkspur, CO 80118
(303) 681-3305

Heading a little more north toward Larkspur and west of I-25 you’ll find another nice country club option for hosting your wedding in North Colorado Springs. Perry Park Country Club is a little more isolated with a less dense housing development surrounding its golf course. It also has a nice lake (Waucondah Reservoir) with mountain views in the distance that you can see from the outdoor deck at the back of the club house. I think my favorite feature of Perry Park Country Club is the red rock formations found throughout the course landscape.  It’s not quite as epic as Arrowhead further to the north or Garden of the Gods to the south, but it’s stunning in its own right. I also like that Perry Park is being proactive with dealing with Covid-19 size restrictions for weddings and have some options for hosting a smaller ceremony only wedding if you don’t want to wait to get married. During regular times, they have space for up to 130 guests and you may even make special arrangements to book the manor house which can host up to 170.

Phantom Canyon Brewery
2 E Pikes Peak Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(719) 635-2800

You may be wondering why I’ve chosen to include a brewery under the “ballroom” section of this list, but Phantom Canyon Brewery is not located in your run of the mill brewery location.  They are located in a stunning 3 story historic brick building in downtown Colorado Springs and their 3rd floor is a gorgeous, modern ballroom style space with lovely dark stained wood beams throughout.  I am in love with their arched windows with lovely views of downtown Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak off in the distance.  They just don’t make buildings like this anymore with such attention to detail and quality materials.  If you’ve never thought about getting married at a brewery before, be sure to check out my Colorado Brewery Wedding Venue Guide where I talk about all of the cool brewery wedding options you can find both in Colorado Springs and beyond.

The Pinery at the Hill Wedding Venue in Colorado Springs
775 W Bijou St, Colorado Springs, CO 80905
(719) 634-7772

The Pinery at the Hill is truly a special wedding venue in Colorado Springs.  If I had to only use one word to describe it, it’d probably have to be “quality.”  It’s a gorgeous and classy location to host your wedding and I just love that it sits on a hill so that it has views of both downtown Colorado Springs and the mountains. You’ll find lots of rich detail throughout the interior of this venue. I particularly like the chandeliers in their reception space and the dark wood paneling with my favorite being the enormous windows letting in a ton of natural light)  The Pinery at the Hill is by far one of the best event venues in Colorado Springs. I love that they have kept their pricing simple to understand with a variety of all inclusive packages with numbers based on the number of guests you’d like to invite which is always the biggest factor in how much your wedding will ultimately cost. I was actually expecting the pricing to be even more than it is and I think it’s a good value for the quality of wedding you will have at this gorgeous Colorado Springs venue.

Shining Mountain Golf Club
100 Shining Mountain Ln, Woodland Park, CO 80863
(719) 687-7587

Shining Mountain Golf Club is a beautiful, public course located just west of Colorado Springs in the mountains of Woodland Park.  They have a huge reception room with a vaulted ceiling with 4,600 square feet of space plus an adjoining 1,400 square foot wraparound deck.  You’ll be able to fit up to 250 people inside. They also have options for setting up a tent outdoors for those who like the idea of having their wedding outside enjoying nature for the whole day.  Plus, they have pretty incredible views of Pikes Peak here. It’s definitely worth scheduling a site tour to see it yourself.

Stonehaven Event Center
7875 Deer Hill Grove, Colorado Springs, CO 80919
(719) 200-1703

Stonehaven is a pretty place with a good sized indoor ballroom with a light rustic flair with its stone fireplace and wood beams.  It’s not a huge venue, but it’s a good medium sized wedding venue that can host up to 100 guests. This is a very affordable wedding venue in Colorado Springs too. They have a special micro wedding price of $1,100 for weddings with up to 10 people.  And they have some all inclusive wedding options too.  If you want to just book the space, they charge $2,100 and an extra $300 to reserve the pretty outdoor space which has views of the mountains.  For couples on a budget, this is definitely a great Colorado Springs venue to look at!

Colorado Springs Outdoor Wedding Venues with Gardens

Colorado Springs Garden Wedding Venues
Colorado Springs Garden Wedding Venue

Are you a couple who moved to Colorado in order to enjoy the great outdoors?  Or perhaps you grew up here and never want to leave for the same reasons?  Colorado is rich with beautiful outdoor spaces to explore so it makes sense that some couples would like to host a beautiful outdoor Colorado Springs wedding.  I got married at an outdoor garden wedding venue myself because I wanted to spend the day outside.  Colorado’s weather is generally very nice and can accommodate outdoor garden weddings better than most other places. The locations I’ve listed below are known for their gardens and beautiful outdoor spaces.  You’ll definitely want to schedule a site tour for one of these outdoor wedding venues in Colorado Springs.

Hillside Gardens & Event Center Weddings
1006 S Institute St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(719) 520-9463

As an amateur gardener, places like Hillside Gardens & Event Center tend to be some of my favorite wedding venues.  This is a beautiful Colorado Springs garden wedding location located just a couple of minutes east of the main downtown Colorado Springs area. I am a sucker for wedding venues that have beautiful grounds with lots of gardens and pretty outdoor spaces.  I love that Hillside Gardens & Event Center also has beautiful mountain views. They also have a nice large open air pavilion so that you and your guests can stay covered throughout dinner but still have an outdoor wedding.

Secret Garden
420 S 19th St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904
(719) 964-0541

Secret Garden is another gorgeous outdoor garden wedding venue in Colorado Springs.  This would also be a great location to consider if you would like to host the majority of your wedding day outdoors since they have an open air tent for your wedding reception.  They also have some cottages on site so you can even spend the night here if you like!

Secret Window
47 3rd St, Monument, CO 80132
(719) 481-9600

Secret Window is another garden wedding venue located in Monument Colorado just north of Colorado Springs.  They have a nice outdoor space at this wedding venue with lots of nice green grass and an outdoor patio with tenting tied overhead for shade.  Just beyond their fence you can see the views of the mountains too.  It’s got a true indoor/outdoor wedding vibe with the open patio area leading into the building and the interior has an art gallery feel to it. Secret Window weddings are also some of the most affordable I’ve seen in all of Colorado Springs so if you are a couple on a tight budget, this is a venue you really should consider!

Colorado Springs Hotel Wedding Venues

Colorado is a well known destination wedding location and part of planning a destination wedding is figuring out the logistics for where to house your wedding guests.  Many couples want to book a hotel wedding in order to make it easy for their guests to enjoy the party and then spend the night without all of the hassle of figuring out transportation for hundreds of guests.  Below I’ve outlined some of the best hotel wedding venues in Colorado Springs to make planning your wedding day a breeze.

The Academy Hotel
8110 N Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80920
(719) 598-5770

The Academy Hotel is the closest hotel to the Airforce Academy so if you are planning to use the chapel there (The Air Force Academy Chapel is currently closed for renovations and won’t be available until 2023), this could be an option for your wedding reception afterward with room for your guests to stay the night.  I like that the interior has a lot of plants and trees and it’s quite spacious so you would be able to host a pretty large traditional wedding at the Academy Hotel. 

The Antlers Hotel
4 S Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(719) 955-5600

The Antlers Hotel wedding venue in Colorado Springs is located in the heart of downtown and would be perfect for those who need a large ballroom space that can accommodate a lot of guests.  They have options for smaller weddings but they can also host up to 800 people if needed making this a really great option for those who are planning a large shindig and want their guests to be able to stay onsite.

The Broadmoor Resort Weddings
1 Lake Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
(800) 755-5011

The Broadmoor is one of Colorado’s most luxurious resorts and they host absolutely incredible weddings.  They have options for smaller more intimate weddings of less than 10 people as well as large grand celebrations with hundreds of guests.  The Broadmoor has over 5,000 acres with a multitude of different wedding venue options all with different styles like ballrooms, outdoor grassy lawns and even some rustic options too.  You’ll definitely want to explore their site to find more information about what they have to offer. They have an incredible amount of amenities here and your guests will love staying at this beautiful resort.

Cheyenne Canon Inn Weddings
2030 W Cheyenne Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
(719) 471-4150

Cheyenne Canyon Inn is a really cute, quaint historic mansion which hosts wedding celebrations in west Colorado Springs.  This is a great solution for those who are looking for something simple and sweet.  It’s a 100 year old Mission style house with a nice grassy backyard where you can host your ceremony outside if you like.  They also have a great indoor reception room which can double as an indoor ceremony space if needed. It’s very close to a lot of beautiful hiking trails and scenery too so if you want to plan some outdoor excursions with your friends and family during your wedding weekend this would be a great place to do that.

Cheyenne Mountain Resort Wedding Venue in Colorado Springs
3225 Broadmoor Valley Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
(719) 538-4000

Wow, the Cheyenne Mountain Resort wedding venue is one of Colorado Springs’ best wedding venues.  It’s a huge resort with so much for your guests to do when they stay here and it has a ton of different venue spaces to offer for hosting a wedding.  You can get married on their private beach or on a gorgeous green with a lovely mountain backdrop and they have some really beautiful indoor ballrooms available as well.  They have the ability to create both small intimate wedding experiences as well as host larger wedding reception parties so be sure to check out their website where they have all of the information available.

The Club at Flying Horse Weddings
1880 Weiskopf Point, Colorado Springs, CO 80921
(719) 494-1222

The Club at Flying Horse is such a cool wedding venue.  For one, it’s absolutely gorgeous.  It’s a lovely stone, Tuscan style architectural wonder with a gigantic courtyard and a super cool wine tower that makes for some unique photo opportunities.  There’s a very nice, simple ballroom with a large patio adjacent to it.  And secondly, you and your guests can stay here and enjoy all of the awesome amenities like golf and the spa. They have even updated their website with a special elopement offer for those who still want to get married and have a wedding in Colorado despite the Covid restrictions. 

Colorado Springs Marriott Weddings
5580 Tech Center Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80919
(719) 260-1800

The Colorado Springs Marriott is a wedding space located on the North side of town and has been recently renovated into a stunning, modern wedding venue.  They have a grand ballroom which can seat up to 600 guests and they can host up to 777 guests total so if you’ve always dreamed of hosting a large wedding, they have you covered. They also have options for both indoor and outdoor spaces so you can take your pick for what kind of wedding you’d like to host. 

Double Tree by Hilton Colorado Springs Weddings
1775 E Cheyenne Mountain Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
(719) 576-8900

The Double Tree by Hilton is a hotel wedding venue located just south of downtown Colorado Springs.  They have two ballroom spaces that can be rented for wedding celebrations. The Grand Ballroom is the largest at over 10,000 square feet and can fit up to 1,000 guests so if you’re looking to host a large wedding you’ll be able to at the Double Tree by Hilton Colorado Springs. I particularly like that this space has floor to ceiling windows which let in a ton of natural light.

Edgewood Inn Weddings in Colorado Springs
10975 Loy Creek Rd, Woodland Park, CO 80863
(719) 687-0845

The Edgewood Inn wedding venue is a beautiful vintage mansion located on 5 aces of pretty mountain land in Woodland Park just west of Colorado Springs.  They have 5 bed and breakfast rooms that can accommodate up to 12 guests that they require that you book for your wedding stay.  Although it can present a bit of a challenge to photograph, I do like that you can be married “outdoors” on their covered balcony which protects people from the elements. This is a great venue to check out for couples who want a wedding venue in the mountains with a cozy feel. 

Embassy Suites Colorado Springs Weddings
7290 Commerce Center Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80919
(719) 599-9100

Embassy Suites by Hilton Colorado Springs is a hotel wedding venue located on the north side of town. They have simple modern spaces including large ballrooms and can host up to 350 guests. I like that they have an atrium with tons of natural light flowing in there.

Garden of the Gods Resort and Club
3320 Mesa Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80904
(719) 632-5541

Garden of the Gods Resort Weddings are truly one of a kind and it’s all about that iconic view of Kissing Camels and Pikes Peak.  They have a variety of different types of spaces both indoor with floor to ceiling windows and outdoors where your guests will be able to enjoy the sunshine while appreciating the view of Garden of the Gods.  I honestly can’t imagine a prettier place to get married in Colorado Springs.  It’s definitely worth scheduling a site tour to see this incredible wedding venue for yourself!

Colorado Springs Wedding Venue List with Photos and Descriptions of places to get married in Colorado Springs
Garden of the Gods Wedding During Winter

Hotel Elegante Conference & Event Center Weddings
2886 S Circle Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
(719) 576-5900

The Hotel Elegante Conference and Event Center is located on the south side of Colorado Springs and can host up to 800 guests in their Colorado Grand Ballroom space.  They also have various other smaller sized ballroom spaces that can be used. I think my favorite thing about this hotel is their indoor ceremony option in the atrium which has an incredible amount of plants and natural light making it a beautiful indoor ceremony space for those who don’t want to be at the whim of the weather outside.  I’m thinking it could be perfect for someone who wants to save a little money on their wedding and host it during winter.

The Mining Exchange Hotel Weddings in Downtown Colorado Springs
8 S Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(719) 323-2000

The Mining Exchange is a gorgeous, historic boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown Colorado Springs.  They have a multitude of different spaces that you can rent for your wedding and can host up to 180 guests.  I really like their upstairs ballroom with exposed brick.  It has an adjoining outdoor New Orleans style courtyard space with a bunch of fun options for creating wedding photos too.

List of Hotel Wedding Venues in Colorado Springs include the Mining Exchange Hotel
2nd level courtyard space at The Mining Hotel in Colorado Springs

Manitou Springs Wedding Venues in Colorado

Manitou Springs is a very unique part of the Colorado Springs metro area.  It’s a fun little mountain town that caters to tourists and locals alike.  You’ll find more info about the town itself on the Visit Manitou Springs website.  Manitou Springs is located right at the edge of where the city meets the mountains just south of Garden of the Gods.  There are multiple Manitou Springs wedding venues to choose from.  There are gorgeous old historic mansion wedding venues, adorable bed and breakfasts with the space to host small weddings, and you can even get married in a Cave in Manitou Springs.  I’ve outlined the various wedding venues in Manitou Springs that I was able to find with a brief description of each.  To find out more information or to see more photos, please click on the link for each listed wedding venue.

Blue Skies Inn Carriage House
402 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829
(719) 685-3899

The Blue Skies Inn Bed & Breakfast is a beautiful place to get married in Manitou Springs.  At this quaint Manitou Springs property there is an old 1871 carriage house in which the other structures on site were modeled after. It is called Dr. Bells Carriage House and was lovingly restored and remodeled in 2011 and now hosts weddings and events.

Briarhurst Manor Estate Weddings in Manitou Springs
404 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829
(719) 685-1864

The Briarhurst Manor is a lovely 1876 Tudor style wedding venue with views of Pikes Peak.  This is a seriously beautiful Victorian Estate which can host lavish wedding of up to 500 guests. They are known as a very nice restaurant so you know your food will be great when you book your wedding here.  I love that they have both beautiful outdoor grounds full of gardens as well as gorgeous historic interior space.

Bright and Sunny Colorado Springs Wedding Venue
Briarhurst Manor Estate Wedding Venue on a Bright and Sunny Winter Day

Cave of the Winds Weddings
100 Cave of the Winds Rd, Manitou Springs, CO 80829
(719) 685-5444

Cave of the Winds is one of the most unique places to get married in all of Colorado Springs, if you aren’t too claustrophobic that is!  You can get married in Canopy Hall (hosts up to 25 people) or the Bridal Chamber (can host up to 15 people) surrounded by incredible rock formations. Plus the scenery surrounding Cave of the Winds park is gorgeous and would make for the most epic wedding photos.  You should definitely consider a Cave of the Winds wedding if you are looking for a unique place in Colorado Springs. 

The Cliff House Weddings in Manitou Springs
306 Cañon Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829
(719) 785-1000

The Cliff House at Pikes Peak is a beautiful old castle-like Victorian Inn located in the heart of Manitou Springs, Colorado.  It has a rich and storied history as a stagecoach stop when this area was full of gold miners looking to strike their own fortune and even as the gold rush started to dwindle, the Cliff House transitioned to providing room and board for those interested in the mineral waters of this area.  It was built in 1873 before Colorado was even a state and this historic inn has become a beautiful wedding location full of vintage charm.  They have just 54 rooms so the entire place can be yours for your wedding weekend.

Craftwood Inn Weddings in Manitou Springs
404 El Paso Blvd, Manitou Springs, CO 80829
(719) 685-9000

The Craftwood Inn is a gorgeous place to get married in Manitou Springs.  I’m a total sucker for places that have well kept gardens and they deliver on the mature garden and landscape design for sure.  There is a beautiful waterfall with a lovely wood pergola where you can host your ceremony and the photos of the delicious food they create here look incredible.  A lot of places describe themselves as “fairytale” but this is one wedding venue that actually delivers on that look with their buildings and structures actually looking like they’re taken straight out of an illustrated Grimm’s Fairy Tale book.  This place is Charming with a capital C for sure.  And best of all, is that it’s really quite affordable for a place that is so cute!    

Miramont Castle Museum
9 Capitol Hill Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829
(719) 685-1011

There is one thing kids who grow up in Colorado learn about our state and it’s that back in the day, people would move here because they thought that the mineral water and fresh mountain air was good for tuberculosis.  The Miramont Castle was once upon a time used as a treatment center for tuberculosis patients. There are more stories about this beautiful old castle but this article is about wedding venues so I’ll stick to providing information about hosting a wedding reception at Miramont Castle Museum.  I particularly love the views from the windows in the solarium which has 18 foot ceilings. You can also get married outdoors in their pretty gardens for only $500.  The gardens have room for up to 40 people at this outdoor wedding ceremony space in Colorado Springs. They also have the great hall which can host up to 65 people.  Overall, I am pleasantly surprised by how affordable this historic wedding venue is considering how majestic and nice it is!

Colorado Springs Historic and Mansion Wedding Venues

Colorado Springs was once upon a time the capital of Colorado.  It was only the capitol city for a brief time but there remain a lot of historic sites in Colorado’s 2nd largest city.  Some of these historic buildings have since been turned into museums and tourist sites which also host weddings and events in their grand spaces.  Many of the other sections in this Colorado Springs wedding venue guide have historic venues listed but the ones found in this section were placed here in the Colorado Springs historic wedding venue category because their historic architecture is their most defining feature in my opinion.

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
215 S Tejon St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(719) 385-5990

I LOVE the look of the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum.  It’s located inside a stunning historic 1903 courthouse with all of the beautiful carved woodwork and stately decor you would imagine should be inside a historic building.  It’s also located right in downtown Colorado Springs. The Pioneers Museum in Colorado Springs has a few different spaces available to rent there. My personal favorite space is the Division 1 courtroom with it’s beautiful green walls and lovely arched windows. Overall, it’s 15,000 square feet and you can opt to rent smaller portions of it to suit your needs.

The Loft Music Venue
2506 W Colorado Ave ste c, Colorado Springs, CO 80904
(719) 445-9278

This is an old historic brick building style of wedding venue located just a little bit west of downtown Colorado Springs.  It’s normally used as a small concert venue but they also rent it out for wedding celebrations..  They have an elevated stage, wood floors, and exposed brick walls. If you like the idea of mixing up your industrial wedding photos with some nature, it’s very close to Garden of the Gods.  If you like this modern, industrial style wedding venue, I have a whole article all about where to find them throughout the state of Colorado HERE.

Colorado Springs Rustic Wedding Venues

Colorado Springs has a ton of gorgeous rustic wedding venues available to rent for your wedding day.  Many of these venues featured in this list below are located on farms or ranches and some of them have barns on site.  (If you are searching for a barn wedding venue in Colorado, I have an entire article all about where to find all of them HERE) Some of these rustic Colorado Springs venues are summer camp style and some of them are listed here because they just have a beautiful, charming rustic vibe to them.  Check out the best rustic Colorado Springs wedding venues below!

The Venue at Crooked Willow Farms Weddings
10554 S Perry Park Rd, Larkspur, CO 80118
(303) 951-8888

The Venue at Crooked Willow Farms is one of the prettiest wedding venues in all of Colorado Springs.  It’s located on the northside of town close to Larkspur. They have a ton of gardens and the pretty rustic barns add a ton of rustic charm to their surroundings.  It is by far one of my favorite wedding venues not just in Colorado springs but in all of Colorado!  It is definitely worthy of a site visit.

Creekside Event Center Weddings in Colorado Springs
5515 Palmer Park Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80915
(719) 900-3334

Creekside Event Center is a large farmhouse inspired wedding venue nestled next to Sand Creek on the east side of Colorado Springs.  They have a lot of great options for locations on their 8 acre property with both indoor and outdoor settings. You can use the gazebo garden for your ceremony, the covered courtyard, grand hall, or the loft for hosting your reception.  I also really love that they have a super cute vintage Chevy truck on site painted a mint green color.

Flying Horse Ranch Weddings
9663 E Palmer Divide Ave, Larkspur, CO 80118
(303) 660-2598

Flying Horse Ranch is a stunning rustic ranch wedding venue on the northeast side of Colorado Springs near Monument. It has a gorgeous light colored painted wood barn with a pretty blue roof.  The inside has tall ceilings and pretty light colored wood.  I love that it has a huge outdoor patio adjoining it with large window style doors letting in lots of natural light.  The weddings at Flying Horse Ranch have a patio with pretty string lights hanging overhead and you can dance the night away under the stars out there!

Fountain Creek Ranch
17825 Hanover Rd, Fountain, CO 80817
(719) 838-2770

Fountain Creek Ranch is a real working ranch that offers wedding packages on their property. They have a sprawling ranch style farmhouse on site where you can get ready with 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms as well as a huge tent for hosting the reception. One of the most unique amenities you can take advantage of when hosting your wedding at Fountain Creek Ranch is that you can create up to 10 free bouquets using flowers from their gardens.  This feature is only available for August and September weddings when the flowers have grown in.

Hearth House Wedding Venue
192 Front St, Monument, CO 80132
(719) 465-1418

The Hearth House wedding venue is located north of Colorado Springs in the heart of downtown Monument. It’s actually one of my favorite venues in this entire list. It’s a stunning old brick building completely remodeled into a luxurious farmhouse style wedding venue.  The shape of the building is actually very barn-like and the style is a gorgeous mix of farmhouse chic and rustic elegance.  They can fit up to 250 seated guests at the Hearth House.  It’s one of prettiest wedding venues in all of Colorado Springs and it’s by far one of the best venues that will allow you to bring your own food and alcohol to your wedding.  This makes it so that you can have a stunning wedding in a beautiful place while keeping it affordable.  All of the DIY couples out there should definitely schedule a site visit for Hearth House.

Historic Triple B Ranch
27640 CO-67, Woodland Park, CO 80863
(719) 687-8899

The Historic Triple B Ranch is a beautiful horse ranch located just west of Colorado Springs in Woodland Park.  They have facilities to host up to 150 guests both indoors and out.  This would be a really fun place to get married if you wanted to plan a group horseback ride and spend some time with your guests at a relaxing mountain ranch retreat setting.

JCC Ranch Camp
21441 N Elbert Rd, Elbert, CO 80106
(303) 648-3800

If you’ve ever dreamed of hosting an off the beaten path summer camp wedding, the JCC Ranch Camp in the Black Forest of Colorado Springs would be perfect for you. JCC Ranch Camp is a summer camp that occasionally hosts weddings when they aren’t hosting their normal camp programs.  They have a dining hall that can seat up to 300 guests and plenty of beautiful forested land to explore.  This would be an incredible wedding weekend at summer camp getting to be a kid again. If you’re looking for a family reunion vibe with a focus on spending time having fun activities to do together at your wedding, this is the place for that!  The JCC Ranch Camp is an excellent off the beaten path Black Forest wedding venue.

La Foret Conference & Retreat Center
6145 Shoup Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80908
(719) 495-2743

La Foret Conference & Retreat Center is another Colorado Springs wedding venue located in the Black Forest area and would allow you to host a wedding with a summer camp or family reunion vibe.  They have space for camping or staying in cabins so you can really make a nice weekend out of your wedding event.  I love the various location options they have here as well.  They have the Inglis Hall rental space which is a simple modern indoor venue that can host up to 200 people.  And if you like the more rustic look, they also have the Ponderosa Lodge which was built as a private log cabin home in 1928.  The Ponderosa Lodge is best for smaller weddings since it’s capacity is just 75 people.  My favorite part of the La Forest Conference and Retreat Center is their Taylor Memorial Chapel which is a Santa Fe Mission style chapel.  It’s a gorgeous little chapel which can fit about 90 people.  If you are searching for a Black Forest wedding venue, you have to give La Foret wedding venue a look!

Pretty Black Forest Outdoor Wedding Venues in Colorado Springs
Wedding Photos in the Black Forest area of Colorado Springs

Pinecrest Weddings and Event Center
106 Pinecrest Way, Palmer Lake, CO 80133
(719) 357-8613

The Pinecrest Weddings and Event Center has recently renovated their wedding venue into a gorgeous little oasis of beauty at the base of Chautauqua Mountain in Monument, Colorado.  The exterior of this venue has a very unique look to it with it’s unique layout of the logs and the beautiful curved stone doorway.  And I love that they’ve lightened up the interior of their chapel making it feel larger and brighter. They’ve also added on 2 brand new getting ready spaces with an modern renovation. It’s a pretty large Colorado Springs area wedding venue that can host up to 300 guests so if you’re looking for an updated rustic lodge that can fit a lot of guests, Pinecrest Wedding venue is definitely worth looking into.

Rustic Lace Barn
2700 Robinson St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904
(719) 452-4327

Just a little bit west of downtown Colorado Springs, there is a super cute barn wedding venue called the Rustic Lace Barn.  The Rustic Lace Barn is a quaint, rustic wedding venue that is also very affordable. There is a lot that I  love about the Rustic Lace Barn.  Some of the highlights for me is that it’s painted a beautiful classic, dark red color, and I also really like their reclaimed barnwood wedding aisle that you’ll walk down at your ceremony. And I also love the wildflower gardens.  You’d have plenty of fun photo opportunities getting married at the Rustic Lace Barn and you can always supplement with some at Garden of the Gods which is nearby.

Spruce Mountain Ranch
14771 S Spruce Mountain Rd, Larkspur, CO 80118
(719) 249-7010

Spruce Mountain Ranch is a stunning wedding venue with the perfect mix of rustic charm and elegance.  It’s located in Larkspur just a short 30 minutes north of Colorado Springs. There are two different locations you can rent for your wedding at Spruce Mountain Ranch. The Upper Ranch is where Albert’s Lodge and the Colorado Room are located. Both are charming mountain style chalets with lots of wood beams and gorgeous stone fireplaces.  The Lower Ranch is home to the Ponderosa Room which is the venue that I find to be a mix between a rustic old barn and an elegant mountain ballroom.  I love its indoor and outdoor fireplace. All of the outdoor spaces at Spruce Mountain are gorgeous as well.  It’s an extremely large venue with lots of options to explore.  Be sure to book a site visit to see what they can do for you!

Tex Ranch Wedding Venue
13925 Jones Rd, Peyton, CO 80831
(719) 641-2625

If you are interested in the idea of finding a newer barn wedding venue to book for your Colorado Springs wedding, you need to check with Tex Ranch.  They have a newer barn (built in 2000) that can host between 150-200 guests depending on how much of the outdoor space you use. It’s located out on the eastern plains of Colorado Springs about a 30 minute drive from downtown Colorado Springs.

TihsreeD Lodge Weddings
965 Pathfinder Rd, Florissant, CO 80816
(719) 839-0860

The TihsreeD Lodge is a beautiful rustic log cabin style home located about 50 minutes west into the mountains of Colorado Springs.  I love their outdoor ceremony space with epic mountain views off in the distance and it’s surrounded by pretty pine forests. They have some space for people to spend the night too which is a nice bonus.  It’s owners really go above and beyond to create a special wedding retreat atmosphere for all of their couples.  If you’re looking for a place to spend some quality time away from it all with your family on your wedding weekend, this is definitely a great option.

Younger Ranch
Intersection of Walker Rd and, Brown Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80908
(719) 648-5370

I love the Younger Ranch wedding venue because of their pretty red rustic barns which can host up to 150 guests. They also have a lot of fun vintage farm equipment that would make for some cute wedding photos at this real working ranch.  One nice thing that sets them apart from other venues is that they allow your engagement photos to be taken there with no extra fees. They have a beautiful ranch that’s been in their family for generations and I love that they share it with others for their wedding day.  They are located on the plains just north of the Black Forest area of Colorado Springs.

Other Colorado Springs Wedding Venues

Below is a list of wedding venues and event spaces in Colorado Springs that do not fit into the more traditional wedding venue categories above.  These wedding venues are not as easily classified and are all unique ideas for places to get married in Colorado Springs.

Events at 110 Below
110 N Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(719) 633-2105

Events at 110 Below is a cool urban wedding venue space located in the lower levels of the old YWCA building in downtown Colorado Springs.  They have three different venue spaces to choose from.  Bootleggers has exposed brick walls and a neat tin roof and can hold up to 85 guests. There is also the Hideout with a secret nightclub feel.  The upper room in the Hideout can host up to 60 and the lower dance floor space can host up to 100 guests. There is also the 3rd floor patio with views of downtown Colorado Springs.  This space can host 50 people and they have the option to add on heaters if necessary. 

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
(719) 633-9925

Are you and your significant other huge animal lovers?  Hosting your wedding reception at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo might be a fun option for you.  And you know that your wedding money goes toward helping the animals at the zoo.  The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is experienced with hosting both small intimate weddings as well as larger affairs of up to 5,000 guests.  They do not host wedding ceremonies, and only offer space for wedding receptions.  They have 3 main spaces that you can book.  The Lodge at Moose Lake has room for 50-175 people indoors and up to 240 if you utilize the outdoor patio space as well.  The Safari Lodge can seat up to 48 people and the Overlook is an add on patio space for the Lodge at Moose Lake and can fit up to 150 people cocktail style. Wedding costs for Cheyenne Mountain Zoo range from $500 to $2,500 depending on which space you’d like to rent, the time of day, and the time of year.

Colorado Springs Fine Art Center Weddings
30 W Dale St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(719) 634-5581

The Colorado Springs Fine Art Center is a beautiful museum style space located on the southwest side of Colorado College campus not too far from Downtown Colorado Springs. I have photographed a wedding here before, but it looks like they have mostly moved away from hosting private events here.  Still, this is what they have to say on their website about booking weddings: “Fine Arts Center spaces are not currently available for personal private events. Exceptions may be made on a case by case basis with a corresponding mission supporting group purchase.”  So I would check with them directly to find out what their current rules are.   

Off the beaten path wedding venues in Colorado Springs
Smith Family Gallery Event Space for a Colorado Springs Fine Art Center Wedding

Deerfield Hills Community Center Weddings
4290 Deerfield Hills Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80916
(719) 385-5996

If you’re looking for a very simple and inexpensive place to host a small wedding, Deerfield Hills Community Center fits the bill. Please note, they do not allow consumption of alcohol at this venue. It costs $50 per hour to rent their indoor spaces and the multipurpose room has a max capacity of 65 people and the community room has a max capacity of 40.

Green Mountain Falls Park Gazebo
Green Mountain Falls, CO 80819
(719) 684-9414

The Green Mountain Falls Park Gazebo is a charming little outdoor wedding ceremony location that can host up to 25 guests.  Green Mountain Falls is a quaint little mountain town just 25 minutes west of Colorado Springs. The Gazebo sits on it’s own island on Green Mountain Falls pond in the middle of town.  There is a cute bridge that connects the island to the mainland. It’s an affordable outdoor wedding option in the Colorado Springs area at just $100 per hour with a 2 hour minimum.  I could see this being a lovely place for someone who wants to host a simple outdoor wedding and then a laidback picnic afterwards.  Or perhaps hit up a nice local restaurant for your reception dinner afterward.

Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame
101 Pro Rodeo Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80919
(719) 528-4764

The Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame is another off the beaten path wedding venue location in Colorado Springs.  It is a museum that allows it’s spaces to be rented for wedding celebrations. Each wedding gets 5 hours of venue time (must be between 5 pm and 10 pm) and can fit up to 232 guests.  They have multiple different venue spaces available both indoors and outside.  I particularly like their outdoor tented pavilion space with surrounding gardens.  

Space Foundation Weddings in Colorado Springs
4425 Arrowswest Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80907
(719) 576-8000

If you are a couple who really love science and want a unique wedding venue not quite like all of the others, you should take a look at the idea of renting the Space Foundation for your wedding.  They have a lot of different options for booking their various rooms with the largest being the El Pomar Space Gallery which can host up to 400 people.  If you don’t need quite that much space, there is also the Area 51 which features vintage sci-fi decor and can hold nearly 200 guests.  This is definitely a wedding venue in Colorado Springs that’s far from the beaten path!

And that completes my list of Colorado Springs wedding venues!  This is a work in progress and I’ll be updating with more photos and descriptions of other venues that I discover along the way.  If you are the owner of a Colorado Springs wedding venue and would like to be included on this comprehensive list of Colorado Springs wedding location be sure to get in touch with me and tell me more about your venue.

If you are a couple looking to get married in Colorado Springs, be sure to take a look at the WEDDINGS page of my site.  I have examples of my wedding photos and more information about wedding photography there. I’d love to hear from you and learn more about your wedding plans!

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