Phone: (303) 215-4145
The Golden Hotel is one of the best wedding venues on the west side of the Denver Metro area. Their location is absolutely stunning, nestled right in the heart of the main street in Golden and Clear Creek with all of it’s gorgeous trails. They have views of the foothill mountains to the west and a view of the iconic rock cliff at Table Mountain Park that is always looming over the town of Golden, Colorado to the east. They are even right there at the corner where the famous “Welcome to Golden” arch decorates Washington Avenue.
I love the feel of this hotel because it’s right in the center of a bustling little downtown area but also right next door to some nice scenery and nature so you have great options for both in your photos. Golden’s tag line is “Where the West Lives!” and I find that to be a pretty good description of the city. It’s got a little bit of a tourist town feel but it’s not so over the top that you can’t tell if the locals are out enjoying their neighborhoods too. (Newsflash, they are!)
Wedding ceremonies are generally hosted outdoors on their large enclosed flagstone patio. Couples usually opt to say their vows underneath the pretty wood pergola with views of the mountains in the backdrop. All along the south wall of the patio area is a gorgeous vine covered wall and the rushing water of Clear Creek can be faintly heard to the north.
After the ceremony, I love to use the adjacent Clear Creek History Park for beautiful photos in the gardens and the historic little cabins. There is even an old white schoolhouse and a fenced area with chickens at this charming little park. I also love to take my clients down near the river to get some nice water backdrops for them at Clear Creek as well.
The Golden Hotel has lots of different options for ballrooms and other indoor spaces that can host your reception. The Bridgewater Grill (their award winning restaurant attached to the hotel) has an enormous patio which is perfect for cocktail hour. Your guests can enjoy the fresh air and beautiful mountain views while they sip on a cocktail and wait for your photos to be finished.
My sister and her wife hosted their wedding at the Golden Hotel and they have a really nice smaller ballroom called the Golden Vista Room which I thought was perfect for their little wedding. It had a small dance floor as well as floor to ceiling windows showing off some awesome views of downtown Golden and South Table Mountain Park. I haven’t found that there are many places that can host a small wedding while still giving it a “ballroom” feel. Most of the time the larger ballroom settings overwhelm a smaller number of guests but the Golden Vista room at Golden Hotel was the opposite. It had the perfect intimate feel.
The Golden Hotel wedding venue can also do larger weddings nicely too! They have another room called the Clear Creek Ballroom which boasts over 2,700 square feet of space for those needing a larger reception space. The doors lead right out onto the large Bridgewater balcony too so it’s a seamless transition from cocktail hour to the reception. For those who are looking to host weddings for around 150 people or less, The Golden Hotel has you covered!
There are loads of nice features included with a wedding package at the Golden Hotel including a complimentary deluxe guest room and breakfast at the Bridgewater Grill the following morning. If you’re looking to host your wedding in the Golden area and want to be right in the heart of all of the action while also enjoying nature I think it would be very hard to beat the Golden Hotel!
Address: 800 11th St, Golden, CO 80401