Top Wedding Venues | Part Three: Venue Wishlist

Welcome back, venue lovers! We hope you’ve been following our top wedding venues series – Part One in the Front Range, Part Two in the Colorado Mountains and now we are rounding out with Part Three: our Venue Wishlist.  We’ve worked in some pretty gorgeous locations, but that doesn’t mean we can’t dream! Join us as we count down our favorites and hopefully one day we will see you there! xx, Calluna


TreeHouse Point – Seattle, Washington
  • Why we love it: Nestled in the lush forests of the Seattle, the child in all of us is dying of excitement to host an event in a TREE HOUSE! Trusty sources like Green Wedding Shoes have voted it in their top 26 coolest places to get married and Animal Planet loved the idea so much they created a television spinoff inspired by this “pinch me is it real?” venue.
  • How they describe their property: “A collection of Distinctive, Rustic Treehouses in a Fairytale Forest Setting, ideal for weddings, elopements, and romantic getaways of all kinds. Our purpose is to operate a nature conservatory that is the center of everything treehouse, a cultural events center that inspires and educates our community, and an environmental learning center that facilitates stewardship of our natural resources.”
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Photos via TreeHouse Point website gallery

The Ranch at Rock Creek – Montana

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Santa Lucia Preserve – Carmel, California

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Flying Diamond Ranch – Steamboat Spring, Colorado

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Moss Denver, Colorado

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Top Colorado Wedding Venues | Part Two: Rocky Mountain High

We’re continuing our three part series of our favorite Colorado venues and today we’re packing up our cars and turning up the tunes – it’s about time for a mountain getaway! From Aspen to Wyoming to all the way west of Telluride, we’ve stumbled on multiple pockets of heaven…and we plan to stay awhile. It’s impossible not to fall in love with each venue time and time again, and recounting the beauty in the nine properties below makes us incredibly grateful + giddy to be wedding planners (and devoted Colorado admirers). Enjoy!
**See Part One: Front Range options here and stay tuned for our Part Three: wish-list venues next week.

Dunton Hot Springs – Southwestern Colorado, outside Telluride
Why we love it: Outstanding luxury in tucked away in remote serenity.
We can’t contain our excitement as we prepare to visit Dunton Hot Springs for Meshach + Warren’s nuptials in a few short weeks. This quintessential wedding destination could not be more lovely, quietly and comfortably offering the purest Colorado beauty we’ve ever seen. Their website description sums up the resort experience:  ‘This perfectly restored ghost town thrives on contradictions; hand- hewn log cabins exquisitely furnished, a life-worn saloon serving food of startling quality, lung torturing trails followed by pampering massages, sensuous hot springs beneath shimmering snow banks’. It’s a bit of a drive, but you’ll be transported by beauty.
Explore More: Facebook | Website | Photos courtesy of Dunton Hot Springs webpage
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Brush Creek Ranch – Southern Wyoming
Why we love it: 30,000 pristine private acres to get immersed in the wild, wonderful West.
Named #2 Hotel & Resort in the World, #1 Resort in the U.S and #1 Resort in the West by Conde Nast Traveler for the second consecutive year (wow!), this place is not messing around. A quick jump across the Colorado boarder, the rustic resort has all of the modern fixings to make your wedding more beautiful than you could ever imagine. We are overjoyed to accompany Karen + Jeff for their May celebration, and are already inspired by the natural beauty of this property.
Explore More: Facebook | Website | Photos courtesy of Brush Creek Ranch webpage
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Beano’s Cabin, Allie’s Cabin, Saddle Ridge – Beaver Creek
Why we love it: Classic Colorado beauty coupled with gourmet food and a scenic sleigh ride*.
These three venues are all part of Beaver Creek Resorts; some of our favorite spots to work in all of Colorado. Superior staff and incredible food are paramount at these venues. For our clients wanting the top notch Colorado mountain experience these are some of the best in the state. Equally stunning in the interior as the beautiful outdoors, we are hopelessly in love with Beaver Creek. *In the snowy season the only accessibility to Beano’s is by sleigh. Santa, is that you calling? We’re in love.
Explore More: Facebook | Website | Photos by Frances Photography (Saddle Ridge) + Ashley Sawtelle (Beano’s Cabin)
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Devils Thumb Ranch – Tabernash, outside of Winter Park.
Why we love it: Log cabins, a Civil War era reconstructed barn, and breathtaking views of the Continental divide.
The views are unbeatable, the service is impeccable and if you’re lucky a few horses may make a guest appearance during your photo shoot. It’s the perfect Colorado escape regardless of the season (in fact – winter or summer – we can’t pick a favorite!) Your guests will enjoy a weekend getaway with onsite lodging options and authentic cabins, along with every activity under the sun. We’ve had so many gorgeous weddings here – including Lauren and Brad’s – the first to marry at the High Lonesome Barn. We are thrilled to already have a July wedding on the books!
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The Little Nell – Aspen
Why we love it: Aspen’s only ski-in/ski-out resort, filled to the brim with top notch amenities and romantic intimacy.
We were privileged to work alongside some of The Little Nell’s premium culinary talent at the 2015 Boulder Burgundy Festival. We were blown away by their talent & poise, but also their down to earth, happy dispositions, making them a forever friend in the industry. Marry their upstanding service with the stunning hotel + event ground at the base of Aspen mountain, and any celebration at the Little Nell is destined to be dreamy.
Explore More: Facebook | Website | Photos by Robin Proctor, resident Aspen Photographer

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Aspen Art Museum – Aspen
Why we love it: Modern museum with a picturesque terrace.
Our first experience with this to-die-for venue was with Jessica + James, who happened to the second couple to be married at the museum! The ultra modern, actively functioning museum presented you with intriguing photo ops every where you looked (trust us, you want to see this stylish affair). The architecture, the clean lines and the jaw dropping views on the wedding deck had us ooh-ing and ahh-ing all day. This one is a high recommendation to the modern sleek bride + groom!
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 Spruce Mountain Ranch – Larkspur
Why we love it: All. That. Greenery.
Molly + Nick made it official at Spruce Mountain Ranch last year and we couldn’t have been more pleased with the venue & staff. The cool Colorado charm and abundant space made the Ranch a home run… if you don’t believe us the ariel video posted on their homepage is enough to win anyone over. Between the spacious acreage and the overwhelming greenery we hope to be returning to this venue very soon.
Explore More: Facebook | Website | Photos by Heather Gray Photography
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The 10th – Vail

Why we love it: Top-of-the-mountain, flagship Vail dinning experience
This new to the scene sit restaurant + bar has caught our attention – and the hearts of Hadley + Michael who will be saying “I do” atop this idyllic mountain top. Modern with a bit of cozy mountain flair, nature lovers find a little piece of heaven. This venue is exclusively accessible by foot, bicycle wheel, skis or cozied up in a gondola. If you ask us, that pretty much checks off every box we can think of when asking for an authentic Colorado Mountain experience.
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St Regis – Aspen
Why we love it: Grandiose Aspen luxury, versatile decor options

We have to admit, when we think Aspen Colorado, we immediately think St. Regis luxury. This travel + leisure staple is a guaranteed grand time, whether you’re looking for a romantic white wedding like Vanessa + Avery’s or a sleek modern tented option like Page + Scott’s affair in the photos below. Our friends at the St. Regis always take care of us, and we’re grateful to have developed a relationship over the years so we can continue the inspired planning!

Explore More: Facebook | Website | Photos by Kate Holstein Photography
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Cover photo: Spruce Mountain Ranch, photo by Heather Gray Photography

Top Colorado Wedding Venues | Part One: Front Range

Engagement season is one of our favorite times of the year – the planning begins, the opportunities endless, and the excitement brewing. Selecting a venue is among one of the biggest decisions you’ll make as a couple, setting a blueprint for the remainder of your wedding planning. With an endless variety of show stopping, stunning, picture perfect Colorado venues, we’re highlighting a few of our favorites. The can’t-go-wrong, is-this-too-good-to-be-true, trusty Calluna Events favorites. Sit back, relax, and enjoy part one of our three part series on Top Colorado Wedding Venues: The Front Range.


For the Classic
Four Seasons – Downtown Denver
Why we love it: The nationally recognized and celebrated hospitality.

Remarkable hospitality is the name of the Four Seasons’ game. This community of “hospitalians” (verbiage kindly taken from our friend Bobby Stuckey) is unbeatable in service, attention and overall genuine quality of care. Pair that with effortless sleek design around every corner and you’ll spend most of your visit picking your jaw up off of the ground. We were fortunate to work with FS Denver for both Lesley + JD’s and Alexandra + Noam’s wedding. Food, ambiance, impeccable service, high class rooms….what more would you want?!  If chic decor and luxury treatment is wrong, we don’t want to be right.

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St. Julien Hotel & Spa – Downtown Boulder

Why we love it: The all-in-one iconic Boulder venue with picturesque views.

It’s pretty hard for the St. Julien not to come to mind when discussing top wedding venues. This obvious choice fits the bill for so many of our couples. We’ve have been a preferred vendor for this venue since they opened and we can’t speak higher on this tried and true Boulder venue. Their incredibly accommodating and talented staff makes every wedding wish come true. If you’re opting for an intimate gazebo ceremony, dining al fresco in the lawn or hosting a full blown, gold-gilded ballroom reception, this place hits a home run every time. From aspects of the ceremony layout, cocktail hour and reception, we have transformed the space in a multitude of ways and love bringing the client’s new vision to life. Who could resist an outdoor ceremony space that showcases the breathtaking view of the Flatirons?!  It’s truly our local gem.

Join us as we host the “Spring Dow the Aisle” bridal tea this February for a contemporary bridal showcase to ease all of your wedding planning woes! 

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For the Creative

Blanc – RiNo neighborhood, Denver
Why we love it: The edgy, urban, blank canvas.

There are so many different design directions to take with this blank space, just pursuing the grounds gets our creative juices flowing. The abundant outdoor space – a paved patio, garden & barn area – is paired with two gorgeous (and large!) interior rooms accommodating up to 210 guests. The exposed brick, beams and natural lighting sets an edgy and urban tone, simply begging to be beautified by the most creative, artsy, inspired couple and design team. We fell in love with this venue in early 2014 and dressed the space with Modern Marie Antoinette inspired details to celebrate 10 years of Calluna Events.

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 For the Nature Lover

Lyons Farmette & River Bend – Outskirts of Lyons
Why we love it: The unapologetic, peaceful, Colorado natural beauty.

The Farmette – We adore this DIY farm turned wedding venue in our lovely little town of Lyons! When the farm to table trend exploded (and we don’t see it going anywhere!) we knew there couldn’t be a more perfect venue. It’s so stripped down to the bare elements of Colorado nature and with some gentle tending it can become one of the most chic outdoor wedding spaces. With a vintage airstream, goats, chickens and flowers grown on-site, the space is intimate, enchanting and rustically charming.

River Bend – Equally adorable, this is the the newest venue in the Lyons Farmette family. Rivers Bend came to be after owners Betsy & Mike purchased the land affected by the devastating floods and turned the property into a gorgeous riverfront haven for weddings. We hosted dear Lana’s of Lana’s Shop wedding here and are looking forward to working here again in the upcoming season. Once again, farm to table weddings hold a special place in our hearts – and this space is completely idyllic for that local experience.

 Explore More: Facebook | Website | Photo by Michelle Hart (top two, The Farmette),Laura Murray (bottom three, River Bend)

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 Tune in next Monday for Part 2 of our series as we explore our favorite mountain venues. Have a great week!

The Perfect Boulder Holiday Event Venues :: Part One

The Holidays are slowly approaching and we couldn’t be more excited. With that being said, it is never too early to start planning a holiday soiree! Whether you are having a large bash or intimate gathering, there is plenty of time to book us for your event!  We have compiled a list of some of our favorite Boulder venues for potential parties, so sit back and get inspired!

Enjoy! xx, Calluna


Oak at Fourteenth : 1400 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO

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Frasca Food and Wine: 1738 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO

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Brasserie Ten Ten: 1011 Walnut Street, Boulder, CO

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Wild Standard1043 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO

Experience some seriously exciting cuisine at one of Boulders newest restaurants. Wild Standard offers a trendy and intimate private dining space called the Pearl Dive Cellar, ideal for groups up to 28 people. With their decadent raw bar and exotic flavors, your guests will be thoroughly pleased! For a look at their tasty menu click here!

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SALT the Bistro: 1047 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO

The SALT cellar is the unique and cozy private dining space located inside of SALT bistro. With its own private bar, the cellar is a the ideal spot for an ultra-private event of any kind. SALT provides an intimate atmosphere along with quality farm to table cuisine and an extensive wine list. Check out their decadent menu here!

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The Kitchen: 1039 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO

The Kitchen is available for full buy out and get accommodate 65 people seated and 150 people cocktail style. The Kitchen Boulder is a community bistro located in the heart of Boulder that offers seasonal dishes prepared with quality ingredients. In addition to the Kitchen, The Kitchen Upstairs offers a trendy venue for any cocktail party, while The Kitchen Next Door provides a more casual atmosphere perfect for a gathering with family and friends. Check out some of their delicious cuisine here!

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Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar: 928 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO

Jax has some of the most delicious and fresh seafood Boulder has to offer. The restaurant is a cozy and charming space perfect for any intimate holiday or engagement party.  Jax has reservation space available for parties from 1 to 16 guests. Larger reservations for up to 30 guests may be available at multiple tables. Jax is also available for full restaurant rentals, where the entire space is YOURS for the evening. View their tasty menu here!

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For more information on these amazing venues and pricing feel free to contact us at hello@callunaevents.com!

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