Calluna Bucketlist :: Venues 2017

We absolutely love living and working in Colorado, we are surrounded by tremendous natural beauty, amazing event venues and fabulous creative partners. Each year, we make a list of venues and new places that we are just dying to work at, and make it a goal to plan and be a part of special weddings and events at a few new spots. So tonight..we are sharing with you our 2017 list of dream venues! Don’t forget it is never too late to book your special event with us! To contact us about your upcoming wedding or event click here!

Enjoy! Xo, Calluna

Heather Dwight (Owner, Principal Curator & Stylist)

My Top Three :: Piney River Ranch, Jackson Hole, WY, Dunton Hot Springs (we can’t get enough!)

Photo Credit : James & Schulze

Photo via Four Seasons Hotel Jackson Hole

Kaylee Maresh (Lead Curator & Stylist)

My Top Three :: Amangiri, Montage Deer Valley, The Vail Collective Retreat


Venue Love :: Amangiri, Montage Deer Valley, The Vail Collective, Piney River Ranch, Dunton Hot Springs

Featured Image :: The Amangiri

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.

 Explore More: Facebook | Website | Photos by Preston Utley (top three), From the Hip Photo (bottom two)
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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! 

 Explore More: Facebook | Website | Photo by Laura Murray (top) Tess Pace (bottom)

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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.

Explore More: Facebook | Website | Photo by James Christianson0410W0332
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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


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


Brasserie Ten Ten: 1011 Walnut Street, Boulder, CO


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!


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!



Photo via The Kitchen || Image Davis Tilly

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!


For more information on these amazing venues and pricing feel free to contact us at!

Featured Image: OAK at Fourteenth

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