COVID concerns or not, we are loving this micro wedding trend and hope it’s here to stay. Whether or not you’ve always wanted a small fete or are now just considering (more on why we love them here!), there’s no shortage of ideal destinations in our beautiful state. See below for a sprinkling of our favorites – from urban to mountain to farm focused.
There is no question that COVID-19 has impacted the wedding industry. The traditional wedding planning process has been turned on its head and couples are now struggling to imagine their special day. We get it! Here at Calluna Events, we are here to help every step of the way. The venue hunt is on – we can’t wait to hear what you’re drawn to! Enjoy!
If the mountains are calling your name:
Dunton Hot Springs | Photo: James & Schulze
Dunton Hot Springs (52068 Road 38 Dolores, CO) Small weddings are trending in 2020 and Dunton Hot Springs has got it under control! With an intimate space created specifically for small weddings, Dunton Hot Springs has always been the dream destination for your small wedding. Packages vary from Elopements to Mountain Romances aimed at making the couples day flawless. We love this destination and know it is the best spot for a cozy, intimate wedding with friends and family.
Devil’s Thumb Ranch (3530 County Rd 83, Tabernash, CO) No one wants to suddenly change their wedding vision, especially their perfectly imagined wedding venue. With DTR, you don’t have to. This tried and true Calluna favorite has pivoted to offering small intimate gatherings for up to 50 so you can experience the magic of the ranch at a small size. Win win? We thought so, too.
Devil’s Thumb Ranch | Photo: Doug Treiber Photography
Zach’s Cabin (214 Beaver Creek Pl, Avon, CO) If you’re open to a cozy winter celebration, look no further than Zach’s Cabin, Beaver Creek’s own mountain oasis. The natural beauty of the Colorado mountains could not get any better than the views of the Gorge Range from Zach’s Cabin. This intimate spot is picturesque and makes for a stunning small wedding celebration. And, to top it off, you and your guests will experience a winter sleigh ride to the cabin unlike any other!
Zach’s Cabin | Photo: James & Schulze
Looking to enjoy the beautiful Colorado outdoors?
River Bend | Photo: Cassie Rosch Photography
River Bend (501 W. Main St, Lyons, CO) This outdoor wedding venue is beyond stunning! On the banks of the St. Vrain River surrounded by breathtaking red stone cliffs, River Bend can be your dream venue for the most fairytale-like day for you and your loved ones.
River Bend | Photo: Julie Harris Photography
Sunrise Amphitheater (1198 Flagstaff Dr, Boulder, CO) If you can’t get enough of the mountains, Sunrise Amphitheater will check off all of your boxes for your dream wedding venue! Looking out at the awe-inspiring views of Boulder, Colorado, the Sunrise Amphitheater is an amazing spot to experience your special day with friends and family.
The Boulder Flower Farm (4114 Oxford Rd, Longmont, CO) North of Boulder, Colorado, the Boulder Flower Farm is a boutique wedding venue ideal for small, magical gatherings. The outdoor space is something out of a dream as well as the recently renovated modern country home. With petite gatherings and medium or large outdoor events, we know this is the perfect destination to make your wedding day the most special day of your life!
The Boulder Flower Farm | Photo: Connie Whitlock Photography
Private Property: While it’s a little untraditional and can seem overwhelming, we’re predicting an uptick in intimate affairs at personal private venues in the coming months and years – it’s so uniquely YOU. With the right vendor team to bring in all the goodies, your backyard will become the haven you never knew you had.
Private Property | Photo: Mary Meck Photography
Feeling City Centric? These urban properties may not come to mind as an obvious choice, but are ones to consider:
Blanc | Photo: Cassie Rosch Photography
Blanc (3150 Walnut St #2327, Denver, CO) An ideal spot for wedding celebrations, Denver’s Blanc is located in the heart of the RiNo District with an urban vibe and an exterior space that will blow you away. While you may think this is a large event space only, Blanc’s unique and flexible space can actually speak to guest counts of all sizes. The multiple rooms and intention spacing creates the perfect landing pad for your urban inspired gathering.
The Kimpton Hotel Born (1600 Wewatta St, Denver, CO) Stunning views of the Denver skyline and Union Station canopy coupled with the modern and elegant feel of the hotel provide couples with their dream wedding day. The Kimpton Hotel Born is an amazing venue choice for a small, intimate gathering. Your day will be customized to the smallest detail and topped off with phenomenal views from the outdoor terrace.
The Kimpton Hotel Born | Photo: Rachel Gomez Photography
Moss (200 N Santa Fe Drive Denver, CO) The Moss wedding venue is nothing short of authentic and unique. Moss’s Chandelier and Edison Rooms make for the most memorable small wedding ceremonies and receptions. The industrial exposed brick and illuminating natural light put this venue at the top of our list for the perfect intimate gathering!
Moss | Photo: James & Schulze
The Ramble Hotel (1280 25th St, Denver, CO) Located in Denver’s River North Art District, The Ramble Hotel is a hidden gem for your special day. The hotel’s inspiration comes from Madame Rambouillet’s French Salons of the 17th century with its towering brick walls and glowing natural light from it’s floor to ceiling windows. This spot is everything and more and we know it can be the perfect place for your dream wedding!
The Maven Hotel | Dairy Block Alley (1800 Wazee St, Denver, CO) This untraditional but one-of-a-kind space screams small wedding destination. Right in the heart of the city but tucked away into an artistic interactive and curated alley, your guests will swoon when arriving to this amazing venue. Stay and mingle outside for cocktail hour and then head into the adjacent Windsor room to continue the party!
The Maven Hotel | Photo: Laura Murray
Featured Image: Lindsey Boluyt Photography