The Best Wedding Venues in the Western Slope. A guide to Western Colorado's top wedding locations

Updated: Dec 4, 2020

One of the most attractive features of getting married in Colorado is that we have almost every imaginable background at our fingertips. Whether you love epic mountain ranges covered in snow, sprawling vineyards with lush green vines, flat-topped red rock mesas, or sandy deserts filled with cacti, you can find it in Western Colorado. Our amazing scenery makes this a perfect place to get married, whether you are a Colorado local, or have never been here before. We have just as much variety available in wedding venues, which range from rustic barns surrounded by wide open space to the one-of-a-kind landscape found on the Colorado National Monument. You can venues for every price point from luxury, to practically free. Join me on a little tour of Western Colorado's best wedding venues, from Montrose and Ouray to Grand Junction, Palisade, Glenwood Springs and beyond!


If there is one thing Colorado is known for, it is our beautiful mountains. If you want to say "I do" on top of a mountain, you can't find a better place. Instead of spending a premium to hold your wedding in an exclusive ski town like Vail, Aspen, or Telluride, consider these nearby locations with just as much mountaintop "wow" factor for a fraction of the price tag.

Powderhorn Mountain resort Colorado mountains ski wedding outdoor venue Grand Mesa
The Colorado mountains are a perfect place for skiers and outdoor enthusiasts to say "I do!"
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Are you an adventurous couple with a heart for the outdoors?
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Do you love skiing and playing outside?
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You can get all the views without the huge price tag if you avoid the big ski towns
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Powderhorn Mountain Resort, Grand Mesa Colorado

What I love about Powderhorn Mountain Resort:

- Off the beaten path and much less crowded than larger mountain resorts

- Easily accessible from Grand Junction or Denver

- Beautiful mountain views and tree lines

- Great weather year-round

- More affordable than luxury ski resorts

- Great outdoor dining and reception area

Powderhorn Mountain Resort website

Thunder Mountain lodge Colorado mountain venue outdoors rustic camping wedding
Ready to REALLY embrace your adventurous side? Colorado is full of possibilities!
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There are endless options for campgrounds that you can transform into a wedding space
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Just add your wedding decor to the outdoor space
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Thunder Mountain Lodge, Grand Mesa Colorado

What I love about Thunder Mountain Lodge:

- Lots of access to outdoor recreation

- Beautiful mountain and lake views

- Cabin rentals for getting ready and lodging

- Create your own look with decor and rentals

- Accessible for DJ

- Affordable

Thunder Mountain Lodge website

Colorado is full of mountain lodges and campgrounds perfect for hosting weddings in the outdoor wilderness, and this is just one example. The benefit about being in the great outdoors is that you can dress the natural landscape up any way you want to bring your desired wedding look to life.


Wine lovers know there is no better place to get married than amongst pretty rows of grapes growing in romantic perfection. Colorado might not be the first place you think of for a vineyard wedding, but the elevation and sunny weather in the western side of the state make it ideally suited for growing grapes as well as our famous Palisade peaches. If an orchard or a vineyard wedding appeals to you, western Colorado's venues offer an experience like no other.

Vineyard wine country wedding Palisade Colorado Maison la Belle Vie ceremony
Wine lovers will love the romantic vibes of a vineyard wedding
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Add to the vintage vibe by bringing in statement rental pieces for guests
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Maison La Belle Vie, Palisade, Colorado

What I love about Maison la Belle Vie:

- On-site suite for getting ready

- Convenient ceremony site

- Smaller venue for more intimate wedding

- Lots of indoor and outdoor spaces for guests to enjoy

- Delicious catering with French cuisine

- Easily accessible

Maison la Belle Vie website

Wine Country Inn Palisade Colorado wedding pavilion gazebo ceremony site vineyard
Want a vineyard venue that also provides lodging? Try Wine Country Inn in Palisade, Colorado
Palisade Colorado Mt Garfield Wine Country Inn wedding venue vineyard sunset couple kissing
The views from the vineyard are amazing at sunset
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Your guests can enjoy the wedding and stay in the Inn's accomodations
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Wine Country Inn, Palisade, Colorado

What I love about Wine Country Inn:

- Wedding party and guests can stay on-site before and after wedding

- Conveniently located near freeway exit

- Beautiful vineyard and views of Mt. Garfield

- Designated ceremony site

- Lots of amenities available on-site

Wine Country Inn website

Two Rivers Winery downtown Grand Junction Colorado wine country vineyard wedding venue inn
Wine country nestled in the center of downtown Grand Junction
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Two Rivers Winery, Grand Junction, Colorado

What I love about Two Rivers Winery:

- Conveniently located near downtown Grand Junction, Colorado

- Offers lodging for wedding party

- Views of the Colorado National Monument

Two Rivers Winery website


Colorado is home to all of the cattle and cowboy boots you can imagine, and if that is your style, you are in luck!

Vista View Events Rifle Colorado barn wedding venue
It is totally worth the drive to host your wedding at an out-of-the-way, secluded venue
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Your guests will be wowed by this beautiful white barn
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Imagine your wedding decor in this beautiful space
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A lovely space for your bridal party to get ready

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Hold your ceremony at the pond, or on the wide open property with a mountain range arch
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Vista View Events, Rifle, Colorado

What I love about Vista View Events:

- Out of the way, secluded location

- Beautiful 360 degree scenery

- Bridal getting ready room and full kitchen on-site

- Multiple ceremony site locations

- Elegant barn setting

Vista View Events website

Orchard River View wedding venue Palisade Colorado large rustic wood barn
Getting married in a beautiful barn is SO Colorado!
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With its gorgeous wood interior and jaw dropping chandelier, this barn was MADE for weddings
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