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!


MOUNTAIN VENUES


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.


VINEYARD VENUES


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
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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


BARN VENUES

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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Built with every detail in mind, and a beautiful getting ready area upstairs
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Orchard River View, Palisade, Colorado

What I love about Orchard River View:

- Built entirely for weddings with every detail in mind

- Full bar service

- Gorgeous outdoor space for ceremony

- Wood interior with getting ready area restrooms

- Plenty of space to host large weddings and events


Orchard River View website


Antler Ridge Wedding venue Montrose Colorado barn rustic wood weddings
A big, beautiful barn to hold all of your guests
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Antler Ridge boasts beautiful sunsets that are truly unforgettable
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Antler Ridge, Montrose, Colorado

What I love about Antler Ridge:

- Secluded setting on a sprawling piece of property

- Guest suite on site for getting ready

- Ceremony location by pond

- Large barn holds lots of wedding guests

- Beautiful sunsets for taking photos in the evening


Antler Ridge Barn Venue website



DESERT VENUES


If the sand and the wide open space of the desert call to you, then western Colorado is where you want to be. The Cacti. Red rock. Mesas. They are all so magical and unique to the Western United States, and they make for a one-of-a-kind wedding experience. Grand Junction, Colorado is home to the Colorado National Monument, a mini Grand Canyon filled with beautiful views, herds of Bighorn sheep, rock formations, and twisty trees. If you aren't afraid of heights, this is a great place to set up a ceremony and say "I do" amid the splendor of the desert scape in front of you. Ceremonies on the Colorado National Monument are as simple as getting the required permit, and picking out your favorite spot. Try to plan your ceremony just before sunset for the most epic experience.