Plan Your Wedding at a Colorado State Park
If you envision that picture-perfect wedding amid beautiful scenery under Colorado's blue sky, consider spending that special day at a Colorado State Park.
Many parks are ideal locations to host weddings and other special events across the state. If you are thinking about an outdoor spring, summer or fall wedding, consider what State Parks has to offer.
Here are a few ideas:
The Visitor Center Overlook at Ridgway State Park can host up to 100 guests and provides a stunning backdrop of the San Juan Mountains for that picture-perfect wedding. See photo 1.
Castlewood Canyon State Park's rustic Pikes Peak Amphitheater and scenic Bridge Canyon Overlook provide unique views of the canyon making them an ideal choice for an outdoor wedding. The three covered shelters can accommodate 66 people each.
Lory State Park has three group facilities suitable for weddings: South Eltuck picnic area can host 50 guests and overlooks Horsetooth Reservoir, Soldier Canyon can accommodate 100 and sits at the mouth of the canyon, and the Timber picnic area is nestled in the sandstone hogbacks with room for 100 guests. See photo 2.
On the Western Slope, Highline Lake State Park is perfect for larger weddings, with room for 150 guests in its group facility.
Roxborough State Park offers wedding locations that offer spectacular views of the red rocks. The Fountain Valley and Lyons Overlooks can accommodate small weddings up to 20 people and the Visitor Center courtyard has a 60-person capacity.
Cherry Creek State Park has five group facilities available to rent that are perfect for a wedding reception. Ceremonies are popular at the Cherry Creek Marina & Yacht Club that features glass walls overlooking the tranquil Cherry Creek Reservoir.
For an outdoor wedding with spectacular views, Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area offers several ideal locations for a small, non-formal ceremony.
A peaceful retreat on the plains, Jackson Lake State Park can host up to 100 guests. The group facility also provides plenty of entertainment with a horseshoe pit, sand volleyball court and a nearby swim beach.
Boyd Lake State Park offers Mariner Point Group Picnic Area that sits on a secluded peninsula that offers spectacular views of the lake, and is suitable for weddings and other events. Mariner Point can accommodate up to 250 people. It offers its own private restrooms, playground, and parking lot next to the covered facility.
The rolling hills of Vega State Park and its 100-person group picnic area are ideal for an outdoor wedding. The Meadows Group Picnic Area has group barbecue grills, and a large meadow for sports, games and dancing!
Cheyenne Mountain State Park is a stunning setting for an outdoor wedding with state-of-the-art facilities and recreational opportunities all around. This beautiful site overlooks the Colorado Springs skyline with a magnificent mountain backdrop. It offers a rock step theater-style amphitheater and a large picnic pavilion to host the perfect outdoor wedding and reception. See their Group Rentals page for more information. Amphitheatre and pavilion pictured below.
Brides and grooms who wish to include alcoholic beverages in their celebration can choose these beautiful outdoor settings for their ceremony and then head to an off-site location for their reception.
Park staff can assist with necessary permits and facility details. Contact the park of your choice for
reservations, availability and pricing. After the celebration, honeymoon with us by staying in one of our
yurts or guest houses so you can spend some relaxing time outdoors exploring our beautiful parks.
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