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So you’re thinking about a Colorado elopement. SUUUWEEEET! First maybe we should go over what an elopement is! An elopement is an intimate wedding that keeps the focus on you as a couple, and your commitment to each other, rather than the production and traditions of a big wedding. Some elopements do not even have guests at all! The best part about an elopement (besides marrying the love of your life and the beautiful location) YOU GET TO MAKE ALL OF THE RULES!!
Ready to have a breathtaking elopement in Colorado? Here are some helpful tips we have put together for you!
Colorado is the perfect elopement spot for anyone who loves the outdoors. Here are a few of our favorite spots!
Chautauqua Park, Boulder
Chautauqua park is about 30- 45 minutes outside of Denver. This is a location where you do not have to hike to get a beautiful view. One of the best backdrops in Colorado are the Flatirons. The flat irons overlook the city of boulder. This location has a great mountain view!
Rocky Mountain National Park
Who would not want to be married in a National Park? This option is absolutely GORGEOUS. Having the mountains at your backs makes for great wedding photos! This national park is so widespread that you will not have a problem finding the PERFECT ceremony spot! Since this is a national park there is a fee to get into the park. Don’t worry! This fee is to maintain the beauty of the park. The Rocky Mountain National Park is about two hours from Denver, it may be a good idea to rent a private cabin for you and your honey to cuddle up in after the ceremony!
Garden of the Gods
Garden of the Gods has designated elopement sites! HOLY COW! It is completely free to get married here. This is a public park in Colorado Springs. From Garden of the Gods you can view Pikes peak and the beautiful red rock. No reservations are to be made to get married here!
Estes Park is one of the most ideal locations for couples to get married because it is such a beautiful town and you are near the Rocky Mountains National Park. Couples seek out Estes Park for elopements because there are so many options for beautiful scenery, restaurants, and lodging available!
When staying in Colorado you may have a hard time finding the right place to stay, only because there are so many great options! Maybe you want to snuggle up in a little cabin with as newly weds or stay in a beautiful hotel! We have options listed below.
Garden of the Gods Resort and Club
This hotel is in Colorado Springs, Colorado. When you stay at Garden of the Gods Resort and Club in Colorado Springs, you’ll be in a shopping district, a 3-minute drive from Garden of the Gods and 8 minutes from Colorado College. This 4-star hotel is 8.8 mi from Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and 3.7 mi from Red Rock Canyon. PERFECT for your Garden of the Gods Elopement!!
Pine Haven Resort
If you and your love are looking for a cozy little cabin after your elopement in Estes Park check out Pine Haven Resort in Estes Park Colorado. These cabins are adjacent to the Rocky Mountains. They sit on over 14 acres of woodlands! You will not regret staying here after your Estes Park OR Rocky Mountain National Park. That’s right! You can stay here and get married at either location!
So, you are eloping in Colorado and you may still need someone to do your hair, makeup, and a floral arrangement! If you would like to do your own go for it! It is your day! We are still going to provide you with great vendor options.
Hair and Makeup
PLC Mobile Beauty They have an onsite location in Denver (which is close to all of the places we listed for elopement sites!) and they also travel ANYWHERE in Colorado.
Hutson Floral Design Their style is VERY creative and perfect for a Colorado elopement. They are located in Denver, Colorado.
Ladybird Poppy Floral Design Their style is toned down, but very beautiful and creative. They are located in Denver, Colorado.
Elopements are generally small. After getting married it is always important to CELEBRATE! Whether it is just you and your spouse or a few family members and friends here are a list of restaurants you might want to check out!
If you are looking to have family and friends join you at your elopement ceremony we have the PERFECT place for you! Almagre has a micro package available for your closest friends and family! Almagre is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado! The micro package is for max of 40 people and it costs $5,000. This package includes the venue, cake, catered meal, champagne toast and a dj to finish off the night right!
On the other hand, if it will be just the two of you we have a few favorite restaurants we can share for the perfect meal after your ceremony!
Guard and Grace is in Denver Colorado and it is a fabulous steak house! It is on the list of 25 best steak houses in America! Steak and Seafood are both on the menu so you cannot go wrong! They also have vegetarian options. (:
The food in Colorado is absolutely amazing so we are giving you another option for after the ceremony! Twin Owls Steak House is AMAZING! They have something for everyone on the menu and you will not be disappointed with the atmosphere. Twin Owls Steak House is located in Estes Park Colorado.
Did you know that in Colorado you can actually marry yourself and you do not need any witnesses?! WHAAAAT! This makes eloping in Colorado even more intimate. If you enjoyed our Colorado Elopement Guide Click HERE for more elopement tips!
If you are ready to plan a BOMB AF elopement in Colorado, we CANNOT wait to help! Click HERE to reach out to us!
Sam + Bryt