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5 reasons your guests will love your denver wedding

rooftop wedding with the denver skyline in the background

When all of your family and friends are spread out across the country (or even the globe) it can be hard to decide on a location for your big day. You could have it where you live and make everyone come to you. Or you could do it where you grew up…but what if you grew up in different places? We’ve found that the best, least controversial way to make everyone happy is to pick a neutral (physically and emotionally) destination and meet up there. Of course, it helps if that destination is inherently cool and a vacation spot in its own right. What about Denver?

rooftop wedding with two grooms in denver

While it may not have been the first wedding destination that came to mind, Denver has so much to offer and will have your guests falling in love from the moment they arrive. If you’ve been there before (or live there), then we don’t need to tell you…you already know what makes The Mile High City so amazing. But for those of you who haven’t had the pleasure yet, here are just 5 of the many reasons why your guests will love a wedding in Denver…


denver international airport with mountains in the background

Getting to the destination is always the most difficult (and expensive) part of RSVPing, “yes” to a wedding. That’s why, as cool as a remote villa in the South of France sounds in theory, in practice, weddings like those aren’t always appreciated by the guests that have to get there. Denver is home to Denver International Airport (DEN) so your guests can fly into the city from just about anywhere in the world. Fun fact: it's the sixth busiest airport in the nation and offers non-stops to more than 175 worldwide destinations. And once you arrive, they obviously have taxi, Uber, and car rental options, but the public transportation in Denver is pretty great! There is direct rail service from DEN to Denver Union Station (right in the heart of downtown). The 37-minute trip costs just $10 each way (with discounts available).

train from den into downtown denver


chic moody hotel in downtown denver

From glitzy luxury suites, funky downtown hotels, and intimate B&Bs to budget-priced lodgings, Denver has accommodations for every style and price point. Don’t know where to stay, just fill out their accommodations form on the Visit Denver website and they’ll help you get the right hotel for the best rate on a hotel room block for your guests. Most of these chic hotels also double as wedding venues!

mid century modern hotel in downtown denver


Arrowhead golf course wedding

When you think of Denver weather, your mind probably goes to snow, but that’s actually just a small fraction of the year and rarely lasts more than a few days. Denver winters are mild and snow doesn't stay on the ground long so golf courses and outdoor cafes stay open all year round. In fact, the arid conditions bring only 8 to 15 inches of annual precipitation, so locals wake up to more than 300 days of sunshine a year. (That’s more annual hours of sun than Miami and San Diego!) In summer, Denver enjoys low relative humidity, making for beautiful, sun-filled days and cool, comfortable evenings. The average daily high temperature in August is a mild 86 degrees Fahrenheit. The mild weather is due in part to the city's altitude: 5,280 feet above sea level, or exactly a mile high.

wedding with rock formations in the background in denver


Red Rocks Amphitheatre in denver

Beyond Denver, you'll find the city's big backyard, highlighted by the gorgeous Rocky Mountain Front Range. For guests who are coming to help you celebrate from out of state, it's the perfect opportunity to extend their trip into an unforgettable vacation or a romantic mountain getaway. National Parks, skiing, outdoor adventure–it's all waiting in Colorado.

hiking in mountains just outside of denver


broncos game in denver stadium

If you and your crew like sports, Denver is where you want to be. It’s home to no less than six professional sports teams that thrill sold-out crowds year-round. Basketball, baseball, football, soccer, lacrosse, hockey, rugby–Denver’s got it all, with some of the world’s best athletes on the rosters. No matter the time of year, there will be some type of professional sporting event that your guests can attend.

modern wedding at art gallery in denver

Now that it’s decided and you’re getting married in Denver, it’s time to find the right venue! Denver is so happy to be hosting your wedding, they want to help as much as they can and make the experience enjoyable and stress-free. So much so that there are A TON of incredible resources for couples who are wedding planning on the Visit Denver wedding page. From finding the perfect location to vendors that fit your vibe–they can help with it all…and it’s FREE!

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