Eloping in Denver— 5 Venue Ideas for the City Hall Bride


If there’s one thing that appeals to some couples… it’s the beautiful idea of having an intimate and small ceremony while eloping in the Mile High City. For those brides and grooms to-be planning a smaller elopement, the common question when starting your planning is where can we have our small elopement ceremony? This is the best part when planning your way through wedding matrimony and we want to help with ideas! See below for beautiful and timeless ideas for those couples planning a smaller wedding or city hall wedding. Click the venue name to be taken directly to their site!


We’re starting with the City Hall wedding done Denver style because this is a simple option that holds classic and timeless appeal for a simple elopement that may be formal or informal. Denver is unique in the way that you go together to the clerk and recorder’s office in your county and can simply sign your marriage documents together or, create an appointment with a judge in your discrict (through the clerk and recorder’s office) to have a judge officiate. Once you ‘re hitched, you can venture anywhere for your beautiful wedding day images! We recommend following this option with beautiful wedding photography done at The Denver City Hall building which gives the official city hall feel to your wedding day images. Neo-classical era architecture with roman columns flank this venue that is equally stunning and beautiful! Make sure to check on permit fees for the city hall venue photography here. Who can resist this option, a classic and simple option.


Looking for a smaller scale wedding or elopement with some grandeur? Look no further! This option is beautiful for couples that want a small wedding on a budget at a lovely venue (with a Downton Abby feel). We recommend pairing your wedding photography with the venue to enjoy all the outdoor and indoor space this beautiful has to offer.


Want a mountain wedding but don’t want an expensive price tag? For those opting for a smaller wedding, The Little Nell has everything a couple would dream of in a mountain wedding! For as little as $2,000-$4,500 you can rent the wedding deck out and have a scenic overlook filled with beautiful mountain views for miles! Keep the wedding deck simple or design to the nines! The venue does require a wedding planner present set up and take down your event space on the deck. We recommend pairing your beautiful wedding photography on the deck and the grounds of the 5-star hotel for a stunning scenic feel.


With all the beautiful scenery that Colorado has to offer on the Front Range and Western Slope of Colorado, why not elope in a Colorado State Park? The best part about a mountainside elopement is the flexibility it offers! The couple can decide which park they want to exchange vows in with their few guests. We’ve seen many couples choose this option without guests too! Colorado allows their couple’s to marry by exchanging their own vows with no officiant required to reside over a ceremony. With this little known fact, any couple can make a scenic wedding truly their own and on a smaller budget. We recommend pairing a park venue with beautiful outdoor wedding photography and asking your wedding photographer if they’re travel fees associated with them to make the trek with you. This option is a outdoor venue that never disappoints!

5.  A MUSEUM ELOPEMENT           

A stunning option for couples who love the Arts in Denver and want to create something truly memorable. We thought we would highlight Denver’s art scene and recommend the art museum option for eloping and having a small wedding. Fees can be smaller to medium depending on how long you would need to rent the space, but overall budget friendly. This options also has our hearts for those couples wanting to go non-traditional and have a more modern appeal to their wedding. The Denver art museum / gallery scene has a lot of fantastic venues that would opt as perfection for those wanting a city wedding on a smaller scale.

For years, we’ve been photographing Colorado weddings and elopements. Having a wedding and searching for a perfect photographer for your wedding? Contact us to say hello and meet.


Crystal | Aspen & Vine Studio