Photo: Paige Jones Photography
As a part of the Colorado wedding community for nearly 20 years, The Bridal Collection has helped brides find their dreams dresses for just about every venue in the Rocky Mountain region. We thought it was time to share our knowledge to help brides-to-be find their perfect venue. So, over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing our favorite Colorado venues.
First up, our picks for Historic Venues:
900 Colorow Road, Golden; (720) 497-7630; JeffCo.us/boettcher-mansion
Arts and Crafts architecture fans will love this stone-and-timber mansion nestled in the Lookout Mountain Nature Preserve. The mansion, built in 1917, originally served as Charles Boettcher’s hunting lodge but was later donated to Jefferson County for public use.
The space has many unique architectural elements including an Inglenook fireplace and cathedral-beam ceilings in the original living room. The main reception space can accommodate up to 200 guests and includes a raised terrace adorned with bistro lights. The venue is surrounded by towering pine trees and gorgeous mountain views making it ideal for wedding photos.
The Bridal Collection’s private label gowns, Kathryn Elizabeth, are ideal for this location thanks to their classic, romantic designs.
2027 West Lower Colfax Avenue; Denver; (720) 946-7721; MileHighStation.com
Before becoming a hip events venue Mile High Station was the home of Midwest Steel & Ironworks. The original building was constructed in 1897 as Denver became a hub for industry. Hundreds of ironworkers and craftsmen built and shipped large-scale ship sections for use by the U.S. Navy in World War II.
We love the juxtaposition of the new and old in this large, customizable space. The building retains much of the original architectural features including the old-brick exterior walls, I-Beam steel structure and original equipment, yet has been updated with a beautiful brick bar, raised mezzanine, patio and amazing custom chandeliers.
Some of our favorite photos of The Bridal Collection brides were taken beneath these funky lighting fixtures. Our brides have worn a variety of styles and designers in this fun space; everything from sleek and sexy to ball gowns with bling.
770 Pennsylvania St, Denver, CO 80203, (303) 894-2505; historycolorado.org
This stately, Neoclassical-style mansion was built in 1902 for James Benton Grant, the third governor of Colorado. It was sold to A.E. Humphreys, who worked in the oil industry, in 1917. The family remained in the home until 1976 when it was bequeathed to the Colorado Historical Society.
Located in the quaint Quality Hill neighborhood of Denver, the Grant-Humphreys Mansion includes a classic ballroom, grand staircase, floral garden and large patio. The wedding venue is decorated with antique furnishings and rich fabrics perfect for couples wanting a timeless, romantic and elegant feel.
The Bridal Collection has recently helped several brides find THE perfect gown for their Grant-Humphreys weddings. We even outfitted our owner’s cousin, Erin, for her April 2016 nuptials.
We look forward to sharing our favorite Colorado Mountain wedding venues in the next installment of our series.