There are a number of factors that go into choosing the perfect wedding venue for your big day. Personal style, number of guests, price, and — let’s not forget — location.

Denver couples have plenty of outdoor space and sweeping mountain views to act as a backdrop for their wedding, but what about a more urban setting?

From historic gems to modern spaces, here are the best wedding venues in downtown Denver for couples who want to stay within the Mile High city limits.

Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Few occasions sound more memorable than a night at the museum. And that experience can be made possible by hosting your wedding at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. The museum offers multiple options for holding your ceremony and reception and features modern touches like tall windows, large atriums, and unique structures that could only be found in a museum. Plus, you can’t beat the city and mountain views that can be seen from the rooftop terrace.

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Mile High Station

With its industrial design and historic background, Mile High Station is a true Denver gem. The landmark building that was once the Midwest Steel and Ironworks building has been restored and transformed into the Mile High Station to capture the industrial history and stories that the building represents.

Whether you’re having an intimate wedding or a large one, there are plenty of spaces to hold the celebrations at this venue. With style features like exposed brick and standout light fixtures, this venue offers plenty of photo opportunities. Bonus: there’s a large onsite parking lot that can hold more than 200 cars. A rare feature for a downtown venue!

Ritz-Carlton Denver

For an upscale and classic wedding celebration, consider Ritz-Carlton. With both indoor and outdoor spaces to choose from, this hotel offers many options for all types of weddings. Throwing a large wedding? The main ballroom can fit up to 500 people and features luxurious details like sparkling chandeliers. If you’re looking for something more intimate, then the outdoor terrace is the space for you. Whichever you choose, the Ritz-Carlton offers all of the glam and luxury of a downtown wedding.

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Denver Botanic Gardens

Denver Botanic Gardens at York Street offers a breath of fresh air in the center of the city. For those who want a nature-filled wedding without having to leave downtown, the Botanic Gardens is the venue for you. Celebrate your wedding day among the flora and fauna in one of their expansive gardens that offer plenty of gorgeous views. There are also several indoor spaces available for those who want to be inside while being just a few feet away from nature.

Moss Denver

Tucked away in the Santa Fe Arts District, Moss Denver is an urban and industrial space ideal for intimate weddings. The original building was built in the 1900s and renovated with modern details to create the warm, contemporary space that it is today. Moss offers two event spaces complete with large windows, chandeliers, exposed brick, and Edison light bulbs and can hold up to 200 guests.

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Denver Athletic Club

Denver Athletic Club offers, arguably, the best downtown views in the city. Take one step onto the rooftop and you’ll be greeted by sweeping views of the skyline and surrounded by tall buildings. This venue is ideal for couples who want to host a true urban wedding. Weddings at the Denver Athletic are open to member and non-members alike.

Talk with a Premier Wedding Photographer near Downtown Denver

I believe every wedding deserves to be photographed in a beautiful, artistic and memorable way. No matter where you choose to go, from the waterside to the mountaintops, your ceremony is something that ought to be captured in a way that brings you back to that moment in time for years to come.

Contact Katogenic Photography to ask about our wedding photography packages! We love to capture every detail that makes your big day so special in a way that you’ll cherish forever.