Newlyweds walk down a golf course sidewalk while holding hands

A Guide to Planning a Colorado Springs Destination Wedding

Colorado Springs is one of the country’s most versatile and beautiful destinations, if not the world. From mountains that erupt in vivid greens and wildflowers in the summer to blankets of freshly fallen snow in the winter, every day brings spectacular views and epic adventures. It’s no wonder it’s a fantastic place for a destination wedding!! If you’re looking for a unique mountain getaway for your wedding, you’ll want to think about making the trek to Colorado Springs. Here is your Ultimate Guide to your Colorado Springs Destination Wedding!

Colorado Springs Destination Wedding – The Ultimate Guide for Hosting Your Dream Day

How Much Do Colorado Springs Destination Weddings Cost?

According to a study in 2021 conducted by The Knot, the average cost of a Colorado wedding is between $30,000 to $35,000. However, it’s absolutely possible to host a Colorado Springs wedding for less – or considerably more. 

As with all budgets, factors like your venue, guest count, and other details like photography, florals, and attire can greatly impact how much you spend. Start by picking a comfortable budget with your partner, then build a list of priorities to see what is most important to your wedding experience! 

What Time of Year Should You Consider for Your Colorado Springs Destination Wedding?

Colorado Springs is beautiful in every season, and you can pick the perfect date depending on your aesthetic. If you’re looking for a summery outdoor wedding, choose dates from mid-June to early September. Sunshine and greenery will be prominent, and lower altitude spots can reach the 80s and 90s (although higher altitudes will be much cooler.) The fall brings gorgeous autumnal colors strewn across the mountains, crisp, cool air, and potential snowfall. If you’re a snow enthusiast, winter is the perfect time for a wonderland wedding covered in blankets of pristine white snow. Just be sure to bundle up – it gets cold!! 

Newlyweds lean in for a kiss in the mountains at sunset during their Colorado Springs Destination Wedding

Colorado Springs Destination Wedding Venues

The Broadmoor: A luxury mountain resort with pristine gardens, gorgeous alpine views, and various stunning event spaces.

Garden of the Gods: A stunning and renowned combination of mountains and almost desert-like serenity. Experience the breathtaking beauty of nature with beautiful accommodations.

The Pinery: A Tuscan-inspired event center overlooking iconic city views, with plenty of elegance, world-class amenities, and exemplary service.

Almagre: A chic, contemporary venue with modern, boho design features and lots of space for stylish ceremonies, cocktail hours, and receptions.

The Club at Flying Horse: A prestigious resort and golf club with luxury wedding venues, spectacular views, and plenty of ways to keep your guests entertained.

Obtaining a Colorado Springs Marriage License

Additionally, getting a marriage license in Colorado is often the easiest part of getting married. You’ll need to stop by a county clerk’s office, show the required documentation, and pay a small $30 fee. Then, you’ll be issued your license; use and return it within 30 days, and voila – you’re married! 

Newlyweds stand with their bridal party holding pink and white bouquets

Getting Around Colorado Springs 

Traveling from place to place by car is the easiest way to navigate Colorado Springs. Still, public transportation is great if you don’t have one at your discretion. Moreover, you can try out the Mountain Metro Transit or catch a Lyft or an Uber to get to where you need to go. 

Accommodations for Guests

One of the best parts about having a resort wedding is providing guests a convenient place to stay. Plus, everyone loves a good excuse for a destination getaway, especially with onsite spas, amenities, and activities. Otherwise, as a great tourist town, Colorado Springs has plenty of hotels, lodges, and Airbnb’s to use for their stay.

Things to Do in Colorado Springs 

Colorado Springs is every outdoor adventurer’s dream! From hiking and mountain biking in the summer and fall to skiing, snow tubing, and ice skating in the winter, there’s always something exciting to do and try. There’s also amazing dining and fantastic shopping for anyone looking for a less adventurous way to pass the time. 

Newlyweds kiss on a riverside bridge at their Colorado Springs Destination Wedding

Hiring a Colorado Springs Destination Wedding Photographer

If you’re taking advantage of one of the most beautiful destinations in the country for your wedding, be sure to hire a photographer who knows how to capture every exquisite view and detail of your day! 

I’ve been a Colorado adventure photographer for years, and I love nothing more than getting to know couples who are just as nature-loving and willing to take a few risks. I’d love to help you photograph your spectacular Colorado Springs destination wedding! 

Colorado Springs Destination Wedding

Have any more questions about hosting a Colorado Springs destination wedding? Just ask! I’m happy to share everything I know about all things Colorado weddings and help you brainstorm the wedding of your dreams. So, reach out today to start chatting about your big day!

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