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Garden of the Gods Club Wedding Venue for Red Rock Views

Located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Garden of the Gods Resort and Club is one of Colorado’s most exclusive venues, surrounded by stunning views and featuring modern amenities and exceptional catering services. From its rich Native American history to its modern-day inclusivity and welcoming ambiance, the Garden of the Gods Club wedding venue is a fantastic event space in Colorado. 

About The Garden of the Gods Club Wedding Venue

3320 Mesa Road

Colorado Springs, CO 80904

The red rock sandstone formations called Garden of the Gods have long been known for their natural beauty. In centuries past, Native Americans used this site as a crossroads for numerous nomadic tribes to gather in peace. The immense sandstone formations were considered sacred, and rival tribes put their weapons aside when entering this revered space. 

Garden of the Gods Resort and Club is open and welcoming to all, with attentive staff and extraordinary amenities and services. With decades of experience operating as an exclusive private club, the Garden of the Gods Resort and Club now offers the same experience to everyone who wants to enrich their lives in this unique, restorative setting. 

In the mid-20th century, club founder Al Hill fell in love with the sparkling late-day sun’s rays, golden landscape, and magnificent views. Al and his wife Margaret founded the resort and club with the dream of sharing this majestic natural beauty with everyone. Hence, the property was purchased in 1949 and grew into an exclusive club, resort, and residential community. 

The Garden of the Gods Club opened in 1951, an escape where the elite can find refuge and relaxation in a world-class luxury resort. The club has hosted movie stars, artists, authors, musicians, and politicians over the years. The club’s timeless legacy lives on.

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Details of the Grounds

The venue features sweeping panoramic views of the Garden of the Gods National Landmark, Pikes Peak, and the Rocky Mountains, making it one of Colorado Springs’ most exclusive wedding venues. The resort can host weddings, ceremonies, receptions, engagement parties, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, and farewell brunches. The venue also welcomes diverse cultural traditions, interfaith ceremonies, and LGBTQ+ celebrations. 

The South Lawn is ideal for intimate weddings and can host up to 20 guests (or 60 for a reception). The Three Graces Ballroom and Terrace feature a glass-walled atrium, terrace, fire and water elements, and private event parking. It is suitable for large gatherings and can hold up to 300 guests for a cocktail reception or 220 guests for a seated dinner. The space has two partitions to divide up the room, and the ballroom can also accommodate more intimate events. 

The View at Kissing Camels features floor-to-ceiling windows and amazing views of the Kissing Camels Golf Course, Pikes Peak, and the famous red rock formations of Garden of the Gods. This 2,688 square foot event space can host 100 guests for a ceremony and 150-185 guests for a reception. There is also an option for a dance floor. 

The Reflection Pool is scaled from the original 1951 pool. It gives couples a majestic space to say their vows with the red rock formations of the Garden of the Gods in the background.

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Even More Venue Options

Other venue options include the Garden Room, Hill Room, Grand View Terrace, Hill Terrace, and Garden Terrace. The Hill Room and Hill Terrace are intimate and classy. Each possesses views of Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods, and can host up to 100 guests. 

The site fees don’t include a designated getting-ready space. The wedding party can use Strata’s salon services for pre-wedding pampering. Furthermore, they can book a hotel room to use as a getting-ready space. The wedding party can also book additional event space as another option for a getting-ready area. 

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Photography Opportunities

A Garden of the Gods Resort and Club offers endless opportunities for stunning wedding day photos. Every area of this venue features impressive views of the Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak, and the Rocky Mountains. 

Couples can get married on manicured lawns, under a floral arch, with the Rocky Mountains jutting out of the landscape in the background. They can share a sweet kiss among the garden pathways, with mountains as the backdrop. 

Furthermore, they can carefully walk along the outdoor water feature, with snow-capped mountains in the distance. They can have an outdoor feast with their closest family and friends, tables covered in floral arrangements and elegant glassware. 

Additionally, lush greenery and breathtaking mountains serve as the backdrop to the day’s festivities. Couples can meander through fields of yellow wildflowers. They can do a “first look” at one of the venue’s elegant staircases. At this amazing venue, there are countless opportunities for stunning wedding snapshots. 

 

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Wedding Details

The culinary team designs catering menus to feature fresh, local ingredients in a variety of culinary traditions. Moreover, couples can create custom wedding menus that will wow their guests. 

Ceremony site fees include chairs, a water station, and set up and tear down.

Reception packages include:

  • tables,
  • linens,
  • chairs,
  • glassware,
  • flatware,
  • china,
  • a dance floor,
  • cake cutting,
  • onsite parking, and
  • a sparkling wine toast.

Garden of the Gods Club handles all food and beverage services for the event, so they do not permit outside catering services. 

Room blocks are available for accommodations for out-of-town guests. 

Venue rental fees do not include getting-ready spaces, so the wedding party will have to book additional space to use to gather before the big event. 

Garden of the Gods Club Wedding

With both indoor and outdoor event spaces available for use, the Garden of the Gods Resort and Club in Colorado Springs is an amazing venue to host a grand, unforgettable wedding. Historic elements and modern features make the Garden of the Gods Club wedding venue a beautiful space that truly highlights the natural beauty that surrounds it. This Colorado venue is a must-see with breathtaking views of Pikes Peak, the Rocky Mountains, and the sandstone features of Garden of the Gods.

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