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Weddings are joyous occasions meant to be celebrated with your closest friends and family, which includes your doggo (obvs). If you can’t imagine saying your “I dos” without your fur-child by your side, you’re in luck: These 10 Colorado venues embrace your four-legged guests, and we won’t judge if you seal the deal with a slobbery kiss once you’re officially declared “husband, wife, and dog.”
10750 Pine Dr., Parker, CO 80138
You’ll think you’ve escaped to the Mediterranean at this Tuscan-inspired villa just south of Denver. Impressive archways, lush gardens, dark wood accents, and a terra cotta roof set the stage for both indoor and outdoor ceremonies and receptions for up to 200. And if the fact that they welcome dogs didn’t draw you to this venue already, we recommend taking a gander at that grand entrance overlooking the Rockies.
Evergreen Red Barn
27826 Alabraska Ln., Evergreen, CO 80439
Elegance and rustic charm combine at this classic red barn 30 minutes from Denver. Say “I do” surrounded by towering trees as your “flower floof” or “ring woofer” proudly looks on. Then get ready to dance your paws off inside a reception space that boasts two stories, a ceiling of twinkly lights and a statement-making chandelier, and seating for up to 115.
1000 Village Rd., Granby, CO 80446
Whether your idea of a wedding involves no more people than you, your significant other, and your pups or a soiree with hundreds of guests, Granby Ranch is your spot. The family-run ski resort 90 minutes west of Denver hosts mountaintop ceremonies that begin with a chairlift ride to the site and end with sweeping views of the Rockies.
Devil’s Thumb Ranch
3530 Co. Rd. 83, Tabernash, CO 80478
Host all of your wedding-weekend festivities at one venue nestled along the Continental Divide. Located 90 minutes from Denver, the ranch features a European-inspired grotto for the rehearsal dinner, getting-ready spaces for the bride and groom, and multiple ceremony and reception sites fur up to 250 people. Best of all, its dog-friendly lodging policy means everypawdy can bring their furry companions to stay.
Planet Bluegrass Weddings
500 W. Main St., Lyons, CO 80540
Exchange vows amid cottonwood trees and redstone cliffs on the 25 acres that make up this riverside venue in Lyons. After getting ready in the bridal cabin and groom’s yurt, respectively, you and your guests can enjoy outdoor and indoor spaces for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. But just a heads-pup: Dogs’ll have to go home with the sitter after the puptials.
14771 Spruce Mountain Rd., Larkspur, CO 80118
A half-hour north of Colorado Springs, you’ll find Spruce Mountain, a 450-acre plot of land that offers two venues for its couples, both of which include indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception spaces, a bridal cottage or loft, a groom’s lounge, and the ability to have your “best dog” or “woofer of honor” onsite all day.
Bella Sera Event Center
45 Strong St., Brighton, CO 80601
This old movie theater was converted to a vintage Italian wedding venue and it’s doggone glam. High ceilings and warm-colored décor lay the foundation, while the grand staircase and balconies really deliver the “wow” factor. From the family portraits to late-night dancing, your doggo’s invited to celebrate the night away.
Harmel’s Ranch Resort
6748 Co. Rd. 742, Almont, CO 81210
Give your guests the dude ranch experience at this remote venue hidden in the Elk Mountain Range south of Crested Butte, roughly four hours from Denver. Once the vows and rings are exchanged, you newlyweds can participate in activities like horseback riding, fly fishing, whitewater rafting, and rock climbing while your dog of honor plays with the ranch’s resident pups Stella, Mija, Kaya, and Poppy.
Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort
15870 Co. Rd. 162, Nathrop, CO 81236
Is there anything more relaxing than starting your wedding day with a dip in some hot springs? Perhaps petting your pupper, which is also pawsible at this dog-friendly destination. Whether you choose an indoor or outdoor celebration, you and your spouse’ll kick off married life surrounded by friends, family, and rebarkable mountain views.
Aspen Grove at Sundance Trail
17931 W. Co. Rd. 74e, Red Feather Lakes, CO 80545
Dogs aren’t the only non-human guests permitted at this rustic venue two hours north of Denver. Horses, cats, ducks, and other pets are also welcome to witness your nuptials, which can take place in the charming lodge or carriage house, courtyard, gazebo, or garden. This is gonna be cluckin’ meowgical.
(Photo courtesy of Granby Ranch)
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