Ben and Camille are two good friends of ours. Their session took place in two favorite spots of mine for Denver engagement photos: The Denver Botanic Gardens and Cheeseman Park. The park is right next door to the gardens, making it an easy walk over. Both spots offer such an effortless, classic backdrop. The Botanic Gardens has always been a top favorite spot of mine for photos. If you are planning your Denver engagement photos at the gardens, this is a stunning location.
Here are some of my favorite frames from our time together. If planning a session or wedding here is on your radar, skip ahead for more info on the Denver Botanic Gardens.
In the heart of Denver, the Denver Botanic Gardens are on the outskirts of Cheesman Park. This urban oasis sprawls across 24-acres. The manicured grounds and elegantly designed gardens boasts flowers and plants from around the world. The proximity and accessibility makes the Botanic Gardens an easy location to host an out of town wedding. The surrounding areas have a vibrant food scene and charming neighborhoods.
There are seven outdoor spaces and four indoor spaces available to rent if you’re considering hosting a wedding at the Botanic Gardens. Nestled in the Woodland Mosaic Garden of the Denver Botanic Gardens is a charming Solarium. Surrounded by lush blooms and tall trees, this art deco structure is the perfect setting for an intimate wedding. Capacities can vary for the indoor and outdoor areas. A seated ceremony inside the Woodland Mosaic dan fit 30 guests comfortably.
Cost for Denver Engagement Photos
If you’re hoping to take your engagement photos at the Botanic Gardens, you’ll need a permit. Photography permits cost $100 for a day pass or $500 for an annual permit. If you’re planning a wedding for the Denver Botanic Gardens, costs varies depending on your selected event space. Weddings start at $2,000. You’ll want to fill out an event rental inquiry directly with the Botanic Gardens for more information.
Cherry Creek is right down the road, where there are tons of hotels and restaurants. A personal favorite hotel of mine in this area is Halcyon Hotel Cherry Creek. My personal favorite boutique hotel in the River North Art District is The Ramble Hotel. If you’re looking to go the Airbnb route, surrounding neighborhoods you should check out are Cap Hill and the Highlands.
The Denver Botanic Gardens is a hidden gem that should be at the top of your list for engagement photos or as a wedding venue. In conclusion, reach out if you’re getting married here, I’d love to connect on wedding photography!