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.
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. Generally speaking, 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. Also close by is RiNo. 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.
Colorado is known for the mountain views, but you don’t have to travel far to get romantic, engagement photos. 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.