A Guide To Getting Married In Boulder, Colorado
You probably came across the city of Boulder when you were searching for venues with mountain views in Colorado. Not only is Boulder about 30 minutes from Denver and 45 from the Denver airport, it is also surrounded by the Colorado Flatirons- making it the perfect picturesque mountain wedding location. In this guide you’ll find: the best venues in Boulder, portrait locations, where to get your marriage license and more.
Best Season To Have Your Wedding In Boulder
We may be biased but summer in Boulder is the best time to get married! It is super green and there is more opportunity to bring your ceremony outdoors so that you can take advantage of the gorgeous mountain views. However, Colorado has a dry and arid climate because it’s technically a desert so it could get pretty toasty during the summer.
Springtime in Boulder can be a great alternative to the hot summers in Colorado. The only downside is that most of the winter snow is melting so areas can be muddy! Fall can be very dry looking as well as wintertime. If you are lucky enough to get snow during your wedding date it can look like an amazing winter wonderland but snow can melt pretty quickly near the front range. Learn more about the weather patterns in CO here.
Where to Get Your Marriage License
You can get your marriage license at any clerk and recorder within the state and it will still be valid. The closest location in Boulder is the Boulder County Clerk And Recorder Office at 750 33rd St, Boulder, CO 80301.
All you need to get your marriage license is:
- Apply Online & Schedule an appointment
- Social Security
- Both partners present with valid ID
Best Boulder Wedding Venues
Below you’ll find our favorite venues for weddings in Boulder and what we love about them! Make sure you check out the virtual walkthrough links so you can get a more visual view of each location.
Venues With Outdoor & Mountain Views
Wedding Venues Near Boulder
The St. Vrain
- Capacity: 250 guests
- Best Portrait Location: Golden Ponds Park, Mcintosh lake
Boulder Flower Farm
- Best Portrait Location: The venue
Best Places For Wedding And Engagement Portraits In Boulder
Lost Gulch Overlook
Red Rocks Trail
South Mesa Trail
Other Great Local Spots
If you are up for a little adventure, Boulder offers so many scenic trail locations that are well worth the hike! We love the idea of adding mini adventures to wedding days as a way to spend more time with your partner and to get amazing photos! Most couples that we work with opt to have a mini adventure where they read their vows privately at this time and get their portraits done. We have adventure wedding packages available, so if this sounds like something that you would love to incorporate on your wedding day check them out!
Tips For Your Boulder Mountain Wedding
Hire A Planner
Especially if you are coming from out of state. Planners can help you organize your day and timelines for your wedding so that you can be stress free on your wedding day.
Book in Advance
Wedding venues in the front range can book up very quickly in the summertime and so can other vendors! Book the important things as quickly as possible.
Plan For Extra Time In The Day
Having cushion time between activities and for your photographer can be a game changer. You can have a more relaxed day and an opportunity to get portraits done at a separate location to get the most of Boulder’s mountain scenery.
Hire A Local Photographer
Hiring a local photographer that knows the area well can help you find the best spots for your portraits and know how to navigate through different things like weather, lighting for best photos etc.
Other Boulder Wedding Vendors
Looking For A Boulder Wedding Photographer or Videographer?
Hi guys! We are Laura and Hugo, your Boulder wedding photographer and Videographer team at Together We Roam! We live only 20 minutes away from Boulder and have spent a lot of time in the area exploring scenic places and photographing couples like you. If you think we would be a great fit for your wedding day in Boulder, check out our pricing and reach out so we can set up a time to meet through zoom. We can’t wait to hear all about your wedding day!