Top Boulder Hotels for Your Wedding

So, you’re getting married. Congrats! After the thrill of the proposal, it’s time to start planning, and one of the first things you’ll need to choose is the perfect wedding venue. Boulder’s wedding-ready hotels can provide a beautiful backdrop for your ceremony or reception, or simply offer a comfortable place for your guests to hang up their dancing shoes after the party ends.

Boulder Wedding and Reception Venues

Alps Boulder Canyon Inn

Nestled in beautiful Boulder Canyon just five minutes from downtown Boulder, this charming inn has been hosting scenic wedding ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners, elopements and honeymoons for more than 140 years. The Alps offers indoor and outdoor wedding facilities and twelve rooms for you and your guests. The skilled on-site wedding planners specialize in organizing one-of-a-kind events for up to 150 people.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Jane’s Personalized Weddings (@janespersonalizedweddings) on


Boulder Marriott

The newly renovated Marriott Boulder offers event space for receptions of up to 80 people. Marriott-Certified Wedding Planners are available to help you design and execute every detail, including setting a budget, arranging table settings, and finding florists, photographers and entertainment for your big day. The hotel’s award-winning chefs can create a custom menu for your rehearsal dinner, wedding reception, and day-after brunch. Stay on site in one of 165 boutique-style guest rooms.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Carson Burns (@carsonlburns) on


Colorado Chautauqua

Get married beneath Boulder’s iconic Flatirons! With its breathtaking views, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more picturesque setting for your big day. Historic Chautauqua offers a variety of indoor and outdoor venues capable of hosting from 10 to 150 guests, with catering provided by the Chautauqua Dining Hall and its catering company, Three Leaf Concepts. Stay on-site in one of two lodges or 58 historic cottages.

Courtyard by Marriott Boulder

The Courtyard features two event spaces for intimate wedding ceremonies and receptions up to 40 guests, as well as on-site catering and AV equipment. For larger weddings at nearby venues, reserve a block of 10 or more guest rooms and suites to receive discounted rates, free late checkout and complimentary wedding keepsakes for your guests, along with a $50 VISA gift card and a complimentary room upgrade for the happy couple.


Embassy Suites Boulder

With elegant high ceilings, chic artwork, Boulder’s largest ballroom and abundant outdoor courtyard space, Embassy Suites Boulder is perfect for the most extravagant and memorable celebrations. Smaller ceremonies on the hotel’s romantic courtyard with Flatirons views are a possibility, too. Embassy Suites’ professional planning staff is available to help with the event design and logistics, and the locally sourced catering options are sure to satisfy guests at breakfast, lunch, dinner and post-wedding brunch. Stay on site in one of 204 guest suites.

Photo Credit: Mallory Munson Photography
Wedding Planner: Ivory Events

Hotel Boulderado

On May 17, 1911, Lee Woods and Leila Leonard unknowingly started a tradition that would last over 100 years. As the first couple to be married at Hotel Boulderado, Lee and Leila began their new lives together by descending the hotel’s now iconic cherrywood Grand Staircase to celebrate on the beautiful mezzanine overlooking the lobby. This historic hotel blends Victorian-era elegance with modern luxuries, making it a favorite venue for Colorado couples who want to add old-school style to their wedding ceremony, reception or rehearsal. The hotel can accommodate events with up to 240 guests and offers planning and day-of coordination services, AV equipment, chef-curated menus, and a complimentary six-passenger shuttle for guests. Group room rates are available for guests who want to stay on-site.


Hyatt Place Boulder

Stylish and modern Hyatt Place Boulder works closely with many popular ceremony sites in town and has eight function rooms. It’s ideal for wedding receptions that have 150 guests or fewer. They offer customizable spaces with food and bar service and amazing customer service. And with 150 rooms (some with Flatirons views), there’s plenty of room for all your guests — including pets! Guests will love the 24/7 fitness center or swimming some laps in the pool.


Millennium Harvest House Boulder

There’s nothing more romantic than saying ‘I do’ under an outdoor pavilion against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains. Or take the celebration indoors: the Boulder Creek Living Room is ideal for small parties and features a unique curved ceiling and stained glass skylights, while the Grand Ballroom has floor-to-ceiling windows and can accommodate up to 360 guests.


Residence Inn by Marriott Boulder

Planning a petite wedding? Book the Board Room for a theater-style ceremony for up to eight guests. For larger weddings at nearby venues, reserve a block of 10 or more guest rooms and suites to receive free late checkout and complimentary wedding keepsakes for you and your guests, along with a $50 VISA gift card and a complimentary room upgrade for the happy couple. The spacious suites are 50% larger than traditional hotel rooms and feature fully equipped kitchens.


Residence Inn by Marriott Boulder Canyon Boulevard

Choose from two event rooms or combine them for celebrations of up to 80 people. After the party, guests can wrap up the evening at Bar 2550 or on the outdoor patio. The pet-friendly hotel offers spacious suites with full kitchens for out-of-town guests, along with a free hot breakfast every morning.


St. Julien Hotel & Spa

If you’re looking for luxury, look no further. The St. Julien boasts four immaculately landscaped terrace and garden areas with views of the Flatirons, as well as six meeting rooms, three hospitality suites and a generous pre-function area. The catering team is dedicated to providing you with superb dining services, whether you’re planning a sit-down dinner for 300 people or a smaller cocktail reception. Your guests will enjoy discounted lodging rates during their stay, which includes plush in-room furnishings, complimentary access to Spa at St Julien’s pool, hot tub and fitness center, and shuttle service within a two-mile radius of the hotel.


Best for Guests

While the following hotels don’t host wedding ceremonies or receptions, they are warm, welcoming places for your guests to rest their heads after all the celebrating. And because each and every one of these is in the city of Boulder (not down the highway), you’ll save your friends and family drive time and put them close to all the fun and sightseeing in Boulder.

Basecamp Boulder

Adventurous guests will love this pet-friendly, environmentally conscious boutique hotel, which features rustic, camp-themed decor, daily continental breakfast, local craft beer, a hot tub and sauna, a climbing wall, ping pong tables and even a fire pit for roasting s’mores.

Boulder Adventure Lodge

Specifically designed for outdoorsy types, the pet-friendly A-Lodge is located on Fourmile Creek and offers guests a variety of rustic-modern lodging options and amenities like an outdoor pool and enclosed, year-round hot tub, a fun and stylish lounge, a creekside pavilion, a slackline park and a 14-person shuttle van available to rent with driver — perfect for getting guests to and from your wedding venue!

Boulder Twin Lakes Inn

Budget-conscious guests will appreciate this pet-friendly inn just 10 minutes north of downtown. Guests can soak in the enclosed hot tub and kids can play on the playground equipment in the adjacent community park. Breakfast buffet and in-room coffee service included. They can also toast to the newlyweds at nearby Avery Brewing Company!

Boulder University Inn

Located just steps from the University of Colorado at Boulder, the pet-friendly University Inn offers your wedding guests continental breakfasts, a heated seasonal pool and free coffee and hot teas available in the lobby 24 hours a day. A fantastic location also puts them close to historic downtown Boulder and the Boulder Creek.

Bradley Boulder Inn

This adults-only (14+) private hotel is one of the closest to Boulder’s Pearl Street Mall. Your stay includes a home-cooked breakfast every morning (with vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options), a wine and cheese hour every evening and health-club privileges. Organic coffee, tea and homemade cakes and cookies are also available in the lobby for when you need a snack. Guests can rent any of the 12 rooms individually, or consider renting the whole house to host your family or wedding party.

Hampton Inn & Suites Boulder-North

Just 10 minutes north of downtown in the Gunbarrel neighborhood, the Hampton Inn & Suites is conveniently located just a few minutes from many of the local farm venues, as well as the Boulder Country Club. There’s a free hot breakfast, a year-round swimming pool and a fitness center, too. Additionally, they have event space to host welcome receptions or bridal brunches for up to 80, and newlyweds are welcome to bring in their favorite caterer at no extra cost. An 11-passenger shuttle that can be privately reserved for such events for a small fee.

Hilton Garden Inn

Rest easy that your guests will feel taken care of at this pet-friendly, 172-room hotel, which features an on-site restaurant, 24-hour fresh market, fitness center and rooftop pool. Guests can also take advantage of the Alchemy Face Bar, a luxury spa inside the hotel offering facials, waxing and makeup application to make sure your nearest and dearest look great for your big day.

Holiday Inn Express

This North Boulder hotel welcomes pets and is situated near numerous parks and trails, making it the perfect locale for guests who like a little extra breathing room or proximity to the outdoors. And they won’t have to leave their furry family members at home, either. Enjoy a full breakfast, along with access to a heated outdoor pool and fitness center.

Homewood Suites by Hilton

Your guests will feel right at home here. Each room includes a full in-suite kitchen, as well as a dining table, a seating area with a sofa and Serta Suite Dreams bedding. Other amenities include a daily hot breakfast, complimentary evening socials Monday–Thursday, an outdoor pool and a fitness center. The pet-friendly hotel also offers a free shuttle service to help guests get around town.