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Ask The Expert: Most Stylish Places To Get Married In Denver

March 12, 2013 6:00 AM

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Many little girls dream of the day in which they will marry their Prince Charming. Every one of them wants her wedding to be special, personal and memorable. Some fashion-forward brides are all about style. For a sleek, sophisticated wedding, not just any venue will do. Kerri Butler is the Owner and Principal Consultant of A Touch of Bliss. A wedding planner since 1999, Butler has worked with brides of all types, and she knows how to pick the perfect venue.

Kerri Butler
A Touch Of Bliss

1723 Clarkson St.
Denver, CO 80218
(720) 560-6506
www.touchofblissevents.com

In addition to a B.S. in Marketing from Santa Clara University and an M.B.A. from Regis University, Butler graduated from the Association of Certified Wedding Consultants. She has planned several national and international events, and brings her knowledge and creativity to every bride. Here are her recommendations for the most stylish venues in Denver.

W Studio
209 Kalamath St., Unit 10
Denver, CO 80223
(720) 382-1512
www.wilhelminadenver.com/w-studio

Located in the Santa Fe Arts District, this modeling agency by day also houses events. The 1,500-square-foot studio is ideal for more intimate gatherings, and the décor is sleek, minimal and easily customizable. Butler recommends this venue to brides who want some style in their wedding. “What’s more stylish than having your reception in a modeling agency? Home to Wilhelmina by day, W Studio offers “a chic blank canvas of a space in the Santa Fe Arts district for couples with a variety of layouts on a budget.” W Studio also has abundant, free parking which can be hard to come by in the downtown area.

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McNichols Civic Center Building
144 W. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80220
(303) 906-1396
www.artsandvenuesdenver.com

This historical landmark in Denver is the perfect place for someone who wants a classy, sophisticated venue. Butler says, “Once the Civic Center Building for Denver, McNichols has been transformed into a modern gallery interior but retains its stylish exterior. Gigantic columns out front and open spaces inside the building allow a couple to add their flair to the venue.” This venue offers different rental rates based on peak and off-peak times, and also offers several different options, depending on the size of the wedding. Whether you prefer a smaller ceremony in the North Garden or want to rent out the entire building, McNichols can accommodate your needs.

Four Seasons Hotel Denver
1111 14th St.
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 389-3000
www.fourseasons.com

If you are a posh bride who wants a five-star wedding with stunning views of the city and the Rockies, the Four Seasons is your ideal match. From the Grand Ballroom to other, smaller rooms, this hotel is perfect for a stylish, black-tie reception. Butler recommends this venue for her clients who want an elegant design. “The Four Seasons oozes style and design from its every corner. From the crystal chandeliers to the Miami-style rooftop deck, it’s an amazing setting for a stylish Denver wedding.” This venue is perfect for those who want to leave their guests with a memory. “Make sure that details from large to small are consistent in theme and design. Every corner of a wedding is an opportunity to surprise your guests and entertain them – use it,” recommends Butler. Take advantage of all this hotel has to offer.

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2127 Larimer
2127 Larimer St.
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 587-7576
www.2127larimer.com

A private loft located near Coors Field, 2127 Larimer is a great venue for brides who want the city to be one of the wedding guests. The 1,600-square-foot rooftop deck offers incredible views of downtown and all of the excitement that comes with a city wedding. “When it comes to an urban setting, 2127 is hard to beat. Its amazing rooftop setting can accommodate 150 guests for dinner. This and the dancing room below are unparalleled in the city.” This venue is great for anyone with hipster friends, or those who love living in a city. Work with your planner to spice up the venue and make it your own. Butler says, “Wedding planners can help design inspiration or mood boards to help with the stylish direction of the wedding.”

Highlands Ranch Mansion
9900 Ranch Road
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
(303) 791-0177
www.highlandsranchmansion.com

For those who want a more classically stylish wedding venue without having to schlep to the city, The Highlands Ranch Mansion offers a timeless elegance that can easily be decked out to match your wedding. Butler recommends it for brides who want a wedding that harkens back to another era. “If The Great Gatsby is your style, Highlands Ranch Mansion is the spot for your wedding. Its beautiful grounds are perfect for a stylish game of croquet.” From horse-drawn carriage rides to a beautiful outdoor gazebo, this venue has it all. Use it as the basis of your inspiration, and tailor it to fit your unique style.  

Alaina Brandenburger is a freelance writer living in Denver. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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