The top hotels in Denver provide all-in-one convenience for weddings. Guests can stay overnight at the hotel, and then attend the wedding ceremony and reception at one location. For more religious weddings, hotels can offer a reception venue after the ceremony in a church or synagogue. Start planning your wedding with an Easy Wedding Checklist
Most hotels require wedding parties to use their in-house catering, and also require a minimum amount to be spent on the catering. The minimum amounts are generally higher on Friday and Saturday nights, with a lower minimum on Saturday afternoons or Sundays. Some hotels also charge an additional fee if the ceremony is held at the hotel. For more tips on deciding on if a hotel is right for your wedding, visit Chosing Your Wedding Venue.
In the Denver metro area, the average wedding costs between $18,762 and $31,270, according to the Cost of Wedding website. Please note the prices quoted for each hotel do not include alcohol, which can add to the tab considerably for weddings. For ways to save money on weddings, visit Top 10 Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding.
Photo courtesy of the Brown Palace
The Brown Palace is one of Denver's most historic hotels, and has hosted celebrities from presidents to rock stars since its opening in 1892. The unique hotel is on a triangular plot of land, and is designed to resemble the bow of a ship. The Brown Palace rates for weddings start at $95 per person in 2011. The hotel has 241 rooms and suites, and can accommodate weddings of up to 350 guests.
The Brown Palace
321 17th St.
Denver, CO 80202
Photo courtesy of Hotel Monaco
Hotel Monaco offers a fresh take on Western themes in downtown Denver. The boutique hotel owned by Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is also pet-friendly for brides or grooms who want their dog in the ceremony. All catering is by Panzano restaurant, and starts at $64 per person for 2011 rates. The hotel can accommodate up to 180 guests for a sit-down dinner and 250 guests for a cocktail reception.
Hotel Monaco Denver
1717 Champa St.
Denver, CO 80202
The Inverness Hotel offers spacious grounds in the Denver Tech Center neighborhood for luxurious suburban weddings. The hotel also has a spa and golf course onsite to keep wedding guests occupied before the ceremony. Wedding packages start at $75 per person in 2011 for a buffet with a choice of three salads and three entrees. The hotel can accommodate receptions for up to 400 people, and also has options for outdoor ceremonies.
The Inverness Hotel
200 Inverness Drive West
Englewood, CO 80112
Photo courtesy of JW Marriott
The JW Marriott in Cherry Creek offers an enclosed terrace for outdoor weddings, as well as a grand ballroom and seven other event rooms for indoor weddings. The catering for JW Marriott starts at $72 per person for a plated dinner for 2011. The hotel can accommodate a banquet of up to 220 guests in the grand ballroom, and a banquet of up to 150 guests on the outdoor terrace.
JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek
150 Clayton Lane
Denver, CO 80206
Photo courtesy of The Oxford Hotel
The Oxford Hotel offers the perfect venue for shabby chic weddings, as the grand hotel has seen better days but still retains its charm. The downtown hotel is also conveniently located by Union Station for wedding guests who want to take the light rail. All catering is by McCormick & Schmick's, and rates for 2011 start at $42.95 per person for a dinner buffet. The Oxford can accommodate receptions for up to 250 people.
The Oxford Hotel
1600 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202