Best Winter Wedding Venue Colorado

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Snow, mountains, and rustic beauty. If you’re looking for the best winter wedding venue Colorado has to offer, you have found the right place in Ellis Ranch.  Call today and get your winter wedding on the books: 970-593-9570.

Summer weddings aren’t for you. So it’s a good thing you live in Colorado. Here, you can have your pick of winter wedding venues. But what sets Ellis Ranch apart from other sites? We have a beautiful mountain setting without the mountain driving. So, if your big day gets snow, your guests will still be able to get there, especially those not used to mountain driving. Not only that, but our Event Center has inside and outside options. When you book, your space is yours for the whole day, so it’s easy to go inside if the weather gets too cold. You can have a plan A and a plan B with this site. The Carriage House isn’t much different. While it’s primarily outside, guests gather on the huge deck under a canopy of mature trees and lights for cocktails. Dinner is served in the pavilion area, and on our beautiful Colorado days, guests dine “al fresco” and if the temperature gets chilly, the side walls come down and you’re inside nice and toasty. You don’t want to get stuck with no plan B on your big day, that’s why we are your top-rated “best winter wedding venue Colorado”. We won’t leave you stranded in the Colorado snow.

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What makes the “best winter wedding venue Colorado” that couples crave is the scenery. Ellis Ranch sits at the base of the Rocky Mountains west of Loveland, Colo. The mountain backdrop is amazing, whether they are blanketed with snow or not. Just imagine how great your wedding picture would be with the steam rising from the kiss. Or blending in with a snow-covered background in your white wedding attire.

 Our wedding planning and decorations are top-notch. We’ll work with you to create a beautiful, yet warm, winter wedding venue for you and your guests. We have everything your wedding party needs to be comfortable. Our event center seats 450, but we can accommodate small wedding parties, as well. And what doesn’t go with white?  Hire your own vendors, or use our preferred vendors who know how to make a winter wedding special.

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Top 9 winter wedding decor ideas

At the “best winter wedding venue Colorado” we have the scenery taken care of. We also offer a wide variety of decor items to take things off your plate. And here are some more ideas for setting the perfect stage for your winter wonderland wedding.

  1. Twinkling lights and candles: Create a magical ambiance with strings of twinkling fairy lights and soft candlelight. This not only adds warmth to the venue but also creates a romantic and cozy atmosphere, essential for a winter wedding. We recommend battery-operated candles that don’t make a mess or pose a fire hazard but still provide a realistic glow.
  2. Natural winter elements: Incorporate natural winter elements like pine cones, evergreen branches, and holly leaves in your decor. These can be used in table centerpieces, bouquets, and as part of the overall venue decoration. The beauty is that these are also elements that aren’t costly and can help with the wedding budget while looking elegant and gorgeous. 
  3. White and icy blue color scheme: Embrace the winter theme with a color palette of white, icy blue, and silver. This creates a frosty, winter wonderland effect that is both elegant and seasonal.
  4. Faux fur and cozy textiles: Add faux fur accents to your decor, like fur-lined seats or fur wraps for the bridal party. Use cozy textiles like wool or velvet for table runners or chair covers to add warmth and comfort.
  5. Rustic wood accents: Incorporate rustic wood elements, which pair beautifully with the natural landscape of Colorado. Wooden signposts, centerpieces, and even wooden backdrops can enhance the rustic winter charm. We have no shortage of beautiful wood elements at the best winter wedding venue Colorado. The Event Center also has two full-size wagons in the building, which are perfect for the guestbook and gift “table” and the cake-cutting table backdrop. Check out more of our decor options that will complement your winter theme.
  6. Seasonal florals and greenery: Use seasonal flowers and greenery like red roses, amaryllis, and green ivy. Incorporate them into bouquets, centerpieces, and even the bridal crown to add a touch of nature’s winter beauty.
  7. Snowflake motifs: Utilize snowflake motifs in your decor, such as in your invitations, place settings, or even as part of the aisle decor. They add a whimsical and unique touch to a winter wedding.
  8. Hot cocoa bar: Everyone loves hot chocolate when it’s chilly outside. It’s not only a delightful treat but also adds an interactive element to your winter wedding. You could provide fun elements to add to the hot cocoa, like peppermint sticks or marshmallows. 
  9. Crystal accents: Add crystal elements to mimic the look of ice and snow. Crystal chandeliers, candle holders, or even crystal beads in bouquets can add a touch of winter sparkle. We have the majority of the items mentioned on hand and can’t wait to help you style your beautiful winter wedding.

Ellis Ranch is close to the necessities

As the best winter wedding venue Colorado has, your guests, wedding party, and family and friends will be happy to be able to stay close by in Loveland, the Sweetheart City. Modern, affordable, and beautiful hotels are just a few miles down the road, providing a quick trip to Ellis Ranch. Whether you want a small winter wedding Colorado residents favor or if you opt for another seasonal wedding, we have more than 280 Google reviews from happy customers.

Check out some 5-star reviews from our happy brides

“From the moment my daughter was born, I had dreamed of how special her wedding would be. Ellis Ranch far exceeded our expectations and made her special day a fairy tale! The Ellis family has a wonderful reputation and can make any event a success. We are so proud that we chose this venue for my daughter’s wedding and I would recommend it to anyone.” -Mindy

“My husband and I just got married at Ellis Ranch in November of 2023 and it was a dream come true. From the start they were not only breathtaking in how beautiful inside and outside was but they were so helpful. They answered calls, texts, and emails if we had any questions. We went to a couple of open houses which were really nice for family to see it and make more choices. I can’t say enough good things about Ellis Ranch and the owners.” -Kalista

“We celebrated our daughter’s wedding here and could say enough great things! If you’re looking for a venue that is close to the mountains but still an easy drive, that allows you to do as much or as little as you want, won’t completely break the bank and has plenty of room for a big bash this is a place to add to your list!” -Jenny

Ellis Ranch Event Center and Wedding Park is your top choice for the best winter wedding venue Colorado

Our business is family-owned and operated and has been a premiere wedding and event destination spot since 1963. We would love to show you around! To schedule a tour or request information, please contact us. You can also give us a call at 970-593-9570. Ellis Ranch Wedding and Event Center is conveniently located at 2331 Ellis Ranch Lane, Loveland, CO 80538. We are one hour north of Denver and one hour south of Southern Wyoming. We are also one of the most affordable wedding venues in Colorado.