Wedgewood Boulder Creek Wedding Guide
Wedgewood Boulder Creek, or Boulder Creek by Wedgewood Weddings as it’s technically called, is one of the most popular wedding venues in Boulder County. With two ceremony sites and multiple reception rooms, the venue can be customized for each wedding, whether a large formal affair in the party tent or an intimate family gathering in the round room.
Having photographed multiple Wedgewood Boulder Creek weddings over the past years, I wanted to write this guide for couples who are considering this venue for their own wedding. (Or fellow photographers doing research; I know y’all are here too 😉
Wedgewood Boulder Creek wedding ceremony sites
There are two different ceremony sites at Wedgewood Boulder Creek. The first is on the main lawn, right outside the party tent and reception rooms. This setup is perfect for bigger weddings, and for when you don’t wanna make your guests walk down the stairs to the creek. This one does look best from late May through September, when there are leaves on the trees. In winter, you can see traffic driving up Boulder Canyon behind the ceremony arch, which is not ideal for photos.
The second ceremony site is right down by Boulder Creek, a two minute walk down from the main lawn. This site is best for smaller weddings, as you cannot fit as many chairs here. Keep in mind that there is very little room for your photographer to move around when the chairs are placed all the way against the hill on one side, and the creek on the other. But I love how cozy and intimate this site feels, and that the sound of the running water drowns out any traffic noise.
Wedgewood Boulder Creek wedding reception rooms
The circular ballroom is a beautiful choice for smaller wedding receptions. This room gets great natural light through the windows, and can easily be flipped to a dance floor after dinner. For larger weddings, this room is usually used for cocktail hour.
The tented ballroom is where most couples do their Wedgewood Boulder Creek wedding receptions. It can fit up to 250 people, making it one of the biggest wedding reception venues in Boulder. The tent leads directly out to the ceremony site on the lawn, and immediately outside is a firepit and hangout area that can be used for cocktail horu when the weather is nice.
Where to go for portraits before or after your Wedgewood Boulder Creek wedding?
Betasso Preserve is the closest trailhead / open space to the Wedgewood Boulder Creek wedding venue, and perfect for first looks and couples portraits when you want mountain views without traveling far.
Chautuaqua Park is an iconic Boulder location for good reason; it’s the easiest access to beautiful mountain viewss, without even leaving town.
Lost Gulch sits on top of Flagstaff Mountain in Boulder. The overlook is a big rocky cliff with views back toward Indian Peaks Wilderness and the Continental Divide. I prefer doing photos here early in the morning, since it can be very busy in the evenings and on weekends.
More Boulder wedding locations
There are over 30 wedding venues in Boulder County, from industrial to modern to mountain rustic. Check out photos from each, and see how many hidden gems are all around us.
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