When you begin to look for wedding venues of Grand Junction, it’s important to start with familiarizing yourself with the Grand Junction area. If you’re not from the area, here’s a brief overview of what you’ll need to know before hunting for where to get married in Grand Junction. The area is known as the Grand Valley, and it features a few rather different settings. Palisade is Colorado’s wine country, known for its lush agriculture from orchards and vineyards and lavender fields, to Mt. Garfield and the Colorado River running through town.

Grand Junction itself is the more urban setting, from the University and historic downtown district, to the Redlands at the base of the Colorado National Monument. Fruita and the small towns nearby are the mountain biking capital of Colorado, and the area is home to the Colorado National Monument and many acres of ranch land. Standing over the Grand Valley is the Grand Mesa, the world’s largest flat top mountain, which offers a high elevation escape for the valley – with quivering aspens, over 300 lakes, and the area’s ski resort.

The wedding venues of Grand Junction offer backdrops like wineries, wedding barns, ballrooms, meadows and more. This guide is organized by the areas mentioned above, and includes the venue styles, capacity, general cost scale, and some images to give you a glimpse into what is offered. Use this guide to narrow down your search and schedule some venue tours!

Grand Junction Venues

Two Rivers Winery

Venue Style: Winery/Estate

Capacity: 150

Cost: $$$

Indoor or Outdoor: Both

About the Venue:

Two Rivers Winery is a beautiful winery estate located at the base of the Colorado National Monument. The rows of vineyards and the red rock cliffs in the distance offer a natural beauty to an elegant venue. The backyard provides an outdoor setting that most couples take advantage of for their ceremony and sometimes cocktail hour. You can even set up tents to create a reception space outdoors if you prefer that to the indoor chateau room. The indoor room offers a grand staircase and chandelier, with a warm and cozy atmosphere that many couples use for their reception space. The chateau lodging on the upper floor offers getting ready spaces and a home-away-from-home for the weekend.

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Colorado Mesa University

Venue Style: Urban/Ballroom

Capacity: 200-500

Cost: $$

Indoor or Outdoor: Both

About the Venue:

The Colorado Mesa University campus offers a number of unique venues for your wedding day, from their grand ballroom that holds hundreds of people, to more intimate overlooks and the Hotel Maverick on campus. Get ready in their getting ready suite or in a hotel room at the Hotel Maverick for a modern and cool vibe. You can take photos around the campus, or get married out in nature and return here for a reception space that is centrally located in town and has accommodations on campus. This space is a top option for couples looking to host a really large wedding.

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Margery Ballroom

Venue Style: Historic/Ballroom

Capacity: 120

Cost: $

Indoor or Outdoor: Indoor

About the Venue:

This historic ballroom in downtown Grand Junction offers an intimate setting for your wedding reception. You could hold your ceremony here as well, but more couples opt for a ceremony at the Colorado National Monument or out in nature, and use this space for a reception gathering. The historic architecture are a really unique find in the area, and the tall windows and ceiling offer a beautiful and timeless look to the space. One downside is that there is a tall set of stairs to reach this venue, and no elevator in the historic building, so be sure you and your guests are able to access the space before booking.

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Avalon Theater

Venue Style: Historic/Theater

Capacity: 70-120

Cost: $

Indoor or Outdoor: Both

About the Venue:

The historic Avalon Theater is located in downtown Grand Junction. The venue features a theater stage, a conference room, and more modern rooftop spaces for your wedding.

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Event on the Avalon Rooftop – image from website

Redlands Community Center

Venue Style: Historic

Capacity: 140

Cost: $$

Indoor or Outdoor: Both

About the Venue:

Redlands Community Center offers a quaint historic venue sitting on an expansive grassy and shaded yard that many couples take advantage of for their outdoor ceremony space. This wedding venue is located just over the river from downtown Grand Junction into the Redlands, and its old trees offer much appreciated shade in this desert town. They’re extra pretty in the fall too! Inside the venue you’ll find arched windows and a cute hall for smaller wedding groups. There is a downstairs space for getting ready (though as a photographer, I recommend considering an off-site space for less basement-like photos.) Being in such close proximity to downtown, many couples utilize those hotels for getting ready and lodging for guests.

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Doubletree Hotel

Venue Style: Ballroom

Capacity: 320

Cost: $$$

Indoor or Outdoor: Both

About the Venue:

Located just off the interstate in Grand Junction, the Doubletree Hotel offers a larger wedding space in town. The grand ballroom seats up to 320 people, and the large lawn offers a couple options for an outdoor ceremony site as well.

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Sky Lake Events

Venue Style: Rustic/Lakeside

Capacity: 120

Cost: $$

Indoor or Outdoor: Outdoor

About the Venue:

This lakeside wedding venue is one of the newer wedding venues of Grand Junction. It has beautiful views of the Grand Mesa and a lovely lakeside ceremony space! The building on site has a cool spiral staircase that is fun for photos. The capacity is pretty average for the area and can fit a traditional size wedding. The property also offers hourly rentals for reception-only or micro wedding type of events! You can get married out in nature and then host your party here for equally beautiful views in a structured environment.

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Cross Orchards

Venue Style: Rustic/Historic

Capacity: 150

Cost: $$

Indoor or Outdoor: Both

About the Venue:

Run by the Museums of Western Colorado, Cross Orchards is a historic barn venue built in the 1890’s located on 12 acres with orchards, getting ready suite, gazebo and lawn, and a variety of settings for photographs including gardens, historical trains, and historical vehicles.

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Redlands Mesa Golf Course

Venue Style: Golf Course

Capacity: 300

Cost: $$$

Indoor or Outdoor: Both

About the Venue:

Redlands Mesa Golf Course offers a large lawn with desert vibes that pull from the nearby Colorado National Monument for your wedding venue. With plenty of space for tents, and a driving range ceremony site that offers views of the Grand Mesa, there are beautiful options for your wedding whether large or small. There is a small indoor space for an intimate reception, but the outdoor space is needed for full sized weddings. The golf course offers a variety of views for portraits that make this venue a big draw as well.

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Tiara Rado Golf Course

Venue Style: Golf Course

Capacity: 200

Cost: $$$

Indoor or Outdoor: Both

About the Venue:

Tiara Rado Golf Course – a wedding venue of Grand Junction – offers a large lawn with desert backdrops that pull from the nearby Colorado National Monument for a wedding space. With plenty of space for tents and a clubhouse, there are beautiful options for your wedding whether large or small. There is a small indoor space for an intimate reception, but the outdoor space is needed for full sized weddings. 

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Western Colorado Botanical Gardens

Venue Style: Garden

Capacity: 20-300

Cost: $

Indoor or Outdoor: Both

About the Venue:

The Western Colorado Botanical Gardens offers a variety of spaces for your wedding ceremony. From intimate weddings in their library or rainforest room, to the large lawn and rose garden that will host up to 300 people, there is a space for many types of weddings. If you want to elope in the dead of winter with lush and beautiful photos, the rainforest room is an incredible backdrop! The rose garden is an equally beautiful space in the warmer months (especially when they’re in bloom!)

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Grand Mesa Wedding Venues

Powderhorn Ski Resort

Venue Style: Mountain/Resort

Capacity: 225

Cost: $$$$

Indoor or Outdoor: Both

About the Venue:

If you’re looking at where to get married in Grand Junction and you’re looking for a higher elevation wedding venue with a mountain vibe not far from town, Powderhorn Ski Resort is the venue for you! This ski resort sits on the side of the Grand Mesa, with ski lifts that take you up to over $8,000 feet above sea level. The venue offers getting ready suites at the resort, from townhomes and tiny homes to a suite right in the lodge. Most couples host their ceremony on the large deck outside the restaurant space in the upper floor of the lodge, which they often use as their reception room. The fall colors at Powderhorn are typically best in mid- to late-September and can last until early October. Snow is not uncommon as late as April or May and as early as October. The busiest months for weddings here are July and September.

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Kiser Creek Cabins

Venue Style: Rustic/Mountain

Capacity: 200

Cost: $$

Indoor or Outdoor: Outdoor

About the Venue:

Kiser Creek Cabins is located on the far side of the Grand Mesa from Grand Junction, a bit over an hour’s drive from town. This set of cabins offers a rustic and intimate setting for your wedding, with an outdoor fireplace, log cabins, and aspen trees providing a cozy atmosphere and the higher elevation offering a bit of a reprieve from the summer heat of the Grand Valley. A short drive up the Mesa offers dozens of lakes and pine trees as backdrop for portraits too, if you like exploring!

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Thunder Mountain Lodge

Venue Style: Rustic/Mountain

Capacity: 150

Cost: $$$

Indoor or Outdoor: Outdoor

About the Venue:

Thunder Mountain Lodge is a set of rental cabins on the Grand Mesa that also offers space for weddings. You can rent out the cabins, get married in the meadow, and bring in an event tent to host a reception. Get married among the lakes and pine trees at a higher elevation than the Grand Valley for cooler temps and a beautiful and unique backdrop compared to wedding venues of Grand Junction area!

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Palisade Wedding Venues

Amy’s Courtyard at Maison la Belle Vie

Venue Style: Barn/Winery

Capacity: 180

Cost: $$$

Indoor or Outdoor: Both

About the Venue:

Amy’s Courtyard is the wedding venue located at Maison la Belle Vie Winery in Palisade. Featuring a historic barn, vineyard, pond, and gazebo on site, this is a beautiful space with plenty of picturesque backdrops! There is a small getting ready suite on site as well. While the capacity is up to $180, it is a more comfortable venue for weddings under 140 guests.

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Orchard River View

Venue Style: Barn/Rustic

Capacity: 300

Cost: $$$

Indoor or Outdoor: Both

About the Venue:

Orchard River View is a newer wedding venue in Palisade seated alongside the Colorado River. This rustic barn venue is well known for its large chandelier and larger capacity for the valley. Offering space for reception inside the barn, a getting ready suite upstairs, a large lawn for ceremony and cocktail hour (or the whole day!), and an orchard on site for portraits, it’s easy to see what draws couples to this venue. Book early as it is highly sought after!

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Bella Bolettino

Venue Style: Estate/Vineyard

Capacity: 175

Cost: $$$

Indoor or Outdoor: Both

About the Venue:

Bella Bolettino only hosts a select number of weddings per year, and its beautiful location and backdrops are highly sought after. The elevated aesthetic of the buildings on the property offer a warm and elegant setting paired with the riverfront ceremony site and optional covered reception space. Book early if you’re planning on this venue, as it fills up fast!

Click here to learn more.

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image by Koryn & Chris Photo & Film on Rocky Mountain Bride

Varaison Vineyards

Venue Style: Garden/Winery

Capacity: 100-250

Cost: $$$

Indoor or Outdoor: Both

About the Venue:

Varaison Vineyards offers a couple of venues for your wedding in Palisade. The popular space for wedding ceremonies is the miniaturized version of a rose garden in Surrey, England. Clad with English roses, the garden is an explosion of beautiful colors from Memorial Day through the summer. They also offer a wedding pavilion, which gives cover to your wedding reception in case of summer storms or that autumn chill that creeps up as the sun goes down. Cozy up around the firepits and enjoy the light show on the surrounding cliffs as the sun sets them ablaze with light.

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Palisade River Ranch

Venue Style: Meadow/Orchard

Capacity: 200+

Cost: $$$

Indoor or Outdoor: Outdoor

About the Venue:

Palisade River Ranch is a fully customizable space along the Colorado River with seclusion and privacy, and incredible views of the river, shady groves of trees, a pond, and Mt. Garfield – as well as orchard trees soon! Create whatever kind of wedding vibes you want here – this wedding venue of Grand Junction is a blank canvas for your dreams to come to life. There are two beautiful getting ready suites on site as well.

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Colterris Winery

Venue Style: Winery/Orchard/Garden

Capacity: 200

Cost: $$$$

Indoor or Outdoor: Outdoor

About the Venue:

Colterris at the Overlook is a popular wedding venue in Palisade for its abundance of amazing backdrops for the big day. From the overlook with sprawling views of Mt. Garfield, the river and Palisade below, to the orchards, vineyards and fields of lavender, it’s hard to find a bad view for your photos! The venue is entirely outdoors, so prepare to set up tents for shade and rain protection. Most couples choose to get ready in Palisade at the Wine Country Inn or a nearby vacation rental.

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Twee Wingerd Plaas

Venue Style: Winery/Estate

Capacity: 100

Cost: $$$$

Indoor or Outdoor: Both

About the Venue:

Twee Wingerd Plaas is a South African inspired winery near Palisade that offers a stylish and scenic backdrop for your wedding day. With a thoughtfully curated interior space for getting ready and a lovely lawn with pond and views of Mt. Garfield, along with the vineyard and shade trees, there is an abundance of natural beauty at this venue.

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Wine Country Inn

Venue Style: Winery/Ballroom

Capacity: 150

Cost: $$$

Indoor or Outdoor: Both

About the Venue:

If you’re looking for a beautiful wedding venue with plenty of lodging right on site, the Wine Country Inn is the spot for you. This is one of the long standing wedding venues of Grand Junction, and it’s easy to see why couples love it. The vineyard gazebo is the most popular option for ceremony site, and there are spacious getting ready suites provided as well. The ballroom inside offers an indoor reception room, and the hotel’s grounds are a beautiful place for portraits.

Click here to learn more.

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Mountain View Farm

Venue Style: Rustic/Garden

Capacity: 180

Cost: $$

Indoor or Outdoor: Both

About the Venue:

Mountain View Farm is located between Palisade and Grand Junction, with vast views and cute details around the venue, from their beautiful front door to the porch and gardens. There are so many lovely photo opportunities here. You can have an outdoor ceremony on the lawn with flowers around, or indoors in front of the fireplace. The indoor reception room is really customizable with uplighting, florals, and beautiful linens.

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The Wedding House at Palisade

Venue Style: Rustic/Garden/Orchard

Capacity: 100

Cost: $$$

Indoor or Outdoor: Both

About the Venue:

The Wedding House at Palisade offers a unique venue for your wedding, with a chapel-style barn for dancing the night away and a lush shaded lawn for ceremony site. There are orchard trees and vineyards for portraits too! The style here is flexible from elegant to rustic, and the price is competitive for the area.

Click here to learn more.

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photo from their website

Fruita Wedding Venues

Colorado National Monument

Venue Style: Desert

Capacity: Under 50 with some exceptions

Cost: $

Indoor or Outdoor: Outdoor

About the Venue:

There are a few wedding sites available at the Colorado National Monument, which specializes in more intimate weddings (with some exceptions.) Most commonly, couples will host their wedding ceremony here and host a reception elsewhere in the valley, and the monument is most popular for elopements or micro weddings. You can’t beat the up close views of this red rock majesty for a backdrop though!

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Monument Vista Place

Venue Style: Estate/Desert

Capacity: 100-200

Cost: $$$

Indoor or Outdoor: Outdoor

About the Venue:

From their website: “Monument Vista Place™ is a luxury property that features a highly functional event venue nestled at the base of the Colorado National Monument. Strategically built with 180-degree canyon views, MVP offers 12,000 square feet of event space and ample parking for any sized function.

MVP is built in Colorado, with Colorado, and by Colorado. From archways crafted from Telluride stone by local craftsmen to the 11’ fireplace mantel reclaimed from a barn in the Uncompahgre Valley. Many of the giant boulders that dot the landscape are remnants of the past, as erosion and gravity pulled them down from the Monument’s imposing cliffs.”

Click here to learn more.

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photo from venue website – not my work

Adobe Creek National Golf Course

Venue Style: Golf Course

Capacity: Up to 150

Cost: $$

Indoor or Outdoor: Both

About the Venue:

Located at the base of the Colorado National Monument, Adobe Creek Golf Course offers a beautiful backdrop with indoor reception room available as well. 

Click here to learn more.

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Photo from AdobeCreekGolf.com – not my photo

Wedding Canyon Venue

Venue Style: Rustic/Meadow/Riverside

Capacity: Up to 100

Cost: $$

Indoor or Outdoor: Outdoor

About the Venue:

The Wedding Canyon Venue is located along the Colorado River outside of Fruita. With a yurt available to get ready in, and a beautiful meadow with trees that look fabulous in the fall, there is no shortage of beautiful backdrops for your wedding at this venue. Since it is outdoors, most couples opt to use this venue in spring or fall to avoid the summer heat. You can even rent the facility for just your reception if you’re having a ceremony up on the Colorado National Monument!

Click here to learn more.

 

Absolute Prestige Ranch

Venue Style: Rustic/Barn

Capacity: 275

Cost: $$

Indoor or Outdoor: Both

About the Venue:

The AP Ranch wedding venue in Loma – near Fruita – is a sprawling space with beautiful views of the bookcliffs and the Colorado National Monument on the horizon. The barn offers and indoor space for your reception, as well as two getting ready suites. If you’re having more than a few people in your wedding party, you may consider booking a nearby vacation rental for getting ready at instead, though, as the rooms are pretty small. The yard for the ceremony site is huge and also offers a covered shelter for a shaded place to say your vows. With plenty of parking and rustic country vibe, this is a popular spot for large celebrations.

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The Oasis

Venue Style: Estate/Garden

Capacity: 300

Cost: $$$$

Indoor or Outdoor: Outdoor

About the Venue:

One of the newest wedding venues of Grand Junction, this sprawling estate is aptly named The Oasis. Located in Mack near Fruita, Colorado, this venue is lush and luxurious with a large meadow with tents for your reception, views for miles, shade trees that are extra beautiful in the fall, and bright and lovely spaces for getting ready. Everything you need for a stunning wedding day is right on site!

Click here to learn more.

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photo from their website

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