The Botanical Gardens here in Grand Junction are a beautiful and growing wedding venue here on the western slope! With gorgeous backdrops and fun photo opportunities, the gardens are a great option to get greenery, florals, and beautiful nature involved in your setting in the middle of our slightly more desert-y area.

Couples booking the Grand Junction Botanical Gardens for their wedding venue can pay as little as $200 up to $1500 depending on their celebration needs, which makes the gardens a really versatile space for your event! Alcohol can be given away at your wedding here as well. The gardens even make a great elopement venue in Grand Junction with such a low starting rate! They can host your ceremony, reception, or both. There’s really a lot of opportunity for customizing your event here.

Getting Ready for your Botanical Garden Wedding

When you rent the Western Colorado Botanical Gardens in Grand Junction for your wedding, you have access to the library room on site for the day. Some couples choose to get ready off-site and get dressed there, while others choose to entirely get ready in another location. There are a number of beautiful hotels downtown – which is not far from the gardens – as well as cute and trendy vacation rentals around the area, from townhomes and houses to airstream trailers and tiny homes on a glamping campground nearby! Some couples choose to share their first look at the gardens and some have their first look out in one of the iconic natural beauties of Grand Junction like the Colorado National Monument. One of the best things about this as your wedding venue is it is centrally located and so flexible for creating a day of your dreams!

Wedding Ceremony Locations at Western Colorado Botanical Gardens 

Most wedding ceremonies at the Botanical Gardens occur in the rose garden/front lawn. This is the most spacious venue on the property with a capacity for 300 people, so anything larger than an elopement usually takes place here. Smaller micro weddings could also be held at the Shoran-Eu Gardens with a pond and space to hold up to 100 guests. If you’re looking for a lush wedding venue full of greenery and plants, this is an amazing wedding venue for you!

Hosting a Wedding Reception at the Botanical Gardens

If you plan to host your wedding reception at the Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, you’ll most likely be utilizing the front lawn space by the rose garden. With a stage area for dancing, you could have an entirely outdoor reception with plenty of beautiful space! You could also rent tents to host a covered reception with more of an indoor/outdoor feel (and extra protection in case of rain or chilly evenings.)  Some couples also choose to have their ceremony at the Botanical Gardens with their reception elsewhere in the valley. You could host that reception at one of the area ballrooms, a winery in Palisade, or another wedding venue in the area.

Grand Junction Elopement at the Botanical Gardens & BLM Land

Wedding Photo Locations around the Botanical Gardens

One of the biggest draws to getting married at the Grand Junction Botanical Gardens is, of course, the photo opportunities. With all the greenery and plant life at this venue, you just can’t find a backdrop like this anywhere else near Grand Junction. The Rainforest Room and the Butterfly Room are beautiful and lush indoor spaces that feel like another country (and are a warm and humid reprieve in the winter!) The various gardens around the property are also a wonderful setting if you prefer to be outdoors. Nearby is the Las Colonias park area, with trees that offer shade and beautiful colors in the fall, and it sits right by the Colorado River for views of that and the Grand Mesa on the horizon. If you’re adventurous, you could even walk down to the new Zipline and have a daring experience on your wedding day!

Getting Married at the Grand Junction Botanical Gardens – Quick Facts

  1. Couples can expect to pay $200 to $1500 dependent on the space booked
  2. In house catering is not offered
  3. You can have alcohol, all the gates have to be locked when alcohol is served.  You cannot sell it unless you get special permission and it is a $15 fee per hour if you choose to sell it
  4. There is not lodging on site, but downtown and nearby lodging is a short drive
  5. Ceremony & Reception space available
  6. Natural light, lush greenery, and unique photo opportunities

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