nightime view of downtown boulder from flagstaff house wedding

Best Boulder Wedding Venue Highlight: Flagstaff House Restaurant

As photographers we have our own opinions of the best wedding venues in Colorado. As you can imagine, our favorite wedding venues are often due to the incredible views from the ceremony site. In the case of our favorite Boulder wedding venue, The Flagstaff house takes the wedding cake because of the amazing experience it provides for it’s wedding couples.

As storytelling photographers, it’s important to us that our wedding couples have an amazing wedding day experience. The more fun the couple and their guests are having, the more we can capture that experience in a way that is meaningful to them. We love working at the Flagstaff house because we cam always count on a fantastic wedding and therefore delivering great photos.

In this post I’m going to talk about (and show you) what makes the Flagstaff house the perfect wedding venue. I’ll also give you a list of other Boulder wedding venues to consider as well as venue selection criteria to help with your wedding planning. Choosing the perfect venue is the first step in most wedding planning journeys, so let’s make it a good one.

bride and groom at mountain overlook after sunrise amphitheatre wedding
evening view with city lights at the flagstaff house boulder wedding venue

Criteria for Selecting the Perfect Boulder Wedding Venue

From searching for natural beauty for your wedding day to creating the experience that you want your wedding guests to have, let’s talk through some criteria for selecting the perfect Boulder wedding venue. You’ll want to notice how each of these criteria categories resonates with you so that you can determine your own values and priorities.

As Colorado wedding photographers, we love mountain views. Many of our couples choose to get married in Colorado because it’s so beautiful and we want to be able to capture that. From there, many couples biggest expense is the food so let’s make sure that’s a worthy investment.

And lastly, as I mentioned above, we love when a wedding venue results in an incredible experience for our couples. Is the staff friendly, professional, and on top of making sure your wedding day runs smoothly? Let’s answer these questions and more below.

interior dining room at the flagstaff house boulder wedding venue
drone photo showing view from the flagstaff house boulder wedding venue

Mountain Views

When you think about what makes a Boulder wedding special, you definitely want mountain views. But more specifically, you want views of the Flatirons. The Flagstaff house property sits on Flagstaff mountain and boasts views of the flatirons and downtown Boulder from it’s beautiful decks rooftop terrace.

It’s conveniently located close to downtown boulder, in case you’re getting ready at the St Julien Hotel and Spa, but you get to go on an adventurous drive up Flagstaff road to a beautiful viewing with stunning views of boulder canyon. There are also great spots for portraits nearby allowing for photographers like us to capture the vibe of Boulder CO.

You can begin with portraits with views of the foothills, Flatirons, or the Rocky mountains from a nearby park. Then you can say your vows at an outdoor venue at the Sunrise Amphitheater or on the Flagstaff deck. Finally, while you sit in the event space sipping your wine, you overlook Boulder CO as the sun sets and downtown boulder lights up.

dining room at the flagstaff house boulder wedding venue
drinks and flowers in dining room at the flagstaff house boulder wedding venue
bride and groom cuting cake at the flagstaff house boulder wedding venue
serving dinner at the flagstaff house boulder wedding venue
serving the main course at the flagstaff house boulder wedding venue

Incredible Food

Whenever I’m giving wedding planning advice, I always tell couples that their first task is to determine their priorities. You can’t decide what to focus on or how to spend your budget until you know what is most important to you. If you don’t take the time to do this, you’ll end up wasting money on things you don’t care about and missing out on the things you do.

And what is one of the most important things to a lot of couples? Serving delicious food to their wedding guests. If serving a good meal to your guests is high on your priority list, the Flagstaff House delivers.

With many wedding venues all you get is the location. With the Flagstaff house you get build in delicious food and you can check catering off your to-do list. And in case you’re worried about your photographers and other vendors, Flagstaff house treats us well too and doesn’t cheap out when serving vendor meals.

ceremony on the deck at the flagstaff house boulder wedding venue
flagstaff restaurant wedding indoor ceremony space in glass room

Stress Free

Finally, when selecting your wedding venue, I highly recommend you find an event venue that knows what they’re doing. The staff should be friendly, professional, and good at what they do. You want to know that you’re in good hands and that your wedding day will go smoothly.

We’ve been to Flagstaff many times over the years and there’s always staff that we recognize year to year. Their wedding coordinator Annie does an amazing job of making sure everything is top notch for the couple. As photographers, we love knowing that the wedding day is going to be smooth.

There are enough inevitable bumpy parts of throwing a party but if the wedding venue is like a well oiled machine then you’re bound to be able to smooth anything out that comes up. Flagstaff is great at weddings but they’re not a wedding factory. What I mean is, they aren’t just rushing one couple out so they can bring in the next. Instead, they are truely serving each couple that enters their doors.

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sunset on the deck at the flagstaff house boulder wedding venue

Highlights of Getting Married in Boulder CO

There are a lot of great things about getting married in Boulder CO. It’s lower elevation than towns higher in the Rocky Mountains but you definitely get the outdoorsy vibe even from downtown boulder. The wedding season is also longer than higher elevations especially if your wedding venue has both indoor and outdoor spaces.

The Flagstaff is flexible and we’ve shot both indoor and outdoor receptions. The natural light is beautiful will the floor to ceiling windows in the indoor space. The indoor space is part of what makes it one of my favorite wedding venues because sometimes the indoor ceremony backup location isn’t as good as the outdoor ceremony sites.

Speaking of ceremony sites, we’ve even had couples take portraits or elope in places like Rocky Mountain National Park and then have their reception at the Flagstaff House. That’s the best of both worlds in terms of having a nice reception and a adventurous outdoor ceremony. You can always separate your wedding venue from your ceremony venue if you don’t have one place that fits all of your weddings.

bride and groom on the deck at the flagstaff house boulder wedding venue
couple posing on rocks at flagstaff house wedding

Other Boulder Wedding Venues:

Maybe you’re not convinced and you’re still looking for wedding venues in Boulder, CO. Below are some Boulder wedding venues to explore. This list of wedding venues in Boulder isn’t comprehensive but it is a great start to help you find what you’re looking for.

  • A-Lodge Boulder

  • Black Cat Organic Farm

  • Boulder Country Club

  • Boulder Creek by Wedgewood Weddings

  • Boulder Flower Farm

  • Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

  • Boulder Music and Event Center

  • Boulder Theater

  • Burning Sky Farm

  • Chautauqua Dining Hall

  • Embassy Suites by Hilton Boulder

  • Flagstaff House Restaurant – Check it out!
  • Greenbriar Inn

  • Greystone Castle

  • Haystack Hearth

  • Hotel Boulderado

  • Koenig Alumni Center at CU Boulder

  • Lionscrest Manor

  • Lone Hawk Farm

  • Lyons Farmette

  • Millennium Harvest House Hotel

  • Sanitas Brewing Co.
  • Shupe Homestead

  • Sparrow Hawk Ranch

  • Stone Mountain Lodge

  • The Boulder Farmhouse

  • The St Julien Hotel and Spa – Events and Accommodations
  • The Studio Boulder

  • Vermillion Hill
  • Wild Basin Lodge

  • Yellowstone Farm

Looking for a Boulder wedding photographer?

Thanks for checking out this vendor highlight to hear how we choose our favorite wedding venues and why the Flagstaff House made the top of our list for Boulder Colorado wedding venues. As Colorado wedding photographers, our style is both environmental and experiential. That means we focus on capturing the beauty of your surroundings as well as the amazing experience you’re having on your wedding day.

You’ll see our landscape portraits and our photojournalistic storytelling candids. Once you’ve selected your wedding venue, reach out and let’s talk about your photography! Whether you’re having an outdoor reception or need help picking ceremony locations, we’re here to help with planning and logistics.

couple exiting reception at the flagstaff house boulder wedding venue
stars and city of boulder nighttime at the flagstaff house boulder wedding venue

Flagstaff House Weddings

Below are some weddings we’ve shot at the Flagstaff House if you’re planning a wedding there and looking for inspiration. Every couple is unique and every wedding is as well, reach out and let us help make your wedding day fit your vision!

june skies from the deck at the flagstaff house boulder wedding venue
nightime cityscape at the flagstaff house boulder wedding venue

More Wedding Photography and Videography

We are Marc and Brenda Bergreen. We’re a husband and wife team of adventurous Colorado wedding and elopement photographers. Above all our philosophy, love. adventurously. is the guidepost for everything we do.

Based in Evergreen, CO we travel throughout the state as Colorado adventure wedding photographers to awesome places like Beaver Creek. Find us in Vail, Breckenridge, Estes Park, and more. Additionally, we frequently travel to California and other wedding destinations.

Be sure to check out photography tips on the blog for things like how to price photography or more of our work as Colorado wedding photographers and videographers! We love capturing adventurous couples in the beautiful places they choose to say I do.

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