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10 Most Talked-About Colorado Wedding Venues

You've heard the hype -- now get the scoop on these top Colorado wedding reception sites.

Photo: IN Photography

Blue Sky Grill at Denver's Pepsi Center

If you've got a couple hundred guests to feed, the Blue Sky Grill at Denver's Pepsi Center offers hearty cuisine in a rustic setting. The restaurant is modeled after a 100-year-old mountain lodge, built with reclaimed logs from Yellowstone and snow fences from Wyoming. Your guests can also gather outdoors on the balcony or covered patio, to enjoy the views of the Front Range and lower downtown Denver. (303) 405-6090, PepsiCenter.com

The Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse

The Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse is an unexpected gem in Boulder. The teahouse was a gift to the city of Boulder from its sister city, Dushanbe, Tajikistan, in 1987. Its Persian-style hand-painted and carved ceiling, tables and columns are like nothing you'll find anywhere else in the state. Their kitchen offers a variety of vegetarian, vegan and ethnic specialties. Set up on the Creekside Patio or host an intimate gathering in the Tea Garden. (303) 442-4993, BoulderTeahouse.com

The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa

The stately ambience of The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa has attracted presidents to prime ministers for over 100 years. Its luxurious decor, a professional staff and 13,000 square-feet of event space also makes it a hit with brides! Choose from 12 gorgeous rooms complete with setup, linens, china and silverware. (303) 297-3111, BrownPalace.com

The Chapel at Red Rocks in Morrison

You can have your cake and eat it too at The Chapel at Red Rocks in Morrison, where even indoor weddings have a mountain view. The church's floor-to-ceiling windows give guests an up-close look at Colorado's stunning Red Rocks. A reflecting pond, native shrubbery, wildflowers and blooming trees provide a wide variety of photo-ops. There's even a staff of wedding coordinators on hand.(303) 697-0270, ChapelatRedRocks.com

Fossil Trace

Imagine exchanging vows over rolling, lush greens, overlooking the captivating foothills and Rocky Mountains. Fossil Trace is one of the state's most scenic golf courses and also offers a Fireside Room and Ballroom, if you're planning an indoor celebration. (302) 277-8755, PlayFossilTrace.com

The Historic Pinecrest

For a traditional church wedding in a romantic Alpine setting check out The Historic Pinecrest in Palmer Lake. The quaint chapel is nestled right against the foothills and not far from the Event Center, which can accommodate up to 250 guests for the reception and offers a variety of packages that include catering services to photography. (719) 357-8613, PinecrestEventCenter.com

Hotel Boulderado

First-class catering, a team of professional planners and luxury rooms are just the icing on the cake at Hotel Boulderado. Invite guests to dine beneath the stained-glass canopy ceiling of the Mezzanine or dance the night away in the Event Center's Grand Ballroom featuring warm decor and an adjacent outdoor garden plaza. (304) 440-2880, Boulderado.com

Keystone Resort

Keystone Resort is known for its crisp powder and breathtaking views, but it's also the perfect place for a destination wedding, offering several historic and mountain-top venues. They'll even help you plan a green wedding with an organic menu, and will throw in two complimentary ski season passes to couples who get married there through November 2010! (877) 625-1541, KeystoneWeddings.com

The Stanley Hotel

The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park remains one of Colorado's most popular ceremony and reception spots for brides. The hotel was built in 1909 and offers 16,000 square-feet of unique space, including the stately Concert Hall with verandah overlooking the mountains and its beautifully manicured grounds. This local landmark can cater to all of your needs. (800) 976-1377, StanleyWeddings.com

The Wine Country Inn

You don't have to head west to pull off a vineyard-style wedding. The Wine Country Inn in Grand Junction is tucked inside a 20-acre vineyard. There's a beautifully manicured courtyard, a romantic ballroom and an onsite chef will prepare a spectacular, personalized feast. (970) 464-5777, ColoradoWineCountryInn.com

-- Carrie Chambers