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Top 10 Colorado Museums for Weddings

10 Colorado museums that are as great for weddings as they are for class trips.

Photo: Charlotte Geary Photography

The Museum of Outdoor Arts' Sampson Park

Planning a fairy-tale wedding? You'll find a scene straight out of Wonderland in the Museum of Outdoor Arts' Sampson Park in Englewood. This museum without walls can accommodate up to 1,000 guests and features stunning sculptures and a beautifully landscaped lawn. Take advantage of the museum's full service, or choose your own certified caterer. (303) 806-0444, MOAOnline.org

The Cherokee Ranch & Castle

Sedalia's Cherokee Ranch & Castle boasts amazing photo ops for intimate weddings of 70 to 150. A work of art in itself, this museum houses historic collections and fine art from around the world. A diverse list of preapproved caterers and a luxurious bridal suite will make you feel like the queen of this castle. (303) 686-5555, CherokeeRanch.org

The Centennial Village Museum

You'll find around 30 different historic structures on the beautifully landscaped grounds of Centennial Village Museum in Greeley. Share your special moment with up to 50 guests inside a nearly 100-year-old country church, or head out to the rustic prairie section for larger affairs. You'll get to choose your own backdrop and your own caterer! (970) 350-9216, GreeleyMuseums.com

Humphrey Memorial Park & Museum

For a tranquil setting in Evergreen, plan your outdoor ceremony at Humphrey Memorial Park & Museum. Surrounded by rock walls on three sides and nestled between a mountain and a grassy field, the museum's Croquet Court is perfect for parties up to 150. Guests can mingle in the historic gardens under the stars or beneath the court's gorgeous 60-by-40-foot tent. (303) 674-5429, HMPM.org

The Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center

Pueblo's Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center is perfect for a large or small fete, accommodating up to 500. Take advantage of the full-service kitchen in the 6,800-square foot conference center, the contemporary atmosphere of the Hasan Pavilion, or take it outside near the flowing fountain in the lush Jackson Sculpture Garden. (719) 295-7212, SDC-Arts.org

The Fine Arts Center

Put your love on display amongst the gorgeous glass sculpture chandeliers and contemporary masterpieces in the Fine Arts Center of Colorado Springs. Utilize the unique exhibits for your decor, or take the party outdoors into the courtyard. This venue is flexible enough for up to 400 and provides three different caterers to choose from. (719) 477-4350,CSFineArtsCenter.org

The Wheeler/Stallard Museum

On Aspen's quiet and historic West End, the Wheeler/Stallard Museum offers an elegant setting for your ceremony and reception of up to 250. Set up a tent outside the Queen Anne-style Victorian mansion and take advantage of the lush gardens and fresh air. (800) 925-3721, HeritageAspen.org/rentals.html

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science

At the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, your guests can dine from an award-winning menu beneath the stars under a glass ceiling. Whether you're going casual or black tie, this museum offers a variety of dramatic spaces, accommodating parties of 15 to 3500, with floor-to-ceiling windows, open-air terraces, and stunning views of the Rockies and the Denver skyline. (303) 370-6400, DMNS.org

The Charles Boettcher Mansion

Built in 1917, the Charles Boettcher Mansion in Golden provides a beautiful backdrop for weddings year-round. Once the home of one of Colorado's most prominent citizens, this historic home still maintains many of its original features like the Fireside Room, where you and up to 200 guests can celebrate by the beautiful stone fireplace. (720) 497-7630, CO.Jefferson.CO.us/boettcher

-- Carrie Chambers