One of my favorite things about photographing weddings in Colorado is that our state offers countless engagement portrait locations and wedding venues to choose from! If you are envisioning an atypical (AKA a non-rustic) Colorado wedding with a more classic and timeless look, the Halcyon hotel in Cherry Creek is a fabulous venue choice!

This sophisticated hotel is located close to downtown Denver in the heart of Cherry Creek, a pretty area with fantastic restaurants and boutiques. Your guests will have lots of options to explore while staying at the Halcyon for your wedding weekend! What’s more, the Halcyon is a very modern and elegant hotel which makes it ideal for those desiring contemporary wedding portraits. You’ll spot the aesthetic immediately after entering the reception area and exploring the adjacent hip restaurants. With sleek furniture, beautiful hardwood floors, and plenty of natural light, the spacious hotel entrance is a great location for a first look too.

Venue Spaces at the Halcyon Hotel in Denver

Without a doubt, one of the coolest locations at the Halcyon is the Rooftop Pool Deck, which boasts views of the Denver city skyline and the Rocky Mountains. Your guests will love lounging here throughout the weekend!

The Halcyon’s suites feature lots of windows and are very airy, which makes them perfect for a Colorado film wedding photographer like me. I love to come back to the Halcyon for this reason! Natural light makes it so much easier to create pretty “getting ready” and detail images. The carpet is also very neutral and makes for a wonderful photo backdrop.

Like the suites, the Halcyon ballroom features a wall of windows that allows plenty of natural light to filter in—ideal for highlighting the pretty floral details of a wedding reception. The Halcyon goes beyond the ordinary in all the best ways! Head over to Elizabeth Ann Design to view April and Mike’s modern wedding at the Halcyon, and keep scrolling to discover inspiration for your own Colorado wedding.