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July 6, 2021
Everything happens for a reason. Even if that includes moving your Woodland Mosaic wedding to the following year due to a global pandemic. Rachel and Kyle know all about that. But they didn’t let that ruin their plans or vision for a beautiful and intimate wedding ceremony
The two had to revise their plans, but settled for a perfect dinner reception at the Botanic Gardens following their church ceremony with their immediate family. The day they were originally supposed to get married turned out to be a rain wash-out! Luckily with their rescheduled to the following year, we had a perfectly overcast and cool evening, kept safe from any rain drops in the adorable solairum.
After their church ceremony, family met up with Rachel and Kyle for a romantic dinner party under fresh flowers draped from the ceiling. They ate a picnic style dinner together and a few beautiful speeches were shared to bless the newly married couple. I loved this day and am so happy for these two! Congrats again!
The gardens are located right in the heart of Denver, Colorado. Right in the heart of the Botanic Gardens sits this adorable greenhouse like wedding venue. This tiny green building, nestled amongst trees and retaining wall gardens, is technically a small solarium. Its glass panes make it a fun environment to be inside, while still feeling connected to the romantic garden like feeling of outside.
The vibe is romantic and classic with a vintage and art deco structure, but major garden-party vibes. It’s central location with Denver makes it a great spot for out-of-towners. It’s nestled right next to the Cherry Creek neighborhood, where there are a lot of beautiful and upscale hotel and lodging options, as well as shopping and restaurants.
A seated ceremony indoors can fit 50 guests. A seated indoor reception can fit 40. Personally I think it would be best just under that. I feel that 20-30 would be most comfortable.
If you’re having a Woodland Mosaic wedding, the closest area for lodging would be in Cherry Creek, which is an upscale shopping district! Filled with lots of boutiques and restaurants, some great options for hotels here would be Halcyon Hotel, the Moxy Hotel, or the Jacquard Hotel.
What I love about this venue is that it is small enough that you’re not going to break the bank by bringing in your own outside vendors such as rentals for chairs and linens. But if needed, they can provide tables and chairs for you. The Botanic Gardens will also provide complimentary admission for your guests. (They get to roam around the gardens and check out the beautiful flowers for themselves!). There is also a ride-sharing drop off point, and well as for vendors. They will also allow you to use their grounds for photos. We scouted some EPIC garden-vibe spots nearby the solarium for us to use! Another bonus for this venue is that you can bring in your own alcohol!
Service dogs are allowed. You can bring in your own alcohol, but it must be served by one of the allowed catering staff.
To have a Woodland Mosaic Denver Botanic Gardens wedding, a one hour site fee will cost $1,800. If you’d like to rent it for a half day usage, the price is $2,000, and a full day usage is $3,000. There is also a $300 service set-up fee.
Photography: Shelly Anderson Photography Venue: Woodland Mosaic Denver Botanic Gardens Coordination: Kaitlin Shea Weddings Hair and Makeup: Wedlocks Florals: Honeycomb & Co Catering: Leven Deli Rentals: Colorado Party Rentals Cake: Treatery Invitations: Jen Simpson Design Wedding Dress: Sarah Seven
This wedding was recently featured on Brides.com! Check out the feature below!
If you are looking for more inspiration for intimate wedding receptions, then check out this backyard intimate wedding held in Massachusetts. Also check out this Cheyenne Mountain wedding with a backyard intimate dinner reception.
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