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Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield

Littleton , CO
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8500 Deer Creek Canyon Road
Littleton, CO 80128 US (map)

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720-865-4339

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Your special day will be surrounded by beautifully landscaped and maintained gardens. The Gardens will complement all your wedding amenities and give you the perfect setting for your... Read more
Your special day will be surrounded by beautifully landscaped and maintained gardens. The Gardens will complement all your wedding amenities and give you the perfect setting for your ceremony. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1968
Describe your venue:
Farm / Barn
Describe the style of your venue
Garden / Romantic, Rustic
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
1000
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1000
Catering
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

4.4
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
1.8/5.0
This venue is beautiful, and overall, was worth my money. But the planning process with them was ridiculous - never have I felt so ignored! I am certain that dealing with stressed brides is difficult, but their event manager, Chris, has this job for a reason and needs to manage her clientele better.
After I paid my 50% deposit, communication with them stopped. Anytime I would call or email with a question, I wouldn't hear from anyone for weeks. It would take 5 or 6 phone calls, and multiple emails to hear anything back. And when I did hear something back, it would often be a rushed, annoyed remark. For as much as brides pay to have their weddings at this venue, and hardly anything is provided, they should really be a lot nicer.
Then, on the day of my wedding, the event manager wouldn't let my mother in law begin setting up decorations until I arrived to sign something. She set us back 40 minutes, and things therefore got rushed and skipped over. Never was I told that set up couldn't begin until I slapped a signature and a credit card number on a single sheet of paper. When I did get there, I was quick to sign it, but the event manager seemed annoyed, like I was wasting HER time.

I would still recommend this venue because it's gorgeous, but I would warn brides to be prepared for dealing with them!
This venue is beautiful, and overall, was worth my money. But the planning process with them was ridiculous - never have I Read more...
This venue is beautiful, and overall, was worth my money. But the planning process with them was ridiculous - never have I felt so ignored! I am certain that dealing with stressed brides is difficult, but their event manager, Chris, has this job for a reason and needs to manage her clientele better.
After I paid my 50% deposit, communication with them stopped. Anytime I would call or email with a question, I wouldn't hear from anyone for weeks. It would take 5 or 6 phone calls, and multiple emails to hear anything back. And when I did hear something back, it would often be a rushed, annoyed remark. For as much as brides pay to have their weddings at this venue, and hardly anything is provided, they should really be a lot nicer.
Then, on the day of my wedding, the event manager wouldn't let my mother in law begin setting up decorations until I arrived to sign something. She set us back 40 minutes, and things therefore got rushed and skipped over. Never was I told that set up couldn't begin until I slapped a signature and a credit card number on a single sheet of paper. When I did get there, I was quick to sign it, but the event manager seemed annoyed, like I was wasting HER time.

I would still recommend this venue because it's gorgeous, but I would warn brides to be prepared for dealing with them! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
What a gorgeous site for a casual wedding!!! We visited this venue in March as a potential for an August wedding. They had just completed a controlled burn and the barn was being resided. Not a great way to select the ideal location. However, we had seen pictures on their website from previous weddings that were splendid and were assured that everything would be just as lovely. The wedding gazebo was a picture perfect site with wild flowers all around the grassed area and festooned in planters. The Green Barn and patio with all the twinkling lights were an ideal setting for the cocktails, lawn games, dinner and dancing. The staff, with whom we worked both before and during the wedding, were professional, flexible and had a sense of humor. The golf cart service for our handicapped guests was a wonderful way to move people with dignity between the sites. If you choose to have pictures taken by the bridge and waterfall, be sure to bring insect spray – the mosquitoes were voracious.
We had about 110 guests in the Green Barn, for dinner which was just about right.
What a gorgeous site for a casual wedding!!! We visited this venue in March as a potential for an August wedding. They had Read more...
What a gorgeous site for a casual wedding!!! We visited this venue in March as a potential for an August wedding. They had just completed a controlled burn and the barn was being resided. Not a great way to select the ideal location. However, we had seen pictures on their website from previous weddings that were splendid and were assured that everything would be just as lovely. The wedding gazebo was a picture perfect site with wild flowers all around the grassed area and festooned in planters. The Green Barn and patio with all the twinkling lights were an ideal setting for the cocktails, lawn games, dinner and dancing. The staff, with whom we worked both before and during the wedding, were professional, flexible and had a sense of humor. The golf cart service for our handicapped guests was a wonderful way to move people with dignity between the sites. If you choose to have pictures taken by the bridge and waterfall, be sure to bring insect spray – the mosquitoes were voracious.
We had about 110 guests in the Green Barn, for dinner which was just about right. Read less
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Tiffany
Wedding:
7/20/2014
3.2/5.0
Pros: beautiful venue, a fair amount of freedom with decor and vendor selection. Chris on staff was helpful, nice and knowledgeable.
Cons: There is a fee for everything. You will need more time than what is allotted in your package and you will pay dearly for it. An admin fee snuck up on us last minute that was not clearly documented in the contract but was in very small print on a later page. So we were out $300 ish more right before the wedding that we weren't expecting. When I first did a walk through at the venue, I had a less than helpful employee guiding me around the facility. She did not have a customer service mindset at all, evident in some of the comments she made while we were touring the facility. The last straw for me was when she said they could not guarantee that I would get a rehearsal time the weekend of the wedding...I almost walked out on the deal because her attitude was so unnecessarily defiant. Instead of saying something to the tune of "we will do everything possible to make you happy" it was more like "it may or may not be possible and there is nothing we can do to guarantee it". I will say that once we started to deal with Chris, she was more client focused and we had no problem getting a rehearsal date in. My professionalism rating above is for Chris specifically and how my situation turned out, but does not represent the business as a whole.
Overall, beautiful venue. Just know going in that they are not there to serve you as a paying customer in any way, they are providing a pretty place for you for a few hours and that is about it.
Pros: beautiful venue, a fair amount of freedom with decor and vendor selection. Chris on staff was helpful, nice and Read more...
Pros: beautiful venue, a fair amount of freedom with decor and vendor selection. Chris on staff was helpful, nice and knowledgeable.
Cons: There is a fee for everything. You will need more time than what is allotted in your package and you will pay dearly for it. An admin fee snuck up on us last minute that was not clearly documented in the contract but was in very small print on a later page. So we were out $300 ish more right before the wedding that we weren't expecting. When I first did a walk through at the venue, I had a less than helpful employee guiding me around the facility. She did not have a customer service mindset at all, evident in some of the comments she made while we were touring the facility. The last straw for me was when she said they could not guarantee that I would get a rehearsal time the weekend of the wedding...I almost walked out on the deal because her attitude was so unnecessarily defiant. Instead of saying something to the tune of "we will do everything possible to make you happy" it was more like "it may or may not be possible and there is nothing we can do to guarantee it". I will say that once we started to deal with Chris, she was more client focused and we had no problem getting a rehearsal date in. My professionalism rating above is for Chris specifically and how my situation turned out, but does not represent the business as a whole.
Overall, beautiful venue. Just know going in that they are not there to serve you as a paying customer in any way, they are providing a pretty place for you for a few hours and that is about it. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.1/5.0
A gorgeous venue that was generally great to work with. It was wonderful to support a non profit with our fees and being able to provide your own alcohol really helped save cost. The staff were somewhat flexible with us allowing us slightly earlier access to the grounds, which was very helpful in our unique situation. When an unexpected thing happened in the morning the staff arrived extra early and navigated it without bothering us and they also notified the caterer. Email responsiveness and organization were not always great and sometimes the staff seemed frustrated to answer the questions, but they also seemed very busy and understaffed so that's understandable.
A gorgeous venue that was generally great to work with. It was wonderful to support a non profit with our fees and being Read more...
A gorgeous venue that was generally great to work with. It was wonderful to support a non profit with our fees and being able to provide your own alcohol really helped save cost. The staff were somewhat flexible with us allowing us slightly earlier access to the grounds, which was very helpful in our unique situation. When an unexpected thing happened in the morning the staff arrived extra early and navigated it without bothering us and they also notified the caterer. Email responsiveness and organization were not always great and sometimes the staff seemed frustrated to answer the questions, but they also seemed very busy and understaffed so that's understandable. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.2/5.0
The Botanic Gardens was absolutely beautiful for our wedding in June. Their location is gorgeous, and set up very well for both the ceremony and reception. The bridal suite was fantastic, but the groom's quarters were lacking a little bit. Amanda, our coordinator for the day of the wedding, was absolutely wonderful. She was so helpful, responsive, and flexible. Many of the original requirements and restrictions in the contract seemed very rigid, but when we had specific requests or questions, they were very flexible and worked very closely with us.

When you get there the day of your wedding, the timeline is very tight, so be very organized with your decorations and other things you need to set up. This way it goes very smoothly, and your wedding will go off without a hitch, just like ours did!
The Botanic Gardens was absolutely beautiful for our wedding in June. Their location is gorgeous, and set up very well for Read more...
The Botanic Gardens was absolutely beautiful for our wedding in June. Their location is gorgeous, and set up very well for both the ceremony and reception. The bridal suite was fantastic, but the groom's quarters were lacking a little bit. Amanda, our coordinator for the day of the wedding, was absolutely wonderful. She was so helpful, responsive, and flexible. Many of the original requirements and restrictions in the contract seemed very rigid, but when we had specific requests or questions, they were very flexible and worked very closely with us.

When you get there the day of your wedding, the timeline is very tight, so be very organized with your decorations and other things you need to set up. This way it goes very smoothly, and your wedding will go off without a hitch, just like ours did! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
My husband and I got married here last year in November. I picked this venue becasue I wanted an outdoor ceremony with a mountain view and a red barn for my reception. As I got married in off-season I was able to get a large discount on the venue cost, add extra hours to my package, and be the only Saturday wedding that day! We ended up with sunny warm fall weather for our ceremony and even though it was fall the grounds of the garden still looked gorgeous. The bridal suite was a historic home near the reception venue. It is large and nicely furnished. The groom suite is a yurt and apparently comes with a tv and xbox! We used the outdoor ceremony area which has a large gazebo that faces the mountains. We didn't need to decorate as the scenery was so gorgeous. The barn worked great for the reception as there is an outdoor patio area for cocktails and spacious interior for the reception. I enjoyed using the small farm on the premises, various gazebos, the barn, and fences for pictures. We ended up with some great unusual shots that wouldn't have happened at a more traditional venue. I definitely recommend the gardens for anyone looking for an outdoor wedding with a mountain/country feel.
My husband and I got married here last year in November. I picked this venue becasue I wanted an outdoor ceremony with a Read more...
My husband and I got married here last year in November. I picked this venue becasue I wanted an outdoor ceremony with a mountain view and a red barn for my reception. As I got married in off-season I was able to get a large discount on the venue cost, add extra hours to my package, and be the only Saturday wedding that day! We ended up with sunny warm fall weather for our ceremony and even though it was fall the grounds of the garden still looked gorgeous. The bridal suite was a historic home near the reception venue. It is large and nicely furnished. The groom suite is a yurt and apparently comes with a tv and xbox! We used the outdoor ceremony area which has a large gazebo that faces the mountains. We didn't need to decorate as the scenery was so gorgeous. The barn worked great for the reception as there is an outdoor patio area for cocktails and spacious interior for the reception. I enjoyed using the small farm on the premises, various gazebos, the barn, and fences for pictures. We ended up with some great unusual shots that wouldn't have happened at a more traditional venue. I definitely recommend the gardens for anyone looking for an outdoor wedding with a mountain/country feel. Read less
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Cassidy
Wedding:
9/8/2013
5.0/5.0
We knew from the moment we saw their Barn on the internet that we had found the perfect place for our wedding. We didn't even need a tour before we wanted to sign a contract! :)
Michele, our event coordinator, was very responsive and quick to answer all my questions. The day of our wedding we had some issues with rain and were close to moving the event indoors. The staff was monitoring the weather all day and hurried to the bridal suite to tell me if we went NOW we would beat the next storm that was bound to head through. Well, the timing was PERFECT. I walked down the aisle with the sun shining and the rain started as the ceremony ended...just in time for our guests to get inside the barn for shelter. I joked the staff should have gone into meterology because the timing was just so perfect.
All our of guests raved about the venue and how beautiful the location was. It feels so secluded even though you are in the middle of Littleton! We couldn't have asked for a more perfect place to get married.
We knew from the moment we saw their Barn on the internet that we had found the perfect place for our wedding. We didn't Read more...
We knew from the moment we saw their Barn on the internet that we had found the perfect place for our wedding. We didn't even need a tour before we wanted to sign a contract! :)
Michele, our event coordinator, was very responsive and quick to answer all my questions. The day of our wedding we had some issues with rain and were close to moving the event indoors. The staff was monitoring the weather all day and hurried to the bridal suite to tell me if we went NOW we would beat the next storm that was bound to head through. Well, the timing was PERFECT. I walked down the aisle with the sun shining and the rain started as the ceremony ended...just in time for our guests to get inside the barn for shelter. I joked the staff should have gone into meterology because the timing was just so perfect.
All our of guests raved about the venue and how beautiful the location was. It feels so secluded even though you are in the middle of Littleton! We couldn't have asked for a more perfect place to get married. Read less
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Kelley
Wedding:
8/9/2013
4.8/5.0
The venue is beautiful and great place for outdoor Colorado ceremony. The staff is not always quick with their responses to emails/phone calls but they are very helpful when they do respond and provide a great flexibility and venue to help make your dream wedding happen!
The venue is beautiful and great place for outdoor Colorado ceremony. The staff is not always quick with their responses Read more...
The venue is beautiful and great place for outdoor Colorado ceremony. The staff is not always quick with their responses to emails/phone calls but they are very helpful when they do respond and provide a great flexibility and venue to help make your dream wedding happen! Read less
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Brittany
Wedding:
7/28/2013
4.8/5.0
At first, I was intimidated by all of Chatfield's rules and regulations. But they are actually more flexible and accommodating than I thought. And there aren't many hidden fees unlike other venues. I felt that the value of the venue for what I got was fantastic. I got married on a Sunday so there were no other weddings that day and it turned out beautiful. They are very organized and my event went smoothly without complications! Wouldn't have gotten married anywhere else!
At first, I was intimidated by all of Chatfield's rules and regulations. But they are actually more flexible and Read more...
At first, I was intimidated by all of Chatfield's rules and regulations. But they are actually more flexible and accommodating than I thought. And there aren't many hidden fees unlike other venues. I felt that the value of the venue for what I got was fantastic. I got married on a Sunday so there were no other weddings that day and it turned out beautiful. They are very organized and my event went smoothly without complications! Wouldn't have gotten married anywhere else! Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
7/27/2013
3.6/5.0
The day of our event was absolutely spectacular. The venue itself is beautiful. Michelle our facility coordinator was amazing and she dealt with all of my 'crazy.' There were initially some communication issues with our original facility coordinator, but once we got Michelle everything fell into place. Purchase more time if you have an evening event, we wish we had because our event felt far too short.

The reason why I don't give them a five is because of the initial communication issues we had. Our first facility coordinator never responded to any of my emails, however, she is now no longer there and Michelle was fantastic. Flexibility was a bit of an issue, we were unable to book our rehearsal time until it was 30 days before our event. This wouldn't have been an issue, except that our entire wedding party was coming in from out of town and travel arrangements needed to be made, but they were inflexible and wouldn't even give us an estimated time. During the event itself, some of the staff were rude to my sister.

All and all the venue itself was beautiful and the staff worked hard to rectify certain situations.
The day of our event was absolutely spectacular. The venue itself is beautiful. Michelle our facility coordinator was Read more...
The day of our event was absolutely spectacular. The venue itself is beautiful. Michelle our facility coordinator was amazing and she dealt with all of my 'crazy.' There were initially some communication issues with our original facility coordinator, but once we got Michelle everything fell into place. Purchase more time if you have an evening event, we wish we had because our event felt far too short.

The reason why I don't give them a five is because of the initial communication issues we had. Our first facility coordinator never responded to any of my emails, however, she is now no longer there and Michelle was fantastic. Flexibility was a bit of an issue, we were unable to book our rehearsal time until it was 30 days before our event. This wouldn't have been an issue, except that our entire wedding party was coming in from out of town and travel arrangements needed to be made, but they were inflexible and wouldn't even give us an estimated time. During the event itself, some of the staff were rude to my sister.

All and all the venue itself was beautiful and the staff worked hard to rectify certain situations. Read less
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