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Denver Botanic Gardens York Street

Denver , CO
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909 York Street
Denver, CO US 80206 (map)

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720-865-3551

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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?
1951
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site, Park / Zoo / Natural Space
Describe the style of your venue
Modern, Rustic, Tropical
What wedding services does your venue provide?
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

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Mary
Wedding:
7/19/2014
4.0/5.0
We hosted both our ceremony and reception at the Botanic Gardens at York St in July of this year. The venue was absolutely stunning, our on site coordinator was incredibly helpful and responded quickly to all emails, and our guests couldn't stop talking about how beautiful the space was. Because of our surroundings, we saved a lot of money on decor and flowers.

For obvious reasons, there are a lot of restrictions that come with the venue, but the on site coordinators are very upfront about these from the beginning, which makes it a lot easier to set up other vendors. The price is quite high, but for how beautiful the space is and how easy they make the day, it was absolutely worth it for us.
We hosted both our ceremony and reception at the Botanic Gardens at York St in July of this year. The venue was absolutely Read more...
We hosted both our ceremony and reception at the Botanic Gardens at York St in July of this year. The venue was absolutely stunning, our on site coordinator was incredibly helpful and responded quickly to all emails, and our guests couldn't stop talking about how beautiful the space was. Because of our surroundings, we saved a lot of money on decor and flowers.

For obvious reasons, there are a lot of restrictions that come with the venue, but the on site coordinators are very upfront about these from the beginning, which makes it a lot easier to set up other vendors. The price is quite high, but for how beautiful the space is and how easy they make the day, it was absolutely worth it for us. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
4/26/2014
2.3/5.0
I second what Jam said because s/he hit the nail on the head:

"The venue was beautiful. And our ceremony was magical. But I found everything at the DBG to be a bit of a challenge. Expensive, not very responsive, never flexible, rarely problem solving and very little personal attention. It's all worth it because of the exquisite setting -but be prepared to be frustrated by the process."

"Frustrated by the process" about sums it up. I was a very low-maintenance bride, and we had a small wedding, so there was not much to coordinate, but the whole process was disappointing. The wedding itself was great, but everything from the initial contact to the day-of was more difficult than it needed to be. Just one example: our ceremony was at 3 PM. We rented the Orangery from 2:00-5:00 (and paid quite a bit to do so, I might add). I was given the "bridal touch up room" from 2:00-3, but since the ceremony was at 3 I was hoping we'd have somewhere from about 3:00-3:20 to leave our makeup, bags, coats, etc. I was told this wasn't possible and that we should just "have someone run stuff back out to the car" before the ceremony or "keep it in the ceremony site." Now...as I said, we had a small ceremony. Some pictures had every guest and the whole wedding party in them. I didn't want a big pile of bags and stuff in the pictures. I don't think the bride asking for a place to leave a purse and makeup during the ceremony is unreasonable, but I asked about this several times and they wouldn't budge. Also, there was one small sign put up on ONE door leading into our ceremony site. Because of this there was a constant stream of people in and out of the Orangery (which, again, we had paid a lot for) all during the ceremony and afterward when we were trying to take photos. I know it's a public site, and one or two people would have been understandable, but it was kind of ridiculous. All it would've taken was a small sign on each entrance.
I second what Jam said because s/he hit the nail on the head:

"The venue was beautiful. And our ceremony was Read more...
I second what Jam said because s/he hit the nail on the head:

"The venue was beautiful. And our ceremony was magical. But I found everything at the DBG to be a bit of a challenge. Expensive, not very responsive, never flexible, rarely problem solving and very little personal attention. It's all worth it because of the exquisite setting -but be prepared to be frustrated by the process."

"Frustrated by the process" about sums it up. I was a very low-maintenance bride, and we had a small wedding, so there was not much to coordinate, but the whole process was disappointing. The wedding itself was great, but everything from the initial contact to the day-of was more difficult than it needed to be. Just one example: our ceremony was at 3 PM. We rented the Orangery from 2:00-5:00 (and paid quite a bit to do so, I might add). I was given the "bridal touch up room" from 2:00-3, but since the ceremony was at 3 I was hoping we'd have somewhere from about 3:00-3:20 to leave our makeup, bags, coats, etc. I was told this wasn't possible and that we should just "have someone run stuff back out to the car" before the ceremony or "keep it in the ceremony site." Now...as I said, we had a small ceremony. Some pictures had every guest and the whole wedding party in them. I didn't want a big pile of bags and stuff in the pictures. I don't think the bride asking for a place to leave a purse and makeup during the ceremony is unreasonable, but I asked about this several times and they wouldn't budge. Also, there was one small sign put up on ONE door leading into our ceremony site. Because of this there was a constant stream of people in and out of the Orangery (which, again, we had paid a lot for) all during the ceremony and afterward when we were trying to take photos. I know it's a public site, and one or two people would have been understandable, but it was kind of ridiculous. All it would've taken was a small sign on each entrance. Read less
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Robert
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
This venue was beautiful and my guests enjoyed my wedding and reception.
This venue was beautiful and my guests enjoyed my wedding and reception.
This venue was beautiful and my guests enjoyed my wedding and reception. Read less
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Erika
Wedding:
9/9/2012
4.8/5.0
The Gardens were the perfect place to have our wedding. You can't do a a lot of outside decorating, but really you don't need to at all. The only things that would have made it better would be the ability to have a longer time for the reception and a better room to get ready in. That said, though, everything was super beautiful and set up perfectly. I didn't have a single change to make day-of.
The Gardens were the perfect place to have our wedding. You can't do a a lot of outside decorating, but really you don't Read more...
The Gardens were the perfect place to have our wedding. You can't do a a lot of outside decorating, but really you don't need to at all. The only things that would have made it better would be the ability to have a longer time for the reception and a better room to get ready in. That said, though, everything was super beautiful and set up perfectly. I didn't have a single change to make day-of. Read less
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Alyssa
Wedding:
7/21/2012
4.5/5.0
The venue was absolutely beautiful, everything was just as they said it would be. The only downfall was feeling slightly like just another number in the mass of madness, but I cannot complain with everything they offered. It was what they said it would be, the Catering manager went above and beyond and everyone was very happy. Thank you Botanic Gardens!
The venue was absolutely beautiful, everything was just as they said it would be. The only downfall was feeling slightly Read more...
The venue was absolutely beautiful, everything was just as they said it would be. The only downfall was feeling slightly like just another number in the mass of madness, but I cannot complain with everything they offered. It was what they said it would be, the Catering manager went above and beyond and everyone was very happy. Thank you Botanic Gardens! Read less
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Mrs. Edwards
Wedding:
7/9/2011
4.0/5.0
The beauty of the gardens for a wedding ceremony cannot be overstated. Our ceremony was in the Romantic Gardens and even though it rained at the very beginning of the ceremony, the sun came out and it was absolutely gorgeous. Our photos (from Awaken Photography) are stunning and the setting is a big part of that. We were able to get ready at the Waring House which is another incredibly beautiful site adjacent to the Romantic Gardens. I recommend you ask for this spot to get ready in/have a first-look photo shoot. The drawbacks of DBG are cost, no control over the weather, and a lack of flexibility with their rules and regulations.
The beauty of the gardens for a wedding ceremony cannot be overstated. Our ceremony was in the Romantic Gardens and even Read more...
The beauty of the gardens for a wedding ceremony cannot be overstated. Our ceremony was in the Romantic Gardens and even though it rained at the very beginning of the ceremony, the sun came out and it was absolutely gorgeous. Our photos (from Awaken Photography) are stunning and the setting is a big part of that. We were able to get ready at the Waring House which is another incredibly beautiful site adjacent to the Romantic Gardens. I recommend you ask for this spot to get ready in/have a first-look photo shoot. The drawbacks of DBG are cost, no control over the weather, and a lack of flexibility with their rules and regulations. Read less
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jam
Wedding:
5/30/2010
2.8/5.0
DOWNTOWN DBG: The venue was beautiful. And our ceremony was magical. But I found everything at the DBG to be a bit of a challenge. Expensive, not very responsive, never flexible, rarely problem solving and very little personal attention. It's all worth it because of the exquisite setting -but be prepared to be frustrated by the process.
DOWNTOWN DBG: The venue was beautiful. And our ceremony was magical. But I found everything at the DBG to be a bit of a Read more...
DOWNTOWN DBG: The venue was beautiful. And our ceremony was magical. But I found everything at the DBG to be a bit of a challenge. Expensive, not very responsive, never flexible, rarely problem solving and very little personal attention. It's all worth it because of the exquisite setting -but be prepared to be frustrated by the process. Read less
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weij331
Wedding:
9/27/2009
4.4/5.0
DBG is a BEAUTIFUL place to have a wedding. We can't wait to see all of our pictures from the wedding because we know they will be wonderful! We had our wedding at the Romantic Gardens and we had endless nice compliments from out of town guests who thought it was the most beautiful wedding that they have ever been to.
The only thing I would warn you about is that you have to take some initiative to ask them and to talk to them about everything. I called about a month prior to my wedding because I hadn't hear from them about scheduling my rehearsal time, and doing a final run-through. Without my call, I'm not sure they would have remembered me. =)
They are great with the rehearsal too. I wanted chairs set up for the rehearsal and because they had a wedding that day, they were willing to set up chairs for us a little earlier so that our flower girl and ring bearer could really see where they were going to walk.
I would definitely recommend having a wedding here!
DBG is a BEAUTIFUL place to have a wedding. We can't wait to see all of our pictures from the wedding because we know they Read more...
DBG is a BEAUTIFUL place to have a wedding. We can't wait to see all of our pictures from the wedding because we know they will be wonderful! We had our wedding at the Romantic Gardens and we had endless nice compliments from out of town guests who thought it was the most beautiful wedding that they have ever been to.
The only thing I would warn you about is that you have to take some initiative to ask them and to talk to them about everything. I called about a month prior to my wedding because I hadn't hear from them about scheduling my rehearsal time, and doing a final run-through. Without my call, I'm not sure they would have remembered me. =)
They are great with the rehearsal too. I wanted chairs set up for the rehearsal and because they had a wedding that day, they were willing to set up chairs for us a little earlier so that our flower girl and ring bearer could really see where they were going to walk.
I would definitely recommend having a wedding here! Read less
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Chloe
Wedding:
9/25/2009
4.8/5.0
We had a lovely ceremony in September of 2009. The staff worked well with us and our caterer. The gardens were beautiful, as always.
We had a lovely ceremony in September of 2009. The staff worked well with us and our caterer. The gardens were beautiful, Read more...
We had a lovely ceremony in September of 2009. The staff worked well with us and our caterer. The gardens were beautiful, as always. Read less
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Jenn
Wedding:
8/29/2009
4.2/5.0
My husband and I got married at the Botanic Gardens last August and our wedding was absolutely stunning. Our ceremony was in the Romantic Gardens it it was everything I could have dreamed about. The garden was in bloom, we had musicians playing in the gazebos and it was beautiful. I couldn't have picked a better or more beautiful place to get married in. There aren't too many outdoor locations to get married in in actual Denver and I think this has to be one of the most beautiful. Our pictures are stunning as we got to take them all over the gardens.

Having said that, there are a few things you should be aware of if you do plan your wedding here. My biggest concern and worry leading up to the day is there is no alternative location if it rains. Like I said, our day was beautiful but it was a bit stressful.

As far as facility rental fees, I thought it was a bit on the expensive side, although, for us, totally worth it. We paid $1500 to use the Romantic Gardens but got a small discount by becoming a member. They provided white chairs, set them up and took them down. They also gave us the use of a classroom in the visitor center we could use to get ready or wait but none of us ended up using it. If you want to have your reception there it's an additional fee but we decided not to after seeing the space -- it looks like a steel bunker. I thought there staff were really easy to get a hold of and helpful before we booked but not so much after. Our wedding planner also had to make an urgent call right before the beginning of the ceremony because a generator right next to the site came on and was really loud but she got it turned off in time.

All that said, we had no major problems on our day and I wouldn't have changed a thing.
My husband and I got married at the Botanic Gardens last August and our wedding was absolutely stunning. Our ceremony was Read more...
My husband and I got married at the Botanic Gardens last August and our wedding was absolutely stunning. Our ceremony was in the Romantic Gardens it it was everything I could have dreamed about. The garden was in bloom, we had musicians playing in the gazebos and it was beautiful. I couldn't have picked a better or more beautiful place to get married in. There aren't too many outdoor locations to get married in in actual Denver and I think this has to be one of the most beautiful. Our pictures are stunning as we got to take them all over the gardens.

Having said that, there are a few things you should be aware of if you do plan your wedding here. My biggest concern and worry leading up to the day is there is no alternative location if it rains. Like I said, our day was beautiful but it was a bit stressful.

As far as facility rental fees, I thought it was a bit on the expensive side, although, for us, totally worth it. We paid $1500 to use the Romantic Gardens but got a small discount by becoming a member. They provided white chairs, set them up and took them down. They also gave us the use of a classroom in the visitor center we could use to get ready or wait but none of us ended up using it. If you want to have your reception there it's an additional fee but we decided not to after seeing the space -- it looks like a steel bunker. I thought there staff were really easy to get a hold of and helpful before we booked but not so much after. Our wedding planner also had to make an urgent call right before the beginning of the ceremony because a generator right next to the site came on and was really loud but she got it turned off in time.

All that said, we had no major problems on our day and I wouldn't have changed a thing. Read less
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AnnaKaren
Wedding:
8/21/2009
5.0/5.0
The Denver Botanic Gardens are a MAGICAL PLACE. The staff people simply AMAZING!!!!!
The Denver Botanic Gardens are a MAGICAL PLACE. The staff people simply AMAZING!!!!!
The Denver Botanic Gardens are a MAGICAL PLACE. The staff people simply AMAZING!!!!! Read less
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cdawk
Wedding:
7/26/2008
4.0/5.0
The Botanic Gardens in Denver is a beautiful place to hold your ceremony. The staff was very friendly, and worked well with my wedding planner.
The Botanic Gardens in Denver is a beautiful place to hold your ceremony. The staff was very friendly, and worked well Read more...
The Botanic Gardens in Denver is a beautiful place to hold your ceremony. The staff was very friendly, and worked well with my wedding planner. Read less
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Penny
Wedding:
6/28/2008
4.4/5.0
Absolutely beautiful! The site was incredible and well worth the money. For someone who would like a non-traditional wedding, this place is perfect. Everything we hoped for!
Absolutely beautiful! The site was incredible and well worth the money. For someone who would like a non-traditional Read more...
Absolutely beautiful! The site was incredible and well worth the money. For someone who would like a non-traditional wedding, this place is perfect. Everything we hoped for! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.5/5.0
We got married in the South African Plaza. It was beautiful. The only qualm I have is that the rates are SO expensive! We paid $1300 for one hour. Would only recommend if the bride is very partial to a garden wedding and has an adequate budget.
We got married in the South African Plaza. It was beautiful. The only qualm I have is that the rates are SO expensive! We Read more...
We got married in the South African Plaza. It was beautiful. The only qualm I have is that the rates are SO expensive! We paid $1300 for one hour. Would only recommend if the bride is very partial to a garden wedding and has an adequate budget. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.1/5.0
We had our wedding at the gardens and it was absolutely gorgeous and breath-taking area. We had looked at tons of other venues but none of them remotely compared to the lush natural beauty of the gardens. The only down side was working with the wedding coordinator at the gardens, Shelby. She was extremely difficult to ever get a hold of, pretty negative and not accommodating in the least. However, occasionally we were able to work with a woman named Mara who was super upbeat, kind and had great ideas.

Also, if your considering booking the gardens, make sure to check out the "bridal room" because its yucky! It's in the basement and looks like an old high school science classroom. I ended up getting ready at the nearby Holiday Chat which was gorgeous and super accommodating.
We had our wedding at the gardens and it was absolutely gorgeous and breath-taking area. We had looked at tons of other Read more...
We had our wedding at the gardens and it was absolutely gorgeous and breath-taking area. We had looked at tons of other venues but none of them remotely compared to the lush natural beauty of the gardens. The only down side was working with the wedding coordinator at the gardens, Shelby. She was extremely difficult to ever get a hold of, pretty negative and not accommodating in the least. However, occasionally we were able to work with a woman named Mara who was super upbeat, kind and had great ideas.

Also, if your considering booking the gardens, make sure to check out the "bridal room" because its yucky! It's in the basement and looks like an old high school science classroom. I ended up getting ready at the nearby Holiday Chat which was gorgeous and super accommodating. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.6/5.0
While my husband and I did not get the opportunity to have the wedding we so feverishly planned due to unforeseen circumstances, I wanted to take the opportunity to write about the fabulous vendors we had the pleasure of working with anyways. We met with a coordinator in January and got to view the then snow covered gardens. Renovations were being performed, but even with some of the gardens in disarray, they were still absolutely beautiful. My husband and I decided on an outdoor wedding in the beginnings of our planning, and I would suggest there is almost no better place to do so. To our surprise there were still a few availabilities on weekends in the summer to schedule and we were so elated that we almost signed the contract right there and then (we didn’t, but it only took 2 additional days before we did :) ). Jennifer I believe was the coordinator and was quite knowledgeable and answered any questions we had. After booking, she was slightly more difficult to reach but that isn’t to say that there weren’t plenty of others that volunteered to help us in Jennifer’s absence of communication. Even when it came to having to postpone or even cancel our wedding, they were incredibly understanding and allowed us to transfer the contract to a cousin’s name (with ease and no hassle!) so that they may use the beautiful location for their wedding instead. And it was beautiful. I would absolutely recommend this venue!
While my husband and I did not get the opportunity to have the wedding we so feverishly planned due to unforeseen Read more...
While my husband and I did not get the opportunity to have the wedding we so feverishly planned due to unforeseen circumstances, I wanted to take the opportunity to write about the fabulous vendors we had the pleasure of working with anyways. We met with a coordinator in January and got to view the then snow covered gardens. Renovations were being performed, but even with some of the gardens in disarray, they were still absolutely beautiful. My husband and I decided on an outdoor wedding in the beginnings of our planning, and I would suggest there is almost no better place to do so. To our surprise there were still a few availabilities on weekends in the summer to schedule and we were so elated that we almost signed the contract right there and then (we didn’t, but it only took 2 additional days before we did :) ). Jennifer I believe was the coordinator and was quite knowledgeable and answered any questions we had. After booking, she was slightly more difficult to reach but that isn’t to say that there weren’t plenty of others that volunteered to help us in Jennifer’s absence of communication. Even when it came to having to postpone or even cancel our wedding, they were incredibly understanding and allowed us to transfer the contract to a cousin’s name (with ease and no hassle!) so that they may use the beautiful location for their wedding instead. And it was beautiful. I would absolutely recommend this venue! Read less
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roweteach
Wedding:
6/21/2002
4.8/5.0
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! The perfect site for our ceremony at a great price. They don't allow alcohol in the garden grounds, but it was a warm day so we loved our chilled Martinelli's cider toast! You also can not have amplified music, but our little orchestra was loud enough. We had our reception at the Grant Humphries Mansion.
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! The perfect site for our ceremony at a great price. They don't allow alcohol in the Read more...
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! The perfect site for our ceremony at a great price. They don't allow alcohol in the garden grounds, but it was a warm day so we loved our chilled Martinelli's cider toast! You also can not have amplified music, but our little orchestra was loud enough. We had our reception at the Grant Humphries Mansion. Read less
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