The Guide to a blanc Denver Wedding

Updated January 6, 2024

What is the overall feel of blanc?

From their site:

blanc is Denver’s eclectic event venue. Located in the heart of the RiNo district in downtown Denver, the versatile space is perfect for everything from private parties to corporate events and ideal for wedding celebrations.

Inside, blanc boasts a large gallery, an innovative conference room, exposed brick walls, ceiling mechanics, and an abundance of natural light. The urban-chic space is as flexible as it is comfortable with modern amenities and clever design touches throughout.

The exterior space is completely unexpected for this urban venue. The premier Courtyard space includes leafy shade trees, market lights and grape vines that lead guests to our Gazebo. This seated area is sheltered by a large grape arbor and features a market light chandelier. The adjacent Brickside Patio includes outdoor furniture for your guest to relax and enjoy the beautiful Denver weather.

blanc feels modern, fresh, and intimate. It’s industrial, yet cozy. From the patio under the market lights, to the grove of trees in the courtyard, to the white walls and exposed brick of the interior, it’s really hard to go wrong.

They can accommodate up to 150 guests.

Where do I get ready for my blanc wedding?

blanc doesn’t have a dedicated getting ready space, though there is often an extra room available for staging, ducking out after the ceremony, or storage of event items.

Most couples choose to get ready at a nearby hotel. The Ramble Hotel is mere minutes from blanc, and is a popular option for couples to get ready. It features great light and a bright, modern, aesthetic.

What are the ceremony spaces like at blanc?

There are two ways to orient your ceremony at blanc and both are beautiful options!

The first is to use the detached barn as your backdrop. With the doors closed, you’ll have a beautiful ceremony backdrop of windows, copper, and brick. You can add some greenery or a floral arch to the space to bring in some color, but you really don’t need much!

bride and groom on outdoor plaza at blanc Denver wedding by Denver Wedding Photographer Jennie Crate, Photographer

The other option is to use the grove of trees. From this vantage point, your guests will see some other industrial buildings in the background, but that honestly adds to the appeal of the venue. The trees are beautifully leafed out in the late spring, summer, and fall, but even look good in the winter with their bare branches.

The ONLY thing I don’t love about using the trees as your backdrop, is that you might have apartment buildings in the background of your processional photos at the start of the ceremony. However, this is just a small part of the photos from your day and the overall views and lighting might be worth the tradeoff.

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What is the reception space like at blanc?

There are three areas that are typically utilized for receptions.

First, the detached barn that can be used for a ceremony backdrop, is great for cocktail hour bites and drinks. The barn doors open wide and you’re left with a great indoor/outdoor space where you can place hors d’overs and tables.

This space blends seamlessly with the courtyard, which can be used for cocktail hour and general mingling during the reception. You can place a bar outdoors as well, and there is a side patio where you can set up tables or games.

You could also plan to use the outdoor courtyard for dinner under the market lights, if the weather is nice during the summer. The courtyard can also house food trucks, ice cream trucks, and photo booth trucks. And is a great backdrop for outdoor toasts and your first dance.

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Most people retreat indoors for dancing, as there are noise ordinances to consider in the neighborhood. The indoor space can be configured for dinner and dancing and features great white and brick walls that can be utilized in many ways depending on what you need the space for.

Where is blanc Located?

The beautiful and industrial blanc is located in the heart of Denver, CO in the RiNo district. You’ll find it at 3150 Walnut St, Denver, CO 80205.

You may not think much as you approach on your drive and look for street parking, but wait until you see the full space.

Pro Tips for Getting Married at blanc

There isn’t much parking at the venue and I would encourage you not to let guests park onsite because it takes away from the ambiance of the courtyard and blocks a wall of lovely greenery.  Street parking is plentiful, so tell your guests to plan on street parking. Or you could arrange group transportation from a local hotel.

Make sure you build in time to take couple’s photos at the venue itself. In addition to anywhere you might want to go before your ceremony, I recommend allowing yourself time at the venue before too many guests arrive so you can take full advantage of the many backdrops this venue has to offer.

august wedding at blanc

Plan your guest list to include your favorite people. Here are my tips for creating an intentional guest list for your wedding.

blanc Denver patio at twilight photo

What season should I get married at blanc?

All seasons are beautiful at blanc, but the vines and greenery really start to fill in by late May. Summer and fall are my favorites at blanc!

recessional after blanc Denver wedding photo
The grove of trees (one of the ceremony options) in March
The vines on the main building in May

Best places for wedding party and couples photos near blanc

Because blanc is in Denver proper, there are endless possibilities for places to explore for photos before you head to the venue. In fact, since there is no real getting ready space on site, you’ll automatically be coming from a hotel or airbnb nearby. So why not take advantage of Denver’s many outdoor options for photos!

Ramble Hotel

I love the vibe of the Ramble Hotel. It’s a great options for getting ready on your wedding day because it’s really close to the venue. The lobby and bar have an open, yet moody feel to them and if it’s not crowded you might be able to take some photos indoors. Otherwise, the exterior of the building features cool brick and architectural windows. Plus, the interior rooms are stylishly decorated which make great backdrops for getting ready photos.

Civic Center Park

Civic Center Park features so much cool architecture. You could easily spend an hour there. Not only does the park offer amazing views of the Denver Capitol, it also features a stone amphitheater with souring columns. Plus, in the summer, the gardens are well maintained and beautiful.

blanc Denver wedding Civic Center Park portraits photo 8

Denver Art Museum and Denver Public Library

In the same neighborhood as Civic Center Park, the Denver Art Museum and the Denver Public Library boast really cool architecture that looks awesome in photos.

City Park

Slightly farther away, City Park features a lake, several miles of trails, and a historic boathouse that brings charm to the park. It’s a popular park, but is also great for pups if you plan to have your dog with you on your wedding day.

Cheesman Park

Cheesman Park is smaller than City Park and Civic Center Park, but has its own set of stone columns that bring an elevated air to park. It’s also popular with dogs and locals, but the gardens in the summer are gorgeous!

RiNo Art District

If you like fun art by local artists, then Denver’s RiNo art district is the place to go. For about an eight block stretch murals are plentiful, with design and color around almost every corner. If you’re interested in exploring the art, I’d recommend planning a scouting trip ahead of time and mapping out the murals you really want to visit. And as an added bonus, RiNo is the same area that blanc is located so you can literally make your way to the venue via awesome artwork.

RiNo Art District wedding photo

How much does it cost to get married at blanc?

A full 10 hour rental ranges from $4000 on a weekday in the off season (November – April) to $9000 on a Saturday in peak season (May – October).

The venue rental rate includes a venue manager, in-house audio/visual set up, in-house furniture, and existing décor (schedule a site visit to see what those options are!).

The ten-hour rentals include 5 event hours, 4 setup hours, 1 tear down hour.

*Note: blanc requires all couples to have a day of coordinator to ensure your day runs smoothly.

LGBTQ+ wedding planning? Blanc is proud to host queer weddings!

I travel all over the state of Colorado and across the US to capture connected wedding stories for devoted and courageous couples. I’d love to be your blanc Denver wedding photographer!

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