The Guide to blanc Denver Weddings
Updated August 1, 2023
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.
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.
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.
Utilize the outdoor courtyard. There are so many things you could use the outdoor patio for. You could host cocktail hour there. You could bring in a photo bus or an ice cream truck. You could do your first dance under the market lights. Or you could host an al fresco outdoor dinner. Whatever you choose, make this space part of your overall guest experience.
Plan your guest list to include your favorite people. Here are my tips for creating an intentional guest list for your wedding.
There are multiple ways you could configure your wedding ceremony so think about what kind of backdrop you want. I’ve seen ceremonies take place in front of the grove of trees and in front of the exterior doors of the courtyard building. Need inspiration for writing your own vows or writing your own ceremony?
There is no dedicated getting ready space at the venue. So plan on renting rooms at one of the nearby boutique hotels, or finding an airbnb condo in Denver to get ready at.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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 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.
LGBTQ+ wedding planning? Blanc is proud to host queer weddings!
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