Denver Athletic Club Weddings
Updated March 18, 2021
Where is the Denver Athletic Club?
Location: Denver Athletic Club
325 Glenarm Place, Denver CO 80204
From their site:
A historical landmark in the heart of the city, The Denver Athletic Club is adjacent to the Denver Convention Center and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. The 16th Street Mall, 17th Street Financial District, and the Denver Pavilions are within an easy walk. While maintaining a state of-the-art athletic facility, The DAC is also a place to meet and cultivate business relationships, dine and dance, to relax and to have fun. In recent years, The Club has developed a balance of social functions and athletic pursuits for its Members.
What is the overall feel of the Denver Athletic Club?
The building is a mix of old and new, with modern athletic facilities mixed with rooms that bring a nod to an Old-Boys Club vibe. The outdoor patio on the roof is my favorite spot in the club. It features city views and is perfect for a ceremony. You can also utilize the outdoor tent on the roof for an outdoor reception and dancing. Or you can retreat indoors to their large ballroom for dinner and dancing.
Pro Tips for Getting Married at the Denver Athletic Club
The roof is the best space for events and I would recommend seeing how you can best utilize it for your wedding. I love ceremonies on the roof and cocktail hours outdoors, but I don’t love the covered tent for ceremonies. I think it casts a funky light and is a bit difficult to photograph. My recommendation is to do the ceremony in the open and your dinner under the tent. Dancing can take place under the tent or out of it!
You could also choose to hold your ceremony offsite, at one of the neighboring venues in Denver (like the Denver Botanic Gardens) and then host your reception at the Denver Athletic Club.
If you can, build in time for portraits in other parts of the city as the Athletic Club has limited options for creative portraits.
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 Denver Athletic Club wedding photographer!