Sunrise Amphitheater Weddings
Updated March 30, 2021
Where is Sunrise Amphitheater?
Take a drive up Flagstaff Mountain and you’ll come across Sunrise Amphitheater with incredible views of Boulder.
The address is 1198 Flagstaff Dr, Boulder, CO 80302
From their site:
The Sunrise Amphitheater on the summit of Flagstaff Mountain is a popular location for weddings between May and October. Constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1933-34, the Amphitheater is a rustic outdoor facility made from local stone. It features a large circular area, a small stage, seating for 150, and magnificent views.
The facility is accessed by following Flagstaff Road about 3.5 miles from where it leaves Baseline Road and ascends Flagstaff Mountain to its junction with the Flagstaff Summit Road. Turn right on Flagstaff Summit Road near the Realization Point parking area and follow it for about half a mile to the summit of Flagstaff Mountain. The Sunrise Amphitheater is located at the east end of the Flagstaff summit area beneath the large flagpole.
Why get married at Sunrise Amphitheater?
Some of the best views in Boulder can be found up Flagstaff Mountain at Sunrise Amphitheater. The stone seats and stairs give this site a very natural feel and provide plenty of seating for your guests.
The Amphitheater is also one of the most affordable ceremony locations (see detailed information below) in Boulder and there are six time slots available per day.
The amphitheater can host up to 100 guest in non-COVID times. Make sure you refer to the capacity guide to understand how many guests will be allowed during COVID.
How much does it cost to get married at Sunrise Amphitheater?
There are six time blocks available each day at Sunrise Amphitheater, three 1-hour time blocks, and three 3-hour time blocks.
The time blocks available are 6:00am, 7:00am, and 8:00am, 10:00am, 2:00pm, and 6:00pm
3 hours time blocks can be reserved for $400 for non-Boulder residents and $300 for Boulder residents.
1 hour time blocks can be reserved for $150 for non-Boulder residents and $100 for Boulder residents.
Nearby reception spots
Since you can’t host your reception at Sunrise Amphitheater, you’ll need to find a space in nearby Boulder or Denver.
Here are just a few spots available to you in Boulder and Denver.
Best places to take couple’s and wedding party photos near Sunrise Amphitheater weddings
Lost Gulch Overlook
Just down the road from Sunrise Amphitheater is Lost Gulch overlook. These rocky outcrops are the perfect spot for couple’s photos. Just know that it can be crowded on weekends, so plan to be patient to get the spots you want on the rocks. Be prepared to pay the $5/ vehicle fee in order to use the overlook.
At the base of Flagstaff Mountain, you’ll find Chautauqua Park, the iconic Boulder park with beautiful views of the Flatirons. You can explore fields and trails. Chautauqua is dog-friendly if they’re on a leash. It is one of the most popular parks in Boulder, though, and parking can fill up quickly.
If you want a more urban, street feel to your photos, you can head to Pearl Street, Boulder’s iconic brick pedestrian street.
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