A few days ago, I stumbled across a post from someone with a few photos of a rooftop patio right in downtown Denver, advertising it as a new wedding venue. My interest was immediately piqued. COVID is forcing weddings into outside spaces, rooftops seem like a pretty ideal spot to host a small wedding! I have been getting tons of requests for people wanting smaller venues, and off the beaten path venues to host their new downsized weddings. The easy solution seems like outdoor space in national parks or on familiar hiking trails. But, Colorado’s people have been out in parks en masse, and those spaces don’t feel as quiet and magical as they used to. Not to mention the permitting hurdles we have to jump through, and places like Rocky Mountain National Park restricting their weddings year after year. The other glaring issue with parks and hiking trails? Sometimes that’s just not people’s style!! I have been scouring VRBO’s in Denver to find places that are set up for a smallish gathering, but the options are slim.
If Colorado’s mountains aren’t what makes your heart happy when you think about wedding venues—hoooo boy do I have some good news for you. Roof16 is an amazing rooftop in the midst of Denver’s incredible skyscrapers, right off of the iconic 16th Street mall. A clash of wildflowers while you stand surrounded by the city makes this rooftop one of the most magical spaces I have walked into as a photographer. The manicured landscaping is just the beginning, though. The cherry on top is the bright yellow 70’s ski gondola parked on the grass. What a cute place to put your dessert bar, have your sweetheart table, or use for a photo booth! One end of the patio ends in a glass facade that lets you look past the city to the foothills, and the other end takes you into the building, and the modern bar space. The lights inside are these awesome circular LEDs that give the space an edge right when you walk in. The bar itself is that perfect blend of industrial and modern and it’s surrounded by tables with plush velvet chairs. But, not like your grandma’s velvet chairs—the good, trendy, elegant kind of velvet. The coolest seating, though, are the hollowed out plane jet engines that, let’s be real, I really want for my living room.
So, if you’re gagged over the word picture I’m painting, but have one very important question (as any good Coloradoan would have): “what’s my rain backup plan?”
Say hello to the 9th floor of the Novel Coworking building, or your dining room, party dance floor, cocktail hour space, etc etc. I literally cannot wait to see this space decked out in wedding magic. There has never been a space with cooler floor tiles—AND they go up the walls too. The epic lighting from the upstairs bar is continued down here with these amazing asterisk chandeliers. When I first saw the rooftop patio, I had no idea this amazing space was hiding out underneath, and I am just as excited about it as I am about the roof. One of my other favorite venues, Mile High Station, has a similar wrap around balcony, and it is the coolest thing ever for events. Whether you use it for a cocktail hour, or just make your photographer happy by letting them taking artsy shots of you through the lighting, its an amazing area to have! The room has a bunch of private seating rooms that could be used for food stations, different guest activities, or special dining rooms for your VIPs. Y’all, this space literally gives me chills and I am so so so excited to share it with you!! You can use any of the furniture you see in the photos for your event, or opt to move everything out and use it as a blank canvas. The unique venue space is your oyster—and I wanna see what magic you make there. But, I’m rambling again. Here’s photos of the inside space!
I know I am talking your ear off but as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. Hey, I’m a photographer for a reason. Let’s jump into some photos, shall we?
photos of rooftop wedding venue in denver—Roof16
So now that you are as much in love with the space as I am—let’s talk nitty gritty details shall we?
Here’s what the newest Denver rooftop venue Has to offer
- 7000 sq. ft of combined indoor/outdoor garden rooftop
- Additional 5000 sq. ft. indoor space available for inclement weather, and meeting space
- City Rooftop Garden Vibe
Capacity (COVID-19 Compliant and subject to change)
- Capacity indoors 50
- Capacity outdoors 80
- 220 combined indoor/outdoor
Other notable features…
- Preferred Vendor Partnerships, Non-Exclusive
- AV and Lighting available
- Garage Parking available within 1 block of venue (additional cost)
- Adjacent to the 16th Street Pedestrian Mall
- 1 Block to Light Rail (D, F, H Lines)
- 2 Blocks to the Convention Center
- Easy Access to I-25 and I-70
- Restaurants, Bars and Hotels Nearby and within walking distance
- There are amazing specials being offered RIGHT NOW that you absolutely have to email me about. Just do it. Otherwise…
- Day time, Week Night, and Weekend Pricing are available—see contact details below!
In short—It’s the perfect combo of creativity with high end hospitality. While my title for this post emphasizes the potential i think this space has to carry us through the end of COVID-19, I think that in future this space is going to be one of the coolest Denver venues for all sizes of wedding. I can totally imagine a ceremony on the patio, followed by a cocktail hour in a bar, and big beautiful reception with a bumping dance floor in the inside space. Someday soon…
We have some big things to announce with Roof16, coming very soon. There are going to be some pretty magical partnerships happening at Roof16, but don’t worry. I won’t vaguebook you for too long, and another post will be coming soon with more details. For now, just go back up to those pictures for a little and drool over everything this amazing Denver wedding venue has to offer!
Wanna book the space?? YES. Get on it. You’ll want to email the amazing venue coordinator, Sarah, to get you started…
Want to talk more about wedding photography?? Amazing! You can contact yours truly below 🙂