Weddings at the Residence

Thank you for considering the historic Governor’s Residence at the Boettcher Mansion for your upcoming wedding event. Over the past many years we have opened our doors to non-profit organizations and state agencies to host events, and are now happy to announce a new chapter in our community access, by allowing a limited number of weddings to take place on this grand property. 

Weddings run May through October and can be hosted on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays. Cost is the same for any of those dates. 

Ceremonies are held in the Ellipse, cocktails hours are in the Main House, and the dinner and reception takes place in the Carriage House and Courtyard. 

Usage & Additional Fees


Base Usage FeeBase usage fee for all weddings hosted at the Residence$7,000
Red WineIf your event serves red wine or any drinks with red dye, an automatic carpet cleaning charge will be added to the invoice.$700

Atleast one security officer is required to be on site for the duration of the event (including clean up and break down). Depending on the size of the party, two security officers may be required. 

$92.67 per hour
DamagesThe Residence reserves the right to send an additional invoice following the event addressing damages, or any miscellaneous charges which may arise. Varies

Event Request & Approval Procedure


To inquire about specific available dates, please contact us at gov_weddings@state.co.us, providing us details about your event.

If the desired date is available a request form will be provided for your completion and return. Following review and approval of the request form, you will be sent a confirmation letter and deposit invoice in the amount of $3,500, one half of the total Usage Fee, payable upon receipt. The remaining half will be due 60 days prior to the wedding date.

Event Guidelines


  • All weddings are required to have a wedding planner hired and on site the day of the wedding. All coordination should go through the coordinator.

  • Residence Coordinator will be on site for the duration of the wedding day to answer any questions that may arise, however there is no Residence Staff to assist in any event activities.  Your party is solely responsible for all set up/clean up.

  • Cash bars are not allowed. All bartenders must be licensed. 

  • All decorations must be approved by the Office of the Governor - no nailing or adhesive tape is allowed to the walls.

  • All vendors (performers, photographers, etc…) must submit to and pass a background check.

  • All payments must be made by check, as the Residence does not accept credit cards.



Event cancellations must be provided in writing. One half of the total Usage Fee is refundable if written notice of cancellation is received by our office more that 30 days prior to the wedding date. There are no refunds with less than 30 days notice.

Although highly unlikely, should the Governor's Office require urgent or emergency use of the Residence, we reserve the right to cancel any event. In that case you will receive a full refund of the Usage Fee.

Sorry, but we cannot refund or cancel charges due to day-of-event inclement weather.