Denver SKYLIGHT Wedding Venue – A Photographer’s Review
In my years of experience as a wedding photographer servicing Denver, I’ve had the opportunity to work alongside a big list of talented vendors and have captured imagery at a large number of venues across the Denver area.
I wanted to share my take on this bright, historic wedding venue and give you a better idea of what this place has to offer any couple considering this destination. After giving you all the insider information on this venue, you’ll be able to make determine if it’s the perfect fit for you.
SKYLIGHT is a historic wedding venue located in the Santa Fe Art District, Denver Colorado. Its history began in 1900 at its initial formation and has since hosted many photography galleries and art displays over the decades. SKYLIGHT opened its doors in 2007 and now uses this space to welcome couples to celebrate their wedding day within its white brick walls. Its current name is inspired by the large skylights mounted in the ceiling, streaming soft, natural light into the facility.
In terms of location, it’s ideally positioned for any couple that lives near Downtown Denver. It’s convenient accessibility from all surrounding areas make it ideal for minimal travel and easy access. The Santa Fe Art District is a popular area for galleries, theatres, studios and SKYLIGHT fits right in with the many artists and vendors that strive to bring it to life with their creative abilities.
This venue itself is quite spacious, very bright, and great for large gatherings. The style of the venue is urban, chic contemporary and is ideal for clean, bright photos. The overhead windows allow natural light to flood the facility, aka a photographer’s dream! White brick walls and steel chairs are sheltered by the wooden beam ceiling and shining market lights, creating an urban romantic atmosphere. The courtyard’s lush leafy fence provides privacy to the couple and guests.
SKYLIGHT is very spacious and immediately open up into a large hall. Newlyweds can use this main event space for their indoor ceremony and/or reception. An outdoor courtyard adjacent to the hall allows newlyweds to celebrate with a cocktail hour and fresh air, or to use this space for an outdoor ceremony in the warmth of the sun. As a Colorado wedding photographer, I understand how convenient it is to have the option of an indoor or outdoor ceremony. This courtyard allows couples have the option to pick which ceremony area is more comfortable based on Colorado’s varying weather patterns. Brides have a convenient dressing area to get ready before their big day and the Prep Kitchen is super useful for caterers doing last minute preparations.
Amenities and Features
Four thousand Square Feet of room
Up to 200 seated guests, indoors or outdoors
Bride’s dressing area
Venue Cleanup Offered
outdoor space included
24 hour rentals
tables and chairs
Let’s talk about how versatile this space is, shall we? The combination of the white brick walls, a massive skylight, and spacious ambiance creates the perfect blank canvas for any wedding style. This allows couples the flexibility to do virtually any color pallet, style, and have endless options for decor. With all this unobstructed room, the options are endless! Take advantage of the exposed ceiling and expansive indoor hall to add hanging decor including greenery, drapery or custom lighting! The open floors can be used for luxurious rugs, shiny gold tape designs installed by SKYLIGHT’s team, or to be the perfect canvas for chalk artists!
With All this Time, the Sky is the Limit!
24-hour rentals are extremely uncommon in the venue industry. This frees up so many options for couples to use this time and space for. Consider hosting a pre or post party to enjoy all SKYLIGHT has to offer and celebrate till your heart’s content. Your imagination can come to life in this open and versatile venue.
The Venue Verdict – Photographer’s Take
If you had any doubts about booking with SKYLIGHT in Denver, I hope they have all been erased with this post. It is truly an amazing venue – historical yet urban and easily accessible. I consider it an honor to have worked and captured wedding photos at this stunning location. SKYLIGHT is definitely in my top favorite Denver wedding venues, and I would recommend them to any couple.
Selecting your wedding venue is the first step of embarking on your wedding journey. The next step is to discover a wedding photographer that is not only passionate about what they do, but is friendly, understanding, and talented. If you are interested in having your wedding elegantly photographed, feel free to visit my Contact Page or call 720.413.1046 for a customized, free estimate! I would love to help anyone who wants their wedding captured at the SKYLIGHT venue to preserve special moments that can be cherished for years to come.
Hi, I’m Grace, a Colorado wedding photographerand wedding videographer! I’m based in Larkspur, Colorado and I service Denver, Colorado Springs, and beyond! My passion is telling your story through imagery.