Willow Ridge Manor – A Wedding Photographer’s Review
Willow Ridge Manor Wedding Venue
As a Colorado wedding photographer, I have had the honor of shooting at wedding venues all across the state. In this article, I’ll be discussing my insider experience working at Willow Ridge Manor. Are you considering booking your wedding here or just shopping around for your dream location? If you answered yes, then read this blog to get insight about this venue from someone that has first hand experience at Willow Ridge Manor!
Sitting high in the foothills overlooking spectacular red rock formations and city lights of Denver, Willow Ridge Manor is an elegant and bright facility ideal for celebrating weddings.
Willow Ridge Manor is located in Morrison, Colorado. Perfect for those who want to celebrate with Colorado mountain views while remaining in lower elevation and avoiding precarious mountain roads. Ideally located within 20 minutes of downtown Denver, there are a wide variety of options when it comes to finding nearby areas to stay for the night. Willow Ridge Manor is an easy drive from nearby areas such as Lakewood, Ken Caryl, Morrison, Edgewater, Golden, Highlands Ranch, Littleton and surrounding towns. It is located within a 45 minute drive from Denver International Airport, easily accessible to guests flying in from out of state.
Willow Ridge Manor was built as a family home in 1911 and was erected on a farm near Kipling and Bear Creek. A pre-existing structure was remodeled into a Colonial-style mansion by George Allen in 1915. The property was later obtained by Henry Teller, who was a United States Senator and Secretary. The home was also owned by Watt Redfield.
In 1980, the home was destined to be demolished, as the land was going to be re-developed. A group of people rescued the mansion and moved it to it’s current location in Morrison. It is now found new purpose as a wedding venue, surrounded by red rocks and the subtle slopes of the nearby foothills.
What I found very unique to Willow Ridge Manor, outside of the incredible white architecture, are the incredible red rock formations, which I enjoyed utilizing in the group, family and couple shots. These impressive formations are located right next to the outdoor ceremony and reception area and don’t require much walking to get to them. These incredible organic rock structures which made for a stunning backdrop. The soft arches of the Colorado mountains in the distance added an extra layer of beauty to the landscape.
Willow Ridge Manor lends itself to large celebrations full of family and friends. This venue can fit up to 200 guests and have multiple indoor and outdoor ceremony spaces. Couples can celebrate the day and night away surrounded by many loved ones at this elegant venue.
Willow Ridge Manor offers a wide variety of pricing options, which couples can choose from depending on their budget. Prices vary depending on the time of year, rental hours, days of the week. This venue also charges an additional fee to hold a ceremony. Generally, couples are looking at a price range of $1,400 to $6,300.
Willow Ridge Manor offers event planning services for a stress-free experience. This venue is Cannabis friendly, as it is private property. Couples that rent this site experience exclusive use of the venue on their day, as Willow Ridge Manor only books one wedding per day.
Included amenities and services:
Cake, DJ, and sweetheart tables
As a wedding photographer who has personally worked at this venue, I highly recommend Willow Ridge Manor to any couple looking for an elegant wedding experience surrounded by the beautiful natural red rock features unique to Morrison. If you are searching for a photographer who has experience working at Willow Ridge Manor, I would be honored to capture your day. Reach out on my contact page to have your wedding photography dreams come true.
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.