Embrace your romantic side at the Briarhurst Manor, a venue located in Manitou Springs, Colorado. This fairytale mansion was built in 1876 and all of its charm from its past era has been carefully preserved. Dr. William Bell, the founder of the city of Manitou Springs, was the creator of this lovely estate. It is composed of a gorgeous grained pink sandstone which gives it a castle-like appearance. It also features many elements of Tutor architecture which lend a refined air to the manor giving you an elegant backdrop on your wedding day.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples can host both their wedding ceremony and reception at the stately Briarhurst Manor. There are both outdoor and indoor settings for you to choose from. Couples have five acres on the property to pick their perfect outdoor area in either the lawn or the garden. Outdoors, the wedding party will also be surrounded by scenic mountain views from Pike's Peak as well as the Fountain Creek on property. Inside the manor, you have two levels filled with nine rooms and two conference/ meeting rooms to choose from. Couples are able to invite up to 199 guests giving you the ability to enjoy many different size weddings on property. If you would like, you are also able to enjoy the entire manor to yourself on your wedding day. However, smaller portions of the manor can also be divided up depending on your needs and budget.
Couples can plan and host not only their ceremony and reception at the Briarhurst Manor, but also their bridal shower, elopement, engagement party, and rehearsal dinner. To make your planning easier, you can choose from one of the all-inclusive packages that are available. The staff can also help you with setup and clean up and provide you with decorations like centerpieces, furniture, lighting, and more. Couples can also choose from the following services:
On your wedding day, you can enjoy a delicious menu prepared by the chef and staff at Briarhurst. Their signature menu is a blend of Victorian ambiance, local ingredients, and modern touches. These can be combined to create a menu that meets your specific needs. Other options include:
Recommended by 87% of couples
Alissa · Married on 09/03/2017
Janice and her team did a wonderful job! This venue will set up all the decorations, arrange the room how you'd like, coordinate the time line and make sure everyone is in the right place. The food is amazing
Matt · Married on 06/10/2017
Me & my fiance are having our wedding reception at the Briarhurst Manor next summer and really like the location and view. We also like them the first time we met with them to book our reception.
andrea · Married on 10/01/2016
My husband and I recently got married at The Briarhurst Manor and all I can say is WOW!!! We are speechless. We found this venue over the internet. The reviews were pretty good and so much was included so we booked it without seeing it. We live in Florida so when we had a chance we came out to do cake tasting and so on and omg this place is beautiful. The food is to die for. We eneded up having our rehearsal dinner here also in the Palmer Room!!! The price is so reasonable... Not even fair actually compaired to the service and food. There were even deer hanging around during the wedding. Our planner Allison.... Im really not sure there are words to describe how amazing she was. I still tear up thinking about her and everytime i turned around, she was always there to make sure my family and our guests were happy. We were so nervous and Allison just made it happen. Our wedding was so intimate, and beautiful. We truly couldn't have dreamed of a better wedding. Allison felt like part of the family. She def. Outdid herself. I would reccommend Allison and the Briarhurst Manor ten times over. The staff was also so attentive and amazing, even patient when dealing with drunkin guests. We cant thank you enough. From the bottom of our hearts, Thank you. We cant wait to come back for our anniversary every year. This is the nost beautiful venue with amazing people ??????????
If you're looking for the perfect Colorado indoor/outdoor venue location for your ceremony and reception, then give Briarhurst Manor a call. The venue is conducive to a smooth flow from ceremony through reception and the grounds offer some spectacular areas for wedding photos.
Tucked away, behind the creek and deep within huge old growth trees lies the beautiful Briarhurst Manor. It's lush, green and sprawling grounds harken back to a nobler time when chivalry and romance weren't "bad words"! ; ) The building may be historic, but that does NOT mean "run-down", "musty" or "creaky". It has been perfectly and lovingly maintained and it's just as splendid and solid as it was in the early years (or maybe even more-so...) The Briarhurst has a very professional staff and fantastic food. Did I mention the Garden of the Gods is right down the street? Yeah. Pretty fantastic.
Beautiful location for a wedding and GREAT food also.