In fall 2017, Janelle and I were given the opportunity to style a wedding shoot at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens conservatory in Cheyenne, Wyoming. We were able to convince one of our real-life 2017 couples to get back into their wedding dress and tux, and to hang out in the at-the-time-recently-opened Botanic Gardens.
The orangerie is a beautiful space for a small cocktail reception or indoor ceremony. It has incredible light, combined with the light scent of the citrus trees.
The conservatory can be a challenging, but rewarding, place for portraits! Almost 18 months later, the plants are MUCH bigger than as shown in these photos.
There’s an outdoor patio located on the third floor, yet again another space that would be perfect for a cocktail reception or dancing. I’ve attended a couple concerts at the Botanic Gardens since they’ve opened, and they were smart enough to locate a bar up top!
To schedule your wedding or event at the Botanic Gardens, you will need to talk to their events coordinator, as well as obtain the necessary permits for photography, DJ, etc. Be aware that they are limited on size, as well as what time your event may begin and end.