Raccoon Creek Golf Course | Littleton
Urban Wedding on the 4th of July!
We missed the fireworks across the street from the venue as they were shot off on July 3rd! Nonetheless, there were distant booms and fireworks seen that night. Our day started at two homes nearby the venue as everyone was getting ready. As Kellan and Kristin were waiting to see each other till the ceremony we took some pictures of the guys when arriving onsite. With any summer wedding in Denver or the mountains of Colorado you should expect a potential storm to run through in the afternoon like we experienced. For the weddings we have photographed this summer it has happened to all but a few. We recommend you not stress and just be flexible. We got some photos of Kristin and the bridesmaids, the venue staff at Raccoon Creek Golf Course dried some chairs, and guests started to arrive. Kristin arrived in a horse drawn carriage.
The wedding ceremony was beautifully backlight for photography. It took place out on a lawn not far from the larger wedding tent. A few drops of rain continued to fall at the start of the sunny summer wedding ceremony. The reception was under the larger tent. The reception dancing was lively, and highly energetic! We ended the evening with a sparkler formal exit. No brides were lit on fire from the wedding reception exit. =)
Raccoon Creek Golf Course Venue Review:
Raccoon Creek Golf Course was fairly empty of golfers as most were out watching fireworks. The day ran smoothly. A week before the wedding there was a 4th change to the venue wedding coordinator. This makes it hard for the coordinator to do the full scope of a wedding coordinator. Brian and Alex with Jammin’ DJs stepped up to help ensure the ceremony and reception had good flow and adapted to the needs of the wedding day. We would highly recommend them as DJs for any event but certainly for your wedding day ceremony and reception. They were very flexible, responsive, professional, and fun. They had a good lighting setup and their sound setup seemed a little higher end than what many DJs seem to be using. They were very successful at getting the wedding dancing to be lively and remain lively.
Raccoon Creek Golf Course looked a little different than what is seen in the pictures on their website. The barn near the tents and ceremony area is a faded red and could use a repainting. This communicates the wedding images are a few years old or highly edited in photoshop by the wedding photographer. Everything is close by and you can get some vibrant wedding photos out by the lake with the sun beaming in the background. The venue is an urban venue with the Colorado front range mountains in the distant background. The food at Raccoon Creek Golf Course was good. I believe we had the Daisy Buffet. The Sirloin Steak was a little more cooked than our preferred medium rare. There was an open bar and champagne toasts. We highly recommend you do an open bar for your reception or perhaps start cocktail hour before the ceremony. It will keep the wedding more lively.