Estes Park is a gorgeous town in northern Colorado, best known as the region's gateway to the stunning mountain vistas and outdoor recreational opportunities of Rocky Mountain National Park. The lovely city is home to a number of historic lodges and event venues, including The Stanley, which famously served as the filming site for the classic horror film The Shining. Couples can book event space for weddings and receptions at many beautiful venues throughout the area, most of which offer outdoor venue space against the majestic mountain backdrop of the Rockies. Most venues offer overnight accommodations for out-of-town guests, including complimentary honeymoon suite stays for the happy couple the night of the wedding.
1.Black Canyon Inn
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Black Canyon Inn is a secluded wedding venue in Estes Park, showcasing spectacular views of the surrounding Rocky Mountain region. The inn's mountain location is home to a stream-fed pond with a small island in its center, which can be accessed by a lovely arched bridge for unique romantic wedding photo opportunities. Couples are welcome to hold their ceremony at the venue's wedding pavilion, which can accommodate up to 175 guests, and then move next door to the venue's neighboring homestead building for reception festivities. Onsite catering and bar service is provided as part of all wedding packages. Following festivities, couples and their wedding party are welcome to stay onsite at any of the inn's lovely one, two, or three-bedroom condominiums.
800 MacGregor Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517, Phone: 970-586-8113
© Bristlecone Inn
Bristlecone Inn is an historic special event venue in Estes Park located near the entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park, hosting weddings and other special events since 2004. The property offers striking views of nearby Prospect Mountain and Longs Peak, showcasing a well-landscaped lawn divided into three separate special event areas, including an outdoor patio. Its main event room can accommodate up to 50 ceremony or reception guests, making it a memorable space for intimate wedding festivities. Catering is provided by Jubilations Catering, with menus available to suit all tastes and budgets. Bartending staff can also be provided by Jubilations for couples who provide their own beverages from outside vendors.
215 Virginia Dr, Estes Park, CO 80517, Phone: 970-586-4370
3.Castle Mountain Lodge
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Castle Mountain Lodge is an historic lodge in downtown Estes Park that has been welcoming visitors to Rocky Mountain National Park since the 1950s. The lodge serves as an ideal spot for small, intimate weddings, featuring several venue options throughout the property that can host up to 45 guests. Indoor options include an historic handmade log cabin, while outdoor venues include a scenic spot at the banks of the beautiful Fall River. Couples and their wedding parties can make use of the venue's available cabins and cottages for overnight stays before or after the wedding, which all offer wood-burning fireplaces, full kitchenettes, and private decks. Wedding rentals and overnight stays are available seasonally between mid-May and mid-October.
1520 Fall River Rd, Estes Park, CO 80517, Phone: 970-586-3664
4.Della Terra Mountain Chateau
Della Terra Mountain Chateau is a chic boutique inn located on 14 secluded acres near the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park. The inn features stunning floor-to-ceiling winds throughout its beautiful complex, which offer unparalleled views of the surrounding mountain region and make the perfect backdrop for any ceremony or reception. Couples can choose to hold their festivities within the inn's indoor Celebration Room or at its outdoor Devotion Place venue, both of which can accommodate up to 220 guests. On the day of the wedding, all couples receive use of the entire chateau, including its luxury dressing rooms and lounges for the wedding party. Wedding packages include champagne or sparkling cider toasts and complimentary honeymoon suite stays for the happy couple.
3501 Fall River Rd, Estes Park, CO 80517, Phone: 970-586-2501
5.Estes Park Events Complex
Estes Park Events Complex is home to seven year-round event venues hosting special events of all sizes and configurations, offering modern amenities and flexible rental options to suit any couple's budget. Large wedding receptions can be held within the complex's event center, which is home to a stunning grand ballroom that can host up to 1,000 guests or be divided into more flexible areas. Smaller celebrations can be hosted at the venue's more intimate junior ballroom. Outside, the venue's Performance Park Amphitheater sits on the banks of the Falls River, offering a unique setting for ceremonies with high-quality acoustics. A beautifully-designed pavilion is also available for smaller outdoor weddings, located within the cozy and romantic Mrs. Walsh's garden space.
1125 Rooftop Way, Estes Park, CO 80517, Phone: 970-586-6104
O'Connor Pavilion is located at the base of Rocky Mountain National Park, less than five miles west of the city of downtown Estes Park. The gorgeous venue is the perfect open setting for an outdoor mountain wedding, surrounded by streams and wooded areas that add to the romantic atmosphere for memorable wedding photos. The venue's open-sided pavilion can seat up to 140 guests for weddings or receptions, located adjacent to an outdoor fire pit and a nearby meadow that can serve as the site for outdoor ceremonies. Onsite catering is available with all rentals for an additional fee. Electric hookups are offered at the pavilion for DJs and other reception entertainment vendors. All reception guests can also enjoy a plethora of onsite recreational options, including use of volleyball and horseshoe courts. Couples should note that the pavilion is only available for seasonal rentals during warmer months.
1700 Fish Hatchery Rd, Estes Park, CO 80517, Phone: 970-577-3956
7.Taharaa Mountain Lodge
Taharaa Mountain Lodge is an intimate, rustic wedding venue option in Estes Park, offering sweeping views of the surrounding Rocky Mountain landscape from its beautifully-decorated event spaces. Up to 150 guests can be accommodated throughout the lodge, which offers both indoor and outdoor event venue areas, including a striking pergola site that overlooks the Estes Valley. A covered deck showcases unparalleled views of the Twin Sisters and Mummy Mountain Range, perfect for wedding photos or cocktail receptions. For larger receptions, the facility's great hall offers a dance floor, a cozy fireplace, and high ceilings flanked by antler chandeliers. Only one event is booked per day, ensuring individualized attention from staff for all couples on their special day.
3110 S St Vrain Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517, Phone: 970-577-0098
8.The Pavilion at The Stanley
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The Pavilion at The Stanley is a brand-new venue located within one of Estes Park's most historic and acclaimed hotels, which was constructed in 1909 and is best known as the filming location of the horror classic The Shining. The beautiful pavilion space is set against the backdrop of a private pond, which offers views of nearby Rocky Mountain National Park and Longs Peak from its stunning glass-door auditorium. Up to 250 guests can be accommodated at the venue, which features more than 8,000 of banquet space. Experienced event planners can help couples plan all the details of their special day and assist with additional accommodations, including lodging options for out-of-town guests.
250 Steamer Pkwy, Estes Park, CO 80517, Phone: 970-577-4055
9.Trout Haven Resorts
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Trout Haven Resorts is a cozy venue in Estes Park offering onsite lodging options and special event spaces in secluded mountain settings. Couples can choose to hold their ceremonies and receptions at the property's 800 Moraine Avenue Event Center, which can accommodate up to 100 guests and offers stunning views of the adjacent Trout Haven fishing pond. An onsite full kitchen is available for use by outside catering services of couples' choice. A 200-square-foot dance floor is built into the venue's main hall, making an ideal spot for first dances as newlyweds. Couples and their guests are also welcome to stay onsite at the venue's three-story lodge, which can accommodate up to 30 guests, or at any of the venue's rental cabin options in the surrounding region.
810 Moraine Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517, Phone: 800-344-3256
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10.Twin Owls Steakhouse
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Twin Owls Steakhouse is a beautiful fine dining restaurant housed within a rustic 90-year-old log cabin located just outside of Estes Park's downtown district. The restaurant showcases stunning decor elements, including broad-plank hardwood floors and rock fireplaces, making it a unique and picturesque setting for private special events, including wedding receptions and rehearsal dinners. Professional event planners are on hand to help couples design receptions that meet their individualized needs and budget requirements. Couples can choose from any of the restaurant's three dining room spaces to host their reception. Catering showcases the best of the restaurant's menu, including steak, seafood, and wild game selections. Bar services highlight local craft beer, fine wine, and boutique spirit selections.
800 MacGregor Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517, Phone: 970-586-9344
11.Fall River Village
Fall River Village is an elegant mountain resort that was opened in 2015, located along the banks of the beautiful Falls River. The resort showcases sweeping views of the surrounding Rocky Mountain region, making a beautiful setting for outdoor weddings and event photography. Ceremonies can be held within the venue's open-air canopy, which can accommodate up to 115 guests and can be used year-round in all weather conditions. A gorgeous wraparound deck is offered for cocktail hours or relaxed receptions following wedding ceremonies. Professional event staff are on hand at all times to help couples plan their dream wedding, offering a list of preferred local caterers and vendors. All wedding packages also include a night's stay at the venue's romantic honeymoon suite.
200 Filbey Ct, Estes Park, CO 80517, Phone: 970-325-6864
12.Weddings on Fall River at Estes Park Condos
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Weddings on Fall River at Estes Park Condos offers waterfront weddings in a variety of event spaces located along the banks of the beautiful Falls River in Estes Park. Couples can select from several sites to host their weddings, all located against the scenic backdrop of the surrounding Rocky Mountains region. Facilities include the venue's Creekside Gazebo, which can accommodate up to 160 guests for intimate wedding ceremonies. For receptions, couples can choose from the venue's indoor Fall River Room, which can hold up to 60 guests, or a large outdoor event tent that can accommodate 160 guests. Onsite event planners are available to help couples plan every detail of their special day and to coordinate with outside vendors for catering, bar services, entertainment, and photography.
1400 David Dr, Estes Park, CO 80517, Phone: 970-577-0068
13.The Ridgeline Hotel Estes Park
The Ridgeline Hotel Estes Park is a modern hotel facility in central Estes Park, offering convenient access to the attractions of the city's downtown district and the lovely natural areas of Rocky Mountain National Park. The hotel can accommodate weddings of all sizes and configurations, ranging from intimate events hosted in its onsite Latitude 105 Restaurant to large parties of up to 400 at its beautiful grand ballroom. Outdoor ceremonies and receptions can be held at the hotel's Aspen Courtyard, which is home to a fire pit and covered dining spaces for up to 250 guests. Catering is provided by the expert culinary team at Latitude 105, with customized menus available to meet each couple's individual tastes and budget needs.
101 S St Vrain Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517, Phone: 970-480-0110
The Barrel is a hip indoor-outdoor craft beer garden that was originally opened in 2015, showcasing 64 rotating taps of regional and national craft beers, ciders, wines, meads, and spirits. The trendy venue is a perfect choice for couples looking for outside-the-box options for receptions and rehearsal dinners, offering room for 300 standing guests on the venue's outdoor patio and 170 seated guests within its interior dining room. Couples should note that the venue's outdoor patio is open seasonally between May and October, though its indoor dining room is available for rental year-round. Food can be brought in from local restaurants or private caterers of the couple's choice to complement the wide variety of drinks served at the beer garden.
251 Moraine Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517, Phone: 970-616-2090
15.The Historic Crags Lodge
The Historic Crags Lodge is a rustic mountain lodge housed within a unique clapboard building, which dates back to 1914 and offers unparalleled views of the surrounding Rocky Mountain region. Wedding receptions for up to 150 guests can be held at the lodge's onsite restaurant, The View, which features a spectacular 90-foot wall of windows and areas for both indoor and outdoor dining. Catering is provided by experienced restaurant culinary staff, with menu customization options available to meet each couple's tastes and dietary needs. Experienced event planners are on hand to help couples with every detail of their wedding, from vendor selection to event setup and cleanup on the big day.
300 Riverside Dr, Estes Park, CO 80517, Phone: 970-586-6066
15 Best Estes Park, CO Wedding Venues
- Black Canyon Inn, Photo: Black Canyon Inn
- Bristlecone Inn, Photo: Bristlecone Inn
- Castle Mountain Lodge, Photo: Castle Mountain Lodge
- Della Terra Mountain Chateau, Photo: sonyachny/stock.adobe.com
- Estes Park Events Complex, Photo: wilddrago/stock.adobe.com
- O'Connor Pavilion, Photo: RobertChlopas/stock.adobe.com
- Taharaa Mountain Lodge, Photo: vincent20044/stock.adobe.com
- The Pavilion at The Stanley, Photo: The Pavilion at The Stanley
- Trout Haven Resorts, Photo: Trout Haven Resorts
- Twin Owls Steakhouse, Photo: Twin Owls Steakhouse
- Fall River Village, Photo: timonko/stock.adobe.com
- Weddings on Fall River at Estes Park Condos, Photo: Estes Park Condos
- The Ridgeline Hotel Estes Park, Photo: Ana/stock.adobe.com
- The Barrel, Photo: Imagenatural/stock.adobe.com
- The Historic Crags Lodge, Photo: Fxquadro/stock.adobe.com
- Cover Photo: Sean Xu/stock.adobe.com