Best wedding venues in Estes Park

Enjoy this list of the best wedding venues in Estes Park, Colorado. This town is known for being right outside the entrance to the iconic Rocky Mountain National Park, and is a popular spot for weddings and elopements.

These mountain venues specifically can accommodate small weddings (aka micro weddings) and elopements too. They offer mountain views, beautiful aesthetics, and will make your guests feel right at home.

Rocky Mountain National Park

For up to 30 guests.

The venue that only costs $300. That’s right, if you’re lucky enough to get a wedding permit in time, you can marry inside of the iconic Rocky Mountain National Park. There are various locations that you can choose from for your wedding ceremony. Then you can take off on a trail, or go sightsee around the National Park for photos.

I have a whole blog post on how to have a wedding Rocky Mountain NP, but if you’re looking for something a bit more structured (literally), please keep reading on.

Estes Park wedding venue at Sprague Lake

Book Rocky Mountain National Park as your wedding “venue” here.

The Landing at Estes Park

The Landing at Estes Park is a wonderful wedding venue for elopements and small weddings. The space here feels like an oasis along the river. It’s located just outside the Beaver Meadow entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park, but the property itself feels quiet, quaint, and secluded.

This venue is the kind of place you go where you’ll feel like family. You’ll get to know the owners and staff by name, and they’ll know yours.

Their property has a wonderful riverside ceremony site, a beautiful indoor reception space, two fire pits, a small pavilion, and a lovely meadow space for portraits. Consider bringing in some local food trucks and using this Estes Park wedding venue for your rehearsal dinner or reception, too!

If you have enough guests, this is a wonderful space to buy out and have the property all to yourselves! They have multiple wedding packages to offer, and will guide you to what works best for you and your group.

Welcome building at The Landing at Estes Park wedding venue
View of wedding ceremony site at The Landing at Estes Park wedding venue
View from the wedding ceremony site at The Landing at Estes Park
View of cocktail hour space and deck overlooking the mountains at The Landing at Estes Park
View of the cabins at The Landing at Estes Park

Book The Landing at Estes Park as your wedding venue here.

Taharaa Mountain Lodge

An Estes Park wedding venue ideal for 30-120 guests

Wait until you see the view from the reception space + lodging at Taharaa Mountain Lodge! This lodge sits on the hillside and has wonderful views of Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. It’s a wonderful spot to host guests, your ceremony, and reception all in one place. Plus, it’s just around the corner from Lily Lake and Rocky Mountain National Park. The perfect spot for couples portraits.

View from Taharaa Mountain Lodge wedding reception area
Mountain views from Estes Park wedding venue, Taharaa Mountain Lodge

Book the Romantic RiverSong Inn as your wedding venue here.

Romantic RiverSong Inn

I’ll never forget driving over here for the first time and pulling up to this charming mountain inn. Tucked along the river is this beautiful property and a perfect small wedding venue. This is a perfect inn for a buy-out to host your small wedding and have a large private property all to yourselves, or a romantic place to stay just the two of you. From a cozy dining hall, to book nooks, large + comfy beds, to the most amazing bathtubs and showers with mountain views. This place is perfect for couples to have a relaxing and intimate wedding day. You’ll love the hosts, too! And you may even have some elk in your wedding photos!

View of Romantic RiverSong Inn property in Estes Park
Private Estes Park wedding venue, Romantic RiverSong Inn
View of Romantic RiverSong Inn property in Estes Park

Book the Romantic RiverSong Inn as your wedding venue here.

Wild Basin Lodge

This is a beautiful wedding venue just outside of the Wild Basin entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. It’s located about 15-20 minutes outside of downtown Estes Park on 14 beautiful acres, in a more remote area of the mountains. This is the perfect location for couples hosting a micro wedding or larger event!

Book Wild Basin Lodge as your wedding venue here.

Seven Keys Lodge

Seven Keys Lodge is a VIBE. Located just across the road from Lily Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park, this historic lodge offers some of the best views in town. As any visitor would agree, this is the kind of place that tells a story. Inside the bar area are thousands upon thousands of vintage keys hanging from the ceiling. While you’re sitting at the bar, pull one down and read the tagged message to be transported to another time. This is a great place to stay for your wedding, celebrate over hand crafted cocktails on their porch, or enjoy an incredible dinner inside the lodge.

Also, don’t forget to stop for a photo opportunity with their highland horses!

Historical Seven Keys Lodge in Estes Park, Colorado
View of Longs Peak from Seven Keys Lodge in Estes Park
Seven Keys Lodge truck in Estes Park, Colorado
View of 3 highland cows with Longs Peak in the distance at Seven Keys Lodge

Book your stay or inquire about a wedding with Seven Keys Lodge here.

The Ranchstead Inn

This is a somewhat new wedding venue located just outside of Estes Park, near Allenspark. This ranch here has beautiful lodging, and a remote and private wedding ceremony on site! This is the perfect place for couples looking to elope with mountain views, or for a small micro wedding. And the best part? Their property backs up to National Forest so you can even take off for a hike! This is a great location to finish off your day with celebrations under their covered game area, have a campfire (as long as there are no fire bans!), or relax in the hot tub.

Walk to the wedding venue at The Ranchstead Inn near Estes Park, Colorado
Wedding venue with mountain views in Estes Park

Book The Ranchstead Inn as your wedding venue here.

The Dao House

Located on Highway 7 near Lily Lake is this wedding venue + lodging with a campy vibe! Imagine bringing all of your guests to a mountain lodge that offers sweeping mountain views, cabins, and horseback riding! Here you can even take a horseback ride to a more remote elopement ceremony location! How cool? For a wedding ceremony here with guests, there’s a beautiful space with aspen trees, amazing mountain views. In the summer, this ceremony space is scattered with wildflowers!

Mountain and forest view from Estes Park wedding venue, the Dao House
Mountain view from The Dao House in Estes Park

Book the Dao House as your wedding venue here.

O’Connor Pavilion

If you’re looking for a super relaxed outdoor Estes Park wedding venue with a covered pavilion, this is the space for you. The ceremony space here has a large open meadow with mountain views, and the pavilion is perfect for weddings with up to 140 guests. There’s even a volleyball court and horseshoe pit! For just $3,000 from 9am-10pm. Call up your favorite food truck, bring along some music or DJ, and enjoy spending the day outdoors with your closest people. The O’Connor Pavilion is conveniently located near downtown Estes Park, and surrounded by great lodging options along Fall River Road.

Book O’Conner Pavilion as your wedding venue here.

Hermit Park

This is another great low-key wedding ceremony spot in Estes Park. You’ll be surrounded by nature, hiking trails, camping and cabins here. In a large meadow near the Kruger Rock trailhead, you’ll find a stunning new pavilion with fire pits. This is a great space for an elopement or micro wedding, or simply to just gather with your loved ones for a picnic.

This site can accommodate up to 150 people and only costs $500 to reserve!

Book Hermit Park as your wedding venue here.

Estes Park wedding photographer

Estes Park really is one of the most special places I’ve ever been in my life. The views, the mountains, and the charming town… I can’t think of a better (or more scenic) place to get married in Colorado.

So, are we doing this? If you’re looking for a photographer to photograph your small wedding or elopement in Estes Park, schedule a discovery call now.

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