Whether you dream of a destination wedding inside Rocky Mountain National Park, or a grand affair at the historic Stanley Hotel, Estes Park is one of the most popular locations in which to get married. The Event Troupe is Colorado's Estes Park Wedding Planning expert, planning 10-15 weddings annually in Estes Park for the past decade. There are many locations to choose from, inside or outside, rustic or elegant, mountain view or lake view. Let us help you plan your dream destination wedding in Estes Park. We can help with overnight stay (very difficult in Estes Park!), rehearsal dinners, finding the perfect venue, and bringing you some of our amazing partners to form your Estes Park Wedding Dream Team.
Make it Personal...from local shops like, "Mountain Blown Glass" who has a favored wedding unity program, to "The Christmas Shoppe" who has provided Estes Park Christmas tree ornaments as "favors", to Breckenridge Brewery who can provide locally-distilled whisky....there are many ways in which we can customize your day so that your guests take home their very own piece of Estes Park.
Things to do....are plentiful in Estes Park. During summer months plan a party boat ride on the Marina for your wedding party, or take a Pink Jeep Tour of Rocky Mountain National National Park. Elk are prevalent during summer months and early fall, which is always a treat for out-of-town guests. I've had elk sitting in on the ceremony, or walking down the aisle afterwards...and guests are in awe of their beauty.
Every wedding is a "destination wedding" in Estes Park, and guests come from all over the country for a most memorable weekend. Let me help you plan your wedding weekend.
How expensive are Estes Park Weddings?
That all depends on the size of your wedding and the venue....average weddings are about 100 guests and range from $30,000 - $50,000. Micro weddings are great for small destination weddings, and can include an Air BnB for 20 with a ceremony inside Rocky Mountain National Park, and a private chef to cater your dinner. Those are very common since Estes Park is such a hot destination site. Medium-sized wedding are great for venues such as Taharaa Mountain Lodge, Estes Park Resort and SkyView. Those seat best at around 80 guests. Taharaa and Estes Park Resort have in-house catering and SkyView is open to choosing your own caterer. Larger venues such as Della Terra Mountain Chateau, Black Canyon/The Boulders and The Stanley can seat in the upper-hundreds and they all provide in-house catering and bar services.
How far in advance should we book an Estes Park Wedding?
Estes Park venues sell out often 1-2 years in advance. Most venues also have a wedding every day of the month during peak season (May - October). Busy weekends like the first weekend in October (Elk Fest) can sell out for hotel rooms and condos a year in advance also. So the bottom line...book early and don't be afraid to pick a non-prime day of the week where you'll sometimes see grand savings.
What vendors are available in Estes Park?
While the town itself is small, it is well-served by top vendors state-wide. Depending on how far from Estes Park your chosen vendor lives, will determine extra mileage or hotel costs. Most of the vendors on my "Estes Park Dream Team" live close enough to not charge either mileage or hotel.
Della Terra Mountain Chateau is one of our favorite places to plan your Estes Park wedding. It's got the perfect mix of elegant with mountain views, a little Tuscany, and some live turkeys to liven up the fun. At Della Terra you are able to bring in your own catering team, which gives you more flexibility and creativity. You'll get married under the pergola outside, mountainside, and then enjoy cocktails at 8,500 feet on the deck. We move inside to dinner, into a room surrounded by high windows all the way around, a built-in bar, built-in DJ booth, and built-in raised head table deck. Also on site is a beautiful and spacious glam room for the gals to enjoy hair and makeup services, as well as a theater media room for the guys. If you are interested in having your wedding at Della Terra, contact us and let us help you every step of the way.
Other Venues We Love in Estes Park:
Black Canyon Inn and The Boulders
YMCA of the Rockies
Taharaa Mountain Lodge
Estes Park Resort
Sky View at Fall River
David and Cassidy chose Della Terra Mountain Chateau for their big day. They also incorporated an adventure photo session inside Rocky Mountain National Park before the ceremony.
Their romantic weekend included a home-made family-recipe dessert bar topped with individual "take home" recipe books filled with each family dessert recipe on display.
Their tables were adorned with blues and greys, and the flowers were a lovely feminine touch. After the ceremony they were showered with a petal toss, and for the grand exit they were whisked away into the Della Terra golf cart.
Planner: The Event Troupe
Caterer: Jubilations Catering
Photographer: Leah Goetzel
Videographer: Denver Video Guy
Florist: Indigo Flower Market
Hair/Makeup: Bella Capelli
DJ: Pure Sound Productions
Kathryn and Grady had a most elegant mountain wedding at Sky View at Fall River. Bridesmaids were dressed in a beautiful sage green, and tables were adorned with ivory and metallic gold. We created a very large center head table for wedding party and family, and dressed the room with table rounds around that center table. The wedding party was treated to transportation on the open-air trolleys in Estes Park. And the father of the groom led the entire room in a rendition of "Rocky Mountain High" during his memorable toast. The whole day was filled with customizations that made it delightfully personal.
Planner: The Event Troupe
Caterer: A Spice of Life
Bar: Peak Beverages
Photographer: Rylo Productions
Videographer: Love Letter Film Company
Florist: Floral Designs of Europe
Cake: You Need Pie
Hair and Makeup: Glow Salon
DJ: Top Hat Entertainment
Transportation: Estes Park Trolley