Estes Park wedding venues

A complete guide to every wedding venue in Estes Park, and epic locations for your wedding photos in Rocky Mountain National Park

The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park

The first time I drove up the windy roads of 36, and saw the Estes Park valley open up in front of me, I fell in love. And if you’re getting married in Estes Park, I bet you have, too.

The Estes Park wedding venues have a little something for every couple. From the historic Stanley Hotel to the modern SkyView at Fall River, there’s more to this mountain town than just wood lodges and cabins.

If you’re traveling in for an Estes Park destination wedding, it’s the perfect place to give your guests a taste of Colorado. Rocky Mountain National Park draws over four million visitors a year, and for good reason!

The mountains here are just better.

So browse through the photos of these Estes Park wedding venues, and start dreaming about your big day in the mountains.

Once you have a vision, look through the different venue websites to see what fits your style, then schedule tours or calls with all your favorites. There’s nothing like seeing a venue in person to help make up your mind!

Estes Park wedding venues on the map

About the Estes Park wedding venues

The Stanley Hotel wedding in Estes Park, Colorado.

The Stanley Hotel

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The Stanley Hotel is arguably the most famous of all the Estes Park wedding venues. This historic hotel was the inspiration for Stephen King’s “The Shining”! 

Estes Park wedding venue The Pavilion at Stanley Hotel

Pavilion at Stanley

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The Pavilion is a new addition to the historic Stanley Hotel. Built in the same style as the original, the Pavilion has an auditorium-style ceremony room that opens up to a pond, an outdoor cocktail hour area, and a large ballroom with balconies that look out over the mountains.

Della Terra Mountain Chateau winter wedding, Estes Park wedding photographer, bride and groom walking in front of wedding venue at dusk

Della Terra Mountain Chateau

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Della Terra Mountain Chateau is a luxury wedding venue and inn, located right by the Fall River side of Rocky Mountain National Park. With indoor and outdoor ceremony sites, reception area, and high end accommodations all in one, it’s the perfect Estes Park wedding venue for out-of-state couples, or locals wanting to spend their wedding day in the mountains. This is also the easiest venue to combine with traveling into RMNP for portraits!

Black Canyon Inn, Estes Park wedding venue

Black Canyon Inn

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Black Canyon Inn sits on the outskirts of Estes Park near the Lumpy Ridge part of Rocky Mountain National Park. Their covered outdoor ceremony site means you won’t have to stress about rain on your wedding day, and they offer on site lodging for you and your guests. Black Canyon Inn is also opening a new reception hall in spring of 2020. 

Twin Owls Steakhouse at Taharaa Mountain Lodge, Estes Park wedding venue

Twin Owls Steakhouse at Taharaa Mountain Lodge

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Taharaa Mountain Lodge has everything you need from an Estes Park wedding venue, with outdoor and covered deck ceremony sites, a reception room that can seat up to 120 guests, lodging for your guests, and in house catering from Twin Owls Steakhouse. 

Bristlecone Inn wedding venue in Estes Park

Bristlecone Inn

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Bristlecone Inn is one of the smallest Estes Park wedding venues, which makes it perfect for intimate weddings, and for reception dinners after elopements in Rocky Mountain National Park. It’s also one of the most affordable options in the Estes area. And fun fact – it’s a cannabis friendly wedding venue! 

YMCA of the Rockies Estes Park wedding venue, outdoor ceremony venue with cross

YMCA of the Rockies

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YMCA of the Rockies has multiple different ceremony sites (both indoor and outdoor chapels) and reception venues, along with on site lodging. Their ceremony sites have some of the best views in Estes Park, and no wonder – they’re surrounded by RMNP on three sides! 

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O’Connor Pavilion

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Dreaming of an elopement in the mountains, but want your friends and family along for a party? Then the O’Connor Pavilion might be the perfect Estes Park wedding venue for you! The covered picnic shelter sits up to 140 guests, and the beautiful meadow is perfect for ceremonies both large and small. This is another very affordable venue. You can also easily go into RMNP for portraits from here. Check out photos from an O’Connor Pavilion wedding here.

Dao House wedding photographer, Estes Park wedding venue, Colorado mountain wedding, bride and groom flower petal exit, grand exit, flower petal sendoff

Dao House

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Dao House is located about half an hour south of Estes Park in nearby Allenspark. But don’t worry about the distance – they have everything you need for a full wedding weekend in the mountain right on site. The ceremony site sits nestled into aspen trees with views of Longs Peak, making it perfect for catching the fall colors! Check out photos from a Dao House wedding here.

The View wedding venue in Estes Park

The View

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The View Restaurant at Historic Crags Lodge is another Estes Park wedding venue with accommodations, restaurant, and wedding reception space all in one! They can also host smaller ceremonies on site. 

SkyView at Fall River

WebsiteSkyView at Fall River is Estes Park newest wedding venue, but it’s already built a great reputation since it’s opening in 2018. It has one of my favorite ceremony sites in the Estes valley, on a rooftop deck with mountain views – and an open air canopy to keep your guests safe from whatever crazy weather Colorado throws your way!

The Landing at Estes Park

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The Estes Park Resort

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The Estes Park Resort has an outdoor ceremony gazebo right on the shores of Lake Estes, and for your reception you can choose from the Lakeside Pavilion and Grand Ballroom. 

The Ridgeline Hotel

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If you want more information about any of these Estes Park wedding venues, start by checking out each venue’s website for detailed info. Then schedule a tour of the venues you’re most interested in, because nothing beats seeing a place in person. Many venues also offer virtual tours, if you are planning your wedding from out of state.

Do you know of (or work for) a wedding venue in Estes Park that’s not on this list? Please contact me; I’d love to add it to this guide!

Folsom Field CU Boulder wedding venue, outdoor ceremony views in Boulder

Want to see what your options are outside of Estes Park? I also have a full guide of every venue in Boulder County, which includes nearby Lyons, Longmont, and Allenspark.

Trail Ridge Road elopement photos in Rocky Mountain National Park

Many of my couples choose to elope in Rocky Mountain National Park, before celebrating with friends and family at an Estes Park wedding venue. Or you can plan for extra time on your wedding day to head into the park for a hike and photos with the best views in Colorado!

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