Northern Colorado Venue Tour Part 1-Estes Park

Back in August, we got the opportunity to take a  day-trip up to the gorgeous town of Estes Park, Colorado. Our goal was to tour as many venues as possible in order to have a better feeling for each one, thus being able to relate better to our brides when they told us where they were getting married. 

We decided on six beautiful venues: Lion's Crest Manor (Lyons, CO), Fox Acres (Redfeather, CO), Black Canyon Inn, Taharra Mountain Lodge,  The Stanley Hotel, and Della Terra Mountain Chateau. We wanted to tour a variety of mountain venues and get the feel for each one! We were not disappointed with our field trip- each and every venue we visited unveiled yet another amazing view of the Colorado mountains. This blog post will highlight Lion's Crest, Black Canyon, and Fox acres, but stay tuned for our next post about the remaining venues that we were able to tour! 

We began our day at Lion's Crest Manor and let me tell you, it set the bar pretty darn high! The manor used to be the family's home but was then converted to a venue for weddings and special events. 

The reception area, complete with an amazing staircase for the newlywed's grand entrance, can also be used to hold indoor ceremonies in cases of bad weather. There is a separate space to hold the cocktail hour upstairs. 

For outdoor ceremonies, the wedding party enters via this stone path and goes to....

Photo courtesy of Elegant Images. 

Jaw dropping, we know. The second we stepped onto the main ceremony site we fell in love! Not only do you have a stunning mountain view, but also lush trees and greenery at the manor as well.

After our amazing tour of Lion's Crest Manor, we headed up to Black Canyon Inn in Estes. 

Black Canyon Inn is the perfect venue for a smaller wedding, but they are able to accommodate larger weddings as well. When entering the venue, it almost feels like it's own little mountain town with separate cabins all around. Many of the cabins serve as vacation rentals, but there is also a block of cabins that act as more of a hotel for the bridal party and a select number of guests. 

The ceremony site gives a stunning mountain view and is covered! Perfect for unpredictable Colorado weather. There is also an indoor space, if necessary. After the ceremony, head to Twin Owls Steakhouse, which serves as an onsite reception area. 

This sweet pond serves as the perfect view from some of the cabins. Black Canyon inn has even had some couples get married on the island in the middle! 

To wrap up this blog, we wanted to show you one more beautiful mountain venue that we were able to tour.  Fox Acres is a Golf Club tucked away in Red Feather Lakes. 

This is another perfect spot for the couple that is looking for a small mountain getaway! The photo above shows one of Fox Acres' options for a stunning ceremony spot. You can choose to be married here, or...

Here! We love that there are multiple ceremony sites to fit different styles of weddings. This is more of a traditional wedding site on the golf course itself, with a beautiful peek at the mountains in the distance. 

After the ceremony you can head to this unique space for photos, cocktail hour, or even your reception if you choose. There is also a banquet hall available if you are looking for a more traditional reception space. 

We want to thank Lion's Crest, Black Canyon, and Fox Acres SO much for allowing us to tour their beautiful mountain venues. Remember to stay tuned for our next blog post where we will showcase Taharra Mountain Lodge, The Stanley Hotel, and Della Terra Mountain Chateau!