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Colorado Wedding Venues– A few hidden gems!

May 24, 2011

Our fabulous wedding specialist, Katie Carrera,  joined other members of the Association of Bridal Consultants for the monthly “Fact Caravan” last week.  Starting early in the morning, it was a busy day of visiting unique and interesting wedding venues.  Take a peek at some of these Colorado gems from right in your backyard to Estes Park.

Lakewood Country Club

First stop was Lakewood Country Club.  Michele Smith, the Director of Catering gave a tour of the facility showing off the beautiful banquet rooms and ceremony locations for seating up to 225 guests.  Beautiful grounds and with onsite catering, this is the whole package.

 www.lakewoodcountryclub.net

 Piatti Restaurant

 

Next up, Piatti Restaurant! ABC Members were served a delicious 4 course lunches with Tina Overbay, the special events coordinator.   Piatti is the ideal venue for private parties, receptions and rehearsal dinners. They offer several menus at different price points, as well as an extensive wine list to compliment your menu selections. Piatti features several areas for your banquet needs.
Venezia Terrace:
This outdoor area holds up to 32 seated and 60 standing guests and lets you enjoy the beautiful Cherry Creek area from its glass enclosure.
Tuscan Dining Room:
Accommodates 32 seated and 60 standing guests.  When the French doors are open, the large “L” shaped room can accommodate 60 seated and 120 standing guests.

www.piatti.com

Peaceful Valley Ranch

Your western adventure!  Located in Lyons, Peaceful Valley is one of Colorado’s oldest and largest guest ranches.  What a great western venue!  There are 4 wonderful ceremony sites.  Take either a 4 wheel drive vehicles or ride horseback to the small chapel on the property.  The European architecture is has an old world feel with great view of the mountains.  Ceremonies can be held at the mountaintop, meadow or the dance hall as well.  Receptions can be held in 6 different areas of the ranch

Lodging is available in the year round Bed and Breakfast or rustic cabins with fireplaces!

www.peacefulvalleyweddings.com

Wild Basin Lodge

Nestled within an ancient valley carved by glaciers, The Wild Basin Lodge lies at the entrance of the Rocky Mountain National Park and is situated at 8,300 ft.  The lodge affords the quintessential mountain experience in luxurious comfort.

There are two wonderful mountain settings for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Whether by the rushing banks of the St. Vrain River or in an aspen grove ringed by majestic peaks, each site comprises a truly unique setting. The large reception rooms comfortably accommodate moderate to large sized groups. Handcrafted wood and stone craftsmanship creates an air of casual elegance throughout the lodge.

The Wild Basin Lodge, a leader in ‘green’ practices, has a published green statement, routine energy audits and a policy of using only organic ingredients and foodstuffs whenever possible. So Colorado!

www.wildbasinlodge.com

 Aspen Lodge- Estes Park

Beautiful outdoor views!  Providing a variety of locations for wedding ceremonies and receptions, the Aspen Lodge has the perfect setting for either a formal indoor wedding reception or a relaxed outdoor mountain rehearsal dinner.

The outdoor area is easily dressed up for a wedding celebration or dressed rustic for those more informal wedding receptions or rehearsal dinners. With fairy lights and an open air fireplace, the setting will feel magical set among a forest of aspens and evergreens. The deck is situated perfectly to offer views of Beaver Lake and Longs Peak and perfect for a smaller ceremony.

The romantic Longs Peak room is a mountain paradise. Constructed of lodge pole pine, it offers a vaulted ceiling, a great room fireplace, and floor to ceiling windows with majestic views of Longs Peak and the Continental Divide.  Just lovely!

www.aspenlodge.net

Estes Park Condos – Estes Park

 Estes Park Condos offers a romantic and memorable setting for your wedding or reception. The beautiful gazebo, nestled in the midst of Ponderosa Pines and the running waters of Fall River is the perfect site for a secluded ceremony.  Great place for a destination wedding with wonderful lodging for a longer stay.  Wedding packages are available and can include everything from a tent reception to hair and makeup!

www.estescondos.com

 AHHHHH……Ending the evening at the lovely ……Della Terra

Della Terra is a place where natural beauty and romantic design are brought together to create the perfect secluded mountain venue for your wedding ceremony and reception. Hosting only one wedding at a time, you are assured your wedding will be intimate and exclusive. Two exquisite locations are available as the perfect setting for this memorable day for you and your guests: The Celebration Place, an indoor ceremony and reception area, and The Devotion Place, an outdoor ceremony area. Beautiful mountain views!  Guests can enjoy unique themed guest rooms or rustic cabins for a real Colorado feel!

 http://www.dellaterramountainchateau.com

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