About Estes Park Weddings
Estes Park is one of our all-time favorite places to shoot weddings. It’s most famous for being the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park, which is one of the most naturally-beautiful and awe-inspiring places on the planet. As a result, there is an absolute embarrassment of riches when it comes to unique Estes Park wedding venues.
The single best tip we can give you for planning an Estes Park wedding is to consider having an off-season wedding and/or a weekday wedding. The town becomes super crowded with tourists on weekends between May and September and wedding venues and hotels charge a premium due to supply and demand. That’s not to say you can’t have a summer wedding on a weekend in Estes, but you’ll have way more leeway when it comes locations on a weekday and/or November through April. Plus, you’ll save money on your wedding venue and some of your wedding vendors as well!
The benefit of Estes Park being such a tourist destination is that the town is absolutely chock full of cool little restaurants, breweries, coffee shops, distilleries and everything else you’d expect from a mountain town. Plus, Estes Park is home to the historic Stanley Hotel, which is famous for being the inspiration for Stephen King’s novel, The Shining.
Regardless of which Estes Park wedding venue you choose for your wedding, we always like to take our couples into Rocky Mountain National Park for photos, either after the first look or after the wedding ceremony. And if there’s enough time in your wedding timeline, taking a drive up Trail Ridge Road makes for some of the most epic wedding photo opps in all of Colorado.
There are a ton of cool and unique wedding venues in Estes Park – far too many to list here – but check out a few of our favorites below and you can’t go wrong!
The most unique Estes Park wedding venues are perfect for:
Town of Estes Park official website
Rocky Mountain National Park website