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Old 11-04-2013, 09:29 AM   #1
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NEED ADVICE: Rustic Mountain Wedding Venues?

Hey fellow inmates,

The time has come to tie the knot with the gal of my dreams, and after proposing inside the Alderfer Barn in Evergreen this summer (she said yes!), the wedding planning has begun.

We were initially planning on having the wedding at our home in Conifer, but with only one acre to work with and little room for parking, we're not sure if it's feasible. So I thought I would turn to fellow riders and get some recommendations from you all.

We're looking for a rustic mountain wedding, with the focus being on a casual atmosphere and scenic views. We're also young (25) and having just bought our first home (and a ring), our budget is pretty tight—we're hoping to stay below $2,000 for the venue. We're planning on around 120 guests, a pig roast dinner, a s'mores saloon and spiked apple cider bar, cowboy boots, etc. The date will be September 2014 (exact day TBD).

If anyone knows of any affordable venues (or heck, if anyone owns a little piece of land that we could pay a fellow inmate to rent for the day), we would love to hear it








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Old 11-04-2013, 10:27 AM   #2
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Thumb Craigs Lodge - Estes Park

Congratulations!

I don't know what their rates are, but we had a great rustic wedding there, um, 12 years ago and it was a great location. Awesome views, rooms on site, and the food was great. They were very accommodating.
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Old 11-04-2013, 11:14 AM   #3
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We rented the Pavilion in Genesee Park for our reception. Really nice facility and real cheap. This was of course thirty years ago but it is worth a call to see what it is going for now.

http://mountainparkshistory.org/Park...facilities.pdf
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Old 11-04-2013, 06:15 PM   #4
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Canyon City?

http://www.prisonmuseum.org/ This place may work, should be cheap too
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:55 PM   #5
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Congratulations!

I don't know what their rates are, but we had a great rustic wedding there, um, 12 years ago and it was a great location. Awesome views, rooms on site, and the food was great. They were very accommodating.
Crags Lodge? I got married there, not sure about the cost but was very nice.
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Old 11-04-2013, 10:02 PM   #6
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Sorry, no suggestion, but love the pics.
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Old 11-05-2013, 05:24 AM   #7
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I recently went to a nice wedding at Casey's barn near Rainbow Falls - north out of Woodland Park on 67 (or South on 67 from Lakewood). Apparently, the owners of Casey's Lumber put up the barn for their daughter's wedding or so I have heard.

https://www.facebook.com/TheBarnAtCaseys

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Old 11-05-2013, 07:43 AM   #8
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Snowy Range Lodge west of Laramie, for day use only. Plenty of room for dancing in side. Large grounds with a pond. Some hotels nearby in Centennial and many more in Laramie (~30 miles east). Can accommodate a couple of hundred. If you would like more info, pm me your email addy and I can send some pics and contact info.
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Old 11-05-2013, 02:33 PM   #9
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Congratulations! You might google "Arapahoe National Recreation Area barn". The "AA Barn" is located in the river that feeds into Shadow Mtn Reservoir up by Granby. You can rent the barn for $100 day. It's incredibly beautiful! I attended a wedding there 4 years ago and a pair of Osprey flew directly overhead in the middle of the ceremony. I took it as a good omen! Best of luck to you!
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Old 11-05-2013, 06:14 PM   #10
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I think that you can rent the building at the lake in Evergreen.
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Old 11-05-2013, 06:17 PM   #11
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I know another couple that got married there as well. Seems like a nice venue.

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I recently went to a nice wedding at Casey's barn near Rainbow Falls - north out of Woodland Park on 67 (or South on 67 from Lakewood). Apparently, the owners of Casey's Lumber put up the barn for their daughter's wedding or so I have heard.

https://www.facebook.com/TheBarnAtCaseys

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Old 11-05-2013, 06:52 PM   #12
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Great pics.

I'd imagine you already know living in Conifer, but I'd shoot for early Sept. Mid-Sept can be snow and face-peeling wind in teh mountains.
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Old 11-06-2013, 03:01 PM   #13
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http://pineyriverranch.com/

Not sure about their pricing, but worth a call.
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Old 11-06-2013, 04:58 PM   #14
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The Tigiwon Lodge above Minturn might be an option. it is a forest service lodge you can rent. Porta potties and you would need to haul your own water, etc..but I think it is still available fairly cheap. Good views. Downside is then the cost of everyone staying in the Vail Valley..
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Old 11-06-2013, 06:02 PM   #15
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I got nothing in the Venue Menu......but I would like to say Congratulations anyway.......young, in love and starting out.......brings back some great memories.......31.5 years later.......and one son your age......Enjoy your youth, it slides past you very quickly......
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