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The Dunafon Castle

Idledale , CO
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Idledale, CO US 80453 (map)

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303-918-0623

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The Dunafon Castle is a stunning residential property. From May through October, the gates are opened to select Colorado brides for special private weddings. Nestled in a mountain forest... Read more
The Dunafon Castle is a stunning residential property. From May through October, the gates are opened to select Colorado brides for special private weddings. Nestled in a mountain forest and circled by the gentle waters of Bear Creek, this enchanting home has been called Colorado's Camelot by Home & Garden Magazine.

The magical ambiance of a memorable wedding is rich in every background, every view, and every detail in this romantic setting of stone walls, turrets, and towers. At the Dunafon Castle, the hectic production process of planning a wedding ends and the fairy tale begins.......... Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Everything that I ever imagined my Fairy Tale Wedding would be came true with the Dunafon Castle. Every guest at my wedding continues to talk about how gorgeous the venue was! I could not imagine any thing more perfect. Annie did an amazing job communicating with me down to every detail what was going to happen so I did not have to stress one minute on my wedding day! Highly recommend this Venue, it is so unique... not even the knot has it on their vendor list!!
Everything that I ever imagined my Fairy Tale Wedding would be came true with the Dunafon Castle. Every guest at my Read more...
Everything that I ever imagined my Fairy Tale Wedding would be came true with the Dunafon Castle. Every guest at my wedding continues to talk about how gorgeous the venue was! I could not imagine any thing more perfect. Annie did an amazing job communicating with me down to every detail what was going to happen so I did not have to stress one minute on my wedding day! Highly recommend this Venue, it is so unique... not even the knot has it on their vendor list!! Read less
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karen
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Location, location, location - Dunafon Castle is in such a gorgeous property! It was the site of our daughter's wedding and we could not have been more pleased with our choice.

First and foremost, Annie, the coordinator at Dunafon Castle is fantastic! From the time we toured the property until the end of the reception, Annie was always available to us. She was so well organized and so gracious. On the day of the wedding, she coordinated with all the vendors to make sure everything ran smoothly. We did not have to worry about anything.

Thank you Annie for everything!
Location, location, location - Dunafon Castle is in such a gorgeous property! It was the site of our daughter's wedding Read more...
Location, location, location - Dunafon Castle is in such a gorgeous property! It was the site of our daughter's wedding and we could not have been more pleased with our choice.

First and foremost, Annie, the coordinator at Dunafon Castle is fantastic! From the time we toured the property until the end of the reception, Annie was always available to us. She was so well organized and so gracious. On the day of the wedding, she coordinated with all the vendors to make sure everything ran smoothly. We did not have to worry about anything.

Thank you Annie for everything! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.6/5.0
This was the most amazing place to have a wedding. Our guests loved it and comments included "This was the most beautiful wedding I've been to." "I didn't even feel like I was in Colorado. I felt like I was on a movie set in England." Annie, the event coordinator was amazing to work with. This is truly a hidden gem and I would recommend to anyone looking for a unique venue.
This was the most amazing place to have a wedding. Our guests loved it and comments included "This was the most beautiful Read more...
This was the most amazing place to have a wedding. Our guests loved it and comments included "This was the most beautiful wedding I've been to." "I didn't even feel like I was in Colorado. I felt like I was on a movie set in England." Annie, the event coordinator was amazing to work with. This is truly a hidden gem and I would recommend to anyone looking for a unique venue. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
8/4/2012
4.7/5.0
First of all, Dunafon Castle is ABSOLUTELY gorgeous and was the perfect setting for our wedding. Everyone that I've spoken to that attended our wedding said it was the most beautiful venue that they had ever seen for a wedding and I couldn't agree more. The ponds, the gazebo, the water wheel, the tent...everything was exactly how we wanted it to look. I couldn't be more happy with how beautiful the castle and its grounds are.

Secondly, the castle wedding coordinators, Annie and Lindsey, were so helpful and informative. We had had the venue booked for over a year prior to the wedding and had communicated solely with Annie up until our final walk-through which was a month before the wedding. At the walk--through, Annie told us that she wouldn't be the one to help at the wedding but it would be Lindsey instead. We had never met Lindsey before this so I have to say I was very concerned and worried. But it turned out that I had no reason to be worried because Lindsey turned out to be SUCH a great help on the day of the wedding. She kept things running as smoothly as she could (for how hectic our wedding was, this was quite the feat) and she was a lifesaver several times including when she helped me with my bustle which I had completely forgotten how to do. I am so thankful that she was there to help us out.

Really, the only thing that I would change about the castle is the time allowed for us to set up. No one was allowed at the castle until 3pm (our ceremony was at 5:30pm) so we had very limited time for set up so there were many things that I worked very hard on but didn't get set up because we were so rushed on time. I admit some of this may have been my fault because I severely underestimated the time needed for set up for some of my DIY projects but it still would've been WAY less stressful if we could've gone in earlier in the day to set-up.

Overall, I give Dunafon Castle a huge two thumbs up and I woudln't have chosen a different place to have our wedding. It was absolutely beautiful.
First of all, Dunafon Castle is ABSOLUTELY gorgeous and was the perfect setting for our wedding. Everyone that I've spoken Read more...
First of all, Dunafon Castle is ABSOLUTELY gorgeous and was the perfect setting for our wedding. Everyone that I've spoken to that attended our wedding said it was the most beautiful venue that they had ever seen for a wedding and I couldn't agree more. The ponds, the gazebo, the water wheel, the tent...everything was exactly how we wanted it to look. I couldn't be more happy with how beautiful the castle and its grounds are.

Secondly, the castle wedding coordinators, Annie and Lindsey, were so helpful and informative. We had had the venue booked for over a year prior to the wedding and had communicated solely with Annie up until our final walk-through which was a month before the wedding. At the walk--through, Annie told us that she wouldn't be the one to help at the wedding but it would be Lindsey instead. We had never met Lindsey before this so I have to say I was very concerned and worried. But it turned out that I had no reason to be worried because Lindsey turned out to be SUCH a great help on the day of the wedding. She kept things running as smoothly as she could (for how hectic our wedding was, this was quite the feat) and she was a lifesaver several times including when she helped me with my bustle which I had completely forgotten how to do. I am so thankful that she was there to help us out.

Really, the only thing that I would change about the castle is the time allowed for us to set up. No one was allowed at the castle until 3pm (our ceremony was at 5:30pm) so we had very limited time for set up so there were many things that I worked very hard on but didn't get set up because we were so rushed on time. I admit some of this may have been my fault because I severely underestimated the time needed for set up for some of my DIY projects but it still would've been WAY less stressful if we could've gone in earlier in the day to set-up.

Overall, I give Dunafon Castle a huge two thumbs up and I woudln't have chosen a different place to have our wedding. It was absolutely beautiful. Read less
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Amber
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
This is the most magical and romantic venue, that is truly a hidden treasure. We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful place for our wedding. And our event coordinator, Annie, made the day go by without one single flaw or mishap.

This is easily one of my favorite details of my wedding day!
This is the most magical and romantic venue, that is truly a hidden treasure. We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful Read more...
This is the most magical and romantic venue, that is truly a hidden treasure. We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful place for our wedding. And our event coordinator, Annie, made the day go by without one single flaw or mishap.

This is easily one of my favorite details of my wedding day! Read less
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cari710
Wedding:
9/3/2010
3.8/5.0
My wedding turned our wonderful at the castle. The weather was just right for an outdoor wedding and everyone commented on how great a place it was. The service from the castle staff is mixed. One of there event planners is great, nice and very responsive, while the other is harsh and takes longer to get back to you. Although the castle is a little expensive I found that we made up for the cost because we got to bring in our only alcohol and did not need to hire a wedding planning bc the castle event staff takes care of everything on the day. After I saw the place I couldn't image my wedding anywhere else; and it turned out just as I pictured it!
My wedding turned our wonderful at the castle. The weather was just right for an outdoor wedding and everyone commented on Read more...
My wedding turned our wonderful at the castle. The weather was just right for an outdoor wedding and everyone commented on how great a place it was. The service from the castle staff is mixed. One of there event planners is great, nice and very responsive, while the other is harsh and takes longer to get back to you. Although the castle is a little expensive I found that we made up for the cost because we got to bring in our only alcohol and did not need to hire a wedding planning bc the castle event staff takes care of everything on the day. After I saw the place I couldn't image my wedding anywhere else; and it turned out just as I pictured it! Read less
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weddingbride06.10.11
Wedding:
6/10/2010
4.9/5.0
Having my wedding at Dunafon Castle was a wonderful experience. Annie is a fabulous wedding coordinator and the owner's of the castle are so sweet! Annie made sure to go over all of the details with our other vendors as well a few weeks before the wedding and she made sure the event ran smoothly. The owner's were also very supportive and we even got TWO free bottles of their wine! (They make their own Dunafon Castle wine which is quite substantial. Great stuff.) In the beginning, the owner showed us around the castle grounds to see if we'd like to be wed there. It is a very small, personal business and they take the time to treat their clients one-on-one with great care and attention. Only one small mishap arose at my wedding: be sure to have a babysitter that is nobody's friend or relative at your wedding, that she is only there to do her job. And you MUST have a babysitter if you will have any children attending your wedding at all or they and their parents will have to leave the property by 10. I didn't know that, so my sister, her husband-in-law, and her kids had to leave early and another pair of guests and their kid. Everything else was absolutely perfect and the whole team is a delight to work with.
Having my wedding at Dunafon Castle was a wonderful experience. Annie is a fabulous wedding coordinator and the owner's of Read more...
Having my wedding at Dunafon Castle was a wonderful experience. Annie is a fabulous wedding coordinator and the owner's of the castle are so sweet! Annie made sure to go over all of the details with our other vendors as well a few weeks before the wedding and she made sure the event ran smoothly. The owner's were also very supportive and we even got TWO free bottles of their wine! (They make their own Dunafon Castle wine which is quite substantial. Great stuff.) In the beginning, the owner showed us around the castle grounds to see if we'd like to be wed there. It is a very small, personal business and they take the time to treat their clients one-on-one with great care and attention. Only one small mishap arose at my wedding: be sure to have a babysitter that is nobody's friend or relative at your wedding, that she is only there to do her job. And you MUST have a babysitter if you will have any children attending your wedding at all or they and their parents will have to leave the property by 10. I didn't know that, so my sister, her husband-in-law, and her kids had to leave early and another pair of guests and their kid. Everything else was absolutely perfect and the whole team is a delight to work with. Read less
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rainstar752
Wedding:
9/6/2006
3.7/5.0
I actually didn’t have to deal with them that much, because my wedding planner took care of that, but the location is really beautiful and all my guests raved about it. Mike Dunafon took us on probably a 2 hour tour of the place when we first started looking at sites, and even gave my dad a bottle of wine, and I thought that was really nice. My major complaint is that there is not very much indoor space, yet (at least at the time of our wedding) the castle still requires that you pay an additional amount for a tent on top of their already very steep site fee (and the tent rental itself is exorbitant). I think for that amount, they should really have a tent that is included in the price. I don’t know any one who wouldn’t need a tent at this location. It was quite essential for us as we ended up getting some rain! Everything else was beautiful though… cocktail hour in front of the carriage house, dinner on the roof under the tent, dancing on the lower roof, s’mores out by the fire pits, and fireplaces everywhere… very romantic.
I actually didnt have to deal with them that much, because my wedding planner took care of that, but the location is Read more...
I actually didn’t have to deal with them that much, because my wedding planner took care of that, but the location is really beautiful and all my guests raved about it. Mike Dunafon took us on probably a 2 hour tour of the place when we first started looking at sites, and even gave my dad a bottle of wine, and I thought that was really nice. My major complaint is that there is not very much indoor space, yet (at least at the time of our wedding) the castle still requires that you pay an additional amount for a tent on top of their already very steep site fee (and the tent rental itself is exorbitant). I think for that amount, they should really have a tent that is included in the price. I don’t know any one who wouldn’t need a tent at this location. It was quite essential for us as we ended up getting some rain! Everything else was beautiful though… cocktail hour in front of the carriage house, dinner on the roof under the tent, dancing on the lower roof, s’mores out by the fire pits, and fireplaces everywhere… very romantic. Read less
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