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The View Restaurant at the Historic Crags Lodge

Estes Park , CO
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LOCATION

300 Riverside Drive
Estes Park, CO 80517 US (map)

PHONE

970-586-1087

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ABOUT US

The lodge is ideally located in beautiful Estes Park. Our stunning 90 foot wall of windows allows unobstructed views of the town of Estes and the surrounding Rocky Mountains. Excellent... Read more
The lodge is ideally located in beautiful Estes Park. Our stunning 90 foot wall of windows allows unobstructed views of the town of Estes and the surrounding Rocky Mountains. Excellent on site catering and a professional wedding coordinator are only a small part of what we offer. We pride ourselves on individual attention and only do one wedding a day so our complete focus is on you and your wedding day.


Please feel free to call Keelee @ 970-586-1087
Or email keelee@view-restaurant.com

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
75
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Describe your venue:
Historic, Hotel, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Vintage
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
130
What event services do you offer?
Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Outside Vendors OK
What catering services do you offer?
Outside Cake OK
What food and beverage items are available?
Linens

REVIEWS

4.7
out of 5.0
4.7/5.0
4.7/5.0
4.8/5.0
4.8/5.0
4.6/5.0
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
1.0/5.0
We had our wedding here a few weeks ago and I have debated if I should even bother to review this place. First off, the view is fantastic and we thought the food was good for a wedding buffet. The one thing that sticks out in our minds is how rude the venue coordinator Jessica is. We are extremely embarrassed by her rude attitude and received many negative complaints from our guests and vendors. I see there has not been a review since she took over (within the past year) so I am wondering if we are not the only ones who felt this way. We witnessed her yelling at our DJ and he commented to me that she told him he was doing everything wrong but we thought he was amazing. It all started when she attempted to reschedule our rehearsal a WEEK before our wedding (when we had already booked another location for dinner and had a specific time set) she sent me the rudest email back- see below

"You are correct, at the time I did not have a wedding on Friday however this was a last minute booking. I don't feel I should have to explain another booking but this was a cancelled wedding that needed a venue. I don't do more then one wedding a day but there is no reason why another wedding can not be booked the day prior. This is the nature of my business as an owner of a wedding venue. We do back to back weddings all the time. I have provided you with two options to accommodate your rehearsal."

Before our wedding even started she was rude to our family setting up, MOVED OUR DECORATIONS to her liking when we did NOT ASK HER to and was rude to the person who brought our cake.
We will never return or support this business as long as she is working there. She is clearly in the wrong business and should not be working in a high stress environment. Save yourself the embarrassment and get married elsewhere. our friend went to the hospital for dehydration and she decided it was time to shut down our wedding and flipped out on everyone for us having to call an EMT.
We had our wedding here a few weeks ago and I have debated if I should even bother to review this place. First off, the Read more...
We had our wedding here a few weeks ago and I have debated if I should even bother to review this place. First off, the view is fantastic and we thought the food was good for a wedding buffet. The one thing that sticks out in our minds is how rude the venue coordinator Jessica is. We are extremely embarrassed by her rude attitude and received many negative complaints from our guests and vendors. I see there has not been a review since she took over (within the past year) so I am wondering if we are not the only ones who felt this way. We witnessed her yelling at our DJ and he commented to me that she told him he was doing everything wrong but we thought he was amazing. It all started when she attempted to reschedule our rehearsal a WEEK before our wedding (when we had already booked another location for dinner and had a specific time set) she sent me the rudest email back- see below

"You are correct, at the time I did not have a wedding on Friday however this was a last minute booking. I don't feel I should have to explain another booking but this was a cancelled wedding that needed a venue. I don't do more then one wedding a day but there is no reason why another wedding can not be booked the day prior. This is the nature of my business as an owner of a wedding venue. We do back to back weddings all the time. I have provided you with two options to accommodate your rehearsal."

Before our wedding even started she was rude to our family setting up, MOVED OUR DECORATIONS to her liking when we did NOT ASK HER to and was rude to the person who brought our cake.
We will never return or support this business as long as she is working there. She is clearly in the wrong business and should not be working in a high stress environment. Save yourself the embarrassment and get married elsewhere. our friend went to the hospital for dehydration and she decided it was time to shut down our wedding and flipped out on everyone for us having to call an EMT. Read less
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The View Restaurant at the Historic Crags Lodge responded with the following comments:

We know you are disappointed that your wedding day was cut short. We are also disappointed. We have never had to shut a wedding down before the agreed upon time. Unfortunately, you and your guest broke multiple clauses in your venue contract. Some examples are bringing in outside alcohol which isn't a financial issue for us but a Colorado Law (we could have lost our liquor license), children vandalizing our property and the hotels, unsupervised children and finally when the police and emergency vehicle show up to our venue because of your guests irresponsibly the Party is over. Any venue would have done this. We do want our guests on their special day to have a great experience however it come with adult responsibilities and the expectation that you abide by the rules that you agree soon when you sign the contract.
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Brittney
Wedding:
9/17/2016
4.8/5.0
The View was absolutely perfect. We had scheduled our wedding for dinner and a month before we wanted to change it up and do brunch. Jessica was very accommodating and was so helpful. We are from MN and traveled to Estes Park for our wedding and Jessica was SO helpful during the process and even nicer and more helpful in person! The location could not have been more perfect and the brunch food was delish. I asked Jessica if she could play the music that is typically played during their normal restaurant hours and she was more than happy to play some relaxing background music while we ate and mingled. I traveled to many other locations that had made the list of potential locations, and I am so happy we chose The View.
The View was absolutely perfect. We had scheduled our wedding for dinner and a month before we wanted to change it up and Read more...
The View was absolutely perfect. We had scheduled our wedding for dinner and a month before we wanted to change it up and do brunch. Jessica was very accommodating and was so helpful. We are from MN and traveled to Estes Park for our wedding and Jessica was SO helpful during the process and even nicer and more helpful in person! The location could not have been more perfect and the brunch food was delish. I asked Jessica if she could play the music that is typically played during their normal restaurant hours and she was more than happy to play some relaxing background music while we ate and mingled. I traveled to many other locations that had made the list of potential locations, and I am so happy we chose The View. Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
8/9/2015
4.7/5.0
we had many MANY guests talk to us on that night and WEEKS afterwards talking about how delicious the food was. and the venue was just perfect. so glad we got married there!
we had many MANY guests talk to us on that night and WEEKS afterwards talking about how delicious the food was. and the Read more...
we had many MANY guests talk to us on that night and WEEKS afterwards talking about how delicious the food was. and the venue was just perfect. so glad we got married there! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.5/5.0
I'm really glad we had our wedding at the Crags. Seriously, it was just gorgeous. Many friends and family members came up to us afterwards, gushing how they loved the venue, and especially the food.

Such a great couple to work with. We're very pleased with our experience there and with them.
I'm really glad we had our wedding at the Crags. Seriously, it was just gorgeous. Many friends and family members came up Read more...
I'm really glad we had our wedding at the Crags. Seriously, it was just gorgeous. Many friends and family members came up to us afterwards, gushing how they loved the venue, and especially the food.

Such a great couple to work with. We're very pleased with our experience there and with them. Read less
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Lilia
Wedding:
3/7/2015
5.0/5.0
The venue was absolutely gorgeous.
The views from the dining area is priceless. It overlooks the entire Estes Park.
Our guests couldn't stop raving about how good the food was.

Everything was first class, well organized and the owners were very helpful from the beginning until the end.
The venue was absolutely gorgeous.
The views from the dining area is priceless. It overlooks the entire Estes Read more...
The venue was absolutely gorgeous.
The views from the dining area is priceless. It overlooks the entire Estes Park.
Our guests couldn't stop raving about how good the food was.

Everything was first class, well organized and the owners were very helpful from the beginning until the end. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Morgan
Wedding:
1/17/2015
4.7/5.0
Loved this venue. They gave an amazing price for the ceremony/reception -- the major expense was for the food. I absolutely loved having the wall of windows and all the natural light that came in. Our winter wedding looked stunning with all the wood, and decor expenses were kept very low because the place was already furnished so well. The wedding contact (Keely) did a great job staying on top of organizing the venue's staff and keeping things moving perfectly. Our wedding literally happened without a single hitch (other than my dad forgetting to hug my husband when he handed me off, that was literally it). So thankful for our time there!
Loved this venue. They gave an amazing price for the ceremony/reception -- the major expense was for the food. I Read more...
Loved this venue. They gave an amazing price for the ceremony/reception -- the major expense was for the food. I absolutely loved having the wall of windows and all the natural light that came in. Our winter wedding looked stunning with all the wood, and decor expenses were kept very low because the place was already furnished so well. The wedding contact (Keely) did a great job staying on top of organizing the venue's staff and keeping things moving perfectly. Our wedding literally happened without a single hitch (other than my dad forgetting to hug my husband when he handed me off, that was literally it). So thankful for our time there! Read less
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Lexi
Wedding:
1/17/2015
5.0/5.0
I rarely give five stars on my reviews, because there is always room for improvement.
That was not the case with Crag's Lodge. Everything was perfect from start to finish. We were able to customize our dinner so it suited our guests' needs. The presentation was flawless and the dishes just melted in your mouth.
The views were absolutely breathtaking. It's been a little over a month since our wedding, and our friends are still buzzing about how amazing everything was! They really took such great care of us that I was able to just relax while knowing that everything was taken care of.
Thank you so much for everything!
I rarely give five stars on my reviews, because there is always room for improvement.
That was not the case with Read more...
I rarely give five stars on my reviews, because there is always room for improvement.
That was not the case with Crag's Lodge. Everything was perfect from start to finish. We were able to customize our dinner so it suited our guests' needs. The presentation was flawless and the dishes just melted in your mouth.
The views were absolutely breathtaking. It's been a little over a month since our wedding, and our friends are still buzzing about how amazing everything was! They really took such great care of us that I was able to just relax while knowing that everything was taken care of.
Thank you so much for everything! Read less
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Theresa
Wedding:
10/11/2014
4.8/5.0
Keelee helped make Addy & Tim's wedding memorable, festive & oh so Colorado rustic....lovely outdoor views; indoor~~rustic, comfortable authentic lodge setting.
The Help with ceremony details & logistics incredible!
Food ~~hot, delicious & presented in a beautiful way!

It was a perfect wedding!
Keelee helped make Addy & Tim's wedding memorable, festive & oh so Colorado rustic....lovely outdoor views; Read more...
Keelee helped make Addy & Tim's wedding memorable, festive & oh so Colorado rustic....lovely outdoor views; indoor~~rustic, comfortable authentic lodge setting.
The Help with ceremony details & logistics incredible!
Food ~~hot, delicious & presented in a beautiful way!

It was a perfect wedding! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.7/5.0
Keelee is very responsive and great to work with! She will help keep your event on-time and smooth out any kinks!
Keelee is very responsive and great to work with! She will help keep your event on-time and smooth out any kinks!
Keelee is very responsive and great to work with! She will help keep your event on-time and smooth out any kinks! Read less
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Avery
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
I had my ceremony and reception at the Crags Lodge a few weeks ago, and I must say that my wedding was absolutely perfect! The weather was beautiful and it complimented the rustic scenery and the mountains so well. I loved that my fiance and I were able to customize the Crags Lodge so that it was tailored specifically to our wedding. Since the lodge only hosts one wedding a day, it felt like we had the lodge to ourselves which made it very special. Keelee and her staff do an excellent job in accomodating everyone and being all around helpful! The food was fantastic, the venue was excellent, and everyone at my wedding complimented me on the venue and how much fun they had. Keelee is the best wedding coordinator you can work with in Estes. She responds quickly to emails or phone calls and is so patient with brides as they work out all of the details of their special day. In addition, the value of the Crags Lodge is the best in Estes Park in my opinion. Everything that you get with your package is incredible for the money you spend. I would highly reccomend any couple looking to get married in Estes to have their wedding at the Crags. I would also reccomend that you book rooms at the lodge for your bridal party and guests to stay. It makes things so easy and all the more fun that everyone is staying together! Thank you Keelee and everyone at the Crags Lodge for making our wedding day so special. We will remember it forever!
I had my ceremony and reception at the Crags Lodge a few weeks ago, and I must say that my wedding was absolutely perfect! Read more...
I had my ceremony and reception at the Crags Lodge a few weeks ago, and I must say that my wedding was absolutely perfect! The weather was beautiful and it complimented the rustic scenery and the mountains so well. I loved that my fiance and I were able to customize the Crags Lodge so that it was tailored specifically to our wedding. Since the lodge only hosts one wedding a day, it felt like we had the lodge to ourselves which made it very special. Keelee and her staff do an excellent job in accomodating everyone and being all around helpful! The food was fantastic, the venue was excellent, and everyone at my wedding complimented me on the venue and how much fun they had. Keelee is the best wedding coordinator you can work with in Estes. She responds quickly to emails or phone calls and is so patient with brides as they work out all of the details of their special day. In addition, the value of the Crags Lodge is the best in Estes Park in my opinion. Everything that you get with your package is incredible for the money you spend. I would highly reccomend any couple looking to get married in Estes to have their wedding at the Crags. I would also reccomend that you book rooms at the lodge for your bridal party and guests to stay. It makes things so easy and all the more fun that everyone is staying together! Thank you Keelee and everyone at the Crags Lodge for making our wedding day so special. We will remember it forever! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue

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