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Wild Basin Lodge and Event Center

Allenspark , CO

LOCATION

1130 County Road 84 W
Allenspark, CO US 80510 (map)

PHONE

303-747-2274

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Wild Basin Lodge offers a scenic mountain setting for rehearsals, weddings and receptions. Our elegant lodge accommodates up to 200 people and is accented by outstanding cuisine and... Read more
Wild Basin Lodge offers a scenic mountain setting for rehearsals, weddings and receptions. Our elegant lodge accommodates up to 200 people and is accented by outstanding cuisine and service. Dance floors, unique bars, beautiful lodge rooms, and outdoor decks provide a spacious and diverse setting for our guests.







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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1910
When was your venue last renovated?
2014
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site, Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
Country, Rustic, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
5
Number of suites
2
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
0
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
90
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1910
When was your venue last renovated?
2014
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site, Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
Country, Rustic, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
5
Number of suites
2
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
0
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
90
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Allison
Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
We could not be more thrilled with our wedding at Wild Basin Lodge! Our family and friends could not stop raving about the unique and breathtaking setting. The staff is simply amazing, they go above and beyond with everything that they do. They worked closely with us to make sure that our wedding day vision was achieved.

The lodge provided little touches that helped to make our day a unique event for everyone involved.

We truly felt adopted into the Wild Basin family, which made our day even more special. We were always greeted with a hug and a smile. Everyone is a team and it is clear that the employees take pride in their jobs.

The food was amazing, much, much more than your average 'wedding food'. The chef was so personable creating a custom sauce for us, and we loved that he served us our champagne to wish us well at the end of the night.

AMAZING place!
We could not be more thrilled with our wedding at Wild Basin Lodge! Our family and friends could not stop raving about the Read more...
We could not be more thrilled with our wedding at Wild Basin Lodge! Our family and friends could not stop raving about the unique and breathtaking setting. The staff is simply amazing, they go above and beyond with everything that they do. They worked closely with us to make sure that our wedding day vision was achieved.

The lodge provided little touches that helped to make our day a unique event for everyone involved.

We truly felt adopted into the Wild Basin family, which made our day even more special. We were always greeted with a hug and a smile. Everyone is a team and it is clear that the employees take pride in their jobs.

The food was amazing, much, much more than your average 'wedding food'. The chef was so personable creating a custom sauce for us, and we loved that he served us our champagne to wish us well at the end of the night.

AMAZING place! Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
7/16/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married at Wild Basin Lodge on July 16, 2014. Our wedding day was absolutely perfect! They made everything so stress-free, including the planning leading up to it. Whenever I had a question in the planning stage they always replied promptly and were very helpful in answering all of my queries/concerns. The day of the wedding they helped out with timing of events and organization (our wedding coordinator provided by the lodge was so much help!) so I was able to enjoy the wedding and not stress about the little things going on.
It rained on our wedding day - I think this is every bride's nightmare. However, because the lodge commits itself to only hosting one wedding per day they were very flexible with the start time of the ceremony/reception. We ended up starting dinner early so that we could do our pictures later after the rain let up at the suggestion of our coordinator. Plus they have a plethora of very cute clear umbrellas at their disposal so we ended up with a ton of neat wedding shots from the day to celebrate the rain.
The food prepared by the chef at Wild Basin was phenomenal! We upgraded one of our entrees to the stuffed chicken breast and had the other as the steak - they were both so delicious! Our guests were raving about the food to us after the wedding.
We stayed in the King Honeymoon Suite the night of the wedding. The suite was huge - the bed was so comfortable! It was luxurious and perfect for our wedding night.
Everyone at the lodge was professional, courteous, friendly, helpful and happy. We couldn't have asked for a better atmosphere for our wedding. It wouldn't have been the same without the wonderful staff working behind the scenes to make it all happen. All of our family and friends were impressed with the venue, the location and the staff. We would highly recommend this establishment to other couples looking for a unique and rustic-chic (what one of our guests termed it) location for a lovely mountain wedding.
My husband and I got married at Wild Basin Lodge on July 16, 2014. Our wedding day was absolutely perfect! They made Read more...
My husband and I got married at Wild Basin Lodge on July 16, 2014. Our wedding day was absolutely perfect! They made everything so stress-free, including the planning leading up to it. Whenever I had a question in the planning stage they always replied promptly and were very helpful in answering all of my queries/concerns. The day of the wedding they helped out with timing of events and organization (our wedding coordinator provided by the lodge was so much help!) so I was able to enjoy the wedding and not stress about the little things going on.
It rained on our wedding day - I think this is every bride's nightmare. However, because the lodge commits itself to only hosting one wedding per day they were very flexible with the start time of the ceremony/reception. We ended up starting dinner early so that we could do our pictures later after the rain let up at the suggestion of our coordinator. Plus they have a plethora of very cute clear umbrellas at their disposal so we ended up with a ton of neat wedding shots from the day to celebrate the rain.
The food prepared by the chef at Wild Basin was phenomenal! We upgraded one of our entrees to the stuffed chicken breast and had the other as the steak - they were both so delicious! Our guests were raving about the food to us after the wedding.
We stayed in the King Honeymoon Suite the night of the wedding. The suite was huge - the bed was so comfortable! It was luxurious and perfect for our wedding night.
Everyone at the lodge was professional, courteous, friendly, helpful and happy. We couldn't have asked for a better atmosphere for our wedding. It wouldn't have been the same without the wonderful staff working behind the scenes to make it all happen. All of our family and friends were impressed with the venue, the location and the staff. We would highly recommend this establishment to other couples looking for a unique and rustic-chic (what one of our guests termed it) location for a lovely mountain wedding. Read less
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Sue
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
My daughter and husband planned their destination wedding over a year ago. They were married June 14, 2014. My daughter and her husband are residents of Denver, family and guests traveled from all parts of the country to witness their special day.

IT WAS STRESS FREE! There are no words to describe the rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, the venue and the reception other than PERFECT.

Included in our package was a bridal manager who took care of us beginning with the rehearsal and throughout the reception. She was a LIFE SAVER!

Leading up to the wedding the staff was always accessible. My daughter scheduled the tasting six months prior to the wedding, many of our questions were answered that very day.

My daughter and son-in-law's wedding was a beautiful event, made even more memorable because our needs were taken care of by the caring and attentive staff at the Wild Basin Lodge. We could sit back, relax and enjoy their very special day with our closest family and friends. And that's exactly exactly how a wedding day should be.

Thank you Wild Basin Lodge for making my daughter's dream wedding a reality!! Perfection!
My daughter and husband planned their destination wedding over a year ago. They were married June 14, 2014. My daughter Read more...
My daughter and husband planned their destination wedding over a year ago. They were married June 14, 2014. My daughter and her husband are residents of Denver, family and guests traveled from all parts of the country to witness their special day.

IT WAS STRESS FREE! There are no words to describe the rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, the venue and the reception other than PERFECT.

Included in our package was a bridal manager who took care of us beginning with the rehearsal and throughout the reception. She was a LIFE SAVER!

Leading up to the wedding the staff was always accessible. My daughter scheduled the tasting six months prior to the wedding, many of our questions were answered that very day.

My daughter and son-in-law's wedding was a beautiful event, made even more memorable because our needs were taken care of by the caring and attentive staff at the Wild Basin Lodge. We could sit back, relax and enjoy their very special day with our closest family and friends. And that's exactly exactly how a wedding day should be.

Thank you Wild Basin Lodge for making my daughter's dream wedding a reality!! Perfection! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married at Wild Basin Lodge on 5/17/14. We consider ourselves very active, adventurous, and outdoorsy people who wanted to reflect that at our wedding. The WBL was the perfect site to capture the natural beauty and aura of the outdoors. The staff went above and beyond to accommodate any help they could offer, supplies, advice, service, and so much more for an out-of-town wedding. The days leading up to the wedding were so UN-stressful thanks to the staff at hand. I couldn't have asked for a better venue. Thank you WBL!
My husband and I were married at Wild Basin Lodge on 5/17/14. We consider ourselves very active, adventurous, and Read more...
My husband and I were married at Wild Basin Lodge on 5/17/14. We consider ourselves very active, adventurous, and outdoorsy people who wanted to reflect that at our wedding. The WBL was the perfect site to capture the natural beauty and aura of the outdoors. The staff went above and beyond to accommodate any help they could offer, supplies, advice, service, and so much more for an out-of-town wedding. The days leading up to the wedding were so UN-stressful thanks to the staff at hand. I couldn't have asked for a better venue. Thank you WBL! Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
We looked at virtually every venue in Colorado online that fit our criteria and narrowed it down to six. We scheduled a visit with Wild Basin Lodge first. We sat on a bench in the meadow, fell in love with it, and planned our wedding, but we were hesitant to book the first place we looked at. We decided to look at two more the following weekend, but knew they couldn’t compare to the first place we saw. I am so glad we made that decision.

First of all, know that when you book with Wild Basin, you will be the only wedding on that day. That was very important to us. . Second, the views simply cannot be beat. Regardless of which outdoor venue you choose, you will have a spectacular setting that can only be found in the mountains of Colorado. Third, the vendors that come with the enhanced package are fantastic.

But most of all, I would recommend this venue for the people (Denise, Neils, Laura, etc.) They invest themselves personally in each and every wedding. It started to rain about a half hour before our ceremony and I panicked. Never fear: they are prepared. They provided clear umbrellas for each guest and wiped off the benches for them. OH, I shouldn’t forget to mention how delicious the food was. Everything was fantastic- and that’s coming from two chubby people with a discerning palate- but we settled for a dual plating of steak and cornish hen for the guests and rack of lamb for the wedding party. The lamb isn’t on the general tasting menu, but they will make it for you if you put in a request. It may be the single most divine thing I’ve ever tasted.

Everyone is different, but I can say this: If your goal is to have a beautiful Colorado wedding that everyone will remember and you want a staff who will genuinely care about you and your wedding beyond the check you write, I cannot recommend the Wild Basin Lodge enough. If it weren’t so stressful, I’d plan a wedding here every year just to experience it again.
We looked at virtually every venue in Colorado online that fit our criteria and narrowed it down to six. We scheduled a Read more...
We looked at virtually every venue in Colorado online that fit our criteria and narrowed it down to six. We scheduled a visit with Wild Basin Lodge first. We sat on a bench in the meadow, fell in love with it, and planned our wedding, but we were hesitant to book the first place we looked at. We decided to look at two more the following weekend, but knew they couldn’t compare to the first place we saw. I am so glad we made that decision.

First of all, know that when you book with Wild Basin, you will be the only wedding on that day. That was very important to us. . Second, the views simply cannot be beat. Regardless of which outdoor venue you choose, you will have a spectacular setting that can only be found in the mountains of Colorado. Third, the vendors that come with the enhanced package are fantastic.

But most of all, I would recommend this venue for the people (Denise, Neils, Laura, etc.) They invest themselves personally in each and every wedding. It started to rain about a half hour before our ceremony and I panicked. Never fear: they are prepared. They provided clear umbrellas for each guest and wiped off the benches for them. OH, I shouldn’t forget to mention how delicious the food was. Everything was fantastic- and that’s coming from two chubby people with a discerning palate- but we settled for a dual plating of steak and cornish hen for the guests and rack of lamb for the wedding party. The lamb isn’t on the general tasting menu, but they will make it for you if you put in a request. It may be the single most divine thing I’ve ever tasted.

Everyone is different, but I can say this: If your goal is to have a beautiful Colorado wedding that everyone will remember and you want a staff who will genuinely care about you and your wedding beyond the check you write, I cannot recommend the Wild Basin Lodge enough. If it weren’t so stressful, I’d plan a wedding here every year just to experience it again. Read less
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Jodi
Wedding:
4/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Tim and I had our wedding at Wild Basin Lodge just this past Sunday, 4.27.14. It was such a great day! We had so much fun and that was mainly due to the staff at Wild Basin Lodge. I can't say enough about them! They were great! The only change that happened was the weather was not the best, so we had to change our outdoor ceremony to indoor. However, most of our guests told us they thought it was planned. The staff changed the ceremony so quickly. Everyone told us that the food was the best wedding food they ever had and everyone had so much fun. My husband and I couldn've have asked for a better place to have our wedding. Most importantly, my husband and I, had so much fun. Once we picked the venue, planning was so easy. Wild Basin Lodge has everything set for you, you just fill in the blanks. I would recommend Wild Basin Lodge to anyone planning a wedding in the Estes Park area. It is perfect! Thank you for making our day so special. Jodi & Tim Cook
Tim and I had our wedding at Wild Basin Lodge just this past Sunday, 4.27.14. It was such a great day! We had so much fun Read more...
Tim and I had our wedding at Wild Basin Lodge just this past Sunday, 4.27.14. It was such a great day! We had so much fun and that was mainly due to the staff at Wild Basin Lodge. I can't say enough about them! They were great! The only change that happened was the weather was not the best, so we had to change our outdoor ceremony to indoor. However, most of our guests told us they thought it was planned. The staff changed the ceremony so quickly. Everyone told us that the food was the best wedding food they ever had and everyone had so much fun. My husband and I couldn've have asked for a better place to have our wedding. Most importantly, my husband and I, had so much fun. Once we picked the venue, planning was so easy. Wild Basin Lodge has everything set for you, you just fill in the blanks. I would recommend Wild Basin Lodge to anyone planning a wedding in the Estes Park area. It is perfect! Thank you for making our day so special. Jodi & Tim Cook Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
4/19/2014
5.0/5.0
My partner and I recently had our wedding at Wild Basin Lodge and had a truly lovely experience. The site is gorgeous, the food was delicious, and the planning process was professional and smooth. The owner and staff were all brilliant and super friendly and helpful. The food was so good that I couldn't imagine eating another bite after the yummy dinner...until the midnight snack came. It is a lovely place to retreat to for a celebration, and the attentive and detail oriented staff ensured that I didn't have to spend my time worrying, and I could just relax and enjoy the event. I recommend staying overnight - the lodge is cozy and tasteful. (Thank you Wild Basin!)
My partner and I recently had our wedding at Wild Basin Lodge and had a truly lovely experience. The site is gorgeous, the Read more...
My partner and I recently had our wedding at Wild Basin Lodge and had a truly lovely experience. The site is gorgeous, the food was delicious, and the planning process was professional and smooth. The owner and staff were all brilliant and super friendly and helpful. The food was so good that I couldn't imagine eating another bite after the yummy dinner...until the midnight snack came. It is a lovely place to retreat to for a celebration, and the attentive and detail oriented staff ensured that I didn't have to spend my time worrying, and I could just relax and enjoy the event. I recommend staying overnight - the lodge is cozy and tasteful. (Thank you Wild Basin!) Read less
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Mariya
Wedding:
2/22/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I absolutely loved our wedding at the Wild Basin Lodge. Each part of the wedding planning process and the actual wedding itself were wonderful. Their communication was timely, they were organized and upfront about pricing and scheduling, they were kind, and they answered even my strangest questions without batting an eye. We were looking for a venue to hold a small, intimate wedding in February and I can't imagine a more perfect place. Their recommended vendors were also fantastic.The wedding day itself ran very smoothly and without a hitch, with so many people on deck to help us as we set up.

Thank you Wild Basin! We have such fond memories of our wedding.
My husband and I absolutely loved our wedding at the Wild Basin Lodge. Each part of the wedding planning process and the Read more...
My husband and I absolutely loved our wedding at the Wild Basin Lodge. Each part of the wedding planning process and the actual wedding itself were wonderful. Their communication was timely, they were organized and upfront about pricing and scheduling, they were kind, and they answered even my strangest questions without batting an eye. We were looking for a venue to hold a small, intimate wedding in February and I can't imagine a more perfect place. Their recommended vendors were also fantastic.The wedding day itself ran very smoothly and without a hitch, with so many people on deck to help us as we set up.

Thank you Wild Basin! We have such fond memories of our wedding. Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
9/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Everyone dreams that their wedding day will be perfect. You go through months of planning to make sure every detail is set. We'll let me tell you IT DOES NOT MATTER! On Thursday September 12, the rain would not stop. Damns were breaking all over Lyons, Estes Park and the Wild Basin area. Needless to say, 1/2 the wedding guests couldn't make it, no photographer, no florist, no cake, no officiant. The only thing we had was each other, most of our family members and 4 AWESOME staff members from Wild Basin Lodge to put blood sweat and tears into trying to redeem the day. Denice and Nils (owners of the lodge) have the biggest hearts of anyone I have EVER met. Nils drove through a natural disaster to make sure we had flowers, Denice made ice cream from scratch to make sure we had something to shove in each other's faces. The two of them and two kitchen staff members cooked and served 20 of us and it was wonderful. I am so grateful that I chose this venue, from what I had hoped it would be to what it turned out to be. I know without a doubt that any other venue in the country wouldn't have gone through a natural disaster and persevered to perfection like they did. We gained a few more friends that day and everyone is safe. That is far more important than having perfect hair, perfect arrangements etc. They say rain on your wedding day is good luck....we had it! And now we are set for life! Thank you again and again Wild Basin! We love you!
Everyone dreams that their wedding day will be perfect. You go through months of planning to make sure every detail is Read more...
Everyone dreams that their wedding day will be perfect. You go through months of planning to make sure every detail is set. We'll let me tell you IT DOES NOT MATTER! On Thursday September 12, the rain would not stop. Damns were breaking all over Lyons, Estes Park and the Wild Basin area. Needless to say, 1/2 the wedding guests couldn't make it, no photographer, no florist, no cake, no officiant. The only thing we had was each other, most of our family members and 4 AWESOME staff members from Wild Basin Lodge to put blood sweat and tears into trying to redeem the day. Denice and Nils (owners of the lodge) have the biggest hearts of anyone I have EVER met. Nils drove through a natural disaster to make sure we had flowers, Denice made ice cream from scratch to make sure we had something to shove in each other's faces. The two of them and two kitchen staff members cooked and served 20 of us and it was wonderful. I am so grateful that I chose this venue, from what I had hoped it would be to what it turned out to be. I know without a doubt that any other venue in the country wouldn't have gone through a natural disaster and persevered to perfection like they did. We gained a few more friends that day and everyone is safe. That is far more important than having perfect hair, perfect arrangements etc. They say rain on your wedding day is good luck....we had it! And now we are set for life! Thank you again and again Wild Basin! We love you! Read less
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Daniel
Wedding:
8/25/2013
5.0/5.0
The Wild Basin Lodge is simply magical! You have your choice of venue for the ceremony, either the meadow (which has beautiful views of the mountains) or the river. We chose the river because I loved the sound of the rushing water as we took our vows. After the ceremony, you have the choice of 2 reception rooms - both have their upsides, but the lower room can hold more people. There are beautiful decks that wrap around the lodge by the river. And there are 5 bedrooms you can book so you can stay right at the lodge before and after your day. We did this and we were not sorry. Denice is great to work with, and they will walk you through the planning process. Several of our guests had been married at the Wild Basin as well and highly recommended it. Choose the Wild Basin Lodge - you won't be sorry!
The Wild Basin Lodge is simply magical! You have your choice of venue for the ceremony, either the meadow (which has Read more...
The Wild Basin Lodge is simply magical! You have your choice of venue for the ceremony, either the meadow (which has beautiful views of the mountains) or the river. We chose the river because I loved the sound of the rushing water as we took our vows. After the ceremony, you have the choice of 2 reception rooms - both have their upsides, but the lower room can hold more people. There are beautiful decks that wrap around the lodge by the river. And there are 5 bedrooms you can book so you can stay right at the lodge before and after your day. We did this and we were not sorry. Denice is great to work with, and they will walk you through the planning process. Several of our guests had been married at the Wild Basin as well and highly recommended it. Choose the Wild Basin Lodge - you won't be sorry! Read less
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Brittany
Wedding:
8/23/2013
5.0/5.0
I selected Wild Basin Lodge as my wedding venue because I wanted to get married in the mountains at a venue that I felt would give my guests the true Colorado Mountains experience and that would handled the food, alcohol, and planning on site (since I live 1,200 mile away, work full time and am a full time grad student...I needed a venue that I could trust to handle the little details for me)!!

Wild Basin had everything I wanted and more! The owner is wonderful and very hands on with every couple (and family)! Wild Basin helped my mother-in-law with the Rehearsal Dinner and she had rave reviews about their service and how they treated her from start to finish.

The photographers loved the venue because the 15 acres allowed for great photos! There were so many different settings for great photos (and amazing photos were another important element from me)!

My guests enjoyed exploring the venue during cocktail hour, and for many this was a wonderful, first-time experience in the mountains.
Wild Basin had a terrific staff and it allowed me to have a wedding better than I pictured!

The staff was very accommodating, useful, and fun to work with. I am thrilled I selected Wild Basin for my wedding venue, and if I had to do it all over again I would still choose Wild Basin for my venue.
I selected Wild Basin Lodge as my wedding venue because I wanted to get married in the mountains at a venue that I felt Read more...
I selected Wild Basin Lodge as my wedding venue because I wanted to get married in the mountains at a venue that I felt would give my guests the true Colorado Mountains experience and that would handled the food, alcohol, and planning on site (since I live 1,200 mile away, work full time and am a full time grad student...I needed a venue that I could trust to handle the little details for me)!!

Wild Basin had everything I wanted and more! The owner is wonderful and very hands on with every couple (and family)! Wild Basin helped my mother-in-law with the Rehearsal Dinner and she had rave reviews about their service and how they treated her from start to finish.

The photographers loved the venue because the 15 acres allowed for great photos! There were so many different settings for great photos (and amazing photos were another important element from me)!

My guests enjoyed exploring the venue during cocktail hour, and for many this was a wonderful, first-time experience in the mountains.
Wild Basin had a terrific staff and it allowed me to have a wedding better than I pictured!

The staff was very accommodating, useful, and fun to work with. I am thrilled I selected Wild Basin for my wedding venue, and if I had to do it all over again I would still choose Wild Basin for my venue. Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
I highly highly recommend the Wild Basin Lodge to any brides or grooms that want a top notch breathtakingly beautiful, fun, and romantic Colorado mountain wedding experience. I can't say enough positive things about the staff and owners and their high level of professionalism, customer service, and ability to make your wedding the most special and flawless day. They truly put everything they have into making your day exactly how you want it, are very organized and draw from year and years of experience, and make you feel like you are part of their family. The food is amazing - our guests are still talking about it! Many of our guests have told us that the meadow where we got married was the most beautiful ceremony site they have ever seen - and I absolutely agree. The venue has a rustic, yet classy and high quality ambiance. You don't need to do much decorating because the venue is so stunning as is! One of my favorite things about having our wedding at Wild Basin was taking advantage of the packages they offer. I avoided so much stress knowing that all of the set-up, clean-up, staffing, alcohol, dinnerware, linens, tables, chairs, etc. were all taken care of for me and felt at ease knowing that my vendors were very experienced with weddings at Wild Basin and came highly recommended by the staff. There are lots of great cabins within walking distance of the lodge which I highly recommend guests take advantage of. It was so my fun having 3 cabins full of our closest friends from out of town within walking distance of the lodge. If you haven't visited the lodge and you are looking for an unforgettable Colorado mountain wedding, you have to go visit! If you can't make it to see the place and are booking your wedding from afar, trust me, you will not be disappointed!
I highly highly recommend the Wild Basin Lodge to any brides or grooms that want a top notch breathtakingly beautiful, Read more...
I highly highly recommend the Wild Basin Lodge to any brides or grooms that want a top notch breathtakingly beautiful, fun, and romantic Colorado mountain wedding experience. I can't say enough positive things about the staff and owners and their high level of professionalism, customer service, and ability to make your wedding the most special and flawless day. They truly put everything they have into making your day exactly how you want it, are very organized and draw from year and years of experience, and make you feel like you are part of their family. The food is amazing - our guests are still talking about it! Many of our guests have told us that the meadow where we got married was the most beautiful ceremony site they have ever seen - and I absolutely agree. The venue has a rustic, yet classy and high quality ambiance. You don't need to do much decorating because the venue is so stunning as is! One of my favorite things about having our wedding at Wild Basin was taking advantage of the packages they offer. I avoided so much stress knowing that all of the set-up, clean-up, staffing, alcohol, dinnerware, linens, tables, chairs, etc. were all taken care of for me and felt at ease knowing that my vendors were very experienced with weddings at Wild Basin and came highly recommended by the staff. There are lots of great cabins within walking distance of the lodge which I highly recommend guests take advantage of. It was so my fun having 3 cabins full of our closest friends from out of town within walking distance of the lodge. If you haven't visited the lodge and you are looking for an unforgettable Colorado mountain wedding, you have to go visit! If you can't make it to see the place and are booking your wedding from afar, trust me, you will not be disappointed! Read less
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Eliza
Wedding:
8/2/2013
5.0/5.0
We couldn't have been happier with this location for our wedding reception!! It is absolutely beautiful!!! The staff were all 100% responsive to all of our needs and requests. We were able to provide many of the guests with certain dietary restrictions. And the food was honestly the BEST food I have ever had!!!!!!
I would ask anyone to try the food for any occasion. The space is perfect for large or small events. Any occasion. Absolutely amazing!!!!!!
We couldn't have been happier with this location for our wedding reception!! It is absolutely beautiful!!! The staff were Read more...
We couldn't have been happier with this location for our wedding reception!! It is absolutely beautiful!!! The staff were all 100% responsive to all of our needs and requests. We were able to provide many of the guests with certain dietary restrictions. And the food was honestly the BEST food I have ever had!!!!!!
I would ask anyone to try the food for any occasion. The space is perfect for large or small events. Any occasion. Absolutely amazing!!!!!! Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Wild Basin Lodge is truly outstanding! The lodge and surrounding areas are beautiful. Both ceremony sites are gorgeous – although we are partial to the meadow as we just got married there! This time of year there are wild flowers everywhere, the mountains in the background, and fresh mountain air. The scenery was perfect for our outdoor wedding. Even more important, the staff at Wild Basin Lodge is unbeatable. Denice (the owner) is incredible. She answered my endless emails leading up the wedding, and was very accommodating during the rehearsal and wedding. Dana was our wedding coordinator and she was flawless. She even handled my minor freak-out about a change in plans without blinking – and she didn’t spill the beans that the plan change was due to a surprise horse drawn carriage from my dad! Throughout the entire wedding day the staff at Wild Basin Lodge was on top of everything but also behind the scenes. The food service was fast and the food was absolutely delicious! We heard several comments that the trout was the best people had ever had. At the end of the night the staff helped clean up, and the next morning they helped carry presents out to our car. Everyone is so friendly. We could not have found a more exceptional wedding venue and truly hope to keep in touch with everyone at Wild Bain Lodge! Thank you for making our wedding perfect!
Wild Basin Lodge is truly outstanding! The lodge and surrounding areas are beautiful. Both ceremony sites are gorgeous – Read more...
Wild Basin Lodge is truly outstanding! The lodge and surrounding areas are beautiful. Both ceremony sites are gorgeous – although we are partial to the meadow as we just got married there! This time of year there are wild flowers everywhere, the mountains in the background, and fresh mountain air. The scenery was perfect for our outdoor wedding. Even more important, the staff at Wild Basin Lodge is unbeatable. Denice (the owner) is incredible. She answered my endless emails leading up the wedding, and was very accommodating during the rehearsal and wedding. Dana was our wedding coordinator and she was flawless. She even handled my minor freak-out about a change in plans without blinking – and she didn’t spill the beans that the plan change was due to a surprise horse drawn carriage from my dad! Throughout the entire wedding day the staff at Wild Basin Lodge was on top of everything but also behind the scenes. The food service was fast and the food was absolutely delicious! We heard several comments that the trout was the best people had ever had. At the end of the night the staff helped clean up, and the next morning they helped carry presents out to our car. Everyone is so friendly. We could not have found a more exceptional wedding venue and truly hope to keep in touch with everyone at Wild Bain Lodge! Thank you for making our wedding perfect! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
This is a beautiful venue with attentive staff that make the day flow effortlessly and wonderfully. They took such amazing care of us and our guests. The food is top notch. People can't stop talking about it and we can't imagine our day going any better than it did. This is a very special place near Rocky Mountain National Park with amazing views. The food is local, organic and extremely high quality. They compost and recycle, which is very important to us. The lodging was convenient for the wedding party and extremely comfortable and nice, with beautiful surroundings and fun activities. We had an amazing day and are so happy with how everything went.
This is a beautiful venue with attentive staff that make the day flow effortlessly and wonderfully. They took such amazing Read more...
This is a beautiful venue with attentive staff that make the day flow effortlessly and wonderfully. They took such amazing care of us and our guests. The food is top notch. People can't stop talking about it and we can't imagine our day going any better than it did. This is a very special place near Rocky Mountain National Park with amazing views. The food is local, organic and extremely high quality. They compost and recycle, which is very important to us. The lodging was convenient for the wedding party and extremely comfortable and nice, with beautiful surroundings and fun activities. We had an amazing day and are so happy with how everything went. Read less
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Meghan
Wedding:
6/23/2013
5.0/5.0
I could not have asked for a better venue for my wedding. The Wild Basin staff is INCREDIBLE. Denise, the owner, is the most kind person with true passion and love for what she does. If you want a beautiful Colorado mountain wedding, look no further, Wild Basin Lodge is the place to go.
I could not have asked for a better venue for my wedding. The Wild Basin staff is INCREDIBLE. Denise, the owner, is the Read more...
I could not have asked for a better venue for my wedding. The Wild Basin staff is INCREDIBLE. Denise, the owner, is the most kind person with true passion and love for what she does. If you want a beautiful Colorado mountain wedding, look no further, Wild Basin Lodge is the place to go. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Hands down the best place ever for a wedding. The setting is simply amazing (got married at the riverside site). The lodge is beautiful. My guests adored it as much as I did.The staff is top notch in every single way. Customer service is a key value here and it shows. The attention to detail is exacting. Everyone is so kind and helpful. I never could have made it through the day without Theresa. She went way out of her way to keep everything on track and get us where we needed to be. Denice is simply awesome. Every single interaction over the year-and-a-half of planning that went into my event was handled with care and warmth. I love the place - I'd become their first full-time lodger if they'd have me!! You can't go wrong with picking Wild Basin for your wedding. I would sing their praises from every fourteener in the area!
Hands down the best place ever for a wedding. The setting is simply amazing (got married at the riverside site). The lodge Read more...
Hands down the best place ever for a wedding. The setting is simply amazing (got married at the riverside site). The lodge is beautiful. My guests adored it as much as I did.The staff is top notch in every single way. Customer service is a key value here and it shows. The attention to detail is exacting. Everyone is so kind and helpful. I never could have made it through the day without Theresa. She went way out of her way to keep everything on track and get us where we needed to be. Denice is simply awesome. Every single interaction over the year-and-a-half of planning that went into my event was handled with care and warmth. I love the place - I'd become their first full-time lodger if they'd have me!! You can't go wrong with picking Wild Basin for your wedding. I would sing their praises from every fourteener in the area! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I chose Wild Basin Lodge and Event Center for our wedding this past May and we were delighted with every aspect of the experience! Denice, Angela, Teresa and everyone else on the staff were professional and friendly from the moment they welcomed us on our first visit. And they totally lived up to their promise that there would be no "surprises" with regard to the services and the expense of our wedding experience. This resulted in a wonderful, stress-free wedding, as they took care of every detail. We especially want to compliment them on their organization of the day, and the quality and presentation of the food. We chose the menu after attending a fun (and delicious!) food tasting a month before the wedding. They were extremely accommodating with all of our special requests and made sure that every guest received what they wanted. They also took great care in managing the timing of each step of our day, from making sure my daughters and I had everything we needed in the beautiful "Bride's Changing Room", to keeping track of the timing for the hors d'oeuvres, ceremony, photos, dinner, and dancing. Needless to say, we were extremely happy with our choice of Wild Basin to host the most wonderful day of our life together, and recommend it without reservation.
My husband and I chose Wild Basin Lodge and Event Center for our wedding this past May and we were delighted with every Read more...
My husband and I chose Wild Basin Lodge and Event Center for our wedding this past May and we were delighted with every aspect of the experience! Denice, Angela, Teresa and everyone else on the staff were professional and friendly from the moment they welcomed us on our first visit. And they totally lived up to their promise that there would be no "surprises" with regard to the services and the expense of our wedding experience. This resulted in a wonderful, stress-free wedding, as they took care of every detail. We especially want to compliment them on their organization of the day, and the quality and presentation of the food. We chose the menu after attending a fun (and delicious!) food tasting a month before the wedding. They were extremely accommodating with all of our special requests and made sure that every guest received what they wanted. They also took great care in managing the timing of each step of our day, from making sure my daughters and I had everything we needed in the beautiful "Bride's Changing Room", to keeping track of the timing for the hors d'oeuvres, ceremony, photos, dinner, and dancing. Needless to say, we were extremely happy with our choice of Wild Basin to host the most wonderful day of our life together, and recommend it without reservation. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Everything was perfect, we couldn't have made a better choice!
Everything was perfect, we couldn't have made a better choice!
Everything was perfect, we couldn't have made a better choice! Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
10/23/2012
5.0/5.0
The Wild Basin Lodge is an absolute slice of heaven! There is so much I can say about it:

--The mountain location is spectacular and we knew immediately it was where we wanted to get married. At the river ceremony site, the sound of the water replaced the music for our ceremony and it made for a perfect setting.
--The lodge's staff is incredibly attentive, friendly, and very prepared. Their attention to detail, timeliness, and experience made the day worry-free.
--The food was absolutely wonderful, and the chef received a standing ovation from my guests!
--We used one of their package deals, and we didn't have to worry about hiring any vendors. The vendors they provided (flowers, cake, photographer) were amazing to work with and everything was perfect.

Wild Basin is the all-around perfect place to have a wedding!
The Wild Basin Lodge is an absolute slice of heaven! There is so much I can say about it:

--The mountain location Read more...
The Wild Basin Lodge is an absolute slice of heaven! There is so much I can say about it:

--The mountain location is spectacular and we knew immediately it was where we wanted to get married. At the river ceremony site, the sound of the water replaced the music for our ceremony and it made for a perfect setting.
--The lodge's staff is incredibly attentive, friendly, and very prepared. Their attention to detail, timeliness, and experience made the day worry-free.
--The food was absolutely wonderful, and the chef received a standing ovation from my guests!
--We used one of their package deals, and we didn't have to worry about hiring any vendors. The vendors they provided (flowers, cake, photographer) were amazing to work with and everything was perfect.

Wild Basin is the all-around perfect place to have a wedding! Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
We got married at WBL in October and it was EXCEPTIONAL! Our experience and wedding was beyond our wildest dreams! Our guests were extremely impressed with the beautiful facility, the beautiful views, the food and the staff! Our friends and family are STILL talking about the wedding and how amazing it was! We’ve heard over and over again that this was the best venue and wedding our guests have ever gone to! The food and the food tasting experience was amazing!! We got married by the river and it was spectacular! The staff was fantastic to work with - I was a nervous bride and they really eased my fears and took care of the smallest details! I appreciated the one on one attention and continual communication. We looked a lot of places in Estes and surrounding areas and seriously, we would HIGHLY recommend this place to everyone! Wild Basin Lodge will exceed your expectations!
We got married at WBL in October and it was EXCEPTIONAL! Our experience and wedding was beyond our wildest dreams! Our Read more...
We got married at WBL in October and it was EXCEPTIONAL! Our experience and wedding was beyond our wildest dreams! Our guests were extremely impressed with the beautiful facility, the beautiful views, the food and the staff! Our friends and family are STILL talking about the wedding and how amazing it was! We’ve heard over and over again that this was the best venue and wedding our guests have ever gone to! The food and the food tasting experience was amazing!! We got married by the river and it was spectacular! The staff was fantastic to work with - I was a nervous bride and they really eased my fears and took care of the smallest details! I appreciated the one on one attention and continual communication. We looked a lot of places in Estes and surrounding areas and seriously, we would HIGHLY recommend this place to everyone! Wild Basin Lodge will exceed your expectations! Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
10/12/2012
5.0/5.0
We were married here on October 12th and the experience was exceptional! The prices was reasonable for all that was included! Everything went perfectly, smoothly and the staff provided excellent service to us all! I would absolutely reccomend WB for any future brides!
We were married here on October 12th and the experience was exceptional! The prices was reasonable for all that was Read more...
We were married here on October 12th and the experience was exceptional! The prices was reasonable for all that was included! Everything went perfectly, smoothly and the staff provided excellent service to us all! I would absolutely reccomend WB for any future brides! Read less
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Aerran
Wedding:
10/5/2012
5.0/5.0
Since we were doing a destination wedding to Colorado from Michigan, we did as much planning on the trip we had taken a year before the wedding as we could. When we first visited Wild Basin Lodge we knew it was where we wanted to have our ceremony and reception. Denice and the staff at the Lodge were very warm and welcoming from the first e-mail we sent all the way up to the day after. Everybody was very approachable and willing to help out in any way that they could.
We were originally going to have an outdoor wedding, but because of a downturn in temperatures and our harpist not being able to play outside below 50 degrees, Denice helped us figure out an alternative plan which resulted in us having our ceremony in front of the fire place in the main entrance to the lodge. With only 25 people it was cozy but not overly so.
Also, the food was phenomenal. We did the dual platted option of Wild Alaskan Salmon baked with a teriyaki glaze as well as the Buffalo with the Wild Berry Demiglaze and goat cheese mashed potatoes. We had a few people that were very picky on salmon, both from liking a well cooked salmon fillet as well as those that didn't like it at all, and everybody loved the salmon.
If we had to do it all over again, I would certainly choose to have our wedding at Wild Basin Lodge in a heartbeat!
Since we were doing a destination wedding to Colorado from Michigan, we did as much planning on the trip we had taken a Read more...
Since we were doing a destination wedding to Colorado from Michigan, we did as much planning on the trip we had taken a year before the wedding as we could. When we first visited Wild Basin Lodge we knew it was where we wanted to have our ceremony and reception. Denice and the staff at the Lodge were very warm and welcoming from the first e-mail we sent all the way up to the day after. Everybody was very approachable and willing to help out in any way that they could.
We were originally going to have an outdoor wedding, but because of a downturn in temperatures and our harpist not being able to play outside below 50 degrees, Denice helped us figure out an alternative plan which resulted in us having our ceremony in front of the fire place in the main entrance to the lodge. With only 25 people it was cozy but not overly so.
Also, the food was phenomenal. We did the dual platted option of Wild Alaskan Salmon baked with a teriyaki glaze as well as the Buffalo with the Wild Berry Demiglaze and goat cheese mashed potatoes. We had a few people that were very picky on salmon, both from liking a well cooked salmon fillet as well as those that didn't like it at all, and everybody loved the salmon.
If we had to do it all over again, I would certainly choose to have our wedding at Wild Basin Lodge in a heartbeat! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
9/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Wild Basin is absolutely amazing. From the very first day we visited the facility until the day we checked out, they were delightful to work with. As far as we're concerned there isn't a better facility and staff around. Examples: 1) The owner is on site almost all of the time, which is a huge perk. 2) emails are answered that day, usually within the hour. 3) the ceremony and reception can all be housed here. 4) it's right next to the National Park, so there is very little traffic to interrupt the proceedings.
Wild Basin is absolutely amazing. From the very first day we visited the facility until the day we checked out, they were Read more...
Wild Basin is absolutely amazing. From the very first day we visited the facility until the day we checked out, they were delightful to work with. As far as we're concerned there isn't a better facility and staff around. Examples: 1) The owner is on site almost all of the time, which is a huge perk. 2) emails are answered that day, usually within the hour. 3) the ceremony and reception can all be housed here. 4) it's right next to the National Park, so there is very little traffic to interrupt the proceedings. Read less
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Dusty
Wedding:
9/27/2012
5.0/5.0
WBL provided us with the most delightful, wonderful, breath taking experience over the last year in preparing our wedding! They ALWAYS greeted us with a hug and smile no matter how many times we visited and or how busy everyone was. They always found time for us, our needs and questions. Their guidance, flexibility, calming presence and supportive attention helped us make our wedding day everything we could have ever wanted. We knew at first sight when planning our wedding a year ago that we wanted our wedding to take place at WBL due to whats mentioned above. Words do not do enough justice but they helped our dreams come true on 9-27-12!
WBL provided us with the most delightful, wonderful, breath taking experience over the last year in preparing our wedding! Read more...
WBL provided us with the most delightful, wonderful, breath taking experience over the last year in preparing our wedding! They ALWAYS greeted us with a hug and smile no matter how many times we visited and or how busy everyone was. They always found time for us, our needs and questions. Their guidance, flexibility, calming presence and supportive attention helped us make our wedding day everything we could have ever wanted. We knew at first sight when planning our wedding a year ago that we wanted our wedding to take place at WBL due to whats mentioned above. Words do not do enough justice but they helped our dreams come true on 9-27-12! Read less
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Jamie
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
I loved having my wedding at the Wild Basin Lodge. Not only is the setting perfect for a mountain wedding, the people are so supportive, professional, and caring throughout the entire process. They made us feel like we were part of their family. The food was also the best wedding food I have ever tasted! I loved every minute of the planning process and working with the people at the Wild Basin Lodge.
I loved having my wedding at the Wild Basin Lodge. Not only is the setting perfect for a mountain wedding, the people are Read more...
I loved having my wedding at the Wild Basin Lodge. Not only is the setting perfect for a mountain wedding, the people are so supportive, professional, and caring throughout the entire process. They made us feel like we were part of their family. The food was also the best wedding food I have ever tasted! I loved every minute of the planning process and working with the people at the Wild Basin Lodge. Read less
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Bonnie
Wedding:
9/18/2012
5.0/5.0
We had an amazing wedding! Our wedding was in the meadow and we got lucky with a beautiful day. The staff was always extremely friendly every time we called or emailed with questions before our big day. Our wedding day went smooth and all our guests remarked to us that we picked a great location. Our reception was in the Copeland room and the food was wonderful and everyone enjoyed their time. We had about 30 guests and the room was the perfect size; it didn’t feel too big or too small. Dana was great to work with; she tried to keep us on schedule without us feeling like we were a burden to her or the staff. We also had our dog Monte in the wedding and the staff loved him and welcomed him just like all the other guests. Everyone was just easy to work with and that made us feel just extremely comfortable and less stressed on our wedding day. We highly recommend Wild Basin Lodge!!!
We had an amazing wedding! Our wedding was in the meadow and we got lucky with a beautiful day. The staff was always Read more...
We had an amazing wedding! Our wedding was in the meadow and we got lucky with a beautiful day. The staff was always extremely friendly every time we called or emailed with questions before our big day. Our wedding day went smooth and all our guests remarked to us that we picked a great location. Our reception was in the Copeland room and the food was wonderful and everyone enjoyed their time. We had about 30 guests and the room was the perfect size; it didn’t feel too big or too small. Dana was great to work with; she tried to keep us on schedule without us feeling like we were a burden to her or the staff. We also had our dog Monte in the wedding and the staff loved him and welcomed him just like all the other guests. Everyone was just easy to work with and that made us feel just extremely comfortable and less stressed on our wedding day. We highly recommend Wild Basin Lodge!!! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
I got married at WBL this past August, and cannot stop raving about this place!! My husband and I are originally from the midwest, and being outside surrounded by mountains, rivers, and aspen trees is exactly what we wanted for our big day, to show our families why we love it out here. This place truly has it all. The staff at WBL (especially Dana, Tiffnie and Denice) are beYOND helpful and accommodating. From our first tour 2 weeks after we got engaged to the day after our big day, they were the most supportive, patient, and kind-hearted women to work with. Not once did I feel like I was asking too many questions. They kept us up to date on our estimate, to the penny, any time I'd requested any changes. They are all professionals, but also relaxed and fun to be around. The always replied to my emails and phone calls promptly leading up to everything. I had a different vendor that once I signed the contract and gave a deposit, I didn't hear from them until 3 months before the wedding (despite me attempting to contact via phone and email). NOT HERE, even to this day, months after our wedding, I am still in contact with WBL and they still are as courteous as ever. And on our big day, they were on TOP of everything. I'd hear a glass break in the distance, and someone was immediately there with a dust pan. They kept the evening running on schedule so we didn't have to worry about who was supposed to be where, when. The food was extraordinary! I am 100% Italian, and Chef Nick had all of our guests full and asking for recipes. We chose the river site for our ceremony, and we have 3 dogs - our favorite part of the WBL is how dog friendly they are! Though not allowed into the lodge (health codes, people) they were given free reign of the property - which truly allowed for some breath taking photos. The inside of the lodge is so tastefully done, too, I didn't have to pay all this extra money for flowers! The huge windows allowed guests to see the mountains and river, and the
I got married at WBL this past August, and cannot stop raving about this place!! My husband and I are originally from the Read more...
I got married at WBL this past August, and cannot stop raving about this place!! My husband and I are originally from the midwest, and being outside surrounded by mountains, rivers, and aspen trees is exactly what we wanted for our big day, to show our families why we love it out here. This place truly has it all. The staff at WBL (especially Dana, Tiffnie and Denice) are beYOND helpful and accommodating. From our first tour 2 weeks after we got engaged to the day after our big day, they were the most supportive, patient, and kind-hearted women to work with. Not once did I feel like I was asking too many questions. They kept us up to date on our estimate, to the penny, any time I'd requested any changes. They are all professionals, but also relaxed and fun to be around. The always replied to my emails and phone calls promptly leading up to everything. I had a different vendor that once I signed the contract and gave a deposit, I didn't hear from them until 3 months before the wedding (despite me attempting to contact via phone and email). NOT HERE, even to this day, months after our wedding, I am still in contact with WBL and they still are as courteous as ever. And on our big day, they were on TOP of everything. I'd hear a glass break in the distance, and someone was immediately there with a dust pan. They kept the evening running on schedule so we didn't have to worry about who was supposed to be where, when. The food was extraordinary! I am 100% Italian, and Chef Nick had all of our guests full and asking for recipes. We chose the river site for our ceremony, and we have 3 dogs - our favorite part of the WBL is how dog friendly they are! Though not allowed into the lodge (health codes, people) they were given free reign of the property - which truly allowed for some breath taking photos. The inside of the lodge is so tastefully done, too, I didn't have to pay all this extra money for flowers! The huge windows allowed guests to see the mountains and river, and the Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
8/10/2012
5.0/5.0
Of all the vendors that I worked with in planning my August 2012 wedding in the Estes Park area, the Wild Basin Lodge was- hands down- the best. The staff was extremely responsive to emails and phone calls; they were helpful, detail oriented and down to Earth. They really thought of everything and acted as the day-of coordinators, and the entire day went off without a hitch. Our guests raved about the food (the in-house chef is a culinary mastermind) and the venue. It is elegant, cozy and intimate and highlights the natural beauty of Colorado with mountains, rivers, and aspen trees in its backdrop/on site. I can't say enough positive things about my experience with the Wild Basin Lodge- from the first time we saw it, to the tasting day (come hungry and bring friends…it is SOO fun!) to the wedding weekend itself, we were in safe hands at the Wild Basin Lodge. They are top notch.

Our only challenge in having our wedding there was securing ample accommodations for our ample out-of-town friends and family throughout the area during high season. The Wild Basin Lodge has only 6 rooms, and we had a lot of out-of-town guests in for the event. We ended up renting an entire Bed & Breakfast and 5 cabins in Allenspark (all very close to the Wild Basin Lodge), putting friends and family in two other hotels in Estes Park, and coordinating transportation between them all. In the end it paid off because everyone stayed in venues which suited their budgets and needs, then felt at-home at the Wild Basin during our wedding day and again at morning-after breakfast. I loved my experience with them and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a classic yet one of a kind Colorado wedding.
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Of all the vendors that I worked with in planning my August 2012 wedding in the Estes Park area, the Wild Basin Lodge was- hands down- the best. The staff was extremely responsive to emails and phone calls; they were helpful, detail oriented and down to Earth. They really thought of everything and acted as the day-of coordinators, and the entire day went off without a hitch. Our guests raved about the food (the in-house chef is a culinary mastermind) and the venue. It is elegant, cozy and intimate and highlights the natural beauty of Colorado with mountains, rivers, and aspen trees in its backdrop/on site. I can't say enough positive things about my experience with the Wild Basin Lodge- from the first time we saw it, to the tasting day (come hungry and bring friends…it is SOO fun!) to the wedding weekend itself, we were in safe hands at the Wild Basin Lodge. They are top notch.

Our only challenge in having our wedding there was securing ample accommodations for our ample out-of-town friends and family throughout the area during high season. The Wild Basin Lodge has only 6 rooms, and we had a lot of out-of-town guests in for the event. We ended up renting an entire Bed & Breakfast and 5 cabins in Allenspark (all very close to the Wild Basin Lodge), putting friends and family in two other hotels in Estes Park, and coordinating transportation between them all. In the end it paid off because everyone stayed in venues which suited their budgets and needs, then felt at-home at the Wild Basin during our wedding day and again at morning-after breakfast. I loved my experience with them and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a classic yet one of a kind Colorado wedding. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
8/5/2012
5.0/5.0
There is nothing bad I can say about Wild Basin Lodge and Event Center! They made my wedding an even more incredible and fairy tale experience than I could have ever imagined! Their facilities are amazing, the food was incredible, and the scenery, simply breathtaking. It is an investment to be sure, but I wouldn't have had my wedding anywhere else for any less. You get ten times what you pay for! But, all of this pales in comparison to the incredible service! You feel apart of their family! If there by chance is anything you need or want (because they have already thought of EVERYTHING!) they are right there to support you and keep your nerves down. They manage to keep the entire process stress free. For example, I had chosen to have my seating done by table instead of alphabetical, which I learned could stop up the seating process. Wild Basin organized it for me on the day of the wedding, and alphabetized everything before the guests got there. They also provided me with a bridal ready room which was AWESOME. All of my girls, the Mom's and the hair and make-up vendors could get ready comfortably and it made the experience even more fun. Wild Basin had tea and coffee waiting for us when we arrived at 7am, and also champagne for later! The staff seemed as excited for my wedding as I was! And when the wedding was over and my husband and I went up to our Honeymoon suite, they had made up our dinner for us again with more cake and champagne! Can you say spoiled! They were an absolute pleasure to work with! I would recommend Wild Basin Lodge and Event Center to anyone who desires a beautiful mountain wedding! The facilities, the service, and the view cannot be beat!
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There is nothing bad I can say about Wild Basin Lodge and Event Center! They made my wedding an even more incredible and fairy tale experience than I could have ever imagined! Their facilities are amazing, the food was incredible, and the scenery, simply breathtaking. It is an investment to be sure, but I wouldn't have had my wedding anywhere else for any less. You get ten times what you pay for! But, all of this pales in comparison to the incredible service! You feel apart of their family! If there by chance is anything you need or want (because they have already thought of EVERYTHING!) they are right there to support you and keep your nerves down. They manage to keep the entire process stress free. For example, I had chosen to have my seating done by table instead of alphabetical, which I learned could stop up the seating process. Wild Basin organized it for me on the day of the wedding, and alphabetized everything before the guests got there. They also provided me with a bridal ready room which was AWESOME. All of my girls, the Mom's and the hair and make-up vendors could get ready comfortably and it made the experience even more fun. Wild Basin had tea and coffee waiting for us when we arrived at 7am, and also champagne for later! The staff seemed as excited for my wedding as I was! And when the wedding was over and my husband and I went up to our Honeymoon suite, they had made up our dinner for us again with more cake and champagne! Can you say spoiled! They were an absolute pleasure to work with! I would recommend Wild Basin Lodge and Event Center to anyone who desires a beautiful mountain wedding! The facilities, the service, and the view cannot be beat! Read less
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jubilou
Wedding:
8/1/2012
5.0/5.0
My family, husband, and I cannot stop talking about Wild Basin Lodge and how PERFECT it was throughout our entire wedding experience. First, the venue is beautiful, inside and out. They give you full use of their property for photos the day of the wedding, without restriction. We chose to have our ceremony at the river amphitheater, but were still able to wander out to the meadow to take photos. We have countless emails to and from the WBL staff - they are always prompt and professional, and oh-so flexible! Denice, Dana, and Tiffnie were always over-the-top helpful and caring about our needs, especially on our wedding day! I did not stress about anything (even when we found out we didn't bring our sand ceremony supplies - they had one at the lodge, in our wedding colors!). The pricing was comparable to other similar venues, and the big bonus is that they provide the food. So there is no separate venue/catering costs, it's just a straight per-person fee for reception/food. And their food is phenomenal. We had chicken and steak served family-style (best idea ever!), and we had guests asking for seconds (especially on the mashed potatoes). Anyway - BEST. WEDDING. VENUE. EVER. My family will not stop talking about it, and I can't stop thinking about it. HIGHLY recommended!! <3 Travis and Cindi
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My family, husband, and I cannot stop talking about Wild Basin Lodge and how PERFECT it was throughout our entire wedding experience. First, the venue is beautiful, inside and out. They give you full use of their property for photos the day of the wedding, without restriction. We chose to have our ceremony at the river amphitheater, but were still able to wander out to the meadow to take photos. We have countless emails to and from the WBL staff - they are always prompt and professional, and oh-so flexible! Denice, Dana, and Tiffnie were always over-the-top helpful and caring about our needs, especially on our wedding day! I did not stress about anything (even when we found out we didn't bring our sand ceremony supplies - they had one at the lodge, in our wedding colors!). The pricing was comparable to other similar venues, and the big bonus is that they provide the food. So there is no separate venue/catering costs, it's just a straight per-person fee for reception/food. And their food is phenomenal. We had chicken and steak served family-style (best idea ever!), and we had guests asking for seconds (especially on the mashed potatoes). Anyway - BEST. WEDDING. VENUE. EVER. My family will not stop talking about it, and I can't stop thinking about it. HIGHLY recommended!! <3 Travis and Cindi Read less
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Jeymei
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
The Wild Basin was my dream wedding location. They were so great in helping me plan, and accommodating me in my most Bridezilla moments. Every member of the staff seemed as thrilled as I was to be helping me with my wedding and reception, and whenever I had questions or even just needed an opinion they were quick to respond. I couldn’t ask for a better venue, and anyone should feel thrilled to exchange vows at this gorgeous spot!
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The Wild Basin was my dream wedding location. They were so great in helping me plan, and accommodating me in my most Bridezilla moments. Every member of the staff seemed as thrilled as I was to be helping me with my wedding and reception, and whenever I had questions or even just needed an opinion they were quick to respond. I couldn’t ask for a better venue, and anyone should feel thrilled to exchange vows at this gorgeous spot! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Everything was PERFECT! The staff was very accommodating and allowed several changes that day. They had many options incase it rained and took care of all the small details while I was getting ready. Absolutely Amazing!!
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Everything was PERFECT! The staff was very accommodating and allowed several changes that day. They had many options incase it rained and took care of all the small details while I was getting ready. Absolutely Amazing!! Read less
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Carol
Wedding:
6/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Celebrating our 15 year Vow Renewal at the Wild Basin Lodge was ideal because Denice and her staff took care of EVERYTHING! I believe someone at WBL walks around with a computer strapped to their hip, because our emails received immediate replies and we never had to wait for an answer to anything! Whatever we dreamed up to request, Denice and her staff made it happen! Though our Anniversary date was already reserved for a new couple's wedding, we were able to hold our vow renewal in the morning so our events didn't conflict. Our informal walk down memory lane was simple, stress free and enjoyable! We especially appreciated the personalized manner in which each staff member treated us, despite special requests for our favorite desserts and the 'un-wedding' approach we took to our event. Specifically, when it came time for our Officiant and daughter, 9 year old Bella, to take the stage, of course she was hesitant to stand alone in front of our guests. Our wedding coordinator Tiffnie stepped in and volunteered to walk Bella down the aisle so she wouldn't be alone! Brought tears to my eyes and warmth to Bella's heart that she had a friend to walk with! We truly felt like ours was the only special event on the calendar! I wish we knew of WBL the first time around, in 1997…
Thank you for helping us celebrate enduring love!
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Celebrating our 15 year Vow Renewal at the Wild Basin Lodge was ideal because Denice and her staff took care of EVERYTHING! I believe someone at WBL walks around with a computer strapped to their hip, because our emails received immediate replies and we never had to wait for an answer to anything! Whatever we dreamed up to request, Denice and her staff made it happen! Though our Anniversary date was already reserved for a new couple's wedding, we were able to hold our vow renewal in the morning so our events didn't conflict. Our informal walk down memory lane was simple, stress free and enjoyable! We especially appreciated the personalized manner in which each staff member treated us, despite special requests for our favorite desserts and the 'un-wedding' approach we took to our event. Specifically, when it came time for our Officiant and daughter, 9 year old Bella, to take the stage, of course she was hesitant to stand alone in front of our guests. Our wedding coordinator Tiffnie stepped in and volunteered to walk Bella down the aisle so she wouldn't be alone! Brought tears to my eyes and warmth to Bella's heart that she had a friend to walk with! We truly felt like ours was the only special event on the calendar! I wish we knew of WBL the first time around, in 1997…
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Laurie
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married at Wild Basin in June 2012, and it was truly the best day of our lives. We had the rehearsal dinner and the wedding and wedding reception at the lodge. I simply cannot say enough great things about Wild Basin Lodge and especially the staff, they were wonderful! Dana and Tiffnie were amazing on the wedding day, seeing to every detail and making sure everything ran smoothly. We all felt so welcome and special! Everyone was so sweet and accommodating but also very professional. I sent so many emails with questions and concerns, and they were answered promptly and thoroughly each time (thanks, Dana, Tiffnie, Hillary, and Denice!). Every detail was thought of and reviewed with us, and they were very organized down to the last detail. The chef is so talented, the food was amazing and we received lots of compliments on the dinner and the rehearsal dinner the night before. The bartender, Adrian, was also very polite and great to work with. We had a lot of compliments from our guests on how friendly and capable the staff was. I felt like the whole wedding weekend could not have gone any better or more smoothly, we concentrated on our vows and having a great time with our families and friends and did not have to worry about the details of the day.
The lodge is so beautiful, and we had our ceremony down at the riverside amphitheater. My family and I stayed in the lodge rooms and honeymoon suite Friday and Saturday night, and the views were fantastic! You can hear the river from your room, and it is so peaceful to wake up to in the morning. The lodge was also very pretty and clean and the staff was very welcoming and helpful to us. It has a cozy mountain feel and lots of beautiful natural wood. I would love to stay here again!
Overall, we were so impressed from our very first meeting with Dana and the staff at Wild Basin Lodge. They seem to really love what they do and enjoy working with couples and people in general. They go out of their way to make sure your event is special and personal, and they pay attention to all of the tiniest details. They are also professional, and we felt like we were in capable hands at all times. I felt completely comfortable and trusted the staff at Wild Basin Lodge with our wedding day, and they could not have done a better job! We spent the day enjoying being with each other and family and friends and had no worries the whole time. It was absolutely wonderful- thank you so much everyone! I highly recommend Wild Basin Lodge for your wedding or special event!

Thank you, Laurie and Matt Niedermiller
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My husband and I got married at Wild Basin in June 2012, and it was truly the best day of our lives. We had the rehearsal dinner and the wedding and wedding reception at the lodge. I simply cannot say enough great things about Wild Basin Lodge and especially the staff, they were wonderful! Dana and Tiffnie were amazing on the wedding day, seeing to every detail and making sure everything ran smoothly. We all felt so welcome and special! Everyone was so sweet and accommodating but also very professional. I sent so many emails with questions and concerns, and they were answered promptly and thoroughly each time (thanks, Dana, Tiffnie, Hillary, and Denice!). Every detail was thought of and reviewed with us, and they were very organized down to the last detail. The chef is so talented, the food was amazing and we received lots of compliments on the dinner and the rehearsal dinner the night before. The bartender, Adrian, was also very polite and great to work with. We had a lot of compliments from our guests on how friendly and capable the staff was. I felt like the whole wedding weekend could not have gone any better or more smoothly, we concentrated on our vows and having a great time with our families and friends and did not have to worry about the details of the day.
The lodge is so beautiful, and we had our ceremony down at the riverside amphitheater. My family and I stayed in the lodge rooms and honeymoon suite Friday and Saturday night, and the views were fantastic! You can hear the river from your room, and it is so peaceful to wake up to in the morning. The lodge was also very pretty and clean and the staff was very welcoming and helpful to us. It has a cozy mountain feel and lots of beautiful natural wood. I would love to stay here again!
Overall, we were so impressed from our very first meeting with Dana and the staff at Wild Basin Lodge. They seem to really love what they do and enjoy working with couples and people in general. They go out of their way to make sure your event is special and personal, and they pay attention to all of the tiniest details. They are also professional, and we felt like we were in capable hands at all times. I felt completely comfortable and trusted the staff at Wild Basin Lodge with our wedding day, and they could not have done a better job! We spent the day enjoying being with each other and family and friends and had no worries the whole time. It was absolutely wonderful- thank you so much everyone! I highly recommend Wild Basin Lodge for your wedding or special event!

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Dave
Wedding:
6/1/2012
5.0/5.0
I've had the pleasure of working with Wild Basin Lodge both as a photographer, and as a father-of-the-bride when my daughter was married there. It's an incredible venue with the perfect combination of a stunning mountain setting, beautiful lodge and a wonderful staff. And their chef is world class. Meghan's wedding experience at Wild Basin was perfect...just absolutely perfect.
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I've had the pleasure of working with Wild Basin Lodge both as a photographer, and as a father-of-the-bride when my daughter was married there. It's an incredible venue with the perfect combination of a stunning mountain setting, beautiful lodge and a wonderful staff. And their chef is world class. Meghan's wedding experience at Wild Basin was perfect...just absolutely perfect. Read less
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TXnCO
Wedding:
9/25/2011
5.0/5.0
The outdoor setting and the reception room in the Lodge were so beautiful. The staff was amazing. They seemed to take a personal interest in the wedding and reception. Service was outstanding!!
The owners were tremendously supportive and knowledgable.
The rooms were designed for total comfort and had every amenity necessary.
Perfect in every way!
The outdoor setting and the reception room in the Lodge were so beautiful. The staff was amazing. They seemed to take a Read more...
The outdoor setting and the reception room in the Lodge were so beautiful. The staff was amazing. They seemed to take a personal interest in the wedding and reception. Service was outstanding!!
The owners were tremendously supportive and knowledgable.
The rooms were designed for total comfort and had every amenity necessary.
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bevmcd711
Wedding:
7/30/2011
5.0/5.0
From our first meeting in August 2010 our daughter knew Wild Basin was where she wanted to have her wedding. The entire Wild Basin staff and owner were extremely helpful in the following months with wedding planning via e-mails and phone calls. Our daughter and her fiance were married on July 30. The setting in the meadow was beautiful. The friendly and caring staff were very professional and helped to make their wedding a most memorable one. Attention to detail and caring attitudes are hallmarks of the Wild Basin staff. Many of our guests also commented on the delicious dinner and lovely food presentation.
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From our first meeting in August 2010 our daughter knew Wild Basin was where she wanted to have her wedding. The entire Wild Basin staff and owner were extremely helpful in the following months with wedding planning via e-mails and phone calls. Our daughter and her fiance were married on July 30. The setting in the meadow was beautiful. The friendly and caring staff were very professional and helped to make their wedding a most memorable one. Attention to detail and caring attitudes are hallmarks of the Wild Basin staff. Many of our guests also commented on the delicious dinner and lovely food presentation. Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
6/26/2011
5.0/5.0
When I was searching for venues, I happen to drive by Wild Basin. I did not have an appointment, but they welcomed me in and gave me a glass of wine....so friendly and welcoming! It was the perfect place...beautiful and natural! Throughout the year, the staff was so patient and helpful with all of my questions. Additionally, they offered a chance to work off some of the wedding cost, which was helpful. The day was so perfect and intimate...gorgeous setting, great food, helpful staff...I would not change a thing!I was thrilled to have our wedding at Wild Basin!
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When I was searching for venues, I happen to drive by Wild Basin. I did not have an appointment, but they welcomed me in and gave me a glass of wine....so friendly and welcoming! It was the perfect place...beautiful and natural! Throughout the year, the staff was so patient and helpful with all of my questions. Additionally, they offered a chance to work off some of the wedding cost, which was helpful. The day was so perfect and intimate...gorgeous setting, great food, helpful staff...I would not change a thing!I was thrilled to have our wedding at Wild Basin! Read less
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Nikki
Wedding:
5/7/2011
5.0/5.0
I am SO Thankful for all of the employees and the owners, (Denise and Nils!) When we were looking for a beautiful venue for our wedding, we just about gave up after our search until we visited the Wild Basin Lodge. We were greeted like family by the chef, and Denise (the owner.) It was such a clean, warm attractive place. There was snow outside and from the inside the fireplace was on and we were so tired. Denise and Brent offered us a beer and invited us to look at pictures of weddings. We got to know them and they got to know us. We also had some financial concerns as we were together for almost 10 years and really wanted to have an intimate wedding. We really wanted to have great food and a beautiful place to unite our children and our family and closest friends. Denise was very flexible with our concerns. She and the staff helped us plan the wedding of our dreams!! They took such great care of us and our family that we are planning to come back every year and make more memories. They were so good with our children and our out of town guests. We booked all 6 of the rooms and wished there were more but every room was so clean and comfortable! Iut of all the places we visited (and that was probably 60) we were so thankful to have found this treasure! Our pictures are beautiful!!!
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I am SO Thankful for all of the employees and the owners, (Denise and Nils!) When we were looking for a beautiful venue for our wedding, we just about gave up after our search until we visited the Wild Basin Lodge. We were greeted like family by the chef, and Denise (the owner.) It was such a clean, warm attractive place. There was snow outside and from the inside the fireplace was on and we were so tired. Denise and Brent offered us a beer and invited us to look at pictures of weddings. We got to know them and they got to know us. We also had some financial concerns as we were together for almost 10 years and really wanted to have an intimate wedding. We really wanted to have great food and a beautiful place to unite our children and our family and closest friends. Denise was very flexible with our concerns. She and the staff helped us plan the wedding of our dreams!! They took such great care of us and our family that we are planning to come back every year and make more memories. They were so good with our children and our out of town guests. We booked all 6 of the rooms and wished there were more but every room was so clean and comfortable! Iut of all the places we visited (and that was probably 60) we were so thankful to have found this treasure! Our pictures are beautiful!!! Read less
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B67Vetter
Wedding:
4/7/2011
5.0/5.0
What a wonderful experience!!!

Each one of us always hope that our wedding day will be special and something to always remmber with fond memories. The Wild Basin Lodge staff made all these dreams a rality.

Although our wedding was small, we received every attention to detail from our first contact with the lodge to the actual wedding day. Hillary Hanson did an exceptional job of follow up after I first contacted the lodge. Nothing was left to chance and both my wife and I could not believe the exceptional care that was taken to make our day very special.

I cannot recommend a more concentious staff or a more beautiful setting for you to consider for your day. I would guarantee that from your first contact with the Wild Basin Lodge to the time you leave, you cannot find a better place for you and your bride.

Bob Anderson
What a wonderful experience!!!

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What a wonderful experience!!!

Each one of us always hope that our wedding day will be special and something to always remmber with fond memories. The Wild Basin Lodge staff made all these dreams a rality.

Although our wedding was small, we received every attention to detail from our first contact with the lodge to the actual wedding day. Hillary Hanson did an exceptional job of follow up after I first contacted the lodge. Nothing was left to chance and both my wife and I could not believe the exceptional care that was taken to make our day very special.

I cannot recommend a more concentious staff or a more beautiful setting for you to consider for your day. I would guarantee that from your first contact with the Wild Basin Lodge to the time you leave, you cannot find a better place for you and your bride.

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April511
Wedding:
4/5/2011
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was perfect and so far beyond our expectation. This is a beautiful lodge in a beautiful location, but the people and the care that were put into our event were simply remarkable. We could not have felt more welcome. Being in such a family environment helped our two families bond in a way that I did not expect. Every detail was exceptional. The food was perfect and everyone was raving! Glenda and Kala were so helpful to me before and during the wedding, I never expected so much help and support. Jerry became best friends with everyone at the bar! Every time we went back to our room there was a new detail and new surprise waiting for us. I am still overwhelmed with how perfect the day was, and as I shift through my memories I am continually impressed with how smoothly everything went and the fact that I did not have to worry about anything that day. I live in Estes Park and I truly believe there is not a better location for the ceremony or reception in this area. No one has the food, the views, or the people to compare

I just cannot recommend Wild Basin more highly. All of my friends are family are simply gushing about the perfection of the day.
Our wedding was perfect and so far beyond our expectation. This is a beautiful lodge in a beautiful location, but the Read more...
Our wedding was perfect and so far beyond our expectation. This is a beautiful lodge in a beautiful location, but the people and the care that were put into our event were simply remarkable. We could not have felt more welcome. Being in such a family environment helped our two families bond in a way that I did not expect. Every detail was exceptional. The food was perfect and everyone was raving! Glenda and Kala were so helpful to me before and during the wedding, I never expected so much help and support. Jerry became best friends with everyone at the bar! Every time we went back to our room there was a new detail and new surprise waiting for us. I am still overwhelmed with how perfect the day was, and as I shift through my memories I am continually impressed with how smoothly everything went and the fact that I did not have to worry about anything that day. I live in Estes Park and I truly believe there is not a better location for the ceremony or reception in this area. No one has the food, the views, or the people to compare

I just cannot recommend Wild Basin more highly. All of my friends are family are simply gushing about the perfection of the day. Read less
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Bev
Wedding:
2/20/2011
5.0/5.0
The Wild Basin Lodge staff treated us and our guests, as if we were a million dollar wedding instead of the small affair it was! The venue is definitely 5-star in my books. (Bev & Vince, wedding date: 2/20/11)
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The Wild Basin Lodge staff treated us and our guests, as if we were a million dollar wedding instead of the small affair it was! The venue is definitely 5-star in my books. (Bev & Vince, wedding date: 2/20/11) Read less
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goozygalred
Wedding:
12/28/2009
5.0/5.0
Denise and the entire staff at Wild Basin Lodge were just amazing! Everything turned out beautifully and the food was wonderful! They were very flexible and patient with all of our changes and requests. The site is so gorgeous...you won't believe your eyes!
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Denise and the entire staff at Wild Basin Lodge were just amazing! Everything turned out beautifully and the food was wonderful! They were very flexible and patient with all of our changes and requests. The site is so gorgeous...you won't believe your eyes! Read less
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skiluvr7979
Wedding:
10/1/2009
5.0/5.0
We loved the place from the moment we walked in! Denice and her crew are wonderful. The Enhanced package is well worth not having to deal with the hassle of little details. We are already booked to have dinner there in the near future.
We loved the place from the moment we walked in! Denice and her crew are wonderful. The Enhanced package is well worth not Read more...
We loved the place from the moment we walked in! Denice and her crew are wonderful. The Enhanced package is well worth not having to deal with the hassle of little details. We are already booked to have dinner there in the near future. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
8/7/2009
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough about Wild Basin Lodge. It is an absolutely beautiful location, with the kindest people you will ever meet. Denise, in particular, played a key part in even making my wedding possible! Three months before the wedding, we had some severe financial concerns and considered postponing everything. When I talked with Denise, she personally sat down with me and helped figure out how we could make the wedding happen. Everywhere else we had looked, people basically told us that this is the biggest day of your life and you should plan on spending accordingly. Denise told us that this is a big day, but it shouldn't put you in debt for the next five years of your life. She helped us determine where to spend our money and what was really unnecessary. She went above and beyond to make it the best day of my life (thus far), without bankrupting us. In the end, it absolutely felt like a million dollar wedding! Not only that, but the folks at Wild Basin take care of almost EVERYTHING!! I was not interested in micro-managing, so it was such a relief to find a place that covers details you wouldn't even think to consider. I could go on and on, so I'll make the rest short and sweet:

-BEAUTIFUL scenery, great for pictures!
-Wonderful people
-Delicious food
-Top notch service
-Dedication to making the bride and groom happy!
-Gorgeous scenery
-Wildlife!
-Extremely inclusive
-Kind employees
-Beautiful surroundings...did I mention that already?
-Denise and Nils! (owners)
I can't say enough about Wild Basin Lodge. It is an absolutely beautiful location, with the kindest people you will ever Read more...
I can't say enough about Wild Basin Lodge. It is an absolutely beautiful location, with the kindest people you will ever meet. Denise, in particular, played a key part in even making my wedding possible! Three months before the wedding, we had some severe financial concerns and considered postponing everything. When I talked with Denise, she personally sat down with me and helped figure out how we could make the wedding happen. Everywhere else we had looked, people basically told us that this is the biggest day of your life and you should plan on spending accordingly. Denise told us that this is a big day, but it shouldn't put you in debt for the next five years of your life. She helped us determine where to spend our money and what was really unnecessary. She went above and beyond to make it the best day of my life (thus far), without bankrupting us. In the end, it absolutely felt like a million dollar wedding! Not only that, but the folks at Wild Basin take care of almost EVERYTHING!! I was not interested in micro-managing, so it was such a relief to find a place that covers details you wouldn't even think to consider. I could go on and on, so I'll make the rest short and sweet:

-BEAUTIFUL scenery, great for pictures!
-Wonderful people
-Delicious food
-Top notch service
-Dedication to making the bride and groom happy!
-Gorgeous scenery
-Wildlife!
-Extremely inclusive
-Kind employees
-Beautiful surroundings...did I mention that already?
-Denise and Nils! (owners) Read less
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Meredith
Wedding:
6/28/2009
5.0/5.0
We knew the first time we saw the Wild Basin Lodge that we had found our perfect location, and the first time we met the staff that we could have a beautiful wedding that was “us.” Everything went so well that I am still in awe. The staff was so easy to work with during the planning and helped to keep the day so relaxed. Guests are still telling us about the food, and those who couldn’t come are now regretting it. Our wedding will obviously always be special to us but because of The Wild Basin we didn’t have to give up our lives to planning.
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We knew the first time we saw the Wild Basin Lodge that we had found our perfect location, and the first time we met the staff that we could have a beautiful wedding that was “us.” Everything went so well that I am still in awe. The staff was so easy to work with during the planning and helped to keep the day so relaxed. Guests are still telling us about the food, and those who couldn’t come are now regretting it. Our wedding will obviously always be special to us but because of The Wild Basin we didn’t have to give up our lives to planning. Read less
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fraujen2u
Wedding:
6/26/2009
5.0/5.0
Everyone told me that I would cry when I found my dream dress. I hated shopping for my dress. But, I did burst into tears when we met Denise at Wild Basin. We were planning a small wedding (only 30 guests) and she was willing to bend over backwards for every small request that we had. The location is breathtakingly beautiful. The staff is top notch. The food is amazing. The staff at Wild Basin was responsible for making our wedding day the day of our dreams.
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Everyone told me that I would cry when I found my dream dress. I hated shopping for my dress. But, I did burst into tears when we met Denise at Wild Basin. We were planning a small wedding (only 30 guests) and she was willing to bend over backwards for every small request that we had. The location is breathtakingly beautiful. The staff is top notch. The food is amazing. The staff at Wild Basin was responsible for making our wedding day the day of our dreams. Read less
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colomntgal
Wedding:
1/9/2008
5.0/5.0
For one, the venue was wonderful. Picture a minature red rocks amphitheater with a creek running behind the stage (really the deck). Very picturesque. There is also a meadow area. If you do not want to be outside, there are two indoor venues or you can rent the whole lodge. There are enough rooms for a small extended family. All rooms have views of the creek. Denise and Nils (the owners) are extremely sweet and helpful. They are flexible to your needs and the staff is very helpful as well. For the price there is a lot of value: you have the venue, the tables/chairs/table settings, and catering included. You are responsible for the decorations and the cake (if you do any of this yourself you can save a little here.) The staff will help take down decor for you as well. My recommendation, if you can afford it is to at least rent out the rooms for two days, so that you can enjoy the experience of your wedding and the area. There is horse back riding close by and hiking. Estes Park and National Forest are only 20 minutes away. (FYI, this is more like a B&B; very mom and pop; if you want the over the top hotel experience this is not it; BUT, if you want the outdoor, forest, colorado feel while only being about an hour from Denver...there is more lodging for guests in Estes Park...from higher end hotel, to cabins, condos and motels.) Congrats and enjoy your wedding!
For one, the venue was wonderful. Picture a minature red rocks amphitheater with a creek running behind the stage (really Read more...
For one, the venue was wonderful. Picture a minature red rocks amphitheater with a creek running behind the stage (really the deck). Very picturesque. There is also a meadow area. If you do not want to be outside, there are two indoor venues or you can rent the whole lodge. There are enough rooms for a small extended family. All rooms have views of the creek. Denise and Nils (the owners) are extremely sweet and helpful. They are flexible to your needs and the staff is very helpful as well. For the price there is a lot of value: you have the venue, the tables/chairs/table settings, and catering included. You are responsible for the decorations and the cake (if you do any of this yourself you can save a little here.) The staff will help take down decor for you as well. My recommendation, if you can afford it is to at least rent out the rooms for two days, so that you can enjoy the experience of your wedding and the area. There is horse back riding close by and hiking. Estes Park and National Forest are only 20 minutes away. (FYI, this is more like a B&B; very mom and pop; if you want the over the top hotel experience this is not it; BUT, if you want the outdoor, forest, colorado feel while only being about an hour from Denver...there is more lodging for guests in Estes Park...from higher end hotel, to cabins, condos and motels.) Congrats and enjoy your wedding! Read less
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traceym75
Wedding:
8/18/2007
5.0/5.0
I am 100% satisfied with our experience here - it was WONDERFUL!!
- Owner Denise and her husband are funny, sweet, down to earth and professional
- The grounds are gorgeous and natural (not overdone or overly manicured)
- The lodge is upscale rustic and natural, they are constantly making improvements!
- The 2 locations you can get married (ampitheater by river or the meadow) are gorgeous
- The honeymoon and regular suites are spacious, tastefully decorated and comfortable
- The food is DELICIOUS

I love that they do everything: they provide the cermony space, the reception space, the apps and food, the tables, linens, flatware, drinks, coffee, bar - you don't have to think of anything! You will have to get your own music and officiant but that's about it! Oh and invite your family and friends, haha :) You must go see this place - it is wonderful. And a good value for the price.
I am 100% satisfied with our experience here - it was WONDERFUL!!
- Owner Denise and her husband are funny, sweet, Read more...
I am 100% satisfied with our experience here - it was WONDERFUL!!
- Owner Denise and her husband are funny, sweet, down to earth and professional
- The grounds are gorgeous and natural (not overdone or overly manicured)
- The lodge is upscale rustic and natural, they are constantly making improvements!
- The 2 locations you can get married (ampitheater by river or the meadow) are gorgeous
- The honeymoon and regular suites are spacious, tastefully decorated and comfortable
- The food is DELICIOUS

I love that they do everything: they provide the cermony space, the reception space, the apps and food, the tables, linens, flatware, drinks, coffee, bar - you don't have to think of anything! You will have to get your own music and officiant but that's about it! Oh and invite your family and friends, haha :) You must go see this place - it is wonderful. And a good value for the price. Read less
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Wannabe
Wedding:
6/23/2007
5.0/5.0
We had an outstanding experience with the staff and facility at Wild Basin. Denise and Nils were very professional and the entire staff met the needs of our guests with very friendly service. The food was excellent; my brother in law commented on the high quality and he is a French chef! My guests stayed in Estes Park, and I would suggest making early reservations for hotels to meet their needs. The scenery was exactly what we hoped for with the view of the mountains being lovely from the outside deck. We had photographs taken at the nearby lake that were show stoppers. Some of the extras included our own dinner later that night that was brought to our room, breakfast the next day and the offer to be able to return in the future. We have gone back to visit and Denise shared her time, wine and deck with us despite her busy schedule. My husband and I were looking for a beautiful, natural setting with easy elegance, and Wild Basin fit the bill. We will never forget our experience and the comfort of being able to rely on professionals to address all of our needs.
We had an outstanding experience with the staff and facility at Wild Basin. Denise and Nils were very professional and the Read more...
We had an outstanding experience with the staff and facility at Wild Basin. Denise and Nils were very professional and the entire staff met the needs of our guests with very friendly service. The food was excellent; my brother in law commented on the high quality and he is a French chef! My guests stayed in Estes Park, and I would suggest making early reservations for hotels to meet their needs. The scenery was exactly what we hoped for with the view of the mountains being lovely from the outside deck. We had photographs taken at the nearby lake that were show stoppers. Some of the extras included our own dinner later that night that was brought to our room, breakfast the next day and the offer to be able to return in the future. We have gone back to visit and Denise shared her time, wine and deck with us despite her busy schedule. My husband and I were looking for a beautiful, natural setting with easy elegance, and Wild Basin fit the bill. We will never forget our experience and the comfort of being able to rely on professionals to address all of our needs. Read less
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Mandy
Wedding:
5/22/2006
5.0/5.0
Our daughter, Mandy, was married at the Wild Basin on May 22, 2006. The idea of planning a wedding so far away was a concern for us, but with the staff's emails and phone calls, it became a little less of a concern. When we arrived, the staff made things even easier. They were all so kind and accommodating. I would like to say a huge “thank you” to the bridal coordinator for helping me so much when I was “about to lose it!” She were wonderful! All of you were so easy to work with. Wild Basin is so beautiful and we were glad our daughter chose the location to get married. Maybe someday we’ll make it back to Wild Basin!
Our daughter, Mandy, was married at the Wild Basin on May 22, 2006. The idea of planning a wedding so far away was a Read more...
Our daughter, Mandy, was married at the Wild Basin on May 22, 2006. The idea of planning a wedding so far away was a concern for us, but with the staff's emails and phone calls, it became a little less of a concern. When we arrived, the staff made things even easier. They were all so kind and accommodating. I would like to say a huge “thank you” to the bridal coordinator for helping me so much when I was “about to lose it!” She were wonderful! All of you were so easy to work with. Wild Basin is so beautiful and we were glad our daughter chose the location to get married. Maybe someday we’ll make it back to Wild Basin! Read less
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Mo
Wedding:
4/8/2006
5.0/5.0
WILD BASIN is soo beautiful! Our wedding day was PERFECT! We got married 5 yrs ago at Wild Basin Lodge...and just went there for 5th anniversary. Wild Basin is one of the most beautiful, peaceful, friendly and exquisite places to get married...and what an awesome place to return to celebrate your many anniversaries to come. The owners Denise & Nils are such incredible people they and their staff are awesome...they were so helpful & friendly. Our wedding was a beautiful experience that we and our guests said they would never forget.. the beauty of the Rocky Mountains (Mt. Copeland & Longs Peak, etc), the beautiful river..as well as the gorgeous lodge. It was a perfect romantic, yet comfortable setting for a very memorable day.. We couldn't have asked for more! We were so blessed and fortunate to have found Wild Basin & had the privilege of being married there. If you are thinking about a place in Colorado...you MUST check out Wild Basin Lodge..it is the BEST! :) T. & M. Kellogg
WILD BASIN is soo beautiful! Our wedding day was PERFECT! We got married 5 yrs ago at Wild Basin Lodge...and just went Read more...
WILD BASIN is soo beautiful! Our wedding day was PERFECT! We got married 5 yrs ago at Wild Basin Lodge...and just went there for 5th anniversary. Wild Basin is one of the most beautiful, peaceful, friendly and exquisite places to get married...and what an awesome place to return to celebrate your many anniversaries to come. The owners Denise & Nils are such incredible people they and their staff are awesome...they were so helpful & friendly. Our wedding was a beautiful experience that we and our guests said they would never forget.. the beauty of the Rocky Mountains (Mt. Copeland & Longs Peak, etc), the beautiful river..as well as the gorgeous lodge. It was a perfect romantic, yet comfortable setting for a very memorable day.. We couldn't have asked for more! We were so blessed and fortunate to have found Wild Basin & had the privilege of being married there. If you are thinking about a place in Colorado...you MUST check out Wild Basin Lodge..it is the BEST! :) T. & M. Kellogg Read less
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Tasha
Wedding:
5/11/2005
5.0/5.0
Despite the rain, everything went so well! I always felt like everything was taken care of and the venue knew how to ease an anxious bride’s nerves. The Wild Basin made everything so easy for us and were always ready to accommodate our wishes. The whole staff knew how to make us feel like family. I am so happy we chose Wild Basin as our wedding site!
Despite the rain, everything went so well! I always felt like everything was taken care of and the venue knew how to ease Read more...
Despite the rain, everything went so well! I always felt like everything was taken care of and the venue knew how to ease an anxious bride’s nerves. The Wild Basin made everything so easy for us and were always ready to accommodate our wishes. The whole staff knew how to make us feel like family. I am so happy we chose Wild Basin as our wedding site! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
The Wild Basin Lodge is a gorgeous riverside outdoor mountain venue. The scenery, the upkeep of the lodge, the decor, and the ceremony sites are absolutely breath taking. The team at the Wild Basin Lodge is incredibly helpful. They made my wedding day stress free! I couldn't be more thankful for the support and effort put into my special day by everybody at the Lodge.
The Wild Basin Lodge is a gorgeous riverside outdoor mountain venue. The scenery, the upkeep of the lodge, the decor, and Read more...
The Wild Basin Lodge is a gorgeous riverside outdoor mountain venue. The scenery, the upkeep of the lodge, the decor, and the ceremony sites are absolutely breath taking. The team at the Wild Basin Lodge is incredibly helpful. They made my wedding day stress free! I couldn't be more thankful for the support and effort put into my special day by everybody at the Lodge. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
They were wonderful and were really great about moving my ceremony inside when it began to pour outside.
They were wonderful and were really great about moving my ceremony inside when it began to pour outside.
They were wonderful and were really great about moving my ceremony inside when it began to pour outside. Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
6/19/2012
4.9/5.0
My wife and I were married on here in June. We had a small elopement ceremony with our immediate family. The food was superb, the staff, made us feel as we were the only couple to have ever gotten married there with the attention they gave us. Since we were from out of town all our conversations were by phone and email and the response was always quick and detailed. The area is out of this world, and the ceremony site which was the meadow was beautiful. The pictures don't do it justice. The lodge is a great facility to host weddings and the rooms were fantastic. The bartender was outstanding and made our signature drink better than we could have, and he had never made it before! Do yourself and your love ones a favor and get married at the Wild Basin Lodge.
My wife and I were married on here in June. We had a small elopement ceremony with our immediate family. The food was Read more...
My wife and I were married on here in June. We had a small elopement ceremony with our immediate family. The food was superb, the staff, made us feel as we were the only couple to have ever gotten married there with the attention they gave us. Since we were from out of town all our conversations were by phone and email and the response was always quick and detailed. The area is out of this world, and the ceremony site which was the meadow was beautiful. The pictures don't do it justice. The lodge is a great facility to host weddings and the rooms were fantastic. The bartender was outstanding and made our signature drink better than we could have, and he had never made it before! Do yourself and your love ones a favor and get married at the Wild Basin Lodge. Read less
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Meghan
Wedding:
6/1/2012
4.9/5.0
Wild Basin Lodge is an amazing wedding venue! I have the unique experience of getting married at this lovely venue and also working at the lodge often as I am a wedding photographer in Colorado. Wild Basin is unlike many venues - in the way that when I am working there as a vendor and when I was a bride they treated me in the exact same manner. With tremendous amounts of kindness and love! They take care and concern for their couples as well as their vendors. I am always super excited to know I have an upcoming wedding at the Lodge because I know they will take care of me and treat me with respect and generosity! Denice and Nils are two of the most welcoming and kindhearted people I have had the pleasure of meeting and working with. They always welcome me with open arms and warm hugs! They employee some of the best wedding coordinators and staff I have had the pleasure of working with! The food is AMAZING! It's fresh, flavorful and simply delicious! The property itself is stunning! The lodge is situated right on the St. Vrain River and provides some of the most lovely views! As a bride/groom it is great having the choice of your ceremony at their river location or in their beautiful meadow (either is amazing)! As a photographer, this property is heaven for me when I am shooting a wedding (there are endless spots for photos)! The rooms in the lodge are cozy and updated! So, pretty much if you're on the fence about having your wedding at Wild Basin Lodge... DO IT! :) You won't regret it!
Wild Basin Lodge is an amazing wedding venue! I have the unique experience of getting married at this lovely venue and Read more...
Wild Basin Lodge is an amazing wedding venue! I have the unique experience of getting married at this lovely venue and also working at the lodge often as I am a wedding photographer in Colorado. Wild Basin is unlike many venues - in the way that when I am working there as a vendor and when I was a bride they treated me in the exact same manner. With tremendous amounts of kindness and love! They take care and concern for their couples as well as their vendors. I am always super excited to know I have an upcoming wedding at the Lodge because I know they will take care of me and treat me with respect and generosity! Denice and Nils are two of the most welcoming and kindhearted people I have had the pleasure of meeting and working with. They always welcome me with open arms and warm hugs! They employee some of the best wedding coordinators and staff I have had the pleasure of working with! The food is AMAZING! It's fresh, flavorful and simply delicious! The property itself is stunning! The lodge is situated right on the St. Vrain River and provides some of the most lovely views! As a bride/groom it is great having the choice of your ceremony at their river location or in their beautiful meadow (either is amazing)! As a photographer, this property is heaven for me when I am shooting a wedding (there are endless spots for photos)! The rooms in the lodge are cozy and updated! So, pretty much if you're on the fence about having your wedding at Wild Basin Lodge... DO IT! :) You won't regret it! Read less
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Elyce
Wedding:
10/17/2009
4.9/5.0
We've never met nicer people who helped make everything run so smoothly. Even our other venders made comments that they helped everything go well with few and minor problems. Very understanding and accommodating, they also were very clear it was our day and double checked what others told them with us.
Highly Recommended!!!!
We've never met nicer people who helped make everything run so smoothly. Even our other venders made comments that they Read more...
We've never met nicer people who helped make everything run so smoothly. Even our other venders made comments that they helped everything go well with few and minor problems. Very understanding and accommodating, they also were very clear it was our day and double checked what others told them with us.
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Me and Mr. B
Wedding:
8/3/2014
4.8/5.0
My husband and I were married here last weekend (8/3/14) and it couldn't have gone more perfect! Our DOC, Ashley, was spot on and got us through the day without any issues and if there were any issues I didn't know about them which as the bride is the way it should be!
Anytime I had questions leading up to our wedding either by phone or email they were responded to in a very timely manner. All of our guests commented on what a beautiful venue, one even said it was most beautiful place on earth and what a beautiful backdrop for a wedding. We didn't spend any money on decorating the outside as we got married at the river site and we used what mother nature gave us. The sound of the river running and the mountains was the best back drop we could ever hope for.
Appetizers and dinner were both amazing and our guests and us really enjoyed all of the food. I do wish I could've had a to-go box as since were greeting our guests I didn't get to eat as much as I would've liked and by the time we got home we were both hungry.
Our day was a laid back event which is exactly what we wanted. We are not high stress people and this was perfect!
My husband and I were married here last weekend (8/3/14) and it couldn't have gone more perfect! Our DOC, Ashley, was spot Read more...
My husband and I were married here last weekend (8/3/14) and it couldn't have gone more perfect! Our DOC, Ashley, was spot on and got us through the day without any issues and if there were any issues I didn't know about them which as the bride is the way it should be!
Anytime I had questions leading up to our wedding either by phone or email they were responded to in a very timely manner. All of our guests commented on what a beautiful venue, one even said it was most beautiful place on earth and what a beautiful backdrop for a wedding. We didn't spend any money on decorating the outside as we got married at the river site and we used what mother nature gave us. The sound of the river running and the mountains was the best back drop we could ever hope for.
Appetizers and dinner were both amazing and our guests and us really enjoyed all of the food. I do wish I could've had a to-go box as since were greeting our guests I didn't get to eat as much as I would've liked and by the time we got home we were both hungry.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
I got married at the lodge in October. I was praying for decent weather because the ceremony was outside at the beautiful river site. Mid 60's most of the month and then BAM! my wedding day comes and it was about 30 degrees and snowed about 6 inches the night before. We decided to go ahead and have it by the river, despite the cold. As I walked down the aisle, with too much adrenaline to notice the cold, I saw my guests cuddled up with blankets! I could not believe how nice that was! A small touch that went such a long way. The wind kicked up just enough to blow some sparkly now around and made my pictures so beautiful! After toughing it out for some wintery pictures, my husband and I went inside and saw our guests cozy as could be with the fireplace roaring and the drinks and appetizers abundant (get the stuffed mushrooms!). Dinner was as amazing as I remember from the tasting we did (do one you won't regret it!) and the rest of the day was a dream. I felt so at home and taken care of. I would recommend this venue to anyone who wants to have the cozy elegant lodge experience from start to finish!
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I got married at the lodge in October. I was praying for decent weather because the ceremony was outside at the beautiful river site. Mid 60's most of the month and then BAM! my wedding day comes and it was about 30 degrees and snowed about 6 inches the night before. We decided to go ahead and have it by the river, despite the cold. As I walked down the aisle, with too much adrenaline to notice the cold, I saw my guests cuddled up with blankets! I could not believe how nice that was! A small touch that went such a long way. The wind kicked up just enough to blow some sparkly now around and made my pictures so beautiful! After toughing it out for some wintery pictures, my husband and I went inside and saw our guests cozy as could be with the fireplace roaring and the drinks and appetizers abundant (get the stuffed mushrooms!). Dinner was as amazing as I remember from the tasting we did (do one you won't regret it!) and the rest of the day was a dream. I felt so at home and taken care of. I would recommend this venue to anyone who wants to have the cozy elegant lodge experience from start to finish! Read less
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BrandyeE
Wedding:
6/23/2011
4.8/5.0
We just got married June23, 2011. We loved every minute of the preparation and wedding with these guys. The location and views had me in love with the site before we booked the wedding. No matter where you decide to have your wedding on their property you will have gorgeous pictures. As far as the planning goes they walk you through every step and keep you reminded of what needs to be done. We had a very small intimate wedding and I still feel like a princess because the entire staff was concerned with how I was doing. We made a few last minute changes and they had no problem doing things to make it the way we wanted. We had everyone from Grandparents all the way down to toddlers both in the wedding and at the reception and they were very accommodating. The children loved getting to explore the outside area. There food is always amazing and can be changed to meet your needs. We gave them the recipe to our favorite Pico de Gallo, and they made it for us perfectly. We will be going back for other big events. Thank you all so much for your help and understanding along the way.
Brandye & Matt
We just got married June23, 2011. We loved every minute of the preparation and wedding with these guys. The location and Read more...
We just got married June23, 2011. We loved every minute of the preparation and wedding with these guys. The location and views had me in love with the site before we booked the wedding. No matter where you decide to have your wedding on their property you will have gorgeous pictures. As far as the planning goes they walk you through every step and keep you reminded of what needs to be done. We had a very small intimate wedding and I still feel like a princess because the entire staff was concerned with how I was doing. We made a few last minute changes and they had no problem doing things to make it the way we wanted. We had everyone from Grandparents all the way down to toddlers both in the wedding and at the reception and they were very accommodating. The children loved getting to explore the outside area. There food is always amazing and can be changed to meet your needs. We gave them the recipe to our favorite Pico de Gallo, and they made it for us perfectly. We will be going back for other big events. Thank you all so much for your help and understanding along the way.
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Melinda
Wedding:
8/28/2011
4.6/5.0
Being in the military my husbands schedual was very hard to work around. I had scheduled a date first in October, found that he had training and called Wild Basin back to see when the next fesible date was and it was earlier then i had hoped, but this is BEAUTIFUL place and I understand why the venue fills its dates so far in advanced. They are very easy to work with and they accommodate you very well. the lodge rooms are very cute. The meadow site was my choice, I loved my decision to have my wedding at the Wild Basin Lodge. Staff was pleasent, and very helpful, quick to respond, the place is an ideal wedding spot.
Thank You for making my wedding day Amazing and Beautiful.
Being in the military my husbands schedual was very hard to work around. I had scheduled a date first in October, found Read more...
Being in the military my husbands schedual was very hard to work around. I had scheduled a date first in October, found that he had training and called Wild Basin back to see when the next fesible date was and it was earlier then i had hoped, but this is BEAUTIFUL place and I understand why the venue fills its dates so far in advanced. They are very easy to work with and they accommodate you very well. the lodge rooms are very cute. The meadow site was my choice, I loved my decision to have my wedding at the Wild Basin Lodge. Staff was pleasent, and very helpful, quick to respond, the place is an ideal wedding spot.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
10/6/2012
4.4/5.0
Wild Basin Lodge is a beautiful location with amazing services. Denice is professional and accomadating and really makes the day about the couple. The food at Wild Basin is amazing - the chef is highly touted in the area and all of my guests were blown away. Thanks again to the Wild Basin staff for making our day unforgettable!
Wild Basin Lodge is a beautiful location with amazing services. Denice is professional and accomadating and really makes Read more...
Wild Basin Lodge is a beautiful location with amazing services. Denice is professional and accomadating and really makes the day about the couple. The food at Wild Basin is amazing - the chef is highly touted in the area and all of my guests were blown away. Thanks again to the Wild Basin staff for making our day unforgettable! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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minnie192
Wedding:
5/14/2006
3.4/5.0
Denise and Nils (the owners) are great to work with and the group they employ are fabulous and very in tune with what a bride wants. They have minimal rooms for guests to stay in, we booked the entire lodge (6 rooms I believe) and two cottages they also rent out for only 20 or so guests. Make sure you have accomdations in Estes or around Allenspark if you have a lot of out of town guests. They have two venues (a meadow or a river) and also two areas for the reception. My favorite part was the authentic bar they have in their downstairs reception hall. A bridal suite for the bride to get ready was very nice as well as adjoined to a nanny area for young kids to hang out in. Every thing you could imagine they provide, but can get a bit pricey.
Denise and Nils (the owners) are great to work with and the group they employ are fabulous and very in tune with what a Read more...
Denise and Nils (the owners) are great to work with and the group they employ are fabulous and very in tune with what a bride wants. They have minimal rooms for guests to stay in, we booked the entire lodge (6 rooms I believe) and two cottages they also rent out for only 20 or so guests. Make sure you have accomdations in Estes or around Allenspark if you have a lot of out of town guests. They have two venues (a meadow or a river) and also two areas for the reception. My favorite part was the authentic bar they have in their downstairs reception hall. A bridal suite for the bride to get ready was very nice as well as adjoined to a nanny area for young kids to hang out in. Every thing you could imagine they provide, but can get a bit pricey. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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veggienut
Wedding:
9/3/2007
2.8/5.0
This venue provided beautiful scenery for both the ceremony and reception. There are two ceremony sites to choose from and two rooms for the reception. I would recommend this venue for it's location and laid-back, yet elegant atmosphere. However, we had quite a bit of difficulty communicating with the staff, who was not adequately prepared to do what we had asked on the day of our wedding-- a real frustration! The food was also not what I expected it to be and was a bit of a disappointment.
This venue provided beautiful scenery for both the ceremony and reception. There are two ceremony sites to choose from and Read more...
This venue provided beautiful scenery for both the ceremony and reception. There are two ceremony sites to choose from and two rooms for the reception. I would recommend this venue for it's location and laid-back, yet elegant atmosphere. However, we had quite a bit of difficulty communicating with the staff, who was not adequately prepared to do what we had asked on the day of our wedding-- a real frustration! The food was also not what I expected it to be and was a bit of a disappointment. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
10/8/2012
2.0/5.0
During our tour and when discussing with Wild Basin's Wedding Coordinator it was explained to us that the wedding captain’s job would be to make sure everyone would be where they needed to be at the right times and be our "line backer" so that we don't get mobbed before or after the ceremony. This is far from what happened. After the wedding pictures I couldn't find the wedding captain. We didn't know where to go, and kept getting mobbed by guests bothering us before the ceremony. Before the ceremony I couldn't quite find everyone in the bridal party at the right time. When I finally found the wedding captain, she told me, "Well, they should already know where to congregate from the rehearsal." This really upset me because we had set up a rehearsal on paper, which she should have known or at least she could have made herself available instead of just sitting in her office the entire time. After the ceremony, our captain was again nowhere to be found, and we had to be mean to many guests and tell them it was our off limits time. I couldn't help feeling like if we were having a bigger wedding on a weekend when rates are higher, maybe they would have made good on their promises.
To top off our bad feelings about our experience though, they sent us an email offering us a gift card if we gave them five good reviews online. We took the opportunity instead to tell them about our negative experience and then they offered to pay us if we signed an agreement not to write any negative reviews (of course we didn't take the offer) but it made me realize maybe that may be part of the reason they get good reviews.
During our tour and when discussing with Wild Basin's Wedding Coordinator it was explained to us that the wedding captain’ Read more...
During our tour and when discussing with Wild Basin's Wedding Coordinator it was explained to us that the wedding captain’s job would be to make sure everyone would be where they needed to be at the right times and be our "line backer" so that we don't get mobbed before or after the ceremony. This is far from what happened. After the wedding pictures I couldn't find the wedding captain. We didn't know where to go, and kept getting mobbed by guests bothering us before the ceremony. Before the ceremony I couldn't quite find everyone in the bridal party at the right time. When I finally found the wedding captain, she told me, "Well, they should already know where to congregate from the rehearsal." This really upset me because we had set up a rehearsal on paper, which she should have known or at least she could have made herself available instead of just sitting in her office the entire time. After the ceremony, our captain was again nowhere to be found, and we had to be mean to many guests and tell them it was our off limits time. I couldn't help feeling like if we were having a bigger wedding on a weekend when rates are higher, maybe they would have made good on their promises.
To top off our bad feelings about our experience though, they sent us an email offering us a gift card if we gave them five good reviews online. We took the opportunity instead to tell them about our negative experience and then they offered to pay us if we signed an agreement not to write any negative reviews (of course we didn't take the offer) but it made me realize maybe that may be part of the reason they get good reviews. Read less
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The first couple to book their wedding on December 12, 2012 will receive a 12% discount off of all adult guests at their wedding! You can book an elopement wedding package, a classic wedding package, or an enhanced wedding package on this date and we will still honor the 12% discount. We will honor this promotion for weddings with 2-200 guests, DISCOUNT VARIES BASED ON HEADCOUNT. Check out http://wildbasinlodge.com/2012/09/december-wedding-discount-for-couples/ for all the wonderful details!

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