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Wild Basin Lodge and Event Center

CO

LOCATION

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

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ABOUT US

Aspen groves and willows line the St. Vrain River as it meanders from the majestic peaks of the Colorado Rockies down the glacier-carved valleys of Rocky Mountain National Park. Just... Read more
Aspen groves and willows line the St. Vrain River as it meanders from the majestic peaks of the Colorado Rockies down the glacier-carved valleys of Rocky Mountain National Park. Just outside the boundary of the Park sits the Wild Basin Lodge & Event Center, an award winning wedding venue distinguished among Colorado wedding venues. Cantilevered overlooking the river, the lodge lies directly under Mt. Meeker on approximately 14 acres containing aspen groves, willows and a quarter mile of river frontage.

The lodge features two outdoor ceremony sites and an interior able to accommodate almost any sized wedding. Handcrafted wood and stone craftsmanship creates an air of casual elegance throughout the lodge while modern amenities ensure the comfort of every stay.

Unique in its industry, the Wild Basin Lodge & Event Center hosts only weddings, and only one wedding a day, offering the privacy and focus each event deserves. While only a short drive from the world-famous town of Estes Park,Wild Basin Lodge is secluded, offering quiet privacy and unparalleled views of the continental divide and quiet privacy.

Recognized as one of the best Colorado destination wedding venues, the lodge utilizes a proprietary in-house planning system to remove stress and simplify the planning process. The lodge spends an average of one year working with couples, customizing every aspect of their special day. This extended and personal relationship has forged many bonds, making past and current couples part of an extended family.

A Wild Basin Wedding wouldn’t be complete with outstanding, delectable food and beverage selections that can be customized to suit any taste, budgetary, cultural or theme requirements. Prepared by highly acclaimed chefs with only the freshest ingredients, The Wild Basin Lodge proudly offers the finest in regional and international cuisine. Served by professional staff, and complimented by world-class customer service, The Wild Basin Lodge makes your Colorado dream day real







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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
2
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic, Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
Country, Rustic, Vintage
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Bridal Suite, Catering / Bar, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Liability Insurance, Outside Vendors OK, Set Up
What catering services do you offer?
Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What event items are available?
Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
2
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What catering services do you provide?
Outside Cake OK
What types of cuisine do you cater?
African, American, Asian, British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, Ethiopian, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Russian, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Exclusive Venue Use, Private Room
What kind of menus do you offer for rehearsal dinners?
Custom, Private Events, Reh. Dinner Specific

REVIEWS

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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!!!
I am SO Thankful for all of the employees and the owners, (Denise and Nils!) When we were looking for a beautiful venue Read more...
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!!!

Each one of us always hope that our wedding day will be special and something to Read more...
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 Read less
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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)
The Wild Basin Lodge staff treated us and our guests, as if we were a million dollar wedding instead of the small affair Read more...
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!
Denise and the entire staff at Wild Basin Lodge were just amazing! Everything turned out beautifully and the food was Read more...
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.
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 Read more...
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.
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 Read more...
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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DEALS

12% off of your 12.12.12 wedding at the Wild Basin!
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Promo Code: 12.12.12 Promo   $1,212 Value
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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