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YMCA of the Rockies Estes Park Center

Estes Park , CO
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2515 Tunnel Rd
Estes Park, CO 80511 US (map)

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970-586-3341

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ABOUT US

Indoor/Outdoor Chapels

The Estes Park Center, bordered by Rocky Mountain National Park, provides both indoor and outdoor wedding sites that accommodate 4 to 480 people and are... Read more
Indoor/Outdoor Chapels

The Estes Park Center, bordered by Rocky Mountain National Park, provides both indoor and outdoor wedding sites that accommodate 4 to 480 people and are perfect for your mountain wedding.

Reception Sites

We offer simple and romantic to scenic and rustic atmospheres. Our reception venues offer a wide range of options for your wedding day. Our dining facilities are designed to accommodate “sit down” seating for 35-500 guests.

Catering

Our chefs offer a wide range of catering options from an hors d’oeuvres reception to formal dinners to a traditional home-style BBQ fitting the Rocky Mountain local. See our selection of available menu options.

Lodging

A great feature of the Estes Park Center is our guest lodging. We have a variety of hotel-style lodge rooms and large reunion cabins. Some of the things that bring guests back year after year are Rocky Mountain National Park as our back drop, the beautiful scenery, fun activities and friendly staff.



An Exclusive Mountain Experience!

Our Mountainside Lodge is available June – September

This all inclusive mountain top lodge provides an historic cabin that sleeps up to 38 people, beautiful mountain valley views from the outdoor chapel and a covered pavilion that seats up to 120 guests for your reception. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1807
When was your venue last renovated?
2011
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Hotel, Place of Worship
Describe the style of your venue
Rustic
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
500
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
7
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
600
Number of suites
200
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
200
Bar Service
Outside vendors welcome
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?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
30
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
No
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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Taylor
Wedding:
10/3/2014
4.2/5.0
If you're looking for a DIY affordable wedding venue with spectacular views, the YMCA is the place. We chose Estes Park Center because of it's location, the views and the ability to keep all of our guests in one area. Emily (events coordinator), Sara (banquets manager) and Joey (banquets) were wonderful to work with over the eight months of the planning, however I don't think I was introduced to anyone when we got down there. It would've been nice to meet them face to face. Nonetheless, everyone over at the YMCA in Estes Park was very communicable and responsive - especially Joey. I had met Joey prior to our reception during our tasting and she was amazing. Always on top of things and very clear communication the whole time and I always felt she was there to answer questions and make sure things went smoothly. Our ceremony was at the new Overlook Chapel off of Mountainside Drive and the day couldn't have been more perfect. It's generally quite windy up there, however on our special day the winds died down and provided breathtaking views of Rocky Mountain National Park. The reception staff was fantastic. During set up, they were generally easy to find and were able to provide us with some odd requests. Very laid-back venue, perfect for outdoor weddings. The food was outstanding and at such a value. Overall, I would recommend this venue to anyone and everyone who is looking for an outdoor, rustic, one-of-a-kind wedding in the summer or fall. Just be prepared to put in a lot of work!
If you're looking for a DIY affordable wedding venue with spectacular views, the YMCA is the place. We chose Estes Park Read more...
If you're looking for a DIY affordable wedding venue with spectacular views, the YMCA is the place. We chose Estes Park Center because of it's location, the views and the ability to keep all of our guests in one area. Emily (events coordinator), Sara (banquets manager) and Joey (banquets) were wonderful to work with over the eight months of the planning, however I don't think I was introduced to anyone when we got down there. It would've been nice to meet them face to face. Nonetheless, everyone over at the YMCA in Estes Park was very communicable and responsive - especially Joey. I had met Joey prior to our reception during our tasting and she was amazing. Always on top of things and very clear communication the whole time and I always felt she was there to answer questions and make sure things went smoothly. Our ceremony was at the new Overlook Chapel off of Mountainside Drive and the day couldn't have been more perfect. It's generally quite windy up there, however on our special day the winds died down and provided breathtaking views of Rocky Mountain National Park. The reception staff was fantastic. During set up, they were generally easy to find and were able to provide us with some odd requests. Very laid-back venue, perfect for outdoor weddings. The food was outstanding and at such a value. Overall, I would recommend this venue to anyone and everyone who is looking for an outdoor, rustic, one-of-a-kind wedding in the summer or fall. Just be prepared to put in a lot of work! Read less
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Susan
Wedding:
8/31/2014
4.8/5.0
The Estes Park is a great choice! It was perfect for all my out of town guest to have a place to stay near by. It is simply beautiful for a wedding. The value is unbeatable for the area. It was perfect for us!
The Estes Park is a great choice! It was perfect for all my out of town guest to have a place to stay near by. It is Read more...
The Estes Park is a great choice! It was perfect for all my out of town guest to have a place to stay near by. It is simply beautiful for a wedding. The value is unbeatable for the area. It was perfect for us! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We had our ceremony at The Overlook at YMCA of the Rockies. The views are so breathtaking and the price was a steal. All of our guests were in awe of how beautiful it was. The weather did not cooperate for our wedding day, which was a bit of a bummer since it is an uncovered, outdoor venue, but we muscled through wind, rain, and even some hail because it was worth it for us to have those beautiful panoramic views as the backdrop for our photos on our wedding day.

Emily is the events coordinator at YMCA of the Rockies. She was very responsive and a pleasure to work with. She is very accommodating and helpful in getting you what you want for your wedding day. There are several different scenic overlooks and chapels to choose from on site, which is great because you have different options to get exactly what you want from their property as a ceremony/reception venue. The Overlook did not have any electricity available, so if that is important to you, it is something you should definitely consider. We bought a small/portable, wireless, battery operated sound system for about $150.00 to use up there and it worked wonderfully for us. We just couldn't pass up on the opportunity to have the amazing scenery The Overlook provides for our special day.
We had our ceremony at The Overlook at YMCA of the Rockies. The views are so breathtaking and the price was a steal. All Read more...
We had our ceremony at The Overlook at YMCA of the Rockies. The views are so breathtaking and the price was a steal. All of our guests were in awe of how beautiful it was. The weather did not cooperate for our wedding day, which was a bit of a bummer since it is an uncovered, outdoor venue, but we muscled through wind, rain, and even some hail because it was worth it for us to have those beautiful panoramic views as the backdrop for our photos on our wedding day.

Emily is the events coordinator at YMCA of the Rockies. She was very responsive and a pleasure to work with. She is very accommodating and helpful in getting you what you want for your wedding day. There are several different scenic overlooks and chapels to choose from on site, which is great because you have different options to get exactly what you want from their property as a ceremony/reception venue. The Overlook did not have any electricity available, so if that is important to you, it is something you should definitely consider. We bought a small/portable, wireless, battery operated sound system for about $150.00 to use up there and it worked wonderfully for us. We just couldn't pass up on the opportunity to have the amazing scenery The Overlook provides for our special day. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
These guys were BY FAR the cheapest venue we could find in the front range of Colorado. They have a ton of options for venue settings (we went with the outdoor amphitheater) to fit your "number needs" and inside-outside preferences, and Emily (the event coordinator) was extremely responsive to emails and phone calls. Everything I asked of her, she did with ease. We had a beautiful outdoor wedding and outdoor reception, and the staff was very flexible. They also had easy, on-sight lodging for our out-of-state guests, and we had a very fun weekend.
These guys were BY FAR the cheapest venue we could find in the front range of Colorado. They have a ton of options for Read more...
These guys were BY FAR the cheapest venue we could find in the front range of Colorado. They have a ton of options for venue settings (we went with the outdoor amphitheater) to fit your "number needs" and inside-outside preferences, and Emily (the event coordinator) was extremely responsive to emails and phone calls. Everything I asked of her, she did with ease. We had a beautiful outdoor wedding and outdoor reception, and the staff was very flexible. They also had easy, on-sight lodging for our out-of-state guests, and we had a very fun weekend. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/8/2014
4.4/5.0
A little unorganized but all in all a great venue
A little unorganized but all in all a great venue
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Private User
Wedding:
7/18/2014
4.4/5.0
We had our wedding ceremony and our dinner at the YMCA. Our ceremony was held at the overlook site and it is an absolutely breathtaking site. It was exactly what we envisioned when we were deciding where to get married. We compared other locations, but this was definitely the greatest deal available. You really can't beat their price. Making the reservation was easy as we booked the date a year in advance. The coordinator was easy to work with and she was always quick to respond to any questions I had. Our officiant who performed the ceremony (Adam) did a wonderful job and even took time to meet with us a couple days beforehand which helped put our mind at ease. He helped us personalize our ceremony and it was so memorable. His suggestions were wonderful and the ceremony was perfect. Following the ceremony we had the reception at the Pine Room Dining Hall. It was great that our family and friends didn't have to drive to another location to go to dinner. We were all from out of state so it was an adventure for everyone. Joey helped us with our meal selection and coordinating the setup and any additional details. Although I know she was busy as their event/wedding season was in full swing, she was always quick to respond to my emails. She was great to work with. The food was AMAZING. We also had our rehearsal dinner there and we were truly pleased with both meals. Everyone I spoke with loved the Mac' and Cheese. They took care of setting up the table, chairs, and linens. We were given a couple hours to decorate, which to some may not be enough time as the bride and her entourage are usually getting ready. We were very organized and had designated people to decorate so it worked out well. I was very pleased how it all came together once I finally got to see it. The staff worked very hard clearing off tables and making sure the buffet was always stocked. I was really impressed with how it all came together and it really is a day that I will never forget.
We had our wedding ceremony and our dinner at the YMCA. Our ceremony was held at the overlook site and it is an absolutely Read more...
We had our wedding ceremony and our dinner at the YMCA. Our ceremony was held at the overlook site and it is an absolutely breathtaking site. It was exactly what we envisioned when we were deciding where to get married. We compared other locations, but this was definitely the greatest deal available. You really can't beat their price. Making the reservation was easy as we booked the date a year in advance. The coordinator was easy to work with and she was always quick to respond to any questions I had. Our officiant who performed the ceremony (Adam) did a wonderful job and even took time to meet with us a couple days beforehand which helped put our mind at ease. He helped us personalize our ceremony and it was so memorable. His suggestions were wonderful and the ceremony was perfect. Following the ceremony we had the reception at the Pine Room Dining Hall. It was great that our family and friends didn't have to drive to another location to go to dinner. We were all from out of state so it was an adventure for everyone. Joey helped us with our meal selection and coordinating the setup and any additional details. Although I know she was busy as their event/wedding season was in full swing, she was always quick to respond to my emails. She was great to work with. The food was AMAZING. We also had our rehearsal dinner there and we were truly pleased with both meals. Everyone I spoke with loved the Mac' and Cheese. They took care of setting up the table, chairs, and linens. We were given a couple hours to decorate, which to some may not be enough time as the bride and her entourage are usually getting ready. We were very organized and had designated people to decorate so it worked out well. I was very pleased how it all came together once I finally got to see it. The staff worked very hard clearing off tables and making sure the buffet was always stocked. I was really impressed with how it all came together and it really is a day that I will never forget. Read less
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Kaitlyn
Wedding:
6/2/2013
4.5/5.0
Loved the Sara Smith outdoor chapel (although kind of close to the horses area). Loved that the YMCA did all the set up and tear down and was available to help us understand how things worked. They will also work with your food needs - if you don't want the whole menu option to save money. LOVED our cabin. They also are really on top of helping you get things done when you need to. The only thing was communication felt alittle scattered at times, but everything worked out great despite the fact that we never saw anyone face to face because of planning long distance.
Loved the Sara Smith outdoor chapel (although kind of close to the horses area). Loved that the YMCA did all the set up Read more...
Loved the Sara Smith outdoor chapel (although kind of close to the horses area). Loved that the YMCA did all the set up and tear down and was available to help us understand how things worked. They will also work with your food needs - if you don't want the whole menu option to save money. LOVED our cabin. They also are really on top of helping you get things done when you need to. The only thing was communication felt alittle scattered at times, but everything worked out great despite the fact that we never saw anyone face to face because of planning long distance. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
The Y was perfect for our wedding. No wedding is low stress but the whole feel of this place is so calming plus it's very affordable. The setting is rustic and majestic and we loved that everyone could stay in the super cute cabins and lodges so no one had to drink and drive. Plus it ended up being a nice weekend long celebration and all of the kids had a blast. There's so much to do.

Catering: Awesome. What a great value. 20.95 a plate for an outstanding dinner. We had guests tell us that it was some of the best food they have ever had at a wedding. Can you believe how affordable that is? So impressed. We did add an appetizer which was also VERY good. The staff was efficient, hard working, and so friendly. TIP: Trust the catering manager on the menu selection. Let them tell you what's best.

Staff: Total pros and very friendly. Amber in catering was nothing but amazing even though do hundreds of events and seem to keep very busy. They get busy in the Summer so just be patient, they will make it happen for you. Emily is my kind of no nonsense get things done kind of gal and between the two of them they made planning the event very easy.

We had a very elegant yet laid back wedding and we did for a very reasonable price here. We had a blast! It's no New York ballroom but it is a very special and unforgettable place if you're into mountain weddings.

It was so great, we're going to come back on our Anniversary!

Thanks YMCA!
The Y was perfect for our wedding. No wedding is low stress but the whole feel of this place is so calming plus it's very Read more...
The Y was perfect for our wedding. No wedding is low stress but the whole feel of this place is so calming plus it's very affordable. The setting is rustic and majestic and we loved that everyone could stay in the super cute cabins and lodges so no one had to drink and drive. Plus it ended up being a nice weekend long celebration and all of the kids had a blast. There's so much to do.

Catering: Awesome. What a great value. 20.95 a plate for an outstanding dinner. We had guests tell us that it was some of the best food they have ever had at a wedding. Can you believe how affordable that is? So impressed. We did add an appetizer which was also VERY good. The staff was efficient, hard working, and so friendly. TIP: Trust the catering manager on the menu selection. Let them tell you what's best.

Staff: Total pros and very friendly. Amber in catering was nothing but amazing even though do hundreds of events and seem to keep very busy. They get busy in the Summer so just be patient, they will make it happen for you. Emily is my kind of no nonsense get things done kind of gal and between the two of them they made planning the event very easy.

We had a very elegant yet laid back wedding and we did for a very reasonable price here. We had a blast! It's no New York ballroom but it is a very special and unforgettable place if you're into mountain weddings.

It was so great, we're going to come back on our Anniversary!

Thanks YMCA! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.3/5.0
We are so happy we chose the YMCA to get married at! They did an amazing job with everything and were very flexible with all requests. They put on a spectacular event. The only issue I had was that sometimes our catering manager was difficult to get a hold of, but the banquet captain was there to help with everything we need. We highly recommend the YMCA. It is also great for brides on a budget!
We are so happy we chose the YMCA to get married at! They did an amazing job with everything and were very flexible with Read more...
We are so happy we chose the YMCA to get married at! They did an amazing job with everything and were very flexible with all requests. They put on a spectacular event. The only issue I had was that sometimes our catering manager was difficult to get a hold of, but the banquet captain was there to help with everything we need. We highly recommend the YMCA. It is also great for brides on a budget! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.7/5.0
The YMCA of the Rockies Estes Park Center is a great value for your money. I will admit that the food during regular buffet hours left something to be desired, but the food for our wedding was wonderfully done. I would suggest trying their basil gnocchi pasta. At times I wished that it was easier to get an immediate response for YMCA staff, however, I never had e-mail/phone call go unanswered. The only part that I found difficult was blocking rooms. If you are not friends with procrastinators, this problem might be avoidable. However, our wonderfully colorful friends tend to put things off to the last minute. It is important to have your guests book their hotel style rooms in your block prior to one month before your wedding. In addition, do not count on many cabins to be available April 1st when they become open to nonmembers of the YMCA. Other than that, the YMCA was extremely tolerant of all of our guests. They had a blast and so did we!!
The YMCA of the Rockies Estes Park Center is a great value for your money. I will admit that the food during regular Read more...
The YMCA of the Rockies Estes Park Center is a great value for your money. I will admit that the food during regular buffet hours left something to be desired, but the food for our wedding was wonderfully done. I would suggest trying their basil gnocchi pasta. At times I wished that it was easier to get an immediate response for YMCA staff, however, I never had e-mail/phone call go unanswered. The only part that I found difficult was blocking rooms. If you are not friends with procrastinators, this problem might be avoidable. However, our wonderfully colorful friends tend to put things off to the last minute. It is important to have your guests book their hotel style rooms in your block prior to one month before your wedding. In addition, do not count on many cabins to be available April 1st when they become open to nonmembers of the YMCA. Other than that, the YMCA was extremely tolerant of all of our guests. They had a blast and so did we!! Read less
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