Evergreen Lake House
Karen and I held our wedding outdoors next to the lake and then hosted 125 guests for a reception in the lake house. Everything went perfectly and we built memories for a lifetime. What a fantastic venue. Special thanks to Lorna for helping us plan, for giving us ideas and just being a good person to work with as we worked up to our wedding day. Thank you very much.
~John & Karen
The location is exquisite! In addition to a beautiful lake, mountains, blue skies, and the impressive lodge, the elk came down into the lake to wade as the ceremony took place on the deck! Out-of-towners couldn't believe the setting. The staff at the Lakehouse were kind and supportive. Though there was just 90 minutes to set up, the time was adequate, as the beauty of the setting didn't need elaborate work to enhance. Parking for guests was adequate and convenient.
The Evergreen Lake House has beautiful picturesque views of the lake and is nestled in the foothills of Denver. The location is perfect and the venue is maintained beautifully. The tables and chairs are all brand new and the floor glistens, almost reflecting the lake itself. Our caterer used the upscale, spacious kitchen allowing a perfect dining experience for our guests. Lorna was very professional, knowledgeable and a huge help with recommendations and ideas!! She was always available and efficient in answering our questions and friendly! The tables were set perfectly and the fireplace is an added touch! Brad and Kim were most delightful to work with as well! The entire experience from start to finish was perfect thanks to a wonderful staff and gorgeous venue!! An awesome venue and good value!!! Memories are priceless! Thank you to all of you for making it so very special!!
The Lake House was an extraordinary setting-especially for what turned out to be a 'snow-globe wedding' (April in the Rockies is always a surprise weather situation). The Octagon Room was set up per our specifications with surround seating for the ceremony with ample room in the middle for a beautiful arch to frame the couple as they exchanged their vows. The views through the windows with the snowfall helped coin the phrase "snow globe" setting!
Lorna was most helpful with arranging the tables and chairs for both the ceremony in the Octagon Room and in the main area for the reception. I found the best communication to be via email and she was always very prompt in responding, answering questions and providing information/clarification. About 2 weeks prior we asked for a slight change in the times and she was very accommodating to make it work for us.
Kim was assigned to support our event and stayed on the premises throughout and even helped us during final clean up.
Our caterers were pleased with the set up, as were our bartenders-ice machine was well-stocked.
When we booked this venue I read other comments and just want to remind future clients that especially in a wedding situation where drama and emotions can be elevated, the women that we dealt with were calm and professional.
Evergreen Lake House was the most fantastic place to have our wedding. In all regards, the venue was very professional in handling our event and for the most part was very responsive. The value was good, considering it was the place where we held our ceremony and reception - providing convenience for our guests and vendors.
If you can lock down this venue for your date and have the budget to afford it, I would recommend this quaint venue!
The Lake House was gorgeous and Lorna was wonderful to work with!
We had our March wedding here and they normally don't have weddings during this timeframe due to the weather but they made sure everything was ready and beautiful for our big day. I had been concerned that it would be cold in thehouse Lake but that was not the case. It was cozy and the setting was stunning! We wouldn't have changed a thing! I hope YOUR day is WONDERFUL!
Absolutely gorgeous venue, the pictures we took were fantastic. I have to laugh at all of the other reviews for this venue because I know the "unhelpful woman who runs the lake house' personally. Yes, she is pretty brusque, but I have always taken that as a no-nonsense attitude, meant mostly to assure that things get done instead of talking uselessly for hours. I looked for several months at other venues before settling on this one, and I am surprised that other reviewers found it to be expensive. There were only two venues in the mountain/foothills area I found that were cheaper than this (yes, I did need it to be on a Saturday): the first required you to use their caterer who was ungodly expensive and had bad food, and the second was nice but was located next to a campground. My wedding was Labor Day weekend, so we chose not to hear the campers during our ceremony.
The Lake House can be difficult to book, as they use a lottery system to book their weddings since it is a state-run facility. The year prior to your chosen wedding month, you must go to the venue on the first of the month, pick a lottery ticket, and wait for your number to be called. If the first person picked chooses your preferred date and time slot, they get it, not you. If you choose this venue, you should be flexible in your wedding date and/or time.
Lastly, I wholeheartedly agree with Elevate Photography's review: Get ready elsewhere. There is not much room to do so, and the room they do have is not well-lit. I wouldn't even suggest considering getting dressed there unless you only have one attendant because a poofy dress could easily take up the whole room.
Overall, beautiful and clean! Loved it.
Evergreen Lake House is the most beautiful place to get married in Colorado. The venue is extremely well maintained and the atmosphere is unbeatable.
The only problem with the lake house is Lorna, the lady who runs it. She is very rude, inflexible, and unpleasant. If it weren't for her. The lake house would have 5 stars from me.
We looked at a LOT of properties before we finally signed on with the Lake House in Evergreen, CO. Most of them had limited capacity and restraining (expensive) requirements .
-- The location of this venue is perfect ! ! -- IN the mountains on a beautiful lake and less than hour away from the big city (Denver).
-- The charm of the big log building stands alone (minimal decoration is required!). It has an open vaulted ceiling with big log beams & huge attractive light fixtures. + Awesome decks overlooking the lake and beautiful grounds for your guests to wander (and take beautiful pictures!)
-- AND we found it to be the very best value (tables & chairs are included in the price!) We especially liked this because we are a family of "do-it-yourselfers" (artists, florists, bakers & gourmet chefs)
THIS is why we chose this venue so that we could do it ourselves -- you hire your own vendors (or do it yourself) There IS no staff at this venue (no added expense) The staff is supplied by your caterer (or yourself)
The manager at this property was VERY helpful to us with referrals. She has a book full of local vendors to fill in the gaps and she answered all of questions and made suggestions on our setup (she knows what works and what doesn't)
Overall OUR event was a 10 ! ! Hope yours is too!
**parking could be an issue --
in the summer/on weekends as this is a public park
This is an absolutely beautiful venue and we were super happy with it for our wedding and reception. The only trouble with the whole place was the woman who runs it...grumpy, rude, not helpful and just really unpleasant. We did have a brief encounter with Brad and he was fantastic...just the opposite of the experience that we had with his collegue. We didn't have too much to do with the woman running it, however, and the venue was definitely unbeatable for us.
We used the Evergreen Lake house for our ceremony and reception venue. It is o beautiful. For us it was the prefect compromise. I wanted to get married outside and my husband said anything but a barn. The lake house next to a golf course, so on one side there are manicured lawns (we made the short walk and took some pictures on one of the fairways). Some people said the woman in charge was hard to work with but that was not our experience at all. It was actually nice to only talk to one person. She returned all our phone calls and was at every meeting and there the day of the wedding. We got married on a Monday in May and she was very flexible with the time slot. The Value of the Lake house was its original selling point for us (tables are included). The biggest surprise was that the value did not come with fine print. The experience was perfect.
Might recommend chair covers for the metal chairs provided for outside for the ceremony or rent some nicer looking chairs. Otherwise we were very pleased with everything and everyone at the Lake House. It is a beautiful facility and most beautiful setting!
This is where we had our reception and it is a beautiful venue! It is ungodly expensive if you don't get married during the week. The woman who "runs" the place is the rudest most unhelpful person I've ever dealt with. She was rude even the first day we were looking at it, if it wasn't as beautiful as it is I never would've had my reception there. She is not flexible on anything and goes out of her way to be unhelpful. Loved the location and wouldn't have changed it but hated dealing with her.
The Evergreen Lakehouse is nestled in the foothills 40 minutes west of Denver, Colorado. The grand login cabin sits on the shores of Evergreen Lake and is next to the Evergreen Golf Course. Couples looking for a casual mountain setting for their wedding day will appreciate the beautiful scenery and quaint log cabin feel of the Lakehouse.
We recommend that the majority of hair and make up be done before getting to the Lakehouse due to its limitations for getting ready. The facilities for the wedding party to get ready in can be difficult for most bridal parties. The room where the ladies get ready in is narrow and has low light and is generally used for storage of tables and chairs. Not the most ideal backdrop for your photos. If necessary, the men generally use the Lakehouse bathroom to get ready... cont'd READ THE REST OF THIS PHOTOGRAPHER'S REVIEW ON OUR BLOG HERE http://tiny.cc/yqu30
The Evergreen Lake House is a beautiful location!! Holds just the right amount of people & is very photographic!! The ONLY issue we had working with them was the woman who ran it. Very unpleasant and unhelpful. Luckily we didn't have to work with her too much! Chances are she is gone now!
This event center is one of the most breath taking venues in Colorado. Not only is the building architecture and lake and mountain surroundings world class, it is accompanied with event coordinators Brad and Lorna who will provide you with an event to remember. They will introduce you to industry professionals that will make sure your event go's off without a hitch. It is one of the easiest event centers for vendors and renters alike to work out of. If there is a star rating system, we give it a five.
Chris and Coila Adams
Your Bartending and Food Service Providers
What a gorgeous Colorado venue!!! It is truly a gem in our Front Range. Lorna and the staff at the Lakehouse will make sure you are set up to have an amazing wedding or event in their space. If you are thinking about a Colorado wedding, with a great backdrop take the time to check this one out!
The Evergreen Lake House is a lovely venue that combines mountain charm with scenic shore views. It's spacious, rustic interior is great for both large parties and intimate weddings. Lorna, the venue's onsite coordinator, is knowledgeable and responsive, making the planning process easy and fun!
The Lake House has a beautiful outdoor ceremony site right on the lake with exquisite views of Colorado's beauty. The staff is very accomodating and I have had nothing but wonderful things from my clients.
This picturesque venue is perfect for wedding ceremonies, receptions, and rehearsal dinners. With 5,000 feet of entertaining space, the Evergreen Lake House features a great room, which can seat up to 200 with a large stone fireplace, and a smaller octagon room, which is often used for a buffet.
For outdoor ceremonies, the deck can seat up to 80 with additional standing room for a charming and intimate wedding ceremony celebration. There are log railings around the deck with a flagstone deck to the grassy area. The railings can be decorated with flowers or greenery, allowing guests to take in the beautiful shimmering lake beyond as well as the surrounding mountain views.