The View Restaurant at the Historic Crags Lodge
Keelee, the event coordinator, was wonderful to work with. She responded quickly to my numerous e-mails and was very flexibile with what ever changes we wanted to make. Food was delicious. The restaurant with full floor to ceiling windows over looking Estes Park was beautiful.
Keelee went above and beyond to make our wedding run smoothly.
She even let us come in early and set up/store items, which was very nice.
I was VERY impressed with the food. We had a budget and had to stick to the lower end entrees, but they were magnificent! I loved the all-inclusive (plates/chairs/linens all included in the price which was VERY reasonable compared to other places) I would highly recommend the Crags lodge for any wedding/celebration dinner. The Atmosphere (i.e. real wood burning fire place/ spectacular views) provide for a true Colorado experience especially for out-of-towners!
My husband and I had our rehersal dinner, ceremony and reception at Crags Lodge. There are so many good things to say about our experience with Keelee and the staff. The kindness, helpfulness, responsivness and professionalism was so genuine. Keelee was so helpful throughout the entire process. We had so many questions and concerns, which she was able to either help or make suggestions on how to get handled. Our family was able to call and ask questins and coordinate with Keelee as well. That took so much pressure off us. We had food allergy issues we needed to deal with, homemade decorations to setup and deal with, my aunt made our cake-- Keelee accomodated arrangements for all this. It is December, our wedding was in October, our family and friends still speak about how wonderful of a place Crags Lodge was and the food ..oh my gosh it was completely amazing! In fact it was so good everyone went back for seconds maybe even thirds. Our guests will go back for vacations, they absolutely loved it. Seth and I can't thank Keelee and the entire wonderful staff enough. Truely our day was special... Keelee was a huge part of making that happen. I have recommended this facility to other friends that are getting married within the year and I recommend this facility and Keelee to anyone and everyone. It is such a perfect beautiful low stress place.
I recently had my weddding at the View Restaurant at the Historic Crags Lodge. Keelee was our wedding coordinator here and she was wonderful. She answered all my questions, got us everything we needed and offered us great advice regarding our other vendors. The food was great and also very affordable. Our wedding was so wonderful and fun and it was all thanks to Keelee and her staff!
I helped plan a wedding at this location & Keelee was absolutely incredible throughout the entire time! For over a year (on & off), she answered all of the bride's questions with a prompt & courteous manner; she even had a backup ceremony site prepared in case of inclement weather on the wedding date. The venue was just what the bride & groom wanted & the view of Estes Park from here is unmatched! The food was cooked to perfection & incredibly delicious, I had thirds! Perfect place for a wedding & reception! Highly recommended!
Our venue was outstanding. Keelee went above and beyond to make our day anything and everything we could ever want. She responded to any question, to matter how big or small, within moments over the last year, and she told us YES to making everything happen the way we wanted -- from food to floor plans to decorations -- she made everything run smoothly and beautifully. We could not have imagined anything more. This place and Keelee were the absolute best....our wedding guests thought so too and we've even heard that out-of-town guests have recommended this place to their friends! It was perfect.
The View is such a beautiful place to get married at. We had several comments about what a great place we selected. Their food is terrific and Keelee is great to work with. Every question I had was answered by her in a timely manner and we couldn't have pulled it off without Keelee and her fantastic staff at the view.
Working with Keelee was probably the best part of planning my wedding. She was so responsive and accomodating and even though I know she had a ton of weddings this year she made me feel like mine was the only one. I never had any trouble getting a response from her via phone or email, and anything I asked for she delivered. Thank you, Keelee, for making my wedding reception so wonderful!
Being a vegetarian it was important to me to have a 3rd vegetarian option on the menu, while still having meat options for the non-veggies. The Vew was not only able to provide 3 entree options but the vegetarian dish was probably the best one! All of the food was delicious and got rave reviews from the guests. Everything at the reception went really smoothly and the venue was so beautiful at night with the view of town.
Amazing place to hold a wedding!! As all the other review state, Keelee is awesome!! She made the wedding flow smoothly and seemlessly. The reception site is beyond words and I couldn't be happier with my wedding. The only reason i rated the one star low was due to the actual Crag Lodge itself. About 6 months before my wedding, the restaurant and the lodge split and were managed by different entities. Keelee tried everything she could to help us and was uable to due to the split. Therefore we had a horrendous time dealing with the actual lodge. Mark the manager is the most unprofessional man I have ever dealt with. Not only was he impossible to get ahold of, he would never return phone calls or emails. He continued to spell mine and my husbands name incorrectly even after being asked to spell them right. He was horrible. I was very disappointed with his lack of professionalism. Diamonds resorts (the head office) was not much better. There "contract" appeared to be written by a 5th grader and was very inaccurate. Even up to the day of the wedding they had our room numbers and block wrong. It was very frustrating to deal with. Keelee was the only saving grace. Again, the actual restaurant was amazing and our wedding was wonderful. Dealing with Mark and Diamond Resorts, was very frustrating.
I had my wedding and reception at the crags lodge! It was Fantastic! I didnt have to do anything! I told them what I wanted and they provided. First it was my wedding, they put up a wall for just the wedding area. As our guests were at the cocktail hour, they took down the walls for the dance floor and reception. The food was GREAT, it came out still hot and everyone enjoyed it! Our waiters were provided by The View and were very good. Thanks guys for coming though on the most wonderful day in my life!!
We had our reception here and it was absolutely beautiful and Keelee was so much help and wonderful to work with.
This is an AMAZING hidden gem! Most definitely the BEST VIEW in Estes Park! My husband and I visit The View Restaurant every year, we got engaged there and then had our wedding reception there in May 2009. Kathy and Mike are a pleasure to work with, and everything was beyond our expectations. The wedding was amazing and perfect! I would recommend trying the beef tips, and orange glazed salmon for dinner options. We look forward to coming back every year for our anniversary!
Keelee, the Events Coordinator, was very helpful when planning everything for the ceremony and reception.
Keelee was flexible but we had to be firm with our concept. The food was great. I had specific instructions about the bar that did not get followed so that was disappointing, but on the whole, the venue was nice, our guests had fun, and it was a good value. I would not recommend the ceremony site, I had mine elsewhere.
My husband and I were extremely pleased with the staff at the Crag's Lodge for our wedding. Also, the wedding planner there, Keeley, was outstanding! We had planned to have the wedding outside, but we realized the day before that the wedding would have to be moved inside (which changed a number of things). Keeley was awesome - she told us our options clearly so that we could decide what we wanted. The set-up for the wedding was fantastic. Most of our guests were staying at the lodge and she helped them check in and showed them to their rooms. She also showed the flower person how we wanted the flowers arranged, had the minister see me before the ceremony as there were a few concerns I had, handled the cake person so that nobody would see the wedding cake before the reception, helped the string quartet set up and kept the timing for the entrance of the bridal party. As the bride, I wasn't worried about a thing because Keeley was so capable, the lodge room was beautiful, and the wedding was perfect!!!
This is a hidden gem in Estes' Park. After reviewing different locations and going over pricing, it was suggested to me to check this location out. I drove up the hill that overlooks all of Estes Park (sits directly across from the Stanley hotel on the other side of town).
My favorite part was that they had both a ceremony and reception site in one location so my guests didn't have to travel. It was a great lodge, you do not have to rent any rooms (unlike some other locations) and Keeley (the wedding coordinator) is the best ever to work with! She can work with fussy brides or laid back ones. I was laid back so that was great for the both of us! She really knows her stuff and has good recommendations for local vendors (flowers, cakes, etc.) who are well known in the community!
Also, the food is OUTSTANDING! To this day (over a 1.5 years after the wedding) I still have people tell me that the food at my wedding was the best they had ever had! I'd recommend the Chicken Picatta and the Prime Rib. On the prime rib I requested it not be too rare and bloody and Keeley and her staff made a note of it and made sure it went accordingly.
This is a great location!
We had the pleasure of shooting Claudia and Dave's wedding here and we couldn't not have asked for a more beautiful location. The staff was very nice and accommodating. They did an incredible job setting up the ceremony and did a great job on the reset for the reception. Not to mention it being so close to Rocky Mountain National Park, We had plenty of places and opportunities for some beautiful portraits and formals. Chatti and I hope that we will have the pleasure of shooting with this venue again.
The Historic Crags Lodge is a beautiful and unique location for your wedding for other special event.
The staff are friendly and professional and Ptarmigan String Quartet has enjoyed working with them in the past for wedding ceremonies!
The weddings I have perfomed there all talk of the veiw, the food, and the rustic decor that fits perfect. And of course Keelee who does take grand care of her brides.
The Crags lodge is a great place for you to get married. They offer complete packages so you don't have to worry about the details. Floor to ceiling windows offer magnificent mountain views. Their staff is amazing and will treat you as their VIP.
With over 22 years in the wedding industry I have seen and experienced the work of a lot of wedding professionals. In my opinion Keelee Doan at The View Restaurant at the Historic Crags Lodge is a bride's best friend. She is organized, friendly, and really knows her stuff. Best of all, she will take excellent care of you.
The lodge is ideally located in beautiful Estes Park. Our stunning 90 foot wall of windows allows unobstructed views of the town of Estes and the surrounding Rocky Mountains. Excellent on site catering and a professional wedding coordinator are
only a small part of what we offer. We pride ourselves on individual attention and only do one wedding a day so our complete focus is on you and your wedding day.
Please feel free to call Keelee at 970-586-6066 x 501
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