May 24, 2024

Wedding Planning

Tranquil, Scenic, Romantic: Black Canyon Inn Weddings In Estes Park, Colorado

Created by Ali Coşkunfrom the Noun Project

You will totally LOVE the vibes of Black Canyon Inn weddings! This scenic luxury resort, set in the popular Rocky Mountains gateway town of Estes Park, provides such a unique, heritage setting for your romantic wedding. 

Surrounded by the epic Colorado landmarks of MacGregor Ranch, Rocky Mountain National Park, and Lumpy Ridge, this venue was originally a guest house and ranch, dating back to the 1920s, but is now a luxury mountain destination. 

With soaring trees, lots of privacy and seclusion, and million-dollar views, it’s easy to see why this venue has long been popular with both tourists and wedding couples seeking a romantic location. 

Weddings at Black Canyon Inn are ideal for couples who love the outdoors and adventure, with gorgeous views unlike anywhere else that will be just damn perfect for your wedding photos! Here’s everything you need to know about the Black Canyon Inn wedding venue in Estes Park, Colorado. 

Unforgettable Mountain Elegance: Why Weddings At Black Canyon Inn In Estes Park, Colorado Are A Dream

There is so much to love about this gorgeous venue! It’s an awesome choice for a rustic chic mountain wedding, featuring two really unique ceremony locations to choose from. 

And, with sweeping mountain views, grand rock formations, beautiful stonework, and exposed timber, this scenic venue feels so romantic and inviting. 

The Homestead is the ideal ceremony location for a low-key, semi-outdoor wedding. This exposed log structure dates back to the 1920s and was the site of the original home on the property. It can host up to 125 guests and is perfect for couples looking for something really unique with a bit of history, with hardwood floors and an outdoor fireplace. 

Or, you can say your vows, and celebrate your reception, in the Boulders, a new, purpose-built venue at the highest point of the property that can seat up to 200 guests. With vaulted ceilings, wrought-iron chandeliers, and huge windows, it’s such a pretty space — and I love that it flows out to a huge courtyard, complete with Adirondack chairs and firepits! There’s also The Lawn, a lush, spacious outdoor garden that’s great for pre-reception cocktails. 

With suites and cabins on site, it’s also easy for your guests to plan a fun weekend away for your celebrations. Or, Estes Park is just over an hour from Denver, so super easy for out-of-state guests to access. The venue is also wheelchair accessible. 

Fresh, Timeless & Romantic: Your Wedding Photos At Black Canyon Inn

This venue is so awesome for classic Colorado mountain photography. With epic mountains and boulder formations outside, and lots of natural light flowing inside the resort, we can create light, airy, and romantic views that tell the beautiful story of your day! 

We’ll have plenty of variety in shooting locations too, including a gorgeous deck that overlooks the mountains, the venue’s lush green lawns and gardens, or the super cute timber footbridge over a stream, framed by huge boulders in the background. 

As your wedding photographer at Black Canyon Inn, I promise we’ll not only have an awesome time as we shoot, but we’ll make the most of the golden afternoon light over the mountains, sneaking out to take some killer shots of the vibrant pink and orange skies. 

Feel free to check out the venue’s Instagram for some photo inspiration, @blackcanyoninn.

There is also a gorgeous historic park just five minutes away, Knoll-Willows Trail Head. With sweeping mountain views and a historic stone bungalow, we can pop over as it’s a top spot for couples photos, or any additional photos you’d like to take! (Or, this spot also works so well for Colorado engagement photos!)

Best Time Of Year For A Black Canyon Inn Wedding

Black Canyon is open for weddings year round and is always gorgeous, but it’s particularly stunning in spring and fall when everything is in bloom and the colors are changing. In fall, there are vibrant red and orange leaves everywhere, which can also add a unique element to your photos. 

Summer is peak tourism season in Estes Park, so if you’re planning a wedding then, please book and block out accommodation well in advance so that you don’t miss out on your preferred date. 

The Fun & Adventure of Visiting Estes Park

Your guests will absolutely love spending a few days at Black Canyon Inn! There are suites and apartments on-site, with kitchens, and done up in a chic, luxurious mountain style. Or, there are also plenty of hotels in the town of Estes Park. 

Estes Park is such a phenomenal destination, so your guests can spend a few days exploring Rocky Mountain National Park, just minutes away.

The region is also ideal for hiking, horseback riding, and whitewater rafting, plus there are cute shops and galleries in town. Or, in winter, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing are super popular. 

Black Canyon Inn Wedding Packages

Black Canyon Inn makes it easy to plan the perfect wedding, with packages that include just your ceremony or both your ceremony and reception. The full packages include access to the venue for 6 ½ hours, event coordination, the Salon Suite for getting ready, and all of your furniture. Plus, they include a personalized tasting ahead of time, so you can ensure your menu is absolutely perfect!

Your wedding planner will also help you personalize all of the event details, including planning your rehearsal dinner, ensuring it matches your vibe. The hospitality here is also so incredible, as is the cuisine (Black Canyon Catering provides both food and bar service), so you can have confidence that your guests will be looked after and will have the best time! 

Definitely book a site tour to check it out for yourself! You can also contact Black Canyon Inn directly for all of their information and pricing packages. 


I’m so psyched to help you with your epic wedding or elopement photos! Please reach out and we can start planning your wedding imagery, either in Colorado or anywhere in the world! 

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