Wild Basin Lodge | Allenspark
Rustic Colorado Mountain Wedding Celebrated with Your Dog
Day of Details:
We believe Michael and Taryn started the day right. Michael started the day overlooking a Colorado Mountain lake in Allenspark. Taryn enjoyed some Starbucks drinks with her bridesmaids. They had a candy bar, couples wedding cake, guest cupcakes, keys for each guest telling them of which of the 8 tables they were seated at, and a number of other little unique things. We loved how their engagement guestbook came out from their engagement session with us in Fort Collins. Their dog Brady was an added bonus. He watched the ladies put on makeup and enjoyed the sound of the river from the deck.
The horse draw carriage from Moonlight Carriage Company from Nunn Colorado was a romantic perk. They transported Taryn from the lodge around the road to the outdoor ceremony location. We love how adventurous this was for the reason of going out on the main highway. Michael had not seen Taryn yet that day till she stepped out of the horse drawn carriage. The ceremony brought many tears. For those betting 5 to 1 Michael wouldn’t cry when seeing Taryn it was a good bet cause he started tearing up once seeing her. There was a family planting ceremony, musicians playing string instruments, and custom labeled bottled water. They rode off on the carriage after the ceremony. It was a fairy tale kind of mountain wedding ceremony. The reception was full of fun, laughter, and topped off with some Karaoke.
Wild Basin Lodge Venue Review:
Wild Basin Lodge is the perfect location for a colorado mountain wedding. It has a rustic mountain lodge feel, beautiful mountain backdrop, multiple locations for a ceremony, and the Colorado mountain cabin feel. It is about a 0.1 mile to the ceremony location we used. The view was amazing with the mountains in the background. The seating were trees sawed in two and smoothed out and treated. It had a spot for musicians, electrical, and paved paths around the ceremony area. The path there was a wood chip and not for 4inch heels but overall a beautiful and scenic walk. The tables and seating all have the mountain lodge theme. The lodge is alongside a river, close to a lake, and has lots of variety for photography. The rooms looked great and the bridal prep space was ideal with the wrap around mirrors, multiple wall mirrors, and lighting.
The Wild Basin Lodge event staff was excellent. Laura was our main point of contact coordinating for the venue. She sync’d up with us at the start of the day and showed us how things would flow with the horse drawn carriage, the flow for the ceremony, and she also recommended some photography locations. Normally when you have someone from the venue driving the coordination you have someone who only seems to care about the venue. At Wild Basin Lodge it was not that way but there was a genuine desire to do more than have things setup and get hot food out on time. There was help with the flow of the day, flexibility, and regular communication. So not only was the food at Wild Basin Lodge excellent and things setup early but the day just seemed to flow well. If your in the hunt for a wedding venue still and are considering a mountain wedding venue check out Wild Basin Lodge!