Black Canyon Inn is a distinctive Estes Park wedding venue in the magnificent Rocky Mountains. Off of the beaten path, yet still in the city limits of Estes Park – you will the find seclusion of the Colorado mountains you desire, while being close enough for your guests to enjoy all that Estes Park has to offer.
Tucked away between a granite ridge and bordering the open space of MacGregor Ranch, you will have picturesque views of Rocky Mountain National Park’s Longs Peak, Continental Divide and Lumpy Ridge. Another unique feature of this venue is a picturesque stream-fed pond that features a small island accessed by an arched bridge which can be utilized for intimate wedding photos.
Black Canyon Inn offers the ability to bring your vision to life. Options include a ceremony only in the morning (10AM - 1PM), as well as a full Wedding Package beginning after 2PM starting in April 2020. The full Wedding Package includes ceremony at The Pavilion; our scenic, covered, outdoor ceremony site, cocktail hour, and reception in our newest venue, The Homestead at Black Canyon Inn, which neighbors The Pavilion. Exclusive catering and bar service provided by Black Canyon Catering, Black Canyon Inn is perfect for the couple searching for the true year-round mountain experience for their wedding day!
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Rose · Married on 08/08/2018
We, and our guests, loved this venue!
The Black Canyon Inn is a beautiful place for am outdoor wedding. They have a few locations on the grounds for the ceremony as well as a pavilion and some indoor facilities for inclement weather. The staff was wonderful. Big plus, you have lots of stunning scenery to use as the background of wedding photos!Sent on 12/11/2018
Cristina · Married on 08/04/2018
Amazing Wedding Venue!
We selected Black Canyon Inn for our wedding ceremony location and could not have been happier with our choice. We began our search online as we were coming from Florida but knew we wanted an outdoor mountain setting for our special day. We narrowed our choices down to maybe half a dozen different options before traveling to Estes Park well in advance to see them in person. We knew this would be the best way to ensure the location we chose would be everything we wanted without any undesirable surprises. For instance one venue had a very nice background but there was a ventilation fan on a building close by that would have created a distracting noise during the ceremony. That ruled that location out for us. We never would have known this had we not visited in person. It just so happened that the Black Canyon Inn ended up being the last place we went to see. Well, it should have been the first. We could have stopped looking after that and simply went on a hike or shopped in town the rest of the day. One challenge of our first actual visit to Estes Park to see the venues was that we were there in winter with a beautiful thick fluffy blanket of fresh snow everywhere. While this was gorgeous and fairytale picturesque our wedding was going to be taking place in early August where only the mountain peaks would still have any snow on them. So, we had to use our imagination a little to get the full picture. That said, as soon as we were taken to the open air covered ceremony site, we laughed at how easy a choice it was. We also chose the onsite Twin Owls Steakhouse for our reception dinner and the upstairs room was the perfect intimate space for our wedding party. Not to mention how delicious the food options were there. We also booked a number of different cabins at the Black Canyon Inn for our guests. Everyone loved it. Lastly, after our ceremony the Black Canyon Inn has some amazing backdrops for photos we took as Bride & Groom and with our wedding party and family. We will forever be grateful for choosing Black Canyon Inn for our wedding.Sent on 04/24/2019
Robyn Barringer · Married on 03/30/2018
Heaven on Earth in Colorado
Holy views! My husband and I decided to book the Black Canyon Inn without seeing it in person, because we didn't think we would have the opportunity to do so (we live in California and were planning a destination wedding at the same time as purchasing our first home). We were both a little nervous, but we felt assured that the pictures we were seeing online were relatively accurate given the reviews we were reading. In an unexpected turn of events, my mom and I got to make a trip to Colorado a couple of months before our wedding. We found our way to the pavilion, and I instantly fell in love. I could not believe the majestic view I was looking at. It was even better than what I had hoped for. When I turned around, my mom, who is not a crier, was in tears. She called my dad, and I heard her say to him, "You are going to be so thrilled at where our daughter gets to get married. You will not believe this place." We were originally hoping for a white wedding; being from a coastal area of California, we were envisioning a winter wedding, unlike all of the winery, barn weddings most of our guests frequently attend. The day before our wedding, it snowed. It was beautiful and ethereal, and my mom and I actually got to watch a couple do their first look in the middle of it. We knew, though, that the snow likely would not last as the temperatures had not been allowing for snow to stay on the ground. At first, we were bummed that it might not be there. But then we also noticed that the mountains were no longer visible. The view we had become enamored with were not there for this couple. So, even though we didn't get the snow we had been hoping for, we ended up being very relieved, because it would have eliminated the very reason we selected Black Canyon as our ceremony location. On top of the unbelievable beauty, though, the staff was wonderful to work with. They were all extremely kind and accommodating- very easy to communicate with and quick to jump in to support our requests. While we didn't have any rain or snow to contend with, we did get hit by some really nasty wind (wind that actually pulled my veil out as soon as I stepped outside to walk down the aisle with my dad). A couple of weeks before, guests of another wedding had taken a large number of the blankets that the venue supplied and blankets that we were counting on for our guests. Days before the wedding, the replacement blankets had not arrived, which had become quite a concern for us with the forecast we were seeing. The staff was able to find blankets for us so that all of our guests were comfortable during the ceremony, despite the 50 degree, 40+ mile an hour winds. Months later, we still have not heard a single complaint about the weather and only praise and awe for the venue. For us, we couldn't have been any happier with any other venue or venue staff. I told my mom when we first saw the Black Canyon that had we seen it while we were venue shopping instead of after we had already booked it, I still would have picked it. I still stand by that statement. It was beyond my wildest wedding dreams!Sent on 10/27/2018
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Beautiful Wedding venue!
Black Canyon Inn has beautiful options for Ceremonies. I have performed at many Weddings there and due to their friendliness and attention to detail, every Wedding had been spectacular! The paviliion provides cover without taking away from the georgeous view!
What an incredible venue for a wedding! What more could you ask for with the stunning views!