Weddings

The View Restaurant at the Historic Crags Lodge

Estes Park, CO View map
Rating 4.6 out of 5
   42 reviews
Up to 150 guests

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Up to 150 guests

Looking for the perfect mountain wedding venue in Estes Park? This is the place. Situated on the north side of Prospect Mountain, The View Restaurant at the Historic Crags Lodge boasts a serene and tranquil atmosphere among spectacular views of the surrounding Rockies. Open since 1914, the Historic Crags Lodge has deep historical roots in the community as the third oldest lodge in Estes Park, and its rustic decor fits wonderfully with The View’s charming ambience. The friendly staff of the lodge and restaurant will ensure you and your guests have a magical experience you’ll cherish forever.

Facilities and Capacity
The View Restaurant at the Historic Crags Lodge welcomes events with 25 to 150 people, and can accommodate wedding ceremonies, receptions, and rehearsal dinners, as well as showers, engagement parties, and other special occasions. They offer a gorgeous indoor space, as well as an uncovered outdoor area with scenic views. The View boasts a stunning 90-foot wall of windows that afford an incredible view of the town and surrounding Rocky Mountains for you and your guests to enjoy. Get-ready rooms are available for your wedding party for preparations before the festivities begin.

Services Offered
To help ensure your day is a success, The View has experienced event planners on-site to assist you with whatever you need. Set up and clean up are provided, and the venue offers an array of event items to help you create the wedding of your dreams, including centerpieces, tables and chairs, dance floors, furniture, and lighting. The property features WiFi and ample parking, and is also wheelchair accessible.

Cuisine
Their excellent catering staff at The View creates delicious, customized menus that will suit most any taste and budget. They’ll work with you to ensure your dishes match your culinary vision and that everything is just right for your big day. They can provide hors d’oeuvres, buffets, and desserts, and your catering package include servers, china, flatware, glassware, barware, and linens. The View Restaurant at the Historic Crags Lodge also provides full bar service, including open, cash, and limited bars run by experienced bartenders, and feature a mix of house beers, wines, and liquors. Premium options and signature drinks are also available, as well as champagne for toasting.

Accommodations
As The View is located inside the Historic Crags Lodge, you and your guests can enjoy the rustic, well-appointed one- and two-bedroom accommodations offered by the lodge for added comfort and convenience. Rooms feature kitchens with all the essentials, as well as flatscreen TVs and DVD players, plus the amenities of the property, including a heated outdoor pool, a BBQ area, a pool table, and walking trails.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$5,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$4,500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$3,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$2,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$25

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

150

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Historic Building
Hotel
Resort
Restaurant

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Server(s)

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Centerpieces
Chairs
Dance Floor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
December

42 Reviews

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    Abby Married on 09/13/2021
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    Outstanding. Incredible. Do not hesitate to book this venue.

    The Crags Lodge and The View were an absolute dream for our wedding day. Not only were my guests awed by the stunning backdrop of the mountains, the comfortable and ease of access for the rooms, the spectacular space of the bar and restaurant for the reception- Aki the GM of the View went above and beyond for us. He is the main reason the day went off without a hitch- he is the most gracious host that just blew us away with his hospitality and communication every step of the way. We arrived the day before the wedding and he took us through the entire process of the reception, provided a wine tasting for us, gave us the ENTIRE restaurant for use even though we only agreed on a half rental, and made sure everything was to our liking. Not to mention the fantastic meal they provided us for the reception. We were just speechless. Outstanding people, outstanding venue, we will be back for every anniversary we can and will sing their praises for the rest of our lives.
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    Amber P. Married on 08/28/2021
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    Wonderful staff and venue!!

    We had our wedding here a couple weeks ago and absolutely loved our experience! Aaron, the wedding day-of coordinator through Rocky Mountain Wedding Co, was fantastic to work with from the beginning of our planning up to our big day. He was so accomodating and available to answer any questions that we had. Because of him, our wedding went exactly the way we imagined and we loved every moment! The bar manager, Wayne, was so on top of things and there was never a long wait at the bar. He also went above and beyond to ensure that guests made it home safely from our wedding. The restaurant manager, Aki, made sure that the food was exquisite All of our guests were commenting on how fantastic the Orange Agave Salmon was and the warm peach cobbler was to die for! Our guests were saying that it wasn't "the typical wedding food" they expected and we were so happy that they loved it. We highly recommend visiting The View restaurant for a nice dinner out and if you are planning a wedding, look nowhere else than this amazing venue!
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    Mackenzie Married on 10/13/2018
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    What a view! This was perfect place to have our wedding!

    Amazing venue! AMAZING view! Amazing food! We were so thrilled to have found The View. We wouldn't change a thing from our wedding day, it was perfect!

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
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4 Endorsements
Colorado Rose Cake Company Colorado Rose Cake Company Wedding Cakes

The View Restaurant in Estes Park, Colorado is one of my favorite settings for a wedding and reception with its wall of windows overlooking the green mountain town below. I have eaten there several times and have always been very impressed with the delicious food. One of the gems in Estes Park.

Ptarmigan Classical and Rock String Quartet Ptarmigan Classical and Rock String Quartet Wedding Musicians

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!

Happy Feet Weddings L.L.C. Happy Feet Weddings L.L.C. Wedding Officiants

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.

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300 Riverside Drive Estes Park, CO, 80517
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