rocky mountain national park weddings
Colorado has many epic locations to consider as backdrops for your mountain wedding. Rocky Mountain National Park must be on the list. Boasting epic mountain views and the quaint nearby town of Estes Park, your guests will be delighted. As Rocky Mountain National Park wedding photographers we love to explore and find new locations to take the adventurous couples that we work with. Below we’ll share some tips and tricks for getting married in the park. A few of topics we will discuss below are: venues, avoiding crowds, and must-see views. Don’t hesitate to contact us for information more specific to your unique circumstance we love to double as tour guides for your big day.
recent RMNP weddings and engagement photodates
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rocky mountain wedding venues
There are a variety of ceremony sites that the National Park service allows you to choose from depending on the size of your wedding. For larger weddings their are a lot of great reception venues to explore and choose from that are willing to host your ceremony as well. Regardless of your venue, consider leaving room in your timeline for portraits in the park.
marys lake lodge
ymca of the rockies
If you are planning a wedding in Yosemite National Park, chances are you are inspired by nature. Rocky Mountain is an inspiring landscape, but it’s no secret. One of the challenges to a National Park wedding is avoiding crowds. You might consider avoiding peak tourist season, trying for a weekday, and utilizing venues outside the park. If you find yourself planning a National Park wedding during a busy time of year encourage your guests to make reservations early. Afternoon traffic and parking can be difficult so plan and prepare for that. Early morning and early evening can be less crowded than the middle of the day and actually more beautiful from a photography standpoint.
must see views
There are plenty of views you can see from the car and some pretty sweet drives to experience. If the road is open, don’t miss Trail Ridge Road. Sprague Lake is beautiful and an easy loop to access. However, we recommend taking time to get out of the car and hit the trail. The park is beautiful any time of year and one of our favorite things to do is simply stop when we see something pretty and then hike around. That’s how we’ve discovered some of our favorite spots.