When it comes to planning a wedding, nothing quite compares to the enchantment of a winter wonderland. If you’re in love with the idea of a snowy, romantic, and picturesque wedding, then look no further than the beautiful Estes Park, Colorado. Nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Estes offers the perfect backdrop for a magical winter wedding. And at the heart of this stunning destination is the Taharaa Mountain Lodge – your dream venue for the most memorable day of your life. In this blog post, we’ll explore the essential tips and ideas for planning a winter wedding in Estes Park, highlighting how the Taharaa Mountain Lodge can make your special day a truly unforgettable experience.

Winter Wedding Guide Tips

  1. Choosing the Perfect Date: Estes Park is a winter wonderland from late November to early March. When planning a winter wedding, it’s essential to pick a date that aligns with your vision. Consider the time when the area is blanketed in snow, creating a picturesque backdrop for your celebration. Discuss your options with the Taharaa Mountain Lodge team to find the ideal date that suits your preferences.

  2. Selecting the Right Venue: Taharaa Mountain Lodge is a quintessential choice for your winter wedding in Estes Park. With breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains and an elegant, cozy ambiance, this lodge offers the perfect setting for your intimate celebration. Whether you’re looking for a small, private affair or a larger event, their event spaces cater to various wedding styles. Pro Tip! Ask for off-season pricing! Most venues aren’t as busy in the winter, so you can often get a good deal. We offer special rates for both Taharaa Mountain Lodge and Twin Owls Steakhouse for the winter months.

  3. Embracing the Winter Theme: The winter season provides a unique opportunity to incorporate a magical theme into your wedding. Decorate your ceremony and reception areas with seasonal elements like twinkling fairy lights, evergreen foliage, and warm, inviting colors. Your photos will be a true reflection of the winter wonderland you’ve dreamed of.

  4. Planning for Weather: Winter weddings in Estes Park come with the possibility of snow and cold temperatures. Be prepared with warm attire for yourself and your guests, such as faux fur stoles, cozy shawls, and stylish boots. The Taharaa Mountain Lodge also offers indoor options for your ceremony to ensure your guests’ comfort. Keep in mind: the thermometer can say it’s very cold outside, but our Colorado sunshine is always very warm.

  5. Delicious Winter Cuisine: Winter weddings offer a unique opportunity to serve hearty, comfort food. Collaborate with the lodge’s catering team to create a mouthwatering menu featuring seasonal delights like roasted root vegetables, warm soups, or even a decadent hot cocoa stations. Your guests will appreciate the delicious and warming choices.

  6. Activities for Guests: Make your winter wedding a memorable experience for your guests by arranging activities such as winter hikes, snowshoeing, or ice skating. Estes Park has a wealth of winter activities that your friends and family can enjoy, ensuring a fun-filled weekend celebration. Check out our Winter Blog post here for fun winter ideas!

  7. Stunning Winter Photography: Embrace the snowy backdrop and the golden hour glow that characterizes winter. Hire a professional photographer who specializes in capturing the unique beauty of a winter wedding. Your wedding photos will be breathtaking and timeless.

Winter Wedding Guide 

Even though Winter is colder here, it is a popular time to get married in Estes Park! Especially if you are looking for beautiful snowfall. December – February makes for a perfect winter wedding. Even if there isn’t snow on your wedding day, you are sure to have a perfect snow-capped mountain backdrop. Our venue also makes sure that you can enjoy both the outdoors and indoors! You can have your ceremony and reception indoors, but still, go outside for portraits. If you do decide on outdoor pictures, we suggest having a shawl and boots. Even if it’s not snowy, it might be a little muddy.

Taharaa Mountain Lodge is perfect for small weddings and elopements! Guests can stay right on-site, so you don’t have to worry about travel. Since transportation is limited in Estes Park, and we do not have Uber or Lyft, guests normally need to get a rental car. But if you have guests stay at our lodge, they don’t have to worry about driving around!


Winter Wedding Guide for Estes Park


A winter wedding in Estes Park is a dream come true for those who appreciate the magic of the season. With Taharaa Mountain Lodge as your backdrop, you can create an unforgettable wedding experience for you and your guests. From the stunning scenery to the warm, inviting atmosphere, your winter wedding will be a memory that lasts a lifetime. Start planning your dream winter wedding today and let the beauty of Estes Park and the Taharaa Mountain Lodge make it a reality. Planning a wedding in Estes Park in the Fall or Winter? Make sure to reach out today to learn more about hosting your wedding with us!


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