September Outdoor Estes Park Wedding

Join us for Kimberly and Alex Carlson’s September day captured beautifully by the talented Kelsey Cole Photography. These two love birds met through mutual friends at the end of their senior year of college at the University of Florida in 2015. After three years of long distance, Kimberly joined Alex in Colorado upon completing graduate school. Alex planned a fun day at Garden of the Gods to celebrate Kimberly’s birthday. This special day ended  with a proposal in front of the beautiful views at Mesa Overlook.
Although the couple reside in Colorado Springs, they are both originally from Florida.  Most of the anticipated wedding guests live scattered around the East Coast. The two truly wanted to show their loved ones the beauty and serenity of the mountains of Colorado without the bustle of a big ski town. They felt drawn to Rocky Mountain National Park and appreciated the accessibility to DIA. This made Estes Park the ideal spot. They had an outdoor ceremony in mind and fell in love with the organic feel that the Taharaa ceremony space provided. They also loved the the mountain views from the dining and cocktail spaces. The proximity to the park was important as they couple also wanted bridal portraits to take place within rocky. They also enjoyed the ability to switch to an indoor space should a mountain storm pop up. The two noted that the onsite catering and staff’s willingness to accommodate special diets did not go unnoticed. 

They envisioned a day full of  time spent surrounded by quality friends and family in a beautiful outdoor Colorado fall setting. They wanted the focus to be on celebrating with amazing food,  drinks and high energy live music.  “Taharaa and our vendors over exceeded our vision” the bride recalls. 




Our venue allows for you to have your wedding indoors or outdoors, so no matter the weather, your wedding will be beautiful! Whether you are looking to plan a sunny summer wedding or a winter wonderland wedding, we are happy to make your dream wedding day a reality! Get in touch today and tell us more about your plans for your upcoming wedding day!



Day of Coordinator: Marissa with Events by Bee
Live Music: Marty Nightengale
Bridal Makeup: Leilani Drum
Bridal Hair: Lacey Norfleet


A Wedding Weekend at Taharaa Mountain Lodge

Estes Park was the optimal destination and allowed for their guests to enjoy a complete wedding weekend. Here at Taharaa Mountain Lodge, you can have your guests stay right on-site to make their stay easy and enjoyable! We have 18 rooms, and each accommodates 2 adults. We do require a three-night stay, but this will let your guests really enjoy Estes Park and our amenities at the Lodge. On-site we have an outdoor Hot Tub, and our restaurant, Twin Owls Steakhouse, has an award-winning chef!
Our location also allows guests to be able to choose various activities to enjoy during their time here, which will truly make their trip to the wedding even more memorable! We are currently booking for 2022 and 2023, so reach out today to see how Taharaa Mountain Lodge can make your wedding dreams come true!

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