September is a very popular month for visiting Estes Park. We suggest booking hotel room/airbnb ASAP. If you're looking for a more adventurous option, you may also consider camping in or around Rocky Mountain National Park.
Our ceremony will be outdoors with the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains (weather permitting). The cocktail hour (4:30-5:30pm) and reception will take place indoors and will be over by 10pm. The ceremony and reception site are about 1 mile apart and each site has parking available.
There is ample parking at the YMCA. There is parking right outside the main building for the reception and two lots for parking at the ceremony site. Please try to carpool to the ceremony site.
The dress code is cocktail attire, but please note this will be an outdoor ceremony in the Rocky Mountains. While there is no hike to the ceremony site, the floor is still dirt and rocks. Please consider this while choosing footwear.
The saying in Colorado is "if you don't like the weather, wait 5 min". Colorado boasts 300 days of sun, but the weather can change unexpectedly. September should be pretty dry but we could see some afternoon showers, and we'd suggest bringing a jacket for the evening.
We are very sorry but this will be an adult only event. We'd love to see your kids another time. However, we do have the name of a nanny service that will come to Estes Park. Please reach out to Gretchen as soon as possible if you are in need of this service to get in touch with them.
Estes Park sits at about 7500 ft above sea level, and any hiking will bring you to even higher elevations. The air is very dry as well. Please be sure to drink plenty of water and don't feel bad if you are winded on a hike classified as "easy". In addition, please be aware that your alcohol hits you a little (lot) harder at these elevations.
Yes! We are so excited to see all of our friends and family from across the country. For those interested, on Friday, we will organize a short hike and drinks at a brewery. We also invite anyone who is interested to keep the party going after the reception by going into "downtown" Estes Park.