Grand Lake Colorado Wedding – Emma & Hayden

December 8, 2022

Emma and Hayden’s Grand Lake Colorado Wedding

Holy cow, what a perfect day. Emma and Hayden’s Grand Lake Colorado wedding day truly was straight out of a Hallmark movie. While Emma and Hayden originally planned to get married in Kansas, that clearly didn’t happen. The pull to get married in the mountains kept tugging on Emma. I received text from her that they were deciding to have the mountain wedding of their dreams and I was sold! Getting to photograph this sweet wedding day in Grand Lake, Colorado – just outside of Rocky Mountain National Park was a dream. With the stunning mountains, how could you go wrong? Check out their day here!

Emma and Hayden's Grand Lake Colorado Wedding

Colorado Wedding Details

Bride & Groom First Look in Front of Grand Lake, Colorado

How sweet is this first look?! Not to mention the stunning views behind them of the famous Grand Lake! Having a first look somewhere this beautiful cannot get more memorable.

Rocky Mountain National Park Bride and Groom Photos

Of course we had to sneak in to RMNP for some bride and groom photos! With the park being so close, it made it easy to capture these stunning photos in the Rocky Mountains! Literally, this was only a 15 minute drive or less!

Wedding Ceremony in Grand Lake, Colorado –

Can you believe this venue is only $100 to rent for the entire day? Emma and Hayden’s wedding ceremony was held at the AAA Barn in Grand Lake, Colorado! From the stream behind the couple to the rustic barn, this location is the perfect spot for an affordable Colorado wedding! Not to mention it’s so close to Rocky Mountain National Park! Truly, you cannot go wrong with the AAA barn for your wedding day!

Wedding Reception in the Rocky Mountains near Grand Lake

Where is Grand Lake, Colorado?

Grand Lake, Colorado is located 98 miles from Denver and 46 miles from Estes Park! It’s on the South side of Rocky Mountain National Park, just a few minutes down the road! With the national park just up the road, the possibilities for wedding photos are endless! I cannot recommend having a wedding in Grand Lake, Colorado enough!

Benefits of Getting Married in Grand Lake, Colorado!

Looking to get married in Rocky Mountain National park, but struggling to get one of their limited permits, here’s one solution! You can still drive into the park to get photos while not having to reserve a location. It’s a win-win!

Places to Get Married near Grand Lake:

Thinking of getting married near Grand Lake, Colorado? Look no more! Here’s a complete list of options and venues for your Colorado wedding!

AAA Barn

Firstly, the AAA Barn is in Grand Lake, Colorado. Can you believe it’s only $100 to rent for the ENTIRE day?! Looking for a cheap wedding venue outside of Rocky Mountain National Park? This venue is perfect!

Hidden Springs Ranch

Secondly, Hidden Springs Ranch is another great option for your wedding near Grand Lake. While it’s significantly more expensive than the previous option, the views at Hidden Springs ranch are worth it! Hidden Springs Ranch is a stunning outdoor wedding venue in Granby, Colorado! Pricing is an average of $6,500 and provides incredible views of the mountains. Additionally, it has ample room for all of your wedding guests on your list!

Grand Lake Lodge

Undoubtedly, Grand Lake Lodge is a stunning lodge that cannot be beat when it comes to views! Located right in Grand Lake, this is a great option for higher budget weddings! It fits up to 150 guests and provides incredible views!

Arapaho Valley Ranch

Looking to rent a venue for an entire weekend? Luckily, the Arapaho Valley Ranch lets you do just that! You can even have your guests stay on site through various options! Not only that, but guests can even bring their own tents to enjoy the area fully!

Granby Ranch

Without a doubt, your jaw will be on the floor when looking at Granby Ranch! Can you imagine a wedding day here? It provides seemless views of the Rockies while providing ample activities for your guests! Definitely consider getting married at Granby Ranch if you’re looking for a beautiful venue near the Rockies!

Other Venues Near Rocky Mountain National Park:

More Colorado Wedding Inspiration:

  • Firstly, read this Maroon Bells Amphitheater article! Here’s another incredible option for an affordable Colorado wedding in the mountains!
  • Secondly, this Garden of the Gods Elopement is a stunning (and cheap!) option for getting married in Colorado!
  • Not stuck on Colorado? The Mountain Terrance Wedding Venue is one of my favorite destination wedding locations. Once you look through the photos from this wedding day, you’ll see why!

About Alecca Synclair Photography

Hey, I’m Alecca – the face behind the camera! I thrive when helping couples plan and document their wedding days across the world! Additionally, I love photographing intimate weddings in the mountains. Over the years, I have become an expert at photographing Colorado wedding and I would be SO honored to photograph yours too! REACH OUT HERE to chat about planning and documenting your Colorado wedding day!

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Meet Alecca Synclair - the lead photographer, visionary, CEO, coffee-runner, and basically everything else behind the ASP team!  As someone who has over seven years of experience in the wedding industry, I have seen first hand the pain points of planning a wedding. Which is why I truly pour my heart into this blog - so that you can have someone in your corner helping you wedding plan! As an Iowa, Texas, and destination wedding photographer, I would love to capture your day intentionally. I believe your photos are are a way to keep your most precious memories forever. So, if you vibe with my work and think we'd be a good fit, reach out! I would be SO honored to document your big day.

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