Testimonials – Wild Basin Lodge

Testimonials – Wild Basin Lodge

Since 2001, we’ve hosted numerous weddings; all have made an impact on our lives. We’d like to share some past Wild Basin Wedding experiences with you.

Read some of our favorite testimonials. Find information on hosting your wedding with us.



“Our wedding was perfect. We chose the enhanced package and didn’t worry about a single thing. They’re recommended vendors were incredible. Everyone was professional and kind. Since we were the only wedding that weekend they allowed us to set up our decorations early. Throughout the entire process they were so attentive and honest. They answered questions promptly, and always were willing to do whatever they could to make our day easier. Denise is the most organized woman I’ve ever met. Our wedding went off without a single hitch. The food was beyond describing, every single one of our guests told us how it was the best wedding meal they’d ever had. All the flowers, bouquets, etc were perfect from Floral Design of Europe. They were exactly what I wanted them to be. Our cake was delicious, and beautiful. There just aren’t enough positive adjectives to describe how wonderful and perfect our day was. Wild Basin really does look for every detail. Blow away by the service. My husband, mother, father and I couldn’t be happier we picked them. Thank you!” Allie & Logan – March 2016

“We wanted to say thank you so much for making our wedding  so special and being the amazing venue that you guys are. From the view to the staff you are incredible and you show how much you care about your clients and work really hard to make an amazing day for your couples. I want to say a special thanks to Christina because she was amazing,  our day would of not been the same with out her she worked hard for us to make sure that we were happy and taken care of she was always very attentive with us and we loved her personality. Also the bar tender was amazing and he was  also so nice and attentive. Thank you so much to the whole Staff you guys are amazing and did such a great job.” Vi and Rich, June 2016

“Thank you for everything at our wedding on June 26.  It was perfect!  The venue was perfect for capturing the beauty of Colorado.  Even had birds singing during the ceremony!  The staff was more than welcoming and accommodating to all the guests.  Making sure everyone had everything they needed throughout the whole event.  Thank you again and we can’t wait to come back again and enjoy the lodge.” Richard & Tina Pastor, June 2016

“I could not say better things about Wild Basin Lodge! My Husband and I just got married here last Friday. Denice and the staff made everything so easy and painless! I can’t even tell you how many times I emailed them to ask questions and I always got a response back within a few hours (usually faster than that!) Denice made us feel like we were her favorite people and treated us like we were family. The food is phenomenal! The chef is certainly someone special! He was so kind to us on our wedding day( as were everyone!) and he went out of his way to offer my husband any starter he wanted (because David hates salad hehe!) Our wedding guests raved about all aspects of the food (my mouth is watering just thinking about that buffalo steak!). The one thing I was stressing about during this whole process was decorating day of the wedding, but since there was no event the day before Denice let us go to town and get everything done the day before!!!! I cannot tell you how much stress that relieved! It let me fully enjoy my wedding day! Day of rehearsal and wedding Christina was so great! She made sure all the last minute details were taken care of and made sure everyone was where they needed to be for the ceremony! She was so fantastic and I don’t know what I would have done without her!
David and I are so thankful for the wild basin team! They made it an enjoyable, painless, seamless process! Thank you for such a wonderful place to make great memories! The meadow was the perfect ceremony site for us, it is so beautiful and we were so thankful the weather held up that day so we could have it outside! The Copeland room is phenomenal and I love how the WBL team made our seating arrangements exactly how we wanted! I cannot tell you how much we appreciate the owners and staff. They are remarkable and I highly, highly, recommend this place! THANK YOU!!!” Mr. & Mrs. David Meeks Jr., July 2016


“As a bride planning her wedding from Texas, I cannot say enough about the attentiveness of the Wild Basin team and the convenience of their wedding packages. The venue itself is absolutely stunning – perfect for a couple hoping to share their love of nature with out-of-town guests. The food, decor, and bar service were complimented by guests all night and for days after the event. The vendors suggested by Wild Basin were highly-skilled and friendly; they captured our wedding vision flawlessly. Like the team at Wild Basin, they were prompt and professional in ongoing communication. The team at Wild Basin bent over backwards to ensure our day ran smoothly and treated us like family. We cannot wait to return for a honeymoon visit in the future!” Emma & Paul – September 2015

“Wild Basin Lodge helped us achieve the wedding of our dreams! From the friendly staff during every interaction to the setting, it was perfect! They are quick to reply to your questions and willing to discuss all your options with you. It is the first time I’ve been at a wedding and many guest actually complimented on how amazing all of the food was! They are present day-of to help meet with your vendors as they arrive, and many vendors we chose have done weddings at the venue so they are all familiar with each other. It was a perfect day, and we’re glad to be a part of the “Wild Basin” family.” Renee & Jordan – August 2015

“I stumbled upon Wild Basin while looking for wedding venues and drove up to Allenspark to take a look. We immediately fell in love with the beautiful lodge and knew we must be married there. Throughout the process all of the staff at Wild Basin was very responsive and thorough, and I never felt that I was annoying them with my many questions. When the big day finally arrived, they certainly delivered. They were organized, and I felt taken care of in every way that a bride should on her wedding day. They had thought of everything and executed flawlessly. They kept everyone on our timeline and made sure guests were taken care of. The food came out quickly and was delicious. I didn’t even notice the staff during the reception, they did what they needed to do and then gave us our space. It was truly the most amazing day of my life, and it helped that it was a perfect Colorado blue bird day with bright yellow leaves at 8,500 feet!” Allison & Caleb – September 2015

“You are truly amazing! Thank you for treating us like family. I know you do over 250 weddings a year but  you somehow made ours feel like the only one. You put so much thought & love into all aspects of the big day. You make it easy for us to enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime event. We can’t thank you enough for all that you did. Everyone we met was an absolute JOY to work with. You make beautiful memories that will be remembered forever. I am so glad we found you. We enjoyed ourselves immensely. We wish you all the best & hope to see everyone soon. With tons of love & gratitude,” Caitlin & Andy. – January 2015


Thank you all so much for making our wedding day special and unique. There isn’t a single thing we would change. From the moment we arrived to the lodge for our first tour we knew this place was special and that we almost immediately felt at home at the lodge. We will never forget this day and a large part of that goes to every staff member of Wild Basin Lodge. We cannot wait to return!” Katlyn & Cody! – December 2014

“Thank you so much for providing a wonderful wedding. Despite the rain – it was a perfect day! The staff was so nice and generous. Everyone was helpful. Your hospitality meant the world to us. Thanks from the bottom of our hearts. Love, The Sullivans.” – December 2014

“Perfect setting…perfect wedding! Thank you so much for sharing your home with Kendra, Lance and all of us. The day and the experience could not have been any more beautiful. Your gracious hospitality and the skill and attentiveness of your lovely staff was the crowning glory. Many thanks for the beautiful memories which I will cherish.” – December 2014

“We received nothing but compliments about every aspect of your services and location. There was a great deal of talk about your awesome coffee as well, and that was important to us because it was a chilly one up there that day! Thank you all for everything!” Dan & Marcie – December 2014

“Where can I begin to thank you for everything you did to help support & orchestrate our wedding day. It was a beautiful memorable day in the large – very large – part to all your patience with my questions & requests. Everyone was wonderful – all staff were so friendly & very helpful! The food was so delicious & all of our guests raved about it. Your lodge is indeed a gem – a hidden treasure – as are you! 🙂 Thank you from the bottom of our hearts :).” Bonnie & Chris – December 2014

“Thank you so much for helping us have a beautiful and perfect wedding! We are so happy with how everything turned out and still can’t really believe it was real. We will definitely be back to visit – it’s too beautiful and friendly to stay away. Thanks again – we are so pleased!” Roni & Tim – December 2014

“Thank you for the most beautiful and special wedding. Thanks to you, our day to celebrate our love was absolutely perfect. Your thoughtfulness and attention to detail exceeded our expectations. Also, the food was delicious! Thank you!” Greg & Meredith – November 2014

“THANK YOU! Our day went beyond perfect! Everyone was great, the food was AMAZING and Charles and I were taken care of to a T! We could not have had a better venue or staff! Adrian was especially awesome! Once we get photos back we will be sure to send one! (and one of the baby once it’s born).” Katya & Charles – November 2014

“Thanks again for the amazing support you provided at Christy and Doug’s wedding on Friday. You provided a wonderful model for Eric as well and I wish you both the best. I look forward to returning to Wild Basin soon. have a wonderful fall and see you soon.” – November 2014

“…I am still having lots of happy daydreams about that magical day. It truly felt like a fairytale. You guys made the planning so easy and I was particularly impressed with the organization of our wedding weekend. You guys had thought of every detail and were so willing to help and accommodate. We loved our wedding day and will always cherish our memories of the Wild Basin Lodge.” – November 2014

“Tanya & I just wanted to thank you for the magical evening that you (and Nick, Adrian & Sam) gave us. It was a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience for us. We truly felt like a King & Queen in our castle, warm by the fire while the winds of winter howled outside! The atmosphere and food (especially the food!) were something we will remember always. Thank you for making Tanya’s birthday and our 30th such a wonderful event.” Dave & Tanya – November 2014

“Thank you so much! It was so wonderful! I will never forget this wonderful experience on our 3rd wedding anniversary. Thank you so much! I really appreciated what you’ve done for us. It was great to stay there. I hope everything goes well for you and your business. Thank you again!” Yuri “I was literally 2 seconds from pressing send to call a place about lodging when I was called back and told you had someone cancel! It seemed meant to be. Thank you for letting us be there and for the wonderful dinner. It was quite special to us, and was good to be back again. The lodge is beautiful as ever, and the new stuff is great! We loved the shower! I hope we can keep returning over the years to celebrate tying the knot. Thanks again!” Cliff – November 2014

“To the Whole Team, Words cannot express how much we appreciate all you did for our wedding. It was beyond perfect. Everything from our first tour to the minute we said good bye Sunday after our wedding exceeded our wildest expectations. Our wedding weekend will forever be a huge highlight in our lives and Wild Basin Lodge will always have a special place back in our hearts. Thank you all so much.” Ashley & David – November 2014

“Thank you all so much for making our wedding weekend so memorable. The views, service, and food could not have possibly have been improved upon. You had professionalism that bespoke a lifetime of experience, but an enthusiasm that made us feel as though we were the first wedding you were hosting. I will emphatically recommend the Wild Basin Lodge to anyone in the future and look forward to staying with you again soon.” – November 2014

“Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all your heard work and generosity in making our wedding day a wonderful day for us all. It was everything that Michael and I had hoped it would be – we’re so glad that we found you! The baby bump is growing fast…thanks again and much love.” Alison & Michael – may 2014

“Thank you so much for everything you did to make our wedding day so special. You all do an incredible job! We appreciate all your hard work, but mostly how you make every detail so personal. We had an amazing time & Matt and I couldn’t be happier. Planning our wedding from Florida had its challenges, but you made it smooth and seamless. You treated us like family and we really can’t thank you enough. We can’t wait to come back! With much love and gratitude,” Sara & Matt – September 2014

“Alan and I want to thank you deeply for the spectacular brush you created for us a few weeks ago for the ROAYM Reunion. Everyone loved coming to your beautiful venue and raved and raved about the scrumptious food served at our brunch. The basin has never looked better and it is amazing how you still find ways to enhance the experience. I must say, I got misty-eyed when walking out to the wedding site by the river, just remembering what a perfectly beautiful wedding we had for Scott and Darcy six years ago. We so love you and the Basin.” Kathy & Alan – September 2014

“Thank you for your beautiful venue, extraordinary staff, and devotion to making sure our day was perfect. We will forever remember Wild Basin Lodge and our wedding so fondly. You are all wonderful and we thank you again for everything!” Sarah and Aaron – August 2014

“Thank you so much for helping make our wedding such a special day. It really was the perfect day. You all worked so hard to pay attention to every little need and detail. The food was delicious and everyone was so helpful. We feel blessed to be a part of the Wild Basin Family. We’re looking forward to our overnight visit this winter. Thank you again for everything!” Love, Allison & John – August 2014

“Thank you all so very much for allowing us to host our wedding at your beautiful location. Sean and I had a magical day and we were so lucky and thankful to have all your support & assistance. Thank you also for helping fix our cake disaster-it turned out great! Thank you!” Sean & Jennifer – July 2014

“Taryn and I wish to express our deepest thanks for both assisting and coordinating our happy day of love and commitment. We feel blessed to have met you and share the beautiful home you shared with us. With sincerest gratitude, Michael and Taryn.” – June 2014

“We can’t begin to express enough thanks for helping create so much love, and happiness for such a special event. Your staff made every detail possible with so much ease – that’s a tremendous help for any busy bride. Thank you again and again for orchestrating endless memories we’ll have for a lifetime together.” Sincerely, Melissa “There’s not a lot to say, y’all are running an incredibly professional ship. Everything was awesome, the staff was on top of it, and you truly made our day special. Thank you so much!” Dylan “Thank you for all that you did to host the most beautiful & memorable wedding for Melissa and Dylan. You were always there when we had a question or needed something, yet also invisible for those private, touching moments. We couldn’t have wanted anything more. You exceeded all our expectations, & your kindness & consideration is greatly appreciated. Please extend our compliments to the chef, bartender, & every staff member. The food was outstanding & it was a perfect day. May God bless each one of you as you are such a blessing to others!” Sincerely, Peter & Sandy (parents of the bride) – May 2014

“We don’t even know where to begin….The location was perfect, the scenery was gorgeous and the staff was phenomenal! You all were so knowledgeable and knew exactly what to do throughout the entire wedding planning process and on our wedding day. You all truly made our wedding day the BEST DAY EVER! Thank you again times a million!” – May 2014


“Thank you so much for such a wonderful June wedding! It was so wonderful for not only Andy and I, but our family as well. You guys do great work! :)” Rachael & Andy – June 2013


“Thank you for providing Rhiannon and Aerran a lovely wedding and reception. We were all disappointed the weather moved in and the meadow venue did not work out, but your staff did a wonderful job accommodating the change. We cannot say enough about how delicious the dinner was! The chef’s attention to detail was in every bite! We will not hesitate to recommend Wild Basin Lodge to anyone considering an event in the Estes Park area!” – Ann and Pat (parents of the couple) – November 2012

“Thank you for the wonderful planned occasion for my Granddaughter Lisa’s wedding to Mike on 10/26/12. You have a great facility and the staff is professional, personable and courteous. I liked the young man who made a spritzer with the Apothic White.” – Donna, grandmother of bride Lisa “We can’t thank you enough for an absolutely perfect wedding day on October 23rd. All of you were wonderful and the day coulnd’t have gone better. Wild Basin is a slice of heaven and all of you add to the peace and harmony of such a beautiful place. Thank you so much for everything!” – Lucas and Becca, married on October 23, 2012

“Thank you so much for making our wedding day the best day of our lives! You all were such a pleasure to work with! You made both of us feel stress free, even with all the last-minute changes and a little bit of rain…I would recommend you to anyone looking to have a picture-perfect wedding!” – Jill and Joe M, married at The Wild Basin Lodge in Fall 2012 – September 2012

“I wanted to send a note of appreciation for doing such a wonderful job on Jesse and Mike’s September 1st wedding! Your facility is just STUNNING and your staff are top notch! Thank you so much for making my job as a planner easy and for being a joy to work with! Best wishes for many more amazing weddings.” – Gina – September 2012

“I want to express the gratitude and joy that I feel for you guys and the entire Wild Basin staff for all of the care and thoughtfulness you put into our wedding. In truth, I never had a doubt that it would go swimmingly. I knew from the first time that I saw the lodge that you were the perfect fit, this is something that I cannot even say about others I know. Mike and I are wonderfully happy, tanned, and glowing from our honeymoon, and are settling back into life- a life that is a bit sweeter now with the memories from our wedding day. Thank you all so much for helping us make those memories and for being you. It was an absolute pleasure to get to know you guys and I look forward to our visits throughout the years. All my best!” – Sarah (Sarah and Mike were married on 8.10.12 at the Wild Basin)  “You were AWESOME. We could not have had a more perfect day even at the New York Hilton. Your attention to detail and kindness did not go unnoticed. We understand why Sarah and Michael choose the Wild Basin. Thanks again and best of luck creating years of wedding memories.” – Carol and Rick (Sarah’s parents from the above wedding thank you card) – August 2012

“Thank you for a delightful experience this spring and summer as we prepared for the wedding. You were always ready to greet us with a smile and hugs, regardless of how many back-to-back weddings you had done in the previous days. We enjoyed working as a family to pack the racks in the drainage and so appreciated your creative ideas and patience in helping us with the wedding plans. We miss you already and send our best wishes for a successful season and health and much happiness, always.” – Sheri – August 2012

“Thank you and your team for putting on a wonderful event! Everyone had a great time. We are still hearing from people about how much fun they had. You have a great venue and it truly is a special place. We will always hold it close to us. We won’t forget you or the Wild Basin. Thanks!” – Jason and Jill – August 2012

“I just want to thank everyone who helped make Christy and Matt’s wedding so totally perfect. Since I live here in Indiana, it was very hard for me to help with the plans or the actual wedding, but that was definitely not a problem. Their wedding was perfect in every way and I just want to thank all of you. You do wonderful work and I look forward to getting the pictures and being able to enjoy that special day again!” – Sue – August 2012

“Thank you guys for everything!!! Our wedding was truly a dream come true, and couldn’t have been made possible without your amazing staff. Thank you!” – Casey – August 2012

“We cannot begin to express our gratitude to you and the staff of Wild Basin Lodge! Our vow renewal was amazing because you took care of everything! We sing your praises and are quite thankful to have celebrated at the lodge! All our love and appreciation,” – Nathan and Carol – July 2012

“Thank you for all your time, energy, and the consideration you put into making our wedding day so very special. Your dedication means more to us than you know. Wild Basin Lodge will always hold a very special place in our hearts. Thanks again, EVERYONE!”- Cody and Breanna – July 2012

“I want to thank you for the exceptional wedding celebration you helped us enjoy at The Wild Basin Lodge. When I arrived with the cake, your staff graciously put it in the cooler. Later, struggling with the decorations, your staff cheerfully brought more tape and helped. Your timing was perfect with scrumptious hors d’oeuvres, the gourmet dinner which everyone raved about, the cake service, and the champagne toasts. Best of all, with your help and support, the wedding and festivities were perfect. My daughter and son-in-law had a blessed day to remember for a lifetime, set in a beautiful facility and place. Again, thank you.” – Wilma (the wonderful Mother of the Bride from Nicole and Rob’s wedding) – July 2012

“I want to thank you all at the Wild Basin Lodge for everything you did for Ryan and Jennifer’s wedding. You treated everyone like very special guests. The warm atmosphere and the personal service meant so much to everyone. Everything was just beautiful, including how you made sure that Ryan and Jennifer’s dream of an outside wedding was fulfilled by personally checking the weather and timing everything perfectly! We enjoyed the ceremony, reception and the overnight stay. We couldn’t have dreamed up a more perfect place for them to get married. Thank you, thank you!” – Leslie and David (fabulous parents from Ryan and Jennifer’s recent wedding) – July 2012

“Thank you so much for making Jenna and Pablo’s wedding so special on June 24th. You all did a fantastic job. Thanks again!” – Anita (mother of the bride) – June 2012

“We can’t begin to thank you enough for making our wedding day so fantastic. Your property is beautiful, the staff is unsurpassed, and the food was raved about by all the guests, us included. We definitely chose correctly and will always fondly remember that our wedding happened because of you and your incredible staff.” – Nicole and Rob – June 2012

“Thank you so much for your selfless contribution to the success of a blessed and memorable wedding for David and Ryan on April 20th. The professionalism of the arrangements and details and the pleasantness of your interactions with the guests will be remembered with fondness.” Vickie, Mother of the Bride – April 2012

“Thank you and your wonderful staff for the exceptional hospitality and assistance while we photographed Kim & Jim’s wedding! Your help enabled us to do what we do best without worrying when or where something would happen. I really enjoy photographing at The Wild Basin Lodge, not only because of the views & the beautiful lodge, but also because of the way we are treated!” – Natalie (wedding photographer) – February


“Thanks so much for your help with Kurin and Rob’s wedding. We had so much fun and Mike and I didn’t worry about anything because we knew it was in your capable hands. Thank you for all of your patience, too, with our questions and confusion over the year (of planning involved in the wedding). The help with the “kids” decision was really appreciated. Turned out that we LOVED having all of the kids there!” – Marta and Mike, parents of the bride – February 2012

“Just wanted to thank you for making our wedding so special! There is NO WAY on God’s green earth we could have had what we did without your generosity and kindness towards Jon & I! Thank you for all you did that day!” – Andra (Jon’s wife) – February 2012

“I just wanted to take a minute to THANK YOU for making our wedding one to remember! We have gotten so many compliments about it! Everything from the decorations to the view to the accommodations; your generosity was so appreciated. We NEVER would have been able to have such a beautiful wedding without your help. Thank you so so so much!”- Jon (Andra’s husband) – February 2012

“Thank you so much for everything! Our wedding was truly all we wanted and more. I am still receiving compliments from our guests about how perfect it was. We will never forget it!” – Amy and Dave – February 2012


“The wedding and reception were awesome! I can’t thank you and your staff enough. Please hug Kala for me, I would look at her angel face and feel her strength and support. It meant so much.” -Kathy from Ashley and Jason’s wedding – October 2011

“We wanted to thank you for making our wedding day go so smoothly. We could not have imagined a day more amazing! Your help with moving things along took all the pressure off us and we really enjoyed every minute of our big day. Thank you!” – Audrey and Daniel – October 2011

“Thank you so much for hosting our wedding earlier this month. Choosing to have it at Wild Basin was absolutely the best decision we made during the planning process! So many guests commented on the beautiful location and the delicious food, and everyone on the staff was so incredibly nice and helpful! I was really stressed out about having the rehearsal the day of the wedding, but when we arrived, our bridal coordinator calmly and kindly took over. At that point, I felt all the stress melt away and I knew the day was going to go smoothly. Thank you so much for helping us create what was for us, the perfect wedding!” -Eleanor and Kevin – October 2011

“Thank you so much for making our wedding day so special! It was a very magical day for us. Everyone was wonderful at The Wild Basin Lodge. We couldn’t have imagined it anywhere else!”- Amy and Steven – October


“Brad and I are so thankful for our wonderful wedding with you. We couldn’t have done it without you- everyone was so gracious and helpful. I can’t get over how flawlessly you led our day and for that we are so thankful.” -Lauren and Brad – October 2011

“Thank you so much for hosting me and Colin for our 1 year anniversary on the 16th. We had a wonderful time, with amazing food and such warmth and hospitality. We were so lucky to have the most beautiful wedding 1 year ago, thanks to you all, and to be able to come back and celebrate it all over again was so special for us! Thank you so much for all your kindness. We hope you all have a wonderful year, and hopefully we will see you again next fall- with the newest little addition to our family in tow! Thanks again, you are all wonderful!” – Gina and Colin M., married at The Wild Basin Lodge on October 16, 2011

“Thank you for doing such an amazing job with our wedding. A year later and we are still getting comments that we had the best wedding in the prettiest location people have been to. Also, we so enjoyed getting to work at other events with you prior to the wedding. Much Love!” – Elyce and Porter – October 2011

“Thomas and I are truly thankful to you all for helping us celebrate a wedding day that was above and beyond anything we ever expected! In a matter of words, it was picture perfect and wouldn’t have happened without the exceptional organization and talent of your staff… We were so lucky to have our day at such a gorgeous place! Thanks again, you are the best!” – Jamie and Thomas – October 2011

“Just wanted to let you know how pleased we were with our ceremony on September 1st! The lodge was beautiful, the food was delicious, and most of all, the entire staff was delightful! Thank you again for being a big part in making our wedding event as wonderful as it was!”- Carol and Dave – September 2011

“What can we say? You made our daughter’s dream wedding come true! Your guidance, expertise, and good-natured flexibility over the last months have continued to amaze us. Your staff is efficient & helpful and your beautiful lodge facilities & wedding sites are just incomparable. We are so grateful for your graciousness. Please use us as a reference any and all future brides & grooms. We just love you!”- Lisa & Mike – September 2011

“Hope everyone is doing well. We wanted to thank you for being so helpful, inviting, & overall wonderful. We had such a wonderful wedding & are so happy it was at Wild Basin!”- Katie & Jamie – September 2011

“Thank you so much for such a special wedding day. Everything was very nice and everyone we worked with were wonderful. You all are amazing. Thank you for such a wonderful place, thank you for the great food and a special thank you for your hospitality. You made us feel very special.”- Raluca & Brian – September 2011

“Thank you guys so much for letting us use your facility for our special day! We can’t count how many times the guests raved to us about how beautiful it is here and how awesome the food was. You all were very helpful and so sweet to all our family & friends. We would highly recommend this place for future brides & grooms!”- Courtney & Josh – September 2011

“We would like to thank you for everything you did for us. From the initial tour, to the tasting, to your patience during the rehearsal, and of course the ceremony and reception the staff was wonderful. You were very good about keeping us on track with the things we needed to complete and on the day of our event as well. We had one of the most fun days of our life and a very non-stressful day because of everything you did for us. We can’t say anything but amazing and positive things about our experience at Wild Basin! Thank you so much for making our day so spectacular!”- Kathy and Lewis – September 2011

“Words cannot express how much we appreciate you all and everything you did for us on our day. It was picture perfect! We cannot imagine having been married anywhere else… It was a pleasure getting to know everyone- we are already planning a few anniversaries at Wild Basin! Lots of Love!” –Ashlee and Jay – July 2011

“Thank you for such a magical weekend. Especially hats off to the chef who created all the wonderful and most delicious appetizers and terrific dinners. You truly have a gift.” – Jeanne and Bob June 2011

“You treated us, and our guests, as if we were a million dollar wedding instead of the small affair it was! You are definitely 5-star in my books.” – Bev and Vince February 2011

“There aren’t enough words to say how thankful Kevin and I were of you and your staff on our wedding day. You all made our entire family and friends so welcome. Our special day was only enhanced by your professional and laid back service, help and friendship. Thank you for making us feel like we were a part of The Wild Basin Lodge!” –Kristine and Kevin – January 2011


You are amazing! Thank you so, so very much. It’s incredible how quickly you’ve taken a chaotic/stressful situation and transformed it into something promising, hopeful, and optimistic. Thank you for everything! I am so happy to be able to bring our family and friends into such a wonderful, open, and beautiful space, surrounded by equally beautiful people. Kristi – September 2010

The Wild Basin is a truly special place to have your wedding. With two different ceremony locations, you get to choose which beautiful backdrop you like best. The food is incredible, and the staff is so attentive and knowledgeable. We had a brunch the morning after the wedding, which was a great way to cap everything off. And the bridal suite is just spectacular! – September 2010

“Our wedding was on the 27th, and was really terrific. I just wanted to thank you all for your help! We chose your venue, because we were immediately impressed by the terrific customer service as well as the venue itself (it’s clear that you reinvest in the property and the upkeep is great). Your office administrator was a wonderful contact for pre-wedding information. The onsite wedding coordinator was also very helpful! We had a problem with our shuttle, which was over 30 minutes late; she was calm and was a terrific help with the back-and-forth communication. The banquet staff and bartender were all wonderful! And btw, I was at one point a little panicked because of a miscommunication regarding menu options (I thought ppl could order once they sat down), but it didn’t matter-the family style was wonderful and really nicely done. That’s it- everyone was amazing. The staff was constantly working to make the event smooth. I can’t say enough what a great experience we had. Good luck with the rest of your weddings!! Victoria & Cory – August 2010

Wild Basin Staff, Just wanted to let you know how impressed I was by everything and everyone at your place. And yes, the food was absolutely delicious! Thanks again to everyone for all you did for Julie and Luanne’s big day. Gary, The Photographer – August 2010

Dear Wild Basin Team, I just wanted to thank you again for such a beautiful and perfect wedding back in August. We absolutely loved everything about getting married at the Wild Basin including the work we did before the wedding. We were so thankful that the staff took care of just about everything. We’d like to come visit and show you our photo album. Please send us a schedule of events like brunch. Thanks again! Chris and Lisa – August 2010

Wild Basin Staff, With sincere appreciation and warmest thanks to you. It was the most wonderful celebration and truly a magical day. Thank you for making it a dream come true. We’ll miss you! Lu & Julie – August 2010

Thank you for all your help and all you guys do! The Wild Basin Lodge is just beautiful-thanks for making our day perfect! Jaret & Shawnee – August 2010

Dear Wild Basin Lodge, We wanted to thank you for a Perfect wedding. We could not have asked for anything better. We appreciate all that you did for us! Thank you, Savanna – August 2010

Thank you for helping to make our day beautiful. All of our guests commented on the amazing venue and delicious food. You helped us plan almost entirely via prompt emails and on a tight budget. We will recommend the venue to our friends and we will visit for brunch-yum. Collen & Jon – July 2010

Wild Basin Staff, Your generosity is amazing. Thank you so much for helping us out. It had been a rough day and you really came through for us. If there is anything we can do for you in the future, please let us know. Thank you so much you saved the day! Jessica & Tim – July 2010

Dear Staff at Wild Basin- Thank you so much for hosting a beautiful wedding for Blake and I on July 18th! We had a wonderful time, and all our family and friends absolutely loved the lodge, the food, etc! We’ve had so many compliments, especially regarding the food! Thank you for all the hard work and I hope you all get a well-deserved break soon! Joanna & Blake – July 2010

Wild Basin Crew, Thank you so much for a wonderful wedding. It was everything that David and I wanted and we had an absolute blast. Everything went extremely smoothly and your staff was top notch (per usual). I had several compliments on the food and obviously the gorgeous venue. You didn’t miss a beat–everything was great. Thank you for making our day so great. I’ll be sure to send along pictures once I have them. Love, Aleana – July 2010

Thank you so much for helping us have the most perfect wedding. From the day we found you, you made us feel special, excited, and at ease. Everything was absolutely amazing and we are so thankful for your hard work, creativity, patience, and support. Can’t wait to see you again! Love, Cat & Jon – July 2010

Dear Wild Basin Staff, Thank you so much for such a personal and intimate setting for our private tasting. Your staff, food, service, and one-on-one time is beyond compare. Sal and I are truly excited to share our special day with you and your staff. The Wild Basin understands customer service which is rare in this day and age. I know our guests will be very impressed with your hospitality. Again, thank you so much for such a memorable experience. Katie and Sal – July 2010

Wild Basin Lodge, Brian and I want to thank you for hosting our perfect day. Everyone loved the Lodge and the day couldn’t have gone smoother. We also want to thank you for our check we received with our deposit and money from unused alcohol. That’s really awesome of you guys. You guys were spectacular! Thanks & Blessings Brittany – July 2010

I wanted to let all know that Amy and I had a wonderful wedding and time at the lodge. The weather was gorgeous and your staff was so very helpful and courteous, and we just had a wonderful day. Thank you, Thomas – May 2010

Thank you for the beautiful wedding…that Tess and Matt had dreamed of!! We much appreciated everything you did- the food was fantastic, service terrific, staff AMAZING! And thank you for the hugs and thoughtful glass of wine Saturday! Warmly- Christy – May 2010

Thank you, thank you, thank you for the wonderful job you did with Andrea and Ron’s wedding on Sunday! It couldn’t have been better, and we are so grateful to ALL of you for “making things happen” in such a stress-free way! We couldn’t have been happier with the day; it was perfect, and the weather was Colorado at its best! Again, thank you for partnering with us in our daughter’s wedding. We plan on highly recommending you to any and all of our friends. Best Regards, Leah Ann & Don – May 2010

I wanted to give a warm thank you for the perfect service from Wild Basin concerning the event on April 29th, 2010. Attention to detail, prompt service, courteous staff, and a professional manner are some words to describe Wild Basin’s care to events held on their premises. I will always support Wild Basin Lodge by letting future clients know of the care in which my former clients were taken care of. Warm Regards, Joyce – April 2010

To everyone at Wild Basin Lodge- Thank you very much for pulling together such a wonderful wedding for us. Everything went as hoped without a hitch. We enjoyed working with you and hope we have the opportunity to do so again, whether though one of you brunches, or wine pairings, or though a larger event. If anyone ever asks for a recommendation for an event we will encourage them to talk with you. Thanks and good luck in your coming busy season! Jim & Susan – April 2010

I’m so thankful that we chose the Wild Basin for our Colorado destination wedding. The staff and property exceeded our expectations and literally gave us a fairy tale wedding. Our family and friends cannot stop raving; the Wild Basin team made them feel so welcome and truly provided us all with such special memories. They made the entire day run smoothly, calmly, beautifully….and still completely catered to me and the groom and what we wanted for our special day. From offering a drink to guests when they arrive to moving furniture around to shoveling 18″ snow from the walkways, they were “on it”. The food was fantastic. The scenery cannot be beat in any season. Our wedding day was mid March and it was a snowy picture perfect mountain backdrop. I would strongly recommend The Wild Basin to any bride wanting a unique, romantic, memorable wedding or reception site. Go for it – you won’t regret it. [name withheld upon request] – March 2010

We did it! I cannot tell you how thankful we are to have chose the Wild Basin as our wedding location. Your staff and property exceeded our expectations and literally gave us a fairy tale wedding. Our family and friends cannot stop raving; you made them feel so welcome and truly provided us all with such special memories… Very Very Best Regards, Rob and Meg – March 2010

To all of the incredible Wild Basin staff, Thank you for making our special day such a wonderful and seamless experience. We’re so glad to have met you and really can’t thank you enough. We hope to see you all soon. Warmly, Andrea and Daniel – March 2010

We can’t seem to thank you enough for helping to make our wedding day so beautiful and possible. You and your staff rose to the best of the best. The food was outstanding and all of our guests remarked on its uniqueness, not to mention the chef coming out to personally check on things and meet us. The cakes were equally tasty and magnificent. The carriage company added so much with their beautiful horse and carriage. The breakfast on Sunday was a wonderful way for a small group of us to wind down. Your expertise and hard work really helped make our wedding memorable for our guests, family and ourselves. Best Wishes, Sarah & Scottie – March 2010

Just returned home from our honeymoon in Tanzania so we wanted to write a note of thanks. The food was tremendous and the service was indescribably good. You even impressed my fastidious Washington D.C. friends. Hope we get a chance to visit you again soon! Kitty – March 2010

The wedding and reception was absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much for everything. We really appreciate all that you did for us. Your kindness and generosity has not gone unnoticed. We look forward to our next visit to your lodge. Sincerely, John and Shannon – February 2010

We were bummed to miss you over the weekend while out at Wild Basin.  We cannot even begin to express how wonderfully everything went and how impressed we were with everything that your wonderful mission control did to make our wedding a dream come true.  We didn’t even know that we would have Terry and she was AMAZING! The food was incredible…OH MY GOODNESS! Our guests left saying that it was the best ever wedding meal they had ever had.  All of your recommendations for vendors were incredible.  I am still in awe of Brigitte’s flowers and Dave Kreider did a great job with the tunes.  Leslie Snyder made me feel like a princess.  I would have paid double what I did if I had realized how much she would do to make me look and feel so beautiful. We left a series of things in the suite to have shipped back to us.  I just wanted to let you know that we are back home and available to receive any shipments. Thank you again and I will send you a formal statement of recommendation once we are unpacked and settled back home. Jen  😉 – January 2010

Thank you so much for making our dream wedding come true.  You are artists and professionals in everything from food to time management.  We have never been treated so fairly.  I’m glad you made it on your own honest terms and we wish you continued success.  We’ll recommend you to all your friends. Sincerely, Elizabeth + Geoffrey – January 2010

Thank you all so much for all your help over these past several months!  It has been a pleasure & joy to work with you.  Thank you for letting us share our special day and your breathtaking lodge! 🙂 Much love & gratitude, Alberto & Alicia – January 2010

We want to thank yo u for your wonderful service & help making our special day just how we dreamed it!  We can’t say how much we appreciate your kindness! Thanks again, Kassandra & Jesse – January 2010


You made Jackie and Matt’s special day spectacular from the minute they arrived until the festivities were over at the end of the night. Everyone was so impressed with the menu, the service, the decorations and the overall beauty of your beautiful Wild Basin Lodge. Wow!!!…It was such a pleasure meeting you all and having the opportunity to have Jackie and Matt’s reception at the Wild Basin Lodge. Barb and Pat – July 2009

My family and I were honored to be invited as guests to Matt Deguise and Darcy Scheer’s wedding at your lodge last night. I just wanted to take a moment to tell you what a wonderful job your staff did. Not only was the site beautiful, but it seemed that every desire of the guests was anticipated and delivered before we could even ask. There was never a line at the courtesy bars, the food and service were marvelous, and the constant and unending supply of water and glasses was very, very welcome. Really, every detail was anticipated and delivered with a smile from the friendliest staff I’ve ever encountered. Kudos to you, your property, and your staff for a fantastic wedding. It was a true pleasure to attend! Sincerely, Susi Bouse and the Bouse-Eaton clan – July 2009

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.  We could not have asked for a better day (even though the weather was an adventure).  We were so thankful for every little detail that was taken care of for us. Your staff is amazing! Love Jon & Chris – October 2009

Thank you so much for giving us the wedding of our dreams! We felt so welcomed and loved from the moment we first met you, and you always made us feel at home. Our wedding day was more beautiful than we could have ever imagined! If it wasn’t for you, we wouldn’t have been able to even have a wedding. You have impacted our lives more than you will ever know! Love- Lauren & Adam – September 2009

Thank you so very much for making sure Ken, me and our guests were so well taken care of! You were wonderful to us and took away a lot of my anxiety. [name redacted for privacy], it was such a relief to me to know that you were there and had everything under control for our ceremony. We will definitely recommend Wild Basin Lodge to others! Many thanks, Ken & Amy – July 2009

We wanted to forward the first of Dave’s wonderful wedding pictures to you and to also express our deepest, most heartfelt thanks for the extraordinary care, love and professionalism you extended to us to make our celebration be an extraordinary event in our lives. The warm expertise and genuine kindness that you extended to us were exemplary.  We will never forget the readiness that you offered time and time again, to offer us whatever we needed.  How moving it was for us to allow you to hold us in such a way!  Because each of you as individuals greeted us as friends time and time again, we were able to revel in that same loving warmth and energy with each other, and to extend it  in turn to our children, and to our friends and families. You are masterful, each and every one of you, in providing a container for love and celebration.  You embody what you do, and in allowing that within yourselves, you also create the possibility for higher aspirations and hope to blossom in everyone who is lucky enough to walk through your doors.  We thank Dave and Kristen for introducing you to us, so that we could experience your gifts which spilled so beautifully and unforgettably into our lives. Cyncie and Chuck – July 2009

Words just can’t express how perfect our wedding was, thanks to all of you and your beautiful lodge. Chris and I wanted you to know it was the wedding of our dreams, and we are so happy to have a place to come back to that feels so much like home. So for every one of you (and others I can’t name unfortunately), a very heartfelt thanks from both of us. Ivy & Chris – July 2009

Where do we even begin? Words truly cannot even begin to explain how much we appreciate all that you + your amazing staff did to make our wedding so perfect. From our first meeting last summer down to every single detail (some we didn’t even know to think of), you and your staff created the wedding of our dreams and our guests won’t soon forget. Jen & Tom – July 2009

Words can’t express our gratitude for all you did. From answering silly questions to providing blankets to our guests. It was a beautiful setting and you all were prepared for everything. The people who helped us out that day were pleasant and absolutely great! I couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful wedding! Everyone loved the lodge.! I will always remember and recommend you all to anyone. I know you didn’t provide the fog, rain or snow, but how absolutely perfect! Truly, you made our wedding feel like the best day ever. Kim & Jim – June 2009

“Thank you so much for helping make Karla’s day perfect!  With all the detail required, I couldn’t believe that there were only one or two extremely minor glitches. Wow, the coordination needed is phenomenal.  Tyler is awesome!!!!!   I probably had 20 people comment on how great he is.  The food was perhaps the best I have ever had.  Kudos to a wonderful staff — one that I highly respect.” Bev – June 2009

…Looking over the pictures brings us immediately back to the happiest day of our life. The setting was absolutely breathtaking on July 11th, and everything came together with an ease and simplicity that I didn’t think was possible. Stress seems to be synonymous with weddings, but you were all over it! Your service was impeccable – so many guests told me about the abundancy of water, wine and food through dinner. And your bartender even brought me my (one) drink at the exact time I asked for it:) I walked around during dinner and was awed at how everyone’s bison was perfectly cooked! Honestly, between the three of you and my friend Rosey, I wouldn’t have even known if there were any problems. You were friendly, kind, and always were thinking of mine and Matt’s comfort. You made our wedding day the perfect celebration. It was everything I’d hoped for and everything I wanted. Thank you so much! Darcy & Matt – June 2009


I can’t find the words to thank you enough for an amazing Mother’s Day surprise!  WOW!  You went to such lengths for me (and you  had not even met me before!).  I’m trying to have my bouquet freeze-dried.  Everything about Sunday was more than I could imagine.  To get a chance to marry my best friend twice, and at such a beautiful place, is inconceivable to me.  From the bottom of my heart, thank you and God bless you!  Beth  (on the other side)  You guys are awesome!  Thanks for making our 2nd wedding-renewing vows great.  Beth still is in awe.  Thanks again and God bless. – May 2007


Thank you all so much for helping us achieve such a wonderful wedding day.  We really couldn’t have done it without you. Thanks again so much.  Sincerely, Lindsey and Mike. – July 2003

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