Mountain Elopement at Ymca of the Rockies

Wedding Day at ymca of the rockies

Getting photobombed by nature is the best way to get married. Amanda and Zacharey initially planned to have their wedding at the YMCA of the Rockies at Estes Park. Due to Covid-19 they had to rearrange their plans and made the decision to have a small elopement with the people who mattered most at an outdoor chapel overlooking the Colorado Rockies!

 They ended up renting cabins near the location and got ready with their families. During their ceremony, a deer photobombed their ceremony pictures- making the day extra special since during their engagement session, they got photobombed by a moose too! After their ceremony they shared a first dance on the chapels deck with big beautiful mountains surrounding them. 

We took the rest of the afternoon to adventure at Rocky Mountain National Park, because why would you not? We saw marmots and rainbows and the most amazing mountain scenery that Rocky Mountain National Park offers. It was a blast working with Amanda and Zacharey and we love that they didn’t see this pandemic as a big problem to the only thing that mattered most to them: Getting married!

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ymca of the rockies ceremony venues

The YMCA has two great options for your ceremony at their chapels. The are both outdoors overlooking the Rockies and they are great scenic and guest friendly options to hold your elopement ceremony. The YMCA also has a los of reception areas you can rent out if you decide to hold that there. There are other ceremony sites available as well. Check out more info here.

Sara Smith Chapel

  • Secluded site
  • Up tp 150 guests
  • $1,200 for a 4 hour block

Overlook Chapel

  • Panoramic View of Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Up to 100 guests
  • $1,600 for a 4 hour block
  • Only available May-Oct.
  • (chapel shown in pictures below)

Picture Locations near the YMCA

If you choose to tie the knot in Estes Park make sure you try to go on an adventure like Zacharey and Amanda! here’s a few spots that are great for portraits around the area and make sure you have proper permitting to get your pictures taken if you are going to be in RMNP:

  • Trail Ridge Road RMNP
  • Moraine Park RMNP
  • Hermit Park
  • Sprague Lake RMNP
  • Outside the YMCA area
  • Lily Lake RMNP
  • Hike to Dream Lake
  • Hike to Kruger Rock
  • Lake Estes

Lodging at YMCA of the rockies

If you decide to get married at the YMCA we highly reccomend booking an overnight stay at one of their many cabins. Priority booking for a cabin is given with the rental of one of the chapels. You can look for more booking info here.

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