Green Wedding Venues We Love: Wild Basin Lodge, Allenspark CO

Situated on the banks of a rushing river at the foot of the Rocky Mountains near Estes Park, CO., The Wild Basin Lodge and Event Center is a Green Wedding Venue we Love!  We can certainly see why it has been Voted Best of the Knot Weddings countless times and is even ranked as a Hall of Fame wedding venue.  Founded in 2001 by a young couple “in love” who were planning their own wedding, the Wild Basin Lodge has become a prime go to for an eco-friendly wedding.

Couples can feel confident knowing that they will be fully taken care of:  The lodge hosts only one wedding per day, has an “honesty in pricing model” that rolls all taxes, fees and charges into a one “per-person” cost, boasts a 5-star chef with a farm to table menu and has a complete commitment to sustainability in all of their practices.

They even has a Zero Waste and Event Package for couples who want to have a an eco-friendly wedding.  For Example, guests are shuttled to the lodge to reduce carbon footprints and all leftover food is donated to the Wildlife Animal Sanctuary!

A  Zero Waste Community Partner, the Wild Basin Lodge practices the following:

“From energy efficient appliances to using reclaimed building materials, Wild Basin Lodge & Event Center takes every measure to continue reducing environmental footprint because the owners believe green business is good business. Located high in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, the pristine St. Vrain River flows through the grounds of the 13+ acre property, serving as a constant reminder of why they are committed to environmental stewardship. They lead the industry by utilizing the following environmental practices:”

Energy and Water
  • Regular Energy Audits
  • LED and CFL lighting
  • Enhanced Building Insulation
  • Intelligent Switches for Boilers
  • State of the Art, Low Flow Water Appliances


  • A vast majority of all waste produced at events is diverted from the landfill by:Zero-waste wedding and event packages
    • Recycling all paper, plastics and glassware
    • Non-toxic Cleansers and Soaps
    • Recycled Office Paper
    • Recycled Ink and Toner Cartridges
    • Hormone and Color-free Meats and Seafoods
    • Organic, pesticide-free vegetables and grains
  • Fresh, line-caught, wild seafood


    • Eco-Cycle Partnership
    • Food Waste to Animal Sanctuaries
  • Promoting Environmental Responsibility to Staff and Vendors”

For More Information and to view the Wedding Package Brochure, take a look at their gorgeous website:

Wild Basin Lodge:

1130 Country Road, 84 West, Allenspark, Colorado 80510

phone:  303-747-2274


(Photo credits and information were gathered from The Wild Basin Lodge and Event Center Website)