Surrounded by nature, the location features swaying pine trees, wildflowers and contemporary mountain charm.
With modern amenities and easy access to lodging and transportation, The Pines at Genesee offers refined comfort and a five-star staff. The three-acre forested location is often visited by deer, elk, and fox, and the interior boasts traditional sophistication with large windows and brick fireplaces. The venue offers two terraces for outdoor ceremonies and full-service catering for receptions with menus customizable to your liking. With 12,000 square feet of space, the venue can accommodate up to 300 guests on one level.
The Pines has plenty of gorgeous areas for photos. We love the lighting in the evergreen trees above the Evergreen Terrace. It always has a magical glow. We also love all the fields and trees around the venue.
The experienced staff will help you create the perfect setting for your special day. From delicious cuisine to exquisite decor, they'll help you create an unforgettable event.
Another favorite about the Pines is the food. Whatever you decide, they are known for their delicious meals. Our favorite is the pistachio bread - a must if you're saying "I do" at the Pines!
The Aspen Wedding Terrace offers a picturesque backdrop with seating for up to 210 guests on the benches and the option to accommodate 250. It's the perfect spot for your special day. We love the gorgeous backdrop of the aspen trees for photos.
The Evergreen Terrace
Immerse yourself in the stunning scenery of the Colorado mountains with the Evergreen Terrace. This area makes you feel like you're in a magical forest. This beautiful place to say "I do" features majestic pine trees, granite boulders, and a rustic log trellis, offering an authentic Colorado experience for your special day.
Our Favorite Photo Spots
There's really no way to go wrong at The Pines at Genesee. There are spectacular views everywhere you turn. We are familiar with every beautiful spot.
Here are a few of our favorites:
The Best First Look Spots:
We like to keep this location close to the venue, so we can hide you if your guests arrive early. Here are a few of our favorites.
Walking out from the downstairs bridal suite
The field in the back of the venue
The downstairs reception patio
The reception rooms
The Best Places for Couples' Photos:
The Back of the Venue
The Trees Above Evergreen Terrace
The Grassy Areas off Aspen Terrace
(Depending on your timeline, there's an option to run over the highway for some vast mountain shots)
Our Favorite Photo Spots
Wedding Party + Family Formals
There are so many wide open, scenic spaces at The Pines, which are always perfect for large group shots. It's so much fun getting creative with these in these unique spots. Here are a few of our favorites:
The Field Behind the Venue
The Evergreen Trees
Depending on the lighting, we normally suggest to do family photos where your ceremony is. That way we can capture your beautiful decor.
TIP: We cant to capture as many photos of the couple as possible. If you don't do a first look, we suggest taking photos of your extended family (aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.) during the reception so we can make sure we have enough time for photos of the newlyweds during cocktail hour.
The Evergreen Forest
One of our favorite things about The Pines is the Evergreen Forest.
This magical area above the Evergreen Terrace is one of our favorite photos spots. It creates a stunning woodland backdrop and is the perfect place to escape for couples' photos.
The Pines won't only give you a beautiful wedding day, but it's the perfect venue to keep the party going all night long.
The Upstairs and Downstairs Reception Rooms
Both of these rooms are perfect for a large or small reception. You can design the room and make it what you want. We love the way the light reflects off the windows. The lower reception area has an amazing rustic door that is perfect for dress hanging as well as entrances into your party. TIP: Uplighting can completely transform a room. We always recommend adding this to give your space a more party-like atmosphere.