Mar
29

September 11th,  2014 in the middle of the night the rain began to fall. Flood sirens went off and our intimate mountain town became isolated by the flood waters. 

 

On September 12th at 10:12am, a Lionscrest Staff member reached out to the Lyons Fire Protection District to gain an understanding of the Town's conditions. She was told to relocate their weddings. Our next event was less than than 36 hours away. Little did we know that after 19 years of weddings, the next three weeks would be some of the hardest times this family owned business would face.

 

Then, on October 1st, we received the call we were so waiting for. We were granted permission to reopen. Lionscrest Manor, which sits on top of a mountain and has it's own well water, was left relatively unaffected by the flood waters. With passes, our couples were allowed to, once again, tie the knot.

 

On October 4th, Lionscrest Manor was able to host it's first wedding. Krista, a Coloradan, was set to marry Samuel from the United Kingdom. After just over a year of planning, their dream to marry in Lyons, Colorado became a reality.

 

 

 

Menu from Greens Point Catering


Passed HorsD'oeuvres 

Wild Mushroom and Boursin Pure

balsamic thyme aioli

Longmont Grilled Pizza

sliced grilled steak, sun-dried tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, grilled onions and gorgonzola cheese


Dinner Buffet

Greek Salad

baby iceberg lettuce, kalamata olives, grape tomatoes, shaved red onions, feta and lemon vinaigrett

Chicken Cacciatore

braised chicken breast, tomatoes, onions, peppers, mushrooms, basil and chili flakes

Red Skin Mashed Potatoes

roasted garlic

Sauteed Green Beans

haricot verts with butter and herbs

Rustic Rolls

butter

 

Children's Dinner

Chicken Tenders

Fruit Salad

Mac and Cheese

 

 

 

Wedding Cake from Colorado Rose Cake Company

Pumpkin Bride and Groom - Single Dot

Cake Flavors:

- pumpkin with cream cheese filling

-chocolate chip cake with mocha mousse filling

- cinnamon bun with cream cheese filling

Custom Bride and Groom Pumpkin cake topper made of sugar paste by Colorado Rose Cake Company


 

 

Photo Booth from Booth 66


Lionscrest Manor Recommended Vendors from this event

Photography- Creative Focus Photography

Caterer- Greens Point Catering
Decor- Lionscrest Manor (Party Lanterns)
DJ- Pure Sounds Productions
Florist- Boulder Blooms

Photo Booth- Booth 66

Cake- Colorado Rose Cake Company

Accommodations- Renaissance Boulder Flatiron Hotel


Custom 8 Hour Event Timeline

2:00pm Arrival and Vendor Set-up

(added an extra hour of set-up)

4:30pm Guest Arrival

5:00pm Ceremony

5:30pm Photos and Cocktail Hour

6:30pm Open Ballroom Doors for Reception

6:40pm Announcement: Bride, Groom and Party

6:50pm Buffet Opens

7:35pm Toasts

7:40pm Cake Cutting

7:45pm 1st Dance

7:50pm Dance Floor Opens

9:30pm Garter and Bouquet Toss

10:00pm Reception Ends

 

 


Mar
22

Unique is the best way to describe Liz and Dan's wedding at Lionscrest Manor on June 14th, 2013. They found a way to put a personal touch on their wedding that made it one of a kind. 





Offbeat Ideas

Lego Centerpieces

disposable cameras for guests to capture photos of their lego creations

Lawn Games

hula hoops, jump ropes, bubbles and badminton

"Endor In Spring" Wedding Cake

custom cake stand complete with LEGO mini-figure Ewoks

Han Solo and Princess Leia Garter

Liz and her mom created a one of a kind garter






Menu from Greens Point Catering


Passed HorsD'oeuvres 

Cinnamon Sugar Ricotta Donuts

Vanilla French Toast Kabobs

with Strawberries and maple syrup


Brunch Buffet

Egg Scramble

traditional with chives

Assorted Breakfast Breads

danishes, muffins, whipped butter and preserves

Raspberry Stuffed French Toast 

with wild berry maple syrup and butter

Crepes Florentine

ham, creamy spinach and gruyere


Dessert

S'more Station

Marshmallows

classic chocolate, chocolate crunch bars, chocolate almond bars, and peanut butter cups

chocolate chip cookies and graham crackers



Wedding Cake from Das Meyer

"Endor In Spring"

custom cake stand created by the groom

Strawberry Fields

Cherry Chantilly


Lionscrest Manor Recommended Vendors from this event

Photography- Armitage Photography

Caterer- Greens Point Catering
Decor- Reale Decorating (Tulle and Lights)
DJ- Pure Sounds Productions
Florist- Boulder Blooms

Officiant- Sunflower Weddings & Beyond

Cake- Das Meyer


Daytime Event Timeline

7:00am Arrival and Vendor Set-up

8:30am Guest Arrival

9:00am Ceremony

9:35am Photos and Cocktail Hour

10:40am Open Ballroom Doors for Reception

10:55am Announcement: Bride, Groom and Party

11:00am Buffet Opens

12:00pm Toasts

12:15pm Cake Cutting

12:20pm 1st Dance

12:20pm Family Dances

12:25pm Dance Floor Opens and Lawn Games

12:30pm S'mores Station Opens

1:30pm Garter and Bouquet Toss

2:55pm Send-off

3:00pm Reception Ends





 


Mar
20

From Kuwait to Lyons, Colorado... June 8th, 2013


Melissa and Paul met on a military base in Kuwait. He was a firefighter and she was a paramedic. They shared a love for traveling. In October, they took a trip to Tanzania, Africa to climb MT. Killimanjaro. At 18,000ft on day 6 of their 7 day hike, Paul proposed. 



They decided that they wanted to have a wedding in Melissa's home state of Colorado. Here is what Melissa said about finding Lionscrest Manor. 


"We found Lionscrest by literally Googling "all inclusive weddings CO". We knew we wanted to get married in CO, where I live. Paul is from Florida and all my family is in CA, so we figured we would bring everyone together in one beautiful place. The minute we saw the pictures, we were sold. And then after e-mailing back and forth and seeing how absolutely easy this was all going to be, we were even more convinced this was the right choice. The fact that we were planning a wedding from half way across the world, we needed it to be as painless as possible. We never even called or contacted any other venue. Lionscrest was our first and only venue we considered."



Since Melissa and Paul did all their wedding planning from Kuwait, I asked them to tell me about working with the Lionscrest Manor Recommended Vendors. 

"Our favorite vendor and best choice we made was choosing Beth Sanders, Beth Photography. We saw her pictures online and loved her style. We met her in person the week of our wedding and she got to know us and found out a little more about our personalities. Our pictures turned out amazing and she captured such amazing moments and really showed how absolutely beautiful the venue was."



"We also loved Greenspoint!!! The food was so amazing. And every single person we talked to at the wedding loved the food. We were so impressed and happy with the food. Obviously we couldn't do any tasting, and we trusted them completely. They did not disappoint."


Greeting Station

 Infused Water 

Cucumber Mint and Citrus

 

Passed Hors D'oeuvres

Caprese Skewers

with grape tomato, basil, fresh mozzarella, pesto

Tommy Knocker Smoked Shrimp

skewered and served with grilled pineapple and cilantro agave glaze

 

Family Style Dinner

Tomato Cucumber Salad

roasted peppers, red onion, pepperoncini, olives, and red wine vinaigrette

Rosted Chicken Piccata

mushroom, parsley, lemon caper sauce

Flank Steak

stuffed with roasted peppers, herb cheese, and romesco sauce

Orzo

with grilled corn, black beans, fire roasted tomatoes

Seasonal Grilled Vegetable

roasted shallot butter



From the Skpye walk through meeting, to their first tour on their rehearsal day and then helping with all the details on the wedding day, it was a blast working with Melissa and Paul. These incredibly kind words from Melissa after the wedding remind me why I love my job...

"Looking back at the wedding, we are just are so incredibly happy. You guys were like magicians. We never saw anyone, but everything was getting done. It was the most stress free 4 hours we ever had. Every photo shows our ridiculous huge smiles the whole time. We just can't believe how easy and beautiful Lionscrest was. We would not change a single thing about our wedding day. Our favorite memories are the MAGICIANS of Lionscrest! ! ! !"



Lionscrest Manor Recommended Vendors from this event

Caterer- Greens Point Catering
Decor- Reale Decorating (Tulle and Lights)
DJ- Pure Sounds Productions
Photography- Beth Photography LLC
Florist- European Flower Shop

Transportation- Hippie Limo




Mar
08

 

Come attend our Gatsby inspired show this year, as we are decked out for an amazing gathering of the top vendors in the Colorado wedding market. We are looking forward to visiting with couples at our annual Spring Bridal Showcase. This event will take place on Sunday, March 23rd from Noon to 3 pm and is free to attend.

 

 
Come for a tour, food, drinks, desserts and more. Our Recommended Vendors will be available to help you in your decision making and guide you through the planning process with ease. This is not your typical bridal mill show and we promise you will leave inspired!

 
Speaking of inspiration, pop over to our Pinterest page to see more on the show inspiration and tons of other great images we have gathered for you.


CLICK HERE TO RSVP  

 

 

 


Feb
01

 

In honor of Valentines Day, Lionscrest is launching a new promotion for remaining Summer 2014 dates.

 

Endless Love Promotion
$750-$1,750 savings on remaining June/July/August 2014 dates.
  • All 7 hour Daytime or Weekday PM (M-Th) events are reduced to $2,500
  • $1,500 discount off any 7 hour Evening events (excludes M-Th)
  • $1,750 discount off any 10 hour Custom events ($1,500 M-Th)

 

Please let us know if you are interested in any of our remaining Summer 2014 dates. We would be happy to send over a quote.

 


Jan
31

 

Dear Couples,


Lionscrest Manor, Reale Events and Splash Event Decor will be hosting decor nights. Decor Nights are intended to help you in the planning process.

Up-coming Decor Nights:

2/4/14 Party Lanterns and Up Lights

2/18/14 Tulle and Lights

3/4/14 Cafe Lights

3/11/14 Garden Lanterns and Fabric Draping  


Decor this week we will be featuring Party Lanterns and Up Lights. We will have tables, linens in all our colors, china and flatware on hand for you to try out. We hope to see you at a Decor Night.

If you are planning to attend, please RSVP at http://lionscrestmanor.com/open_showings.html. Your RSVP will help us plan how many staff members to schedule.

Please keep in mind that many couples plan to attend during the 4-7 window. Often many couples show up at the exact same time. We will have multiple staff on hand, however if we are all busy when you arrive, we will make every effort to try to help you as soon as possible. If you have to wait for a staff member, there will be tables available for you to start trying out different linen looks.

*Décor schedule is subject to change without notice. If you are very interested in seeing a particular look, please call or email to confirm the décor schedule with Lionscrest. If you RSVP for a date and change are made to the schedule for that date, you will be notified.

 

 


Jan
10

Dear Couples,


Lionscrest Manor, Reale Events and Splash Event Decor will be hosting decor nights. Decor Nights are intended to help you in the planning process.

Our first Decor Night will be Tuesday, January 14th from 4:00-7:00pm.

Decor this week we will be featuring Tulle and Lights and fabric draping. We will have tables, linens in all our colors, china and flatware on hand for you to try out. We hope to see you at a Decor Night.

If you are planning to attend, please RSVP at http://lionscrestmanor.com/open_showings.html. Your RSVP will help us plan how many staff members to schedule.

Please keep in mind that many couples plan to attend during the 4-7 window. Often many couples show up at the exact same time. We will have multiple staff on hand, however if we are all busy when you arrive, we will make every effort to try to help you as soon as possible. If you have to wait for a staff member, there will be tables available for you to start trying out different linen looks.

Our next decor night will be Tuesday, February 4th featuring our party lanterns. *Décor schedule is subject to change without notice. If you are very interested in seeing a particular look, please call or email to confirm the décor schedule with Lionscrest. If you RSVP for a date and change are made to the schedule for that date, you will be notified.

 

 


Oct
17


Thank you for all of your support since the September flooding! It has meant so much to our family to be able to come home. We are proud to announce that we have a new date for our Fall Bridal Showcase and are looking forward to visiting with all of our couples and vendors. The bridal show will take place on Saturday November 23rd from Noon to 3 pm.

Attendees will enjoy rustic chic theme interpreted and presented by the top vendors in the Colorado wedding market.

Come for complimentary food, drinks, desserts and a tour. Our Recommended Vendors will be available to help you in your decision making and guide you through the planning process with ease.

 

We will also be collecting donations at the show for Lyons Flood relief and the re-building of our local business community. Please help us to help others with a gift toward their future!

 

Thank you again for your support and love!

 

The Forsbergs and Lionscrest Family

 

Click here to RSVP

 

 

 

 

 


Aug
20

Lionscrest Manor September Decor Night 2013


Dear Couples,

Our next Decor Night will be Tuesday, September 3rd from 4:00-7:00pm.

Our featured vendors will be:
Greens Point Catering (http://www.greenspointcatering.com/),
Elegant Images (http://elegant-image.com/)
Pure Sounds (http://www.pspdj.com/) and
Splash Event Decor (http://www.splasheventdecor.com/)

This is a great time to meet these vendors for the first time, ask questions regarding your booked event or just come and enjoy seeing your wedding venue at night.

The decor we will be featuring Cafe Lights in the Ballroom and Back Patio. We will also have tables, linens in all our colors, our china and flatware on hand for you to try out. We hope to see you at a Decor Night.

If you are planning to attend, please RSVP at http://lionscrestmanor.com/open_showings.html. Please keep in mind that many couples plan to attend during the 4-7 window. Often many couples show up at the exact same time. We will have multiple staff on hand, however if we are all busy when you arrive, we will make every effort to try to help you as soon as possible. If you have to wait for a staff member, there will be tables available for you to start trying out different linen looks.

*Décor schedule is subject to change without notice. If you are very interested in seeing a particular look, please call or email to confirm the décor schedule with Lionscrest. If you RSVP for a date and change are made to the schedule for that date, you will be notified.



Shannon Huey
Lionscrest Manor Guest Services Manager




 

Jul
24

 

Dear Couples,


We will be hosting monthly Decor Nights during our Peak Season.

Our third Peak Season Decor Night will be Tuesday, August 6th from 4:00-7:00pm.

Our featured vendors will be:
Greens Point Catering (http://www.greenspointcatering.com/),
Armitage Photography (http://www.armitagephotography.com/),
Pure Sounds (http://www.pspdj.com/),
Boulder Blooms (http://www.boulderblooms.com/),
Splash Event Decor (http://www.splasheventdecor.com/) and
Piece, Love and Chocolate (http://pieceloveandchocolate.com/)

This is a great time to meet these vendors for the first time, ask questions regarding your booked event or just come and enjoy seeing your wedding venue at night.

The decor we will be featuring fabric draping, garden lanterns and up lights. We will also have tables, linens in all our colors, our china and flatware on hand for you to try out. We hope to see you at a Decor Night.

If you are planning to attend, please RSVP at http://lionscrestmanor.com/open_showings.html. Please keep in mind that many couples plan to attend during the 4-7 window. Often many couples show up at the exact same time. We will have multiple staff on hand, however if we are all busy when you arrive, we will make every effort to try to help you as soon as possible. If you have to wait for a staff member, there will be tables available for you to start trying out different linen looks.

*Décor schedule is subject to change without notice. If you are very interested in seeing a particular look, please call or email to confirm the décor schedule with Lionscrest. If you RSVP for a date and change are made to the schedule for that date, you will be notified.



Shannon Huey
Lionscrest Manor Guest Services Manager