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



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