Find the Perfect Ranch Wedding in Colorado for You

Advertisement

Welcome to ThinkVail – we hope you find this article about the perfect ranch wedding venues in Colorado helpful.

Looking for an authentic Colorado setting for your wedding? These ranch inspired venues in the Vail Valley are perfect, if you dream of walking down the aisle in cowboy boots surrounded by majestic mountains and breathtaking scenery. These venues embody the rustic beauty of Colorado and let you and your wedding guests be a part of it. Check out this list to find the perfect ranch wedding in Colorado for you.


See Also: Wedding Cowboy Boots for Women


Ranch Wedding Venues


Beano’s Cabin

Located high on Beaver Creek Mountain, most visitors access Beano’s Cabin in the summer via horseback, but van shuttles are also available for those who don’t want to giddy-up. This beautiful wedding venue exudes a feeling of rustic elegance and is the perfect setting for a ranch wedding with the perfect mix of rural and refined. Featuring big, timber beams, antler chandeliers, historic farming and ranching artifacts, you will feel as if you have been transported back in time to the good old days of the western frontier. Offering a lovely, wrap-around deck and huge floor to ceiling window that blur the line between inside and outside, this is a true Colorado gem.

Guest Capacity: Seating up to 150 guests/summer 98 guests/winter

Venue Services

  • Perfect for ceremony, rehearsal dinner, and reception
  • Wine Spectator Award of Excellence
  • Premier wedding location in Beaver Creek
  • Onsite restaurant
  • Dedicated team to help yo plan every detail.
  • Secluded venue. Wintertime access to Beano’s is by a 20-minute open-air, snow-cat sleigh ride. Summer access include a 10-minute shuttle van, a 1-hour horseback ride or a 20-minute wagon ride pulled by a tractor.

.

.

.


Bearcat Cabin

Bearcat Cabin is a historic, beautifully restored cabin located in Squaw Creek on your way to Cordillera just 10 minutes west of Beaver Creek, and it is perfect for western-themed ranch weddings. Part of the historic Beardan Homestead, this venue features a romantic outdoor pavilion, three acres of green meadows to wander, horses that roam about, and breathtaking Colorado views. It is an enchanting place to say “I do”.

Offering several on-site ceremony locations including open meadows with big, beautiful valley views, along the river banks of Squaw Creek, or for intimate weddings the event pavilion is an excellent option to exchange vows.

Your family and friends will enjoy the Back Yard at Bearcat’s Cabin, including a fire pit for s’mores, an outdoor bar, and plenty of fun yard games to keep everybody entertained and having fun.

Guest Capacity: Summer Availability only. Accommodates up to 200 guests.

Venue Services

  • Perfect for ceremony, rehearsal dinner, reception
  • Musician and entertainment stage
  • Outdoor dance floor
  • Tent rentals for parties of 75+
  • Available for bridal luncheons, rehearsal dinners, ceremony and reception, post wedding brunch
  • Catering
  • Bar

.

.

.

Advertisement

Piney River Ranch

An iconic, back country wedding destination in Colorado. Piney River Ranch offers unparalleled views of Gore Mountain Range, with a stunning high alpine lake and tons of rustic charm. This unique 40-acre ranch is just 12-miles from Vail and backs up to thousands of acres of National Forest wilderness. It is an unparalleled mountain setting. But you must keep in mind that Piney River Ranch does not have the elegant ease and amenities of wedding venues in town.

Piney River Ranch boasts two custom log pavilions, and a lakeside ceremony deck that is gorgeous. It also offers on-site lodging in the form of cabins, yurts and glamping tents but these spaces do not have kitchens, bathrooms or shower amenities, instead there is a shared bathhouse onsite for guests to use. This rustic ranch setting offers an amazing, unforgettable setting for adventurous souls.

Guest Capacity: Summer only accessible from June 21st – the last weekend in September. Accommodates 200 people.

Venue Services

  • Perfect for Ceremony, Rehearsal Dinner, Reception
  • On-site restaurant and bar
  • On-site lodging
  • Outdoor Patio overlooking Piney Lake
  • Wedding deck on Piney Lake
  • Canoe & paddleboard rentals
  • Guest activities include horseback riding, fishing, canoeing, stand-up paddle boarding and hiking
  • Photography services are available
  • In-house catering is available
  • One of the most beautiful views in Colorado

.

.

.


4 Eagle Ranch

No list of beautiful ranch settings in the Vail Valley would be complete without 4 Eagle Ranch. 4Eagle ranch boasts wide-open mountain views, authentic historic facilities and outbuildings on a private ranch setting complete with horses.

This place knows how to put on a spectacular ranch wedding, and do it right! It is open year-round and because of its wide open spaces, it can accommodate a lot of people but it is also perfect for small, intimate weddings too. It is located only 25 miles from Vail and is easily accessible. Offering onsite lodging, lots of available parking for guests and adventurous activities like horseback riding, zip line tours, sporting clays, wine tasting, jeep tours and ATV/razor tours and sleigh rides in the winter.

Guest Capacity: Can accommodate up to 550 guests

Venue Services

  • Perfect for ceremony, rehearsal dinner, reception
  • Onsite lodging includes six bedroom/six bath guest house, ”glamping” tents and RV parking.
  • In-house catering available
  • Bar services available
  • 5 types of facilities available to accommodate small to large groups
  • Musical entertainment is available

.

.

Advertisement

Ninety Acre Ranch‎ at Camp Hale

Ninety Acre Ranch‎ at Camp Hale outside of Leadville Colorado, is one of the best-kept secrets in the state. This privately owned ranch is surrounded by National Forest and majestic 12,000 foot mountainous peaks and big, sweeping views. Enjoy a one-of-a kind waterfront ceremony on an island located in the middle of private lake with ceremony seating on rustic wooden benches. Whether you are looking for a casual affair or a truly elegant event, this venue delivers, get ready to WOW your family and friends.

Guest Capacity: Accommodates up to 300 guests

Venue Services

  • Perfect for ceremony, rehearsal dinner, reception
  • 5 hour Event + Setup & Breakdown
  • Wooden Dance Floor
  • Onsite Parking
  • Transportation form Vail Valley is available
  • Gourmet in-house catering and bar packages available
  • Bonfire & s’mores

.

.

.


Black Mountain Ranch

Perfect for when just a weekend won’t do. Black Mountain Ranch offers unforgettable ranch weddings to couples who can book an entire week at their authentic, beautiful, all-inclusive Dude Ranch. Perfect for small, intimate weddings of no more than 45 guests. But if you want to make your wedding not just a weekend celebration, but an Epic retreat, this is the place for you. A great way to roll a romantic honeymoon in with your wedding ceremony.

Boots and a cowboy hat are right at home here. Enjoy beautiful log cabins, delicious BBQ dinners, long horseback rides, fishing in the lake, skeet shooting, cattle roundups and more. This is an incredible western experience.

Guest Capacity: Accommodates up to 45 guests

Venue Services

  • Private dude ranch for you and your wedding guests
  • Onsite activities
  • Onsite lodging
  • Prepared meals for the week
  • Week’s activity and schedule is completely customized to you.

.

.

.

Advertisement

Brush Creek Pavilion

Located in Eagle, Colorado, the lovely, casual Brush Creek Pavilion is the perfect venue for a western themed wedding. For smaller wedding parties the pavilion with floor to ceiling doors opening to a covered patio with views of the New York Mountains, is ideal. Need more space? There is also a restored barn and beautiful open air lawn area to seat all of your guests. The perfect place to wear your cowboy boots and wedding dress.

Guest Capacity: Accommodates 140 guest indoor and 250 outdoors

Venue Services

  • Perfect for ceremony and reception
  • Onsite catering kitchen
  • Chairs and tables provided
  • Audio and projector screen
  • Bathrooms & coat closet
  • Near to hotels and restaurants in the town of Eagle.

.

.

.


Red Sky Ranch

If you are looking for an elegant, sophisticated venue with touches of refined western-style architecture then Red Sky Ranch is the perfect choice. Red Sky ranch offers AMAZING views of Castle Peak, Red and White Mountain. Situated on a beautiful Tom Fazio design golf course in Wolcott this is the perfect combination of sophistication and rustic elegance.

Choose from timbered Guest Clubhouse, the western themed Great Room, the covered terrace or the outdoor deck or a combination. So many options for your perfect day.

Guest Capacity: Accommodates up to 300 guests

Venue Services

  • Perfect for ceremony, rehearsal dinner and reception
  • On-site restaurants
  • On-site bar
  • Indoor and outdoor facilities available

.

.

.

Advertisement

Frost Creek

Frost Creek in Eagle, Colorado is an amazing up and coming wedding venue. Boasting an unmatched pristine alpine setting, this exclusive, luxury mountain golf club is surrounded by 1,100 acres of ranch land and vast wilderness. Although the club is private, weddings are available to the public. Featuring a stunning restaurant of stone, glass and timber with a big stone patio and beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. Currently, Frost Creek offers a very limited number of wedding dates in the summer. There is more availability in the winter, so if your dream is to have an elegant, genuine Colorado winter wedding, this is the place for you.

Guest Capacity: 110 guests with tables and chairs provided or up to 150 with additional seating rental

Venue Services

  • On-site cabins are available
  • Price includes hors d’oeuvres, dinner & bar service
  • Ceremony chair set up & break down
  • Cake cutting service

.

.

.


Golden LeGrande Lodge

Nestled in beautiful Glenwood Canyon lies High Canyon Adventures and the Golden LeGrande Lodge. This wilderness ranch boasts a breathtaking location for an outdoor wedding. This classic mountain retreat is off-the grid and enjoys an off-the-beaten path location that makes you feel like you are are a world away. From the moment you drive up the unpaved ranch road that wonderfully winds through beautiful mountain terrain, dramatic canyons, pine forest and alpine meadows, each turn revealing another amazing postcard-perfect vista. The big beautiful, scenic 2,100 sq foot deck is the perfect place to say “I Do”

The Golden LeGrande Lodge can accommodate large groups.  They can host and cater rehearsal and reception dinners. Cabins and tent sites are available on-site.

When you really want to get away from it all and enjoy an authentic Colorado get-away this is the place for you

Guest Capacity: Accommodates up to 150 guests

Venue Services

  • Perfect for ceremony, reception and rehearsal dinner
  • Onsite catering
  • Chairs and tables provided
  • Very limited cell phone service

.

.

Advertisement

Sage Outdoor Adventures Private Ranch

Sage Outdoor Adventures owns a 6,000 acre private base retreat and would love to invite you to have your wedding at this beautiful space. Get ready to host an unforgettable event on the huge 5,000 ft deck that looks out onto the Rockies at an elevation of 8,500 ft.

Enjoy full-service catered wedding receptions and rehearsal dinners! The permanent tent structure insures your outdoor event goes off without a hitch whether the day offers lots of  Colorado sunshine or a dramatic summer thunderstorm. If your looking for a one-of-a-kind place for your once in a lifetime event, look no further than at this remarkable ranch

Guest Capacity: Accommodates up to 250+ guests

  • Perfect for ceremony, reception and rehearsal dinner
  • Onsite catering
  • Permanent Tent
  • Lots of on-site activities for guests to participate in

.

.

.



See Also: Find the Perfect Cowgirl Wedding Dress


Comments

Where do you think the perfect ranch wedding in Colorado is? Have you been to a wedding at any of these venues? Which one is your favorite and why? What is the best memory you have of a ranch wedding? Would you want to have a ranch wedding? We would love to hear your thoughts and comments.



Related Articles: The Best Wedding Venues in Vail, Colorado


Advertisement
Share

View Comments

  • Great post about ranch weddings in Colorado.  We got married in Alaska and it was magical, but we are now planning on renewing our vows in Vail.  We are going to have dinner and a small ceremony at Beano's Cabin and I can't wait!  I definitely want to look the part, so am looking for a cute cowgirl dress, boots and a hat!  we will be riding horses up to the cabin so I don't want anything too nice as it may get ruined on the ride up and back down.

    • What a fantastic idea Carmen, that sounds so romantic. You will love Beano's, it is an amazing setting, especially in the summer and if you like horses, there is no better way to travel, than by horseback. For a cute, affordable dress check out the post 10 Perfect Cowgirl Wedding Dresses and for really cool wedding boots read the post Wedding Cowboy Boots for WomenHope this information helps you find everything you need and that you have a wonderful celebration!

  • Thank you for the review of finding the perfect ranch wedding in Colorado. I'm getting married next June. This would be right up my future bride's ally. I will bookmark your site to show her. The Bearcat cabin looks like it would be a perfect spot for me. But we all know the guy is not who the wedding is for lol. Thanks for the post I will be looking more into it.

    • Hi Geoffrey, Congratulations! and I am so glad you found the information about ranch weddings in Colorado useful.  Bearcat Cabin is a wonderful venue for a wedding.  If you like horses and rustic ranch elements, this place would be perfect.  I attended a full-on western themed wedding here and it was just incredible. Ranch wedding can just be so splendid. Thank you for bookmarking the page.

  • Thanks for the post on finding your perfect ranch wedding in Colorado. My son and his fiance are planning to go do something really different for their wedding and they both love the outdoors and looking through this post I can see both of them on arriving to their ceremony on horseback laughing and having the best day.

    They are planning on having a destination wedding and this definitely fits the bill. Will send Ash this link and thank you so much for inspiring people to do something really cool when they get married.

    • Hi Vicki, so glad you liked the article about ranch weddings in Colorado. I suggest you should have your son check out Black Mountain Ranch for their wedding.  They rent the entire place for the week and you can do anything want, you can customize the weeks schedule.  That way they wedding couple can also have a little bit of a honeymoon if they want. The majority of guests could stay 3-4 days and the immediate family could stay the entire week.  This would also insure that they could ride into their ceremony on horseback and really enjoy their destination wedding.Another good choice like this is Vista Verde Dude Ranch near Steamboat, CO.

  • Your post is so timely, I am planning a wedding in the Vail area for next summer.  My husband and I met as wranglers at a dude ranch so I just love all of these ranch ideas!  I am thinking of Piney River Ranch but I am concerned it is too rustic. Which is your favorite venue?

    • Hi, yes with your history, it sounds like a ranch wedding is right up your alley.  Piney River Ranch is incredible and if your wedding falls on a beautiful sunny day, there is no finer place for a wedding. However, I have been to a Piney Ranch wedding when it was rainy and although it is still beautiful it can be much more demanding, as there is not one big building that you can all go into to get out of the rain and have your ceremony. The restaurant is a little tight for a crowd. Although there were tents being used at the wedding I attended, it was still a little harder than other venues.   Also you are 12 miles up a dirt road and it will take you at least 30 minutes to get back to town to change if anyone gets wet or muddy. I would definitely recommend at least bringing boots because if it does rain, it gets hard to walk around in that terrain in high heels

  • Nice! ... I really enjoyed the way you outlined finding the perfect ranch wedding in Colorado. Though I have been to weddings in many of the venues on your list, one of my favorites is Brush Creek Pavilion located at Eagle. I have been to two weddings here and both were fantastic.  Love the rustic ranch details, the big grassy outdoor lawn area, big floor to ceiling doors that open up with pretty views.This is a great location for a beautiful, more casual wedding.

Advertisement

This website uses cookies.