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Piney River Ranch

Vail, CO View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
4.8 out of 5 rating
42 reviews
$27k - $37k For 100 Guests
Up to 220 guests

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$27k - $37k For 100 Guests
Up to 220 guests

Piney River Ranch, a wedding venue in Vail, Colorado, highlights the area’s natural and rugged beauty. Because it's set at the foot of the Gorge Range, couples will have stunning mountains towering high above them as their wedding backdrop. In this private setting, couples and guests will be delighted by the forty-acre property brimming with lakes and parts of the expansive White River National Forest.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples have the option of experiencing their wedding ceremony and celebration outdoors, taking in the majestic beauty of this wilderness retreat, or indoors. At the Piney River Ranch, you can invite up to 200 of your friends and family. The property also features two custom log pavilions as well as many settings, such as the ceremony dock, that offer clear views of the surrounding mountains. For couples or guests who want to continue their stay at the ranch and enjoy its many amenities, they can choose from the six guest cabins or three glamping tents.

Services Offered
The Piney River Ranch is available for all parts of your wedding; from your bridal shower or engagement party all the way to your reception. The property is also available for couples looking for a photoshoot location for their engagement photos or portraits. With the gorgeous scenery found on the forty aces, couples will have many backdrop options to choose from.

Cuisine
Piney River Ranch also features an in-house caterer. Each couple can choose from the six different menu packages to be served at their wedding as a buffet. Whichever package or entrée, appetizer, or side section you choose will be served “ranch style” to fit in with the setting.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

4,500.00

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

3,500.00

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Flatware
Glassware
Parking
Tables

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$34

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

House Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

220

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

50

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Farm/Ranch
Inn/B&B
Park

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Event Planner
Event Rentals

What catering services do you offer?

Outside Cake

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Chairs
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
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Recommended by 95% of couples
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    April B. Married on 08/06/2022
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    Piney River Ranch is MAGIC

    Piney River Ranch is hands down the best wedding venue in Colorado. Pictures just don't do justice to how breathtakingly beautiful the mountains and lake are surrounding this venue. The building itself is an extremely well maintained rustic barn offering space for a covered outdoor cocktail reception with bar, as well as a separate indoor dining space with a bar. If you're looking for a venue with a barn or rustic feel, look no further. Catering is included with the venue fee and it is phenomenal. Piney holds tasting event in the months prior where you are able to taste menu items to help narrow down your choices for your wedding day - we loved everything that was offered we had a hard time choosing our ultimate menu. Piney staff were absolutely top notch as well. Shoshana was incredible both leading up to our big day as well as on our wedding day. We drove to Piney with my husband's parents to show them the venue on an impromptu trip and Shoshana was so helpful and gave us a tour without hesitation. Piney event staff the night of our wedding were professional and helped our guests quickly - I honestly couldn't ask for more.

    To be transparent, this venue isn't for every wedding though. One of the things I loved the most about this venue is there is a 30-45min dirt road that leads to the venue - no paved, smooth roads. It's bumpy and it's not a perfectly maintained road, but that's the best part. If you book with Piney you also need to book with a transportation company, DO NOT have your guests drive - ESPECIALLY at night/after drinking. The other thing I LOVED about this venue is that there is NO cell service on the road or at the venue. NONE. You and your guests get to be in the moment and present for your wedding - it's amazing.

    My wedding day was perfect and I can't imagine getting married anywhere else. Honestly, this place is magical.
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    Dallas Y. Married on 08/05/2022
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    The most amazing wedding day ever!

    The most amazing wedding venue ever! The staff at Piney was so easy to work with and made our day go so smoothly! Shoshana & Brittany were always quick to respond to questions & emails! We planned this wedding out of state and had absolutely no issues the day of! The views are absolutely breathtaking and all of our guests had nothing but amazing things to say about Piney River! The food & drinks were also great! Us and our wedding party stayed in the cabins the night of our wedding which I 1000% recommend! Waking up to the mountains and water was so beautiful and something we will always remember! We made some of our favorite memories here at Piney! The road to get there is completely worth it. We cannot wait to come back and stay for a couple of nights! We honestly have nothing but amazing things to say. We had the best wedding ever!!
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    Blair R. Married on 07/30/2022
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    Best venue, best day, beyond perfection

    Best wedding venue (and place in general), maybe in the world,, ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!!!! Shoshana & Brittany and management were so amazing and so incredibly quick on all responses.

    Our wedding here blew away any expectations we could have ever possibly imagined. The scenery was phenomenal, so many activities, everyone was mind boggled by how insane this place is. The canoeing after our ceremony with all of our friends was so fun and so unique, and the photographs on the lake were just insane! We also saw moose during sunrise, and a little at dusk - SO COOL!!!!

    One of my favorite things about this venue is that there is no service, so everyone was forced to be incredibly present for the entire event. We had a small wedding of about 50 people and we all stayed in the cabins after the wedding, which was the BEST - I cannot recommend enough having the entire party stay for the night with all of the fire pits lit, and cabin hopping socials.

    There are a lot of ppl that complain about the "off roading" to get there and I will definitely argue with that - the dirt road up is really not bad at all, I saw a couple Prius's and regular sedans make it up without any issues.

    Best day of our lives, nothing could have been more perfect. Perfect is an understatement, I am insanely obsessed.

    THANK YOU PINEY!!!!!!!!
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700 Red Sandstone Road Vail, 81658
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Piney River Ranch frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Piney River Ranch?

Piney River Ranch includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Parking
  • Tables

At Piney River Ranch, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Piney River Ranch includes:
  • House Wine

What are the most important characteristics of Piney River Ranch in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Piney River Ranch for wedding events is known for:
  • Farm/Ranch
  • Inn/B&B
  • Park

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Piney River Ranch for wedding events?

Piney River Ranch offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Piney River Ranch offer?

Piney River Ranch offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party

What services does Piney River Ranch offer for wedding events?

Piney River Ranch offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals

What furniture and decorations does Piney River Ranch have available for wedding events?

Piney River Ranch offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Piney River Ranch and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Piney River Ranch is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.7 in flexibility, 4.7 in value and 4.6 in average response time.

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