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$6,950 starting price
$6,950 starting price


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Rist Canyon Inn is a rustic 120 year old farmhouse wedding venue located in Laporte, Colorado. Situated approximately 15 minutes from Fort Collins and an hour from Denver, Boulder, Longmont, and Cheyenne, this venue offers privacy with easy access to nearby amenities. This quaint, historic facility includes a new large event hall, suitable for 100 guests. It is tucked away in the rugged Northern Colorado landscape, surrounded by rolling pastures and old groath trees.

Facilities and Capacity

Rist Canyon Inn is set against a backdrop of 20 lush acres and a flowing creek runs through it. The venue offers both indoor and outdoor event spaces, with sweeping views of the surrounding landscape. You and your partner can exchange vows in the eight-acre ceremony pasture, sure to inspire romance. The pasture is encircled by trees and the Rocky Mountains are visible in the distance. This outdoor space includes rustic handmade benches, your choice of ceremony arch and a sound system. The property’s spacious light filled reception area, Bellvue Event Hall, is ideal for dining and dancing, for up to 100 guests. Featuring many large windows, this room overlooks an expansive courtyard. Its elegant white oak flooring, built-in dance floor, and trellised patios provide additional space for guests to mingle. You and your wedding party can use the 1896 Farmhouse Suite and Historic Cabin to get ready before the ceremony. They include large bedrooms, marble and italian tiled bathrooms, a full kitchen, a salon, a quartz wood burning fireplace and generous light filled living room.

Services Offered

This venue provides a planning service to help ease potential wedding stress. Bellvue Event Hall is furnished with audiovisual equipment to accommodate event entertainment. It features custom lighting with unique pendant rings and a disco ball that add to the ambience for receptions. The venue provides tables, chairs, a fourten foot projection screen and other items. In addition, on-site accommodations including the Farmhouse and White Pine Cabin are available for those who wish to stay the night.


Rist Canyon Inn is located close to some of Northern Colorado’s most famous attractions. Lori State Park, Horseshoe Reservoir, Watson Lake, and the Poudre River offer exciting opportunities for memorable outdoor activities. Denver International Airport is located just over an hour from the venue, ideal for guests who are traveling for the event.

  • Woman-owned

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Jm Married on 07/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Simply the Best

This place is magical. I did a LOT of research before choosing Rist Canyon Inn, and there is simply no better venue for an indoor/outdoor wedding in Northern Colorado. The owners of the property are wonderful, generous, attentive people who were a joy to work with. Their wedding coordinator, Amie, was a lifesaver about seventy different times throughout the planning process and day-of. The venue itself is breathtaking: it's the perfect balance of natural wild beauty and subtle elegant touches. I loved that it didn't feel cookie-cutter or like a packaged deal; we got to make it our own and truly feel like the space was ours. I couldn't have dreamed up a more perfect place for such an unforgettable day.
Raven R. Married on 07/23/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Venue. Great Owners. Amazing Weddings.

This is one of the most beautiful venues that I have ever worked at as a caterer! Not only does the venue capture you with it's charm, the owners, Allen and Emily are amazing people to work with. They are professional, they are detail oriented, they have thought of everything in building this venue, and they even make sure that the lighting in the hall is just perfect for you and your guests. I would recommend this venue to anybody looking for great customer service, Colorado charm and views that you will be thinking about long after a wedding! 10/10 for RCI!
Scott M. Married on 06/24/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Everything is Gorgeous

The venue is absolutely beautiful, and Emily and Allan were very responsive to all of our questions and needs. Many of our guests commented on how gorgeous and intimate the venue was. From the restored 19th century farmhouse to the mountain views, adorable horses, and elegant reception space, everything at Rist Canyon Inn is fantastic. Thank you again!
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