Rist Canyon Inn is a beautiful rustic yet refined wedding venue and event facility just minutes from Old Town Fort Collins, Colorado, and an hour from Denver, Boulder, Longmont and Cheyenne. The property is conveniently located near: the Poudre Trail bike path, Horsetooth Reservoir, Lory State Park, Watson Lake and Poudre River. The venue offers a sophisticated country wedding with modern touches perfect for your wedding day.
Facilities and Capacity
Rist Canyon Inn (bridal suite) is a 120 year old farmhouse set among old growth trees, lush golden pastures, and a glistening creek, situated on 20 acres. The property features rustic footbridges, a cobblestone building, a pine cabin (grooms suite) split rail fences and other details that highlight the history of the land. The venue has five unique event spaces – offering both outdoor and indoor options for the wedding celebration. The grass courtyard features grand mountain views, old growth trees and is the perfect romantic backdrop for a wedding ceremony. The newly renovated and professionally designed 1,865-square-foot Bellvue Event Hall is ideal for a rich and memorable reception. Bellvue Hall has soaring ceilings, white oak plank floors, a spacious dance area and windows that overlook the expansive mountains. The event space includes: a state of the art sound system with 11 speakers, a huge 14 foot projection screen and high definition projector, and custom lighting. The Inn and cabin are available for overnight stays pending availablity. The venue can accommodate intimate weddings and celebrations for up to 100 guests.
Rist Canyon Inn can host engagement parties, bridal showers, elopements, rehearsal dinners, wedding ceremonies and receptions. The venue offers a range of wedding services, including overnight accommodations and a bridal and grooms suites. Services also include the following:
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Carly · Married on 09/14/2018
Rist Canyon Inn is the MOST beautiful outdoor/indoor venue in Northern Colorado. They are very organized, prompt in responding, and helpful in the planning process! Aside from the immense beauty of the property, the farmhouse, grooms quarters and new event hall were absolutely stunning! The coordinators made us feel like family and not 'just another wedding' and were so helpful and kind. This place makes for beautiful photos and amazing memories! It's going to be THE hot spot for weddings in Northern Colorado!
Clementine · Married on 10/15/2018
A beautiful, unique and well-designed venue that is welcoming and has everything needed for a wedding or event. The owners are extremely nice and organized and are dedicated to everything running smoothly on your day! Loved every minute.
Paul · Married on 10/01/2018
Wonderful place to start your lives together!
I normally do not do reviews, I don't believe most of them, however I personally seen this facility start from a pie in the sky dream, to an amazingly beautiful and unusual wedding facility in such a stunning area of Colorado. Allan the owner along with his wife Emily is the true mom and pop for the twenty first century. His abilities as an internationally renowned lighting designer have graced many of the world’s most exotic hotels, and restaurants into illuminated wonders. Emily is in healthcare and smart as a whip, together they added the perfect amount of karma to develop this warm and comfortable experience for beginning love. What could be more important than that, their wedding hall and housing with a stunning 19-acre property is the starting point for couple’s lives together. I watched them firsthand for years create this from a small farmhouse into a world-class destination. I stayed at their digs plenty of times with my family and know it has just the right amount of vibe that I could not be a better setting to be married in.