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 -100 guests max.
Rist Canyon Inn is a 120 year old farmhouse (lodging and luxury changing suite) 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 (lodging and cozy changing 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 wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions, and elopements. The venue offers a range of services, including overnight accommodations and a bridal and grooms suites. Services also include the following:
9 Reviews for Rist Canyon Inn
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Raven Rodriguez · Getting married on 07/23/2023
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!Sent on 09/12/2019
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Samantha Gaver · Married on 10/18/2019
Why Everyone Should Get Married at Rist Canyon Inn
What a fabulous wedding venue! My husband and I recently got married at Rist Canyon Inn and had a fantastic experience with the owners, Allan and Emily, as well as with the company they work with for day-of event coordination, Pink Diamond Events.
The property is gorgeous with an old farm house and cabin. Our ceremony took place out in the field behind the property, which was beautiful this time of year. The newly-built Bellvue Reception Hall was the perfect size and had the best lighting for our celebration. We had a live band, a taco bar, and about 60 guests at our wedding, and couldn't have asked for a better space! The hall's layout and design were very well-thought out and we are so happy we had the opportunity to celebrate our love with our friends and family here.
Working with Allan, Emily, and our coordinator, Casey, was a true pleasure. They were all very quick to respond to emails and helped organize all of our vendors and our timeline with ease.
Two weeks later, we are still on cloud 9 from our wedding day. A huge part of that is thanks to the professionalism and helpfulness of the lovely people who own and operate beautiful Rist Canyon Inn. We would highly recommend this venue for the perfect Northern Colorado wedding!Sent on 10/31/2019
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Kelly · Married on 08/31/2019
First and last Venue we looked at!
The owners were genuine, the day of coordinator was fabulous, the venue was beautiful. This was the first and last venue we looked at because it was so perfect.Sent on 10/04/2019
Rist Canyon Inn's reply:Hello Kelly,