Rist Canyon Inn is a rustic 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 and access to nearby amenities. The quaint 120-year-old cabin is tucked away in the rugged Northern Colorado landscape and is surrounded by rolling pastures and ancient trees.
Facilities and Capacity
Rist Canyon Inn is set against a backdrop of 20 private acres. The venue offers both indoor and outdoor event spaces that showcase sweeping views of the surrounding landscape. You and your partner can exchange vows in the ceremony pasture, an eight-acre space that is sure to inspire romance. The pasture is encircled by trees and the Rocky Mountains are visible in the distance. Suitable for up to 100 guests, this space may be arranged with rustic handmade benches and your choice of ceremony arch. The property’s spacious reception area, Bellvue Event Hall, is ideal for dining and dancing for up to 100 of your loved ones. Featuring large windows, this room overlooks the expansive acreage. Its elegant white oak flooring, built-in dance floor, and two patios provide additional space for guests to mingle. You and your wedding party can use the Farmhouse Suite to get ready before the ceremony. It includes a large bedroom, a marble bathroom, a full kitchen, and WiFi for your convenience.
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 also features unique pendant ring lighting and a disco ball that add to the ambience for receptions. The venue provides tables, chairs, 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, which is ideal for guests who are traveling for the event.
10 Reviews for Rist Canyon Inn
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Raven R. · 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
Rist Canyon Inn's reply:Hello Raven,
Lauren K. · Married on 03/08/2021
Rist Canyon Inn was the perfect setting for our wedding. Allan and Emily went above and beyond for us during our wedding planning process! Their venue is stunning and unique. We loved the modern event hall, rustic farmhouse and lovely mountain views.Sent on 08/30/2020
Samantha G. · 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
Rist Canyon Inn's reply:Hello Samantha,