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Price range: $8,100 - $10,900 Price range: $8,100 - $10,900
Couples usually spend $9,500 Couples usually spend $9,500
Reception
$6,950 starting price
Reception
$6,950 starting price

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Unique aesthetic style
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About

On WeddingWire since 2018

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.

Location

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

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?

$6,950

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

$6,950

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

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Event Planning
Parking
Tables

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Farm/Ranch
Inn/B&B

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Chairs
Lighting
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

November
December
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Reviews of Rist Canyon Inn

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4.7 out of 5 rating
4.7 out of 5 rating
33 Reviews
95% recommend it
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    4.8 out of 5 rating
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    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.7 out of 5 rating
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Rist Canyon Inn is highly recommended as a wedding venue, particularly for its mountainous, rustic charm and responsive, professional partnership with Allan and Emily. Reviewers appreciated the exclusivity of the property, the seamless planning process over 12 months, and the beautiful grounds that accommodated both indoor and outdoor celebrations. The venue\'s preferred vendor list was helpful, with guests praising the setting as breathtaking and easily accessible for visitors. Overall, Rist Canyon Inn is described as a magical and impressive location for a memorable wedding day.

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

Rist Canyon Inn is highly recommended as a wedding venue, particularly for its mountainous, rustic charm and responsive, professional partnership with Allan and Emily. Reviewers appreciated the exclusivity of the property, the seamless planning process over 12 months, and the beautiful grounds that accommodated both indoor and outdoor celebrations. The venue\'s preferred vendor list was helpful, with guests praising the setting as breathtaking and easily accessible for visitors. Overall, Rist Canyon Inn is described as a magical and impressive location for a memorable wedding day.

Weddingwire
4.7/5 33 reviews
Google
4.9/5 106 reviews
Torrey
Torrey C. Sent on 06/27/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Wedding Venue!

If you are looking for a perfect venue for an outdoor wedding that has a mountain/country feel but is close to town then this is the place! Rist Canyon is a breathtaking wedding venue that has all the space for getting ready, cocktail hour, reception, dancing, etc. The owners, Allan and Emily, are wonderful to work with. They are professional, and responsive, and helped make the process easy and seamless.
Ashley
Ashley M. Sent on 11/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect place to get married.

Rist Canyon was the perfect place to get married and I wish I could relive the day over and over again. Everything was so seamless, the coordinators they work with are awesome, the main house/bridal suite was so much fun to stay in the night before, cleanup at the end of the night was so quick. The fact you get to use outside vendors makes this place very budget friendly! They had a very quick response time too! I have nothing but amazing things to say about it!
Amanda
Amanda Sent on 10/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best. Venue. EVER.

This was the first venue we toured and we fell in love with the environment, the owners, and especially the lighting in the reception hall. We live in Fort Collins and wanted to be close enough to town that our guests were able to explore. Having somewhere you can get ready, have the ceremony, and reception is such a dream! Everything flows so well from one beautiful location on-site to another. We heard from many of our friends and family that it was one of the most beautiful weddings they had ever been to. I’m so glad we had our wedding here! You can also have your dog join the festivities!
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