Spruce Mountain Ranch is a wedding venue on a historic ranch situated in Larkspur, Colorado. Sophisticated and rustic, the event spaces offer both convenient amenities and stylish interiors well suited to weddings and other events. It is located just 30 minutes from both Denver and Colorado Springs, making it easily accessible to guests. The staff at this family-owned ranch are enthusiastic about welcoming couples to their mountainous retreat.
Facilities and Capacity
Located on 450 acres, Spruce Mountain Ranch is divided into two event areas, each with outdoor and indoor options for events. This allows couples the ability to host their wedding in any season. Elements like stone and wood architectural details, fireplaces, lush landscaping, and more help to create a tranquil and refined vibe. On the Lower Ranch, ceremonies can begin in Grace’s Chapel, a garden site with a whimsical willow tree. From here, Spruce Mountain can be seen in the distance. Vow exchanges can also take place at Mountainside, which features a pond and vistas of the sprawling ranch. Both of these ceremony areas can accommodate up to 250 guests. Outdoor receptions can be set up on The Courtyard, which can also serve as a setting for “I dos.” It is in between The Colorado Room and Albert’s Lodge. Both of these indoor locations are suited for ceremonies and receptions. Their lodge-inspired layouts create an inviting ambience for festivities of between 80 and 250, depending on the chosen banquet hall.
The Upper Ranch similarly features indoor and outdoor options. Vows can be heard by loved ones in the wide-open Trey’s Vista, a spot that immerses guests in the landscape. Galas with 1,200 guests can be held in The Ponderosa Room. Extending from this space is The Spruce Room, which can be used alone or with The Ponderosa. Outside, The Courtyard works as an area for cocktails, or for ceremonies and receptions. Couples may also express their love and commitment at the waterfront Lakeside Terrace which additionally works for rehearsal brunches.
At Spruce Mountain Ranch, a property manager can be present to facilitate a couple’s use of the space. Many rental packages include access to both indoor and outdoor spaces. The staff provides setup and cleanup services in addition to dressing rooms for the couple’s convenience. Parking is also available. Tables and chairs for the ceremony and reception can be provided as well. The venue is outfitted with contemporary amenities that are integrated into spaces featuring hand-crafted touches, blending the best of both worlds.
109 Reviews for Spruce Mountain Ranch
Recommended by 96% of couples
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Nerisse F. · Married on 09/06/2020
Open-air, comfortable, immaculate, relaxed and elegant
Absolutely a picturesque backdrop for our September wedding. Spruce Mountain Ranch (SMR) is a combination (balance) of comfortable and intimate. SMR venue quickly rose to the very top of our list for our wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. If you are serious about a place that accommodates your style and personality, SMR is an excellent venue. We selected the Lower Ranch (Albert’s Lodge, Colorado Room, Ames Patio and Grace’s Chapel) for our wedding and it was immaculate and perfect for our guests. You need to do a little work in finding vendors but it is worth the time and energy to create your special wedding. We are in our 50s and confident in our ability to make selections on caterers/beverages, entertainment, and décor; however, an event coordinator is also required for, at minimum, day-of the event and we are happy that we selected one especially as we were planning our wedding during the initial COVID months.Sent on 10/31/2020
The SMR staff is efficient in responding to emails and provided as much information as possible. We planned for more than a year and everything to include the weather, executed to near perfection. The venue staff was ready and prepared with everything to include setup, sanitation stations, and cleanup. Our guests commented about how stunning the location is and how the staff ensured compliance with COVID requirements while allowing guests to feel safe and healthy throughout the day into the evening. We are grateful to Tara and her staff for the many ways that you made our wedding day the most special event of our lives.
Justin S. · Married on 07/06/2020
Beautiful and Perfect in Every Way
We knew that the venue was absolutely the most important thing when planning a wedding. We knew we wanted an outdoor wedding to enjoy Colorado mountains and scenery, for our mountain theme wedding. We scheduled many tours of other venues, but as soon as we stepped foot on the property, we knew it was the one. Skyler was our tour guide and she was so friendly and helpful in answering all of our questions. She showed us both the upper ranch and the lower ranch, and all of the ceremony sites, cocktail hour, reception areas, the bridal cottage, the grooms lounge, and even the chairs for reception! She went over the location of things like where the DJ sets up to where the bar is set up, to where to catering set us up. This really helped give us a vision of how things would look day of. This place really has everything together and we really liked that this venue had a lot of things that you don’t need to worry about like chairs and tables (for both ceremony and reception), an area for the caterer to set up, a built in bar, and a dedicated dance floor. The natural chairs they had we thought were so beautiful that we knew we didn’t need any chair covers or chair sashes. We went ahead and put a date on hold right then because we knew that this venue was perfect for us. We chose to hold our wedding at the lower ranch. At the lower ranch you can choose to have your ceremony at Grace’s Chapel, which is outdoors by a large tree near the cocktail hour and reception space, or indoors in the reception space (which is still absolutely beautiful with the fireplace and the mantle), Or the mountainside site. We chose the mountainside site for our ceremony. This site is up on the hill and overlooks beautiful scenery with mountains in the background. The cocktail hour was in the Colorado Room, which is an indoor/outdoor area that has a lodge feel with a patio for mingling. Our reception was in the Albert’s Lodge, which is absolutely stunning. This has a mountain lodge/cabin feel and there is wood everywhere, and has a large mantle and fireplace. It is a huge space. The dance floor is adjacent and it is outside, with large garage doors adjoining for a partial indoor/outdoor space for the reception as well. When guests arrive there are shuttles to take them up to the ceremony site. After the ceremony, guests follow the path down through the property and beautiful landscaping to cocktail hour. Then they walk right next door for the reception. We liked that there was designated spaces for everything, but yet everything flowed. The Bridal cottage is so nice! There is kitchen space, living room space, and a getting ready space with mirrors, lighting, and natural lighting as well. The grooms lounge can be a cigar lounge with the filtration system, and has a pool table and some furniture and bar area to hang out in. This ranch is also a working cattle ranch so you can see cows in the property in the distance (and makes it that much cooler). There are also two ponds on property. Another reason why we really liked this property is because pictures are super important to us and we knew there would be lots of great opportunities for beautiful pictures. We knew we had to schedule another appointment to bring our families to see it. Our families instantly fell in love with the venue as we did and said they definitely approved. Every single thing about this venue is miles above other venues we toured in terms of beauty and quality. We have had great communication with the venue and every time we have called or emailed Tara, she has responded the same day. Everyone there is completely invested in you and your day, and will do whatever it takes to make that happen. The upper ranch ceremony site is absolutely beautiful, however, we loved the reception space better at the lower ranch and ultimately chose that since the upper ranch didn’t have that same lodge feel. Know that potentially there could be two weddings going on at the same time, however the upper and lower ranch are so spread out since the property is huge that you would never even know. When you drive in there are chalkboards that direct you to the right area to park. Also know that this is a venue that requires certain vendors (for food, alcohol, and rentals). At first we viewed this as a negative, as some of these vendors are a littler on the more pricey side, but in the end, we actually really appreciated that. These vendors are high quality and know what they are doing. They are trustworthy, reliable, and have been to the venue many times before. Since many things are spread out and separated, knowing the layout of the venue is a huge deal. We made sure every single one of our vendors had been to the ranch before, before we booked them. With the ranch having a great relationship with these vendors, it actually made for a smoother day and a really high quality experience. This venue is a little on the more expensive side than other venues we were looking at, but we knew that the venue was most important to us, and that this was the one, so we were willing to compromise and spend less in other areas. When we came for our 30 day walkthrough, Tara was so friendly and made us so excited for our wedding! She was willing to do whatever it takes to make sure our day was perfect, including things like turning on the fire place even though it was July because we liked it for our theme and ambiance. When we toured the venue, it was hard for us to believe that anyone would have their wedding anywhere else but here! Every single guest we had commented on how this was the prettiest, and nicest venue they have ever been to and made it one of their favorite weddings to attend! Even when we would tell our other vendors that our venue was Spruce Mountain Ranch, they would always tell us that they enjoy working there, that it’s so beautiful, and it’s one of the nicest and highest quality venues they have ever worked with. On the day of, Kyla was our property manager for the day. When we arrived she warmly greeted us and introduced herself. She made sure we had her number in case anything came up. She was all around the venue helping in any way she could including set up and clean up. The ONLY complaint we had was that it looked like there were some gopher holes at the ceremony site, and so some with heels just had to watch their step at the rehearsal and ceremony (don’t worry, nobody tripped). This could have been due to the fact that the venue wasn’t used for a few months before our wedding due to gathering restrictions. Be aware that there are train tracks in the distance of the venue. On both of our tours, a train did go by and it was a noticeable noise. On the day of the wedding however there was no train. Otherwise, this venue absolutely made our wedding the most perfect day ever and we can’t thank Skyler, Tara, and Kyla enough for their help leading up to and on the big day. The venue was the highlight of the wedding and we couldn’t be happier with how things turned out. This venue is absolutely perfect in so many ways and has everything we have ever wanted in a venue. To anyone who is looking for a venue that is a mix of indoors and outdoors, with absolutely beautiful scenery, and lots of different spaces to spread out, this venue is for you! I would highly highly highly recommend this venue to any bride of any kind. I can’t say enough good things about this venue and we are so happy that we found this venue and chose it for our big day!Sent on 07/20/2020
Kirisa P. · Married on 11/09/2019
As my husband says when we walked in for our tour of Spruce Mountain, I couldn't stop smiling. "There was no where else we needed to look." And he was not wrong. Spruce Mountain had that rustic elegance with an absolutely beautiful view. I love that everything was in one location so that it was a seamless transition from ceremony to cocktail hour to reception. Tara at Spruce Mountain was extremely helpful, responsive, and a joy to chat with! She was timely in answering questions and emails and also very flexible in allowing for additional visits during the planning process. The only thing I would have done differently is requested more hours to spend there!Sent on 01/28/2020
Spruce Mountain Ranch's reply:Awww. Thank you Kirisa. This review made my day! It means so much to me that you and Cameron had such a wonderful wedding and overall experience at Spruce Mountain. We wish you both the very happiest life together... Big Hugs! Tara
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I have photographed here a few times and it's always a please. It's hidden away from the world perfectly on the front range. Beautiful place year round.
We LOVE working at Spruce Mountain Ranch! The venue genuinely captures the Colorado spirit with mountain elegance and incredible backdrops. It's truly a gem that feels hidden away in the mountains but it's all within a close drive to and from Denver, perfect for traveling guests. We know that when we work with Spruce, they will always go the extra mile to make sure your event is perfect!
Our team has photographed weddings at hundreds of venues across Colorado and Spruce Mountain Ranch is at the very top of our list. While the setting and facilities make it an absolute treat to photograph at this venue, the thing we love most about being part of events there is that we know our clients will be exceptionally well cared for from start to finish. Tara, Brus, Erin and the rest of the team treat all of their couples like family. Indeed, once you learn about the Ranch's roots as a family property it's easy to understand why everyone they team up with receives such a high degree of attention and service. If you haven't been, the Ranch is set amid stunning acres nestled against the mountains. The various indoor spaces have a classic Coloradan lodge feel but are also modern, luxurious, and chic. It's a perfect mix of everything you'd want in a venue, and while it feels pleasantly removed from the city, it's only a short drive from Denver and The Springs. We truly can't say enough about how much we love this venue and how much respect we have for the team running it. That's why it's our first suggestion for weddings and corporate events!