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The Best Colorado Barn Wedding Venues (65+ Rustic Locations!)

April 11, 2020

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Today I’m sharing a list of the best barn wedding venues in Colorado.  I got married at a barn myself and I’ve scoured Colorado to compile a list of the prettiest Colorado farm wedding venues with barns. In this article, you’ll find sprawling mountain ranch wedding venues and old historic barns too.  Each of these Colorado rustic wedding venues on farms and ranches feature a beautiful barn on the property available for weddings to use for your rustic Colorado wedding.  I’ve organized this roundup of Colorado barn wedding venues by location to make it easy for you to narrow a list for site visits.  You can also check out the map to find where each of these picturesque Colorado barns are located.  I’ve done my best to list these Colorado wedding barns’ defining features, capacity, and a rough idea of pricing when possible. 

If you own a Colorado barn wedding venue and would like to have your barn included on this list, be sure to get in touch with me!  There are couples out there who have been dreaming about hosting weddings in a barn and want to find yours!     

Colorado Barn & Farm Wedding Venues located along the Front Range

Gorgeous Colorado farm wedding venues
Colorado Barn Wedding Venues

Below is a list of the prettiest Barn wedding locations on the Colorado Front Range from Fort Collins down to Pueblo.  These barns that are available for weddings are located both in the foothills and the great wide open plains and every place in between.  You’re sure to find one that suits your tastes from this round up of Colorado Front Range barn wedding venues. Whether you’re looking for a barn with a ton of historic old charm or if you’re looking for a more modern barn with new and elegant features, you’re sure to find some Colorado Ranch wedding venues with barns that will be perfect for your wedding day. I’ve started with the Denver barn wedding venues and branched out from there. You’re sure to find lots of amazing barns you can rent for parties on the list below.     

West Denver Barn Weddings in Colorado

Below you’ll find the best barns available for weddings located on the west side of the Denver metro area.  Although technically located in the mountains, I have included Evergreen as part of the western Denver metro suburbs due to its close proximity to the city

Colorado Mountain Barn Wedding Venue in Evergreen

The Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park
26624 N Turkey Creek Rd, Evergreen, CO 80439
(303) 674-0556

The Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park is located in Evergreen, Colorado and takes less than 40 minutes to get to from Denver.  It’s an incredibly unique barn wedding venue because it has a cemetery on the grounds with roaming buffalo in the backdrop. The barn itself is known for its stunning stained glass windows and it can fit up to 200 guests if you use all three levels of the barn.  The main level can fit 100 guests and the loft area can fit another 50 and the basement level of the barn has room for seating too.. It’s also one of the cheaper barn wedding venues in Colorado that you’ll find. They have pricing that ranges from $3,300-$6,500 depending on the day of the week and time of year that you wish to reserve the barn.  Be sure to get in touch with them to find more information about booking this pretty rustic barn for your Colorado wedding.

Evergreen Red Barn
27826 Alabraska Ln, Evergreen, CO 80439
(303) 674-1838

The Evergreen Red Barn is only 5 minutes away from the barn listed above.  As the name suggests, this barn looks different because it is a classic red barn.  This 11 acre property has a ton of beautiful photogenic opportunities with peaceful winding paths through the woods.  They maintain their grounds very well. One feature I really like about this barn is the covered outdoor balcony allowing your guests to enjoy the outdoor nature even after the party has moved indoors.  They can host up to 75 guests on the main level of the barn and another 50 up in the balcony area. The Evergreen Red Barn is also one of Colorado’s best priced wedding venues with pricing ranging from $3,200-$4,900.

Little Eden Plantscaping
15550 W 72nd Ave, Arvada, CO 80007
(303) 422-3336

Little Eden is a nursery with Tropical Greenhouses that allow their space to be rented for events.  They have an outdoor covered pavilion on their property which would make a nice ceremony space as well as multiple lush greenhouse spaces that would make for some gorgeous photos.  Who doesn’t want to feel like they’re in the middle of a rainforest right here in Colorado?  They also do plant rentals so I bet they’d have some great ideas for turning your wedding reception into a lush jungle style setting.  Get in touch with them today to see how their little farm oasis in the middle of Arvada could be used for your wedding plans!

North Star Gatherings
3354 Little Bear Creek Rd, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
(720) 608-0167

North Star Gatherings is a fairly new barn wedding venue built in the mountains of Evergreen, not very far from the Denver Metro area. This is the perfect barn to get married in if you’re looking for something that blends a rustic location feel with something a little more sleek and modern. This gorgeous barn has a traditional barn shape on the outside but the inside definitely feels more classy and upscale than the average barn wedding venue. I absolutely love the views from their deck. You can also host a fairly large wedding here with up to 170 people and the venue rental price ranges from between $8,900 to $10,200 depending on your wedding date.

Historic brown wood Calving Barn at the Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park can be rented for weddings and events along with the pretty lawn right outside the barn.
Historic Calving Barn at Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park

Red Barn & Calving Barn at Heritage Lakewood
801 S Yarrow St, Lakewood, CO 80226

Over in the Belmar area of Lakewood is a really cool place known as the Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park (formerly known as Heritage Lakewood Center).  This place is so beautiful that I have suggested it for portrait sessions in the past. It’s a collection of vintage buildings with historic significance.  One such building is the Red Barn. It houses a collection of vintage tractors, but you can rent the lawn area in front of the Red Barn for wedding ceremonies.  The Red Barn lawn can host 150-200 people and costs $149-$169 per hour.

Just a short walk away is my favorite barn in this Belmar park which is the Calving Barn.  It’s a rustic wood barn which I think looks beautiful in photos. The Calving Barn is small so it would only work for those interested in hosting a smaller affair.  It can seat up to 25 people inside or you can host 40 without seating. The price for renting the Calving Barn ranges from $49-$69 per hour which is a real bargain.

East Denver Farm Style Wedding Venues

Interior photo  of the barn from Once Upon a Time Events decorated with pretty string lights overhead and purple linens at a rustic farm wedding in Kiowa, Colorado
Interior of Once Upon a Time Events Wedding Barn in Kiowa, Colorado

Once Upon a Time Events
31242 Wedemeyer Rd, Kiowa, CO 80117
(720) 838-7608

Once Upon a Time Events is a unique farm style barn wedding venue east of Denver in the plains area of Kiowa, Colorado.  They have a ton of great things to offer including a 3,200 square foot red barn with a lovely wood deck on the exterior, white linens plus tables and chairs for up to 175 guests, as well as beautiful outdoor space with views and outdoor gas heaters. After getting the chance to photograph this unique barn wedding venue on the eastern plains of Colorado, I can say that one thing that I really love is that they have a ton of pretty string lights cascading from the ceiling and it really makes for a pretty glowing backdrop in the wedding photos. Oh and of course, the various adorable alpacas just roaming around loving life really add to the rustic atmosphere too. All of this and more is offered at a very competitive rates too.  Once Upon a Time Events offers full day events for $2,750 Monday-Thursday, $3,950 for Fridays and Sundays, and $4,250 for a Saturday.  For couples on a budget looking for a beautiful barn wedding venue in Colorado, Once Upon a Time Events is a great option to look into!

Colorado farm wedding venues with gardens
Roses at a Farm Wedding Venue in Colorado

South Denver Colorado Barn Wedding Venues

The South Denver Metro area is home to some really awesome historic barn options for your wedding day.  South Denver has some of the best Denver barn weddings around! See the list of beautiful Colorado barns in South Denver below!

Cute Colorado Barn Wedding Venues
The Barn at Raccoon Creek Wedding Venue

The Barn at Raccoon Creek
7301 W Bowles Ave, Littleton, CO 80123
(720) 287-8188

The Barn at Raccoon Creek is a really neat barn wedding venue in south Denver down in Littleton.  This is a unique barn wedding venue because it mixes a farm feel with the refined elegance of a golf course wedding.  I first photographed there nearly 10 years ago, but in that time, they’ve really invested a lot into making this cute barn venue even better than it already was.  They still have their beautiful historic barns on the property, but they’ve since built a brand new bridal farmhouse and renovated the groom hang out quarters too.  They can host dinners inside the barn along with dancing and you can also opt to use their large white tent right next door too. One of my favorite features of this venue is the huge grassy lawn with string lights hanging overhead.  It’s the perfect place for cocktail hour where guests can drink and play lawn games while you finish up your family photos. Be sure to check in directly with the Barn at Raccoon Creek to find out wedding pricing and everything they have to offer at their beautiful golf course farm venue!

Lovely wedding portrait in front of a red barn in Colorado
Chatfield Farms Red Barn Wedding Venue in Colorado

Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms
8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Rd, Littleton, CO 80128
(720) 865-3500

If you head a little more south down to the area next to Chatfield State Park you’ll find Chatfield Farms at Denver Botanic Gardens.  This wedding venue will always be one of my very favorites because it’s where I got married myself! I’ve photographed countless weddings at this gorgeous barn wedding venue in Littleton and I never get bored with the scenery it has to offer.  As the name suggests, there are tons of pretty garden spaces (I particularly love the gardens on the east side of the large red barn). I also love that there is a lovely wooded area that you can wander around getting lost in and making pretty wedding portraits too.  This is a historic farm property with plenty of farm houses, old rustic wood sheds and barn like structures, and even a quaint one room schoolhouse! Be sure to take a look at the link I’ve posted above to see tons of photos and an even more in depth write up for my favorite barn wedding venue in the Denver area!

Boulder Colorado Farm Wedding Venues

I grew up in Longmont which is part of the Boulder County area and this part of Colorado is full of beautiful farmland and open spaces that have managed to somehow stay intact throughout the years thanks to aggressive acquisition and management of surrounding lands.  Boulder is rabid about their love of fresh farm produce as well which supports a thriving scene of independent farms. There are a plethora of stunning barn wedding options on the farms in Boulder County. Check out the beautiful Boulder wedding barns available for rent for your wedding celebration on these farms in the list below!

The Boulder Farmhouse
4937 N 109th St, Longmont, CO 80504

The Boulder Farmhouse is located about 12 minutes south of Longmont and roughly 15 minutes east of Boulder in an area known for its beautiful farmland.  This historic farm provides a Farm to table wedding season from June-September and costs $5,000 for up to 60 guests. They can accommodate up to 160 guests (or more) if you choose to set up a tent in one of their pastures.  When hosting your wedding at the Boulder Farmhouse, you’ll have access to most of the property which is full of beautiful photo opportunities and views of the Boulder mountains. You’ll get to use the property from 10 am-10 pm and can host your dinner in the adorable red barn if you have 60 guests or less.  This Boulder farm wedding venue has everything you typically picture for a quintessential farm wedding; a large rustic red barn, a historic quaint white farmhouse, chickens running around, and beautiful views off in the distance. Be sure to get in touch with the folks there at the Boulder Farmhouse to see what they can do for you!

red barn wedding venue colorado in Longmont
D-Barn in Longmont, Colorado

D-Barn Reception Hall
136 S Main St, Longmont, CO 80501
(303) 651-1259

Up in my hometown of Longmont, there is a really cute old barn known as the Dickens Barn or “D-Barn.”  Despite all of the rapid growth in this part of Longmont, this sweet little barn property is still standing and offering a cute barn venue for parties at a great price!  I wouldn’t say that the grounds at D-Barn Reception Hall are particularly pretty so you may want to come up with a plan B for the majority of your formal photos, but the barn itself is seriously cute for a nice reception party!  Once upon a time this was a dairy barn and it’s retained a lot of character throughout its over 100 year history! If you click the link above you’ll find real weddings I’ve photographed there and more in depth information about this adorable red barn in Longmont.

Lionsgate Center Chandelier Barn
1055 US-287, Lafayette, CO 80026
(303) 665-6525

The Chandelier Barn at the Lionsgate Center has got to be one of the most unique barn wedding venues you’ll find in this entire list of Colorado Barn weddings.  Everywhere you turn at this beautiful white barn you find beautiful photo backdrops to use. I love all of the pretty stained glass windows and the colorfully painted doors.  This barn is famous for its numerous chandeliers hanging from the roof inside. It’s like Versailles meets a simple country inn making for what I consider the very definition of “Rustic Chic.”  It is a must see venue if you are looking to get married at a barn somewhere in the Denver metro area. And please get in touch with me if you end up booking it for your wedding. I would absolutely LOVE to be your Lionsgate wedding photographer!

Lone Hawk Farm
10790 N 49th St, Longmont, CO 80503

Lone Hawk Farm is a lovely farm with 120 acres in my very favorite part of the state, the farmland west of Longmont and North of Boulder.  From June through September they open their farm for special events like weddings at their barn which can host up to 125 guests. I really love the incredible, arched wood doors with intricate carving and stone wall at their red barn.  It’s a truly elevated barn experience. Your guests can roam around in the large grassy meadow with views of the mountains and they have lots of different options for hosting a wedding ceremony. They allow self catering as long as you hire a professional waitstaff or you can opt to go with a professional catering company.  Music must be done by 9 pm so this may not be a great option for the party animals out there, but for those who want a simple affair incorporating local farm food into the dinner, Lone Hawk Farm would make an excellent choice.

Lyons Farmette
4121 Ute Hwy, Lyons, CO 80540
(303) 746-6266

The Lyons Farmette wedding venue is another farm wedding venue that I’m including on this list despite not having a traditional barn structure on their property. I’m including it because it has everything else you’d want to see for your farm wedding like rustic wood farm buildings, old vintage trucks, chickens running around and I really like their greenhouse.  Plus, I’m a sucker for a farm venue that has lots of great gardens which the Lyons Farmette delivers in droves. Oh and I almost forgot to mention that they have a super cute Airstream trailer on their property. Seriously, there is so much to love about this pretty farm wedding venue in Colorado. I like that they have options for farm to table dinners in their large white tent, or if the weather is cooperating you can dine al fresco.  They can host up to 125 guests at the Lyons Farmette. Lyons is one of my favorite small towns in Colorado! My family and I spent a lot of time recreating here when I was young so I have fond memories of this quaint little mountain town. 

The Lyons Farmette Wedding costs range from $5,500 for mid-week weddings up to $7,000 for a Saturday wedding.  Be sure to get in touch with them to find out what their availability is and to set up a site visit. If you love it, get in touch with me because I’d love to be your Lyons Farmette wedding photographer!

red barn wedding venue colorado at Sunset

Shupe Homestead
11931 N 61st St, Longmont, CO 80503
(303) 485-7488

This next beautiful wedding venue on the list is not a true barn venue, but I decided to include it on this list anyway because it still has that beautiful rustic farm feel with barn like structures on the property.  I grew up in Longmont, and just west of Longmont is the prettiest little farm town called Hygiene with a quaint little town area that has a “blink and you’ll miss it” vibe. This area is mostly made up of small farms and the Shupe Homestead is one of them.  Their grounds are full of pretty gardens and rustic little farm buildings. It’s perfect for couples who want to feel like they are in the middle of nowhere with beautiful mountain views. I may be biased because I grew up in Longmont, but I have always felt that the west side of Longmont and Hygiene is some of the most beautiful farmland in the entire state.  Shupe has a nice wide range of wedding package prices too from $3,900 for smaller more intimate events held on less desirable dates up to $8,500 for up to 100 guests on a Saturday. Definitely get in touch with them to find out what they can do for your wedding.

Three Leaf Farm
445 S 112th St, Lafayette, CO 80026

Three Leaf Farm is a beautiful farm nestled along the Coal Creek corridor in Lafayette.  They have a beautiful brown wood barn where they board horses. Three Leaf Farm would be a great location for those who want to host a smaller, more simple wedding celebration as they can only host up to 75 guests max.  If you have less than 25 guests you can use their one bathroom, but for larger parties, they’ll assist in renting a portalet for your group. They do not have a covered space, so you’ll be responsible for renting a tent for your wedding as well.  Three Leaf Farm allows rentals for up to 5 hours with a 10 pm cut off time. They do allow a morning decorating time which is helpful in not eating into your 5 hours. You’ll definitely want to inquire with them directly to find out if their farm would be a good fit for your barn wedding!

Ya Ya Farm & Orchard
6914 Ute Hwy, Longmont, CO 80503
(303) 549-7447

Ya Ya Farm & Orchard is another farm wedding venue located in my favorite part of Colorado.  It’s right off of Highway 66 in North Longmont (the road that takes you up to Lyons and on to RMNP!) and has beautiful views of the rolling foothills.  Plus, who wouldn’t love taking their wedding pictures in a pretty apple orchard? Their farm has a really cute old wood barn with wood of varying colors as well as a classic dark red painted wood barn and vintage farm equipment and trucks too.  It’s an incredibly quaint place to host your wedding. They have room for around 150 guests on the high side and I love the idea of dining al fresco with Longs Peak off in the distance. Be sure to check with the Ya Ya Farm directly to find out what their availability is and the costs for hosting a wedding celebration at their orchard farm in North Longmont.

Fort Collins Barn Wedding Venues

Heading to Northern Colorado in the Fort Collins area, there are also gorgeous farms that have the ability to host weddings on their properties.  You’ll find a great selection of lovely rustic barn wedding venues in this section of the article.  Check out this list of Fort Collins Barn weddings in the Northern Colorado area below! 

Wedding reception inside a Colorado barn in Longmont

Big Red Barn at Highland Meadows Golf Course
6300 Highland Meadows Pkwy, Windsor, CO 80550
(970) 204-4653

The Big Red Barn at Highland Meadows Golf Course is such a pretty and traditional looking barn with its red painted exterior and soaring wood beamed ceilings on the inside.  It’s located in Windsor, Colorado just east of I-25 and Loveland. The Big Red Barn can host events from 11 am to 11 pm in order to comply with the neighborhood noise restrictions and your wedding will be the only wedding on your wedding day at Highland Meadows Golf Course. You’ll also get a day of coordinator included with your wedding package.  There is a minimum of 125 guests for Saturday weddings.

They have two ceremony sites at Highland Meadows Golf Course.  The Big Red Barn patio is $200 for a wedding ceremony and Martha’s Green is $300. These prices are for ceremonies that are booked in conjunction with a reception, but Highland Meadows Golf Course has some ceremony only options if you contact them directly and ask about those.

The Big Red Barn is the reception site and it’s both air conditioned and heated making it a great option for wedding receptions year round.  Monday-Thursday wedding events are $5,000 and Friday-Sunday events are $7,000 to book The Big Red Barn at Highland Meadows Golf Course. There is an in house caterer who you’ll work with to create a custom menu for your wedding.  Menu pricing at The Big Red Barn ranges from $25-$32 per person but you also have the option of paying the $500 fee to use an outside caterer for your wedding. Be sure to check in with the wedding staff at The Big Red Barn at Highland Meadows to see how they can help you with your wedding plans!

Platte River Fort
22999 US-34, Greeley, CO 80631
(970) 590-4414

The Platte River Fort has Bent’s Barn which is a 3,264 square foot barn lit up on the interior with edison bulb string lights.  It’s a huge space to hold a wedding reception and can fit up to 280 guests. I love that this barn has super tall ceilings making it feel incredibly open and inviting.  This unique barn wedding location is just a little bit east of Greeley, CO adjacent to the South Platte River. Bent’s Barn at Platte River Fort wedding costs are conveniently  listed right on their website. This gorgeous eastern Colorado plains barn has a range of wedding package prices which used to be listed on their site but they now request that you contact them directly for them.  One thing about this Colorado barn wedding venue that I quite like is that there are overnight accommodations like glamping in a yurt that your guests can enjoy if they choose to make reservations there for your wedding. If you are the sort who enjoys luxury camping, I think that would be a unique and romantic way to end the evening on your wedding day too!

Rist Canyon Inn
4625 Rist Canyon Rd, Laporte, CO 80535
(970) 692-6962

If you head a little more north, you’ll find Rist Canyon Inn.  It’s located in one of my very favorite areas of Colorado, the La Porte and Bellvue area nestled between the foothills and Fort Collins.  This is a place full of beautiful green farmland and although the Rist Canyon Inn is not a true barn wedding venue, I decided that the 120 year old rustic farmhouse vibe was enough to keep it on this list.

The Rist Canyon Inn’s largest space is the Bellvue Event Hall which is a gorgeous reception space with 1,850 square feet.  It can host up to 100 guests and you’ll be able to use the awesome patio adjacent to the hall as well as the lovely grassy lawn area.  The ceiling has a bunch of modern circular pendant lights hanging and the solid wood floor is a great touch too. 

The pasture where ceremonies take place is expansive and has nice views of the cute little foothills in this area.  I love that they have a bunch of hand made wooden benches for your guests to sit on too.

But, my very favorite thing about Rist Canyon Inn is the 1896 white farm house.  I live in an 1895 Victorian style farmhouse myself though mine is in the city and hasn’t been surrounded by farms in quite some time.  But, I just love these historic gems. They also have a quaint little cabin called the White Pine Cabin. Both the farmhouse and the cabin are used as getting ready spaces for weddings and can be rented for an overnight stay.  Rist Canyon Inn is a seriously idyllic place to get married! If you’re looking for a rustic wedding venue in the Fort Collins area it’s definitely worth setting up a site visit. And if you end up loving it? Please get in touch with me!  I would love to be your Rist Canyon Inn wedding photographer!

Rockin S Ranch
6943 Co Rd 56, Johnstown, CO 80534
(970) 227-8009

The Rockin S Ranch is located just east of Loveland heading toward Greeley.  It used to be a dairy farm and has a lake with views of the mountains. It’s a huge place with 8 acres of farm land.  The original dairy barn has been renovated and is now used for wedding receptions. They’ve done a really great job with the renovations keeping the 1950s charm intact while modernizing it and making it look beautiful. I love that it has an adjoining courtyard. The Rockin S Ranch courtyard accommodates up to 200 guests while the upper covered barn can hold 100 guests.  The lower field adjacent to the lake can hold up to 200 people and the lower covered barn can hold 200 guests. You’ll have exclusive use of the facilities for up to 10 hours and a day of coordinator is included with your wedding package. Be sure to contact the folks at Rockin S Ranch to find out what their weddings cost and set up a site visit.

Colorado Springs Colorado Ranch Wedding Venues

Heading south on the Front Range there are lots of great barn wedding venues in Colorado Springs.  Colorado Springs has a ton of Colorado Ranch wedding venues with barns.  Some are located on ranches to the east and others are nestled in the foothills and even one right smack dab in the middle of an industrial zone.  Each one has different things to offer so be sure to check out each one to see what works for you! If you like the idea of getting married in Colorado Springs but aren’t limited to a barn or rustic setting, be sure to also check out my article all about Colorado Springs Wedding Venues for more wedding location ideas!

Horseshoe decor for Colorado Barn Wedding Venues
Horseshoes in Broncos colors decorate a Colorado ranch wedding venue

3 Cord Meadows
3830 Milne Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80930
(719) 648-3645

Out on the plains of Colorado, about 30 minutes east of Colorado Springs is a beautiful ranch wedding venue with a cute red barn.  I love that there are views of Pikes Peak off in the distance from 3 Cord Meadows. The interior of this barn is cute with not just string lights hanging overhead but traditional wedding bunting decorating the ceiling too.  They have a lot included in their price point of about $3,500 too. You get this beautiful ranch space for 12 hours, use of the rustic bar, tables and chairs for up to 150 guests, use of the main barn and the hay barn, and so much more.   Be sure to get in touch with the folks over at 3 Cord Meadows to see how they can help you with your wedding planning today!

Flying Horse Ranch
9663 E Palmer Divide Ave, Larkspur, CO 80118
(303) 660-2598

Flying Horse Ranch has a large, beautiful light colored barn with a pretty blue roof.  The inside has tall ceilings and pretty light colored wood. I love that it has a nice large outdoor patio adjoining it with huge window style doors letting in lots of natural light.  The patio has pretty string lights hanging overhead and you can dance the night away under the stars out there!

They also have a huge matching mansion home on site available to use with the cutest wraparound front porch and an indoor open ballroom space with tall ceilings that would make a great backup indoor location if needed. They also have plenty of wide open outdoor space with never ending skies and the mountains off in the distance.

This Larkspur barn wedding venue is special because they have room for guests to stay at their Lodge at Flying Horse just 15 minutes south of the barn which has 28 King Rooms and 12 double Queens all with over 500 square feet of space in each room. Not many Colorado barn wedding venues have room to house your guests as well as host your wedding so this is a great feature for brides who want to have the convenience of a hotel wedding while enjoying the rustic charm of a barn wedding.

Flying Horse Ranch now offers all inclusive packages that range in cost from $5,000-$12,000 depending on the day of the week you’d like to get married. This includes 12 hours of time on your wedding day and tables and chairs for up to 200 guests and much more.  Be sure to check out the Flying Horse Ranch Pricing Page on their site to find more detailed information about what they have to offer. And if you schedule a site tour and like what you see, get in touch with me. I’d love to be your Flying Horse Ranch wedding photographer!

Hearth House is a Modern Rustic Farm House Style Wedding Location North of Colorado Springs
Hearth House in Monument, Colorado

Hearth House Wedding Venue in Monument
192 Front St, Monument, CO 80132
(719) 465-1418

The Hearth House wedding venue is not an actual barn, but it has so many incredible modern farmhouse style features that I just had to include it in this list of Colorado Springs barn weddings.  It’s actually located north of Colorado Springs in the heart of downtown Monument.  It’s an old historic brick building that was completely remodeled into a luxurious farmhouse style wedding venue.  The shape of the building is actually very reminiscent of a barn with a 2nd story cupola and the interior is stunning.  It has a lovely mix of farmhouse chic paired with modern elegance.  I love so many features of this beautiful farmhouse wedding venue like the white sliding barnwood doors, the enormous stone double sided fireplace, and the exposed wood beams.  They’re able to host up to 250 guests at the Hearth House.

I love that they also have a quaint little white Hearth House cottage on site as well which you can use for your wedding preparations. This adorable little cottage is also done in the modern farmhouse style and is included in the rental fee.  I can’t get over how affordable this venue is considering how nicely done it is.  It will cost between $2,500-$5,000 to reserve it for your wedding depending on the day of the week you’d like to use.  This is also one of the rare wedding venues that does allow you to bring your own alcohol and cater your own party which can save you a lot of money. Be sure to check in with Hearth House directly to find out how they can help you plan your rustic farmhouse style wedding celebration in Colorado!

Red Rocks Barn
2700 Robinson St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904

Another awesome Colorado Springs barn wedding venue is the Red Rocks Barn which is located about 10 minutes south of Garden of the Gods. This cute old barn wedding venue is quite literally a “hidden gem” as it’s tucked away in a very industrial part of Colorado Springs. It was previously known at the Rustic Lace Barn but it is under entirely new ownership and has a new name. There is a lot of love about the Red Rocks Barn.  Some of the highlights for me are its pretty, classic, dark red color, the reclaimed barnwood wedding aisle that you’ll walk down, and the wildflower gardens. The interior of the barn is cute with what looks like knotty pine walls which have a ton of character and nice wood floors. This is a great wedding barn option for those who want help with the planning at a great value.

Spruce Mountain Events
14771 S Spruce Mountain Rd, Larkspur, CO 80118
(719) 249-7010

Don’t forget to check out Spruce Mountain Events for one of Colorado’s premier rustic ranch wedding venues.  This stunning wedding venue is the perfect mix of rustic charm while maintaining a high level of elegance. They have two different venues over a mile apart from each other.  

The first is the Upper Ranch showcasing Albert’s Lodge and the Colorado Room, both charming mountain style chalets with lots of wood beams and gorgeous stone fireplaces.  The second is the Lower Ranch which features the Ponderosa Room which is the venue that I find to be a mix between a rustic old barn and an elegant mountain ballroom. I love its indoor and outdoor fireplace. All of the outdoor spaces at Spruce Mountain are gorgeous as well.  It’s a huge venue, well worth a site visit. They also have their own interactive planning guide on their Spruce Mountain Events app. Search for it on the google play store and have fun with your planning today!

Tex Ranch
13925 Jones Rd, Peyton, CO 80831
(719) 641-2625

On the eastern plains of Colorado Springs, sits an adorable barn wedding venue called Tex Ranch in Peyton, Colorado.  This barn is newer, built in 2000 as a working barn for this Colorado ranch wedding venue and has since been transformed into a wedding space that can host up to 150 guests inside and up to 200 if you use the outdoor space as well.  At Tex Ranch you may bring your own wine and beer but you must provide a hosted bar with a licensed bartender if you plan to serve liquor. Right now, Tex Ranch is a new venue and asks that you get in touch with them directly to find out more about their pricing and their policies for hosting your wedding at their beautiful barn.

The Venue at Crooked Willow Farms
10554 S Perry Park Rd, Larkspur, CO 80118
(303) 951-8888

The Venue at Crooked Willow Farms is one of my favorite barn wedding venues in Colorado.  It’s located in the mountains of Larkspur in between Castle Rock and Monument along the I-25 corridor.  I love this one so much because the grounds there are just so darn pretty! They have gardens galore and the pretty red barns add a layer of rustic beauty to the surroundings.  There are so many great options for spaces to use at Crooked Willow Farms. They have the Carriage House which is a stunning Carriage House Ballroom which is like a barn that a fairy godmother touched with her wand and turned it into a magical elegant ballroom.  It has 19 foot ceilings with 4 gorgeous chandeliers hanging overhead and tons of beautiful natural light pouring into it from the stunning arched windows. It can seat up to 250 people and 300 when standing so it’s great for those who want to host a larger wedding there.   Right outside it’s doors is a gorgeous, one of a kind courtyard with well tended gardens everywhere you turn and a stunning brick turret straight out of a fairytale.

Lola’s Loft is also a stunning barn area hosting some incredible barn ceremonies indoors at Crooked Willow Farms.  Honestly, I could go on and on about how lovely Crooked Willow Farms is, but I think you should just stop right now and book a venue tour to see it for yourself. And after you fall in love with it too, get in touch with me because I would love to create gorgeous wedding photos with you as your Crooked Willow Farms wedding photographer!

Woodmoor Barn
1691 Woodmoor Dr, Monument, CO 80132
(719) 488-2693

The Woodmoor Barn isn’t one of the more well known barns and I recently discovered that it exists as a potential option for those who want to host a smaller wedding in the Monument, Colorado area.  The barn has been at this location for 100 years but was rebuilt in the early 40’s after a fire destroyed the original.  It’s owned and managed by the Woodmoor Improvement Association but you do not have to be a resident to rent this cute barn for your wedding. There are views of Lake Woodmoor from the back deck and the max capacity here is 100 people. You can host a bar here, but you cannot sell it at your wedding. Be sure to get in touch with the folks at Woodmoor to find out more about this off the beaten path barn venue!

Younger Ranch
Intersection of Walker Rd and, Brown Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80908
(719) 648-5370

Younger Ranch is a lovely family cattle ranch wedding venue with a barn that has been in their family for 5 generations.  It’s located just a little bit east of the Black Forest area of Northern Colorado Springs. Their red barns are beautifully rustic spaces with tons of room for up to 150 guests. I love all of the vintage farm equipment they have in the area making for cute wedding pictures and they have adorable old wood cabin barns to use for the getting ready portion of your day.  You’ll get exclusive use of their ranch for 12 hours when you rent the Younger Ranch for your wedding. Prices range from $4,000-$6,500 depending on the time of year and day that you would like to host your wedding. One nice perk is that they allow your engagement photos to be taken on the ranch at no extra fee. So you can show off what your venue looks like for your guests in your save the dates if you want!  They have a lot of information on their site about what they include in their wedding pricing and photos of the property so be sure to head over to the site and get in touch with them if you like what you see!

Pueblo Colorado Barn Wedding Venues

Pueblo is Colorado’s largest city on the south side of the I-25 corridor and they have barn weddings available in the Pueblo area too!  Check out Pueblo Barn wedding venues available in the list below!

Mountain Ranch Wedding Venue in Colorado
Rustic Barn Wedding Venues in Colorado

Beulah Place
8741 Central Ave, Beulah, CO 81023
(719) 252-0913

Beulah Place is a gorgeous barn wedding venue in Pueblo.  It’s roughly a 30 minutes drive southwest of Pueblo in the town of Beulah, Colorado.  This pretty Colorado farm wedding venue has a super cool old rustic barn and the landscape has lovely views of the surrounding ridges of the Beulah Valley.  If you’re looking for an affordable barn wedding venue in Colorado, Beulah Place has you covered with one of the best values for the price I’ve seen of all of the barn wedding venues in Colorado.  It’s $3,000 for up to 100 wedding guests to book Beulah Place and you get it from 12 pm Friday through 12 pm Sunday. They only book 6 weddings per year so be sure to get in touch with them sooner rather than later.

Brush Canyon Ranch
8760 Old San Isabel Rd, Rye, CO 81069
(719) 582-6645

Brush Canyon Ranch is a cool rustic wedding venue tucked away in the mountains just 40 minutes southwest of Pueblo.  This awesome ranch has been owned and homesteaded by the same family for 5 generations. It’s still in operation as a cattle ranch and has been hosting weddings in the Southern Colorado area since 1998.  Although it’s not a true barn property, the shelter pavilion used for hosting wedding receptions is very barn-like made out of old rustic wood. I like the wide open feel of the pavilion with it’s string lights hanging overhead and the wood trusses on the roof.  The Shelter House can seat up to 200 guests.

One feature that I think sets this venue apart from other barn wedding venues in Colorado is that they have room for unlimited camping. So for those who think it would be fun to have a campground wedding where their guests camp overnight, this might be a great option for that.  They also have space for 3 self contained RVs. This is also one of the few wedding venues that allow the entire weekend to be rented in their price from 12 noon on Friday through 12 noon on Sunday so you don’t have to tear your hair out getting everything set up or cleaned out. This is especially helpful for those with lots of DIY wedding plans.  Prices for 2021 are $6,500 for the weekend and they have just a couple of weekends left for 2020. If you are looking to get married on a weekday, they have weekday packages for $4,800.

Hatchet Ranch
7600 Hatchet Ranch Rd, Pueblo, CO 81004
(719) 650-9807

Hatchet Ranch is a wedding venue on a working cattle ranch about 20 minutes south of Pueblo, Colorado.  They have a very large rustic red barn built in the 1800s that is used for hosting wedding receptions of up to 150 guests.  They have room for more if you opt to use space outside the barn as well. The price for a Hatchet Ranch wedding is extremely reasonable and offers a lot of value for the money.  It’s $3,200 for a 3 day rental meaning you can take as much time as you need the day before with decorating and have plenty of time the following day for clean up which is exceedingly rare with wedding venues in Colorado.  Get in touch with the folks at Hatchet Ranch to find out how to rent their historic red barn for your wedding!

Colorado Barn Wedding Venues in the Mountains

The Colorado mountain towns and communities also have some really great options for hosting a farm wedding at their historic barns.  I headed into the hills to find all of the best Colorado mountain barn wedding venues available in the high country. I’ve organized this robust list of mountain barn wedding locations in Colorado by area.  Check out all of the best Colorado barn weddings in the mountains below! 

B Lazy 2 Ranch wedding in Colorado Mountains near Winter Park
Colorado Barn Weddings in the Mountains

Aspen Barn Wedding Venues in Colorado

Aspen may be known worldwide as a celebrity-laden ski playground.  But, it’s also home to some seriously spectacular ranch weddings with pretty historic barns.  Most of the barns in Colorado’s mountains are from the homesteading days and Aspen has its own share of leftover homesteading barns that are now used as picturesque wedding venues.  Check out my favorite Aspen barn wedding venues below!

Avalanche Ranch
12863 CO-133, Redstone Historic District, CO 81623
(970) 963-2846

I love seeking out hot springs in Colorado and the Avalanche Ranch hot springs is a place you can rent for a beautiful rustic wedding in the Redstone area (a little less than an hour from Aspen) They have Gypsy wagons that you can rent for overnight stays in addition to regular-style rustic cabins.  You can accommodate between 60-75 people with their full venue buyout option.  Couples can host such a relaxing and fun family reunion style wedding at Avalanche Ranch.  If I had to do my wedding over again I would seriously consider a place like this!

Flying Dog Ranch
1625 Co Rd 111, Carbondale, CO 81623
(970) 309-5256

Just south of Carbondale is a beautiful Colorado mountain ranch wedding venue with a pretty red barn called Flying Dog Ranch.  It’s located at the base of Mount Sopris, one of the most beautiful mountain views in the entire state of Colorado! This wedding venue in the Roaring Fork Valley has a pretty little pond and gazebos that you can use.  Plus they have room for up to 150 guests. They do require amplified music to be done by 7 pm to be respectful of their neighbors so this is not the place to be for party animals. However, for those looking for a rustic and peaceful setting for their wedding celebration at a great price, Flying Dog Ranch would make an excellent choice.  Their packages start at under $5,000 which is an excellent value particularly for the Aspen area of Colorado. Be sure to check in with the folks at Flying Dog Ranch to see how they can help with your wedding plans for a barn wedding in the Aspen area!

Holden Marolt Mining & Ranching Museum
40180 CO-82, Aspen, CO 81611
(970) 925-3721

The Holden Marolt Mining and Ranching Museum is a super cool barn style wedding venue right in Aspen. It was first used as a Silver Mine and then a working family ranch after that.  The interior of the barn houses a museum so it can’t be used for weddings, but the outdoor grounds can be used. This pastoral setting has incredible mountain views and the exterior of the barn provides a beautiful backdrop. The grounds can be rented between the hours of 9 am and 9 pm, 7 days a week from May-early October and cost just $3,000 to host up to 250 guests which is a bargain for Aspen!  Be sure to check with the Aspen Historical society to find more information about availability and other rental fees that may be part of a Holden Marolt Wedding package.

Old Thompson Barn at River Valley Ranch
333 River Valley Ranch Rd, Carbondale, CO 81623
(970) 963-0400

In Carbondale, there is a gorgeous old historic barn known as the Old Thompson Barn available for wedding rentals.  It’s part of the River Valley Ranch properties and boasts incredible views of Mount Sopris.  The Old Thompson Barn wedding costs are very reasonable particularly for this area of Colorado.  It costs $5,500 for less than 125 people and $5,950 for weddings with more than 126 people.  The grounds are beautiful and it’s located right next to the Crystal River so there are plenty of pretty photo opportunities at this historic barn wedding venue near Aspen!  Get in touch with them today to find out more about hosting an Old Thompson Barn wedding.

Spring Creeks Ranch
644 Cowen Dr, Carbondale, CO 81623
(970) 379-8905

Spring Creeks Ranch wedding venue in Carbondale, Colorado has such a rich history and it’s been a working ranch since 1927.  It’s amazing that it is still owned within the family too! I really loved reading the story of their ranch on their website, it’s definitely worth checking out.  The scenery at Spring Creeks Ranch is incredible. They have views of Mt. Sopris off in the distance as you get married outdoors with miles of gorgeous open land off in the distance.  Their barn is very modern with cool circular pendant lights hanging from the ceiling and gigantic modern garage doors full of window panels letting in tons of light. And I love that they also have a large outdoor pavilion for dancing outside!  This is a BYOB venue so you can save money by bringing in your own alcohol. You just need to have a TIPS certified bartender for serving it. They also ask that the noise level be brought down by 10 pm. They can also host up to 270 guests at the ranch (215 comfortably seated indoors).  Be sure to inquire with them directly for pricing as Spring Creek Wedding costs depend greatly on the date and time of year that you plan to get married.

Durango Barn Weddings in Colorado

Way down in the Southwest part of Colorado is a beautiful mountain town called Durango and they are home to some beautiful rustic barn wedding venues.  Check out the awesome Durango wedding barn venues I found below!

barn wedding in colorado with couple posing with barn
Quaint Barn Weddings in Colorado Mountains

Reising Stage Event Center
2729 Co Rd 228, Durango, CO 81301
(970) 799-3632

The Reising State Event Center Barn is incredibly unique looking.  I love the curvature of it’s walls and ceiling and the modern look of its concrete floor.  This Southwest Colorado wedding barn is located about 20 minutes east of Durango and sits on an old homestead with lots of old historic wood structures that look great as rustic backdrops for your wedding photos.  The barn is 2,400 square feet and features really high ceilings with skylights letting in natural light. This pretty Durango barn can host up to 200 guests. There is also a quaint little guest house that is included in your event rental that you can use as a getting ready space on your wedding day. Get in touch with Reising Stage Event Center to find out wedding prices and availability.

Ridgewood Event Center
16000 CO-140, Hesperus, CO 81326
(970) 385-4595

The Ridgewood Event Center Barn is about 20 minutes west of Durango and is one of my favorite barn wedding venues in all of Colorado!  There is so much to love about this pretty Colorado barn wedding site. The grounds are gorgeous with so much variety for backdrops for your wedding photos and the barn itself is beautiful.  It’s made out of brown wood, has beautiful square paned windows, is surrounded by mature trees, there’s a pretty river next to it, and the barn even has a lovely wrap around covered porch! It’s a total dream for photographers!  Definitely get in touch with them to find out what their availability is and what a Ridgewood Event Center wedding costs! It’s definitely worth a site visit and if you fall in love, be sure to get in touch with me because I’d love to be your Ridgewood Event Center wedding photographer!

River Bend Ranch
27846 US-550, Durango, CO 81301
(970) 335-8877

River Bend Ranch wedding venue is only a 10 minute drive north of downtown Durango, Colorado.  It’s hard to know where to begin with how beautiful this Durango barn wedding venue is! But, I’ll start with the obvious, which is that this neat barn wedding venue is located on it’s own private lake right next to the Animas River.  It’s surrounded on all sides with beautiful views of red sandstone cliffs and mountains. The barn itself is huge with 3,500 square feet and can seat up to 200 guests. They have 4 different beautiful options for the ceremony site as well.  I love that they built a long dock where you can walk out over the water which offers some really cute wedding photo ops. They also have some onsite lodging options including RV camping spaces so if you wanted to make this a destination wedding weekend with out of towners it’d be the perfect retreat for all of you. Be sure to get in touch with River Bend Ranch to find out their pricing and availability!

Grand County Colorado Ranch Wedding Venues

Grand County is one of Colorado’s most popular destination wedding locations and it’s full of pretty rustic mountain ranches with barns on their properties.  Below are some of my favorite rustic barn wedding venues  between Winter Park and Grand Lake which borders Rocky Mountain National Park.  Check out these incredible Colorado mountain ranch wedding venues! 

Grand Lake AA Barn Rustic Wedding Venue in Colorado
AA Barn in Grand Lake on the Colorado River

AA Barn
Co Rd 66, Grand Lake, CO 80447
(970) 887-4100

One summer, I went camping at the Green Ridge Campground at Shadow Mountain Lake and at dawn I went for a walk by the river and discovered an incredible old historic barn which I learned was called the AA Barn.   The AA Barn is located right next to the Colorado River just south of Grand Lake. It has one of the least expensive wedding venue fees you’ll find in all of Colorado at just $100 for the day. But, it’s only available during daylight hours and is quite rustic. It’s available from late May through the end of September.  It’s definitely worth looking into for those who want to host a beautiful barn wedding on a budget!

barn wedding in colorado on a mountain ranch near Winter Park
B Lazy 2 Ranch Barn + White Tent in Grand County Colorado

B Lazy 2 Ranch
454 County Rd 5, Fraser, CO 80442
(970) 726-5555

The B Lazy 2 Ranch is an awesome wedding barn located in Grand County, Colorado.  It’s just 10 minutes north of Winter Park right off of Highway 40 in Fraser. When you are celebrating at the B Lazy 2 Ranch, it feels like you are in the middle of nowhere with so much space to take in the beauty of Colorado.  There is an adorable old barn on site which I’ve seen used as a cool little rustic speakeasy style bar inside. There are makeshift couches made out of hay bales covered in quilts and lots of fun kitschy decor that I love to find in old barns.  You can get married anywhere but most take advantage of the aspen trees and mountain views that you find in the wide open pasture and you’ll host the wedding dinner party in their huge white tent. This is a real working ranch and you’ll probably get to pet some horses when they come over to the fence to say hello.  As their name suggests, The B Lazy 2 Ranch is the epitome of relaxed wedding vibes. If you’re looking to get married in the Winter park area of Colorado it’s definitely worth a visit. Because of their elevation and mostly hosted outdoors, they rent out their ranch from mid-June through mid-September. Be sure to get in touch with them to find out available dates and prices.

Colorado Mountain Ranch Wedding in Grand County
One of C Lazy U Ranch’s many barns on site in Granby, Colorado

C Lazy U Ranch
3640 Colorado Hwy 125, Granby, CO 80446
(970) 887-3344

About 12 minutes north of Granby, Colorado is the upscale C Lazy U Ranch.  The C Lazy U Ranch is known for its luxury dude ranch vacation offerings (they’ve been open for over 100 years!) but they also offer incredible wedding options too.  They have 8,500 acres to play on (and barns galore!) and it’s perfect for those who are looking for the perfect destination wedding location that will keep their friends and family entertained.  You’ll do a ranch buyout when hosting a weekend wedding at C Lazy U Ranch and you’ll be able to host anywhere from 70-90 guests for the weekend. They have lots of options for both indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception sites and can provide all of the activities making it a really special and memorable weekend for everyone involved.  This is definitely one of Colorado’s best ranch wedding venues. Be sure to get in touch with C Lazy U Ranch to find out what their availability is!

Strawberry Creek Ranch
2690 Co Rd 60, Granby, CO 80446
(970) 531-2479

Strawberry Creek Ranch is roughly 10 minutes east of Granby nestled at the base of the mountains.  They have a gorgeous rustic barn on their property with a capacity for up to 200 guests. When booking your wedding at Strawberry Creek Ranch, you’ll have the exclusive use of facilities from 12 pm-12 am with up to 5 hours of bar time. They do require that you hire a professional, insured day of wedding coordinator to book their pretty Colorado barn wedding venue. Amplified music must be turned off by 10:45 pm.  Pricing is $8,500 for Saturdays, $7,500 for Fridays and Sundays, and $7,000 for weekdays. Strawberry Creek Ranch is definitely worth a site tour if you are hoping to find a beautiful and rustic wedding venue in Grand County!

Winding River Ranch
1471 Co Rd 49, Grand Lake, CO 80447
(970) 629-0173

Winding River Ranch is another stunning Colorado mountain barn wedding venue located right outside of Rocky Mountain National Park in Grand Lake.  I love that this barn wedding venue offers onsite lodging with the space for roughly 50 guests to stay in the cabins and up to 300 guests can be hosted at Winding River Ranch. They have two barns, the Bible Barn which can host a reception and the Historic Barn which is great for photo ops. Bible Barn can fit 200 comfortably and 240 max. There is also a white tent off the back of the Bible Barn which can also fit 200 people comfortably or 240 max.  This is a beautiful, wide open space with gorgeous mountain views and the perfect amount of rustic charm. Be sure to get in touch with them to find out pricing and availability today!

Sweet photo of a couple kissing at a rustic barn wedding in colorado
Rowley Homestead Barn in Colorado at Snow Mountain Ranch

YMCA of the Rockies Snow Mountain Ranch
1101 Co Rd 53, Granby, CO 80446
(970) 887-2152

One more awesome rustic barn style option in Grand County, Colorado is Snow Mountain Ranch at YMCA of the Rockies in Granby.  Snow Mountain Ranch is an enormous place with tons of different options for wedding celebrations hosted there. But for this article all about rustic barn weddings, I’m specifically recommending the Rowley Homestead at Snow Mountain Ranch as a beautiful rustic wedding option in Colorado.  It’s a historic site full of old wood cabins and buildings located in a less developed area closer to the mountains at Snow Mountain Ranch. As with some of the other entries in this article, this location is not a true barn venue, but the old historic cabins here have that same cool rustic vibe that a barn provides.  You’ll want to use a white tent to provide cover for a wedding hosted at the Rowley Homestead. The YMCA of the Rockies is a great venue for those who want to have the space for guests to all stay on site as they have lots of different lodging options and activities for keeping everyone entertained. And, it’s generally one of the more affordable wedding options in the Colorado mountains too. Be sure to get in touch with Snow Mountain Ranch directly to find out what they can do for your wedding!

Highway 285 Corridor (Pine, Bailey, Conifer etc…)

There are a bunch of cool barn wedding options along the Highway 285 corridor between Morrison and Bailey in Colorado.  There are a bunch of small mountain towns like Pine and Conifer and lots of old homesteading sites in this area meaning there are lots of old historic barns.  Some of them have been restored to use as event sites and make for some pretty mountain barn weddings in Colorado. Check out my favorites below!

The Barn at Deer Creek Valley Ranch
64407 US Hwy 285, Bailey, CO 80421
(303) 929-9133

You can see the Barn at Deer Creek Valley Ranch in Bailey Colorado as you drive along Highway 285 with it’s pretty pasture and rolling hills behind it.  The original barn was built in 1862 but burned down and was rebuilt in the late 90s. The new barn is a gorgeous white barn with teal colored trim and it’s fun to think about the fact that this site was once upon a time used as a stagecoach stop.  This is a family run wedding venue with a lot to offer. They have wedding packages offering just the barn or just the homestead site or both. When you rent both, you have access to accommodations for up to 20 guests for an overnight stay. The barn can fit up to 180 guests and the homestead venue can fit up to 140.  You’ll want to confirm prices for Deer Creek Valley Ranch (and availability) directly with them, but from what I can gather they have the cost to host your wedding there anywhere between $4,300-$10,500 depending on which part you want to reserve and the date you choose.

High Flight Ranch
29702 High Flight Lane, Conifer, CO 80433
(303) 882-5968

In Conifer, Colorado there is a place called High Flight Ranch which is a private barn home that is transformed into a place for hosting weddings a few months out of the year.  It is truly a magnificent custom home and the outside still looks just like a barn! They host receptions out in under the open sky (tent rentals may be an option) and you can dance the night away under the stars.  Be sure to check with High Flight Ranch directly to find out about their limited availability and pricing information.

Modern barn wedding venues in Colorado
Interior of a barn reception at Mountain View Ranch

Mountain View Ranch
11883 S Elk Creek Rd Drive, Pine, CO 80470
(866) 341-4649

Mountain View Ranch by Wedgewood Weddings is such a great barn wedding option along the Highway 285 corridor in Colorado.  It’s only a 45 minute drive from Denver and it has lots of rustic charm and picturesque views throughout the property. There is a nice newer barn that is used for hosting reception dinners and parties, but they also have lots of older barns that I’ve enjoyed using as part of the scenic backdrop at the weddings I’ve photographed at Mountain View Ranch in the past. Be sure to click on the link above to see a full write up and more photos from this awesome barn wedding venue in Colorado.  It is definitely worth a site visit so be sure to add this pretty barn venue to your list of wedding venues to check out in person!

Large White Barn Wedding Venue called Woodlands with forest and mountain views in the backdrop only a short drive from Denver CO on Highway 285
The Woodlands Wedding Venue

The Woodlands
8884 US Hwy 285, Morrison, CO 80465
(720) 443-1796

If you’re looking for a barn that’s a little more modern and not quite as rustic, you’ll definitely want to check out The Woodlands barn located just a short drive up highway 285 into the mountains. This is a white mountain barn that can host gorgeous weddings. I love this venue’s cool style with bright white walls and contrasting black accents.   

During the regular wedding season, The Woodlands wedding venue can host up to 245 guests and that number goes down to 200 guests max during the off season. One neat touch I particularly like about this pretty white barn wedding venue in Colorado is that they have 3 different options for your ceremony arbor!

The Woodlands wedding venue costs anywhere from $4,500-$9,500 depending on the date you decide to get married.  For the best pricing, be sure to consider a non Saturday date or an off season wedding celebration!

Western Slope Colorado Barn Weddings (Rifle, Grand Junction, Montrose)

The Western Slope of Colorado which includes places like Grand Junction, Montrose, Palisade, and Rifle is home to lots of beautiful wedding barn venues!  Check out these gorgeous Grand Junction barn wedding venues on the western slope!

Colorado Ranch wedding venues in Grand County
Colorado Mountain Barn at Sunset

Amy’s Courtyard
3575 G Rd, Palisade, CO 81526
(970) 464-4959

Amy’s Courtyard wedding barn is a really great option for hosting a wedding because it’s located in Palisade at a winery wedding venue! Due to its location in the heart of Colorado’s wine region, (it’s located on the grounds of the Maison La Belle Vie Winery) you’ll know your guests will be impressed not just with the beauty of this barn venue but its tasty wine offerings as well.  This lovely large brown barn venue in Palisade can host up to 150 guests with menus starting at $50 per person. Please be sure to contact Amy’s Courtyard directly to find out more about their prices and availability!

Antler Ridge Weddings
72005 Kinikin Rd, Montrose, CO 81401
(970) 209-1571

About 20 minutes south east of Montrose, in a beautiful mountainous area is a lovely wedding barn at Antler Ridge.  I absolutely love the look of the pretty light wood of the Antler Ridge Wedding barn! It’s brand new and quite large.  The San Juan Mountains provide a beautiful backdrop and they even do private carriage rides which I think are perfect for barn weddings.

Bar 7 Bed, Bath & Barn
2162 Co Rd 15 Box 298, Meeker, CO 81641
(970) 878-5080

The Bar 7 Bed Bath and Barn is located in Meeker which is about 50 minutes north of Rifle, Colorado.  It’s been family owned and operated since 1895 and would make a wonderful option for those who want a barn wedding in Colorado.  I love that they include a 3 nights stay at both their Ranch House and their Bunk House with the cost of their wedding packages. The Ranch House fits up to 17 people and the Bunk House is for the couple as their honeymoon cabin.  There is also space for a couple of RVs with full hook ups too. The land at this Colorado barn wedding venue is quite pretty with lots of mature trees, wide open spaces, and mountain views off in the distance.

Vista View Events at Open Heart Ranch
4611 Co Rd 237, Rifle, CO 81650
(720) 538-6338

Vista View Events at Open Heart Ranch is an absolutely stunning new barn wedding venue is located about an hour and fifteen minutes east of Grand Junction in Rifle, Colorado. This is a lovely 5,000 square foot barn wedding venue that’s large, light, and bright.  Vista View Events barn has a capacity of 200 guests, includes a day of wedding planner, and you’ll have access from 12 pm-11 pm with last call at 9:30 pm and event over by 10 pm. This gorgeous barn venue fee ranges from $4,500-5,900 and depends on the date of your wedding. This beautiful barn wedding venue near Glenwood Springs is only open from May through October so be sure to get in touch with them to find out what their limited availability is for your wedding.

Barn Wedding Venues in Southern Colorado Mountains

The Southern Colorado mountains are home to many old farms and homesteading sites and have an abundance of beautiful barn wedding venues in Colorado.  Check out these great Colorado farm wedding venues in the list below!

Decor for Colorado farm wedding venues
Wedding Inspiration for Rustic Decor at a Barn Wedding in Colorado

The Barn at Howard Creek Farm
356 Co Rd 4, Howard, CO 81233
(720) 937-1475

The Barn at Howard Creek Farm is truly one of the prettiest Colorado farm wedding venues.  It has it all, lush grounds, gigantic trees (this is not always easy to find in water-starved Colorado!), incredible mountain views, and a pretty red barn.  The barn was originally built in 1861 and was moved to Howard, CO from Northern Indiana. It’s 3,200 square feet and can fit up to 200 people inside. I also love that it has an attached porch with even more room (1,280 square feet) that’s perfect for cocktail hour at your wedding.  One huge plus for this Salida area wedding barn venue is that the owner has owned her own event planning business for years so she really knows a lot about the process of putting on a great shindig! The Barn at Howard Creek Farm is available for wedding celebrations from May-October.  Be sure to get in touch with this sweet family farm to find out how they can help you plan your Colorado barn wedding!

The Barn at Sombrilla Ranch
12130 Blanco Basin Rd, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
(214) 727-9016

The Barn at Sombrilla Ranch is a beautiful southern Colorado barn wedding venue located just 20 minutes east of Pagosa Springs in the San Juan Mountains.  This awesome barn venue is part of the Sombrilla Cattle Company on Reed Hare Ranch. This place is for those who want something a little more off the beaten path.  It’s incredibly rustic and it’s all about the scenery here. I love the mountain views and all of the huge trees off in the distance! I love that The Barn at Sombrilla Ranch has glamping and other overnight accommodations so you can host an intimate destination wedding if you like.  The photos online do not do this place justice, so if you can manage to make your way out there (it’s pretty remote, about 15 miles north of New Mexico) it’s worth the visit to this extraordinarily beautiful part of Colorado!

The Barn at Sunset Ranch
27650 Co Rd 337, Buena Vista, CO 81211
(719) 688-8787

The Barn at Sunset Ranch in Buena Vista is one of the prettiest barn wedding venues I’ve seen in all of Colorado because of it’s incredible views of Mount Princeton. The barn itself is a nice dark wood color with 3 cute gables on it’s roof.  It’s also quite large at 5,000 square feet and very comfortable with both heat and air conditioning. 2,200 square feet of the barn is used for the reception area and can host up to 180 guests. It’s also very reasonably priced at just $5,500.  They do require that you use The Pour Trailer which is a cute vintage travel trailer that’s been renovated as a bar on wheels for serving your alcohol as they do not hold a liquor license. They have a really cute old vintage truck on site as well which makes for some cute wedding photos at this rustic wedding venue in Buena Vista.   Please visit their website and get in touch to talk about availability for your wedding date.

Everett Ranch Weddings
8955 Co Rd 166, Salida, CO 81201
(719) 530-1597

I am so in love with what Everett Ranch has to offer for weddings.  First and foremost, it’s located in Salida which is such a fun little mountain town.  Your guests will love it there. Secondly, it has incredible mountain views which will make all of your wedding photos that much more gorgeous.  And thirdly, they have ALPACAS! I love that this Colorado ranch wedding venue has been family owned and operated since 1890. They have a 3,600 square foot barn wedding package which allows for a 12 hour rental (with a midnight cutoff) and can host 200 guests.  Be sure to inquire directly with Everett Ranch to find out how they can help with your wedding plans.

The Historic Pines Ranch
379 Chalice Dr, Westcliffe, CO 81252
(719) 783-2039

The Historic Pines Ranch is a beautiful Colorado farm wedding venue with a barn located right next to the beautiful Sangre de Cristo mountain range with views of Electric Peak.  It’s about an hour southeast of Salida and 15 minutes west of the town of Westcliffe, Colorado. When hosting a destination wedding here at the Historic Pines Ranch you’ll have access to 187 acres of their ranch.  This pretty barn wedding venue can host up to 150 guests and they require a 2 night stay at their cabins which can accommodate 48-50 people. They allow weddings in their dance hall reception space from May-September.  The 2 night stay package is $7,200 and the 3 night wedding package is $8,600. This would be a beautiful place to rent for those who want to do a destination barn wedding in Colorado!

Hutchinson Ranch Wedding & Event Center
6700 Old Corral Rd, Salida, CO 81201
(719) 221-4672

On Highway 50 as you’re heading into Salida you’ll come across the Hutchinson Ranch Wedding & Event Center.  This is a real working cattle ranch that’s been in the family since 1876. You’ll get married with a wide open field with mountains in the distance and they also have a 36×60 foot barn to use for your reception.  Their big, beautiful barn has skylights on the roof and can accommodate 150 people. Hutchinson Ranch has the ability to set up for larger events as well. I love that their newer barn also has a nice adjoining covered patio area which is perfect for cocktail hour.  Hutchinson Ranch Wedding costs are quite reasonable too! They provide a lot of value for the price in my opinion. They have packages ranging from $2,600-$2,900

I Bar Ranch
850 Co Rd 49, Gunnison, CO 81230
(970) 209-9796

5 minutes outside of Gunnison lies a super unique ranch wedding venue in Colorado known as the I Bar Ranch.  This is not a true barn wedding venue like most in this list, but it’s definitely a cross between a barn and pavilion and has that same rustic feel that barn weddings provide. The I Bar Ranch is known locally as a fun music venue but they also do private events there like weddings.  I Bar Ranch sits on 10 acres of beautiful wide open land with mountain views in every direction. You can host your wedding reception in the 7,500 square foot pavilion and there are plenty of beautiful outdoor locations you can use on the ranch to host your ceremony with breathtaking views.  Be sure to get in touch with the folks at I Bar Ranch to find out their pricing and availability.

Log River Ranch
16510 US-84, Chama, NM 87520
(575) 209-0589

Ok, so Log River Ranch isn’t exactly in Colorado, but in Northern New Mexico.  Still, it’s located in the same beautiful mountain range that some of these pretty Southern Colorado barn wedding places are located in. Not everyone knows their geography, but the mountains of Colorado creep past state lines into the Northern part of New Mexico too! This peaceful wedding location is less than an hour south of Pagosa Springs and has a gorgeous 2,000 square foot barn with maybe the tallest ceilings I’ve ever seen in a barn wedding venue. As its name implies, Log River Ranch is nestled right next to the banks of the beautiful Rio Chama and is available to rent from mid-May through mid-October.  It’s such a beautiful wedding spot that I just had to include it on this list despite it not technically being located in Colorado.  Take a look through the photos on their site, you’ll see that it has mountain views and the feel of a Colorado wedding venue so it earns a spot on this list anyway!

Paradise Ranch
11044 US-84, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
(505) 793-5683

Paradise Ranch is located about 15 minutes south of Pagosa Springs in a gorgeous mountainous area next to the Rio Blanco.  This is also not a true barn but if you look at photos of the venue, it’s definitely a cross between a barn and pavilion and made this list due to its lovely vibe of rustic elegance.  The pavilion is very pretty with really cool round edison bulb chandeliers and 1,400 square feet of space to work with. Paradise Ranch can accommodate up to 150 guests. There is really a lot of great value to be found in the wedding packages for Paradise Ranch too.  Not only are they affordable at just $3,500 for a mid week wedding and $6,000 for a weekend wedding, but they offer their brides the use of their decor from the “Something Borrowed” closet with over 800 pieces to choose from.  For those who want to stay on site, they have the Paradise Ranch House and Bunkhouse with room to house 22 guests.  This is truly a great find for a elegant and rustic wedding in Southern Colorado! Be sure to get in touch with Paradise Ranch today!    

Steel Horse Inn
49130 County Rd LL56, Villa Grove, CO 81155
(719) 655-2214

The Steel Horse Inn is located in the mountains about 45 minutes south of Salida and it has one of the prettiest barns in all of Colorado that you can rent for your wedding day!  It’s a gorgeous light wood with chandeliers hanging from its ceiling and quite large at 40×60 feet. I love the weekend wedding prices for Steel Horse Ranch too. A Steel Horse Ranch wedding costs just $4,995 and includes a lot of value at that price.  One thing I really love about this pricing is that they include 6 guest room for 2 nights and also have 6 full hook up RV sites as well so you can turn it into a destination wedding in Colorado if you like. This price also includes a 15×30” white tent.  The property has tons of beautiful areas to create gorgeous wedding photos too! Be sure to check with the Steel Horse Inn to find out what their wedding availability is!

Waunita Hot Springs Ranch
8007 Co Rd 887, Gunnison, CO 81230
(970) 641-1266

Roughly halfway between Salida and Gunnison lies an adorably rustic place called Waunita Hot Springs Ranch.  As the name implies, this property sits on a natural hot springs site in the Gunnison Forest. They have a huge private pool with water from the hot springs that you and your guests will be able to use during your wedding stay.  This is the ultimate Colorado destination wedding venue. It’s gorgeous, relaxing, peaceful, and has a big beautiful barn that you can use for your reception party! Waunita Hot Springs can accommodate 100 guests seated outdoors and up to 80 indoors and when you book your wedding here, the entire property is yours to use.   Waunita Hot Springs Ranch Wedding costs are $3,800 for the site fee and about $35 per adult for the reception dinner ($15 per child under 13) The lodging rates are between $45-$150 based on whether it’s adults or children too. Waunita Hot Springs Ranch describes their venue as a “family friendly” place and ask that alcohol be in moderation so this would not be the best venue for those who want to have more of a party vibe for their wedding reception.  It’s perfect for those who want a more peaceful and relaxing family reunion type of affair! Get in touch with them to find out how they can help you plan the wedding of your dreams.

Steamboat Springs Barn Wedding Venues on Colorado Ranches

Steamboat Springs may be one of the best ski resort towns in all of Colorado, but they are known for their cowboy culture as well.  This is the town that has one of the best western apparel stores in the state and where I bought my cute green cowboy boots after photographing a wedding there one weekend many years ago.  FM Light & Sons is well worth a visit if you’re heading out to Steamboat Springs. Steamboat is surrounded by working cattle ranches and has a great selection of beautiful barn wedding venues for your Colorado mountain wedding celebration.  Check out the best Steamboat Springs barn wedding venues below!

Flying Diamond Ranch Weddings & Events
29455 Flying Diamond Trail, Oak Creek, CO 80467
(970) 846-9229

Flying Diamond Ranch is a beautiful barn wedding venue just 20 minutes southwest from Steamboat Springs.  Although you won’t use the barn for hosting your reception, it provides a beautiful backdrop for your wedding photos.  They have a lovely white tent with clear walls set up in the aspen forest and it’s truly a dreamy setting for a wedding celebration.  You’ll have the option of hosting your ceremony in the aspen forest or in the meadow with mountain views. This Steamboat Springs barn wedding venue is well worth a site visit.  Be sure to get in touch with Flying Diamond Ranch directly to find out pricing and availability for your Colorado wedding.

Outdoor wedding ceremony in front of a Steamboat Springs barn wedding venue
Heritage Cabin Wedding Ceremony Overlooking Catamount Lake in Steamboat Springs

Heritage Cabin at Catamount Ranch
29355 Harrison Trail, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
(970) 871-9200

Heritage Cabin at Catamount Ranch is located just south of Steamboat Springs.  This beautiful, old rustic barn sits on the south side of Catamount Lake. Wedding ceremonies are often hosted right in front of this picturesque historic barn.  I love that there are tons of huge old growth aspen trees in the area making for lots of stunning scenery when creating your wedding portraits there. There are some cute little cabins you can use for getting ready in, and you can set up a large white tent for the wedding reception.  I love that this Colorado barn wedding venue feels like it’s in the middle of nowhere but is only a short drive from all of the fun to be had in the town of Steamboat Springs.

La Joya Dulce
47050 Co Rd 129, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
(970) 879-7021

Just 15 minutes north of Steamboat Springs is a beautiful Colorado ranch wedding venue called La Joya Dulce. This unique ranch wedding venue in Colorado has so much to offer its couples.  They only take on a limited number of weddings every year which means when you book a wedding package with La Joya Dulce, you’ll get exclusive use of the ranch for 3 days. They have options for picturesque ceremony sites and the use of their event barn which can host up to 150 guests. They also have an event arena which can accommodate 400 guests and even more if you get a special permit.  So if you are looking for a stunning wedding barn venue in Colorado that can host a large wedding, La Joya Dulce has you covered! They also have a large inventory full of decor that you can use for your wedding making it easier than ever to plan a Steamboat Springs destination wedding. Be sure to check out La Joya Dulce’s package page on their website to learn more about hosting your Colorado mountain ranch wedding!

Telluride Barn Wedding Venues

Telluride is a magical area of Colorado tucked way down into the southwest corner of the state with some of the prettiest mountain scenery in the world.  As with the rest of Colorado, it’s home to old picturesque homesteading sites that have the ability to host weddings. These old Telluride ranches in the list below offer wedding celebrations on their land.  Check out these Telluride barn wedding venues below!

Gorrono Ranch at Telluride Ski Resort
565 Mountain Village Blvd, Telluride, CO 81435
(970) 728-6900

Gorrono Ranch is truly a stunning barn wedding venue at the Telluride ski resort that used to be a sheep herding farm back in the 1800’s. It exudes rustic charm and has stunning views of the Wilson Mountain Range. The Gorrono Ranch wedding capacity is up to 200 guests with a site fee that ranges from $3,000-$5,000 and menu costs start at $125 per guest at Gorrono Ranch. Gorrono Ranch is one of my favorite barn wedding venues in Colorado because it doesn’t get more beautiful than this location.  Words cannot describe it so be sure to check it out for yourself! And if you fall in love like I have, please be sure to get in touch because I would love to be your Gorrono Ranch Telluride wedding photographer and create beautiful pictures with you!

Schmid Family Ranch
4553 County Rd 63L, Telluride, CO 81435
(970) 901-6830

Another option for a beautiful barn wedding venue in Telluride is the Schmid Family Ranch.  This historic Telluride ranch farm is about 30 minutes west of Telluride and sits on some of the most stunningly beautiful land I’ve ever seen.  Snow covered mountains loom over the barn and there are plenty of aspen trees dotting the landscape too. Schmid Family Ranch was homesteaded as early as 1882 and has lots of rustic old cabins and barns providing lots of photo opportunities.  Be sure to get in touch with the folsk at Schmid Family Ranch to find out what they have to offer for weddings at their family ranch wedding venue in Colorado!

Rustic Vail Barn Wedding Venues

There are also some barn wedding venues in Vail Colorado.  Check out the Vail Barn wedding venues available in the list below!

Bearcat Stables
2701 Squaw Creek Rd, Edwards, CO 81632
(970) 926-1578

Bearcat Stables is a rustic barn wedding venue that sits roughly 30 minutes west of Vail in Edwards, Colorado.  They host weddings from May through October and can host up to 75 wedding guests in the rustic Bearcat cabin and up to 200 guests if you go with a large white tent.  This outdoor venue is very charming and provides a lot of space with acres of meadows, mountain views, an outdoor pavilion, and more! Be sure to get in touch with the folks at Bearcat Stables to see how they can help with your Vail wedding plans!

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Pretty red barn lit up at twilight in Colorado
Classic red barn on a Colorado farm wedding venue

There you have it!  A comprehensive guide to Colorado barn wedding venues available on farms and ranches throughout the state.  I’ve searched everywhere from the Colorado plains to the highest mountain regions to find the very best barn wedding venues in Colorado.  These rustic gems are sure to fill your wedding with that rugged pioneer spirit and make for a truly memorable wedding. Have fun with your search for the perfect barn wedding venue in Colorado!  Once you are ready to start searching for a Colorado barn wedding photographer be sure to check out the WEDDINGS page of my site and get in touch to tell me about your rustic wedding plans!


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  1. Sarah Smith says:

    I really love the contrast of the dark and weathered wood of these barns against the soft white of the wedding party and the decorations. It would be wonderful to have this beautiful mix of rustic and romantic for our daughter’s upcoming wedding. She is getting married next summer, so we are trying to get the details ironed out.