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Venues in Laporte, CO,
(970) 692-6962

About Us

Rist Canyon Inn is a beautiful rustic yet refined wedding venue and event facility just minutes from Old Town Fort Collins, Colorado, and an hour from Denver, Boulder, Longmont and Cheyenne. The property is conveniently located near: the Poudre Trail bike path, Horsetooth Reservoir, Lory State Park, Watson Lake and Poudre River. The venue offers a sophisticated country wedding with modern touches perfect for your wedding day.

Facilities and Capacity -100 guests max.
Rist Canyon Inn is a 120 year old farmhouse (lodging and luxury changing suite) set among old growth trees, lush golden pastures, and a glistening creek, situated on 20 acres. The property features rustic footbridges, a cobblestone building, a pine cabin (lodging and cozy changing suite), split rail fences and other details that highlight the history of the land. The venue has five unique event spaces – offering both outdoor and indoor options for the wedding celebration. The grass courtyard features grand mountain views, old growth trees and is the perfect romantic backdrop for a wedding ceremony. The newly renovated and professionally designed 1,865-square-foot Bellvue Event Hall is ideal for a rich and memorable reception. Bellvue Hall has soaring ceilings, white oak plank floors, a spacious dance area and windows that overlook the expansive mountains. The event space includes: a state of the art sound system with 11 speakers, a huge 14 foot projection screen and high definition projector, and custom lighting. The Inn and cabin are available for overnight stays pending availablity. The venue can accommodate intimate weddings and celebrations for up to 100 guests.

Services Offered
Rist Canyon Inn can host wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions, and elopements. The venue offers a range of services, including overnight accommodations and a bridal and grooms suites. Services also include the following:

  • Custom Lighting (we dim lights throughout the evening for dramatic effects)
  • Sound (Ambient / Dancing / Outdoors)
  • Outside vendors / Preferred vendors
  • Wireless internet
  • Parking
  • Wheelchair access / ADA Accessible
  • Bring your own alchohol
  • Massage Services

Raven Rodriguez

5 out of 5
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  • This is one of the most beautiful venues that I have ever worked at as a caterer! Not only does the venue capture you with it's charm, the owners, Allen and Emily are amazing people to work with. They are professional, they are detail oriented, they have thought of everything in building this venue, and they even make sure that the lighting in the hall is just perfect for you and your guests. I would recommend this venue to anybody looking for great customer service, Colorado charm and views that you will be thinking about long after a wedding! 10/10 for RCI!

    responded with the following comments.

    Hello Raven, Thank you for that amazing review - as a venue owner it means a great deal to me! I want to say you were delightful and the food so delicious! A pleasure to meet you! I hope to see you again soon. Allan

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

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


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

    $ 4,995.00

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

    $ 4,995.00

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


    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, Event Planning, Parking, Tables

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Banquet Hall, Farm/Ranch, Inn/B&B

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    Accommodations, Get Ready Rooms, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Pet Friendly, Preferred Vendors Only, Wifi

    What event items are available?

    Altar/Arch, Audio Equipment, Chairs, Lighting, Tables

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    May, June, July, August, September, October

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    November, December

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