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Ridgewood Event Center


For years, Blue Lake Ranch and the Ridgewood Event Center have been the Premier setting for Durango Weddings, Family Reunions, Corporate Retreats,  and other special events.  With two unique event sites to choose from we can customize every aspect and every detail for your event so you can relax and enjoy your special day.  

The Ridgewood Event Center provides a beautiful and scenic setting for weddings and other special events.  It accommodates up to 200 guests and is open from April through October. 

The Ridgewood Events Center has a rich architectural style with hand hewn timbers, pine floors, wrap around porch, and stunning unobstructed views of the La Plata Mountains.  There is an onsite full service kitchen, private bride's preparation room, and ample parking with handicap access provided.  The Event Center furnishes high quality tables, chairs, linens, glassware, silverware, china, and provides consultation, set up, and clean up of each event by our professional staff.  

Blue Lake Ranch hosts events year round for up to 50 guests.  Set on 200 pristine acres with a private lake, lush gardens, and wonderful La Plata Mountain views, Blue Lake Ranch provides the ideal backdrop for a small intimate Wedding, Receptions, Private Dinners, Meetings, Family Reunions, Retreats, and Conferences.

For more information or to schedule a tour, please call 970-385-4537.  


The Ridgewood Event Center is located in scenic La Plata River Valley of southwestern Colorado. We are located just minutes from Durango and Cortez, Colorado and a short drive from Farmington and Aztec, New Mexico. It is a breathtaking, high country setting for destination weddings and special events as well as corporate training seminars and retreats. The tall windows of the Ridgewood's stone and pine structure offer panoramic views of the snow-capped La Plata Mountains, lush green meadows, 100-year-old cottonwoods, and acres of our heirloom flower gardens.  


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"It was a pleasure working with you. Your staff and facilities helped us create an event that everyone will remember - one that exceeded our vision and fit our budget. We couldn't be happier."

~ Penny, mother of the bride


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"Thank you so much. Our wedding and reception were beyond what we could have dreamed. The setting was breathtaking and your staff was great."

~ Jessica, bride


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In addition to the 1,500 square feet of interior space with expaansive 12' high ceilings, the Center has a 1,000 square foot covered portal. Our catering kitchen allows food to be kept at appropriate temperatures and served in professional style.

Ridgewood is wheelchair accessible and has parking for up to 150 cars.

Rental of the Ridgewood Event Center includes the use of our tables, maple chairs, linens, glassware, silverware, and china.

Our experienced staff is committed to making your event a success. After we meet with you to review your plans, we take care of all the details from setup to cleanup. We're there behind the scenes to make sure that everything runs smoothly.

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Rental fees for the Ridgewood Event Center range from $1,900 to about $3,900 depending on the season and the size of your event. Blue Lake Ranch fees range from $600-$1,100 depending on the season and size of your event.

Our experienced staff will work with you to design a package that suits your tastes and budget.

We invite you or your event planner to tour our grounds and facilities.


Call us at 970-385-4537 to arrange an appointment.

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