Blue Lake Ranch has been hosting Weddings since the 1980s when outdoor weddings came into fashion. Our weddings are always unique and designed around the wishes of the wedding party. Weddings come in all sizes …from Elopements for two to a Destination Wedding for 62, Blue Lake Ranch provides one of the most stunning Ceremony Sites in Colorado, the finest in lodging and scrumptious food choices from homestyle to gourmet complemented by select beer and wine. We help you with all the details to make any size wedding a magical, memorable experience. One ground rule makes all this possible, the wedding or event guests need to be overnight guests of the Ranch. Lodging is not included in any of the Wedding Packages.

For Weddings over 62 guests, our Ridgewood Event Center, less than a mile away, hosts weddings of 60 to 250 guests from April through October. The Ridgewood works great for these larger weddings with families renting all the accommodations at Blue Lake Ranch and having their rehearsal dinner and other catered events for their guests staying at the Ranch.

Intimate Elopement Package

2 to 6 Guests

Blue Lake Ranch is an incredible getaway for a romantic elopement. Come and experience the privacy and serenity of our magnificent gardens with stunning views of the La Plata Mountains as the backdrop to your special day. Enjoy a cozy fireplace, whirlpool tub, private patio and other luxuries in one of our comfortable and spacious accommodations. Invite up to four people to join you at the Ranch and be part of your celebration.

Couple standing near red and pink flowers

Package Includes

  • Two hours of Event and menu planning for a three-hour event
  • Wine and Cheese Platter for all in your party on your choice of evenings
  • Officiant
  • Choice of Ceremony sites
  • Bride’s bouquet and Groom’s boutonniere
  • Romantic dinner in your suite with two appetizers, salad, choice of entree, accompaniments, seasonal vegetable, artisan breads
  • Select beer, wine, sparkling punch
  • Wedding cake or other dessert choice, Coffee and Tea

Value Season from $950 for 2 guests to $1550 for 6 guests
Prime Season from $1150 for 2 guests to $1850 for 6 guests

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Intimate Wedding Package

6 to 16 Guests

Intimate Weddings can be held at the Spring House, our very private four suite Lodge with 6 fireplaces, beautiful covered portals (porches) and large living areas featuring incredible La Plata Mountain views. Favorite Ceremony sites include the large Upper Spring House covered portal in winter or the lawns below at Spring Pond. The Reception can be held in Spring House, often using the Upper Spring covered portal for drinks and appetizers, then venturing downstairs to the West facing Lower Spring House covered portal for dinner as the sun sets. Dinner can also be served inside Lower Spring House living room on custom farm tables.

bride and groom kiss while standing in a bed of flowers

Package Includes

  • Three hours of Event and Menu planning for a three-hour event
  • Choice of Ceremony site, including chairs, an arch, PA system if desired
  • Officiant
  • Brides bouquet, Grooms Boutonniere, two floral arrangements for dinner tables
  • Reception Cocktail hour with two appetizers, select beer and wine, sparkling punch, Iced tea
  • Personalized Dinner to include salad, two entrees, appropriate accompaniments, seasonal vegetable, artisan breads
  • Wedding cake or other dessert choice, Coffee and Teas

Value Season from $1550 for 6 guests to $2850 for 16 guests
Prime Season from $1150 for 6 guests to $2450 for 16 guests

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Small Wedding Package

16 to 32 Guests

The Small Wedding is ideal for the couple that wants to invite their immediate families and a few friends to share their special day. Depending on the season, most Small Weddings and receptions take place in Spring House which can also accommodate up to 12 guests for lodging. The wedding dinner can be served on custom farm tables along the covered portal. Another option is the River House which sleeps up to six guests and can seat up to 32 in the great room for a cozy wedding meal. The Main Inn also works well for the wedding reception and dinner.

Wedding couple standing under trees with yellow leaves

Package Includes

  • Four hours of planning time with a Blue Lake Ranch planner and caterer for a four-hour event
  • Choice of ceremony sites, from the Spring House pond meadow to several garden areas, many with a La Plata Mountain backdrop
  • Officiant
  • Ceremony Chairs, choice of arches or two floral sprays, PA system if desired
  • Bride’s Bouquet, Groom’s boutonniere and two additional wedding party floral arrangements
  • All reception seating, tables, chairs, linens and floral arrangements for four tables.
  • Reception cocktail hour with a choice of two appetizers and select beers, wine, sparkling punch, iced tea
  • Custom personalized Wedding dinner served buffet style, with salad, choice of two entrees, accompaniments, seasonal vegetable, artisan breads
  • Wedding Cake or other dessert choice, Coffee and Teas

Value Season from $2450 for 16 guests to $3550 for 32 guests
Prime Season from $2550 for 16 guests to $4050 for 32 guests

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Exclusive Wedding Package

32 to 62 Guests

The Exclusive Ranch wedding has been the most popular option for our larger weddings for 30 years. Imagine having your best friends and family all in one gorgeous private setting for a two- or three-day party! No other guests will be staying at the Ranch during you exclusive time and you’ll have the full attention of our staff. This opens many possibilities for special food offerings from wine and cheese platters, box lunches, picnics, Bride’s luncheons to arrival dinners, rehearsal dinners and champagne brunches. We can also help arrange activities from rafting trips to special train rides for your guests.

Wedding ceremony outside on an open field under blue sky

Package Includes

  • Four hours of planning time with a Blue Lake Ranch planner and caterer for a four-hour event.
  • Choice of ceremony sites, from the Spring House pond meadow to several garden and lake areas, many with a La Plata Mountain backdrop
  • Officiant
  • Ceremony chairs, choice of arches or two floral sprays, PA system if desired
  • Bride’s Bouquet, Groom’s boutonniere and four additional wedding party floral arrangements
  • All reception seating, tables, chairs, linens and floral arrangements for tables.
  • Reception cocktail hour with a choice of three appetizers and select beers, wine, sparkling punch, iced tea
  • Personalized Wedding dinner served buffet style, with salad, choice of two entrees, accompaniments, seasonal vegetable, artisan breads
  • Wedding Cake or other dessert choice, Coffee and Teas

Value Season from $3550 for 32 guests to $5150 for 62 guests
Prime Season from $3750 for 32 guests to $5950 for 62 guests

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Exclusive Ranch Rental

Rehearsal Dinner for 32 to 62 Guests

Sometimes the destination wedding ceremony itself is too large for Blue Lake Ranch. Most of these larger weddings choose our Ridgewood Event Center, just one mile from Blue Lake Ranch, for their ceremony and reception, but still choose exclusive use of Blue Lake Ranch for their out of town guests and want us to host their Rehearsal Dinner as there is a shortage of area restaurants that provide this service. Depending on the menu and beverage selection, this special dinner costs around $45 per person, and is served as your private party in our beautiful dining room and covered patios, an exceptional value. An Arrival Dinner or Champagne Brunch for your guests are also options.

Round dinner table with place settings

Package Includes

  • Two hours of Event and menu planning for a three-hour event
  • Set up of dining room, patios with tables, chairs, linens, glassware, silverware, china, and floral arrangements for each table
  • Cocktail hour with three appetizers, select beer and wine
  • Personalize dinner with choice of salad, two entrees, appropriate accompaniments, seasonal vegetable, artisan breads
  • Choice of desserts, Coffee and Teas
  • Additional hours beyond three hours are $250/hr.

Rehearsal Dinners start at $45 per person

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Wedding & Elopement Policies

In order to have the privacy and intimacy that makes Blue Lake Ranch Weddings so special, there are a few ground rules that make all this possible.

Policies For All of Our Packages

  • Guests for all Ranch Weddings and Events need to be overnight guests of the Ranch.
  • Lodging is not included in any of the wedding packages.
  • Sales Tax (4.85%), Lodging Tax (1.9%) and service fee (18%) are not included in the package pricing.
  • All events and meals are personalized. Additional or specialty entrees, appetizers, signature drinks and Champagne can be added for an additional fee.
  • Additional planning hours can be added for $35/hr, additional Event hours can be added for $100 to $250/hr.
  • Rehearsal Dinners are available with all Wedding packages, starting at $45 per person, and may be held in various indoor and outdoor locations at the Ranch.

Exclusive Use Policy

  • For our Exclusive Wedding Package & Exclusive Ranch Rental, you must rent all the guest rooms at the Ranch for the required number of days.

Blue Lake Ranch Wedding Seasons

  • Prime Season, May 23rd until October 24th, which requires a three-night minimum guest stay.
  • Value Season, October 25th until May 22nd, which requires a two-night minimum guest stay.
  • Many of our wedding clients choose the Value Season. Not only are all our wedding prices discounted, but the Ranch lodging is also discounted as well, making weddings during the Value Season just that… a great value.
  • Weddings that do not fall on Friday or Saturday night are discounted in both Prime and Value seasons and lodging is also usually less on these non-weekend days…. so is airfare for guests!