Rist Canyon Inn – Fort Collins Wedding Venue
Not long ago, we lived in this classic 1896 farmhouse on twenty scenic acres of land. While living here, we began to feel that the history and picturesque natural beauty of the place we live would be better shared. We happened upon a Northern Colorado wedding venue and a lightbulb went on!
Repurposing our site for weddings and events would provide a strong connection to the local and extended community, and a forum for the owners’ (Allan’s) design background. For years we scoured auctions, Craigslist, and antique stores all over Colorado and as far as Duluth, for the finest art and antiques to make Rist Canyon Inn an incredibly special place.
The idea of rustic and refined kept coming up, so this theme became the focus. For the past seven years, we have ruminated, designed, met with city and county, worked with architects, engineers, and contractors, and spoken with the community to ensure a facility built to the highest aesthetic and technical standards.
As such, no detail has been overlooked. Bellevue Event Hall was designed around vintage glass doors found on craigslist, and the metal siding came from the original barn on the property. Rooms in the farmhouse utilize reclaimed, genuinely rustic materials, and benches on the wedding pasture are custom handmade of wood, from a local lumber mill.
These are just some of the improvements which exemplify our obsession with providing the best wedding and event services possible. Rist Canyon Inn has been an incredibly rewarding endeavor, and we look forward to sharing our unique and charming property with you! Please contact us for a visit.
LOCATION (from Cities and to Places of Interest)
12 Minutes from Old town Fort Collins / Roughly 1 hour from Denver, Boulder, Longmont, & Cheyenne / 1 hour & fifteen minutes from Denver International Airport / 5 Minutes to Lori State Park and Horsetooth Reservoir / 2 minutes to Watson Lake, Poudre River & Bellvue Watson Fish Hatchery.
Lori State Park – Hiking / Mountain Biking / Camping / Horseback Riding (must provide horse)
Horsetooth Reservoir – Swimming / Paddle Boarding / Boating (must provide boat) / Camping
Watson Lake & Poudre River – Fishing / Hiking / Bike Riding
Fort Collins – Numerous Restaurants, Breweries & Bars / Museums / Shops / Library / Parks / Fitness Centers / Grocery Stores / Post Office / Outdoor – Indoor Mall / Festivals / Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts / City Park Pool / Poudre and Spring Creek Trails for Biking, Roller Blading & Hiking
Laporte – Restaurants & Cafes / Bar / Hardware Store / Churches / Grocery Store / Post Office / Auto Repair / Car wash / Liquor Store / Veterinary Clinic