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Mountain Views During Your Devil’s Thumb Ranch Wedding in CO!

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Who says a wedding should only be a one-day celebration? At Devil’s Thumb Ranch Wedding Venue in Tabernash, Colorado, just 75 miles outside of Denver, your wedding will be an all-weekend adventure full of incredible shared meals, luxury lodging, and plenty of activities to keep your guests engaged and entertained. Mix in spectacular mountain views, elegant venues, and Ranch-to-table dining, and you’ll have an unforgettable wedding weekend! Full of wonderful memories with your closest friends and family. 

I’ve put together some of the reasons that Devil’s Thumb Ranch should be a contender on your list. Especially if you are looking for a mountain resort venue to provide not just a wedding venue but an experience. Keep reading to find out more!

About The Devil’s Thumb Ranch Wedding Venue

Devil’s Thumb Ranch wedding venue is your one-stop shop for an incredible vacation. Full of relaxing spa treatments, exciting activities, and delectable dining. They’ve embraced the “pioneering spirit of the early homesteaders” and are working hard to make sure their efforts are eco-friendly and sustainable to keep our planet safe and protected. 

The original Ranch homestead was built in the 1930s. The current owners purchased the land in 2001. Saving it from becoming an overdeveloped residential and golf course community. Instead, they focused on preserving the land, investing in sustainable initiatives like solar panels and a state-of-the-art water filtration system to give guests an authentic, environmentally friendly experience. 

Devil’s Thumb Ranch guests can participate in adventures like horseback riding, fly fishing, cross-country skiing, zip lining, and so much more on the over 6,500 acres of Rocky Mountain property. If you’re looking for more relaxation, then check out their renowned spa for an indulgent treatment. Or curl up by the fire to roast a marshmallow and reconnect with nature and the people you love most. 

Details of the Grounds

When your wedding venue encompasses a rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception, and farewell brunch, you’d better believe they have enough space to accommodate every event! 

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Ceremony Locations

High Lonesome Lodge gives you and your guests the opportunity to stay and celebrate together in one place, including the Terrace Ceremony Site, the High Lonesome Barn reception venue, 35 guestrooms, a self-serve wine station, an outdoor patio and firepit, and some of the greatest views on the property. It’s a great way to stay together and truly celebrate in an intimate setting. 

The Outdoor Meadow Ceremony Venue situates your vow exchange in front of a rustic fence and expansive meadows. Also, with towering mountains in the background and horses serenely grazing (250 guests.) Their other outdoor ceremony space is the Outdoor Terrace Ceremony Venue. Convenient to your lodging and connected to the popular High Lonesome Barn reception space. Perched up on the hillside, here you’ll enjoy breathtaking views surrounded by lush landscaping and views of the rolling Colorado Rocky Mountains surrounding you (250 guests.)

Reception Locations

The High Lonesome Barn is an exquisite luxury event space with soaring ceilings, a wall of windows overlooking the Rocky Mountains, architectural accents like stately wooden beams on the ceilings, and elegant light fixtures. It exudes rustic charm and natural sophistication, making it the perfect setting for an unforgettable wedding reception (250 guests.) It also has comfortable lounge seating, natural lighting, and a large loft perfect for getting ready for your big day. 

Additional Devil’s Thumb Ranch Wedding Options

In addition to their ceremony and reception spaces, they also have a variety of venues for hosting your included rehearsal dinner and farewell brunch. The Broad Axe Barn has hand-hewn beams recovered from a Civil War-era barn in Indiana. Additionally, its floor-to-ceiling sliding barn doors open to reveal panoramic mountain views. There’s also a stone fireplace, outdoor deck, high vaulted ceilings, and space for up to 160 people. 

Yager House has plenty of exterior rustic charm and cozy gathering places to lounge and socialize indoors. It’s also a great spot for getting ready for the day, hosting a bridal luncheon for up to 40, and gazing out over the beautiful Meadow Ceremony Site. 

There’s also Timber House, lofted above the resort pool and lawn with wraparound windows and panoramic views of the mountains, 150-year-old hand-hewn beams, and lots of harm. Axel’s Pavilion has an open-air setting perfect for welcome receptions, rehearsal dinners, and wedding ceremonies for up to 230 people. 

Your guests will love every aspect of this spectacular venue, with every space uniquely magical and so many activities to thrill, delight, and entertain.

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Photography Opportunities

The spectacular Colorado Rocky Mountains create a sensational backdrop for wedding photos that will take your breath away. The grounds are full of gorgeous trees, rustic features, rolling green lawns, and even peaceful horses that we can feature in your pictures. The landscape is truly one of the greatest features of this venue, and if you happen to browse any of their galleries or see the venue for yourself in person, you’ll understand how it’s an incredible place for pictures. Indoors, each space is filled with natural light and rustic charm that makes for cozy portraits, too. Your photos will reflect your beautiful mountainside wedding in all the best ways, I promise!

Wedding Details

When you decide to host your wedding at Devil’s Thumb Ranch, their team will help you build your dream wedding package. They only do weekend-long weddings, not single-day events. So you’ll need to plan for your rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony and reception, and farewell brunch. Whether you’re dreaming of an intimate gathering or a grand affair, they’ll customize the perfect package! 

The maximum capacity for a guest list is 220 guests with a band and 250 with a DJ. Their packages include chairs, tables, white or ivory linens, china, flatware, and glassware, meals for your rehearsal dinner or welcome reception, getting ready rooms for each wedding party, an indoor or outdoor ceremony, your reception in the gorgeous High Lonesome Barn, and a morning-after brunch. 

Their cuisine is absolutely delicious, and they proudly prepare their Ranch-raised beef and the freshest local produce to serve to your guests in a completely customized menu. They also received Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence for their deep commitment to serving incredible wine and with impeccable service. 

Devil’s Thumb Ranch Wedding

A Devil’s Thumb Ranch Wedding is as beautiful as it is an experience, and your guests will love the chance to adventure and explore the Colorado Rocky Mountains. If you’re thinking about a wedding weekend in the mountains, I highly encourage you to check out Devil’s Thumb Ranch! 

Need a fabulous wedding photographer? I would love to photograph your Devil’s Thumb Ranch wedding!! Let’s get in touch! But before you head out, be sure to stop by the blog links below for more Colorado wedding content!