“This gorgeous Colorado wedding venue encompasses 22 acres and is family-owned and operated…they care deeply about this magical place, and are involved in every single part of the operation.”

Blackstone Rivers Ranch is the premier riverfront mountain destination in the Colorado Rockies, located just 35 minutes from Denver.  With exquisite event spaces and a relaxing atmosphere, this stunning Colorado wedding venue is the perfect boutique location for your wedding or special event.  Whether you seek ultimate adventure, unapologetic luxury, and everything in between, this place guarantees that you time will be filled with amazing and unforgettable moments.  This venue has timeless design, privacy, refined comfort, casual luxury, rustic elegance, and Colorado’s sublime natural beauty.

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You seek an unforgettable wedding experience. Blackstone Rivers Ranch offers just that. We are here to make your day simply unforgettable, and everything that means for you. Browse some unforgettable moments from some of our luxury events.

Featuring idyllic landscapes within a stone’s throw from Denver, our venue is the mountain destination you and your love have dreamed of running off to for your special day. Our comprehensive wedding packages include the use of our grounds for ceremonies and receptions, tables, chairs, and much more. We invite you to contact us today to schedule your tour. Our most current package and pricing details are available upon request. Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.

Colorado Elopements

Planning an intimate wedding for just you and your love? Want a luxury creek-side mountain wedding with only your closest friends and family? We offer 2 perfect packages for you to experience the ranch, and all of it’s magic for your most important day! Our elopement and petite wedding packages allow you to completely focus on each other, without all of the stress and expense of a 200 person wedding. Come celebrate with us! We will spoil you rotten on your wedding day with a truly personal experience.

Location. Location. Location.

The Blackstone Rivers Ranch location on the Rocky Mountain Front Range is perfectly situated just 35 minutes west of Denver, while feeling like it’s a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It is 3 miles south of the quaint little mountain town of Idaho Springs – where the Colorado Gold Rush began! At 8,200 feet above sea level, we’re still lowlander friendly. =)

The ranch can be found on Chicago Creek Road, also known as Highway 103 – the road that leads to Mt. Evans. Many of the design decisions for the ranch pay homage to Idaho Springs’ rich and exciting Colorado history, and is evident in its interior finishes, architecture, furnishings, landscape, various outdoor spaces and building names. Learn a bit more below – it all has meaning…


Blackstone Rivers Ranch’s story began like many do in the heart of the Rockies. It was the WILD WEST! The property was first explored for gold and silver mining, along with logging operations in the 1800’s. The ranch then served as a working llama ranch in the mid-1900s. Today, the ranch encompasses 22 acres and is family-owned and operated. It has become home to the Betz family and their furry friends. The Betzs have worked to create a place of love, relaxation and wonder. They care deeply about this magical place, and are involved in every single part of the operation. They meet every client personally, and oversee each event. It is their dream and they are so happy to be sharing it with their guests. They have devoted many years to creating what will become one of the premier destinations for discerning brides, music aficionados, business executives, and party-goers in the region.

For more information or to book your event, contact concierge@blackstoneriversranch.com  303.567.2339

NOTE:  We work unusual schedules around the ranch. We typically respond more slowly on the weekends due to scheduled events, and family time off on Sundays. We often work late, but sometimes close early. Please be patient with our response time if it is not immediate. We typically respond to email within 24 hours. Thank you for understanding!