Blackstone Rivers Ranch is a rustic wedding venue in Idaho Springs and is only a 35-minute drive from Denver. Perfectly tucked next to a river and surrounded by beautiful nature, as a Colorado wedding photographer, I understand why so many couples choose to get married here.
If you want a relaxing space with tons of potential to match the vibe you want for your day, Blackstone Rivers Ranch is a great option.
An Idaho Springs wedding venue, Blackstone Rivers Ranch is found in the Front Range mountains right outside of Denver, Colorado. The town of Idaho Springs is the perfect place to escape if you and your guests want your base to be in Denver. Additionally, Idaho Springs serves as a great home base it is close to activities and adventure in neighboring mountain towns like Breckenridge, Dillon, and Vail, without all of the hustle and bustle.
Blackstone Rivers Ranch Address is 3673 Chicago Creek Rd. Idaho Springs, CO 80452. You can add that to your favorite navigation app or open it with Google Maps. Cell service can be spotty in the mountains so have your directions prepared in advance to avoid any issues.
Idaho Springs is where the Colorado Gold rush originated and Blackstone Rivers Ranch got its name from the fact that the venue sits on The Blackstone Lode. Along with the views, amazing staff, and relaxing experience, you’re choosing a venue that has years of history behind it.
Blackstone Rivers Ranch is among a handful of wedding venues that have rivers running through it. The ceremony location is framed by beautiful, mature trees while being directly in front of running water. This site is an amazing choice if you’re looking for a venue with a ton of variety to show off to your out-of-state friends and family!
There are lodging options for 30-50 of your guests on the property. This is a fun option for those who want to keep partying well into the night and would prefer to stay in the mountains.
Just when you thought Blackstone Rivers Ranch couldn’t get any cooler…the owner supports many causes, including Denver Rescue Mission, Charlie’s Place Animal Shelter, and the Wounded Warrior Project. They take pride in paying it forward and giving back to the community!
While this venue is open year-round, June-September is the best months to get married in Colorado. During these months, the mountains are warm during the day and can get very cold at night. You better believe you’ll be getting a lot of use out of the outdoor propane heaters that are included in wedding packages!
During the wedding season, Fridays and Saturdays are most popular. Weekdays are a cool option if you are staying in the area for a while and want to explore a bit. You’ll have less traffic and cheaper lodging in the surrounding areas.
Blackstone Rivers Ranch is a wedding venue that hosts everything from elopements and tiny weddings to large 200-person celebrations. This is great news for couples who are looking to have a more intimate gathering without having to pay for a full wedding package. Included in this package are event coordination, an officiant, a luxury meal, a small wedding cake, and a night’s sleep in the Claim Jumper Cabin on the property. Elopements here start at $1,800 while tiny weddings start at $4,100—pricing depends on the time of year and day of the week for both types of events.
For larger weddings, packages range from $6,000 to-13,500. This package included exclusive access to the venue, ceremony benches for up to 200 guests, a slot for a wedding rehearsal the morning prior, gorgeous dressing suites, a reception tent with lighting, tables, chairs, and outdoor heaters, and a cocktail lounge and fire pit for guests.
Conveniently, there are a ton of beautiful spots at Blackstone Rivers Ranch for photos. If you wanted to explore for photos, you’ll only be 16 minutes from Echo Lake, 38 minutes from Summit Lake at the base of Mount Evans, and a short drive from other beautiful locations. Mount Evans Wilderness and James Peak Wilderness are beautiful areas nearby.
Hopefully all of that was helpful! If you’re currently on the hunt for a photographer for your Blackstone Rivers Ranch wedding, I’d love to learn more about your day! Take a look at my Colorado wedding packages and fill out my short contact form so we can get started!
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