Are you in search of the perfect Colorado mountain wedding location and Colorado mountain wedding venues? Look no further; you’ve just discovered your dream destination. Welcome to Howard Creek Farm, where your mountain meadow wedding dreams come to life. This stunning venue offers picturesque mountain views and a serene atmosphere, making it the ideal mountain wedding location.

Welcome to Howard Creek Farm: A Rustic Gem Amongst Colorado Wedding Venues

Address356 Co Rd 4, Howard, CO 81233

Welcome to The Barn at Howard Creek Farm, your gateway to an unforgettable wedding experience. Nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of Colorado’s mountains, our venue offers a captivating setting for your special day. As a reception area site, situated just a short drive away from both Denver and Colorado Springs, our mountain wedding venue near Salida, CO, beckons with its natural charm and warm, inviting ambiance.

Immerse yourself in breathtaking views as you explore The Barn at Howard Creek Farm for your summer wedding. Our website’s photo gallery provides a sneak peek into this enchanting location, offering a glimpse of the stunning vistas and the beautiful patio that will serve as the backdrop to your special day.

Whether you envision an intimate wedding ceremony or a grand celebration, we are here to bring your wedding vision and wedding events to life. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Aly and Orlin for further details and personalized assistance. The Barn at Howard Creek Farm is more than just a venue; it’s a canvas for your love story, a destination mountain wedding venue in Colorado that will leave you and your guests with lasting memories. Our team is dedicated to creating unforgettable wedding ceremonies that reflect your unique style and love.

A Glimpse into the Breathtaking Venue Spaces

The Barn: Perfect for views of the Rocky Mountains

Step into our historic 4,000-square-foot barn, a quintessential backdrop and reception option for unforgettable receptions at our ranch that can comfortably accommodate up to 150 guests. The warm, enchanting ambiance created by Edison bulb string lighting sets the stage for an unforgettable evening. Handcrafted farm tables and vintage chairs add an elegant touch to your celebration at The Barn at Howard Creek Farm – your premier Colorado mountain wedding venue. And at our ranch, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore the beautiful countryside and enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds us.

Get ready in style

Our venue option extends beyond the venue itself. We provide an elegant 800 sq ft barn loft space for the bridal party, flooded with natural light and stunning features. This allows the bride and her bridesmaids to prepare and share special moments before the ceremony in a picturesque setting. Meanwhile, the groom and his groomsmen have a unique and quirky 25ft Grain Silo all to themselves, creating a memorable setting for their pre-wedding moments. Additionally, we have partnered with top vendors to ensure that every aspect of your big day is flawless and taken care of.

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The Courtyard

Experience the magic of our outdoor courtyard, basking in the warm sunshine and nestled amidst the stunning Twin Sisters Mountain Range and the breathtaking aspen trees. Here, guests can relax by the firepit under the gentle glow of string lights and capture timeless photos against the backdrop of the Arkansas river, our charming old farm truck, Thunderbolt, and the grand elm tree. It’s a slice of heaven for capturing moments you’ll cherish forever.

Endless photo opportunities

Our venue is blessed with the natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains, including the Twin Sisters Mountain Range, an ancient elm tree, and the rustic charm of Thunderbolt, our vintage farm truck. Each element offers a unique and captivating backdrop for your mountain wedding photos. From the rugged grandeur of the Rocky Mountains to the serene elegance of an ancient tree and the nostalgic allure of a vintage farm truck, our 11-acre property is a true haven of natural beauty and rustic charm. Whether you desire sweeping mountain vistas or intimate woodland scenes, our venue has it all. When it comes to Colorado mountain wedding venues, we are proud to provide a canvas of natural beauty and rustic charm, with the majestic Rocky Mountains.

Real Weddings at Howard Creek Farm

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We’re More Than Just a Venue

From Planning Tools to Execution

Rachel Gould

“I can’t say enough good things about working with Aly for our wedding! Not only was she a rockstar day-of planner (if you’re debating a planner, do yourself a favor and AT LEAST do the day-of!) but she was there for all of my questions and ready with reassurances the entire planning process. Just irreplaceable! Aly aside, on to The Barn! Just SO beautiful! We were looking for a unique place to have our special day and The Barn was IT! The mismatched dining tables, the beams, the patio, the huge bar spaces, the whole package was just absolutely perfect. We still have guests telling us it was the best wedding they have ever been to and I don’t think that would have been the case without such a wonderful place!”

Incredible Inclusions

Autumn Cutaia Photography

July 23, 2022

  • Barn Wedding Reception Space
  • Step into our historic 4,000-square-foot barn, a perfect canvas for your celebration.
  • Ideal for up to 150 guests, the barn is adorned with Edison bulb string lighting, creating a magical ambiance.
  • Two built-in bars, one inside and one outside, adding to your convenience.
  • Imagine exchanging vows with the Sangre de Cristo Mountains on one side and the Arkansas River on the other, a natural spectacle that makes your ceremony truly breathtaking.
  • Unique option of floating in or out of your ceremony via the river, adding an enchanting touch.
  • Seating for up to 150 guests and a beautiful arch ensure your ceremony is picture-perfect.
  • Handmade farm tables and a mix of vintage and antique chairs add a touch of rustic elegance, providing seating for your guests and completing the charming atmosphere.

  • Private Spaces for Preparations
  • Elegant 800 sq ft barn loft space for the bridal party, suffused with natural light and stunning features.
  • Allows the bride and her bridesmaids to prepare and share special moments before the ceremony.
  • Groom and his groomsmen have a unique and quirky 25ft Grain Silo, creating a memorable setting for their pre-wedding moments.

  • Enchanting Outdoor Courtyard
  • Outdoor courtyard illuminated by the gentle glow of string lights, setting the scene for a relaxing and cozy atmosphere.
  • Guests can unwind by the firepit, sharing laughter and creating beautiful memories against the night sky.

  • Capturing Timeless Moments
  • Every corner is a story waiting to be captured.
  • Backdrop of the Twin Sisters Mountain Range, the rustic charm of Thunderbolt (our vintage farm truck), the serenity of the Arkansas River, and the grandeur of the ancient elm tree offer endless possibilities for breathtaking and unique photos, encapsulating the essence of your love.

  • Expert Wedding Planning Assistance
  • An on-site wedding planner with over 15 years of invaluable experience, guiding you every step of the way.
  • Flexible wedding planning packages tailored to your needs, from day-of coordination at $1,250 to full-planning packages at $3,000.
  • Here to make your dream wedding a reality.

  • Hassle-Free Transportation
  • Value the safety and convenience of your guests.
  • Shuttle services to and from the venue are required.
  • Choose from our range of shuttle options – school bus, party bus, or luxury coach – allowing everyone to revel in your special day without any transportation worries.

Planning Your Dream Wedding in Colorado

The weather can be unpredictable in Colorado, but we’ve added some historical data about temperatures and snowfall in Salida CO to help you plan your outdoor ceremony wedding reception and pick your season.

Winter (December to February):

  • Average Snowfall: Approximately 8-12 inches per month.
  • Average Temperature: Daytime temperatures range from 30°F to 45°F, while nighttime temperatures can drop to 10°F to 20°F.

Spring (March to May):

  • Average Snowfall: Snow begins to melt in March, and snowfall decreases substantially.
  • Average Temperature: Daytime temperatures gradually rise from 50°F to 65°F, with cooler nights in the 25°F to 35°F range.

Summer (June to August):

  • Snowfall is virtually non-existent during this season.
  • Average Temperature: Summer in Salida is warm and pleasant, with daytime temperatures ranging from 75°F to 85°F. Nights are comfortably cool, around 45°F to 55°F.

Fall (September to November):

  • Average Snowfall: Still no snowfall in this season.
  • Average Temperature: Daytime temperatures in the fall range from 60°F to 70°F, and nights become cooler, with temperatures ranging from 25°F to 40°F in November.

Comparing Other Towns and Cities in Colorado for Your Wedding






– Breathtaking mountain scenery

– High cost of living

Elevation: 8,150 feet

– World-class resorts and amenities

– Expensive wedding venues

– Excellent winter sports opportunities

– Limited accommodations for large groups


– Stunning views of the Flatirons

– Limited indoor venues

Elevation: 5,430 feet

– Mild climate and abundant outdoor activities

– Parking challenges

– Eclectic and vibrant downtown scene

– High demand for wedding dates

Estes Park

– Gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park

– Seasonal crowds and traffic

Elevation: 7,522 feet

– Picturesque lakes, waterfalls, and wildlife

– Limited high-end accommodations

– Variety of venues for all budgets

– Weather can be unpredictable

Fort Collins

– Historic Old Town and charming ambiance

– Distance from major airports

Elevation: 4,982 feet

– Abundant parks, trails, and craft breweries

– Limited mountain views

– Affordable wedding venues and accommodations

– Potential for windy weather

Buena Vista

– Riverside ceremonies with stunning mountain

– Limited large venues

Elevation: 7,965 feet

views and Arkansas River backdrop

– Smaller town with fewer amenities

– Ideal for intimate and nature-inspired weddings

– Weather can be unpredictable


– Breathtaking San Juan Mountain setting

– Remote location with limited access

Elevation: 8,750 feet

– Quaint and charming town atmosphere

– Expensive destination

– Outdoor adventure opportunities year-round

– Limited lodging options

Steamboat Springs

– World-class skiing and outdoor recreation

– Remote and less accessible

Elevation: 6,732 feet

– Scenic mountain backdrop for your wedding

– Potential for extreme weather

– Year-round festivals and events

– Limited high-end accommodations

Out-of-State Planning Tools for a Colorado Mountain Wedding

  1. Visit Colorado Tourism Website: The official tourism website of Colorado offers information on various regions within the state, including the Rocky Mountains. You can find details on attractions, accommodations, and local wedding vendors.
  2. Website: Colorado Tourism
  3. Rocky Mountain National Park: If you’re considering a scenic outdoor wedding, Rocky Mountain National Park is a stunning backdrop. Check the park’s website for permit and reservation information.
  4. Website: Rocky Mountain National Park Weddings
  5. Local Wedding Planners and Vendors: There are many wedding planners and vendors in the Rocky Mountains region. Websites like The Knot and WeddingWire can help you find local professionals.
  6. Websites: The Knot – Colorado and WeddingWire – Colorado
  7. Weather Statistics: To plan your wedding date, it’s essential to understand the weather in the Rocky Mountains. The National Weather Service provides historical weather data and forecasts.
  8. Website: National Weather Service – Colorado
  9. Marriage License Information: Make sure to check the requirements for obtaining a marriage license in Colorado. Each county may have slightly different procedures.
  10. Website: Colorado Marriage License Information
  11. Colorado Rocky Mountain Wedding Inspiration: Websites like Rocky Mountain Bride and Colorado Weddings Magazine offer inspiration and real wedding stories from the region.
  12. Websites: Rocky Mountain Bride and Colorado Weddings Magazine
  13. Accommodations and Lodging: Finding the right lodging for your guests is crucial. Websites like Airbnb, VRBO, and can help you explore various options.
  14. Websites: Airbnb, VRBO, and – Colorado
  15. Transportation: If you have guests flying in, look into transportation options. Denver International Airport is the largest in the region, and there are shuttle services to mountain towns.
  16. Website: Denver International Airport
  17. Wedding Forums and Communities: Websites like Weddingbee and Reddit’s r/weddingplanning can be helpful for advice, recommendations, and connecting with other couples planning weddings in the Rocky Mountains.
  18. Websites: Weddingbee Forums, r/weddingplanning
  19. Local Event Calendars: Check local event calendars for festivals, events, and activities in the area during your chosen wedding date. This can help you plan around any potential conflicts.
  20. Website: Event Calendar

Embark on Your Colorado Wedding Adventure

As you set out on the exciting journey of planning your Colorado wedding, the breathtaking Rocky Mountains await as your picturesque backdrop. From our charming barn reception space to the enchanting outdoor courtyard and expert planning assistance, Howard Creek Farm is here to make your dream wedding a reality. From Vail to Boulder, Estes Park to Fort Collins, Buena Vista to Telluride, and Steamboat Springs, the Rocky Mountains offer a canvas of natural beauty for your love story. Let’s start planning your mountain wedding in Colorado today, and may your journey be filled with love, laughter, and unforgettable moments. Cheers to your special day in the Rockies!