Nestled in the heart of Colorado’s enchanting landscape, Buena Vista is a town that offers natural beauty and a tranquil ambiance, making it the ideal location for your dream wedding.

If you’re searching for wedding venues in Buena Vista, CO, look no further than Howard Creek Farm.

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Unveiling the Beauty of Howard Creek Farm

With its picturesque setting and unique charm, this venue is where your love story can flourish amidst the stunning backdrop of the Rocky Mountains.

  • Time from Buena Vista: 45 mins
  • Time from Denver: 2 hr 55 mins
  • Time from Colorado Springs: 1 hr 49 mins

Plan Your Wedding at Howard Creek Farm

We’ve created this helpful map so you can visualize your wedding experience at our mountain venue. Plan a hiking excursion, go whitewater rafting, visit our local secret spots, and make your wedding an unforgettable experience.

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“This venue is a dream come true and so are Aly & Orlin! The views and landscape are gorgeous for everyone to enjoy and extra special for photos and film. I used Aly as my coordinator as well and couldn’t have been happier I did. Aly is kind, super responsive, knowledgable, organized, detail-oriented, patient, and flexible. This place and these people are incredible, and you definitely want them as your wedding day team!!!”

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Barn Wedding Reception Space

  • 4,000-square-foot historic barn for your celebration
  • Ideal for up to 150 guests
  • Adorned with Edison bulb string lighting for a magical ambiance
  • Two built-in bars, one inside and one outside
  • Stunning views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the Arkansas River
  • Option for a unique river entrance or exit
  • Seating for up to 150 guests with a beautiful arch
  • Handmade farm tables and a mix of vintage and antique chairs for rustic elegance

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Private Spaces for Preparations

  • Elegant 800 sq ft barn loft for the bridal party
  • Natural light and stunning features
  • Space for the bride and bridesmaids to prepare and share special moments
  • Unique 25ft Grain Silo for the groom and groomsmen
  • A memorable setting for pre-wedding moments

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Enchanting Outdoor Courtyard

  • Outdoor courtyard with string lights
  • Relaxing and cozy atmosphere
  • Firepit for guests to unwind and create memories under the night sky

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Capturing Timeless Moments

  • Scenic backdrops include the Twin Sisters Mountain Range, Thunderbolt vintage farm truck, Arkansas River, and an ancient elm tree
  • Endless possibilities for breathtaking and unique photos
  • A perfect setting to capture the essence of your love

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Expert Wedding Planning Assistance

  • An on-site wedding planner with over 15 years of experience
  • Tailored wedding planning packages to suit your needs
  • Options include day-of coordination at $1,250 to full-planning packages at $3,000

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FAQs About Howard Creek Farm

What sets Howard Creek Farm apart as one of Colorado’s premier mountain wedding venues?

Howard Creek Farm is more than just a venue; it’s a retreat where your love story unfolds against the backdrop of majestic mountains. With our 4,000-square-foot barn and the serenity of the Arkansas River, we create a unique and intimate setting for your mountain wedding retreat in Colorado.

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How many loved ones can we invite to share our day at Howard Creek Farm?

Your wedding is about the people who matter most, and we can accommodate up to 150 of your closest friends and family. Whether you’re planning an intimate gathering, a rehearsal dinner, or a grand celebration, our venue is the perfect canvas for your love story.

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What makes Howard Creek Farm special for couples seeking a unique wedding experience?

At Howard Creek Farm, we believe in celebrating your love authentically. Our venue offers an elegant barn loft filled with natural light and a picturesque meadow for the bride and her bridesmaids, and a quirky 25ft Grain Silo for the groomsmen to create memorable moments.

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Do you have a wedding planner who will make our day truly magical?

Absolutely! We have a dedicated on-site wedding planner with over 15 years of experience. They’re not just a planner; they’re a storyteller, and they’ll guide you every step of the way to craft your dream wedding.

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Where exactly is Howard Creek Farm located in the magnificent Colorado landscape?

Howard Creek Farm, a beautiful ranch nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, is where your wedding becomes a part of nature’s beauty. It’s not just a location; it’s an experience waiting to be discovered.

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How can we arrange a personal tour of Howard Creek Farm to envision our wedding day?

We’d be delighted to show you around. Just get in touch through our contact page, and we’ll set up a personal tour, so you can see firsthand how your dream wedding can come to life.

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Can you recommend lodging options near Howard Creek Farm for our cherished guests?

Of course! The area offers a range of ranch lodging options, from charming cabins to cozy hotels. We’ll provide you with personalized recommendations to ensure your guests have a comfortable stay, taking into account the availability of the accommodations.

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Can we host both our wedding ceremony and reception at Howard Creek Farm for a seamless day?

Absolutely, and it’s a fantastic choice! With our versatile spaces, we’re here to make your day seamless and memorable. Your ceremony and reception will flow effortlessly in the same enchanting setting.

What’s the best season for our Howard Creek Farm wedding in Colorado?

The season you choose is a reflection of your love story. Each season offers its unique charm. Reach out to our team, share your vision, and let’s pick the perfect time for your wedding adventure in the Rockies.

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“Absolutely GORGEOUS wedding venue and the owners are incredibly kind, flexible, and professional! The ceremony site is placed perfectly in front of a jaw-dropping view of the mountains, the barn is ridiculously beautiful and great for mountain modern weddings, and the bridal suite and groomsmen hideaway are unique and comfortable. Highly recommend this venue to any couple getting married!”

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Support for Couples Planning from Out of State

  1. Buena Vista, Colorado Tourism Website: The official tourism website of Buena Vista, Colorado, provides information on local attractions, accommodations, and activities: Buena Vista Colorado
  2. Chaffee County Clerk and Recorder – Marriage License Information: This website provides details on obtaining a marriage license in Chaffee County, where Buena Vista is located: Chaffee County Marriage License Information
  3. Local Wedding Venues in Buena Vista: Explore various wedding venues in Buena Vista, such as Howard Creek Farms, Surf Hotel & Chateau, and others, to find the perfect location for your ceremony and reception.
  4. WeddingWire – Buena Vista, CO: WeddingWire offers a list of wedding vendors, including photographers, florists, caterers, and more, in the Buena Vista area: WeddingWire Buena Vista
  5. The Knot – Buena Vista, CO: The Knot also provides a directory of local wedding vendors and venues in Buena Vista, along with reviews and ratings: The Knot Buena Vista
  6. Colorado State Parks Wedding Information: If you plan to have your wedding in a Colorado state park, check the official Colorado Parks and Wildlife website for information and permits: Colorado State Parks Wedding Information
  7. Colorado Event Insurance Providers: Consider contacting event insurance providers for coverage and protection in case of unforeseen events. You can explore options like WedSafe and EventHelper.
  8. Local Wedding Planners and Coordinators: If you need assistance with planning your destination wedding, you can find local wedding planners or coordinators in Buena Vista through online searches or by asking for recommendations from the community.
  9. Colorado Department of Transportation – Travel Information: For transportation options, check the Colorado Department of Transportation’s website for road conditions, traffic updates, and travel information: CDOT Travel Information
  10. Local Weather Information: Stay informed about Buena Vista’s weather by checking weather websites like or AccuWeather. Be prepared for Colorado’s changing weather patterns.

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Are there any hotels and lodgings nearby in Buena Vista?

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What should I think about for my Buena Vista wedding venue and planning?



Buena Vista, Colorado


Buena Vista’s elevation is approximately 7,965 feet (2,428 meters) above sea level. The high altitude can affect guests, so ensure they stay hydrated and take necessary precautions, especially if they are coming from lower altitudes.

Average Temperatures

– Spring (March to May): Expect temperatures ranging from 40-60°F (4-15°C). It’s a beautiful time when the landscape starts to turn green.

– Summer (June to August): The summer months offer warm days with temperatures between 75-85°F (24-29°C). It’s ideal for outdoor activities and weddings.

– Fall (September to November): Fall brings crisp temperatures between 45-70°F (7-21°C), making it perfect for autumn-themed weddings.

– Winter (December to February): Winter can be cold, with temperatures ranging from 15-40°F (-9 to 4°C). Be prepared for snowfall during this season.


Buena Vista typically experiences snowfall from November to March, with the heaviest snowfall occurring in December and January. This can create a picturesque winter wonderland for weddings.

Outdoor Wedding Season

Late spring to early fall is the ideal time for outdoor weddings in Buena Vista due to milder weather and less chance of snowfall.

Indoor Venue Consideration

Given the potential for winter snowfall, having an indoor backup plan for your wedding is highly recommended. Many venues offer indoor spaces with stunning views.

Permits for Outdoor Venues

If you plan to have your wedding in a public outdoor location, check for permits and regulations required for outdoor events in Buena Vista, such as wedding ceremonies in nearby parks or forests.

Altitude Consideration

Due to the high elevation, consider offering oxygen tanks for guests who may have difficulty adjusting to the altitude. This can help ensure everyone’s comfort during the celebration.

Lodging Options

Buena Vista offers various lodging options to accommodate your guests, including hotels like Surf Hotel & Chateau and Super 8, bed and breakfasts like Buffalo Peaks B&B, as well as vacation rentals, and campgrounds.


Arrange shuttle services for guests and provide information on car rentals, as well as airport transfer services from nearby airports like Colorado Springs Airport or Denver International Airport.

Local Attractions

Buena Vista is renowned for outdoor activities, including whitewater rafting on the Arkansas River, hiking in the nearby mountain ranges, and relaxing in natural hot springs. These attractions make it an excellent destination for a weekend wedding celebration.

Marriage License

To obtain a marriage license in Chaffee County, where Buena Vista is located, you’ll need to provide proper identification and complete the application process. Check with the Chaffee County Clerk and Recorder for specific requirements.

Weather Contingency Plan

Given Colorado’s variable weather, especially in the shoulder seasons, it’s advisable to have a contingency plan in case of inclement weather. Some venues offer both indoor and outdoor options.

Photography Opportunities

Buena Vista’s stunning natural landscapes, including the Arkansas River and the surrounding mountains, offer endless possibilities for capturing breathtaking and unique wedding photos. Be sure to collaborate with a photographer who knows the area well.

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Visit Howard Creek Farm in Person

Planning your wedding is an exciting journey, and finding the perfect venue is a significant step along the way. As you embark on your search for the ideal setting to celebrate your love, we invite you to experience the magic of Howard Creek Farm in person.

Taking a real, in-person tour of Howard Creek Farm allows you to see the historic barn, explore the breathtaking natural surroundings, and feel the charm of this unique wedding venue. Our dedicated team is here to welcome you and answer all your questions, helping you envision your dream wedding.