♥ BLACKSTONE RIVERS RANCH | REVIEWS & TESTIMONIALS
Courtney N | 2022 | Wedding Wire
photo credit: Elevate Photography
The Perfect Venue
We really struggled to find a venue near enough to Boulder (our home) that felt secluded and remote. We went to at least 6 different venues, each one near a main road or adjacent to a parking lot before we were ready to give up. In comes Blackstone - it is remote, but accessible. It is surrounded by woods, your guests feel like they're getting the complete CO experience without having to trek to Vail. It's expensive, but I really thought it was worth every penny. Their team was FABULOUS - the wedding ran so smoothly - they even set up a fire pit with s'mores for all of our guests! I cannot recommend this venue enough.
Natalie D | 2022 | Google Review
photo credit: Alyssa Carpenter Photography
Blackstone was the most beautiful wedding venue !!!! From the moment we stepped on the property for the very first time, we knew it was the perfect spot for our big day. The staff were incredible and easy to communicate, and made our wedding day run so smoothly!
Alexandra O'B | 2022 | Google Review
photo credit: Jenny Summer Studios
Blackstone was a DREAM venue. The team is incredibly professional and well organized, which in turn made it easy for us. The grounds are exceptional and so stunning, and everything about our wedding was perfect as a result. I could not be happier that we decided to host our wedding there.
Post-Covid was an interesting time to book a venue for a wedding. In the summer of 2021 we started looking for venues for the following summer, but it seemed everyplace we looked at was just about fully booked. My Wife and her Sister ventured into Blackstone Rivers Ranch after a friend had recommended they swing by. As fate would have it, they had a Saturday available the exact weekend we were hoping to get married. I can tell you first hand how lucky we were to book Blackstone Rivers Ranch for our wedding. The ambiance is perfect. It's outdoorsy with a very Colorado mountain feel while also retaining a sense of contemporary class. The weather was perfect for our ceremony but had started to rain during the reception and we barely noticed. The massive tent held our 150 guests with room to spare. The staff at Blackstone Rivers Ranch were a joy to work with and we couldn't be happier with the results. I would gladly recommend Blackstone Rivers Ranch to anyone looking for wedding in nature.
Rachelle H | 2022 | The Knot
photo credit: Silk and Sage Films
Blackstone Rivers Ranch is the most beautiful venue you can have for your special day! From the moment we toured the venue we knew this is where we wanted to get married. You would be a fool to not have your event here! Truly an amazing venue and crew! Thank you everyone at Blackstone Rivers Ranch!!
Amanda P | 2022 | The Knot
photo credit: Sam Hardy Portraits
Blackstone was the absolute best! 10/10! Could not have asked for anything better honestly! They were always there to help throughout the whole wedding process and the day itself was so beautiful and amazing! We look back and couldnt imagine getting married anywhere else!
Ivy S | 2022 | The Knot
photo credit: bassosphoto.com
Blackstone Rivers Ranch is an absolute dream! My husband and I looked at 10 venues in the Denver/front range area and absolutely fell in love with BRR as soon as we stepped foot on the property to tour it - nothing else could compare. The stream, the bistro lights, the trees and flowers, having so much space and being the only event there the day - pure perfection! There are so many places for stunning photographs and we CANNOT wait to see what our photographer captured. The entire BRR team is so friendly, professional, helpful and responsive. It's very clear that they excel in what they do and take great care of the property, especially considering how many events come through there! Small touches like having the benches dried off before the ceremony, maintaining the fire pit and turning on the heaters when the evening got chilly happened without us even noticing -- the small details make such a big difference! We had so many guests tell us it was the most beautiful wedding venue they've ever been to - we might be biased, but we couldn't agree more. We had the wedding of our dreams, thank you BRR and staff!
Ally P | 2022 | The Knot
photo credit: Jennifer Bridge Photography
You can't go wrong with this venue. It is beautiful and the staff is great. They are responsive, prices are fair, and they were totally on top of things when we had rain prior to the ceremony. Wish I could do it all over again!
Elizabeth C | 2022 | The Knot
photo credit: Meraki Photo
Amazing!! Gorgeous venue, like absolutely incredible. The whole Blackstone team was so supportive and helpful throughout the entire planning and event experience. Nadine, Cheryl, everyone was fabulous. You could not go wrong having your wedding at Blackstone!
L S | 2022 | The Knot
photo credit: Shelly Anderson Photography
Blackstone is incredible. We received so much feedback from our guests on how beautiful the space was and overall interacting with the staff was great. They are helpful, responsive, and willing to be flexible with any request. You don't even need to have a ton of decorations/florals because it is already beautiful.
Cassidy T | 2022 | Wedding Wire
photo credit: Molly Margaret Photography
Great Wedding Experience in the Mountains.
Starting the planning process in the midst of COVID was rough, but Blackstone Rivers Ranch had the perfect petite package that we were looking for - helping us and our guests have peace of mind with the unknown future. Working with their in-house planning team, Blackstone Rivers Ranch was everything we were hoping it would be and more. The space was beautiful and we felt as if we were more remote in the mountains than we actually were. Highly recommend this venue to anyone looking for a mountain wedding without having guests trek deep into the range.
Rachel S | 2022 | The Knot
photo credit: Shelly Anderson Photography
This was the most magical venue and the staff was amazing! Who know it would snow 20 inches in May?! We still had our ceremony outside, and then moved into the nice warm tent. It was a beautiful day. The staff was there to constantly keep the snow off the side walks till 11pm. They made our special day even better! Thank you
Erika T | 2022 | Wedding Wire
photo credit: Indy Pop Photo
Blackstone Rivers Ranch is an amazing wedding venue! We had a petite (40 people) wedding at the end of April. It was the perfect venue to be able to have ceremony and reception in one beautiful location. They make it so easy with the pricing that includes everything you need and the ability to add on some additional features. We chose to add the use of the fire pit for a s’mores send off at the end of the evening. It was definitely worth it to add the beautiful bridal dressing room and groom’s dressing room. The staff is responsive during the process and were attentive the day of. The scenery around the property is beautiful for the wedding photos. We got many comments from our wedding guests saying how amazing everything was. It was so great having a mountain wedding about an hour from Denver! Would definitely recommend Blackstone Rivers Ranch.
Chandler B | 2021 | The Knot
photo credit: With Megs Photography
Blackstone Rivers Ranch was the perfect venue for our much delayed wedding celebration! The property is incredible and it truly is the perfect mountain get away that is still accessible from downtown Denver. Nadine and Cheryl were always very prompt and professional throughout the planning process. The day of our wedding could not have been better, even with the afternoon thunderstorms. We were definitely a bit concerned, but the staff went above and beyond to make sure our guests stayed warm and dry. The staff on site were so attentive and took such great care of us. Overall, we couldn’t have asked for a better wedding day and would definitely recommend Blackstone to future couples!!
Kali J | 2021 | The Knot
photo credit: Chelsea Stratso Photography
Blackstone is one of the most beautiful venues I have been to, and the only one I would pick again to get married at! The communication was very open, and any questions that we had they were quick to answer. We had every guest saying 'this is the best wedding we have ever been to,' which is exactly what we wanted! Our day wouldn't have been as special if it weren't for Blackstone Rivers Ranch.
Meghan D | 2021 | The Knot
photo credit: Dgass Photography
The moment we discovered Blackstone Rivers Ranch, we knew that it had all of the elements we had dreamed of for our wedding day. It felt unique, intimate and like a mountain getaway for my California family. They worked with us on every single detail and went above and beyond to make sure that our day ran smoothly. We even got to attend a wine tasting event to pick our wines! Our guests kept coming up to tell us how nice all of the staff were. It happened to be a pretty rainy day, and they were flexible and helped keep us and our guests so happy! The property is stunning—my favorite part was the string lights that run the entire length. We were able to stay in the cabin right up the hill, and loved being able to stay so close to our event. Thank you for EVERYTHING!!
Jenn G | 2021 | Wedding Wire
photo credit: Kelsey Burrows | Dawn and Dusk Photography
I just had my wedding at BRR this past July. To say it was magical would be an understatement. The venue itself is stunning and picturesque for a mountain wedding. My favorite parts were that it was all outdoor, but inclusive for everyone to be close together. I did the petite wedding package and it was perfect for us. Cheryl Ann is absolutely amazing and will make everything so simple and easy, especially the day of the wedding. She was so attentive, kind, helpful, creative, and honestly made my wedding look so beautiful and run so smoothly - even with the slight rainstorm we had :) Nadine was so helpful in planning and making sure we had everything we needed :) Overall this wedding venue and staff is wonderful and will make your day the best day you can imagine. If I could do it all over again, I would.
Amanda K | 2021 | The Knot
photo credit: Walnut Street Photography
What a DREAM location! We had our wedding here after two years of waiting because of COVID and I don't know how it is possible, but they made it so worth the wait! Our day was flawless, the venue is beyond gorgeous morning into the night and the staff is incredibly gracious/ accommodating. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone who wants their guests to feel an experience in the mountains. We loved Blackstone so so much and feel beyond grateful they helped us make a day we will never forget!
Madeline J Studios | 2021 | Google Review
photo credit: Madeline J Studios
From a wedding photographer's perspective - this venue has so much to offered. The interior is great for getting ready so couples don't have to have two locations day of. The exterior has a river running right through the property creating a peaceful ambiance for ceremonies and receptions. Their big tent is great for summer weddings to be outside but still have shelter. This venue is nestled down in the trees so it makes for beautiful forested portraits.
Audrey S | 2021 | The Knot
photo credit: Madison Larsen
Blackstone Rivers Ranch is perfection! We looked at a ton of beautiful venues but once we saw BRR we couldn’t imagine our wedding anywhere else. Nadine and Cheryl are fantastic to work with. They are both so responsive and helpful. They really know what they’re doing and everything ran so smoothly the day of. We had our wedding at the end of August and it was an out of state wedding for everyone except us. If a lot of your guests are traveling from out of state I HIGHLY recommend BRR. We had a hotel block in Denver so everyone got to experience the city for one night, and then it’s a quick 40 min shuttle ride to the venue. So many guests commented on how it was the coolest wedding venue they’ve ever been to. BRR also provides a list of preferred vendors which helped us narrow down our search as well as give us peace of mind that these vendors have been vetted, have worked at BRR many times, and know what they are doing. The staff at BRR are all so polite and professional. Seriously cannot imagine my wedding anywhere else! THANK YOU BRR!
Taylor K | 2021 | The Knot
photo credit: Hillary Shedd Photography
INCREDIBLE is the understatement of the year. This venue was absolutely amazing. Cheryl and Nadine were immensely helpful in my planning as I was an out-of-state bride. They were so prompt with responses as well! The day of the wedding I had the opportunity to meet more of their staff (bartenders, security, etc.) and all were fabulous, kind, and professional. On multiple occasions staff came up to my husband and I to ensure we were happy and our drinks were full. The Blackstone staff go above and beyond! The venue itself is beyond words. It's where elegance meets nature. I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful place to say "I do!" There are so many cool pockets in this space for you and your group to take photos at as well. The restrooms, grooms suite, and bridal suite are comfortable and so well decorated. Guests loved the ceremony space and all felt like they had a great view. Blackstone Rivers Ranch is reliable, convenient, and unforgettable. I cannot recommend this venue enough!
Brynne B | 2021 | The Knot
photo credit: Sarah Kempers Photography
Blackstone Rivers Ranch was the perfect venue to celebrate our marriage. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained. The sound of the creek in the background is truly magical and the big white tent is spectacular. The bridal suites are elegent which makes for beautiful getting ready pictures. At night the string lights help illuminate the tent and the grounds and bring the outdoors to life. The team at Blackstone is also top notch. They are responsive and always available to answer any questions. Their experience with the vendors makes working with their team so easy. All of our guests could not stop raving about how it was the most beautiful venue they had ever seen. Blackstone Rivers Ranch will always be so special to us!
Taylor W | 2021 | The Knot
photo credit: Rebecca Elliott | Sunnybrook Photo
Our experience at Blackstone Rivers Ranch was outstanding! There's plenty of parking for your guests, lots of room to spread out and enjoy cocktails in one area, have the ceremony in another, and the reception under a giant gorgeous tent! The bridal and groom suites were exceptionally well decorated and made for some awesome photo opportunities. Cheryl and Nadine were most helpful throughout the entire process, they made everything easy and fun! We had originally narrowed it down to the three different locations and given the chance again there's no way we'd go anywhere else. We've received so many compliments about how stunning this venue is, because it is!! Truly exceptional space to host the biggest day of your life!
Nina B | 2021 | The Knot
photo credit: Yellow Paddle Photography | Erica Steinhouse
Blackstone is like no other venue I’ve ever seen or been to it is absolutely stunning and so peaceful and serine! My husband and I like many others had to deal with rescheduling because of Covid and not only was Blackstone accommodating and understanding they were so kind to offer us multiple dates to reschedule and always on top of everything!! Not only is the staff amazing but the venue itself is so gorgeous we didn’t want the night to end! Our biggest regret was not booking it for longer or staying in one of the cabins the night of our wedding! I cannot say enough wonderful things about Blackstone Rivers Ranch it is simply incredible and such a special place! My husband and I already talking about going back for a vow renewal some day!
Sara P | 2021 | Google Review
photo credit: Lauren Leyba Photography
The wedding of our dreams, made possible with Blackstone. Truly the most incredible venue - it was the only one we saw in person while searching and we knew it was perfect for us. Such an amazing backdrop with neat and quirky areas throughout. Cheryl and Nadine made everything seamless and were always there to help guide us and answer all of our questions. So many of our guests could not stop commenting on the scenery and beauty of the property. It is away from all of the hustle and bustle of Denver but our guests never felt inconvenienced by the lack of choices on where to stay close by - there are so many options! Thank you Blackstone, Cheryl & Nadine for making dreams come true for such an amazing evening we will never forget.
Shearn123 | 2021 | Google Review
photo credit: Epic Photography
My husband and I got married here on Sunday and did the petite wedding and literally could not have picked a better location! The entire day was laid out for us and everything went so smoothly. The suites were such a gorgeous place for everyone to get ready and then the outdoor location backed by the pine trees made for gorgeous photos. The staff were all incredibly helpful, the food was incredible, the officiant made our ceremony so personal and special. And then to top it all off, we got to stay a night in the claim jumper cabin which was the cutest way to end our wedding weekend. If you're looking for a place to get married in Colorado this is it!
Deby S | 2021 | The Knot
photo credit: Sandford Creative
I had my wedding here and it was a dream come true. The venue is absolutely gorgeous photos do it no justice to just how stunning it is. And on top of that the staff is amazing and on top of everything just super kind and professional they made sure the day of was 100% coordinated and perfect. If you have your wedding here you won't regret it.
Kayla L | 2021 | Facebook Review
photo credit: Alyssa Carpenter Photography
BRR exceeded my wedding expectations! I was blown away at how well maintained and beautiful the venue was for the day of the wedding. The tent is gorgeous when it gets dark and the whole venue is decorated beautifully with string lights. The creek behind the ceremony site created a perfect ambiance and there was plenty of space for activities like yard games and s'mores which we loved. Cheryl and Nadine were very kind and responsive with any questions I had and took planning very seriously which was appreciated. They are strict about vendors but in the end it makes wedding planning easier and is nice they have vetted everyone to ensure quality!