27846 Hwy 550, Durango, Colorado
(970) 335-8877   |  riverbendranchdurango.com

Known as Durango's relaxed wedding venue, River Bend Ranch is the ideal location for a wedding.  Nestled in the beautiful Animas Valley just a few miles north of Durango, we are less than ten minutes to historic Main Avenue in downtown Durango.  Our event barn is decorated in a rustic elegance and operates as a wedding and event venue all year long.  We have on-site lodging options and four unique ceremony sites with stunning views allow you to choose the deck, lakeside, the big willow, or the cabin willow.

While you'll love the scenery, we are also proud to be Durango’s relaxed wedding venue.  We don’t do stress here.  Our goal is to create a relaxed environment for your wedding and everything we do is designed to support that objective.  You can take a deep breath of fresh mountain air knowing that your venue will take care of you.

"We had our wedding at River Bend Ranch and I could not have asked for a more perfect day. The owner and staff made the entire planning process a breeze and had wonderful recommendations for us since we were planning our wedding from out of state. Their team members were incredibly helpful when the rain attempted to take over our day, but it just made it even more beautiful! The venue is absolutely breathtaking and we cannot wait to go back and stay at the cabin on site for our anniversary next year. We were able to have our rehearsal dinner at the cabin, our wedding on the lawn, our reception in the barn, and our morning after present opening breakfast at the cabin. We absolutely recommend booking this venue for any event you are considering! Thank you River Bend Ranch for helping make our wedding day absolutely perfect."   -Shaylee Scott

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A Perfect Blend Wedding at River Bend Ranch

A rustic family-oriented wedding at River Bend Ranch in Durango, Colorado.

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A Casual Country Durango Wedding

The wedding day story of the couple that graces the 2021 Magazine. Ashley & Josh’s country western wedding featured lots of fun, booze, and TONS of dancing.

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A Rustic Bluegrass Wedding at River Bend Ranch

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A Boho Forest Wedding at River Bend Ranch

A mountain wedding in Durango filled with greenery, succulents, wood slices, macramé hangings, bohemian dream catchers, and gold accents.

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Homegrown & Country Sweet at River Bend Ranch

An intimate and relaxed destination wedding in Durango, Colorado with an outdoor ceremony surrounded by a pond, beautiful trees, and the afternoon sunlight.

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An intimate and simple wedding planned in just three months at River Bend Ranch. The ceremony was held in front of the lake with the early evening sunset reflecting off of the lake and mountain.


A Texas Style Wedding at River Bend Ranch

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A Wedding Celebration at River Bend Ranch

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Cruising to Durango to Get Married

We asked our guests to bring their motorcycles out to Durango because we knew they had no idea of the beautiful scenery they would experience. The day prior to the wedding, we all rode the Million Dollar Highway to Telluride and, needless to say, they all loved the area and want to come back to Durango.


A Texas Celebration in Durango

Every summer we would visit Colorado, I fell in love the scenery and thought it would be the most beautiful place to have a wedding. Everything in Durango is modern with a rustic twist and I thought this would be a wonderful theme for our wedding.


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