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27846 Hwy 550, Durango, Colorado
(970) 335-8877   |
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 within ten minutes of just about every hotel, restaurant, bar, store, park, or outdoor activity you'll need.  Our rustic event center seats 200 inside 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 lakeside, by the pond, or under the willows.
While you'll love the scenery, we are also proud to be Durango’s relaxed wedding venue!  We don’t do stress here.  In fact our goal is to create a relaxed environment for your wedding and everything we do is designed to support that objective.  You’ll take a deep breath of fresh mountain air knowing that your venue will take care of you.


This venue worked out great for us because it allowed us to do all of the things that we wanted to at our wedding. We wanted to be close to Durango because all of our guests had already traveled so far. We wanted to do something at our wedding that had “Wow” factor—which turned out to be renting the DSNGR diesel train to take everyone out to our wedding. The ranch could accommodate our 175 guests and has an absolutely gorgeous backdrop with a lake and fountain and the red cliffs in the background. I also loved the beautiful exposed wood barn and event tent that would shelter guests in case it rained (it didn’t).  -Cammie


Riverbend Ranch Durango Wedding

The Perfect Blend at River Bend Ranch

A modern rustic family-oriented wedding at Riverbend Ranch Durango.

Bride & Groom kissing

2021 Cover Couple: A Casual Country 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.

River Bend Ranch Durango Wedding by Colt Freeman

A Rustic Bluegrass Wedding at River Bend Ranch

A simple wedding with a rustic countryside feel and DIY bohemian details. The mountains and bluegrass scene in Durango played a significant role in the wedding day.

Bridal party in navy blue

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.

Outdoor ceremony at River Bend Ranch Durango Weddings Magazine

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.

Wedding Reception at River Bend Ranch, Durango Colorado

A Simple Durango Wedding Planned in Three Months at River Bend Ranch

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

A ceremony under a willow tree with hay bale seating followed by an outdoor reception under the stars at River Bend Ranch in Durango, Colorado.

River Bend Ranch wedding, Durango Colorado

A Wedding Celebration at River Bend Ranch

A big celebration of wedding day love at River Bend Ranch. Soft blues and pinks combined with wildflowers and the natural mountain scenery tied the wedding together.

Cruising to Durango to Get Married

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.

Katye & Andre
Cammie & Nathan
Jess & Ty

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