Looking for that dreamy Rocky Mountain Venue with a rustic twist? Look no further than The Barn at Howard Creek Farm! The historic wedding barn adds a chic and cozy feel to any wedding day experience. Not only is the venue known for its character, but it comes with a lot of history, too.
Nestled in Howard, Colorado, this historic wedding barn was originally built in 1861 in Northern Indiana and dismantled, moved, and rebuilt in Colorado in 2019. It was kept as original as possible and its unique touches aren’t hard to miss upon entering the beautiful property. The venue is located just 15-minutes from Salida, which is located in the heart of the Rockies in central Colorado. It’s the perfect location for your guests to truly experience Colorado and nearby adventures like the Arkansas River and Mount Princeton Hot Springs. An added bonus, there are 20 notable hotels in town so your guests won’t have an issue finding overnight accommodations.
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Colorado is known for its natural beauty, but add a historic barn to the mix and you’re left with that perfect, picturesque Colorado backdrop. The ceremony view boasts the perfect backdrop of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains on one side and the Arkansas River on the other. They can even help you arrange to float your way into the ceremony via the river. The ceremony site is complete with a beautiful arch and plenty of bench seating for up to 150 guests.
Photo credit left to right: Justyna Butler, Catherine Eichel Photography, Erica Steinhouse Photography
After the ceremony, guests can relax by the fire pit under the string lights in their courtyard space.
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The reception space offers the perfect balance of rustic and elegance. The natural wood interior gives couples the perfect blank slate to play around with any type of decor and help bring any wedding vision to life.
Photo credit left to right: Sagebrush Souls Photography, Ali + Garret Photography, YellowFeather Photography
The next best thing to tying the knot at a historical barn is knowing that you’re one of only a few who get to do so. The Barn at Howard Creek Farm provides a very exclusive and unique experience by only allowing 15 weddings a year. That means more focus, detail, and passion goes into your big day. They also take care of the heavy lifting by providing you with their experienced wedding planner who has over 15-years of experience to help guide you throughout your planning process. Another unique amenity is the barn loft space and grain silo for the bridal party. Imagine getting ready in an elegant 800 square foot barn space on your wedding day! The groom and his groomsmen also have a 25ft Grain Silo, perfect for getting ready.
Photo credit left to right: Garry + Stacy Photography, Madeline J Studios, Sagebrush Souls Photography
Handmade wood farm tables and unique wooden chairs are included with the venue rental. These items offer the perfect touch of elegance while playing into the vintage feel of the venue, plus you don’t have to worry about the stress of finding rental furniture. The barn reception space boasts 4,000 square feet and is ideal for up to 150 guests. Another fun vintage touch you’ll find are their built-in bars. There are two bar experiences, one indoor and the other outdoors for your cocktail hour paired with magical views of the mountains.
Photo credit left to right: Madeline J Studios, Justyna Butler Photography
The Barn at Howard Creek Farm is a family-owned and operated venue that is passionate about providing the ultimate Colorado experience for their couples. Ready to book your dream wedding or elopement with The Barn at Howard Creek Farm? Click here to learn more.
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