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A Magical Experience

Wedding Venue in Durango, CO

With over 25 years of experience, Ridgewood Event Center is Southwest Colorado’s first and premier mountain wedding venue just minutes from Durango, Colorado. With expansive mountain views, lush green lawns with towering cottonwood trees, Ridgewood provides an unforgettable setting for each unique event. A hancrafted two-story barn and a large white high peak tent with surrounding patios provide thousands of square feet for an abundance of space to host up to 200 guests. Unlike many venues, Ridgewood is inclusive of almost all the equipment you may need for a distinctive and beautiful wedding, all in one place. Let us save you time, energy, and money so you can focus on what matters most: your unique Colorado Mountain Wedding.

Revered Scenery

From rustic to elegant, boho to chic, country to city, Ridgewood Event Center reveals its magic for every wedding.


Inclusive Wedding Venue

In the days surrounding your event you’ll have a lot more on your mind than returning and picking up rental equipment, or wondering what to do when you discover at the last minute that you need fresh linens or extra tables. Thankfully, we have all the equipment and inventory that you need for a stress free wedding, on site, ready to go now.

Whatever your vision is, Ridgewood can create it. The dedicated team has spent years collecting the region’s most exclusive and extensive inventory to achieve each event’s unique vision and special touch. Our facility fee includes the use of seating, tables, designer quality china, hammered stainless silverware, classic glassware, and so much more. As an all inclusive wedding venue, Ridgewood Event Center is beyond prepared for flawless, stunning events.


Mountain View Weddings

Let nature be your backdrop and discover why Ridgewood Event Center is a wedding photographer’s dream and why vendors prefer working with Ridgewood’s staff and facility. As the premier, inclusive Durango, CO wedding venue, Ridgewood Event Center is located minutes from Durango, Cortez, Farmington, and Aztec.

Rich in architectural style with hand-hewn timbers, pine floors, wrap-around porches, extensive flagstone patios with stunning mountain views, acres of lawn and towering 100-year-old Cottonwood trees, the setting couldn’t be more ideal for a true Colorado mountain wedding or event. Choose from multiple beautiful ceremony sites, including a lush green lawn in front of the Event Center with panoramic mountain views, or our natural woods site along the banks of the La Plata River with rustic log-style seating.

Experienced Personnel

Professional Staff

Selecting a venue is usually the most important and time consuming part of planning a wedding. If the Ridgewood Event Center is chosen, then all the other details can fall quickly into place. We have decades of experience, a cohort of incredible vendors, all the standard equipment you need at the Ridgewood and thousands of unique extras should you choose to rent them. Our professional staff will work with you on your time line and event plan and set up all the equipment you need for your wedding and reception. We will direct your vendors on the wedding day and clean up at the end of the day. Ridgewood also provides event planning services for an additional fee for couples that are from out of town, busy with their lives, or just want the help of a professional. This assistance can make all the difference and is definitely a time saver and often a money saver.


Porches, Patios, Indoor & Outdoor

Choose a unique wedding venue in Colorado. Reserve your special day at Ridgewood Event Center. You might like to have your reception indoors after an outdoor ceremony. Or the other way around. Perhaps your guest list is large enough to need the entire grounds and tents too. All the choices are yours and we’re here—with more than 1000 weddings of experience—to help. We invite you to visit and tour the grounds and Center with all its porches, patios, and gardens. Walk the path down to the river and wander among the cottonwoods. Sit on our porch and enjoy our gorgeous mountain views. Our 200-acre Colorado property will set your wedding apart.


“Since the very first event at Ridgewood, our own wedding, and years before there was even a building or plan, just that incredible view and 100 straw bales, we knew what a special spot nature had created. We look forward to sharing it with you.”

-The Alford Family, Owners
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Located 20 Minutes outside of Durango, Colorado
16000 CO-140 Hesperus, CO, 81326