Average Base Cost: $64,000
Average base cost for a Devil’s Thumb Ranch wedding is calculated by figuring a 125-person guest list for a fall wedding weekend using a $40,000 food/beverage minimum. Average base cost DOES NOT INCLUDE LODGING. Entertainment, additional decorations and rentals, DJ, and photography are not included. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand. Tax and gratuity is included.
*Prices subject to change
How it breaks down:
Facility Rental Fee:
2020 Wedding Package Pricing (pricing as of 11/19 and subject to change)
Starting at a $12,000 site fee + $30,000 food and beverage minimum
Starting at a $15,000 site fee + $35,000 food and beverage minimum
Starting at a $20,000 site fee + $55,000 food and beverage minimum
Starting at a $15,000 site fee + $40,000 food and beverage minimum
- Rehearsal dinner or welcome reception
- Ready rooms for both wedding parties
- Wedding reception in the High Lonesome Barn
- Post-wedding brunch
- Tables, chairs, white or ivory linens and all flatware, stemware, plates, etc. needed for food service
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Extras: Bar setup fees, 22% service charge, and a late night event fee are among the extra costs.
Food/Beverage: You must use the Ranch’s own restaurant/catering as well as bar. The average wedding-day price for food/beverage is $200-$225 per person, however you must meet the food/beverage minimums stated above.
Space Type: Inside/Outside. There is an outdoor ceremony and cocktail hour space for warmer months, and an indoor reception space.
A typical wedding setup at Devil’s Thumb Ranch might include:
- Rehearsal Dinner and/or Welcome Party on Friday night
- Saturday Ceremony at one of their two ceremony sites
- Cocktail hour at the High Lonesome Barn Patio
- Reception in the High Lonesome Barn
- Sunday morning Brunch
Size: Up to 250 guests
Bridal Suite: Yes
Parking: Yes, at no additional charge
How Will Grandma Get There? Ideally guests would stay on the property. Between the High Lonesome Lodge (with 35 rooms available) and their other sister properties, there is accommodation available for up to 350 guests. The venue can help arrange room blocks with discounted rates. Room rates typically average $350+ for non wedding weekends.
Party On! Receptions must end by 11 p.m., however you can host an after party at an additional charge until 1 a.m.
Situated on over 6,000 acres of privately owned land, the Devil’s Thumb Ranch is 10 miles from Winter Park and 70 miles from Denver. The Ranch features 16 Ridge Top Cabins, a 35-room High Lonesome Lodge, a 52 room Main Lodge, and a 13 room Bunkhouse. The Ranch has two restaurants on property and a 100+ Km Nordic trail system for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Activities on the property also include hiking, mountain biking, fly-fishing, and Zip-lining in the Summer/Fall.
Woman Getting Married Says:
Having a destination Colorado ranch wedding sounds pretty dreamy to me, and this wedding venue offers everything you need to plan a picture-perfect event. It’s got that great combination of rustic and luxury, and it’s inside/outside venue options mean you can have a wedding there practically all year long. I think you can go small or big when it comes to the guest count here, either having your guests take over the property completely if you’ve invited enough people, or making it an intimate getaway for your closest family and friends. While the site fee is on the higher end, the overall price tag for a decent-sized destination wedding is not outrageous. There are also several budget-friendly lodging options for guests at the ranch as well as the surrounding area, which is nice for those not looking to spend a lot. As a side note, my communication with the resort has been quick and helpful, which is always a plus when planning a wedding from afar.
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