RIVER BEND


Dramatic elegance under the cliffs of the St. Vrain River.

DIRECTIONS to 501 W. Main St, Lyons, CO 80540

Find River Bend availability here, and contact Betsy for more information.

River Bend is a large property right on the banks of the St. Vrain River under towering, dramatic redstone cliffs. It has a park-like feel, with plenty of open grassy space, large shade trees, and a peaceful sandstone patio on the river. Your rental includes the use of our stunning sail-cloth tent, our groomsmen's cottage, and our gorgeous "glamping" tent for brides, complete with chandeliers. River Bend also houses our partner, WeeCasa Tiny Homes, who keep beautiful tiny homes for you and your guests. Through the Farmette, we offer full service wedding flowers and design, as well as organic produce for your event.

  • Guest capacity: 200
  • On the banks of the St.Vrain River
  • Beautiful sail-cloth dinner tent
  • Bridal glamping tent
  • Groomsmen's cottage
  • Large catering tent
  • Fire pit
  • Tables, chairs, sound system, and restrooms included
  • 1-hour consultation with River Bend staff included
  • See more details here

 We offer showings of both venues on Saturday mornings at 10:00.  
We meet at the Farmette and will also go over to River Bend.
Please let us know if you will be joining us!


See the venue in motion:

Lana & Danny, 2014

Jess & Nick, 2015


Our couples say:

When my then fiancé and I came to see River Bend as a wedding venue, there was still debris and mud everywhere from the 2013 floods. But the flowing river and backdrop of awe-inspiring red rocks totally captured us. As we listened to Betsy and Mike who own the land speak of what they wanted to create, we were inspired, and decided to take the risk and be part of the adventure. And it was sooooo worth it! Our wedding was the best day of our lives, and there is nowhere more magical than River Bend. I got ready in the cutest Glamping Tent, had our ceremony along the river, enjoyed family style dinner under a gorgeous tent, and danced the night away until the stars in the amphitheater. It really felt like a fairytale and embraced all we love in Colorado into one. I can’t thank Betsy and Mike enough for all their love and care in making sure our day was perfect!  It’s clear they care about each one of their clients and it’s their hearts that won us over. River Bend will forever be special to us and our guests.
— Lana & Danny
Everything about River Bend is exceptional. The staff is professional, responsive and friendly, and Mike and Betsy have long-standing, cooperative relationships with many quality vendors who make a wedding go smoothly and without stress. But the allure of River Bend goes far beyond the people: Mike and Betsy have turned a haven of nature into a spectacular wedding venue. Countless guests said that our wedding was the most beautiful they had ever been to, and “magic” is the word they used most often to describe River Bend.
— Carol & Lee