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Venue Spotlight: Rist Canyon Inn

Rist Canyon Inn is a wonderfully rustic and refined wedding and event venue with on-site lodging, just 12 minutes from Old Town Fort Collins. Owned by lighting designer Allan Leibow and his wife, Emily, The Inn is an 1896 farmhouse set on twenty acres rich with historic details. 

Rest Canyon Inn is set on a lush and sprawling twenty acres

The property rests among old growth trees, lush golden pastures, and a glistening creek. Old wood fences, rustic footbridges and a cobblestone building convey the history of the land. The main floor of the inn is a perfect bridal suite with a full kitchen, grand open space and lots of natural light. A white pine cabin is excellent for the groom and groomsmen to get ready. The newly completed 2000 square foot, on-site, state of the art event space with custom lighting and sound systems is open May through December and seats up to 100 guests. 

Multiple doors in the event space open up to a covered patio with tables

Beautiful tall trees and colorful blooms surround the charming Rest Canyon Inn

As a lighting designer for luxury hotels and homes worldwide, Allan has worked closely with top architects and interior designers and designed the lighting for a home for Steven Spielberg, as well as Scarlett Johansson. In transforming Rist Canyon Inn into what it is today, Allan & Emily’s goal was to keep the original charm and history, but add contemporary conveniences for comfort with the overall goal of creating a high end facility in both design and service. After scouring countless antique stores and auctions throughout the process, the final design of Rist Canyon is eclectic, interesting and quaint with modern touches and AMAZING LIGHTING! The best of old and new, if you will!  

Modern lighting in the event space provides an eclectic counterpoint to the rustic charm of the Inn.

Multiple doors in the event space open up to a covered patio with tables

Rist Canyon Inn is the perfect venue for a bride and groom who appreciate good design and want an incredible one-of-a-kind wedding! With numerous areas to choose from for the ceremony and reception the bride and groom can make their day exactly the way they want it.

For more information on Rist Canyon Inn, visit them here.

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