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C Lazy U Ranch is Luxury Travel Guide’s 2019 Wedding Caterer of the Year!

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A Picture-Perfect Destination Wedding in the Mountains

For an unforgettable destination wedding, whisk your guests off to a charming dude ranch in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. C Lazy U Ranch provides a romantic, rustic western ambiance and sweeping mountain vistas, as well as the luxury that only destination wedding resorts can provide.

Destination weddings are always exciting, but a wedding at C Lazy U Ranch is a completely unique experience: our designers and catering staff can work with any theme, such as rustic barn weddings, bohemian weddings, Wild West weddings and more, to make sure your day is a romantic, once-in-a-lifetime event for you and your guests.

Highlights of a Mountain Destination Wedding at C Lazy U

  • Exclusive use of the 8,500-acre ranch
  • Scenic photography locations
  • 4 indoor/outdoor ceremony sites
  • 3 indoor/outdoor reception sites
  • Secluded honeymoon cabin
  • Included ranch activities for overnight guests
  • Gourmet dining
  • Bar packages, including wine curated by on-site sommelier

Celebrate your wedding with the touches of an intimate luxury vacation. C Lazy U Ranch is small—not counting its acreage, that is—but lavish, with the ability to combine downhome vibes with elegance. Wedding guests at C Lazy U have private use of the ranch’s 8,500 acres, allowing family and friends to participate in ranch activities to make lasting memories and form even stronger bonds—all centered on a celebration of love and the blending of two families.

For your destination wedding, up to 70–90 guests stay two nights at the ranch, where they are treated to the same superior service we offer to all guests. Weddings are always buy-out events so the only guests on-ranch will be yours. Rates for guests include lodging, gourmet meals and ranch activities such as fly fishing, hiking, and mountain biking in the summer; cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and ice skating in the winter; and horseback riding in all seasons. The award-winning Lazy You Spa is open throughout the year for wedding guests — and the bride and groom, of course — to relax and pamper themselves before and after the big day.

Weddings take place year-round at C Lazy U, as the ranch is just as breathtaking blanketed in snow as it is in flowers. The limited June and August wedding weekends typically book one to two years in advance.*

Wedding Ceremonies at C Lazy U Ranch

C Lazy U guests have always admired the natural beauty of the ranch’s surroundings, which is why we have handpicked and designed four unique ceremony sites to highlight the splendor of a destination wedding in the mountains.

Wedding Ceremony Sites

Bride and groom posing by water

Woodsie Overlook: Perched high above the ranch, this soaring spot overlooks the gentle waters of Willow Creek Reservoir.**

Pond with lodge in the background

Majestic Pond: Expansive meadows with a rolling mountain backdrop surround a pristine green lawn nestled next to the ranch pond for a quiet, intimate wedding.

the lodge in the summer

Main Lodge: Surround yourself in history at the Main Lodge, one of our most cherished sites that was built 70 years ago with timber from our very own hillside.

wedding set up

Hay Meadow: Arrive in a horse-drawn sleigh to this sprawling field, which is covered in snow in the winter and wildflowers in the summer.

Wedding Receptions at C Lazy U Ranch

Each reception site includes tables and seating, linens, dinnerware, service staff and dinner service.

Wedding Reception Sites

hay barn reception

Hay Barn: The Hay Barn evokes the quintessential western atmosphere, and has hosted some of the best barn weddings in Colorado. Its interior boasts antler chandeliers, charming string lighting, a lofted lounge area, large dance floor and two bars.**

wedding area

Main Lodge: Historic and rustic, the Main Lodge offers a cozy saloon-style bar and a formal log dining room for an intimate reception.

patio bonfire

Patio House: The poolside deck at the Patio House offers indoor and outdoor seating, multiple fire pits, lawn games, a dance floor and an ice cream parlor.

Buying Out the Ranch

In order to provide exclusivity and provide the perfect wedding experience, wedding parties are required to rent out the entire ranch for a minimum of two nights. The wedding party is responsible for guaranteeing the space and C Lazy U Ranch structures this into one easy to understand buyout price so you know exactly what your wedding is going to cost.

Buyout pricing includes:

  • All Site Fees
  • Standard linens, flatware, glassware, dinnerware, lighting and décor
  • Accommodations on Ranch for the Wedding party and all guests
  • Gourmet Dining
  • Activities for you and your guests
  • Taxes and Resort Fees

Exclusive Buyout Pricing

Maximum Number of People Maximum Number of People Buyout Price Per night Two Night Wedding Price
November – April 70 $50,586 $101,000
May – October 80 $65,500 $131,000

What do my guests pay for their lodging, meals and activities outside of the wedding sponsored events?

In other words, what is their cost to attend the wedding and have their own room since that is included in the inclusive buyout price?

This is entirely up to the wedding party. Some weddings choose to host the entire wedding and their guests don’t pay for anything. Other weddings choose to set a nightly rate for their guests to pay at their own expense. If you choose to do this the ranch recommends the wedding sets a nightly per person per night rate of $250 to $300 for their guests. The ranch’s reservation department can explain all of the inclusions outside of the hosted wedding events such as meals and activities.

The C Lazy U provides some of the most romantic wedding experiences. Please do not hesitate to contact our Wedding Sales Team at should you have any questions.

*Weddings are not held at C Lazy U Ranch from the second week of June to the second week of August, as it is reserved for family vacations requiring a 7-night minimum stay.
**Not available in the winter

Words cannot express our gratitude for the incredible experience we had at the ranch for Amanda and Ben’s wedding this last weekend. Aside from the beauty of the ranch, fabulous accommodations, activities, delicious food and beverages, the ability of your staff to shift from the long-arranged Spring wedding plans to a Winter wonderland affair in a matter of hours was simply amazing. While we were appreciative of the warmth, friendliness and assistance provided by all of your staff, in particular I would like to give a shout out to both Henderson and Julia, who both went the extra mile to make our stay comfortable and fun. I literally cannot wait for another opportunity to visit the ranch, and as a wedding professional myself, will recommend it to all my customers seeking a truly unique, joyful, fun-filled destination wedding.

– Holly Levin

I wanted to take a few minutes to let you know how thrilled we were with C Lazy U Ranch for my son’s wedding! From start to finish it was an amazing weekend thanks to you and your staff!! EVERYONE had a wonderful time and were mesmerized by the beauty of the ranch, the food, service and of course the wonder of love between Kerry and Alex.

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Our wedding was perfect and we owe it all to the C Lazy U staff. Thank you so much for all your hard work and continued attention to detail. Everyone I talked to had a wonderful time, including Peter and myself. When it was all over I said to Peter, “can we do this again?” Thanks again for all your hard work to make our wedding everything we could have imagined.

– Melissa & Peter

You are incredible. I know I didn’t give you much guidance, and I left you to make some of the big decisions (because let’s be honest…I’m not the best at decisions!), but oh my goodness you could not have done a more perfect job! It was absolutely a dream come true for the both of us…it was the wedding we prayed and hoped for and so much more!

– Mikey & Bree

Thank you so much for all your hard work to make our wedding at C Lazy U so special! You and the rest of the staff were unbeatable and our guests cannot stop raving! We hope that we will have another opportunity to visit C Lazy U and see you again!

– Rachel and Keith

Chris and I have had time to reflect on our experience and are beyond grateful for the gift you and the Ranch were capable of giving us. Our wedding was truly special. From the beginning of the planning process, you were honest, patient and accommodating — it was much appreciated. You and the Ranch are one of a kind, and we can’t wait to return!

– Emily & Chris

Thank you to every one of you for all that you did to make our wedding weekend such a huge success! Everyone raved about what a great time they had and how friendly and attentive the staff were. The menu was a huge hit, all our bar planning worked out fantastically! Thank you for all your assistance in planning and executing our awesome celebration.

– Anne and Andy

**Please note: As an “all-inclusive” destination, we are unable to accept inquiries for ‘a la carte’ one-day wedding ceremonies and receptions. Two-night minimum stays apply.

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I have never been to a place where EVERY employee is so nice!!! Everyone I encountered was kind, had a good attitude, and went out of their way to be helpful. That shows a lot of attention to detail. Also the activities were amazing. The food was also excellent. My kids did not want to leave. This was one of the best vacations I have been on! Thank you all so much. The water bottle and chapstick was a nice touch. They both came in handy.

~ Brandon & Carly R., 02-01-2022

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