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It’s late September in Colorado Springs at the beautiful and rustic Younger Ranch Wedding Venue. The grass is just starting to fade for the year, and green blades are intertwined with their golden counter parts. The sun is still warm on your back, but soon it will dip behind Pikes Peak. Afterwards, a refreshing and cool breeze caresses your cheek. 25 miles of unobstructed mountain views are to the west, and towering pines to the east provide the most natural form of epic decoration… sounds pretty amazing right?
Welcome to the Younger Ranch wedding venue in Colorado Springs, CO!
A Younger Ranch Wedding is perfect for the couple looking for rustic charm, as well as those who appreciate Colorado’s wide, open, blue skies. It’s also a working cattle farm, (and if you notify the venue in advance) you can even have some bonus bovine guests within view!
The bridal barn is 100+ years old (how neat is that?) and features a quaint area for the bride and her girls to get around, as well as restrooms for the guys and girls. Think that’s cool? Up the hill, the guys have a literal TIPI to get ready in, and plenty of room for their pre-wedding shenanigans. Whiskey anyone?
An open air pavilion is the perfect place for cocktail hour or dancing. It even has a hanging chandelier! I personally love the juxtaposition of modern class amongst the historic wooden beams.
The main barn is multipurpose, and while it can be used as a dining or reception area (in the case of inclement weather) the hanging ceiling drapes and sliding barn doors make for a beautiful ceremony space! If the crazy Colorado weather cooperates, the Ranch’s standard ceremony space is also stunning, and the mountains are centered perfectly in the background for your ceremony.
Younger Ranch offers All-Inclusive and Exclusive packages, and according to their website, you can even BRING YOUR DOGGO.
I recently had the pleasure of chatting with one of Younger Ranch’s owners, Gina. Hear from her yourselves about some of the unique features of having your wedding at Younger Ranch!
Stunning Pikes Peak Mountain View, rolling pastures and tree lined hills, acres and acres of space, secluded.
Younger Ranch has been in our family for five generations, and now six generations with our kids. We are among the last remaining authentic ranches in Colorado available for private weddings.
What’s included with a venue rental varies depending on if you choose our all-inclusive package. We will always include: ceremony & reception seating, patio, fire pit, two bar areas, bride and groom prep areas, fresh air Mountain View’s, quiet relaxing setting, and parking areas.
Our exclusive package includes: ceremony site with benches, bridal suite, grooms teepee, 12 hour rental, cocktail market lit hay barn with wine barrels, bar, hay wagon, reception barn with tables & chairs, bathrooms, market lit patio, fire pit.
We offer an all-inclusive package as well as an exclusive package. We have a great list of professional coordinators to choose from. Either way you choose to go we make it as easy and stress-free as possible.
We have many wonderful professional vendors we work with. Most are small businesses that we love to support. We have built great long time relationships, and are excited to have them on board to help make your day Amazing.
The wedding is magical, it’s important, and fun, but remember to make each day of your lives together (the journey) fun too!
We have Texas Longhorn cattle, and new for 2022 you can have “The Texas Longhorn Experience,” where the iconic cattle be part of your wedding.
The best way for interested couples to get in touch with us is through our website at YoungerRanch.com
I’m grateful that I was able to spend this beautiful September day at Younger Ranch with my awesome couple – Jess and Ben. I may have been 37 weeks pregnant, but we had some fun!
While some significant wind and impending storms altered their original plans for their ceremony space, their heartfelt and emotional ceremony felt perfectly placed within the main barn. Following their ceremony, they celebrated with some delicious barbecue, Chantilly cake (if you know, you know,) polaroids, an open bar, and some truly epic swing dancing.
Enjoy the photos below from their wedding day!
Thank you Jess and Ben for the honor of photographing your Colorado Springs Younger Ranch Wedding!
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Interested in checking out other rustic and barn venues? Check out this post about Deer Creek Valley Ranch in Evergreen, CO!