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River Bend Lyons Wedding

River Bend Lyons Wedding
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A guide to having a Lyons River Bend Wedding

River Bend Lyons is a charming wedding venue located along the Vrain River and tucked in the city of Lyons. Lyons River Bend is about an hour from Denver and only 20 minutes from downtown Boulder! The wedding venue is situated on the banks of the river and features dramatic stone cliffs. If you’re looking for one of the best wedding venues near Denver or Boulder, take a look at this venue guide for a Lyons River Bend wedding!

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Some details on River Bend Lyons

Address
501 W. Main St, Lyons, CO 80540
Occupancy200
Ceremony site optionsOutdoor lawn
CateringPreferred list
SeatingIncluded
Hours of venue use12-11pm

Pricing for a Lyons River Bend Wedding

Saturday$9,000
Friday, Sunday$7,000
Weekday$3,000

A tour of a Lyons River Bend Wedding

Getting Ready

Getting ready at the Lyons River Bend is a breeze! The two included getting ready suites are located right on the property. The main suite is the cottage in the middle of the grounds, which has plenty of space and natural light. And the second, smaller suite is a super cool glamping style tent. There is also the option to rent the WeeCasas, which are also conveniently located on site. (You and your guests can even stay here overnight to eliminate the need for transportation!)

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Ceremony

Ceremonies at Lyons River Bend are held on the grassy lawn right next to picturesque river and stunning rocky cliff backdrop. I love the large trees that can provide some much needed shade during the hot Colorado summer. You can accommodate 200 people and chairs are included.

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Cocktail Hour

Cocktail hour is held on the grassy area. There is a full service bar, twinkly lights and lawn games. There’s even a fire pit! S’mores anyone?

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Reception

Dinner, cake and toasts are usually held under the gorgeous white tent right in the middle of the grounds. Dancing is held right on the river under the twinkly lights and makes for a stunning ambiance. And if you’re feeling bold, why not take a dip in the river to cool off? This wedding party did and it was the highlight of the night!

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Photo Locations

There are so many gorgeous wedding photo locations at Lyons River Bend. You can highlight the epic rocky backdrop, the charming backyard feel with trees and greenery, or the unique ceremony backdrop. Photos at River Bend Lyons are guaranteed to be gorgeous.

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Why you should have a River Bend Lyons Wedding

  1. The close proximity to Boulder. Lyons River Bend is only 20 minutes outside Boulder, which means lodging and transportation is a breeze!
  2. The intimate feel. I just love how this venue feels like a backyard wedding, but elevated. Who doesn’t want to have a beautiful reception underneath twinkly lights and a dramatic cliff side backdrop?
  3. The ability to get ready on site. This is such an underrated perk! There is truly nothing better than getting ready on site. The amount of time saved going to different locations is unbeatable.

Learn more about Leah, a Colorado wedding photographer

Hey there! I’m so glad you found this wedding guide, I hope it was helpful! I’m a wedding photographer based out of Denver and serving locations across Colorado and beyond. I’m originally from Texas but beelined it here as fast as I could. I’ve always loved the Colorado way of life– the mountains, the food, the people, it’s unlike any place I’ve ever been! Being a wedding photographer here is a dream. I love serving fun and in love couples. If you’re wanting candid, authentic imagery with a creative twist and a luxury experience, I’m your girl! I’d love to learn more about you and your special day! You can send me a message here or using the contact form below. And if you’re getting married at River Bend Lyons, I’ll even throw in a little gift upon booking! Can’t wait to hear from you!

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