The Barn at Howard Creek Farm - Leah Goetzel Photography

The Barn at Howard Creek Farm
Wedding Venue Spotlight

Colorado Venues

A guide to having a Barn at Howard Creek Farm wedding

The Barn at Howard Creek Farm is a stunning wedding venue located just outside Salida, Colorado (one of my favorite small mountain towns!) The venue is about 3 hours from Denver making it the perfect “getaway” location while still being accessible to all your guests.

This venue is run and operated by Aly and her husband, truly two of the sweetest, most caring venue owners I’ve ever worked with! Aly makes sure your day is running smoothly and communication with her was an absolute breeze!

If you’re looking for a photographer to capture your special day at The Barn at Howard Creek, send me a message, I’d love to learn more about your vision!

The Barn at Howard Creek Farm wedding, couple at the barn at howard creek farm, salida wedding venues, colorado barn wedding venue, wedding venues with mountain views, backless wedding dress, vintage inspired wedding, wildflower wedding bouquet
Mountain Views at the Barn at Howard Creek Farm

Some details on The Barn at Howard Creek Farm

Address356 Co Rd 4, Howard, CO 81233
Occupancy150
Ceremony site optionsOutdoor mountain view or porch in case of rain
CateringPreferred List
Getting Ready SuiteOn Site
Tables & chairsIncluded for 150 people

The Barn at Howard Creek Wedding Pricing

2023 PricingStarting at $9500

A tour of a Barn at Howard Creek Farm Wedding

Getting Ready

Getting ready is super easy at this venue since there are two massive getting ready areas on site. The first is the small barn which has an entire floor to use. There is tons of natural light and space to spread out. The other getting ready space is the silo which is just on the other side of the main barn.

The Barn at Howard Creek Farm wedding, couple at the barn at howard creek farm, salida wedding venues, colorado barn wedding venue, wedding venues with mountain views, backless wedding dress, vintage inspired wedding, wildflower wedding bouquet

Ceremony

Ceremonies at the Barn at Howard Creek Farm are usually held in the meadow a short walk from the main barn. This space has beautiful mountain views and rustic touches.

Erin and Tyler’s wedding had some inclement weather so we pivoted to the porch backup plan! This option still provided gorgeous views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

The Barn at Howard Creek Farm wedding, couple at the barn at howard creek farm, salida wedding venues, colorado barn wedding venue, wedding venues with mountain views, backless wedding dress, vintage inspired wedding, wildflower wedding bouquet
The Barn at Howard Creek Farm wedding, couple at the barn at howard creek farm, salida wedding venues, colorado barn wedding venue, wedding venues with mountain views, backless wedding dress, vintage inspired wedding, wildflower wedding bouquet

Cocktail Hour

Cocktail hour is held on the porch, which offers plenty of space while still being covered in the event of rain! There is also space over by the silo which has cornhole and beautiful twinkly lights!

The Barn at Howard Creek Farm wedding, couple at the barn at howard creek farm, salida wedding venues, colorado barn wedding venue, wedding venues with mountain views, backless wedding dress, vintage inspired wedding, wildflower wedding bouquet

Reception

Receptions are held in the massive 4,000 square foot main barn, which is the perfect size for around 150 guests. The space has vaulted ceilings and twinkly lights, making the space perfect for a vibey evening.

Note: the reception space can be a bit dark (which lends itself to a lovely romantic vibe) but make sure your photographer is comfortable photographing in low light!

The Barn at Howard Creek Farm wedding, couple at the barn at howard creek farm, salida wedding venues, colorado barn wedding venue, wedding venues with mountain views, reception at the barn at howard creek farm

Photo Locations

Wedding portraits are such a dream at the Barn at Howard Creek Farm! The mountains are right there which makes it really hard to take a bad photo! If you’re wanting a rustic wedding venue with a mountain backdrop, this might be the spot for you!

The Barn at Howard Creek Farm wedding, couple at the barn at howard creek farm, salida wedding venues, colorado barn wedding venue, wedding venues with mountain views, backless wedding dress, vintage inspired wedding, wildflower wedding bouquet
The Barn at Howard Creek Farm wedding, couple at the barn at howard creek farm, salida wedding venues, colorado barn wedding venue, wedding venues with mountain views, backless wedding dress, vintage inspired wedding, wildflower wedding bouquet

View a full wedding day at the Barn at Howard Creek Farm

Erin and Tyler’s early October wedding day

Things to consider when choosing a Colorado wedding venue:

  1. What is the rain backup plan? In the event of inclement weather, ceremonies can be held on the porch– this is a great option because it can be flipped quickly and still has mountain views.
  2. Is there a day of coordinator? You can add on full wedding planning and coordinating to any package, which ensures everything runs super smoothly!
  3. Are there good photo spots? There are so many wonderful photo opportunities. If you’re wanting fun, colorful wedding photos– this might be the venue for you!!

Are you getting married at the Barn at Howard Creek Farm? I’d love to chat with you about photography! Send me a message and I’ll get back to you within 24-48 hours.

The Barn at Howard Creek Farm wedding, couple at the barn at howard creek farm, salida wedding venues, colorado barn wedding venue, wedding venues with mountain views, backless wedding dress, vintage inspired wedding, wildflower wedding bouquet

Since you’re here, why don’t you check out some other posts and resources I think you might like?

15 questions to ask your wedding photographer before you book

What to do after getting engaged

My top tips for planning a wedding in Colorado

let's work together!

Contact Us!

I'm so excited to hear more about your vision! Send me a message and I'll get back to you within 24-48 hours! 

follow along on the 'gram!

@LEAHGOETZEL