Lory State Park

Boulder/Fort Collins




Experience the wild beauty of Colorado by hosting a one of a kind wedding at Lory State Park. Lory’s convenient location to Fort Collins makes it a quick getaway to natural surroundings with lake views and nearby hiking trails for your guests to enjoy. The Timber Picnic area can accommodate 100 people and is the perfect location to host a laid back reception where guests can enjoy a game of horseshoes while drinking cocktails from a mason jar. The Soldier Canyon waterfall is a just a short walk from the Timber Picnic area and runs during the early spring and is the ideal spot for the newlyweds to take stunning wedding portraits. For a smaller group the South Eltuck Group Picnic Area is perfect, offering covered tables to shade your guests from the midday sun and a spectacular view of Horsetooth Reservoir. For a more formal gathering the Soldier Canyon Group Picnic Area includes a stage, which is the perfect spot to say your vows, have your first dance or throw the bouquet! This area also offers covered seating and is surrounded by beautiful sandstone hogbacks.

Venue Style

Park/Garden, Vintage/Rustic, Outdoor


Outdoor Ceremony, Outdoor Reception


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 200 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 200 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by park closing, which varies between 6pm and 9pm depending on time of year.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $75 to $300 for a ceremony and reception and includes 8 hours of rental time including set up and clean up time. The fee for a ceremony-only wedding ranges from $75 to $300.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Lory State Park is estimated at between $3,000 and $5,247 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Ceremony arch
Podium and/or stage
No kitchen
Large parking lot
Picnic tables provided

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
Beer and wine only
Venue must approve all decorations
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking in designated areas only
Music must end by 9:00PM
No open flames
Alcohol limited to 3.2% on any state lands