LePlatt's Pond

Aspen/Vail/High Rockies



LePlatt’s Pond is the ideal Durango wedding venue to celebrate that larger-than-life moment with your friends and family. Home to the 100-acre private L-J Ranch, LePlatt’s pond is nestled in the heart of the Pine River Valley in Bayfield, Colorado. The Pine River runs through the property and features an eight-acre lake and countless streams that meander peacefully through the ranch. Just a stone’s throw from Durango, the green meadows and giant cottonwoods paint the perfect setting for your wedding day. Say your vows in a stunning outdoor ceremony next to the sparkling lake with all your loved ones present. Sip cocktails with your guests as the sun sets on the mountains and lights inside a sprawling white tent come up to set the mood for a festive reception. For a perfect blend of rustic mountain elegance and luxurious modern details, your special day is unforgettable at LePlatt’s Pond.

Venue Style

Mountain, 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 11:00PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $3,500 to $3,700 for a ceremony and reception and includes 10 hours of rental time including set up and clean up time. Please inquire with venue coordinator for events larger that 200 guests.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at LePlatt's Pond is estimated at between $7,695 and $13,026 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


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Amenities Included

Dance floor
Podium and/or stage
Tables and chairs provided
Outdoor lighting
Venue set up and clean up
Day-of coordinator
Kitchen for prep only
Large parking lot
Basic linens are included
Tent and tent liner

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
Choose from a list for catering
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 11:00PM
Biodegradable items are permitted to be thrown