The Barn at Howard Creek Farm

The Barn at Howard Creek Farm



The Barn at Howard Creek Farm is a rustic wedding barn venue in Howard, Colorado. Here, you and your guests can partake in a rare and beautiful experience. With scenic views of the Arkansas River and the 13,000-foot Twin Sister peaks of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range, you will have a gorgeous backdrop for your special day.

Facilities and Capacity

The Barn at Howard Creek Farm is open for weddings in the months of May through October.

This 1890’s 11-acre property is a working farm, complete with hay pastures, honey bee hives, growing hops, and more. The venue can host receptions for up to 200 guests, with the barn offering 3,200 square feet for indoors events and elegant string lighting throughout. The barn loft acts as a get-ready room for bride and bridesmaids. An attached and covered porch adds another 1,280 square feet. Large double barn doors open to unify the indoor and outdoor areas, allowing you and your guests an immersive view of mountains and forests. These views are even more clear at the outdoor ceremony site, which offers bench seating for up to 200 guests to witness your vows.

Services Offered

Your wedding ceremony and reception can both be held at this venue, with customized packages available. These packages include wedding planning services, event rentals, transportation from your lodgings, and more. The venue is offered on a one-event-per-day policy for twelve hours, with an hour on a day prior for rehearsals. The on-site planner has over 12 years of event organizing experience and can readily assist you with wedding preparations. Event rentals available include an arch, unique decor pieces, centerpiece options, and lighting arrangements. The staff are ready to provide tours of the property or answer queries about packages and availability.


Outside vendors can be called upon for catering services and beverages. The venue staff can recommend teams of vendors variously based in Salida, Buena Vista, Denver and Colorado Springs. These vendors are the experience to fulfill your wedding day requirements.


The Barn at Howard Creek Farm is an 1861 barn that had previously stood in Northern Indiana for 157 years. The owners had it dismantled and shipped to its current site. It was carefully reassembled using 99% of the original hardwoods.


Located in Howard, Colorado and just a 15-minute drive from Salida, Colorado, this venue is just off US-50. It is a short drive from several mountains and national forests.