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​​​​​​​​​​Weddings at Lory State Park​

Experience the beauty of Colorado and plan a one-of-a-kind outdoor wedding at Lory State Park. With easy and convenient access from Fort Collins, Lory makes an ideal​ wedding location. The natural surroundings and beautiful lake views provide a great backdrop for wedding photos and lasting memories with friends and family. Lory's three scenic locations can accommodate from 50 to 100+ guest and offer a variety of amenities.  For more information,  please see the wedding application packet or call the Lory Visitor Center at (970) 493-1623.​​ Our locations book up quickly, so please make your reservations in advance.​

General Info:

  • Application fee is $20
  • Entry fee for motor vehicles entering the Park is $7 per vehicle
  • All beverages with alcohol content greater than 3.2% are prohibited by law

3 Great Locations!

Recommended for large special events ​

Capacity: 100+ people, 50+ vehicles

  • Monday-Friday $150.00 (Rehearsal $60) 
  • Saturday or Sunday $300.00 (Rehearsal $60) 

Soldier Canyon picnic area offers a rustic setting nestled beside a beautiful section of the parks’ red sandstone hogbacks. In addition, there is a mowed area slightly larger than one acre that lends itself to recreational activities or additional seating.


Capacity: 100 people, 40 vehicles (maximum)

  • Monday-Friday $100.00 
  • Saturday or Sunday $150.00 

Timber group picnic area is nestled in the mouth of Soldier Canyon, creating a private setting off the beaten path. The area is surrounded by plains cottonwoods, and rolling hills to the South. This site has covered picnic shelter, toilets, grills, horseshoe pit, volley ball court, and seasonal waterfall nearby. 


Capacity: 50 people, 35 vehicles (maximum)

  • Monday-Friday $75.00 
  • Saturday or Sunday $125.00 

Eltuck site sits in a rolling meadow just off the shoreline of Horsetooth Reservoir. The red sandstone hogbacks offer a striking background to the grassy meadows where mule deer can be found grazing. Amenities include: 7 covered picnic tables 3 pedestal BBQ grills Horseshoe pit (horseshoes available to rent for $5.00/day) Vault toilets