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The first chapter in your ever after

LePlatt’s Pond is home to L-J Ranch, a 100 acre working cattle ranch located in the heart of the Pine River Valley in Bayfield, CO.

Featured as one of Southwest Colorado's premier wedding venues, our lakeside ceremony and tented reception promises a truly unforgettable experience.
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LePlatt’s Pond Venue

A view of the entire Ranch can be seen from the grand entrance and Loft at LePlatt's bridal suite, as we welcome you to LePlatt's Pond.

Surrounded by tall cottonwoods (and even taller pines), lush hay fields, a charming apple orchard and rambling streams, you're likely to see a little farm and wild life. Guests especially love strolling through the Pine River Hops field under the towering bines, home to our favorite Colorado craft brews.

A post worthy photo can be found in every direction.
The 10 acre LePlatt's Pond venue sits beside the Pine River and features a lakeside ceremony, tented reception and views of the Rocky Mountains.

Handcrafted log benches and a willow arbor face the water, with wide open fields and towering trees to the back. A few steps from the ceremony you'll find an outdoor fire pit lounge beneath cottonwoods and twinkle lights, perfect for an evening under the stars.

The reception tent sits adjacent to the ceremony site and showcases stunning peaks lined in linen, stagecoach chandeliers, a dance floor, custom bar and band tent.
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LePlatt’s Pond is ideal for Weddings, Company Events, Family Reunions, and more.
About the best wedding venue
Family Owned

“We always dreamed of owning a place like this, and now we wake up every day with a deep sense of gratitude to be able to call L-J Ranch our forever home. We feel so blessed to watch our children grow up here and continue developing ways to build a legacy ranch that lasts for generations to come. We share a passion for giving back, and are constantly looking for ways to pay it forward in the community that has supported our dreams from the beginning.”

- Paul + Krii Black