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La Joya Dulce Barn & Ranch Weddings

ABOUT La Joya Dulce Barn & Ranch Weddings

La Joya Dulce is an elegant, exclusive, destination-style venue located on a fully operational ranch in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

At La Joya Dulce, we create magical, intentional moments to bring your love story to life. Complete with intimate mountain views and quaking aspen trees, you will find music in the flowing water, the rolling hills and verdant meadows, the wildflowers, the wind and the silence of the stars...all connecting to shape your unforgettable celebration in our perfect, natural setting.

Aspen groves, valley vistas for miles, and mountains you can touch will make your special day memorable. We are Steamboat Springs premier barn venue and we specialize in that "wow" factor as well as fun! We treat you the way we would want to be treated - and with our limited number of events, we ensure that every wedding is unique.

We believe that your memories should last. And the secret to making those memories is making them be intentional. And we are magicians at creating those moments - from first looks to first food together and everything in between - we will make sure that you will have those intimate moments built into your day.

We are proud of the beautiful mountain town we live in - we think you will fall for its majestic colors, serene hikes, and friendly old Western-town charm as much as we did. We want our guests to be able to experience the authenticity of this area - a place that draws our couples closer together, a place that captivates with it's beauty. Whether you drive up to Strawberry Park to relax in the natural hot springs, roam the shopping scene downtown, or hike through the golden Aspens, we hope your weekend is as memorable for you as every wedding here is for us!

Let La Joya Dulce (the sweet jewel) be the sweet start to your life together!


Yes, yes, yes - you can have your cake and eat it too! You may host your ceremony and your reception at our beautiful ranch - and yes - we have either outdoor or indoor spaces for both!

Just the two of you? We do host elopements year round and can work with a group of up to 15 to create a special event just for you.

Whether it is day of wedding management, or full service planning - let our amazing staff help you with your wedding.





Siobhan Sargent
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Sep 21, 2021
We could not have asked for a better venue or team for our wedding. The venue is beautiful - our guests still haven’t stopped talking about it. It’s well taken care of with improvements happening every day. The team is PHENOMENAL; kind, accommodating, helpful, fun - our guests are still talking about them too! We had to push our wedding, as did many couples, and Kathy, Mandy and the entire crew helped us without a second thought. They did everything they could to help us, to make us feel comfortable, and even went above and beyond for the “inconvenience.” They’re the best.

Response from La Joya Dulce Barn & Ranch Weddings:

Siobhan - Thank you so much for your kind words! Can't wait to see you soon!

Claire Sakamoto
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Jul 13, 2022
Beautiful venue, Kathie and Mandy made our wedding dreams come true! We cannot have wished for a better venue but also they knowledge both of them had made the process easy!

Response from La Joya Dulce Barn & Ranch Weddings:

Claire - you are truly the one who made it easy and effortless for us. Thank you for choosing to share your day with us!

Jessica Keester
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Mar 27, 2019
I held our wedding reception at La Joya Dulce 10/6/2018, and I want to tell all the future Mrs. out there how incredible it was to celebrate our wedding at LJD! First of all, just look at the pictures. It’s absolutely stunning, all year round. We started planning last January, and have been out in each season since, and I think it’s only gotten prettier every time I see it. There are so many great, beautiful venues out there, but I honestly don’t know that any of them could top the level of dedication Kathy and Mandy give to their brides. They were by my side from our very first email, and I can say I never even waited more than 12 hours to hear back from them when I had a question, or concern, or just plain bride- anxiety. I would say one of my only regrets from planning my wedding was being too stubborn to hire Mandy as my day of coordinator sooner. Mandy exceeds every definition of a “day-of coordinator”- she is professional, reliable, and was an integral part of keeping things moving smoothly when the weather changed its mind the week of our wedding. Beyond that, Mandy brings a calm to the storm that is wedding planning, and is a great voice of reassurance when things get stressful. Kathy and Wayne (the owners of LJD) are the kind of people you who make you feel like family the day you walk in the door, and will go above and beyond in every way to make sure you have the day you have always dreamed about. I can’t say how happy I am to have taken the chance on this “pretty new” venue in Steamboat- our wedding day was just an absolute dream.

Response from La Joya Dulce Barn & Ranch Weddings:

Jess -
We love that you and Sam chose to share your special day with us. You have been nothing but a joy to work with and we wish you all the best!