A Stunning Spot for Your Corporate Retreat, Event, or Farm Wedding

The Snow Creek Larkspur Story

Joe and Michelle Kopriva discovered the ranch at Snow Creek Larkspur in 2012 while on a day hike to Spruce Mountain, and were stunned with its majesty and beauty. After successfully running the Colorado branch of Snow Creek Ranch Beef out of their home in Centennial for several years, and with 5 beautiful children, Michelle and Joe felt they were outgrowing their space. When they realized the ranch was for sale, Michelle and Joe decided to put their fate into God’s hands and follow the plan He had laid out for them.

Surrounded by stunning vistas and abundant wildlife, they determined that the ranch was just too beautiful not to share, and opened the stables for horse boarding (honoring the heritage of the property’s original purpose). Soon they began hosting events and parties for a few close friends and neighbors, which eventually evolved into Farm and Fork dining events showcasing the incredible abundance of the property, Snow Creek Ranch’s gourmet beef, and locally produced beer and wine.


Today, in addition to Colorado farm weddings and special events, working with our partners and children, we host farming classes in a Christian summer camp-style setting, and dining events right here on the property.

About Our Farm Wedding & Event Services

A unique farm wedding venue – With abundant indoor and outdoor spaces to choose from for your ceremony and reception, Snow Creek Larkspur offers the perfect combination of intimacy, wide open spaces, grace and simplicity. Host an intimate gathering in our beautiful stables, or present a grand affair for up to 125+, where our rustic wedding arch frames a stunning panorama of buttes and wilderness.

Elegantly appointed, yet charmingly rustic, the ‘Bridle Loft,’ offers a serene sanctuary where the bride and her maids can put the finishing touches on their hair and makeup, and finalize preparations for her special day. The ‘Groom’s Tack Room,’ offers a refuge where the groom and his best men can enjoy a beer and camaraderie as his final preparations are made.

Planning your farm wedding – Colorado brides and grooms are looking for a farm wedding venue that takes the stress out of planning that big day. Our network of trusted partners includes deliciously unique onsite catering by The Roving Rooster, warm, relaxed wedding photography and videography by Ron O’Hare, a selection of makeup and hair artisans, and any other services you may need to make your special day go as smoothly as possible.

Visit Our Partners page to get to know our wedding planners and coordinators.

Rustic Corporate Events & Retreats – Join us for the perfect mix of rustic ambiance, inspiring surroundings, and modern conveniences. Looking for a way to introduce your new client to their team? Show your employees how much you appreciate them? Need to get your team’s creative juices flowing again? Conveniently located less than an hour from Denver, Colorado Springs, and Castle Rock, Snow Creek Larkspur offers the amenities you need to stay in touch with the office back in the city, and the solitude to focus on the task at hand.

Business amenities include onsite catering and coffee service, event planning and logistics, open spaces for group activities, grounds for outdoor events, indoor meeting spaces for lunches or seminars, and more.

We can help you plan a day of fresh air, friendly competition, team spirit and fun. Looking for a themed event? Let us help you create an exciting, rewarding day in the country!

Farm Classes & Christian Summer Camp – Colorado’s rural Douglas County ranch country is the perfect spot to learn all about the importance of caring and stewardship for God’s greater creation. Children will receive fun, hands-on experience on the day-to-day fun and challenges of running a real working farm, including how to care for horses and chickens, the finer points of beekeeping and gardening, how to make Kombucha and so much more!

Kids and adults alike will enjoy meeting and learning about Pepperoni, the ranch’s lead mini-steer and Director of Social Media, joining our pride of adorable cats, and seeing close-up the amazing power and beauty of our horses. Ideal for families seeking a fun and educational Christian summer camp experience to be remembered and cherished forever, along with real-world skills and important lessons about the environment, and wildlife conservation.

Farm to Table Dining – Bring a hearty appetite for a unique, hand-crafted dining experience, created by our onsite caterer, Chef Laurie Adams of The Roving Rooster. Featuring mouth-watering, grass-fed, dry-aged beef from Snow Creek Ranch, paired with locally sourced produce, and a selection of beer, wines, and signature cocktails, our unique menus are sure to ignite and inspire your taste buds.

Be sure to inquire about our delicious options for your vegetarian and gluten-free guests, and don’t forget to ask about how we can accommodate any of your special dietary needs.

Horse Boarding & Equine Services – Enjoy a quiet, friendly and relaxed atmosphere. No need to trailer out with nearby access to miles of trails in Spruce Mountain and Douglas County Open Space, just 15 minutes south of Castle Rock.
Equine Amenities Include:

  • Automatic waterers
  • Open pastures with shelters that are not crowded
  • An outdoor arena and round pen offering plenty of room to train
  • Ample trailer parking
  • Indoor, secure tack room

All trail horses and riders of any experience level are welcome. For lessons call Anneliese Phippen at 303-358-3247, Jesse Feinsod at 719-332-1178, or Deborah Reed at 970-699-2028.

For horse boarding email snowcreeklarkspur@gmail.com

Special Events of Any Type – From class and family reunions that make brand new memories, to school dances, or company holiday parties that are anything but lame, Snow Creek Larkspur offers the perfect mix of rustic ambiance and modern conveniences. Let us help you throw your next special occasion with a full suite of event services, from planning to cleanup – we’ll take care of the hard work while you and your guests enjoy the beautiful panorama, delicious food, and wonderful company.

Meet our team

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Michelle & Joe Kopriva
Owners
Joe and Michelle Kopriva discovered the ranch at Snow Creek Larkspur in 2012 while on a day hike to Spruce Mountain, and were stunned with its majesty and beauty.

Surrounded by stunning vistas and abundant wildlife, they determined that the ranch was just too beautiful not to share, and opened the ranch for weddings, corporate retreats, classes and other events.

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Matt Dempsey
Director of Sales
Matt Dempsey joined Michelle, Joe, and the Snow Creek family in 2005, working as a seasonal sales lead for Snow Creek Ranch Beef. Matt quickly established himself as a sales powerhouse, his passion for providing outstanding customer service making him one of our top salespeople.

As Director of Sales, Matt brings honesty, integrity, and an obsession with details to every interaction, working with clients to create memorable weddings, relaxing retreats, and events that impress.

Reach out to Matt for details about Weddings, Events, Snow Creek Ranch Beef & other Snow Creek goings on!
303-229-9382

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Pepperoni
Lead Steer & Director of Social Media
Pepperoni is our friendly 2 year-old Mini Zebu steer and Social Media guru. The breed originated in India.

He loves carrots, bread, pizza crust, helping out with the morning chores, and ramming selfies and vacay shots from the beach.

Email Pepperoni: just south of the chicken coop and east of the creek @gmail.com