La Foret Conference & Retreat Center 6145 Shoup Road • Colorado Springs • CO 80908


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • This peaceful woodland retreat is surrounded by 350 acres of Colorado's Black Forest, and boasts charming alpine, ranch, and mission-inspired outbuildings and gathering areas.
  • Host an intimate ceremony in the wonderful 1929 Taylor Memorial Chapel. Within its adobe walls, you'll find colorful carvings and paintings, an elaborate altar, a balcony, and a quaint courtyard that offers a stunning view of Pikes Peak.
  • The Ponderosa Lodge is a fabulous spot for your ceremony or reception, featuring a soaring cathedral ceiling, wood-burning fireplaces, original ironwork light fixtures, and balconies on either side of the long hall overlooking the festivities below.


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Save $300 when you book the chapel ceremony with the reception hall—regular rate for the Chapel ceremony is only $600!

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $2,750–3,750/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Time of year
    • Space reserved
  • The rental fee includes:

    • 8-hour access to the venue
    • Tables & chairs
    • Setup
    • Catering kitchen & fireplace
    • Sound system
Ceremony Fee
  • The ceremony fee includes access to the venue for a 1-hour rehearsal & three hours for the event.

Additional Info
  • Pricing is subject to change. Please click the link below for additional details.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 200 200
Cocktails, etc. Standing 200 200
Reception Seated 200 200
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 200.

Capacities range 80–200 depending on the space selected.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Small Wedding
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • On-Site Accommodations
  • Late Night
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info





Caterers must be licensed and insured.



Beer, wine, and champagne only; no hard liquor. Cash bar is not allowed.

Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily. Due to local noise ordinances, music outdoors must stop at 10pm, but music may continue indoors to 11pm.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Mountain
  • Non-Profit
  • Retreat
  • Chapel / Church / Temple
  • Unique

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Forest / Woods
  • Mountains
  • Panoramic


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