Weddings, Corporate Events, and Private Parties - Mishawaka

Venue Rental

Interested in having your event at the Mish? We specialize in Weddings, Work Retreats, Company Parties, Graduations, Birthdays, Family Reunions….and more!

Private Parties and Catered Events

We provide a stunning location and an array of services for all your special events! Have your next happening at Mishawaka and impress your guests with our scenic river and Rocky Mountain views. Our indoor and outdoor options blend history, art, music and Colorado scenery to make your happening a most unique one. We have a full service bar, locally brewed tap list, and catering cuisine packages. Book on Tuesday or Wednesday after 5pm to have the entire Mish to yourself!
The rustic historic dance hall can seat up to 75 people and is the perfect location to sit fireside, take advantage of our stage, or indulge in a hot chocolate station. As you travel through the hall, you reach our spacious deck and riverside venue sidled up next to our beloved Poudre River. This almost 1000 person setting provides plenty of space and natural beauty for any activities you may envision. And is a stunning backdrop for your extra special wedding plans.  
And as the sun sets over the hills and you gather around the fire pits to roast marshmallows for s’mores, relax with a breath of fresh mountain air, take in the stars above and know you picked the perfect place for your celebration. 
We can assist in connecting you with transportation arrangements from small shuttles to large buses to make your event easy and stress free. Travel to and from our location with just a scenic thirteen miles up the Poudre Canyon.
Mishawaka runs buses April 1st-November 1st. Contact for in house options.
For an outside provider, transport can be found at through Genesis Transportation
 -10% discount for Mishawaka Rides!

Brochure & Pricing


For information reach out to Meg and Gary at


Mish Wedding Blog by Mountainside Events:

Why We Love the Mishawaka Amphitheatre — Mountainside Events

“Mishawaka Amphitheatre is one of our favorite Colorado wedding venues! There are so many reasons we love it, but here are just a few: the natural setting is beautiful, the staff is super helpful and friendly, it’s affordable, and the space is flexible for a truly customized event.”

Kris & Tim’s Wedding Blog: Mishawaka Wedding – Adult Summer Camp Meets Riverside Music Festival

Check out Denver Sound & Color’s write-up on Mishawaka Weddings! 

Special Event Reviews

We were fortunate enough to get married at the Mishawaka on the banks of the Poudre River. We had lots of out-of-town guests and wanted to give them a real Colorado experience—trust me, the Mish is it! Friendly, laid-back staff, the perfect stage for a live band, and a rushing river right behind the ceremony site. Plenty of rafters and kayakers came through and even cheered us on! My partner and I share a love of music festivals and wild, characterful, off-the-beaten-path places, so the Mish felt special to us the minute we laid eyes on it. This isn’t your average stuffy wedding venue 😉 So many guests complimented the environment and said they’d never been anywhere like it, and that it made it easy for them to relax—which is exactly what we wanted! ~Kristina

Great place to have a corporate event! We planned a fishing excursion on the La Poudre River after a team meeting in Fort Collins. After our excursion we enjoyed a relaxing and fun outdoor dinner at the Mishawaka complete with campfire s’mores and beautiful views. It was a great environment to relax and bond with our team members who came to Colorado from all over the world. ~Ray

The venue is spectacular! Rustic, outdoor, laid back beauty. The staff was friendly and relaxed as well. Food and drinks were perfect, and the event coordination made planning our day easy. We had sunshine and got lucky with viewing big horn sheep!! ~Cara

Our wedding guests could not stop talking about our wedding location. The Mish was so perfect. Gary made everything so easy and was such a joy to work with. If you’re looking for the most beautiful outdoor setting with a chill vibe, this is it. ~Mallory

Best Venue Ever! The natural beauty of this venue is absolutely amazing. If you’re imagining a classic Colorado mountain aesthetic, this is your place. Gary and his whole crew went above and beyond to ensure that our day was exactly what wanted. The amount of care, effort, and attention to detail from the team was truly remarkable. Could not have hoped for a better experience. ~Jason

Amazing event space and service! My company had our 10 year anniversary party at The Mishawaka and we were blown away by the service they offered. The event planning staff was informative, prompt, and made the planning process a breeze. The day of, they went above and beyond to make sure all needs were met, and that everyone was having a great time. We ordered a large spread from their catering menu and all left happy and satisfied. The venue itself is absolutely gorgeous, definitely the most beautiful place we’ve ever had the pleasure of hosting an event. I can’t say enough good things about our whole experience, and highly recommend you book your next event at The Mishawaka Amphitheater. Huge thanks to The Mish team for everything! ~Larry

Dream Venue, Great Food, Wonderful Staff! We had our wedding at the Mish and it was the best decision we could have made!! The beauty speaks for itself, but the river and the mountains serve as a dream venue for the ceremony and for photos! The food was affordable and delicious, we got many compliments from guests and there are many choices! Gary and the entire staff was great to work with from start to finish. The day-of staff was extremely friendly at the food and drink stations with many of our guests commenting on the great service! Plus, if you’re thinking band look no further…! No better place as everything is already in place! The cherry on top is the affordability, not only was it everything we were looking for but it helped our budget so we could afford to do some of our dream elements! Would recommend a million times over! Thanks Gary & Mish Crew! ~Rodger

We chose the Mishawaka to have our wedding and it was nothing short of impressive. The staff was attentive and always ready to help with anything we could need. During the planning stage Gary the event coordinator was awesome! Every question was answered quickly and with several meetings throughout Gary helped us get every detail planned perfectly. If you are thinking about using the mish for your event ABSOLUTELY DO IT! This place is magical and you couldn’t ask for a better staff to take care of your special day! ~Bob

The Mishawaka was the best decision we made in terms of planning our wedding. Gary, the event coordinator, is laid back which is a relief among the stress of wedding planning. This venue is naturally beautiful and allows for a lot of flexibility in what you are thinking of doing! ~Tish

My wife & I were married out along the Poudre River at the beautiful Mishawaka Amphitheatre. The scenery was amazing and our guests had an incredible time. The food was good and the place is perfectly set up for a live band with a large outdoor stage. Gary and the staff were great to work with and were helpful in coordinating the day. There is a separate small house for everyone to get ready in, and we were able to camp overnight on their own private island! It was a great place to be able to show off some of Colorado beautiful nature and still be near Fort Collins. We would recommend to anyone! ~Peter

The Mishawaka Amphitheatre is truly a special and one of a kind venue! My husband and I got married here and can’t recommend enough. Not only was every part of our day special but our guests also had an outstanding time and gave rave reviews! Every service offered by the Mish exceeded our expectations including the band recommendation, shuttle transportation for guests and delicious food. We spent the evening dancing to live music under the stars! Thank you to all of the staff at the Mishawaka for giving us such a special day! ~ Aryn

We had a late November wedding here with an outdoor ceremony and indoor reception. The booking and planning experience with Gary and the day of experience with all of the Mish staff was amazing. They were accommodating and easy to work with and everything went so smoothly from start to finish at an affordable price point. All of the food also exceeded our expectations. I would host another event here and recommend the Mishawaka Amphitheatre without hesitation. ~ Tara