Weddings and Rentals

BUENA VISTA is located in central Colorado on the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains and along the Upper Arkansas River valley. Chaffee County has 12 mountains whose summits rise above 14,000 feet in elevation, this give us the distinction of having greatest number of “14-ers” in the state. Our small mountain town is a destination for outdoor adventure seekers and includes world class rafting; kayaking, hiking; mountain biking, horseback riding, fishing and a visit would not be complete without a soak in one of our local hot springs. Buena Vista offers several fine restaurants, microbreweries, multiple coffee and tea shops and quaint retail boutiques.

Buena Vista Heritage is a Colorado Non-profit 501(c)(3). Our mission is to preserve and share the rich history of Buena Vista and Chaffee County with our visitors. Our small mountain town is in a valley surrounded by the Collegiate Peak Mountains that will lend views that are extraordinary.

Whether you are looking for a location to hold your reception, cocktail party, wedding or other special event, we have two beautiful venues at historic landmarks that will meet all your expectations.

Historic Chaffee County Courthouse
Our Historic Chaffee County Courthouse was built in 1882 and sits at the heart of Buena Vista Colorado. Surrounded by more than 12 fourteeners, this beautiful brick building is topped with an old fashioned Cupola. This is a perfect place to overlook the town of Buena Vista on your special day. Step inside the Courthouse to be met with a grand staircase that leads to a large ballroom, set with five vintage chandeliers, 20-foot ceilings, elegant windows, and original hardwood floors. This historic, picturesque building is the perfect location to capture your special day and a great place to make memories that will last a lifetime.

Turner Farm
If an outdoor venue is more desired, look no further than our Historic Turner Farm and Apple Orchard. Situated on 2 acres of land in the town of Buena Vista, this original 1890’s homestead Farm is complete with a 1910 2-story farmhouse, barn and tack room, a blacksmith shop that has become a garage and a mother in law cabin. The farm features a beautiful 50 tree apple orchard that blossoms fully in the spring along with massive cottonwood trees surrounding the entire property. Turner Farm provides an unforgettable site for your special day.

No matter which venue suits your style more, you will not be disappointed with your choice of these two beautiful historic sites.

We're offering a special for renting both for the same day (if available).
Email buenavistaheritage@msn.com or call the museum 719-398-9276 for for info or to schedule a tour!
Historic Courthouse
Turner Farm
Buena Vista Heritage
P.O.Box 1414
Buena Vista, CO 81211
buenavistaheritage@msn.com