Mishawaka Amphitheatre

13714 Poudre Canyon Highway, Bellvue, CO
Capacity: 752 people

About Mishawaka Amphitheatre

Mishawaka is a legendary music venue, restaurant and bar located in the stunning Poudre Canyon in Bellvue, CO. 'The Mish' can be found 13.7 miles up the Poudre Canyon Highway (CO 14). The Highway begins approximately 10 miles northwest of Fort Collins. Mishawaka's restaurant and bar are open year round, as is the The SpokesBUZZ Lounge (formally known as the Dancehall space). The outdoor amphitheatre is open seasonally from late May to late September. The indoor venue legal capacity is 154 and the Amphitheatre holds 752. Mishawaka Amphitheatre hosts private events such as weddings, reunions and parties that are custom crafted and priced accordingly. Contact the venue for more information regarding private event rentals.

Event Pricing

Historic Dancehall Rental
$200 - $1,000 /event
Pricing for all event types
Riverfront Rental
$1,000 - $10,000 /event
Pricing for all event types

Event Spaces

Amphitheatre Outdoor
SpokesBuzz Lounge


Beautiful, rustic, outdoor wedding Venue - An Eventective User from Milliken , Colorado

We had our wedding in 10/07/2021. Live band, sun was shining, river was flowing, s’mores on the fire pit, big horn sheep, great food and friendly staff!

Epic Wedding Venue - An Eventective User from Denver, CO

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.

Beautiful Venue, Beautiful Views - An Eventective User from Lincoln, Nebraska

My husband and I got married here on October 1st, 2020. Aside from the venue itself being a dream the surrounding nature was breath taking. The staff paid attention to the minor details and made the day go off without a hitch (except us, haha). That said, this is a wonderful place to get married and we wouldn't have chosen anywhere else.

Wedding magic! - An Eventective User from Fort Collins , Co

We chose the Mishawaka as our wedding venue. First off every step of the planning and set up was carefully taken care of by the event coordinator Gary. The mish really went above and beyond our expectations for our special day, from the set up day of to the staff we couldn’t imagine having our special day anywhere else. We highly recommend having an event here and encourage anyone who hasn’t been there to visit, have lunch, and really see how beautiful and magical the space is!

Best place to hold your next event - An Eventective User from Fort Collins, CO

I started working with Gary in 2019 to hold my 2020 wedding. It took a lot of work because it took place during the covid, but it couldn’t have gone more perfect. No matter what vision I had he was accommodating & supportive. I had the most memorable experience! Thank you Gary & Mishawaka staff.

Best Venue Ever! - An Eventective User from timnath, co

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.

Beautiful place for a wedding or any party. - An Eventective User from Milliken, Colorado

Our wedding was 2/29/20 and it was beautiful! Gary is fabulous and would l will be planning another event there.

The perfect place to host an event! - An Eventective User from Longmont, CO

My husband and I had our wedding reception at the Mishawaka last fall. The venue was absolutely perfect for our festival type reception that focused on bands, music, dancing and fun. Gary and everyone at the Mish were so helpful in planning to ensure that the day was smooth from beginning to end, so we didn't have to worry about a thing. The set up, delivery, food, even the weather was perfect that day. I highly recommend the Mish for any event, we had a great day that we, and all of our guests (who said it was the best wedding weekend ever), will never forget. :)

Dream Venue, Great Food, Wonderful Staff! - An Eventective User from Littleton, CO

We had our wedding at the Mish in June 2019, 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!

Amazing event space and service - An Eventective User

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!

Great place to have a corporate event! - An Eventective User from Boise, Idaho

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.

Beautiful place to get married! - An Eventective User from Fort Collins, CO

My wife and I were so happy with our experience at the Mish! We had been there for concerts or just food many times and loved the atmosphere so much that we basically wanted to "borrow" that atmosphere they already have going and fit our wedding into it. The Poudre River is really special to us so getting to say our vows with the river in the background was truly magical. Gary made everything from the food to the timeline so easy for us. The food was delicious, as always, and the staff were so great to all of our guests! If you are looking for a beautiful, down to earth place to tie the knot, I highly recommend the Mish!

Great reception/wedding venue with music options - An Eventective User from Fort Collins

The Mish was everything that we wanted. We were a bit hesitant on a lot of locations because we did not want the traditional wedding format. The Mishawaka was absolutely everything we envisioned. The pricing was on point which included quite a bit of extras and flexibility for us before and after the event. The staff was great of course. The director, Gary Duvall did everything he could to make it a seamless process and we have no regrets. We opted to have a band, for a little extra, we were allowed to use the outdoor sound system which enabled us to entertain our guests with an outside band as well as a friend of ours that has great vocals. The food was also on point and the drinks were flowing. All our guests had nothing but wonderful things to say about their experience. Thanks Mishawaka!!!

REALLY great experience! - An Eventective User from Fort Collins, CO

We loved having our wedding at the Mish. First, it's an absolutely beautiful location. It is extremely convenient to have a venue that can also provide the food and bar aspects without worrying about caterers. We had live music, so the Mish was also perfect for that. Gary and the staff were responsive and easy to work with, it was extremely affordable (and pricing was easily able to be tweaked according to preference and budget) and we had a lovely experience overall. Highly recommend!

Non-Profit Slideshow/ Fundraiser - An Eventective User from Fort Collins, Colorado

The NCCC held climbing their guidebook release celebration on 10/25/18 from 6-10pm. This event consisted of live music, climbing slideshows, sponsor & silent auction tables, outdoor obstacles, and a live raffle. We worked with Gary Duvall to coordinate the rental of the Indoor Dancehall, AV system (including sound person), catered appetizers, and propane heaters & fire pits. Gary and the Mishawaka were very accommodating and made sure we were aware of all the Mish had to offer and was open to discuss any out-of-the-ordinary requests we had. We met with Gary in person twice before the event to discuss details, coordinate payments and sign the contract. He was always on time and his response time to email was always within an hour. We were all on the same page from day one up until the event ended (and even got out of there 30 minutes earlier than expected). The event was a success with over 200 people showing up on a cold fall Thursday evening. The tables and other equipment were ready for us when we arrived for set up, the appetizers were set out right on time, and the AV and sound system worked perfectly as well as the heaters & fire pits. The staff at the Mishawaka during the event were also very friendly and glad to help when we needed anything. Gary even checked back in with us after the event and we are now looking into making this an annual event! The only downsides to the venue (on the event planning side) are: (1) the absence of cell service/ WiFi, and (2) if you are renting the Indoor Dancehall, the main restrooms and backporch entrances are located inside this room so it's difficult to make this space 100% private. The Mishawaka is one of my favorite venues in Northern Colorado and I would recommend it for any event, large or small. The building itself has a very casual atmosphere but with the right decor, it could easily be turned into an upscale rustic wedding location.

REALLY great experience! - An Eventective User from Fort Collins, CO

We loved having our wedding at the Mish. First, it's an absolutely beautiful location. It is extremely convenient to have a venue that can also provide the food and bar aspects without worrying about separate caterers. We had live music, so the Mish was perfect for that. Gary and the staff were responsive and easy to work with, it was VERY affordable (and pricing was easily able to be tweaked according to preference and budget) and we had a lovely experience overall. Highly recommend!

Venue Types
  • Full Bar/Lounge
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Outside Catering Allowed
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 752
  • Special Features: We offer shuttles from May to September (ask about off season shuttle rental). Uber & Lyft kiosk. There is an island in the river, behind the amphitheater that can be accessed. Stage inside and out, with sound system rental available
  • Year Renovated: 2010