The Ranch Events Complex

The Ranch Events Complex

Northern Colorado's Largest & Most Versatile Events Complex

Unique Venue Features

  • Runner-Up: Expos & Trade Shows
  • Best of Awards - Unique Venues

Event Types Welcomed

  • Adult Social Events
  • Corporate Social Events
  • Expo/Competitions
  • Family Reunions
  • Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
  • Wedding Ceremonies
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Youth Parties
  • Youth Retreat/Camps


With a gorgeous view of the Colorado Rockies, The Ranch Events Complex in beautiful Loveland, CO offers more than 375,000 square feet of versatile indoor and outdoor space for any event. The venue also boasts industry-leading event staff, exceptional catering utilizing the freshest ingredients available, ample parking and proximity to award-winning local hotels and amenities.

The Ranch Events Complex is conveniently located off I-25 in Loveland and is less than an hour drive from Denver International Airport, ensuring that travel to and from the venue is stress-free for visitors. Since 2003, The Ranch Events Complex has steadily earned a reputation as one of the premier event and entertainment complexes in the region. With the ability to host anything from a small board meeting to a music festival containing thousands of fans, the multi-purpose venues on The Ranch Events Complex campus are both locally known and nationally recognized as ideal destinations for all types of meetings and events! The Ranch has ample on-site parking and partners with award-winning, nearby hotels and transportation companies as well!

The Ranch Events Complex has a total of four buildings on campus.

Budweiser Events Center
A 7,200 seat multi-purpose venue and is called home by the Colorado Eagles of the AHL. The arena has seen some of the best bands, comedians, family and theater shows stop in Loveland.

The First National Bank Building
It includes two 18,000 sq ft halls and five meeting rooms which make it the ideal location for meetings, conferences, trade shows and banquets in Loveland.

The Thomas M. McKee 4-H Youth and Community Building
A 12,500 sq ft hall with 6 meeting rooms

MAC Equipment Indoor Arena and Livestock Pavilions
The ideal location for local, regional and national equine and livestock events as well as other types of events in Loveland!

The Ranch Events Complex provides in-house catering services through Spectra Food Services and Hospitality, technical support, and event coordination services such as providing recommended layouts, facility planning, marketing assistance and more. We look forward to working with you on your next special event!

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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 7200 guests
  • Largest Classroom Style: 700
  • Largest Theatre Style: 1200
  • Largest Auditorium Seating: 7,200
  • Largest Arena Seating: 7200
  • Largest Seated Reception: 800
  • Largest Standing Reception: 1200
  • Rooftop Capacity: 80
Budweiser Events Center
This multipurpose facility can host hockey, basketball, football, family shows in any configuration, rodeos, diverse concert settings in various capacities, trade shows and several dozen setups to accommodate just about any event. The Budweiser Events Center, less than an hour's drive from Denver and Cheyenne, has become the focal point for sports and entertainment in Northern Colorado.

  • 7200 Theatre Style
First National Bank Exhibition Hall
The First National Bank Exhibition Halls have 36,000 sq. ft. of versatile event space, which make the building the perfect location for trade shows, banquets, large-scale group presentations and conferences. This space can be further subdivided into 18,000, 12,000, and 6,000 sq. ft. spaces. Each hall can accommodate 85 10x10 booths. Adjacent to the First National Bank South Exhibition Hall are the Cross and Rodenberger meeting rooms and the Larimer County Conference Center. The adjoining meeting rooms are equipped with high definition television screens for presentations, tables, chairs, and WiFi. Click here to view our virtual tour.
  • 36,000 Sq. Ft.
  • 700 Banquet Style
  • 624 Classroom Style
  • 1000 Theatre Style
  • Floorplan Layout
Thomas M. McKee 4-H, Youth & Community Building
The McKee Exhibition Hall offers 12,500 sq. ft. of event space which can be further subdivided into 7,500, 3,000, and 2,000 sq. ft. spaces and can accommodate 50 10x10 booths. Adjacent to the hall are six large meeting rooms with windows that can be configured to accommodate your specific needs.  
  • 12,500 Sq. Ft.
  • 400 Banquet Style
  • 418 Classroom Style
  • 995 Theatre Style
  • Floorplan Layout
MAC Equipment Indoor Arena & Pavilions
Most often used for agricultural and livestock events, the facilities within MAC Equipment building may also be configured to accommodate other types of functions such as sports competitions, dog shows and RV/auto shows. There is a total of 180,000 sq. ft. all under one roof that can be used for one event or divided for multiple events.
Outdoor Events
The Ranch campus sits on a total of over 240 acres and is ideal for most outdoor events.  The courtyard and grassy areas are great for outdoor weddings, concerts, festivals, private parties, summer picnics and sporting events. The grass and gravel areas have access to electrical vaults for vendors, stages and more! Click here to view our virtual tour.
  • 375,000 Sq. Ft.
Ranch Bar and Grill
The Ranch Bar & Grill on the suite level of the Events Center offers breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains. It can accommodate up to 200 guests, has full audio/video capabilities and complimentary WiFi and is available for private functions on non-event days. 
  • 3500 Sq. Ft.
  • 150 Banquet Style
  • 200 Theatre Style

Food & Beverage Options

Catering options

OVG Hospitality is the exclusive food and beverage provider at The Ranch Events Complex. OVG Hospitality brings catering to the next level and is recognized across North America for providing quality food coupled with impeccable service. OVG's approach is to ensure that food reflects the flavors, quality, and authenticity of the many fine restaurants in the area. The Executive Chef and catering staff enjoy creating custom menus to meet the needs of each guest. OVG Hospitality is skilled at providing catering concession services for small intimate gatherings as well as large-scale events.


Ranch Preferred Hotel Partners
The Ranch has a number of preferred hotel partners that offer Ranch guest special discounted rates. The Embassy Suites Loveland Hotel, Conference Center and Spa is located within walking distance across the parking lot and there are other hotels in close proximity as well. The Ranch Sales Manager/Coordinator can assist with hotel bookings.

Featured Amenities

  • Accessible Facilities
  • In-House Catering
  • Near Public Transit
  • Outdoor Space
  • Paid Parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Rooftop Space
  • Taxi
  • Theater Seating
  • WiFi

Venue Location + Transportation


5280 Arena Circle,
Loveland, Colorado 80538


  • LyftLyft
  • TaxiTaxi
  • UberUber

Nearby Airport

  • Northern Colorado Regional Airport. Major airport- Denver International Airport- 50 miles. - 50 minutes

Nearby International Airport

  • Denver International Airport - 50 minutes


  • Onsite Parking: Yes

Nearby Cities

Boulder – 33 miles
Denver – 50 miles
Fort Collins – 13 Miles

Things to Know


  • Must Use In-house Catering: Yes
  • External Catering Allowed: No
  • Can Bring in Own Food: no
  • Cultural Catering Available: Yes
  • Food and Beverage Onsite: Yes
  • Do you offer tables, chairs, and linens?: Yes


Complimentary WiFi included in our package rates and upgrades are also available. The Ranch technical services team can assist with the setup of your event and can be reserved at an additional hourly rate. The Ranch also has a preferred AV company that is available for technical upgrades.

  • Guest Wi-Fi: Free
  • Onsite Tech Support: Yes
  • Wi-Fi in meeting space: Yes
  • Equipment Available On-Site:
    • Projector Screen
    • Microphones
    • Sound System

Venue Policies

  • Alcohol Consumption: Yes
  • Smoking Permitted: yes
  • Cannabis Consumption: No
  • ADA Accessible: Yes
  • Family Friendly: Yes
  • Pet Friendly: Yes


Everyone was so easy to work with! Your coordinator orchestrated our event and did a spectacular job! Your Operations Staff had everything ready for us when we arrived and they were wonderful to work with- they were always available and happy. The food selections were delicious. Thank you so much- it was our best year ever!
Peggy Marvin & Kathy Ness, Applewood Arts
We have had the privilege of working with the Ranch Event Complex for over 15 years and are so grateful for the support they have provided us as a small business here in Northern Colorado. Their event staff is knowledgeable, diligent, and dedicated to executing each event that comes their way. Their operations and facilities team have also always been a partner to our team every time we are on site. Thank you for all you do, we appreciate you!
Kara Schuch, FLEXX Productions
The Northern Colorado Home Builders Association was proud to hold our annual Parade of Homes Awards Dinner at The Ranch Bar & Grill. The set-up worked out perfectly, staff was exceptional, friendly, and very helpful in accommodating any type of event that you may want to have. There were 140 attendees that were managed comfortably and we will continue to book these types of events there. The location is convenient, plenty of parking and there is a great selection of food choices through Spectra. Sponsors, attendees, and speakers were all very impressed and pleased to have the event there.
Janet Hatfield, Resource Membership Services Director Northern Colorado Home Builders Association


Event Planners
The Ranch Events Complex provides in-house event planners to ensure your event is coordinated and executed professionally. Your event coordinators recommend room layouts, facility planning, marketing assistance and more. In addition, the facilities team at The Ranch can provide additional technical equipment and support.


is available throughtout the complex at no charge
A/V Equipment