Welcome to the Mile High City, where there’s a craft brewery on every corner, a dog in every home, and a mountain mere minutes away. In recent years, the city has boomed into one of the nation’s fastest growing destinations, and with that seemingly exponential growth has come no shortage of events. So with that in mind, it was only right that we rounded up some of the unique Denver event venues that make the city so special. If you’re planning on hosting your own event in the Colorado capital, start your search here. Any of these options just might fit the bill!
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Start your search with 20 unique Denver event venues that won’t disappoint.
Located in the up-and-coming Dairy Block — Denver’s newest micro-district — The Maven Hotel offers unique historic charm in close proximity to Coors Field, RiNo, and some of the best dining the city has to offer. 2,100 square feet of flexible meeting and event space will be at your disposal, including a spacious ballroom featuring a stage for bands and other entertainment. Best of all, the gorgeous sliding garage door opens out onto The Alley, creating the ideal indoor/outdoor transition for warm weather days. For events on a smaller scale, The Maven can be split into two smaller spaces as well.
Kimpton Hotel Born brings laid-back sophistication to Denver’s most exciting new neighborhood, Union Station. Close to some of the best dining in Denver, guests are able to explore the city’s hotspots with a short walk after finishing a day of meetings in any of the 13,000+ square feet this venue has to offer. Here, modern mountain décor mixes wonderfully with floor-to-ceiling windows and exciting local art to create an aesthetic that’s worthy of the picturesque neighborhood it calls home.
Repurposed from an original 1897 factory, Mile High Station is a piece of Mile High history wonderfully reborn as one Denver’s best event venues. Anywhere from 100 to 1200 guests can enjoy the uniquely redesigned space complete with high ceilings, cutting-edge AV, custom chandeliers, a balcony, and a large patio. Located right next to Sports Authority Field at Mile High, the venue puts guests in the heart of the city, but still offers complimentary parking — a surprising amenity in the hustle bustle of one of the nation’s fastest growing cities.
In the heart of downtown lies one of the largest and most state-of-the-art Denver event venues: The Colorado Convention Center. The Center hosts more than 250 events annually — from conventions to music festivals — and offers three levels of meeting space covering more than 580,000 square feet. Most of the 63 spaces on the meeting room level range from 800-10,000 square feet each, while the level itself offers access to the 5,000-seat Bellco Theatre. Below are two incredible ballrooms as well.
As you head shortly west of Denver and into the sprawling foothills, you’ll find Boettcher Mansion, a historic space built in 1917 as the summer home of Colorado businessman Charles Boettcher. Over 100 years later, the mansion serves as one of the state’s most prestigious event spaces. Just an hour from the ski slopes and fifteen minutes from Red Rocks Amphitheater, Boettcher offers guests the chance to explore the state’s incredible outdoors. But just as importantly, it provides up to 200 guests a unique event venue fit for weddings, galas, corporate retreats, and beyond.
In 2014, Union Station re-opened following an exciting renovation that turned the historic transportation hub into one of the hippest hotspots in the city and the focal point of an exciting neighborhood. The renovation combined several restaurants, bars, a train hall, and 112-room upscale hotel: The Crawford Hotel. Offering eight different Denver meeting spaces, the hotel can accommodate up to 150 in it’s banquet space (3,000 square feet).
The Denver Botanic Gardens were named one of the 25 Most Beautiful Wedding Venues by Martha Steward Weddings. Need we say more? Well we will anyway. At DBG, your event will take place amongst some of the world’s most beautiful plants and flowers, sprawling across 24 acres nestled in Cap Hill — a historic Denver neighborhood and newly rediscovered hotspot. Capable of accommodating upwards of 300 people, planners will also have plenty of indoor space at their disposal, along with a tried-and-true list of recommended caterers and vendors that will ensure smooth event design.
Close to the River North District and nestled in North Downtown Denver, RedLine is a contemporary art space and non-profit organization geared to foster social change through art. Boasting three gorgeous event spaces (the largest is able to accommodate a reception of 250), Redline offers both indoor and outdoor space that’s close to the RTD light rail for easy transportation. From here, it’s an effortless walk to get to some of Downtown’s most popular attractions. And best of all, any fees for events go toward the organization’s outreach, education, and artist-in-residence programs.
How do you know the 1STBANK Center was bound to be something big? It opened its doors in 2010 with a performance by Furthur, featuring none other than Bob Weir and Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead. Today, this mid-sized venue hosts events of all shapes and sizes, with smaller rooms that can accommodate up to 250 for meetings and a total capacity as a Denver event venue of up to 6,500 attendees. An outdoor patio is also available to offer a respite from the indoor space of the stadium, which boasts impressive flexibility and allows planners to mold events to their heart’s desire.
One look at the Denver Art Museum and you’ll know that you’re exactly where you’re supposed to be. A unique architectural gem in the heart of the city, the exterior of the building inspires wonder, while the interior hosts spaces available for anywhere from 50 to 1,500 attendees. The Second Floor Atrium is an especially eye-catching space, featuring sloping walls, black granite floors, and a geometrically perplexing staircase. Want your guests to enjoy the art as well? After-hours viewing can be arranged for private parties.
11. The Oxford Hotel
Opened in 1891, The Oxford is one of Denver’s most historic hotels and a shot walk from attractions such as Coors Field, the 16th Street Mall, upscale Larimer Square, and the hip Highlands. Today, the hotel blends pieces of the past with modern elements that create a captivating mix of nostalgia and foresight. Over 10,000 square feet of unique Denver event space are available in total for parties of up to 200, all of whom will love a post-event cocktail at the Cruise Room, the Oxford’s historic cocktail lounge.
It would only be fitting that one of Denver’s most intriguing neighborhoods would play host to one of the city’s most versatile event venues. The EXDO Events Center is nestled in the city’s RiNo (River North) Arts District, home to repurposed art spaces, gorgeous graffiti, endless breweries, and some the city’s best eats. Able to accommodate up to 3,500, EXDO has hosted political events, conferences, weddings, corporate parties, and more. And thanks to its location just three blocks from the DIA Commuter Rail Station, it’s one of the easiest Denver event venues to get to for those traveling from out of state.
For more than 100 years, the Fillmore Auditorium has hosted some of the biggest names in music. Today, it’s also available to host some of its biggest events, with a total capacity of up to 3,500. State-of-the-art light and sound combine with high ceilings, ample floor space, a large balcony, and the famous purple chandeliers, allowing planners to bring their vision to life — whether for corporate affairs, performances, or parties.
14. Venue 221
Venue 221 is a luxurious Denver event space in one of the city’s most upscale neighborhoods: Cherry Creek. Featuring over 1,500 square feet of space in total, this sleek, welcoming venue was designed by a prominent Denver architect and is equipped with tech that can handle even the most demanding of presentations. After the event, guests will also be able to explore some of Denver’s best dining — all just a hop and a skip away from the boutique intimacy of one of the city’s finest venues.
15. The Brown Palace
Sophisticated décor, endless luxury, and timeless glamor fleck the halls of the Brown Palace, the oldest hotel in Denver. Featuring 20,000 square feet of meeting space, 18 separate meeting rooms, and a dedicated meetings and conference manager for each function, the hotel can handle just about any event — from gallant weddings to the most intricate of conferences. Plus, outside of the historic walls, guests will find themselves in close proximity to some of the many attractions in Uptown, LoDo, RiNo, and Capitol Hill that make Denver one of the most desired places to visit in the nation.
16. Union Station
What was once a forgotten railway hub has become the focal point of a bustling and ever-growing city. Now a glowing combination of restaurants, bars, The Crawford Hotel, and a modern transportation hub, Union Station also offers modern meeting and events space, including the 4,300 square-foot lower level gallery. Here, rustic style inspired by the 1920s combines with custom artwork to create an inspiring setting for events. (Oh, and don’t miss out on the Great Hall’s Shuffleboard Platform!)
It just wouldn’t be Denver without a craft brewery on the list! Great Divide Brewing Co. embodies Colorado craft culture with an event space that’s industrial, hip, and laid back — all topped off with surprising polish. Those looking for a unique Denver event venue need look no further. Able to host between 50 to 350, the brewery provides three spaces that offer enough flexibility for a variety of events, including birthday parties, low-key weddings, and corporate celebrations.
18. Hotel Indigo
Smaller groups, meet your perfect meeting space. Located in the Union Station neighborhood, amidst an endless array of delicious restaurants, hip bars, and the nearby Platte River, the Hotel Indigo brings out the best in boutique with color and character that provide eclectic inspiration for collaboration and creativity. Three meeting rooms are able to accommodate groups of up to 50, all of whom will be in an excellent location to explore what makes the Mile High City amazing.
19. Space Gallery
Situated in the Santa Fe Arts District, this newly-built Denver gallery isn’t just a blank canvas for art, it’s the ideal canvas for incredible events. The Space Gallery provides 4,000 square feet of customizable space with ample adaptability that caters to the tone and design planners want to set for up to 300 guests. A 3,000 square foot sculpture garden is also available as an outdoor space and able to accommodate up to 200. From product launches to galas, guests will marvel at the high ceilings and architectural lines that create an incredibly clean aesthetic.
Consider the Crowne Plaza® Denver a business meeting’s best friend. Located Downtown, the hotel offers 8,000 square feet of meeting space spread over 8 rooms — the largest of which is able to accommodate up to 380 guests. After the day’s meetings, attendees will be able to stroll just a short distance to explore the 16th Street Mall and all the museums and cultural venues of Denver’s Golden Triangle neighborhood.
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