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. Denver has become one of the nation’s fastest-growing destinations, and with that comes no shortage of events.
With that in mind, we rounded up some 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 19 unique Denver event venues that won’t disappoint.
Great for: Weddings, indoor-outdoor events, corporate meetings
Why we love it: Located in the up-and-coming Dairy Block ” Denver’s newest micro-district ” The Maven Hotel offers 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.
Capacity: Up to 300 guests
Great for: Weddings, family parties, showers, fundraisers, and meetings
Why we love it: Kimpton Hotel Born brings laid-back sophistication the heart of downtown Denver. Close to some of the best dining in Denver, guests can 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 dÃ©cor 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.
Location: Auraria / Jefferson Park
Capacity: Up to 1,200
Great for: Corporate parties, weddings, celebrations
Why we love it: Repurposed from an original 1897 factory, Mile High Station is one of Denver’s best event venues. The redesigned space has 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.
Location: Central Business District
Great for: Conventions, trade shows, festivals
Why we love it: 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.
Capacity: 200 guets
Great for: Weddings, galas, corporate retreats
Why we love it: As you up Lookout Mountain just west of Denver, you’ll find Boettcher Mansion, a 1917-build for 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.
Capacity: 150 guests
Great for: Meetings, retreats, receptions
Why we love it: In 2014, Union Station re-opened following an exciting renovation. 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 its banquet space (3,000 square feet).
Location: Congress Park
Capacity: 300+ people
Great for: Garden parties, outdoor concerts, wedding ceremonies
Why we love ti: The Denver Botanic Gardens were named one of the 25 Most Beautiful Wedding Venues by Martha Stewart Weddings. Need we say more? At DBG, your event will take place amongst some of the world’s most beautiful plants and flowers, sprawling across 24 acres nestled in th ecity. Planners 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.
Location: Five Points / Curtis Park
Capacity: Up to 250
Great for: Educational events, holiday parties, cocktail parties, small gatherings
Why we love it: Close the heart of downtown Denver, RedLine is a contemporary art space and non-profit organization that fosters social change through art. Boasting three gorgeous indoor and outdoor event spaces, Redline is also close to the 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.
Location: Broomfield, north of Denver
Capacity: 250 for meetings or 6,500 in the theater
Great for: Concerts, performances, sporting events
Why we love it: Here’s a fun fact: 1STBANK Center opened its doors in 2010 with a performance by Furthur, featuring none other than Bob Weir and Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead. The stadium is the main attraction, but there’s also an outdoor patio, so planners have the flexibility to mold events to their heart’s desire.
Location: Central Business District
Capacity: From 50 to 1,500
Great for: Corporate dinners and galas
Why we love it: 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. 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
Capacity: 10 to 250 guests
Great for: Conferences, board meetings, weddings, celebrations
Why we love it: Opened in 1891, The Oxford is one of Denver’s most historic hotels and a short walk from attractions such as Coors Field, the 16th Street Mall, Larimer Square, and the 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 ” including the Cruise Room, the Oxford’s historic cocktail lounge.
Capacity: Up to 3,500
Great for: Conferences, weddings, corporate parties, political events
Why we love it: The EXDO Events Center is nestled in the city’s RiNo Arts District, home to repurposed art spaces, gorgeous graffiti, endless breweries, and some the city’s best eats. And because this versatile space is 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.
Location: Uptown / North Cap Hill
Capacity: Up to 3,500
Great for: Performances, parties, corporate affairs
Why we love it: 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.
14. The Brown Palace
Location: Downtown Denver
Capacity: 800+ guests
Great for: Formal weddings and corporate meetings
Why we love it: Sophisticated dÃ©cor, 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 manager for each function, the hotel can handle just about any event. 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.
15. Union Station
Capacity: 60 for meetings, 100 for receptions, 150 for cocktail parties
Great for: Holiday parties, corporate meetings, intimate meals
Why we love it What was once a forgotten railway hub has become the focal point of the 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!)
Location: Curtis Park / Five Points
Capacity: 50 to 350
Great for: Birthday parties, corporate parties, laid-back weddings
Why we love it: 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. The brewery provides three spaces that offer enough flexibility for a variety of events
17. Hotel Indigo
Capacity: Up to 50
Great for: Smaller meetings, trainings or weddings
Why we love it: Smaller groups, meet your perfect meeting space. Located close to 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. Guests in an excellent location to explore what makes the Mile High City amazing.
18. Space Gallery
Capacity: 250 seated, 300 standing
Great for: Galas, product launches, weddings, mitzvahs, social events
Why we love it: 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. A sculpture garden is also available as an outdoor space. Guests will marvel at the high ceilings and architectural lines that create an incredibly clean aesthetic.
Location: Central Business District
Capacity: Up to 380
Great for: Conferences, board meetings, presentations
Why we love it: 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. 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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