22 Unique Denver Event Venues
Five thousand feet above sea level, the city of Denver is experiencing a modern-day renaissance. A thriving startup scene is having ripple effects in its food culture, entrepreneurship scene, and arts environment. In other words, it’s a great time to visit the mile-high city. Whether you’re planning a wedding, party, or corporate event, Denver’s multitude of venues offer something for everyone. Here are a few of our favorites.
Capacity: 2000 Location: 1136 Broadway Great For: Company Parties Let there be light! Such is the calling card of Temple — a three-story club that’s earning much-deserved buzz for its light-centric decor, including 20-foot LED panels that can be customized to match a brand’s iconic colors. Its dark mainstage area is perfect for a ticketed party, while its smaller MIRUS gallery space is perfect for hosting a smaller group of VIPs. Time to turn up the bass.
Location: 1136 Broadway
Great For: Company Parties
Let there be light! Such is the calling card of Temple — a three-story club that’s earning much-deserved buzz for its light-centric decor, including 20-foot LED panels that can be customized to match a brand’s iconic colors. Its dark mainstage area is perfect for a ticketed party, while its smaller MIRUS gallery space is perfect for hosting a smaller group of VIPs. Time to turn up the bass.
Capacity: 100 Seated
Location: 900 Colorow Road
Great For: Weddings, Receptions
Inside Golden’s Lookout, Mountain Nature Preserve sits a 100-year old mansion that married historic wow-factor with modern practicality. The mansion’s sweeping porch and stone interior create a warm atmosphere, while its location (30 minutes West of Denver) make it a no-brainer for a wedding reception or special dinner.
Location: 935 E. COLFAX AVE
Great For: Performances, Presentations
Built to house the vaudeville acts of its day, the Ogden Theatre has been in continuous operation since 1918. Today, the theatre plays host to comedy acts, musical groups, and a slew of private events. Its two bars and multiple levels accommodate up to 1600 guests with ease. Our favorite perk? Getting to see your name in lights on its iconic marquee.
Capacity: 150 Seated
Location: 1701 Wynkoop St
Great For: Receptions
Perhaps one of the most photographed spots of the last few years in all of Denver, the Crawford Hotel inside Union Station makes no apologies for creating the “trendiest district in Denver.” There is literally nothing more convenient than its location at the epicenter of nearly any form of transit. Take the rail from the airport, check in without even hailing an Uber, and start filling up your photo app in no time.
Capacity: 3000 Standing / 400 Seated
Location: 100 West 14th Avenue Parkway
Great For: Weddings, Galas
Denver’s authority on design and architecture has no shortage of picture-perfect event spaces. Its facilities can accommodate groups of as few as 50 and as many as 3000 for corporate parties, charitable galas, and even weddings. Not all of its design its hidden inside, either. Its gleaming modern structure is as impressive as anything hanging on its carefully curated walls. And yes, you can even rent out the lawn to guarantee an architecturally pleasing backdrop.
Location: 2027 West Colfax Ave.
Great For: Meetings, Weddings
Have a high value for stunning decor but a $0 budget to make it happen? The Mile High Station is your best bet. Ample parking, creative cocktails, and discrete TV screens offer the perfect combination of practical amenities with creative hospitality. Warm brick, soft lighting, and towering balconies surround guests with a classy industrial vibe. Browse the venue’s Instagram and you’ll quickly see why brands ranging from Slack to Top Chef have hosted events at Mile High Station.
Location: 1350 Arapahoe St
Great For: Corporate Parties, Wedding Receptions
A 10,000 square-foot ballroom in the heart of Denver? You bet. The Seawell is one of the city’s largest canvases, though not entirely blank. The space has just enough style to put event planners at ease, and just enough flexibility to bring their vision to life. High tech lighting, monitors, and A/V equipment make corporate events a snatch, while flexible seating options to accommodate most any arrangement.
Location: 1007 York Street
Great For: Weddings, Picnics
You’ve likely thought of how you want your event to look and feel. But have you considered its smell? Those holding a party or wedding at the Denver Botanic Gardens need not give it another thought. Its manicured lawns and gardens provide an effortless backdrop for weddings and picnics for up to 1000 guests.
Location: 11450 Broomfield Lane
Great For: Corporate Meetings, Conventions
Those planning mid-sized conventions need to look no further than 1STBANK Center, a venue that regularly hosts events with ranging technical requirements, like sporting events and live music. Built-in VIP suites and an outdoor patio deck eliminate the need to reserve a separate space for smaller breakout groups of 50-250 people.
Capacity: 1000 Farm / 60 Mountain View Room
Location: 1380 Horizon Ave.
Great For: Meetings, Company Parties
22 miles from the heart of Denver exists a place of respite and literal refreshment. Distant mountains and expansive fields accompany award-winning ciders at Acreage Cider House. Three separate indoor event spaces make the cidery a fabulous place to host private dinners for 50, while its nearly boundless farm can give up to 1000 guests room to breathe while having a grand time.
Location: 2350 Arapahoe Street
Great For: Art Shows, Receptions
Searching for modernity? Take your search to the RedLine, a high-end gallery space on Arapahoe ideal for art shows or product launches. Large enough to hold 250 cocktail-holding guests, the white-walled space maintains an intimate enough atmosphere to make guests feel like VIPs.
Location: 2127 Larimer
Great For: Company Meetings, Parties
2127 Larimer is an event space designed with both work and play in mind. Its meeting spaces include access to dependable A/V equipment, trusty WiFi, and everything you’d expect from a space that regularly hosts corporate teams for day-long brainstorming sessions. At playtime, the Studio features high ceilings, plenty of natural light, and rooftop access that affords offers 360-degree views of the mile-high city.
Location: 1510 Clarkson Street
Great For: Concerts, Presentations
Denver’s music scene and the Fillmore Auditorium are inseparable. Built in 1905, the auditorium has been filled with the sounds of Marilyn Manson, James Blunt, Five Iron Frenzy, and Erykah Badu. A quality choice for concerts and performances in the Capitol Hill neighborhood.
Location: 930 W. 7th Ave
Great For: Corporate Parties
A 60,000 square-foot ballroom in the acclaimed North Wynkoop development, the Mission Ballroom is both a premier concert facility and a fabulous event destination for award banquets, company parties, and galas. Thanks to its moving stage, the space has a flexible maximum capacity ranging from 2200 to 3950.
Location: 2845 Larimer St.
Great For: Receptions, Parties
Not one but two spaces, Beckon and Call are starkly designed, cleverly named restaurants that regularly play host to private parties. One black and one white building, the two venues all have one thing in common: Instagram fame. Located on hipster favorite Larimer St., Beckon | Call look as good on an invitation as they do in person.
Location: 1350 Curtis Street
Great For: Performances, Presentations
Called “Broadway’s Home Away from Home,” the Buell Theatre is the obvious choice for musicals making a stop in Denver while on national tour. The 2,839-seat theatre allows beverages inside its three-story nod to the performing arts. (Translation: your guests can be entertained and served at the same time.)
Location: 7711 E Academy Blvd
Great For: Parties, Receptions
Locals know the Wings Over the Rockies as the museum of record for engineers, aviation enthusiasts, and all-around curious people. But come nightfall, the museum plays host to private events — more than 200 of them each year. Where else can you bring in antique airplanes without paying for them, or find hangar-height ceilings?
Location: 1400 Curtis St.
Great For: Performances, Concerts
Boettcher Concert Hall’s claim to fame is as the inventor of the “symphony hall in the round” concept. With 80% of seats located within 65 feet of the stage, this performance venue gives every one of your guests–well, 80% of them–the feeling of VIP status. Product launches, all-hands meetings, and epic performances are all fair game for the 2679-seat theatre.
Capacity: 500 Standing / 220 Seated
Location: 1301 Spruce St
Great For: Company Retreats, Weddings
Sometimes, a blank slate is simply too bare; an ornate venue, too over-the-top. Rembrandt Yard struck the ideal “not too hot, not too cold” middle-ground that event planners love. The art gallery and venue has creative touches that warm the space, yet enough wiggle room to allow design-conscious planners to put their own touch on their event. A fabulous place for a team brainstorming session.
Location: 2000 Lawrence St
Great For: Meetups, Networking Events
Have an axe to grind? We can’t help you. Need an axe to throw? That, we can assist with. DAGAR (short for Downtown Art Gallery and Axe Room) is exactly what it sounds like: a modern art gallery space with a twist. That twist offers beer, art, and therapeutic axe throwing for small parties of 50 and under.
Location: 701 S. Franklin St.
Great For: Wedding Receptions
Here’s a fun fact: the city of Denver invested in something called the “Beautiful Project” in the 20th century. Among its fruit is the Washington Park Boathouse, built in 1913, renovated in 2012, and offering stunning views of Washington Park’s flowerbeds ever since. An event space is so iconic, it’s on the US National Register of historic places.
Location: 3563 Wazee Street
Great For: Team Parties
It’s a craft winery, a cellar, and a 7,000 square-foot venue. It’s one of Denver’s hidden gems for custom wine blending, and it’s classified (and licensed) by the city as a vintners restaurant — a fancy designation that permits it to serve its own wine, imported wine, and a limitless variety of beer and spirits. It’s known as Bigsby’s Folly, and it’s an informal event space ideal for wine-centric team celebrations.