Special-Event Venues in Denver, Colorado

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science provides multiple unique group event settings that accommodate 15 to 3,500 guests. The museum spaces also offer views of City Park, Denver’s skyline, and the Rocky Mountains, along with state-of-the-art audiovisual services and museum event consultants to assist in planning from beginning to end. The museum’s catering staff serves a variety of custom and regional cuisine, and prides itself on its impeccable service levels. Event-goers also can take advantage of the museum’s exhibitions and event enhancements, such as IMAX and Planetarium shows.

In addition to a bevy of sports facilities, The Denver Athletic Club offers 150,000 square feet of elegant (and rentable) social spaces, including a grand ballroom, meeting and conference rooms, sundeck, tavern and dining room, snack bar, reading room, billiards room, and business center. The Athletic Club is adjacent to the Denver Convention Center and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.

Whether it's casual or formal; breakfast, dinner, or cocktails; exquisitely planned or spur-of-the-moment, one of Denver’s most popular places to hold a party is Wynkoop Brewing Company on 18th Street. Denver’s original brewpub is housed in an 1899 building with hardwood floors and tin ceilings and serves up not just brew, but steaks, spaghetti, and other Western grub. Function rooms can seat 20 in a private pool hall or 300 upstairs.

Translations Gallery

Located in the historic LoDo District in downtown Denver, Translations Gallery offers a sleek, modern venue for private events including cocktail receptions, charity fundraisers, and business events.

The 1,900-square-foot gallery of contemporary art has an open floor plan with hardwood floors and high ceilings, and can accommodate up to 175 people for a reception or 80 for a sit-down event. The historic brick building in which the gallery is sited also has parking available. Included in the rates are a house manager, set up and clean up, and a small kitchen. Table and chair rentals are available. The gallery can be rented for day or evening events and offers a special rate for nonprofit organizations.

D&F Clock Tower Events

The fashionable Daniels and Fisher Department Store was the crown jewel of the Denver skyline until the 1950s, when it fell into disrepair. While the store was torn down, its grand clock tower was saved thanks to preservation efforts in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Now this defining element of the Denver skyline, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, is available for small, private events.

The recently renovated space behind the clock face on floors 17 to 21 features five floors with panoramic views from two balconies, sophisticated décor, and the opportunity to see behind the clock faces.

The Victorian House Event Center at Heritage Square

Located in the foothills outside of Denver with views of the Flatirons, Table Mesa, and the Denver city skyline, the Victorian House Event Center at Heritage Square makes an unusual venue for corporate functions. The house includes a large parlor room with an oak bar, a large banquet room with views of the city, and a deck and patio area—all flavored with a Victorian theme.

Rentals are available during both day and evening hours. Tables, chairs, and linens are provided; you can bring in your own food-and-beverage catering. Included in the rental fee: six hours of rental time, tables and chairs, planning assistance, and the exclusive use of the banquet room, parlor, deck, patio, and courtyard.

The Denver Zoo

The Denver Zoo offers a variety of event spaces that can accommodate groups as small as 25, or as large as 6,000 for an exclusive zoo buyout. The zoo has three separate zones available for rental: Northern Shores, Conoco Zoo Gardens, and Primate Panorama.

  • Northern Shores incorporates the extensive and unique Tropical Discovery building, Giraffe House, and Sea Lion exhibit.

  • Conoco Zoo Gardens offers the award-winning Predator Ridge exhibit, the pachyderm building, and other animal exhibits.

  • The Primate Panorama is composed of seven acres of monkeys and apes.
  • The main indoor event space is Norgren Hall, which can be broken down into three separate rooms. It can accommodate 300 people theater-style, and 200 people banquet-style.