Epic — Unique Colorado Event Venues Offering Functional Food

Does it seem like too much to ask that your next venue has spectacular scenery, astonishing amenities, and functional food? Not when you book at any of these five unique Colorado event venues known for all the above and ready to deliver your meeting attendees a menu that is packed with natural or whole-food ingredients. Check them out and you’ll want to check in!

Arvada Center

The event center features 10,000 square feet of art galleries, music, dance and theatre rehearsal rooms, classrooms, a conference center, and amphitheater. It is located just 8 miles from Denver and offers free parking to all attendees.

Preferred catering partners include several popular, local catering companies including Biscuits & Berries Catering Co., Footers Catering, House & Howell Catering, Organic Roots Catering and The Gourmet Kitchen. From breakfast to luncheons to dinners and snacks, this vast selection of caterers will prepare the perfect functional food menu for your next meeting or event.


Located in a distinct urban setting in Denver, Colorado, this formerly historic 1920s post office garage has been renovated and modernized with an expansive main hall filled with natural light and even a rooftop patio.

The exquisite event center partners with popular local caterers including A Spice of Life Catering Services, Catering by Design, Epicurean Hospitality Group, Relish Catering & Events and more. All of which offer a functional special events menu mix of delicious hors d’oeuvres, barbeque, brunch, entrees, soups and salads, stations and above. Consider a breakfast taco bar from A Spice of Life to creatively curated bits from Epicurean Hospitality Group or plated lunch or dinner locally sourced and inspired by you from Relish Catering & Events.

Denver Botanic Gardens

Two unique settings make for an unforgettable event. York Street Private Events features a 24-acre park with breathtaking gardens, conservatory, and a sunken amphitheater at an unparalleled Denver, Colorado location. Prefer a little rustic chic charm? Chatfield Farms is set on a 700 acres that includes an 1800s homestead, historical buildings and working farm located in the foothills of Littleton, Colorado.

The incredible event spaces partner with several local caterers, including preferred caterer, Catering by Design. Gather your group for tasty functional hors d’oeuvres such as Salmon Pastrami, Grilled Peach Crostini, or Chorizo Croquettes. Their wood fired pizza station is also a popular option with chef’s slicing up your choice of Margarita Pizza, Wild Mushroom Pizza, or Prosciutto Sundried Tomato Pizza. Incomparable dinner entrees include Apricot Grilled Frenched Chicken, Coffee Crusted Beef Tenderloin, or Grilled Colorado Lamb Chops.

Mile High Station

For a venue with personality, consider the beautifully renovated and historic Mile High Station that has been a Denver landmark since it was built in 1897. Contemporary new features to the venue include an elevated mezzanine, kitchen, beautiful brick bar, custom chandeliers, large patio, plasma TVs, and an in-house AV system accommodating events with 100 – 1200 guests.

Mile High Station partners with some of the area’s finest caterers, including Occasions Catering, Encore Catering and Catering by Design whose seasonal functional menus feature mouthwatering choices such as Steak and Lobster hors d’oeuvres, plated entrees like Pan Seared Sea Scallops or Cured Pork Belly, and fresh salads such as their Fried Beets and Apples Salad or their Warm Cauliflower Salad to name a few.

Palazzo Verdi Event Center/Epicurean

Located next to Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, the dramatic architecturally designed, state-of-the-art event space features abundant parking & award winning food. The very definition of elegance, the event center features a large and open Atrium, breathtaking monumental artworks, an impressive 40-foot chandelier with lighting providing color and pattern changing capabilities, and an expansive balcony that overlooks the dance floor.

Catering for events is provided by a local favorite, Epicurean Hospitality Group. Epicurean’s talented chefs craft inventive functional menus for every event from hors d’oeuvres to buffets, stations to plated dinners. Your guests will love the creatively curated bites being passed by service staff. Spring/Summer menus include Glazed Mission Figs, Lemon Strawberry Risotto Bits, and Compressed Cantaloupe and Prosciutto. And there will be applause all around when the dinner entree is Red Curry Cod, Charcoal Rubber Tenderloin, or Rack of Lamb.

For a complete listing of event venues, visit our meetingpages Colorado Event Venues Guide.

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