Gala Affair — Planning the Perfect Colorado Party

Twinkling lights, a stylish atmosphere, gourmet food — all critical ingredients for an unforgettable gala. Of course, that kind of elegance doesn’t just happen. It takes long months of planning, coordination, and about 10,000 decisions. If you’re looking for inspiration for your next gala, we’d like to suggest you consider some of these Colorado venues and service providers. You’ll see why we think they’re the cream of the crop.

Back to Nature

There’s something quietly sophisticated about a nature-inspired venue, no matter what the season. Copper Mountain Resort is nestled amongst the natural beauty of the Colorado Rocky Mountains offering the perfect backdrop for your event. Four event spaces offer a variety of options for your gathering. The Grand Hall is ideal for large parties with floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the golf course. JJ’s Rocky Mountain Tavern is a more relaxed space with a patio. CB Grille offers a truly mountain elegant experience while Hasty’s is more intimate with a cozy fireplace and wood paneling.

Join the Club

Golf and country clubs welcome guests to posh surroundings, mouthwatering menus, and polished professional service. Blackstone Country Club in Aurora offers event space with exquisite views of the Jay Morrish-designed golf course and the Rocky Mountain Front Range. Up to 200 guests can gather in the elegant Oxford Hall Ballroom and enjoy the talents of the in-house chefs offering a variety of culinary selections, including hors d’oeuvres, buffet, and plated meals.

Pelican Lakes Golf & Country Club in Windsor is a grand place for your gala. The Pelican Lakes Banquet Room seats up to 170 guests and features spectacular views of the golf course from the attached private balcony. Amenities include a built-in dance floor, built-in AV screen, microphones, and a house sound system. For more intimate gatherings, The Fireside Room offers a cozy atmosphere for up to 30 people.

Something Special

Unique venues welcome guests to posh surroundings, mouthwatering menus, and polished professional service. Stonebrook Manor Event Center & Gardens in Denver offers spacious event space, an in-house catering team, grand foyer, and manicured grounds. Take advantage of the ballroom’s innovative technology including free WiFi, a HDMI video projection system, and large screen for multimedia presentations.

The Mining Exchange, a Wyndham Grand Hotel in Colorado Springs boasts 17,000 square feet of elegant functional space. Seven individual rooms and a terrace are beautifully appointed and are equipped with high-speed internet access, on-site catering, and full AV capabilities. Rich hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, and abundant windows with lots of natural light enhance the Platinum Ballroom, the only one of its kind in all of downtown Colorado Springs.

The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs is a legendary Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond Resort with 185,000 square feet of innovative event space and spectacular outdoor venues. Some of these include The Rocky Mountain Ballroom, which features a 2800 square foot foyer and is adjacent to the Mountain View Terrace. The historic Main Ballroom dates back to when the resort opened in 1918 and features ornate ceilings and walls and a hardwood floor. Broadmoor Golf Club has large windows that overlook the mountains and golf course.

Catering to Your Every Need

Choosing a caterer can be one of the most important tasks you undertake when planning your gala. You’ll make a lasting impression with guests when you choose Kevin Taylors at the Opera House. Their talented chefs prepare inspired cuisine infused with fresh ingredients. Choose your mouthwatering meal from a wide-ranging menu, including such treats as Roasted Atlantic Salmon or Angus Filet Mignon.

Innovative and creative, Three Tomatoes Catering will help you design the perfect menu for your gathering. From passed appetizers at your opening reception to buffets and plated entrees, every creation is prepared with passion and imagination. Start with Blue Crab Profiterole then move on to a Pan Seared Sea Scallops or Braised Beef Short Ribs. So many wonderful choices, you’ll wish you could order them all.

All the Trimmings

First impressions are so important. When your guests arrive at your event, you want them to look around the space and say, “Wow!” not “ho-hum.” The pros at Colorado Party Rentals, know exactly what you need to make your party a smash hit. Choose from bar and accessories, catering equipment, chairs and barstools, dinnerware and flatware, linens, tenting and so much more!

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