Dear Bride to Be,
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding and thank you for your interest in the unique sites the Aspen Historical Society has to offer for such special occasions.
We have two very special locales that are owned and managed by the Society: the Wheeler/Stallard Museum and the Holden/Marolt Mining and Ranching Museum. Both are located minutes from the heart of downtown Aspen and offer singular connections to the history that has helped make this the one-of -a kind international resort it is today.Our sites work well for large or intimate gathering and our competitive rates should make them attractive for most budgets. We would be happy to arrange a tour of either facility, provide detailed pricing and answer any questions you may have. Please do not hesitate to get in touch, regardless of where you ultimately hold your wedding, and best wishes for a long and happy marriage from all of us here at the Aspen Historical Society.
Liza DeBartolo Burnham
Director of Rentals
Wheeler/Stallard Museum at Ruth Whyte Park
Located in Aspen's peaceful and historic West End neighborhood, the lush gardens, manicured lawns, and towering spruce, aspen, and cottonwood trees of Ruth Whyte Park provide a majestic-yet-intimate setting for weddings, receptions, benefits, or other gatherings up to 250 people. Featuring two large, open grassy areas as well as a cement courtyard that are perfect for tenting, the Park also surrounds the stately Wheeler/Stallard House, an 1888 brick Queen Anne-style Victorian mansion that now serves as a museum for the Aspen Historical Society. A perfect backdrop for any occasion, the Park and the House are both legacies of Aspen's rich Victorian past and are considered invaluable civic assets to the community of Aspen.
Holden/Marolt Museum Grounds
Offering a more casual and rural setting than Ruth Whyte Park, the grounds of the Holden/Marolt Mining and Ranching Museum overlook Castle Creek and provide a rustic Colorado experience only minutes from downtown Aspen. Complete with striking views, on-site artifacts, and the historic Holden/Marolt Barn itself, this site is perfect for hoedowns, Western-themed parties, and any event looking for a ranch-like setting. Once the bustling home of a large silver mining mill, the Holden/Marolt grounds and Barn became part of a ranching operation during the "Quiet
Years" and currently sit on the edge of the Marolt Open Space and Wetlands. Families and especially children will enjoy exploring the immediate area as well as nearby trails for clues to our mining history. The Holden/Marolt Grounds can accommodate parties of up to 250 people.
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The Aspen Historical Society has excellent rental venues to consider for your big day! They have locations suitable for a victorian tea party to a rustic barn theme.