Donovan Pavilion is a wedding venue that is situated in Vail, Colorado right between Gore Creek and South Frontage Road. Regardless of the season you choose to exchange your vows in, this space emits beauty year round with its mountain views. Couples and guests will feel right at home in this welcoming setting while enjoying the gorgeous timber and stone mountain lodge exterior. This modern alpine lodge, which was built in 2003, also contains many flexible and functional rooms so that couples can personalize and plan the wedding of their dreams in this space.
Facilities and Capacity
The lodge is filled with rustic touches that provide the perfect backdrop for weddings both large and small. Couples can invite up to 200 of their friends and family. Donovan Pavilion is filled with dramatic features, such as towering windows and arched beam ceilings. Detailing, like etched glass windows, lend an elegant touch. Couples are welcome to exchange their vows in the lodge or in the chapels on the property. There is also plentiful space in the 5,200-square-foot Pavilion for couples to use during their ceremony or reception. If you prefer an outdoor ceremony, there is a total of 50 acres of both park and open space available.
A full-time management team is on hand at the Donovan Pavilion to assist couples with all their wedding details. They can help you with everything from suggesting vendors to helping you decide on your décor and decorations. The spaces at the lodge are flexible, and items like tables can even be tailored to the specific size and style of your wedding ceremony and reception. The team wants to make sure everything is perfect and meets your needs. Wheelchair access is also provided at the venue, and couples and guests can enjoy free parking on site.
Donovan Pavilion can provide couples with a list of the venue’s preferred caterers. However, couples are welcome to choose their own or even use the kitchen on the property. The venue comes complete with chairs and tables, which is one less thing to worry about when crafting and planning your wedding meals. The venue also contains refrigerators, ovens, microwaves, coffee pots, and more that you and your guests, or your catering team, can use on your special day.
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Katie A. · Married on 10/06/2019
Most incredible venue!
I don't have enough amazing things to say about the Donovan Pavilion. Mindy is amazing and so incredible to work with. The views were amazing, the fall colors were perfect for our day, and the Pavilion is hard to beat! I would absolutely recommend it to all of our friends!Sent on 10/23/2019
Jennifer · Married on 09/07/2019
Beautiful and economical event space
We hosted a 135 person wedding at the Donovan Pavilion and we were so pleased with the space. We used the back patio for our ceremony, the Core Creek in the back made for an incredible setting. Our guests loved the spaced and were refreshed to attend a wedding that was outside of a typical hotel setting. As the bride, the venue made sense economically. We were able to hire fabulous caterers (Red Maple), customize our table linens, decor, and flatware, etc. From a price perspective, had we hosted the wedding at a hotel, we wouldn't have had as much money to use on decor but by working with an event space, it allowed us to go heavy on decor. It was more work to coordinate the vendors but completely worth it.Sent on 11/08/2019
Rachel J. · Married on 08/04/2019
We fell in love with Donovan Pavilion right away, in large part because of the gorgeous windows all around. Which was a good thing too since we had to move our ceremony and cocktail hour inside due to rain. Even with the last minute rearranging everything was beautiful and the space was great. We used their chairs and tables and didn't do any rentals but had to find all of our vendors which really allowed us to get what we wanted and control price, but it's a lot more work! The venue is gorgeous and right off Gore Creek and the staff is great.Sent on 08/11/2019