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$9,135 starting price
$7,800 starting price
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Donovan Pavilion is a wedding venue 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, is flexible and functional, 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, lends an elegant touch. Couples are welcome to exchange their vows in the lodge or out on the back patio. There is also plentiful space in the 5,200-square-foot Pavilion for couples to use during their ceremony or reception.

Services Offered

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 caterers. However, couples are welcome to choose their own caterer. 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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Banquet Hall
Government Building

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Uncovered Outdoor

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Reviews of Donovan Pavilion

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4.7 out of 5 rating
4.7 out of 5 rating
40 Reviews
93% recommend it
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Jessica S. Sent on 02/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The Perfect Mountain Venue

The Donovan Pavilion was the most perfect all in one venue! We had our ceremony outside on the heated patio and reception / dinner inside. The main reason we chose Donovan Pavilion was because we could choose all of our own vendors! We were able to save money on alcohol by purchasing it ourselves.

For the bride, there is a small bridal suite off to the side of the building. It was the perfect spot for final touches before walking down the aisle.

Truly a beautiful venue!!! I highly recommend.
Harry K. Sent on 08/15/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Donovan Pavilion - Amazing Reception Venue

My wife and I are so incredibly grateful to have worked with the Donovan Pavilion for the reception venue for our July wedding. All ~150 of our guests had ample space and room for activities.

The recent renovations including the tasteful repainting, as well as the addition of the bridal suite came out very well - we were more than pleased. The amenities including the large patio area with fire pit, accessibility, and restrooms are all kept immaculate and made for the reception of a lifetime! We would definitely recommend the Donovan Pavilion to future friends, family, and strangers alike.

To the Donovan Team:
Thank you for being so accommodating, supportive, and fun! as we planned for this big day. We hope to return for future experiences to your beautiful venue.

Katie A. Sent on 10/23/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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!
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Donovan Pavilion frequently asked questions

Donovan Pavilion includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • Parking
  • Tables
The space offered by Donovan Pavilion for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Government Building
Donovan Pavilion offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Donovan Pavilion offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
Donovan Pavilion offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Outside Vendors
Donovan Pavilion offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Tables
Donovan Pavilion is recommended by 93% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in professionalism, 4.7 in quality of service, 4.7 in average response time, 4.6 in flexibility and 4.5 in value.

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