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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Jenna · Married on 07/19/2018
The donovan pavilion was the most amazing place to have our wedding! The staff was more than helpful, Mindy was always available to chat with me and answer all of my questions. The venue itself is timeless and barely needs any decorations because it's so beautiful all on it's own. I'm so glad we chose the donovan pavilion for our weddingSent on 08/01/2018
Nicole · Married on 10/21/2017
Donovan Pavilion was the perfect venue for our August 2017 wedding. The space is absolutely beautiful and perfect to be able to make of it what you want. Mindy and the rest of the staff were extremely helpful in answering our questions, allowing us to tour the venue a few times and ensuring all the details of the day of were covered. We had 160 people at our wedding and had more than enough space. I would recommend the venue to anyone looking for a rustic wedding (at a good value) in Vail.Sent on 10/01/2017
Haydn · Married on 07/27/2017
The Donovan Pavilion was a fairytale venue to celebrate our wedding day in. The staff that we were able to work with throughout the process were very attentive at answering any questions we had and giving us advice for the wedding day as well based on weddings they had seen previously in the space. Every time we wanted to get in the space (whether it be to tour it for the first time, meet there with our caterers, or select a time for the rehearsal the night before) we were always able to get the day and time we needed as well. Since you bring all outside vendors into the space (which we loved because we were able to hand pick everyone ourselves) the only other service the Donovan provided was someone to be there during the wedding to make sure that the venue was well taken care of. This person turned into a security man about half way through the night and they were both very helpful! The venue is an incredible space and I couldn’t imagine getting married anywhere else!Sent on 09/29/2017