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The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa

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About

Based in downtown Denver, Colorado, the Brown Palace Hotel and Spa is a luxurious historic wedding venue. Welcoming guests since 1892, this hotel has become a stalwart of Denver’s hospitality scene and brings regal surroundings and ambiance to any weddings held there. Designed by architect Frank E. Edbrooke in the Italian Renaissance style, it was also the second-ever fire-proof building in America. Opulence has been a part of this venue since its conception, and as such, any celebration held there is instantly more glamorous. As well as having a flair for the finer things, the business today is committed to sustainability and supports various local charitable causes.

Facilities and Capacity

Whether you are celebrating with 50 guests or 400, the Brown Palace Hotel and Spa has several spaces ready to host your celebration. The Grand Ballroom can hold between 150 and 320 guests and has hosted over 3,000 weddings and celebrations since its opening. The Brown Palace Club, once serving as campaign headquarters for Dwight D. Eisenhower, stretches over 3,000 square feet and can hold 50-75 guests. An intimate space, the Club has a cozier, more casual atmosphere well-suited to cocktail receptions. Central City, although a smaller space again, can hold larger celebrations than the Club. Weddings of between 80 and 140 guests are welcome to celebrate here. Finally, the Onyx Room is the smallest of this location’s wedding spaces. Covering 1,425 square feet, this room can hold up to 125 guests and was originally known as the hotel’s Grand Salon. It features a hand-painted mural on the ceiling for a unique artistic touch.

Services Offered

The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa offers an array of services to couples to facilitate in the coordinating of their wedding. The hotel’s wedding catering specialist is available to guide you through your choices when planning your reception, whether you want cocktails or a plated meal. Professional servers are then available to provide the highest level of hospitality at your reception. To aid with event design, the hotel’s florist can create custom designs to further enhance your celebration’s innate opulence. Wireless lapel microphones can be supplied for those all-important speeches and ceremonies so loved ones don’t have to miss a word.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$750

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$45

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Signature Drink

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Historic Building
Hotel
Restaurant

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Clean Up
Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access
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    Kristina Married on 10/05/2019
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    We had our wedding reception at the Brown Palace in October 2019 and it was an absolute fairy tale! Of course, you can't beat the natural beauty and history of the hotel, but the Catering Manager Megan Bobay Spurlock went above and beyond in answering questions, connecting us with her colleagues in other departments, helping us customize the day exactly how we envisioned, and just being lovely to work with. The package set-up is really great: reception space, catering, bar service, linens/silverware/flatware, florals, and a custom cake are all included, so things all run smoothly and in a coordinated fashion. They were attentive to little details (even running to grab my comfy shoes from the guest room to change before my dance and bringing us a plate from the cocktail hour to eat as we took photos), very flexible about customizations and special requests - even setting up a mini version of their champagne cascade, which was the highlight of our reception! Even the tasting was so special in that we got to meet the Head Chef. It should go without saying that the food was delicious. Love, love, love! (Cross-posting this review.)
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    Absolutely an amazing venue. Everyone LOVED the food, the decor, the hotel, the staff, the experience was amazing and we couldnt have done it without the entire team at the Brown. Thank you Michelle Gillette & team!
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    Trinity Married on 11/30/2013
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    The Brown palace is such an amazing and magical venue for weddings. We worked with Michelle Gillette who is hands down the best event planner in Denver. She made everything so easy. Almost everything is included with your package at the brown which makes a wedding their reasonable. Our photographer also missed most of my pics (not recommended by Michelle) and the Brown is letting us retake the photo's in the hotel without any problems whatsoever. Thanks for making my dream wedding come true. The venue is amazing, the flowers turned out wonderful and the food was delicious. What more could you ask for!
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Professional Network & Endorsements

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Elevate Photography Elevate Photography Wedding Photographers

The Brown Palace's timeless elegance make for an incredible backdrop for a wedding reception. The staff is friendly and professional. We also love all of the places within the hotel and around the hotel for photography.

Ptarmigan Classical and Rock String Quartet Ptarmigan Classical and Rock String Quartet Wedding Musicians

We have performed for many weddings at the Brown Palace Hotel and always enjoyed the opportunity to work with professional staff who see to all the details. It goes without saying that the Brown Palace is a beautiful, historic hotel that is perfect for weddings and other special events!

Masterful Musicians Masterful Musicians Wedding Musicians

Elegance, superb service and grand spaces, the Brown Palace has it all! We have been honored to support many events at this great establishment. The experienced staff cater to your every desire. Why not host your celebration in a venue with a long and distinguished history?

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321 17th Street Denver, CO, 80202
3032973111
303-312-5922
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The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa frequently asked questions

The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables
The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake
The bar service starting price at The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Signature Drink
The space offered by The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa for wedding events is known for:
  • Historic Building
  • Hotel
  • Restaurant
The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms
The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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