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The Powerhouse

Durango, CO View map Visit website
Up to 350 guests

About

Up to 350 guests

Nestled along the scenic Animas River, The Powerhouse is a wedding venue located in the heart of downtown Durango, Colorado. This picturesque riverfront property provides a charming and nostalgic location for couples to celebrate their momentous occasion of love. The historic building dates back to 1893, when it was constructed as a coal-fired alternating current power plant. At the time, AC was still a new energy source, and the Durango Light and Power Company were discouraged from taking on this risky enterprise. However, their daring paid off, and the power plant brought energy, innovation, and jobs to Durango for many years. The plant closed in the 1970s, until it was rescued by the Children’s Museum of Durango in 1999 and reopened as a science center. Today, its Mission-style architecture, the first of its kind outside of California, offers an atmospheric space for couples to wed surrounded by a storied past.

Facilities and Capacity
The Powerhouse has several indoor and outdoor locations for ceremonies and receptions both large and small. The Powerhouse Plaza, draped with string lights and overlooking the Animas River, can accommodate up to 150 guests for dinner and dancing. The terracotta roof, brick patio, and views of the mountains make this a beautiful setting for celebrations of love. This outdoor area also features a wooden bridge that leads over the river that can be used for pictures or making a grand entrance. Indoors, the Southern Ute Indian Tribe Energy Gallery can host up to 300 guests, and comes with unique exhibits of scientific inquiry. The Boiler Room holds approximately 30 guests and can also be used for more intimate gatherings including ceremonies and cocktail hours.

Services Offered
Rental of The Powerhouse comes with assistance with setup and cleanup, linens, and plenty of parking. The Gallery is also fully equipped with a sound system, which can be used for toasts, music and dancing, and more. For couples’ convenience, a wedding coordinator is available to help plan the memorable event and make sure everything runs smoothly on the big day. Guests can also explore the city of Durango during the wedding weekend, which boasts numerous fine dining restaurants, bars, shopping, and outdoor adventures.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

No

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

$2,750

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

$1,650

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

No

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

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Clean Up
Event Planning
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$5

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

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

350

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

10

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Garden
Historic Building
Museum
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

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 event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Lighting
Tables
Tents

What food and beverage items are available?

Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
November
December

Team

Charlotte
Charlotte
Events Director

Meet Charlotte, our events manager. Charlotte has been running weddings and events at The Powerhouse since 2018, and will be with you every step of the way to make sure that your big day goes by without a hitch.

Map

1333 Camino Del Rio Durango, CO, 81301
(970) 259-9234
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The Powerhouse frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Powerhouse?

The Powerhouse includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up

At The Powerhouse, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Powerhouse includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Specialty Beer
  • Specialty Wine

What are the most important characteristics of The Powerhouse in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Powerhouse for wedding events is known for:
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Museum
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Powerhouse for wedding events?

The Powerhouse offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does The Powerhouse offer?

The Powerhouse offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Powerhouse offer for wedding events?

The Powerhouse offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does The Powerhouse have available for wedding events?

The Powerhouse offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Lighting
  • Tables
  • Tents

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