62 Reviews for The New Craftwood Inn Event Center
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Our experience with the New Craftwood Inn was phenomenal. From our first meeting, Brian and team were fantastic. They were extremely responsive to our questions throughout the process (which was important since we live out of state) and went above and beyond to make our day perfect and special. The food was wonderful, the price was reasonable and the service was first class. We had guests that were gluten sensitive and Brian made sure they had a special meal and cake was cut with a separate knife which is just one example of the little details that were taken care of. Brian also took care of our table decorations, had great suggestions to make our day more special (including vendors to consider which were all great) and took care of the party and our guests so we could enjoy our day. Everyone raved about the food, decor and ambiance. You can tell he has years of wedding experience and I would highly recommend this venue and team if you are looking for a classy, fun and elegant celebration to remember. We just need to find another reason to celebrate with him again. Five stars all around!!!!
Hi Jennifer! You were amazing to work with especially long distance!! You were spot on with your vision and we thought your entire evening was flawless!! Looking forward to your next excuse to celebrate an event with us!! Have a Great Weekend!!
OK, had to shorten it from the original post; I will give you the items that made the Craftwood Inn the top choice for my son's wedding:
1. David and Brian have been in the wedding biz for over 20 years, retired, got bored, bought the Craftwood Inn and restored it to immaculate condition.
2. The wedding couple are both from out of state, but Brian kept them on track.
3. The all-inclusive pricing helped control the budget; they used all in-house vendors.
4. Brian and David put on Vendor showcases 3x/year, and have a full buffet of some of the menu choices, so you can talk to the vendors, and eat a full meal.
5. Your party is the only one for the day; Brian and David only do 50 events a year.
6. You get the whole site for over 7 hours.
7. Bride's cottage and Groom's den means no changing in the ADA stalls.
8. More than enough space for 100 guests, both indoors and out. Tons of beautiful views and scenery, like Pikes Peak, a waterfall, etc.
9. The big day was easy!
10. Brian and David were very attentive to the wedding party, and guests as well.
From the Day I met you and your husband and the Puppies knew this would be a fun group and it was!! I hope the Kids were Happy as the guests really seem to enjoy themselves!! Congrats to the Blushing Couple!!!
We cannot say enough about our experience with Brian and Dave at Craftwood Inn. From day one, they were incredibly accommodating and helped us create our perfect wedding. The location is a perfect mix of elegant vintage with a rustic, mountain touch. The views from the venue of the mountains and Pikes Peak are wonderful for photos. The food was outstanding, so many of our guests raved about it the rest of the weekend. They have a standing relationship with several vendors in town and each one of them was spectacular, responsive and went above and beyond to deliver a beautiful experience. Brian even helps set up meetings with each of them, making the planning process super simple. We would definitely recommend the Craftwood to anyone looking to celebrate their wedding in Southern Colorado.
You two were the BEST!!! Maybe we will see you at Red Gravy!!! Have an Incredible Year!!!
This was a super awesome place! Brian was very accommodating (even when we kept changing our menu every time we started something new!) The venue is beautiful and requires almost no decoration at all and everything is completely stress free through the whole process.
You two were so wonderful to design this special day for you and your family and friends!! Glad the Honeymoon was a Blast!!
We held our rehearsal dinner for 140 people at the Craftwood inn! From the minute we met Brian and Dave, we knew we were in good hands! Every step of the way, we were overwhelmed by the professionalism, creativity and good nature of the owners. The food was spectacular and the venue was just what we had envisioned! We never questioned that it would all come together even though we lived thousands of miles away. These two are Top Notch and the Inn is truly a memorable place to hold any event of any size!!!!
Thanks Laura and we are so glad everyone was very Happy!!! It was a pleasure planning with you and I am sure going to miss our e mails!! Have a great Holiday Season!! See you Christmas Morning!!!!!
Words can't express what a beautiful and meaningful experience our wedding was. From the very beginning when we met the owners of the Craftwood, we knew it was going to be perfect. And it was - down to the very last detail. Our friends and family could not stop raving over the food, the beauty of the venue, and how fun it all was! It was the celebration of a lifetime! We highly recommend the Craftwood Inn to for an amazing wedding experience.
Those words are special for Dave and I as the both of you were!! We want to hang out with you!! Hoping to see you at out Holiday Party this year when the house in complete!! Congrats once again to you 2 Specials Ladies!!!
Brian & Dave have created a magical venue! We had a Rehearsal Dinner for over 100 and it was absolutely perfect! Everything was wondeful! The landscape of flower gardens was lavish & beautiful, the setting was stunning, the table decor was lovely, and the food was amazing! All of our guests were so impressed with the evening and the delicious food! The green bread & the desserts topped off the dinner menu that everyone was talking about! We even showed a video of the bride & groom upstairs after cocktail hour and before our sit down dinner! Everyone loved the setting being able to enjoy the whole space- the bar area and even the Groom's Den where the men enjoyed smoking cigars outside!
Brian and Dave were so incredibly nice to work with and made our life so easy! It was the dream I envisioned brought to life; an enchanted evening!
Thank you to these two men and their wonderful staff! Sincerely, Christine & Tom Briehl
You were most amazing and fun to work with!! I will for sure miss our calls and e mails!! Have a great rest of the Summer!!
The Craftwood Inn is a very unique and special venue which made it the perfect place to host our rehearsal dinner. Brian's cuisine made for a fabulous meal that our guests are still raving about. Dave has an eye for attention to detail from the flora and fauna of the outdoor environment to ensuring our interior decor was perfect. Brian and Dave are the consummate professionals and extremely easy to work with. Bravo!
We miss you already Sallie and hope to see you in the future!!
Our wedding was beautiful. We loved the Craftwood Inn. Brian and David love what they do and it refects in all of the recent updates, beautiful flowers and the food that Brian prepares.
Our wedding was perfect.
Brian & Sherry Beasley
We had 12 weeks to put this reception together. Our good fortune, that on day 2 of our planning, we found The Inn, attended the biannual tasting/vendor night, and contracted with them. Brian and Dave are easy going, good humored, accommodating, a joy to work with. Check with them first for your special event.
It was wonderful helping and working with you and Erica to create this memorable day!! I really miss talking with you! Make it a Great rest of the Summer!!
Choosing the Craftwood Innfor our daughter's reception was the best decision we made. The Craftwood offers excellent food and professional service as well as little extras (Bridal Cottage, sandstone waterfall, beautiful landscaping, Sparkler send-off, etc...) that made A's wedding day the best day ever. Couldn't have been more perfect. Thank you!
Good morning!! I will so miss getting your wonderful e mails and updates and pictures of Greece!! I thought the day was fun and all the guests were so gracious and complimentary!! Please stay in touch!!
If you are looking for a beautiful, intimate, and romantic venue, that will provide your fairy tale wedding at a very reasonable cost, look no further. Brian and David of the Craftwood Inn are classy and professional, and will anticipate your needs throughout the planning, and exceed your expectations the day of your event. Their staff and vendors are superb, and the food and atmosphere are exceptional. Our guests continue to rave about the whole experience, and we are still on cloud nine!
So, my daughter had her wedding at the Craftwood Inn last weekend. The days and weeks leading up to the wedding, Brian was GREAT, making sure that everything was handled. He met with the happy couple and my wife and I numerous times to make sure that their day was truly special. Brian has lined up some great vendors, from DJs to cake decorators to photographers, making it so easy. We were all able to relax and Brian took care of everything.
On the day of the wedding, Brian and his staff were all over the place making sure all the guests and the couple were taken care of.
Moving to the venue itself, let me just say that it is one of the most gorgeous venues you can imagine. Due to the weather, we had the ceremony inside, and it was picturesque throughout. You can also do it outside, where the bride walks down by a waterfall. And the cottage where the bridal party prepares; let me just say that it's something out of a movie. So many opportunities for great pictures on-site.
Now, let's talk food. Brian is an amazing chef, even the grilled vegetables tasted amazing. We had entrees of Shepherd's Pie and Open Faced Cordon Bleu, and everything they made was outstanding. Great appetizers, entrees veggies, breads. We also had close to 10 guests who were gluten-intolerant and Brian was able to create a menu fit for all. All of the guests talked about the food all evening and beyond.
In a nutshell, you can try and save a nickel or dime here or there, but you would have to talk with multiple cake decorators, photographers, DJs, and your time during this special occasion is valuable. But, if you book the Craftwood Inn, everything is easy; and it will be a day to remember.
Thanks so much Charlie for all the kind words and applause!! I Love Applause!! It was wonderful working with all of you throughout the process to make the Kids day oh so special! The more I continue to do this they all look like Kids!! We hope they had a special weekend in the Mountains to de compress!!
The Craftwood Inn provided exactly what we were looking for on our wedding day. The views, the intimate setting, our ability to interact with our guests during the lunch reception, the food (THE FOOD!!!!), the staff, parking, EVERYTHING was perfect. Working with Brian was a breeze - from booking the event, to meeting with his vendors, to his attention to detail on the big day itself - I couldn't have asked for a more responsive coordinator. My guests thoroughly enjoyed the lunch buffet, and our vegetarian guest appreciated the special entree that was made just for her to enjoy. If you are looking for a unique, warm and cozy space for you to make your wedding your own, give Brian, Dave, and The Craftwood Inn a call!!
Brian and staff were professional and friendly. The venue is beautiful and affordable, not to mention the food is phenomenal!! Would recommend the Craftwood Inn to anyone looking for those qualifications!!
The Craftwood Inn is beautiful, with vintage architecture, stunning views of Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods and a warm, homey feel inside and out. But that's not what makes it the perfect wedding venue. Brian and David are. I don't know how they do it, but they somehow manage to take care of everything, from the ceremony to the catering to the bar service. We take our food seriously and the extravagant buffet was amazing. We appreciate a well-mixed cocktail and the Craftwood Inn delivered on that, too. We knew almost nothing about wedding run-of-events, but they made sure all the details were attended to and went off seamlessly. Almost all of our guests came from the East Coast and they could not stop raving about this gem of a place. Thanks to Brian's careful preparation, there were no surprises and no hidden costs. If we had it to do all over again, we wouldn't change a thing.
We had a destination wedding in Colorado and the New Craftwood Inn was everything we were looking for. It offered a wonderful package deal that made the wedding planning process less stressful! Brian was always there for us if we had a question or concern. The venue is so beautiful and the food is wonderful! All of our guest could not stop talking about how perfect our wedding was!
Brian and Dave at the Craftwood Inn by far exceeded all of my expectations. They made my special day feel like a fairytale. Honestly, this was the least stressful experience I have ever had, yet the best day of my life.
The venue is gorgeous, the staff are out of this world, and the price is very reasonable. I would highly highly highly recommend this to anyone planning a wedding. I wish there was more than five stars available to rape this place.
What can we Say?? You were so special to work with and I looked forward to your Big Day ever since the first day we met last year!! Your Family and friends were so gracious and appreciative and I thought the entire evening was magical for the both of you!! Watching you throughout the evening put a warm feeling in my heart!! Congrats Again!!
My wedding was amazing. We had it on a Sunday in April outside. Brian and Dave were extremely easy to work with and their wedding package included everything but the photographer, I didn't have to worry about a thing. I planned the wedding start to finish in two months and I never felt rushed or worried. They do their own catering and the food was amazing. They had linens and runners to choose from the tables looked very classy. I also enjoyed the brides cottage to get ready in, I made myself at home before the wedding and had plenty of time to get prepared and relax. I'd defenitly recommend having your wedding at the craftwood inn.
Hi Michelle: You and your Mom were a charm to work with!! It was a beautiful day and everything fell into place to make it a stunning experience for your family and friends!! Looking forward to having another party here with Mark and yourself!! Good Luck with the New Little one on the Way!!!
Brian and Dave are amazing. When i saw the craftwood in tje first time i knew that this was our venue. It is clean, historic, beautiful, mewly redone and flat out awesome.. Brian and Dave are both professional, helpful, friendly and have am amazing view of things. I knew i did not have to worry about anything. The set up for everything is done the way the couple wants it and the day before. It meat our expectations.
The staff that worked our wedding super friendly and just simply awesome.
The new Craftwood in is definitely where i will be celebrating my 10year anniversary
So Brian and Dave you can"t go anywhere else but stay here in Colorado.. ??
Thank you all again for an amazing wedding.. Amazing service and a veey professional amd awesome time..
Keep it up amd keep the weddings fun..
Susanne you were such a charm to work with and I think the vision you had for your Big Day was just perfect!!
Amazing experience! The craftwood does an amazing job. This was incredibly stress free and my wedding day was perfect! The food is outstanding, you feel so very special on your day. I didn't have a single thing to worry about at all!
Everyone loved the food, the service was amazing. The staff were very friendly and more than willing to assist with anything. Brian and Dave are amazing and helped with everything to make sure that the special day happened without a hitch!
Adrianne you were a pleasure to be with and help create this wonderful day in your life!! We were happy that everyone was excited to be at the New Craftwood!! Thanks for having our vision when you first toured last year during the renovation. Hope you had a great time in Miami Beach!!
The New Craftwood Inn is absolutely stunning! My husband and I were so impressed by all that Brian and Dave did to make our wedding experience perfect! First, Brian's knowledge of weddings facilitated the planning processes and allowed us to fulfill our vision without any stress or increased cost. There was no need to hire a wedding planner because he made everything happen and was very easy to work with. Next, the venue is gorgeous! It is surrounded by beautiful views, has cozy fireplaces for an intimate feel, and historical details that create an altogether perfect place to celebrate! Then there is the food... and it is so yummy! Brian does a great job making it all look great and taste even better. The staff was so caring and helpful. I cannot forget to thank Dave for keeping the venue looking wonderful. There was a downpour of snow on our wedding day and Dave spent hours making sure the grounds were safe for guests. I cannot say enough about how wonderful this venue was! We loved it and our guests cannot stop talking about it. Thank you Brian and Dave! :)
What can I say about the both of you except for : Incredibly Charming Couple!! You were both so genuine and real it was always a pleasure when I saw an e mail or phone message from you. Your Mom and Grandma were also so incredible to be around..I must say now my e mail is pretty lonely without your messages!! Have an amazing life together and look forward to possibly having you and your Mom do some part time work here!!
Brian and Dave were exceptional! They were with me and my husband every step of the way helping with planning and making sure everything was set for the big day! They made it easy and simple, recommended excellent vendors, and served some of the best food I've ever tasted! It is clear that they have a passion for hosting and personal interest in making people's weddings memorable and special. They went to the extra effort in every aspect of the wedding experience, especially the small details that are endlessly valuable to the bride and groom. I would recommend this venue and Brian/Dave to every couple! Thank you for the perfect wedding!!
Hello Kelli!! So nice to hear your kind words!! You and your Mom were amazing to work and plan with. You were so gracious with every request and your vision turned out beautiful for your Big Day! Your Mom is a total sweetheart and I miss her not stopping by anymore and scaling the Big rock formations on the property..If you are ever in the area do not hesitate to stop by and say Hi!!
The Craftwood Inn, I can honestly say, is the best possible venue in the area that we could've gotten married at. When my husband and I first toured the venue and spoke to Brian, we immediately knew it was our venue. It had not yet been renovated when we booked our wedding, but Brian did such a great job conveying his vision, style, and professionalism that it didn't bother us. Brian also was great at sending us updates, and letting us tour a few times throughout the process. All communication was extremely fast, and as a busy but organized bride, Brian was really wonderful to work with. My mind was always at ease during planning, and my questions were always answered fully - I felt so comfortable with the process at all times. On the day of our wedding, we got some very unfortunate news that our officiant would be arriving an hour late. We were scheduled to get married at 6pm, with a cocktail hour following the ceremony. With some quick thinking and accommodation, Brian and his team were able to open the bar and pass hors d'oeuvres a full hour early. I'm not sure many of our guests even knew there had been a schedule change! With our ceremony at 7pm, we were Craftwood's first wedding at dusk, and it was just perfect. Our guests loved the food and atmosphere, and everyone commented on how beautiful the venue was. Following the wedding, Brian presented my husband and I with a sign with our names and wedding dates - how special!! I truly could not imagine being married anywhere else!