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WEDDINGS | 970.931.2458 | 43200 Hwy 141, Gateway, CO

Magnificent red rocks, majestic mesas, and clear blue skies that stretch for miles make the perfect backdrop for your special day.

Congratulations Plan your ceremony with confidence knowing that Gateway Canyons receives more than 300 days of sunshine per year, providing consistently beautiful and warm weather throughout Spring and Summer; creating the perfect setting for your celebration. Whether you desire an indoor or outdoor venue, you will find spacious and elegant facilities to accommodate your every wish and deliver the wedding that will make your dreams a reality.

Wedding Services Tell us your every want, and our wedding expert and professional catering services team will follow through. Our planners have trusted relationships with local florists, pastry chefs, photographers, musicians and DJs who will take your ideas and bring them to life. We pay the utmost attention to every detail to make sure your wedding day dreams come to fruition. Your celebration will be perfect as our banquet catering staff will help you create your reception menu, select your dishes and prepare to your specific requests. Your choices are open: formal affair featuring the Specialties of Italy at the Palisade Events Center to a Western themed barbeque at the Red Cliffs Camp. You will be assured that your menus and services will be provided with the highest quality and taste.

Wedding Venues Mission Bell Amphitheater

The Mission Bell Amphitheater provides a stunning wedding venue with a wide, covered tiered stage and outdoor seating, opening to our spectacular red rock canyon backdrop. It’s the ideal location for an outdoor wedding.

Palisades Event Center

Just steps away from the Mission Bell Amphitheater is the Palisade Event Center with Grand Hall and Sunset Atrium, which allows seating for as many as 200 guests and plenty of room for your wedding reception. This is our largest wedding venue, and can be arranged for a casual reception or formal, grand affair.

Paradox Grille Courtyard

Located behind the Paradox Grille, the courtyard offers the perfect casual party atmosphere. Imagine a large cocktail party celebration or the ideal rehearsal dinner. The courtyard is suitable for approximately 50 guests.

Cottonwood Terrace

The shaded lawn of the Cottonwood Terrace is a wonderful, lush location for ceremonies and extended wedding festivities for up to 200 guests. You will be among fountains and mountain flora, as sweet fragrances float on the summer air. After your outdoor ceremony beneath the trees, we will guide guests into our spectacular Palisade Event Center for your reception.

The Ponds

Set against a spectacular background, create the intimate ceremony of your dreams at the Gateway Ponds. Ideal for up to 40 guests, this is the supreme location for a wine and cheese paired evening, or a casual dinner reception.

Museum Front Courtyard

This spacious outdoor facility is located in front of the architectural beauty of the Gateway Colorado Auto Museum and can accommodate up to 40 guests, providing an ideal venue for smaller receptions.

Museum Lobby

For the car lover in us all, the Auto Museum lobby is a unique reception site for up to 75 people. A wedding or rehearsal dinner here can be paired with a private viewing of the Gateway Auto Museum if desired, and is a wonderful way to give your attendees a once-in-a-lifetime experience featuring the art of the automobile in a gallery setting.

Palisade Grand Hall, Sunset Atrium, Old Sage Boardroom & Storyteller Library Grand Hall

Sunset Atrium

Lecture Hall

Old Sage Boardroom

Storyteller Library


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Palisade Grand Hall

Meeting Room

56' x 42'




Reception 250





Sunset Atrium

21' x 42'









Old Sage Boardroom

26' x 15'









Storyteller Library

33' x 18'









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Media Lab & HD Theater

Media Lab HD Theater

Meeting Room


Sq. Footage

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Media Lab

60' x 22'




Reception 100





HD Theater

32' x 23'









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Conference U-Shape

Guest Entertainment You will have plenty of opportunity to visit with your guests. With a wedding at Gateway Canyons, your entire party will stay on-site and be entertained, taking part in every activity leading up to your big day. A precelebration reception poolside at our Kiva CafĂŠ is a wonderful way to welcome guests and catch up with old friends. On the day of your ceremony, your wedding party can relax at the spa with manicures and pedicures, professional makeup application and hair styling. Others may spend time on the river or hiking the beautiful surroundings at the resort, riding horseback, mountain biking, off road touring and more. With endless activities for everyone to enjoy, you have all the time you need to focus on yourself and your big day.

Culinary Creations & Mouthwatering Memories

Butlered Hors D’oeuvres We recommend 4 pieces per person, per hour

HOT SELECTIONS Pulled Pork and Monterey Jack Quesadillas Crispy Crab Cakes with Spicy Mayonnaise Crab Fritters with Cilantro and Orange Mayonnaise Chicken Sate with Peanut Sauce Churrasco Skewers with Truffle Chimichurri Sugarcane Skewered Chicken with JalapeĂąo Pesto Corn Arepas with Peach BBQ Pork Smoked Salmon and Pesto Croquettes Mini Buffalo Burgers with Gorgonzola and Onions Wild Mushroom and Rosemary Brochettes Crispy Calamari with Jalapeno and Tomato Dip Tempura Shrimp with Mulato Chili and Soy Mayonnaise Crisp Tortillas with Pork Masitas Wild Boar Empanada with Red Canyons BBQ Beef Tenderloin Tips with Gorgonzola Fondue & Demi Glaze

Butlered Hors D’oeuvres We recommend 4 pieces per person, per hour

COLD SELECTIONS Smoked Salmon Roulades with Avocado and Caper Cream Tuna Tartar in Crisp Tortilla and Tomatillo Sauce Ceviche Taco with Toasted Corn Elk Tartar and Potato Chips with Chipotle and Dijon Dressing Fresh Oysters on the Half Shell with Tomatillo Cocktail Sauce Smoke Dates Stuffed with Blue Cheese and Chives Devil Eggs with chives and Smoked Paprika Oyster Bloody Mary Shutters

Three Course Menu FIRST COURSE

{add a second course for $10 per person}

Local Trout Cake


{choice of one}

avocado salsa, pickled tomato, garlic aioli, plantain crunch

{choice of one}

Fresh Shrimp Ceviche

bermuda onion, garlic, jalapeño, ginger, tomato, lime, cilantro

Elk Sausage Empanadas

chihuahua cheese fondue, herb salad

Lamb & Corn Fritters

micro herb salad, grilled onion crème fraîche

Baby Greens Salad

cucumber, tomato, belgian endive, peach vinaigrette

Caesar Salad

hearts of romaine, aged parmesan cheese, chili croutons

Stripe Bass

sweet pot & herb mash, cilantro corn relish, & double chicken lime reduction

Baja Lion Scallops

saffron creamed potatoes, niçoise olive & maple cured bacon

Slow Roasted Herb Chicken

aged white cheddar, cheesy mac, spinach, roasted thyme jus

Filet of Pork

Broccoli & Cheese Soup

peach BBQ, white polenta, caramelized onion & sherry reduction

Cauliflower Parmesan Bisque

currants & almond risotto, grill asparagus, chimichurri

Lobster Bisque

garlic potatoes puree, lemon broccolini, olive oil & BBQ demi

extra virgin olive oil, & pancetta croutons fresh chervil

crème de cognac & chervil

Grilled Venison Loin

Herb “Flatiron” Steak


Wedding cake or other themed dessert item

Three Course Menu FIRST COURSE {choice of two}

Wild Salmon Sushi Roll

avocado relish, queso fresco, roasted tomato salsa, crema de limon

Snapper Tiradito

red onion, cilantro, mojo amarillo, extra virgin olive oil

Jumbo Lump Crab Cake

heart of palm salad & poblano pepper crème fraîche

Berkshire Pork “Carnitas”

wilted spinach, queso blanco grits, chimichurri

Spinach Salad

artichokes, belgian endive, pickled onions, pink peppercorn vinaigrette

Baby Greens

tomatoes, cucumbers, cashews, olive oil crostini, & sherry vinaigrette


polenta croutons, spice peanuts

Roasted Shallot & Bourbon Soup

gruyère cheese croutons, smoked paprika, & parsley

Coconut Clam Chowder fresh tarragon & toasted garlic

Yellow Tomato Gazpacho

blue crab or shrimp, & extra virgin olive oil

{add a second course for $15 per person}

MAIN COURSE {choice of one}

Crispy Red Snapper

sautĂŠed spinach, tomato escabeche, creamed potatoes, & chipotle butter

Blue Mesa Salmon

roasted garlic, creamed artichoke , grape tomatoes, rustic basil pesto, crispy leeks

Chimichurri Grilled Tuna

sweet pot puree, habanero pepper sofrito, jicama salsa

Chile Rubbed Organic Chicken

shrimp & mushroom tamale, cilantro lime crema, & chicken jus

Smoke Pork Tenderloin & Belly

local cheddar cream of corn, organic watercress, & fresno peppers,

Barolo Braised Navajo Lamb Shank tomato gravy, fried polenta, & fresh basil

Prime Santa Rosa Steak

grilled bermuda onion, steak fries, cheddar corn cake, steak sauce

Filet Mignon

ancho chili bĂŠarnaise, fingerling potato medley, spinach, & peppercorn demi glaze

Chili Braised Ribs

aged white cheddar, creamed potatoes, mushrooms, & crispy shallots


Wedding cake or other themed dessert item

Four Course Menu FIRST COURSE {choice of one}

Surf & Turf Sushi Roll

lobster, ribeye steak, rice wine carrots, grilled asparagus, ginger crunch and sake soy sauce

Grilled Tofu

hearts of palm, shallots, mandarin sections, cilantro, & mixed garden greens

Lobster Stuffed Corn Cake

white wine, onions, peppers, garlic, peppers, & tomatoes

Seared Diver Scallop

liquid potato, poached quail egg, caviar, and crispy serrano

Kobe Beef Carpaccio

organic mâche, onion mojo, queso fresco, caperberry confit, “pan con ajo”

Tuna Sashimi

daikon, watermelon, Fresno peppers, crispy soppresatta, crisp tortillas, caviar & sake soy sauce

Colorado Lamb Tartar

truffles, mustard oil, tarragon, sweet garlic, & sourdough toast

Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras

smoke fruit compote, red chile preserve, grill artesan bread

SECOND COURSE {choice of two}

Artichoke Salad

shrimp & lobster crostini, melted baby tomatoes, preserved lemon vinaigrette

Jumbo Lump Crab Salad

celgian endive, granny smith apples, parsley, & pommery mustard dressing

Lobster Salad

soft herb, niçoise olives, piquillo peppers, orange, & fried chorizo

Palisade Greens

pickled pearl onions, crisp pear chip, & passion fruit vinaigrette

Baby Romaine BLT

spiced walnuts, honey cured bacon & creamy roaring 40’s bleu cheese dressing

Creamy Artichoke Bisque parsley & truffle salad

Fresh Tomato Soup

lemon cheese puff & extra virgin olive oil

Poblano Venison & Potato Soup pickled chile relish

MAIN COURSE {choice of one} Red Grouper

roasted cauliflower, preserved lemon, applewood smoked bacon, french pea coulis

Salmon “Al Ajillo”

corn, green beans and potatoes hash, chives butter sauce

Striped Bass “Meurnier”

artichokes, capers, lemons, brown butter, & spinach creamed potatoes

Lobster Enchilada

sweet corn & potato risotto, mascarpone cheese


coconut lime risotto, red basil jus, & micro herb salad

Filet Mignon

stilton bleu cheese potato croquette, french green beans, & braised shallots

Garlic Crusted Venison Loin

white cheddar potatoes gratin, chimichurri

Veal Osso Bucco

root vegetable, tomato gravy, mushrooms

Rack of Lamb

goat cheese potato, mint candied carrots, & tarragon mustard jus


Wedding cake or other themed dessert item

Chef ’s Wedding Buffet Menus PLATED APPETIZER {choice of one} served at the table Elk Empanadas

tomato salad & ancho chili aioli

Shrimp & Scallop Salad

baby romaine, saffron vinaigrette, & micro cilantro

Mahi Mahi Ceviche

red onion, garlic, ginger, tomato, jalapeño, cilantro, lime, & corn nuts

Blur Crab Cake

heart of palm relish & charred onion lime crème fraîche

Mix Green Avocado Salad

queso fresco, fresno peppers, lime honey vinaigrette, tomato salsa, & extra virgin olive oil

{The plated appetizer can be replaced with four pieces of hors d’oeuvres per person}

BUFFET Organics Greens

aged goat cheese, pickled pear, spice almonds, & olive oil croutons

Crisp Hearts of Romaine

roasted tomatoes, cilantro, tortilla chips, & caesar vinaigrette

Adobo Grilled Chicken

organic chicken marinated with chef’s own homemade adobo, & cilantro

Roast Leg of Pork

slow cooked in the “cowboy” style with cuerito (crispy skin)

Herb Marinated Local Trout

roasted garlic and herbs served with lemon aioli

Steak au Poivre

beef tenderloin, black & white cracked pepper, & béarnaise sauce

Baked Bean Risotto

Cumin, cilantro, manchego cheese, & scallions

Smoked Gouda Potatoes

confit garlic, potatoes, shallots, smoked paprika

Basmati Garden Rice

saffron rice pilaf, onions, garlic, peppers, olives, green beans, & olive oil.

BBQ Grilled Asparagus fresh lime, olive oil, & sea salt

Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes

cinnamon sugar & dulce de leche caramel sauce

Basket of Fresh Baked Rolls & Breads butter or olive oil

The Mexican Cowboy Food Truck Buffet BUFFET Mejicano del Suduesto Menudo Soup

smoke brisket, lime, green onions

Chicken Tortilla Soup lime crema

Mexican Bean Salad

garbanzo & black beans, roasted corn, jalapenos, red onions, & cilantro honey lime vinaigrette

Southwestern Caesar

romaine, parmesan cheese, tortillas, chipotle caesar dressing

TACOS SELECTION {choice of four}

Buffalo Carnitas Picadillo “del diablo� Roasted Pork Butt Lamb Al Pastor Ancho Smoked Brisket Blackened Local trout lobster enchiladas shredded lettuce, tomatoes, jalapenos, sour cream, tortillas, salsa, queso fresco & guacamole

House Made Tortilla Chips truck side salsa & guacamole

Spanish Rice


Grill chipotle vegetable mix

Buffet Themed Assortment of Cakes, Pies and Individual Pastries

green olives, cilantro, chili powder

chayote, eggplant, calabasillas, red onions

Refried Black Beans

cheddar cheese, chop onions, cumin

{Wedding Cake can be served instead of Dessert Buffet upon request. Custom decorations will be an additional change}

Appetito Italiano PLATED APPETIZER

{choice of one} served at the table Grilled Shrimp

baby arugula, caciotta cheese, lemon, caperberry confit, & olive oil

Buffala Mozzarella & Tomato Salad fresh basil & 10 year old balsamic vinegar

Polpette di Carne

kobe beef meatballs, tomato gravy, pancetta, & truffled pecorino

Prosciutto e Melone

bibb lettuce, dried figs, and saba

Calamari Fritto

lemon aioli, crisp capers, & micro herbs

Artichokes, Oranges, & Fennel cured pine nuts, tiny arugula, & olive oil

Italian Wedding Soup

toasted garlic, fresh herbs, & ditallini pasta

{The plated appetizer can be replaced with four pieces of hors d’oeuvres per person}

BUFFET Organic Greens

apples, walnuts, grilled radicchio, & gorgonzola cheese. served with creamy balsamic dressing, or herb garlic vinaigrette

Caesar Salad

crisp romaine lettuce, white anchovies, baby tomatoes, parmigiano reggiano, seasoned croutons, & caesar dressing

Organic Chicken Cacciatore

onions, garlic, plum tomatoes, mushrooms, spinach, red wine, & fresh oregano

Fresh Catch Picatta

shallots, basil, capers, white wine, lemon, butter, & parsley

Rosemary Veal Saltimbocca

tomato gravy, pancetta & sage, pearl onions

Baked Eggplant Parmeggiana

country style tomato gravy, buffala mozzarella, caciotta al tartufo, & parmigiano reggiano

Ricotta Baked Penne Pasta brown butter, and asiago crumbs

Jumbo Mushroom

herbs, olive oil, & brioche croutons

Grill Asparagus al Limone lemon, thyme, olive oil

Pasta Primavera

farfalline pasta, zucchini, tomatoes, olives, spinach, fennel, & basil


Honey powder & chocolate, tuaca dipping sauce

Basket of Fresh Baked Rolls & Breads butter or olive oil

DESSERT BUFFET Buffet Themed Assortment of Cakes, Pies and Individual Pastries {Wedding Cake can be served instead of Dessert Buffet upon request. Custom decorations will be an additional change}

The Cowboy’s Buffet BUFFET Seasonal Melon BBQ Buffalo Ribs

Iceberg Salad

brown sugar smoked bacon, tiny tomatoes, red onion crunch, “roquefort” bleu cheese dressing

Pit Roasted Beet Salad

cilantro, fresh goat cheese, roasted chile & peach dressing

apple wood smoked, blackberries, sweet & tangy bbq sauce

Smashed “Red Bliss” Potatoes

butter, sour cream, aged cheddar, scallions

Fresh Harvest Mushrooms

shallots, pickled garlic, fresh thyme & rosemary

Rocky Mountain Trout

toasted sunflower seeds, lemon, parsley, brown butter

Green Chile Smothered Turkey

roasted garlic, mexican oregano, fried cumin

Southwest of Denver Pulled Pork slow cooked tomatoes, apple cider vinegar, epazote, smoked paprika

Triple Corn Puree

grilled corn, twice cooked pork belly, blistered jalapeños

Cracked Mexican Rice

condiments: sour cream, fresh guacamole, roasted tomato salsa

Jumbo Green Asparagus

pearl onions, ancho chile hollandaise

Local Ranch “Flat Iron” Steak

pickled onions, jicama salsa, red chile au jus

Baked Beans

caramelized apple, fresh grated cinnamon, yucatán crema

Ranch Style Pan Bread & Fresh Corn Tortillas are always served with dinner

DESSERT BUFFET Buffet Themed Assortment of Cakes, Pies and Individual Pastries {Wedding Cake can be served instead of Dessert Buffet upon request. Custom decorations will be an additional change}

The “Extra” Works CAVIAR STATION Hackleback Italian Ossetra Traditional caviar service with condiments, toast points, & mini blinis

CARVING STATION Suckling Pig C.A.B. Prime Rib Colorado Leg of Lamb Prime Rib of Buffalo Wild Salmon filet | 866.671.4733 | 43200 Hwy 141, Gateway, Colorado 81522 gatewaycanyon


Gateway Canyons Resort - Weddings