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BR I DE boulder

2020

your planning guide to a perfect Boulder wedding!


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Engagement Parties, Rehearsal Dinners, Weddings, After Parties + Brunches

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EDITOR’S LETTER

Being born and raised in Colorado, I found my love for the Rockies in a state that holds so many beautiful places. Through the years, I’ve been lucky enough to travel to many of the other states accross the Rockies and have found a certain charm to all of them. Something about the fresh air blowing through the evergreens, or the sand blowing across the Southwest deserts, and the aqua blue lakes in the north, I couldn’t think of a better place to say “I do!” than the Rockies. As I begin to plan my own Rocky Mountain wedding using RMB, I hope that within these pages you will find all the inspiration and tips you need to make your day everything you want it to be. We’ve scouted the best of the best in your area to provide you trusted local vendors. xo

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LOVE STORIES beginnings

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moriah + mike -

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shelby + andy - Lyon’s Farmette

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mary + nick - Indian Peaks Wilderness

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welcome to our rehearsal - La Corrida

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boulder 101 - Seasonal weather and activities

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make it official - Where to get your license

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rehearsal dinner spots

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venue guide - Where to tie the knot

clockwise from the top: larsen photo co. , sarah joy photo, larsen photo co. , dani faulkenberry photography, ali v weddings

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Offering you and your guests an artistic venue in the heart of downtown Boulder

bmoca.org | 303.443.2122 | rentals@bmoca.org Images (from left to right): Castner Photography, Richard Petersen and Wes Magyar

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Faith moves mountains and love transforms hearts - john paul warren

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Boulder nestled at the base of the flatirons lies one of colorado’s most beloved cities. filled with love for the cu buffs, world class hiking, and unique local shops and restaurants, this town is the perfect place for your big day!

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BOULDER 101 Advice for a perfect Boulder trip featuring favorite spots of the area. Like all of Colorado, the weather can change in the blink of an eye. Planning ahead can make all of the difference for your guests and you.

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S E A S O N A L W E AT H E R With 300 days of sunshine a year, Boulder shines as an ideal wedding location all year round. From May to August, the weather is warm and sunny, making it the most popular time of the year to tie the knot. If you are looking for that warm weather vibe and plenty of rays, July might be your best bet with average temps in the 80s. On the other hand, if you are wanting a cozy and cool ambiance to your day, look to January when the city is often blanketed with snow. For a more moody day, check out May. While there is a high chance of rain, storm clouds instantly add a dramatic feel, and they say rain on your wedding day is good luck, right?

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W H AT T O P A C K Guiding guests on what to pack for your wedding can take a lot of the guesswork out of their decision. Feel free to add your wedding attire, whether it be cocktail casual or black-tie optional, to your wedding website. Here is also a great place to add little tidbits too, such as packing a shawl for the cooler months or sunglasses if you are having an outdoor summer ceremony.

ACTIVITIES Located in Boulder’s more than 45,000 acres of protected open spaces and parks, take a hike at Chautauqua Park featuring the city’s most stunning feature, the Flatirons. There are plenty of trails that start here and vary in length and difficulty, including the easy Flatiron Loop Trail and more strenuous Royal Arch Trail. For some shopping and people watching, check out Boulder’s famous Pearl Street Mall, a four-block pedestrian mall. Pop into Cedar & Hyde for unique finds from new and reclaimed sources, or grab a bite of sushi and Japanese whiskey cocktail at Japango. Head to the University of Colorado and catch a football game at Folsom Field to cheer on the Buffs! The university is central to the core of the city, and residents take a lot of pride in the CU Buffs.

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Make it official In the state of Colorado, you can get your marriage license at any County Clerk’s office. Your partner and you must both be in attendance with proper identification. You will be asked multiple questions while you are there such as when and where are you getting married or if you’ve had any previous marriages. It will cost $30, and you must be married within 35 days of receiving the license. The state of Colorado does not require you to be a resident, have a blood test or witnesses. You have to return your license within 63 days of signing the license or late fees will apply.

Boulder County Marriage License Offices: Boulder: 1750 33rd Street Longmont: 529 Coffman Street Lafayette: 1376 Miners Drive For further information call or visit: 303-413-7776 bouldercounty.org

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Local Wedding Inspiration

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Shelby + Andy LY O N S F A R M E T T E

While volunteering at Red Rocks Church’s youth program, Andy met Shelby, and there was an instant connection. Two years later, the pair set off on a hike in Crested Butte. Among the stunning scenery, Andy asked Shelby to marry him, and she happily said, “Yes!” The pair planned a relaxed boho wedding for August 11. Andy and Shelby’s wedding was a family affair with Andy’s dad as the officiant, Shelby’s siblings singing as she walked down the aisle, and the pair’s dads and uncles prayed over them during the ceremony.

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GYPSY INSPIRED

Shelby looked stunning in a Gypsy-inspired gown with a plunging neckline, halter straps and abstract floral lace pattern paired with her bridesmaids in mismatched dresses in earth-toned shades of sage, champagne and sky blue. Andy insisted on seeing Shelby for the first time when she walked down the aisle, so before the ceremony the couple got back to back and prayed together, which ended up being one of their favorite moments of the day!

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MARRIED IN THE ROCKIES

“Getting married in the Rockies made it so we didn’t have to do much decorating at all. The mountains are already so gorgeous.” - Shelby

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ADVICE FROM THE BRIDE

“Leave out the details that you don’t want to include and include whatever you want. The day is about having fun and celebrating!”

-VENDORSVenue Lyons Farmette \ lyonsfarmette.com Wedding Planner Root + Gather Events \ rootandgatherevents.com Photographer Sarah Joy Photo \ sarahjoyphoto.org Caterer Mountain Crust \ mountaincrust.com Sweets Nothing Bundt Cakes \ nothingbundtcakes.com Florist Plume & Furrow \ plumeandfurrow.com Gown Designer Rue De Seine \ ruedeseine.com Rentals Colorado Party Rentals \ cpartyrentals.com Officiant Groom’s Father boulder wedding guide 2020 / rockymountainbride.com

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Mary + Nick i n d i an p ea k s w i l d erness

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real wedding

After getting engaged in San Francisco, Mary and Nick decided to forgo a big wedding and elope just two months later! Their love of adventure and the mountains combined for the perfect intimate elopement with just their dogs as the witnesses. Summers in the Colorado Rockies can bring unpredictable weather, but the couple didn’t expect to encounter all four seasons on their wedding day. Despite the snow-packed trial, rain and even hail, Mary and Nick savored the special moments as newly minted Mr. and Mrs.! After their vows, a few family members met them at the trailhead for ice cream cake and champagne to toast to their new journey together.

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ADVICE FROM THE BRIDE

“You do you boo. It’s your special day. Do it the way you want, whatever that looks like!”

-VENDORSLocation Indian Peaks Wilderness Photographer Larsen Photo Co. \ larsenphoto.co Florist Fiori Flowers \ fioriboulder.com Bridal Boutique BHLDN \ bhldn.com Gown Designer Wtoo by Watters \ watters.com Groom’s Attire Men’s Wearhouse \ menswearhouse.com Hair Amber Naegle at The SideDoor Salon \ thesidedoorsalon.com Makeup Alchemy Face Bar \ alchemyfacebar.com boulder wedding guide 2020 / rockymountainbride.com

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rehearsal dinner spots

bergreen photography

F L A G S TA F F H O U S E The staff welcomes you to the Flagstaff House Restaurant for an unparalleled Colorado dining experience. Located at an elevation of 6,000 feet, the Flagstaff House offers breathtaking views, New American cuisine and a world-renowned wine list with impeccable service and the touches of a family owned restaurant.

1138 Flagstaff Road | 303 442 4640 | flagstaffhouse.com CORRIDA

ali v weddings

Located downtown, discover Corrida, a sophisticated, Spanish-inspired steakhouse with a wine list to match and a stunning outdoor space featuring breathtaking views of the Flatiron Mountains. Treat your guests to delectable tapas dishes, different types of paella and custom charcuterie creations before your big day. 1023 Walnut Street #400 | 303 444 1333 | corridaboulder.com

O A K AT F O U R T E E N T H Melding elements of Colorado’s rustic backdrop with Boulder’s hip and contemporary dining scene, OAK at fourteenth is a stylish neighborhood restaurant featuring local and seasonal New American cuisine. The Acorn Room can seat up to 36 guests or do a buy-out for exclusive use of the restaurant for up to 90 guests!

1400 Pearl Street | 303 444 3622 | oakatfourteenth.com

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R E M B R A N D T YA R D Established in 2004, Rembrandt Yard Art Gallery & Event Center has been hosting events for over 10 years. With over 6,500 square feet, the gallery has two floors available to rent creating a blank canvas to build the event of your dreams. The knowledgeable staff can recommend innovative and trusted vendors to bring your rehearsal dinner to life.

1301 Spruce Street | 303 301 2972 | rembrandtyard.com C H A U TA U Q U A D I N I N G H A L L Founded in 1898 and named a National Historic Landmark in 2006, the Chautauqua Dining Hall is a long-standing Boulder tradition. Savor spectacular views from the enchanting wraparound porch while your guests enjoy fresh, Colorado bistro cuisine and a full bar with local beers and great wines to complement your meal.

900 Baseline Road | 303 442 3282 | chautauqua.com THE RIVERSIDE The Riverside provides a unique space to host your celebration. Located alongside Boulder Creek, this historic building with exposed brick and reclaimed hardwood floors delivers beautiful spaces for you to mingle with your guests. Let the chefs at The Riverside create a custom menu showcasing farm-to-table foods tailored for your special day.

1724 Broadway | 720 443 2322 | boulderriverside.com

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Moriah + Mark fla g staff mo u nta i n en g a g ement

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real beginnings

Moriah met Mike through his cousin, who was her roommate, sorority sister, then turned matchmaker by their senior year of college. The pair met on Mike’s 21st birthday, which happened to be Valentine’s Day! “Since then, it feels like Valentine’s Day every day,” said Moriah.

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real beginnings

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THE PROPOSAL During a springtime hike in Boulder, Mike pretended to hurt his hand inorder to distract Moriah by handing off their dog. As Moriah and the pup continued down the trail, Mike scoped out the perfect spot to set up his camera for the proposal. Once everything was set, Mike suggested a stop for water, but instead of a drink, he pulled out a ring, dropped to one knee, and proposed!

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inspiration

Located along Pearl Street with stunning views of the Flatirons, find Corrida, the perfect modern space to host your rehearsal dinner. Serving up divine dishes and lively libations, the masterminds behind the fine dining bites and sips will wow your guests. Playing with the colors of spring, Paper Forest Design and Fawns Leap created a whimsical setting to welcome your loved ones with light pinks, creamy peaches and vibrant greens.

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inspiration

CHEERS TO FOREVER Raise your glasses and cheers to the start of forever with your love. Surrounded by your closest family and friends, relish in the final moments of being engaged before you officially become Mr. and Mrs.!

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inspiration

menu TO DINE Hors d’œuvres Ensalada de Pepino Charred cucumber, house made cheese, basil and sunflower seeds Starters Paella de Mariscos King crab, mussels, octopus, saffron bomba rice and sea urchin butter Entrée Angus Striploin 28-day aged, steer, grass finished

TO DRINK Gin & Tonic Bar Various gins, fever tree tonics, garnish add-ins

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creative team

corrida | corridaboulder.com planner + designer paper forest design | paperforestdesign.com photographer alison vagnini weddings | alisonvagniniweddings.com florist fawns leap | fawnsleap.com dessert studio saffron | @studio.saffron menu art rebecca caridadart | rebeccacaridad.com bride’s dress charlie & me designs | @charlieandmedesigns venue

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Planet Bluegrass

River Bend

Lyons Farmette

Lionscrest Manor Hwy 66

Shupe Homstead Ya Ya Farm & Orchard

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Interstate 25

The St Vrain

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The Greenbriar Inn

Boulder Country Club

Colorado Mountain Ranch

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art The Kitchen

The Dushanbe Teahouse

St Julien lder C anyon Dr

The Flagstaff House Sunrise Ampitheatre

Rembrandt Yard The Studio (Boulder)

The Riverside

CU Alumni Center

Boulder Creek by Wedgewood

Lionsgate Event Center

Folsom Field

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The Boulder Farmhouse

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boulder country club 7350 clubhouse road boulder, colorado 303 530 4600 www.bouldercc.org

folsom field 2400 colorado avenue boulder, colorado www.colorado.edu

boulder museum of contemporary art 1750 13th street boulder, colorado 303 443 2122 www.bmoca.org

hotel boulderado 2115 13th street boulder, colorado 303 442 4344 www.boulderado.com

boulder creek by wedgewood weddings 38470 boulder canyon drive boulder, colorado 866 341 4649 www.wedgewoodweddings.com

lionscrest manor 603 indian lookout road lyons, colorado 303 823 5337 www.lionscrestmanor.com

chautauqua dining hall 900 baseline road boulder, colorado 303 440 3776 www.chautauqua.com

lyons farmette 4121 ute highway lyons, colorado 303 746 6266 www.lyonsfarmette.com

colorado mountain ranch 10063 gold hill road boulder, colorado 303 442 4557 www.coloradomountainranch.com

lionsgate event center 1055 us-287 lafayette, colorado 303 665 6525 www.lionsgateevntcenter.com

cu alumni center 1202 university avenue boulder, colorado 303 492 8484 www.colorado.edu

planet bluegrass 500 w main street lyons, colorado 303 823 0848 www.planetbluegrassweddings.com

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riverbend 501 w main street lyons, colorado 303 746 6266 www.lyonsfarmette.com

the kitchen & the kitchen upstairs 1039 pearl street boulder, colorado 303 544 5973 www.thekitchenbistros.com

shupe homestead 11931 n 61st street longmont, colorado 303 485 7488 www.shupehomestead.com

the riverside 1724 broadway, boulder, colorado 720 443 2322 www.boulderriverside.com

st julien 900 walnut street boulder, colorado 720 406 9696 www.stjulien.com

the studio (boulder) 3550 frontier avenue a2 boulder, colorado 720 378 8015 www.thestudioboulder.com

the boulder dushanbe teahouse 1770 13th street boulder, colorado 303 442 4993 www.boulderteahouse.com

the st vrain 635 3rd avenue longmont, colorado 720 534 2635 www.thestvrain.com

the boulder farmhouse 4937 n 109th Street longmont, colorado 980 389 272 www.theboulderfarmhouse.com

ya ya farm & orchard 6914 ute highway longmont, colorado 303 485 5585 www.yayafarmandorchard.co

the greenbriar inn 8735 n foothills hwy, boulder, colorado 303 440 7979 www.greenbriarinn.com

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the greenbriar inn 8735 N Foothills Hwy, Boulder | 303 440 7979 | www.greenbriarinn.com

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Situated just outside of Boulder on 20 scenic acres, The Greenbriar Inn is surrounded by picturesque mountain ranges and foothills for your wedding backdrop. Whether a grand celebration on the Cabin Lawn or an intimate affair in the Fountain Patio, with 53 years of experience, the venue creates exceptional and timeless experiences for all memorable occasions. The recently renovated space maintains a romantic country inn feel unique to this part of Colorado. The venue’s award-winning restaurant proudly shows a commitment to exceptional fresh food by growing its own natural herbs and produce from the property’s three gardens. The executive chef will help you customize a menu of seasonal American cuisine using the freshest ingredients, and the pastry chef will craft your custom wedding cake or specialized dessert that will satisfy even the most discriminating palate. Finally, The Greenbriar Inn’s in-house event coordinator is ready to care for the details of your entire event to deliver a seamless experience.

venue spaces

outside catering

accommodations

Indoor + Outdoor

No

No

seating capacity

outside alcohol

pet friendly

Up to 250 Seated

No

Yes

curfew

coordinator required

1:00 a.m.

No

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lafayette

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lionsgate event center 1055 Hwy 287, Lafayette | 303 665 6525 | www.lionsgatecenter.com

When you choose Lionsgate Event Center, you are getting a friend and a wedding team all in one. The venue has a team of wedding coordinators and staff that will bring every aspect of your dream wedding to life. The Lionsgate Event Center features three different spaces for ceremonies and receptions for every style and size of celebration. The Gatehouse, a dairy farm turned fairytale, features hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, a Victorian staircase and vintage copper bar. With a large ballroom space and elegant stained glass windows, it is sure to dazzle your guests. The Chandelier Barn is an incredible, intimate venue with 37 chandeliers lighting the high ceilings and mismatched white vintage chairs adding a hint of charm. Lastly, find The Dovehouse, a historic mansion sitting on luscious, full lawns and gardens. Step into a piece of Colorado history with 100-year-old trees, intimate spaces and gardens galore perfect for your ceremony and reception.

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outside catering

accommodations

Indoor + Outdoor

No

No

seating capacity

outside alcohol

pet friendly

Up to 230 Seated

No

No

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boulder

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rembrandt yard 1301 Spruce Street, Boulder | 303 301 2972 | www.rembrandtyard.com Located in downtown Boulder, Rembrandt Yard Art Gallery & Event Center is a gallery curated with local and international artwork. Floor-to-ceiling windows flood the space with natural light and views of Boulder and the nearby Flatiron Mountains. The venue allows for you to host your ceremony, cocktail hour and reception all in one beautiful and convenient location. Less than 10 minutes away from the prime photography locations in the Rocky Mountains, you can easily sneak off for some golden hour snaps without missing your guests. Rembrandt Yard’s experienced and knowledgeable staff is here to help make your special day as unique as the love you share with your fiancé. With flexibility to choose your own vendors, you can completely transform the space or maintain its modern elegance. The gallery is a blank canvas that allows you to make your wedding special to you. Keep the party going past midnight thanks to the venue’s open-ended reception cut-off time.

venue spaces

outside catering

accommodations

Indoor

Yes

Nearby

outside alcohol

seating capacity

pet friendly

Yes

Up to 220 Seated

Yes

curfew

coordinator required

None

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st julien 900 Walnut Street, Boulder | 720 406 9696 | www.stjulien.com

Make your special occasion unforgettable with a breathtaking event at St Julien Hotel & Spa. Accented by picturesque mountain vistas, the Boulder wedding site sets the stage for lasting memories. The hotel is designed and landscaped with four separate terrace and garden areas boasting views of the Flatiron Mountains. Say “I do” on the venue’s vast lawn with a white statement gazebo as your altar, or flip the space and enjoy leafy trees and rolling hills as your nuptial backdrop. After the vows, step into the 4,000-square-foot Xanadu ballroom, which can hold up to 250 guests, for your reception. During the warmer months, there is also the option to dine alfresco on the lawn under a canopy of bistro lights. Also with accommodations on-site, your guests don’t need to worry about transportation at all. When it comes to special events, St Julien Hotel & Spa is a truly awe-inspiring Colorado location.

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outside catering

accommodations

Indoor + Outdoor

No

Yes

seating capacity

outside alcohol

pet friendly

Up to 250 Seated

No

Yes

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boulder

larsen photo co.

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flagstaff house 1138 Flagstaff Road, Boulder | 303 442 4640 | www.flagstaffhouse.com

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The Flagstaff House was originally built as a summer cabin, and in 1954 the Buelkes family purchased the property, coined it “The Flagstaff House,” and re-established it as an elegant summer restaurant. In 1971, the Monette family bought the property and the surrounding five acres weatherizing it to be open year-round and built several outdoor terraces which allow guests to enjoy the changing seasons atop Flagstaff Mountain. Just a short five minute drive from Pearl Street, Flagstaff House offers a convenient location combined with world-class dining for your wedding. At an elevation of 6,000 feet, exchange vows on the terrace with picture perfect views of the sprawling landscape and iconic nearby mountains in the distance. Mix and mingle with guests during cocktail hour before heading into the reception area with floor-to-ceiling windows to continue to enjoy the breathtaking scenery. Pair your dinner with wine from the venue’s extensive wine cellar containing over 16,000 bottles.

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venue spaces

outside catering

accommodations

Indoor + Outdoor

No

Nearby

seating capacity

outside alcohol

pet friendly

Up to 160 Seated

No

No

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11:00 p.m.

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introducing

Q & A with

The Flagstaff House By: Erin Mitschele What is your favorite part of the job? I have so many favorite aspects of my job but my overall favorite is being present on the day of an event after so much time spent planning. To see months (or years) of aligning all the little details come to life is the absolute best reward! To see it in a wedding couples eyes is even better.

What is your favorite tool of the trade? It sounds so simple, but the calendar in my phone is my favorite tool. Organization is critical to planning and I can keep all of my appointments, event dates and notes in one place that all sync together on all of my devices. It truly is the most useful assistant I have.

What Trend do you wish would disappear? The classic guest book. I feel that a traditional guest book takes up space in a couple’s home and isn’t something remarkable to look back on years later. I encourage creative ways to remember your wedding day such as instant photos.

What is your best hidden talent? My hidden talent (to most people) is skiing. I competed on national/ international alpine race circuits during my youth in Vermont; now those skills have carried into my current ski path which is all about fun!

What is your biggest indulgence? My biggest indulgence is dining out. I love more than anything to try a new restaurant or to visit a favorite with close friends. I go out to eat more than I probably should but it is one of my favorite things to do!

If you could have one, what would be your super power? If I could have a super power it would be the ability to teleport. Morning coffee in Italy? Sure. Visit my mom for lunch on the East Coast? Yes. Back to Boulder to my comfy bed? Perfect.

What is your Astrology sign? Is it Accurate? My astrological sign is Virgo and I am 100% that girl. I use my sign as a power as it keeps me super organized and connected to my clients.

Meet Annie Davis Flagstaff House’s Event & Social Media Coordinator

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