Standing in the quiet room, you can see it. Guests trickling in, signing the guest book and dropping cards and gifts on the entry table. New family gathering around your mother, holding court from a couch in the lounge.The first drinks mingling, wiping away awkwardness and replacing it with easy conversation.
Laughter erupts. You turn to find a knot of your friends and cousins, doubled-over, heads tossed back, pointing to a childhood photo projected above the stage. You’re chasing your brother across the living room dressed up as a Disney princess. His eyes filled with playful terror as he trips over the cape of his Batman costume. The picture snapped just before his face plants into the recliner.
This is where stories are born.
Did your uncle really eat the whole bottom layer of the cake? No way did your grandmother dance on the bar… did she? Probably not, but let’s not let the truth get in the way of a good story.
In less than an hour you’ll be walking between 50 chairs, 5 rows of 10, creating an aisle to the rest of your life. Three steps up to the stage. Here comes the Bride. Deep breaths.
It was a long road getting here. A couple of real duds along the way. Finding “the one” was the hard part. Wedding planning should be easy by comparison – and it will be.
We’ll meet and tour the space. We’ll talk through your plans for food and drinks. We’ll design a floor plan specific to your vision. We’ll answer your questions and help bring your vision to life.
If you need help, we have an event coordinator you can hire to help with the day-of event details.
Two weeks before your event we’ll do a 2 week walk-through. At this meeting we will discuss the details. How many guests, room set-up, vendors, start and end times and create a timeline for the day. We’ll go over all our checklists together. If anything got missed, we’ll catch it now. No last minute panic.
If you’re having your Ceremony with us, a 90 minute rehearsal is included. We’ll typically schedule this for one or two days prior to your event.
We only book one event per day. We’ll never hustle you out the door to get the next Bride setup.
You’ll have access to the Room from Noon to Midnight or whatever contiguous 12- hour period you choose (6am – 6PM? We can do that). Plenty of time to set up and decorate. Plenty of time to clean up and linger.
We’re going to have a great party.
While we are not an outdoor venue. However, we do have a west facing, second story balcony you’re welcome to use for photos. In addition, there are areas in reasonably close proximity, the Feed & Grain building in downtown Loveland (5 minutes) and various sculpture gardens on 29th Street and the Promanade Shops at Centerra.
YES! While some people choose to only have their reception at the Garden Room, we host many ceremonies, especially during the fall and winter. We can also be a back up venue in case your outdoor ceremony is threatened by the unpredictable Colorado weather.
If you choose to have your ceremony with us, we provide a 90 minute ceremony rehearsal on a day prior to your actual event. We can set up theatre style seating (up to 40 people on the dance floor) for the ceremony and quickly change over to banquet seating for the reception. We have semi circular stairs we attach to the front our our stage for your ceremony and then remove them after the ceremony so you have full use of the dance floor for the party.
Absolutely! We have two suites that are included with your venue rental. One is temporary for use a few hours before the ceremony (it’s our office) and the other is available the entire day.
There are intercom phones set up between the kitchen and the two suites so you can make sure everyone is on the same schedule. We have the house audio system wired into a speaker in the suites as well. Don’t worry, there’s a volume control up there, so you don’t have to listen to what’s going on downstairs unless you want to.
There’s even a hanging bar and steamer available if your dress gets a little rumpled in transit!
Staff is on-site all the time so you always have us there to help.