From a parking lot in Loveland, you’re swept into an expansive, cozy party room. Pleasant surprise blooms. It feels like a backyard overlooking vineyards, maybe the French countryside?
While you want a fabulous wedding, you and your beau also want to save for your honeymoon and a down-payment on a house. How do wedding costs add up so fast? You’re afraid the price tag for a place this nice will be too much…
Unlike an “all inclusive” high-priced wedding venue, you’re not locked into using our catering or buying our alcohol. Unlike a bare Community Room, our space is outfitted specifically for weddings. Our mission is to offer the best of both worlds: flexible enough to create your vision without forcing you to start from scratch.
Starting from bare walls and decades of experience with events, we “baked in” the little details from the beginning.
While our fire code limit is 388 bodies, our party maximum is 250. This ensures there’s enough space to walk comfortably between tables with everyone seated. Nobody likes a cramped party.
Behind the buffet line are outlets every 36 inches, each on their own circuit. Steam tables, coffee pots, whatever you need – we’ll never blow a circuit.
The drapery, party lights, and the mirror ball are included. The uplights along the wall can be any color to match your theme. We have fish bowls with mirrors to place beneath them for you to create your own centerpieces. Want to decorate further? Go nuts.
From the Preparation Suites you can watch the room from above. The kitchen and the other Preparation Suite are just an intercom away. You can have a drink and check out your look in a floor-length mirror. We even have a steamer for your dress, no wrinkles, not today.
Sure can! We have robust air conditioning AND ceiling fans to keep the cool air moving. We want your guests to happily dance the night away without over heating, even in the summer!
We have a large array of lighting options and details to think about:
- Florescent lights throughout the venue keep things bright for prep and tear-down
- LED Rope and string lights are included around the perimeter, on the bar, and across the ceiling
- During events, florescent lights are typically off and light is provided by recessed fixtures in the ceiling
- The buffet area has it’s own bank of lights on a dimmer switch
- The cake light is on it’s own dimmer switch
- The dance floor has a mirror ball above and colorful blinking lights that move with the music
- LED Uplights are positioned around the perimeter of the room and can be matched to any color scheme
- Stage lights light up the stage for your ceremony and wedding party if you decide to sit up there
We include quite a bit of basic technology at the Garden Room:
- 10’x 10′ screen above the stage and an HD projector on the ceiling with VGA input and adapters for newer technology. Please feel free to make a slideshow for your event! The screen disappears into the ceiling when not in use
- Wired and Wireless mics: we have a lavaliere OR handheld mic (they can’t really be used at the same time as they’re on the same frequency and override each other if they’re both left on). The mics use the in-ceiling speakers positioned throughout the room so you can be clearly heard throughout the venue without having the volume excessively high
- “Bar quality” speakers are also hung over the stage for music when the party gets started
We have 180 guest parking spots available on the west side of the building (right outside the front door). You can also park cars overnight in our lot, just in case.
There is additional parking for your caterer and DJ/band on the east side (alley) of the venue and both the kitchen and the stage have their own separate entrances for your vendors.
The bar includes 2 refrigerated kegerators with CO2 and taps, no need for tubs of ice to keep your kegs cold. The fridge in the kitchen can hold 2 more kegs just in case. Two insulated ice bins are located under the bar to hold ice for mixed drinks or to store bottles of cold beer and wine. There are also 2 smaller refrigerators behind the bar, and a hand sink. Oh and we have our own ice machine so you don’t need to lug in bags of ice to keep things cool.
Not really. We’re set up to have food brought in and kept cold or warm / prepped, but we don’t have a full kitchen set up or expect people to start from scratch in our space. We have a convection oven for keeping foods warm, fridge and freezer to keep stuff cool, and long stainless steel prep tables.
We don’t have a stove, grill, fryer, dishwasher, or other equipment for actual food creation.
You can park a smoker or food truck outside the kitchen door for BBQ or other creations.
We only allow one event to book per day, that way the entire space is yours when you need it and you aren’t rushed to get in or out while others are trying to access the space. Most events run noon to mid-night but we are flexible. You can even purchase extra time if 12 hours just isn’t enough!
Sure do! You’re welcome to have someone you know be in there during the busiest parts of your event OR we can provide a staff member to run the coat room if you’d prefer. Most people just hang up their own coats, hey it’s Colorado.
We have a full bank of lights over our buffet area, wedding party area AND a specific overhead spotlight in the corner where we typically place the cake table for wedding receptions. That way we can dim the lights in the rest of the venue and still get great, well-lit views and photos of you and your cake!
Yes, we do have high speed internet included with the venue so that you can stream music to our AV system or grab that file you forgot to download for your slideshow. If you have specific internet concerns, please talk to us about your needs.
We require your caterer clean-up the kitchen and bartender clean up the bar. We don’t expect them to vacuum or mop, just sweep up the big stuff, wipe down surfaces and take out their trash.
We take care of the main room and bathrooms including all the trash, linens, and venue clean up after your event. No need to move any tables or chairs. Just collect your decorations and leftover food and head out.
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.
Of course! We are open for drop-in tours on Saturdays from 12 to 3 pm (unless we have an event booked). You’re also welcome to contact us to set up a time for a private tour that fits your schedule.
Our standard table sizes are:
- Standard Guest Tables: 5′ Round – 60 in. D x 29 in. H
- Banquet / Bridal Party Tables: 6′ Rectangle – 72 in. L x 30 in. W x 29 in. H
- Banquet / Bridal Party Tables: 8′ Rectangle – 96 in. L x 30 in. W x 29 in. H
- Cocktail Tables: 3′ round- 33 in. D x 43.3 in. H
Floor length tablecloths are 120” round. Lap length table cloths are 90” round. Tablecloths are included with your venue rental. We have black or white floor length and black or red lap length.
We have 6’ and 8’ rectangular banquet tables. We can also provide matching floor length linens for these tables. Six foot banquet tables require 90″ X 132″ cloths and eight foot banquet tables require 90″ X 156″ cloths.
You’re welcome to bring in your own linens if you’d prefer. Please let us know your preference!
We can provide tables and chairs for up to 250 people, but each room set up is specific to your desire and the number of people attending the event. We usually seat 8 per table until we approach 200 people then we seat 9. Our chairs are a little larger than the standard hotel chair.