From general queries about venue tours and capacities to table and chair options, here are some of our most frequently asked questions — and answers — about weddings at Garden of the Gods Resort and Club.
How many guests can you accommodate?
Our reception spaces can accommodate up to 220 guests seated with a dance floor.
What is included in the cost of the ceremony site fee?
The ceremony site fee includes our white garden chairs, a water station, guest table, white linen, set up, tear down, and time for photos for the wedding party.
What is included in the cost of a reception?
All wedding reception packages include tables and chairs (based on inventory), white cotton linens and napkins, Garden of the Gods Resort and Club’s glassware, flatware, and white china, plus a 16’ x 16’ dance floor (based on venue location), cake cutting service, onsite parking, and a sparkling wine toast.
When can we tour the venue?
Our venue is shown by appointment only. Regular appointments are available Tuesday to Thursday from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, or by special appointment — provided the venue is available.
What is the deposit?
A minimum deposit of 25% of your contracted amount is required at the signing of the contract.
Do you allow outside catering vendors?
Garden of the Gods Resort and Club manages all food and beverage service for your event. Outside caterers are not allowed, with the exception of dessert vendors who hold a license with the state of Colorado.
What are the table and chair options for our event?
- 5’ rounds: seat up to 8 people (limited inventory)
- 6’ rounds: seat up to 10 people (limited inventory)
- 36’’ low cabaret tables: seat up to 4 people
- 36’’ high cabaret tables
- 6’ banquet tables (limited inventory)
- 8’ banquet tables (limited inventory)
- Contemporary banquet chairs
- Dance floor (16’ x 16’ included in package, depending on your reception venue; larger sizes are available for an additional fee)
- No in-house inventory of stools available
Is there power available for the ceremony?
Yes, power access is available at all of our ceremony locations.
Do you provide a sound system?
Garden of the Gods Resort and Club does not provide a sound system or a sound technician. We highly recommend hiring a professional DJ or entertainment company to manage all sound at your event.
How many hours do I have the venue for my wedding?
- If you book your Wedding Ceremony and Reception in the evening at Garden of the Gods Resort and Club, your event rental will encompass 9 hours total: 2 hours of setup, 6 hours for the event, and 1 hour of teardown.
- If you book the Reception Only, your event rental will encompass 8 hours total: 2 hours of setup, 5 hours for the event, and 1 hour of teardown.
All events must conclude by 11:00 PM, and the start time of your event will be determined with the Sales Manager based on our resort’s availability.
Who is responsible for setting up and taking down décor?
All décor setup is the responsibility of the client, hired vendors, or your hired wedding coordinator. All delivery of décor and setup is to be completed during your contracted hours, and all items must be removed at the conclusion of the event. Garden of the Gods Resort and Club is not responsible for items left behind.
Do you require insurance?
We do not require our couples to have insurance, but we highly recommend purchasing an event policy. All vendors are required to provide a Certificate of Insurance with proof of liability two weeks prior to the event.
Do you have an exclusive vendor list?
While we do not have an exclusive vendor list, we are happy to share a list of preferred vendors who we love working with, and who are very familiar with our venue!
Do I have exclusive use of the Garden of the Gods Resort and Club?
The Garden of the Gods Resort and Club is a private facility that is unique in setting and ambience. To assure mutual enjoyment of the facilities by all our members and guests, the resort does not grant exclusive access. While you will have exclusive access to your event space during your contracted hours, other areas of the resort may be utilized for other events and for the use of members and guests. For more details, please contact your Catering Manager.
Do you offer special rates for hotel rooms?
Based on availability, we offer group room blocks for your guests at a preferred rate. A group room block consists of five (5) or more rooms with a two-night minimum.
Is a “Get Ready Room” included in my ceremony site fee?
We recommend Strata’s spa and salon services for pampering and preparation, and the utilization of a hotel room to serve as a dressing room.
If you contract a minimum of $10,000: A Club Room is included for the night of the wedding. Most couples reserve the room the night before the wedding to become a room to get ready in.
If you contract a minimum of $20,000: A Club Room is included for two nights.
If you contract a minimum of $30,000: A Junior Suite is included for two nights.
*Based on availability of when booking your wedding.