Your Wedding Venue Questions: Answered by the Expert
We had the pleasure of sitting down with Stephanie French, Catering Sales Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Denver about their gorgeous venue and wedding planning process. Choosing a venue is often the first step in planning a wedding. With The Ritz-Carlton, Denver, couples also have access to their full-service catering, bartending and rental options.
LWD: Tell us about The Ritz-Carlton, Denver!
The Ritz-Carlton, Denver: The Ritz-Carlton, Denver is the premier wedding venue in The Mile High City. We welcome you for a personalized experience as our dedicated ladies and gentlemen partner with you to orchestrate an indelible wedding.
The Ritz-Carlton, Denver is the city’s longest running AAA Five-Diamond hotel, with 202 guestrooms (the most spacious in the city including), 47 suites and an exclusive Club-Level experience. Our urban destination also features a redesigned lobby showcasing locally curated artwork, luxe treatments at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Denver, elevated dining at ELWAY’S Downtown and more than 13,000 sq. ft. of recently reimagined meeting and event space on our Plaza Level.
On our Plaza Level, spaces are canvases for creating customized events and are complemented by innovative cuisine, legendary first-class service, and in menus crafted just for you. Our renowned culinary team can help plan the perfect menu that you and your guests will remember for a lifetime, specializing in organic, sustainable, vegan and kosher style menus.
LWD: How far in advance should couples decide on their venue?
The Ritz-Carlton, Denver: Confirming your venue in the beginning of your wedding planning process is important for each of the other components to fall in place. Searching for a venue can take place 8-12 months before the wedding. Yet, with our wedding planning team at The Ritz-Carlton, Denver, we can help bring an event to fruition as quickly as needed. It is not always about timing when choosing a venue, it is about having trust in the team that you will be working with.
LWD: What should couples look for when searching for their wedding venue?
The Ritz-Carlton, Denver: The most important thing when searching for a venue is to make sure the venue aligns with your vision for your dream wedding. You then can consider factors that fit your style, such as whether you may prefer a venue where you will oversee the majority of the coordinating or a full-service venue that will take care of all the details from start to finish.
LWD: What’s included in your wedding packages at The Ritz-Carlton, Denver?
The Ritz-Carlton, Denver: Our wedding package includes everything you need for your special day! This includes an open bar package, reception menu, plated dinner, customized wedding cake by our in-house pastry team, champagne toast and dinner wine. We also include all of the necessities such as dance floor, staging, chairs, upgraded linen, crystal glassware, Rosenthal china and silver flatware.
Additionally, our package offers a complimentary stay in a well-appointed one bedroom suite for the evening of your wedding, preferred guestroom pricing for your guests, and a fabulous first anniversary celebration at ELWAY’S Downtown.
Our unique hotel venues have been carefully designed to host not only the wedding but all of the events to complement it. With beautiful property enhancements, exciting entertainment options, savory dining, world-class spa treatments for you and your bridal party and elegantly appointed accommodations, our dedicated professionals offer close attention to every detail.
LWD: How many guests can you accommodate?
The Ritz-Carlton, Denver: We warmly welcome wedding celebrations of various sizes, from intimate celebrations for up to 100 guests in our Fall River Ballroom to larger celebrations of up to 350 guests in our Ritz-Carlton Ballroom. Our outdoor terrace is the perfect setting for your ceremony or reception for up to 220 guests, with views that overlook a vibrant downtown while the Rocky Mountains beckon from beyond.
LWD: What is your general price range?
The Ritz-Carlton, Denver: While our wedding packages range from $150 - $180 per guest, it is also our pleasure to customize an evening just for you to fit within your price range.
LWD: Is there anything else you’d like couples to know?
The Ritz-Carlton, Denver: At The Ritz-Carlton, Denver, weddings are not planned, they are designed. Each event is as unique as the couple we are celebrating with. We hope to soon welcome you to experience lasting memories as you embark on one of life’s most meaningful journeys.
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