City Park Pavilion

About the Pavilion

Part of the “City Beautiful” campaign at the beginning of the 20th century, the Pavilion was designed by John Humphreys and William Fisher, and completed in 1882. The original structure was replaced in 1929 and refurbished in 1992. Surrounded by the picturesque Sopris garden, Ferril Lake, and the historic City Park Band Shell, the Pavilion offers a variety of breathtaking views and photo opportunities. This elegant Spanish-style landmark features towers and arches and is nestled in front of the awe-inspiring Denver skyline. The City Park Pavilion is the signature Denver venue.

The City Park Pavilion is on the US National Register of Historic Places and Colorado State Register of Historic Properties.

Only one event is permitted per day.

Venue Details

Amenities & Features


  • Download brochure(PDF, 829KB)
  • Staging kitchen (2 refrigerators, 2 warming ovens, sink and counterspace)
  • Tables & chairs (Amounts can vary. We recommend confirming table and chair counts at your walkthrough, 30-45 days before your event. Furniture for indoor use only unless noted otherwise)
  • Changing room
  • On-site event facilitator

Tables and Chairs: For indoor use only

Item Seats Qty
5' round tables 8-10 9
6' round tables 10-12 9
6' banquet tables 6-8 12
White resin folding chairs 185

Space Availability

To view a calendar of availability and make a reservation request, click the "Get Started" button on this page. 

Capacity: 350 people

Rental dates available: April 15 – October 15
Reservation process begins November 1 for the following calendar year.

Rental times:

Monday – Sunday: 2:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Minimum rental: 4 hours

Rental Fees

9 hour rental blocks:

  • Weekdays (Mon.-Thurs.): $600
  • Weekends (Fri.-Sun.) & holidays: $1,000

Registered nonprofit organizations will be offered a 50% discount on rental fees.

Alcohol Policy

Beer, wine, champagne and hard alcohol may be served/sold.

  • If serving or selling alcohol:  Liquor Liability or Host Liquor Liability is required with your insurance coverage.
  • If selling alcohol:  a Special Event Liquor License must be acquired from the Denver Dept. of Excise and Licenses.
  • A licensed bartender who is not a guest of the event is required for the service of any alcohol

View full alcohol policy(PDF, 182KB)

Alcohol Sales/Service Requirements(PDF, 167KB)

Online Tour & Walkthrough Reservations


Free, guided one-hour tours are available for parties who wish to see the interior of an event facility and ask additional questions before submitting a reservation application. Registered tour attendees are invited to bring one guest. 

View instructions on how to schedule a tour.


A walk-through with a DPR Event Facilitator is required to obtain your approved Event Facility Permit. The walk-through will cover day-of event logistics. Permit holders are strongly encouraged to bring any vendors, family or friends who will play a role in your event. Permit holders are limited to one walk-through. 

View instructions on how to schedule a walk-through.

Visit the DPR Online Service Center. 

Tour and walk-through schedules are updated on the 25th of each month. 

Walk-throughs do NOT need to be scheduled earlier than 60 days prior to your event date.



2001 Steele Street, Denver 80206  View Map

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