City Park Pavilion
Back exterior and terrace of City Park Pavilion
Interior of City Park Pavilion
Interior of City Park Pavilion with sunlight coming in from open-air doors
Bar area and south portion of 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. 

Review Event Facility Rules and Regulations(PDF, 225KB)

Download the facility brochure(PDF, 484KB) 

Venue Details

Amenities & Features


  • 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 13
6' round tables 10-12 6
6' banquet tables 6-8 9
High Top Tables    8
White resin folding chairs 180

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): $900
  • Weekends (Fri – Sun) & holidays: $1,500
  • Bandshell (Gazebo): $260 or $440 depending on alcohol service
  • Sopris Garden: no fee

Registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization may be offered a 50% discount on rental fees for activities benefitting the organization (activities booked on behalf of individuals and other nonprofit categories are excluded).


Nine-hour rental block must include time for set up, event, cleanup, plus deliveries and pickups.

Permit Requirements

The following requirements must be met no later than 21 calendar days prior to your event date. More information will be emailed after making a reservation request.

  1. All fees paid in full

    View online payment instructions

  2. Proof of insurance coverage

    Insurance Requirements & Sample Certificate of Insurance(PDF, 985KB)
    Instructions for GatherGuard Insurance(PDF, 291KB)

  3. Walkthrough: Permit holder must complete an in-person walkthrough with an Event Facilitator (information below)

  4. Alcohol: Alcohol may be served. Any alcohol being served requires a certified bartender who is not a guest of the event.
    Alcohol Policy(PDF, 182KB)
    Alcohol Sale/Service Permit Requirements(PDF, 167KB)
    If selling alcohol: Liquor Liability is required and a Special Event Liquor Permit must be acquired from Denver Dept of Excise and Licenses

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)

Open House Tours & Walkthroughs

Event Facility Tours:

Tours are open house style, and you may arrive at any point within the listed timeframe. Groups are welcome to attend but only one person should register. Schedule online using this hyperlink: Book A Tour (be sure to select the correct facility).

Event Facility Walkthroughs:

A walkthrough is a final logistics meeting for those who already booked an Event Facility. This meeting is a requirement to obtain your approved permit. Vendors, family, and friends are welcome to attend. Only one walkthrough is allowed per event, and we suggest attending 30-45 days before the event. Schedule online using this hyperlink: Book a Walkthrough

Tour and walkthrough appointments are posted by the 25th of the current month for the following month. Dates listed online may be out of chronological order.


Park Access: Parking lots and roadways near the facility may be restricted. Please see the park access map for details.(PDF, 976KB)


2001 Steele Street, Denver 80206  View Map

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