Montclair Civic Center

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About the Building

The Montclair Civic Building, also known as “The Molkery,” is located in the heart of Denver’s Montclair neighborhood and is the perfect venue for an intimate event. This building was a part of Baron Von Richtofen’s estate, before becoming a dairy barn, restaurant, and sanatorium for tuberculosis patients.

In 1908 the building was purchased by the City of Denver and became the City’s first community center under its new name, The Montclair Civic Building. The building is within Montclair Park, which is on the US National Register of Historic Places.

Only one event is permitted per day.

Venue Details

Amenities & Features


  • Large, wrap-around patio
  • Large, ground level patio
  • Staging kitchen (includes refrigerator, sink, and counter space)
  • On-site event facilitator 
  • Wi-Fi
  • Tables and chairs (amounts can vary. We recommend confirming table and chair counts at your walkthrough, 30-45 days before your event. Furniture is for indoor use only unless noted otherwise)

Tables & Chairs


6' banquet tables (seats 6-8)


4' banquet tables (seats 2-4)


Mahogany resin folding chairs (indoor use only)


White resin folding chairs (outdoor use only)


Space Availability

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

Indoor only: 50
Indoor/outdoor: 75

Square footage: 975

Rental dates:

  • Available to rent year-round
  • Reservation requests can be made up to 365 days in advance
  • No reservations are taken less than 30 days in advance

Rental Times

  • Monday, Friday – Sunday: 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Minimum rental: 4 hours
  • Maximum rental: 9 hours
  • All rental times must include set up, clean up and any rehearsal

Rental Fees

Hourly rental rates (4 hour minimum):

Weekdays (Monday- Thursday before 4:00PM)


Evenings (Monday-Thursday after 4:00PM)


Weekends (Friday-Sunday) & holidays


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

Event Facility Tours:

Free tours are available for those who wish to see the event facility and ask questions before submitting a reservation application. Tours are open house style, and you may arrive at any point within the listed timeframe. Family and friends are welcome to attend but only person needs to 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 permit holders 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 on the 25th of the current month for the following month. Dates listed online may be out of chronological order.



6820 E. 12th Avenue, Denver 80220  View Map

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