For a day meeting or an evening event near the Mile High City, point your attendees to venues in Arvada, Denver's northwest suburb. Arvada has an estimated population of 106,433 and a robust mix of businesses. Its rich history lives on in its historic downtown, Olde Town, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Marked by an old water tower, the downtown is lined with boutique shops, antique stores and quaint dining experiences. It is also the future site for three area transit stops on FasTracks, Denver metro's light-rail system currently under development.
Just 30 minutes from Denver International Airport to the east and 15 minutes from downtown Denver (find Denver event venues and Denver meeting space), it's easily accessible via intersecting interstate highways. Arvada's nearly 23,000 acres include parks and open spaces, offering visitors access to an exceptional trail system linked to Denver trails on the east and Rocky Mountain foothills to the west.
Arvada event venues include the pride of the city, the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, one of the largest multi-disciplinary art and cultural centers in the country. The Center offers everything from award-winning theater productions and concerts to educational classes. The Center also boasts the largest meeting space in Arvada, at 9,300 square feet in five meeting rooms (the largest is 7,000 square feet) with on-site catering.
For an intimate cocktail party, planners might consider best-selling author Clive Cussler's museum, featuring an extensive collection of over 100 significant automobiles, ranging in years from 1906 to 1965; the Cussler Museum is available for private events. Arvada's Olde Town is home to the renovated Arvada Flour Mill museum, which has tours by appointment; and theatrical productions at Festival Playhouse, which is available for private events. Located in west Arvada, the Great Occasions Event Center offers 3,600 square feet of flexible space to accommodate up to 150 guests. The banquet hall also has a cozy fireplace.
Some unique dining venues in Arvada are housed in historic buildings in Olde Town, which offer private meeting venues, including DiCicco's Sons of Italy, a family-owned Italian restaurant; and D Note, a laid-back restaurant/bar known for its nightly live music, local art and pizza. Another Arvada dining venues with private meeting space is include Chit Chat Bistro.
Affordable golf tournaments can be coordinated in Arvada at three public golf courses: Lake Arbor, Indian Tree and West Woods Golf Club. (The latter two also offer private meeting space.)