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Breckenridge, CO Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 16
Total Sleeping Rooms 1,539
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 525
Committable Meeting Rooms* 23
Convention Center Space 40,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Exhibit Space 7,200 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 7,200 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $104
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $56
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $242
*Maximum for a single hotel

Breckenridge, CO Meeting Planning Overview

Welcome to Cvent’s Meeting and Event Planning Guide to Breckenridge, a resort guide for meeting professionals. Known for its welcoming and casual atmosphere, pedestrian-friendly Breckenridge is home to a world-class ski resort, the largest historic district in Colorado and more than 100,000 square feet of meeting and event space amongst a variety of unique and conference venues. From its free in-town transportation that makes it easy to explore Main Street shopping and dining to its year-round team building and group activities, Breckenridge is an ideal meeting location nestled in the heart of the Central Rocky Mountains and just 90 miles west of Denver.

Most Breckenridge visitors fly into Denver International Airport, which is situated less than two hours away. Known as one of the world’s greenest airports, Denver International features a peaked roof made out of Teflon-coated fiberglass material that resembles snow-capped mountains. As the fifth-busiest airport in the U.S., Denver International accommodates nonstop services to more than 170 destinations worldwide, including major markets in the U.S., Germany, Iceland, the UK, Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica. At the airport, meeting delegates can hop aboard shuttle service to Breckenridge, which starts at $45 per person one-way. Once in Breckenridge, delegates can ride the Breckenridge Free Ride bus system, which runs daily throughout town limits. The system operates along eight color-coded routes and connects to Summit Stage, the free bus system for Summit County.

A major Breckenridge conference center and lodging option, Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center is easily accessed along Breckenridge Free Ride’s Blue, Green, Yellow, Gray and Brown routes. Situated at the base of Breckenridge Ski Area’s Peak 9 and adjacent to White River National Forest, the ski-in/ski-out, 525-room Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center sits within a five-minute walk of Breckenridge’s Main Street and houses 40,000 square feet of flexible meeting space for up to 1,000 guests. Event spaces range from 23 meeting rooms, including three ballrooms measuring 7,200 square feet, 5,400 square feet and 2,778 square feet, and two boardrooms, to the 4,000-square-foot outdoor Summer Event Tent. Delegates have access to outdoor decks and courtyards, as well as audio-visual and catering services. Resort amenities range from free in-town shuttle service to indoor and outdoor pools, a spa, ski school and on-site dining.

Other hotel venues in Breckenridge include the 208-room Village at Breckenridge, with 25,000 square feet in 16 meeting rooms; the 208-room DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Breckenridge, which has 9,000 square feet in 12 meeting rooms; and the intimate 45-room Lodge & Spa at Breckenridge, with 4,000 square feet in 5 meeting rooms.

Aside from its Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center, Breckenridge is home to a variety of unique venues perfect for group gatherings and events. Built in 1993 by the town of Breckenridge as a performing arts facility and reopened in 2008 after a renovation project, the Riverwalk Center is known for its excellent acoustics, concerts, theater productions and private event capabilities. The 8,554-square-foot facility can accommodate up to 1,000 guests for cocktail receptions, 770 guests for theater-style events and 250 guests for banquets. Groups of up to 100 people can gather at the Breckenridge Backstage Theatre, home to the county’s oldest community and professional theater. Converted from an old watering hole, the tiered-seating theater also features a cocktail reception area in front of the building.

Groups of up to 100 people can surround themselves with colorful glass art at the Fox Ridge Fine Art Glass Gallery, an elegant, sophisticated space situated at the heart of Breckenridge. Also along Breckenridge’s Main Street, TEAL Art Gallery showcases contemporary art that pushes the envelope in originality, as well as welcoming groups for private events and workshops. For a luxurious take on “roughing it,” the BOEC Scott Griffith Lodge features 2,500 square feet of meeting space or overnight accommodations for up to 22 guests. Situated amongst a dense pine forest, the lodge overlooks Old Town Reservoir and sits less than 100 yards from the trail to Snowflake Lift. A true group adventure awaits at Country Boy Mine, a historic, restored mining site that welcomes groups to venture 1,000 feet into the mountain to tour and gold-pan. Located just two miles east of downtown Breckenridge, Country Boy Mine features campfire events, as well as opportunities to slide down the 55-foot ore chute, view its mining exhibits and equipment and visit its general store.

About Breckenridge, CO / Additional Info

Built upon 150 years of rich history, the charming, relaxed Breckenridge is a true year-round destination. Breckenridge is perhaps best known for its Breckenridge Ski Resort; consistently ranked as a top 10 ski resort in North America, Breckenridge Ski Resort features 2,358 acres of terrain, four mountain peaks, four terrain parks and three half-pipes. The city’s average annual snowfall of 300 inches and 300 days of sunshine per year make it an all-season playground, with such recreation opportunities beyond skiing and snowboarding as hiking, biking, fly fishing, snowshoeing, golfing, dogsledding and many more adventures.

In addition to its ski hills, Breckenridge’s welcoming vibe expands to its Victorian downtown district, which celebrates the town’s rich history and welcomes guests to Main Street’s more than 200 shops, as well as a variety of eateries along Main Street, Ridge Street and South Park Avenue. The town’s museums and Welcome Center showcase Breckenridge’s history and its origins as a town founded to serve area miners when gold was first discovered in the region in 1859. Breckenridge became the permanent county seat in 1861 and experienced a hydraulic mining boom in the early 1870s, which was then followed by dredge mining. World War II silenced dredge mining, and it wasn’t until 1961 that Breckenridge experienced its next boom, with the opening of its ski area and the unveiling of vast transportation improvements.

Today, Breckenridge features the largest historic district in the state, home to more than 350 historic structures. Historic attractions and sites include the Edwin Carter Discovery Center, which honors the life and legacy of the naturalist who amassed a taxidermy collection of more than 3,500 Rocky Mountain animal specimens, which now forms the nucleus of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. The Barney Ford Victorian Home honors an escaped slave, prominent entrepreneur and Colorado black civil rights leader, with each room in the home dedicated to a different part of Ford’s life. Both the Edwin Carter Discovery Center and Barney Ford Victorian Home welcome indoor and outdoor private events.

Breckenridge is home to a number of recreation and adventure sites, including the Breckenridge Recreation Center. Boasting such outdoor features as tennis courts, a whitewater kayak park and a skate park, and such indoor features as climbing walls and an aquatic area, the Breckenridge Recreation Center also offers group room and field rentals, as well as teambuilding activities. Groups can hold golf outings and private events at the Breckenridge Golf Club, home to the only municipal Jack Nicklaus, 27-hole golf course in the world. The par 72 course snakes through streams, native grasses, wetlands and more, and hugs a 15,000-square-foot clubhouse with a restaurant and lounge, deck seating, award-winning shop and outdoor tented function space.

Skiing Breckenridge’s slopes and exploring its heritage sites, shops and recreation areas is sure to ramp up anyone’s appetite, so it’s a good thing that Breckenridge is home to a variety of restaurants specializing in everything from Colorado artisan fare to sushi, Italian and classic French cuisine. Situated in the Victorian-era Kaiser House, Hearthstone Restaurant highlights the best of the region’s locally sourced seasonal products and boasts spectacular views of ski slopes and Ten Mile Range. Outfitted in authentic Mexican tiles and original oil paintings, the colorful Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant & Cantina serves contemporary Mexican fare and a selection of more than 90 tequilas, perfect for apres-ski gatherings. The Dredge is a two million pound floating steak, seafood and pasta restaurant, as well as a replica of one of Breckenridge’s largest and longest operating dredges, while Briar Rose Chophouse & Saloon serves American cuisine with an homage to the area’s Old West heritage. Last but not least, founded by local residents in 2006, Relish specializes in American cuisine with a Colorado flair, served in a bright Main Street space lined with vibrant artwork.

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