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Unique Venues

We have extraordinary spaces and sites fit for groups of all sizes and equipped with distinct, show-stopping views and experiences for attendees to enjoy. We have compiled a list of unique meeting spaces with spruced up “boardrooms” and beautiful backdrops to boot.

Aspen Art Museum

Located within the heart of downtown Aspen, the Aspen Art Museum rents indoor-outdoor event space at the rooftop café boasting panoramic views of Aspen mountain. Outside of rental hours, the café is open for lunch for guests to enjoy. Attendees may visit the museum admission-free to stroll international contemporary art within the award-winning Shigeru-Ban-designed building. (3,248 sq. ft. of event space)

Aspen Ice Garden

The recently renovated, rink transforms into a dry-floor event space with seats for up to 150 guests. Located minutes from downtown, the Aspen Ice Garden has become a favorite among event planners—it is home to the Aspen Antiques and Fine Arts Fair and the Art Aspen every summer. The garden is available to rent during the winter and summer months. (16,000 sq. ft. of event space)

Holden-Marolt Mining & Ranch Museum

A mining and ranching museum, the Holden-Marolt Museum holds rich industrial and agricultural Aspen history and provides planners with a private event space set against a backdrop of historic mining buildings and lush landscapes. The outdoor grounds accommodate up to 250 people. Built in 1891, the historic Holden-Marolt barn houses mining and farming artifacts and machinery demonstrations for visitors to enjoy while on site. (4,000 sq. ft. of event space; docent-led tours available)

ACES Hallam Lake Nature Center

Spanning 25 acres of nature preserve, the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies at Hallam Lake boasts wide-open spaces—indoor and outdoor—for events hosting up to 75 people. Guests are invited to explore the beautiful scenery and wildlife as well as the indoor nature center. (2,500 sq. ft. of event space)

Aspen Shakti Shala

Aspen Shakti is a yoga school and studio that encourages and inspires guests to live their best life and connect with the mind, body and spirit. Private event and meeting rentals are available during business hours as well as on the weekends. Members receive rental discounts, as renting to guests who believe in their mission and have a connection to the space are greatly appreciated. (2,300 sq. ft. of event space)

Sundeck on Aspen Mountain

Host a meeting located atop Aspen Mountain at the Sundeck for breathtaking views of the Continental Divide and the Rocky Mountains. The open-design event space boasts 30-foot ceilings and a cozy fireplace. Able to accommodate up to 500 people, the venue is available for evening events in the summer and winter. (5,300 sq. ft. of event space)

Wheeler Opera House

The Wheeler Opera House is Aspen’s premier venue providing the ideal facility for keynote presentations, private screenings and social occasions. Seating up to 504 guests, the classically designed theatre is fully equipped and is able to easily adapt to the imagination of every meeting or event. For those seeking a smaller space with the same grandeur, the recently renovated Wheeler Bar Lobby hosts up to 105 guests. The venue is perfectly situated downtown, making city-wide events easily accessible. The opera house is unavailable for rent mid-June through mid-August. (30,000 sq. ft. of event space)

Pine Creek Cookhouse

This elegant event space, nestled within the Ashcroft Valley meadow, is customizable for groups of all celebrations and sizes. The Pine Creek Cookhouse specializes in private events fit for every party type—celebratory dinners, weddings and corporate events for up to 160 guests with tent space for up to 250 guests. The log restaurant boasts an elegant four-course meal selection. In the winter months, the restaurant is reached by horse-drawn sleigh or cross-country trails. In the summer and fall, guests can arrive by vehicle at the restaurant’s front door. (7,500 sq. ft. of event space)

Aspen Independence Estate

Three homes rest on a private estate spanning 160 acres just ten minutes from downtown. This beautiful property is a haven for planners seeking privacy and serenity for corporate events and retreats. Experience a true taste of Rocky Mountain living year-round with serene views and on-site activities, including fly-fishing, cross-country skiing, paddle-boarding, kayaking and tubing. (9,300 sq. ft. of event space)

The Chaparral Ranch

This exclusive ranch is tucked away within the mountains of the Roaring Fork Valley. With 48 rentable acres, The Chaparral Ranch offers year-round venue accommodations with private, panoramic mountain views located 15 minutes from downtown Aspen. The ranch is a state-of-the-art horseback riding facility with indoor and outdoor riding arenas and backcountry trails, which welcome events of all kinds—rain or shine. The indoor arena is 12,185 sq. ft. and the flexible outdoor space allows for multiple tent options.

I cannot express to you how impressed I was with your hospitality, the kindness and thought shown by the whole stakeholder group, and the incredible work that you have done in lining up so many amazing options and partners. You are so wonderful, and I am very excited to work with you and your beautiful and wise community.

- Katherine Correll, Executive Director, DCI

4th of July Parade Waiver

2018 ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED 

IMPORTANT PARADE INFORMATION

PARADE STARTING/STAGING: The parade will begin at 11:00am. Parade positioning is “first come, first serve” and line up begins no earlier than 10:00am. There is no entry fee and the parade is open to the public. All 5 lanes of Main Street, from Aspen Street to 2nd Street, will be closed to all traffic & designated for parade staging only. Power is not provided in staging area and remember generators do need gas.

PARADE ROUTE: The parade will start East on Main Street. It will turn South onto Hunter Street, then West onto Cooper Avenue. The parade will continue West on Cooper Avenue to Galena Street. At Galena it heads North for 2 blocks before turning West onto Hopkins Avenue. The parade will continue South on Mill then West on Hyman Avenue. Parade participants will be directed to disperse at Hyman and Monarch Street.  PARADE JUDGING: Parade judging will take place in front of the Hotel Jerome. Participants will be limited to 1 minute or less for any performances in front of the judges. Security will be onsite monitoring all entries to help prevent gaps in the parade route. Recognition will be awarded to the best entries in the following categories: 

Most Patriotic | Most Humorous | Best Animal | Best Music | Most Outrageous | Best Children’s  

PARADE REMINDERS:  

  • Consumption of alcohol is prohibited during the parade.
  • Candy, favors, etc. should not be thrown from your float/vehicle during the parade. This is for the safety of the spectators and to prevent children from running out into the street. 
  • Water balloons will not be permitted. According to city ordinances, those caught throwing balloons will be removed from the parade and could face citations and/or arrests. 
  • All parade entries must be in “good taste” and will be allowed in the parade per the director’s discretion. 
  • Maximum height restriction for any float entry is 13’5”.

 

The undersigned organization has elected to participate in the Fourth of July parade sponsored by the City of Aspen and Aspen Chamber Resort

Association (“ACRA”). In consideration for City of Aspen and ACRA allowing the undersigned to participate in the festivities, the undersigned has read, understood, and willingly agreed to the terms of this INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT and WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT (collectively referred to herein as “RELEASE”).

INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT

                                    Participants are required to carry insurance adequate to cover any liability for damage, injury, economic loss, or other

liability that may be incurred by individuals and/or organizations during the Fourth of July parade. All participants agree to carry such insurance, and also agree not to submit any claim against the insurance of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, or anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade.

WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT

                                         The undersigned understands the potential dangers that could be encountered in participating in the Fourth of July

parade. The dangers include, among other things, dangers relating to vehicular and pedestrian traffic; crowds of persons in close proximity to such traffic; animals that may react unpredictably in a parade environment; celebration and recreational activities; loud and unexpected noise; items that may be thrown to and from the crowd in connection with the parade; and other dangers traditionally associated with parades.

      Understanding those risks, the undersigned for itself and for all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade with the undersigned, does hereby agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and release City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their

officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade from any and all

liability, claims, demands, actions, or rights of action (including attorneys’ fees and costs) that are related to or are in any way connected with the

undersigned’s participation in the parade. By signing this RELEASE, the undersigned intends to extinguish any and all liability and to indemnify against any loss on the part of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade for any injury or damage of any nature (without regard to negligence or fault) to the undersigned and to all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.

                                      The undersigned warrants and represents that it will not invite or allow any person to participate in the parade unless

such person is bound to the terms of this RELEASE. To that end, the undersigned agrees that it shall take any steps necessary to secure agreement of such persons to the terms of this RELEASE, and that it shall be deemed a responsible person within the meaning of C.R.S. § 13-22-107 and § 19-1103(94) for all children who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION

   I am the official representative of the undersigned organization. On behalf of the organization, I acknowledge our responsibilities as set forth above. I also accept on behalf of the organization all of the terms and conditions of this

INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT and WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT.

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