Denver Art Museum

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100 W 14th Ave Pkwy Denver, CO | (720) 865-5171
| http://www.denverartmuseum.org
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Wedding: 6/23/2012
Member Since: 7/11/2011 verified review
Denver Art Museum is Fantastic!    posted 7/10/2012

The service at the Denver Art Museum was wonderful. The food was spectacular and drinks were served fast. Everything that the Denver Art Museum did for us was fantastic! It was extremely nice to deal with one person for the venue, food, and drinks. We had our own personal server so we did not have to wait in line for drinks or dish up our own meal at our wedding.

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Wedding: 8/6/2011
Member Since: 6/16/2010 verified review
A beautiful venue with an average staff    posted 10/23/2011

We were so excited to find that we could rent spaces in the Denver Art Museum (DAM). Not only is it a beautiful venue but it also would offer us an opportunity to give our money to something we believed in and a place that's a true Denver landmark. When we met up with the event coordinator she was friendly and seemed to have a lot of experience putting on events. We were told up front that we had to go with their caterer but he had adjusted his prices to ensure that he was competitive with other vendors in the area (which we found was true). So all and all we were really excited about our choice.

I was planning my wedding without the assistance of a coordinator. I found that as time went on the DAM event coordinator expected a lot from me but didn't communicate it very well. It was really all on me to ask her about what she could provide and then ask what she wanted from me. She spent no time trying to get to know me and what I wanted out of the experience. Because she was not very involved in my planning it gave me the impression that I really had a lot of freedom in my choices. However, I found on the day of the wedding (and the week leading up to it) that there were decisions I could have made differently that would have made things much easier for them (they weren't very pleasant in sharing this information with me). Also, we found that communication of frustrations they had were communicated to us in very abrupt manners that weren't what we'd expect when spending $15000 on our wedding with them. For example, we had agreed that we would be out of there by 1am, however as the night went on we were having such a good time we had lost track of time. Instead of coming up to my parents early enough to make it easy for us to comply with our agreement and politely reminding them that if we missed that time we would incur extra cost, they came up to my parents 30 minutes before 1 and said "If you don't get out of here in the next 30 minutes we will charge you for the extra security" Feeling like I was responsible for everything without any polite assistance from the professionals that were familiar with doing events at the DAM made my interactions with them very stressful for me and the overall experience not very pleasant. We also heard staff talking disparagingly about the bride (me) before the wedding. Having never met them, I assume that this was due to things that the event coordinator had said about me. While I don't believe I was being difficult, even if I was I don't believe it's appropriate to share this information with your staff (especially when paying so much for their service)

All in all, we were very happy with our decision to have the wedding at the DAM due to the central and beautiful location. However, I would not suggest using this venue unless you have a coordinator who can interact with the event planner(s). They seemed to be very knowledgeable about their job but were not very helpful in sharing information and assisting someone who was doing this for the first time.

(note the total cost of the venue includes the catering and bar because you do not have a choice to go with someone else, the actual spaces were actually a reasonable $3000)

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  • Price Range: $$$$
  • Amenities: Indoor Ceremony Area, Onsite Catering, Onsite Parking
  • Capacity: More than 400
  • Style: Museum/Gallery