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Bree Schaffer Pacheco
My husband and I got married at Church Ranch Event Center on 4/2/17! Choosing Church Ranch was one of the first decisions we made when planning our wedding, and one of the best! We only looked at two venues (though I had researched countless) - Church Ranch was the first and we knew it would be hard to beat. We looked at another, just to be diligent, but we knew when we sat down to compare the two that there really was no comparison. Church Ranch had everything we were looking for. The outdoor space is breathtaking, and we lucked out with gorgeous spring weather and were able to have our ceremony and cocktail hour outside (not to mention our wedding photos are amazing in part due to Church Ranchs landscaping). The reception hall is also beautiful. It was big enough to accomodate our 125 guests (and could have easily accommodated more had all of our invitees attended), and we especially loved the high ceiling and the twinkle lights as they gave our reception an open and romantic feel. The bar is also a spectacular sight and the way the rest of the venue is decorated is perfect. We really didnt have to provide that much additional decor, as the venue just stands out on its own and the staff has decorated the other spaces in such a lovely way. Table centerpieces are already partially planned for you with the inclusion of the goblets and the LED candles for them with the facility rental. We also were so grateful that we didnt have to coordinate table, chair or linen rentals, and that we didnt have to worry about creating a backup plan in the event of inclement weather - the staff was prepared to move our ceremony and cocktail hour inside if the need arose. But if all that werent enough, the staff at Church Ranch is truly amazing. Our first interaction and visit to the venue was with Eric, and we liked him from the beginning. I kept in touch with him throughout our wedding planning journey and we were so happy that he was one of the coordinators at our wedding. At that point, he was like a friend to us. But the bulk of my planning was done with Madi and she is awesome. She answered every question I had (and trust me, I had a lot of them) and she helped me out when I wasnt sure where to go with certain decisions. Even though she wasnt one of the coordinators at our wedding, she was there to say hello and give me a hug when I arrived to the venue and even left a sweet card in my dressing room for my husband and I. The other two staff that worked our wedding, Jess and Laurie, were also so friendly. I honestly dont think that our wedding would have been what it was or what we wanted it to be without the incredible staff at Church Ranch, especially since we found our caterer and photographer through their recommendations. I really cant say enough about the venue or the staff. We are still getting compliments on the beauty of the venue and what a gem it is. My husband and I couldnt agree more and we are just so thankful that we got married here! Church Ranch Event Center and its staff will always have a special place in our hearts!
The event center won our hearts with its outdoor landscape, ample space to seat our 280 guests and its location to the city. We agreed to a date for our wedding and paid for what we thought was the full fee six months prior to the event. In the months leading up to the event, we were faced with charges that one would expect were included in the original rental fee. Be prepared to pay extra to put away all the chairs and tables, turn the fire pit on, hang lights or tulle, sweep the floor of all trash and mandatory tip for the event manager. During the sales process, we had verbal agreements to allow for a nicer looking photo booth than what was available but then was denied due to ‘not remembering the conversation’. We ended up losing our deposit for the 3rd party photo booth in addition to paying twice as much as the going rate for a below average looking booth. These are minor things that added up but we had no choice being committed to the space already so we paid and moved on. Throughout the process, we made it very clear that our guests should not have to pay for anything so we agreed to host the bar (open bar). That came with a mandatory 18% gratuity on top of close to a five-figure bar tab. The unprofessionalism continued to shine as we later found out the staff suggested top shelf drinks, charged full price for mini beer bottles to where my guests had to carry around two at a time and on top of already getting a generous 18% tip, put a tip jar up on the bar. During the planning process, we communicated that we were not happy with all of the additional charges only to be followed up with a comment about having a duty to operate the business for profit. Though this was our one and only wedding reception, we anticipate friends and family crossing that path in the near future. It will be our duty to inform them of our two star experience.
We had an absolutely amazing experience at the Church Ranch Event Center from beginning to end. We ended up forming relationships with the people we worked with, which made the entire process that much more fun! The staff at CREC is extremely professional, accommodating, kind, and knowledgeable about the wedding industry. They confidently proclaim they can put on an event with their eyes closed, since they’ve been doing this for so long, and it is absolutely true! I made several last-minute requests/changes to the plan up until the last minute before the wedding (we’re talking: moving the wedding from inside to outside three days before the wedding), and they made the changes without batting an eye. There is a certain warmth, hospitality, and peacefulness you’ll feel at this place — not only because the grounds and building are beautiful, but because the staff is so amazing! If you’re looking for an incredible venue for any sort of event — especially a wedding — this is your place. Trust me, we looked all over Denver and could not find anything so all-inclusive for their amazing prices. And they will work with you to ensure your day is everything you dreamed of and more. We love Church Ranch Event Center! Quick shoutout to Mitchell from CREC: Mitchell was the first person we met when we looked at the venue after we got engaged, and it was love at first meeting. He took care of us throughout the entire process, always went above and beyond to accommodate whatever we needed, and has become a friend of ours! He is so full of energy, enthusiasm, and is so passionate and knowledgeable about the industry. He has lots of connections in the area as well, and will not hesitate to connect you with the right vendors. Mitchell is the best!
My husband and I are both Colorado natives, and I had always dreamed of a mountain wedding. When selecting our wedding venue, our first visit was to a beautiful mountain venue. We then we went to Church Ranch Event Center (CREC) the following weekend. Before going to CREC, we thought it would be our Plan ‘B’, if a mountain venue wouldn’t work for whatever reason. Well CREC became our Plan ‘A’ soon after we met with Mitchell and took the tour. It has a very mountain-Colorado feel, with the gorgeous gardens and the beautiful rustic indoor space. We didn’t even want to look anywhere else. We fell in love with Church Ranch Event Center, and all the options they had to offer. We would highly recommend using their preferred vendors. It definitely made the whole process so much easier. We compared a few of their vendors with others and the pricing was definitely in line. Since Church Ranch Event Center referred them, we also felt confident they would do a good job. Our coordinator Madi was wonderful. She was patient with all of our questions, and had some really good suggestions. The three comments we heard over and over again from our guest were: 1. How beautiful our wedding was. We did very minimal decorations, so it was mostly the venue itself. 2. How good the food was. Again, we used their caterer-so good! 3. How fun our wedding was. That kind of has to do with a mix of things and the mood you set, but we would definitely recommend the photo booth, it was a huge hit. We just loved our wedding! Thank you Mitchell, Madi and everyone at Church Ranch Event Center.