Reunions and Wedding Planning

Photo by Allyn Coker CameronReunion, Wedding, (and Conference) Planning in Lake City, CO

Hinsdale County and Lake City is becoming a popular venue for reunions and weddings.  Planning can be difficult sometimes dependent on the time of year and size of the party. Below are some details that will hopefully help your planning needs or you can call for personal assistance from our Visitor Center staff at 970-944-2527.

 

VENUE OPTIONS

These are suggestions, but there are lots of other areas to consider.  Please call for help in picking your perfect location, 970-944-2527.

Within Town Limits

Town Park or Memorial Park – can be reserved through Town of Lake City but not closed to public, large open area, public bathrooms with ADA access, water and electricity, level areas, subject to tourist traffic, good for large groups. Memorial Park has a concession stand with minimal kitchen functions.

Churches - Lake City has several beautiful historic and modern churches to consider.  Several churches also have Annex buildings that could be rented for parties.

Moseley Arts Center – located in the historic Hough Building in downtown, can be reserved through the Lake City Art Council, ADA compliant bathrooms, tables and chairs available for rent, can be closed to public, good for large groups. 970-944-2706

Lake City Area Medical Center Conference Room – located within the LCA Medical Center building, minimal kitchen adjacent to room, tables and chairs, good for small to medium groups (up to 90), can be closed to public, modern meeting facility. 970-944-2331

Armory Building - a large venue in a historic building in downtown Lake City. Currently this building in being restored and remodeled but should be available in 2016 with a new commercial kitchen and ADA compliant bathrooms. Contact the Town of Lake City for rental agreement and availability. 970-944-2333

 

Public Land Locations

NOTE: Many of the public land locations throughout Hinsdale County will require 4WD vehicles, BLM or FS permits or letters of permission for gatherings, cannot be reserved for private gatherings, limited parking, and can be subject to interruptions due tourists traffic, weather and/or wildlife.

Carson Ghost Town: requires 4WD to access, BLM permission, best for small group gatherings, no level areas, no bathrooms or other facilities.

American Basin: requires 4WD to access, BLM permission, best for small group gatherings, no level areas, no bathrooms or other facilities.

Capitol City: BLM permission, best for small/medium group gatherings, some level areas, no bathrooms or other facilities.

Deer Lakes: located down FS Rd 788 at a public campground, bathrooms-site, some level areas, accessible by 2WD vehicles, small to medium groups size.

Windy Point Overlook: located just off Hwy 149 on Slumgullion Pass, limited parking, pit toilets, subject to frequent interruptions.

Red Mountain Day Use Area – a picnic area with bathrooms, covered pavilions and picnic tables owned by Hinsdale County. Area can be reserved but not closed to public. Located at the end of Lake San Cristobal.

Snowden’s Park – located on CR 20 just past Nellie Creek, open area, traditionally used for dispersed camping. Bathrooms nearby, limited parking, small to large groups, permission/permit from BLM necessary.

 

Private Business Locations

There are many private business locations that offer great venues for gatherings – see our full business directory for more details.  The following businesses are catering to groups.

A Texan Resort: Offers on-site lodging, pavilion space, and waterfront scenes.

Sportsmans Backyard: The most comprehensive catering business in Lake City, offering a beautiful venue stage next to the bluff, large group setting, tables and chair rental (on-site and off), catering services, and much more!

 

Catering Services

Lake City has limited but great food when it comes to catering options.  The following businesses are set-up to cater an event, but if you can’t find what you need in this list, try looking here since many other businesses are willing to cater for groups.

The High County Market – offering full catering services with custom menu to fit your needs and budget.

Sportsmans Backyard: The most comprehensive catering business in Lake City, offering a beautiful venue stage next to the bluff, large group setting, tables and chair rental (on-site and off), catering services, and much more!

 

Event Planning

Do you need personalized help planning your event? The Lake City Visitor Center staff can get you started but if you need additional professional help try:

Your Mountain Events: Long distance event planning can be difficult but I can help you coordinate that special Lake City event! I can research venues, get caterers, and find what you need to make your day unique. Let’s talk about what you need!

 

Event Rentals – Chairs, tables, tents, etc.

Crested Butte Events: Crested Butte Events is a full service event coordination and rental company. We specialize in destination weddings, event design, and equipment rentals.

Sportsmans Backyard: The most comprehensive catering business in Lake City, offering a beautiful venue stage next to the bluff, large group setting, tables and chair rental (on-site and off), catering services, and much more!

 

Local Photographers

From the High Country: available for hire for wedding and special events on a limited basis.

 

 

Event Contacts

Bureau of Land Management (BLM)  Contact Jim Lovelace - 970-642-4940
Any event planned on BLM public lands MUST get a permit or letter of permission from the BLM.

 

USDA Forest Service (FS)  Contact Edna Mason – 970-944-2500
Any event planned on FS public lands MUST get a permit or letter of permission from the FS.

 

Lake City Arts  - Moseley Arts Center  Contact Belinda Gianola – 970-944-2706

 

Town of Lake City  Contact Leslie Klusmire – 970-944-2333

 

Hinsdale County  Contact Paula Davis – 970-944-2225

 

Lake City/Hinsdale County Chamber & Visitor Center Contact Angela Hollingsworth - 970-944-2527

 

Other Helpful Information

Lodging in General for Attendees

Dining and Liquor Services

 

 

 

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Visitor Center Info

970.944.2527  •  info@lakecity.com

Lake City/Hinsdale County Visitor Center
800 Gunnison Avenue
PO Box 430
Lake City, CO 81235
 
Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday, 9am-3pm
 
 
 
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