If you’re dreaming of a rustic Colorado wedding with breathtaking views and a touch of history, look no further than the Chief Hosa Lodge. Nestled against the hillsides in Golden and designed by the renowned architect Jules Jacques Benois Benedict, this National Historic Site is more than just a venue; it’s a piece of Colorado’s heritage.
A Link to the Past
Constructed of timber and stone from the immediate area, the architect took great care to design the lodge so that it blended beautifully into the hillside and its surroundings. Chief Hosa Lodge first opened its doors in 1918. The lodge was named in honor of a Southern Arapaho tribal leader, bestowed with the honorary title ‘Hosa’ by the Ute tribe, signifying ‘peaceful and beautiful.’
Imagine exchanging vows with the majestic Continental Divide as your backdrop. The Chief Hosa Lodge offers sweeping views that will leave you and your guests awe-inspired. The stone and log construction adds a touch of authenticity, creating an ideal setting for a rustic Colorado wedding. With only one event permitted per day, you’ll have the space to yourselves, making your day truly special.
The Chief Hosa Lodge comes equipped with a number of must-have basics to make your day seamless. A large patio, perfect for soaking in the views, sets the stage for a ceremony to remember. The appointed on-site Event Facilitator ensures attention and care to every detail, allowing you to focus on the most important thing – each other.
With a capacity for up to 100 guests, the lodge offers facilities such as staging, a cold prep kitchen, and a changing room. Gas fireplaces add a cozy touch, creating an inviting atmosphere for your celebration.
ON-SITE WEDDING ADVISOR
Be sure to consult with the on-site Wedding Advisor throughout the day of your wedding. As a photographer, I appreciated their help in finding the perfect spot to show off the wedding dress without using adhesives.
Whether you’re planning a summer soiree or a winter wonderland wedding, Chief Hosa Lodge is available for service year-round. The lodge is available for AM hours from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm and PM hours from 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm. The minimum rental period is 4 hours, with a maximum of 9 hours to dance the night away.
Reservation requests can be made up to 365 days in advance, ensuring you secure your dream date. Just remember, no reservations are taken less than 30 days before your big day.
Rules & Regulations
While celebrating love, Chief Hosa Lodge does have a few rules to ensure everyone’s safety and enjoyment.
The venue also asks that 21 days prior to your event that all fees are paid in full and that your proof of insurance coverage is submitted. You also must complete an in-person walkthrough with an Event Facilitator. Booking a walkthrough is easy with the online calendar on their website.
Refer to the venue regulation brochure for current and complete details.
Set the Stage, Leave No Trace
As you plan your perfect day, keep in mind that you’re responsible for the event set-up and clean-up. The permitted time must include these tasks, and music and alcohol service must end one hour before your event concludes. Drop-off and pick-up of equipment, décor, and food should also be within the starting and ending permit times.
Insurance is a must for all events, and the Chief Hosa Lodge team will provide you with all the necessary information during the booking process.
Saying ‘I do’ at Chief Hosa Lodge is not just a wedding; it’s a magical journey through time and nature. With its historic charm, panoramic views, and thoughtful facilities, your dream wedding awaits at this Colorado gem.
Chief Hosa Lodge Details
27661 Genesee Lane, Golden, Denver 80401
720-913-0700 (press 6 to leave a message)
- 100 People
- 3,340 square feet
- 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM daily
- 4 hour rental minimum
- 9 hour rental maximum
- All rental times must include set up, clean up and any rehearsal
Peak Season (May 1 – September 30)
Mon-Thurs | 7:00 a.m. – 3:59 p.m.: $160/hour
Mon-Thurs | 4:00-11:00 p.m.: $260/hour
Fri-Sun & Holidays: $420/hour
Off-Peak Season (October – April)
Mon-Thurs | 7:00 a.m. – 3:59 p.m.: $115/hour
Mon-Thurs | 4:00-11:00 p.m.: $230/hour
Fri-Sun & Holidays: $230/hour
A nonrefundable fee of $210 due at time of booking. Rescheduling may be done within the same calendar year for no additional payment. Prices subject to change. Confirm with venue.
- Staging kitchen (refrigerator, sink, and counter space)
- Large patio
- Changing room
- Gas fireplaces
- Parking (40 vehicles)
- ADA accessible vehicle spaces (4)
- Tables and chairs (Check website for availability)
- On-site event facilitator
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