Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Event Packages at Historic Pinecrest

Every event should be a celebration of accomplishments, commitments, and people who are most important to you. From family reunions where you enjoy laughing  at jokes and playing games, to sweet sixteen parties where you celebrate a new stage in life - they are all a wonderful chance to get together and have fun. Historic Pinecrest is a great place to host your event, and our many amenities and venues can help create a memorable day.

Historic Pinecrest Packages

We can accommodate groups of 50 to 250, and our diverse packages make it easy for you to perfectly host your event at the best venue in Colorado Springs. All of our packages include unlimited phone, email, and texting support, as well as access to communicating directly with the owners. You can also schedule a private tour of all of our wonderful facilities throughout the week.

Chapel Inclusions

Our beautiful Colorado Chapel will make you want to say "I Do" again and again. It's nestled against the foothills and is a stunning location for a romantic mountain wedding. There is ample seating and a gorgeous aisle for your grand entrance.

It includes:
  • One hour rehearsal, usually scheduled from 12:30 - 1:30 pm, the day prior to your wedding
  • All standing décor, floral arrangements, and candelabras
  • Parking attendant to greet your guests
  • Bridal dressing room at Chapel with three (3) makeup stations
  • Groomsmen dressing room at Chapel with mirror, table, chairs, and couches
  • Elegant entrance table for guest sign-in book or picture matting
  • Digital sound system with mixing board - along with wireless microphones and instrumental inputs (if using a Pinecrest preferred DJ)

Reception Inclusions

Our breath-taking vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, and space for up to 250 guests are just a few details that make our Colorado Event Center ideal. The stage at the front of the room is perfect for a head table, and will keep you the center of attention. The dance floor and reception amenities are a delightful way to keep your guests entertained.

It includes:
  • All dining, head table and gift table setup
  • Tables (seat 6-7 guests) and cushioned chairs
  • Wide variety of colored table linens & napkins to select from
  • Bone white china dinner plates and cake plates
  • Silverware: knives, forks, and spoons
  • Coffee cups and water goblets
  • Use of outdoor decks and porches with views of surrounding mountains, creek, and occasional wildlife; deer, bear, coyote, and fox
  • Cake table with lit décor
  • Event manager to assist your caterer to cut wedding cake
  • Use of fireplace, firewood and tending, if desired, in cold weather -fireplace is lit with candles during warm weather
  • Hardwood dance floor
  • Digital sound system with mixing board to provide the entertainment to MC your reception (if using a Pinecrest preferred DJ)
  • Pinecrest staff will perform all clean-up and tear-down at the end of the event time

Pinecrest Chapel & Event Center - Wedding & Reception Package

The Starlight Package
Recommended for 50 - 250 guests
Afternoon/Evening wedding and reception for 100 guests
Tues/Thurs: 1:30 pm - 9:00 pm (4:00 pm or 5:00 pm ceremony)
Fri - Sun: 2:30 pm - 10:00 pm (4:00 pm or 5:00 pm ceremony)
Reception Only 5pm - 10pm
Available: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Pinecrest Chapel - Wedding Only

The Columbine
100 Guests included
(Based on availability 60 days out only!)
Morning or Evening 3 hrs. time slot depending on availability
Available: Tuesday - Sunday

At Historic Pinecrest, it is our pleasure to help you create an event that will live on in the memories of you and your guests for years. From the little details to the large ones, we are here to help you. While we're commonly known for our beautiful wedding venue in Colorado, we are also a great place to host your meetings, parties, gatherings, and clubs. Give us a call today to schedule your event and make memories that can last a lifetime!

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

MARRY and Bright - The Benefits of Winter Weddings

Imagine getting married in the majestic mountains of Colorado with soft snow romantically drifting from the sky. Winter weddings are a wonderful way to captivate the beauty, allure, and romance that your wedding day will hold. Here are a few benefits of planning your wedding in the winter.

Less Competition

June, August, and September are the most popular months to get married. By marrying in a less popular month, you are giving yourself a better chance of securing the best Colorado wedding venue, and other vendors you've always dreamt of. In addition, when your vendors aren't stressed because you're their third wedding that day, they can have more time and creativity to dedicate to your special day.

Beautiful Photos

If you've ever looked for winter wedding photos on Pinterest, you'll find magical moments that reflect the beauty of the season. From fun photos of snowball fights to cozy images of you and your sweetheart cuddled into a warm blanket - the ideas are endless! Because winter weddings are unique, your photos will stand out, making them memorable and special to anyone who views them.

Fun Accessories

Winter weddings offer you the chance to be creative and use your imagination with your accessories. You can make your day special by featuring the details that make you and your husband unique. From wearing your grandma's white kid gloves to keep warm, to the groomsmen wearing flannel shirts because that's what your fiancé was wearing when you first met him, incorporate your story to make the accessories special.

Lower Prices

One benefit to planning a winter wedding is that the cost can be more affordable. Many vendors offer better prices through the "off-season" since they aren't as busy. For a budget conscience bride, this is an excellent reason to plan your wedding in the winter months.

Fun Themes and Beautiful Decorations

Having a winter wedding doesn't mean you have to stick with red and green color schemes. You can use bold jewel tones to convey extravagance, or throw in pops of color to brighten a cold winter evening. Whether you decide to decorate traditionally with festive Christmas trees or do something fun and out of the ordinary - we know your day will be special.

Best Winter Wedding Venue in Colorado

The Historic Pinecrest is a wonderful venue in any season, but when you see it in the Winter, we're sure you will fall in love with it. From our rustic Colorado chapel with dressing rooms to our large event center where you can dance the night away. The team at Historic Pinecrest would love to help you make memories that will last a lifetime. Give us a call at (719) 357-8613 today to book your winter wedding!

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Celebrate at the Historic Pinecrest Lodge

When you host your Colorado Event at Historic Pinecrest, you have our whole team to help with the event, but you also have access to The Lodge! This cozy building is great for family reunions, birthday parties, out of town guests, the wedding party and more! Here are a few different events you can celebrate at Historic Pinecrest and why our magnificent Colorado lodge would be ideal!

Family Reunions

With nine bedrooms, the lodge can comfortably sleep 20 people, making our beautiful facility perfect for family reunions. There are two levels to this building, allowing for your family to spread out. A majority of the rooms have their own closet, and there are six bathrooms between both levels. Our venue is located in the breathtaking Colorado mountains, and will be a wonderful spot for your reunion in any season. Contact us today to learn more about hosting your Colorado family reunion with us!


The lodge would be a wonderful place for you and your family to stay before the wedding. This venue is perfectly suited for your out of town wedding party, family or guests. The open design allows for plenty of space to prepare for the event and the full-service kitchen and high-speed WIFI access will make the accommodations more comfortable than surrounding hotels. The Lodge is booked separately from the chapel and event center, so if you're interested in adding this to your package, be sure to ask about it when you book your event.

Birthday & Anniversary Celebrations

The Historic Pinecrest Lodge can be a wonderful location for birthdays and anniversaries. You can gather your loved ones together and enjoy our cozy lodge with fireplaces on each floor, or the great outdoors where the Colorado mountains surround us. No matter how you choose to enjoy your event, we know that the Lodge will be a perfect fit for you. The living room/dining room can seat up to fifty people, allowing for plenty of space for people to celebrate with dining and dancing. This is a great option for smaller gatherings and events.

A Beautiful Colorado Lodge

The Historic Pinecrest is and an ideal choice for any of your entertaining needs. From small crowds to large we have three stunning Colorado venues for you to choose from. Our team is ready to meet with you and learn what would make your event amazing. Give us a call or text us at 719-357-8613 to learn more about our facility and book your dates at our beautiful Colorado lodge!

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Beautiful Table Decor at Historic Pinecrest

There are many fun details to plan when you are preparing for your wedding, including your beautiful table decor! When your centerpieces pop, it can add a beautiful ambiance and fullness to the feel of the room. No matter what season you tie the knot, you can create stunning centerpieces for your beautiful Colorado wedding at Historic Pinecrest!

Spring Has Sprung

There are so many beautiful ideas for a Spring wedding in Colorado! From fresh, beautiful flowers to bright colors and happy fragrances. This centerpiece features pretty florals with flourishes of purple to accent the purple tablecloths. The galvanized bucket is a creative way to incorporate a rustic theme into your reception while still keeping everything classic. We love using mirrors in centerpieces as well. They help reflect the light and make the room brighter.

Summer Beauty

There are many romantic things to love about Summer weddings. The gorgeous colors, warm breezes and happy birds chirping are just a few of our favorites at Historic Pinecrest. This centerpiece and table arrangement is a classy way to highlight bold and exciting colors. The pops of teal, orange and yellow are warm and inviting, while the tall Eiffel vase allows people to easily see around the arrangement. 

FALLing in Love

Autumn weddings are a great way to feature the warm colors, spices, and aromas the season brings. These trendy lanterns are an interesting way to bring more light into your reception area. We also LOVE the books in this arrangement, they add such a personal touch to your wedding. The scattered leaves are a colorful reminder of the season, and the chocolate brown tablecloths and color coordinated napkins are a great way to incorporate your wedding colors.

Winter Wonderland

'Tis the season to enjoy such a wonderful celebration! Winter weddings bring a festive feel. We love bringing out all of the beauty that this season holds. With the glittery, white snow, the majestic mountains, and the beautiful wildlife, Winter weddings in Colorado are absolutely stunning. This arrangement brings the sparkling wonder of winter into your reception. Use this season to incorporate some of the things you love about Winter into your centerpiece. 

No matter what season you marry, or the decor and theme you choose, Historic Pinecrest would love to celebrate with you.  Our team is experienced in wedding planning, hosting, and decor, so we would love to share our expertise with you. Give us a call today to see if your date is available and BOOK TODAY!

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Testimonial Tuesday at Historic Pinecrest

Our jobs are extremely rewarding because we get to spend time with you and your family making priceless memories. From family reunions in Colorado to wedding receptions, we love getting to know you and helping you host an event that will be talked about for years to come. We wouldn't be where we are today without YOU and your much-appreciated business.

We've compiled some great testimonials from our customers to not only say "Thank you", but also show you what you can expect when you host your event at the best event center in Colorado. We are dedicated to making your event fabulous from beginning to end.

Testimonial Tuesday

We had our daughter's wedding at Pinecrest on October 10th, 2015 Not only was it a beautiful day for a wedding but the Chapel, Event Center, Lodge (the Bridal party all stayed together and had a blast) and Pinecrest staff/vendors made their day beautiful!!! It was the perfect Colorado wedding... We especially loved the rustic wood, Evergreen, and Aspen setting. Everyone couldn't stop commenting on the wonderful venue we had found!!! Thank you, Maria and your wonderful staff!!!
~Becky Ribble

Ribble/Orr Wedding
Go and be prepared to experience a wonderful adventure... the setting is amazing in the winter (haven't been there for other seasons), all the rooms are very accommodating (including the kitchen), and we found the staff to be very helpful, enjoyable and accommodating.
~Teka Foster

As a photographer, this venue is one you want to return to over and over! The owners, the coordinator & DJ are simply amazing! Not to mention so many different options for amazing pictures....I would HIGHLY recommend!! Photography by Cristy
~Cristy Carter Frisch

Matt & Rachel Cline
We just had our wedding here the owners and the employees are so wonderful! We recommend The Pinecrest to everyone! It's so beautiful, the perfect place to celebrate the most special day of your life! Thank you
~Matt & Rachel Cline

I just don't know where to start..or what words to use! Awesome, amazing, beautiful, perfect - these are just some words that come to mind. We had our wedding at The Historic Pinecrest and from first viewing the venue to the actual event itself, everything was PERFECT. The owners, Jess & Maria, treated us like family the minute we met them. They took the time to get to know us and find out what we were looking for to make our day perfect. The other people on the staff were just as nice and accommodating. I realize this is their business so at some point I expected things to become "business-like", but that never happened. Every interaction we had was like speaking with friends. This venue is not only beautiful, but the people who work there are just as beautiful.
~Marilyn Sheets

Best Wedding Venue in Colorado!

We are honored to have such kind words said about us. Our customers are the reason we enjoy what we do. Every detail of your event is important to us, and we look forward to showing you how much your business means. Our beautiful Colorado venue is ideal for any number of events, and we'd love to work with you. Give us a call today at 719-357-8613, to see how your next event can be made better by celebrating at The Historic Pinecrest!

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Monday, November 23, 2015

Family Reunions at the Historic Pinecrest

The Historic Pinecrest is a wonderful place to plan your next family reunion! The cozy, intimate setting of our beautiful Colorado venue will make the perfect spot to enjoy times with your family. We have two venues that would be ideal for your family reunion, so whether you have a small group of people gathering, or all of great grandpa's decedents, we can fit you all comfortably for a great event.

The Lodge

Pinecrest Lodge is perfect for a smaller family reunion. It can sleep 20 people, making it ideal for families who want to spend extended time together. The lodge features 9 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, with a full-service kitchen and Wi-Fi. There are two levels to the building, with a family room/living room on each level, as well as fireplaces where you can curl up and tell stories about family history. In any season, a family reunion at The Historic Pinecrest would be perfect!

The Event Center

This gorgeous event center is an amazing room to host your large family reunion in Colorado. It can accommodate 225 people, and has a great stage area for fun games, or speeches from members of the family. The hardwood floors make for a fun spot to watch Great Aunt Grace do the electric slide, and the buffet area in the back is perfect for providing ample food and drinks for the family.

5 Ways to Host An Amazing Family Reunion

1. Start Planning Early
The earlier you get the date on the calendar, the more members of your family will be able to make it. In fact, having a date and location set one year in advance is acceptable and desirable, especially if you'll be planning this event for the busy summer months.

2. Have A Committee
There is nothing wrong with spreading the planning around to the whole family. In fact, everyone may be more invested in the event when they've had a part in planning it. You know your family's skills like no one else, so naturally you'll know that certain family members should be in charge of planning games while others are ideal for setting the budget.

3. Include Fun Games, Contests & Activities
From the traditional sack races to a weight loss contest, there are many ways you can keep everyone busy and having fun. Be sure to plan these out in advance to keep from having those moments when everyone is sitting around staring at each other wondering what to do next. You can also plan your whole family reunion around a specific event as well. If you decide to have a weight loss contest leading up to the reunion, you can close the event out with a local 5K walk/run and celebrate the achievements of everyone!

4. Choose a Theme
Giving your family reunion a theme can help you stay on task for the planning. Your decorations, activities and food can reflect that theme. If you decide to celebrate "Back to Our Roots", you can have trivia games about family history, choose foods that were made by your ancestors and their culture, and decorate using old photos and historical items. This theme would certainly get the conversations started and keep them going for the whole event!

5. Don't Forget To Have Fun
There's no time greater than sitting back with aunts, uncles, and cousins to swap stories of old and look forward to the future. Get your planning done in advance so that you can enjoy the special moments that a family reunion can bring.

Family Reunion Venue in Colorado

Our event center, lodge, and chapel are beautiful and versatile. When you host a family reunion at The Historic Pinecrest, you'll find that our beautiful location, breathtaking views, and supportive staff will make your planning even easier. Do you still need some more ideas for planning your reunion? Check out our "Ideas for a GREAT Family Reunion" Pinterest board! It's time to start planning your next family reunion, so give us a call and book your dates today!

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Friday, November 20, 2015

Host YOUR Next Event at Pinecrest Event Center

Let the festivities begin in the beautiful Pinecrest Event Center! Our Colorado Event Venue is perfect for any variety of celebrations you can imagine, from an exquisite wedding reception to large meeting room. Our event center can be personalized for any group size, large or small. With our beautiful venue, breathtaking location, and the assistance of our amazing staff, you will have an excellent event here!

When you first enter our event center, you'll notice the beautiful stage at the head of the room is an ideal location for a head table at weddings or a speaking platform for meetings and gatherings. This room features beautiful hardwood floors, making it ideal for dance workshops while also creating a warm coziness that is perfect for Holiday parties and reunions. No matter where you look, you'll find the beautiful Colorado scenery. There is a spacious outdoor deck where you can enjoy the gorgeous Colorado views, and on the inside, there is a large fireplace that we can keep lit in the winter and full of candles in the summer.

What to Expect at the Pinecrest Event Center 

When you book an event with us, you will receive many inclusions that will make your event perfect. Our beautiful Colorado Springs Event Center holds up to 225 people, and all of our packages include unlimited phone, email, and texting support. You will also receive direct access to the owners, and you can schedule private tours of our facilities throughout the week. When you first set foot on the Pinecrest Property you'll see how beautiful it is, but the beauty is magnified by our wonderful and professional staff, who work hard to help you host an amazing event.

Our event center packages include the necessities that make your event perfect, from weddings to concerts, we've got you covered!
  • All dining, head table and gift table setup
  • Tables (seat 6-7 guests) and cushioned chairs
  • Wide variety of colored table linens & napkins to select from
  • Bone white china dinner plates and cake plates
  • Silverware: knives, forks and spoons
  • Coffee cups and water goblets
  • Use of outdoor decks and porches with views of surrounding mountains, creek and occasional wildlife; deer, bear, coyote and fox
  • Cake table with lit décor
  • Event manager to assist your caterer to cut wedding cake
  • Use of fireplace, firewood and tending, if desired in cold weather. The fireplace is lit with candles during warm weather to create a perfect ambiance.
  • Hardwood dance floor
  • Digital sound system with mixing board to provide the entertainment to MC your reception (if using a Pinecrest preferred DJ)
  • Pinecrest staff will perform all clean-up and tear-down at the end of the event time

Types of Events for our Colorado Event Center

At first glance, our event center may appear to be just for weddings, but there are SO many other fantastic celebrations you can enjoy here! These are just a few ways you can enjoy our event center:

Holiday Parties
Sweet Sixteen Parties
Ballroom and Swing Dance Classes
Meetings and Lectures
Anniversary Parties
Weekly Morning Coffee Meetings
Bar mitzvahs and Bah mitzvahs
Quinceanera Celebrations
Family Reunions
Weekly clubs, for Adults or Youth
Graduation Parties
Benefit Dinners
Crafting Clubs (Quilting, Scrapbooking, etc.)
And More!

Best Event Venue in Colorado Springs

The possibilities are endless, and your event can be made fabulous when you host with us.  Give us a call at 719-357-8613 and book your dates today. Let our team help you plan an event in Colorado Springs that your friends and family will be talking about for years to come.

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Friday, November 13, 2015

Our "Reception Checklist" Makes YOUR Wedding Planning Easier

From the unity candle to the napkins, there are thousands of details to remember when planning your wedding. When you book your wedding at the best wedding venue in Colorado, our team is ready to assist you with any questions you have about the wedding planning process. It's easy to get distracted with all of the details, so we have provided a tool to keep you focused on the major and minor decisions you'll be making along the way.

Use Our Reception Walk Through Checklist

One of the tools we offer to our brides is a Reception Walk Through Checklist. There are obvious wedding decisions you will make, such as the date of your wedding and the style of your gown. While there are several small details that don't come quickly to mind when planning a wedding, like the total number of tables you'll need at the reception, or even how many high chairs will be required. Our walk through checklist will help us know exactly what's necessary to keep your day moving smoothly.

Starting at the Beginning

  • Date of Event
  • Bride and Groom's Name & Number
  • Parents of the Bride and Groom
  • Time of Event

Set-up Descriptions

  • Guest Head Count
  • Quantity of round tables needed
  • Table Cloth Color
  • Napkin Color
  • Number of reserved tables for family or wedding party
  • Table Displays
  • How many high chairs will be needed

Cake, Catering & Flowers

  • Who is the caterer
  • Beverages at the wedding
  • Will there be alcohol?
  • Who will be delivering the alcohol?
  • Name of the Florist

Make a Wedding Timeline

Your wedding timeline is key to making sure the day operates and functions as it should. As the day gets closer, take a moment and think about how you want the details of your day to happen. Your day will be a whirlwind of excitement, so having a timeline will help keep everyone on task.

Top 11 Most Forgotten Wedding Details

We can't tell you how many times a bride will think she has everything prepared, and then the unexpected happens. From a broken heel on her wedding shoes to forgetting to eat before the wedding, there are too many details for one busy woman to remember. As your big day arrives, let your bridal party, and the team at Pinecrest Event Center help you with the easily forgotten details. These eleven items are the most forgotten things by brides, and while you may not experience any "emergencies", it's always best to be prepared!

  • An overnight bag
  • A timeline
  • A point person
  • Vendor contact info
  • Prepared tip envelopes for vendors
  • Cash & IDs
  • Pre-wedding food
  • Emergency kit
  • Copies of speeches given to one person - just in case!
  • Extra shoes
  • Rain gear

The Historic Pinecrest is the BEST Wedding Venue in Colorado

From the breathtaking mountain views to our beautiful venue - you'll be glad you celebrated your wedding at the Historic Pinecrest. Regardless of whether you're planning an elopement or an event for 225, Pinecrest is an ideal location for intimate Colorado wedding ceremonies and receptions. There are so many reasons why Pinecrest is the perfect choice for your wedding, and we can't imagine a more beautiful setting for your exquisite Colorado wedding!

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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Your Ceremony at the Pinecrest Chapel

Your dream wedding awaits in our breathtaking Chapel in Colorado Springs. Every detail of our chapel is stunning, and will make an ideal setting for your wedding. +The Historic Pinecrest is nestled beautifully in the Colorado mountains - making it a perfect backdrop to your ceremony.

From the bride and groom dressing rooms, the foyer with a guest book table, our fabulous sound system and numerous décor choices, you'll find that the Chapel at Historic Pinecrest is very inviting. Take in the warm, rustic surroundings as you join your lives together in the company of those you cherish most.

Chapel Inclusions

When you book your event at our romantic mountain chapel in Colorado, you need only to show up and enjoy your big day. We have the details covered so you can focus on the beautiful commitment you're making. Here are a few of the inclusions you can expect when booking your wedding in Pinecrest chapel:
  • One hour rehearsal, usually scheduled from 12:30 - 1:30 PM, the day prior to your wedding
  • All standing décor, floral arrangements and candelabras
  • Parking attendant to greet your guests
  • Elegant entrance table for guest sign-in book or picture matting
  • Digital sound system with mixing board - along with wireless microphones and instrumental inputs (if using a Pinecrest preferred DJ)

Private Dressing Rooms

Pinecrest chapel includes a beautiful bridal dressing room where you and your bridal party can prepare for the ceremony. There are three, well lit makeup stations,so you can rest assured your wedding photos will be beautiful. From your mother helping you put on your dress, to pictures of you and your bridesmaids gathered around the mirror, we have no doubt that pre-wedding memories will be made here. 

The Bride & Groom Selfie!
The guys aren't forgotten at the chapel, either! There is also a Groomsmen dressing room, complete with mirrors, tables, chairs and couches. The guys will appreciate having a place designated just for them to get ready for the big day.

Here Comes the Bride

Wrapped in the splendor of the beautiful front range, you'll love Pinecrest Chapel. From your walk down the aisle to the moment you say "I Do".

Most Romantic Venue in Colorado Springs

Pinecrest Chapel allows you the freedom to enjoy your day to the fullest. Our staff is here to help you with all the details. From the first time you tour the venue, when the last guest leaves - you'll be glad you celebrated your special day at Colorado Springs' most romantic wedding venue. Call (or text) today at 719-357-8613 for a tour of our venue or to reserve your wedding date!

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Plan A Holiday Party at Pinecrest!

Christmas is almost here! Pinecrest Event Center has one of the most beautiful and scenic venues to hold your Christmas party in Colorado. From the magnificent mountain setting to our warm and welcoming event center you will have a Christmas party that everyone will always remember. Our perfect location will set the mood for your Holiday spirit with the beautiful mountains, cedar trees, and maybe even snow!

The Historic Pinecrest is the ideal place during the Christmas season! It's festively adorned with cedar bows, and our stone fireplace will be a perfect place to have story-time with Santa or set up a photo booth. You can fit up to 225 people in our facility, but we can also accommodate much smaller groups. As a bonus, our wood floors mean that you can place the dance floor anywhere!

The first step to creating a memorable Christmas party is to have it in a great venue, but planning for the party can be challenging. We are here to help make your planning easier, and we have six tips to remember while planning your perfect Holiday party!

Pick a Theme

Your theme will set the tone for the entire party, and the ideas are endless. Here are a few themes that could make a really fun and festive event:

  • Murder at the Ugly Christmas Sweater Party
  • Vintage Christmas
  • North Pole Party
  • Pajamas & Pancakes Holiday Party
  • Christmas Movie Costume Party
  • Mingle and Jingle Corporate Party
  • Christmas in WhoVille
  • Merry Mountaintop Christmas Party

Choose the Right Food

When you've chosen a theme, you can then choose fun foods that match. You can find some fun ideas on Historic Pinecrest's Pinterest Account. If you're going with a Grinch party, there are some fun green punch recipes that can be used. Whereas if you are having a pajamas and pancakes party you'll want plenty of fun and different pancakes flavors and toppings. Have fun and get creative with the food - and don't forget to make a lot!

Plan Ahead

Christmas may seem far away, but you want to get a head start on planning. Thankfully some stores are already helping you out on this, since Christmas decor is already lining their shelves. Walmart, Target and Hobby Lobby are good places to get your Holiday decorations now. Make your list, check it twice, and don't forget to be really nice!

Play Some Games

Aside from the food, games are what will help keep the party fun. Pin the heart on the Grinch, ugly sweater contests, white elephant gift exchanges are some ideas to liven up the party. If you're having a Christmas Movie Party, grab some soundbites from the films and have a "Guess that Movie" game. Keep it fun, lighthearted and exciting - and don't forget some awesome prizes!

Don't Forget the Music

Music will help set the Holiday spirit and provide dancing opportunities after dinner. Contact us if you want a live DJ for your party. We can set you up with a professional DJ who can handle live requests and spice up the interaction with your party guests. We also provide a digital sound system with microphones and instrumental inputs when you use our preferred DJ.

Decorate For the Season

Don't be afraid to get creative with the decorations. From the table centerpieces to the stage and everywhere in between, you will have many beautiful options at the Historic Pinecrest. We will help you out with some of your decor options by providing chair covers and bows, table linens, and other decoration options. Let us help you with the decorations so you can focus on the fun stuff!

Book your Historic Pinecrest Christmas Party Now

Our beautiful Colorado venue is booking quickly for the upcoming Holiday season. Contact us now if you want to take advantage of our unique event venue for your party. We are already getting requests for the prime weekend dates in December, and filling in the calendar, so don't miss out. You can call or text 719-357-8613 and schedule a private tour as well as book your dates!

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Friday, October 23, 2015

Exciting Ways Our NEW Blog Will Help You!

Welcome to the official blog of The Historic Pinecrest! We are thrilled to be sharing our venue with you through this blog, and learn more about you as well. Our beautiful Colorado event center is nestled in the mountains where the views are breathtaking and the nature is peaceful and serene. Between our three venues and our picture perfect backdrops we know you'll make memories when you celebrate with us.

Our blog is going to be a way to connect with you, and share more detailed information about Pinecrest, as well as fun wedding planning ideas and tips. Keep reading to see what you'll find in our future blogs!

Colorado Springs Wedding Venue

We have three venues that will make a perfectly romantic space for your wedding or reception. We love to host a variety of events on our property, from weekly meetings, conferences, parties reunions and of course - weddings and receptions!

The Wedding Chapel

You'll want to say "I Do" again and again. Nestled against the foothills, the Chapel at Pinecrest is the quintessential location for a romantic mountain wedding. Ample seating, a rustic setting, and a gorgeous aisle for your grand entrance. 

The Event Center

Vaulted ceilings, hard wood floors, and space for up to 250 guests ... our stage for the head table keeps you the center of attention, while the dance floor and reception amenities will keep your guests delighted.

The Lodge

With accommodations for up to 20 guests, the lodge is the perfect place to bring everyone together. The Lodge features 9 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, a full service kitchen and high speed Wi-Fi access.

Event Packages

We have a variety of packages for you to choose from, depending on your event. From sound systems to tables and chairs, we have the important and functional details that complete a wedding. Our chapel has a beautiful bridal and groomsmen dressing room - both complete with mirrors and seating. In our reception hall, we can take care of the tableware, linens, tables and chairs. You will also have the beautiful outdoor decks and porches with views of the surrounding mountains and creeks. Our Colorado Springs reception venue has a large hardwood dance floor - making for a perfect place to dance the night away and celebrate your big day!

How Our Blog Will Assist You

We will use our blog to connect with you weekly about fun events happening here at Pinecrest. We host several Bridal Open House events each year. They are exclusively for couples who have already booked their event with us. We also want to keep you updated on fun wedding decor and styles. Here are a few other topics you can expect to see on our blog:
  • Trendy Decor
  • Party Ideas
  • Testimonials
  • Family Reunion Ideas
  • Details about our venues
  • Wedding Trends
  • Table Arrangements
  • Real weddings at our venue

Pinecrest is the Best Wedding Venue in Colorado Springs

We are excited to share the beauty of Colorado with you through our blog, and the beauty of the Historic Pinecrest Event Center! Rustic beauty and elegance collide at our beautiful Colorado wedding venue. We look forward to celebrating with you as you plan your wedding, conference and parties with us. Stay tuned for next weeks blog about Christmas parties at Pinecrest!

A Beautiful Colorado Wedding Awaits...

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