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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