10+ Unforgettable Denver Corporate Event Venues Your Guests Will Love

You’ve got a lot on your plate, juggling tasks and ensuring everything runs smoothly for your company’s next big gathering.

And we know how crucial it is to find that PERFECT Denver corporate event venue to make your job easier and your event a smashing success.

But worry not! We’ve got your back.

At Rocky Mountain Catering, we’ve done the legwork, explored every nook and cranny of the Mile High City, and curated a list of the most fabulous Denver corporate event venues that’ll leave your attendees raving for months. ✨

From elegant spaces that scream sophistication to ultra-modern venues that capture the spirit of Denver’s innovative tech scene, our list has got it all.

And with our insider tips and exclusive relationships, you’ll have the keys to unlock the best-kept secrets of corporate catering experts.

So, let’s dive in and discover the must-book Denver corporate event venues that’ll elevate your next gathering from ordinary to extraordinary!

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Cable Center

Central Denver, CO | Seated Capacity: 320 | Reception Capacity: 400

The Cable Center, Central Denver, CO

Why we love it

This state-of-the-art facility boasts multiple event spaces equipped with the latest audiovisual technology and stunning views of the Rocky Mountains. From the Active Learning Lab (which is great for collaborative events) or the Bresnan Board Room (which is perfect for presentations) to the Tech Studios that make streaming a hybrid event a simple reality, you can get creative with how to utilize the space for your next conference, training, team off-site, or fundraising event. It’s also ideally located right next door to the University of Denver and right by downtown and Cherry Creek-area hotels for easy attendee access.

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PACE Center

Parker, CO | Seated Capacity: 320 | Reception Capacity: 400

The Pace Center, Parker, CO

Why we love it

When people think of the PACE Center, they typically think of shows and productions. But it’s actually an incredible spot to host corporate events in Denver due to the versatility of the spaces available! You can offer TED Talk-style presentations in the theater, followed by networking in one of the state-of-the-art meeting spaces.

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Upper Larimer

RiNo Neighborhood, Denver, CO | Seated Capacity: 340 | Outdoor Reception Capacity: 220

Upper Larimer - Denver Event Venue

Why we love it

The Upper Larimer event space is a seamless blend of historic and modern. This restored warehouse and homestead from the early 1900s is now outfitted with modern fixtures and audiovisuals. It’s great for networking events, lunch and learn presentations, galas, awards dinners, fundraising dinners, and more.

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The Establishment

Westminster, CO | Seated Capacity: 520 | Reception Capacity: 400

The Establishment, Westminster, CO

Why we love it

If you want a space that’s modern and vast, The Establishment at Bradburn Village is it. It’s just 20 minutes away from Downtown Denver and has two ballrooms with separate foyers, an outdoor terrace space, a lounge, a green room, and plenty of breakout space. It would be ideal for a conference or team meeting with breakout sessions!

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Vehicle Vault

Parker, CO | Seated Capacity: 500 | Reception Capacity: 800

Vehicle Vault Corporate Event Venue, Parker, CO

Why we love it

The Vehicle Vault is one of the most fun corporate vent venues in the Denver area, hands down. Whether you’re a car buff or not, you have to appreciate the luxe and vintage rides on display at this museum/event venue. They feature nearly 30,000 square feet of both indoor and outdoor event space that flows beautifully while providing an open floor plan for creativity. You don’t have to do much to wow your guests at a venue like this!

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The Conference Center at RidgeGate

Lone Tree, CO | Seated Capacity: 88 | Reception Capacity: 150

Why we love it

Naturally, a facility designed with corporate meetings in mind is going to be one of the best in the area to host a corporate meeting or event. The Conference Center at RidgeGate features a modern design with seven unique meeting rooms ranging from large general session spaces to intimate board rooms with plug-and-play audiovisual equipment that also allows for simple video conferencing and teleconferencing. Plus, they have a fully equipped business center on-site, which is a great perk.

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Highlands Ranch Mansion

Highlands Ranch, CO | Seated Capacity: 250 | Reception Capacity: 250

Why we love it

The perfect spot for retreats, team-building, or special corporate events, the Highlands Ranch Mansion is nestled among 250 acres of ranch less than 20 miles south of downtown Denver for easy access that feels like a world away. There are five indoor spaces and five outdoor spaces of varying sizes, so you can use them for general sessions, breakouts, meals, and more.

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Denver Botanic Gardens York

Denver, Colorado | Seated Capacity: 600 | Reception Capacity: 1,300

Why we love it

The Denver Botanic Gardens – York Street is highly popular for social events, but it’s actually also a super fun corporate party venue in Denver. Not all work events have to be stuffy. And when you’re among the blooms that cover 24 acres of transformational event space, it’s hard not to feel inspired and relaxed. A product launch event, celebratory anniversary event, investor dinner, or holiday party are all great events to host in one of the eleven different spaces available for rent at DBG York. Featuring both indoor solarium space, outdoor gardens with aquatic plants, and amphitheaters with twinkling lights above, you have so many options and spaces to get creative.

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Cielo

Castle Rock, CO | Seated Capacity: 350 | Reception Capacity: 500

Cielo Event Venue, Castle Rock, CO

Why we love it

Right off Interstate 25, just over half an hour away from downtown Denver, you’ll find the mountain escape of Cielo at Castle Pines. The rustic retreat immerses attendees in the nature that makes this state so special while still providing all the amenities required for a modern corporate meeting. This makes it perfect for team-building events, day-long strategy sessions where you need a little creative inspiration, or multi-day partner conferences.

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Wings Over the Rockies

Denver Metro, Colorado | Seated Capacity: 1,200 | Reception Capacity: 3,500

Wings Over the Rockies, Denver Metro, Colorado

Why we love it

Did you know that Wings Over the Rockies at Colorado’s Air & Space Museum was named the best meeting/event venue in the Denver Metro by Colorado Meetings & Events Magazine? And for good reason! It not only features 182,000 square feet of blank canvas event space for large corporate events in Denver, but it also tells a story and offers interactive displays of aircraft, military vehicles, uniforms, and even more history. It will definitely get attendees talking. Plus, it makes for a super easy theme!

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Lone Tree Arts Center

Lone Tree, CO | Seated Capacity: 160 | Reception Capacity: 225

Lone Tree Arts Center, Lone Tree, Colorado

Why we love it

The stunning architectural design and cutting-edge technology make Lone Tree Arts Center an excellent space for conferences, product launches, and galas. The Performing Arts Hall boasts a fully equipped stage with theater seating for 480, along with exceptional sound and lighting. On the other hand, you have the Event Hall as a more intimate space that is ideal for cocktail receptions and dinners.

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We’ve gone the extra mile, scoured every corner of the Mile High City, and handpicked our collection of outstanding Denver corporate event venues that will have your attendees buzzing long after the event.

From classy venues radiating refinement to innovative spaces reflecting Denver’s dynamic tech scene, and from cozy, intimate settings to expansive, versatile locations, we’ll help you find a venue that matches your style.

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Real Food, Real People:
Scratch BBQ Picnic Menus Guests Will Devour

When you think of picnics, what do you envision? For us at Rocky Mountain Catering, it’s friends, family, camaraderie, drool-worthy BBQs, and a whole lot of happy memories. That’s why we offer the best BBQ picnic menus in Denver to spread the love (and the real, tasty food too, of course).

Now, not every caterer is going to put in the work to make sure that your catered BBQ picnic spread is from scratch. But as a family-owned and operated picnic catering company, we see the immense importance of creating experiences people can enjoy together. And to be frank, that’s not going to be sparked by frozen potato salad from a plastic container.

Each and every dish on our picnic menus is made from scratch, handcrafted with local ingredients. After one bite, you’ll be able to fully understand the difference—we don’t offer your average picnic catering.

So today, we’re going to share some of our favorite BBQ picnic menus with inspiration for planning your next picnic.

What’s Inside: Local Denver Ingredients


Our menus wouldn’t be the same without the incredible, high-quality local ingredients we’re able to source from Denver bakeries, farms, and vendors who are doing incredible work to make our local food scene sustainable, safe, and seriously delicious.

Here are just a few of the partners we love—and if you go with us as your caterer for a county fair picnic, pig roast, or any meal really, you’ll see them on your menu.

Harvest Moon Bread Products

Denver, CO

Since 2006, they’ve been making the best gourmet rolls in town. Using a little love with family recipes paired with wholesome ingredients and no artificial preservatives, they distribute around the country. We’re lucky to have them in our neighborhood!

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Honeycomb Honey – Local Hive

Greely, CO

Honey products from Local Hive

There’s nothing quite as sweet as artisan honey. This Greely, Colorado company sources raw and unfiltered honey from over 250 beekeepers in the U.S. to bottle up the all-natural goodness in safe, 100% BPA-free containers.

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Deby’s Gluten-Free

Denver, CO

For our gluten-free guests, Deby’s is always the go-to. Their country white hamburger buns are so good you can’t taste the difference. Plus, we use their flour for our gluten-free goodies!

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Sawatch Artisan Foods

Colorado Springs, CO

Charcuterie spread from Sawatch Foods Denver

Working with local farmers who deliver fresh milk daily, Sawatch has a proprietary dairy-making process that results in the creamiest, most delicious artisan cheeses around. We feature their Pueblo Jack and Chipotle Cheddar in the BBQ menus.

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Mountain Man Micro Farms

Franktown, CO

In Franktown, Colorado, you’ll find an impressive aquaponic farm that provides all our nutrient-rich microgreens. Plus, Mountain Man Micro Farms also uses a portion of each purchase to fund and build sustainable aquaponics systems in Africa.

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As you can see, the people we work with are doing good for the environment and the world while helping us nourish guests through healthy, sustainable cuisine.

Inspiration: BBQ Picnic Menu Ideas & Themes


Now… how do we use these tasty ingredients?

Let’s take a look at some of our favorite menus for picnics!

🐖 American B.B.Q. Theme

BBQ Picnic Catering Meal

An American B.B.Q. experience is such a great “go-to” for any picnic. We choose the finest quality meats and cook them to perfection. Take our 14-hour “slow & low” brisket; a true BBQ treat! The food will be the star of the show here, with low and slow meats and from-scratch sides that will have guests coming back for seconds (or thirds).

Decor for this package can look like haybales, horseshoes, and those red and white checkered linens, surrounded by the sounds of the best country music the DJ can play! Here’s our menu to get you inspired:

Menu Features:

Meats (Choose 2)

14-Hour “Slow & Low” Brisket

Smoked Red Bird Farms Bone-In Chicken

“Memphis-Style” Pulled Pork

Spicy Smoked Sausage

Sides (Choose 3)

Jalapeno Cole Slaw

RMC Potato Salad

House Potato Chips

Burnt End Baked Beans

Dessert (Choose 1)

Apple, Berry, or Peach Cobbler

🍔Backyard Grill Theme

Picnic CateringBeing in the Midwest, we know a thing or two about an honest-to-goodness backyard BBQ. You know that everyone’s favorite foods will be on deck for this one. Burgers and hot dogs and delicious sides are just some of what this crave-worthy menu includes.

For décor, we’d recommend having the classic checkered red and white picnic tablecloths with matching grill-inspired centerpieces and hanging decor, like burger honeycomb table toppers.  We’ve even seen guests create a fun photobooth with BBQ props like mustard bottle glasses and a chef’s hat. Take a look at what we’ve got:

Menu Features:

Meats (Choose 2)  

Beef Hot Dogs
1/3 lb. Burgers
Pulled Sesame Chicken Sandwich, Cucumber Ginger Slaw, Sriracha Aioli

Sides (Choose 2) 

Summer Vegetable Succotash
Charred Broccoli Tortellini Salad
House Potato Chips
Watermelon Slices
Caesar Salad

Dessert 

Cookies and Brownies

🌮 Southwest Grill Out Theme

There’s a reason why Southwest foods are some of America’s favorite foods. They’re simply delicious! Who doesn’t love a Chipotle chimichurri beef taco? Yum! To really step up this theme, consider a Southwestern decor flair. Think shades of rust, or earthly palates with geometric prints for tablecloths and furnishings. And why not add a Southwest scene as a backdrop to a photo booth? There are lots of ways to bring the Southwest Grill Out theme to life.

Menu Features:

Meats (Choose 2)

Coriander rubbed bone-in chicken, smoked shallot jus
Milk and citrus braised pork butt, salsa verde
Chipotle chimichurri beef, charred tomato, flour tortillas

Sides (Choose 2)

Summer Vegetable Succotash
Charred Broccoli Tortellini Salad
House Potato Chips
Watermelon Slices
Caesar Salad

Dessert

Churro Bites and/or Chili Chocolate Cookies

Hosting a Picnic in Denver?
Let Rocky Mountain Catering Help.


If you’re hosting a picnic in Denver this summer, let Chef Patrick McCreary and the RMC+E team help you. Our skilled team of professionals knows exactly which Denver event venues are best for picnics, plus how to come up with a fun theme that pairs perfectly with our from-scratch BBQ menu items.

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BBQ Picnic Catering Meal

8 BBQ Tips from a Pro: Talking All Things Denver BBQ with Chef Chris Puter

Chris Puter
Executive Chef Chris Puter

The art of barbecue, or BBQ for short, is more than just cooking meat over an open flame. It is a centuries-old tradition with a rich history and unique regional styles.

And Rocky Mountain Catering Executive Chef, Chris Puter, is certainly keeping the art of BBQ alive in Denver.

True barbecue requires patience, attention to detail, and a deep understanding of smoke, fire, and heat. Pitmasters spend hours, sometimes even days, tending to their meat to ensure it is perfectly cooked and infused with a smoky flavor.

Chris is going to tell us all about it.

8 Pro BBQ Tips from Chef Chris Puter


At Rocky Mountain Catering, BBQ-style Denver picnic catering is our special sauce. We’re lucky to have chefs that double as pitmasters who have years of experience in their craft—experience that they infuse into each carefully curated menu item. So today, we’re sharing some of the top BBQ tips we got from the best BBQ chef in Denver (we may be biased), Chris Puter.

1)  Low and slow is the only way

“Memphis Style” Pulled Pork

It’s no secret that good BBQ can’t be rushed. Chef’s go-to method is whipping it up at 225 degrees Fahrenheit for 12-14 hours. Patience is a virtue that pays off big-time when it comes to BBQ!

2) Not all marinades are created equal

While many people marinate beef or pork by soaking it in the same bottled sauce… no shade, but that’s not how it’s done in the RMC kitchen. You can expect to enjoy brisket that’s just salt and peppered before smoking and pork and poultry that’s marinated for 24 hours prior to smoking and finished with a dry rub before hitting the grates.

3) Sauce Matters

We offer a variety of scratch made BBQ sauces

Chef’s favorite BBQ sauce is Kansas City BBQ. He shared all that he could, saying, “Ketchup based with molasses, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, [and] chili powder, just to name a few of the ingredients! The rest are a secret!” We suppose you’ll just have to try a BBQ menu item soon to see if you can identify the secret ingredients.

4) Mesquite is best for dark meats, while honey and hickory are best for white meats

Well, maybe we shouldn’t say “best.” What type of wood to use for smoking on a BBQ does come down to preference, but in our world, what Chef says goes! He shared that his go-to rule was mesquite for dark meats like brisket, lamb, duck, and wild game, whereas he loves maple or hickory for pork and chicken.

5) It’s not sacrilege to add toppings to your BBQ

Some people say that good BBQ should be enjoyed on its own. But Chef shared that there’s nothing better than a beef brisket sandwich topped with onion rings. Drooling yet?

6) Baked beans must always be on the side

Chef likes to do it like the cowboys did—and naturally, that means home-cooked baked beans. He did say that it’s rather unfortunate they didn’t have mac and cheese in those days, because that’s pretty delicious, too.

7) Good BBQ has to fall off the bone

Doneness is a big question people have when they’re cooking BBQ at home. So, we asked Chef how he knows meat is cooked to perfection. His answer? Feel or experience. For pork butt specifically, you want to gently pull the bone. If it pulls away easily, it’s done! If it doesn’t, leave it on a little while longer. This goes for any bone-in meats you’re smoking.

8) Ultimately, there’s a whole lot of good BBQ out there. Try it all!

In his closing thoughts, Chef shared more about each type of BBQ. “There are so many styles of BBQ to try before deciding on a favorite. The flavors from the Carolinas, Texas, Memphis, Kansas City, Alabama, Kentucky, and Virginia are all a little different but fantastic! Try them all, and let me know what you think.”

Breaking down the styles of BBQ


BBQ seasoned ribs
Behind the scenes seasoning

You’re probably wondering how there can possibly be that many different types of BBQ.

So, we asked Chef Chris for the breakdown.

Memphis-Style BBQ:

Dry rubs with spice blends served with a tangy, sweet, tomato-based BBQ sauce. Typically pork ribs or shoulders smoked in a pit.

Kansas City-Style BBQ:

A bit more diverse on the meat front featuring beef, pork, and chicken with a big emphasis on hickory wood. As Chef mentioned, the sauce features molasses and ketchup, which gives it a thicker consistency. This is also the style of BBQ that serves up burnt ends.

Alabama-Style BBQ:

This is one of the more unique forms of BBQ, as the sauce is a white sauce made from vinegar and mayo, used primarily on chicken.

Kentucky-Style BBQ:

Naturally, this style of BBQ is very heavily influenced by Southern cuisine and often features pork as the main meat. But it’s also known for hickory-smoked mutton served with a side of burgoo, which is a BBQ stew that meshes flavors together seamlessly.

Virginia-Style BBQ:

Virginia BBQ is less well-known than other regional styles but is recognized for its use of a vinegar-based sauce with a subtle blend of spices that create a tangy flavor. The meat used in Virginia BBQ is traditionally lean pork shoulder, which is slow-cooked until it is tender and juicy.

Texas-Style BBQ:

Perhaps the most well-known, Texas BBQ is known for its beef, particularly brisket, which is seasoned with a dry rub of spices and then slow-cooked over mesquite or oak wood, resulting in a crispy crust and a tender, juicy interior. Texas-style BBQ also features other meats like pork and sausage, but the brisket is undeniably the highlight of the show.

Carolina-Style BBQ:

Carolina-style BBQ features smoked pork as the main meat—typically pork shoulders or whole hogs. The meat is seasoned with a dry rub of spices and then slow-cooked over wood for several hours, resulting in a tender, juicy meat with a slightly smoky flavor. Carolina BBQ also features different styles of sauce, with eastern Carolina sauce being vinegar and red pepper-based and Western Carolina sauce being a tomato and vinegar-based sauce.

The moral of the (BBQ) story?

Each regional BBQ style has its own flair. Whether the difference is the sauce, the cooking style, or the meats used, you’re bound to experience something different each time you taste it—which is the beauty of this cuisine!

Next time you’re looking for a traditional BBQ meal catered by real people with real culinary prowess, give us a call or send a message our way. Chef Puter and the RMC+E team can’t wait to share their own unique take on BBQ with you!