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Address: 1600 S Frontage Rd W, Vail, CO 81657

Phone: (970) 477-3699

Guest Capacity: 200

What We Like

  • No restrictions for outside food & beverage.
  • Secluded but easy to access from Vail.
  • Grandeur feel to the reception room.
  • Doesn't need much for decorations.
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The surrounding 50 acres of public space give the Donovan Pavilion an intimate feeling, all the while being so close to the town of Vail.

Our Take on the Donovan Pavilion Wedding Venue in Vail, Colorado

In 2003, the town decided to purchase 50 acres of space just west of Lionshead to build out an event space. The Donovan Pavilion, while owned by the Town of Vail, doesn’t feel like your average municipal wedding venue.

It is nestled in the forest, all the while being right on the South Frontage Road, meaning you are minutes away from some world-class lodging. In the summer months, couples can use the outdoor patio to have their wedding ceremony. In the winter months, the inside area is large enough to host a ceremony and reception with not too much flipping.

The room feels very large with it’s high ceilings, so we only suggest the Donovan Pavilion for medium to larger weddings. With that said, it is a beautiful space with its massive chandeliers overhead.

For photography, the premise isn’t going to give you any mountain views. A short drive to East Vail can get you some beautiful backdrops of the Gore Mountains though.

We photographed many of weddings here and every one has gone off without a hitch, in part to its wonderful staff and management. There is no reason why the Donovan Pavilion wouldn’t make our list of favorite Vail Wedding Venues.

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