Partners

After 30 years of serving the Colorado area, we have worked with a wide variety of vendors. We feel the following businesses represent the best Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region has to offer. Be sure to tell them that Cravings Five Star Catering sent you.

VENUES

A Painted View Ranch
Located in Westcliffe, Colorado, A Painted View Ranch is nestled in one of the state’s most beautiful and unspoiled areas, The Wet Mountain Valley. Just three miles west of downtown Westcliffe, the ranch offers visitors a stunning view of the mountains and an authentically western experience.

 

Air Force Academy
Soaring 150 feet toward the Colorado sky, the Air Force Academy Chapel is an all-faiths house of worship designed to meet the spiritual needs of cadets. The 5,500 square foot reception hall is filled with floor to ceiling windows for a spacious panoramic view of natural surroundings. With open-air atria above, this expansive area provides warm natural light while maintaining an air of intimacy. Clouds etched in glass encircle the second floor atrium giving a soaring view of the festivities below. Make a grand entry from either of our etched glass open staircases.

 

Beckwith Ranch
The signature red roofs and white clapboard siding of the ranch complex, surrounded by the Sangre de Cristo Mountain range, provide the perfect background for any venue.  The Beckwith mansion and interior has been restored to closely match the original 1870’s design. A variety of rooms are available for your event, including a grand ballroom, bride & bridesmaid’s dressing room, groom & groomsmen’s room, dining area, kitchen, library and sitting room.

 

Brush Canyon Ranch
Brush Canyon Ranch sits in the foothills of the Greenhorn Mountains. At an elevation of over 7,500 feet, we are surrounded with beautiful green meadows, aspen and pine trees, and breathtaking views of the Wet Mountain Range. The scenery alone provides the perfect setting for an absolutely gorgeous outdoor wedding. An elegant horse-drawn carriage can be used to present the bride and her wedding party, and our facilities are yours for the entire weekend with no specific time your event needs to end. Our wedding venue season runs from mid-May through the end of September.

 

Cathedral Pines
The Lodge at Cathedral Pines offers guests an elegant yet rustic venue for intimate wedding ceremonies and receptions, bridal teas, private parties, corporate functions and much more! Nestled in the splendor of Black Forest, experience “true” Colorado.

 

Cave of the Winds
The natural beauty of the Cave of the Winds combined with our spacious pavilion make it the perfect place for your next event.  From birthday parties to weddings, team building to corporate retreats, make your next event an adventure to remember.

 

Edgewood Inn
For weddings, reunions, retreats, romantic getaways, tasting room tours, old-fashioned movie nights and so much more, the Edgewood Inn is the ideal location for intimate country mountain weddings and special events. We can accommodate from 2 to 150 of your guests for your special day.  Just 5 miles from charming Woodland Park, yet worlds away, the Edgewood Inn is nestled against the Pikes National Forest in Teller County Colorado.

 

El Pomar Foundation: Penrose House
Penrose House serves as an education and conference center available exclusively for the nonprofit community to gather, discuss issues, and discover innovative solutions to challenges facing their organizations and constituents. Penrose House is not intended to host the routine or regularly scheduled activities of nonprofit organizations, but instead is offered as a venue for strategic meetings and conferences.

 

Elk Valley Lodge
The Lodge at Elk Valley is one of the premier retreat centers in Teller County for intimate retreats, family reunions and outdoor weddings. Located in the heart of the Pikes Peak Region, the Lodge allows our guests to take full advantage of the numerous dining, shopping, entertainment and recreational opportunities this area has to offer. There is truly something for everyone!

 

Flying Horse Ranch
The Venue at Flying Horse Ranch offers, Multiple Ceremony Sites, Serene Landscape, Bridal Suite, Grooms Quarters, the 14,000 square foot Ranch House, Accompanied by the Natural Wood Barn. The Venue at Flying Horse Ranch offers two event venues to choose from, our Elegant Ranch House, or Rustic yet Refined barn, surrounded by breathtaking Colorado landscape that will will impress your clients, family members, or co-workers.

 

Franciscan Retreat Center
The Franciscan Retreat Center is located on a site rich with a history of giving and caring for others.  The Center has three buildings which include: 34 bedrooms with baths; 2 handicapped bedrooms; 2 large conference rooms (45-120); 3 small meeting rooms (6-40); a lobby, fireplace and reception area; and a large dining room with a bright, comfortable and relaxing atmosphere for 120 persons.

 

Freedom Financial Services Expo Center
The Colorado Springs Housing and Building Association (HBA), University of Colorado Colorado Springs and Freedom Financial Services have partnered to provide a much-needed asset and service to the people and economy of Southern Colorado by providing this state of the art and centrally located facility.  The Expo Center is centrally located and provides easy access for show vendors and the general public.  From the 797 free parking spaces on the outside to the 18” high ceilings and wide-open spaces on the inside, the Freedom Financial Expo Center is ideal for any event – offering diverse layout options.

 

Garden of the Gods Trading Post
The blooming garden and tiered patio seating area complement the peaceful setting with Pikes Peak as your background The Conference Center offers an intimate setting for wedding receptions of up to 120 people. A private powder room is available for the Bride and her Bridesmaids. The new Strausenback Pavilion, locate in the Cafe patio garden is a large freestanding tent and is available for groups up to 80 people in a social setting. For a more intimate function, the Patio at the Gallery can accommodate small groups of 40 or less.

 

Ghost Town Museum
As a true preservation of Colorado’s western past, Ghost Town Museum is a fun and historic look back at kind of old west town that used to dot this region during the late1800’s and early 1900’s.  Ghost Town is the perfect place to hold an event, from rehearsal dinners to corporate parties.

 

The Historic Pines
We are a retired guest/dude ranch. The Pines has a long and memorable history of hosting wedding couples, families and vacationers from around the world since the late 1800’s. The original 1890’s “Lodge” Victorian kit home still open for tours! Our unique ranch atmosphere offers a charming, rustic elegance that has been combined with modern conveniences to ensure your comfort.

 

Hatchet Ranch Events
Hatchet Ranch is a private working cattle ranch that is also available for your special occasion or wedding. This beautiful rustic 1800’s barn can comfortably fit 150-200 guests (with room outside for more if needed). This prime Southern Colorado wedding venue is located just 20 minutes south of Pueblo with easy access from I-25. We believe that your wedding should be as you want it to be. We have no restrictions on catering and you can decorate as you wish (within reason of course!)  We have multiple outside ceremony areas and ample parking areas for your guests.

 

Hillside Gardens
Colorado Springs’ best-kept secret is surrounded by the awe-inspiring, natural splendor of the Rocky Mountains and Pikes Peak. In the heart of Colorado Springs, it is a great place for your outdoor wedding ceremony, reception or family event. The Gardens feature beautifully landscaped grounds with ponds, fountains, a bar with personality, a bridal cottage in a wooded area, and many spots overlooking the city and mountains.

 

Hudson Gardens
Whether indoors or outdoors, or a small or large gathering, The Hudson Gardens has a selection of facilities to meet your needs. Choose from The Inn at Hudson Gardens, the Garden Canopy, or the Welcome Garden plus gardens highlighted by amazing beauty, filled with thousands of exquisite flowers, a Monet-style garden, an historic and charming log cabin, winding pathways and breathtaking views.

 

Lorien Dell Weddings
Lorien Dell is nestled in an aspen forest about 30 minutes from Colorado Springs, northwest of Pikes Peak. It is a private, romantic setting ideal for your outdoor wedding ceremony and reception. The forest is especially appropriate for Renaissance or fantasy themes, especially those that remind us of the Legend of Lorien Dell.

 

Lions Camp
The Colorado Lions Camp is an affordable mountain-rustic facility perfect for your meetings, weddings, retreats, and family reunions. A large recreation room located on the lower level of the main lodge offers table tennis, billiards, air hockey, foosball, board games, and puzzles. Outdoors you will find a large campfire area, horseshoe pits, covered pavilion with lighting, 9-hole miniature golf course, baseball field, playground, frisbee disc golf, along with RV parking area adjacent to a tent camping ground, and two dormitories. The entire complex can sleep more than 100 indoors.

 

Pioneer Museum
Located in the heart of Downtown Colorado Springs, and just minutes away from purple mountain majesties above the fruited plains, the historic El Paso County Courthouse is a landmark for its history and blend of French and German renaissance architecture. The ambiance and timelessness of one of our region’s greatest treasures can help your event make its own history.

 

ProRodeo Hall of Fame
The ProRodeo Hall of Fame and Museum of the American Cowboy is a truly unique western venue for any special event.  You and your guest can enjoy a first class evening with a western backdrop.  Whether you host an even in the Museum Hall of the Hal Littrell Pavilion, you are connected to a beautiful outdoor garden area.  An event at the ProRodeo Hall of Fame is an incredible western experience – surround your event with Rodeo’s greatest artifacts.

 

Red Rock Ranch
This beautiful ranch is available to rent as a unique Colorado family reunion location, workshop retreat, or as the perfect venue for that milestone birthday gathering for you and all your friends. The ranch is located in the Wet Mountain Valley of South Central Colorado. Just 2½ hours southwest of Denver, 1 hour west of Pueblo & an hour and 15 minutes southwest of Colorado Springs, the ranch sits at 8,400 ft above sea level in the rolling foothills of the Wet Mountains, overlooking the 14,000-foot peaks of the majestic Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range. The local community includes the towns of Westcliffe and Silver Cliff, two mining era towns that share the valley floor.

 

Secret Garden
Enter through a vine-covered arbor and you truly are in the Secret Garden. As you stroll through the gardens, you feel as if you have been transported in time to the serenity of long ago. Build and designed by Steve Muzzipapa, the wedding and event site show his love for the old world style and his keen eye for plate varieties which are not commonly observed in this area.

 

Spruce Mountain
Make your next event a memorable one and host it at Spruce Mountain. We appreciate the thought and preparation that goes into planning an event and we want you to have a beautiful, seamless and worry-free experience that you’ll remember forever. Our facilities are spacious, modern and flexible and our property is breathtaking.

 

SunMountain Shala
Formerly known as the Red Crag Estates, we offer a memorable, intimate setting for your retreat, teacher training, cleanse, workshop, family reunion, wedding, or weekend getaway. Whether you are looking for the perfect venue to host your own retreat, or you are looking to us to help design the perfect retreat, SunMountain Shala provides you with tranquility in a historic, therapeutic, and natural environment.

 

The Colorado Springs School
The school offers 3 indoor event spaces, the outdoor veranda covered with a canopy, and the grassy area called the quad.  On-site maintenance staff and full service event planning offered from Forte Events.  Brides, experience a Broadmoor wedding at a fraction of the price!

 

The Loft
Book our 150-seat venue for your next event.  We offer our space for weddings, receptions, parties and more! This unique with exposed brick, wood floors, stage, and a loft provides a backdrop with enlist possibilities.

 

The Great Outdoors
Colorado offers breathtaking views, rolling hills, beautiful meadows, and extraordinary peaks.  The magnificent scenery around us could be the backdrop for your next event.  Using a local park, state park or open space provides a unique and often less costly location to celebrate. Contact local parks by searching Colorado Springs Parks, Colorado State Parks, El Paso County Parks, Farish Recreation Area, Manitou Springs Parks, and more.

 

TihsreeD
TihsreeD (Tiz-reed) Lodge operates as a wedding venue, family reunion site and corporate retreat. The lodge can accommodate family destination weddings, couples on a weekend get-a-ways, reunions, and companies holding business events.The property has many features you are sure to enjoy: accommodations for 40+ guests, walking trails, barn gathering and event area, wildlife, hot tubs, fireplaces, tee box and more.

 

Venue 515 at MAC
First built in 1893 as the Manitou Livery and Transfer Co., 515 Manitou Avenue has seen Manitou grow and change. The building was given new life when the BAC completed an extensive renovation that now makes it a perfect venue for a variety of activities including: live music and theater, visual art exhibitions, classes and workshops, artist studios and your private party. An artistic atmosphere, exceptional facilities, and professional event staff will make planning and hosting your event at the BAC a distinctive experience.

 

Wild Canyon Ranch
Welcome to Wild Canyon Ranch, one of Colorado’s finest luxury destination barn wedding venues. Our Mountain venue is situated on 110 private acres of lush meadows surrounded by pine and aspen forests. The ultimate in privacy and seclusion is created with the entire property being surrounded by national forest. Have your dream wedding in our historic luxury barn with crystal chandeliers and a 2 story stone fireplace. The upstairs hayloft has been converted into a rustic bar accompanied by an inviting lounge with multiple outdoor decks. An outdoor fire can be enjoyed our expansive lush lawn with 2 fire pits.

 

Younger Ranch
The Younger Family Ranch has opened its gates, high on the Palmer Divide for you to start your legacy. Starting in 1914 and five generations and over 100 years later, the ranch, the cattle, the story continues. As you step out on the ranch, you’ll be immersed by original 100-year-old barns. Antique farm and ranch equipment. Mountain views. And a peaceful, perfect setting for it all.

 

FLORISTS

Garden Path // www.gardenpathco.com

Ambiance Florals // www.ambienceflorals.com

Bella Studios Florist // www.bellastudiosflorist.com

Rhonda Nichols Floral Design // www.rhondanicholsflowers.com

Skyway Creations // www.skywaycreations.com

Hillside Garden Fresh Flower Shop // www.hillsidegardensandevents.com

Twig and Posies // www.twigsandposies.com

PHOTOGRAPHERS

Cayton Photography // www.caytonphotography.com

Blue Fox // www.bluefoxphotography.com

Robin Proctor Photography // www.robinproctorphotography.com

KJ & Rob Photography // www.kjandrob.com

Love Roots Photography // http://www.abbymortenson.com/

Katie Corinne Photography // www.katiecorinne.com

Elizabeth Ann Photography // www.elizabethannphotography.org

PHOTOBOOTHS

The Photo Bus // www.thephotobusdnvr.com

Shutterbooth // www.shutterbooth.com

Booth 66 // www.booth66.com

AUDIO VISUAL

Ceavco // www.ceavco.com

Laser Sound (Dan) // www.lasersoundprodj.com

All Star DJ (Brandon) // www.allstardjsco.com

WEDDING COORDINATORS

RSVP Weddings // www.rsvpweddings.us

Sarah Viera // www.sarahvieraevents.com

SK Event Specialist // www.skeventspecialists.com

JA Special Events // www.jaspecialevents.com

Mod Events By Jessie Lynn // www.modeventsbyjessielynn.com

CHOCOLATE FOUNTAINS

A New Taste Sensation // www.anewtastesensation.com

VALET

Charles Moore // 719-761-7439

CAKES

Boonzaaijer’s // www.dutchpastry.com

Little London Cake Shoppe // www.littlelondoncakes.com

Sugar Plum // www.sugarplumcakeshoppe.com

EVENT COORDINATORS

Jerri Roush // www.jroushevents.com

MUSIC

Bob Alexander // 719-264-9300

Brad Ernst // 719-447-8702

Dale Miller // www.dalejmiller.wix.com/dalejmiller

Ken Miller // www.broadmoorentertainment.com/meet-ken-miller

Henry Quintana // 719-576-4873

Brian Sheen // 719-687-2206

Susan Rissman // www.susanrissmanmusic.com

Lazer and Levi // 719-650-5390

DJ’s

All Star DJs // www.allstardjsco.com

Randy Rodriguez // www.randysinatra.com

Blue Moon // www.springsdj.com

Springs Complete Music // www.springscompletemusic.com

Jam N Sounds // 719-577-4866

Laser Sound // www.lasersoundprodj.com

Universal Beats Phil // 719-459-0747

STRING QUARTET

Romanza // 719-597-3375

Tempus // www.tempusstrings.com

BANDS

Blue Canyon Boys // www.bluecanyonboys.com

Gentle Rain // www.springsgentlerain.com

Moments Notice // www.momentsnotice.com

Rumble Seat Swing // www.rumbleseatswing.com

RENTAL COMPANIES

AAa // www.aaarentalcenter.com

Brunos Party Time Rental // www.partytimerental.com

Event Rents // www.eventrents.net

Anna’s Custom Pews // www.annascustompews.com

MINISTERS

Nori Rost // www.asuuc.net
Robert TallTree // www.thetalltrees.com
Dean Tollefson // 719-633-8635

TRANSPORTATION

Jay’s Valet Parking // www.jaysvalet.com