There is a new option for meetings and special events in Evergreen, approximately 25 minutes from downtown Denver. Evergreen residents Dave Wilson and Sean Lynch redeveloped the former BMC West property into the Evergreen Mercantile Building and also developed The Wild Game with six meeting and entertainment spaces encompassing 24,500 square feet.

RENDEZVOUS TAP AND KITCHEN: This eatery holds up to 150 guests and serves Angus burgers and steaks, pasta, fish, sandwiches and salads, and a variety of cocktails and beers. The adjacent bar accommodates up to 80, and an intimate wine tasting room is ideal for small events of up to 16.

CLUBHOUSE: The sports and entertainment hall accommodates up to 250 and has largeformat HDTVs and projection screens, a bocce court, pingpong tables, shuffleboard, foosball, billiards, darts and an outdoor patio featuring horseshoes. An on-site event manager can develop team-building events and help hire a band.

GAME ZONE: This state-of-the art redemption and video arcade boasts popular skill games and allows players to accumulate points for prizes. Plus, eight lanes of bowling keep the action rolling.

VIP ROOM: For something potentially more upscale and private, this space holds up to 120 at round tables or 150 theater-style and has leading-edge A/V.

Recent Denver events caught our attention as they provide fun and tasty ways to bring local experiences to group gatherings, offering alternatives to popular wine, beer and spirit tastings.

Grand Coffee Bazaar
grandcoffeebazaar.com; twoparts.com 

 

The land that originally held a Colorado Springs dairy farm and gambling casino in the late 1800s was transformed into The Broadmoor, one of Colorado’s most iconic luxury resorts, with the vision and guidance of founder Spencer Penrose. The resort’s doors opened to the world on June 29, 1918, and the rest is history. 

 

One of the best and simplest ways to get a real taste of local without going to a bunch of work and expense is scheduling a meeting in tandem with a destination’s event calendar.