• 2017 Best of Colorado Meetings + Events Finalists

    POSTED January 3, 2017

Congratulations to the finalists for Colorado Meetings + Events' 2017 Best of Colorado awards. We look forward to celebrating with each of you at the awards celebration on Monday, March 13 at one of the Denver area's newest venues, The Hangar at Stanley Marketplace in Aurora, Colorado, where the winners and 2017 Hall of Fame inductees will be announced.

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Best Attraction (cultural venue, zoo, amusement park, etc.) in Denver Metro* 

Denver Union Station                    
Denver Zoo                                      
Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre

Best Attraction (cultural venue, zoo, amusement park, etc.) Outside Denver Metro

Breckenridge Ski Resort                                                    
Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center
Rocky Mountain National Park      

Best Audio-visual/Visual Presentation Provider

J&S Audio Visual
Multimedia Audio Visual                

Best Photographer/Videographer

All Digital Photo & Video   
Allée Photography                          
Elevate Photography

Best Caterer - In Denver Metro*

Catering by Design                         
Epicurean Group    
Taste of the Wild - Denver Zoo     

Best Caterer - Outside Denver Metro 

A Spice of Life Catering + Events    
Biscuits & Berries                                
Taste of the Wild - Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Best Meeting/Event Planning Company 

AXS Group                                                      
Convention Designs                                  
Kinsley Meetings

Best Destination Management Company 

Access Colorado
AXS Group                          
Convention Designs

Best Destination Marketing Organization (CVB, tourism office, chamber) – Town/Area 25,000+ in Population

Boulder Convention & Visitors Bureau
Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau

Best Destination Marketing Organization (CVB, tourism office, chamber) – Town/Area Less than 25,000 in Population

Breckenridge Tourism Office                                
Vail Valley Partnership                                
Winter Park & Fraser Chamber

Best Entertainment Agency

5 Star Talent & Entertainment           
AXS Group                                            
Elite Entertainment  

Best Event Décor/Floral

Alan Perry Productions
The Perfect Petal

Best Rental Service 

Butler Rents                                                 
Colorado Party Rentals     
Event Rents

Best Specialty Rentals

A Berry in the Wild  
Eclectic Hive
Fun Productions

Best Transportation (motor coaches, limos, shuttles, etc.) 

Colorado Mountain Express              
Jay’s Valet                                    
Presidential Worldwide Transportation

Best Restaurant/Bar With Private Dining Space

Coohills Restaurant
ELWAY’S Cherry Creek                             
Maggiano’s Little Italy

Best Historic Venue

The Broadmoor                                    
The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa                
Mile High Station

Best Renovation Project at Hotel or Event Venue (Completed Between Oct. 1, 2015 – Sept. 15, 2016)

Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus
McNichols Civic Center Building  
Parkside Mansion

Best Outdoor Meeting/Event Venue (patio, rooftop, pavilion, etc.)

Denver Botanic Gardens  
Red Rocks Amphitheatre          
Spruce Mountain Ranch

Best Meeting/Event Venue in Denver Metro* (no hotel)

Colorado Convention Center
Denver Zoo  
Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Best Meeting/Event Venue Outside Denver Metro (no hotel)

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Keystone Conference Center
Spruce Mountain Ranch

Best Hotel or Resort with Meeting/Event Space in Denver Metro* (more than 200 guest rooms)

The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa                            
Four Seasons Hotel Denver                                              
Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center

Best Hotel or Resort with Meeting/Event Space Outside Denver Metro (more than 200 guest rooms)

Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center
The Broadmoor                                           
St Julien Hotel & Spa 

Best Hotel or Resort with Meeting/Event Space in Denver Metro* (200 or less guest rooms)

Hotel Teatro             
JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek
The Oxford Hotel 

Best Hotel or Resort with Meeting/Event Space Outside Denver Metro (200 or less guest rooms)

Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa
Keystone Lodge & Spa      
Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa   

* Denver Metro includes areas such as Westminster, Thornton, Northglenn, Federal Heights, Denver, Wheat Ridge, Lakewood, Aurora, Arvada, Englewood, Littleton, Greenwood Village, Broomfield, Glendale, Highlands Ranch, Parker, Centennial and Lone Tree.

We salute seven Colorado meetings and events industry pros for their expertise, enthusiasm and involvement.


There are some familiar names on the winners’ list and some new faces, too. Find out who delivered peak performances.


Best Attraction in Denver Metro

THE WINNER IS: Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre
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