Inspiration flourishes at Pelican Bay

Let the gorgeous natural spaces of Cherry Creek State Park be the inspiration to fuel your next corporate gathering. Inside or outside, our spaces are breathtaking.

We believe everything is better with a view of the water

The Lake House is Denver’s only beachfront event venue that offers year-round booking for your corporate meetings and events, team building workshops, award ceremonies and more. We specialize in creating environments that foster creativity, connection and motivation in a customizable environment that is both highly energizing and relaxing.

Whether you’re planning an elegant, formal evening to honor a wonderful employee, a successful networking event or an intimate immersion into personal development, our expert event staff will work with you to transform The Lake House into the perfect venue for your company’s needs.

Are you ready for your company’s end-of-year celebration? The Lake House is the perfect venue for elegant celebrations, award ceremonies and employee appreciation events.

Customized Spaces – ROOMS TO FIT ANY EVENT

Let us help you design something to remember. We’ve created special occasions for events as small as a breakfast get-together or as large as a company-wide gathering.

Special Spaces

  • Pelican Club includes private bar, TV and enough space for a small group of VIPs.
  • Tiki Beach and Breezeway Patio – Cherry Creek State Park is the only State Park where you can legally drink with your toes in the water.
  • Ready Room for presenters collecting their thoughts.
  • We’ll work with you to create the perfect floor plan for your event and are always open to ideas and will accommodate as able.
Please note: we cannot alter the property in such a way that may disturb wildlife, vegetation or structures. 

We're ready for your event

  • (20) 5′ round tables
  • (2) 4′ round tables
  • (6) 8′ rectangle tables
  • (6) 6′ rectangle tables
  • 200 Dark wood folding chairs
  • 150 White folding chairs
  • 20 Adjustable cocktail tables

If you have something different in mind, we will connect you with the area’s best providers to ensure that you get exactly what you want!

Bar/Liquor License

  • The Lake House maintains its own liquor license by law.
  • Only alcohol purchased from The Lake House may be consumed on the property.
  • We offer an array of choices and will order anything you’d like served to your guests.
  • Bartending packages are available upon request

Please note: that alcohol service concludes 30 minutes prior to the end of your event and no later than 11 p.m.

Catering/Food

  • Pelican Bay is happy to share our exclusive caterer list. Contact us for the list.
  • All other caterers must be pre-approved by The Lake House and a $5 per person fee will be charged.
  • We have in-house spaces for serving, cooling, warming, etc.
  • Access to the catering space requires strict compliance with authorized access points and driving regulations. Violations may result in forfeiture of your damage deposit.

Parking

  • Parking is provided in The Lake House parking lot and can easily handle up to 200 guests.
  • A specific parking management plan must be submitted and approved.
  • Parking shuttles and shuttles to move materials from parking lot into venue are available.
  • If you’re hosting party on a Sunday afternoon, we’ll help you arrange off-site parking or a shuttle service.

Scheduling Your Planning Sessions

We’ll schedule at least one planning session with you one month prior to your event. In this one-hour meeting, we will work with you, your caterer, your coordinator and any other representatives to finalize all event details. This extra step ensures everyone is on the same page and will seamlessly execute a memorable experience for you and your guests.

Once you arrive, we will be ready for you, your vendors and your guests. Our team will be present during your entire event to help with any facility-related needs. However, we are not available to help you with preparations, setup, event management, cleanup or otherwise. If you need this extra assistance, we will refer you to those who can step in.

Please note: Pelican Bay does not provide event planners, only staff liaisons to renter’s provided team.

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Size & Capacity – FROM 50 TO 500 GUESTS

Great Hall and Upper Deck are rented together.

Great Hall

Size
2,500 sq ft
Maximum Capacity
200 seated or 250 standing

Upper Deck

Size
2,500 sq ft
Maximum Capacity
200 seated or 250 standing

Tiki Beach and Breezeway are outdoors and rented together. Breezeway is covered.

LIVE! at the Lake

Tiki Beach

Size
4,000 sq ft
Maximum Capacity
250 seated or 500 standing

Breezeway

Size
1,800 sq ft
Maximum Capacity
120 seated or 200 standing

Pelican Club

Size
823 sq ft
Maximum Capacity
50 seated or 70 standing

Sail Bandshell

Size
1,600 sq ft
Maximum Capacity
100 seated or 200 standing

Event Planning Information

Event Time Availability

  • Sunday – Thursday: 8am to 10pm
  • Friday – Saturday: 9am to 11pm
  • May 15 – July 31 Sunday events: may only begin later than 6pm, or at 4pm if off-site parking is provided.

Please note: amplified sound hits a hard stop at 10pm to comply with the Park’s quiet hours.

Park Entrance Fee

Cherry Creek State Park requires that all visitors purchase a Park Pass. It’s more cost-effective than parking in Downtown Denver, while supporting the natural splendor of the Park! This fee can be included as a line-item in your contract. We will provide you with the necessary documentation to allow you, your vendors and your guests to enter the park at a fee of $2 per person. A complete list of vendors and final guest count must be provided two weeks prior to your event to ensure access to this benefit.

Please note: the day pass does not guarantee immediate re-entry should you leave the park for any reason. Summer weekends can be VERY busy and traffic can severely slow your entrance or, at certain times, prevent entry as the park may close due to capacity issues. In other words, it’s best to have everything you need for the day before entering the Park.

Amplified Sound Restrictions

The Lake House shares its State Park home with lake patrons and park wildlife. While we’re all for a great event, we must be mindful of how water carries sound. We’ll outline parameters in your contract and work with you to maximize your experience. We’ll perfect the volume for your event.

Rented Equipment and Deliveries

To make sure everything loads in a timely fashion, all equipment deliveries need to be handled by your team. Once we receive your list, we’ll go over it with you, providing suggestions for smooth load in and out.

Renter Responsibilities/Specifics of Contract

  • Setting up all event items in a timely fashion.
  • Removing all event items from the premises upon event completion.
  • Sweeping and mopping all floors as needed.
  • Removing trash from The Lake House at the end of the event. All trash and recycling must be either removed from the premises or placed in the dumpsters. 
  • Cleanup must take place within your contracted tear-down time.

Lake House Policies

Reservation Policy

  • Not quite sure of your event date? No worries. We’ll place a complimentary no-obligation, five-business-day hold for you.
  • To secure a reservation, a signed event contract with a first payment of one half of the rental fee must be received.
  • The balance of the rental fee and the damage deposit are due four months prior to the event. If the event is booked less than for months in advance, the full rental fee is due with the signed event contract.
  • An event is not considered confirmed until the event contract is signed, and the deposit is received.
  • MasterCard and Visa are accepted with a 1.9% service charge. Checks are also accepted.

Additional Charges/Damages Policy

In the event that extra cleanup is required following your event, any of the listed rules are violated or there are damages to the property, we reserve the right to present you with the extra charges and access those funds from your damage deposit.

Renter Responsibilities

The Renter (party financially responsible for the contract):

  • Agrees to take full responsibility for informing vendors and personal representatives of the use guidelines.
  • Must appoint or hire a day-of-event coordinator to be confirmed and present at the final walk through. (This person is expected to know the use guidelines and help enforce them when necessary.)
  • Will take full responsibility for the conduct of their guests and is liable for injuries of other guests, our staff and/or property damage.
  • Is fully responsibility for personal valuables. The Lake House is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel your event, notice must be given in writing and fees paid to date are subject to forfeiture.

General Rules and Regulations

Please read our venue policies.

Let us help make your event memorable.