After recognizing a lack of venue and event representation in the Eastern part of Colorado, it was the entrepreneurial Hughes family who sought to fill this void by creating an event space that not only meets the needs of various events, but also showcases the natural beauty of the region. And they found the perfect spot! Nestled in the heart of Elizabeth, the Bonnie Blue's Event Venue has quickly become a popular choice for weddings, as well as a wide variety of other festive occasions. “We ended up choosing the property because it sat on a hill, had great views and was already zoned commercial,” shares Katie Hughes, Bonnie Blue's event venue manager.
Bonnie Blue's opened its doors in August of 2020, just as COVID-19 was locking down a good portion of the United States. And, though they didn’t plan to open a venue business during a pandemic, “the timing ended up working out,” Katie says. “The Hughes family has always been a family of entrepreneurs and dreamers. They saw a business opportunity that provided an outlet for passion, and they went for it!” With Bonnie Blue's central location, serene atmosphere and breathtaking mountain views, it’s become the go-to destination for weddings, corporate events, birthday parties, quinceañeras, bridal and baby showers, and more.
Even the name Bonnie Blue's holds a sentimental significance for the Hughes family, as it pays homage to the owners' grandmother, who passed away during the planning phase of the project. “We realized in our hunt for a name that this was the perfect way to honor her,” Katie says.
Bonnie Blue's offers an impressive range of amenities and caters to the diverse needs of different events. Wedding clients are treated to Bridal Suite and Groom's Cabin access, ensuring their special day starts out in a relaxing and pampering atmosphere. The indoor reception space accommodates up to 200 people and boasts a comfortable and elegant setting for any type of gathering. Additionally, the covered pavilion and spacious lawn area provide versatile options for both indoor and outdoor celebrations. Finally, the venue's thoughtfully designed landscape, complete with exterior market lights, exudes a warm and inviting ambiance, which sets the stage for magical evenings under the stars.
Bonnie Blue's built-in bar, full-service kitchen for catering teams, and ample parking for 80 vehicles add to the convenience and efficiency of hosting your special event. The venue also offers a heated and covered patio, which ensures comfort even during winter events—a huge goal for the Hughes family, who are eager to host more cold-weather events, such as Christmas parties and winter weddings, to capitalize on the enchanting environment that the colder months bring.
Renting a venue, such as Bonnie Blue's, can prove to be a wise choice, according to Katie, “as it often comes with many essentials needed for successful celebrations,” such as a venue's expertise and preferred partners, which can help streamline the planning process and help curb unnecessary costs. When comparing event venues, Katie suggests asking what a typical budget is for an event in their space. “That way they don't get sticker shock throughout the planning process,” she says. “The more transparency and organization up front, the better. Also, ask about their preferred partners assuming they do not have in-house catering and beverage services.”
Bonnie Blue's has swiftly established itself as a premier destination for wedding celebrations in Elizabeth and beyond. Its captivating location, versatile amenities, and warm hospitality make Bonnie Blue's an appealing choice for weddings, as well as parties and other gathering events. Whether it's exchanging vows with a majestic mountain backdrop or reveling in the holiday spirit, Bonnie Blues offers a delightful setting to create lasting memories with loved ones.
For more information about Bonnie Blues event venue and to set up a tour, visit bonniebluesvenue.com or call 720-688-0320.
With Bonnie Blue's central location, serene atmosphere and breathtaking mountain views, it’s become the go-to destination for weddings, corporate events, birthday parties, quinceañeras, bridal and baby showers, and more.
When comparing event venues, Katie suggests asking what a typical budget is for an event in their space. “That way they don't get sticker shock throughout the planning process,” she says. “The more transparency and organization up front, the better.”