Toast to the Holidays and Benefit the Boy Scouts of America this Sunday at the 26th Annual Champagne Cascade

DSC_0103thumbThis weekend marks the kickoff to the holiday season at the 26th annual Brown Palace Champagne Cascade. This year’s event will honor the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America, Denver Area Council, offering guests several ways to support the organization for their continued service to the community.

Beginning at noon this Sunday, November 3rd, honored guest of The Brown Palace and The Boy Scouts of America, Colorado Congressman Mike Coffman will assist with pouring the champagne into the uppermost glass of the two-story, 6,000-glass pyramid. For prime viewing access on the Mezzanine level and unlimited champagne, beer, wine, gourmet hors d’oeuvres and desserts, a VIP experience is available for $100 with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the Boy Scouts of America. Following the festivities guests can look forward to live jazz music and an afternoon of entertainment in The Brown Palace’s stunning open Atrium.  The event is open to the public to watch the famous champagne pour from the balconies of floors four through seven.  To make reservations for VIP viewing, please call (303) 294-3618 or visit www.brownpalace.com.

Guests joining the celebration can also partake in helping the Boy Scouts of America with their service by bringing non-perishable food items and donating to the “Scouting for Food” drive, an initiative that supports more than 100 food banks throughout the Denver Metro area.  Any guest donating a food item will be entered to win several Brown Palace experiences, including brunch in Ellyngton’s, lunch in Ship Tavern and an afternoon enjoying the hotel’s signature tea service.

With more than 2.7 million members and more than 1.1 million volunteers that make up the Boys Scouts of America, The Brown Palace is honored to partner with the organization as they give back to the community this winter season.

“The Boy Scouts of America are an important organization for the youth of our country,” said Marcel Pitton, Managing Director of The Brown Palace. “The Scouts help mold the youth into future leaders while also giving back to the community. We’re proud to support their efforts as they continue to educate and inspire our next generation,” he continued.

5 Wedding Destination Essentials

From Paris to Disney Land, you could get married anywhere. In fact, your wedding daydreams may have taken you all around the world since you first started imagining your perfect ceremony. When you picture yourself tying the knot against a backdrop of soaring mountains, a historic city and opulent elegance, there is no better place than The Brown Palace.

A destination wedding adds an extra element of glamour to your Big Day, but if your idea of something special happens to include unparalleled service in all of Denver, we have your five absolute essentials covered.

5 Wedding Destination Essentials

1. Personal Wedding Specialist

Although you may not call Denver your home base, our Wedding Specialist knows everything about the Mile High City and how to create the wedding of your dreams. Planning a wedding from afar isn’t the easiest thing to do, so your personal planner will take care of all the details. The only thing you have to worry about is walking down the aisle.

2. Keep Your Options Open

So you’ve chosen your destination, but handpicking your ideal setting isn’t over yet. You still need to celebrate, dine and dance the night away with all your guests in a space no less stylish than the location itself. Choose from over 13,000 square feet, including five unique venues at The Brown Palace. Each will be sumptuously decorated to encompass the picture of beauty and grandeur.

3. Luxury Wedding Package

Combining something old and something new, The Brown Palace is proud to offer elegant plated dinners on your wedding day and modern luxury rooms for your wedding night. Top it all off with white glove service, a glittering champagne toast, personalized floral arrangements and custom wedding cake. Borrow a handkerchief for those tears of happiness, and the mountain skies will be your something blue.

4. Sweet Dreams

Have all your dreams come true yet? After a perfect wedding celebration, you’ll be in need of a good night’s sleep. You and your dearly beloved are invited to spend a complimentary night in one of our deluxe rooms while your guests stay nearby with our special rates for them. Complete with modern in-room comforts amongst the classic decor of our landmark hotel, the sweetest dreams of all are yet to come.

5. Explore Your Surroundings

After all, you did travel all the way here. You will remember your wedding forever, and your destination should live up to that. Denver is not a place to disappoint. Boasting a vibrant downtown scene and bursting with rich culture, the city opens its arms to you from the front door of The Brown Palace. This is the perfect stepping stone to enjoying everything from hiking to live music, roller coasters to baseball games and skiing to picnicking.

The Brown Palace Hotel Announces 25th Annual Champagne Cascade to Celebrate Our Veterans

We are excited to host our 25th annual Champagne Cascade on Sunday, November 11th at noon. During the event, a master swordsman will use an antique Napoleonic saber to sever the bottle necks of Moet & Chandon Champagne bottles that will be poured into the uppermost glass of the two-story, 6,000-glass pyramid. In addition to kicking off the holiday season, this year’s toast will honor U.S. veterans, offering several ways for the community to thank the servicemen and women this Veteran’s Day.

The legendary event will feature live jazz music and an afternoon of entertainment in The Brown Palace’s stunning open Atrium.  The event is open to the public to watch the famous champagne pour from the balconies of floors four through seven.

For prime viewing access on the Mezzanine level and unlimited champagne, beer, wine, gourmet hors d’oeuvres and desserts, a VIP experience is available for $75 with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the American Red Cross Mile High Chapter and the organization’s Service to the Armed Forces program.  To make reservations for VIP viewing, please call (303)294-3618 or visit www.brownpalace.com to purchase a ticket.

Joining the guests on the Mezzanine level and addressing the crowd before the pour will be the honored guest of The Brown Palace and the American Red Cross, General Victor E. Renuart Jr. General Renuart is the Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, stationed out of Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. and also acts as the Chair of the National Red Cross Service to Armed Forces Committee.

Guests joining the celebration can also express their gratitude to veterans through the Red Cross “Holiday Mail for Heroes” program. Special holiday cards will be available in the lobby of The Brown Palace throughout the event to send seasonal greetings to veterans and current members of the military serving at home and overseas.

“The brave members of our armed forces are always a focus of The Brown Palace’s community giving efforts,” said Marcel Pitton, General Manager of The Brown Palace. “The American Red Cross does amazing work for our armed forces and veterans and we’re proud to partner with them to support their Service to the Armed Forces program and give back to those who have served our country.”

The American Red Cross has provided humanitarian support to the United States military, veterans and their families under a trusted symbol for more than 130 years. Through the Service to the Armed Forces program, the Red Cross provides emergency communications, supports military and veteran health care facilities, and provides social services to more than 2 million military members – including National Guard and Reservists – 23 million veterans and their families.

“Although the Red Cross provides support and services year-round for the armed forces, veterans and their families, Veteran’s Day and the holidays provide a special time for us to join with local residents in expressing gratitude to those who have served our country,” said Gino Greco, CEO of the American Red Cross Mile High Region. “We’re so pleased to be welcomed by The Brown Palace to this premier event and to have the opportunity to say ‘thank you’ together with The Brown Palace and its guests.”

The American Red Cross provides these services through employees and volunteers who are stationed alongside the military, across the country andaround the world. Although the Red Cross provides these services as part of its Congressional Charter, the Red Cross is not a governmental agency and relies on the generosity of volunteers and donors to fulfill its mission.

Luxury Weddings in Denver at The Brown Palace

Finally, you’re engaged. All those wedding fantasies you’ve been having—you know, for years—now can be shifted into reality. But where to start? Well, if you’re thinking about having a Denver wedding, you’ve come to the right place.

When it comes to Denver wedding venues, few locations can hold a candle to The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa—especially if tinkling crystal, white glove service and opulent surrounding are part of your “Big Day” fantasy. We also offer professional banquet staff, elegant catering menus, special room rates for your guests and an acclaimed pastry chef who can custom-design the ultimate wedding cake.

Our excellent service is pretty hard to beat, too. When you have a wedding in one of our unique venues, you’ll have access to a dedicated catering wedding specialist, as well as a roster of top-notch wedding professionals, from local photographers to the best wedding planners in Denver. These are just a few reasons The Knot has named us “Best of Weddings” for the past four consecutive years—but visit our website to find out for yourself. We’re no fairy godmother, but we do have a knack for making wedding dreams come true.

Denver Weekend Entertainment: Lobby Jazz

Ah, we’ve made it to Friday!  Another glorious weekend sits before us, and what better way to enjoy it than by kicking back underneath a grand atrium listening to the smooth & sultry sounds of jazz piano while sipping on tasty martini from our new Martini Cart?  Playing classic jazz, standards, and whatever else inspires them, John Kite’s Jazz+ will be filling the lobby of The Brown Palace with sweet melodies.  Join us on Fridays and Saturdays from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. and let us shake you up a MarTEAni, our signature martini with earl grey tea infused with Tanqueray-10. Pair it with some mouthwatering appetizers like our truffle-parmesan fries or calamari.

While Denver is a playground for those seeking entertainment on the weekends, good times can also be found without even leaving The Brown Palace.   Happy Friday!

Denver Weddings at The Brown Palace

When it comes to your wedding day, we at The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa understand that this will be one of the most important, memorable and spectacular days of your entire life. That’s why we work day in and day out to surpass your expectations on that special day with luxury and elegance. It is important to each of us, that The Brown maintains its spot as the “Best of Weddings in Colorado” category year after year. There is, and will be no other, wedding location that emulates the extravagance of The Brown Palace. Whether you are looking to host a reception for a small group of friends and family or need space for up to 800 guests, we will gladly accommodate.

Now to aid you in the pursuit and planning process of that Colorado dream wedding, take a look at these following luxury standards which are guaranteed to be a part of your wedding package at The Brown Palace.

  • White glove service during your reception
  • 3 hour hosted bar package to include beer, wine, liquor and soft drinks
  • Floor length linens, overlays, chair covers and sashes
  • Floral centerpieces for your dining tables, chosen by you and designed by The Brown Palace Flower Shop
  • Champagne Toast
  • Personalized wedding cake, designed by you and prepared by our acclaimed Executive Pastry Chef
  • Parquet dance floor
  • Chef attendant and bartender fees waived
  • Personalized menu tasting for up to four guests
  • A complimentary deluxe sleeping room for the Bride and Groom on their wedding night with a bottle of champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries
  • Romantic dinner for two at our signature restaurant, Palace Arms, on your one year anniversary
  • Discounted guest room accommodations at The Brown Palace Hotel and Comfort Inn Complex

To start planning your Brown Palace wedding, fill out a request for proposal here. Also, for a full wedding guide to The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa click here. To receive more information or to talk to a Brown Palace staff member regarding weddings call (303) 297-3111 or contact via e-mail at concierge@brownpalace.com.

October’s Flower of the Month

It’s always exciting to add an unexpected element to your wedding bouquet or centerpiece.  For twists to the traditional arrangement, try various herbs, berries and other natural pieces.  Perfect for fall and winter events, wow your guests with the The Brown Palace’s unique spin on the flower of the month.

A Classic Wedding at The Brown Palace

Ah, a beautiful bride, handsome groom, vintage glamour and our classic hotel made for one exquisite wedding.  We loved the sophisticated floral designs and delicate colors that Jessica chose, and the table settings and linens were crisp and thoughtfully prepared.

If you’re interested in having your ceremony or reception at The Brown Palace, click here for more information.  If you have a wedding slideshow or photos that you would like to share, please feel welcome to post on our Facebook wall.