Your Colorado Mountain Wedding Venue
The Loft Orpheum Theater in Buena Vista
Located in the heart of Buena Vista, one of the most beautiful cities in Colorado, The Loft Orpheum Theater is a destination wedding location that feels like home. Guests will enjoy The Loft’s proximity to the Arkansas River as well as some of the most breathtaking 14,000 foot peaks in Colorado. It is hard to believe Buena Vista is just a couple of hours from Colorado Springs and Denver.
Wedding packages at the Loft Theater in Buena Vista give you the freedom to make your wedding day entirely your own – within the budget that’s best for you. Our heart is to create space for your wedding-planning process to be fun, not stressful! As it should be. That’s why we have structured our packages the way we have. When you book with us, our staff will be ready and excited to make your Colorado mountain wedding dreams a reality.
The Loft Theater is an open venue, thus, couples have the autonomy to book vendors of their choice.
Our historic stage is fully equipped for concerts and theater productions. Also a great space to hold the wedding ceremony! Is often transitioned to hold the head table following ceremonies as well.
There are countless possibilities for weddings and parties on the main floor – our staff loves when couples get creative with the orientation of the space! The main floor seats 180 comfortably, with a maximum reception capacity of 200. During weddings, our staff handles all of the transitions on the main floor. From your ceremony to cocktail hour to dinner to dancing – everything is handled for you!
The balcony is often used as overflow seating for wedding receptions. Three tables fit comfortably with 24 seats. This is also a great space for a wedding photo booth or standing space during concerts.
Nestled just off of our balcony in the Theater, the bridal suite runs the entire width of our building. It is complete with a bridal party lounge area, a comfortable restroom with a bathroom stall, vanity and shower, and a make-up room equipped with three separate vanities so all the ladies can get ready at the same time!
A relaxed environment for the groom and his groomsmen is located backstage. Guys have freedom to make this space their own while they get ready for the big day. They can hang, watch a football game, whatever suits the groom!
Family Room Balcony
Our “VIP” space, as we like to refer to it, is the balcony above the balcony. Accessible from the Bridal Suite, the Family Room is a great space for brides and grooms to retreat to if they need a moment to breathe amidst the wedding hustle. It has also been used as a VIP/Secret Bar space for bridal parties and families or a VIP lounge during concerts.
The warming kitchen is complete with space for caterers to prep final aspects of the meal, and to store seconds prior to being brought out to the buffet table. It is not a full-service commercial kitchen.
On the north side of the ballroom, attached to the kitchen, is the bar. Great for bartenders to work out of and easily access the kitchen for additional beverages from the refrigerators. Chalkboard menus are available next to the bar top, so brides and grooms can specify the drinks being served.
Men’s and Women’s wheelchair accessible restrooms are located on the main level, with another restroom upstairs in the bridal suite.
This is the space that our staff works out of to prepare all of the transitions throughout wedding ceremonies and receptions. Great for storing decor, party favors, and coats during the winter months.
Sound & Lighting Booth
The perfect set-up for DJs. Our in house-set up is available for all weddings and party packages. You can choose to hire a DJ to run your sound and lighting or plug in your phone with a playlist. Lighting features around the room can change to a variety of color options for ceremonies, dinners, concerts and theater productions. We also have a party light feature to add energy to any dance floor.
Everything you need
We are pleased to offer carefully chosen amenities to make your wedding or special event beautiful and carefree.
Enough for 200 guests to be seated for dinner, plus rectangular tables for cards and gifts, cake, drinks, food/catering, and head table.
300 banquet chairs are available for theater seating, 200 is the maximum that can be seated for banquet/reception set-up.
200 black or white available
White, black, ivory, and burgundy are readily available for up to a 200 guest count. Please inquire for specific colors. Available in all wedding and party packages.
4 white curtains, hung from the rafters in whatever combination the bride would like. (ie: 4 in the front or 2 in the front and 2 in the back of the room, etc.). Great for sectioning off parts of the room or creating a white backdrop for ceremonies held on the floor in front of the stage.
Multitude of blank, chalkboard signs of multiple sizes (ranging from small to large) – our staff can come up with messages, or we can write whatever the bride would like the signs to read.
Burlap table runners, centerpiece items, LED votive candles, and votive candle holders, table number sets, vases, and glassware – we have so many decor items, please ask for our inventory spreadsheet!
4 archways ranging from rustic, classic to modern styles. Pretty enough to use by itself, or have your florist decorate it! Decorations added to the archways must not create additional holes or damage to the archways. Command strips, zip ties, wires, tape, etc are acceptable for installing floral arrangements.
Fully equipped sound booth with wireless mics. Stage is also equipped for bands and theater productions.
Stage and accent up-lighting around the room – these are customizable and can match whatever colors the bride has selected for her wedding. Many of our brides are currently favoring the white accent lighting – it’s clean and bright and goes with any wedding decor!
Cake and serving Utensils
Our cake cutting utensils are silver with opalescent handles; available for use with Box Office packages and up. An assortment of serving utensils are available with all wedding and party packages.
Clear, 3 gallon drink dispensers. The Loft can provide water, if guests would like to have other drink options or ice included, this will need to be provided by the guests – our staff is happy to prepare the drinks. Non alcoholic drinks only.
Design Inspiration &
Set Up Options
In order to help you design the space in a way that meets all your needs, we are glad to get creative and give you multiple set up options to incorporate tables, chairs, food, or whatever else you may need for both your ceremony and reception. The pictures below are here to give you an idea of what your special day might look like. Please note that the event capacity varies based on each of these set-ups and that some seating is on the balcony. Theater-style seating for a concert or play can accommodate up to 300 guests while tabled seating at a reception or dinner comfortably holds 200-215 guests. Our coordinators can help you determine which layouts might be best for you and your attendees.
Outdoor VenuesMountains upon Mountains
Many of our couples choose to have their ceremony at one of the many nearby scenic locations, then host their reception at The Theater. Deer Valley Ranch is our dude and guest ranch located just 10 scenic miles from The Theater. Our Golden Microphone Package includes set-up and all equipment at this stunning outdoor venue. The Ranch is also available for your guest accommodations and rehearsal dinner. Please inquire. Outdoor ceremonies can also be held at the Buena Vista Rodeo Grounds or soccer fields; our coordinators are happy to discuss these options with you.
The venue was just perfect!
The Loft at BV was love at first sight!
We will forever hold this place in our hearts.
We just had our wedding reception at the Loft August 18th and I can’t recommend highly enough! First of all, we were drawn to this space because it is super cool. The double staircase down to the main floor was beautiful and I loved the vintage/rustic feel about it… Second, the team at the Loft, led by Jonathan, was so kind and understanding of our needs. Like most people, I have no experience planning a wedding, but these guys… We owe a big thank you to everyone at The Loft and will forever hold this place in our hearts as “The Place” we celebrated our marriage with our beloved friends and family.
I highly recommend getting married at The Loft
The venue is amazing! I could not have found any place better to have our wedding! Jonathan and Rebecca and their staff did everything we wanted and acted like we were the only wedding they had that weekend! I highly highly recommend getting married at the Loft.