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Briarhurst Manor, the former home of Dr. William Bell, the founder of Manitou Springs and the Denver Rio Grand Railroad. Built in 1887 the pink sandstone storybook manor house is of an elegant and whimsical design located on 5 secluded acres just 10 minutes from down town Colorado Springs along the banks of Fountain Creek, at the base of Pikes Peak. The historic home is prefect for events of all occasions, corporate meetings, fundraisers, weddings, receptions, engagement parties, anniversaries, rehearsal dinners, and bridal showers.

The manor seats up to 600 guests in its nine dinning rooms providing privacy for groups of all sizes, ranging from 2-250. Elegant outdoor patios gazebos and Victorian rose garden provides the appropriate atmosphere to ensure memories for a lifetime. At Briarhurst Manor, the food is succulent and its presentation is exquisite, all of which adds to make your special day magnificent. This special facility is conveniently located just minutes away from major attractions for your guests to enjoy including Pikes Peak Cog Railroad, Pikes Peak Highway, Garden of the Gods and Cave of the Winds.

“...A final note: As I gave my review a final edit, I noticed I had grossly overused six words: creative, crafted, gracious, succulent, elegant and lovely. I cannot make a finer recommendation than that.” Anne Christensen - The Gazette - 2001
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Event Space / Capacity         Seated     Standing  
Conservatory   40-275     40-400  
Venue Details
Price Point         
Location Type        Historic / Landmark Building
Event Types        Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Wedding Rehearsal Dinner, Banquet / Dinner, Private Party, Corporate Event, Meeting, Conference, Convention, Class, Lecture / Speaker, Retreat
Location Character        Alternative, Elegant, Historic, Private, Romantic
Catering        Provided
Catering Details        Must be from preferred list, Must be licensed
Kitchen Facilities        Fully Equipped
Views        Courtyard, Hills, Mountains, River/Creek, Trees/Forest
Wedding Amenities        Bride's Dressing Area, Groom's Dressing Area
Outdoor Amenities        Lighting, Cooking Facilities
Equipment/Services        CD Player, Computer, Computer Projector, Copy Machine, DVD Player, Fax, Microphone, Overhead Projector, Pay Phone, Phone, Podium, Slide Projector, Sound System, Speakerphone, Television, VCR, Projection Screen
Smoking        Allowed in designated areas
Tables & Chairs        Provided
Linens, Silver, etc.        Provided
Parking        Free Onsite Lot, Street Parking, Valet (Can Be Arranged)
Accommodations        Not Available
Amplified Music        Allowed Inside, Allowed Outside, Some Restrictions
Alcohol        Provided
Cleanup        Provided
Insurance        May Be Required
Staffing Requirements       
Other Details       
Briarhurst Manor is one of 283 wedding locations and event venues in Colorado and among 10,174 wedding locations and event venues listed nationwide on GatheringGuide.com.

  Briarhurst Manor
404 Manitou Avenue
Manitou Springs, CO 80829

Map Address
Ken Healey
(719) 685-1864 tel
(877) 685-1448 tel
(719) 685-9638 fax
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Event Types
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception
Wedding Rehearsal Dinner
Banquet / Dinner
Private Party
Corporate Event
Lecture / Speaker


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