Host Your Special Event at The Fort!
Specializing in breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and cocktail receptions, The Fort offers a variety of menu options with various price ranges. Groups of all sizes and ages enjoy coming to The Fort for an authentic 19th century experience. Dining at The Fort is more than a hearty meal … its a step into the early west! Call Ashley Shade to book your room, (303) 697-2282.
If your celebration is a Wedding or Rehearsal Dinner click here to go to our Weddings page!
Complimentary Bus Transportation
Book your Private Dining Event for 25 or more guests from January 1 through March 31 and The Fort will provide complimentary bus transportation. Restrictions do apply, please call Ashley Shade for details (303) 697-2282.
Special Event Private Dining Menu PDF files:
- Appetizer Menu >
- Dinner Menu >
- Dessert Menu >
- The Fort Favorite Package >
- Wedding Package Menu >
- Breakfast & Brunch Menu >
- Beverage Menu >
- Private Dining Wine List >
6 Dining Rooms to Choose From
The Tower Room
Two round bastions stand at the northeast and southwest corners of The Fort. With their two-feet-thick adobe walls, these were used for defense in the original fort. We use the northeast bastion as a wine cellar, while the southwest tower houses the Tower Room, an intimate dining room with a lovely view of the city lights.
Cozy and romantic, great for intimate dinners or small business meetings the Tower Room houses a beehive fireplace, antler chandelier, and is furnished with portraits of mountain men William and Charles Bent, Uncle Dick Wootton, Kit Carson, and Henry Clay. This room will accommodate up to 16 guests; comfort capacity is 10 guests.
Overlooking the Main Dining Room, The Grill is lovely for semi-private parties, with French doors out to the Grill Patio and a view of the Denver skyline. The fountain to the north is carved of pink Mexican limestone. The Grill seats 32 guests; comfort capacity is 24 guests.
The Grill Patio
Just north out the French doors of The Grill, The Grill Patio is perfect for mingling with cocktails and appetizers.
A private dining room, recreates much of the feel of the 1840s. A collection of medicinal herbs from New Mexico and various items of the fur trade period line the shelves: knives, beads, buckles, musket caps, tobacco twists and “segars”, tea bricks, loaf sugar, Florida water, lucifers, and much more. This room is perfect for corporate meetings or intimate gatherings and will seat up to 50 guests; comfort capacity is 40 guests.
The St. Vrain Council Room
The St. Vrain Room angles off the St. Vrain bar and accommodates private parties and music evenings. It features artwork by Carrie Arnold and Edward Curtis, a corner fireplace, and French doors out to the courtyard. After dark, the small fire in the courtyard glows orange through the panes.The St. Vrain Council Room seats 115 guests; comfort capacity is 96 guests.
The St. Vrain Bar
Located on the west side of the courtyard, this room is named for Ceran St. Vrain, partner of the Bents. A French aristocrat from St. Louis, he brought fine wines, crystal glasses, and damask tablecloths to the remote West. Set in a niche in the wall of the bar is an adobe brick from the original Bent’s Fort. The herringbone planed ceiling with its decorative bead is typical of the earliest New Mexican planked ceilings.
The Main Dining Room
With its fireplace and view of the foothills and lights of Denver and the plains beyond, our Main Dining Room features a beamed ceiling, artwork, and authentic mid-nineteenth-century artifacts. Throughout the building, the vigas (log beam) were stripped by drawknife, and zapatas (footed supports) were rough cut and then finished with a foot adz. All wood surfaces were hand-planed to remove machine saw marks.
East off the Main Dining Room is our Enclosed Patio with great views year round. This area seats 32 in the north half.
The East Terrace Outdoor Patio
Adjoining the Tower Room is the East Terrace Patio, from which can be seen the magnificent panorama of red rocks and Pike’s Peak to the south and Denver and its suburbs to the east. This outdoor patio is delightful during warm weather and a good place to gather when the cannon is shot on July 4th and New Year’s Eve. What would a fort be without a cannon?
The Fort’s dining rooms are built around a central courtyard. In the summer months a typical plains indian tipi stands in the courtyard.
Floorplan Map of The Fort