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Frequently Asked Questions


Can we use our own caterer?

Yes! You are more than welcome to bring your own food, do a potluck or hire a caterer.  Illuminations does not have a kitchen or water for use.

How do we book Illuminations?

To book your special event, we require the contract to be completed and signed and 50% of the venue cost to be paid.  

What is the payment schedule?

Final payment in full will be due one (1) month prior to your event.  At this time, a $500.00 fully refundable damage deposit will be due with proof of wedding liability insurance. The damage deposit will be returned thirty (30) days after the event if no damage was done to the property or excessive cleaning was needed.  

Who is responsible for clean up after the event?

It is the responsibility of the renting party to leave the property in the same condition in which it was found.  All trash will be placed in the designated trash receptacle prior to leaving.  Illuminations staff will be responsible for cleaning the portalets and the hand washing stations.  

Can we bring our own alcohol?

Yes! Illuminations does not provide or sell alcohol. You may however bring your own beer, wine and signature drinks.  You are required to use one of our TIPS certified bartenders for all alcohol service. The cost of the bartender for 6 hours is included in the cost of the venue rental and the tips made will go to your bartender. No minors under the age of 21 will be permitted to drink alcohol.  By serving alcohol at your event, you assume all liability for any damages, injury etc. 

What is the cancellation policy?

If Illuminations is unable to fulfill their obligation for any reason, the entire deposit will be refunded. In the event of cancellation by the couple, one-half of the deposit will be refunded only if we are able to rebook another wedding on that date. Cancellations made within 30 days from the event will forfeit the entire deposit, but all other previous monies paid will be refunded within 30 days.  No show events will forfeit the entire rental fee and any other fees paid.

What is the smoking policy?

Illuminations is a smoke-free and marijuana-free property and does not permit smoking of any kind inside or outside the tent. If there is evidence of any smoking inside the tent, there will be a $500.00 cleaning fee charged.

What is the distance from major Colorado cities?

  • Distance from Denver: 109 miles

  • Distance from Colorado Springs: 76 miles

  • Distance from Grand Junction: 233 miles

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