Meet in the Rockies: Aurora Venues with a Distinct Colorado Flair

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Believe it or not, mountain views aren’t even the best part of these four spaces.

Once a quiet community just outside of Denver, Aurora has transformed into one of the fastest growing meeting destinations in the country. Mixing beautiful mountain scenery and endless outdoor recreation with big-city access—not to mention nine championship golf courses and 250 diverse ethnic eateries—it’s easy to find the right venue for your group here. Here are a few highlights from Aurora’s one million square feet of available meeting space.

Stanley Marketplace

If you want your attendees to experience a real taste of this city, head to Stanley Marketplace. Originally built in 1954 as a Stanley Aviation manufacturing facility led by aviator and innovator Bob Stanley, the sprawling grounds are now home to 50-plus local vendors and six unique event spaces. Looking for room to roam? The Field, a five-acre park equipped for both day and night-time fun, can be your group’s personal playground for the day. For something a little more intimate, The Upper Deck is perfect for VIP soirees with the Front Range Mountains as your backdrop, while The Hangar’s steel beams and polished concrete floors provide a chic canvas for any kind of theme.

Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center

Opened in December 2018, Gaylord Rockies is now the largest combined hotel and conference center in Colorado. With 530,189 square feet of flexible event and meeting space—including 85 event rooms, 78 technologically advanced break-out conference rooms, and five outdoor spaces—this full-service modern mountain getaway has everything your group needs right onsite. Just minutes from Denver International Airport, those looking for a healthy dose of alpine charm will find it here. Executive Chef Fabian Ludwig also brings decades of expertise to the resort, ensuring that every banquet experience is driven by locally sourced, sustainable cuisine.

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum

Imagine your attendees mingling over drinks on the patio beneath a real B-52 bomber. One of Aurora’s most distinct venues, this museum is ideal for large groups. The WWII-era Main Hangar holds up to 3,500, while the Harrison Ford Theater is perfect for intimate screenings and presentations for up to 77 invitees. Want to see your guests to really soar? There are three different flight simulators in the hangar, ranging from partial motion to a realistic cockpit complete with on-hand instructors.

Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver Conference Center

Located halfway between Denver International Airport and downtown Denver, Aurora’s Hyatt Regency is a sleek and modern option for your next Colorado event. The IACC-accredited Conference Center offers 15 meeting rooms and 35,000 total square feet of meeting space, along with a large ballroom and outdoor terrace. For a gathering of fewer than 20 people, Hyatt’s Meetings On Demand tool makes it incredibly easy to plan your meeting online. Select your space, configure the room’s setup, choose food and beverage packages, and they’ll take care of the rest.

Let Visit Aurora help you plan your group’s next Colorado adventure.