Calluna Community | Cocktails with Three Peaks Ranch

Here at Calluna we are always looking for ways to highlight and honor some of the amazing creative partners we get to work with. We feel incredibly fortunate to work with some seriously talented vendors in the industry, and we want to show them off to you in our new Calluna Community Series! We will sit down with some of the fabulous venues and vendors of Colorado and get to know about them, their business and what life is like behind the scenes. Stay tuned for more!

This week for Calluna Community we caught up with Daylene at Three Peaks Ranch! Three Peaks Ranch is a new venue in Westcliffe, Colorado, and is serious mountain magic!

Cheers! Xo, Calluna


Describe what you do! 

Three Peaks Ranch is a Colorado Wedding Venue in a small old western town called Westcliffe.  We have an 85 acre horse ranch with sweeping  meadows that rise to the base of three fourteen thousand foot peaks.  Our buildings are hand designed by local Denver Architect Karen Sund and the Amish community in Westcliffe has hand built them all.  Our lodging is included in your venue rental package and can accommodate 6-8 guests overnight.  We have state of the art glamping tents, each with their own bathroom and hot water showers, wood stove, deck and fireplace.  There is a gathering space with panorama windows onto the mountains and a stunning indoor outdoor dining pavilion with a fireplace.  Our goal is to provide a true Colorado experience that you and your guests will never forget.

What is your idea of a dream project? 

Our dream project would be a couple that are seeking to have a weekend retreat experience.  We would love to have the guests and family stay from Friday to Sunday and be relaxed and refreshed after their wedding.  Having weddings where people want to enjoy the peace and quiet, gaze at the stars, hike and really enjoy the beauty that Westcliffe offers is our dream.  We hope to provide 10-20 glamping tents for guests to stay over night and also to add hot water soaking tubs to make their stay even more relaxing.

What is your favorite part of any wedding?

Our favorite part of any wedding is not only celebrating such a special time but seeing all the creativity that each couple brings and how they use and enjoy our space.

What does your morning routine look like? 

Mornings at the ranch are very quiet, even mornings before the wedding day.   We make sure that all of our spaces are clean and beautiful and ready for you to enjoy, and that the ranch is open for vendors and guests to access.  We allow access on your wedding at noon so you can relax and enjoy while you get ready for the big day.  Personally, my morning routine involves being woken up too early by my two darling daughters, making them breakfast and trying to enjoy my coffee before another hectic day begins!

What are some of your favorite trends that you are seeing? 

We have some very creative couples!  One of our favorite new trends is the beer burro, we are so excited to see these cute fuzzy creatures at some of our weddings this summer. Another trend we love is the mobile bars in remodeled horse trailers.

What advice would you give to a younger you?

Don’t let the fear of failure stop you from trying to do what you really want to do.   There is no right way to do things, follow your heart and trust yourself.

What do you like to do when you’re away from work? 

I love being outside, recreating.  Mountain Biking, Hiking, Snowboarding, Rock climbing, Rafting, Fly Fishing!  I rarely get to do those activities these days since we have two small girls but we are really enjoying teaching them to love the outdoors and it is so much fun to share our love of recreating with them.

What is your favorite cocktail, or what are you drinking tonight? 

Probably an Old Fashioned or a Margarita but I’m an equal opportunity drinker 😉

 

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Photos by | Daylene Wilson Photography

Vendor Spotlight :: Wash Park Studio

We sat down a few days ago (well… emailed, but it’s almost the same thing, right?) with Todd from Wash Park Studio, a fabulous Denver venue that we are eager to explore. We’ve gushed over this venue and can’t wait for a client to hold an event here!! Read up on what they have to offer below, and then make sure to check out all their social media pages to get more info!

Website || Facebook || Twitter

And to Wash Park Studio, thanks so much for your time and we can’t wait to work with you!

xx, Calluna Events

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Tell us about Wash Park Studio: the history, the team, what makes it special.

Wash Park Studio is home to Droy Photography where regional, national and international ads are shot. The building was completely renovated 7 years ago when we relocated from the Highlands area. It was done with a contemporary feel, yet retaining the historical “real” building materials in place, such as the exposed brick and beamed ceilings.  In addition to the photography studio use, we restructured to start hosting events here as well about 2 1/2 years ago. It has been a huge hit.  People have loved the loft like vibe that works well as is or they decorate a little to a lot, making each event more custom in it’s feel.

What kinds of events do you host and what are your favorites?

We host a lot of different types of events, but wedding receptions seem to be what we see the most, some with ceremony as well. Corporate events happen here as well, whether business related or social. This of course is the time for holiday parties. Wine tastings, big birthday parties, anniversaries, as well as memorials celebrating loved ones’ lives have all happened at Wash Park Studio.

What advice do you have for a couple planning their wedding? [We promise we didn’t tell him what to say….]

It is such an exciting time in peoples’ lives to get married.  Most have not had the experience of putting together such an important event.  If budget allows, I recommend hiring a good planner. There is just too much that can be overlooked, and a planner’s experience is so helpful. We live busy lives, and having families and friends come together for such a happy event is a rare and precious occasion. It is worthy of an investment, but within reason. Choose the things that are most important to you.  It really is about you.

What do potential clients need to know when planning an event at Wash Park Studio?

We provide a very cool space for small to medium sized events.  We are not a good fit for the mega weddings. We can accommodate up to 120 cocktail style or 80 sit down.  We also host custom catered rehearsal dinners for the larger weddings, which have been a huge hit.  Our venue has a very cool vibe as is, but our clients can decorate to their vision of what they would like the feel to be. Each one has been so different, and unique.

Describe your perfect event:

Perfect event?? Hmmmm…  When I sit in my office during an event and overhear the laughter, the joy, the heartfelt speeches and toasts, I feel that friends and family are making memories.  Fortunately, I get to experience this often. That is pretty perfect to me.

Photos courtesy of Wash Park Studio

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