When you want to see historic Colorado and elegance at the same time, the Grant-Humphreys Mansion in Denver, CO, is the place to go. This mansion was built in 1902 for the third governor of the State - James Benton Grant.
The mansion was built after the Beaux Arts style, which was rapidly gaining in popularity at the time. There are 30 rooms in the mansion, and each one magnificently reflects the splendor of the area and richness of the community. It was sold in 1917 to the A. E. Humphreys family.
In its heyday, the mansion was a popular gathering place for special events and parties. Denver's society people frequented this mansion and the owners were glad to host many events. With its ornate design, and detailed rooms and fireplaces, it is no wonder that people enjoyed coming here to socialize.
The mansion had a number of features that made it the ideal place for parties and other events. Among those features were a ballroom that was 60-feet long and a two-lane bowling alley. There was also a solarium, a library, and more.
Today, the mansion is under the control of the Colorado Historical Society and is used as offices. In addition, it is a popular spot for weddings and other events. It can be rented for your special event and enables you to have the elegance you want to go with it. There are a number of flower gardens around the mansion with perennial flowers.
There are some spooky things going on around the mansion, too. Rumors are that the owner may have been murdered. Also, it is believed that the mansion was built over a cemetery and many bodies are still in the ground. This certainly was the case with both Cheesman Park and the Denver Botanical Gardens - all of which were built on old cemetery grounds. It is known that only some of the bodies were moved before building.
The mansion can host events with up to 175 people. Your special event can be held inside or outside. An Event Manager is available to help you with anything that you need, or to help make your event to be as perfect as you want.
Just about anything you need for your wedding, reception, or event, is ready - including a bridal suite. The main floor, as well as the downstairs areas, is air-conditioned. Off-site catering can be arranged with a variety of cuisine - including kosher. There are rooms available for changing and for childcare. A baby-grand piano is on the premises. Parking is available for about 55 cars. The mansion has an elevator and it is accessible.
Businesses will also find that the mansion could be the ideal spot for them, too. It has wireless Internet access, breakout meeting rooms, an overhead projector and screen, and it could hold up to 200 guests.
The A. E. Humphreys mansion is located in the downtown area of Denver and is very close to the Cheesman Park. From the mansion, there is an excellent view of the mountains and the Continental Divide.