Aspen, Colorado is known for many thing: skiing, the beautiful scenery, hiking, biking, fly fishing, great shopping, and, of course, amazing restaurants. Now of course I'm going to be a bit biased since my husband and I own two of them: Acquolina and Duemani. But aside from these two, there are plenty of fantastic spots to have a welcome dinner, engagement party, rehearsal dinner, wine tasting, birthday party, or more. Check out our list of favorite places to host your next event!
So I AM going to start with Acquolina and Duemani. Duemani has a private dining room that is wonderful for smaller gatherings. Of course, both places can be rented out entirely for your party as well. You can get creative and move out all the furniture, bring in your own rentals, and decorate them to your liking. At Acquolina, you can do a partial or full buyout. For a partial, you would just purchase a few tables in half the restaurant and would be able to decorate those and customize a menu...but other half of the restaurant would still be open to the public.
Caribou Club. Caribou Club opened in the 90s but it feels like it's been here in Aspen for 100+ years. It's Ralph Lauren <> Mountain Chic aesthetic really sets the tone for a wonderful weekend for your guests, enveloping them in the culture of old-world Aspen. They have a few options for renting out their space, including a smaller dining room, a larger dining room, and a full buyout. The good news is, even though it is members only, anyone can have their event there by paying a small one-time fee.
Matsuhisa. This place is legendary in Aspen, and there are two great options for a buy out. You can rent the entire upstairs OR the entire downstairs. Upstairs will be cheaper than downstairs, but in both cases you'll have access to their incredible cuisine. With over 30 years of history in Aspen, and consistently named as a top spot, you simply cannot go wrong!
Hooch. Hooch is a very cool speakeasy located under Meat and Cheese, and it is ideal for an after party. You can rent a few tables or do a full buyout. I like to say that Hooch is an Aspen locals spot, an "if you know, you know" type place. With an event at Hooch, your guests will be very impressed with your inside knowledge of what truly appeals to the Aspen regular.
There are a ton more restaurants in Aspen that would be wonderful for your next event. This is just a brief list to help you get started! If you'd like to learn more about venues for a party, event, or celebration in Aspen we'd love to help. As one of this town's local party planners, it's our job to stay plugged in on what would make the greatest experience for you and your guests. Start working with us as your next Aspen event planner! Contact us today: https://www.sarahroseevents.com/contact-aspen-event-planners