The Donovan was a great location for our ceremony and reception. We had many out of town guests and they all enjoyed the surrounding area and all that Vail had to offer.
Kathy, Wedding Wire
The Donovan Pavilion is absolutely gorgeous. We attended a wedding here over the weekend and the location could not have been more perfect. The ceremony itself took place in the back of the pavilion out on a patio right near the creek. The patio is beautiful and large enough to accommodate chairs and a cocktail party. There is a nice seating area with large leather chairs off to one side of the patio that really makes for a great place to have a drink.
The hall of the pavilion is large and a great space with with to do what you please. You could really have any type of ceremony, office party, etc. here and you can decorate any way you choose. There is a small area that serves as a dance floor if that's what you need, so take advantage. The staff of the pavilion helped out with the ceremony and reception as much as they possibly could, which was really great.
The entire place is put together very well and the space is really great to accommodate a large group of people. The rustic feel of the place is perfect with the mountains as a backdrop. There's a lot of great mountain touches to this place that make it feel very cozy and comfortable. There's even a gas fire pit outside that provides a lot of cozy warmth on a chilly mountain night - so great.
Jenna S., Yelp
Donovan Pavillion was absolutely stunning this past weekend. We were so honored to be a vendor at Saturday's wedding and hope to come back soon. xoxo.
Gretchen Josten, Google
I had my winter wedding reception for 100 people at the Donovan and I could not have asked for a more beautiful wedding venue. Everyone was commenting on how perfect it was and taking pictures. While it isn't the most inexpensive to rent you do get quite a bit out of it being able to bring in your own caterer, bartenders, and alcohol. We even also just hooked up our iPhone to play cocktail hour music. People absolutely loved the fire pit - we had people out there all night long. The service was incredible - Mindy was so responsive and helpful before, during, and after the event - we really couldn't have pulled everything off so smoothly without her! Thank you so much!
Jill, Wedding Wire
What a beautiful setting we had for our daughter's weekend wedding and thanks to Mindy and the staff for having such a great place to host a wonderful celebration! It was beyond our imagination of how wonderful it was to have an outdoor ceremony and a wonderful indoor dinner and reception! Thanks! So wonderful!
Private User, Wedding Wire
We worked with Mindy at the Donovan Pavilion for our February wedding. She was incredible! The venue is gorgeous, but the fact that Mindy was so helpful and wonderful was what really sealed the deal for us. So many venues aren't overly welcoming or helpful - but Mindy was. She answered emails immediately, she worked with our schedule for visits and walk throughs, she is a very friendly person to work with and I would highly recommend working with her. On top of that, you get a beautiful venue with a patio and fire pit - all of our guests raved about the perfect mountain atmosphere. all in all, a winning combination!
The Donovan is a beautiful facility, and Mindy is a gem to work with!
As a wedding photographer myself i have been to a lot of weddings. Over 200-
and we choose Donovan pavilion for our own wedding, and we were not disappointed. Beautiful large space. Great kitchen for caterers. And you can supply your own liquor. an all around great value.
bryan, Wedding Wire