Facility Overview

Spectacular any time of year

Donovan Pavilion, Vail's $3.1 million events facility nestled between Gore Creek and the South Frontage Road near West Vail, is the perfect year round resource for weddings, receptions, board retreats, banquets, fundraisers and conferences. The towering windows and arched beam ceilings of this modern alpine lodge showcase expansive mountain valley views and the adjacent 50 acres of open space. Parking is free and plentiful on site.

Since 2003, the Donovan Pavilion has been making a statement as a stunning timber and stone mountain meeting facility.  Add the views and surrounding 50 acres of park and open space and you’ll see why this is a truly unique venue for very special events.

Up to 200 guests can be accommodated in this gracious 5,200 square foot Pavilion.  Smaller groups will find themselves comfortably and intimately at home.  Parking is convenient and plentiful on site.


Choose the size and shape of the tables you need based on your group size and nature of your function. We are happy to help you plan the best use of your space.

  • 20 (6 ft. diameter) round tables
  • 20 (8 ft.) rectangle tables
  • 20 (30in in diameter) cocktail tables
  • 200 cross back reception chairs with ivory chair pads
  • 150 natural wood patio chairs

Audio/Visual Equipment

Ability to host PowerPoint presentations or video on our house system.

  • Flat Screen TV
  • Podium
  • Portable microphone
  • Two easels
  • Five-disk CD/DVD player
  • In-house sound system for background music & announcements

Catering Kitchen

With prep tables, refrigerators, ovens, microwave, and coffee pots, you’ll have plenty of refreshment options. Choose a caterer you wish to assist you with your event.

  • Three-door commercial refrigerator
  • Commercial ice maker
  • Alto Sham
  • Six-burner commercial gas range
  • Commercial gas oven
  • Three-compartment sink with sprayer
  • Commercial microwave oven
  • Portable beverage service bar
  • Built-in coffee makers and filters
  • Two 18” x 24” prep tables
  • One 90” x 24” prep table

Outdoor Amenities

Outdoor amenities at the Donovan Pavilion include:

  • Gas fire pit for seasonal use
  • Heated concrete patio able to accommodate tent coverage in winter months
  • Secluded alpine setting along Gore Creek

Let’s work together

Do you have an event you would like to host at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail, CO?