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Briarhurst Manor

Manitou Springs , CO

LOCATION

404 Manitou Ave
Manitou Springs, CO 80829 US (map)

PHONE

719-685-1864

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

A Beautiful Historic Victorian English Country Manor home set at the base of Pikes Peak, with a bubbling creek running through the property and lush lawns and gardens, perfect for any... Read more
A Beautiful Historic Victorian English Country Manor home set at the base of Pikes Peak, with a bubbling creek running through the property and lush lawns and gardens, perfect for any romantic occassion! Weddings and receptions of any and all sizes are welcome. Reserve the entire manor or just a portion depending on your needs and budget. Outstanding Chef and kitchen staff will prepare dishes of your selection forming a menu you create with the help of Briarhurst staff for your special day. Visit our website or call for complete listing of all that we can do for your dream wedding in a fairytale setting! Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1888
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Garden / Romantic, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
199
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
9
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
200
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
60
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1888
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Garden / Romantic, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
9
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
200
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
60
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Andrea
Wedding:
6/6/2009
4.4/5.0
Our wedding here was beautiful. The food was great (though I wish that they had asked us if we wanted the leftovers since we didn't get to try everything). They worked very well with our other vendors and we didn't have any problems with the guests (our wedding was held outside at the West Terrace Gazebo).
Our wedding here was beautiful. The food was great (though I wish that they had asked us if we wanted the leftovers since Read more...
Our wedding here was beautiful. The food was great (though I wish that they had asked us if we wanted the leftovers since we didn't get to try everything). They worked very well with our other vendors and we didn't have any problems with the guests (our wedding was held outside at the West Terrace Gazebo). Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.4/5.0
Lovely venue to have a ceremony and reception in.They serve an excellent four course meal.All of the services they provided was worth it.
Lovely venue to have a ceremony and reception in.They serve an excellent four course meal.All of the services they Read more...
Lovely venue to have a ceremony and reception in.They serve an excellent four course meal.All of the services they provided was worth it. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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summerr
Wedding:
3/30/2009
3.9/5.0
This venue is breathtaking, fun, great food. The only thing that bothered my family and I was the way they bothered us for money DURING our wedding reception dinner. We had a reasonable, fair price, and were alerted of every "hidden cost" beforehand, but at the actual event, we had an unexpected (though welcome!) guest show up and skew the dinner count. We had no problem paying for the extra plate, but did the staff have to come up to my husband and I DURING our meal to ask us for payment?? I don't think that was necessary. My family and friends were not happy about that, but that was the only complaint I have about Briarhurst Manor. The grounds are beautiful, the food is delicious, and the memories we have of the manor are priceless.
This venue is breathtaking, fun, great food. The only thing that bothered my family and I was the way they bothered us for Read more...
This venue is breathtaking, fun, great food. The only thing that bothered my family and I was the way they bothered us for money DURING our wedding reception dinner. We had a reasonable, fair price, and were alerted of every "hidden cost" beforehand, but at the actual event, we had an unexpected (though welcome!) guest show up and skew the dinner count. We had no problem paying for the extra plate, but did the staff have to come up to my husband and I DURING our meal to ask us for payment?? I don't think that was necessary. My family and friends were not happy about that, but that was the only complaint I have about Briarhurst Manor. The grounds are beautiful, the food is delicious, and the memories we have of the manor are priceless. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Mary
Wedding:
9/6/2012
3.4/5.0
It is a beautiful venue, wonderful food, and the planning process is very easy. The cake person that they use is horrible(Creative Cakes by Carol). She is rude, unresponsive, and impatient. Her cakes are very pretty and taste good but you have to provide all decorations for the cake and she is not willing to help with any questions. Also make sure you know exactly what you want because no accommodations will be made after your first meeting. The Briarhurst did try to push us out of the reception as early as possible. The staff was very nice to the bride and groom but rude to the guests. We got a lot of complaints. They turned on the lights and cut off the DJ 40 minutes before our contract was up. After the wedding guests were talking in the parking lot. The staff got in their vehicles and shined headlights on them until they left.
It is a beautiful venue, wonderful food, and the planning process is very easy. The cake person that they use is Read more...
It is a beautiful venue, wonderful food, and the planning process is very easy. The cake person that they use is horrible(Creative Cakes by Carol). She is rude, unresponsive, and impatient. Her cakes are very pretty and taste good but you have to provide all decorations for the cake and she is not willing to help with any questions. Also make sure you know exactly what you want because no accommodations will be made after your first meeting. The Briarhurst did try to push us out of the reception as early as possible. The staff was very nice to the bride and groom but rude to the guests. We got a lot of complaints. They turned on the lights and cut off the DJ 40 minutes before our contract was up. After the wedding guests were talking in the parking lot. The staff got in their vehicles and shined headlights on them until they left. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Wedding Venue
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pelteirm
Wedding:
6/19/2009
3.2/5.0
The venue was great. Received many compliments on the food and atmosphere. Had a lot of headaches with the event planning staff and the restrictions, though. Would recommend for a VERY small wedding without bells and whistles. Any large event would probably give you much additional stress that you already don't need on your special day!
The venue was great. Received many compliments on the food and atmosphere. Had a lot of headaches with the event planning Read more...
The venue was great. Received many compliments on the food and atmosphere. Had a lot of headaches with the event planning staff and the restrictions, though. Would recommend for a VERY small wedding without bells and whistles. Any large event would probably give you much additional stress that you already don't need on your special day! Read less
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Ajblondie
Wedding:
6/28/2008
3.2/5.0
I loved this place it was historic and beatuiful. The gardens were beautiful and it was perfect for our outdoor wedding. The downfal was it is also a resturant and when i went to take some of our pictures we were in peoples way or we were being told to leave that aera for other guests. I also did not enjoy my coordinator, allison. She was always busy with someone else and was rushing me through my big day. But the service besides her was amazing. We had a blast!
I loved this place it was historic and beatuiful. The gardens were beautiful and it was perfect for our outdoor wedding. Read more...
I loved this place it was historic and beatuiful. The gardens were beautiful and it was perfect for our outdoor wedding. The downfal was it is also a resturant and when i went to take some of our pictures we were in peoples way or we were being told to leave that aera for other guests. I also did not enjoy my coordinator, allison. She was always busy with someone else and was rushing me through my big day. But the service besides her was amazing. We had a blast! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.1/5.0
0 for price on food and venue time. Food was good venue was pretty but not worth what you pay for the amount of time you get to use the venue. Coordinator was very scatter brained and uncoordinated and at first, not easy to work with.
0 for price on food and venue time. Food was good venue was pretty but not worth what you pay for the amount of time you Read more...
0 for price on food and venue time. Food was good venue was pretty but not worth what you pay for the amount of time you get to use the venue. Coordinator was very scatter brained and uncoordinated and at first, not easy to work with. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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lifesabeach2919
Wedding:
7/5/2008
3.0/5.0
Beautiful setting, and the food is delicious. They were able to come up with some vegetarian options with some proding. Just be warned that they do not stick to the same recipe from tasting to the event. My husband is violently allergic to corn. (This was all over the contract.) They completely changed the recipe for the event. (It did not even look similar to the tasting entree.) The main entree was breaded in corn chips. Thank goodness I took the first bite, and warned him not to eat it. Otherwise my husband and I woudl have spent our wedding reception in the ER. We also had at thier suggestion ordered some hanging flower balls for the dance floor. The refused to let my florist hang them because they liked the false flowers another person had hung up there a week prior. (They were ugly and tacky in my opinion.) We dropped several hundred dollars on those flower ball arrangements to have them sit on the corner of the bar. If you use Briarhurst make sure you specifically have them write down your detailed instructions, and get a copy, so you have recourse if they do not follow through with thier promises.
Beautiful setting, and the food is delicious. They were able to come up with some vegetarian options with some proding. Read more...
Beautiful setting, and the food is delicious. They were able to come up with some vegetarian options with some proding. Just be warned that they do not stick to the same recipe from tasting to the event. My husband is violently allergic to corn. (This was all over the contract.) They completely changed the recipe for the event. (It did not even look similar to the tasting entree.) The main entree was breaded in corn chips. Thank goodness I took the first bite, and warned him not to eat it. Otherwise my husband and I woudl have spent our wedding reception in the ER. We also had at thier suggestion ordered some hanging flower balls for the dance floor. The refused to let my florist hang them because they liked the false flowers another person had hung up there a week prior. (They were ugly and tacky in my opinion.) We dropped several hundred dollars on those flower ball arrangements to have them sit on the corner of the bar. If you use Briarhurst make sure you specifically have them write down your detailed instructions, and get a copy, so you have recourse if they do not follow through with thier promises. Read less
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rvrchik
Wedding:
7/12/2008
2.5/5.0
The Briarhurst was beautiful and I wouldnt have wanted it anywhere else, but I was rather displeased with the service I received. The food was great, but it was presented as a buffet rather than a heavy coctail reception. Initially i was told the wrong time that we were booking the site for, and when we were taking pictures around the manor the staff was rather rude and pushy. We paid for the service there, and was basically told if we did not take pictures before the ceremony we would not be allowed to take some of the pictures that we wanted
The Briarhurst was beautiful and I wouldnt have wanted it anywhere else, but I was rather displeased with the service I Read more...
The Briarhurst was beautiful and I wouldnt have wanted it anywhere else, but I was rather displeased with the service I received. The food was great, but it was presented as a buffet rather than a heavy coctail reception. Initially i was told the wrong time that we were booking the site for, and when we were taking pictures around the manor the staff was rather rude and pushy. We paid for the service there, and was basically told if we did not take pictures before the ceremony we would not be allowed to take some of the pictures that we wanted Read less
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Robyn
Wedding:
9/22/2007
2.5/5.0
Briarhurst is a beautiful venue. There are multiple planners there and I think the planner that you end up with will drastically impact your experience with them. All in all, I think I would still recommend them for a wedding venue but it wont be without a few difficulties along the way. Watch the contract...the deposit is huge and they are not flexible at all in working with you. Make sure you make your minimum as low as possible to start out so that you arent stuck trying to spend more money than you have to. The food and service is very good but we had our issues. They are still being worked out after the fact. Document everything and be very specific. You can have a great wedding here, just be very aware of all of the details. They need to pave their parking lot and they need to update some of the furnishings, specifically chairs in the conservatory; however, they have no intentions of doing so. There we several "mistakes" the day of that have made me somewhat jaded but they are working with me to try and remedy the situation.
Briarhurst is a beautiful venue. There are multiple planners there and I think the planner that you end up with will Read more...
Briarhurst is a beautiful venue. There are multiple planners there and I think the planner that you end up with will drastically impact your experience with them. All in all, I think I would still recommend them for a wedding venue but it wont be without a few difficulties along the way. Watch the contract...the deposit is huge and they are not flexible at all in working with you. Make sure you make your minimum as low as possible to start out so that you arent stuck trying to spend more money than you have to. The food and service is very good but we had our issues. They are still being worked out after the fact. Document everything and be very specific. You can have a great wedding here, just be very aware of all of the details. They need to pave their parking lot and they need to update some of the furnishings, specifically chairs in the conservatory; however, they have no intentions of doing so. There we several "mistakes" the day of that have made me somewhat jaded but they are working with me to try and remedy the situation. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue

DEALS

20% Weekday Menu Discount!!
Print Deal
Redeem In-Store   $150 Value
Receive a 20% Discount on our Plated or Buffet Banquet Menus anytime Sunday thru Thursday when you reserve your wedding reception or rehearsal dinner at Briarhurst Manor. Must print & present this offer to your banquet salesperson for validation before booking a date.Discount is valid for banquet menus only:some additional restrictions apply. See your banquet salesperson for details.

Offer Expires: 12/31/2014
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