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Mercury Cafe

Denver , CO
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LOCATION

2199 California St
Denver, CO 80205 US (map)

PHONE

303-294-9258

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

The Mercury Cafe is a gorgeous, unique, fun and affordable space for receptions and ceremonies.We love having Weddings & Receptions and can accommodate groups of 60 to 300.We use the... Read more
The Mercury Cafe is a gorgeous, unique, fun and affordable space for receptions and ceremonies.We love having Weddings & Receptions and can accommodate groups of 60 to 300.We use the Tiger Section of the Rose Room for up to 35 people.We use the Jungle Room for 35-100 people, and our Ballroom for 50 people or more.There is no room charge if we cater our excellent Organic, Colorado Cuisine

We serve all Local & Organic Food. Menus and Appetizers can be selected from our regular menu's or co-created with us.We have catered Polish, Balinese, Cuban & Indian Cuisine, and of course Italian & Mexican. We LOVE to cook! Appetizers from $2-$10 per person, Lunch from $12-$20, Brunch from $6-$20, Dinner from $15-$45.

In the ballroom we have a gorgeous full bar and bartender at your service, plus a dance floor with views of Denver, a stage and a piano.We provide a full staff. We have an amazing in house sound system & can arrange for live bands. We love to be inventive and aim to make your special event perfect for you!

Please call Marilyn at #303-294-9258 for more details and to set up a meeting.

Photos 1-13 in the Wedding Album are courtesy of Suzanne Shaff Photography Worldwide, www/shaffphotography.com, suzanneshaff@gmail.com, 612.280.5191. Available for travel world wide. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1949
When was your venue last renovated?
2000
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
City, Eclectic
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
250
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
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?
0
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?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
20
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
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
No

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1949
When was your venue last renovated?
2000
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
City, Eclectic
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
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?
0
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?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
20
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
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
No

REVIEWS

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Chelsea
Wedding:
9/26/2014
5.0/5.0
I wanted to elope so that I wouldn't have to deal with planning, but Marilyn took care of everything for us. She asked a few questions and came up with a meal, a few more questions and came up with a cake and decorations. She arranged for live musicians. She stuck to our budget and factored in alcohol and table napkins. We probably spent a couple of hours talking to her and walking through the upstairs area. Day of reception- she was there to greet guests and made sure everything ran flawlessly. I couldn't be more happy with the entire experience. You get the best quality food, super cool environment, and a wedding planner all built into an incredibly affordable price.
I wanted to elope so that I wouldn't have to deal with planning, but Marilyn took care of everything for us. She asked a Read more...
I wanted to elope so that I wouldn't have to deal with planning, but Marilyn took care of everything for us. She asked a few questions and came up with a meal, a few more questions and came up with a cake and decorations. She arranged for live musicians. She stuck to our budget and factored in alcohol and table napkins. We probably spent a couple of hours talking to her and walking through the upstairs area. Day of reception- she was there to greet guests and made sure everything ran flawlessly. I couldn't be more happy with the entire experience. You get the best quality food, super cool environment, and a wedding planner all built into an incredibly affordable price. Read less
Services Used: Band, Wedding Cake, Catering, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Micaela
Wedding:
8/30/2014
5.0/5.0
Marilyn Was lovely and great to work with. The venue was perfect and the food was amazing!
Marilyn Was lovely and great to work with. The venue was perfect and the food was amazing!
Marilyn Was lovely and great to work with. The venue was perfect and the food was amazing! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Samantha
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
We had a wedding reception (100 people) at the Mercury Cafe's upstairs venue and it could not have gone better! Throughout the process, Marilyn (the owner) was calm and accessible, two things my Type A personality certainly appreciated! She also had some excellent ideas that I didn't think of; but she did not push them, merely presented them. The price was extremely reasonable, and included appetizers, dinner, wedding cake, and champagne toast. (There were other options available that we didn't choose).
The food was great- organic and local- and even my father (a "meat and potatoes" man from Maine) liked it. My husband is gluten free, so part of the wedding cake was gluten free, and I was happy with it.
The most important part to me was that I didn't have to stress about things like flowers and decorations. Marilyn made it happen.
We had a wedding reception (100 people) at the Mercury Cafe's upstairs venue and it could not have gone better! Throughout Read more...
We had a wedding reception (100 people) at the Mercury Cafe's upstairs venue and it could not have gone better! Throughout the process, Marilyn (the owner) was calm and accessible, two things my Type A personality certainly appreciated! She also had some excellent ideas that I didn't think of; but she did not push them, merely presented them. The price was extremely reasonable, and included appetizers, dinner, wedding cake, and champagne toast. (There were other options available that we didn't choose).
The food was great- organic and local- and even my father (a "meat and potatoes" man from Maine) liked it. My husband is gluten free, so part of the wedding cake was gluten free, and I was happy with it.
The most important part to me was that I didn't have to stress about things like flowers and decorations. Marilyn made it happen. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Darnelle
Wedding:
7/25/2014
5.0/5.0
The Mercury Cafe was a wonderful place to get married. The owner, Marilyn, provided expert guidance and a beautiful atmosphere for our special day. We don't know what we would have done without her! The food was delightful and everyone had a blast. The costs were amazing considering the atmosphere, the food and the help with planning. If you're getting married in Denver, do yourself a favor and get married here.
The Mercury Cafe was a wonderful place to get married. The owner, Marilyn, provided expert guidance and a beautiful Read more...
The Mercury Cafe was a wonderful place to get married. The owner, Marilyn, provided expert guidance and a beautiful atmosphere for our special day. We don't know what we would have done without her! The food was delightful and everyone had a blast. The costs were amazing considering the atmosphere, the food and the help with planning. If you're getting married in Denver, do yourself a favor and get married here. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Flowers, Wedding Venue
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Deb
Wedding:
7/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Our July wedding reception at the Mercury Cafe was everything that we hoped it would be. It was intimate, elegant, and fun. We used the ballroom, which thankfully already comes decorated with lights, art work, and roses on the tables.
During the planning process, Marilyn was easy to work with, wonderfully supportive, and respectful of our needs. She kept us within our budget to create the perfect menu.
We had a brunch reception with a variety of quiches as well as a chicken dish with ham and a white sauce. The food was delicious, and everyone commented on how good it was. They also made a special cake for us, a Sidecar Cake, from a recipe that we loved. It was perfectly delicious and beautiful.
Our DJ had no issues hooking up to the sound system, and we danced for hours! We had many children in attendance, and Marilyn thoughtfully put out a bunch of stuffed rabbits on the stage to help entertain them. We were all laughing we punted more than one flying rabbit from the dance floor.
The bartender and staff were wonderful and professional. And they didn't mind us sticking around after our guests cleared out to slow dance and take in the quiet of the moment.
Marilyn thoughtfully invited us and our parents to the dance lessons that evening, and I so wish we had been able to take her up on them!
It was a magical experience and I'd recommend the Mercury Cafe to anyone who would like a quality experience, regardless of budget limitations.
We will surely celebrate our anniversaries to come with a drink at the bar or yummy brunch.
Our July wedding reception at the Mercury Cafe was everything that we hoped it would be. It was intimate, elegant, and Read more...
Our July wedding reception at the Mercury Cafe was everything that we hoped it would be. It was intimate, elegant, and fun. We used the ballroom, which thankfully already comes decorated with lights, art work, and roses on the tables.
During the planning process, Marilyn was easy to work with, wonderfully supportive, and respectful of our needs. She kept us within our budget to create the perfect menu.
We had a brunch reception with a variety of quiches as well as a chicken dish with ham and a white sauce. The food was delicious, and everyone commented on how good it was. They also made a special cake for us, a Sidecar Cake, from a recipe that we loved. It was perfectly delicious and beautiful.
Our DJ had no issues hooking up to the sound system, and we danced for hours! We had many children in attendance, and Marilyn thoughtfully put out a bunch of stuffed rabbits on the stage to help entertain them. We were all laughing we punted more than one flying rabbit from the dance floor.
The bartender and staff were wonderful and professional. And they didn't mind us sticking around after our guests cleared out to slow dance and take in the quiet of the moment.
Marilyn thoughtfully invited us and our parents to the dance lessons that evening, and I so wish we had been able to take her up on them!
It was a magical experience and I'd recommend the Mercury Cafe to anyone who would like a quality experience, regardless of budget limitations.
We will surely celebrate our anniversaries to come with a drink at the bar or yummy brunch. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Marie
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
Our wedding truly felt magical, and I find myself still smiling as I reflect back on our special day. The ballroom was beautifully decorated with a soft and simple feel that provided a nice blend with the funky feel of the Mercury. The tables were filled with vases of tulips, and bouquets were also put out on the entrance table. The chairs, stage and sound system were all in order for both our musicians, and the band. (The band commented on how easy and knowledgeable the sound tech was to work with.) It was so nice to arrive, and have the space ready to go. We had originally envisioned having an outdoor ceremony, but in the end it was so much easier (and cheaper!) to have everything in the same location. The food....oh, the food...we are foodies and this meal was incredible. We chose the fruit/cheese platter for an appetizer, and mojitos that were generous with both mint and alcohol. The buffet was well presented with elk, potato's, salad/bread, roasted asparagus/broccoli, and polenta with an options for olive or pesto tapenades. Our guests were raving, and it was later shared by family that many people returned for 2nd and 3rd helpings. There was plenty of food! Our cake was breathtaking -- chocolate, cream and berries. Their baker is truly gifted. There was plenty of room for dancing. At the end of the evening, the staff cleaned up everything and we wrote a check. So simple. Marilyn was very easy to work with, and carried both honesty and integrity as our wedding host. Our wedding was very affordable. In the weeks proceeding, we heard countless guests (from ages 5 to 75) share that this was one of the most special and most fun weddings they have ever attended. I believe this was co-created with the love and intention that has been built over the years with the café. People could "feel" that this was someplace special. Thank you!
Our wedding truly felt magical, and I find myself still smiling as I reflect back on our special day. The ballroom was Read more...
Our wedding truly felt magical, and I find myself still smiling as I reflect back on our special day. The ballroom was beautifully decorated with a soft and simple feel that provided a nice blend with the funky feel of the Mercury. The tables were filled with vases of tulips, and bouquets were also put out on the entrance table. The chairs, stage and sound system were all in order for both our musicians, and the band. (The band commented on how easy and knowledgeable the sound tech was to work with.) It was so nice to arrive, and have the space ready to go. We had originally envisioned having an outdoor ceremony, but in the end it was so much easier (and cheaper!) to have everything in the same location. The food....oh, the food...we are foodies and this meal was incredible. We chose the fruit/cheese platter for an appetizer, and mojitos that were generous with both mint and alcohol. The buffet was well presented with elk, potato's, salad/bread, roasted asparagus/broccoli, and polenta with an options for olive or pesto tapenades. Our guests were raving, and it was later shared by family that many people returned for 2nd and 3rd helpings. There was plenty of food! Our cake was breathtaking -- chocolate, cream and berries. Their baker is truly gifted. There was plenty of room for dancing. At the end of the evening, the staff cleaned up everything and we wrote a check. So simple. Marilyn was very easy to work with, and carried both honesty and integrity as our wedding host. Our wedding was very affordable. In the weeks proceeding, we heard countless guests (from ages 5 to 75) share that this was one of the most special and most fun weddings they have ever attended. I believe this was co-created with the love and intention that has been built over the years with the café. People could "feel" that this was someplace special. Thank you! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Venue
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Stacey
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I cannot say enough about Marilyn and her team at the Mercury Cafe. From start to finish, Marilyn made the wedding planning process easy and fun. There were 3 outstanding factors that made our choice easy: Marilyn, the food, and the physical space.

We stumbled upon the Merc as we were looking for venues and were immediately impressed with the lived values of the restaurant: the food is organic, locally sourced (& delicious), the restaurant is wind & solar powered, & it's a community hub (tons of classes & events).

As soon as we met Marilyn, we were sold - she is amazingly warm, kind, thoughtful, & generous with her time & talent. She worked with us from start to finish to make sure our wedding was exactly what we wanted. We worked together to create the menu (we did a slider bar and our favorite side dishes like gluten-free mac & cheese, sweet potato fries, etc. - everything was so delicious!).

Marilyn was open to meet with us whenever we needed (plus, it was a good excuse for us to dine at the Merc) & was always accessible to answer questions. We did not have a wedding coordinator (nor did we know what we were doing), & Marilyn, having done many weddings, helped guide us through the process. Marilyn was incredibly flexible & creative, which is evident in the physical space she has created at the Cafe.

Upon entering the Merc, you are transported to a whimsical, vibrant space. The upstairs space is already glowing with strung lights, garland, & murals all along the walls. The space was large enough for us to do our ceremony and reception (we had about 150 guests), with just a little turn over time. There is a bar, sound booth, and restrooms upstairs. The staff was incredibly helpful with setting up the space and working with our friends & vendors.

We HIGHLY recommend The Mercury Cafe!
My husband and I cannot say enough about Marilyn and her team at the Mercury Cafe. From start to finish, Marilyn made the Read more...
My husband and I cannot say enough about Marilyn and her team at the Mercury Cafe. From start to finish, Marilyn made the wedding planning process easy and fun. There were 3 outstanding factors that made our choice easy: Marilyn, the food, and the physical space.

We stumbled upon the Merc as we were looking for venues and were immediately impressed with the lived values of the restaurant: the food is organic, locally sourced (& delicious), the restaurant is wind & solar powered, & it's a community hub (tons of classes & events).

As soon as we met Marilyn, we were sold - she is amazingly warm, kind, thoughtful, & generous with her time & talent. She worked with us from start to finish to make sure our wedding was exactly what we wanted. We worked together to create the menu (we did a slider bar and our favorite side dishes like gluten-free mac & cheese, sweet potato fries, etc. - everything was so delicious!).

Marilyn was open to meet with us whenever we needed (plus, it was a good excuse for us to dine at the Merc) & was always accessible to answer questions. We did not have a wedding coordinator (nor did we know what we were doing), & Marilyn, having done many weddings, helped guide us through the process. Marilyn was incredibly flexible & creative, which is evident in the physical space she has created at the Cafe.

Upon entering the Merc, you are transported to a whimsical, vibrant space. The upstairs space is already glowing with strung lights, garland, & murals all along the walls. The space was large enough for us to do our ceremony and reception (we had about 150 guests), with just a little turn over time. There is a bar, sound booth, and restrooms upstairs. The staff was incredibly helpful with setting up the space and working with our friends & vendors.

We HIGHLY recommend The Mercury Cafe! Read less
Services Used: Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Jessica
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
The Mercury Cafe was the perfect place for our wedding. The venue is unique and beautiful, the food is great, and they are so accommodating and willing to work with a budget. They made everything so easy on us, from the menu to the flowers and decorations, and even made our cake! (Which was delicious.) We had an amazing experience here and I wouldn't change anything about our big day!
The Mercury Cafe was the perfect place for our wedding. The venue is unique and beautiful, the food is great, and they are Read more...
The Mercury Cafe was the perfect place for our wedding. The venue is unique and beautiful, the food is great, and they are so accommodating and willing to work with a budget. They made everything so easy on us, from the menu to the flowers and decorations, and even made our cake! (Which was delicious.) We had an amazing experience here and I wouldn't change anything about our big day! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I have loved the Mercury Cafe for years and was so excited when I realized that they hosted wedding ceremonies and receptions. My husband and I had looked at few other venues around Denver before the Mercury and as soon as we took a look at the ballroom upstairs, we knew it was the place!
Marilyn was so flexible and helpful about what we could do with the space and the price was great as well. If you have the Mercury cater your reception, there is no booking cost of the space, (which is awesome because their food is amazing). We had our florist (Lale Floral - look into it) deck out the ballroom and we had a string quartet play during the beginning of the ceremony, as well as during cocktail hour.
I could write about our wedding for pages because it was beautiful and unique and the Mercury Cafe was the perfect venue for us. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a laid back, flexible, artistic, magical place for their wedding. We had so many of our friends and tell us it was the best wedding they had ever been too! Heart. Smiley Face.
I have loved the Mercury Cafe for years and was so excited when I realized that they hosted wedding ceremonies and Read more...
I have loved the Mercury Cafe for years and was so excited when I realized that they hosted wedding ceremonies and receptions. My husband and I had looked at few other venues around Denver before the Mercury and as soon as we took a look at the ballroom upstairs, we knew it was the place!
Marilyn was so flexible and helpful about what we could do with the space and the price was great as well. If you have the Mercury cater your reception, there is no booking cost of the space, (which is awesome because their food is amazing). We had our florist (Lale Floral - look into it) deck out the ballroom and we had a string quartet play during the beginning of the ceremony, as well as during cocktail hour.
I could write about our wedding for pages because it was beautiful and unique and the Mercury Cafe was the perfect venue for us. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a laid back, flexible, artistic, magical place for their wedding. We had so many of our friends and tell us it was the best wedding they had ever been too! Heart. Smiley Face. Read less
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Taryn
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I fell in love with the Merc. It was the first venue we looked at and didn't need to look further. Marilyn was incredible to work with. So kind and helpful and patient! She went above and beyond for us. She was extremely professional without pressuring as if she was running a business, but instead, made us feel like guests in her home. Her staff was top notch. Their service and attitudes were incredible. We felt like we were having a wedding at one of our families homes. The food was delicious! Everything went so smoothly we could not have been blessed more by this incredible place. At top it all off the leftover food was donated! Please have your wedding here!!
My husband and I fell in love with the Merc. It was the first venue we looked at and didn't need to look further. Marilyn Read more...
My husband and I fell in love with the Merc. It was the first venue we looked at and didn't need to look further. Marilyn was incredible to work with. So kind and helpful and patient! She went above and beyond for us. She was extremely professional without pressuring as if she was running a business, but instead, made us feel like guests in her home. Her staff was top notch. Their service and attitudes were incredible. We felt like we were having a wedding at one of our families homes. The food was delicious! Everything went so smoothly we could not have been blessed more by this incredible place. At top it all off the leftover food was donated! Please have your wedding here!! Read less
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