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The Briarwood Inn

Golden , CO
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LOCATION

1630 8th St
Golden, CO 80401 US (map)

PHONE

303-279-3121

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ABOUT US

Critically acclaimed as one of Colorado’s most romantic restaurants, The Briarwood is the perfect place to celebrate your special day! Located just 20 minutes west of Denver, nestled in... Read more
Critically acclaimed as one of Colorado’s most romantic restaurants, The Briarwood is the perfect place to celebrate your special day! Located just 20 minutes west of Denver, nestled in the foothills of Golden. With the combination of our elegant indoor dining rooms, an elegant Outdoor Garden area, and delectable food and service, we have it all to make your day memorable and one of a kind!

Our Facilities:

The Garden Terrace - A picturesque Rocky Mountain backdrop frames the setting of the Garden Terrace featuring natural stone elements, two water features, a fireplace, outdoor sound system, romantic wedding pergola, patio area and grassy lawn, set among a beautiful array of flowers and trees. A perfect venue for an elegant outdoor garden wedding.

Inside The Briarwood - Two indoor dining rooms graced with charm and elegance are perfect for an indoor reception venue. The Grand West Dining Room features tall ceilings, floor to sky windows, a cozy fireplace, and etched glass, with seating up to 120 guests. The East Dining Room is an intimate setting with hardwood floors, crystal accents and golden lighting with seating for up to 75 guests.

Your personal in-house wedding coordinator and team of staff will work side-by-side with you through the planning process starting from your initial meeting through the conclusion of your wedding, including customizing reception packages, menu selection, rental orders, table design and layout, ceremony coordination, vendor referrals, and all set-up necessary on the day-of, ensuring each and every detail of your wedding is executed to perfection.

Please contact Kate Heemsoth at 303.279.3121 or Kate@thebriarwoodinn.com for more information! Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1985
When was your venue last renovated?
2014
Describe your venue:
Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Garden / Romantic, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
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?
0
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
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
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
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
Outside vendors welcome

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1985
When was your venue last renovated?
2014
Describe your venue:
Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Garden / Romantic, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
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?
0
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
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
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
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
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Charli
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Our planning and the day of our wedsing was seamless and perfect. Duncan and his staff are amazing! Perfect place for a wedding :)
Our planning and the day of our wedsing was seamless and perfect. Duncan and his staff are amazing! Perfect place for a Read more...
Our planning and the day of our wedsing was seamless and perfect. Duncan and his staff are amazing! Perfect place for a wedding :) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The Briarwood Inn was wonderful to work with from start to finish. The venue, food and service were all top notch. Duncan was great to work with throughout the entire planning phase. Both my wife and I work in the hospitality industry, so we had high expectations and the Briarwood Inn exceeded each of them. I would highly recommend this venue for any special event whether it be a dinner for 2 people or a wedding for 200 people.
The Briarwood Inn was wonderful to work with from start to finish. The venue, food and service were all top notch. Duncan Read more...
The Briarwood Inn was wonderful to work with from start to finish. The venue, food and service were all top notch. Duncan was great to work with throughout the entire planning phase. Both my wife and I work in the hospitality industry, so we had high expectations and the Briarwood Inn exceeded each of them. I would highly recommend this venue for any special event whether it be a dinner for 2 people or a wedding for 200 people. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Sherrene
Wedding:
8/29/2014
5.0/5.0
Duncan the general manager was amazing!! From the first time we met him we felt comfortable and trusting with putting him in charge. He took every concern into account and provide it as extra reassurance that he would make her day wonderful. We had some weather issues and he handled them perfectly delaying our ceremony by a few minutes but making sure we got the outdoor ceremony we wanted. I have no complaints and no negative criticism of this venue or the staff. They truly made our day very magical.
Duncan the general manager was amazing!! From the first time we met him we felt comfortable and trusting with putting him Read more...
Duncan the general manager was amazing!! From the first time we met him we felt comfortable and trusting with putting him in charge. He took every concern into account and provide it as extra reassurance that he would make her day wonderful. We had some weather issues and he handled them perfectly delaying our ceremony by a few minutes but making sure we got the outdoor ceremony we wanted. I have no complaints and no negative criticism of this venue or the staff. They truly made our day very magical. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Melanie
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
The Briarwood Inn is such a hidden gem. We couldn't have asked for a better place to have our wedding. The outdoor patio is beautiful, the food is amazing, and to top it all off they take all the stress away. Duncan runs the weddings and he is amazing. He was super helpful with any questions I had while working on planning the wedding from out of town and then the day of he (along with the wonderful staff) did all of the decorations set up and take down. I didn't have to worry about anything. They really made the day perfect.
The Briarwood Inn is such a hidden gem. We couldn't have asked for a better place to have our wedding. The outdoor patio Read more...
The Briarwood Inn is such a hidden gem. We couldn't have asked for a better place to have our wedding. The outdoor patio is beautiful, the food is amazing, and to top it all off they take all the stress away. Duncan runs the weddings and he is amazing. He was super helpful with any questions I had while working on planning the wedding from out of town and then the day of he (along with the wonderful staff) did all of the decorations set up and take down. I didn't have to worry about anything. They really made the day perfect. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Kelly
Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
The Brairwood was the perfect place for our wedding reception. The planning process was basically effortless with the staff. They responded in a timely manner and always put my mind at ease. The food was amazing and the atmosphere was exactly what I was looking for. They were open to my ideas and took care of everything. If you are looking to get married in Golden, this is the place to go!
The Brairwood was the perfect place for our wedding reception. The planning process was basically effortless with the Read more...
The Brairwood was the perfect place for our wedding reception. The planning process was basically effortless with the staff. They responded in a timely manner and always put my mind at ease. The food was amazing and the atmosphere was exactly what I was looking for. They were open to my ideas and took care of everything. If you are looking to get married in Golden, this is the place to go! Read less
Services Used: Lighting & Decor, Rehearsal Dinner
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The Briarwood Inn is the best venue that anyone could ever ask for. I selected the Briarwood Inn because of its elegant and intimate setting. Nestled just below Table Mountain, the Briarwood Inn offers a mountain setting, but is still only about 20 minutes from Downtown Denver. For my wedding planning, I worked with Duncan, the general manager at the restaurant. He was extremely accommodating, flexible, and willing to take charge of any detail I needed. From the moment I met Duncan, I knew that my wedding planning was in the right hands. On the day of the wedding, Duncan and his staff helped make the day run flawlessly. My wedding was stress free and went off without a hitch. All guests were amazed with the beauty of my wedding and I know that would not have been possible without Duncan and his staff. I highly recommend the Briarwood Inn.
The Briarwood Inn is the best venue that anyone could ever ask for. I selected the Briarwood Inn because of its elegant Read more...
The Briarwood Inn is the best venue that anyone could ever ask for. I selected the Briarwood Inn because of its elegant and intimate setting. Nestled just below Table Mountain, the Briarwood Inn offers a mountain setting, but is still only about 20 minutes from Downtown Denver. For my wedding planning, I worked with Duncan, the general manager at the restaurant. He was extremely accommodating, flexible, and willing to take charge of any detail I needed. From the moment I met Duncan, I knew that my wedding planning was in the right hands. On the day of the wedding, Duncan and his staff helped make the day run flawlessly. My wedding was stress free and went off without a hitch. All guests were amazed with the beauty of my wedding and I know that would not have been possible without Duncan and his staff. I highly recommend the Briarwood Inn. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Amanda
Wedding:
5/25/2014
5.0/5.0
This place is AMAZING for weddings!! So beautiful inside and out and Duncan is the best!! He took care of everything from the day we booked up until the last minutes of my wedding! My sister left her wallet at the restaurant and he dropped it of to her hotel for her that night since she and her family were leaving town the next day. He was so flexible with changes. We were supposed to have an outdoor wedding and reception and (thanks Colorado weather...) it stormed and hailed that day so Duncan moved everything inside and it was still beautiful! His staff is super professional and courteous, I'm still hearing about how great everyone was from my guests. I definitely recommend this place for any event...the food is AMAZING!!
This place is AMAZING for weddings!! So beautiful inside and out and Duncan is the best!! He took care of everything from Read more...
This place is AMAZING for weddings!! So beautiful inside and out and Duncan is the best!! He took care of everything from the day we booked up until the last minutes of my wedding! My sister left her wallet at the restaurant and he dropped it of to her hotel for her that night since she and her family were leaving town the next day. He was so flexible with changes. We were supposed to have an outdoor wedding and reception and (thanks Colorado weather...) it stormed and hailed that day so Duncan moved everything inside and it was still beautiful! His staff is super professional and courteous, I'm still hearing about how great everyone was from my guests. I definitely recommend this place for any event...the food is AMAZING!! Read less
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Tom
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Looking for a wedding venue is hard work, and we were so fortunate to come across The Briarwood Inn! We were planning a wedding with mostly out-of-town family and friends, and were uncertain of how many guests would ultimately attend. We met with Turner who gave us a tour and showed us exactly how they would be able to accommodate either a small or large group for our reception. After tasting their food, we were sold! We had an amazing venue for an outdoor cocktail hour, followed by indoor dinner and reception. The service, presentation, patio, and especially the food have been talked about by our guests ever since. We worked with Turner and Duncan, and must say that they took care of everything – the reception was one of the easiest parts of planning our wedding. Turner did everything to ensure the day was special, from the day-of execution, to even helping carry in reception materials during set-up. Throughout the planning process, they were very respectful of our budget and there were no unexpected or “hidden” fees. We were able to enjoy our reception knowing that all of the little details had been taken care of. The Briarwood Inn provided incredible food, a great sound system, and gave us flexibility with Colorado’s unpredictable weather (especially in late April). We highly recommend The Briarwood Inn, and feel so fortunate that we chose to have our reception there. We are looking forward to celebrating our anniversary there for years to come!
Looking for a wedding venue is hard work, and we were so fortunate to come across The Briarwood Inn! We were planning a Read more...
Looking for a wedding venue is hard work, and we were so fortunate to come across The Briarwood Inn! We were planning a wedding with mostly out-of-town family and friends, and were uncertain of how many guests would ultimately attend. We met with Turner who gave us a tour and showed us exactly how they would be able to accommodate either a small or large group for our reception. After tasting their food, we were sold! We had an amazing venue for an outdoor cocktail hour, followed by indoor dinner and reception. The service, presentation, patio, and especially the food have been talked about by our guests ever since. We worked with Turner and Duncan, and must say that they took care of everything – the reception was one of the easiest parts of planning our wedding. Turner did everything to ensure the day was special, from the day-of execution, to even helping carry in reception materials during set-up. Throughout the planning process, they were very respectful of our budget and there were no unexpected or “hidden” fees. We were able to enjoy our reception knowing that all of the little details had been taken care of. The Briarwood Inn provided incredible food, a great sound system, and gave us flexibility with Colorado’s unpredictable weather (especially in late April). We highly recommend The Briarwood Inn, and feel so fortunate that we chose to have our reception there. We are looking forward to celebrating our anniversary there for years to come! Read less
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Candace
Wedding:
3/21/2014
5.0/5.0
There are two parts to my review, one part regarding Duncan Newman, the event coordinator at The Briarwood Inn, and the second part regarding the venue itself.

Duncan planned out the entire ceremony and reception, what order we should walk in, where we should stand, but he was also very receptive and responsive to suggestions made my myself, my husband or our family. He ushered us around the reception to ensure that we didn't spend too much time at any one table, that we would have an opportunity to see everybody, and that we would still have time to cut the cake and take photos. This was perfect for me because I was a big emotional stress ball; Duncan was a necessity to keep things moving.

Duncan worked with all of my vendors to put everything together. Since many vendors deliver the day of the wedding, this was helpful for me to not have to worry about it, especially since I had a brunch wedding that started at 10am.

The most important thing that Duncan did was take care of my husband and me during the reception. He brought us the appetizers we didn't have a chance to sample, he kept our glasses full, and he took our order and brought our food first. He made us feel like it truly was our special day and we were the most important people there. He showed us so much respect. His staff was incredible also, very attentive to our guests and ourselves.

I chose the venue because it's in the foothills of Colorado (beautiful!) and the building and grounds are gorgeous. I did very little decorating because it is such a beautiful space. We had the entire restaurant to ourselves, including the rooms flanking the bar, where my husband and I prepared separately. The food was incredible, all of my guests were satisfied with their meals. We had fruit served in globe wine glasses, the presentation at the tables was phenomenal. Our names were printed on the menus with a congratulatory message.

Everything culminated in the perfect wedding I could ask for.
There are two parts to my review, one part regarding Duncan Newman, the event coordinator at The Briarwood Inn, and the Read more...
There are two parts to my review, one part regarding Duncan Newman, the event coordinator at The Briarwood Inn, and the second part regarding the venue itself.

Duncan planned out the entire ceremony and reception, what order we should walk in, where we should stand, but he was also very receptive and responsive to suggestions made my myself, my husband or our family. He ushered us around the reception to ensure that we didn't spend too much time at any one table, that we would have an opportunity to see everybody, and that we would still have time to cut the cake and take photos. This was perfect for me because I was a big emotional stress ball; Duncan was a necessity to keep things moving.

Duncan worked with all of my vendors to put everything together. Since many vendors deliver the day of the wedding, this was helpful for me to not have to worry about it, especially since I had a brunch wedding that started at 10am.

The most important thing that Duncan did was take care of my husband and me during the reception. He brought us the appetizers we didn't have a chance to sample, he kept our glasses full, and he took our order and brought our food first. He made us feel like it truly was our special day and we were the most important people there. He showed us so much respect. His staff was incredible also, very attentive to our guests and ourselves.

I chose the venue because it's in the foothills of Colorado (beautiful!) and the building and grounds are gorgeous. I did very little decorating because it is such a beautiful space. We had the entire restaurant to ourselves, including the rooms flanking the bar, where my husband and I prepared separately. The food was incredible, all of my guests were satisfied with their meals. We had fruit served in globe wine glasses, the presentation at the tables was phenomenal. Our names were printed on the menus with a congratulatory message.

Everything culminated in the perfect wedding I could ask for. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Georgie
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
FIVE STARS!! I had the wedding of my dreams and it wouldn't have been possible without the help of Duncan (GM of The Briarwood) and his amazing staff!
I was originally suppose to have my wedding up in Aspen but 6 months before the wedding date we decided to move it more local. This was the best decision I made when it came to my wedding! We booked a brunch wedding which was not only reasonable but picture perfect with their outside area!
Duncan continued to email me leading up to our wedding date asking if there was anything he could help out with, this continued to put my mind at ease. The day before the wedding we had our rehearsal which Duncan led, in directing us exactly where we needed to stand and how everything should go. On the day of the wedding I thought I would be a stress ball but I was just as calm as can be! The Briarwood has the perfect bridal suite setup and the staff kept the mimosas going in there before the ceremony which was awesome. Duncan and his staff spent hours setting up and I am eternally thankful for everything he did, it looked better than I could have ever imagined. Everything went so smoothly from start to finish. I would recommend this location to anyone the food is amazing, location is perfect, and staff is top notch! If you want your guests to talk about your wedding to everyone they know look no further than The Briarwood, you wont be disappointed!
FIVE STARS!! I had the wedding of my dreams and it wouldn't have been possible without the help of Duncan (GM of The Read more...
FIVE STARS!! I had the wedding of my dreams and it wouldn't have been possible without the help of Duncan (GM of The Briarwood) and his amazing staff!
I was originally suppose to have my wedding up in Aspen but 6 months before the wedding date we decided to move it more local. This was the best decision I made when it came to my wedding! We booked a brunch wedding which was not only reasonable but picture perfect with their outside area!
Duncan continued to email me leading up to our wedding date asking if there was anything he could help out with, this continued to put my mind at ease. The day before the wedding we had our rehearsal which Duncan led, in directing us exactly where we needed to stand and how everything should go. On the day of the wedding I thought I would be a stress ball but I was just as calm as can be! The Briarwood has the perfect bridal suite setup and the staff kept the mimosas going in there before the ceremony which was awesome. Duncan and his staff spent hours setting up and I am eternally thankful for everything he did, it looked better than I could have ever imagined. Everything went so smoothly from start to finish. I would recommend this location to anyone the food is amazing, location is perfect, and staff is top notch! If you want your guests to talk about your wedding to everyone they know look no further than The Briarwood, you wont be disappointed! Read less
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