Located just 10 minutes from Downtown Denver, Balistreri Vineyards has a lovely garden space and ballroom to create a romantic setting for your wedding day. Balistreri Vineyards features greenery, natural wood throughout the beautiful space, and a gorgeous grand staircase which is perfect for a grand entrance! This venue is perfect for wine lovers seeking a natural, quiet setting in Denver. I always look forward to how Balistreri Vineyards feels like a little green oasis in Downtown Denver. The string lights and vines in the ceremony space exude romance and create the perfect setting for couples to get married.
John Balistreri’s family immigrated from Sicily to the United States in the early 1900s. John built greenhouses and grew carnations but continued Sicilian tradition of producing wine for family and friends.
Although wine making had always been a family tradition, it wasn’t until 1998 with the efforts of John’s daughter Julie and wife Birdie that the operation became a commercial endeavor. They built a modest tasting room to showcase their authentic and natural style of wine making.
The winery has grown while still keeping to its traditional roots. Balistreri Vineyards officially opened in 1998. On the very same land that the family had once grown carnations, stands a new facility equipped with a wine cellar, tasting room, event center and restaurant. Their winemaking process is totally natural, using only hand-harvested grapes and indigenous yeasts for fermentation, and they never add sulfites or other chemicals!
Ceremony & Reception
With room for 250 guests, this spacious setting is filled with natural beauty and modern comforts. Large garage doors allow you to enjoy the beautiful Colorado weather year round. During warm weather months guests can easily utilize both indoor and outdoor spaces throughout the event. Host your ceremony in the outdoor garden area and enjoy the fantastic in-house catering in the ballroom, complete with a grand staircase for your big entrance.
The team at Balistreri Vineyards works closely with each couple to create a tailored experience for your special day. On-site event coordinators can collaborate with you to ensure that each moment of your occasion is smooth and stress-free. Additionally, the on-site catering team can provide a feast of stunning dishes, all personalized to your tastes. They also let you bring in your own alcohol for the reception.
According to Here Comes the Guide, for 100 guests you can expect to pay between $1,500 and $4,500 for your wedding, along with a ceremony fee of $600-$800. The rental fees depend on things like day of the week, time of day, and time of year. The starting fee during peak season is $1,800. During off-peak season you can expect a $1,500 starting site fee.
The team at Balistreri Vineyards works closely with each couple to create a tailored experience for their special day. Their on-site event coordinator can collaborate with you to ensure that each moment of your occasion is smooth and stress-free. Additionally, their on-site catering team can provide a feast of stunning dishes, all personalized to your tastes. As a vineyard, they also take pride in the exceptional wines on offer, keeping your guests refreshed throughout the occasion. A range of furniture and furnishings can also be made available to you, adding to the convenience of this esteemed location.