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Need a space to host your next corporate, non-profit or community event?  Durango offers a variety of venues from private meeting space to larger spaces for groups of all sizes and budgets.

DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton Durango at 501 Camino Del Rio

The DoubleTree by Hilton Durango offers 5,500 sq. ft. of flexible function space for your next corporate gathering or social event. Appreciate spectacular Animas River views from our 2,967 sq. ft. Doubletree Ballroom. The Riverview Boardroom, with scenic views, is perfect for capturing creativity. We offer complimentary WiFi, on-site A/V equipment, and a 24-hour business center for any last-minute needs. Our Durango wedding venues and event spaces are the perfect location for your next meeting or event.  With a total of 8 meeting rooms, we are Durango’s premier and largest meeting facility.

Contact Kristin Nielsen, Director of Sales and Marketing, Kristin.nielsen@hilton.com or Amy Dobbins, Senior Catering Manager, amy.dobbins@hilton.com

Durango Arts Center at 802 E. 2nd Avenue

The Durango Arts Center (DAC), located on E. 2nd Ave., is in the heart of the Historic Downtown. The Arts Center is one of the few remaining post-Victorian commercial spaces in Durango. Annually, the DAC welcomes and provides professional event management for more than 40 businesses, individuals and community organizations presenting a wide range of events - from theatrical performances and concerts, to workshops and yoga classes, to business meetings and weddings, and more.  The DAC has four unique spaces for rent and can accommodate groups of 12 to 200, offering great flexibility to event planners.

Click here for specifics on the spaces available for rent at the Durango Arts Center.

The DAC maintains a liquor license and bar in the Theater, and all alcoholic beverages must be purchased through DAC. A modest kitchen space is also available to support outside catering (DAC does not currently offer food service).

Click here for more information: http://durangoarts.org/facility-rentals-dac/

The Strater Hotel at 699 Main Avenue

Whether you’re organizing a large conference, a small meeting, or one-on-one get together, as Durango, Colorado’s premier historic hotel, we can help you to have an unforgettable and productive gathering. Hold a memorable event for up to 230 people while being surrounded by Victorian décor, pleasing light, comfortable furnishings, unique art collections, and easy access to restrooms, and restaurants. When it’s time to relax, step outside into the streets of downtown, Durango where there is a large variety of entertainment for all types.

Our historic hotel features five versatile banquet and meeting spaces located within close proximity of each other inside the hotel. Our comfortable spaces offer high-tech amenities including: wireless high-speed internet, audio/visual equipment, and technical support. Our friendly staff is always available to help with copies, printing, scanning, and faxing. Please view our Strater Hotel Facilities map for a detailed look at our rooms, their size, and how many people each will accommodate.

Meeting and Event Amenities and Services

From special event banquets to morning board meetings, our innovative culinary team is able to create a special menu for your event. We also offer prepared menus to help make your planning easier. Please view our sample banquet menus here.

For more information, reservations, or to request a tour of our facilities please contact Emily Spencer at
970.375.7124 or at ESpencer@strater.com

First National Bank Community Room at 259 W. 9th Street

The Community Room at First National Bank is open to any non-profit to use free of charge. The room holds a capacity of 40-45 people. The community room can be accessed from a side door making it very convenient for guests.  The space includes complimentary Wi-Fi, A/V Set up with connection cord and tables and chairs that can be arranged for any set up. The space includes a small food service area with a sink, mini fridge and a dishwasher.  Organizations can bring in their own food and drink while using the space. 

For more information contact Beth McEachron at bmceachron@fnbdurango.com


 Durango Public Library at 1900 East 3rd Avenue

The Durango Public Library offers several meeting rooms for rent to the public for meetings and special events. Fees are based on room size and time of day. Discounted rates are offered to non-profit groups. Two large rooms on the main level can be combined for larger groups.  A smaller board meeting room is available upstairs for smaller meetings or groups. Book one of our rooms for your next meeting, workshop, luncheon, or other special event.

Quick Room FAQ

For more information regarding Room Rentals at the library, or to reserve a room please contact: Steve Scales - 970-375-3388 or steve.scales@durangogov.org 




The Durango Community Recreation Center at  2700 Main Avenue

The Durango Community Recreation Center is a great location for:

  • Wedding receptions
  • Banquets
  • Reunions
  • Club meetings
  • Parties
  • Conferences
  • Training sessions

An audiovisual screen as well as food and beverage areas are available. Full payment is required at the time of booking and a damage deposit may be required. In case of rental cancellation, ten days advance notice is required for a full refund.

Room Rental Details

Rental Form (pdf) 

Chapman Hill Rink and Pavilion at 500 Florida Road

The Chapman Hill rink and pavilion is a great place to have birthday parties, banquets, reunions, club meetings, parties, and trainings. For more information or to arrange a rental, please contact CJ Fuss at (970) 375-7395.  

Click here for details on rental fees

La Plata County Fairgrounds & Events Center at 2500 Main Avenue

The La Plata County Fairgrounds, located on 32 acres in the heart of Durango, is a beehive of community activity; and a multitude of users share the diverse Fairgrounds facilities. The facilities include a 10,000 square foot exhibit hall, six spacious meeting rooms, a rodeo arena complete with grandstands and livestock pens, a 33,000 square foot pavilion for livestock shows and exercising horses, two baseball fields and open space for outdoor and recreational activities.

Meeting rooms accommodate from 10 people to 100 depending on configuration and number of rooms needed.

Fairgrounds Brochure

For more information Contact Jane Zimmerman at Jane.Zimmerman@co.laplata.co.us  or by phone at 970-382-6468

Elks Lodge Durango at 901 East 2nd Avenue


Ballroom accommodate up to 235 people. Amenities include a semi professional kitchen, dance floor, stage, full service bar and separate restrooms. For more information on renting this facility contact the Club Manager, Bronwyn Oney at 970-247-2296 or by email at durangoelks@mydurango.net


VFW Post 4031 at 1550 Main Avenue

Newly renovated large hall, is complete with incredible acoustic sound for concerts or a band for your special occasion. The ballroom is 35x50 feet and can accommodate up to 320 people. Each rental includes tables and chairs. The space is perfect for holiday parties, weddings, anniversaries, concerts, quinceanera, retirement parties, or a celebration of life! Our large hall can be decorated for any occasion and comes complete with a serving area, stage, large dance floor, plenty of table and seating area, a private bar is available and a kitchen area is available.

Catering information:  alcohol must be purchased and consumed on the premises.  Food can be catered or cooked on site (we have a kitchen available

The outdoor space can be rented separately.  It is located on the Animas river by the Main Avenue bridge. The space includes picnic tables, barbeque grill, and horse shoe pits.  This is adjacent to Rotary Park which can be rented from the City of Durango for use of the Gazebo and additional parking.

For more information call (970) 247-0384 or (419) 902-4320

Powerhouse Science Center at 1333 Camino del Rio

The Powerhouse Science Center is a riverfront event venue located on the in downtown Durango, Colorado.  The perfect space for meetings, weddings, fundraisers, memorials, birthday parties, and anything in between.  

The Powerhouse can accommodate 1-350 people.  We offer an outdoor Plaza area, an indoor Gallery, and our Boiler Room totaling 7,750 square feet of venue space!


For more information please contact jenny@powsci.org and by phone at 970-259-9234 ext 103. Facility tours are available by appointment.

The D&S Grange at 479 Main Avenue

Venue description: Rustic and ranch/agricultural themed building with working fireplace and an open and spacious feeling. Size/number of people it can accommodate: approximately 2,400 square feet. Lecture style capacity: 150.  Sitting table capacity: 100         

 Additional available space: D&S Railroad Museum, (no food, drinks OK). The Museum is open to the public until approximately 6:30PM. Exclusive access granted to the museum after 6:30PM. The Snack Shack: a small building outside of The Grange that can be used as a food prep area or satellite bar. It is well-lit, has electricity, hot and cold water, and a three compartment sink. 40’x40’ tent for more covered space directly outside of the Grange.

Included amenities: 125 chairs, 6 cocktail tables, ten 60” round tables, ten 8’ rectangular tables,  small stage, P.A. system, free parking, bar options (hosted or cash) with all alcohol being purchased from and served by the Durango & Silverton.

Contact  Michele Victor, Special Event Coordinator. MVictor@DurangoTrain.com 970-385-8866

Durango Space at 1221 Main Avenue

DurangoSpace, Durango’s premiere coworking facility. Located downtown across from Buckley Park, this well-designed shared office is outfitted with the latest technology and plenty of parking. DurangoSpace features 2,600 SF at 1221 Main Avenue plus another 2,000 SF at 1211 Main (upstairs), which equals 4,600 SF of coworking workspace, client or team meeting space, and private office space.  We are supporting our members with super-fast Internet (30 to 50 Mbps down), four (4) full-service conference rooms, plenty of workspace and seven (7) private workspaces.

Conference room options for group meetings:

Contact Jasper at 970-828-1340 or at info@durangospace.com

Add your meeting space to our list by contacting Tanya at Tanyac@downtowndurango.org

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