Denver’s newest event center just opened in Denver and it has a rich history.
The company, founded in 1893, was once known as Jackson-Richter Iron Works and is one of the “oldest and largest metal fabricators” in Denver. It produced both structural and ornamental components for buildings throughout Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico. And it’s company headquarters, on Larimer Street, is considered a historic industrial site —not to mention the four Big Thompson River bridges, in Estes Park and Loveland, all built by Ironworks and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Now, the owners of Mile High Station are bringing this historic 7,000-square-foot space back to life as an elegant event venue.
The renovators “wanted to offer a modern, open space and still keep some of the original touches like the exposed brick and steel beams,” explained Concrete Express owner Joe O’Dea. And they even added a few new gems, like a large custom chandelier, sparkling glass ceilings and deep red carpet covering the grand staircase. Apart from the ambiance, the space offers two huge bars, an upstairs and a downstairs for guests to dance and mingle and plenty of natural light for potential photo shoots. And while Ironworks is quaint, it’s not small. It can accommodate up to 400 guests, with an additional space for 40 guests on the east patio — making it an option for everything from pre-wedding parties to graduations and birthdays.
Essentially, if you’re a business owner, party planner or looking to schedule a gorgeous venue for your next event, this new space is worth checking out.