Dunafon Castle Charity Event Fees
The Dunafon Castle
The Dunafon Castle is located 15 miles west of Denver in beautiful Bear Creek Canyon on Denver Mountain Parks Road (Hwy 74). Located six miles west of Morrison, CO, and four miles east of Evergreen, Colorado, midway between Idledale and Kittredge.
The Castle, completed in 1941, is built on a peninsula presenting a breathtaking view of the crystal-clear waters of Bear Creek. This stunning seventeen acre setting with 1500 feet of private trout stream is surrounded by an open space park with walking, hiking and mountain bike trails that form part of the Jefferson County Open Space Complex.
Restoration of the property was undertaken immediately upon purchase. The new owners developed the restoration plan based on existing blueprints, photographs, personal interviews with the surviving members of the Wright and Barnes families, and recommendations of professionals, and artisans with period knowledge.
Maintenance and restoration of a property of this complexity and age is a daunting task. The first order of the day was a labor force! Step 13, a drug and alcohol rehab program, was used exclusively as the source. As many as twenty residents of Step13 were on site on a daily basis to restore the castle to the condition described by the
designer and builder, Mr. Wright.
Presently the residence is occupied by a fulltime caretaker. The castle is occasionally used for charity benefits. Proceeds from events go to support the continuing successof those in Step 13, Central City’s Opera program for youth, and the YMCA.
The castle’s ponds have been restocked, and a plan to promote the development of fly fishing programs for youth in conjunction with the Colorado Fish and Game Department, local fly fishing organizations, and through a generous donation of fly fishing equipment from Eagle Claw is underway.
Located directly below two upper rooftops are the Carriage Hall, Lower Carriage Hall and the Celtic Room. Both the Carriage Hall and the Celtic Room boast a massive stone fireplace, stunning old world faux wall paintings and panoramic views of the castles’ stately grounds.
Upper Castle Rooftops
The castle boasts two rooftop areas measuring approximately 3,600 total square feet. The views are spectacular, overlooking four large trout ponds set within majestic pine trees, a waterfall feature and a twenty-one foot water wheel.
The Carriage Hall
Located directly underneath the lower castle rooftop with a designated pathway for the guests, is the majestic Carriage Hall. With freshly painted faux walls, a massive stone fireplace and newly constructed steel and glass arched windows, The Carriage Hall features a 1,000 sq foot area creating that intimate dining room setting for your
Lower Carriage Hall
Steps will direct you from the Carriage Hall to the Lower Carriage Hall which features an additional 1,200 sq feet for your entertainment and activities.
The Celtic Room
With approximately 800 square feet of space and a wine cellar located just around the corner.
With plush oversized furniture set in front of the roaring fireplace, The Celtic Room sets the stage for your memorable experience at The Dunafon Castle.
Charity Event Fees
Pricing includes 8 hour rental (including set-up, event and strike times), 5’ round tables and white resin padded chairs, mandatory valet service, on-site maintenance person, an on-site day-of event manager and a Charity Event Coordinator. This Coordinator is available to you from the site tour until the day of your event to help coordinate details between yourself, vendors and Castle staff. Also, included is a 30’ x 30’ custom tent with cathedral window sidewalls and chandelier lighting which fits the Carriage House Patio. Please contact a Charity Event Manager regarding fee information
Tents for the Lower Castle Rooftop and additional areas are available for an additional fee. Please consult with one of our Charity Event Managers, Annie or Shannan, with regards to pricing sizes, lighting, heat, etc.
For a site tour or to reserve the Dunafon Castle, please contact one of our Charity Event Managers, Annie Schumacher at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303.918.0623.
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Take C-470 and exit at Morrison Road
West on Colorado 8
Continue through the town of Morrison
Colorado 8 turns into Hwy 74
Continue west on Hwy 74
Pass through Idledale and continue
2 miles on Hwy 74
1 mile outside Idledale you will see the
entrance to “Lair O’ The Bear”
Continue 1 mile on Hwy 74 to the
Dunafon Castle, on the left
It is marked by the green wrought iron
fence and the American Flag
Total distance is just 6.4 miles from C-470
Enjoy the view. You will be traveling back
in time one century for every mile to this
majestic fourteenth century castle!
To reserve a date at The Dunafon Castle, please contact Annie Schumacher at 303.918.0623 or
email@example.com. A site tour will be scheduled and your date, if available, will be placed on a tentative hold for 10 days. At the end of the 10 days, you will either need to proceed to contract or the date will be released.
Upon contract signing, The Dunafon Castle requires a signed Facility Use Agreement /Policies and Guidelines, 50% of the quoted venue fee, a $500 security deposit and a $100 matching charity donation. The Agreement, Policies and Guidelines and an invoice for monies due will be sent to you via email. These documents and monies must be received by Annie Schumacher, Dunafon Castle Charity Event Manager, 19551 W. 55th Ln.,Golden, CO 80403 within 10 days of your request. The remainder of the quoted venue fee and the purchase of a basic liability insurance policy from www.wedsafe.com for $195 is required 60 days prior to your function date. In the event the reservation is made within 60 days of your function, the full amount is due upon reservation.
Check, Cashiers Check, Money Order or Cash.
If an event is cancelled by the User:
- Up to 9 months prior, deposit will be refunded, with the exception of a $500 cancellation fee.
- From two to nine months prior to the event, a $1,000 cancellation fee will be withheld from the deposit.
- Within sixty days of the event, the rental fee is only refundable if another rental can be secured for the same date. If another rental is secured, a $1,000 cancellation fee will be withheld from the deposit.
Your Charity Event Package Includes
- Guests have use of the upper and lower rooftops, The Carriage Hall, Lower Carriage Hall, and the Celtic Room. In addition, guests have use of all designated grounds (see aerial).
- Tours of the home are not permitted.
- 8 hours use of the property (including set-up, event and strike times).
- 5’ round tables and white resin padded chairs for up to 150 guests
- Mandatory Valet Service
- One on-site Maintenance Manager during your function
- A Charity Event Manager
- A 30’ x 30’ custom tent with cathedral window sidewalls and chandelier lighting, which fits the Carriage House Patio.
Please keep in mind that, if requested, the Castle will make arrangements for tenting additional areas for an
additional fee. Please see Shannan Greenbaum or Annie Schumacher for details and pricing.
~ Enjoy your special occasion at the Dunafon Castle ~