After working and living in the Boulder area for quite some time now, I have had the opportunity to check out some awesome breweries, eateries and bars in around Boulder & Denver. I ventured to brunch one morning in April with a good friend & co-worker of mine, Paloma and her good friend Nate. We had the most fabulous meal, service and the cocktails were refreshing and on point. I was introduced to Kasi, the general manager of Chautauqua Dining Hall and inquired about helping out with events over the summer for some extra cash. It was the best decision I made as I have met some of the coolest, nicest people in the world and learned so much about making someones experience during their wedding, advertising event or banquet a success. Owned by Three Leaf Concepts & managed by Kasi Tenborg, this welcoming, beautiful establishment is hands down the best venue for a corporate function, wedding or just to have food and people watch. With an efficient, personable management team consisting of Davin Burke, Lauren Kaufman, Mackenzie Riley & Belica Martinez; you're always in good hands at Boulder's premiere wedding & brunch destination. Lets take a closer look on the history of Chautauqua Dining Hall.
On July 4, 1898, over 4,000 people gathered for the opening day of the Colorado Chautauqua. Boulder civic leaders and Texas educators had joined together to create a cultural and educational summer retreat. Today, the Colorado Chautauqua is one of a few remaining Chautauquas in the United States, and the only site west of the Mississippi River, in continuous operation, with its original structures intact.
Before radio and television, the Chautauqua Movement united millions in common cultural and educational experiences. Orators, performers, and educators traveled a national Chautauqua circuit of more than 12,000 sites bringing lectures, performances, concerts, classes, and exhibitions to thousands of people in small towns and cities. Theodore Roosevelt called Chautauquas, "the most American thing in America."
Located at the base of Boulder's Flatirons, Chautauqua Park is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a local landmark. The Colorado Chautauqua Association, a 501 (c) (3) organization, leases twenty-six acres of land from the City of Boulder, on which are situated:
The Auditorium (1898) included on the National Register of Historic Places. It has been voted one of the top ten places artists love to play because of its superior acoustics and intimate feel.
The Dining Hall (1898) is now open all year, offering excellent cuisine.
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