Denver Wedding Venue: The Chapel at Berkeley Lake Park

The Chapel at Berkeley Lake Park

Make your special day extraordinary with the ambience of classic architecture. The historic Chapel at Berkeley Lake Park is a stunning setting for the most stylish of Denver weddings, adding vintage elegance to a modern-day affair. Exquisite details, such as graceful arcaded porticos and ornate terra cotta sculpture throughout the building add charm and class, and provide beautiful accents for wedding portraits. Berkeley Lake Park and Inspiration Point Park, both nearby, provide opportunities for gorgeous natural backdrops for your photos.

The Chapel is a new Denver wedding venue located in the heart of Denver’s trendy Berkeley neighborhood. Our facilities can accommodate up to 150 guests and have ample parking for over 100 vehicles. Private bride and groom suites are available so your bridal party has a private space to prepare for the event. in 2021, the Chapel will undergo a full renovation to become a more versatile event site, with multiple spaces for ceremony, reception and any other gatherings and an enlarged kitchen for catering.

As soon as Denver’s COVID restrictions are lifted and we are able, we will begin taking reservations for weddings and other events. Our first priority is your health and making your special day as special as possible during unprecedented times. We are, and will be, adhering to strict cleaning and disinfecting practices as suggested by CDC guidelines. In the meantime, we’d love to discuss what your event at The Chapel will look like in the future. Please contact us with any questions you might have and to set up a time to tour of the facilities.

 

Berkeley Park Chapel Architecture

Described as “an outstanding example of functional design combined with a dignified artistic quality,” the Berkeley Park Chapel is an iconic building occupying a legacy corner of the historic Berkeley neighborhood. The building’s dignified, ecclesiastical appearance incorporates elements of Tudor and Gothic Revival architectural styles. Its quality materials convey a sense of permanence and architectural significance by combining an impressive scale, wide arcaded porches, solid brick walls, splendid terra cotta ornamentation, and leaded and stained glass windows.

The beautiful main entrance pavilion is elaborated with colored Della Robbia-inspired terra cotta depicting doves holding ribbons and clusters of grapes. Hand-carved oak double doors lead into a wide foyer with richly paneled walls and floors clad with polychromatic Vermont slate. The soaring ceiling of the spacious chapel displays a rare and complex design, with interior illumination provided by hand-crafted hanging metal chandeliers, a magnificent south-facing circular stained glass window, and other stained glass windows.

Celebrated Denver architect J. Roger Musick designed the 1960 building. His work is represented throughout the Denver area in numerous public and commercial buildings, schools, and residences. Musick has been described as “one of the most highly respected names in Colorado architecture.” The Chapel also incorporates the mid-century work of dozens of the city’s most talented builders, craftsmen, and decorators utilizing the highest quality materials. The Denver Terra Cotta Company, one of the most highly acclaimed and successful terra cotta firms in the nation, produced the elaborate terra cotta ornamentation of the exterior. The Chapel is a visual landmark occupying a legacy corner across from the green expanse of Berkeley Park on West 46th Avenue Parkway at its intersection with the popular Tennyson Street commercial corridor.