Wedding and Event Planning Tips
Visiting Copper Leaf Event Center
Tours are by appointment only. Please contact our office to schedule an appointment. When you visit, you will be shown all areas that can be utilized for your event, and unique amenities at Copper Leaf.
Initial Meeting/Choosing a Wedding Plan, Picking your Event Date
Copper Leaf’s initial client meeting will help secure your first choice of event date, package, if the event is a wedding, and custom package availability for all events, whether corporate or social, held at our Broomfield, Colorado venue.
Hold the Date
An event date will be placed on hold for up to five (5) days. This will give the client first right of refusal on the date and entire Copper Leaf Gardens and Event Center. Should another customer inquire about the date within this time, the first client will be given 12 hours to secure or release the hold. To secure any date, a signed contract along with a deposit must be received. An event is not considered confirmed until the contract is duly signed and deposit is received.
After signing a contract to hold your event at Copper Leaf Gardens and Event Center, the venue will choose a list of vendors we feel best meets your event needs. You will be given contact information and will have 30 days from contract signing to meet with chosen vendors and begin your event planning process. If you are unhappy with any vendor, we will make a change at no additional charge as long as your request falls within the 30 day period.
Final Walkthrough (see list)
All clients holding an event at Copper Leaf Gardens and Event Center are required to schedule a final walkthrough no less than 14 days, no more than 30 days prior to their scheduled event. Copper Leaf and a Gourmet Kitchen (caterer) representative, the client, and an event planner (if hired), must all be in attendance. The client and/or event planner must have the following items ready for submittal 14 days prior to the event:
- Room Diagram(s)
- Event Timeline
- List of vendors with contact information
- Any special requests
Weather Contingency Plan
Outdoor gazebo area and garden areas are always susceptible to weather changes. Please discuss your contingency plans with Copper Leaf Management prior to your event.
All wedding rehearsals are scheduled one month prior to the wedding date and held the day before or morning of, if available. Rehearsal timing is based upon availability and at the discretion of Copper Leaf.
In the event of cancellation, the following schedule will be applied: Over 90 days the deposit will be retained by Copper Leaf Event Center; however, the damage deposit shall be refunded in full. Less than 90 days 100% of the total venue rental fee will be retained; the damage waiver will be refunded.
Copper Leaf Services
Copper Leaf has a list of “in-house” inventory for use during an event. When a client contracts with us to hold an event at our venue, they will be given a pricing outline. Should the client require additional quantities and/or if the client would like to select other designs, additional charges may be incurred by the client. Any rental items not provided by Copper Leaf Gardens and Event center must be removed immediately following the event.
Food & Beverage
The client is required to use Copper Leaf’s in-house caterer, the Gourmet Kitchen, for food and beverages served at the venue. Catering charges are outside the facility rental fee and will be billed separately. In rare cases, an outside caterer may be brought in. Contact Copper Leaf if you have a special circumstance requiring outside catering.
Copper Leaf maintains its own liquor license. All alcohol must be purchased directly from Copper Leaf Gardens and Event Center. A menu of choices and instructions for ordering and serving of alcohol will be provided upon signed contract with the venue. Alcohol service must end 30 minutes prior to the end of your event.
Copper Leaf provides audio/visual equipment and staffing, depending on the wedding package or event details agreed-upon between Copper Leaf and the client.
Day Of Event Rules
Time of Event
The rental fee is based on 9 hours of consecutive use time (12 hours for Full Day events), which is agreed upon between Copper Leaf and the client. For Evening/Morning events, event time is 6 hours and for Full Day events, it is 9 hours. The 9 (or 12) hour time block includes setup, 6 (or 9) hour event time, and teardown. It is the client’s responsibility to effectively communicate this and all policies to the event vendors.
Events must conclude (and be cleaned up) by 12:00 am unless otherwise authorized. Tear down to begin by 11:00 pm with all rentals picked up by midnight.
Morning events must conclude (and be cleaned up) by 3:00 pm unless otherwise authorized. Tear down to begin by 2 pm with all rentals picked up by 3 pm. Additional hours may be secured for an extra, non-prorated hourly rate and this cost is determined by the date/time, number of additional hours and how the space is used.
Safety & Security
For the safety of the client, all guests are permitted to have access to contracted space at Copper Leaf Gardens and Event Center. Any loss or damage to the facility caused by guests, associates and/or staff may result in a damage assessment fee. Children must be supervised at all times and staffing may be required in designated areas. Copper Leaf prohibits any illegal activity or actions deemed inappropriate.
No decorations or other items shall be posted, nailed, screwed, glued or otherwise attached to the walls, floors, ceilings, furniture or other parts of Copper Leaf facilities or surrounding areas without prior approval. Bubbles and real rose petals are permitted only in the outdoor gazebo area. Balloons must be contained to indoor areas only. Confetti, glitter, rice, feathers, or bird seed is not permitted anywhere on the property. Candles must be contained in glass votive holders, hurricane lamps, or glass pillar vases.
All personnel connected with the event may not be on the premises prior to or after scheduled event hours, unless previously arranged with Copper Leaf Management. The client may be charged an hourly rate for additional time needed. Outside rentals/equipment not removed immediately following the event may be disposed of with no liability to Copper Leaf and could result in charges against the client’s damage deposit. Copper Leaf Gardens and Event Center is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.
The client is responsible for all vendor activity during the setup, actual event, and tear down times. All deliveries must be arranged prior to the event day and the delivery time approved if it falls outside the contracted time block. All vendors’ supplies must be picked up at the conclusion of the event unless prior arrangements have been made. All vendors must load in/load out and park in assigned areas. A list of all vendors and an event timetable must be provided to Copper Leaf 14 days prior to the event.
Copper Leaf Gardens and Event Center offers onsite parking in designated lots. No parking is allowed in front of the building. Please remove your vehicle as soon as you have loaded or unloaded items for the event. Vehicles are not allowed to be left on Copper Leaf property after the conclusion of the event unless otherwise permitted by Copper Leaf Management ONLY. Vehicles parked in any areas other than designated lots may be towed at the owner’s expense.
No pets, other than service animals, are allowed on the Copper Leaf Gardens and Event Center property unless authorized in advance by Copper Leaf Management.
Volume control will be at the discretion of Copper Leaf Management and within the legal limits of local law.
Smoking, tobacco, marijuana, or other substances, is prohibited inside the Copper Leaf venue. Smoking of tobacco is only permitted in outside designated areas where butt and ash receptacles are provided. Marijuana, in any form, is STRICTLY PROHIBITED IN ANY AND ALL areas of Copper Leaf Gardens and Event Center, including the parking lot.
The client is liable for all damages, expenses and losses, including theft and property loss, caused by any person attending or providing services connected with the client’s use of Copper Leaf Gardens and Event Center. Costs will be assessed and charged to the client and/or deducted from the security deposit.
Copper Leaf Payment Policy
Copper Leaf accepts cash, check, Amex, Discover, MasterCard and VISA (and any combination of these payment forms). The damage deposit, assuming no damages occur, will be returned within 10 business days of your event. The final invoice is considered past due if not received 90 days before the event date unless otherwise arranged with Copper Leaf Management. A late fee of $100 per week overdue will be added to the contract total. If the balance remains unpaid 90 days prior to the event date, your event date may be forfeited along with all monies paid up to that point. Reservations booked with less than the 90 day limit prior to the event require full payment of the event rental fee along with the damage deposit AT THE TIME OF BOOKING.
A security/damage deposit is due 90 days prior to the event. If no additional charges are incurred during the event and there is no damage to the Copper Leaf Gardens and Event Center, or its contents, the entire security/damage deposit will be refunded within 10 business days after the event. Copper Leaf representatives will be on site at all events. The cost is included in the rental fee unless the nature or size of the event requires additional staff. In this case, additional fees will be charged to cover this expense as outlined in the client’s event contract.
If any changes to the contract have occurred after the final walkthrough, those charges will be added to the client’s final bill or charged against the security deposit. Extra charges may occur if guests have been added after the final walkthrough, there is additional setup or teardown time, additional staffing is required, additional special services, such as additional DJ time, are required, and extra sales tax is incurred because of additional alcohol or menu items.