Remembering the good times.

The Rio is pleased to have been a part of special occasions like weddings, corporate events, and parties throughout the years. Read what our customers are saying about their events held in our banquet and event facilities.

"We had a great time at our holiday party at the Rio Grande.  The banquet room was arranged and decorated exactly as Sabrina had said it would be, the atmosphere was fun and festive, and the food was excellent.  The wait staff took very good care of our group of 50 people, and we all enjoyed the two-man band was so much, that we wished they could have played for us longer.  Thank you, Sabrina, and the Rio Grande staff for making our holiday event so perfectly enjoyable!"
Nancy Moyle

We have been hosting our office Holiday Party at the Rio for the past four years and plan on continuing the tradition.  The staff is professional, easy to work with and extremely helpful.  The food has always been great and the atmosphere perfect.  We have never experienced an issue or complaint.  It has been the ideal way to celebrate together as an office.
Thank you

Carron Barrella
Senior Business Analyst
Colorado District Attorneys' Council

I planned a surprise 50th birthday party for my boss’s wife at Rio Grande Lone Tree and Sabrina Ralston, the banquet manager, made it SO easy for me!  Our banquet space was upstairs out of the way of the other patrons, and a bar was located right outside our room – perfect location.  Once she knew what we were looking for, Sabrina didn’t just make recommendations on food and beverages, she also turned me onto an amazing bakery (Cakeheads) for the birthday cake and they delivered it free of charge. We went with all of her suggestions and everything was delicious and, of course, Rio Grande margaritas are the best in town! Richae was our server and she could not have been more attentive.  Whenever we needed something, she was right there!  I would host another event there in a heartbeat.
Jan Kaplanis

Following is a testimonial of a banquet hosted by the Rio for my wife's retirement party in the spring of 2010.  As a regular customer of the Rio, we considered several locations.  Upon mentioning the Rio as a possibility, a member of the Rio staff presented us with a brochure.  The brochure contained all the appropriate information, menu and beverage selections, prices and recommendations based upon the size of the party.  The brochure also contained the name and telephone number of their Banquet Manager, Sabrina Ralston.
We took the brochure home and made our decision.  A call and voice mail was left with Sabrina.  Much to our surprise, a return call was made within the hour.  Sabrina asked all the appropriate questions, made recommendations and took care of all the details on the initial call.  She said a follow up call would be made prior to the event to finalize all the details and the call was made a few days prior.  One special touch was our ability to personally select the wait staff that would be responsible for the event, we were so happy to hear, Richae would be available for our party.
Normally I rely on my wife to manage and take care of all the details when we host a party at our home.  From the minute we arrived at the Rio, the entire staff took total control of managing the entire event.  All the initial work, tables, chairs, balloons were all taken care of prior to our arrival.  Making room for and taking care of an area for the cake and gifts was nothing more than making a simple request.  The event went without a hitch, everyone of our guests commented on the professionalism. courtesy, hospitality and personal touch offered by every member of the Rio staff.  Every request was met with a smile and 'can do' attitude.  One personal touch that my wife still remembers is every Rio staff member taking the time during the event to personally greet her, congratulate her and make themselves available to the entire party.  Our guests said, "they treat you like part of the family".  When it was over, all the details, cleaning, up to and including the final payment were handled professionally.
I am so glad we chose the Rio for my wife's retirement and would do it again.  As I retire later this year, I can only hope my wife makes the same decision in having my party at the Rio as well.
Gary Naranjo

 We had our annual tax retreat at the downtown Denver Rio this year.  We used the upstairs banquet room and it was perfect for our event.  We had a speaker come in for part of the day and it worked beautifully.  My staff was very impressed with the location of the retreat and the fun atmosphere of the Rio.   The service was fantastic and the food was a definite crowd pleaser!  Sabrina, Jeff and the rest of the Rio staff worked hard to make our retreat run smoothly and we can’t wait to do it all again next year!

Traci Allison