Frequently Asked Questions
I would love to see the rental facility. Do I need an appointment?
Yes. Please call the Rental Director at 720-865-0804 or send an email to
to set up an appointment. The Rental Director takes appointments Monday-Friday from 9-4pm. Please note that if you stop by without an appointment, staff and volunteers who are present cannot answer questions regarding rentals.
I called and the Rental Director is out of the office for the day/week. Who can I talk to in his/her absence?
Only the Rental Director can quote prices, accept applications and/or answer rental questions. This is a Monday-Friday position. If the Rental Director is out of the office for an extended period of time, the above may be achieved through the Executive Director. Because of the potential for miscommunication, please do not ask questions of individuals other than the Rental Director (or Executive Director in the extended absence of the Rental Director).
There is a rental facility and/or date I am interested in, how can I find out availability?
You can call or email the Rental Director at 720-865-0804 or
or submit a rental request
I haven’t quite made up my mind. Can you “pencil me in” for a date?
No. Unfortunately, we cannot hold a date without a deposit and application.
Do we have to use a caterer?
Yes. All rentals at Four Mile Historic Park must use a licensed caterer for their rental. For all private events, fundraisers and other non-daytime-business-meetings, the caterer must also provide staff present for the entire rental and must provide setup and cleanup. Occasional exceptions are made for daytime business meetings using the Meeting Room or Conference Room. However, these exceptions must be arranged through the Rental Director.
Do we have to use one of your Preferred Caterers?
No. However, any caterer not on the Preferred List must meet the following criteria:
- Be a licensed caterer and provide appropriate paperwork;
- Meet with the park’s rental manager prior to the event; and
- Read and sign a copy of the park’s Rules of Use Guidelines, thereby agreeing to follow the park’s policies and procedures.
Do you rent in specified blocks of time?
No. All rentals are done on a first come, first served basis. However, because of our city noise ordinances, all outdoor events must be finished by 9:00pm. (Clean up can go until 10:00pm.) Indoor events need to be finished by midnight.
Can I have alcohol at my event?
Yes. Four Mile Historic Park does not have a liquor license, thus all alcohol must be served free of charge to all guests over the age of 21. This means that cash bars or “ticket systems” are strictly prohibited (Unless you obtain your own liquor license from the City of Denver. A copy of this license needs to be given to the Rental Director prior to the event).
- The bar must close 1/2 hour before the end of your event;
- Liquor distribution must be made by a bartender or other professional;
- Liquor will not be served to minors under the age of 21; and
- All liquor must be removed from the premises at the end of the event.
Can we set up the day/night before? Can we get in early to set up? Can we stay late to clean up?
Unfortunately, because of the many activities occurring at the park, arrival, setup, clean up and departure all take place within your paid, contracted rental time. Occasionally, we can make an exception for the delivery and set-up of tents, however, this must be coordinated through the Rental Director at least 45 days prior to the event.
Does Four Mile Historic Park provide tables and chairs?
Currently we have the following tables and chairs that are included with the rental of indoor space:
- 175 metal folding chairs
- 22 5’ round plastic tables
- 5 8 ft. rectangular tables
- 2 each rectangular: 4 ft., and 6 ft.
We currently have no tables, chairs or other items for outdoor rentals.
Do you set up the tables and chairs?
No. All set up and breakdown of tables, chairs or other items must be done by the client or their caterer. The exception to this is the use of Four Mile Historic Park’s media items or other “add-ons” arranged through the Rental Director.
Who cleans up after the event?
Four Mile Historic Park does not provide clean up services. Please arrange this through your caterer.
I need to cancel my reservation. Can I get my deposit back?
The following is our cancellation policy.
Hourly Rentals (Meeting Room, Conference Room & BeeHouse):
- The deposit shall be returned in full, less a $50 administrative fee, for cancellations made 90 days or more prior to the rental date.
- Cancellations made 31-89 days prior to the rental date will receive a 50% refund.
- Cancellations made 2-30 days prior to the rental date will forfeit the entire rental deposit.
- Cancellations made for any reason, including weather, 0-48 hours prior to the starting time of the rental event, will be responsible and invoiced for the entire balance of the rental fee.
Because full payment is required at the time of application, there are no provisions for cancellation.
There is a blizzard/typhoon/hailstorm/earthquake/tornado and it is the day of my event. What can I do?
Cancellations made for any reason, including weather, 0-48 hours prior to the starting time of the rental event, will be responsible and invoiced for the entire balance of the rental fee.
You have two options. The first is to rent a tent or other shelter from a rental company (Butler Rents, Event Rents, etc.) for your outdoor area. The second option is to transfer your deposit to the indoor area (Grant Hall) provided no other party has rented the space. This is done at current market value of Grant Hall.
How will my guests know where to go?
When sending out invitations to your guests, please specify which area you have rented to ease confusion: Grant Hall, The Meadow, The Grove or the Conference Room. Please note, that no rentals take place in the Four Mile House museum!
Do you have a map I can use for my invitations?
Feel free to use this website’s map for your invitations.
What kind of fun experiences can Four Mile Historic Park offer for my rental?
We can offer horse-drawn rides on one of our many conveyance (stagecoach, covered wagon, etc.); guided museum tours of Four Mile House, Denver’s oldest standing structure; and historical children’s activities. Contact the Rental Director for more details.
Can I decorate?
Yes, you may decorate, however, we do have some restrictions. Because they are hazardous if ingested by our livestock, we do not allow the following for indoor and outdoor rentals
: inflatables of any type, including balloons and large inflatable games; confetti; rice or glitter. Also, no tacks, nails, tape or staples may be used to apply decorations to surfaces, both indoor and outdoor
. Plans for decorations and supplemental lighting must be approved by an authorized FMHP representative.
Can I have a DJ? Are there any restrictions?
There are no restrictions on your choice of DJ. For outdoor rentals, music must be kept below 90 decibels to avoid scaring the animals and causing neighborhood disturbances. For both indoor and outdoor rentals, you must comply with requests from Four Mile Historic Park staff to turn down music and/or keep it at a reasonable level.
Can I drop off items before my event? What about deliveries from rental companies?
Unfortunately, because of the numerous activities we have at the park, items need to be brought in during your reserved rental time. Occasionally, we can make an exception for the delivery and set-up of tents, however, this must be coordinated through the Rental Director at least 45 days prior to the event.
Do you have a sound system, microphone, digital projector, screen, etc. available for use?
Yes. Please contact the Rental Director for details and prices.
What about parking?
Our parking lot holds up to 70 cars. If given 45 days notice to the Rental Director, we can also arrange for another 100 street spaces.
Are there restrooms available for my event?
Indoor rentals have use of the restrooms in Grant Hall (Men’s and Women’s modern, 4 stall restrooms). Outdoor rentals have use of one small restroom in the BeeHouse, as well as two restrooms in the gatehouse. For larger outdoor events, you may want to consider renting additional restroom facilities.
May I have children at my event?
We love having children enjoy the experience of Four Mile Historic Park. Children attending rental events do need to be supervised by a parent or other adult at all times while on the property to ensure their safety and the safety of our animals and buildings. Four Mile Historic Park does not provide babysitting services. Should your rental need a separate room for children/babysitting, please coordinate this with the Rental Director.
May my guests and I smoke at Four Mile?
Smoking is strictly prohibited in the Grant Family Education Center and on all
Four Mile Historic Park grounds. Should there be one or two people who feel the need to smoke, they may use the parking lot area. You are responsible for informing and enforcing this rule with your guests.
I have a guest who is disabled. What provisions are made for this?
Currently, we can reserve any number of spaces in our parking lot that a client wishes as “Handicapped” and we have a paved sidewalk leading up to the Grant Family Education Center. Once inside the building, we are 100% ADA compliant, including restrooms. As we are an natural setting, outdoor areas and facilities may be accessible depending upon a person’s limitations. Unfortunately, the Four Mile House museum, because of its historic nature, is not accessible by wheelchair, walker or strollers. Also, although we do not generally allow dogs and other animals on the Four Mile Historic Park property, we do welcome those assisting disabled persons.
May I take photographs at Four Mile?
There are no
photographs (digital or film) allowed inside the Four Mile House museum building.
Photographs taken in other areas during a rental event at Four Mile are allowed as long as they are not published, sold for money or used in any way for monetary gain. Please keep in mind that photography may not, in any way, involve touching, climbing on or in any other way disturbing the animals or historic buildings at Four Mile Historic Park.
Photography for the use of any type of publication must be arranged through the Rental Director.