The Dove House is a historic landmark built in 1927 for Miss R.A. Dove by the renowned Colorado architect and engineer William N. Bowman. Some of Bowman’s other works include the Denver Theater, Paramount Theater, Telegraph Building, Scottish Rite Temple and the Fairplay Hotel. The owners, Tom and Marie Jenkinson were married in 1990 and experienced much frustration trying to find an acceptable facility for their reception. This prompted them to purchase the house later that same year in order to give others a wonderful venue for their weddings and other social events. Over the years the Jenkinsons continue to expand and improve the house andgrounds by adding patios, gardens, the solarium, bar room and garden room.
The Gatehouse has a main ballroom that offers 5000 square feet of hard-wood floors (allowing for dancing anywhere in the room), vaulted ceilings, a large copper bar, Victorian staircase, and an antique German fireplace and paneling, and many other unique pieces from around the world. The most unique piece is the spectacular 140-year-old 14’x12’ stained glass window from France which creates a dramatic backdrop during the day or at night when it is lit from behind. Eight French doors open onto a large covered patio and spacious grounds. The East Room works well for buffets, a staging area for plated meals or as a children’s room with a TV and DVD player. All main areas are handicapped accessible.