320 South Weber
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
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About Us

The renovated splendor you will find at 320 S. Weber in downtown Colorado Springs creates an intimate setting for your wedding ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner or bridal shower.  Stand at the opening to our Great Room with its stunning hammer beamed stenciled ceiling, exquisite antique pendant lights with Gothic windows that frame wonderful views of Pikes Peak, the Front Range, and cityscapes.  You will be stunned by the treasure you have just discovered.

Set against the back drop of Pikes Peak, the hand-hewn sandstone exterior and elegantly renovated Gothic interior provide a perfectly preserved piece of Colorado Springs history.  When you walk through our doors, you know you are in a significant place with a rich and storied past. Built in 1897 by parishioners of the A.M.E. Church on land given to the congregation by General Palmer, The Carter Payne was home to the first church of color in Colorado Springs.  For nearly a hundred years it served as the spiritual and cultural center for African Americans in our community. We are honored to be entrusted with this historic legacy….as stewards of The Carter Payne we are duty bound to protect and preserve this special setting.

The Great Room with 2000 square feet of free span space works will comfortably seat 175 for your ceremony or for a seated reception. If your preference is to have  a cocktail reception with limited seating, the Carter Payne will accommodate up to 250 guests.  Small, intimate weddings of 30-40 will find the warm ambiance of The Carter Payne wraps you comfortably in the space. Bridal parties will find beautifully appointed private space that combines the historic with contemporary in our Bridal Lounge that is tucked away on the lower level. A separate Groom’s Room complete with a ‘hotel’ bar, wifi, television, provides the entire bridal party with private space before and after the ceremony.

The Planning Process

The Carter Payne makes the planning a wonderfully easy, positive experience.  The venue comes complete with tables and chairs for 100 guests all set up to your specifications and ready to go. In addition, you may choose either an a la carte menu of venue services or a bundled service package that includes menu planning assistance, place settings, linens, a 3 hour hosted or cash bar plus a dance floor. 

In Partnership with Garden of the Gods Gourmet


Ceremony Options
Ceremony Personalization
Languages Spoken
Guest Capacity
Up to 200
Guest Capacity - Indoor
Up to 200
Reception Guest Capacity - Indoor
Up to 200
Onsite Venue Services
Full Bar AvailableOnsite ParkingOnsite Wedding CoordinationOutside Catering AllowedReception FacilityWedding Planner
Religious Denomination Supported
Venue Style
Fairy TaleHistoricTraditional
Venue Type
Event Center