Stone House

Wedding reception on the East side of the Stone House with photo courtesy of Jaimie Johnson Photography

Lakewood’s historical Stone House echoes with memories from the earliest days of the Colorado Gold Rush. The Stone House was constructed sometime between 1859 and 1864 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The property, built from stones from Bear Creek and rough-dressed sandstone quarried from the nearby hogback, features 18 inch thick walls. Renovated in 1976, the Stone House and is available for weddings, receptions, and other group events.

Hours: daily 9 a.m.-10:30 p.m., prices. Indoor capacity: 35 | Fenced yard capacity: 100

For groups of 76 people to 100, you will be required to rent a portable toilet, have it placed in the assigned location and removed after your event.

 

Pricing

 Hours

Mon-Thurs
Resident/Nonresident

Fri-Sun & Holidays
Resident/Nonresident
 Damage Deposit*

4

$280 / $305

n/a

$200

5

$350 / $375

n/a

$200

6

$420 / $445

n/a

$200

7

$490 / $515

n/a

$300

8 +

$560 / $585

$620 / $645

$300

A four-hour minimum rental is required on weekdays. A full-day rental is required Friday through Sunday and holidays.

The Stone House is not ADA accessible.

CANCELLATION

Cancellations received two or more weeks prior to an event will forfeit a service charge of $20.
No refunds will be made for cancellations received less than two weeks prior to a scheduled event.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For groups 76 up to 100, you will be required to rent a portable toilet, have it placed in the assigned location and removed after your event.

 Alcoholic beverages (other than beer) must be approved through the City and require an alcoholic beverage permit at a cost of $100.

*The damage deposit is doubled if an alcohol permit is obtained.

 

Venue Information

In order to keep and maintain this facility for public use, each person/group must adhere to the following use policies, as well as all other conditions set forth in the Facility Rental Agreement.

PLANNING FOR YOUR RENTAL

  • You can only access the house during the hours that you have rented OR for full day rentals as well as Friday – Sunday and Holidays, after 9 a.m. for cleaning purposes.
  • It is our obligation under ADA guidelines to inform you that THE STONE HOUSE IS NOT HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE.
  • For groups 76 up to 100, you will be required to rent a portable toilet, have it placed in the assigned location and removed after your event.
  • Power inside the house is limited to a 20 amp circuit. Do not plug in coffee pots, crock pots or anything that will draw a lot of power. Outdoor electrical boxes are located on either side of the front door. They should be used as the main source for power with no restrictions. They must be locked and unlocked with the same key for the front door upon arrival and departure.  
  • Plumbing in the house is old and nothing other than toilet paper should be flushed down the toilets.
  • Available tables and chairs are limited (35 chairs, 15 tables of varying size). May bring in a rental equipment vendor of your choice for additional equipment.
  • There is a small compact kitchen with a compact refrigerator, a sink and limited counter space.
  • No cooking is allowed in the building. 
  • Alcoholic beverages (other than beer) require an Alcohol Permit.
  • No resale of food, beverages or other products will be authorized without special permission of the City of Lakewood, and copies of all appropriate City, State or County licenses must be on file with your rental agreement.
  • Stone House is a “No Smoking” facility.
  • No rice, birdseed or confetti is allowed.
  • You may bring propane grills to use on the patio. No charcoal grills are allowed.
  • Staked tents may not be used within the fenced area.
  • There is no reserved parking for private rentals. All parking is on a first-come, first-served basis.

 ACCESS

Please pick up the key from the Community Resources Department at the City of Lakewood between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. If your reservation is for Friday evening, Saturday or Sunday, you must pick up the key on Friday. You may return the key to the City offices anytime during open hours the business day following your rental.

SECURITY

  • The Stone House is monitored by a security system directly connected to the Lakewood Police Department. You will have to disarm/arm the system using instructions provided upon your reservation.
  • If the services of a watchman are required, the City of Lakewood will not assume the responsibility for arrangements. The renter shall assume any and all costs for such services.

 

FACILITY USE

  • Do not drive on the lawn to unload any equipment.
  • Music must stay within reasonable noise levels and not be disruptive to neighboring areas.
  • Report any noted damages immediately: CRinfo@Lakewood.org.
  • An appropriate deduction from your damage deposit will be made if the building or grounds are left in such condition that excessive cleanup time is required.

 

DEPARTURE CHECKLIST

  • Take down and remove any chairs, lights, decorations, etc. that you’ve put up.
  • Return facility’s chairs and tables to their original locations.
  • Clean sink area.
  • Use only a soft broom to sweep the floors.
  • Place trash in barrels outside of the building.
  • Turn down the thermostat to 55 degrees in winter; turn off air conditioning in the summer.
  • Shut and lock all windows; leave shades up.
  • Lock doors; activate alarm system; exit and lock front door.
  • Lock outdoor electrical boxes.

 

Thank you for helping keep the Stone House a beautiful place for all to enjoy.

 

Reviews

We had our wedding reception at the Stone House in June and are so glad we did. Everyone we dealt with was so helpful, lovely and organized.  Getting access to the Stone House was easy, the space is so versatile, sweet and accommodating!  We used the inside of the house, but mostly gathered on the beautiful lawn. The lawn area is mostly shaded in June and provided a variety of spaces for our guests to lounge, eat and play.  The Stone House itself added character and charm to our celebration.  The Stone House and the park were amazing backdrops for our photos.  We highly recommend The Stone House to anyone wanting to celebrate their wedding or any other special event. It will be used by us for many years to come."
-- Reviewed on 1.20.22 John and Andrea W.

We enjoyed our wedding at Stone House very much.
-- Reviewed on 1.10.22 Rebecca M.

We had our wedding at Stone House and we're so glad we did! It was beautiful and so nice to have the indoor/outdoor options for guests to hang out, eat, and socialize. I WISH I could give it 5 stars. Unfortunately, the bathroom situation was confusing and not disclosed to us ahead of time. There were two bathrooms but only one toilet, and the bathroom fan shook the whole floor upstairs, which was very odd. There were also no outdoor lights, so it was very dark around 6:45 (late October) and we ended up cutting the reception a bit short. We were exhausted by then so this was ok, but it made it more difficult to clean up once people left. For those reasons, I reluctantly have to rate Stone House 4 stars. Aside from those few things though, the day was wonderful and we made a great decision having our wedding here. The upstairs area was perfect for getting ready and the chairs and tables that came with the rental were perfect. We brought our own decorations, tablecloths, and had a food truck serving out guests dinner. We definitely recommend Stone House for a small - medium sized semi-formal wedding like ours.
-- Reviewed on 11.10.21 Sarah D.

Had a friends memorial here and it was really nice.
-- Reviewed on 6.22.21 Michael B

Sunday wedding was beautiful! easy to pick up keys, easy to clean. used the interior to hold the food and had a few tables outside for seating and gifts. received LOT of complements.
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 Reviewed on 9.28.20 Dawn R.

My husband and I rented the Stone House for a small wedding last weekend and it was beautiful. The building is historic and has been updated with AC and new fixtures. There are plenty of sturdy chairs and tables for use, and the grounds are well kept. I've chosen a lower rating because I wanted to warns others about the alarm system. We were charged part of our deposit because the maintenance crew claimed that the backdoor was unlocked, the lights were left on, and the alarm was not set. We followed the instructions they give exactly and were very careful to make sure everything was in place before we left. I'm confident that the house was secured exactly as was expected of us. We even saw the phrase, "delayed for exit" on the alarm, which we interpreted to mean that everything was set as it should be. The people we dealt with were perfectly nice and professional, but still refused to accept that we had done what was asked of us. I am sharing so that other renters might avoid the same situation. I'm hoping that they've updated their instructions to be more clear.
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 Reviewed on 8.29.20 Stephanie C.

Held a wedding here. Building had AC so was a perfect place for the bride to get ready and for people to cool off. Has nice flowers, and well kept lawn.
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 Reviewed on 8.24.20

It's a really nice place to have a small gathering.
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 Reviewed on 8.25.19 Angelica V.

Nice location for events. Great surrounding area for photos and the actual house is nice for parties.
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 Reviewed on 8.7.19 John T.

Muy buen lugar para hacer reuniones familiares.
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 Reviewed on 7.27.19 Marlene T.

We had our wedding there. It was an awesome place. I would highly recommend it.
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 Reviewed on 5.12.19 Michael B. 

The Stone House was perfect for our wedding. There was ample space to dress and prep. The grounds are beautiful and easily utilized for a smaller wedding. Renting the space was easy and remarkably affordable. In addition, we received our deposit back in a timely manner. I am so happy we picked such a lovely place to say our vows. A beautiful place to begin a next chapter.
-- Reviewed on 1/7/2017 The McGills

The stone house is a beautifully restored home from the 1860's. Its set on the grounds of Bear Creek Greenbelt. The outside of the home has the largest cottonwood tree I've ever seen . We fell in love with grounds and were married right under that tree, which also faces the lake about 30 feet away. We hunted for so long to find the right place that was in our budget. The rental is dirt cheap compared to other places, comes with tables and chairs and we used the upstairs rooms as dressing rooms. It's rented through the community resources department for Lakewood. The rental is very straightforward with no surprises.
-- Reviewed on 7/19/2014 Natalie D

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2900 S. Estes St., Lakewood 80227  View Map

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