I wanted to do a blog post specifically for K + R’s wedding reception that was held at the Tomboy Tavern in Mountain Village, Colorado. I think a lot of couples feel like they have to go all out with their wedding decorations, but this reception area was a great example of how less is more. The decor (which was designed by the bride) matched the atmosphere of the restaurant/bar perfectly, and left me wanting to hold my very own party there one day! I also wanted to showcase some inspiration for couples who will be holding their wedding reception here and just need a bit of inspiration to see what the space can look like on their day when decorated with their taste.
I’ve been to the Tomboy Tavern before for dinner, and knew their food was amazing. But this was the first time i’d eaten a dinner here for a wedding, and wow oh wow, honestly it was probably the best meal i’ve had in my life. Seriously, kudos and compliments to the chef. It was amazing, they nailed it.
Take a look at this simple, boho, yet elegant and timeless Tomboy Tavern wedding reception.
Cocktail hour at a Tomboy Tavern Wedding Reception
Tomboy Tavern is only available in the summer season, which is perfect for outside mingling. The cocktail hour at the Tomboy Tavern is really all you could want or need out of a cocktail hour. Glasses of champagne to greet the guests, a “closed for a private event” sign well before the entrance, a bar right outside to order drinks from, appetizers being passed out by staff, and gas fire pits incase it’s a chilly day! Our couple added their own personality to the night as well. A basket of blankets with a sign that read, “to have and to hold. in case you get cold”, as well as a giant Jenga game set for their guests to play!
Tomboy Tavern Wedding Reception
Where Your Guests Eat
The reception space inside the restaurant is super cool! There are booths that line the one side of the restaurant, a few large tables, and a few high tops to accommodate up to 75 guests.
The couple decided on dried florals for the table arrangements, placed perfectly in neutral colored small glass vases. The table number cards were beautifully illustrated wildflowers placed in small gold rimmed picture frames. The couple also offered three cocktails for their guests, all named after their dogs, The Ruger, The Goose, and the Grizzly. The three drinks and their ingredients were beautifully placed on the bar with an illustration of each dog, in beautiful delicate gold picture frames.
Plenty of Room for Activities
If you plan on having a Tomboy Tavern wedding reception, know that the space is perfect for all the activities. You can see below that there is a dance floor right next to the bar, and the perfect space for your loved ones to make a toast.