Weddings and Rehearsals

Garlic Mike’s would love to host your wedding, microwedding, elopement, rehearsal dinner – however you’d like to celebrate your love – we would be honored to be a part of such an exciting moment! For smaller gatherings, we have a variety of spaces available for rental. If one of these spaces is rented, we would still have regular service running in the rest of the restaurant. Our event tent is a gorgeous private space located adjacent to our piazza, and just steps from the Gunnison River. The event tent comfortably seats 20-45 people, and does have space for a private bar, as well as its own sound system. Our restaurant interior comfortably seats up to 65 people. Our piazza is a dazzling, intimate space just outside of our restaurant doors and steps away from the Gunnison River. Our piazza captures the essence of beautiful Colorado mountains and crystal clear starry skies with its stone patio, twinkle lights, central fountain. The piazza includes both the patio covered seating, the event tent, as well as our 6 cabanas (each cabana seating up to 8), this space holds up to 150 guests. Our river bar is located past the piazza, and rests alongside the booming Gunnison River, equipped with it’s own stand alone bar as well as a stage for live music and/or ceremony location. The river bar comfortably seats up to 70 guests. Each space is available for rental, and spaces can be combined on a case by case basis. For pricing, please fill out an inquiry form!

We also are pleased to offer rental of our entire venue, comfortably hosting up to 200 guests. For more information on full venue rental, please fill out an inquiry form!

Once you have selected a date and a rental space, we will work together to curate your custom food and beverage package! Garlic Mikes is located 30 mins south of Crested Butte and just 2 miles north of downtown Gunnison.

Crested Butte and Gunnison Weddings from Garlic Mike's

Events & Gatherings

Our New Piazza

Garlic Mikes is pleased to be a top location for group events in the Gunnison Valley. From wedding rehearsals to corporate dinners, and everything in between – we are equipped to provide top level service for groups of any size!

Garlic Mike’s works closely with local event planners, florists, bakeries, and photographers, to make your entire event come to life! Additionally, Garlic Mike’s maintains relationships with local rental properties that offer event spaces for catered off-site events curated and serviced by our team. For off site private chef dinners, please fill out a private chef inquiry form!

Please contact us to discuss your event and to check availability. Our location is extremely popular from June through October. Contact us early to reserve your space and your date! Off premise events require extra special attention to detail. Planning is specific to the venue that is chosen, so please allow extra planning time for these events.

Whether your event is held on location or off our premises, we promise to make your event our top priority! With over 30 years of experience and Chef Mike’s culinary training, our personable and professional staff will ensure a quality and memorable event. We are so excited to work with you!

Events FAQ's

Is there a site fee?

Rental prices vary depending on rental space.

Do I need to make a deposit?

Dates and spaces are reserved with a non-refundable deposit, due at the time of booking. Final payment is due on day of event.

How much do we tip?

A 22% service charge will be added to all events. You are more than welcome to tip above and beyond if you wish!

Is tax included?

5% sales tax will be added to food and liquor.

May we use gift certificates or coupons for payment?

No. Cash, credit card, or approved check, only.

What is the pricing for children?

A children’s menu is available upon request.

What if we want to extend our event time?

Event time 4 hours, typically 5pm – 9pm. Event extension time may be considered on a case by case basis.

Can I bring my own alcohol?

Absolutely no outside alcohol is allowed. No alcohol is to be consumed in the parking lot.

Since marijuana is legal in Colorado, can I bring it to my event?


May we bring in our own processed meat?


What if we need more space than what is available?

If additional space is required, the client will be responsible for additional rentals (i.e. tents, tables, chairs, linens, lighting, etc.). Additional service fees will be added for set up and strike of additional tables, chairs, etc. Any additional rentals must be approved through Garlic Mike’s Event Coordinator at least 30 days prior to event.

When do I need to notify Garlic Mike’s of my guest count?

General counts are reuqired one (1) month prior to your event. Final guest count is required 72 hours prior to your event. Client is responsible for feeding and considering outside vendors (i.e. DJ, photographer) in their guest count.

What if all my guests dont show up?

You will be charged for the guaranteed guest count given 72 hours prior to your event.

What if I have more guests than expected?

If you have more guests than your guaranteed (5+ guests than expected) guest count, you will be charged per extra guest based on the per person cost of your chosen food/beverage package.

May we bring in our own desserts?

Desserts may be brought in from an outside source upon prior approval by Garlic Mike’s staff.

May we decorate our event space?

Bringing your own decor is permitted, but must first be approved by Garlic Mike’s staff. Client is responsible for set up and tear down of all personal decor. If assistance by Garlic Mike’s staff is required when staff is not usually present, an hourly service charge will be added. Please make arrangements with your Event Coordinator regarding decor set up and strike.

Can Garlic Mike’s decorate our event space for us?

Our in-house Event Coordinator is more than happy tocurate custom table scapes and decor designs for you! Contact our team directly for more information.

Does Garlic Mike’s offer off premise catering?

We are pleased to offer Personal Chef dinners for parties of up to 16 people. We may consider catering on a caseby- case basis. For further information, please contact our team directly.

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