SteamPlant Event Center

Colorado Springs



Located in the heart of Salida, Colorado's quaint historic downtown 2 hours west of Colorado Springs, the SteamPlant Event Center is a unique venue brimming with views of the Arkansas River as well as the majestic Rocky Mountains. The SteamPlant's beautiful Riverside Plaza on the banks of the Arkansas is a beloved ceremony site, and the century-old painted brick exterior along with other downtown features are perfect backdrops for those must-have photo ops! A reception at the SteamPlant is always a fun affair. Inside our ballroom, a high ceiling, brick walls, and large windows create a warm atmosphere perfect for celebrations. The neutral brick interior goes well with all wedding decor ideas, whether you're planning an elegant black tie affair or a down-home country BBQ. Whatever your dream wedding may be, the experienced event planners at the SteamPlant can help it come to life! An oak dance floor and second-floor lookout make the event space a dynamic room for dancing well into the evening. Whether you enjoy the view from above or boogie down, the SteamPlant is a venue that simply shines for every wedding day.

Venue Style

Event Center, Ballrooms, Outdoor


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 200 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 200 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 200 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 200 guests

Time Restrictions

Events must end by midnight. Weddings may extend until 1:00AM for an additional fee.

Rental Fees

The SteamPlant wedding package fee varies; please inquire for the current fee. The rental is for 8 consecutive hours, including decoration set up and clean up time. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee. A deposit of 50% of the rental fee is required to reserve the venue; this deposit is deducted from the facility rental. Please contact the SteamPlant for current pricing and more details.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at SteamPlant Event Center is estimated at between $2,983 and $6,544 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


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Amenities Included

Event coordination
Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Dance floor
Podium and/or stage
Tables and chairs provided
Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
Full kitchen facilities
Public parking
Votive candles available upon request

Special Restrictions

Venue must approve all decorations
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by midnight