Headwaters Center

Located along the Fraser River near Winter Park, Headwaters Center is Colorado’s only off-the-power-grid meeting spaces with panoramic Rocky Mountain views. Perfect for gatherings of all sizes, our space can be configured for large groups and smaller breakout sessions in over 4,400 square feet of indoor space, a 2,800-square-foot outdoor terrace, and an additional 5,600-square-foot outdoor venue. Add on a one-of-a-kind experience for the whole group by including admission to the Headwaters River Journey located on the first floor of the center. Your guests can engage with 31 interactive exhibits featuring state-of-the-art electronics about Colorado’s rivers, environment, and wildlife.

Headwaters Center features versatile indoor and outdoor venues that were designed to accommodate your group’s needs in a rustically, elegant barn setting in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

Indoor Space:

Built from a reclaimed Civil War era timber barn, Headwaters Center features charming, rustic detailing in both the Reception Hall (4,400 sq. ft.) and Higher Minds Loft (1,550 sq. ft.). These two spaces can be utilized together or separately to create the ideal environment for corporate meetings, seminars, retreats, celebrations, education programming, community gatherings, and more.

Outdoor Space: 

Open the floor-to-ceiling, sliding barn doors from the Reception Hall to the spacious outdoor terrace (2,800 sq. ft.) to reveal breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains and a setting ideal for cocktail hour, breakout session, or simply a breath of fresh air. Peer over the railing and visualize your next concert, team building activity, festival, or networking event taking place in the outdoor venue (5,600 sq. ft.) and stage (1,700 sq. ft.).


CapacityIndoor: 450 ppl/Outdoor: 560 ppl
Meeting SpacesIndoor: 2/Outdoor: 2
Largest TheatreIndoor: 400 ppl/Outdoor: 500 ppl
Largest Classroom225 ppl
Largest Banquet220 ppl
Largest Reception240 ppl
Outdoor VenuesYes
Boardroom VenuesYes
Guest RoomsN/A
SuitesBridal Suite (Higher Minds Loft)
ResidencesN/A
RestaurantsN/A
Bars/LoungesN/A
Room ServiceNo
In-House CateringNo

Grand County’s favorite resorts, hotels, and vacation rentals are located within a 5 to 10-minute drive from Headwaters Center.

Nestled in nature on the edge of Winter Park, Headwaters Center is both a romantic and convenient location for weddings, receptions, and intimate celebrations. Our beautifully reclaimed timber barn provides a backdrop rich in history, wonder, and rustic elegance via 4,400 square feet of indoor space that sets the stage for a variety of wedding styles. Dreaming of a fresh mountain air celebration? Open the floor-to-ceiling, sliding barn doors to the spacious 2,800-square-foot outdoor terrace featuring panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains, Fraser River, and an additional 5,600-square-foot outdoor venue.