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Family owned top colorado wedding venue

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WE'RE THE LIONSGATE FAMILY

At Lionsgate, we are determined to break the typical wedding mold. No two love stories are the same, so why should your wedding be? Our tight-knit team is invested in getting to know you and your love story so we can seamlessly bring your vision to life. Our mission is to love fiercely and laugh often. Wedding planning should be about love, not stress. Let our family help you and yours through this personal process to create lifelong memories. 

We firmly believe that each love story is one-of-a-kind, and your wedding should be no different.

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OUR STORY

Tom and Marie got married in 1990 and began their search for a new home to share with Marie's son, Steve. They discovered an abandoned two-acre property, which they named The Dove House, built in 1927 by architect William N. Bowman. Inspired by their own struggle to find a wedding venue, they decided to turn it into one. With Marie's interior design skills and Tom's marketing expertise, they embarked on this project.

 

After a year of renovations and acquiring antiques, The Dove House hosted its first event in 1992, quickly becoming popular as the only private venue in northern Denver. Tom and Marie created their own vision of a wedding venue, offering fair pricing, inclusive packages, top-notch vendors, and a staff dedicated to love and care. The venue's success grew rapidly, expanding three times in subsequent years.

 

In 1993, they purchased a neighboring farmhouse and transformed it into The Gatehouse, addressing the demand for larger seating capacity. The addition was a huge success, prompting further renovations to convert the hay stall barn into elegant accommodations. To accommodate indoor ceremonies, they transformed the carriage barn into The Chandelier Barn in 2017.

 

The family-owned business continues to thrive, with Marie's son Steve and his wife Alex taking on a larger role in running the operations. They've introduced innovative ideas, ensuring Lionsgate's success for future generations while upholding the values of exceptional service and products. Tom and Marie remain involved, with Marie focusing on redecorating and creating art, and Steve and Alex's daughter, Izzi, is in training to potentially take over in the future.

Historic Lionsgate Event Center being crafted into a wedding venue

MEET THE TEAM

MARIE & TOM JENKINSON

Owners

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Born in Walnut Creek, CA. Marie enjoys working on fun, creative projects in her free time. An example of this would be our lovely Chandelier Barn, where Marie hand-crystalled all 32 chandeliers on display. Marie’s ability to think outside the box, improvise, and think fast on her feet gives her the aptitude to continually add and expand to the Lionsgate venues.

ALEX TURNEY

General Manager

Born in Boulder, CO. Alex spends her free time with her husband and adorable 9-year-old daughter, Izzi (owner in training). She also loves dancing, drumming, and taking care of the two huge Newfoundlands, Achilles and Apollo. Alex’s ability to see the big picture vision for Lionsgate and then plan all the little pieces to bring that vision to life is what makes her an amazing General Manager!

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LAUREN BAUCHERT

Sales Manager

Born in Erie, CO. Lauren loves Mexican food and playing with her Huskey mix, Dakota, or her Orange Tabby, Pippin. She's a huge Husker fan, loves cooking, and you can find her at the movie theater on her days off. Her bubbly personality and ability to make friends instantly makes her perfect to show couples our venues and an even better teammate! 

HANNA STIMAC

Event Planner

Born in Wisconsin, but she moved to the area in the 6th grade. She's a Harry Potter nerd, an avid crafter, and loves spending time with her family and her 5 dogs. Hanna's attentiveness and ability to think on her feet make her amazing at her job. We also have to add that she has the cleanest and cutest desk in our office.

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NATALIE MERCIER

Event Planner

From South Hadley, Massachusetts, she has been a Colorado transplant since January 2018. She loves baking, crafting, and her 4-year-old pup, Finn. She also loves traveling so much that she packed up the car and drove cross-country for three months, which is how she fell in love with Colorado! She is our office fashionista and loves interior design, so she can help you think of beautiful ideas for your big day!

ALAINA REIS

Event Planner

Born in Golden, CO, Alaina enjoys hiking with her husband and two Italian Greyhounds, traveling, drinking wine, and talking plants. Alaina's ability to think clearly and calmly in any situation makes her a wonderful coordinator!

Alaina Reis event coordinator for Lionsgate
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MADELINE HUGHES

Event Planner

Born in Jacksonville, Florida. She got her Masters at Leicester University in England then moved to Colorado to fill her love for Mountains. She loves to cook, hang out with friends, ski, and travel! Her love for organization and planning will ensure your day is nothing short of absolutely stunning!

HALLIE SCHEILD

Sales Guru

Born in Minnesota but raised in Colorado from 3 months old, Hallie considers herself a Colorado native. She loves all outdoor activities Colorado has to offer, but especially those that bring her above 10,000 feet. When not outside or at Lionsgate, she enjoys cozying up at home with her orange tabby cat, Fettuccine, or teaching percussion at schools along the front range. Hallie’s undying optimism and energetic personality make her a great receptionist as well as the perfect person to manage your event setup!

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JESSICA GILES

Social Media/Reception

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Born and raised in Broomfield, Colorado. Jess studied English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Colorado - Colorado Springs. She loves to read, hang out with her friends and family, go to concerts, and travel around the country. Her willingness to learn, listen, and create a warm, welcoming environment makes her a great addition to the team!

MARTHA SANTOS

Receptionist

Born in El Paso, Texas and raised in Colorado, Martha is one of a kind. She started her first job designing and creating wedding florals and fell in love with the industry from there! In her free time, she loves to thrift, go to concerts, hike, and play with her two pups, Nola and Margo. She's been a fantastic addition to the team and we're lucky to have her!

MARIANNE ARGYS

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Born in Naperville, IL. Marianne loves exploring all Colorado has to offer with her husband and their sweet baby boy. She loves thrifting and theatre and is always up for a costume party. Her positive attitude and willingness to help wherever needed makes her a great help around the office.

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"Lionsgate made our wedding so special, magical, and most importantly, EASY!"

We highly recommend Lionsgate.

- B & M

LET'S WORK TOGETHER

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