THE HISTORIC PARKSIDE MANSION…TRADITIONAL ELEGANCE WITH A MODERN
TWIST - The stately Colonial Revival known to many as the Parkside Mansion, is again available as a Denver rental venue. Dating back to 1905, the Parkside keeps a watchful eye over business meetings, celebrations and Non-Profit events and has worn many hats since being built by Colorado Lumber Baron, Charles
Daniel McPhee and his business partner John J. McGinnity.
Past, Present, Future. From 1935 to 1981, the mansion was home to several
different families and businesses. In 1981, the home was purchased with the
intent of use as a social and business event site. The complete restoration to
its original condition and the addition of the existing banquet room on the South
side of the mansion can host up to 350 people for gatherings. Directly above
the banquet room is a roof-top patio, which can accommodate an additional
75 guests and is ideal for warm weather gatherings and outdoor weddings -
all set with the outstanding backdrop of City Park.
In recent years, Four Winds Interactive, the leader in digital signage grew its
company here. With the generation of 147 jobs from 2008-2011 they outgrew
the Parkside Mansion quickly. After catapulting it into the future with technological
updates throughout the building, the company now uses it as an off-site meeting
space and offers booking of corporate events, weddings, and gatherings.
The mansion is under new management. Kris Franklin, a local event expert and
non-profit consultant, is now the Booking Concierge for the mansion, Four Winds
Interactive and has teamed up with Gourmet Fine Catering. Darby Donohue the
owner of Gourmet Fine Catering, and previous owner of the mansion, has over
27 years of experience in managing, staffing and catering the most coveted
events in Denver. Ms. Franklin can be contacted for tours and information.