SteamPlant Event Center
The SteamPlant Event Center is a stylish, urban venue in downtown Salida, Colorado linked by a paved patio stretching to the banks of the Arkansas River, and surrounded by stunning views of the Rocky Mountains. The SteamPlant is uniquely designed for weddings, receptions, corporate meetings, art exhibits and entertainment. The renovated 1887 steam power plant offers a spacious ballroom with century-old, exposed brick walls for dining and receptions. It seats up to 180 guests, has full banquet facilities and overlooks our picturesque outdoor plaza and the Arkansas River. Our grounds also include a 200- seat theater, several art galleries, convention space and fully equipped conference rooms with high-speed internet access and complete presentation capabilities.
Where are you originally from? Originally built in 1887 to house the Salida Edison Electric Light Company, the historic building was purchased exactly a century later by the City of Salida. The SteamPlant is now a vibrant, thriving part of our community that includes a theater venue, outdoor sculpture garden, art galleries, riverside plaza, conference rooms, and a spacious ballroom.
What do you consider your style to be? The SteamPlant provides an urban alternative to a standard Colorado mountain wedding setting. We are the antithesis of western lodge design. Our refurbished ballroom, with its century-old brick walls, is the perfect canvas for brides to decorate. Nonetheless, we are located just minutes from many locations perfect for a portrait session with stunning mountain views.
What are your favorite activities to do in The Rockies? Salida is a destination for outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds. Your guests can enjoy horseback riding, hiking, fly fishing, natural hot springs, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, and more. Chaffee County is home to bountiful public lands and trails, and the most 14,000-foot peaks in the state of Colorado.