As Executive Director of Don Moyer Boys & Girls Club, our organizati
on and has worked with the Refinery to hold our Dancing With the CU Stars Gala and fundraiser for the past 5 years. We’ve been very pleased with how the staff at the Refinery have worked with us to create an environmen t and Gala experience that’s elegant, entertaini ng, and memorable for everyone involved with our event. Each year the refinery staff has worked closely with our our Gala planning team to make DWTCU Stars bigger and better. The responses to our needs, accommodat ions for our dancers, and the experience created for our guests has been at the highest level. Our Boys & Girls Club Dancing With the CU Stars Gala has earned the reputation as the best and most fun fundraiser in town. Thank you Refinery for helping to make that happen!!!!
The Refinery is an amazing place to have your wedding reception. The staff is friendly, helpful, and flexible. I had a completely stress-free wedding because they did all the decorating, coordinating, and clean up for me. The banquet room(s) are a blank canvas that you can decorate to whatever color scheme/theme you have. I am so happy I chose this location over a country club and have the beautiful pictures to prove it!
I thank you for all you did. Mostly, I thank you for feeling like a friend, someone I could count on through all the details and especially the craziness of that day. I think it was beautiful, and your knowing how to put it all together for me was the main ingredient. I couldn’t see the big picture, but you made it all come together.
I was impressed by your service, your attention to detail, the promptness and clarity of your communication, your expertise and experience, and your being my ally. If everyone feels as lost as I did through this whole process, they will appreciate what the Refinery has to offer. Without you I couldn’t have pulled it off. Thank you.
We were recently married and celebrated with a reception at the Refinery. We were so happy to work with Chris in planning the perfect day! He was very organized and offered great suggestions for making the details just right for a gorgeous set up. He took the decorations I gave him and created a beautiful entryway table for our guests to sign the guest book with no direction from me, and I couldn’t have been more pleased! Chris offered his expertise in every fine detail down to helping me choose a napkin color that would look best with the centerpieces. My husband and I felt reassured that he was managing our event and knew that he along with his event staff would make it as beautiful as he would want his own to be, with our vision in mind. He set up a couple of meetings with us prior to the wedding date to go over details and talk with us about our options for upgrades etc, keeping in mind our budget. He was never pushy or made us feel like he was trying to take us for our money. In fact, we initially chose the Refinery because it seemed like the most organized and best deal of all the other venues in the area we had looked into. I really didn’t want to be stressed about all the little details and set up/tear down on my wedding day, so having that all taken care of within their packages was wonderful. Chris also coordinated independently with our vendors to make sure that was a smooth process. The bartenders were friendly and worked their butts off making drinks and taking care of our guests. We even won two Yeti drink holders from the Refinery, which were perfect for our beverages at the wedding and on our honeymoon. Overall we had a great experience with Events at Refinery and would highly recommend this venue for a beautiful and stress free event.
“I recently had my wedding at the Refinery and it was perfect! The space is beautiful and everything came together exactly as I imagined. I planned most of the wedding from another state and Julia made it very easy to stay on top of everything. She always responded right away and took note of every detail change even if I went back and forth a bit. They work with some great vendors and can really recommend the best for your wedding. Some of the previous reviews mention staff inconsistency or turn over and I want to make a point to mention I planned my wedding a year and a half in advance and worked with only Julia and Nicole the whole time. They are both great and really dedicated to making your day go the way you planned.”
Our ceremony and reception at Refinery FAR exceeded my expectations! Everything was perfect and everyone had the time of their lives! Wish I could relive the day again and again! 💕 Communication with Chris was efficient and easy!
“I recently held a 350 person event at the Refinery and I can not say enough good things about the staff and venue. Chris is incredibly accommodating. The room looked exactly the way I envisioned it being. We used one of their preferred caterers and received tons of compliments on how great the food tasted. We made a few last minute changes and the staff never skipped a beat! I would recommend the Refinery to anyone that asked. Truly top-notch service and can’t wait to host my next event there!”
Working with the staff at the Refinery was absolutely the best! I can’t even remember the number of times I emailed them with a million questions and they were always there to offer advice and the help I needed. Especially the month before the wedding they were really helpful making sure all the specifics were taken care of and even helped me come up with a signature cocktail for the night. Absolutely everything looked amazing and I can’t think of anything that I would have changed about my experience there.
This venue was excellent and had everything we needed. Nicole was great at helping us plan for our different vendors. By the time she was finished on our wedding day, the place looked great! I would not have changed anything!
My husband and I recently had our wedding reception at Events at Refinery and it couldn’t have been more perfect! When we walked into the ballroom I was taken aback at how my vision had come to life. The decorations were beautiful from the drapery and chandeliers all the way down to the little details like the table numbers and charger plates. The room came together flawlessly!
I started working with Chris part way through my planning process and couldn’t be happier that he was the coordinator for our big day. His demeanor, friendliness and personality are exactly what you’d want in a coordinator for your wedding (or any event!). I was always greeted with a genuine smile and throughout the planning process he was knowledgeable in giving me just the right suggestions in order to make sure I achieved the goal I had in mind. He is very easy to communicate with, organized and didn’t let any detail slip through the cracks. Working with him made the process very fun. He even accommodated us with a last minute request to play a video during a speech! 🙂
The entire Events at Refinery staff did a great job in making sure that everything went off without a hitch during our reception. Because they take care of the setup and tear down, our day was much less stressful. They did an amazing job ensuring that our reception had the look/feel that we dreamed of – and we received MANY compliments too!
I would recommend Events at Refinery to anyone planning any type of event. They make sure the focus is on you and your needs and wants. Chris and the crew did everything in their power to make sure our wedding day was perfect! Thank you!
Refinery did an amazing job helping our wedding day to be fantastic! They did everything for us so that we did not have to worry about a single thing at the reception the day of the wedding. It was a relief knowing that we could just focus on enjoying being a newlywed couple! The room rental was a little pricey considering that we had over 300 guests but it was well worth it knowing that the Refinery was taking care of all of our details for us! Thanks so much for making our wedding day such a blast, we had the time of our lives!
We could not be happier with our experience hosting out Wedding Reception at The Refinery. Through out entire planning process of one year, the entire team was readily accessible and helpful- even with my demanding work schedule out of town. When the week of the wedding came, The Refinery eased my nerves the day we dropped off our massive amount of decorations. It felt amazing that the weight was off of my shoulders and I had complete trust that they would make everything look perfect. AND THEY DID! Not only that, they made sure that all vendors were in place and everything was up to their and our standards. We were completely in awe of the decorations, service, bar service, and overall quality of our reception and could not have imagine a more amazing night. The Refinery ensure everyone was happy, from our grandparents to the rowdy bridal party! We highly recommend the entire Events at Refinery team (the bar tenders are awesome too!!!) and will continue to recommend them to all of our family and friends planning weddings and events!
My Husband & I used Events at Refinery to host our Rehearsal Dinner & it was absolutely fantastic! We had originally planned to have the dinner at another location & when plans unexpectedly fell through the Events at Refinery Team were there to help me all the way! Working with her was so easy & we received so many compliments on the evening! I couldn’t have imagined a better place to host our family friends and to kick off our wedding weekend! The staff was kind & professional and I didn’t have to worry about a thing! I would recommend this venue to any and all Brides-to-be! Thank you! Thank you!
The Refinery was absolutely amazing. They coordinate everything for you, and just make everything easy and relaxing so that you actually get to enjoy your day!
…Their attention to detail and the love they have for their job is unmatched.
The amount of time and energy they put into reassuring us everything would be ok, through their actions not words, really meant a lot to us. Frequent calls, frequent updates, questions, comments, concerns are what wedding planners are hired to do… Next to our son being born, it was the most important day of our lives. The venue was everything my wife wanted and more. There are not enough “thank yous” to express our gratitude to these women for the amazing job that they did. The pictures you see will never ever do this venue justice. If you walk in and they are there, don’t walk out without booking your date. You will never regret it.
The Refinery was an absolute dream! Chris was so easy to work with, and answered all my questions immediately. He made our day stress-free and easy. He made sure the venue looked exactly how my husband and I had imagined. Sam was also wonderful the night of. We got so many compliments from our guests! I cannot recommend The Refinery enough!
Our wedding was everything and more than I could have imagined. We had our wedding and reception both at Refinery. We had a pretty short window for planning and with that being said, Julia was exceptional with helping with the details. Decor ideas, setup for the wedding ceremony and reception. The bar is fun, unique and the bar staff is personable, fast and willing to go the extra mile. The best part about working with Julia and Nicole is they genuinely care about doing all they can to see that your day is all that you envision. I highly recommend Refinery if you are looking for a space that can be transformed into whatever you dream it can be.