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Telluride Conference Center

The 20,000-square-foot Telluride Conference Center is a stand-alone venue, but it often partners with nearby properties, including the Peaks Resort across the street and the Hotel Madeline next door, to handle large meetings and events in the small resort town in the Colorado mountains.

“One thing we have to do is be seamless in these events to attract larger groups,” said center director Tony Kalyk. “We have to partner with other properties. Essentially, we can be their conference center.”

A divisible 6,100-square-foot ballroom and two boardrooms are the center’s primary meeting spaces. When the mezzanine and lobby are combined, the more than 3,100 square feet of space works well for receptions and as prefunction space, Kalyk said.

A 9,700-square-foot outdoor plaza is a favorite for cocktail hours, and the center’s own 60-foot-by-40-foot tent can be set up there. There’s also a 25-foot-tall climbing boulder, a sort of three-dimensional climbing wall, in the plaza, and many groups have used it for team-building exercises, Kalyk said.