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About

Welcome

Denver’s newest events venue is the perfect combination of old, new, and you. Asterisk has transformed a 1920s post office garage into a spectacular modern venue at the intersection of some of Denver’s most dynamic downtown neighborhoods. The following spaces are available to host your memorable event experience:

  • Main Hall. The crown jewel of Asterisk, the expansive 8,500 square foot Main Hall can accommodate up to 700 guests for a seated dinner or over 1,000 guests for many other types of events. Exposed brick walls, steel trusses, massive skylights and windows, and state of the art audio/video/lighting systems are just some of the details that make this space exceptional. Drive food trucks in through our roll-up door, hang your decor from the rafters, or launch a light show through the skylights. This space is yours to transform!
  • Rooftop. Enjoy urban skyline views and incredible Colorado weather on our rooftop deck, which can accommodate up to 200 guests. With its own dedicated bathrooms and sheltered areas, the Rooftop can be rented for a standalone event or as the perfect pre or post-party extension of your main event.
  • Boardroom/Get Ready Room. This private room on our mezzanine level can serve as a boardroom, bridal suite, green room, or other breakout space for your event. Equipped with its own restroom, kitchenette, and A/V setup, this flex space can be customized to accommodate the needs of your next event.
  • Coffee & Craft Beer/Cocktail Shop. Asterisk is thrilled to partner with local favorite, Jubilee Roasting Company, for all of your artisanal coffee needs. Jubilee’s mobile coffee cart supplying high-volume espresso, single origin drip coffee, and nitro cold brew, is available for your next event. Or stop on by the shop on the corner for unique happy hour drafts and cocktails.
  • Broadway Annex. 2314 Broadway provides additional space for corporate meetings or pre-function preparations just across the street from Asterisk. Our iconic “Love This City” mural (designed by local artist Pat Milbery) also provides one of the most iconic Denver backdrops for your pre-event red carpet! Need a small commercial kitchen or shower facilities? We’ve got those, too.
History of Building

1075 Park Avenue West was originally built in 1923 as a U.S. Post Office garage. For the better part of the 1950s through 1980s, it functioned as a tire and auto shop before being converted into an automotive showroom for Weisco Motorcars (whose prominent signage remained on the façade many years after the fact). Most recently, the building was called Junction Box and was home to the contemporary ballet company Wonderbound.

Asterisk has both preserved the historic integrity of the original building and transformed it, ensuring this space can be enjoyed for the next hundred years!

Area

Asterisk enjoys a premium downtown address at the corner of Park Avenue and Broadway, surrounded by some of Denver’s most vibrant and diverse culture. Situated at the confluence of the Curtis Park, River North, and Ballpark neighborhoods, Asterisk is just an easy stroll away from Union Station, Central Market, Coors Field, and multiple award-winning breweries, distilleries, restaurants, galleries, and boutique hotels. Just to our south is the Central Business District, with nearly limitless accommodations to suit everyone’s tastes.

Curtis Park: Our neighborhood is Denver’s oldest. Go for a walk and enjoy the nearly 500 architecturally significant late 19th Century homes nestled amongst mature trees.

River North & Ballpark: Our neighbors to the north and west were once hardscrabble industrial blocks of foundries and warehouses built along the Platte River and Union Pacific Railway. Abandoned for decades, they’re now widely recognized as Denver’s most eclectic, artistic, and vibrant neighborhoods. Ballpark is where you’ll find Coors Field, surrounded by dozens of popular restaurants and tap houses. The River North Arts District – or “RiNo” – is home to one of the largest concentrations of microbreweries in the country (not to mention all the distilleries, cideries, and urban wineries). Stroll around to take in some of the murals, art galleries and studios, boutique shops, and coffeehouses, and you’ll see why Travel + Leisure magazine recently called this area “the two-block stretch in Denver that you have to visit.”

Central Business District: To our immediate south lies Denver’s primary region for business and tourism, offering access to thousands of hotel rooms and some of the region’s finest entertainment.

Why Named Asterisk?

A bird’s eye view of our venue reveals that we’re located on the asterisk-shaped intersection of Park Avenue, Broadway, and Arapahoe. Our logo is an image of that intersection.
The asterisk symbol is a writer’s mark used to annotate additional material. Its presence says, “There’s more here for you to explore, more for you to learn and discover, more for you to enjoy beyond your first impression.”
Most obviously, the asterisk is the convergence of three lines – symbolizing our purpose to bring people together for enjoyment, flourishing, and the common good.