Unfortunately, the reality is that alcohol related accidents happen all too often. The risk, exposure and consequences of such accidents are assumed by the alcohol license-holder. For events at the Wright, this means that the Wright is on the hook and is entirely liable. We expect that renting organizations will recognize and respect that the policies in place are intended to provide a safe environment and to reduce the Wright’s exposure.
No amount of monitoring and enforcement can make up for poor event planning, especially when it comes to alcohol, regardless of the size of your special event. Problems at an event are not usually caused by one factor, but a combination of factors. Giving full attention to the role of alcohol in planning, policies and procedures for your event will help minimize the associated risks.
If you are approved to manage the consumption of alcohol at the Wright, then you must adhere to the following guidelines. Failure to follow these guidelines will, at the first determined infraction, forfeit your security deposit. There will be no exception to this policy.
Serving alcohol at the Wright requires more than just providing bartenders. Maturity and reliability is imperative to having these individuals make good decisions in their role. Some roles may overlap depending on the event and its operation. ‘Bartending’ tasks includes:
Thank you for using the Wright Opera House and for adhering to these standards. Note that acknowledgement and acceptance of these guidelines in no way forfeits the Wright’s authority to manage alcohol consumption at the Wright Opera House. The staff, board and any individual designated as a representative of the Wright have final authority at all times.
We're working hard to make the Wright Opera House an open and welcoming venue to organizations throughout Colorado. We're also trying to restore a facility that is over 126 years old. Needless to say, we have our work cut out for us! If you have some praise for what we've done already or some feedback on what we could do better, please