most iconic wedding venue
Mitchell Yellen, owner of Altitude Hospitality Group, had an idea for an all-inclusive wedding and event venue in Colorado Springs. One day, he was driving on I-25 and noticed the old, run-down building that was located at 775 W Bijou St. He drove up to the property and walked around the building as he prayed, similar to the biblical story of Jericho. At that moment, he felt God guiding him to build the venue at that location.
Though people doubted his decision, he went through with purchasing the building. Then, economic recession hit in 2008, but that didn’t stop Yellen from bringing his vision to reality. Demolition and renovations began, and The Pinery at the Hill opened in October of 2013. Since then, the surrounding area has followed suit and seen growth and rejuvenation, and The Pinery has become the city’s most-loved wedding venue.
22,000 Square Feet
Executive Floral Designer
Director of Weddings and Events