The Varone Market Venue building was built in 1912 by John Varone where he ran an Italian grocery store in the Denver Highlands. John, his wife Elizabeth, and their family lived on the second floor of the building in the predominantly Italian neighborhood. The adjacent Carriage House kept the horses and buggies and after 100+ years, the smell of horses still emanated from the floorboards. Poultry was butchered in the garden adjacent to the building and was sold fresh in the market.
A Denver, CO Wedding & Event Venue
From Neighborhood Market to Elegant Event Space
The Carbone Italian Bakery was located across the street and Mr. Carbone sponsored John’s immigration to the USA. After establishing himself in Colorado, John moved his family from Italy to Denver. The Varone Market building fell into severe disrepair in the 1980s.
Ensure a Stunning Event
With extensive improvements, the Varone Market building is once again an asset to the community! Upgrades have been made to the foundation and paint has been removed from the brick. Other improvements to our Denver wedding venue include new plumbing, new skylights, renovated bathrooms, a catering kitchen, a repurposed historic bar, state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems, plus roll-up glass doors that lead to a patio. The Carriage House has also been fully renovated for more event space. While the crystal chandeliers are new, the old brick walls still exude the history of this beautiful building!
Flexible Venue Spaces & Modern Facilities
The authenticity of the 110-year-old Varone Italian Market has been maintained while updating it with the functionality of a premium event space.
Meet the Owner
In 2014, Scott Nagely, a board-certified emergency doctor, purchased the building as a creative outlet and investment. He recognized the potential of the historical Varone Market building in Denver’s popular Lower Highlands (LoHi) neighborhood. With his creativity and years of hard work, the old building now has been brought back to life as a Denver wedding and event venue and is ready to continue its story and be a part of yours.