The Inside Scoop
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The First Look
Located in Brighton, Colorado, the Bella Sera Event Center is an indoor venue that offers an elegant background for a traditional-style wedding. This venue has the look and atmosphere of an Italian villa and the historic, renovated theater offers balconies, arched windows and doorways along with a rustic color theme reminiscent of Italy's sunbaked countryside. The location is decorated in an elegant Old World style and the site includes a sweeping staircase for the bride to make a dramatic entrance. There is also an indoor location for the ceremony and reception.
The Grand Ballroom and Banquet Hall is available to the wedding party on the day of the wedding. The indoor venue has a balcony for the bride and groom's entrance after the ceremony and chandelier-style lighting is available. The Grand Ballroom and Banquet Hall is available for up to 300 guests and the location is available for rehearsal dinners.
What You Should Know
Bella Sera Event Center offers three wedding packages from which to choose. All wedding packages include 10 hours for the ceremony and reception, linens for tables and unlimited soda, coffee and tea for all guests. The wedding party has exclusive use of the venue during the ceremony and reception.
The Italiano Ultra Platinum wedding package includes a wide selection of decor choices including linens, chair covers and photography services to make preparing for the ceremony and reception simple. The second wedding package, the Bellissimo Platinum package, also includes linens, buffet-style catering and decorations.
Appetizers are included for an additional fee and couples have a choice of decor options. The Bella is a basic-style package that includes a choice of one Italian, Mexican or American entree per guest, along with the couple's choice of silk flower decorations, linens for all guest tables and a fully decorated head table for up to four people.
Alcohol and bartender packages are available with pricing based on the specific package chosen for the event. Some alcohol, such as the champagne toast after the ceremony, is included with a package purchase. Setup services are provided and cake-cutting services are available with the purchase of a cake. The venue is wheelchair accessible and on-site parking is available.
Bella Sera Event Center is an all-inclusive venue that strives to provide the services needed to create a fully decorated, catered wedding using on-site services. The venue specializes in Italian-themed weddings and offers a variety of services that reflect the theme. Some benefits of choosing Bella Sera Event Center include:
- Specialty drinks, like lemoncello and anisette, available
- DJ services included with all packages
- On-site wedding planner to assist with details
- Custom decorations provided
- Beer cakes made from real cans or bottles of beer are available
From the Vendor
We create very fun, beautifully creative weddings.
Creating a personalized, one-of-a-kind celebration that amazes and delights your guests is always our goal. Bella Sera is an Italian styled venue with expertise in event design and creation. We don't do boring here; our weddings are fun and anything but typical! From our dramatic grand staircases, to the most beautiful centerpieces and decorations, you're sure to find more value for your investment with The Bella Sera.
Amenities + Details
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Food + Catering, Planning, Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff
My husband and I cannot say enough good things about the Bella Sera! They made it stress-free, while making the wedding exactly as we envisioned. The staff were extremely friendly and professional, the food was delicious, and the decor was beautiful. The people who work there obviously love their jobs, and it shows through their exemplary work. We will enjoy looking back at our amazing photographs for years to come. They literally take care of you every step of the way, which made our special day wonderful. We had our wedding last month, and we still have people telling us how much they enjoyed it. Why would you pay an arm and a leg for just a venue anywhere else, when the Bella Sera provides the beautiful venue, the food (which is VERY good), the decorations (which they individualize just for you), professional photography, a DJ, and a genuinely caring staff who bend over backwards to make sure your day is wonderful. The price is extremely reasonable, and we are SO glad that we picked the Bella Sera. Thank you again, Bella Sera! :)
Everything about Bella sera was so perfect! From all the perfectly organized meetings, to the food, to the decorations and party, to our amazing wedding coordinator Julie! There was nothing that I would change and I would do it all over again there again if I could! Best wedding venue ever!!!
We chose Bella Sera because the owners attention to detail and their passion for the event. Our wedding was absolutely perfect. Elisabeth knew exactly my ideal design while Austin perfectly executed our big day. I could not have asked for a better celebration. I can honestly say that I have never experienced a more beautiful reception site (not being biased that it was my own). We had so many compliments on the food, decor, and entire experience. I am so glad that we chose Bella Sera as our wedding venue, it was simply amazing.
The Bella Sera was incredible. They thought of everything so I didn't have to. Austin, our event coordinator, walked us through the whole planning process all the way to wedding day. The venue looked like a fairy tale. My husband and I couldn't have been happier with our choice to use the Bella Sera.
This Venue is Absolutely Amazing the whole process was smooth and they payed attention to every single detail the staff is the best around I wouldn't change anything about the way they do things because it's PERFECT THANK YOU ELIZABETH, JOHN, AUSTIN AND EVERYONE ELSE ON THE TEAM WE LOVED EVEYTHINGS ABOUT IT!!!!!
Bella sera is amazing! They helped make our dreams come true! They took the stress of wedding planning off of us. Wonderful people. Food is delicious, never before seen decorations no other venue has.
Bella Sera was amazing!!! Elizabeth made every step of my wedding process as simple and stress-free as possible for me. The venue looked gorgeous on my wedding day. It all turned out better than I could of imagined. On the day of the wedding the Bella Sera staff was great, and took wonderful care of me and all of my guests. I have heard nothing but pleasant comments from those who attended. Everyone knows planning weddings can be so stressful but Bella Sera made my special day extra special; and I could not be more grateful.
Bella sera made our special night a one of a kind event that our families will be talking about forever! Throughout the evening of our wedding we heard nothing but compliments on the facility. Elizabeth and Austin were amazing through all of my questions leading up to our wedding!! We love this place and would recommend it to anybody who asked!!! Love you guys!!!! Xxxxx
Phenomenal!! Our wedding was on 9/11 and it was amazing. John and Elizabeth are very special people. They are kind and caring and truly go above and beyond to make the day special and bring happiness to others. The planning was amazing. The cake To die for and beautiful! Our coordinator Maria was so patient and speedy. Definitely one of the best to have on your team on your wedding day! My nerves were crazy and she helped put me at ease! I will forever have John and his lovely wife Elizabeth in my heart for all the good they bring to others. Because of their values and personal love for people, this venue has become a masterpiece for the wedding of your dreams! I could never have found a better place for our special day! It also doesn't hurt that the food was Delish!
Bella Sera gave me my dream wedding and made every one of my wedding dreams come true sense I was a little girl... Their food is delicious and,photographers, DJs, and planners and so professional and nice. I would recommend this place to everyone!!!
The Bella Sera was truly the best option for us on our wedding day. We were on a limited budget and their Bella package with a couple added amenities proved perfect. It was great having a designer, baker, chef, and coordinator already on hand so we didn't have to search all around Colorado. We were both full time students during our wedding planning so the Bella Sera being all inclusive was amazing. In the end the ceremony and party were wonderful and everything we expected. Our event coordinator Austin was awesome and made the whole experience stress free and fun. One thing I would advise if you have a wedding here is requesting that they not cut up your whole cake. I was surprised to see that they had cut our cake into 100 individual pieces so we weren't able to take much of it home with us after. Also, for some reason our cake ended up over on the dance floor in a corner in the dark which i think is why so much of it was left over. I didn't realize it was there until it had been out for an hour. I really only bring this up because I had been planning on taking leftovers home but it's a little hard to transport that much cake once cut. Over all a very small issue though. Everyone we invited seemed to think that we spent twice what we actually did so that was nice to hear because we had done it on such a tight budget. Everything was priced fairly including the venue and we were able to include things in our wedding that we had assumed we wouldn't be able to afford. Great deal and great people. I highly recommend.
The staff, especially Austin our coordinator, were amazing. We had the best day ever and cannot say one negative thing about this place!! Definitely includes a lot and is very stress free working with this venue.
We had our wedding at the bella sera on Aug 21 2016 just over 2 weeks ago ! I can honestly say I wouldn't change a thing about my wedding day! It was the best day of my life ! The bella sera staff was absolutely amazing ! Specifically Austin and Elisabeth! They both helped through out the planning process and they both made my wedding day run perfectly ! I had no stress day of they both had everything handles and didn't allow anything to go wrong ! The venue is beautiful and 2 weeks later we are still getting compliments on how gorgeous our wedding was ! 💜💜💜
The Bella Sera by far exceed our expectations! They made our wedding 7/2/2016 stress free!! Austin was amazing as well as all the staff there. The food was delicious and the decorations were stunning!! They made our wedding a day to remember for the rest of our lives as well as our 250 guest that attended!!
The Bella Sera Event Center is truly a blessing! We had our wedding a two weeks ago on 07/24/2016 and all of our family and friends are raving about how fun and beautiful the reception was. We had our ceremony portion at my church and hosted our reception at the Bella Sera. We choose the Bellimismo package and honestly being an out of state bride, it truly was a stress free process. The owners John and Elizabeth and our coordinator Austin we're truly there for us right from the moment we walked in for our tour to our sparkler exit on our reception night. The venue is stunning! They floral wall piece on the ceiling that stole my heart to the hanging cake which was astounding! We received so many compliments about our decor, food, how fun it was. Everyone at the Bella Sera is concerned on how to make your wedding not only beautiful to your vision but fun and make it stand out! No one was bored and just said how entertaining and lovely it was! The food ( Chicken Parmesan and Pot Roast) was full of flavor and amazing! The cake was so delightful and we had about 6-7 flavored to appease the different taste buds of our 250 guest wedding! Everyone raved about the cake. The way the Bella Sera packages their weddings makes it so stress free! The week of I was honestly so relaxed and at ease because everything was taken care of by the Bella Sera! Elizabeth did a great job executing and designing the venue! I truly had the wedding of my dreams! We had a few hiccups of having things running behind and Austin was right there to manage and help make everything fall back to place on schedule. The Bella Sera is so professional! We used their DJ Perry Washington and he came with our package and he was amazing!!! He contacted us and really cared and planned with us for the music selection and how to MC the event! We had a surprise concert for our guests with our favorite artist and he did a great job working with him and making sure everything ran smoothly! If you want an affordable ( they have a package for any budget) , all inclusive, stunning wedding, look no further! The Bella Sera is your place! Thank you guys so much for giving us the wedding of our dreams! You guys are truly the BEST Wedding Venue EVER! Sent from my iPhone
Bella Sera was wonderful place to have our wedding. The staff meet with us and listened to all our desires and then made that happen. Our guest had a wonderful time, the venue was beautiful and the food was delicious. Bella Sera made everything so easy and stress free. Our coordinator took care of all the details and allowed us to enjoy our guests. Our package included almost everything and the few things we added Bella Sera recommended vendors that were also fantastic. Bella Sera gave me my dream wedding with very little stress.
I couldn't have asked for a better event center for my Wedding. Everything turned out incredible and we were all blown away. I spoke with Elisabeth most of the time and she really tried to accommodate our every need. I highly recommend them to everyone.
Love the Bella Sera and so did all of our guest!
Love! Love! Love! We fell in love with the Bella Sera right when we entered, but what really confirmed it for us were the people we worked with. They were always prepared and flexible with our needs. We had a strict budget and they were able to keep it within that. Throughout the whole experience, we did not feel stressed. Our wedding day was perfect! Thank you so much to John and Austin. Most especially to Mandy who helped us the whole way through!! We definitely recommend this to anybody looking to be stress free and enjoy the whole wedding day!
We fell in love with the Bella Serah at our first meeting. The day of the wedding, it seemed even more beautiful than the first time we saw it. It really did seem like we were able to make it our own for that special day. SO many guests have raved that our wedding was the most fun AND most beautiful one they had ever attended. These two attributes do not usually come hand in hand! My husband and I are so ready to start our lives together and we are so blessed that we got to start that life at the Bella Serah!
Wish there was 10 stars to rate you all, I'd still want more stars I'd rate you an 11. Everyone there was amazing, so helpful, friendly, Kind, respectful. You met all our needs, I never thought that you would go way over and above like you all did to make my day so perfect and special. Your never to old for your dreams to come true. I love you all, thank you so much to you all.
A dream come true <3 The Bella Sera is a breath taking venue! I am so glad we chose them for our special day. The entire staff made sure my husband & I got our perfect fairy tale wedding. From the ceremony, to reception, to the food, lighting & the decorations, everything ran absolutely perfect. Our guest had such a great time & complimented on our decors that the staff worked so hard on. You can tell the staff loves what they do because they try so hard to make sure your wedding day flows without any issues and your needs are met. They went above and beyond for us & we could not ask for a better venue even if we tried! The price was also great deal for the package we got. It was such a great experience! I always hear how stressful planning a wedding is, but with Bella Sera they relieved most of the stressful moments a bride could experience. Thank you for our happily ever after wedding! They truly made it our wedding the best day ever. <3
Absolutely perfectReviewed on 10/18/2015 emily p
This was the first and only venue that we visited and I knew it was the one right away. The entire planning process was very smooth and kept me from becoming a crazy bride. We chose the Italiano package (with a buffet style meal) so they took care of everything for us -- the food, the cake, the bar package, the dj, photography, décor, everything. Kaylene was so helpful with the tour and consultation and taking payments every month. Elisabeth is a design master. Planning the décor was so much fun with her and she absolutely made my vision come alive. Everything looked so beautiful on my wedding day, I just could not believe it. Julie was so great. The day of the wedding she was there for anything we could have possibly needed. Directing us through the day and always making sure we knew exactly what was going on/happening next. The entire day was so smooth and stress free. I thought I was going to be a nervous wreck but Bella Sera absolutely takes care of you and puts you at ease so you can just relax, smile, and enjoy your wedding day. Our guests always talk about how great the food was and how beautiful our wedding was and how happy we looked. The day was everything I could have hoped for and more. It was absolutely perfect, not to mention affordable. We are so impressed with Bella Sera and absolutely will recommend this place to anyone looking for a venue. THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH!
Our family spent many thousands of dollars on what we thought was going to be the best reception ever, and it was far from that. They made me feel so stressed on my wedding day to the point of tears. The coordinator of my reception quit, and they decided not to tell me. The decorations and cake were absolutely beautiful, but the food was mediocre, and the overall night was chaotic. I wish I could redo my entire reception over again. Also, do not do your picture slideshow there. We spent $150 to use their projector, and it didn't even work.
Amazing venue and experienceReviewed on 5/28/2015 Crystal S
We absolutely loved our wedding at Bella Sera and enjoyed spending our time with the staff planning our event. Sari was extremely helpful, so kind and patient with us as we had many questions. Randi was also very patient with us during our design sessions as we were indecisive about what we wanted, but it wasn't a problem at all. Sari helped us so much with our rehearsal, wedding ceremony and reception; she was involved as much as we wanted her to be and we felt so comfortable with her in charge. It was truly an amazing wedding, with delicious food. We've had many compliments!