Facility Rental


Host your private event at the historic Depot Art Center. Originally a 1908 train depot, this building has unique, rustic charm and acts as a blank canvas for your special event.  Sitting directly on the railroad tracks and the Yampa River in beautiful downtown Steamboat Springs, The Depot Art Center building offers a convenient location with ample parking and easy access to public transit.  The building is composed of 2 rental areas; Bliss Hall and the Gallery.  Both areas showcase art exhibits that change every month providing a beautiful backdrop for your event.  You can find out more information on the shows for each month HERE.

Bliss Hall, alone, will seat approximately 80 people. If you are planning a sit-down dinner for more than this number, you should consider renting the gallery.  The fee to rent the gallery is additional.  The maximum capacity of the building is 150 people

If you are interested in renting the facility in 2024 please fill out this questionnaire and we will contact you with pricing and information.

Steamboat Creates Members and non-profits please contact 970.879.9008 or Robin@steamboatcreates.org for member rates.

Policies: The Depot Art Center is a community building.  It is the responsibility of the renter to leave the facility in a clean and orderly condition and staff are generally not on site during your event.  A general cleaning, including taking out the trash, sweeping and putting away all tables and chairs used is required. A clean-up checklist will be provided.  There is a professional disinfecting cleaning fee as part of every private event rental contract. A renter’s security deposit will not be returned if damage is done or the renter cleanup checklist is neglected.

Users are charged for the time it takes to set up and clean the facility. If you need to set up the day before an event or to clean up the day after an event, you will be charged for all of the hours the facility is unavailable to others.  Please include your estimated setup and clean-up time when inquiring about the rates.

Damage Deposit: For rental of either or both spaces, a $400 damage deposit is required. This damage deposit includes your key deposit. This deposit is returned, or your check is torn up, within a week after the rental – as long as there is no permanent damage, the key is returned and the renter cleanup checklist is completed after your event and before the next users access the building.

Certificate of Insurance: For anyone who is conducting activities outside of the mission of SC, the Renter must provide proof of $1,000,000 general liability coverage with Steamboat Creates and the City of Steamboat Springs as a named additional insured for the duration of the contract. Please send these requirements to an insurance agent or broker who provides your casualty or homeowners insurance and have them provide a compliant Certificate of Liability Insurance to SC.

EQUIPMENT: The following are included in the above rental fees:


  • 35 black folding chairs
  • 50 grey molded chairs


  • 2 five-foot rectangular tables (seats 6-8 people)
  • 6 six-foot rectangular table (seats 6-8 people)
  • 3 eight-foot rectangular tables (10-12 people)
  • 5 five-foot round tables (8-10 people)
  • 2 four-foot round tables (4-6 people)
  • 8 six-foot round tables (8-10 people)
  • 3 two-foot round cocktail tables (41″ high)

PREP KITCHEN (modern updated)

  • stove top
  • oven (for heating not cooking)
  • two deep sinks
  • microwave
  • stainless steel counter space


  • wooden bar (Bliss Hall)
  • granite bar (Available with gallery rental only)
  • 3 tall cocktail tables (upon request)
  • 4 coolers (Additional fee of $20 each)
  • piano (Bliss Hall)
  • easels (Additional fee of $20 each)
  • wireless internet (All rooms)
  • sound system with projector and screen and mounted speakers (Additional fee of $200. Training and support included.)
  • Outside use (Additional fee of $250 plus special permitting from the City of Steamboat Springs must be obtained at least 60 days before the event)

A deposit of 50% is needed to hold a date on the Depot Art Center Calendar. The remaining balance and damage deposit are required 30 days before your event.


Cancellations made 60 days or more before the event are refundable less a $50 administration fee.  There are no refunds for cancellations received within the 60 days before the event.

The final balance is due 30 days before the rental start date. Late payments will incur an additional $20 fee per month.


To obtain permission to serve alcoholic beverages the facility manager must be contacted at the time of making your reservation, at 970-879-9008 or robin@steamboatcreates.org. Alcoholic beverages are NOT permitted outside of the building unless special permits are obtained.


Special permitting and additional charges will be required if you would like to use the outdoor space of the building.  Contact the facility manager for more information, at 970-879-9008 or robin@steamboatcreates.org


The Depot Art Center Calendar is online. Please check availability by visiting our calendar and clicking here.

FREE Nonprofit Sundays: Steamboat Creates non-profit members who are certified 501(c)3 Routt County organizations have the opportunity to rent the facility for up to 2 hours on available Sundays -before 4pm-  without charge (the $400 damage deposit and insurance requirements apply).  Limit one per month, Bliss Hall only.

If you are interested in booking the Depot Art Center for your special event or would like a tour please call 970.879.9008 or email Robin@steamboatcreates.org.

Thank you for your interest in our historic Depot and vibrant Art Center and we look forward to hearing from you!

Steamboat Creates is devoted to supporting and promoting arts and culture in the Yampa Valley through planning, production, and collaborating with arts and humanities organizations and initiatives to have a positive educational, cultural, and economic impact on our community.