House on the Corner
There was a time when the stately house at Broadway and University was a quiet place: Built as the university president’s home in 1884, it stood mostly alone with Old Main.
Since becoming the Koenig Alumni Center in 1968, it’s been a home away-from-home for Buffs of every stripe and a site for celebration in Boulder.
Freshly landscaped and newly upgraded, the center hosts about 100 events a year — from baby christenings and commencements to weddings, holiday parties and memorial services. In a typical year, 15 couples celebrate their vows in the backyard.
The renovation expanded the grounds and added a new gazebo, a giant all-weather tent and a nursery’s worth of lilacs, roses, maples, peonies and locust trees.
“Event space is at a premium in Boulder, and we believe we have one of the most unique and beautiful outdoor spaces in an incredibly beautiful city,” said Ryan Chreist (Kines’96, MPubAd’09), executive director of the Alumni Association. “We wanted to create a welcoming and functional space for the entire community.”
To rent Koenig for your event, call 303-492-8484 or visit colorado.edu/alumni. Alumni receive a 10 percent discount.
Photo by Glenn Asakawa