Host your special event at Chef Tim Love’s brand-new event venue, Colorado Lease. From Wedding Ceremonies and Rehearsal Dinners to Holiday Parties or even Private Concerts, let us do what we do best and put together a unique event your guests will remember forever!

The Colorado Lease boasts an open floorplan with cavernous ceilings and rustic hardware throughout. The sprawling bar top is the centerpiece of the restaurant, with luxurious couches and chairs throughout, inviting guests to relax and drink in the atmosphere of your special event.

From light bites to a multi-course seated dinner and everything in between, Chef Tim Love’s top-notch culinary team is available to prepare provisions tailored to the needs your event. And don’t forget Lonesome Dove’s award-winning cocktail and wine program, also available right at your fingertips.


Floor Plan


Seated: 250

Standing: 400

Venue Fees

Colorado Lease is available for daytime and nighttime reservations. Venue Fees vary, so please contact us for a quote. While a particular date may exceed these estimates, especially during citywide events such as SXSW, Austin City Limits, Large Conventions, etc., below is a benchmark you may refer to for typical venue fees.

What’s Not Included

Tables / Chairs / Flowers / Decorations / Additional AV Services

Guests are responsible for providing these services. Please refer to our list of recommended vendors.

What’s Extra

Colorado Lease will coordinate these services for an additional fee.

Bar & Wait Staff

$30 per person per hour + 22% service fee

Recommended 2 wait staff and 1 bartender per 30 guests. Hourly fee waived for guests who choose Chef Tim Love Catering.


$45 per officer per hour


Valet Services

$10 per car

Provided by 360 Valet




Cleaning Fee


To be deducted from deposit. Waived for guests who choose Chef Tim Love Catering.



Do I need an appointment to tour Colorado Lease?

All tours are by appointment only. Please call 817-925-0976 or email colorado-lease@cheftimlove.com to set up an appointment.

How many guests can your venue hold?

Seated: 250 / Cocktail: 400

What is required to hold a date?

In order to reserve a date at the Colorado Lease, we require 50% of the rental fee and a $1,000 security deposit up front. The remaining 50% of the rental fee is due 30 days prior to your event date. Once your event has concluded and if there are no damages found in the venue, you will receive your full security deposit back.

Where do my guests park?

Street parking is limited in Downtown Austin, so we highly recommend offering valet for your guests.

Our preferred Valet Partner, 360 Valet, offers valet for $10/car, added to your final bill.

360 Valet is also available for any shuttle or limousine services you may need. Contact info found in preferred partner section.

Can I bring in my own vendors and caterer?

You may bring your own vendors to the Colorado Lease! Please ensure that any vendor you choose carries the proper licenses and insurance.

We offer a 10% venue discount if you choose to use the Lonesome Dove as your caterer for your special event! Should you hire a different caterer, there will be a 10% charge added to your venue rental on your final invoice.

All beverages must be provided by the Lonesome Dove and are charged per consumption. Further Details Provided in Bar Package Page.

Do you require security at events?

We will coordinate an officer for you to ensure the safety of you and all of your guests. Cost is $45/hr per officer.

Do you have a catering kitchen?

The Colorado Lease features a full-sized kitchen, prep area and expo station, plus a walk-in refrigerator and dry storage area available for use by you or your caterer. Please feel free to put your caterer in contact with us to answer any questions they may have.

Am I responsible for cleaning the venue after my event is over?

The venue must look as it did upon arrival for the start of your event. We provide cleanup for a $350 fee, to be deducted from your deposit. If you elect to take care of your own cleanup, you are responsible for removing all items that you have brought in by the end of your rental period. You (or most likely, your caterer) are also responsible for removing all food trash from the facility and disposing it in the on-site dumpster. Your rental fee will cover the tear down of tables, chairs, etc. provided by or rented through Colorado Lease.



Colorado Lease

415 Colorado St.

Austin, Texas 78701




Tour by Appointment

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