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The Madrigal Banquet

At The Glen Eyrie Castle

No other holiday event compares to Glen Eyrie’s Madrigal Banquet!

With a thirty-year history, this spectacular holiday event continues to be a Colorado classic. Set in the grandeur of The Great Hall of The Castle, our 16th century-style banquet and show is sure to inspire and prepare your heart for this Christmas season.

This is a full evening, with a 4-course dinner and performance. You’ll enjoy music, dancing and plenty of humor with our talented troupe of performers. The banquet typically lasts over 3 hours. To that end, we highly discourage bringing young children. Seating is tight and we seat parties across from one another, in order to view the entire scope of the performance. Activity takes place all over the Great Hall, including the balcony. Guests with overnight reservations receive highest priority in seat assignments, and other guests are seated in order that the reservations are received. You will receive tickets with seat assignments upon your arrival in the Castle foyer the night of the performance.

Glen Eyrie’s Madrigal has been presented continually every year since 1989, with only one year missed in 2020 due to the worldwide pandemic. We are excited to offer it again this year and hope you will add this event to your list of annual holiday favorites!

Performed 11 nights in December:

December 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, & 22 at 6:00 pm, doors open at 5:15.

Thursday nights performances on December 9 and 16 are at a reduced price.

Ticket Options

Banquet Only or Banquet + Overnight Room Package

Pricing is per person and before tax. If selecting an overnight package, first choose your hotel room and then your Madrigal Banquet tickets. If you are staying more than one night, please call our reservations office at 719-265-7050 for assistance. 

PRICING:

Madrigal Performance Only

Thursdays (Dec 9 & 16)- $134 + tax

All other performance dates – $144 + tax

Madrigal Performance + Overnight Stay

Castle Rooms (includes 2 Madrigal tickets + room and breakfast for 2)

Castle King – $456/$476 + tax

Castle Queen – $442/$462 + tax

Castle West Wing – $435/$455 + tax

Visit our accommodations page to view all our hotel rooms at: gleneyrie.org/lodging

Madrigal Performance + Overnight Stay

Lodge Rooms (includes 2 Madrigal tickets + room and breakfast for 2)

Premier Lodge (King) – $442/$462 + tax

Standard Lodge (Big Horn Lodge) – $378/$398 + tax

Menu

AMUSE BOUCHE

SMOKED PORK BELLY, PORT GLACE, CARROT PUREE, PORK SKIN, MICRO GREENS
(GF/DF – SAME)

WILD MUSHROOMS, PORT GLACE, CARROT PUREE, CARROT CHIPS, MICRO GREENS (VEGAN/VEGETARIAN)

FIRST COURSE

SALAD OF WINTER GREENS, ENOKI MUSHROOMS, PEARS, PECANS, MANCHEGO AND SHERRY VINAIGRETTE

(DF/VEGAN – NO CHEESE) (GF/VEGETARIAN – SAME)

SECOND COURSE

PUREE OF BUTTERNUT SQUASH, HAZELNUT CRÈME FRAICHE, MICRO ARUGULA & PECORINO

(DF/VEGAN – NO CHEESE/NO CREAM) (GF/VEGETARIAN – SAME)

THIRD COURSE

BRAISED PORK SHANK, HONEY GASTRIQUE, ROASTED FENNEL, CARROTS, OYSTER MUSHROOMS & PARSNIP PUREE

(GF/DF – SAME)

CAULIFLOWER STEAK, HONEY GASTRIQUE, OYSTER MUSHROOMS, ROASTED FENNEL, CARROTS & PARSNIP PUREE

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN)

FOURTH COURSE

CHOCOLATE FIGGY PUDDING

(VEGAN/DF – NO CREAM) (GF – NO GLUTEN) (VEGETARIAN – SAME)

ABOUT THE MENU:

The Madrigal menu is fixed and we cannot make any changes or substitutions. We provide Gluten free, Dairy free, Vegan or Vegetarian options when notified in advance. For other food needs or allergies, we cannot guarantee compliance. For those requesting any of the 4 special diets we will be adding a $10 upcharge. The preparation of special meals means extra time and ingredients and makes it necessary for us to charge an additional fee. 

FAQs

Madrigal banquet tables seat 10, 14 or 16. Larger parties may be split between adjacent tables. Seating priority is given to those with overnight stays, and then in order the reservations were received. Seats will be assigned on both sides of tables, as the entertainment happens all around the room, including the balcony.

We can accommodate gluten free, dairy free, vegan and vegetarian diets with advance notice. There will be an additional $10 charge for all special diets.

Payment is required at the time of reservation using a major credit card. Tickets are non-refundable, but may be transferred.

Guests who book an overnight stay in addition to their Madrigal banquet ticket will receive priority in seating arrangements. This applies to all rooms on property, not just the Castle. Each overnight stay comes with breakfast the next morning.

Please notify us in advance of any special needs you have. Seating is tight in the Great Hall and we have limited spaces where we can accommodate wheelchairs or walkers. We do have an elevator and handicap access to the Great Hall.

We are following all county guidelines regarding health and safety concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. We urge guests who are not feeling well to not attend the Madrigal Banquet. For guests not fully vaccinated, we recommend face masks, but they are not required for any guests or staff at this time. To see our current COVID-19 statement, visit https://gleneyrie.org/covid-19-response/

Our Glen Eyrie Christmas Madrigal is formal in nature.  We encourage our guests to dress up! Gentlemen may consider wearing a shirt and tie, suit, tuxedo, a fashionable kilt or dress in period style costume.  Ladies may consider wearing slacks and sweater, evening dress or dress in period style costume.  The Great Hall is often drafty, we suggest a light sweater or jacket for ladies.

To make a reservation by phone please call 719-265-7050

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