Most of us love a good party, but most of us don't have a good place to throw a good party. Enter: Party Island at Island Lake Marina in Fort Collins. I've been to work parties there, a birthday party, and even deejayed the wedding of one of my radio counterparts (D Dennison) there and it's probably one of the coolest places to throw an event around these parts.

It's also one of the only places in Fort Collins you can throw a beach party, and actually have sand and water.

You've probably driven past this place and not even known what goes on there. It's in the southeast edge of Fort Collins off of Kechter Road and I-25. The first time I went there I had no idea what it was, but left thinking, "This is awesome, how have I not been here before?!"

They have two islands to pick from. One is for 100+ people and the other is for 400+ people. Whether it be a corporate party, a birthday, a wedding, a reception, a graduation party, or just an excuse to get some friends together for grilling and volleyball, they have all kinds of things available for use at your event.

The list inclludes:

  • Vessel ride to and from the islands
  • Serving tables
  • Gas grills
  • Domestic water
  • Fire pits (firewood provided)
  • Volleyball courts (ball provided)
  • Water trampolines
  • Canoes
  • Slushie machines (juice provided)
  • Water dispensers
  • Use of pavilions
  • Picnic tables
  • Beverage troughs and coolers
  • Stereo systems (5 disc/ipod/phone)
  • Electricity
  • Horseshoe pits
  • Paddle boats
  • Life jackets
  • Bathrooms (flushing system)
  • Tiki huts with seating
  • Island has open kitchenette, with counter space, refrigerators and drink troughs, along with space for band or DJ and dance area. (Please ask about alcohol restrictions.)
Island Lake Marine
Island Lake Marine

Sounds pretty good, right?

Well, starting Monday (March 17th) you could get a four-hour event for up to 60 guests at Island Lake Marine & Sports starting at 60 percent off of its retail price! Yeah, we're talking a party that would normally cost you $1,500, starting at just $600.

If you've done any kind of venue hunting lately, you know just how expensive a venue can be. Island Marine's prices are pretty good to begin with, but 60 percent off is a steal!

This is just one of the items in the Northern Colorado Auction, which begins March 17 and ends at 8 p.m. March 19. Prior to the start of the auction, you can preview ALL of the auction items, so you know what you'll want to bid on.


Party Isalnd Isalnd Lake Marine & Sport
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