Facility Rentals, Historic Tours, & Photo Shoots

The Historic Trianon

The Trianon, CSS’ signature building, was constructed as the home for Charles and Virginia Baldwin in 1907. As a replica of the Grand Trianon of Versailles, France, it has many of the architectural and aesthetic details of the original, making it an unusually distinctive edifice in the Rocky Mountain West. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977, ten years after the school purchased the estate from a private owner.

The restoration of the building is an ongoing capital improvement project. Improvements need to be made to keep the building operational as a school facility, improve energy efficiency, and maintain its historical aesthetic qualities. These are high maintenance costs, but well worth it to achieve a 21st century learning environment.

Inquire about Renting the Trianon or Spaces on Campus

From remarkable corporate events to custom-designed weddings, engagement parties, and family reunions The Colorado Springs School offers spaces for rent.

Venue Capacity Hourly Rate Hourly Cleaning Fee (4-hour minimum) Hourly Security Fee Hourly Staff Representative
Trianon
200 people
$300
$25
$20
$25
Maytag Dining Hall
150 people
$200
$25
$20
$25
Tutt Field House / Gym
300 people
$100
$25
$20
$25
Boddington Field
100 people
$65 per field
$25
$20
$25
Louisa Performing Arts Center
300 people
Varies
$25
$20
$25
Schedule a Historic Tour

The building serves primarily as a school and drop-in tours for the public cannot be accommodated. Private tours can be made by appointment with a volunteer docent with a suggested donation. Please contact Ann Runte by email or call (719) 434-3510 to make arrangements for a tour.

Book a Photo Shoot

Occasionally, the school permits photo shoots for family and senior portraits, corporate modeling, and film projects. Typically this is limited to exterior spaces on campus such as the Trianon building, the pond, the quad, and the tree-lined property. Please contact Ann Runte by email or call (719) 434-3510 to request a photo shoot. The grounds are private property and monitored by a security company. Since the school operates as a non-profit 501c3, we kindly ask that you gain permission and approval to be on campus and consider making a donation to the school.

Commemorative Trianon Book

To celebrate the Trianon’s Centenary (1907-2007), a commemorative book of its fascinating people and events was published in May 2009. Former CSS librarian, J. Michael Frease, researched and authored the updated history in the book. The book is available for purchase at $30 (plus, shipping). All proceeds benefit the continued restoration of the building.