Making Musical Memories

What to consider when collecting music for your wedding.

We are Evin and Barry Urban. We met during college at Penn State through a mutual friend (Barry’s childhood friend turned Evin’s best friend) and were married at Evin’s mother’s beautiful property, Blue Moon Rising on Deep Creek Lake, MD. The day was so fun, magical and perfect, our guests have been telling us for years that it was the best wedding they have ever attended.

After moving from the East Coast to Denver, we fell in love with the mountains and decided we could share the magic of our wedding day by starting our own venue. Starting in 2016, we began the process of securing land, rezoning our mountain property, blasting lots of rock, and building North Star Gatherings. Four years and two kids later, we officially opened the venue in 2020.

Our forest property sits on a variety of mining claims, and the now-defunct mine the venue is above was called the “North Star Mining Claim”, hence the name.

Kelsey and Jamison Wedding 6.18.22 by Joe and Robin Photography