We all hear about those traditional “first-tier cities” — Chicago, New York, Orlando, etc. — but in the past decade, Phoenix has made more moves to attract events than perhaps any other city in the country. In fact, the city has quadrupled their amount of startups, invested $5 billion in infrastructure, and strategically planned new venues in close proximity to cultural staples. And all of these moves have resulted in nothing short of a desert oasis for modern meeting, event, and wedding planners. But where to start? Below, we’ve wrangled together the twenty top Phoenix event venues that every search should start with.
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Check out these 20 Phoenix event venues that are hotter than the Arizona sun.
This slick boutique hotel calls CityScape its home. At the Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix guests will find some of the best dining, shopping, and nightlife that the city has to offer — all in a space complete with inspired design and memorable amenities. Also located near major sports stadiums, theaters, and Arizona State University, this four-star stunner includes up to 15,000 square feet of flexible space for groups of up to 400. Amongst the 13 meeting spaces is the LUSTRE Rooftop Bar, a hotspot in the city for kicking back with a delicious craft cocktail.
Don’t choose between the city and gorgeous landscape that the area has to offer — give guests the very best of both at the Arizona Grand Resort and Spa. Intimate receptions and large conferences alike will love the rich variety of indoor and outdoor meeting spaces available at this impeccable venue offering 120,000 square feet in total. Just 15 minutes from the airport, the largest of the Grand’s indoor spaces seats up to 990, while its beautiful outdoor spaces number 16 in total. Especially popular is the South Mountain Patio, which makes for the perfect setting come sunset.
What happens when hacienda-inspired decor meets award-winning service? Well… Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, for one. Offering 80,000 square feet of flexible event space in Scottsdale — just twenty minutes from Phoenix — this incredible resort provides 50 versatile meeting spaces. The largest, the 10,000 square foot Grand Coronado room, is able to accommodate up to 700 for weddings, corporate meetings, conferences, large weddings, and more. Planners and presenters will enjoy access to two million dollars worth of sophisticated AV technology, while guests enjoy access to incredible dining at any of the resort’s three restaurants and bars.
Located just 15 minutes from Sky Harbor International Airport, Monorchid has been dubbed “the most unique event venue in downtown” and is part creative studio, part venue. The must-see spaces include features like natural wood bow trusses and stainless-steel spiraling staircases set against a gorgeous and spacious blank canvas — all waiting for you to paint your scene, whether that be a wedding or corporate gathering for up to 373. They also have a top-notch event planning staff, as well as tons of vendors to choose from.
Nestled against the stunning backdrop of Camelback Mountain in Scottsdale is a whole new level of luxury. The famous Sanctuary Camelback Mountain is 53 acres of your own private paradise, complete with 109 mountain casitas and suites plus seven private homes. In addition to the usual events, you can also stop here to host a specialized wine dinner, cigar dinner, brunch, mixology, and more. The largest of the Phoenix event spaces spans 3,204 square feet and can hold up to 250 guests in its theater setting. Best of all, events here are catered by the in-house culinary team, led by none other than Food Network star Beau MacMillan.
The Arizona Biltmore is a legendary landmark characterized by incredible architecture inspired by respected American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Thirty-nine acres large, the resort offers eight pools, two championship-tier golf courses, a spa, and event spaces that overlook the majestic surrounding mountains. It’s no wonder this Phoenix venue has been visited by U.S. presidents and legendary film stars alike since the 1920’s. Over 200,000 square feet of outdoor and indoor space is supported by a superior team of event professionals for groups ranging from 10 to 2,700.
An award-winning Phoenix wedding venue, Warehouse 215 offers 10,000 square feet of adjustable interior space, as well as a 1,500 square-foot landscaped patio. The venue was built in 1918 and converted from a linen laundry facility to an amazing meeting space, marrying its classic industrial details with modern elements that make it truly unique. Located just a few blocks from Chase Field and the Phoenix Convention Center, the original brick walls, wood beams, clerestory windows, crystal chandeliers, and bistro lighting will leave guests and clients in awe.
The Royal Palms Resort and Spa opened in 1929 as a cherished desert getaway. Today, it’s grown into a romantic backdrop of lush gardens, towering palms, hidden nooks, and impressive Spanish-Colonial architecture. With more than 20,000 square feet of prime space, the Resort offers ten indoor meeting spaces, multiple patios, and settings suitable for up to 220 guests.
More than 65,000 square feet of Phoenix meeting spaces makes Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort a gorgeous gathering ground for anywhere from 50 to 2,000. The 20 spaces offered range from the Grande Ballroom at 16,000 square feet to more intricate courtroom spaces, all situated in a serene setting against the Phoenix North Mountains and overlooking the Sonoran Desert. A favorite for weddings, the Pointe Hilton’s experienced team will take care of all the little details while the happy couple spends the day at the famous Tocaloma spa.
10. The Phoenix Zoo
Host anything from a casual company offsite to an elegant wedding at the Phoenix Zoo. Complete with nearly 20 venues providing unique and beautiful backdrops for any event, the zoo’s commitment to conservation makes it an ideal choice for a sustainable meeting or event. The largest of the event spaces, The C.W. & Modene Neely Education and Event Center, can seat up to 600 while offering a great indoor/outdoor mix.
11. The Camby Hotel
Easily accessible from the airport, The Camby Hotel was originally the site of the Ritz-Carlton Phoenix and is now a staple of the renowned Biltmore neighborhood. The hotel offers 277 guest rooms, 11 meeting rooms, and and over 20,000 square feet of meeting space able to accommodate groups of up to 650. Well-equipped for meetings, weddings, team-building affairs, seminars, and beyond, each event at the Camby will enjoy access to a personal meeting concierge, AV technician, decorator, electrician, photographer, security professional, and more.
Fun fact: The Camby is named after the iconic Camelback Mountain.
12. Boulders Resort & Spa
Named the Best Hotel in Arizona by Travel and Leisure, Boulders Resort & Spa is the venue for those who want to incorporate the beauty of the outdoors into their events. The hotel hosts everything from weddings and small parties to galas and mixers, each set in a variety of elegant indoor and outdoor spaces — ballrooms, banquet halls, and beyond. The largest, The Tohono Conference Center, is 17,800 square feet and can be used with any of 15 other meeting rooms to offer breakout spaces for a maximum of 350 guests. No matter the space, magnificent views of breathtaking boulder formations are sure to provide a beautiful backdrop.
You might recognize this staple of the Phoenix skyline from movies like The Gauntlet or A Fire in the Sky. The Hyatt Regency Phoenix offers planners 48,000 square feet of total event space spanning more than 30 flexible meeting rooms. The hotel has expert event planners on site with experience coordinating everything from large corporate affairs to receptions and banquets. Here, nearly everything can be customized to your liking, from the venue to the menu. Plus, your guests will find themselves in close proximity to the Phoenix Museum of Art, Desert Botanical Gardens, Camelback Mountain, Chase Field, and Roosevelt Row.
14. El Chorro
Located in the picturesque perfection of Paradise Valley, El Chorro is an aptly designed desert escape that weaves every piece together under the umbrella of Southwest style and flavor. Guests will enjoy breathtaking views of the Camelback and Mummy Mountains while indulging in Southwest-inspired menus made from only the freshest seasonal ingredients. The Resort is able to comfortably handle groups of up to 500, and offers a variety of event spaces inside and out — each decorated to perfection. Outside, you’ll find fireplaces, patios, comfortable seating, and a little slice of desert splendor.
Say hello to a convention center worthy of America’s fifth-largest city. The Phoenix Convention Center is right downtown, walking distance from the city’s best eateries, arenas, museums, and music. Named one of the top 10 convention facilities in the country, it offers more than 900,000 square feet of flexible space, including a 312,500 square foot exhibit hall and the historic Orpheum Theatre. From world-class catering (courtesy of Aventura) to start-of-the-art AV, this Phoenix event venue serves up everything a planner is looking for — and then some!
16. The Van Buren
Proudly standing as Phoenix’s newest concert venue, The Van Buren has been serving up incredible experiences since 2017. This unique venue was converted from a historic auto-dealership, and has kept that vintage feeling in tact by using large chandeliers and one-of-a-kind tiling. Able to comfortably accommodate up to 1,800 guests, a variety of event types can book the Van Buren’s indoor and outdoor spaces and take advantage of the catering and bar service. (Outside vendors are more than welcome too!)
At Events on Jackson, historic charm and beauty sits in perfect harmony with cutting-edge technology, making for a truly unique Phoenix event venue sprawling across 23,180 square feet. Anywhere from 80-800 guests will fall in love with the exposed brick walls, reclaimed wood, and high ceilings that maintain the industrial integrity of the original Warehouse-District building. The neighborhood itself is a mixed bag that guests will love exploring, as they walk by restaurants, art galleries, bars, and tech startups in a setting just eight minutes from Sky Harbor International Airport.
18. Wrigley Mansion
What’s the best present you’ve ever gotten? Well, this gorgeous mansion-turned-venue was first built in 1932 by William Wrigley, Jr. as a gift to his other half. Today, it features ten standout Phoenix event spaces that are able to accommodate 20 to 1,500 guests. Voted a “Best Wedding Venue” by The Knot, the in-house team at Wrigley Mansion is ready to make every piece of the big day perfect, from flowers and photography to menus and decor.
Situated on a plot of a whopping 386 acres, WestWorld of Scottsdale is ready to host 3,300 guests. The venue offers a 120,000 square-foot, climate-controlled space indoors and a huge multi-use tent outside, both of which are modern and flexible enough to morph and meet a variety of needs. In addition to the highly-experienced event team, WestWorld can also take care of the catering, thanks to an onsite facility that can cook up a number of culinary options for over 1,000 people.
Located in downtown, this unique venue’s modern features — including urban cement floors and wood trellised ceilings — make it a picturesque setting for elevated events. The Croft offers 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting and events space featuring a rustic ceremony area and a lofty reception space for dinner, dancing, and more. Plus, the outdoor space makes for a great addition once the sun goes down.
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