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6 Event Venues in Phoenix that Will Wow Your Guests

photographer: Amy & Jordan | event planner: Imoni Events | décor: The Flower Studio AZ and Refined Design | venue: El Chorro

By PartySlate

Nothing says one-of-a-kind like an event that is customized to accentuate your specific style, personality, or brand. We always say personal touches make for memorable celebrations, and these six Phoenix venues provide the perfect canvas for a tailor-made special occasion — not to mention they feature flexible spaces, premier service, and advantageous amenities.

FOR RAW SPACE AND RUSTIC CHARM

wedding ceremony at the rustic Croft Downtown venue in Phoenix
photographer: Jane Z Photography

The Croft Downtown

Desert on the outside, urban-chic on the inside — The Croft Downtown boasts multiple event spaces designed to accommodate both intimate and grand celebrations. The Chesire room offers over 5,000 square feet of loft-style space. Raw beams merge with dramatic chandeliers to create a completely unique — and customizable — setting. Other features include two outdoor courtyards, a rustic indoor ceremony space, valet parking, and catering services.

Cheshire Room Capacity: Seated: 150, Standing 600

Abbey Room Capacity: Seated 300, Standing 400

The Green Capacity: Seated 250, Standing 450

The Courtyard Capacity: Seated 100, Standing 300

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FOR SWEEPING DESERT VISTAS

photographer: Amy & Jordan

El Chorro

Brides, grooms, and party hosts alike rave of the breathtaking backdrops El Chorro brings to events. Deemed an “authentic Arizona experience,” the venue offers a selection of several indoor event spaces and five scenic outdoor settings. They also provide seasonal, freshly grown cuisine for your special occasion. The versatile venue will fulfill any event needs — whether you opt for a large reception in the Casa Paloma space, an intimate dinner in the Hampton Room, a cocktail hour on the Bocce Lawn, or an exchange of “I Do’s” on the Event Lawn.

Casa Paloma Capacity: 250 (seated) – 300 (standing)

Classroom Bar & Bocce Lawn Capacity: 150 (seated) – 150 (standing)

Event Lawn Capacity: 300 (seated) – 500 (standing)

Hampton Room Capacity: 35 (seated) – 35 (standing)

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FOR AN URBAN SETTING WITH MODERN AMENITIES

The Clayton House wedding reception with white tables and floral centerpieces
photo courtesy of The Clayton House

The Clayton House

Described as urban, refined, and industrial, The Clayton House offers the stylish aesthetic of a private venue with the convenience of a hotel event space. Accommodations include a wedding suite, personal on-site planner, catering and bar services, and spacious patio use. The Great Room wows with an industrial feel. Glass garage doors open to provide a unique indoor/outdoor event setting. The Rafters boast a warm and rustic design, perfect for romantic wedding ceremonies or smaller milestone celebrations. 

The Great Room Capacity: 300 (seated) – 700 (standing)

The Rafters Capacity: 150 (seated) – 150 (standing)

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FOR LOFTY CEILINGS AND LOTS OF NATURAL LIGHT

The Clayton on the Park indoor outdoor event set up with minimalistic design in Scottsdale
photographer: Stephanie Heymann Photography

The Clayton on the Park

Sister venue to The Clayton House, The Clayton on Park is your one-stop-shop for sophisticated events in the heart of Scottsdale. Use your imagination — the venue’s clean cut décor and neutral palette provide the perfect blank canvas for all event styles and designs. A modern exterior and floor-to-ceiling windows allow for plenty of natural light in each indoor event space. The outdoor terrace offers park views and beautiful photo ops. All three spaces are interconnecting and can be conjoined or enjoyed separately. Don’t worry, the venue’s in-house coordinator will help you decide which layout is right for your event. 

The Clayton on the Park Capacity: 100 (seated) – 250 (standing)

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FOR LUSH GARDENS AND PICTURESQUE LAWNS

outdoor wedding ceremony set up at The Secret Garden Event Center
photo courtesy of The Secret Garden Event Center

The Secret Garden Event Center

The Secret Garden Event Center offers everything in its name — secret mountainside gardens, manicured lawns, and event spaces that fit every occasion. The venue’s eight distinct settings range from manicured lawns to a rustic 85 year-old carriage house. While beautiful backdrops make The Secret Garden Event Center perfect for weddings, its long list of amenities — in-house catering, break-out spaces, and planning assistance — also make it ideal for corporate meetings, retreats, and gatherings.

Grand South Lawn Capacity: 300 (seated) – 300 (standing)

Traditions Pavilion Capacity: 200 (seated) – 200 (standing)

Carriage House Capacity: 60 (seated) – 60 (standing)

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FOR INNOVATIVE DESIGN AND INDUSTRIAL APPEAL

Events on Jackson wedding reception venue with sweatheart table and reception set up
photo courtesy of Events on Jackson

Events on Jackson

With the tagline “Think outside the hotel box,” Events on Jackson aims to offer party hosts and their guests a luxury experience in a completely private space. Located in the heart of Downtown Phoenix, it’s no surprise that this modern setting is popular for corporate gatherings and meetings. The venue’s garage door walls open to reveal a raw indoor/outdoor space, creating a lively social setting or chic wedding spot. With a full-service kitchen, green rooms, custom LED signage, private parking, A/V equipment, and more — the team at Events on Jackson has thought of everything for your special occasion. 

Events on Jackson Capacity: 800 (standing)

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