Desert Botanical Garden

1201 North Galvin Parkway Phoenix, AZ
Max Capacity: 300 people
The Desert Botanical Garden is a privately funded non-profit organization and does not receive city, county or state funds to support its operating budget. The Garden is a living museum and one of only 24 botanic gardens in the country accredited by the American Association of Museums. Whether your guest list is large or small, choose from perfectly matched indoor and outdoor locations for your special day. We offer exquisite settings for daytime or sunset ceremonies and/or receptions for weddings of 10 to 250 people.
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A desert botanical garden wedding is not just about luxury. This venue actually uses the money to preserve and protect the earth's natural resources. The sandy color is a perfect contrast to any traditional white wedding gown. At night, the temperature drops comfortably, so any wedding would be best set to dusk and after sunset if it is in the summer or spring. The venue has several places for pictures and seating. My favorite is the outdoor picnic area. Your guest can watch the sun set and watch the beautiful sun set across the desert. The north patio is a perfect indoor place for a reception if you don't want to get your tuxes or dresses dirty. Plus there is air conditioning!!! This venue is located very close to Papago Golf course so your uncles can have someplace to gossip before and after the wedding. This location is also close to the Phoenix city zoo. This zoo is a great location for your friends and family members to take their children before and after services. This venue is located only a few miles from a United States Army base. If you are your guest are in the military, you can stay on base for a fraction of the costs of a normal hotel with the same sort of accommodations. If your wedding is small, then there are also several rooms that accommodate about 50 people. Since there are several rooms at this venue, you can have a separate room for small children and for grown-ups.

Location
Amenities
  • Air Conditioned
  • Designated Bus Loading Area
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Historic Landmark/Registry
  • Non-Smoking
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Outdoor Function Area
Features
  • Acreage: 145
  • Credit Cards Accepted: Major Credit Cards Accepted
  • Facility Location Setting: Located between Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe Arizona, the Spectacular surroundings of the Desert Botanical Garden are ideal for unique and beautiful events with breathtaking sunsets and unmatched charm.
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 300
  • Nearest Airport: 1-5 miles
  • Nearest Overnight Accommodations: 1-5 miles
  • Nearest Public Transportation: 1-5 miles
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 12
  • Number of On-Site Restaurants: 1
  • Parking: Complimentary Parking
  • Proximity of Nearest Ski Area: 26-50 miles
  • Proximity of Neighboring Golf Course: Less than 1 mile
  • Special Features: The Garden’s commitment to the community is to advance excellence in education, research, exhibition and conservation of desert plants of the world with emphasis onthe Southwestern United States.
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 4,600
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