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DORRANCE CENTER

CAPACITY:
250 seated, 400 lecture and 500 standing guests.
AVAILABILITY:
7 a.m. – 11 p.m.

This elegant 4,600-square-foot reception hall has neutral décor, featuring garden-inspired tapestries and full-length windows that bring the Garden’s natural light into your special event. Perfect for an indoor reception, ceremony, memorial service or meeting.

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WEBSTER CENTER

CAPACITY:
150 seated guests. Additional guests can be accommodated in this space if Dorrance Center is also rented for a rainy day back-up.
AVAILABILITY:
5 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Featuring the Garden’s butte as a stunning backdrop for your event, this spacious tiered patio is surrounded by soft petal reflective lights and up-lit saguaros. This enchanting venue also features areas for dancing and a stage for entertainment. For weddings, you will exchange your vows amidst the beauty of the desert sunset, and your guests will dine, drink and dance the night away under the stars.

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BINNS WILDFLOWER PAVILION

CAPACITY: 100 SEATED GUESTS
AVAILABILITY: 7 A.M. – 11 P.M.

Located off of the Harriet K. Maxwell Desert Wildflower Loop Trail, this circular open-air pavilion is surrounded by desertread more plants and scenic views of the Papago Buttes. This venue is a charming location for ceremonies, receptions, nonprofit or corporate events, and provides an intimate space with illuminated rustic stars and twinkle-lit pillars. Dine under blue skies or starry nights, visible through the Pavilion’s center skylight.

AMPHITHEATER

CAPACITY: 25 – 100 SEATED GUESTS
AVAILABILITY: 4:30 – 8 P.M.

With its effortless beauty and framed by desert mesquite trees, the Amphitheater includes tiered built-in benches for guestread more seating during your ceremony.

STEELE HERB GARDEN

CAPACITY: 25 – 75 SEATED GUESTS
AVAILABILITY: 5 – 11 P.M.

This enchanting location features beautiful views of the Arizona sunset and surrounding buttesread more. The refreshing scents of sage and lavender create a serene place for people to relax and take in the beauty of the Garden while celebrating your outdoor wedding, cocktail hour or dinner reception.

WEBSTER AUDITORIUM

CAPACITY: 100 SEATED GUESTS
AVAILABILITY: 7 A.M. – 4 P.M.

This 1,500-square-foot adobe building with French doors and antique chandeliers is on the National Register of Historic Placesread more. Enjoy this setting for daytime meetings and retreats. Adjacent to Eliot Patio, your guests can enjoy this location for outdoor breakout sessions or lunch, providing a rewarding experience for corporate and nonprofit functions.

CONFERENCE ROOMS

CAPACITY: 25 SEATED GUESTS
AVAILABILITY: 7 A.M. – 4 P.M.

Located in Webster Center, our premier boardroom is ideal for meetings, retreats and team-building activitiesread more. French doors open onto Eliot Patio.

CLASSROOMS

CAPACITY: 30 SEATED GUESTS
AVAILABILITY: 7 A.M. – 5 P.M.

These indoor rooms offer additional meeting space for your next business event. Farrington Conference Room and Weiszread more Learning Center are both located close to Dorrance Hall and Archer; all serve as excellent breakout rooms for conferences.

WHAT CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING

“What a beautiful place to have a wedding. We were thrilled with the ambiance and customer service.”

– Elizabeth F.

WHAT CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING

“We got so many raves about the location. It was just a beautiful room… This was the best venue we’ve had for a meeting!”

-Laurie P., Grant Professionals Association

WHAT CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING

“The presentation, food/beverages, and venue was outstanding. The Garden and catering reps that I worked with were professional, helpful, attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. I wouldn’t hesitate to host another event at the Garden.”

Mary Beth S.

WHAT CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING

“We had a wonderful time during our dinner… the scenery was beautiful and the staff was extremely helpful. Not having hosted an event of this type before, we felt everyone was patient and willing to offer their expertise every step of the way.”

– Alissa L., Arizona State University Knowledge Enterprise Development

READY TO BOOK YOUR VENUE?

We’re happy to host. Check the availability or get in touch.

Weddings & Social Events
Patrick Hanson
480.423.7012 
phanson@dbg.org

Corporate & Nonprofit Events
Ali Reese

480.481.8104
areese@dbg.org

Event FAQ

WHAT DOES THE RENTAL FEE INCLUDE?
  • Usage of the venue for the contracted time
  • Additional hours for set-up and tear-down of the event
  • Admission for all guests into the Garden any time the day of the event
  • One dressing room per wedding couple (if applicable)
  • Wedding rehearsal the week of the wedding (if applicable)
  • On site venue coordination
  • On-site parking for all guests
  • Trail maps for your guests (if applicable)
  • Directional signage from admissions to event venue
  • Rangers/Security on ground 24 hours a day
DOES THE VENUE FEE INCLUDE RENTALS OF TABLES AND CHAIRS?
The Garden is the venue only. We recommend coordinating all rentals through your selected caterer or event rental vendor.
MAY I BRING IN MY OWN ALCOHOL?

The Garden has a liquor license. All alcohol must be coordinated through the Garden’s Beverage Department. Billing is based on consumption, and examples of billing design include:

  • Fully hosted bar
  • Hosted bar for only certain types of drinks such as beer, wine, and soda
  • Hosted bar that converts to a cash bar when a certain dollar amount has been consumed
  • Hosted bar that converts to a cash bar after a certain amount of time
  • Cash bar with champagne toast only

Outside alcohol is not permitted. However, the Garden can special order alcohol products that you would like to have behind the bar to personalize your event.

Beverage estimation:

  • $5 – $8 per person, per hour
  • Bar Set-Up Fee: $150 per bar (1 bar per 75 people)
  • Bartender Fee ($25 per bartender, per hour, minimum of 4 hours)

Plasticware is included in the bar fee. Glassware is coordinated through your caterer or event rental vendor.

CLOSING AT 4 p.m. FOR SPECIAL EVENTS | OCT. 2-5, 7-8, 10-11 | LAST ADMISSION ON THESE DATES IS 3 p.m.