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IMAGINE YOUR BIG DAY HERE

Whether your guest list is large or intimate, choose from perfectly matched indoor and outdoor locations for your special day. We offer exquisite settings for daytime or sunset ceremonies and receptions for weddings up to 250 guests.

Venues

Amphitheater & Binns Wildflower Pavilion

Effortless beauty framed by desert plants and scenic views of the Papago Buttes.

Up to 100 Seated Guests
Amphitheater | $1,000
Binns Wildflower Pavilion | $2,000

Steele Herb Garden

This enchanting location features beautiful views of the Arizona sunset and surrounding buttes.

Up to 75 Seated Guests
Steele Herb Garden
$2,200

Webster Center

Ullman Terrace, Eliot Patio and Webster Auditorium.

Up to 150 Seated Guests
Webster Center
$3,500

Dorrance Center

Boppart Courtyard, Dorrance Hall and Kitchell Patio

Up to 250 Seated Guests
Dorrance Center
$3,800

Crafting Your Menu

Connect with Desert Botanical Garden’s preferred caterers for your event.

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“Our wedding at the Desert Botanical Garden was magical. Everything was perfect and the venue made the perfect backdrop! The event was seamless! And nothing beats being outdoors in Spring in Arizona, surrounded by the most beautiful array of desert plants! If I had to do it all over again, I would choose the DBG for my wedding every time!”

– Alexandra T.

“It was fantastic! The guests were beside themselves with the beautiful setting and that everything came together so well.”

– Adair T.

“We had an amazing experience with the Garden, it’s the most beautiful venue in my opinion. The day of the wedding everything was perfect because of our wonderful vendors and the staff at the Garden! Couldn’t be happier!”

– Caitlyn W.

The Steele Herb Garden wedding venue at the Desert Botanical Gardens

Garden Venue Tours

The Garden offers self-guided visits during general admission hours. Let Admissions know you are interested in holding an event here and would like to view the spaces. Guided site visits are available by appointment, Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Book Your Event

We recommend booking in advance, as dates fill up quickly. We are happy to place a complimentary seven-day hold for you, after which time we request that you move to contract. We require a 50% deposit of the rental fee at the time of contract, with the balance due at least two weeks prior to the event.

Decorated tables for booking
Newly wed couple in the garden

Plan Your Event

We offer on-site venue planners and are happy to offer advice to help with any budget and vision. You will create your own customized menu, working with our preferred list of caterers. Aside from the list of caterers and the Garden’s beverage service, you are welcome to use any vendor you would like (e.g. musician, photographer, florist, etc.). Our caterers do not have any food or beverage minimums. Tables, chairs and linens are not provided by the Garden. We recommend you coordinate these through your caterer.

Ready to Plan Your Wedding?

Contact our team to get started.

Weddings

Patrick Hanson
480.423.7012 | phanson@dbg.org

couple getting marred in the garden

WEDDING RENTAL 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 
  • Wedding rehearsal the week of the wedding
  • On-site venue coordination
  • On-site parking for all guests
  • Trail maps for your guests
  • 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.

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The Harriet K. Maxwell Desert Wildflower Loop Trail will be closed Thursday, Sept. 19.
Gertrude's restaurant is closed for renovations but will reopen for indoor dining Sept. 23. and patio dining mid-November.