Private Events & Venue Rentals in Phoenix, AZ | Desert Botanical Garden

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Corporate and Nonprofit Events

We’d love to host your meetings, retreats, luncheons, dinners, holiday parties and more

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Social Events

From showers and birthdays to family reunions, anniversaries and memorial services, we’re ready to host your event.

Venues

Dorrance Center

Boppart Courtyard, Dorrance Hall and Kitchell Patio

250 Seated Guests, 400 Reception Style
$4,200

Steele Herb Garden

This lush location features vibrant colors of the Arizona sunset.

Unavailable June 1, 2024-December 31, 2024
75
Seated Guests
$2,600

Amphitheater

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

100 Seated Guests
$1,200

Webster Center

The Ullman Terrace, Eliot Patio, Webster Auditorium and Whiteman Conference Room.

Unavailable September 1, 2025-December 31, 2025
150 Seated Guests
$3,800

Binns Wildflower Pavilion

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

100 Seated guests
$2,400

Conference Rooms & Classrooms

Whiteman Conference Room and Learning Center Classrooms

14 – 30 Seated Guests
$500 – $1,200

Crafting Your Menu

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

“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

“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

“Fun, friendly, engaging, collaborative and easy to work with…that’s how I’d describe the staff. They made planning effortless which led to an outstanding event that our donors are still talking about. Thank you so much!”

– Kim C. – Arizona Community Foundation

The Steele Herb Garden wedding venue at the Desert Botanical Gardens

Garden Venue Tours

The Garden offers complimentary admission for self-guided tours of our venues during general admission hours. Please contact us in advance to schedule your site visit.

Book Your Event

We recommend booking in advance, as dates fill up quickly. We are happy to place a complimentary ten-day hold for you, after which time we request that you move to contract. We require a 50 percent 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 coordination 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.). The Garden does 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 Book An Event?

Contact our team to get started.

weddings & Social events

Abby Schaefer
480.423.7012 | facilityrental@dbg.org

 

Corporate & Nonprofit Events

Lailani Favazzo
480.481.8104 facilityrental@dbg.org

 

 

DBG Events Rentals Ready

Event FAQ

WHAT DOES THE RENTAL FEE INCLUDE?
  • Usage of the venue for the contracted time
  • Designated time for set-up and tear-down of the event
  • Admission for your guests into the Garden the day of the event
  • One dressing room per wedding couple (if applicable)
  • A final walk through (typically held 10 days prior to your event)
  • A rehearsal the week of your wedding (if applicable)
  • On-site venue coordination
  • Directional signage (8.5 X 11 in.) from Admissions to your event venue
  • Trail maps for your guests (upon request; subject to availability)
  • On-site complimentary parking for your guests
  • Complimentary wheelchairs and discounted scooter rentals for your guests (upon request; subject to availability)
  • Garden Rangers on grounds 24 hours a day
DOES THE VENUE FEE INCLUDE RENTALS OF TABLES AND CHAIRS?
The Garden does not have tables, chairs and linens available to rent. We recommend coordinating all rentals (tables, chairs and linens) through your caterer, but you can also work with an outside vendor of your choice.
MAY I BRING IN MY OWN ALCOHOL?

The Garden has a liquor license. All alcohol must be coordinated through the Garden’s Beverage Manager, Bradley Timmons. 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 credit/debit bar when a certain dollar amount has been consumed
  • Hosted bar that goes to a credit/debit bar after a certain amount of time
  • Credit/debit 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.

ADVANCE TICKET RESERVATIONS ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR MEMBERS AND GENERAL PUBLIC.