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Corporate and Nonprofit Events

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

social-events

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 to 500 Standing Guests
$3,800

Steele Herb Garden

This lush location features vibrant colors of the Arizona sunset.

75 Seated Guests
$2,200

Amphitheater

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

100 Seated Guests
$1,000

Webster Center

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

150 Seated Guests 
$3,500

Binns Wildflower Pavilion

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

100 Seated Guests
$2000

Conference Rooms & Classrooms

Whiteman Conference Room, Farrington Conference Room and Learning Center Classrooms

5 – 30 Seated Guests
$500 – $1,000

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 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 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.

Corporate & Nonprofit Events

Ali Reese
480.481.8104 | areese@dbg.org

Social Events

Patrick Hanson
480.423.7012 | phanson@dbg.org

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Event FAQ

WHAT DOES THE RENTAL FEE INCLUDE?
  • Usage of the venue for the contracted time
  • Additional hours to set up and tear down the event
  • Admission for all guests into the Garden anytime on 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 grounds 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 (one 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 bottom of the Berlin Agave Yucca Forest is closed.
On Dec. 13-15, the Garden closes at 4 p.m.with the last daytime admission at 3 p.m. The Garden will reopen at 5:30 p.m. for
Las Noches de las Luminarias.