Outdoor Wedding Venues in Phoenix, AZ | Desert Botanical Garden

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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

Dorrance Center

Boppart Courtyard, Dorrance Hall and Kitchell Patio

250 Seated Guests
Dorrance Center
$4,200

Webster Center

Ullman Terrace, Eliot Patio and Webster Auditorium.

Unavailable September 1, 2025-December 31, 2025

150 Seated Guests
Webster Center
$3,800

Steele Herb Garden

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

Unavailable June 1, 2024-December 31, 2024

75 Seated Guests
Steele Herb Garden
$2,600

Binns Wildflower Pavilion

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

100 Seated Guests
Binns Wildflower Pavilion
$2,400

Amphitheater

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

100 Seated Guests
Amphitheater
$1,200

Amphitheater & Binns Wildflower Pavilion

For a beautiful and immersive Garden experience, host your wedding ceremony in the Amphitheater followed by cocktail hour and reception in Binns Wildflower Pavilion.

100 Seated Guests
Amphitheater and Binns Wildflower Pavilion
$3,400

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 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.

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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.

WEDDING RENTAL 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.
The Garden, Garden Shop and Restaurants will be CLOSED July 1-7.