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.
Unavailable June 1, 2023 – April 30, 2024
Up to 100 Seated Guests
75 Seated Guests
Steele Herb Garden
150 Seated Guests
Unavailable Jun. 1, 2023 – Apr. 30, 2024
250 – 400 Seated Guests
Crafting Your Menu
Connect with Desert Botanical Garden’s preferred caterers for your event.
“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!”
“It was fantastic! The guests were beside themselves with the beautiful setting and that everything came together so well.”
“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!”
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.
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
- 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?
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
Hostedbar for only certain types of drinks such as beer, wine, and soda Hostedbar that converts to a cash bar when a certain dollar amount has been consumed Hostedbar 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.
- $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.