Tucson is located in the borderland, where the cultures of United States and Mexico blend. The area has a long history of settlement from the ancient Native Americans and the Spanish explorers to the frontiersmen. Tucson is set in a landscape of cactus, rolling hills and majestic mountains with a mild climate that makes the area great for outdoor activities. The city has challenging golf courses, exceptional dining, and great shopping. More information about Tucson.
Acacia at St. Philips
4340 N. Campbell Ave. #103, Tucson
Acacia at St Phillips has a beautiful courtyard that will accommodate weddings and other events with up to 500 guests. Additional venues are available including the Acacia Gallery room that will sear 50 guests and the spacious patio that will seat 150. Acacia serves award-winning cuisine and offers catering on and off the property.
Arizona Historical Society
949 E. 2nd St, Tucson
The Arizona Historical Society’s Museum in Tucson is located adjacent to the University of Arizona. The museum focuses on southern Arizona history and has multiple settings available for events. The 2,500 square feet auditorium can accommodate up to 170 people. The Treasures Gallery can accommodate up to 175 people. The 1,400 square feet Lobby can accommodate up to 150 people. The Boardroom and Classroom can each accommodate up to 50 people. The Hofmann Room can accommodate up to 25 people. The open air Courtyard is also available to rent for events and can be used with the Treasures Gallery
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
520-883-1380 ext. 263
2021 N. Kinney Rd, Tucson
The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum features live animals and plants in natural settings. The museum has multiple settings available for events. The Baldwin Education Building has an outdoor balcony and views of the desert and can accommodate up to 200 guests for receptions, meetings and banquets. The Warden Oasis Theater can seat up to 270 people. The Taylor Plaza provides an elegant outdoor entertainment space that can be used with the Baldwin Education Building for indoor outdoor events. The Ocotillo Café can accommodate up to 60 indoors and an additional 30 on the private outdoor patio. The Ironwood Terraces can accommodate up to 130 inside and an additional 230 outdoors. The Desert Garden is also available for events.
Chad’s Steakhouse and Saloon
3001 N. Swan Rd., Tucson
Chad’s Steakhouse and Saloon serves Prime Ribs and Steaks in a relaxed atmosphere decorated with western memorabilia. The restaurant has plenty of parking. Chad’s has a banquet room available to reserve for events such as birthday parties, receptions, and corporate functions.
3199 N. Reservation Rd, Tucson
Cocoraque Pavilion is located in a private desert setting on the Cocoraque Ranch. The working cattle ranch includes 14,000 acres of countryside and offers horse rides and cattle drives. The pavilion makes a great setting for all sots of events including weddings, reunions, birthday parties, anniversaries, and corporate functions.
1601 N. Oracle Rd, Tucson
College Place in Tucson is a student living facility on 7.5 acres with resort like amenities, including a huge landscaped courtyard and a pool. College place has facilities available for all sorts of events such as weddings, parties and meetings. The 4,720 square feet Grand Ballroom can accommodate up to 300 people. Additional event spaces range from 185 to 1,600 square feet.
Conference Services, University of Arizona
501 N. Highland, Tucson
The University of Arizona has all sorts of spaces available for events. Conference Services provides service and accommodations for educational groups that come to the University. This includes housing in the residential dorms when needed.
The Copper Hall
311 E. Congress St, Tucson
The Copper Hall is located in downtown Tucson at the historic Hotel Congress. The hotel has forty rooms and is also home to Club Congress. The Copper Hall measures 2,200 square feet and can accommodate up to 175 people.
Desert Diamond Casino Hotel
7350 S. Nogales Hwy, Tucson
The Desert Diamond Casino Hotel is owned by the Tohono O’odham Nation. The Casino offers Slots, Poker, Blackjack, Bingo, and Keno. The casino has a steakhouse, a grill, a nightclub and a lounge. The two story hotel has spacious guestrooms, a heated pool and hot tub, and exercise facilities. Desert Diamond has 9,900 square feet of flexible meeting space to accommodate events with up to 400+ attendees.
El Charro Mexican Cafe
311 N. Court Ave, Tucson
6310 E. Broadway Blvd, Tucson
100 W. Orange Grove, Tucson
4699 E. Speedway Blvd, Tucson
6910 E. Sunrise Dr, Tucson
El Charro Mexican Cafe has five locations throughout Tucson. Each location has event settings available. The Downtown restaurant Patio will seat 60 guests, the Wine Cellar that will seat 55, and the Toma Room has three group tables that will seat 8 to 10 guests. The El Mercado restaurant Front Patio will seat 100 guests, the Back Patio will seat 40, the Toma Room will seat 80 and the VIP room will seat 20 guests. The North restaurant Patio will seat 30 and indoors the restaurant will seat up to 40 guests. The Speedway restaurant Patio will seat 35 guests, the Sombrero room will seat 60, and the Serape room will seat 25 guests. The Ventana Restaurant Patio will seat 40 guests, the Blue room will seat 50, and the Red room will seat 35 guests.
The Fox Tucson Theatre
17 W. Congress St, Tucson
The Fox Tucson Theater originally opened in 1930 and has recently undergone reconstruction. The building has multiple spaces available to rent for events including the Lower Lobby, the Mulcahy Lobby, and the Founders Lounge.
Golden Pin Lanes
1010 W. Miracle Mile, Tucson
Golden Pin Lanes is a 50,000+ square feet facility with 48 lanes of bowling, 42” flat screen televisions, large pool tables, video games, and shuffle board. The facility has spacious banquet rooms and can accommodate all sorts of events. Birthday party packages are also available.
4300 E. Broadway Blvd, Tucson
The Hacienda is located on sixteen acres of desert property with views of the Santa Catalina Mountains. The Hacienda has rental facilities available to rent for all sorts of large and small events. Casa Catalina has two meeting rooms that will accommodate 48 people each, a commercial kitchen, and an enclosed courtyard. Casa Catalina will accommodate 200 people outdoors. Ramada Grande is a covered porch for large gatherings with three barbecues and a fireplace. Ramada Grande will seat up to 150 guests. The bunkhouse will sleep 46 people.
International Wildlife Museum
4800 W. Gates Pass Rd, Tucson
The International Wildlife Museum has exhibits on wildlife from around the world including dioramas, videos, hands-on exhibits, and live animals. The Wildlife Theater is available to rent for events. The theater can accommodate 100 people.
3770 E. Sunrise Dr, Tucson
Janos Restaurant is located at the Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa. The restaurant’s elegant main dining area, the Great Room, can accommodate events with up to 120 people, or up to 60 with a Dance Floor. The Red Room is a private dining room is ideal for parties of 25 to 50 people. The Wine Room is a luxurious, intimate space for up to 14 people. The Upper Dining Room is ideal for parties with 15 to 30 people. The Lower Patio is a versatile area overlooking a golf course that can accommodate up to 150 people.
Kino Sports Complex
2500 E. Ajo Way, Tucson
Kino Sports Complex is home of Tucson Electric Park, the spring training home of the Arizona Diamondbacks. The 51,428 square feet park seats over 11,000 guests. The complex also has three soccer fields, twelve senior baseball fields, two youth softball fields and ramadas. The complex facilities are available to rent for sports games, community events, concerts, meetings, and more.
Lodge on the Desert
306 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson
Lodge on the Desert originally opened in 1936 with just 7 guestrooms. The Lodge now boasts 103 guestrooms and suites, a pool and a hot tub. The Lodge has over 10,000 square feet of meeting and event space indoors and out. The 5,255 square feet Palm Lawn and the 810 square feet Hacienda Lawn are available to rent for events with up to 100 people each. The 189 square feet Poolside and 352 square feet Palm Patio accommodate up to 25 people each. The 1,530 square feet Palm Room is available for events with up to 100 people. Additional rooms are available to rent for events ranging from 207 to 952 square feet.
A Modern Venue: The Edge at Canyon Pass
Canyon Pass, Tucson
The Edge at Canyon Pass is a 5,030 square feet house with a 3,170 square feet covered patio located adjacent to the Gallery Golf Club. The house features a two-story design with a wine cellar, a home theater, a detached guesthouse and a four-car garage. The house is available to rent for events or to purchase.
The Oasis at Wild Horse Ranch
6801 N. Camino Verde, Tucson
The Oasis at Wild Horse Ranch is an event center consisting of twenty acres surrounded by desert. The historic ranch sitting above the city is the oldest guest ranch in the state. The ranch offers two outdoor gardens, a large patio, dining hall, dance floor, a full bar, and honeymoon suite.
Old Tucson Studios
201 S. Kinney Rd, Tucson
Old Tucson Studios was created in 1939 as a replica of 1860’s Tucson for the movie “Arizona.” The site has since been used for over 300 films and TV shows. The site makes a dramatic setting for all sorts of events and can accommodate up to 5,000 guests.
Pastiche Modern Eatery
3025 N. Campbell Ave, Tucson
Pastiche is a centrally located upscale restaurant with seating for 200 people. The upper two stories of the restaurant are available for group events. The larger room seats forty and the smaller room seats twenty. Varied group menus are available and can be personalized to fit the groups needs.
Pima Air and Space Museum
6000 E. Valencia Rd, Tucson
The Pima Air and Space Museum has a collection of over 275 aircraft and spacecraft from around the world as well as over 125,000 artifacts. The museum can accommodate special events with up to 700 people inside and unlimited people outside. The museum offers theme parties and is a great location for weddings, meetings, picnics, parties, and more.
Pima Community College Center for the Arts
2202 W. Anklam Rd, Tucson
Pima Community College Center for the Arts complex includes a 425-seat proscenium theater, a 75-seat black box theater, a 75-seat recital hall and an art gallery. The theaters are available to rent for events. The center also has classrooms, a rehearsal hall, a studio, and a courtyard available.
Savoy Opera House
The Savoy Opera House is located in the middle of Trail Dust Town (http://www.traildusttown.com/), a western town originally constructed as a movie set. The 19th century style opera house makes a great banquet hall for receptions, parties and events. The Savoy features include fine chandeliers, a stage and a large dance floor.
8110 N. Scenic Dr, Tucson
Stardance is a southwestern facility with breathtaking views of the city, bordering the Saguaro National Park in Tucson. Stardance offers expansive indoor and outdoor facilities for events, conferences and retreats. The enclosed pavilion is 6,000 square feet with 40 feet sliding doors on two sides. The Mountain Vista reception area is 3,000 square feet with a waterfall and views of the Tucson Mountains and Sombrero Peak. The Catalina Terrace is 5,000 square feet with large lawns and a view of the city and the Catalina Mountain Range. The Desert Patio is 15,000 square feet with bonfire areas. Stardance can accommodate events with up to 500 people.
The Stillwell House
134 S. 5th Ave, Tucson
The Stillwell House is a 1901 home that was restored in 1990. The house has a 35-foot high cathedral ceiling, maple floors, and a private courtyard. The southwestern cantina has an antique bar, a dance floor, and a stage. The property can accommodate up to 350 guests.
Tohono Chul Park
7366 N. Paseo del Norte, Tucson
Tohono Chul Park is a 37-acre desert preserve. The Tohono Chul Park Tea Room in the Spanish Colonial West House can accommodate up to 200 people for receptions. Rented separately, the Chul Room in the house can accommodate up to 16, and the Wilson Room in the house can accommodate 70. The Desert Discovery Education Center on the southeast corner of the park has a 600 square feet room available for meetings.
Tucson Association of REALTORS®
2445 N. Tucson Blvd, Tucson
The Tucson Association of REALTORS® has a centrally located building with a conference center and computer training center. The conference center can accommodate receptions, workshops, meetings, and other events with up to 175 people. The computer center is also available to rent with its 20 PC workstations.
Tucson Botanical Gardens
520-26-9686 ext. 29
2150 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson
The Tucson Botanical Gardens serves as a sanctuary for wild birds, and a horticultural and educational center. The Porter Hall and Reception Garden accommodate up to 120 people. The Xeriscape Garden Patios accommodate up to 60 people. The Education Building accommodates up to 50 people. The SAHBA Pavilion accommodates up to 200 people. The Founders Room accommodates 12 people.
Tucson Convention Center
260 S. Church Ave, Tucson
The Tucson Convention Center has 205,000 square feet of meeting and event space. The dividable Exhibit Hall is 89,760 square feet. The North Exhibit Hall is 24,180 square feet. The four Ballrooms range from 400 to 1,600 square feet. The Grand Lobby is 11,236 square feet. The Galleria is 15,300 square feet. The Tucson Arena has 29,520 square feet of floor space. The Tucson Music Hall has a 1,216 square feet lobby. The Leo Rich Theater has a 2,500 square feet lobby. Additional event spaces range from 290 square feet and up.
Tucson Expo Center
3750 East Irvington Rd, Tucson
The Tucson Expo Center is a seventeen acre property located adjacent to the I-10 freeway, close to the Tucson International Airport. The Center has 155,000 square feet of exhibit space and 1,000 parking spaces. The Expo Center can accommodate all sorts of events including weddings, concerts, and conferences with ballrooms ranging from 1,000 to 26,000 square feet and up to 900 exhibit spaces.
Tucson Jewish Community Center
3800 E. River Rd, Tucson
The Tucson Jewish Community Center has an art gallery, a fitness center, tennis courts, a pool, a splash park, and basketball and racquetball courts on a landscaped campus. The center has several spaces available to rent for events including a 5,000 square feet ballroom, and the 1,470 square feet Cultural Arts Assembly Room.
Tucson Museum of Art
140 N. Main Ave, Tucson
The Tucson Museum of Art encompasses a block of downtown Tucson, and includes several historic properties. The Museum makes a unique setting for all sorts of events with outdoor settings for up to 1,000 people and an elegant lobby that will seat 200 for a formal dinner. Additional meeting space is also available in the galleries.
Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation
3182 N. Swan Rd, Tucson
The Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation has a Conference Center with spaces to accommodate events with up to 100 people. The Conference Room is 1,789 square feet and can be divided for smaller events. The 513 square feet Board Room seats 20 people around a custom cherry table in black leather chairs.
Tucson Trap and Skeet Club
7800 W. Old Ajo Hwy, Tucson
The Tucson Trap and Skeet Club has a 5,000 square feet clubhouse, 14 Skeet fields, 25 Trap fields, two 5- stand Sporting Clay Fields and 200 RV hookups. The club holds events throughout the year and is available to rent for outdoor shooting events. The clubhouse also has accommodations for events.
Take Home Gifts
Once you decide on a venue for your event, there are lots of other decisions that you will need to make. Here is a suggestion: instead of the usual goody bags, why not send guests home with something that will really provide them with a memory of your event? Photos from one of our photo booths and the always fun flip-books make great take-home souvenirs.
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