Arizona Heritage Center at Papago Park

Arizona Heritage Center at Papago Park

15 Reviews
10-400
Guest Capacity
Indoor/Outdoor
Venue Setting

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About Arizona Heritage Center at Papago Park

Exceptional events in an exquisite Arizona setting!

Arizona Heritage Center in Papago Park features a beautiful Brick Courtyard with a 40-foot water feature, overhead string lighting and lush desert landscaping; Glass Pavilion; Sandstone Lobby and other indoor and outdoor areas for weddings, receptions, galas and corporate events. Event clientele can rely on attentive service from the staff. Use of the museum's tables and chairs and large staging kitchen is included in facility fees. The use of outside vendors and alcohol service is allowed.

Categories: Wedding Venue

Regions serviced: Phoenix

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15 Reviews for Arizona Heritage Center at Papago Park

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3.1

Overall, we were very happy with the Arizona Heritage Center. It's a beautiful space and we received a lot of compliments on how unique it is. We also loved that we could bring in our own food and drink. They also allow live bands and don't have a noise cutoff.

I will say that Debbie is pretty slow to respond. She shared several times how they are short staffed and that a lot of duties had fallen to her. Totally understandable, but sometimes created stress. The other piece that caused us some frustration is that the costs can add up pretty quickly. It's an incredibly reasonably priced venue, but every extra is about $300. Something to keep in mind.

We used their tables, chairs and linens and were very happy with how they looked.

Overall, we were really happy with this venue and loved how it looked.

Profile Picture Anna, 11/11/17, 9 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
4.4

We chose Arizona Heritage Center for its convenient location and because we could bring in our own alcohol and catering (we did Chipotle—our guests loved it and we saved a ton!). We also got a 15% discount since I work for a non-profit. Booking this venue ended up involving more work than I anticipated (the site only provides chairs and tables, with an option to rent heat lamps and lighting)—but it was a great opportunity for us to involve our family and friends in pulling off a beautiful wedding.

We felt that the setting really reflected our love for Arizona, without too much Western theme. It was so beautiful for all our photos and both the afternoon ceremony and evening reception. Our guests could also enjoy cocktail hour near the entrance while our staff broke down the ceremony stuff and flipped it for the reception. We got so many compliments on how beautiful the place was.

In addition to renting the courtyard, we rented the upstairs boardroom for the bridal party to get ready. We were given access to the Glass Pavilion, even though we hadn’t rented it—it turned out to be perfect for photos and first look. The venue also had a good indoor rain option which gave us peace of mind.

Debbie, the onsite coordinator, is new to Arizona Heritage Center, but she brings years of experience to the role. She was far more present and available than I expected, and she was very responsive when issues arose. We had a problem with the venue’s heat lamps that we had rented, but she worked really hard to make sure that was resolved.

Profile Picture Katie, 2/4/17, 15 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Uncovered Outdoor, Chairs, Tables, Parking, Wheelchair Access
5.0

Shalonda at Arizona Historical Society Museum was very responsive and helpful with all of our needs for setting up the venue for our wedding day. She even agreed to have the temperature in one of storage rooms lowered so we could store all the flowers in there overnight as opposed to having to haul them all over in the morning. The venue looked great during our sunset ceremony and everyone was please with the amount of space to move around, and our out of town guests loved having the natural landscape as a backdrop. The option to choose all our own vendors and supply our own alcohol for the bar makes it the best value for a wedding venue in the Papago Park area hands down.

Profile Picture Danchi, 3/19/16, 8 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Set Up, Parking, Uncovered Outdoor, Tables

Arizona Heritage Center at Papago Park Pricing

Arizona Heritage Center at Papago Park Price Rates

Ceremony Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $2,000.00
Off-Peak Season
Starting from $1,500.00
Reception Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $3,000.00
Off-Peak Season
Starting from $2,500.00
Site Fees Include:
Bridal Suite
Chairs
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Arizona Heritage Center at Papago Park FAQ

Venue Highlights
Maximum Capacity
400
Guest Minimum
10
Event Spaces
8
Type
Museum
Style
Classic, Elegant
Setting
Indoor, Scenic Views, Uncovered Outdoor
Peak Season Months:
January
February
March
April
May
October
November
December
Off-Peak Season Months:
June
July
August
September
Bridal Shower
Ceremony
Engagement Party
Reception
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Set Up
Wireless Internet
Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Bridal Suite
Cake
Clean Up
Event Planning
In-House Bar
In-House Catering
Liability Insurance
Lighting/Sound
Pet Friendly
Preferred Vendors Only
Audio Equipment
Chairs
Tables
Aisle Markers
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Altar/Arches
Centerpieces
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
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Photobooth
Tent Accessories
Tents
Parking
Wheelchair Access
Shuttle
Valet
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1 Wedding Deal & Discount

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Free lamppost lighting

$300.00 Value | Redeem In-Store
Use three of the vendors from our venue viewbook (http://myonlinepubs.com/publication/?i=49907) and receive complimentary lamppost lighting for the Brick Courtyard!
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1300 N. College Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85281   See On Map
480-387-5367 (phone)