ASU Kerr Cultural Center

6110 N Scottsdale Rd. (West of Scottsdale Rd. off Rose Lane; head west on Rose Lane from Scottsdale Rd.), Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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ASU Kerr Cultural Center - Make your event historic

ASU Kerr Cultural Center is an enchanting, timeless adobe and wood home and music performance studio located one mile north of Old Town Scottsdale. Built by legendary composer and violist Louise Lincoln Kerr in 1948 and 1959 as a productive and social space for musicians and creatives, the facility currently operates as a distinguished performing arts venue and private event site.

All insured caterers and vendors welcomed; stock your own bar and hire a licensed bartender for an easy and inexpensive open bar. Bring any insured caterer, licensed restaurant or food truck you like.

If you are looking for a distinct, one-of-a-kind wedding or reception location with professional lighting and sound, Kerr is a beautiful, historic and affordable setting for up to 250 guests. Versatile, rustic and welcoming with photogenic details around every corner, the space is an incredible, charming place for you to put on a show and throw a memorable party for yourself and the people that mean the most to you!

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Go color crazy with our full theatrical lighting system. We can match or complement your color...
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We're a music venue, too--kick the ceremony up a notch with a full band. We have the pro sound...
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Hire a pianist to play your wedding march on our grand piano as you walk down this aisle.
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The artfully carved doors and vintage fixtures add a special touch to your photographs.
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Behind every corner is a new detail to make your photos pop.
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31 Reviews for ASU Kerr Cultural Center

Recommended by 95% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.6

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    Marisa Bigler · Married on 10/13/2018

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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
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    • Flexibility:
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    • Professionalism:
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    Highly recommended!

    The Kerr is the perfect venue to host a personal wedding. Our guest count was around 125 people, and it still felt small and intimate - exactly what we were looking for. My husband and I were very particular about personalizing our wedding, and finding a venue that allowed us to DIY almost everything, and bring in our own vendors was a must. The staff at the Kerr were extremely helpful throughout the entire process, and walked us through all the necessary stuff that ASU requires (permits to bring in our own alcohol, event insurance, etc.). Having them to help made it super easy, and it’s totally worth it to have a wedding at a beautiful, quaint historic venue.

    Jarrod and the technical team were awesome to work with for lighting and sound. We didn’t wish to hire a DJ, but the tech staff was there the whole time- from setting up our concert-themed lighting, to timing the music for our the ceremony (They made my husband’s dramatic entrance to Black Sabbath’s Iron Man a reality!) to keeping an eye on our Spotify playlist for the dance floor. We sent them the music we wanted to use, and some classic silent movies via Youtube to play in the background during the reception. They handled all of it! (Unfortunately they couldn’t make our dream of having a fog machine a reality, but if it wasn’t a safety hazard, you bet they would have done what they could to make it happen.)

    Jeannie, the Event Coordinator, was a huge help during the process as well, making sure we were prepared with anything the Kerr didn’t provide. The walk-through and rehearsal are super helpful. I didn’t have a planner, so her past experience with weddings and events meant she could jump in to keep things on track. She even got out her phone to record my husband’s entire entrance so that I could see it in full later! She is incredible.

    There was even a card signed by the staff in a gift basket waiting for us in the bridal dressing room, filled with little things we might have forgotten- scissors, a small sewing kit, hairspray, etc. It was such a sweet detail that I won’t ever forget.

    Some notes:
    If you rent the 10 hours on the wedding day, add the 5 hours extra for set up - it’s totally worth it!
    There isn’t a full-on dressing room for the guys, so most guys get ready offsite or rent a room at the nice hotels within walking distance.

    If you’re looking for a historic venue with amazing staff at a great value, look no further. This place rocks.

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    Lori · Married on 10/13/2017

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    We chose ASU Kerr cultural center for the unique rustic look and history but fell in love with superb customer service & excellent value. I couldn't have had a better experience.

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    ASU Kerr Cultural Center's reply:

    Thank you, Wood family! We loved that our rustic wood and adobe setting fit your vision perfectly. Your wedding was so beautiful and special. We feel so lucky to have met you and spend your first day as a married couple together. Your customized live music was amazing.

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ASU Kerr Cultural Center FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season? $ 2,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 1,850.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season? $ 800.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 800.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Chairs, Clean Up, Lighting/Sound, Parking, Set Up, Tables
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 250
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 15
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 2
  • Describe your venue: Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Historic Building
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? Clean Up, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Pet Friendly, Set Up, Wifi
  • What event items are available? Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Tables
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Shuttle, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November, December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? June, July, August
  • What event items are available? Audio Equipment, Chairs, Drapery, Lights, Tables

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  • Gina Ooi Photo, Video & Editing
    Gina Ooi Photo, Video & Editing Wedding Photographers

    We had the privilege of photographing a couple of weddings here and it is absolutely wonderful. Stacey Bailey, Marketing and Special Events Coordinator, is also very pleasant to work with. We hope to photograph more weddings at ASU Kerr Cultural Center.

  • Hey Bartender! Bartending Services
    Hey Bartender! Bartending Services Wedding Caterers

    Cool Venue!

  • Sip and Twirl
    Sip and Twirl Wedding Planners

    Great venue with hardworking, experienced and supportive staff. We love working with Kerr Cultural Center.

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  • 6110 N Scottsdale Rd., (West of Scottsdale Rd. off Rose Lane; head west on Rose Lane from Scottsdale Rd.) Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 See on map
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    All site visits must be scheduled in advance. Please email rental@asukerr.com for details.

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