Rio Salado Audubon Center

3131 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85040 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Rio Salado Audubon Center

Rio Salado Audubon Center is a banquet hall, museum, and park wedding venue located in Phoenix, Arizona. The talented team of event professionals at this venue specializes in creating extraordinary weddings without adding any stress. The team can create a timeless and unforgettable wedding just for you.

Facilities and Capacity
Rio Salado Audubon Center offers indoor and outdoor settings with scenic views of the desert and city. Couples can host up to 150 guests at the venue. The Dorrance Skyline Room is a beautiful event space with glass doors that open up to an outdoor terrace with picturesque views and a shaded ramada. The Arthur C. and Elaine V. Johnson Center for Bird Conservation sits over the center’s wetlands and pond. This space offers a panoramic view that showcases the serene desert habitat and cityscape.

Services Offered
Rio Salado Audubon Center services wedding ceremonies, receptions, and other special events. Couples have the option to use in-house services or outside vendors. A variety of different event items are also available, including audio equipment, centerpieces, chairs, decor, lighting, and tables. Wedding services offered include the following:

  • Event planner
  • Event rentals
  • Lighting/sound
  • Setup

Cuisine
Rio Salado Audubon Center gives couples the opportunity to choose from plated, buffet, and family-style dinners. In addition to dinner services, hors d’oeuvres will be passed around during the cocktail reception. As for the bar, couples can choose to have an open bar with bartenders. Wedding catering and bar services offered include the following:

  • Servers
  • Stations
  • Tastings
  • Champagne toast
  • House beer, liquor, wine
  • Premium liquor
  • Signature drink
  • Specialty beer, wine


Other Services
This venue is available to host any of your wedding-related events, including your ceremony, reception, elopement, bridal shower, engagement party, and rehearsal dinner. In addition, they are also available to host holiday parties, staff retreats, corporate events, meetings, luncheons, and more.

Location
Rio Salado Audubon Center is conveniently located just two miles south of Downtown Phoenix. The combination of the beautiful Arizona desert landscape and the eye-catching lines of modern architecture creates a beautiful backdrop of a desert oasis.

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8 Reviews for Rio Salado Audubon Center

Recommended by 95% of couples


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

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    Katie Greisiger · Married on 11/03/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Audubon Center is a Perfect Wedding Venue

    The Rio Salado Audubon Center is a beautiful venue for a wedding. We were able to get married with immediate family in a beautiful desert garden, and then enjoy a reception in the early evening with about 120 guests. With the help of Ensemble Catering and our Coordinator, we were able to turn the space into a cozy, warm and inviting atmosphere that was unique to us. The ability to go through one person to rent items, such as strings of outdoor lights and a fire pit, was so helpful! The space is unique and private as it seems secluded in South Phoenix, yet only minutes from Downtown Phoenix. There are great spaces for the kids to play and roam around, as well. We wouldn't have changed a thing.

    Sent on 11/20/2018

    Rio Salado Audubon Center's reply:

    Thank you so much Katie for your kind review! It was an absolute pleasure coordinating your wedding - thank you for hosting your special day at Audubon! Best wishes to you and Justin!

    Best,

    The Audubon Arizona and Ensemble Catering Teams
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    Angela · Married on 03/17/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
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    • Professionalism:
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    The venue was beautiful and exactly what we were looking for. The natural landscape and blooming flowers made our day that much better. The Audubon was easy to work with and we would highly recommend getting married there!

    Sent on 03/21/2018

    Rio Salado Audubon Center's reply:

    Thank you so much for your kind review! We are so happy you enjoyed working with us and wish you two all the best! - Audubon & Ensemble Team

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Rio Salado Audubon Center FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    Clean Up
    Linens
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Server(s)
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    House Wine
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    3
  • Describe your venue:
    Banquet Hall
    Museum
    Park
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • 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?
    Bar Services
    Cake
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
    Set Up
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Family Style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Audio Equipment
    Centerpieces
    Chairs
    Decor
    Lighting
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Shuttle
    Valet
    Wheelchair Access

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement

  • Venue at the Grove Banquet Halls

    Audubon Arizona is our sister property and one of the most unique venues in Downtown Phoenix. This venue offers a desert oasis set to the backdrop of Arizona's beautiful desert landscaped mixed with the stunning lines of modern architecture. We love managing events at Audubon Arizona, it has the perfect touch of the Arizona Desert with a dash of love and unforgettable moments.

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  • 3131 S Central Ave Phoenix, AZ, 85040 See on map
    6028422433 (Phone number)
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