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Price range: $6,500 - $8,750 Price range: $6,500 - $8,750
Couples usually spend $7,600 Couples usually spend $7,600
Reception
$3,000 starting price
Ceremony
$3,000 starting price
Reception
$3,000 starting price
Ceremony
$3,000 starting price

About

On WeddingWire since 2015

The Historic Bates Mansion is a vintage wedding venue situated in Tucson, Arizona. Owned and operated by husband-and-wife duo David and Allie Lazarus, this enchanting property provides celebrations of all shapes and sizes with a rustic hacienda-inspired backdrop. The mansion was once occupied by businessman C.T.R Bates and was the meeting place for the prestigious local institution, the Mountain Oyster Club. David and Allie first fell in love with it when looking for a venue to host their own wedding festivities. Upon purchasing the property, they began redesigning it to provide private events with an inviting old-pueblo-style atmosphere right in the heart of downtown Tucson. It has been fully renovated for a feeling of both comfort and convenience and features inviting event spaces, invaluable amenities, an in-house caterer, and more.

Facilities and Capacity

Available for private events of all shapes and sizes, The Historic Bates Mansion can comfortably accommodate up to 250 guests in total. It is perfect for hosting every stage of your celebration, from your joyous engagement party to your fun-filled reception and everything in between. The entire space is fully-furnished to radiate a unique sense of character, with stunning views of the Tucson City skyline and the Catalina Mountain Range. For added convenience, get-ready rooms are also available, allowing you to prepare for your special day in secluded peace and privacy.

Services Offered

A seasoned event coordinator, Allie is ready to make planning your wedding at The Historic Bates Mansion a seamless and stress-free experience. She offers a selection of coordination services to choose from and will assist you in crafting a celebration package that aligns with your specific needs. Her planning services include event design, setup and cleanup, rentals, use of audiovisual equipment, and more. Catering services are also available, allowing you to design your dream wedding-day menu without needing to look for an outside vendor. Choose from a selection of dining options, including passed hors d’oeuvres, plated entrees, buffets, stations, and more, as well as full bartending services.

Frequently asked questions

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?

$3,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$3,000

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?

$3,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$3,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Glassware
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Open Bar
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4.8 out of 5 rating
28 Reviews
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  • Professionalism
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
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96% Recommended by couples

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Bates Mansion is a highly recommended wedding venue with exceptional service and a beautiful space. Reviewers praised the professionalism and dedication of David and his team in making their wedding day flawless. The venue itself is described as stunning and the food is said to be amazing. Guests were impressed with the attention to detail and the inclusive packages offered. Overall, Bates Mansion is highly recommended for a dream wedding.

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Bates Mansion is a highly recommended wedding venue with exceptional service and a beautiful space. Reviewers praised the professionalism and dedication of David and his team in making their wedding day flawless. The venue itself is described as stunning and the food is said to be amazing. Guests were impressed with the attention to detail and the inclusive packages offered. Overall, Bates Mansion is highly recommended for a dream wedding.

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Cat &. Sent on 11/14/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Unique, flexible, so much fun

The new owners/managers Allie and David really know what they're doing and made everything work so well for our quasi-non-traditional wedding. They are super flexible so if you want to have all the usual traditions or none of them, they can make it happen for you. Fascinating historical and unique space with a beautiful spacious patio. Stand out from the crowd with this choice. Wish we could do it all again!
Rachel
Rachel O. Sent on 04/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best Venue in Tucson!

BOOK YOUR WEDDING AT BATES! Our wedding was perfect and David and his team were exceptional! They were the perfect combination of professional and fun that it made it feel like we were having our wedding at our good friends mansion. The space was beautiful, the food was amazing, and the energy was on point. My fiancé and I wanted all the bells and whistles… we had a jumping castle, Photo Booth and even a beer burro and everything flowed perfectly. If you want your dream day, David will make it happen! Many of our guests said it was the best wedding they have been to and I give so much credit David and his crew for making it flawless.

Thank you Bates Mansion for giving us the best day of our lives!
Ariel
Ariel A. Sent on 03/13/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely Amazing

David and his crew were absolutely incredible. Their professionalism and the dedication they put into making our wedding a true dream experience. The venue it self is beautiful. Highly recommend the Bates Mansion.
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
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Team

David & Allie Lazarus
David & Allie Lazarus
OWNER | COORDINATORS

“And so together, they built a life they loved”

-a random quote off the internet

But it really is true. David and Allie Lazarus started the marriage and their business journey together at the Historic Bates Mansion. Allie loved the venue so much she dragged David into starting their our special wedding and event space at the Bates. David with a Sales & Marketing Background & Allie with her amazing coordination skills and personality bring you a high level of customer service and trust. Let us handle the big stuff so all you have to do in the end is say "I DO."

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Historic Bates Mansion frequently asked questions

Historic Bates Mansion includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Glassware
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
Historic Bates Mansion includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake
The bar service starting price at Historic Bates Mansion includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Open Bar
Historic Bates Mansion is recommended by 96% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in value, 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in average response time, 4.8 in flexibility and 4.7 in professionalism.

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