Weddings

Historic Bates Mansion

Tucson, AZ View map Visit website
Rating 4.8 out of 5
   24 reviews
$6k - $8k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

About

$6k - $8k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

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)

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

50

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Garden
Historic Building
Inn/B&B
Mansion

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Pet Friendly
Preferred Vendors Only
Set Up

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Outside Alcohol

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Furniture
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
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

24 Reviews

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4.8
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Recommended by 95% of couples
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    Cat &. Married on 11/12/2021
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    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!
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    John L. Married on 10/23/2021
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    Great experience from beginning to end

    Bates mansion was an excellent choice for my daughter's wedding. The staff was amazing from beginning to end
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    Reina Married on 02/23/2019
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    Love the Bates Mansion!

    I knew the moment we visited the Bates Mansion that I wanted to have our wedding reception there. The venue was perfect for our wedding theme.

    Kelly and her team were a joy to work including the dj, photo booth team, and the bartending staff! Kelly was easy to work with, flexible, and knowledgeable. The day before our wedding, Tucson got hit with an unusual snowstorm (I know!) and Kelly was prepared with a Plan B in case the weather was not cooperative the next day. Luckily my wedding day was a beautiful day and the patio was perfect!

    The wedding packages were fairly priced and customizable. The dinner options we chose were delicious and the options we chose from were plentiful.

    Our friends and family were very impressed with the Bates Mansion and we did not have to stress the day of the wedding knowing that we were in good hands!

    Historic Bates Mansion's reply:

    Thank you so much Reina... You and Johnny were both absolutely amazing to work with ... Cant wait to see what the next step is for you both... Much luck and love..

Awards

  • 24
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Deanna & Christopher
    29 photos · 12/29/2017

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."

Map

283 N Stone Ave Tucson, AZ, 85701
5202504022
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Historic Bates Mansion frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Historic Bates Mansion?

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

At Historic Bates Mansion, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Historic Bates Mansion includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

At Historic Bates Mansion, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Historic Bates Mansion includes:
  • Bartender(s)

What are the most important characteristics of Historic Bates Mansion in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Historic Bates Mansion for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Inn/B&B
  • Mansion

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Historic Bates Mansion for wedding events?

Historic Bates Mansion offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Historic Bates Mansion offer?

Historic Bates Mansion offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements

What services does Historic Bates Mansion offer for wedding events?

Historic Bates Mansion offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Pet Friendly
  • Preferred Vendors Only
  • Set Up

What furniture and decorations does Historic Bates Mansion have available for wedding events?

Historic Bates Mansion offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Photo booth
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Historic Bates Mansion and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Historic Bates Mansion is recommended by 95% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in average response time, 4.8 in value, 4.7 in flexibility and 4.7 in professionalism.

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