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Desert Botanical Garden

Phoenix, AZ View map Visit website
2023 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
4.6 out of 5 rating
95 reviews
$4k - $5k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

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2023 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$4k - $5k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

Centrally located in the heart of breathtaking Papago Park, the Desert Botanical Garden is a naturally beautiful setting for your special event. The Garden is one of Arizona鈥檚 most inspiring venues and is located on the border of Scottsdale, Tempe, and Phoenix. Choose from open air pavilions, outdoor terraces, conference rooms, historic banquet halls, and scenic courtyards. Venues are available for both daytime and evening events held year round between the hours of 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. ***Please note that due to limited availability we are not currently booking new events for 2022; please inquire for options remaining in 2023***

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?

$2,400

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

$2,400

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?

$1,200

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

$1,200

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Parking
Set Up

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

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

10

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Garden
Historic Building
Museum
Park

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
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Furniture

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

What months are included in your off-peak season?

June
July
August
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Recommended by 93% of couples
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    Cheri W. Married on 04/08/2022
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    Enchanting Setting

    Ceremony - Amphitheater, Reception - Binns Wildflower Pavilion. This was an easy pick for the venue once visited by the engaged couple. It is GORGEOUS, especially in April. My review, as the out of town MoB, has to mention the support the Garden offered along the way with planning and implementation. Amanda was responsive and helpful, providing an accurate schematic of the space (for the reception table planning) and a place for the bride to change. Using the DBG bar - mandatory - was easy. As promised, we only paid for what was consumed by our guests. Marianne, from Beverage services, was able to provide a last minute addition of cold water bottles for the hot day. Both spaces were amazing and perfect for our 50 guests. We just lucked out with the Chihuly glass installation happening during our event!
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    Sarah G. Married on 02/04/2022
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    Beautiful Desert Venue

    Absolutely beautiful setting to get married in. DBG is quick to respond to all emails and were very helpful with the planning process. Staff went above and beyond to ensure our day ran smoothly. Our wedding here was better than anything I could have imagined; like a desert fairytale.
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    Crystal S. Married on 01/15/2022
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    Creme de la Creme

    All of their venues are beautiful, we chose the Webster Center and the ceremony backdrop was unbelievable.
    Amanda was our primary point of contact and she was a pleasure to work with, she was responsive and accomodating.
    We were fortunate enough to also get to experience the Chihuly Exhibit on display during our wedding which really made for some wonderful photos.
    Future brides just be aware that there is a list of caterers that you will need to choose from, this was mandatory so you are a bit limited in this respect.
    The other vendors on their preferred list are not mandatory to choose from, but they do like to meet with vendors off the list.
    They accomdated our request for a beer burro without any problems, but did have to meet with that vendor ahead of time.
    Overall we loved the venue and would recommend it to anyone.
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Awards

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner

Real Weddings

Sarah & Shane
10 photos 路 04/02/2022
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114 photos 路 05/04/2019
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81 photos 路 03/31/2019
Daniel & Adele
21 photos 路 03/20/2016
Evan & Jennifer
22 photos 路 11/23/2015

Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements
Elegant Spanish Guitar, Miguel de Maria Elegant Spanish Guitar, Miguel de Maria Wedding Musicians

The Garden is a gorgeous place with absolutely unique views and landscapes. No other place in the valley looks like the Botanical Garden!

Prep2wed Prep2wed Wedding Planners

Beautiful venue and lots of amazing spaces for whatever sort of vision and feel you'd prefer. Great support systems and one-of-a-kind beauty.

Push Play Entertainment Push Play Entertainment Wedding DJs

The Desert Botanical Garden is a wonderful place for any event. They have many different options within the garden to select from and they are all beautiful. We enjoy working with their team very time we visit.

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1201 N. Galvin Parkway Phoenix, AZ, 85008
480-941-1225
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