Situated between Camelback and Mummy Mountains, El Chorro is a picture-perfect location for weddings. The landmark’s ideal setting frames all the romance of the desert - warm breezes, flowering cacti and spectacular sunsets - with breathtaking mountain views.
After undergoing a complete renovation in 2010, El Chorro now boasts nine event venues that cater to groups of all sizes. They include:
The Casa Paloma Pavilion
The pavilion is one of El Chorro’s most distinctive venues, opening onto a series of exterior patios, fireplaces and gardens all framed by Camelback and Mummy Mountains. With a full stage and dance floor, the pavilion can accommodate up to 300 guests.
The Classroom Bar
One of El Chorro’s oldest spaces, the original bar setting was carefully restored to reflect its roots while accommodating modern needs. Originally built in 1934, the private venue features an iconic copper-top fireplace and includes the lounge, patio and bocce lawn. Up to 150 guests can enjoy the authentic Arizona indoor-outdoor setting of the Classroom Bar.
At 6,500 square-feet, the Casa Pavillion Wedding Lawn is the largest of the three lawns, accommodating up to 300 guests. Its lush, manicured landscape is accompanied by a full stage area, making it ideal for larger gatherings.
The Classroom Event Lawn, an extension of the Classroom Bar, can be accessed through the bar or a private, exterior gateway. Event-goers will take pleasure in the charming fire pits and fireplace conversation areas, all in the shadow of Mummy Mountain.
Adjacent to the famed El Chorro Patio, the South Lawn can accommodate between 30 to 120 guests, a flexible setting perfect for more intimate gatherings.
The Gallery and Landmark Rooms open to the famed South Patio and feature expanisve desert views. Both part of El Chorro’s original historic structure, each offers an open floor plan that can be combined to accommodate upe to 120 guests. Equally as versatile, the Hampton Suite can be arranged in a casual living/dining setup for 8 – 20 guests or expanded to accommodate up to 40 guests.
Complementing El Chorro’s beautiful venues and expertise in event planning is its acclaimed cuisine. The wedding specialists and culinary team at El Chorro assist couples in creating menus as unique as the special occasion itself whether is a formal dinner or a casual buffet.
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38 Reviews for El Chorro
Recommended by 96% of couples
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Heather Stearns · Getting married on 06/01/2021
Stunning Venue + Impeccible Service
El Chorro is a dream venue between two mountains, lush greenery, fire places, delicious food and incredibly caring staff. We did a non traditional wedding and Lindsey helped us create something incredibly special. Lindsey was incredible to work with, efficient and genuinely cared about making this a memorable experience for us.Sent on 05/03/2020
Kate Bobbitt · Married on 03/15/2020
Stunning Views & Kind People
El Chorro is exactly what I wanted for our day. The biggest draw to me was the stunning outdoor ceremony with a mountain backdrop. As a bride in heels I appreciated that the lawn is AstroTurf so it’s bunch easier to walk on than muddy grass.Sent on 05/28/2020
The food is AMAZING!! Good luck just picking two items off the menu. They also did an amazing job catering to our specific desires.
For example, we had a dry wedding; instead of just not serving drinks at all, Lindsey and the rest of the El Chorro team worked with us on a mocktails menu!
We used Casa Paloma for the reception and it was stunning, as well. I love the exposed beams. We chose to use drapes which softened the dealing a bit, but it’s stunning with or without them.
Lindsey is amazing to work with and will give you great recommendations. If you’re going with El Chorro I 10/10 would recommend you try to land Revel Wedding Co. as your planning team (see my bio for their page). They contract with El Chorro and are amazing, as well.
Happy wedding season! If you end up nicking El Chorro you won’t regret it!
Tess Akgunduz · Married on 10/26/2019
Incredible venue and staff!
We had a destination wedding and got married at El Chorro! It was not only the most incredible views and venue but it was the most perfect day! Between the staff and the vendors we had the smoothest wedding planning as well as wedding day! We can’t thank El Chorro enough for putting together the most perfect day for us! Our photographer Megan Noll caught the beauty of this day perfectly as well!Sent on 01/18/2020
We had the pleasure of photographing our first wedding at El Chorro this past spring and we were so impressed with the staff and the grounds. There are beautiful nooks perfect for photos around every corner and fantastic mountainous backdrops for the ceremony and reception. Our clients absolutely loved having their reception there and we can't wait to shoot another wedding day there capturing all the love and moments of our clients day, paired perfectly with the fabulous backdrop of El Chorro.