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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Heather S. · 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
Kirsten · Married on 03/14/2021
Our dream wedding venue!
I'd dreamed about getting married at El Chorro growing up in Phoenix, and our intimate Sunday brunch wedding exceeded ALL expectations! We could not have asked for a more beautiful venue, a better group of vendors, or a more professional and efficient catering/F&B staff. This venue is truly worth every penny. We heard from every single guest at least once about how stunning the venue was, how amazing the food and drinks were (HIGHLY recommend their brunch menu!), and what a great time they had. Thank you, El Chorro!Sent on 03/17/2021
Stephanie · Married on 01/23/2021
Beautiful Desert Venue, Amazing Food, The Best Staff
I cannot say enough good things about El Chorro. The venue is absolutely gorgeous. When we first got engaged I knew that I wanted a very desert feel wedding as my family lives in Toronto and my husband's lives in NJ. I looked at SO many venues and when we arrived at El Chorro I instantly knew it was the venue for us. It is absolutely gorgeous. As far as staff, Lindsey is amazing. I leaned on her so much during the wedding process as we had to make MANY changes to the wedding due to covid. The week of the wedding the forecast said it was going to rain and we had to pretty much replan the wedding and Lindsey was just the easiest person to work with. We got so many compliments on the food as well, our guests said it was the best wedding dinner they had ever had and I couldn't agree more. Book this venue, you will not regret it!Sent on 02/24/2021
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.