El Chorro

5550 E Lincoln Dr, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 Map · Phone number
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About El Chorro

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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.

Event Lawns

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.

Historic Charm

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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36 Reviews for El Chorro

Recommended by 95% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Julia Bailey · Married on 10/11/2019

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    Perfect desert chic venue!

    We were obsessed with El Chorro from the moment we drives onto the grounds. It was exactly what we were looking for! Scottsdale was a destination wedding for us, and we wanted the desert vibe, and didn’t want a ballroom wedding. We were married on the Casa Paloma Lawn (picture perfect with Camelback Mountain in the background)! We had cocktail hour out on the patio and then dinner and reception inside Casa Paloma. The building is very unique and the grounds are beautiful!

    It was so much fun getting finishing touches ready in the bridal suite! It’s so beautiful!

    El Chorro was so much fun! Food was delicious and it was the best venue we had been to (we have been to 20+ weddings!). We loved it all so much!

    Special thanks to Lindsay-as she was super helpful coordinating everything for us!

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  • Suzanne

    Suzanne Keller Cecil · Married on 10/05/2019

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    Gorgeous wedding venue

    Soon after getting engaged, we decided that we would love to host our wedding at El Chorro. We love the food and the grounds, and thought it would be an incredible location. We were fortunate to get one of their last Saturdays in the fall of 2019 and I'm so glad because I can't imagine our wedding anywhere else now. We met Lindsey Rendon, Director of Sales & Catering, soon after and even though she was a representative of the venue - she made herself available for every possible question I could throw at her! Her insight and knowledge was so valuable and greatly appreciated as we began our planning. On the day of - all I can say is WOW. The El Chorro staff went above & beyond to take care of us and our guests. Simply the sweetest staff, who also happened to be incredibly efficient and service minded. Our guests have not stopped raving about the food (sticky buns for the win!) or the venue itself. The landscaping is simply stunning and a real show off - especially for our non AZ locals in attendance. Thank you to Lindsey and her team for helping us create memories that are going to last a lifetime!

    Sent on 10/30/2019

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El Chorro FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    No
  • 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?
    $ 3000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 3000.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 30.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Open Bar
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    8
  • Describe your venue:
    Garden
    Historic Building
    Restaurant
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Bar Services
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Set Up
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Valet
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    April
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
    November
    December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    April
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
    November
    December

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  • Katrina Wallace Photographers
    Katrina Wallace Photographers Wedding Photographers

    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.

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  • 5550 E Lincoln Dr Paradise Valley, AZ, 85253 See on map
    480-418-7629 (Phone number)