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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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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What items and services are included in the starting site fee at El Chorro?
- Bridal Suite
- Clean Up
- Set Up
At El Chorro, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?
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- House Beer
- House Liquor
- House Wine
- Open Bar
What are the most important characteristics of El Chorro in terms of venue type, style and location?
- Historic Building
What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at El Chorro for wedding events?
- Covered Outdoor
- Uncovered Outdoor
- Scenic Views
What kind of wedding events does El Chorro offer?
- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
What services does El Chorro offer for wedding events?
- Bar Services
- Catering Services
- Clean Up
- Event Planner
- Get Ready Rooms
- Set Up
What furniture and decorations does El Chorro have available for wedding events?
- Dance Floor
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