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El Zócalo Plaza Event Center

Bernalillo, NM View map Visit website
Rating 5.0 out of 5
4 reviews
Up to 150 guests

About

Up to 150 guests

El Zocalo Event Center is a historic, 135-year-old convent that has been repurposed as an event center and wedding venue in Bernalillo, New Mexico. With its thick adobe walls and gorgeous courtyard, El Zocalo Event Center is a breathtaking, authentic venue option for your wedding day.

Facilities and Capacity
El Zocalo Event Center is a fully refurbished space and is completed with up-to-date amenities including Wi-Fi, a wireless PA system, and screen and projector equipment. El Zocalo Event Center offers almost 2,400 square feet of meeting space and can accommodate up to 175 people. The courtyard has grass accents and beautiful fountains and the adjacent plaza will provide your guests with even more room to mingle and sip cocktails. The plaza makes for a truly elegant setting for your wedding ceremony or reception. The outdoor space is also complete with an outdoor fireplace which a great touch for winter weddings. Additionally, the kitchen is convientielt located and makes serving a breeze for both you and the caterers. El Zocalo Event Center is a fantastic venue options complete with a rich history and a southwestern elegance.

Services Offered
El Zocalo Event Center will work with you to help create your ideal wedding ceremony or reception. El Zocalo Event Center proudly offers the following wedding services:

  • Bridal suite
  • Setup
  • Clean up
  • Event rentals
  • In-house bar
  • Lighting/sound
  • Outside vendors
  • Wireless internet

History
El Zocalo translates to "the meeting place,” which is exactly what this historic convent acted as when it was established in 1874. People in Bernalillo would come to El Zocalo to meet, learn, and exchange ideas. Today, El Zocalo Event Center acts as a similar space. This 1874 convent is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The convent that is now El Zocalo Event Center was originally built on El Camino Real ("the Royal Road") for easy access to the people living, working and traveling by. For 300 years, this road was the Southwest's main road for travelers. Today, this 1874 convent is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and proudly hosts a variety of events year round.

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?

$1,700

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

$1,200

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?

$1,700

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
Chairs
Parking
Set Up
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

150

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Historic Building

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
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What bar services do you provide?

Liquor License

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
November
December
Rated
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Recommended by 99% of couples
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    Justin Married on 09/18/2021
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    Every new idea we had was met with, "Absolutely! We can do that!". Rudy and the entire staff made good on all of there promises to us and then some. Plus, the facility is beautiful.
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    Donna Married on 10/29/2016
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    El Zocalo was the easiest venue to talk to and they were excited to have our wedding at their wonderful location. We thought the simple, beautiful background of El Zocalo fit our needs perfectly. I would recommend that if you are doing an evening wedding to set up a string of lights or two, we did 2 sets that were 100 ft long and it worked PERFECTLY. The venue was loved by all of our guests, they had PLENTY of room for our catering, our guests, the DJ and even a room for the bridal party to get ready in. I would recommend this venue for weddings and other events :) The staff was amazing! We had the ceremony AND the reception in ONE location, which made our guests day and my day much easier.
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    Donna Married on 10/29/2016
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    I had my wedding here in October 2016, and it was perfect! The staff was professional, the area was clean. The price was great!

Awards

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Map

264 South Camino Del Pueblo Bernalillo, NM, 87004
5058678687

Monday to Friday: 8 am to 5 pm Saturday: 9 am to 12 pm
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El Zócalo Plaza Event Center frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at El Zócalo Plaza Event Center?

El Zócalo Plaza Event Center includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of El Zócalo Plaza Event Center in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by El Zócalo Plaza Event Center for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at El Zócalo Plaza Event Center for wedding events?

El Zócalo Plaza Event Center offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does El Zócalo Plaza Event Center offer?

El Zócalo Plaza Event Center offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does El Zócalo Plaza Event Center offer for wedding events?

El Zócalo Plaza Event Center offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does El Zócalo Plaza Event Center have available for wedding events?

El Zócalo Plaza Event Center offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend El Zócalo Plaza Event Center and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

El Zócalo Plaza Event Center is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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