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.
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
- Clean up
- Event rentals
- In-house bar
- Outside vendors
- Wireless internet
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.
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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?
- Bridal Suite
- Set Up
What are the most important characteristics of El Zócalo Plaza Event Center in terms of venue type, style and location?
- Banquet Hall
- Historic Building
What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at El Zócalo Plaza Event Center for wedding events?
- Covered Outdoor
- Uncovered Outdoor
- Scenic Views
What kind of wedding events does El Zócalo Plaza Event Center offer?
- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
What services does El Zócalo Plaza Event Center offer for wedding events?
- Bar Services
- Clean Up
- Event Rentals
- Get Ready Rooms
- Lighting / Sound
- Outside Vendors
- Set Up
What furniture and decorations does El Zócalo Plaza Event Center have available for wedding events?
- Audio Equipment
- Dance Floor
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