Old Main at ASU is a historic wedding venue located in Tempe, Arizona. Offering multiple event spaces for your celebration, here you are invited to make lasting memories with your nearest and dearest. By blending vintage charm with contemporary comforts, this establishment provides a unique backdrop for your happily ever after.
Facilities and Capacity
Old Main at ASU comprises a combination of indoor and outdoor areas that can accommodate both intimate and grand events. For a picturesque occasion, you can exchange your vows in the fountain area featuring a stone walkway and a backdrop of palm trees. Following the ceremony, the festivities can continue on the expansive front lawn which can host up to 1000 guests for a cocktail-style reception. For a charming indoor event, the Carson Ballroom features a warm ambience, modern chandeliers, and vaulted ceilings. The venue’s grand staircase and grand piano allow for plenty of elegant photo opportunities. Inside the building’s designated get-ready-rooms, you and your wedding party can get ready for your special day.
The friendly and attentive staff at Old Main at ASU is on-hand to assist with bringing your vision to life. This includes providing an assortment of furniture such as classic wooden folding chairs, 60-inch round tables, 6-foot rectangular tables, and high-top tables. For your wedding’s entertainment, they can include state-of-the-art projectors, screens, sound systems, a DVD player, and microphones. Additional audiovisual requirements, furniture, and fixtures may be arranged through the venue’s preferred vendors. The in-house catering team strives to provide refreshing meals that incorporate sustainably sourced ingredients. You and your guests can enjoy buffets, plated meals, hors d’oeuvres, and cocktail reception-style meals. Their staff is happy to supply the necessary dining items such as china, flatware, glassware, barware, and linens.
Established in 1898, Old Main at ASU was constructed before Arizona achieved statehood and was the first building in Tempe wired for electric lighting. In 1911, Teddy Roosevelt visited the area for the dedication of the Roosevelt Dam and the building was used for his address to the community. After celebrating its centennial, the venue was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
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11 Reviews for Old Main at ASU
Recommended by 94% of couples
Martha · event on: 06/08/2014
A great job! The food was great!Sent on 06/20/2014
Katie · Married on 09/15/2012
Kristin was great to work with! She was professional and was always asking if we needed anything. Allowed us to bring in our own vendors (except catering and alcohol) so that our budget could be accommodated. She made my father-in-law happy by bringing in NA beer and my Grandpa with beefeater's; Gin. Set up was beautiful as well -.just as I envisioned. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect venue. Thank you Kristin and all the staff that helped!Sent on 09/17/2012
User2556471 · 2+ years ago
Kristin is without a doubt one of the best wedding venue contacts in Arizona. After researching several venues once we met Kristin, she quickly became our first and only choice for our wedding. Her attitude was amazing, her work impeccable and she was a consummate professional throughout the process and day of. A wedding can certainly be a stressful day and somehow she managed to keep everything light and fun while keeping everything and everyone on schedule. There’s no question that we would recommend Kristin and the Venue at Old Main to anyone looking for a perfect wedding venue and coordinator!Sent on 07/23/2012
- Mike & Sabrina