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Old Main at ASU

Tempe, AZ View map Visit website
4.7 out of 5 rating
11 reviews

About

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.

Services Offered

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.

History

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.

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?

$3,000

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

$3,000

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?

$1,000

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

$1,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Set Up

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Liquor License

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

March
April
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

April
June
July
August
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    A great job! The food was great!
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    Katie Married on 09/15/2012
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    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!
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    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!
    - Mike & Sabrina


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400 E Tyler Mall Tempe, AZ, 85287
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Old Main at ASU frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Old Main at ASU?

Old Main at ASU includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Old Main at ASU, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Old Main at ASU includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

What are the most important characteristics of Old Main at ASU in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Old Main at ASU for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Historic Building

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Old Main at ASU for wedding events?

Old Main at ASU offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Old Main at ASU offer?

Old Main at ASU offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Old Main at ASU offer for wedding events?

Old Main at ASU offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Set Up

What percentage of users recommend Old Main at ASU and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Old Main at ASU is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in flexibility, 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in professionalism, 4.5 in average response time and 4.5 in value.

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