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The Rubi House

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About

The Rubi House is a wedding and event venue in Tucson, Arizona. It's a family owned business located in the heart of the historic downtown Tucson. The two-story Italianate Victorian revival-style manor was built in 1903 and combines an intimate venue space with lodging for friends and family. It's a stylish, sophisticated venue with a modern minimalist approach.

Facilities and Capacity

The Rubi House can accommodate 125 guests for events. The indoor space is flexible and extends out to the fenced courtyard and multi-functional coach house. The setup allows for various layout and flow options. It features a full kitchen for guests and caterers. The venue offers a bridal suite with ceiling high mirrors, natural light, and a view of the downtown skyline. It also has a gentlemen's lounge that features a fireplace and comfortable furniture, located downstairs, separate from the upstairs bridal suite. The Rubi House can also provide lodging for 16 guests. Additional guests can use the AC Marriott Hotel, just one block away.

Services Offered

This venue can host a range of wedding-related events, including engagement parties, showers, elopements, rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, and receptions. The Rubi House does not require the use of preferred vendors, but it can provide recommendations for your special day. The helpful staff strives to ensure that your planning process is easy and as stress free as possible.

History

The Rubi House was built for Owen Rouse and his family when Arizona was still a territory. Owen was an attorney that went on to serve as a Missouri senator before settling in Arizona in 1885. He then served as an Arizona territorial district attorney and associate justice of the U.S. district court. Both positions were appointed by President Grover Cleveland. The home was later owned and renovated by Pete Rubi, a Prima County Supervisor and Justice of the Peace. After Pete passed, the home was purchased by Tom and Susan Cassidy, who continued renovations and converted it into an art gallery. The property was recently acquired by brothers, Colin Reilly and Rob Reilly, who are eager to share this property for your special occasion.

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?

$1,200

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?

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

150

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Historic Building
Inn/B&B
Mansion

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
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?

Accommodations
Get Ready Rooms
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What event items are available?

Chairs
Tables

What months are included in your peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

June
July
August
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    The Rubi is a STUNNING Venue

    We got married in May 2022 at the Rubi House and could not be happier! The venue was absolutely perfect! We were able to reserve the venue for both the rehearsal dinner and wedding, which relieved so much stress. We were also able to stay at the house with our wedding party, so we didn't need to worry about anyone running late.
    Our favorite part about the Rubi was that it allowed us to create our vision and we couldn't be happier with how everything turned out. We had the opportunity to work with both Tana and Melissa, and both were incredibly helpful! We also worked with Liz from Confetti Event Planning. Everyone was able to help us create our dream wedding and we are so appreciative! I highly recommend this venue for any couple that is looking to have a unique and personal wedding!
    (I wish I had pictures from the inside because it is equally as beautiful!)
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    Casie H. Married on 04/24/2022
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    Most romantic venue

    I wanted the Rubi for it's Victorian charm but fell in love with their wedding planner Melissa Matriss. She made me feel like I wasn't alone in the planning and took so much weight off my shoulders. Melissa went above and beyond until she finally got through to my fave restaurant for catering, and it was perfect! The house is gorgeous, the stairwell and cake table make for perfect photographs, and the bar/carriage house has a stunning tin ceiling. We did stay the night and there were plenty of accommodations for the whole family, kids, and even friends. It was the most romantic venue.
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    Katia V. Married on 10/15/2021
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    Above and beyond

    The Rubi has the most beautiful bridal suite in all of Tucson, possibly even Arizona! The natural light, feminine features, and open space allow for comfort and fun. It was such a relief to be able to stay the night because we had all of our necessary belongings at an arms reach and our guests were able to relax once the formal events were complete. The venue itself requires little decoration due to its natural beauty. We cannot say enough about the Rubi and its wonderful owners who went above and beyond to make our special day perfect.
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175 E 12th St Tucson, AZ, 85701
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The Rubi House frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Rubi House?

The Rubi House includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of The Rubi House in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Rubi House for wedding events is known for:
  • Historic Building
  • Inn/B&B
  • Mansion

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Rubi House for wedding events?

The Rubi House offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does The Rubi House offer?

The Rubi House offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Rubi House offer for wedding events?

The Rubi House offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does The Rubi House have available for wedding events?

The Rubi House offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend The Rubi House and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Rubi House 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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