If you are planning an event in Phoenix during the summer, you have one major obstacle to tackle – the heat. “At least it’s a dry heat,” the locals will say, pretending the heat doesn’t get to them, but we all know that when the temperature hits triple digits, it’s time to go inside and stay there. You may be wondering where you can host a large group that will be beautiful and unique while keeping your guests out of the sun. Well, you’re in luck! We’ve done the research and found the coolest Phoenix venues to beat the heat.
Desert Botanical Gardens – Dorrance Hall
You might be tempted to rule out the Desert Botanical Gardens in the summer, but don’t be too hasty. Dorrance Hall is a beautiful, indoor reception hall in the heart of the gardens. With lots of natural light and botanical tapestries, you and your guests will have the beauty of the Gardens all around you. The hall is 4,600 square feet and can accommodate up to 500 people depending on set up.
Phoenix Art Museum – Cummings Great Hall
Make your event an actual work of art at the Phoenix Art Museum’s Cummings Great Hall! This 6,600 square foot venue can accommodate up to 800 guest and can be customized to fit any style or theme. You and your guests are sure to have a memorable time, surrounded by the museum’s collection of over 18,000 pieces.
Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West
Surround your guests with the rich history of the American West at Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West. This award-winning, Smithsonian Affiliate museum can fit up to 500 guests – all of whom will have access to the museum’s full collection during your event. Whether you’re hosting a lecture, a corporate event, or a wedding, this space is sure to impress!
Scottsdale Private Event Venues – Vehicle Vault
If you are looking for an event space with “wow” factor, look no further than Scottsdale Private Event Venue’s Vehicle Vault. Your guests will enter through a 50s-style diner – complete with a classic jukebox – and then into the vault where they’ll see a huge collection of timeless American cars and 1940s-style gas pumps. The space is also equipped with a drive-in style movie theater and sound system. The Vault can accommodate up to 200 guests and can be set up in a variety of styles.
Entertain guests under crystal chandeliers and sparkling bistro lights in this urban-chic venue. Warehouse 215 is a converted linen laundry building with industrial details and modern amenities. The original brick walls make an amazing backdrop for any event theme. Host up to 500 guests in this unique, downtown Phoenix venue!
Bonus! Agave of Sedona
If you’re wanting to get even further away from the heat, you might consider Sedona. While the daytime temps are still pretty high, it does cool down in the evenings. Agave of Sedona is a beautiful venue that really captures the look and feel of the incredible desert landscape. With sweeping views of the red rocks through floor to ceiling windows, your guests will feel like they’re in the heart of the desert beauty without feeling the heat.
Catering Your Event
Now that you have some amazing options for venues – it’s time to choose your caterer! All of us here at Creations in Cuisine Catering love working with the venues on this list. We would love to create the wedding or event menu of your dreams! Contact one of our Specialists today to get started! Imagine the possibilities!