Unique Venues

Have you ever considered a 3,000 seat theatre designed by Frank Lloyd Wright as a meeting spot? How about lakeside room with three glass walls which provide stunning views? These are just a couple of examples of unique meeting spaces you will find in Tempe. Let us know your needs and we can help you find that perfect and unique meeting venue for your next banquet, meeting, wedding or special event.

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Arizona Historical Society Museum
Arizona Historical Society Museum at Papago Park

Contemporary history introduces visitors to the dramatic development of the Valley. Interactive exhibits, guided tours and a research library are present in the location. The Museum’s facilities are available for rental for events such as receptions, auditorium presentations, trade shows and meetings. This museum can host 500+ on-site for receptions, 400 for a seated dinner in the courtyard, 180 for a dinner in the lobby, 272 in a theater-style auditorium setting, and up to 50 in the largest meeting room. More information about rental spaces can be found on our website.


1300 N. College Ave.
Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: (480) 929-0292

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ASU Gammage stage
ASU Gammage

ASU Gammage is among the largest university-based presenters of performing arts in the world. It is the home theater of the Desert Schools Broadway Across America – Arizona and the Beyond series. This historic 3,000 seat hall was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.


1200 S. Forest Ave.
Tempe, AZ, 85287
Phone: (480) 965-3434

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ASU Karsten Golf Course and Clubhouse
ASU Karsten Golf Course

Rated 4½ STARS by Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play,” and top 30 collegiate golf courses, this par 70, Pete Dye Scottish links design boasts exceptional playing conditions and services year-round. The Sun Angel Clubhouse is home to the award-winning Trophy Room restaurant. We specialize in group outings and events. Banquet facilities available for groups from 20 – 200.  Must use in-house catering.


1125 E. Rio Salado Pkwy.
Tempe, AZ, 85281
Phone: (480) 921-8071

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ASU Tempe Campus Memorial Union
ASU Memorial Union

The Memorial Union (MU) serves as the primary meeting center on the campus of Arizona State University. The MU is an ideal setting for meetings, conferences or special events for groups of 10 to 575.


1290 S. Normal Ave
Tempe, AZ 85287-0901
Phone: (480) 965-3406

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Big Surf Waterpark
Big Surf Waterpark

Big Surf Waterpark is America’s Original Waterpark, featuring the 3rd largest wave pool in the world, Waikiki Beach and dozens of other fantastic rides and slides.  For over 40 years, Big Surf Waterpark has hosted employee and corporate outings, school and church trips, as well as youth and summer camp groups.  Group events and catered picnics can range from 25 up to 2,000+ guests.  We create custom packages to accommodate any outing and feature our tasty BBQ and other food and beverage amenities. For more information, please visit http://bigsurffun.com/tickets/group-tickets/.


1500 N. McClintock Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85821
Phone: (480) 994-2297

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Casino Arizona
Casino Arizona

Casino Arizona offers the hottest gaming action around Phoenix and Scottsdale, AZ, thanks to more than 900 ticket-pay multi-denominational slot machines, high-limit slots, live Blackjack and other table games and live fast-action Keno. Additionally, Starz Sports Bar offers video poker slots and numerous televisions for viewing sporting events. Casino Arizona is also home to one of the Southwest’s largest collections of contemporary Native American Art. This location at the 101 & McKellips can accommodate group events for up to 200.


524 N. 92nd St.
Scottsdale, AZ, 85256
Phone: (480) 850-7777

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Desert Belle Boat Tours
Desert Belle Tour Boat

Originally launched in 1964, the Desert Belle has been plowing the waters of Saguaro Lake for over fifty years. Relax in comfort and see exotic Arizona wildlife, towering canyon walls and dramatic desert vistas. Witness the flora and fauna first-hand, as you navigate pristine Sonoran Desert canyons.  Watch birds of prey soaring high on desert thermals as you photograph breath-taking desert vistas. Private cruises are also available for an unforgettable wedding, birthday, anniversary, or corporate function for up to 125 passengers. Whatever you choose, The Desert Belle is a unique way to enjoy all the beauty that Arizona has to offer.


14011 N. Bush Hwy.
Mesa, AZ 85215
Phone: (480) 984-2425

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Desert Botanical Garden event
Desert Botanical Garden

A living museum featuring 50,000 desert plants from around the world on 55 cultivated acres. We offer beautiful indoor and outdoor meeting/event space for 15-250 guests. Contact the Corporate Event and Group Sales Coordinator at (480) 481-8104 for additional information.


1201 N. Galvin Pkwy.
Phoenix, AZ, 85008
Phone: (480) 941-1225

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Eisendrath Center for Water Conservation in Tempe, AZ
Eisendrath Center for Water Conservation

Eisendrath Center for Water Conservation is a beautiful 1930 Pueblo revival style adobe structure that can be rented out as a unique special event venue. Envision a dinner party in the great room, a cocktail reception around the fountain on the flagstone patio or a party on the outdoor terraces.


1400 N. College Ave.
Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: (480) 858-2202

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Fort McDowell Adventures
Fort McDowell Adventures

Acres of pristine Arizonan foothills play host to an authentic Western adventure.  Minutes from Tempe, Fort McDowell Adventures is the premier outdoor activity and event venue featuring four unique venues for weddings, corporate events, parties and celebrations for families and groups from 10 to 2,000.  Enjoy Jeep tours, Segway tours, a “City Slicker Cattle Drive”, cowboy cookouts, the Tequila Bus, trail rides, Verde River kayaking, the Yavapai Experience cultural tour and more.


14803 N. Hiawatha Hood Rd.
Fort McDowell, AZ, 85264
Phone: (480) 816-6465

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