Did you know that in the last decade, Phoenix, Arizona, has made big moves economically and structurally to attract events? Also, it is becoming the first-choice conference center for many companies. And with good reason—this city is amazing!
Today the number of new businesses in Phoenix has quadrupled. Thanks to this, infrastructure has grown and interesting new places have been planned close to the basic cultural elements of the whole city. So many changes make it the ideal city for planning all kinds of corporate and organizations special events. In Phoenix, everything is celebrated at all times.
After extensive research, I share 14 incredible places so you can prepare your next event. Do not miss it!
14 Best Phoenix Event Venues
Phoenix is a city that is fully prepared for event planning (outdoor and indoor events) and it has many places that offer full-service decoration, catering, and more.
These are some fabulous places where you can prepare your events:
The Arizona Biltmore
The Arizona Biltmore is mostly known for its amazing architecture, inspired by the acclaimed Frank Lloyd Wright. Here I worked as the photographer for the CEO Forum at Super Bowl LVII.
The resort offers a staggering thirty-nine acres, over 200,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, eight swimming pools, two championship-level golf courses, a spa, and event spaces overlooking the wonderful and unmissable surrounding mountains.
A fun fact about this fantastic place is that it has also hosted US Presidents and legendary movie stars since the 1920s. Everyone loves the Arizona Biltmore!
And as if all of the above were not enough, the complex has the support of a superior team of professionals and event planners, ready to attend to groups from 10 to 2,700 people.
Here I worked as the photographer for the Google Sandbox event. Monorchid is an establishment located just 15 minutes from Sky Harbor International Airport. This popular hangout is highly visited thanks to its exclusivity and that's because it's part party venue, and part creative studio.
Monorchid has must-see spaces that everyone will fall in love with: natural wood arch frames, stainless steel spiral staircases and a beautiful white space waiting for your next party or event.
The place has a capacity of up to 373 people, whether it is for a wedding or a corporate meeting. Another thing that makes Monorchid so in-demand is that it has its own top-tier event planners, as well as many vendors to choose from.
Phoenix Convention Center
The Phoenix Convention Center lives up to its name, as it is right in the center of the city, just a few meters away from fabulous and varied restaurants, stadiums, museums, and much more. This place has it all for a corporate-type event!
The Phoenix Convention Center is also well known because it is part of the top 10 convention facilities in the US. Additionally, this fabulous center offers over 900,000 square feet of flexible space, including a 312,500 square foot exhibit hall and the historic Orpheum Theater. Trust me when I tell you that this is one of the best event venues in Phoenix. Incredible!
It is not only about the space it offers, it also has a world-class catering that your guests will fall in love with. It has everything you are looking for and a little more!
Sheraton at Wild Horse Pass
The Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass is a fine display of Southwestern hospitality. A great option when it comes to organizing your meeting, event, reception or celebration.
The venue features 29 different venue options spanning nearly 100,000 square feet and a capacity of up to 1,900 people.
It has leading event planning specialists and culinary teams that will facilitate your event experience to make it the most satisfying of all.
Share leisure and relaxation activities with your guests to provide an enriching event experience.
The Footprint Center is a state-of-the-art facility with modern amenities and technology, making it an ideal location for a corporate event. It has ample space and can accommodate a large number of attendees, making it suitable for events of varying sizes.
It is located in downtown Phoenix, making it easily accessible for attendees who are coming from different parts of the city or out of town. There are several transportation options available, including the light rail and bus services, as well as ample parking facilities nearby.
Here I worked as the Photographer for the Verizon 5G Innovation Showcase.
Marriott Phoenix Resort Tempe at The Buttes
Marriott Phoenix Resort Tempe at The Buttes is an excellent venue for corporate events. Here I worked as the photographer for the Alimera Awards 2020.
They offer a wide range of meeting rooms that can accommodate small seminars of 10 people to large conferences with seating for up to 900 guests. All of the meeting rooms are equipped with modern audiovisual technology and high-speed internet access to ensure a smooth and efficient event.
Additionally, the resort has adaptable pre-function spaces that can be used for meeting registration, coffee breaks, and other needs to enhance your event experience.
Here I worked as the photographer for the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) Conference and I can tell you that Orpheum Theater is an excellent option for hosting a corporate event due to several reasons.
It has a seating capacity of 1,364, which provides ample space for large corporate events. The theater's spacious and well-designed layout makes it an ideal location for hosting conferences, product launches, and other corporate events.
The theater's historic and unique décor can add an elegant touch to the event, creating a rich ambiance that is unique to Arizona. The architecture and design of the theater were crafted in 1929, adding to its classic charm and sophistication. The historic backdrop can also make the event memorable for attendees.
Embassy Suites by Hilton Scottsdale Resort
The hotel boasts 12,609 square feet of flexible event space, including 11 meeting rooms and a 700-person capacity Painted Mountain Ballroom. This makes it a versatile and customizable space for hosting a wide range of corporate events.
The hotel's experienced team can assist in arranging locally inspired catering and any audiovisual requirements, ensuring that your event runs seamlessly. The largest room setup is 6,018 square feet, providing ample space for large-scale events.
Phoenix Art Museum
The museum boasts a state-of-the-art 300-seat theater and a variety of galleries adorned by world-class fine art, offering a unique and stunning backdrop to any event.
With more than 220,000 square feet of classically progressive architecture and a collection of art from around the world, the Museum provides an inspiring environment that is sure to leave a lasting impression on your guests.
Whether you're planning a conference, product launch, or company celebration, Phoenix Art Museum offers an exceptional and memorable setting for your corporate event.
Mesa Convention Center and Amphitheater
The Mesa Convention Center and Amphitheater is an excellent venue for hosting your corporate event due to its state-of-the-art facilities and prime location.
The newly renovated conference theater features the Virtual Events Studio, a partnership with Premier Audio Visual, which provides a broadcast quality studio for virtual meetings and webcasts. This feature makes it easy to host events both in person and virtually, allowing for a larger audience reach.
Additionally, the Mesa Amphitheater, located just 15 minutes from downtown Phoenix, is an open-air concert venue known for its tiered lawn and great location, drawing concertgoers from a market of over 4 million people. With enough space for great acts while still providing an intimate setting, the amphitheater is also perfect for daylong festivals and community events.
Sheraton Phoenix Downtown
With over 110,000 square feet of meeting and event space, the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown boasts 26 rooms spread across two levels, making it the largest convention hotel in Phoenix. This fluid meeting venue is perfect for colleagues to connect, collaborate, and perfect meetings, offering unmatched flexibility in a space that's just right for your event.
The venue features the latest in meeting technology, including spacious foyers, intelligently positioned meeting spaces, and innovative specialty studios that inspire creativity, motivate teams, and enable easy collaboration. From coffee breaks to grand galas for up to 1,850 guests, it provides good event experiences.
The Scottsdale Plaza Resort
With 50,000 square feet of meeting space, including 58 breakout suites and 21 meeting rooms, the resort can accommodate corporate events of various sizes and types.
Located just minutes from historic downtown Scottsdale, the resort offers stunning views of Mummy Mountain's purple peaks as a backdrop for events. From a black-tie gala in the 10,000-square-foot ballroom to a team building activity, it provides a good venue for any gathering.
DoubleTree By Hilton Phoenix Mesa
With nine meeting rooms available, the venue can accommodate events of various sizes, from intimate gatherings to large conferences and expos, with a capacity of up to 500 guests.
Catering and Audio-Visual services are available on site, making it easy to plan and execute your event seamlessly. The meeting space is located on the main level, with entrances via a Grand Atrium filled with natural lighting, providing a welcoming and professional atmosphere for your guests.
Additionally, parking is ample and complimentary, and the venue offers the option to reserve between 10-25 hotel rooms for your group, with guests able to pay for their rooms later.
Recently added to the meeting space is a Boardroom equipped with executive-style seating, a complimentary 55” monitor, and free Wi-Fi for seamless presentations.
Hilton Scottsdale Resort
This gracious Spanish-style resort and convention hotel is set on 20 acres and built around a landscaped courtyard, creating a tranquil and elegant ambiance for events.
With a total of 21 meeting rooms, the hotel offers over 28,000 square feet of event space, including an exhibit space of 20,000 square feet.
The meeting facilities are equipped with A-V equipment, a business center, and administrative services, making it easy to host both small and large events. The hotel also provides personal computer access, fax services, and high-speed wireless internet access.
It is a good choice for hosting conventions, trade shows, corporate meetings, and social events of all kinds.
Phoenix certainly has a lot to offer when it comes to event locations, for corporate or family affairs. If you’re planning to throw an event that will leave your guests speechless, do not miss these recommendations that we have prepared for you.
These venues have the best conditions, professionals, menus and logistics. Whether it is a large, medium or small event, in Phoenix you can find exactly what you are looking for and need.
If you’re organizing an event and need an event photographer, let’s talk! My name is Ivan Martinez and I have 36 years of experience in the field.