The Secret Garden Event Center





Nestled at the base of South Mountain in Phoenix stands the Secret Garden Event Center, a gorgeous historic estate that is situated on five acres of pristine land. Built in the late 1920’s, this vintage paradise channels the charming opulence of the era – southwest style. Imagine pulling up a stone driveway to the facade of this fine estate, making a great first impression with serene fountains and meticulous landscaping. Descend a grand 20 foot staircase and walk down to your ceremony on a beautifully manicured lawn where you will say your “I do’s” beneath a wrought iron pavilion with stone altar. The nearby pond brimming with flowers will add another distinctive accent to this sacred moment. Once you’ve taken your fair share of wedding photos among the mansion’s stunning architecture, retreat to the Traditions Pavilion to celebrate your union. Dance the night away beneath chandeliers and cathedral ceilings, walking through elegant French doors into the adjoining courtyard when you need a breath of fresh air. For more intimate receptions, head over to the warm and welcoming 85-year-old Carriage House. The Secret Garden Event Center is ideal for a romantic wedding or vintage-inspired nuptials!

Venue Style

Banquet Hall/Restaurant, Historic/Landmark Building, Event Center, Private Estate, Vintage/Rustic, Outdoor


Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 250 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 200 guests

Time Restrictions

Events must end by 11:00PM on Friday and Saturday & 10:00pm on Sunday-Thursday.

Rental Fees

The all-inclusive rental fee ranges from $13,400 to $28,900 for a ceremony and reception and includes 8 hours of rental time including set up and clean up time. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $300/hr. Packages may include a 5 star caterer, choice of buffet or plated menu, passed hors d'oeuvres, cake, professional servers, bar support, and equipment rentals. There are different packages available so please contact venue wedding coordinator for exact pricing. There are discounts available for off-peak season.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at The Secret Garden Event Center is estimated at between $16,762 and $20,260 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Wedding planning services
Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Ceremony arch
Dance floor
Tables and chairs provided
Upgraded chairs
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Outdoor lighting
Venue set up and clean up
Votive candles
Day-of coordinator
Complimentary bridal suite
Full kitchen facilities
Large parking lot
Table numbers
Wed Safe Insurance included in case of unforeseen disaster

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
Wheelchair access limited
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Catering provided by venue
Amplified music OK indoors only
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 11:00PM
Fresh flowers and birdseed only permitted to be thrown