Fort McDowell Adventures

Rentals included, Valet parking

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Starting at $8,105 for 50 Guests

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Starting at $8k for 50 Guests
Starting at $8k for 50 Guests

Venue capacity

up to 1000

Starting price

8K$ to start


Fort McDowell Adventures La Puesta del Sol
Fort McDowell Adventures Rosa's
Fort McDowell Adventures La Puesta del Sol
Fort McDowell Adventures Rosa's


Rustic & Barn


Turn Fort McDowell Adventures’ incredibly unique event venues into enchanting wedding wonderlands for your Big Day. From upscale and elegant to outdoorsy, down-home hospitality, the staff at Fort McDowell will help you to create an incomparable experience for your wedding or reception. Noted as some of the most unique wedding venues in the world, Fort McDowell Adventure’s wedding venues boast sweeping desert vistas and stunning abodes. La Puesta del Sol, Fort McDowell’s signature venue, is a favorite for brides and grooms alike. Perched atop a desert mesa with stunning views of the surrounding Sonoran desert, La Puesta del Sol is named for “The Setting Sun” in Spanish – a nod to the region’s rich heritage and endless beauty. Rosa’s Ranch – a family favorite with intimate seating and personal fire pits and kivas – is set against the backdrop of a stunning desert adobe crowned by a beautiful belfry. Beyond the wooden fence framing Rosa’s Ranch lie acres of pristine Sonoran wilderness, stunning mountain views and cactus as far as the eye can see! Finally, The Boulder House is the sophisticated choice for cocktail receptions and grand weddings. Recognized on the National Registry of Historic Places, this living heritage venue is serenely nestled into the natural landscape of the Sonoran Desert, with 1.6 billion year-old granite boulders forming the basis of this enchanting abode. This site is revered for its natural elegance and beauty, with capacity for up to 80 guests. There can be no doubt that your wedding photos at Fort McDowell, whether with sunset backdrops, desert wilderness, or grand boulders, will be stunning and truly unforgettable. Thus, at Fort McDowell Adventures, your Big Day will be perfect no matter what size or type of venue you need.

Venue Notes

The rental fee ranges from $2,000 to $2,500 for a reception and includes 8 hours of event time including set up and clean up time. The rental fee for a ceremony is $1,700.

Amenities And Requirements


Complimentary bridal suite
Dance floor
Day-of coordinator
Full kitchen facilities
Large parking lot
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Outdoor lighting
Podium and/or stage
Tables and chairs provided
Venue set up and clean up


- Alcohol must be provided by venue- Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors- Approved outside caterer allowed- Music must end by 1:00AM- Smoking in designated areas only- Venue must approve all decorations