Kartchner Caverns State Park




Kartchner Caverns State Park is a striking park that features a limestone cave. This Southeastern Arizona landmark was discovered in 1974 and is a "live" cave with unique minerals and formations. Although you may not wed within the cave, you and your guests can reserve a private tour of the cave during your wedding day festivities. Above ground Kartchner Caverns State Park is equally as beautiful. You and your loved ones can enjoy the desert scenery during an outdoor wedding and reception. Kartchner Caverns has a handsome adobo amphitheater with a sweet trellis that may host your wedding ceremony. This is a simple yet modern site for you and your love to exchange vows. Nearby the park has a picnic pavilion area that is perfect for an evening reception. Dine and converse as you watch the sun set. Fairy lights and other simple decorations will easily create a romantic atmosphere in this peaceful environment.

Venue Style

Park/Garden, Outdoor


Outdoor Ceremony, Outdoor Reception


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 250 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 250 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 9:00AM. Events must end by midnight.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $155 to $705 for a reception and includes 8 hours of event time including set up and clean up time. The fee for a ceremony is $105 with reception rental and includes 2 extra hours of event time. A refundable security deposit of $150 is required.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Kartchner Caverns State Park is estimated at between $2,504 and $5,136 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Podium and/or stage
Venue set up and clean up
No kitchen
Valet or public parking for a fee
Dance area
Reception tables and chairs provided

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking outside only
Music must end by 10:00PM