Arizona History Museum




Celebrate your nuptials amidst the beauty and history of The Arizona History Museum. The museum is known for it’s focus on southern Arizona history from Spanish colonial through territorial eras. However, it also offers the perfect family friendly environment for your special day. Create your own history as you start your new life together with a magical ceremony in the Pioneer Courtyard. The outdoor courtyard features replica 1800s patios and a small stream. Looking for an indoor ceremony location? Make your grand entrance through the historic San Agustin Cathedral Portico. Your guests will sit in awe as they witness you recite vows in a romantic ceremony inside the museum's 1,500 square foot lobby. The lobby features original tiles from 1954. Guests can mix and mingle over cocktails and appetizers in the Treasures Gallery, while you pose for formal portraits. Then, reunite with your guests in the Auditorium for the grand finale - your reception! The spacious Auditorium is perfect for parties, a seated dinner or champagne and cake reception.

Venue Style

Museum/Gallery, Ballrooms, Outdoor


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 230 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 50 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 185 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by 2:00AM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $750 to $900 for a ceremony and reception and includes 4 hours of event time excluding set up. Additional time may be added, fees apply. Please inquire with venue for buyout options and available discounts.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Arizona History Museum is estimated at between $5,114 and $11,627 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Podium and/or stage
Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
No kitchen
Public parking
Dance area
Reception tables and chairs provided
Ceremony chairs provided for up to 230 guests

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 10:00PM
No open flames