7 Best Intimate Event Venues in Arizona

Do you have a special occasion coming up that you’d like to be extra special with just the right event venue? If so, you’re in luck. According to, Phoenix has invested $5 billion in infrastructure and strategically planned new venues in close proximity to cultural staples. They call Phoenix “a desert oasis for modern meeting, event, and wedding planners,” with a variety of venues available. What’s at the top of that list? Scorpion Bay Charter Rentals!

Imagine your next special event at one of the following places:

  1. Scorpion Bay's Charter Rentals are perfect for an intimate unforgettable event, party, wedding reception, reunion, birthday party and more. There’s nothing more special than renting a lavish private charter boat that comes with a captain and crew, stereo system and fantastic food, amidst the gorgeous scenery of Lake Pleasant, Arizona. Your passengers will never forget cruising along the water while enjoying your special event. Or the party can enjoy the scenery from the patio without ever leaving the shore. Tailor it to fit your special needs to create an amazing day or evening.

    Reservations: 928.501.7368.
    10970 W, Peninsula Blvd, Peoria, AZ 85383

  2. LUSTRE Rooftop Bar at Kimpton Hotel Palomar in Phoenix is a stunning space, offering panoramic views of South Mountain and the Phoenix skyline. Your guests will enjoy a balanced atmosphere of sociability and tranquility. The space features a sparkling pool with cabanas, a bar with an excellent selection of drinks crafted by a sophisticated bar crew, and unbelievable dishes created from locally sourced ingredients by a top-notch culinary team. It’s ranked as one of the best rooftop spaces in The Valley.

    Reservations: 602.258.0231
    2 East Jefferson St., Phoenix

  3. Monorchid Gallery/Studio
    Dubbed “the most unique event venue in downtown” Monorchid is part creative studio, part venue, and awaits your own artistic event scene with assistance from their event planning staff. The space has unparalleled flexibility and energy. Located by Sky Harbor International Airport, Monorchid is currently closed due to COVID-19 and construction, but look for announcements about the reopening, when the venue will return to continue actively promoting local arts.

    Reservations: 602.253.0339
    214 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix

  4. The Phoenix Zoo
    It might be a jungle out there, but The Phoenix Zoo has more than 15 venues available for a unique and beautiful event that includes flexible scheduling, professional event staff on site, catering list consisting of five of the valley’s top catering companies, and bar service. Easy access from Downtown Phoenix, Scottsdale or Tempe in the beautiful Papago Park area, complete with exotic animals and lush landscaping. It will give your guests something to talk about!

    Reservations: 602.286.3800
    455 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix

  5. The Farm at South Mountain
    The history of The Farm goes back to the early 1920s, when Dwight Heard acquired the land and sold it for promotion of self-sufficiency. It’s now a charming mix of gardens, artist studios, markets, three restaurants and two event venues. It’s been featured by national publications and voted “Best Wedding Venue in Arizona.” It’s easy to picture your special occasion amongst the expansive grove of pecan trees, bright blooming flowers, and enchanting spaces.

    Reservations: 602.243.9081,
    6106 S 32nd St, Phoenix

  6. Mountain Shadows
    A beautiful historical resort in Paradise Valley, with stunning desert views of Camelback and Mummy Mountain. Superb catering options and luxurious amenities create an unforgettable experience. A large variety of unique spaces available, including ballrooms, meeting rooms, and outdoor spaces.

    Reservations: 855.485.1417
    5445 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley

  7. Boulders Resort and Spa
    Elegant indoor and outdoor spaces amidst breathtaking views of boulder formations you won’t find anywhere else. Relax and let their award-winning culinary team do all the work—located in Carefree, AZ, you’ll be carefree in more ways than one. When your event is all over, there’s a spa on the property as well.

    Reservations: 490.488.9009
    34631 North Tom Darlington Drive, Carefree

Whatever the occasion or venue, enjoy a delightful event with your guests!

Scorpion Bay is Arizona’s premier floating playground, offering everything from daily pontoon and ski boat rentals to slips for harboring your yacht (or dinghy). Come for the fishing or come for the frolicking—either way, incredible mountain views, fantastic dining and world-class marina services await less than an hour out of Phoenix.