Valley Garden Center offers a variety of beautiful garden settings and reception rooms for your special event. You’ll find complete facilities at very competitive prices.


"Imagine friends and family seated under the canopy of the giant old mesquite tree, when suddenly your guests catch sight of your smiling bridesmaids on the garden path. Then YOU appear, breathtaking in your gorgeous gown against the garden background. The guests all rise..." 


Venue Features


Accessible Location

In the heart of Phoenix, Valley Garden Center is easily reached from I-17, Grand Avenue, or I-10. It's just one block north of McDowell on the corner of 15th Avenue at Coronado.


The Courtyard Garden

Stroll through the entire garden from the large patio past green lawns showcasing twisting Mediterranean palms. Paths guide you by the Bonsai Garden to the beautiful Koi Pond and into each of the courtyards.


The Japanese Teahouse

Just off the main path in a courtyard of its own, the Japanese Teahouse offers a charming venue that seats 90 people. The Teahouse is a stage, elevated for easy viewing. The Teahouse offers a picturesque background for brides and grooms saying their vows.


The Giant Mesquite Tree

At 125 years, it's the oldest mesquite tree in the valley. It is so large its canopy covers the entire courtyard, easily seating 120 people in the shade of its huge boughs. Brides and bridesmaids can step lightly along a rose-petal-strewn center aisle to meet the groom at the wedding arch at the base of the tree. 


The Palm Tree Garden

Featuring specimen Mediterranean palms contorted into living sculptures, this space boasts the largest capacity, seating 150 people on the red brick patio.


The Reception Rooms

With a total capacity of 150, our two reception rooms can be combined to accommodate all your family and friends, or closed off for a more intimate affair. 

The West Banquet Room can handle 90 people, while the smaller East Banquet Room can handle 60 people. This room also contains a cabinet which can be set up as a liquor bar or a buffet with a pass-through directly into the full kitchen.


Full Kitchen with Prep Area

Includes stove, oven, and refrigerator for caterers and do-it-yourselfers.


Bride’s Dressing Area

Located in women’s restroom.



The entire garden is wheelchair accessible.



Services and Perks

(included with the price of every wedding)


Full-Service Setup and Take-down

We're happy to help with tables, chairs, decorations, etc. (Not offered by our competitors.)


On-site Security

Provided by a uniformed Phoenix Police Officer


Your Wedding, Your Choice

Many of our competitors force you to use THEIR vendors for things like catering, bartending, photography, and more. While we can certainly recommend first-rate service providers, we'll always let you have the final say.