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El Chorro

Paradise Valley , AZ
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Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 US (map)

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480-948-5170

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Situated between Camelback and Mummy Mountains, El Chorro is a picture-perfect location for weddings. The landmark’s ideal setting frames all the romance of the desert - warm breezes,... Read more
Situated between Camelback and Mummy Mountains, El Chorro is a picture-perfect location for weddings. The landmark’s ideal setting frames all the romance of the desert - warm breezes, flowering cacti and spectacular sunsets - with breathtaking mountain views.

After undergoing a complete renovation in 2010, El Chorro now boasts nine event venues that cater to groups of all sizes. They include:

The Casa Paloma Pavilion

The pavilion is one of El Chorro’s most distinctive venues, opening onto a series of exterior patios, fireplaces and gardens all framed by Camelback and Mummy Mountains. With a full stage and dance floor, the pavilion can accommodate up to 300 guests.

The Classroom Bar

One of El Chorro’s oldest spaces, the original bar setting was carefully restored to reflect its roots while accommodating modern needs. Originally built in 1934, the private venue features an iconic copper-top fireplace and includes the lounge, patio and bocce lawn. Up to 150 guests can enjoy the authentic Arizona indoor-outdoor setting of the Classroom Bar.

Event Lawns

At 6,500 square-feet, the Casa Pavillion Wedding Lawn is the largest of the three lawns, accommodating up to 300 guests. Its lush, manicured landscape is accompanied by a full stage area, making it ideal for larger gatherings.

The Classroom Event Lawn, an extension of the Classroom Bar, can be accessed through the bar or a private, exterior gateway. Event-goers will take pleasure in the charming fire pits and fireplace conversation areas, all in the shadow of Mummy Mountain.

Adjacent to the famed El Chorro Patio, the South Lawn can accommodate between 30 to 120 guests, a flexible setting perfect for more intimate gatherings.

Historic Charm

The Gallery and Landmark Rooms open to the famed South Patio and feature expanisve desert views. Both part of El Chorro’s original historic structure, each offers an open floor plan that can be combined to accommodate upe to 120 guests. Equally as versatile, the Hampton Suite can be arranged in a casual living/dining setup for 8 – 20 guests or expanded to accommodate up to 40 guests.

Complementing El Chorro’s beautiful venues and expertise in event planning is its acclaimed cuisine. The wedding specialists and culinary team at El Chorro assist couples in creating menus as unique as the special occasion itself whether is a formal dinner or a casual buffet.

For more information about weddings at El Chorro, visit www.elchorro.com or call 480.948.5170. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
0
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
8
Describe your venue:
Historic, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Glamorous
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
300
What event services do you offer?
Catering / Bar, Event Planning

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
1
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What types of cuisine do you cater?
Southwestern
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Private Room, Private Section

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We really enjoyed our experience with El Chorro. The event planner there was wonderful to work with and she answered all of our questions in a very timely manner. The location is gorgeous and it truly can't be beat.
We really enjoyed our experience with El Chorro. The event planner there was wonderful to work with and she answered all Read more...
We really enjoyed our experience with El Chorro. The event planner there was wonderful to work with and she answered all of our questions in a very timely manner. The location is gorgeous and it truly can't be beat. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
3/11/2016
5.0/5.0
I had my wedding here in March! It was absolutely stunning! After searching high and low throughout Arizona, I decided to go with El Chorro, and I'm so glad I did! We had a wedding size of 167 and it was the perfect location for it. Photographers love it here because of the amazing backdrop. Can't go wrong with this place.
I had my wedding here in March! It was absolutely stunning! After searching high and low throughout Arizona, I decided to Read more...
I had my wedding here in March! It was absolutely stunning! After searching high and low throughout Arizona, I decided to go with El Chorro, and I'm so glad I did! We had a wedding size of 167 and it was the perfect location for it. Photographers love it here because of the amazing backdrop. Can't go wrong with this place. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
El Chorro made our dream wedding come true! Lindsey and her team are amazing and so attentive. The food was delicious- we continue to get compliments from our guests on how it was some of the best food they have eaten at a wedding. You can't beat the view and the scenery- our pictures are so beautiful. El Chorro knows how to run a wedding and we couldn't be happier with how everything turned out!
El Chorro made our dream wedding come true! Lindsey and her team are amazing and so attentive. The food was delicious- we Read more...
El Chorro made our dream wedding come true! Lindsey and her team are amazing and so attentive. The food was delicious- we continue to get compliments from our guests on how it was some of the best food they have eaten at a wedding. You can't beat the view and the scenery- our pictures are so beautiful. El Chorro knows how to run a wedding and we couldn't be happier with how everything turned out! Read less
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Brianna
Wedding:
2/6/2016
3.8/5.0
To start, I will say the wedding itself was amazing! The venue was breathtaking, and the pictures we have seen thus far are absolutely amazing! I could not have been happier with the overall event. El Chorro is certainly a captivating scene.

That being said, I was not overall impressed with the professionalism of the venue. My fiancé (now husband) and I had a very specific budget to work with. To meet our budget there were a few things that we had to opt against. One of those things was no alcohol was provided to the groomsmen prior to the ceremony. However, there groomsmen decided to order alcohol anyway, which El Chorro simply put their orders on our tab rather than telling the groomsmen this would not be provided. In addition, one of the bar tenders continued to serve some of the groomsmen drinks that were not included in our drink menu, in the end were charged for an additional 50 drinks on top of the bar package we had already paid for.

We also had some fluctuations to our guest list after we gave El Chorro our final numbers. El Chorro claimed our actual attendance increased by four. When I tried to count the number of those who were not able to make it last minute (11) and those who showed up without an RSVP (6), I still feel that we were well below the number they came up with. Of course, as a bride running around, I certainly may have missed them. El Chorro justified their number by counting extra chairs they brought in, but we also had Descanso tables with benches, tables that were not full, and people that moved around. That being said, I am not sure how they would have gotten such a precise number.

While neither of these issues is really a huge issue, I kind of felt nickeled and dimed at the end of it. My husband and I had worked extremely hard to make the wedding of our dream work financially, and then we had all these extra charges at the end that we could not dispute. Personally, I do not feel like that it the best way to run a business.
To start, I will say the wedding itself was amazing! The venue was breathtaking, and the pictures we have seen thus far Read more...
To start, I will say the wedding itself was amazing! The venue was breathtaking, and the pictures we have seen thus far are absolutely amazing! I could not have been happier with the overall event. El Chorro is certainly a captivating scene.

That being said, I was not overall impressed with the professionalism of the venue. My fiancé (now husband) and I had a very specific budget to work with. To meet our budget there were a few things that we had to opt against. One of those things was no alcohol was provided to the groomsmen prior to the ceremony. However, there groomsmen decided to order alcohol anyway, which El Chorro simply put their orders on our tab rather than telling the groomsmen this would not be provided. In addition, one of the bar tenders continued to serve some of the groomsmen drinks that were not included in our drink menu, in the end were charged for an additional 50 drinks on top of the bar package we had already paid for.

We also had some fluctuations to our guest list after we gave El Chorro our final numbers. El Chorro claimed our actual attendance increased by four. When I tried to count the number of those who were not able to make it last minute (11) and those who showed up without an RSVP (6), I still feel that we were well below the number they came up with. Of course, as a bride running around, I certainly may have missed them. El Chorro justified their number by counting extra chairs they brought in, but we also had Descanso tables with benches, tables that were not full, and people that moved around. That being said, I am not sure how they would have gotten such a precise number.

While neither of these issues is really a huge issue, I kind of felt nickeled and dimed at the end of it. My husband and I had worked extremely hard to make the wedding of our dream work financially, and then we had all these extra charges at the end that we could not dispute. Personally, I do not feel like that it the best way to run a business. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
2/6/2016
3.8/5.0
El Chorro is BEAUTIFUL!! But they certainly are expensive. Moreover, they were not as accommodating as I would have liked considering their prices.
El Chorro is BEAUTIFUL!! But they certainly are expensive. Moreover, they were not as accommodating as I would have liked Read more...
El Chorro is BEAUTIFUL!! But they certainly are expensive. Moreover, they were not as accommodating as I would have liked considering their prices. Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
12/12/2015
5.0/5.0
We loved having our wedding at El Chorro! It was absolutely gorgeous and the staff was great to work with every step of the way. Lindsey, the El Chorro Events Manager, was a wonderful asset to our wedding team. She was very helpful and allowed us to customize the reception and ceremony sites to our vision. We really appreciated all of her suggestions and referrals. The venue is classic Arizona chic and has a view of Camelback Mountain that cannot be beat. The food was delicious, we had so many guests tell us how much they enjoyed their meals. We could not be more happy we chose to have our wedding at this location and would recommend it to anyone planning a wedding in AZ.
We loved having our wedding at El Chorro! It was absolutely gorgeous and the staff was great to work with every step of Read more...
We loved having our wedding at El Chorro! It was absolutely gorgeous and the staff was great to work with every step of the way. Lindsey, the El Chorro Events Manager, was a wonderful asset to our wedding team. She was very helpful and allowed us to customize the reception and ceremony sites to our vision. We really appreciated all of her suggestions and referrals. The venue is classic Arizona chic and has a view of Camelback Mountain that cannot be beat. The food was delicious, we had so many guests tell us how much they enjoyed their meals. We could not be more happy we chose to have our wedding at this location and would recommend it to anyone planning a wedding in AZ. Read less
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Linda
Wedding:
10/24/2015
5.0/5.0
Lindsey and the entire staff at El Chorro are the very best! From the first meeting with Lindsey in May, 2014 to wedding day, October, 2015, we were at ease and never had a second of drama, concern or worry about the big day. Lindsey answered emails promptly and returned calls immediately. The ceremony and reception were perfect from start to finish! Thank you Lindsey! Only problem? I'm going to miss working with you! <3
Lindsey and the entire staff at El Chorro are the very best! From the first meeting with Lindsey in May, 2014 to wedding Read more...
Lindsey and the entire staff at El Chorro are the very best! From the first meeting with Lindsey in May, 2014 to wedding day, October, 2015, we were at ease and never had a second of drama, concern or worry about the big day. Lindsey answered emails promptly and returned calls immediately. The ceremony and reception were perfect from start to finish! Thank you Lindsey! Only problem? I'm going to miss working with you! <3 Read less
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Liz
Wedding:
10/10/2015
5.0/5.0
El Chorro is truly one of the most beautiful places in all of Arizona. The backdrop of Camelback and the combination of desert and lush green landscape was a total dream come true. Lindsey was always prompt in responding to any phone call, email or question that we had and she was a delight to work with! We are so thankful that we were able to have our wedding ceremony and reception here and all of guests raved about the dinner selections!! We will most definitely be celebrating every anniversary back at El Chorro!
El Chorro is truly one of the most beautiful places in all of Arizona. The backdrop of Camelback and the combination of Read more...
El Chorro is truly one of the most beautiful places in all of Arizona. The backdrop of Camelback and the combination of desert and lush green landscape was a total dream come true. Lindsey was always prompt in responding to any phone call, email or question that we had and she was a delight to work with! We are so thankful that we were able to have our wedding ceremony and reception here and all of guests raved about the dinner selections!! We will most definitely be celebrating every anniversary back at El Chorro! Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
5/16/2015
4.8/5.0
El Chorro and the staff were absolutely fabulous. Every time we needed help or support they were there. You can't beat the amazing food and views.
El Chorro and the staff were absolutely fabulous. Every time we needed help or support they were there. You can't beat the Read more...
El Chorro and the staff were absolutely fabulous. Every time we needed help or support they were there. You can't beat the amazing food and views. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Best venue in Arizona. It is so beautiful and the food and everything is incredible. Plus working with Lindsey was such a joy, she is so happy and helpful all the time! I would highly recommend!
Best venue in Arizona. It is so beautiful and the food and everything is incredible. Plus working with Lindsey was such a Read more...
Best venue in Arizona. It is so beautiful and the food and everything is incredible. Plus working with Lindsey was such a joy, she is so happy and helpful all the time! I would highly recommend! Read less
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