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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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ABOUT US

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

REVIEWS

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Sarah
Wedding:
4/3/2015
5.0/5.0
El Chorro was the perfect venue for us. My husband and I met while living in AZ but have been living in DC for more than 3 years by the time we got married. We knew that we wanted an Arizona wedding, with the beautiful landscape and a classically southwestern feel -without feeling like a cheesy western movie. From the moment we walked into Casa Paloma (the larger reception space) I got butterflies and knew instantly that this was the place we were going to be married. Planning a wedding from the other side of the country can be difficult, but along with my wedding planner, and Lindsey from El Chorro, we were all able to email often to answer any of my questions along the way, as well as schedule visits for food tasting and additional site tours. The food was AMAZING! Definitely NOT your typical "wedding food" - our guests were incredibly complimentary during and now weeks after our wedding. The food and drink was hugely important to us and my husband and I were not only very happy, but also very impressed by it. The quality of service was also outstanding - for example, during our cocktail hour, while taking millions of photos, we had a server assigned to follow us around with our au d'oeuvres and a cocktail for each of us so we could nibble in between shots! So helpful!

I really cannot recommend this place enough, we had the most beautiful wedding and left with such a positive experience. I wish that we could do it all over again!
El Chorro was the perfect venue for us. My husband and I met while living in AZ but have been living in DC for more than 3 Read more...
El Chorro was the perfect venue for us. My husband and I met while living in AZ but have been living in DC for more than 3 years by the time we got married. We knew that we wanted an Arizona wedding, with the beautiful landscape and a classically southwestern feel -without feeling like a cheesy western movie. From the moment we walked into Casa Paloma (the larger reception space) I got butterflies and knew instantly that this was the place we were going to be married. Planning a wedding from the other side of the country can be difficult, but along with my wedding planner, and Lindsey from El Chorro, we were all able to email often to answer any of my questions along the way, as well as schedule visits for food tasting and additional site tours. The food was AMAZING! Definitely NOT your typical "wedding food" - our guests were incredibly complimentary during and now weeks after our wedding. The food and drink was hugely important to us and my husband and I were not only very happy, but also very impressed by it. The quality of service was also outstanding - for example, during our cocktail hour, while taking millions of photos, we had a server assigned to follow us around with our au d'oeuvres and a cocktail for each of us so we could nibble in between shots! So helpful!

I really cannot recommend this place enough, we had the most beautiful wedding and left with such a positive experience. I wish that we could do it all over again! Read less
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Kati
Wedding:
3/28/2015
5.0/5.0
Lindsey and the whole staff were so wonderful to work with. Our wedding night turned out absolutely perfect because of all their hard work.
Lindsey and the whole staff were so wonderful to work with. Our wedding night turned out absolutely perfect because of all Read more...
Lindsey and the whole staff were so wonderful to work with. Our wedding night turned out absolutely perfect because of all their hard work. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
3/14/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married at El Chorro, in the Casa Paloma Wedding Lawn and Reception Venue. We could not be happier with the entire day and planning process. Lindsey, El Chorro's event planner, is the most knowledgable and helpful vendor I have ever worked with. She went above and beyond with her level of service throughout the process- invited us to events at the venue along the way, made suggestions for our layout, helped us with our timelines and really anything else we needed! We also ended up using many of her suggested vendors for Cake, DJ, Linens, and Florals and were beyond thrilled with the results.
In addition to wonderful Lindsey, the value that you get by booking at El Chorro, is awesome! Items that you would need to pay for to upgrade at other venues come standard- included beautiful white table linens, Chiavari chairs, round tables for the reception, white wooden chairs for the ceremony, lounge furniture, high top and low top tables for the cocktail hour. If I had it to do all over again I would book El Chorro in a heartbeat.
My husband and I got married at El Chorro, in the Casa Paloma Wedding Lawn and Reception Venue. We could not be happier Read more...
My husband and I got married at El Chorro, in the Casa Paloma Wedding Lawn and Reception Venue. We could not be happier with the entire day and planning process. Lindsey, El Chorro's event planner, is the most knowledgable and helpful vendor I have ever worked with. She went above and beyond with her level of service throughout the process- invited us to events at the venue along the way, made suggestions for our layout, helped us with our timelines and really anything else we needed! We also ended up using many of her suggested vendors for Cake, DJ, Linens, and Florals and were beyond thrilled with the results.
In addition to wonderful Lindsey, the value that you get by booking at El Chorro, is awesome! Items that you would need to pay for to upgrade at other venues come standard- included beautiful white table linens, Chiavari chairs, round tables for the reception, white wooden chairs for the ceremony, lounge furniture, high top and low top tables for the cocktail hour. If I had it to do all over again I would book El Chorro in a heartbeat. Read less
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Cyndy
Wedding:
2/14/2015
5.0/5.0
I always loved the setting of El Chorro and have enjoyed many brunches and dining experiences there in the years living in Arizona. Once I saw the beautiful room and outdoor area, there was no other location I could imagine my big day.

I can't say enough about how elated I am with not only how pleasant the planning process was, but also how stunning everything was on our Big Day. The Event/Wedding Coordinator, Lindsey Renden, was extremely helpful from day one. She provided us with assistance with logistics, made suggestions, coordinated/recommended excellent vendors, and was an absolutely pleasure.

The staff was so attentive, and treated my husband and I like a king and queen that evening to ensure we had everything we needed and were enjoying ourselves.

If you are fortunate to stumble upon an open date, I would suggest booking it as quickly as possible!
I always loved the setting of El Chorro and have enjoyed many brunches and dining experiences there in the years living in Read more...
I always loved the setting of El Chorro and have enjoyed many brunches and dining experiences there in the years living in Arizona. Once I saw the beautiful room and outdoor area, there was no other location I could imagine my big day.

I can't say enough about how elated I am with not only how pleasant the planning process was, but also how stunning everything was on our Big Day. The Event/Wedding Coordinator, Lindsey Renden, was extremely helpful from day one. She provided us with assistance with logistics, made suggestions, coordinated/recommended excellent vendors, and was an absolutely pleasure.

The staff was so attentive, and treated my husband and I like a king and queen that evening to ensure we had everything we needed and were enjoying ourselves.

If you are fortunate to stumble upon an open date, I would suggest booking it as quickly as possible! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
This is the most amazing place in the Phoenix area to get married. The food, staff and ambience is absolutely perfect. You can't beat the view of Camelback either. Do yourself a favor and get married here!
This is the most amazing place in the Phoenix area to get married. The food, staff and ambience is absolutely perfect. You Read more...
This is the most amazing place in the Phoenix area to get married. The food, staff and ambience is absolutely perfect. You can't beat the view of Camelback either. Do yourself a favor and get married here! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Our wedding at El Chorro was beyond anything we could have asked for. Throughout the entire planning process Lindsey (one of El Chorro's event planners) was able to help us along the way. She came with lots of experience and ideas. All of the staff that we encountered were extremely friendly and added to our special day! Thank you El Chorro!
Our wedding at El Chorro was beyond anything we could have asked for. Throughout the entire planning process Lindsey (one Read more...
Our wedding at El Chorro was beyond anything we could have asked for. Throughout the entire planning process Lindsey (one of El Chorro's event planners) was able to help us along the way. She came with lots of experience and ideas. All of the staff that we encountered were extremely friendly and added to our special day! Thank you El Chorro! Read less
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courtney
Wedding:
10/27/2013
5.0/5.0
I have wanted to get married at El Chorro way before I even met my fiancé. The venue is so unique and beautiful not to mention the food is amazing. Well This past October 27th, I was finally able to have my wedding there. It was perfect! My guests said it was one of the most beautiful weddings they have been to. People are still talking about how great the food was. Lindsey, my wedding/contact person there was amazing! She was so helpful. It felt as though she was my wedding planner too. I bounced several ideas off of her and all of her recommendations ended up making our special day better than I could have ever expected! Thanks Lindsey and everyone else at El Chorro!
I have wanted to get married at El Chorro way before I even met my fiancé. The venue is so unique and beautiful not to Read more...
I have wanted to get married at El Chorro way before I even met my fiancé. The venue is so unique and beautiful not to mention the food is amazing. Well This past October 27th, I was finally able to have my wedding there. It was perfect! My guests said it was one of the most beautiful weddings they have been to. People are still talking about how great the food was. Lindsey, my wedding/contact person there was amazing! She was so helpful. It felt as though she was my wedding planner too. I bounced several ideas off of her and all of her recommendations ended up making our special day better than I could have ever expected! Thanks Lindsey and everyone else at El Chorro! Read less
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Andrew
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Beautiful in every way. The staff was perfectly professional and despite not having an outside day-of planner, every single part of our wedding went off without a hitch. The staff an El Chorro is one of the biggest reasons we look back at our big day and can't think of a single thing we'd change.
Beautiful in every way. The staff was perfectly professional and despite not having an outside day-of planner, every Read more...
Beautiful in every way. The staff was perfectly professional and despite not having an outside day-of planner, every single part of our wedding went off without a hitch. The staff an El Chorro is one of the biggest reasons we look back at our big day and can't think of a single thing we'd change. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
3/23/2013
5.0/5.0
This was the most gorgeous and fun setting for our wedding, I can't imagine it going any better than it did! Lindsey, Kathy, and Charlie all made sure that our day was spectacular. The food, the service, the professionalism, the view... everything was perfect and so much fun!
This was the most gorgeous and fun setting for our wedding, I can't imagine it going any better than it did! Lindsey, Read more...
This was the most gorgeous and fun setting for our wedding, I can't imagine it going any better than it did! Lindsey, Kathy, and Charlie all made sure that our day was spectacular. The food, the service, the professionalism, the view... everything was perfect and so much fun! Read less
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Linzee3060
Wedding:
3/15/2013
5.0/5.0
The staff at this location was amazing, it was easy, they were very prepared and had a great list of vendors to work with at their location.

THE FOOD WAS AMAZING!!!! Nothing like any other place I have been to for a wedding yet... and I have been to many :).
The staff at this location was amazing, it was easy, they were very prepared and had a great list of vendors to work with Read more...
The staff at this location was amazing, it was easy, they were very prepared and had a great list of vendors to work with at their location.

THE FOOD WAS AMAZING!!!! Nothing like any other place I have been to for a wedding yet... and I have been to many :). Read less
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