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Prairie Star Restaurant

Bernalillo , NM
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Bernalillo, NM 87004 US (map)

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What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
20
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Describe your venue:
Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
400
What event services do you offer?
Catering / Bar, Event Planning
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access

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Brittany
Wedding:
6/6/2015
5.0/5.0
Prairie Star was an amazing venue for both our reception and ceremony. Rebecca is wonderful to work with. She answered all of my questions fast and made the planning process easy. We wanted a wedding that was fun, stress free and as minimal of work on our part and that is exactly what we got! Rebecca and her team went to work and we had very little we had to do. She also made sure the ceremony, photos and reception went off without a hitch. The views are breath taking and the property is simply wonderful! The food was simply amazing and not what you would expect from a wedding! Everything was perfection.
Prairie Star was an amazing venue for both our reception and ceremony. Rebecca is wonderful to work with. She answered all Read more...
Prairie Star was an amazing venue for both our reception and ceremony. Rebecca is wonderful to work with. She answered all of my questions fast and made the planning process easy. We wanted a wedding that was fun, stress free and as minimal of work on our part and that is exactly what we got! Rebecca and her team went to work and we had very little we had to do. She also made sure the ceremony, photos and reception went off without a hitch. The views are breath taking and the property is simply wonderful! The food was simply amazing and not what you would expect from a wedding! Everything was perfection. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
5/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Motivated by a last-minute venue change, we visited Prairie Star and instantly fell in love with the mountain vistas and charming adobe restaurant. We were excited to be able to hold our wedding ceremony outdoors, under the spreading tree that perfectly framed the unobstructed view of the Sandias. Our reception in the banquet area of the restaurant was perfect as well, with plenty of space for our band, dancing, dinner and mingling. The chef worked with us to create a perfect NM-styled buffet, and Rebecca, the special-event coordinator was incredibly easy to work with and made sure our evening went smoothly. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect experience!
Motivated by a last-minute venue change, we visited Prairie Star and instantly fell in love with the mountain vistas and Read more...
Motivated by a last-minute venue change, we visited Prairie Star and instantly fell in love with the mountain vistas and charming adobe restaurant. We were excited to be able to hold our wedding ceremony outdoors, under the spreading tree that perfectly framed the unobstructed view of the Sandias. Our reception in the banquet area of the restaurant was perfect as well, with plenty of space for our band, dancing, dinner and mingling. The chef worked with us to create a perfect NM-styled buffet, and Rebecca, the special-event coordinator was incredibly easy to work with and made sure our evening went smoothly. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect experience! Read less
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Hayley
Wedding:
6/11/2011
4.8/5.0
Prarie Star is a BEAUTIFUL venue. The inside of the building is your basic area, but clean and simple. The view of the golf course and the mountains is really what makes this place so unique. The ceremonies are held outside on the lawn, the backdrop a gorgeous view of the Sandias. Food is top notch, you can do plated or buffet. Champagne and wine selections are excellent. We did cash bar and drinks were resonably priced. No refund once you reserve. Access to a bridal room on site two hours prior, the room was large and accomodating. The event coordinator Rebecca answered all my questions up to the day promptly was and was extremely professional and helpful. The staff on site the day of the wedding were the same. This is a place you have to see to really appreciate, but I highly recommend it. Only issue is the distance from ABQ (about 25 minute drive). I had been to weddings at the this venue and was so grateful to have mine here.
Prarie Star is a BEAUTIFUL venue. The inside of the building is your basic area, but clean and simple. The view of the Read more...
Prarie Star is a BEAUTIFUL venue. The inside of the building is your basic area, but clean and simple. The view of the golf course and the mountains is really what makes this place so unique. The ceremonies are held outside on the lawn, the backdrop a gorgeous view of the Sandias. Food is top notch, you can do plated or buffet. Champagne and wine selections are excellent. We did cash bar and drinks were resonably priced. No refund once you reserve. Access to a bridal room on site two hours prior, the room was large and accomodating. The event coordinator Rebecca answered all my questions up to the day promptly was and was extremely professional and helpful. The staff on site the day of the wedding were the same. This is a place you have to see to really appreciate, but I highly recommend it. Only issue is the distance from ABQ (about 25 minute drive). I had been to weddings at the this venue and was so grateful to have mine here. Read less
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bea2197
Wedding:
5/1/2010
4.3/5.0
The servers and bartenders were VERY nice, they really went above and beyond for you. The menu is a bit pricey on top of the room reservation, but you can't beat the view. So it's totally worth it--at least that's what my husband and I thought! There is a minimum food expenditure if you have a saturday wedding, so if you have a smaller wedding you may end up buying a bunch of appetizers like we did. But again, the view makes it all worth while. The dance floor is pretty small, that was really the only negative about the place. Everything else was great. The food is delicious--and i'm pretty picky about food.
The servers and bartenders were VERY nice, they really went above and beyond for you. The menu is a bit pricey on top of Read more...
The servers and bartenders were VERY nice, they really went above and beyond for you. The menu is a bit pricey on top of the room reservation, but you can't beat the view. So it's totally worth it--at least that's what my husband and I thought! There is a minimum food expenditure if you have a saturday wedding, so if you have a smaller wedding you may end up buying a bunch of appetizers like we did. But again, the view makes it all worth while. The dance floor is pretty small, that was really the only negative about the place. Everything else was great. The food is delicious--and i'm pretty picky about food. Read less
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dryheat
Wedding:
1/28/2010
5.0/5.0
One of the most beautiful outdoor wedding venues in New Mexico!
One of the most beautiful outdoor wedding venues in New Mexico!
One of the most beautiful outdoor wedding venues in New Mexico! Read less
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Pamela
Wedding:
5/25/2008
3.8/5.0
Beautiful outdoor venue with the mountains in the background; only once did a golf cart zoom by during the ceremony--and it was not much of a distraction (only 1 person mentioned it to us) We (and the guests) loved that the reception was able to be held immediately after the ceremony just inside. Rebecca Chaney is very responsive to email, and will answer every question quickly--by email only, phone is more difficult; we were under the impression that she "only did event site coordinating," which she told us when we first met, however she was at the rehearsal and paid attention so that she was able to send people down the aisle, open the doors, etc. during the ceremony, which was an unexpected bonus! Your rehearsal is scheduled for you--3 hours prior to the wedding the night before yours (if there is one the day before yours, which is probable if it is a weekend...we were married on a Sunday and had a rehearsal at 2:30 the Saturday before, which was moved up a half hour the week of the wedding because the other wedding moved without telling Rebecca). The bar is your choice; you can choose to only host the cocktail hour, the whole thing, for certain people, etc. ORDER MORE APPETIZERS THAN YOU THINK YOU'LL NEED, and make sure you have someone grab some for the wedding party....our attendants didn't get any, only a few guests did not--we had 108 people total and ordered 3 appetizer set-ups (which were beautifully displayed). You may ask them to serve the cake--they set it out at the end of the buffet, and not everyone knew it was there (or have your DJ announce that it is there). Tell them you expect the servers to KNOW what they are serving--we had an ALL apple cider toast, and one of the servers asked if the people wanted champaign...and a few guests didn't take any until the mother of the bride said "this is all supposed to be apple cider...what are you serving???" then it was corrected--when people heard the server's response..."oh, then it must be cider", the other guests took some. The New Mexican buffet was wonderfully prepared, and perfect because we had quite a few out of town people who enjoyed the local flavors. Prairie Star was the best value as compared to any of the places we searched for in Albuquerque or surrounding areas, and nobody seemed mind the drive.
Beautiful outdoor venue with the mountains in the background; only once did a golf cart zoom by during the ceremony--and Read more...
Beautiful outdoor venue with the mountains in the background; only once did a golf cart zoom by during the ceremony--and it was not much of a distraction (only 1 person mentioned it to us) We (and the guests) loved that the reception was able to be held immediately after the ceremony just inside. Rebecca Chaney is very responsive to email, and will answer every question quickly--by email only, phone is more difficult; we were under the impression that she "only did event site coordinating," which she told us when we first met, however she was at the rehearsal and paid attention so that she was able to send people down the aisle, open the doors, etc. during the ceremony, which was an unexpected bonus! Your rehearsal is scheduled for you--3 hours prior to the wedding the night before yours (if there is one the day before yours, which is probable if it is a weekend...we were married on a Sunday and had a rehearsal at 2:30 the Saturday before, which was moved up a half hour the week of the wedding because the other wedding moved without telling Rebecca). The bar is your choice; you can choose to only host the cocktail hour, the whole thing, for certain people, etc. ORDER MORE APPETIZERS THAN YOU THINK YOU'LL NEED, and make sure you have someone grab some for the wedding party....our attendants didn't get any, only a few guests did not--we had 108 people total and ordered 3 appetizer set-ups (which were beautifully displayed). You may ask them to serve the cake--they set it out at the end of the buffet, and not everyone knew it was there (or have your DJ announce that it is there). Tell them you expect the servers to KNOW what they are serving--we had an ALL apple cider toast, and one of the servers asked if the people wanted champaign...and a few guests didn't take any until the mother of the bride said "this is all supposed to be apple cider...what are you serving???" then it was corrected--when people heard the server's response..."oh, then it must be cider", the other guests took some. The New Mexican buffet was wonderfully prepared, and perfect because we had quite a few out of town people who enjoyed the local flavors. Prairie Star was the best value as compared to any of the places we searched for in Albuquerque or surrounding areas, and nobody seemed mind the drive. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
4.6/5.0
The wedding coordinator is very helpful and the place is beautiful. The food prices are reasonable with really great choices. There are many options for venue placing inside and outside. Overall we have had a great experience and have been able to stay on budget. I can't wait for the wedding day.
The wedding coordinator is very helpful and the place is beautiful. The food prices are reasonable with really great Read more...
The wedding coordinator is very helpful and the place is beautiful. The food prices are reasonable with really great choices. There are many options for venue placing inside and outside. Overall we have had a great experience and have been able to stay on budget. I can't wait for the wedding day. Read less
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