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The Starlight Room at La Mariposa

Tucson , AZ
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LOCATION

1501 North Houghton Road
Tucson, AZ US 85749 (map)

PHONE

520-749-1099

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

La Mariposa Resort is Tucson's Oasis in the Desert! We are located off Houghton Road between Speeday Boulevard and Tanque Verde.

When you choose La Mariposa for your event... Read more
La Mariposa Resort is Tucson's Oasis in the Desert! We are located off Houghton Road between Speeday Boulevard and Tanque Verde.

When you choose La Mariposa for your event you will be surrounded by breathtaking mountain views in a garden setting with fountains and a pond near our lighted gazebo. The Starlight Room has floor to ceiling windows for you to enjoy the beauty of our outdoor garden area while being inside. Pictures really just don't do it justice!

What is included in our site fee are white garden ceremony chairs, tables and chairs with white linens, china and glassware and table settings for up to 200 guests. We have a lovely dressing room and you will have access to the Starlight Room and garden area the day of your event. We also will schedule an hour for your rehearsal prior to your event. We will arrange the room specific for your wedding.

We offer a variety of menu options for you to choose from and you will have the opportunity to have a tasting to help you select just what you would like to enjoy on your wedding day.

You have the option to hold your event either inside or out, or of course both. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1988
When was your venue last renovated?
2007
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
1000
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
900
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
32
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
No

REVIEWS

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Victoria
Wedding:
7/3/2014
5.0/5.0
La Mariposa is a wonderful place to get married! The food is amazing, the view is wonderful and everyone we meet and worked with were perfect. Everything we wanted was taken care for us. On the wedding day, the food was on time, exactly as we planed. When we e-mailed them leading up to the event, they got back to us within 24 hours. They helped make our day special and I would recommend La Mariposa to everyone!
La Mariposa is a wonderful place to get married! The food is amazing, the view is wonderful and everyone we meet and Read more...
La Mariposa is a wonderful place to get married! The food is amazing, the view is wonderful and everyone we meet and worked with were perfect. Everything we wanted was taken care for us. On the wedding day, the food was on time, exactly as we planed. When we e-mailed them leading up to the event, they got back to us within 24 hours. They helped make our day special and I would recommend La Mariposa to everyone! Read less
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Patricia
Wedding:
3/29/2014
5.0/5.0
Our son and beautiful daughter-in-law were married last weekend and the reception was held at La Mariposa. From start to finish, the evening was positively wonderful! The setting couldn't be more beautiful; an oasis in the gorgeous Sonoran Desert. The landscaping is lush and meticulously maintained, the food superb and, most importantly, the staff is kind, patient, competent and thorough.
There were well over 300 people attending and the service was seemless, the financial outlay very
fair and Eric, the manager, delightful and most capable!
Our son and beautiful daughter-in-law were married last weekend and the reception was held at La Mariposa. From start to Read more...
Our son and beautiful daughter-in-law were married last weekend and the reception was held at La Mariposa. From start to finish, the evening was positively wonderful! The setting couldn't be more beautiful; an oasis in the gorgeous Sonoran Desert. The landscaping is lush and meticulously maintained, the food superb and, most importantly, the staff is kind, patient, competent and thorough.
There were well over 300 people attending and the service was seemless, the financial outlay very
fair and Eric, the manager, delightful and most capable! Read less
Services Used: Catering, DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Brittany
Wedding:
2/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Eric at la mariposa was wonderful! He kept me organized and even contacted the cake vendor and DJ for me! He made sure the wedding planning stayed on schedule, was reachable via email or phone at any time of the day. My wedding went very smooth and I didn't stress about anything! the venue is gorgeous, and the staff is wonderful!
Eric at la mariposa was wonderful! He kept me organized and even contacted the cake vendor and DJ for me! He made sure the Read more...
Eric at la mariposa was wonderful! He kept me organized and even contacted the cake vendor and DJ for me! He made sure the wedding planning stayed on schedule, was reachable via email or phone at any time of the day. My wedding went very smooth and I didn't stress about anything! the venue is gorgeous, and the staff is wonderful! Read less
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Kara
Wedding:
1/18/2014
5.0/5.0
I had the best experience and the food and cake were amazing. Everyone had a great time and Rita was always there and always had everything together. It was a great time.
I had the best experience and the food and cake were amazing. Everyone had a great time and Rita was always there and Read more...
I had the best experience and the food and cake were amazing. Everyone had a great time and Rita was always there and always had everything together. It was a great time. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Although much of the decoration was something we added in addition to the standard, the evening was perfect in every way!
Although much of the decoration was something we added in addition to the standard, the evening was perfect in every way!
Although much of the decoration was something we added in addition to the standard, the evening was perfect in every way! Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
4/7/2013
5.0/5.0
The staff at La Mariposa was wonderful. They made my event seamless and stress free!
The staff at La Mariposa was wonderful. They made my event seamless and stress free!
The staff at La Mariposa was wonderful. They made my event seamless and stress free! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The experience I had with this venue as well as the people was very very excellent and positive. I am very thankful for all the help'
The experience I had with this venue as well as the people was very very excellent and positive. I am very thankful for Read more...
The experience I had with this venue as well as the people was very very excellent and positive. I am very thankful for all the help' Read less
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Steve
Wedding:
11/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Rita and the staff of La Mariposa were the best. Or wedding was so beautiful. Our guests were happy and taken care of. The grounds were well tended. The arrival of the bride in the horse drawn carriage was the icing on the cake and drew a gasp from the crowd. I would highly recommend La Mariposa to anyone looking for a gorgeous and memorable event.
Rita and the staff of La Mariposa were the best. Or wedding was so beautiful. Our guests were happy and taken care of. The Read more...
Rita and the staff of La Mariposa were the best. Or wedding was so beautiful. Our guests were happy and taken care of. The grounds were well tended. The arrival of the bride in the horse drawn carriage was the icing on the cake and drew a gasp from the crowd. I would highly recommend La Mariposa to anyone looking for a gorgeous and memorable event. Read less
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Efthalia
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
La Mariposa is amazing! Rita is awesome to deal with and very professional. The night of our wedding was just a dream come true. Thank you very much.
La Mariposa is amazing! Rita is awesome to deal with and very professional. The night of our wedding was just a dream come Read more...
La Mariposa is amazing! Rita is awesome to deal with and very professional. The night of our wedding was just a dream come true. Thank you very much. Read less
Services Used: Catering, DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Rita was fantastic! Highly recommended
Rita was fantastic! Highly recommended
Rita was fantastic! Highly recommended Read less
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yvette
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
La Mariposa is a beautiful place to have your wedding! The beautiful grass, tall trees and lake in the dessert is like an oasis. It was such a calming feeling ...the ballroom was so inviting and with the picture windows all facing the lake and trees,it felt thou you were inside enjoying the party, you could feel the beauty from the outside inside. Rita
was very nice and accomadating from the very first day that my daughter and I walked into the Venue. Rita was very helpful and patience with us since we had many questions and always communicated with us. Rita was a gem and provided excellent service.

The food was great, we received many compliments from our quest, they really enjoyed the food, and the staff helped us so much on the day of the wedding, they all were all very gracious....it is a venue that you can add your personality to the decor, and you can truly make it your unique day...other venues are more cookie cutters...they offer the same things to every bride!

We hightly recommend Starlight at La Mariposa....if you want a beautiful Venue, great food, excellent staff, a wedding that is truly uniquely yours.... Rita will always give you great guidance, always give you her very best for you and your wedding party...
La Mariposa is a beautiful place to have your wedding! The beautiful grass, tall trees and lake in the dessert is like an Read more...
La Mariposa is a beautiful place to have your wedding! The beautiful grass, tall trees and lake in the dessert is like an oasis. It was such a calming feeling ...the ballroom was so inviting and with the picture windows all facing the lake and trees,it felt thou you were inside enjoying the party, you could feel the beauty from the outside inside. Rita
was very nice and accomadating from the very first day that my daughter and I walked into the Venue. Rita was very helpful and patience with us since we had many questions and always communicated with us. Rita was a gem and provided excellent service.

The food was great, we received many compliments from our quest, they really enjoyed the food, and the staff helped us so much on the day of the wedding, they all were all very gracious....it is a venue that you can add your personality to the decor, and you can truly make it your unique day...other venues are more cookie cutters...they offer the same things to every bride!

We hightly recommend Starlight at La Mariposa....if you want a beautiful Venue, great food, excellent staff, a wedding that is truly uniquely yours.... Rita will always give you great guidance, always give you her very best for you and your wedding party... Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Joalee
Wedding:
6/10/2012
5.0/5.0
Erik helped me plan the wedding and he was so patient and helpful. The facility was gorgeous and the food was delicious. Would recommend La Mariposa and Erik to anyone! Beautiful oasis in the middle of the desert!
Erik helped me plan the wedding and he was so patient and helpful. The facility was gorgeous and the food was delicious. Read more...
Erik helped me plan the wedding and he was so patient and helpful. The facility was gorgeous and the food was delicious. Would recommend La Mariposa and Erik to anyone! Beautiful oasis in the middle of the desert! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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nanook813
Wedding:
3/17/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I worked with Rita at La Mariposa and we had a great experience. The venue is absolutely gorgeous and we knew we wanted to book there from the moment we stepped foot on the grounds- beautiful gazebo for ceremonies, green grass, trees, and a pond nearby. Rita and the others at the venue were very flexible and accomodating to our wishes (ie. green beer for our St. Patty's Day wedding), and very helpful along the way as far as ideas and suggestions to make our day better. My husband and I were definitely on a budget for our wedding, and I don't feel that I overpaid for anything either. Overall, I'm really pleased with my experience working with them and would suggest that other brides in the area take at look at this venue!
My husband and I worked with Rita at La Mariposa and we had a great experience. The venue is absolutely gorgeous and we Read more...
My husband and I worked with Rita at La Mariposa and we had a great experience. The venue is absolutely gorgeous and we knew we wanted to book there from the moment we stepped foot on the grounds- beautiful gazebo for ceremonies, green grass, trees, and a pond nearby. Rita and the others at the venue were very flexible and accomodating to our wishes (ie. green beer for our St. Patty's Day wedding), and very helpful along the way as far as ideas and suggestions to make our day better. My husband and I were definitely on a budget for our wedding, and I don't feel that I overpaid for anything either. Overall, I'm really pleased with my experience working with them and would suggest that other brides in the area take at look at this venue! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Laura
Wedding:
3/11/2012
5.0/5.0
I loved having my wedding at La Mariposa! The grounds were beautiful!!!! I was brought in on a beautiful horse drawn carriage! I felt like a princess! The pictures came out gorgeous! La Mariposa made me feel like a very pampered bride. All the guests were extremely happy and had a wonderful time. The food was incredible! I could not have asked for better staff. Rita, my wedding planner, was on top of everything! I couldn't have done it without her. I highly recommend La Mariposa. They made this one time magical event for me, perfect!
I loved having my wedding at La Mariposa! The grounds were beautiful!!!! I was brought in on a beautiful horse drawn Read more...
I loved having my wedding at La Mariposa! The grounds were beautiful!!!! I was brought in on a beautiful horse drawn carriage! I felt like a princess! The pictures came out gorgeous! La Mariposa made me feel like a very pampered bride. All the guests were extremely happy and had a wonderful time. The food was incredible! I could not have asked for better staff. Rita, my wedding planner, was on top of everything! I couldn't have done it without her. I highly recommend La Mariposa. They made this one time magical event for me, perfect! Read less
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Cindy
Wedding:
2/25/2012
5.0/5.0
La Mariposa is absolutely beautiful for a wedding and then the reception. During picture taking we had appetizers passed to our guests and they also made sure the wedding party was served. For dinner we had plated service with a delicious salad and then our choice of a chicken or beef dish. The food was excellent as was the service! We had our own wedding planner, but Rita Taylor is La Mariposa's special event director. She was very helpful especially before the wedding when we were all getting ready. She went way above the call of duty, even offering to run to the store to buy safety pins for us! She made sure everything went smoothly for us. We had a wonderful wedding thanks to all the staff at La Mariposa!
La Mariposa is absolutely beautiful for a wedding and then the reception. During picture taking we had appetizers passed Read more...
La Mariposa is absolutely beautiful for a wedding and then the reception. During picture taking we had appetizers passed to our guests and they also made sure the wedding party was served. For dinner we had plated service with a delicious salad and then our choice of a chicken or beef dish. The food was excellent as was the service! We had our own wedding planner, but Rita Taylor is La Mariposa's special event director. She was very helpful especially before the wedding when we were all getting ready. She went way above the call of duty, even offering to run to the store to buy safety pins for us! She made sure everything went smoothly for us. We had a wonderful wedding thanks to all the staff at La Mariposa! Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
2/25/2012
5.0/5.0
I loved having my wedding at La Mariposa! The grounds were so beautiful! The grass was bright green, the rose bushes were blooming, the ducks were playing in the giant pond and the birds were chirping! They really take great cafe of the site! One of the best parts of La Mariposa is the event director, Rita Taylor! She was so sweet and catered to our every need. Although we had a wedding planner, Rita went above and beyond. While I was getting ready with my bridesmaids, she made sure we had everything we needed! She even waited with me before I walked down the aisle (I was a little nervous). The food was excellent and we had so many compliments from our guests! The servers were wonderful and very attentive! I couldn't have asked for a better experience!
I loved having my wedding at La Mariposa! The grounds were so beautiful! The grass was bright green, the rose bushes were Read more...
I loved having my wedding at La Mariposa! The grounds were so beautiful! The grass was bright green, the rose bushes were blooming, the ducks were playing in the giant pond and the birds were chirping! They really take great cafe of the site! One of the best parts of La Mariposa is the event director, Rita Taylor! She was so sweet and catered to our every need. Although we had a wedding planner, Rita went above and beyond. While I was getting ready with my bridesmaids, she made sure we had everything we needed! She even waited with me before I walked down the aisle (I was a little nervous). The food was excellent and we had so many compliments from our guests! The servers were wonderful and very attentive! I couldn't have asked for a better experience! Read less
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beth
Wedding:
11/13/2011
5.0/5.0
My wedding at La Mariposa was beautiful and serene. It rained that day, but the clouds broke just in time for our ceremony at the beautiful decorated gazebo area. During the ceremony our photographer got a picture of a gorgeous Great Blue Heron that lives on the grounds as it flew over the pond. Eric and Rita went beyond their duties to make our wedding special. The chef made wonderful appetizers and the cake by Judy was just how I imagined it would be. The flowers and details on the cake were exquisite! All in all, it was a day our family will treasure forever!
My wedding at La Mariposa was beautiful and serene. It rained that day, but the clouds broke just in time for our ceremony Read more...
My wedding at La Mariposa was beautiful and serene. It rained that day, but the clouds broke just in time for our ceremony at the beautiful decorated gazebo area. During the ceremony our photographer got a picture of a gorgeous Great Blue Heron that lives on the grounds as it flew over the pond. Eric and Rita went beyond their duties to make our wedding special. The chef made wonderful appetizers and the cake by Judy was just how I imagined it would be. The flowers and details on the cake were exquisite! All in all, it was a day our family will treasure forever! Read less
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ebuick
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
My wedding turned out quite lovely! They had beautiful trees, a gorgeous pond and green grass! You don't get this kind of venue ANYWHERE else in Tucson! Everywhere else showcase the desert, which there's nothing wrong with. Their South of the Border (Mexican Food) Buffet is a definate crowd pleaser and is quite possibly the best Mexican Food in Tucson. Plus it's affordable and they gave me free chips and salsa with that buffet! The staff is incredibly nice and are quite attentive with all of my needs and concerns. Rita is incredibly easy to work with and always showed me priority and made me feel that I wasn't just another wedding. I felt that this is the wedding she was putting all of her effort into and not a recycle and repeat. Which in my opinion is how most of the other venues make you feel, especially in hotels. The banquet hall is not properly given justice by being called a banquet hall. I've been to banquet halls and let me tell you. There's no partition walls here! They have excellent architecture with sharp edges and a skylight with view of the stars and HUGE windows that give view of the beautiful property that is La Mariposa! My bride and I couldn't be more happy!
My wedding turned out quite lovely! They had beautiful trees, a gorgeous pond and green grass! You don't get this kind of Read more...
My wedding turned out quite lovely! They had beautiful trees, a gorgeous pond and green grass! You don't get this kind of venue ANYWHERE else in Tucson! Everywhere else showcase the desert, which there's nothing wrong with. Their South of the Border (Mexican Food) Buffet is a definate crowd pleaser and is quite possibly the best Mexican Food in Tucson. Plus it's affordable and they gave me free chips and salsa with that buffet! The staff is incredibly nice and are quite attentive with all of my needs and concerns. Rita is incredibly easy to work with and always showed me priority and made me feel that I wasn't just another wedding. I felt that this is the wedding she was putting all of her effort into and not a recycle and repeat. Which in my opinion is how most of the other venues make you feel, especially in hotels. The banquet hall is not properly given justice by being called a banquet hall. I've been to banquet halls and let me tell you. There's no partition walls here! They have excellent architecture with sharp edges and a skylight with view of the stars and HUGE windows that give view of the beautiful property that is La Mariposa! My bride and I couldn't be more happy! Read less
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M Buick
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was wonderful! The setting was gorgeous with a picturesque grove, a pond, and beautiful mature mesquite trees! We even got some charming pictures of a rainbow as our backdrop for our ceremony! The food was delicious… fresh, made from scratch salsa and a stunning cake by “Cakes by Koeppens” that my guests raved about! Eric and the staff made me feel confident that everything would be taken care of and I didn’t have to worry about a thing! It was just dreamy!
Our wedding was wonderful! The setting was gorgeous with a picturesque grove, a pond, and beautiful mature mesquite trees! Read more...
Our wedding was wonderful! The setting was gorgeous with a picturesque grove, a pond, and beautiful mature mesquite trees! We even got some charming pictures of a rainbow as our backdrop for our ceremony! The food was delicious… fresh, made from scratch salsa and a stunning cake by “Cakes by Koeppens” that my guests raved about! Eric and the staff made me feel confident that everything would be taken care of and I didn’t have to worry about a thing! It was just dreamy! Read less
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Mrs. D
Wedding:
9/5/2011
5.0/5.0
What a lovely place! We couldn't of been happier. The location, the beauty the wonderful staff and service. All excellent. Rita Taylor is a wonder lovely young lady and we were very pleased with every aspect of our experience with her. Highly recommend La Mariposa!
What a lovely place! We couldn't of been happier. The location, the beauty the wonderful staff and service. All excellent. Read more...
What a lovely place! We couldn't of been happier. The location, the beauty the wonderful staff and service. All excellent. Rita Taylor is a wonder lovely young lady and we were very pleased with every aspect of our experience with her. Highly recommend La Mariposa! Read less
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jack and Mel
Wedding:
5/27/2011
5.0/5.0
The venue was beautiful with amazing views! The catering was exceptionally delicious, and Tim Burrows with Harmony Entertainment did and outstanding job! Rita, the wedding planner did a great job with the plans, flowers, and all the tiniest of details. She knows her "stuff". We had the most beautiful evening, and all our guests are still raving about how much fun they had. Hannah, the photographer had a wonderful back drop for us, and her work is sooo creative! It was "just right" for us, because, Eric, banquet mgr., Travis, his assistant, Beth(the bartender), and Pepe the chef paid so much attention to detail! I totally recommend this wedding place to anyone! Cakes by Koeppen (Judy), created the mos incredible cake for us. Thanks for making our wedding so special! Jack and Melanie
The venue was beautiful with amazing views! The catering was exceptionally delicious, and Tim Burrows with Harmony Read more...
The venue was beautiful with amazing views! The catering was exceptionally delicious, and Tim Burrows with Harmony Entertainment did and outstanding job! Rita, the wedding planner did a great job with the plans, flowers, and all the tiniest of details. She knows her "stuff". We had the most beautiful evening, and all our guests are still raving about how much fun they had. Hannah, the photographer had a wonderful back drop for us, and her work is sooo creative! It was "just right" for us, because, Eric, banquet mgr., Travis, his assistant, Beth(the bartender), and Pepe the chef paid so much attention to detail! I totally recommend this wedding place to anyone! Cakes by Koeppen (Judy), created the mos incredible cake for us. Thanks for making our wedding so special! Jack and Melanie Read less
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jackandmel
Wedding:
5/27/2011
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was everything we hoped for and more! From the beautiful views and sunset, to the catering, the DJ and the romantic atmosphere, we could not have been happier! Rita did a great job on flowers and decorations, Eric and Travis led an awesome crew serving us. They accomodated all our requests. Judy, of Cakes by Koeppen, created the most unbelievable cake I've ever seen! Special kudos to Beth the bartender and Laura, our server as well! My new husband and I heartily recommend them. In fact, two of our couple friends have already signed up! Thanks for making our day extra special! Jack and Mel
Our wedding was everything we hoped for and more! From the beautiful views and sunset, to the catering, the DJ and the Read more...
Our wedding was everything we hoped for and more! From the beautiful views and sunset, to the catering, the DJ and the romantic atmosphere, we could not have been happier! Rita did a great job on flowers and decorations, Eric and Travis led an awesome crew serving us. They accomodated all our requests. Judy, of Cakes by Koeppen, created the most unbelievable cake I've ever seen! Special kudos to Beth the bartender and Laura, our server as well! My new husband and I heartily recommend them. In fact, two of our couple friends have already signed up! Thanks for making our day extra special! Jack and Mel Read less
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Groom
Wedding:
5/7/2011
5.0/5.0
We could not of found a nicer location for our wedding. The entire staff, Rita our contact, Eric and Travis were all awesome to work with. We had quite a bit of organizational issues that were dealt with with the upmost professionalism, especially by Rita whom I cannot say enough about. I only wish she could of stayed throughout the evening, the way this place works because she is there all day; and we appreciated her being there, she must leave once the ceremony begins. I just would of liked to have had the chance for her to enjoy the results of all of her hard work. Eric and Travis were there the evening and were easy to work with as well. My bride and I definately recommend La Mariposa and Rita!
We could not of found a nicer location for our wedding. The entire staff, Rita our contact, Eric and Travis were all Read more...
We could not of found a nicer location for our wedding. The entire staff, Rita our contact, Eric and Travis were all awesome to work with. We had quite a bit of organizational issues that were dealt with with the upmost professionalism, especially by Rita whom I cannot say enough about. I only wish she could of stayed throughout the evening, the way this place works because she is there all day; and we appreciated her being there, she must leave once the ceremony begins. I just would of liked to have had the chance for her to enjoy the results of all of her hard work. Eric and Travis were there the evening and were easy to work with as well. My bride and I definately recommend La Mariposa and Rita! Read less
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TONI
Wedding:
4/30/2011
5.0/5.0
It was beautiful. It was special. The food was wonderful. The staff was professional and polite. My guest had a wonderful time. It made my wedding everything that I wanted it to be. The horse drawn carriage was an amazing experience that they made happen for me at my last minute request. I am thankful for their attention to detail and the seamless collaboration with my wedding planner.
It was beautiful. It was special. The food was wonderful. The staff was professional and polite. My guest had a wonderful Read more...
It was beautiful. It was special. The food was wonderful. The staff was professional and polite. My guest had a wonderful time. It made my wedding everything that I wanted it to be. The horse drawn carriage was an amazing experience that they made happen for me at my last minute request. I am thankful for their attention to detail and the seamless collaboration with my wedding planner. Read less
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NJG
Wedding:
8/21/2010
5.0/5.0
La Mariposa is one of the most beautiful venues for a wedding I've ever seen...confirmed by all of my guests! It is very private, beautiful views of the mountains, surrounded by huge mesquite trees...lovely! Having the service out side on the lawn in a gazebo in the shade of the mesquites was perfect, even in the hot, August Tucson summer! Gorgeous photo opportunities with ponds, fountains, Southwest colors and artwork. The Starlight Room where the dinner/reception took place is floor to ceiling windows, bringing the beautiful outdoors inside. Many pictures taken during the reception showed the lush foliage outside, hardly looking like we were inside. The staff, Tineke and Eric in particular, were exceptional. Not only did they figure our timeline from the months before our wedding, but kept us on track in the most calm and understanding way. We had FUN planning the ceremony...their knowledge and experience was invaluable. Although they provide every service imaginable, they were completely receptive and respectul of our ideas, budget, and schedule. They made wonderful suggestions but there was no pressure whatsoever. We had many guests fly in from all over the country (and Australia) and all were very impressed. Not only did the entire event run smoothly, but all the guests I've spoken with said it was the best wedding food they'd ever had and that the cake (provided by their vendor) was out of this world. I could go on, but suffice it to say, it was the perfect wedding for us!
La Mariposa is one of the most beautiful venues for a wedding I've ever seen...confirmed by all of my guests! It is very Read more...
La Mariposa is one of the most beautiful venues for a wedding I've ever seen...confirmed by all of my guests! It is very private, beautiful views of the mountains, surrounded by huge mesquite trees...lovely! Having the service out side on the lawn in a gazebo in the shade of the mesquites was perfect, even in the hot, August Tucson summer! Gorgeous photo opportunities with ponds, fountains, Southwest colors and artwork. The Starlight Room where the dinner/reception took place is floor to ceiling windows, bringing the beautiful outdoors inside. Many pictures taken during the reception showed the lush foliage outside, hardly looking like we were inside. The staff, Tineke and Eric in particular, were exceptional. Not only did they figure our timeline from the months before our wedding, but kept us on track in the most calm and understanding way. We had FUN planning the ceremony...their knowledge and experience was invaluable. Although they provide every service imaginable, they were completely receptive and respectul of our ideas, budget, and schedule. They made wonderful suggestions but there was no pressure whatsoever. We had many guests fly in from all over the country (and Australia) and all were very impressed. Not only did the entire event run smoothly, but all the guests I've spoken with said it was the best wedding food they'd ever had and that the cake (provided by their vendor) was out of this world. I could go on, but suffice it to say, it was the perfect wedding for us! Read less
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Jan and Rob
Wedding:
8/7/2010
5.0/5.0
This venue was beautiful. The service staff was very professional, and the grounds were nicely kept.
This venue was beautiful. The service staff was very professional, and the grounds were nicely kept.
This venue was beautiful. The service staff was very professional, and the grounds were nicely kept. Read less
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peachez1402
Wedding:
3/14/2010
5.0/5.0
Before we got married, my husband and I visited EVERY wedding venue in Tucson. As soon as we arrived at La Mariposa we knew it was perfect for our special day March 14th. The location is GORGEOUS!! It has a huge area of nice grass and trees with a beautiful lake to the side. Our pictures were amazing. I worked with Rita from day one planning the event. She was very tentative to our wants and needs. She made sure our special day was perfect as expected. All my friends were surprised at how stress free I was on my wedding day, I enjoyed every moment. The food was delicious and I wish I would have had seconds! All in all we we really lucked out with La Mariposa and could not have asked for more!
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Before we got married, my husband and I visited EVERY wedding venue in Tucson. As soon as we arrived at La Mariposa we knew it was perfect for our special day March 14th. The location is GORGEOUS!! It has a huge area of nice grass and trees with a beautiful lake to the side. Our pictures were amazing. I worked with Rita from day one planning the event. She was very tentative to our wants and needs. She made sure our special day was perfect as expected. All my friends were surprised at how stress free I was on my wedding day, I enjoyed every moment. The food was delicious and I wish I would have had seconds! All in all we we really lucked out with La Mariposa and could not have asked for more! Read less
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leoandar
Wedding:
5/12/2012
4.9/5.0
OMG! Our wedding was awesome! I must admit I was a bit skeptical, didn't much care for their website, but after speaking with Rita decided to go take a look. It is amazing and so is Rita, she made it all so easy and stressfree. Everytime I began to worry, I would text her and she would calm me down, and text her I did almost daily near the end, her patience was unbelievable. I worried that once she left (she cant stay throughout the night) that I would fall apart, but she assured me that Eric would take over and be there for me and he was. My husband family and friends all can't say enough, only thing is you cant bring in your own alcohol - oh well not that big of deal I guess
OMG! Our wedding was awesome! I must admit I was a bit skeptical, didn't much care for their website, but after speaking Read more...
OMG! Our wedding was awesome! I must admit I was a bit skeptical, didn't much care for their website, but after speaking with Rita decided to go take a look. It is amazing and so is Rita, she made it all so easy and stressfree. Everytime I began to worry, I would text her and she would calm me down, and text her I did almost daily near the end, her patience was unbelievable. I worried that once she left (she cant stay throughout the night) that I would fall apart, but she assured me that Eric would take over and be there for me and he was. My husband family and friends all can't say enough, only thing is you cant bring in your own alcohol - oh well not that big of deal I guess Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
3/12/2011
4.9/5.0
Rita was professional and accommodating. The grounds and view are beautiful. As a child I played soccer across the way and saw many weddings. I always dreamed of getting married here so when it came time to pick a place it was a no brainer.
Rita was professional and accommodating. The grounds and view are beautiful. As a child I played soccer across the way and Read more...
Rita was professional and accommodating. The grounds and view are beautiful. As a child I played soccer across the way and saw many weddings. I always dreamed of getting married here so when it came time to pick a place it was a no brainer. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Beautiful venue - amazing food (best wedding food I've ever had) - Rita was a pleasure to work with and dealt with all the onsite details. I could just relax and enjoy the day and didn't have to boss anyone around. Many many many thanks!!! I would have been a mess without her.
Beautiful venue - amazing food (best wedding food I've ever had) - Rita was a pleasure to work with and dealt with all the Read more...
Beautiful venue - amazing food (best wedding food I've ever had) - Rita was a pleasure to work with and dealt with all the onsite details. I could just relax and enjoy the day and didn't have to boss anyone around. Many many many thanks!!! I would have been a mess without her. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
5/11/2013
4.8/5.0
Our wedding day turned out to be a beautiful day and everyone did a fantastic job! Our reviews from our friends and family were nothing but wonderful. Thank you Rita for all of your patience with us throughout the year! We couldn't have done it without you. My only suggestion would be to carefully consider choosing the steak as your meal option, since my steak (along with others) was a little on the dry side. Other then that we had no complaints whatsoever!
Our wedding day turned out to be a beautiful day and everyone did a fantastic job! Our reviews from our friends and family Read more...
Our wedding day turned out to be a beautiful day and everyone did a fantastic job! Our reviews from our friends and family were nothing but wonderful. Thank you Rita for all of your patience with us throughout the year! We couldn't have done it without you. My only suggestion would be to carefully consider choosing the steak as your meal option, since my steak (along with others) was a little on the dry side. Other then that we had no complaints whatsoever! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
Our wedding was Perfect. Thank you La Mariposa for making it truly my dream wedding! Our Guests and Us had a blast! The food was amazing and our cake turned out beautiful!!!
Our wedding was Perfect. Thank you La Mariposa for making it truly my dream wedding! Our Guests and Us had a blast! The Read more...
Our wedding was Perfect. Thank you La Mariposa for making it truly my dream wedding! Our Guests and Us had a blast! The food was amazing and our cake turned out beautiful!!! Read less
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Annette
Wedding:
6/28/2008
4.8/5.0
Ann was a great wedding planner and helped plan and execute every step of my ideas to make my wedding reception memorable. All of our guests enjoyed the atmosphere and location. I would highly recommend. The food was fantastic as well as the cake.
Ann was a great wedding planner and helped plan and execute every step of my ideas to make my wedding reception memorable. Read more...
Ann was a great wedding planner and helped plan and execute every step of my ideas to make my wedding reception memorable. All of our guests enjoyed the atmosphere and location. I would highly recommend. The food was fantastic as well as the cake. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
6/10/2006
4.7/5.0
We LOVED our ceremony and reception location. Our wedding was in June so it was nice enough to have the ceremony outside. La Mariposa had a beautiful lawn and gazebo. The inside where the reception took place was beautiful. The room was so nice, it didn't need that much decoration. The location had a changing room with and attached bathroom for the bride and her party to get ready. Very nice. Great grounds for beautiful pictures!!!
We LOVED our ceremony and reception location. Our wedding was in June so it was nice enough to have the ceremony outside. Read more...
We LOVED our ceremony and reception location. Our wedding was in June so it was nice enough to have the ceremony outside. La Mariposa had a beautiful lawn and gazebo. The inside where the reception took place was beautiful. The room was so nice, it didn't need that much decoration. The location had a changing room with and attached bathroom for the bride and her party to get ready. Very nice. Great grounds for beautiful pictures!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.6/5.0
Where to begin; well let me say that we had a beautiful wedding at a gorgeous location so for that I am so very thankful. I am also thankful that I was able to work with Rita Taylor, who did a wonderful job of keeping me on tract and as least stressed as she could. I mean this woman is amazing and knowledgeable and I can’t say enough good things about her. Wish I could say the same for everyone at La Mariposa, but atlas, I can’t. I do recommend the place as long as you can avoid the arrogant a—that is the owner, Steve Brennan. He needs to pull his head out and learn not to put down people and their professions, in fact if he was who I had to work with throughout the last year I would of gone elsewhere. I met him early on and took an instant dislike to him, but I took solace in knowing that I would be working with Rita. I was a little worried when she told me that she would be with me throughout preparations but would leave after I walked down the aisle, but again Rita calmed my fears assuring me that Eric would take good care of me and make sure that my reception would go as we had planned. She was right, and I must say they are a great team. Eric is the food and beverage director and it is obvious that the two of them have a great deal of respect for each other, Eric and Rita that is. So, I guess would recommend La Mariposa with the recommendation that you avoid the jerk that is Steve as much as possible, less you want to lose your cookies over his syrupy phoniness
Where to begin; well let me say that we had a beautiful wedding at a gorgeous location so for that I am so very thankful. Read more...
Where to begin; well let me say that we had a beautiful wedding at a gorgeous location so for that I am so very thankful. I am also thankful that I was able to work with Rita Taylor, who did a wonderful job of keeping me on tract and as least stressed as she could. I mean this woman is amazing and knowledgeable and I can’t say enough good things about her. Wish I could say the same for everyone at La Mariposa, but atlas, I can’t. I do recommend the place as long as you can avoid the arrogant a—that is the owner, Steve Brennan. He needs to pull his head out and learn not to put down people and their professions, in fact if he was who I had to work with throughout the last year I would of gone elsewhere. I met him early on and took an instant dislike to him, but I took solace in knowing that I would be working with Rita. I was a little worried when she told me that she would be with me throughout preparations but would leave after I walked down the aisle, but again Rita calmed my fears assuring me that Eric would take good care of me and make sure that my reception would go as we had planned. She was right, and I must say they are a great team. Eric is the food and beverage director and it is obvious that the two of them have a great deal of respect for each other, Eric and Rita that is. So, I guess would recommend La Mariposa with the recommendation that you avoid the jerk that is Steve as much as possible, less you want to lose your cookies over his syrupy phoniness Read less
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slau03
Wedding:
3/16/2012
4.6/5.0
This is a great and beautiful venue - a bit of a sanctuary from the desert with it's gorgeous grass lawns, huge trees, pond and gazebo. The starlight room is a great place to host a reception - it's perfect for a smaller, intimate wedding (ours was 75 guests) and has a great dance floor and LARGE skylight. The staff at La Mariposa are very friendly and will help make your event run smoothly. We didn't have to worry about much the day of. Our day couldn't have gone any better!
This is a great and beautiful venue - a bit of a sanctuary from the desert with it's gorgeous grass lawns, huge trees, Read more...
This is a great and beautiful venue - a bit of a sanctuary from the desert with it's gorgeous grass lawns, huge trees, pond and gazebo. The starlight room is a great place to host a reception - it's perfect for a smaller, intimate wedding (ours was 75 guests) and has a great dance floor and LARGE skylight. The staff at La Mariposa are very friendly and will help make your event run smoothly. We didn't have to worry about much the day of. Our day couldn't have gone any better! Read less
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tarab
Wedding:
11/5/2005
4.5/5.0
I thought this was an amazing spot for a wedding. We got married in the fall, and the grass was beautiful and green, the trees were green, the weather was amazing. I loved the lake and gazebo. It was wonderful, and Anne was great.
I thought this was an amazing spot for a wedding. We got married in the fall, and the grass was beautiful and green, the Read more...
I thought this was an amazing spot for a wedding. We got married in the fall, and the grass was beautiful and green, the trees were green, the weather was amazing. I loved the lake and gazebo. It was wonderful, and Anne was great. Read less
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Candace
Wedding:
7/9/2005
4.5/5.0
My husband and I married here in 2005. I was just on their site because we are wanting to go there with a photographer and get some pictures done. Looking at their photo gallery reminded me how beautiful our wedding was. The location is amazing and perfect. The staff was very helpful and the food was delicious. It was a perfect place to have our wedding and in Tucson I would not recommend anywhere else.
My husband and I married here in 2005. I was just on their site because we are wanting to go there with a photographer and Read more...
My husband and I married here in 2005. I was just on their site because we are wanting to go there with a photographer and get some pictures done. Looking at their photo gallery reminded me how beautiful our wedding was. The location is amazing and perfect. The staff was very helpful and the food was delicious. It was a perfect place to have our wedding and in Tucson I would not recommend anywhere else. Read less
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shannon
Wedding:
3/18/2012
4.3/5.0
I would recommend La Mariposa for your wedding. Rita, is wonderfull there. She goes out of her way to make the bride happy on her day. She even took pictures of me getting ready, and put the 100 pictures on a flash drive for me. The food was awesome, my guest really loved the mexican food. The only thing is maybe they put up the food too early. They wedding almost happend inside because of the rain and cold. But I really wanted it at the gazebo. 1 hr before the wedding it stopped raining, and the satff rushed and made my gazebo wedding happen. It was beautiful!! There was only one thing I did not like, and it was George the decorator. He was on the rude side. And I had a sweetheart table, and the way we discussed was not the way he did it. But Rita went out of her way to fix it. And it ended up beautiful. And the cake was wonderfull. Some people said it was the best cake they ever had. :) One more thing the staff was very awesome! It was a wonderfull day.
I would recommend La Mariposa for your wedding. Rita, is wonderfull there. She goes out of her way to make the bride happy Read more...
I would recommend La Mariposa for your wedding. Rita, is wonderfull there. She goes out of her way to make the bride happy on her day. She even took pictures of me getting ready, and put the 100 pictures on a flash drive for me. The food was awesome, my guest really loved the mexican food. The only thing is maybe they put up the food too early. They wedding almost happend inside because of the rain and cold. But I really wanted it at the gazebo. 1 hr before the wedding it stopped raining, and the satff rushed and made my gazebo wedding happen. It was beautiful!! There was only one thing I did not like, and it was George the decorator. He was on the rude side. And I had a sweetheart table, and the way we discussed was not the way he did it. But Rita went out of her way to fix it. And it ended up beautiful. And the cake was wonderfull. Some people said it was the best cake they ever had. :) One more thing the staff was very awesome! It was a wonderfull day. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
9/21/2013
4.2/5.0
Rita was amazing and did everything I needed.... She should run the place. The only complaints were the price of things, and the steak dinner. I am now a firm believer that no place should serve steaks not in a made to order type of place. It never comes out good. Also, the alcohol was expensive. Everything else was beautiful! The only other thing was the generL manager caused more stress than I needed that day... I will recommend anyone to go there and work with Rita she was a angel!!
Rita was amazing and did everything I needed.... She should run the place. The only complaints were the price of things, Read more...
Rita was amazing and did everything I needed.... She should run the place. The only complaints were the price of things, and the steak dinner. I am now a firm believer that no place should serve steaks not in a made to order type of place. It never comes out good. Also, the alcohol was expensive. Everything else was beautiful! The only other thing was the generL manager caused more stress than I needed that day... I will recommend anyone to go there and work with Rita she was a angel!! Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
5/16/2009
4.2/5.0
Anne at La Mariposa was very helpful leading up to our big day. While sometimes it was hard to get a hold of her, her and her team, responded well to our requests. The venue was lovely and really added something to our big day! La Mariposa is a great place that combines the outside of the southwest with the romantic feeling a wedding should have.
Anne at La Mariposa was very helpful leading up to our big day. While sometimes it was hard to get a hold of her, her and Read more...
Anne at La Mariposa was very helpful leading up to our big day. While sometimes it was hard to get a hold of her, her and her team, responded well to our requests. The venue was lovely and really added something to our big day! La Mariposa is a great place that combines the outside of the southwest with the romantic feeling a wedding should have. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
10/12/2012
4.0/5.0
At the very beginning of our planning process, things felt a little bit rocky... but as the big day grew closer we got everything worked out and it ended up being awesome! The venue is just beautiful. The horse and carriage are an awesome option that we chose to use, and it was so wonderful. The cake lady (Judy) made a custom cake to a design that I brought to her and it too was beautiful and delicious! On the day of our wedding everyone was very helpful and attentive. It turned out to be incredibly fun, and some of our friends and family have told us that it was their favorite wedding they have ever been to.
At the very beginning of our planning process, things felt a little bit rocky... but as the big day grew closer we got Read more...
At the very beginning of our planning process, things felt a little bit rocky... but as the big day grew closer we got everything worked out and it ended up being awesome! The venue is just beautiful. The horse and carriage are an awesome option that we chose to use, and it was so wonderful. The cake lady (Judy) made a custom cake to a design that I brought to her and it too was beautiful and delicious! On the day of our wedding everyone was very helpful and attentive. It turned out to be incredibly fun, and some of our friends and family have told us that it was their favorite wedding they have ever been to. Read less
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Lynne
Wedding:
5/15/2010
4.0/5.0
La Mariposa proved to be a great location for our perfect wedding in May 2010. We had a large event (140) with about 20 kids and everyone had a great time. I loved the outdoor lighted gazebo with plenty of grass area for kids to run around and not be a nuisance. It also accommodated everyone really nicely for cocktail hour. The food was great and I hear the appetizers were good too (so when do the bride and groom get to taste any?) I would have preferred to have someone assigned to us all day to attend to needs, but the wedding planner was only present for the ceremony and then gone. Otherwise, things went off without incident. I would highly recommend this beautiful venue.
La Mariposa proved to be a great location for our perfect wedding in May 2010. We had a large event (140) with about 20 Read more...
La Mariposa proved to be a great location for our perfect wedding in May 2010. We had a large event (140) with about 20 kids and everyone had a great time. I loved the outdoor lighted gazebo with plenty of grass area for kids to run around and not be a nuisance. It also accommodated everyone really nicely for cocktail hour. The food was great and I hear the appetizers were good too (so when do the bride and groom get to taste any?) I would have preferred to have someone assigned to us all day to attend to needs, but the wedding planner was only present for the ceremony and then gone. Otherwise, things went off without incident. I would highly recommend this beautiful venue. Read less
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Bride
Wedding:
5/1/2011
3.9/5.0
Was a very pretty place to get married, but we did have issues with them not providing our guests with our fruit and cheese platter we had ordered for the cocktail hour. Our guests were escorted inside to wait for us finish the carriage ride and pictures. Rita was rude to some of the wedding party and our guests. We were rushed when my bridesmaids were tieing my bussel on my dress up, and it did not get tied right and was ruined throughout the night by me and everyone else stepping on the train. Had no idea where the coordinator was throughout the night to keep the wedding on track and had no idea where the tossing bouquet was until later on in the night, I tossed one of my bridesmaids bouquet. We did get our money back for the fruit and cheese platter, but I feel we were robbed from pieces of our wedding we could never get back. All the money we had put towards the open bar was gone by the time the wedding party was introduced. I feel as if it would have lasted longer if the guest were served their appetizers and were able to stay outside and watch us ride in the carriage. My mom was disappointed she had to go inside and could not watch.
Was a very pretty place to get married, but we did have issues with them not providing our guests with our fruit and Read more...
Was a very pretty place to get married, but we did have issues with them not providing our guests with our fruit and cheese platter we had ordered for the cocktail hour. Our guests were escorted inside to wait for us finish the carriage ride and pictures. Rita was rude to some of the wedding party and our guests. We were rushed when my bridesmaids were tieing my bussel on my dress up, and it did not get tied right and was ruined throughout the night by me and everyone else stepping on the train. Had no idea where the coordinator was throughout the night to keep the wedding on track and had no idea where the tossing bouquet was until later on in the night, I tossed one of my bridesmaids bouquet. We did get our money back for the fruit and cheese platter, but I feel we were robbed from pieces of our wedding we could never get back. All the money we had put towards the open bar was gone by the time the wedding party was introduced. I feel as if it would have lasted longer if the guest were served their appetizers and were able to stay outside and watch us ride in the carriage. My mom was disappointed she had to go inside and could not watch. Read less
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Pam
Wedding:
4/5/2013
3.8/5.0
It was a beautiful venue. Our guests were very impressed. If we had anymore daughters we would definitely use La Mariposa again! The dj wasn't very well prepared. Our son in law had to set up the sound system for him. He was off smoking and talking on the phone when we tried to find him so we could start the toasts. The chicken was good but the steak was real hit and miss. Some guests said theirs tasted like shoe leather.
It was a beautiful venue. Our guests were very impressed. If we had anymore daughters we would definitely use La Mariposa Read more...
It was a beautiful venue. Our guests were very impressed. If we had anymore daughters we would definitely use La Mariposa again! The dj wasn't very well prepared. Our son in law had to set up the sound system for him. He was off smoking and talking on the phone when we tried to find him so we could start the toasts. The chicken was good but the steak was real hit and miss. Some guests said theirs tasted like shoe leather. Read less
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ValarieSamoy
Wedding:
5/26/2012
3.5/5.0
La Mariposa is a very beautiful wedding venue, and it photographs amazingly! I highly recommend having your wedding here. Also, the food is amazing! I didn't expect the food to be as wonderful as it was, considering La Mariposa does not have a restaurant. My one issue with this venue was that you have to be sure to cover EVERYTHING you want with the event coordinator (Rita). I felt like she didn't go over everything with me and walk me through the whole process like other venues would have. For example, I know I had mentioned wanting to do a champagne toast, but at the wedding they told us we never ordered a champagne toast. I felt like before the wedding they should have gone through our entire order with us to make sure everything was there and ready to go, but they did not. So just be sure that YOU get everything you want! Also the decorator they use (Jorge) is very young, and I felt he didn't give me the time I deserved. Every time I emailed him he would say, "Sorry, I am working on another event, so just be patient and bear with me." I don't consider that to be quality service. But he did do an excellent job and the wedding was beautiful.
La Mariposa is a very beautiful wedding venue, and it photographs amazingly! I highly recommend having your wedding here. Read more...
La Mariposa is a very beautiful wedding venue, and it photographs amazingly! I highly recommend having your wedding here. Also, the food is amazing! I didn't expect the food to be as wonderful as it was, considering La Mariposa does not have a restaurant. My one issue with this venue was that you have to be sure to cover EVERYTHING you want with the event coordinator (Rita). I felt like she didn't go over everything with me and walk me through the whole process like other venues would have. For example, I know I had mentioned wanting to do a champagne toast, but at the wedding they told us we never ordered a champagne toast. I felt like before the wedding they should have gone through our entire order with us to make sure everything was there and ready to go, but they did not. So just be sure that YOU get everything you want! Also the decorator they use (Jorge) is very young, and I felt he didn't give me the time I deserved. Every time I emailed him he would say, "Sorry, I am working on another event, so just be patient and bear with me." I don't consider that to be quality service. But he did do an excellent job and the wedding was beautiful. Read less
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The Starlight Room at La Mariposa responded with the following comments:

For every event there is a final detailing meeting, which this couple also had. At that time they signed the final review of thier events details. They did not request nor pay for a toast and were well aware of this. We are very sorry that they were under the impression that they were going to get something that they did not pay for, we did however give the bridal party a champagne toast on us for the misunderstanding. We are sorry that they were disappointed.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.4/5.0
Beautiful venue and Rita was very accommodating considering our having to reschedule our original date. While the location is absolutely gorgeous, the management team doesn't provide a lot of flexibility in any ideas one may have aside from what the venue itself provides. The fact that you have to use some of their vendors can make one feel restricted in choice but other than that, the place itself and service by the hosting staff was great.
Beautiful venue and Rita was very accommodating considering our having to reschedule our original date. While the location Read more...
Beautiful venue and Rita was very accommodating considering our having to reschedule our original date. While the location is absolutely gorgeous, the management team doesn't provide a lot of flexibility in any ideas one may have aside from what the venue itself provides. The fact that you have to use some of their vendors can make one feel restricted in choice but other than that, the place itself and service by the hosting staff was great. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
The Starlight Room at La Mariposa responded with the following comments:

This was a very nice couple to work with, not sure what they are referring to about having to use our vendors, since in fact they only used one of the referrals given to them. We always refer, but never insist on any of our vendors. The couple complimented us repeatedly and told us how happy they were with us.

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