13 Best Outdoor Venues in Phoenix to Host a Party

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Alice Prendergast


Phoenix is blessed with some pretty amazing weather, so naturally, you’ll want to take advantage of that for your next party and book an outdoor party venue! We’ve rounded up our favorite terraces, backyards, and rooftops in and around the city to help you find the perfect outdoor space for your next event. No matter what your theme or style is, there’s sure to be something that’ll fit the bill on this list of outdoor event venues in Phoenix.

Here are the 14 of the best outdoor venues in Phoenix to host a party.

OHSO Brewery and Distillery - The Backyard, 4900 E Indian School Rd

If you’re on the hunt for a chill, laid back outdoor venue to host your next party in Phoenix, you need to check out OHSO Brewery and Distillery. The watering hole’s backyard is like the outdoor patio you’ve always dreamed of having at home, with the perfect mix of edgy, eclectic accents and modern amenities. The space boasts hanging bicycles, grungy decor and plenty of seating (so you won’t have to book your own rentals). It also has a ton of flat screens and is even equipped for entertainment, if you want to wow your guests with a surprise performance. It’s large enough to fit 200 guests, making it great for larger gatherings.

Floor 13 Rooftop Bar, 15 E Monroe St

Looking for something a bit more chic and refined? Well, it sounds like the rooftop bar at Floor 13 will be right up your alley. It has both indoor and outdoor areas that you can take advantage of, with plenty of open-air lounge seating on the patio and a stylish bar area inside where your guests can top up their cocktails. It’s beautiful during the day and at night and offers drop-dead gorgeous views of the surrounding area. It covers 1,500 square feet and is large enough to comfortably fit between 100 and 235 guests.

The Venue on Washington - The Wall, 1520 E Washington St

If you’re hosting a larger outdoor event, you need to check out The Wall at The Venue on Washington. This stunning, flexible venue offers both covered and open-air areas where you and your guests can mix and mingle. As for decor, it’s pretty much a blank slate, aside from the trees and greenery that hangs overhead. Whether you’re hosting an outdoor birthday party, fancy dinner, wedding, or launch, this spot is sure to make your event more memorable. Oh, and if you’re wondering about size, it can fit up to 300 guests, so you should have no trouble squeezing in a few plus ones or surprise guests.

Brat Haus, 3622 N Scottsdale Rd

Brat Haus is a cool and casual spot with ample space for your guests, both inside and out. The interior flaunts industrial-chic furnishings and wood-heavy decor that’s fitting for all types of occasions, from cocktail events to weddings. The outside is where the real magic happens, though. The patio is filled with bright orange picnic tables, trees, and strands of Edison bulbs. It’s absolutely stunning in the sunlight, but as with most outdoor spaces, it really comes to life under a canopy of stars. The entire venue covers 8,000 square feet of space and can fit anywhere from 20 to 300 guests.

Sophia’s Kitchen - Dining Patio,17050 N Thompson Peak Pkwy

Sophia’s Kitchen is a casual Scottsdale restaurant with an expansive patio that would be perfect for your next outdoor event. The neighborhood dining destination boasts a menu stacked with mouthwatering Italian eats (meaning everyone will be well fed) and a Tuscan-inspired terrace where you and your guests can party the night away. It’s decked out with regal columns, canvas canopies, fairy lights, and a ton of bar and table seating. It even has its own bar, so your guests won’t have to go inside to grab a drink. The event space can fit between 10 and 100 guests comfortably.

Blackbird Hangar, 7430 E Butherus Drive, Suite D

Blackbird Hangar is by far the largest venue on this list, making it the place to go if you’re planning a massive event. The warehouse-style space is the definition of bare bones, so it’s perfect for the type of host who likes to make everything their own and have complete creative control. It’s best feature? One of its walls is essentially a door and can be completely opened, giving your guests the freedom to roam inside and outdoors (ideal for those beautiful Arizona evenings). As for size, it covers a whopping 35,200 square feet and can fit up to 2,200 guests.

The Local Chandler, 55 W Chicago St

Last but not least is The Local Chandler. The bar is slightly outside of the city in, you guessed it, Chandler, so you’ll have to do a bit of driving to get there. Once arrived, you’ll find a trendy backyard patio with chevron wood flooring, vintage outdoor couches, and a laidback atmosphere. It even has heat lamps and a firepit if things start to get chilly (always be prepared!). It covers 5,000 square feet and is big enough to fit up to 250 guests.

Regency Garden, 25 N Robson, Mesa

Enchanted does not even begin to describe the atmosphere of Regency Garden. The outdoor venue boasts rustic charm and upscale elegance that creates a fairytale backdrop for a birthday party, bridal or baby shower, or a romantic anniversary party. 

Tranquil gardens and lush greenery fill the space to enhance the location’s natural beauty. With over 13,000 square feet, Regency Garden has space for up to 225 guests and can be transformed to host larger-scale events such as weddings and other milestone celebrations.

Phoenix Zoo - Ruby’s House

Ruby’s House at Phoenix Zoo is surrounded by lush greenery and a cobblestone courtyard that will make any event picture perfect. Featured as the focal point in the center of the courtyard is a rustic, wooden pergola decorated with fairy lights. Take advantage of this unique outdoor event venue's unique features and get creative because this popular space at the Phoenix Zoo acts as a blank canvas to bring your special event to life. Invite up to 150 guests to this open outdoor space for a celebration that will give off upbeat and whimsical vibes.

Wigwam Arizona - Litchfield Lawn, 300 E Wigwam Blvd.

Looking for an Arizona venue that can accommodate up to 450 guests? The Litchfield Lawn at Wigwam Arizona is the largest private outdoor venue at Wigwam offering 6,000 square feet of space and certainly does not sacrifice ambience. 

The gardens and outdoor terraces fill the area with historic charm, breathtaking views, and features rustic, lavish decor. Use the large and airy outdoor space as is, or incorporate a tent on the lawn to help bring your vision to life. From food services, to an event manager, to setup and breakdown, Wigwam Arizona has it all to help create the elegant and extravagant event of your dreams.

Wellington Ranch, 930 Ironwood Rd, Sacaton

Settled on five acres of land in Sacaton, Arizona is Wellington Ranch. This family-owned venue makes an ideal country setting for any type of rustic event. The expansive property has been used for birthday celebrations and elegant weddings with its versatile layout and design.

Invite up to 300 guests to enjoy the panoramic views of the San Tan Mountain, numerous gardens, and tranquil fish pond. Book Wellington Ranch for a rustic, vintage, and laid back atmosphere that all guests are sure to enjoy.

Hidden Lake, 4445 W Sunrise Dr, Buckeye

As one of the very few waterfront venues in Arizona, Hidden Lake boasts a gorgeous view of a crystalline body of water that is serene with tons of natural beauty. On a stunning 120 acre property, the sky's the limit for your event. 

Accommodating up to 1,000 people, this remote location has no limitations on sound, volume, or space, so you can truly do whatever your heart desires. Hidden Lake is elegant, bohemian, and nautical, a combination that is difficult to find in an outdoor venue in the Phoenix, Arizona area.

Shemer Art Center, 5005 E Camelback Rd

Nestled right at the base of Camelback mountain in Phoenix, Arizona is the Shemer Art Center. The natural landscaping surrounding the venue makes a beautiful backdrop for any type of outdoor event. 

Say “I do” in the courtyard, celebrate a special birthday or retirement party in the lawn & garden area, and take advantage of the full 2,300 square foot facility that can accommodate between 100 and 300 guests. The Shemer Art Center radiates a classic and vintage feel that will make any event special and memorable.

Bonus: Planning an Arizona wedding? Check out our favorite outdoor wedding venues in Phoenix.

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