Pinon Room - up to 200 people
Grace's Room - up to 50 people
Garden Patio - up to 100 people
Gardens - depends on event type
Outside event vendors are permitted with the exception of alcohol service which must go through our vendor that is licensed by the state to serve on premises.
Vendor or renters needing to unload may use our gated lot. All others use the city parking in front of the building. The ABQ Ride, route 11 bus, stops in front of the building.
We have ADA parking in front of the building. The facility entrance through our courtyard is a graded slope and easily accessible.
We have two separate areas for food service:
We have two public/guest restrooms. The women’s restroom has two stalls (one handicapped designed) and a sink. The men’s restroom has two urinals, one stall (handicapped designed) and a sink.
We have two additional staff restrooms in the Prep Room. These are both single restrooms with a toilet (handicapped designed), sink and side table. These are especially great for outside vendors. The women's staff restroom has a baby changing station that a guest may use when needed.
Fifty percent of the total amount down is due when signing the contract. We will then book and block off the date for your event. We do not hold or block dates without the down payment. The remaining 50% may be paid in any installment or lump sum. The balance must be paid in full 30 days prior to your event date.
There is plenty of city parking available in front of out building, including several ADA spots by the entrance. During larger events, overflow parking is available at the pool or skate park. For public transportation, we are directly on the ABQ Ride, route 11 bus (Walker/Lomas), that stops in front of the building. Vendor or renters needing to unload are allowed to use our gated lot, please arrange this ahead of time to ensure someone is available to unlock the gate. The gated lot will be closed to further entry at the beginning of any event.
Yes! For an additional fee we can change the led screen to announce your event in 24 hour increments. The less text the better, just let us know when booking your event.
Our current inventory consists of:
We do not have any linins or other items available, these must be rented elsewhere or brought in. All furniture must stay in their perspective rooms and may not be moved to hallways or other locations. We do not supply any items for use in our gardens. Garden items must be rented and approved for use in a garden or lawn. All outside rentals must be both dropped off and picked up within your rental timeframe. Please make sure any company that you rent from is able to accommodate drop off and pick up to avoid any penalties.
Yes, we have all of these:
We currently do not have an onsite or preferred caterer, so you may use whomever you wish. We do not have a list or recommend vendors but we do have information on local options at our info desk located just outside our main office.
Please note that neither the State of New Mexico or Albuquerque City requires any permit or license to serve food at private events (attendees from an invited list). All public events (anyone can attend) must register with the city and submit proof of license or permit in our office before an event can start. You can contact the Department of Environmental Heath at 505-768-2738 or https://www.cabq.gov/environmentalhealth.
We require that you have an insurance policy (“Special Events Insurance”) unless you opt for the refundable damage deposit ($500 or $1000 if serving alcohol).
If you choose the less expensive insurance route, we require $1,000,000 in liability insurance with us named as an additional insured. This will cover you in case there are any unexpected incidents.
There are many companies that provide this service ranging an average between $75 and $200.
Special Events Insurance is an insurance policy designed to provide broad protection for situations in which an event holder must defend itself against lawsuits or pay damages for bodily injury or property damage to third parties. This policy also gives protection to the venue and or sponsors of the event by adding them to the policy as an additional insured. Examples, such as a slip and fall or damaged floors are covered by this type of policy. This policy is great to have as many will also cover things such as theft, weather, military deployment, non-refundable deposits and more.
Our general liability insurance would cover injury or damages that occur due to the structure of the building.
We do allow alcohol service at most events. However, do to New Mexico state law, all alcohol must go through our state approved vendor. You will treat them just like any other outside vendor as far as payment, service and scheduling. If you have a favorite or special spirit, check with them as they may be able to serve it for you. Keep in mind that even a small champagne toast will require this service in the state of New Mexico.
We limit service at any single event to a maximum of 4 hours without exception. You will see a slightly higher fee with us when offering alcohol to cover security that is required to be present during service.
Note: Alcohol service at any event requires at least 60 days notice so it is not available for any last minute bookings.
We do not allow open flames of any kind or in any situation due to insurance and liability. This does not include sterno lights, when used safely, for keeping food warm.
While we do have information available at the venue for many different vendors, we do not recommend or endorse any third party services or products. We recommend that you verify any critical information from such parties on your own. Any information we have or display is brought in by the vendor directly or paid for by them without any expressed endorsement.
Yes. There are many layouts of venue that can accommodate your event needs depending on the size of your wedding. Tell us what you are looking for and we will let you know how that might work.
Yes! Wi-Fi is available for your event needs. We can provide a Wi-Fi password for computers and equipment and for there signs in the rooms with automatic logon barcodes.
We do not allow any celebratory activity of this manner inside or outside the building. The remnants of these activities leave a trail that stays in-between the hardwood floor slats and outdoor public areas. Please know that this is not an exhaustive list and would include anything that would be left behind, throw a spark or spill.
We do allow fresh flower petals in the garden area. We also recommend the following as substitutions: bells, flags, paper airplanes, noise makers, glow sticks or ribbon wands