Secret Garden Event Center

The ultimate event venue. Majestic South Mountain foothills, towering trees, flowering gardens, huge lawns and star studded evenings. Whether it’s a team building exercise or the most romantic day of your life, The Secret Garden provides a dazzling backdrop.

Snuggled up to South Mountain in Phoenix, Arizona lives a glorious testimony to days gone by. The Secret Garden Event Center encompasses a spectacular array of over 8 event areas. All of them with a special and unique feeling to them. We offer indoor events, outdoor events and those that encompass both.

There are four indoor areas and four outdoor areas with two of them being beautiful, manicured lawns for wedding ceremonies, outdoor dining, private chef dinners, wine education seminars, and unique alternatives to corporate meetings and retreats.

We understand the challenges that you face when planning an event. That’s why we work closely with you every step of the way, from the choosing of your event space to the confirming of event details to the execution of the event itself.

We emphasize personal service and flexibility to ensure that your event is a smashing success.

From intimate dinners of 2 to grand events of 400, our staff is here to craft the perfect wedding experience. Personalized attention with gracious hospitality and service is our mantra.

What Others Are Saying

“My daughter was married at the Secret Garden on May 1, 2015. The Secret Garden is the most beautiful wedding venue even on a day when it hit 100 degrees. The grounds are gorgeous- the photo opportunities were endless. Alexis, our coordinator was awesome to work with and she attended to every need that anyone in the bridal party had. The owners are gracious and easy to work with and also attentive to your every need. They worked well with all our vendors and it truly was the perfect day for Lauren and David. The mansion was a great place for the bridal party to relax and get ready for the wedding. We had several people working on hair and make-up in the bride’s rooms upstairs and there is plenty of space to do all that as well as relax and enjoy food and beverages too. The guys were in the den relaxing on leather couches and getting ready in style as well. That moment when your daughter walks down that grand staircase with her father in front of your family and friends is truly priceless. The reception room is perfect for a large or small party. All the details were appreciated and were noticed. Thank you Secret Garden for helping my daughter and her husband have a magical day!”

“Everything was perfect. The food was AMAZING. I got so many compliments from guests who were blown away by the food. Chef Doug is always open to creating a menu just for you. We wanted some Indian style veggies for our many vegetarian guests and he did such a great job. The venue itself is charming and beautiful. It was exactly what I was looking for. Alexis, our coordinator, made everything appear effortless though I know she worked so hard. Our wedding day couldn’t have gone better! Perfection”

“We’ve had our eye on the secret garden for quite some time. Then when we walked in we knew exactly that we wanted this to be our venue of choice. Once we walked in Maggie greeted us with ease and politness. She was so interested in our relationship and our well being. She asked questions about our kids and about our love. She just made it real simple to talk to us and that was one of the traits we loved about her. She was always smiling and always happy in our conversations. So we ran numbers then we booked our day. It was so simple and there wasn’t a haasle at all. Alexis, the day of coordinator played big role with our marriage event. She was always available to open up for us to see the venue and she was always walking us through our timeline to make sure everything was perfect. Our wedding party loved her and we are so glad to have her work our event. The secret garden is an amazing venue with beautiful scenery and luxurious environment. We’ve always loved this place since we laid our eyes on it. We couldn’t ask for a better venue to have our wedding at. Once again Maggie and Alexis are the best at what they do and we wouldn’t have been able to complete our event without them. The vila’s would like to give a big “thank you” to the secret garden staff and venue for making our day happen for us. Maggie and Alexis deserve all the credit for everything they’ve done for us.”

“My wedding here went without a hitch, it couldn’t have been more perfect. The guests couldn’t stop talking about the food, the staff was extremely friendly and professional and they kept things moving in both the planning and execution stages. The venue itself is absolutely gorgeous and they handled every detail down to a T. Some of my guests are now looking at using this venue as their own”

“Words cannot describe how pleased I am with my experience at The Secret Garden! EVERYTHING from the food to the people were top notch! The venue is beautiful, they just recently did some construction on the grass so it is so beautiful and green all year long! My wedding in November was BEAUTIFUL, PERFECT WEATHER, clean grounds, and the landscaping made for amazing pictures! From the beginning Maggie and Alexis were very helpful in choosing a package that fit the large amount of people that we wanted in the price range we were comfortable with. Alexis was EXTREMELY on top of emails and communication. She had answers to all my questions quickly, she helped me a lot when I asked her opinion, and on the wedding day she was STELLAR! I know she busted her but making sure that every DIY project I had got put together! She also kept me updated during the day and didnt stress me out with too many decisions! During the planning she always made you feel like you were her main priority and did everything possible to make sure it was everything you wanted! She was simply everything I could’ve asked for in a Day of Coordinator, you would be very blessed to have her! The Food- was SPECTACULAR! I know that usually when you go to weddings, especially with 200 guest, the food ends up being bland and very sub par. Also it usually is not as amazing as the tasting, definitely not the case here! Chef Doug was so fun at the tasting and assured me that everything would be hot fresh and delicious! he didnt lie! EVERYONE of my guest still to this day (2 months later) rave about how great the food was that night. Our food was brought to us first which was very helpful in making it to all 20 of our tables while everyone else was still enjoying! Everything about my experience was great! Everytime I drive by this place I have the most amazing memories, thank you to ALL of the Secret Garden Crew! – Love the Gammages “