(Closed) Looking for a nice place to have an outdoor ceremony in Albuquerque

posted 8 years ago in New Mexico
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I really really wanted to have mine at the gazebo in Old Town. It’s the same price as renting a park for a day. I thought it would be sooooo romantic standing in the gazebo with our lived ones all around. Ultimately we went for an indoor location though 🙁

Post # 4
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Are you still looking?  I considered El Pinto for both ceremony and reception.  The have the most gorgeous outdoor site for a mid-size wedding.  Unfortunately, they don’t do weddings less than 40 people (buffet style) so it was out for me. http://www.elpinto.com/

If you’re looking for a quiter, one-stop-shop, check out the Heritage House bedand breakfast.  http://www.albuquerquebedandbreakfasts.com/  It has a nice little backyard and would save you A TON!  I mean it….A TON!  BYOB, everything!  Plus, you can  rent out the entire bed and breakfast for practically nothing with the price of the ceremony.  One of the owners is ordained, AND they cater with the Artichoke Cafe!  We had to nix it due to out-of-town family dynamics which we could rather dilute rather than concentrate…

If you’re willing to travel to Santa Fe… I also recommend looking at the Randall Davey Audobon Center. http://www.audubon.org/chapter/nm/nm/rdac/center/FacilitiesRental.html  If I had my way…my fiance and I would be eloping under a beautiful tree there. 😉  It could be expensive to if you wanted to have your reception there as well with caterers and rental, but I thought it would be nice to head back to SF to a nice restaurant for dinner/reception.  Anyway, it’s definitely worth a day trip to check it out!

 We also checked out Casa de Suenos (old town)  http://www.casasdesuenos.com/Weddings_and_Receptions.html and Hacienda Dona Andrea http://www.hdasantafe.com/ which were also very beautiful.

Anyway, we ended up switching to a Christmas wedding, so all these venues were pretty much out.  We decided on La Posada in Santa Fe and so far could not be more pleased.  Definitely not the cheapest option, but since we’re keeping the guest list small and intimate, I could not imagine a better wedding venue considering that it comes with the most amazing “day-of” events coordinator.  They also have beautiful outdoor ceremony options.  http://laposada.rockresorts.com/weddings/index.asp

I think it really depends on what you’re looking for…how big is your wedding?  I may have a few more ideas, but I focused mainly on places that would cater to smaller guest lists.

I hope this helps someone still seaching! Smile

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

a few places that have been suggested to me:

Balloon Museum offers outdoor weddings

Sunrise Bank Building rooftop

Botanical Gardens

Hotel de Albuquerque

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

National Hispanic Cultural Center

Casa Rondena

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I second the idea for Hotel Albuquerque – we had our wedding there last month and it was FANTASTIC. They have an outdoor area where they have weddings all the time. Let me know if you have other questions – I was 100% satisfied!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I second AugieDogie on Heritage House. That’s where we’re having our reception. Kara is simply wonderful. 

For the ceremony only. I don’t know of anything around Zinc or the Nob Hill area that would be ceremony fitting, at least in an outdoor setting. Again, the Gazebo in Old Town might not be too much of a drive. I don’t know of you could use the University grounds or the process you’d need for that. Bataan Park is close and has a nice setting, but Lomas is a busy street and might not make for the best background.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@omueller: I’m looking for pretty much exactly the same thing! Have you found anything yet?

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I need help finding a place for a reception. we are getting married in the botanical gardens and we are a large family so it would have to be somewhere that we can have our own caterer. any ideas?

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