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Scottsdale is the place to go for art, shopping and nightlife in the Valley of the Sun.

In the heart of Old Town, where the Arts district and Civic Center Mall meet, The Saguaro welcomes you with a buzzing pool scene and vibrant flavor from Iron Chef Jose Garces.

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The vibrant Southwestern character of the Saguaro offers a modern, colorful environment for any celebration! With colors that channel the palette of the indigenous wildflowers of Arizona, the Saguaro offers an upbeat and fun atmosphere to its guests.

Located in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, the Saguaro lies adjacent to Scottsdale Civic Center Mall, home to Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and the beautiful Marshall Garden. The Saguaro has several ideal locations for rehearsal dinners, wedding ceremonies and receptions and more — for up to 200 guests!

Party Planning

Let us help create your event to your exact desires. From décor to activities to custom menus by Iron Chef Jose Garces, we want your celebration to be yours alone. Questions? Reach out to Michael Tomlinson, the hotel's catering specialist and wedding planner.

Sample Menus

Catering Menu  by Iron Chef Jose Garces

Events & Celebrations Facilities



The Anchusa room offers 3,000 sq. feet of ballroom space, which can accommodate meetings of up to 200 people with up to 6 breakout spaces.

  • Reception: 600
  • Banquet: 214

Old Town Whiskey

Old Town Whiskey Offers indoor/outdoor meeting and dining space with a private bar, flat screen television, outdoor fireplace, and lounge seating. This space accommodates up to 150 guests.

  • Reception: 150
  • Banquet: 60

Distrito Private Dining Room

Distrio offers a private dining space that can accommodate up to 60 guests; this space has great natural light and looks out to the Chef's Grill and Smoker for a hands-on guest experience.

  • Reception: 60
  • Banquet: 36

Distrito Terrace

  • Reception: 85
  • Banquet: 40

Picante Pool

The Picante pool can accommodate evening functions for up to 600 guests. The 4 private cabanas offer a wonderful VIP section for your guests and Chef Garces' team of exceptional chefs can provide a unique reception by incorporating our outside, poolside kitchen.

  • Reception: 600
  • Banquet: 300

El Zocalo

Zocalo offers an ideal experience for rehearsal dinners, with a built-in bar, private restrooms and patio with fireplace, and offers an expansive view of a 21-acre park.

  • Reception: 150
  • Banquet: 60