Plan Your Private Event | Heard Museum

Wedding in Central Courtyard

Plan Your Private Event

The Heard Museum is the perfect setting for private gatherings from small and intimate to grand and elaborate. A true Arizona landmark, the Heard offers a unique blend of modern amenities and traditional heritage of the Southwest. Graceful Spanish Colonial architecture, shaded courtyard and tranquil fountains provide a setting of unparalleled beauty, character, elegance and charm; the ideal backdrop for receptions, dinners and weddings. Our meeting rooms offer state-of-the-art technical facilities for conferences, presentations and retreats.

We invite you to allow our experienced, knowledgeable staff to create an event that frames your vision, one that is sure to be distinctly rich and memorable.

Learn about our versatile meeting and event spaces below.

Event Times

Daytime events may run between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Evening events may begin at 6 p.m. and end at 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.


All food service is professionally catered by select, well-respected Valley firms. Each offers the versatility to create a variety of exciting and delicious menus, committing themselves to providing the highest quality service. All catering arrangements and associated costs for food, service, equipment and other event needs are contracted directly between the client and the caterer. Beverage service is arranged by the client with the Heard Museum.


Events include access to the Heard’s many exhibition galleries. Expert guides are available for a portion of the event or guests may enjoy exploring the museum on their own.


Allow us to bring together the area’s most talented artists to ensure your event is truly memorable. The tranquil sound of American Indian flute music, artisans demonstrating their crafts, and colorful dance performances are among the entertainment options available to create a genuine feel of the desert Southwest and provide the perfect enhancement to your event.


Arrangements can be made for your group to enjoy a private shopping experience at the Heard Museum Shop, internationally recognized and respected for authentic American Indian artwork and at Books & More, featuring books by American Indian authors, books on Native topics and small gifts.

Contact the Private Events Department

For more information, please send the following information to and our staff will be in touch.

Name (first and last)
Organization name
Email address
Phone number
Date of event
Number of guests
Event type (reception, dinner, breakfast, lunch, meeting, wedding, etc.)