Host your Next festival or private event at Heritage Square
Nestled beneath the Phoenix skyline and suspended in time, Heritage Square is a striking location for your occasion. It features historical architecture and green landscape with plenty of unique spaces for personal, group, community, nonprofit, and corporate gatherings.
Consider a small event on the porch of the Rosson House, or larger events and festivals will fit perfectly within the Lath Pavilion and surrounding lawns. The adjacent historical architecture, rose garden and lush grounds are perfect backdrops for all occasions. For your convenience, we do not require renters use preferred vendors, making this an ideal spot to make your event entirely your own.
Please fill out this online Event Rental Form if you are interested in having your special event at Heritage Square.
For more information about renting our venue for your event, including pricing, please read our Venue Rental Flyer.
Consider this contemporary structure, influenced by 19th century concepts of a botanical conservatory and gazebo. Perfect for a large number of guests, the Lath Pavilion boasts 12,800 square feet; plenty for dining, dancing, and entertainment. This space is excellent for weddings, large birthday parties, dances, fundraisers, proms, family reunions, or corporate events; as well as festival and community events. A prep catering kitchen is available.
Rosson House Museum
The Rosson House Museum is a magnificent two-story Queen Anne-Eastlake brick home. Rich, red glass transoms in the front rooms cast a magical aura. An opulent staircase descends to a parquet floor in the entryway, making this an ideal spot for a small intimate affair. Outside, a spindled moon gate arch frames the wrap-around front porch. Popular with local photographers, the House is a genuinely beautiful backdrop for small wedding ceremonies.
Meeting rooms are also available for your next board meeting, club meeting, small birthday party, or other event. The North Meeting Room contains a whiteboard for lectures and presentations, and holds forty theater style. The South Meeting Room has a large conference table, and can accommodate twenty people.
More information on this type of rental is coming soon.
Bookings through May 2023 are closed, and Fall 2023 is very limited. The Foundation does not schedule rentals between June and September.
For details on specific dates, please complete the Event Rental Form and our staff will reach out to explore the options with you.
Thank you for your interest in Heritage Square! We are committed to providing professional quality service to make every rental experience enjoyable and unique. Our one-of-a-kind rental spaces are ideal venues for beautiful and unforgettable events.
Permits & Fees
City permits are required to serve alcohol ($28) and to have amplified music ($10). Permits may be obtained by appointment from the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department.
Additionally, the City requires that events serving alcohol must hire an off-duty police officer or a City approved security company to serve as security while the alcohol is being served.
Lath House Pavilion: up to 500 persons in banquet-style or 1000 persons in theater-style arrangement.
Rosson House Museum: Up to 30 persons in the foyer area, with standing room only.
Heritage Square does not require renters to use specific vendors. Our staff can recommend vendors if needed.
A refundable $750 deposit is required and is due with the rental fee upon signing of the contract. The deposit will be refunded after your event is completed and the venue is returned to its original condition. A rental contract will be drafted with the deposit payment.
Tour the Space
Tours relating to facility rentals are by appointment only. To contact our staff about your event, please fill out this Event Rental Form.
We offer special discounts for 501c-3 nonprofit organizations. Please contact our staff at email@example.com or 602-699-5229 about the discount and available dates.
How Rentals Support the Square
Rosson House-Heritage Square Foundation is a 501c-3 non-profit organization. The revenue from special events directly fund Heritage Square and the Rosson House Museum, our educational exhibits, programs, and preservation of these local landmarks.
We know that planning a wedding can take time and a lot of energy. You may have questions during our non-office hours or whenever our Director of Visitor Engagement isn’t available. Here are a few that are most popular.
How much does it cost to rent the space?
The price for the space will vary depending on the day of the event, the hours of the event, and the time of the year.
How do I secure the date I want?
In order to officially secure the date you wish to hold your event, you must make a refundable deposit of $750. The deposit and rental payment are due upon signing the contract.
How far in advance may I book my event?
A year in advance
How many people does the space accommodate?
The space can hold up to 1000 guests. However, if you are planning on having a sit-down meal service (with tables and chairs) the maximum guest capacity is about 500.
When can I start setting up for my event?
Your contracted start time is when you and your vendors are allowed to start setting up. If you or any of your vendors start to set up before your contracted start time, we will deduct an hour ($125) from your refundable damage fee.
May we bring in our own vendors?
By all means, yes! We want your event to be as special and unique as you are. You can bring in your own vendors, but please not we will send you our recommended vendors and we do have a do not use list, so please be sure to go over that information.
May we bring in our own caterer?
Yes you may and they don’t have to be a professional catering company, we understand that sometimes families may gift you catering or can provide catering options.
May we bring in our own alcohol?
Yes! Providing your own alcohol will likely save your budget and allow you to serve unique or signature drinks, but you must provide it to guests free of charge.
How late can my event be scheduled for?
The event itself can last from 8 hours to 14 hours; set up time is included in your contracted timeframe. All music needs to be off at 11pm and the event itself must be over by midnight.
***There are also a la carte options for events lasting less than 8 hours.
Are there any decorating restrictions?
We encourage our clients to get creative with their décor. We want your event to be as special and memorable as you imagine it will be. There are only a few things we ask that you take into consideration.
Although decorations may be draped and hung from the wooden rafters and other features of the building, please do not hang any decorations (large or small) from the electrical equipment, electrical conduit, water pipes or air ducts.
If you plan on decorating with tea lights, they must be enclosed in glass.
Do you have rentals, tables, and chairs?
No we don’t provide rentals of tables and chairs, but we have a fantastic vendors list of companies that do provide tables and chairs and other rentals.
Where can my guests park?
As of this moment, your guests can park in Heritage Garage; however, there is a parking fee of $12. To get it reduce to $10 you would need to contact the Ace Parking Garage and ask them for validated tickets. Heritage Square doesn’t create or have deals with parking management.
What am I responsible for at the end of my event?
You (and your vendors) are responsible for removing items you brought in and would like to keep at the end of the event. All trash must be removed–either disposed of in the dumpsters in the parking lot or offsite. Failure to remove trash may incur an additional charge or loss of deposit.
Please note that we host events (weddings/social events/corporate events) throughout the year. When we do host events, they will be listed on our Events Calendar. Please check that and hover over the event for that date and see if there are any restrictions.
Public Event: This is usually a public and ticketed event, which will have liquor (huge possibility), which means they are probably using a way to have minors come into their event (wristbands etc) and if you walk in, it could harm them, their sales and they may have to shut their event down. You will need to use either the Science Center or any other spot in the area, but be mindful of the tenants and their space.
Private Event: For private events it usually means a wedding or a non-ticketed, invite only event (wedding/birthdays/baby showers). For these types of events, you can take pictures on the Square but not in front of the Rosson house (any area around the Rosson House) and no longer in front of the Visitor Center (carriage house). You will have to take pictures using the surrounding area and/or the Science Center.
Please note that if we ask you to leave or go to another area we will do so with tact and common courtesy and we ask the same from you.
Please read through all the information on this page. If you have questions about Event Rentals and have not already filled out our online Event Rental Form, please do so now. If you have already filled out the form, questions about rentals at Heritage Square can be directed to our staff at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will contact you as soon as possible after your form and/or email is submitted.