Frequently Asked Questions
What’s included with my reservation?
In addition to your room of choice, your reservation will come with a designated patio, use of our prep kitchen, a custom seating design w/ set up & tear down of tables & chairs, access to our in-house inventory, and use of our audio-visual equipment.
Can I bring in my own food/beverage?
The Ahwatukee Event Center has an open vendor policy that allows you to bring in any vendor at no additional charge, with no restrictions. You are welcome to hire a professional service or do it all on your own!
What kind of décor do you provide?
Included with your rental are folding chairs & your choice of 6-foot rectangular banquet tables or 60” round tables. Cocktail tables and other miscellaneous items are also available. Items not found at our facility can be provided through our partnered rental company at an additional fee.
How late can I rent the facility?
The Event Center is available for events on weekends from 8am – 12am. Weekdays events can be held 8am – 10pm. On days when we do not have events scheduled, our business hours are M – Fri 8am – 4pm and Saturdays 8am – 1pm.
Can I come in early to decorate?
Our facility runs on 6, 8, or 10hr blocks and you will have access to the event space for only the times shown on your rental agreement, so it is important to allow adequate time for both set up and tear down of all your personal items. Additional hours are available.
What are your restrictions on liquor?
The Ahwatukee Event Center allows you to provide all your own alcoholic beverages. Events with alcohol consumption require a uniformed security officer to remain on the premises for the duration of the event time at an additional fee of $50/hr. – 4hr. minimum.
What does your set up & tear down entail?
Prior to your rental, you will work with a facility coordinator to create and customize a seating diagram based on your needs and guest count. Tables and chairs will be arranged by our staff before your rental time begins and will be torn down after your exit. All personal décor items & trash will need to be taken care of by the event host, both before and after the event.
What are your restrictions on decorations?
The use of confetti, rice, glitter, flower petals, sequins or any other materials which are difficult to clean up are not permitted. Decorations must be free standing or tabletop. Glue, nails, screws, tacks, staples, command strips, or any other objects that may damage the walls are not permitted. The use of open flames and pyrotechnic devices is strictly prohibited. All candles must be placed in a container in which the flame is completely contained.