Las Cruces, New Mexico is a small, historical town bordering the Chihuahuan desert. Visitors come to the area for outdoor adventure, to explore the history and culture of the American Southwest, and to enjoy the New Mexico wine trail, and the area’s famous green chiles. The year-round warm weather, historic southwestern charm and expansive desert vistas make it an ideal location for a destination wedding in the American Southwest.
1.Beverly Hills Hall
Beverly Hills Hall is a wedding and event venue for private events of fifty to five hundred guests. The family owned business offers both indoor and outdoor venues and makes entertaining easy by providing tables, chairs and linens, a cash bar and clean-up with each rental. The Hall can provide a DJ for any event, as well as a list of vendors for catering, décor and more. The Cantina is an on-site restaurant open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays, drinks specials are offered from 5-7pm both nights. Annual events at the Beverly Hills Hall include a Chili Festival and Car Show.
150 N. Hermosa, Las Cruces, NM 88001, Phone: 575-621-9164
2.Blue Door Venue
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The Blue Door Venue in Las Cruces, New Mexico is located near the historic Old Mesilla. The elegant event venue offers a clean, contemporary twist on classic New Mexican ambience. Clients are welcome to partner with their own vendors, or use the list of local providers offered by Blue Door. Blue Door works with hand selected caterers, florists, photographers and equipment rental specialists. A 24-hour rental period makes set up and clean up a breeze. The standard rental window begins at 10am and closes at 10am the following day. The fully climate controlled facility offers special rates for non-profit organizations.
1750 Calle De Mercado Las Cruces, NM 88005, Phone: 575-800-0802
3.Celebrate Party Hall and Event Center
© Celebrate Party Hall and Event Center
The Celebrate Party Hall and Event Center is an affordable indoor location for weddings, graduations, quinceañeras, birthdays and events. The large open space can be configured for any size group, rectangular tables can be arranged banquet style, or in a sit-down dinner configuration. Two rooms include a larger front room, and a smaller back room. Tables and chairs are provided, and packages may include decorations, table linens, a DJ and dance floor lighting. The facility offers plenty of parking for easy access. Clients rave about the excellent customer service provided by the owner, Henry Parra.
522 E Idaho Ave b, Las Cruces, NM 88001, Phone: 575-642-4369
© Double Eagle
The Double Eagle Restaurant is located on the Mesilla Plaza in the historic center of downtown Mesilla. The event, banquet and wedding venue is located in an adobe building dating back to 1849, filled with classic 19th century furnishings, chandeliers, antiques and artwork. The national registered historic landmark was restored in the mid-1980’s by a fifth generation Mesilla resident. Available event rooms include several private dining rooms and bar rooms, a ballroom, and enclosed courtyard. Double Eagle’s Imperial Bar has served the same proprietary margarita recipe for over 30 years, while the restaurant has been consistently voted as New Mexico’s best steakhouse.
2355 Calle de Guadalupe, Mesilla, NM 88046, Phone: 575-523-6700
5.Hilton Garden Inn Las Cruces
The Hilton Garden Inn in Las Cruces offers over 2,500 square feet of flexible event, meeting and banquet space for parties of up to 200 guests. Six different event spaces may be configured multiple ways for banquets and receptions. Onsite catering includes a variety of menu and cocktail options for small plates, lunch or dinner events.
The hotel is conveniently located adjacent to many of the area’s most popular attractions, including New Mexico State University, outdoor recreational areas, golf courses and parks. Overnight guests can enjoy free breakfast, the fitness center and resort-style swimming pool. The hotel offers discounted room rates for events making use of ten or more rooms.
2550 Don Roser Drive, Las Cruces, New Mexico, 88011, Phone: 575-522-0900
6.Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces
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Hotel Encanto is a luxury hotel within a landmark property in downtown Las Cruces. The resort hotel has been thoughtfully designed with Southwestern décor, tiled floors, arched doorways, and a natural color palette. The resort offers over 10,000 square feet of indoor wedding, meeting and event space, in addition to 25,000 square feet of outdoor space surrounding by gardens, lawns and the pool. Two ballrooms are suitable for parties of either 200 or 500 guests, or can be split for smaller groups. On-site amenities for overnight guests at the pet-friendly resort include the pool and gardens, fitness center, and onsite restaurant and cantina.
705 South Telshor Blvd, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88011, Phone: 575-522-4300
7.Las Cruces Convention Center
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The Las Cruces Convention Center is a Gold Certified LEED facility offering 55,000 feet of indoor space, configurable into ballrooms, smaller rooms and more. An additional 5,000 square feet of outdoor space combines shaded terraces and sustainable xeriscapes. Catering is done in-house, and menus are fully customizable. Food and beverage services are equipped to feed up to 800 guests. The Las Cruces Convention Center provides individual consultations to help brides create a reception that meets the needs of their budget and their dreams. Services include audio-visual equipment configuration and equipment rental. Over 350 parking spaces make the site easily accessible.
8.Lorenzo’s Italian Restaurant
The family-owned Lorenzo’s Italian Restaurant has been voted Las Cruces’ best for close to twenty years in a row. The restaurant provides both a dine-in experience as well as catering. From small meetings to large-scale banquets, the full-service caterer offers everything from pizza and sandwiches to seafood and steaks, and can provide linens, china and wait staff for events. Several pre-set catering packages are available for lunch or dinner, each complete with salad, pasta and protein, and themed around a region of Italy. Custom menus are also available. Lorenzo’s desserts include an Italian Tiramisu imported from Italy, Spumoni ice cream and ricotta-stuffed canoli.
1753 E. University Avenue, Las Cruces, NM 88011, Phone: 575-521-3505
9.Rio Grande Vineyard & Winery
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New Mexico’s Rio Grande Vineyard & Winery is a unique wedding and event venue on a 10-acre vineyard. The family-owned winery harvested its first grapes in 2007, and processes all grapes and wines on site in their modern facility. Grapes are sourced from Rio Grande itself, along with several New Mexico wineries, and are sometimes blended with estate grown grapes and European varietals. In addition to wine, the vineyard grows its own pecans and harvests its own honey. Weddings and events may take advantage of several picturesque outdoor locations throughout the venue, and can be hosted in tasting room as well.
5321 N. Highway 28, Las Cruces New Mexico 88005, Phone: 575-524-3985
10.The Venue Event Center
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The Venue Event Center in Mesilla Park is an affordable, highly rated wedding and event venue. The stand-alone building is fronted in a traditional New Mexican style with arches decorating the front porch, and a mission style tile roof. High ceilings and an open floor plan lend itself to any configuration for banquets, receptions, dancing and buffets. The 5,000 square foot space can be configured for 50 to 250 guests. Clients have nothing but positive reviews for the family-owned and operated venue. Ample parking is located directly in front of the facility, the Main Street location is a short 3-mile drive from Las Cruces.
5585 South Main Street, Mesilla Park, NM 88047, Phone: 575-523-7778
10 Best Wedding Venues in Las Cruces, NM
- Beverly Hills Hall, Photo: Halfpoint/stock.adobe.com
- Blue Door Venue, Photo: Blue Door Venue
- Celebrate Party Hall and Event Center, Photo: Celebrate Party Hall and Event Center
- Double Eagle, Photo: Double Eagle
- Hilton Garden Inn Las Cruces, Photo: olegbreslavtsev/stock.adobe.com
- Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces, Photo: Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces
- Las Cruces Convention Center, Photo: Las Cruces Convention Center
- Lorenzo’s Italian Restaurant, Photo: fesenko/stock.adobe.com
- Rio Grande Vineyard & Winery, Photo: Rio Grande Vineyard & Winery
- The Venue Event Center, Photo: The Venue Event Center
- Cover Photo: gpointstudio/stock.adobe.com