The 25 + Most Popular Albuquerque Wedding Venues

A groom is kissing his bride during their destination wedding Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm

Updated 2/4/2021

Keep in mind that many of these venues are temporarily closed or limiting guests due to Covid-19. The good news is the vaccines are out and being distributed. I’m fortunate enough to be a nurse as well as a wedding photographer so I got in early on the vaccine and just celebrated full vaccination with the Phizer vaccine yesterday! So if any couples from Albuquerque are looking for a fully vaccinated wedding photographer, I’m ready to go!

Here is a list of venues in Albuquerque, New Mexico. If you search for “Albuquerque wedding venues” you’ll find many lists that include venues outside of Albuquerque. My goal here is to give you accurate results. The following venues are all actually Albuquerque wedding venues. I’ll be building other lists specific to Santa Fe and other areas outside Albuquerque soon.

I’ve shot at almost every venue in Albuquerque. If one is missing that you’d like to see, please leave a comment. I’ll be updating this with example images, blog posts, or galleries from each venue.

If you have any questions or want to know my thoughts on a particular venue, please contact me.

My husband and I live in NYC but are both from the West Coast originally. When we started planning, we switched cities THREE times before landing on Santa Fe, NM. Each time we changed cities, we went through the painstaking job of finding a photographer so, needless to say, I’d been through A LOT of websites. We were absolutely thrilled to come across Gabe’s work. He responded very quickly to our email requesting time to chat on the phone to see if we’d be a match. We ended up chatting for more than an hour and a half! He was just such a lovely guy and so easy to talk to; we vibed immediately and he was totally on board with our vision. Being that we’re so far away, we never met until the day he showed up to the venue but it was as if no time had passed. He was exactly as I expected. He was warm and funny and kind. He was a total professional and captured our day BEAUTIFULLY. We cannot thank him enough for these stunning photos that we will cherish for all the years to come!!

What are the Best Indoor Wedding Venues?

  1. Hotel Albuquerque
    The weather in Albuquerque is gorgeous most of the year but in the fall and winter you’d do better to head indoors. Hotel Albuquerque has a beautiful, non-denominational chapel, San Isidro De Capilla. It can hold up to 150 guests!

  2. The Rail Yards
    If you’re looking for an indoor Albuquerque wedding venue that can handle a large wedding, the Rail Yards are your answer. I love spaces that are converted and repurposed. The Rail Yards have a unique old industrial look that provides an almost cathedral like atmosphere.

  3. Hotel Andaluz
    The lobby in Hotel Andaluz can be converted to a beautiful indoor wedding venue. The ceremony area is flanked with traditional Spanish arches and wood ceilings.

  4. Hyatt Regency Albuqueruqe
    The Hyatt Regency in downtown Albuquerque has a newer indoor ceremony space with a more modern aesthetic. The combination of the accent lighting, natural window light, and lighter interior make for good photos too!

  5. UNM Alumni Chapel + Student Union Ballroom
    The first wedding I ever photographed was at the UNM Alumni Chapel. It’s a beautiful traditional Spanish chapel with adobe walls. This chapel does require that you be a full time UNM student, a graduate of UNM, faculty, or staff but eligibility also extends to immediate family. There’s also a ballroom in the student union building for receptions.

  6. Sandia Resort and Casino
    Although they use it for banquets, Sandia does have the ability to convert their reception space for ceremonies.

  7. Isleta Casino & Resort
    Isleta has 2 indoor options. There’s the Jar Spa where your guests can witness your wedding around a water fall and it fits up to 150 guests. If you’re looking to go a little bigger they also have the Seminar Room that can fit 120 to 200 guests.

  8. Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North
    The options at Marriott Pyramid are too numerous to list here. They have a lot of rooms for every indoor wedding size you can imagine. Click the link to find a comprehensive list of venues and sizes.

  9. Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum
    The Balloon Museum is another great indoor option if you’re getting married in Albuquerque during the cold season and you don’t want to freeze your guests! It’s super unique because you’re surrounded by balloon history. If your blood runs pure green (and you know what I mean) this is where you start your marriage! 

Outdoor Wedding Venues

  1. Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm
    Los Poblanos has to be the most sought after wedding venue in Albuquerque, maybe even New Mexico. The property is big and beautiful and 100% authentic. It’s a farm, farm to table restaurant, B&B, and so much more! From a wedding photographers point of view, Los Poblanos is Shangri-La! Side note, we ran into Tina Fey there!

  2. Hotel Albuquerque
    I mentioned hotel ABQ in the indoor venues section but they also have the Pavilion and Garden Wedding Chapel which from a wedding photographer’s perspective is really good for a hotel!

  3. Red Horse Vineyard Bed & Breakfast
    Okay, I’m a little extra excited about this one because it’s a gem and not a lot of people know about it! You can’t really see the potential from the website but if you have a small to medium size wedding and you book this venue, I can guarantee some gorgeous rustic wedding photos. The big venue is a field out back with these gigantic trees facing west. The sun sets behind them and everything turns gold. If you time it right (ceremony near sunset followed by couples session at sunset, it’s magic!

  4. Nature Point
    Nature point is up in the Sandia Mountains, about a 20 minute drive outside Albuquerque. My experience there has only been positive. They have built in wedding coordination and a staff that handles a lot of the set up and tear down.

  5. Paa-ko Ridge Gold Club
    Paa-ko ridge is another venue that sits on the east side of the Sandia Mountains. It’s about 30 minutes outside the city. Although their ceremony space is outdoors, their reception space is covered.

  6. Hotel Chaco
    The Terace Suite at Hotel Chaco is the perfect place for a wedding if your guests number 100 and under. It’s panoramic view of the city and mountains are a beautiful backdrop for pictures too.

  7. Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa
    If the views and luxurious amenities at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa aren’t enough, the 29,000 square feet of elegant indoor ballrooms and 25,000 square feet of outdoor venues are perfect for your larger wedding.

  8. Hotel Parq Central
    Hotel Parq Central has a modern is a great down town ABQ location if your wedding guests number in the 60-65 range. Their ceremony space is outside in the courtyard. It’s a beautiful building and a great pick for a small wedding.

  9. Old Town Farm
    Old Town Farm is the venue with the big red barn. It’s West of Rio Grande, south of I-40, and it’s a beautiful area for an Albuquerque wedding. I love that part of town. You can really relax and enjoy your wedding there.

  10. Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum
    The Balloon Museum wins another mention here because they have outdoor wedding options too. That balloon field looks amazing at sunset!

  11. Event Center at Balloon Fiesta Park
    The Balloon Museum isn’t your only option if you want to be married at Balloon Fiesta Park. The Event Center at Balloon Fiesta Park has a large patio upstairs that overlooks the park and has a gorgeous view of the Sandia Mountains. It’s perfect for a ceremony or reception. There’s also a ground floor venue if you want to be closer to the grass.

  12. Isleta Casino & Resort
    Isleta gets another mention here because they also have two outdoor options, the Go-Wa (Tiwa For Evergreen) which is an outdoor covered area to shade you and your guests, and the Golf Club which is fully in the sun so if you use this option I would suggest scheduling your ceremony closer to sunset.

  13. Southwest Event Center
    This venue is pure country! Get your boots and hats out! It has mountain views, dessert views, and it’s a picture when the sun sets. You have to be done by 11:30pm at this venue so plan accordingly.

  14. Girlie Bird & CO
    Girlie Bird & Co specializes in family weekend weddings and it’s perfect for intimate weddings. They can accommodate up to 40 wedding guests. They have two venue options, the Emerald Pond and the Little Glass Chapel.

Winery Wedding Venues in Albuquerque

  1. Casa Rondena Winery
    If you want your wedding at a winery, Casa Rondena is in Albuquerque’s North Valley. This is a full on winery with a Great Hall, Rotunda, and the 1629 club. There’s also the wine room with the large wine barrels, casks, and winemaking equipment. These are some amazing locations for bride and groom portraits too! Plus if it’s hot, which it usually is in New Mexico, the barrel room makes for a cool relief from the heat.

Inexpensive or free Wedding Venues in Albuquerque

  1. Elena Gallegos Open Space
    Elena Gallegos Open Space at sunset is the perfect small, inexpensive wedding venue. It’s not obvious from their website but you’re going to want to book the Double Shelter Reservation area to get that beautiful ampitheater that faces south.

  2. Albuquerque Botanical Garden
    The vine covered pavilion at the Albuquerque Botanical Gardens looks amazing and any wedding photos around that area are going to look amazing as well! There are also some really great spots for newlywed photos in and around the ceremony garden.

  3. Bottger Mansion
    Bottger Mansion fits small weddings with 10-12 people.

Other wedding venues in Albuquerque

  1. Koinonia Gardens
  2. El Nido Farm
  3. Courtyard Marriott
  4. Gertrude Zachary Castle
  5. El Pinto Restaurant

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