Originally built by the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company as a gathering place in 1918, The Wigwam has remained a cornerstone of the West Valley since its founding as a resort in 1929. Today, the resort is situated on 440 acres of lush desert grounds offering 331 authentic Southwestern-style accommodations with luxury spacious casitas. Amenities include three pools with adult and family areas, two waterslides, four dining experiences, three 18-hole championship golf courses, including two courses designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones, Sr., nine lighted tennis courts, the 26,000-square-foot LeMonds – Aveda Salon and Spa and 100,000 combined square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space.
Hosting an event at The Wigwam delivers every modern business convenience, with high-speed wireless Internet access throughout the property and state-of-the-art A/V services. The resort's professional team ensures smooth planning and execution of each and every detail, including curated team-building activities, while The Wigwam's culinary experts treat guests to a wide range of menus featuring locally renowned farm-to-table cuisine. Read below for just a few of The Wigwam's unique spaces.
As the largest event space, the Wigwam Ballroom provides versatility in its ability to divide into seven separate venues at a time. Features such as a nearby built-in registration desk, adjacent men's and women's bathrooms, and spacious foyers add to the Wigwam Ballroom's appeal.
The Mohave Ballroom is contemporary yet aligned with the historical character of The Wigwam. The space features beautiful lantern chandeliers, coordinating wall sconces and colorful carpet. Mohave can be divided into two sections via an airwall, creating flexible overall space. Built with technology in mind, Mohave includes an electronically controlled lighting system as well as a state-of-the-art house sound system.
One of two junior ballrooms within the resort, the Sachem Hall Ballroom is quite unique in that it contains a built-in stage measuring 37 feet in height, 39-foot-5-inches in width, and 20-foot-7-inches deep. This feature is most useful for entertainment needs, keynote speakers and rear-screen projection requirements.
The Kiva and Sahuaro rooms provide flexibility in their capacity to open up as one 2016-square-foot room or separate into three 672-square-foot rooms. The space is ideal for small breakout meetings, conference office and storage room needs and quaint, intimate meal settings.
With the views of orchards right outside, the small Orchard Room provides a unique and charming atmosphere for quick meets for up to a dozen attendees.
The Arizona Room is a non-traditional, versatile space that can be utilized for both meetings and social events. As a stand-alone room set apart from the Conference Center, Arizona Room is warm and inviting with Southwest decor and curtained windows overlooking a beautiful ceremony garden.
Outdoor Event Lawns
The Wigwam lawn and patio are located to the west of the resort's lobby and an ideal location for welcome events such as receptions and dinners due to its central location. To the west side of the terrace is a lovely garden fountain and along its perimeter lie rose bushes and other flowering plants.
The 12,000-square-foot Front Lawn is located directly within the entrance gates of the resort. Due to its size and versatility, it is ideal space for large outdoor group needs such as team building events. The Front Lawn is attractively lined with indigenous citrus trees and flowering desert plants.
Surrounded by palm trees and a rose garden, the Garden Lawn makes for scenic outdoor events for up to 200 people.
Gardens, Pools & Terraces
The intimate Trellis Garden is The Wigwam's newest event space for receptions of up to 300 guests and is surrounded by lush landscaping and fragrant citrus trees.
Give an added layer of exclusivity to poolside parties and casual get-togethers at the Oasis Pool Lawn & Patio. Close proximity to the other-worldly ambience of the Oasis Pool and access to the Poolside Bar makes this event space spectacular.
The outdoor location adjacent to Sachem Hall and Aztec salons, Sachem Terrace is ideal for banquet receptions prior to moving indoors for dinner service as well as wedding ceremonies, or conference breakfasts and luncheons. Overlooking the resort's beautiful front lawn and citrus trees, the terrace is the most convenient outdoor location to the conference center. It is lined with palm trees and flowering plants, adding to the terrace's appeal.