The Sonoran Desert Inn and Conference Center can accommodate groups from 10 to 250, with space for up to 60 overnight guests. Click here to see the kinds of past events we’ve hosted, and fun things coming up! We are perfect for a wide variety of gatherings including:

  • Conferences

  • Meetings

  • Retreats

  • Family reunions

  • Desert getaway weekends with friends

  • Residencies for artists and desert scholars - click here for information for artists

  • Weddings - visit our Wedding Gallery!

We have multiple workshop, performances and event spaces, ranging from restored mid-century classrooms to a spacious historic school auditorium. These can be set-up in a variety of configurations for classes, lectures, performances, or parties. Our courtyard is perfect for outdoor dining, games, and campfire gatherings.

 Click here for a description of our event spaces and rental rates 

In addition, we have a full commercial kitchen, a courtyard housing an urban farm and chicken coop, a clay studio, woodworking shop, gardens, and ample outdoor workspace.  

We can cater up to three meals a day for groups at an average cost of $55/person/day (breakfast, lunch and dinner), as well as provide coffee service, snacks, and s'mores baskets for evening campfires. You'll stay well-fed with our amazing local chefs who can design a menu to suit any budget or vibe. They specialize in Southwestern, Northern Mexican, and Tohono O'odham Native American cuisines, but can create a menu in any style you choose.  

We also offer authentic cultural, artistic, culinary, and outdoor adventures for individuals and groups. Examples include mountain biking on the Ajo Scenic Loop, hands-on art workshops, guided hikes at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, and walking/golf cart tours of Ajo’s historic district, gardens, and public art. See our sample itineraries for some ideas of the special programming we can create for your group.

Please contact us at to inquire about events and special group pricing. Our staff is eager to work with you to design a customized Sonoran Desert experience for you and your party.