5 of Albuquerque’s Best Wedding Venues

Here at Wedding Collective, we know that planning a wedding can be a daunting task. It is especially difficult when there are so many incredible vendors to choose from here in the Land of Enchantment. It is our mission to take some of the weight off those gorgeous shoulders of yours and connect you with your ideal vendor, so we’re going to do just that!

It’s no secret that finding your venue is one of the most anticipated parts of the wedding planning process. Let’s be honest, though, you’ve probably already had a few places in mind even before you got engaged. We know because we’ve been there and done that!

You might have been driving down Rio Grande and admired the gorgeous architectural features of the Hotel Albuquerque, or maybe you were exploring the foothills and found yourself entranced by the scenery of The View Event Center. No matter what, you’re ready to book that ideal spot for you and your guests to enjoy your unforgettable day.

It can be a challenge, especially during these unique times, to plan a wedding that requires you to travel. Although we love destination weddings, we also love staying close to home. There are so many fantastic venues scattered all around the state, but we want to focus solely on the city of Albuquerque and all of the hidden gems that are just a hop, skip, and a jump away. Here are just a handful of Albuquerque’s best wedding venues (in no particular order + all loved just as equally):

1. Embassy Suites Albuquerque

You’ve dreamed of your wedding day: your loved ones, the food and most importantly the memories. Cue the happy tears! Our staff is well equipped and ready to guide you through every step, providing you with the ability to have a stress-free event. Our hotel is in a prime location, just minutes away from historic Old Town and centrally located between Albuquerque Convention Center and the University of New Mexico. The Embassy Suites by Hilton Albuquerque is a one-stop wedding venue that can accommodate several different events.

You can see why this venue is considered a local wedding hotspot for romance + comfort by reading all about Adrian + Pablo’s wedding here: Simply Glowing: A Real Wedding at Embassy Suites Albuquerque

2. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

With 24,000 square feet of rental space, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is more than a museum, we’re a full-service event venue rooted in culture and tradition, with the experience and abundance of unique options to make your dream wedding a reality. We’re in a convenient location just minutes from Old Town, Downtown Albuquerque, and the Albuquerque International Sunport.

3. The Canyon Club at Four Hills

You are assured beautiful views of the lush golf course, mature trees, and surrounding area—whether for a meeting, luncheon, reception, dinner, wedding or another occasion. Our Rio Grande Ballroom accommodates up to 200 guests, including a dance floor. For cocktail style events we can also overflow into our pre-function space. The Sandia Ballroom accommodates as many as 100 guests and has the addition of a beautiful balcony outside of the room and a Grand Piano. The Club’s Poolside Pavilion is yet another option from May through October and is available for up to 200 guests. And…most recently we are now featuring our “Range” weddings with a capacity of up to 200 on our driving range.

You can see why this venue is considered a local wedding hotspot for charm + elegance by reading all about this styled wedding here: Simply Sweet Summer Styled Shoot

4. Hyatt Regency ABQ

Design your dream wedding at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque. With breathtaking views of the beautiful Sandia mountains, the Hyatt is located in the heart of downtown across from Civic Plaza. We are located only minutes away from the Albuquerque International Sunport, restaurants, nightlife, and shopping. Our convenient location gives your guests the best entertainment options in Albuquerque during your entire wedding weekend. Our brand new wedding ceremony space is simplistic, modern, and elegant – a perfect canvas for you to put your unique touch on in this beautiful venue.

You can see why this venue is considered a local wedding hotspot for fun + beauty by reading all about this styled wedding here: Dennis + Michelle’s Real Wedding

5. Albuquerque Sheraton Uptown

If you’re after the wedding of your dreams, it’s a pretty simple choice. Come and host your celebration here, in our Grand Ballroom! With nearly 8,000 sq ft. of pure elegance, the wonderfully dramatic space is the perfect setting for a wedding of any size. Modern, memorable, and marvelous, the Grand Ballroom can comfortably accommodate up to 420 of your guests and loved ones. Our Roxy and Baldwin Ballrooms have less space for more intimate celebrations, but are nevertheless just as magnificent and elegant! 

If you like what you see but want even more venue inspiration, you can see more venues here!

9 of Albuquerque’s Best Hotels & Resorts

With record-breaking visitors to our city every year, it’s no surprise that we have some of the most beautiful and classy hotels and resorts in the country. Between the beloved Balloon Fiesta in October and incredible weather during the Spring and Summer, an Albuquerque wedding is bound to be on the wishlist for many couples. Whether you are planning a destination wedding here in the Land of Enchantment or simply inviting your friends and family from out of state, you’re going to need a welcoming place to house you and your guests – and we know just exactly how to make everyone feel right at home!

The Perfect Wedding Guide team is very familiar with the hotels in this city because we work closely with them to curate and host wedding shows and events all throughout the year. Without fail, they always know how to make guests feel like their top priority while incorporating the New Mexican culture and landscape. This is why we trust these hospitality professionals with all of our hearts and we know that you will too upon seeing what they have to offer.

Book a night for your wedding party in the heart of downtown at the Hotel Andaluz for outstanding city views or, if you want to experience the outskirts of town, stay at the Isleta Resort & Casino for pure relaxation. These wedding hospitality professionals know how to make the bride and groom feel ready for their big day, while also ensuring the happiness and comfortability of their loved ones.

If you are looking for a place for your parents, grandparents, siblings, cousins, and/or best friends to stay during your Albuquerque wedding, or even just want to find the perfect ceremony or reception venue, we have collected some of the best hotels and resorts in all parts of the city, from the North to the South! Let’s check them out…

1. Albuquerque Marriott 

2. Embassy Suites Albuquerque

Photographic Perspectives

3. Hotel Andaluz

Matt Blasing Photography

4. Hyatt Regency Albuquerque

5. Isleta Resort & Casino

Photographic Perspectives

6. Marriott Pyramid North

7. Sandia Resort & Casino

Matt Blasing Photography

8. Sheraton Uptown

Blue Rose Studio
Photographic Perspectives

9. Route 66 Casino Hotel

Wicked Wedding Show January 16th!

Wicked Wedding Show

This year’s Wicked Wedding Show is right around the corner!

Friday, January 16th, 2015


Sheraton Uptown Hotel

Celebrate 1950’s Glamour at the Sheraton Uptown Hotel while
enjoying sparkling champagne & lavish hors d’ oeuvres. Meet
with premier vendors and discover new trends in weddings all in
Albuquerque’s most luxurious ballroom.
Free for Bride & 1 Guest. Additional Guests $5 at the door

Click here to register!

For more wedding shows and events, please visit The Perfect Wedding Guide.

{Wedding Veteran}Sheraton Uptown

Sheraton Uptown

Sheraton Uptown


2600 Louisiana Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110

Our Spring/Summer issue of the Albuquerque & Santa Fe Perfect Wedding Guide is now available! View the new issue at The Perfect Wedding Guide.


Jewels of Sheraton Wedding Show-September 15th, 2013

Jewels of Sheraton flyer

Hello brides to be!  If you still need to check some items off of your wedding to do list then you are in luck.

Come visit the Sheraton Uptown where they have opened their ballroom doors to cultural elegance…

Sheraton Uptown has hosted an array of Indian, Muslim, Afghan, Persian, Arabic, and Greek Weddings and invite you to come see how diverse their luxurious ballroom can be for your celebrations.  Meet premier wedding vendors while viewing the exceptional opportunities in Indian food samplings and decor.

Sunday, September 15, 2013


RSVP by simply registering online today at PerfectWeddingGuide.com.  This event is free for the bride and two guests.

All other guests pay $5 each at the door.

We look forward to meeting you!

Sheraton Uptown
2600 Louisiana Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110

The Wedding Connection

Experience the Sheraton Uptown Albuquerque Hotel while you enjoy complimentary champagne and hors d’ oeuvres, meet with New Mexico’s premier vendors, and view new trends in weddings.  This cocktail event will take place from 6pm-8pm at the Sheraton Uptown.

See below flyer for more information.

July 2009 Albuquerque Wedding Guild at Sheraton Uptown

Last Wednesday we had a wonderful wedding guild luncheon with fellow industry leaders. We hosted the event at Sheraton Uptown and over 50 wedding businesses attended. In addition, we invited local brides to come and share with us their wedding planning experiences. What a great way to network, share wedding experiences, and find out from local brides how we can improve our services to our clients.

A special thanks to the following:

Classic Party Rentals– Provided us with linens and chairs
Sandi Ludescher
– Provided us with her beautiful harp music
Sheraton Uptown
– Provided us with the venue, food and centerpieces
Fizelwink Photography
– Provided photography
A Personalized Affair
– Provided us with all the beautiful centerpieces
E Designs Confection Buffet– Brought the chocolate box samples

All photos courtesy of Fizelwink Photography





A special thanks to all the businesses that brought gifts for the brides.  They include:

ABC Cake Shop
Albuquerque Florist
Awakened Weddings
Buca di Beppo
Cities of Gold
Consuelo Pineda Photography
E Designs Confection Buffet
Elva Marie’s Fine Paper
Just Wanna Dance
Lizelle Travel
Lose Weight, Feel Great
Perfect Image
Rio Sandia Morgans Carriage Service
Sandi Ludescher, Ya Gotta Have Harp
Sandia Casino
Sonya Cogan Photography


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