Venue Rentals

Host your next event surrounded by the beautiful views of South Mountain!

South Mountain Environmental Education Center (SMEEC) is a hub for exploration and gathering in the Sonoran Desert. This versatile indoor/outdoor venue showcases an unforgettable backdrop of the mountain preserve and the beautiful Phoenix skyline.

The Training Center located at SMEEC is a versatile venue with space for up to 200 guests. Much more than a standard meeting room, this space can easily accommodate corporate meetings, team building, volunteer groups, receptions, lecture series and more. Fundraising walks, runs or bike rides booked through the city can reserve space for registration or post-event celebrations.

Capacity and Features
• Round table seating for 200 included
• Accommodates 200 seated | 400 reception-style
• Specialty seating and linens will require additional rentals
• Podium and microphone included; all other audio visual and rental needs can be arranged through the Phoenix Zoo’s Group Events Department

Rental facilities are not subject to the same operational hours as the Visitor Center and evening hours are available.

For more information please reach out to our Group Events department at or 602-914-4301.

Catering is available for events of all sizes by Lancer Hospitality. Click here to download our entire list of suggested caterers.