You most likely spent over half of your life working. You may not even remember your life before the time you were working. However, now it is time to start a new chapter in your life and leave behind the work-life for the retired life.

This move is a big deal and should be celebrated. Before you can get your retirement invitations sent out, you will need to get a venue booked, so your guest knows where to go. So, where is the best place to throw a retirement party in the Phoenix area? We have five beautiful venues that are sure to be a hit for your family and friends to shower you with retirement wishes.

McCormick Ranch

The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch has stunning indoor as well as outdoor spaces that can accommodate groups from as small as eight to 800. So no matter the size of your retirement party, they can accommodate you. They offer complete catered menus as well as have a variety of AV options so you can still show your slideshow or give you speech without a problem.

Sanctuary Camelback Mountain

Nestled in the shadows of the red rock landscape of Camelback Mountain gives you an elegant backdrop with well curate gardens and pools. You are sure to fall in love with this location. Just like McCormick Ranch, Camelback offers multiple indoor and outdoor event spaces that range in size from accommodating groups of 12 up to 250. You also have access to world-class catering and AV capabilities that will take your retirement party to the next level.

The Phoenix Zoo

I know when you think of elegant event location, you might not think of a Zoo, but the Phoenix Zoo takes that notion and ultimately destroys it with 15 unique and stylish event spaces that include indoor and outdoor spaces. So if you are looking for something a little more unique and fun, the Phoenix Zoo might be the location for you. If you are looking for something a little more private and intimate, the zoo might not be the location for you as the smallest event space is 50. The downside of the zoo compared to either Camelback or McCormick Ranch is your catering choices will be a little more limited, and depending on the chosen venue on the property, you may not be able to do as much with AV equipment.

El Chorro

The El Chorro is perfect for giving your guest the authentic Arizona southwest experience with everything from the western-themed decor to the authentic organic cuisine. With eight venue locations on-site, you can have a party as small as 35 up to 200. Choose from indoor or outdoor spots depending on the time of year and what fits the retiree’s style best. No matter what you choose, you are sure to be impressed with this gorgeous location.

Wrigley Mansion

With an award-winning view of the valley below, you are sure to fall in love with this stunning venue. The benefit to the Wrigley Mansion is you have a party as small or as large as you would like. Find space for ten up to 1500. Yes, that is correct; 1500 people can be accommodated at this spectacular venue. Choose from a fantastic catering menu to ensure you have the right meal to make just about anyone happy.

No matter the venue you decide to choose, you will not be disappointed in any of these options. Neither will your guests; All five venues are sure to make the perfect location for your retirement party. So get those party invitations sent out and let the party begin.