JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

5350 East Marriott Drive, Phoenix, Arizona 85054 USA
+1 480-293-5000

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Meetings & Events


Set on 316 spectacular acres in the Sonoran Desert, this award-winning Phoenix, Arizona spa and golf resort offers breathtaking views and venues. Skilled meeting planners, noted cuisine and spacious modern spaces ensure an unforgettable event.

  • 29

    Event Rooms

  • 241,106 sq ft

    Total Event Space

  • 4,000

    Capacity Largest Space

  • 60

    Maximum Breakout Rooms

Ballroom Foyer

Exceptional Meeting Venues


Meeting Services


Catering

Our innovative, detail-oriented catering team offers you hundreds of options-from fresh organic fare to Southwestern, Tuscan and Asian cuisine. Breakfast, coffee breaks, receptions, lunch and dinner are designed to delight the eyes as well as the palette. Choose from formal dining to sumptuous buffets, plus á la carte temptations from freshly baked favorites to multi-grain snacks.

Equipment and Services

We offer an extensive list of equipment and business services to help you host a successful event.
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Contact Us

We look forward to working with you on making your event one to remember.
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Directions & Parking

Located in the Sonoran Desert where Northeast Phoenix meets Scottsdale, we are just 20 minutes north of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
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Staff Profiles

Our skilled associates believe a superb guest experience is built one encounter at a time. Work with dedicated event planners who specialize in creative design and efficient management of every detail for you from start to finish.
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About This Venue

  • Inspire your colleagues in the modern, intuitively designed meeting spaces at our resort in Phoenix

  • State-of-the-art conference facilities include the city's three largest ballrooms and two boardrooms

  • Organize a small seminar in one of our more intimate venues, or a grand gathering for up to 4,000

  • All of our meeting spaces feature high-speed internet access and cutting-edge audiovisual facilities

  • Energize your guests with culinary options ranging from coffee breaks to multi-course sit-down meals

  • Post-conference, you can relax at our hotel spa, play a round of golf or explore North Phoenix

Plan an Inspired Event

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See What's Possible.

Search our event ideas online with inspiring event photos, tips and layouts - specific to this hotel.

Attendee Booking Tools

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We can provide you with a unique complimentary Reservation Link that makes it easy for your guests to reserve their rooms.

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  • Embed in a website
  • Personalized with your group name, event dates, hotel, and special rates
  • Displayed in multiple languages on Marriott domains worldwide

Manage Your Event with Ease

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Keep Your Event in Hand.

Manage event details, make real-time requests and connect with our staff - from the palm of your hand.

Group Lists

If you have a list of your guests, we can make reservations for all of them.

Rooming Lists

We can send you a report showing which of your guests have reserved rooms and when they plan to arrive.

Mobile Check-In

Guests can check in before their stay, receive instant alerts when their room is ready and check out by skipping the front desk.

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Equipment and Services

Meeting Equipment

AV equipment

PA system portable

Polling devices

Stage: portable

TV

TV production service provider

Meeting Services

AV technician

Carpenter

Copy service

Decorator

Electrician

Laborer

Locksmith

Photographer

Security guard

Videoconferencing

Business Equipment

Computers

Printers

Business Services

Copy service

Fax service

Full-service business center

Messenger service

Notary public

On-site Business Center is Staffed

Overnight delivery/pickup

Post/parcel

Secretarial service

High-speed Internet access

Meeting rooms: Wired, Wireless

Catering

Afternoon Break

Coffee Break

Dinner

Lunch

Reception

Capacity

Floor Plans

Capacity Chart

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  • The Grand Canyon Ballroom
  • 258x128x23
  • 33,218
  • 3000
  • 1900
  •  
  •  
  • 4000
  • 2200
  • Grand Canyon Salons 1-5 and 9-13 (each)
  • 38x25x21
  • 991
  • 100
  • 56
  • 25
  • 35
  • 100
  • 60
  • Grand Canyon Salon 6, 7, 8 (each)
  • 60x128x24
  • 7,768
  • 600
  • 450
  • 50
  • 50
  • 700
  • 550
  • Grand Canyon Salons 1-5 (Combined)
  • 128x38x21
  • 4,957
  • 500
  • 300
  • 50
  • 50
  • 550
  • 330
  • Grand Canyon Salons 9-13 (Combined)
  • 128x38x21
  • 4,957
  • 500
  • 300
  • 50
  • 50
  • 550
  • 330
  • The Grand Canyon Foyer
  • 285x33x17
  • 9,405
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • 500
  •  
  • The Grand Sonoran Ballroom
  • 228x114x24
  • 25,992
  • 2500
  • 1400
  •  
  •  
  • 2900
  • 1800
  • Grand Sonoran Salons A-D and H-K (each)
  • 39x28x21
  • 1,112
  • 110
  • 56
  • 25
  • 35
  • 100
  • 60
  • Grand Sonoran Salons E, F, G (each)
  • 50x114x24
  • 5,700
  • 550
  • 300
  • 50
  • 50
  • 600
  • 400
  • Grand Sonoran Salons A-D (Combined)
  • 39x114x21
  • 4,446
  • 450
  • 250
  • 50
  • 50
  • 450
  • 300
  • Grand Sonoran Salons H-K (Combined)
  • 39x114x21
  • 4,446
  • 450
  • 250
  • 50
  • 50
  • 450
  • 300
  • The Grand Sonoran Foyer
  • 228x33x17
  • 7,524
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • 500
  •  
  • Grand Saguaro Ballroom
  • 222x110x21
  • 24,420
  • 2350
  • 1400
  •  
  •  
  • 2750
  • 1700
  • Grand Saguaro Salon North
  • 74x110x21
  • 8,140
  • 800
  • 450
  •  
  •  
  • 750
  • 540
  • Grand Saguaro Salon South
  • 74x110x21
  • 8,140
  • 800
  • 450
  •  
  •  
  • 750
  • 540
  • Grand Saguaro Salon East and Salon West (each)
  • 74x55x21
  • 4,070
  • 420
  • 230
  •  
  •  
  • 400
  • 280
  • Grand Saguaro Salons East and West (combined)
  • 110x74x17
  • 8,140
  • 760
  • 420
  •  
  •  
  • 750
  • 540
  • Grand Saguaro Salons North and South (combined)
  • 110x148x17
  • 16,280
  • 1700
  • 1000
  •  
  •  
  • 1200
  • 1170
  • Grand Saguaro Foyer
  • 248x32x17
  • 7,936
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • 500
  •  
  • Grand Saguaro Office
  • 0x0x0
  • 294
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Wildflower Ballroom
  • 51x105x17
  • 5,356
  • 540
  • 300
  • 50
  • 50
  • 550
  • 360
  • Wildflower A and C (each)
  • 51x33x17
  • 1,717
  • 125
  • 85
  • 30
  • 40
  • 150
  • 120
  • Wildflower B
  • 37x51x17
  • 1,922
  • 175
  • 110
  • 30
  • 45
  • 175
  • 120
  • Wildflower Foyer
  • 104x17x20
  • 1,777
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • 150
  •  
  • Pinnacle Peak 1
  • 49x27x10
  • 1,335
  • 120
  • 75
  • 36
  • 36
  • 110
  • 80
  • Pinnacle Peak 2
  • 49x27x10
  • 1,335
  • 120
  • 75
  • 36
  • 36
  • 110
  • 80
  • Pinnacle Peak 3
  • 49x27x10
  • 1,335
  • 120
  • 75
  • 36
  • 36
  • 110
  • 80
  • President's Boardroom
  • 27x27x11
  • 729
  • 50
  • 32
  • 20
  • 20
  • 50
  • 40
  • Chairman's Boardroom
  • 27x27x11
  • 729
  • 50
  • 32
  • 20
  • 20
  • 50
  • 40
  • Desert Conference Suites 1-8
  • 41x28x11
  • 1,038
  • 60
  • 48
  • 30
  • 36
  • 100
  • 60
  • Desert Conference Suites 3-5 or 4-6 (combined)
  • 82x25x11
  • 2,050
  • 140
  • 90
  • 60
  • 66
  • 200
  • 140
  • Registration Desk East
  • 16.5x2.7x3.9
  • 63.7
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Registration Desk North
  • 22x2.7x3.9
  • 86.2
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Registration Desk South
  • 18.5x2.7x3.9
  • 72.8
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Ballroom Lawn
  • 0x0x0
  • 19,110
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • 1800
  • 1000
  • Desert Botanical Garden
  • 0x0x0
  • 6,400
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • 150
  • 100
  • Sunset Terrace
  • 0x0x0
  • 2,000
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • 225
  • 180
  • Tierra Madre
  • 0x0x0
  • 20,000
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • 2150
  • 1200
  • Sage Court
  • 0x0x0
  • 10,000
  • 300
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • 500
  • 350
  • Isle of Capri
  • 0x0x0
  • 4,180
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • 200
  • 125
  • Isla del Sol
  • 0x0x0
  • 4,300
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • 150
  • 100
  • Desert Kivas
  • 0x0x0
  • 25,000
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • 900
  • 700
  • Clubhouse Green
  • 0x0x0
  • 2,304
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • 250
  • 180
  • The Wildflower Terrace
  • 0x0x0
  • 2,700
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • 200
  • 120
  • Sunset Lawn
  • 0x0x0
  • 17,000
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • 1000
  • 700

Room Set-Up Examples

Setup Example

Banquet

Generally used for meals and sessions involving small group discussions. A five foot round table seats eight people comfortably. A six foot round table seats 10 people comfortably.

Setup Example

Theater

Appropriate for large sessions and short lectures that do not require extensive note-taking. This is a convenient setup to use before breaking into discussion or role-playing groups because chairs can be moved.

Setup Example

E-shape, U-shape and T-shape

Appropriate for groups of fewer than 40 people. These are best for interaction with a leader seated at the head of the setup. Audiovisual is usually best set up at the open end of the seating.

Setup Example

Schoolroom or Classroom

The most desirable setup for medium to large-size lectures. Requires a relatively large room. Tables provide attendees with space for spreading out materials and taking notes.

Setup Example

Ovals and Rounds

Generally used for meals and sessions involving small group discussions. A five foot round table seats eight people comfortably. A six foot round table seats 10 people comfortably.

Setup Example

Reception

Stand-up social function where beverages and light foods are served. Foods may be presented on small buffet tables or passed by servers. May precede a meal function.

Setup Example

Conference and Hollow Square

Appropriate for interactive discussions and note-taking sessions for fewer than 25 people. Many hotels have elegant "boardrooms" for 10 to 20 people, equipped with full audiovisual capabilities, a writing board, cork board and a flip chart.

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