Golf course weddings and receptions at Painted Dunes Desert Golf Course

El Paso Wedding at Painted Dunes Desert Golf Course

Are you planning a wedding and looking for the perfect El Paso wedding or banquet venue to realize your vision? Painted Dunes Golf Course, situated in northeast El Paso, is the perfect southwest outdoor ceremony and reception location. Painted Dunes is one El Paso's most scenic wedding location for high end events. Many newly weds exchange their vows and celebrate their reception with friends and family in the shadows of the Franklin Mountains. In the background is a perfect wedding picture spot in front of the lake. Your guests will be seated near an impeccably-manicured putting green where spotless white chairs and a decorated arch is the ideal scene for saying, “I do.” The Pavilion wedding venue is the perfect choice for your outdoor El Paso reception site, creating the ideal scenery for your wedding dreams. String lights create a soft, romantic glow for your reception. Accommodating up to 400 guests, our all-inclusive wedding packages will meet your needs to create your dream wedding.

Venue Details

  • Total Square Footage 10,000
  • Free AV Yes
  • Ballroom Ceiling Height 14
  • Rent the Entire Space Yes
  • Maximum Indoor Seating Capacity 500
  • Outside Tented Capacity 500
  • Pre-Function Space Yes
  • Valet Parking If Needed
  • Free Parking Yes
  • All-Inslusive Packages Yes
  • Outdoor Reception Space Yes

Venue Highlights

  • Stunning wedding picture views
  • Affordable all-inclusive packages
  • Unique venue

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Meet Our Team

Arwen Lyle

Arwen Lyle
Private Events Director

Arwen joined the team at Painted Dunes Golf Course in 2015. She previously worked at a local news publication "What’s Up Weekly" and El Paso Inc. as a Marketing Coordinator where she learned how to create and execute events ranging from high-class to fun for all. She can help design your perfect wedding day. Also serving as an account representative for the paper sharpened her communication and customer service skills, which she has found to be key elements in the event sales industry. While away from work, Arwen’s idea of a perfect day involves taking a day trip to Las Cruces visiting the farmer’s market with a cup of coffee in one hand and her dog, Maggie in the other. Arwen loves working with her team at Painted Dunes, and looks forward to helping guests create more beautiful memories.

Fun Facts

My favorite musical artist or music type: I love all music.

My favorite quote or famous saying: Don't worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don't even try.

My favorite city in the world: New York

Number of years in the wedding industry: Two

I am originally from: El Paso, Texas

Favorite movie of all time: Breakfast at Tiffany's

My favorite hobby when I am not working: Anything crafty or artsy!

If I could have dinner with one famous person living or dead it would be: Nikola Tesla

No. 1 thing on my bucket list is: To see the world.

If I had a gift card with an unlimited balance I would shop at: Fifth Avenue shops and stores in NYC

My favorite part of the wedding planning process is: Watching the bride walk down the aisle.

Best advice I can give a bride: Don't stress and still remember that it is you and your fiancée's day, keep your guest in mind, but this is a day you only get once so make it what you would like it to be.

Event Spaces & Ceremony Sites

White wedding chairs sit perfectly in front of our lake, surrounded by manicured green fairways and greens. Choose between a rustic, rod-iron or wooden arch decorated with delicate flowers. Rose petals trim the isle for the beautiful bride to make her entrance. As you say "I do" the stunning mountains provide a romantic background.
Mountainous views frame the wedding arch while the couples pronounce their vows.
The perfect setting for your wedding reception, the Pavilion at Painted Dunes offers incredible views of the Franklin Mountains. The 10,000 sq. ft. room can accommodate up to 400 guests, and it features round tables with white wedding chairs and a blank canvas to create your dream wedding. This space is ideal for wedding receptions and Quinceaneras. Here at Painted Dunes, we take pride in ensuring that our guests’ satisfaction and happiness are our number one priority, paying close attention to various details of your wedding and reception.
Our restaurant can host up to 120 guests featuring rustic wooden beam ceilings. This space is ideal for anniversary parties, bridal showers, baby showers, rehearsal dinners, reunions and more. Here at Painted Dunes, we take pride in ensuring that our guest's satisfaction and happiness are our number one priority, paying close attention the details of your event's needs.
Enjoy the twilight hours in the soft glow of bistro lights, the city lights and silhouette of El Paso's Franklins Mountains provided a beautiful backdrop for all your guests. The Sacco Sunset Patio is the perfect setting for your guests to enjoy cocktail hour prior to Dinner. Directly adjacent to the Pavilion you are surrounded by majestic night sky and beautiful stars.

Wedding Reviews

The staff is so incredible. They went above and beyond to make our event perfect. I'm so happy with how the staff took car of my guest.Neddie P.

The Special Event personal are Awesome. Event turned out Terrific.David D.

I highly recommend this place. The mountains in the background are gorgeous and the man-made lake beside the ceremony is beautiful. The event coordinator Arwen was very kind and professional and answered any questions I had in a timely manner.WeddingWire User

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