DETAILS & FAQs

Plan Your Special Event

Reservations

  • Check availability under the schedule page. 
  • Deposit: A 50% venue site fee deposit is required to reserve your date.
  • Event Insurance is required most of the time. Insurance runs between $65-$125. (Get Event Insurance Here.)
  • Cancellation Policy: Up to 90 days before the event any cancellation made will result in a $200 cancellation fee, with a returned venue deposit. Any cancellations made within 90 days or less, will result in a non-refundable venue deposit. You can reschedule anytime for another available date, but please try to avoid last-minute changes!
  • Other Events: Are you curious to know what events are scheduled in town on “your” date? Call the visitors center at 520 432 3539 or visit their website at Discover Bisbee. Please note that the calendar online is not always up to date. Best to call and ask!
  • Our Agreement: The Courtyard is responsible for providing a nice and clean functional space for the day of your event. Renters are responsible for all setup, vendors, and removal of what they brought in.
  • Weather: The Courtyard rental is rain or shine

Seating

We recommend a buffet-style, informal dinner for receptions. Otherwise, we recommend trying a mixture of formal seating and high tables.

We have a comfortable seating capacity of up to 50 guests. Sometimes parties can squeeze in a few more seats, with a max. capacity of 60 people when utilizing the high-top tables. This will require some creativity!

Outside Seating

  • 6 five-foot round tables (seats 8 guests each) allowing for chairs and passage. 
  • 3 high-top (3-4 person) tables with bar stools.

 

After dinner, feel free to break down a couple of tables so people have room to dance and mingle.

Tables & Chairs

Food & Drink

Recommendations for Catering

  • Chef Elvia Villa – Elvia’s Kitchen 
    Authentic Regional Mexican
    520 227 1781 
  • Chef Mike Donahue – Main Street Bistro – all kinds of cuisine – vegan & gluten-free etc available.
    520 249 5909 
Recommendations for Cakes and Pastries 
  • High Desert Market for Cakes
  • Patisserie Jacqui for Pastries (both sweet and savory)
  • Good Cakes for Vegan & GF Cakes 

Alcohol and Bartending: 
You provide your own beverages. Some events will require a barkeeper staff. Our Barkeeper (plus supplies) is $150 for the evening. Additional staff is available for $25/hr.  

Outdoor and Indoor Sound

  • The Courtyard has indoor and outdoor speakers, just connect your device via Bluetooth. 
  • Outdoor Live music must end by 9:30 pm (Sat 10 PM) due to the neighborhood noise ordinance.
  • Outdoor speakers can play longer at conversation volume.
  • DJ’s allowed upon approval, but no subwoofers. Must end by 9:30 pm (Sat 10 pm) especially if DJ is set up outside. 

More resources

Wedding Arch & Florals!
We have an arch available to decorate your wedding or other events. The Arch is included with the venue, at no charge. Ask us about our stocked venue decor options.

Team Clean
When having a reception, there is a team of two people that will come in the next day and make everything look spic and span again! This service is $80 – $250 and is required.

Day of Coordinator and Wedding planner

  • Eva Rupert 203 770 2447  eva@evarupert.com

 

 

Linen + Dishware Rental (and washing) 

Victoria Richards 520 243 0456

Officiant

  • LaRon Barnes 520 366 5271      
  • Victoria Richards 520 243 0456

 

Photographers

Hair                                            

  • Meco Wade 702 573 3038

 

Music
If you are looking for DJ recommendations, DJ Trix (Natalie) out of Sierra Vista is great. Her number is 520 343 3146.  Gideon in town is great too! – 512 492 2449. 

 

PA

We can provide a PA (this is professional musical equipment… microphone, speakers etc) for $75 for the day. Please note that our house speakers that connect via bluetooth are free. The PA is additional equipment.

Places to stay
Most Bisbee’s lodging is located within a short walk of The Courtyard.

  • We have The Bungalow and The Sweet Spot right behind the venue! Super fun to stay at and be close to the event.
  • We also recommend the Shady Dell vintage trailer court!
 
And! Last but not least, The Courtyard is pet friendly!