Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town

Albuquerque, NM

Capacity: 300+ | WEBSITE | PHONE

About this Vendor

On-site Southwestern Wedding Chapel & Best Venues

With more than 62,000 square feet of event space, including two grand ballrooms, we offer an unforgettable backdrop for your most important day. The centerpiece is our 19th-century style non-denominational chapel which seats 156 wedding guests under a soaring vaulted beam ceiling, the San Isidro de Capilla.

Amenities + Details

  • Handicap Accessible

  • Liability Insurance

  • On-Site Accommodations

  • Indoor

  • Reception Area

For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.

Price Range

$$$ – Moderate

Venue Capacity



Ballroom, Historic Venue, Hotel, Restaurant, Tented

Wedding Categories

Food + Catering, Planning

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Contact Info

800 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, Albuquerque, NM (505) 843-6300

Hotel ABQ

Reviewed on 10/28/2014 Vieng B

Liz Robinson is phenomenal! Hotel Abq was a great venue for our small, intimate wedding of ~60 guests. We used the outside pavillion in early October for the ceremony and the fireplace room for our reception and it was the perfect size. Liz made sure all the details were perfect... Read More so that everyone could enjoy themselves during our ceremony. The food at the reception was delicious. We would highly recommend this location for anyone seeking a hotel venue.

Hotel Albuquerque

Reviewed on 7/21/2011 Samantha S

It was hands down the best place in Albuquerque to have a wedding. The hotel is beautiful, the outside garderns incredible and the wedding chapel romantic. The food was delicious and the service impeccable!

Reviewed on 3/14/2018 Larissa W

We used Hotel Albuquerque this past December for our "Sweets and Drinks" reception following our ceremony at my family's church. All the food was delicious the ballroom was the perfect size for our ~100 guests, and all the staff was kind and considerate. They even helped us... Read More locate a platter that went missing; it had to be returned to a vendor! Overall a great experience, just turned out to be a bit pricier than we wanted, but ended up being well worth it. We and our guests had a wonderful time!

Reviewed on 1/19/2018 Analise L

Hotel Albuquerque provides a beautiful venue for your wedding, however you must be prepared for severe customer service issues such not responding to your calls/emails, misplacing your tasting dates, inability to provide financial accounting and most importantly misappropriating... Read More your personal items with no hotel/management accountability. I booked my wedding at Hotel ABQ 1 year in advance. I should have anticipated problems after the innumerable voice mails and e-mails to even discuss booking the venue. During the year leading up to my wedding, voice/e-mails were unanswered, deadlines were missed, financial accounting did not occur and multiple phone calls/e-mails were required to get a response for any questions. The wedding event planner is inattentive, uninterested and does not follow through. She even shared her dislike of weddings/rehearsals in the chapel where my guests were sitting during our rehearsal. I provided specialty beverages for my wedding after consultation with the wedding planner. I was assured that the hotel staff could manage this. Beverages were ordered with the understanding that there would be overage and that it was to be returned to me after the wedding. In spite of requesting a return of the unused beverages immediately after the wedding, and multiple phone calls following the wedding, I was informed that my specialty beverages were used by the hotel staff for other events at the hotel. Hotel management did nothing to replace/refund or acknowledge the theft of my property. Please don’t use the Garduno’s restaurant in the hotel for your rehearsal dinner. The food and service are terribly disappointing. Select another venue for your dinner you will be very dissatisfied. My wedding day was the only thing that was perfect. The team worked very hard on that day to ensure that everything went well. Proceed with caution and low expectations if you decide to have your wedding at Hotel Albuquerque.

Reviewed on 10/22/2017 Maggie H

Everything was perfect! Beth and her wedding team really helped my husband and I create the perfect wedding. Everything went very smoothly and it was beautiful! The food was excellent as well! (If you book here, try to book the Franciscan ballroom!)

Reviewed on 7/14/2016

As the mother of the groom and clueless about how to plan a wedding in eight weeks for two professional people, I am eternally grateful to Beth Schelling at Hotel Albuquerque. I am experienced in planning and attending many banquets through the years. But I have never... Read More encountered a more professional coordinator. Beth is innovative, helpful, unflappable..a true professional. We had guests with special dietary restrictions, vegans, and children. Her response to every request was "no problem, we'll take care of it." I cannot give her enough praise. Also, the entire staff at Hotel Albuquerque was amazing. They were polite, friendly and helpful. Well done.

Amazing Venue!

Reviewed on 12/09/2015 Rebecca W

We had our ceremony on Nov 14 outside in the Pavilion and our reception in the Franciscan Ballroom. Liz Robinson was so responsive and helpful throughout the whole planning process. Once the wedding weekend arrived, Hotel Albuquerque took care of every last detail! Everyone was... Read More so professional and made sure everything was exactly how we envisioned it. Almost all of our guests were from out of town and they had nothing but great things to say about the hotel. Not only was the venue great, the pricing was incredibly reasonable and our guests raved about the food. It was the most fun and least stressful weekend of my life thanks to Hotel Albuquerque!

Hotel Albuquerque

Reviewed on 6/21/2015 Laura H

We had our wedding ceremony and reception at Hotel Albuquerque on 5/24/2015. The wedding and reception were beautiful and our guests had a great time! We had our ceremony in their outdoor pavilion and it was gorgeous! Their food is awesome and was just as good at the reception... Read More as it was at our tasting. The wedding coordinator, Liz Robinson, is very professional and on top of everything and overall great to work with. She did a great job helping us through the planning process and making sure we weren't forgetting anything. The only small issues we had were with minor details. My name was spelled incorrectly on the signs outside of the reception room, my mom was given the wrong linens when she went back the day after the wedding to pick everything of ours up, and some of our items (our cake topper and a few other items for the reception our families had brought) were misplaced and our cake was mistakenly thrown away. We would definitely recommend having your wedding at Hotel Albuquerque! Our only advice is to be specific with what you want done with things after the reception so that you're on the same page with the banquet staff.

Hotel Albuquerque

Reviewed on 9/21/2014 Michele G

You could not have a more beautiful place to have your wedding. We had ours ceremony outside in the Pavilion and reception in the Spanish Gardens. It was just beautiful with all of the greenery and flowers. Liz Robinson does such a great job in helping and overseeing... Read More everything. I had an unforgettable wedding that everyone will be talking about and I had no worries the day of. If I did have one tiny complaint, it would be our wedding concierge, at times we felt like we were on her timetable and not ours. Other than that I cannot not say enough about Hotel Albuquerque! Just an overall wonderful venue!

Lovely Chapel

Reviewed on 9/01/2014 Barbara L

We used Hotel Albuquerque Chapel for our ceremony and it was such a lovely setting. The chapel worked well for us because we didn't need to decorate it to much and it was large enough to accommodate all our guests. I was a little disappointed with having to wait for earlier... Read More scheduled wedding to be done and the place was not cleaned up upon our arrival.

Wedding Venue

Reviewed on 7/18/2014 EJ P

Ceremony was held outside in Pavilion...just beautiful. Reception/dinner/dance was held inside in Alvarado Ballroom...great setup, food, etc. The staff was great throughout whole planning process and day-of event...Liz and Ashley made it all go smoothly. No stress on the bride... Read More or groom.

Exceptional reception, horrible hotel room

Reviewed on 8/25/2013 Marisa D

Hotel Albuquerque is a beautiful venue with service to match. I was a little skeptical when it came to quality as we ordered 250 plated filets for dinner, but they proved us wrong. Dinner was absolutely fantastic and each guest commented to us about how wonderful the food and... Read More service was. Hotel Albuquerque has a fantastic special events/banquet department, however the hotel accommodations leaves a lot to be desired. The front desk forgot to hand out our gift bags to people checking in, but they did make the situation right by providing breakfast to all our hotel guests. The hotel rooms are outdated and all smell like they have been smoked in. There's no central A/C and the cleanliness of the room is substandard.


Reviewed on 8/14/2013 Adriana S

We used the hotel to celebrate my bachlorette party. We were not able to get conjoining rooms. They were not willing to cooperate with us to make sure that our stay was exactly what we wanted. The rooms were nice, and it was a good location of a couple places to go out.

Beautiful minus the people wandering

Reviewed on 7/08/2013 Lauren T

We had our ceremony out in the pavillion. It was absolutely beautiful and everyone enjoyed it. The only negative was while we were trying to take pictures afterwards...the hotel let its guests and artists wander around, meaning we were constantly asking people to move (and some... Read More of our pictures ended up with people in them!). When you pay that much for a space, you would expect them to keep people out for the 2 hours you have it. Overall, very beautiful and scenic...maybe just ask that other guests be kept out!

Beautiful June Wedding

Reviewed on 7/03/2013 Heather S

I absolutely love Hotel Albuquerque. The hotel is absolutely beautiful, the staff is super friendly, and they are so on top of their work that I had no worries on my special day. Liz Robinson is THE BEST coordinator I have ever had the privilege working with. Because of this... Read More amazing woman, I had an unforgettable wedding that everyone will be talking about and I had no worries the day of. I say this out of sincere honesty, even though the service can get a little pricey depending on what you want, it is ABSOLUTELY worth every penny. Thank you Liz and Hotel Albuquerque for making my wedding unforgettable!!

Beautiful Venue

Reviewed on 6/14/2013 Michelle R

Everything came together on our special day. We didn't have any issues with the banquet staff or the hotel. The food was delicious and the service was good.

Great Cerimony Space

Reviewed on 5/30/2013 Katy D

Used the chapel, and I didn't decorate much to preserve the simplicity and beauty of the space. My coordinator changed three times though, and the wedding concierge that was provided was the best out of all of them. Would do it again. Communication to others about the wedding... Read More block of rooms wasn't the best ever though.


Reviewed on 4/08/2013 CINDY M

Overall the staff was great! They let us in early and the wedding cordinator Cindy was so sweet! She took care of the music for us and made sure we were ready to go! She kept us informed of the time and the amount of people in the chapel. The staff after the ceremony in the... Read More hotel was just as nice! We ended up renting a suite there and it was perfect! If you are looking for a nice place with great staff and a pretty scene then you have to have your wedding there!! They are great!!

Ceremony and Reception

Reviewed on 2/02/2013 jenny h

Great place for both! The staff was great, food was great, and all my guests had a great time!

Nice, but would not recommend

Reviewed on 12/06/2012 Cassandra H

Chapel was lovely, and wedding concierge that helped with rehearsal was very nice. The catering department sent a cheese tray to the bride and groom room, accompanied by sparkling cider. Are we teenagers? In order to get two real bottles of champagne we paid $84 to the hotel.... Read More After spending so much money on the chapel rental at the hotel, I would have thought more care would have been put into our ammentities. Also, there is no exit to the outside from the bridal room in the chapel, so the bridal party was forced to wait outside "hidden" for 45 minutes, in the freezing cold, so that no one got sight of us. It's the little things that really stick out in your mind; something so nice, dampened by things that were overlooked. My bridesmaids and I got ready in the "bridal suite" in the hotel. The room was ridiculously hot and having my hairdresser have to do my hair and makeup in this chair made out of tree branches was hard on my back and overall just uncomfortable. The room was shabby and needs to be modernized.

Beautiful Reception

Reviewed on 11/15/2012 Katie

Hotel Albuquerque was the best place I could have had my reception. They took care of everything! The food was amazing! The reception ballroom was decorated beautifully. I left some of my own decorations with instruction and they followed them perfectly. They were very... Read More accommodating for my other vendors! We also had the bridesmaid luncheon there too! Plus the honeymoon suite was beautiful.

A wow factor!

Reviewed on 11/11/2012 Mary P

what an awesome experience! The Hotel event planners work with you on every single detail to provide an overall amazing experience. The Chapel they have is so amazingly gorgeous didn't even need decorations! The hotel also provided a 5 star meal! I had a great time and our... Read More guests were very impressed!

Venue-great, service-horrible!

Reviewed on 11/05/2012 Heather O

I had my ceremony and reception at their outdoor pavilion. The venue was phenomenal and I am SO glad I chose to get married at Hotel ABQ. However, their service was horrible. They say one thing and do another. Make sure you get EVERYTHING in writing or you will most likely... Read More regret it later. They are super expensive for what they offer and when I think about how much money we gave them for them to run an event so horribly it makes me sick. If you choose to get married there, make sure you give them a very detailed outline for everything you want on your wedding day! Although, I did that for them and they still got everything wrong... so good luck!

Happy Bride

Reviewed on 11/02/2012 Jackie B

Overall we had a good experience with Hotel Albuquerque. They worked with our budget and we got exactly what we wanted. Our wedding was absolutely beautiful and the food was delicious. Our only complaint was we had a cash bar and the ATM wasn't working and the hotel said there... Read More was nothing they could do about it. So, I would suggest making it part of your contract if possible so that you make sure your guests can get cash for the bar if they wish to do so.

Gorgeous chapel and wonderful staff!

Reviewed on 10/02/2012 Katie B

Cindy and Liz made our day amazing and flawless!