Meetings & Events
Host Your Event In World-Class Conference Facilities Near Scottsdale
Surrounded by breathtaking views of the Red Mountains and Sonoran Desert, We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort is an inspiring destination for business meetings and conferences. Resort-style amenities and a world-class conference facility seamlessly combine to create corporate gatherings that feel more like working vacations.
Hosting Meetings at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
The Scottsdale area’s newest resort is a meeting-planner’s playground
Looking for a memorable location for your upcoming event? Look no further than one of the Scottsdale area’s newest venues, the We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort in Fort McDowell. Opened in October 2021, this 167,000-square-foot, smoke free gaming facility has a slew of options for group events and meetings that are sure to feel more like a luxury vacation than a work gathering.
Here are three standout reasons to plan a meeting or event at this unique venue, which is surrounded by breathtaking views of the Red Mountains and Sonoran Desert.
To Meet: We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort’s location in the Valley of the Sun serves as an inspiring background for business meetings, conferences, and events of all types. A flexible offering is the 25,000-square-foot Wassaja Conference Center, which can accommodate everything from small breakfast meetings to tech-savvy presentations for up to 2,000 guests. Also on-site? A variety of flexible indoor and outdoor event space, as well as full-service restaurants with private dining rooms.
It all comes equipped with a dedicated conference service staff team so you can be sure your event is in good hands. What’s more, the resort has an on-site, full-service audiovisual team, as well as state-of-the-art presentation equipment like projectors, speakers, podiums, and flip charts. Impress your guests even more with customizable menu offerings from the resort’s award-winning culinary team and dedicated pastry chef.
To Stay: Guests staying on-site? We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort is a AAA 4 Diamond-awarded resort with 246 renovated guest rooms, so you can be sure your meeting attendees have a comfortable place to hang their hats at the end of a long day. The rooms blend stylish, contemporary decor with standout amenities like high-speed wireless internet, refrigerators, coffee makers, in-room safes, and flat-screen televisions.
To Play: For groups looking to unwind, the venue is home to Arizona’s newest integrated casino. An added bonus? The casino is totally non-smoking (though there are four comfortable and convenient designated outdoor smoking areas available). We-Ko-Pa is also home to Arizona’s No. 1-ranked golf course; a dedicated golf team can facilitate plays on the venue’s two award-winning 18-hole courses.
Are your meeting attendees feeling a bit more adventurous? The venue’s sales team offers a turnkey, one-stop shop to take the stress off your hands; We-Ko-Pa staffers can work with you to plan customized, on- and off-site excursions that make sense for your guests. Options include horseback trail rides across the Verde River and through the desert, or even Segway excursions off-road through the surrounding areas. There’s also kayaking, spa outings, and more.
Full Catering & State-of-the-art Equipment
Full catering with a variety of customizable menu offerings is sure to delight every palate and meet any budget. Dedicated meeting planners are ready to design everything from a small training session or a board meeting to a themed banquet dinner or a company-wide convention. An experienced A/V team is always on-hand and state-of-the-art presentation equipment remains available to meet any requirement. From projectors and speakers to podiums and flip charts, our staff will handle all the moving parts and make sure everything runs with clockwork precision.
When it's time to get your group out of the boardroom for a little rest and relaxation, there's no better place to unwind. Let us help with a few recommendations for fun group activities, from spa treatments at Amethyst Sp or a round of golf on one of the two championship courses at We-Ko-Pa Golf Club to a desert Jeep or horseback riding tour along the Verde River.