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El Paso Wedding at Painted Dunes Desert Golf Course

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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-Inclusive Packages Yes
Outdoor Reception Space Yes

Venue Highlights

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

12000 McCombs, El Paso, TX 79934

(915) 821-2122

Wedding Venue Packages

Wedding Venue Packages

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Meet Our Team

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Jose Colon
Private Events Director

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Jose Colon was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and raised in the Bronx, NY. Following his high school years, Jose embarked on a dynamic journey within the live entertainment and hospitality industry, contributing three impactful years before enlisting in the United States Army. Honored to serve as a Veteran, Jose fulfilled his military duties with distinction, receiving an honorable discharge despite facing health challenges with diagnoses of Toxoplasmosis and Myasthenia Gravis in his eyes.

Concurrently navigating physical adversities, Jose tenaciously led a successful tenure of over a decade in overseeing a live entertainment and hospitality company, a role demanding a fusion of resilience, business acumen, and unwavering dedication. Complementing this hands-on experience, Jose attained academic milestones, culminating in an Associate's degree in Business Management with honors, alongside dual Bachelor's degrees in Business Finance and Marketing.

Jose's forte in fostering unparalleled customer service has been instrumental in cultivating robust relationships with patrons and stakeholders, thereby leaving a lasting imprint on the local community.

Fun Facts

  • My favorite musical artist or music type: Bon Jovi music resonates with me on multiple levels
  • My favorite quote or famous saying:  “In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity.” This quote encapsulates a profound truth that I carry with me—a belief that amidst challenges lie hidden prospects for growth and success.
  • Number of years in the wedding industry: I've had the privilege of dedicating one year to the enriching landscape of the wedding industry, discovering its nuances and intricacies.
  • I am originally from: My roots trace back to the vibrant city of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, a place that holds a special significance in shaping who I am today.
  • Favorite movie of all time: Face Off
  • My favorite hobby: When away from work, I find joy and relaxation in a diverse range of hobbies—from DJing at nightclubs to unwinding with PlayStation games, enjoying a round of golf, or hitting the bowling lanes.
  • No. 1 thing on my bucket list is: Exploring the rich culture and captivating landscapes of Japan tops my bucket list—an adventure I eagerly anticipate.
  • If I had a gift card with an unlimited balance I would shop at: An unlimited gift card at Rolex would be an indulgence in exquisite craftsmanship and timeless elegance—a chance to acquire a symbol of refined sophistication.
  • My favorite part of the wedding planning process is: The most gratifying aspect of wedding planning is tailoring our services to fulfill our clients' needs, culminating in sealing the deal with their satisfaction at the forefront.
  • Best advice I can give a bride: To brides-to-be, I advocate for seizing moments to breathe, relishing the day, and directing attention to what truly holds significance—the inception of a remarkable shared journey.

Event Spaces & Ceremony Sites

Lake Front Ceremony Site

Lake Front Ceremony Site

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.

Mountainside Ceremony Site

Mountainside Ceremony Site

Mountainous views frame the wedding arch while the couples pronounce their vows.

The Pavilion at Painted Dunes

The Pavilion at Painted Dunes

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.

Dunes Restaurant Bar & Grill

Dunes Restaurant Bar & Grill

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.

Sacco Sunset Patio

Sacco Sunset Patio

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.

Weddings 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.
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