Steeped in New Mexico’s rich heritage, Casa Esencia redefines Albuquerque entertainment. Our exclusive private event venue features custom artwork and beautiful furnishings. This venue has approximately 8,000 square feet of elegant rooms for up to 298 people and is perfect for any private event. The hacienda offers guests a variety of unique spaces to socialize and celebrate.
Originally built in 1783 by Salvador Armijo, Casa Esencia is one of New Mexico’s most historic buildings and a landmark with the National Register of Historic Places since 1976. Originally a privately owned hacienda, the building’s architecture was typical of the time with thick adobe walls, an absence of windows and an enclosed courtyard. Over the years, the building saw multiple renovations including the addition of windows and a wing which allowed the Armijo family to rent rooms to generate additional income.
Casa Esencia features 17 different indoor and outdoor rooms with elegant contemporary decor and historic architectural elements. Relax in an elegant, serene setting while your guests wander through various private rooms, patios and courtyards during graceful wedding receptions, corporate functions or intimate gatherings. Listen to live music, a customized playlist, satellite radio or just the trickle of water from our fountains. Enjoy the aromas from dramatic food displays throughout the venue. Sip our Mixologist’s unique cocktails and taste the delectable creations from the customized menu.