Mar 27, 2024

The Abbey on Monroe: a Downtown Phoenix Venue

Looking for a unique wedding venue in downtown Phoenix, Arizona? The Abbey on Monroe recently opened and is absolutely stunning. It is a former church that was rundown in Phoenix for quite awhile. Recently, new owners acquired the building and took on renovations to turn the Abbey into a restored historic wedding and event venue. Let me show you!

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Exposed Brick & Archways Tell a Story

The Abbey on Monroe is full of architecture that we don’t see around much anymore. While modern styles are still gorgeous in their own right, the Abbey carries such a unique tone that is unlike any other in the Phoenix valley. It has antique, stone archways throughout the building from the entrance doors to the lobby, to window frames. Despite renovations ensuring the safety and security of the building, the owners have preserved so much character through the original architecture, exposed brick, and an ‘unfinished’ look in some areas that adds flare.

Open Space to Create Your Dream Wedding

On top of its uniqueness, the Abbey on Monroe has multiple large spaces with which you can get creative. There is the open air space that is home to the iconic balcony views, but also to stunning landscaping and brick tones. On the upper floors, there are two different ballroom areas with plenty of natural light where you can get creative! Really, the Abbey on Monroe is a blank canvas with which you can create the wedding of your dreams.

Details of the Abbey on Monroe

Wondering the cost and capacity and parking and all other logistics? Well, I can’t say I know those yet but I’ll be sure to update this blog when I find out. However, you can reach out to the venue owners through their website here.

Not sure if the Abbey is your vibe, but wanting a downtown wedding? Check out this blog for other venues I love.


Inspired to start planning your special day at your favorite wedding venue in Arizona? I would love to capture your day and memorialize all of your special moments for years to come. I want to build with you a space that is secure and inviting so that we can embrace your love story, cultural heritage, family traditions, etc. You deserve to feel safe to freely express your love in all its beautiful forms– your giggles and big personality moments, soft touches with your partner, tears shared with your loved ones.

I’m an Arizona based photographer who is ready to document your wedding through timeless, narrative style wedding photos. Your wedding deserves a unique and tailored approach… things I pride myself on.

Think we’d make a great team? Inquire with me here! In the meantime, check out more love stories like this one on the blog.


Check out more from this styled shoot at The Abbey on Monroe to get venue inspiration and styling ideas for your wedding!

Love what the vendors did for this styled shoot? Check them out on instagram at the handles below!

Planning: @kailohacoevents & @kjmadisonphoto

Design, Rentals, Florals: @ar.eventdesigns


Jewelry: @kasa_kasama

Hair & Makeup: @beautologyAZ

Venue: @abbey.on.monroe

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