Events Services


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Need Event Space?

Experience the perfect space for your next event at Rio Salado College! We offer two facilities  that feature versatile meeting space, multimedia options and onsite catering to meet all your event needs. 

The Conference Center at Rio and the Tower at Rio are conveniently located at 2323 W. 14th Street in Tempe, AZ.  Our campus is easily accessible from Sky Harbor International Airport and in close proximity to Arizona State University, major freeways, and transit options.

Reach out to our expert Event Services team to book your space and start planning an unforgettable event today. For inquiries about facility rental or to schedule a tour, please contact us at (480) 517-8592 or email

Event Spaces and Meeting Rooms: Explore the options

Event Spaces and Meeting Rooms: Explore the options

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Conference Center

Large Venues

The Conference Center at Rio is a 3,000+ square-foot event facility at Rio Salado College in Tempe, AZ. The center is ideal for hosting training seminars, meetings, receptions and presentations for groups of up to 250 people. Space is available for rent to the general public as well as the Rio Salado community.

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Rio Tower

Small Meeting Rooms

The six-story Tower at Rio in Tempe, Arizona, features multiple spaces with expansive city views and advanced technological equipment for your next meeting or presentation. Tower spaces are available to rent by groups inside and outside the Rio Salado community.

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Amenities Available:

  • Customized accessible seating arrangements
  • Secure, consistent internet
  • Videotaping/teleconferencing
  • Podium and stage set up
  • Wireless microphones
  • Catering for meals & light snacks (fee-based)
  • Signage and other office-related items available on request
  • Free garage parking


At Rio Salado College, we're all about making your event experience as smooth and enjoyable as possible. That's why we're proud to be an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant facility, and we're happy to provide reasonable accommodations for all of your guests. Just let us know what you need, and we'll take care of the rest!



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Requirements, Guidelines and other Resources

Requirements the renter needs to rent out the space

  • Certificate of Insurance showing minimum of $1,000,000.00 in General Liability and a valid date thru end of event
  • Proof of non-profit status for any group seeking community entity rates
  • Both documents can be emailed to

9.0 Facilities Rules & Procedures.  The following specific rules will be observed while User is using any facility under jurisdiction of the MCCCD.  User will be responsible for enforcing these rules, to the extent related to this event, and liable for any damages resulting from the negligence or intentional conduct of User or its employees, if applicable.

9.1 Possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages or gambling anywhere on MCCCD property is prohibited.

9.2 Food and drink will be allowed in designated areas only, or as approved by the Vice Chancellor, College President/Provost, or designee.

9.3 Smoking or use of tobacco products on MCCCD leased or owned property is strictly prohibited, including anywhere outdoors.  User will be responsible for communicating the prohibition to those attending its event and ensuring that its employees, attendees, contractors or any on MCCCD property related to the event comply with the prohibition.

9.4 User will comply with MCCCD Administrative Regulation 4.6 concerning weapons and dangerous instruments.

9.5 Persons attending the event will confine themselves to the specific part of the facility assignment to User and identified in this Agreement as the Premises.

9.6 MCCCD reserves the right to approve of all advertising in conjunction with the Agreement.  User may not advertise in any way that suggests that the activity for which User is renting MCCCD facilities is sponsored by MCCCD or any of its colleges or skill centers.  MCCCD may immediately cancel this Agreement without User recourse if User violates this provision.

9.7 Use of MCCCD’s logos is strictly prohibited.  Additionally, the use of any of MCCCD’s names is prohibited except to the extent to identify an MCCCD facility as the location of the event specified in this Agreement.

9.8 Use of MCCCD equipment or supplies will not be permitted without prior specific approval of the Vice Chancellor, College President/Provost, or designee, when appropriate charges and arrangements have been made.

9.9 The Premises must be vacated by 11:00pm, unless permission is otherwise granted specifically in the Agreement.  User is responsible for compliance with this policy.

9.10 Preparation of the Premises for User’s program will not interfere in any way with existing MCCCD programs at any location.

9.11 User agrees to take proper care of the Premises and to restore the Premises to the condition in which it was found, normal wear and tear excepted, by the end of the work day following the last-scheduled activity.  The Vice Chancellor for Business Services or College Director of Building and Ground will be the sole judge in this matter.

9.12 User agrees that if the Premises has not been restored to the original condition by the day following the last-scheduled activity, MCCCD will restore the Premises and the reasonable cost of such restoration will become the financial obligation of User.

9.13 User is responsible for obtaining all permits, licenses or permissions relating to its event, including those for any intellectual property owned by third parties that User intends to use while on the Premises.

To view the rates, please click the MCCCD Facility Rental Rates sheet.

Frequently asked questions about the Event Services, click here.



"ACCT and GISS and GLI folks cannot thank you and your staff enough for your excellent support of our institute at the Rio Conference Center last week.  In all the institutes that we have done, I cannot recall having so much support and attention."


"I just wanted to send a quick KUDOS to the team who came up to work with me to set up the computer/layout/mic/camera and room for our FPRAZ Board Meeting.  They were amazing!  The meeting went without a hitch and everyone was happy AND I still have a job! haha"


"The Tempe Chamber of Commerce is proud to partner with Rio Salado College on educational and legislative events each year. Their conference center provides a polished environment where the community can come together. The exceptional hospitality of their staff is complimented by a personalized attention to detail, catering uniquely to each event."


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