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Facility Rental

Thank you for your interest in the Ellis-Shackelford House! Located in the heart of downtown Phoenix, the Ellis-Shackelford House offers guests an opportunity to experience a distinctive piece of history. Built in 1917 and completely restored in 2013, the last original structure of Central Avenue’s “Millionaire’s Row” offers a unique space for meetings or receptions. As home to the nonprofit Arizona Humanities, we are excited to share our space with the community. Facility rental is available for businesses, corporations, individuals, and non-profit organizations.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does Arizona Humanities use rental funds?

Arizona Humanities is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The revenue from special events helps fund Arizona Humanities programs.

How many guests can the Ellis-Shackelford House accommodate?

  • ~20-45 persons for meeting/theater style depending on configuration (inside)
  • ~75 persons for reception style (inside/outside)
  • Only the main level and porch/yard are available for rental. 

Is the Ellis-Shackelford House ADA accessible?

The yard, front porch, and first floor are ADA accessible. 

Are there permits or additional requirements?

City permits are required to serve alcohol and to have amplified music.  Permits may be obtained by appointment from the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department.

Can visitors tour the space?

Tours relating to facility rentals are by appointment only. Please fill out the Facility Inquiry Form below to schedule a tour.

Does Arizona Humanities offer discounts?

We offer special discounts for 501(c)3 organizations.

What are the fees?

Organization Type 1/2 Day
4 hours
Full Day
8 hours
Non-profit $350 $500
For-profit/Corporate $500 $1,000

Staff Fee: $40/hour (1 staff minimum required at all events)

Interested in learning more? Please fill out our Inquiry Form below.
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