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Meetings & Retreats

Thank you for your interest in meetings and retreats at Los Poblanos.

It has been our honor and delight to be part of so many special days throughout the years, from beautiful weddings and destination retreats to joyful birthday celebrations and baby showers. It is with heavy hearts we must inform you that our medium and large event and wedding reception business is on hold indefinitely. This was an incredibly difficult decision to make, yet with our state officials announcing that mass gatherings may not be possible for another 12-18 months, combined with restrictive social distancing protocols, the challenge to host these events has become insurmountable. What worried us the most was the challenge of keeping our community safe with the celebratory nature of larger events – with dancing, hugging, drinking, lounging, and close-talking all being natural components of gathering in celebration. It would have been extremely challenging to meet client expectations and keep our team safe.

We have given all of our existing wedding clients the opportunity to be released from their contracts and refund 100% of their deposits. For couples who are interested, we are offering an intimate, elopement-style celebration for a small number of guests, allowing for a special ceremony on the farm followed by a memorable culinary experience with their closest friends and family. Currently, under state mandate, these elopements are limited to five people, and we are hopeful that limit will be increased in the near future. As the future of large gatherings is unclear, our vision of memorable weddings at Los Poblanos consists of intimate outdoor ceremonies in nature followed by a special culinary experience shared with the people that are closest to you, with a maximum capacity of 18 guests, given state permissions.

As we wait for new state mandates on gathering sizes, all currently booked social and corporate events are also on hold. We are accepting inquiries for social and corporate events of five people or fewer at this time, and envision these types of gatherings to remain small in the future, with a maximum capacity of 18 guests, given state permissions.

Looking forward, we are evaluating opportunities to utilize La Quinta for more cultural and well-being programming related to our mission, such as culinary events, book talks, art shows, yoga, music, lectures on art and architecture and small-scale private dining experiences. This more sustainable direction is part of our long-term strategy to become more of a destination for well-being experiences and transformative travel.

All our decisions have been driven by trying to do the right thing for our clients, our staff, and the long-term sustainability of our business. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through these new challenges, and are grateful for your continued support. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Business Meetings & Corporate Events

In an often homogenous world of corporate events, Los Poblanos stands out as a productive and inspirational venue for forward thinking businesses and organizations. Conveniently located near downtown Albuquerque, we offer the tranquility of a rural setting with the modern conveniences for today’s business needs. Types of events include strategic planning, team building, executive retreats, planning charettes and seminars.

Retreats & Workshops

Los Poblanos is a destination for business and creative retreats and workshops. The serene, inspiring atmosphere invites focus and conversation. True to its original purpose as a platform for the arts and innovative thinking, we welcome organizations dedicated to art, music, and literature, non-profit organizations, architecture and design firms and groups focused on education, well-being and sustainability.

The success of our meetings were due in large part to the magical evening we shared at Los Poblanos and the marvelous food and wines consumed.

Dr. Robert Valdez

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Executive Director, UNM

Locations

  • La Quinta Grand Ballroom
  • Gilpin Gallery in La Quinta
  • La Quinta Grand Portal
  • Fireplace Terrace at La Quinta
  • The Hacienda
  • The Barn Commons Meeting Room

La Quinta Grand Ballroom

One of John Gaw Meem’s architectural masterpieces, the Grand Ballroom is undeniably one of the most stunning venues in New Mexico. The room’s parquet walnut floors, hand carved ceilings, decorative Spanish tile and monumental fireplace make it a magnificent setting for truly memorable events. Four sets of French doors open to the surrounding gardens, the Grand Portal and the Fireplace Terrace.

Gilpin Gallery in La Quinta

Opened in 1936 as Albuquerque’s first art gallery open to the public, the Gilpin Gallery is ideal for board meetings, retreats and cocktail receptions. The room features four large windows for natural light, original cork floors and a permanent exhibition of black and white photographs taken by Laura Gilpin depicting the ranch in the 1930s.

La Quinta Grand Portal

With magnificent views of the Sandia Mountains, the Grand Portal has a twenty-foot deep covered portico surrounding a Portuguese tiled swimming pool. The space features a true fresco painted by Peter Hurd depicting San Ysidro, the patron saint of farmers, and a series of small mural panels of pastoral farm scenes. The classical styling, size and grandeur create the perfect setting for al fresco dining and cocktail receptions.

Fireplace Terrace at La Quinta

Located just west of the ballroom, this octagonal pavilion features a dramatic outdoor fireplace and lattice between paired posts. With its adjacent lawn and lush gardens this space can be used for small meetings, intimate dining, ceremonies and afternoon teas.

The Hacienda

The Hacienda, one of John Gaw Meems residential masterpieces, is perfect for more intimate weddings, rehearsal dinners and farewell brunches. The Spanish courtyard, dripping with Lady Banks’ roses and lush greenery, provides a dramatic backdrop with its Moorish fountain, massive carved doors and kiva fireplace. Dining in the Ventana Room offers beautiful views of the lotus pond, lawns and Sandia Mountains. And cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres in the coziness of the Sala Grande can elevate the experience of any small gathering.

The Barn Commons Meeting Room

Located approximately 100 yards away from the Hacienda, this multi-purpose meeting and multimedia room can be used for a variety of functions – from business meetings to yoga classes. Spacious and airy, this space can be used for groups of up to 16 people.

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