by Leo Jakobson | May 18, 2018
Architect Frank LLoyd Wright's western home for the winter, Taliesin West was more than just a dwelling. Among his most personal creations, the compound was also his desert laboratory and workplace. Now a National Historic Landmark, the beautifully preserved venue is currently home to the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and the School of Architecture at Taliesin

It is also available for groups to rent, offering nine unique venues capable of accommodating 10 to 550 guests, as well as full buyouts.

Chief among these is the Garden Living Room, considered the showpiece of Taliesien West, where Wright and his guests, apprentices, and family would gather to socialize. Full of light through a dramatically canted roof, the space is full of the master's original furniture and can host 25 seated or 40 standing. 

Other spaces include the Asian-influenced Cabaret Theater, which offers original furnishings and acoustics so good a whisper on the stage can be heard in the back row. It can host 50 seated or 60 standing. For evening events, it's hard to beat the views from the Prow and Sunken Garden/Sunset Terrace, which can host groups of up to 380 seated and 420 standing. Also available are the Music Pavilion, Cabaret Terrace, Garden Room Lawn, Garden Squares, Kiva, and Pavilion Terrace. 

Guided and customizable tours and Taliesin West speakers are also available.