Treat your student group to an exquisite meal at Wrigley Mansion during your visit to Phoenix. This gorgeous local landmark boasts award-winning dining experiences as well as a special local history tidbit worth learning about.
Wrigley Mansion itself is an elegant, sprawling Italianate home built by William Wrigley Jr, the chewing gum mogul. The home was originally constructed in 1932 as a quite impressive 50th-anniversary gift to his wife, Ada (forget the gold, ladies, ask him for a mansion!). The home sits atop a hill providing what many consider to be the best views in all of Phoenix, showcasing views of the mountains and cityscape below. The architectural style shows elements of Spanish, California Monterey, and Mediterranean styles, providing a unique and breathtaking display of craftsmanship. Today you can still see some original elements of the home, such as the original tiles shipped from the family's tile factory on Catalina Island.
The latest owners of the home were Geordie Hormel (passed away) and his wife Jamie, who transformed the mansion into what it is today; a special events and fine dining venue. Inside you will find award-winning restaurants Geordie's Restaurant and Lounge, Jamie's Wine Bar, and Sunday Brunch. The James Beard award-winning chef Christopher Gross (see video below) graces the eateries with his culinary presence and special touch, the entirety of the mansion offering some of the finest lunch, dinner, brunch, and happy hour bar options in the city. For an extra special evening, you can even request a private intimate dining experience within one of the home's former living quarters.
During your visit you can also simply take a tour of the mansion and learn more about its history and the Wrigley family's history, you don't have to dine here to visit.