About Us

Pongal Event Center is the newest event venue in Rio Rancho, serving the greater Albuquerque metropolitan area. Our facility offers a great view, helpful services and an excellent value for your celebration.

Our Space

Pongal Event Center is located in the Athaya Center building on Golf Course Road in Rio Rancho.

Our event space offers a number of attractive features, including:

  • Easy to find location
  • Ample parking
  • No competing businesses on the weekends
  • Well-lit entryway, perfect for photos
  • Background view of the Sandia mountains
  • Outdoor balcony
  • Large event space that can accommodate any type of party or banquet

For more details, see our Event Space page.

Meet Our Staff

Pongal Event Center is more than just an attractive venue. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff know how to ease the stress of event planning. Our event center coordinator and event planner are ready to lend their years of experience to make your party a success from start to finish.

Tom, Event Center Coordinator

Tom is usually the first person you talk to when you contact Pongal Event Center. He can outline pricing for various dates and duration for your event as well as customize a service package and book your party. He coordinates staffing for your event and just may even be around to help string up a few lights.

Jef, Marketing

Jef comes from the many years in the Hotel industry, with a personality that is as tall as he.  Jef will help you make the best choices for your event, give you excellent and stylish suggestions and treat  you like family. Contact Jef for specifics about your package at 505-918-0191.

Elaine, Event Planner

Elaine has arranged more than 800 events, and she is happy to help as much or as little as you wish. She has helped hundreds of parties come together and tends to every last detail.

Reliable Recommendations

Because we have been planning and coordinating events for years, we’ve gotten to know who’s who in party-related businesses. Please ask us for recommendations for:

  • Caterers
  • DJs and VJs
  • Photographers

If you have any other questions about your special event booking, please contact us.

Call Pongal Event Center today to book your special event!

Life is a fiesta. Come celebrate with us!