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Rent The Yards

Rent The Yards for a one-of-a-kind event experience right in the heart of Albuquerque.

Rent The Yards

For complete rental and availability information or to make an appointment contact Alicia Calderon at [email protected].


  • Indoor and outdoor location
  • The Blacksmith Shop is 22,000 square feet
  • Accommodates up to 999 people
  • Free parking for up to 200 vehicles
  • Available between the hours of 8 a.m. and 9:30 p.m.
  • Event season runs from May through October
  • Hourly rentals are not available

Photo by Nathaniel Paolinelli

About The Yards Venue

Built in 1917 and at its peak employing one quarter of the workforce in Albuquerque, the Rail Yards was a hub of cultural and industrial activity, an icon of strength for more than fifty years. The Yards is now a special events space in Downtown Albuquerque that provides many unique event opportunities.

Bookings for the 2018 event calendar have been closed for the season.  

Endless Possibilities

The diversity of the venue allows for events ranging from corporate and networking events to trade shows and fundraisers. The freedom of providing your own lighting, sound, and décor enables events to be big or small and formal or casual, leaving endless possibilities for your occasion.

With vaulted wooden and steel ceilings and floors inlaid with tracks, the Yards is a one-of-a-kind venue that inspires awe in all who enter this industrial cathedral. Wide open spaces and incredible natural light provide the perfect setting to create an event that will be remembered for a lifetime. So let your imagination soar.

Photography & Tours

At this time, access to The Yards is limited to programmed events and activities in the Blacksmith Shop. A weekly market held on Sundays (May-October) from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. provides regular opportunities to photograph that structure and the exterior of others nearby but full access to the site is not currently available due to ongoing redevelopment activities.

Images: Events at The Yards