Coles Bashford arrived in Prescott in 1864 and was the first President of the territorial legislature. In 1874 Coles, and his brother Levi, and son William formed a partnership with Robert Burmeister. The Bashford-Burmister Company became one of the largest mercantile stores in northern Arizona, selling everything from mining supplies to fresh vegetables. The original structure burned in the fire of 1900. This brick building, built after the fire, was enlarged and remodeled in an Art Deco style in 1929.
In the 1940’s, J.C. Penney replaced the Bashford-Burmister Company at this location. It was again renovated for use as an atrium mall in 1994, and in 2014 the north half of the building was turned into the Old Capital Market, housing many fine retailers. On the top floor, the beautifully renovated space was turned into the Plaza View Ballroom, with stunning views of the courthouse square and the only location on Prescott’s historic downtown square to serve groups up to 299 people.
At the Plaza View Ballroom it is our mission to share our culinary expertise along with our dedicated stuff create you memorable event.
We are passionate about culinary excellence and exemplary service. Our In-house Culinary Team loves creating unique menus and events to richly satisfy a diverse range of clientele. We invite you to meet with our Management staff to create a menu and event that will be uniquely yours. These are your memories in the making!
Our experienced Chefs are trained in a variety of cuisine including American, Ethnic, and Vegetarian, and can accommodate any dietary restrictions with great taste and style! We offer a full service Catering company, so we can create and produce events from the ground up. We also partner with proven, local professionals, meaning we are truly a ‘One Stop Shop’, saving you time, and making your event creation, as easy and seamless as possible.
It is truly a Historic Gem, in the heart of downtown Prescott, and the potential at this incredibly unique venue for your event, is truly boundless!
Please peruse our menu pages, where we offer a sampling of unique menu choices that will have your guests ‘wowed.’ Traditional favorites are great, but it’s our desire to give you a taste of the ‘Not so Ordinary.’
Nearly 100 years of experience comes together with our Catering Teams, and we truly believe this extensive experience, plus our passionate team, will make your event remembered for the best things… The Memories, Great Food, and Superior Service!