Located in the northeast reaches of the Sonoran Desert, Phoenix, Arizona is known for its year-round sun and warm temperatures. World-class golf courses, high-end spa resorts, and famous night clubs make this city a well sought after vacation destination. Southwestern architecture, mountain views and desert botanicals create a richly unique landscape; a perfect setting for a memorable wedding day celebrations. A variety of neighborhood districts and a host of event venues make it hard to choose the best place to marry, so we’ve narrowed it down for the reader. Here are Phoenix’s Top 25 places to tie the knot.
An entirely outdoor wedding venue, Spanish-style courtyards create an intimate village of dramatic archways, balcony overlooks, and romantic stairways. The architecture is gorgeous, fashioned out of terracotta colored stucco. Towering trees, palms wrapped in twinkling lights, and tranquil fountains adorn the space. Seating can accommodate up to 150 wedding guests. Superb attention to detail ensures that the all-inclusivity of the venue is held to the highest standard. Professional wedding coordination and design are provided. The ceremony and reception dinner are set up beautifully. Delicious catering and impeccable service ensure a perfect evening. Hosted bar service is available, and couples may also bring their own spirits. DJ services, floral arrangements, and wedding cake design are all delivered with precision.
4150 West Peoria Avenue, Phoenix, AZ, Phone: 623-693-1740
2.Antigua Garden Event Venue
Originally constructed in 1943, this renovated Baptist church has a modernized, rustic feel. The white stucco building features an outdoor courtyard, neatly laid with brick. A massive fountain flows beneath the shade of a wooden pergola; a gorgeous backdrop for the ceremony. Garden lights twinkle overhead and an adobe fireplace glows warmly in a quiet nook. The indoor space is versatile, designed in soft shades of white, with an abundance of windows. A Spanish countryside-style interior balcony offers a romantic location for photos of the couple. Private suites are available for both the bride and groom. The venue provides a wedding coordinator and a preferred list of vendors, although couples may furnish their own. Seating accommodates 30 to 300 guests.
2645 North 16th Street, Phoenix, AZ, Phone: 602-759-0042
3.Bella Rose Estate
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A 2-acre estate, this wedding venue offers an abundance of stunning backdrops. The outdoor courtyard is lush with cooling tree canopies, palms, and florals. Gorgeous brick and stucco archways, Spanish tilework, waterfalls, and fountains set the scene for romance. Couples may choose to exchange vows at a variety of locations, including the beautifully adorned gazebo. Indoors, the ballroom features textured walls, wood flooring, and delicate chandeliers. A brick staircase, stone fireplace, granite bar, and dance floor complete the space. Couples are required to choose from the site’s preferred list of caterers, bar service providers, and DJs. Several packages are available. The bride and groom each enjoy use of exquisitely designed private suites. Seating accommodates up to 300 guests.
1380 South Price Road, Chandler, AZ, Phone: 480-477-7930
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An exotic wedding location, this jungle-like garden is one of Phoenix’s best kept secrets. Couples exchange vows in the hacienda style outdoor plaza, underneath a massive temple-cut archway, surrounded by rustic woodwork and palms. Surprise bursts of burnt coral, tangerine, and watermelon-green paint the stucco façade. Enormous stone fountains bubble meditatively. Dinner reception is held within the indoor garden. Lush green foliage fills every nook and cranny. Warm globes of light float overhead. Guests enjoy cocktails in the old world cantina. The bride and groom share their first dance upon an immense, roofless gazebo wrapped in twinkling lights. The venue is simply magical. A preferred list of vendors is provided. Wedding packages offer a variety of different amenities.
16026 North 36th Street, Phoenix, AZ, Phone: 602-867-8975
5.Chateau Luxe Event Venue
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The architecture and interior design of this wedding locale has a futuristic quality. At the entry, a fountain trickles underneath an immense stone disk roof, held up by girthy columns. Inside, the foyer is a marvel of polished concrete flooring, featuring a spiral design. Swaths of crystal netting hang overhead. Velvet settees flank the room. The ballroom areas have plush carpeting, with contemporary patterns. Velvet drapery, chandeliers, and wave-like wall installations adorn the space. There are two patio areas and a rose garden. An enormous palm-lined, superficial grass lawn extends off of the rear exterior. Desert and mountain views provide the backdrop. Seating accommodates over 1,000 guests. Onsite catering and craft bar services are provided.
1175 East Lone Cactus Drive, Phoenix, AZ, Phone: 623-266-8747
6.El Zaribah Shrine Auditorium & Conference Center
The ballroom at the shrine is a large and versatile space, seating between 64 and 800 guests. Whether it be an intimate candlelight ceremony, or a lively reception, the staff takes an “anything is possible” attitude to transforming the 12,000-square-foot space. The room is simple and features a large stage. Visionary couples who enjoy putting on a big production will see the full potential of the space. A professional wedding coordinator assists with wedding cake selection, flower arrangements, music, and more. Catering services are provided, and a full-sized kitchen is available for use. The venue is conveniently located near Sky Harbor Airport, downtown Phoenix, and the Scottsdale hotel district.
552 North 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ, Phone: 602-231-0300
7.Events On Jackson
Located in the heart of downtown, this renovated warehouse has an urban industrial feel. Brick, reclaimed wood, polished concrete floors, blacked-out ceilings, and exposed beams structure the property. Rolling garage doors allow for an airy entertainment experience. A built-in bar and fully equipped catering kitchen streamline service. The space features advanced audio and visual technology. Private ready rooms are equipped with showers for the bride and groom. The courtyard area is a sweet location for ceremony; large concrete pavers and a tall greenery wall complete the look. Perks include a large luggage room and complimentary parking. A multi-space venue, seating accommodates between 80-800 guests. Couples choose services from the location’s preferred list of vendors.
245 East Jackson Street, Phoenix, AZ, Phone: 480-887-0680
8.Lath House Pavilion
A sweet, storybook setting, the property’s Victorian-style house is the perfect location for a vintage wedding. The quaint two-story, brick building houses an opulent staircase that spills onto a polished parquet floor. Outside, guests meander along brick walkways flanked by emerald green lawn, underneath a canopy of trees. The paths lead to the Lath House Pavilion, a gorgeous botanical conservatory filled with robust greenery. Evening lights twinkle in long strands overhead. Receptions can accommodate up to 500 guests seated, or 1000 standing. A generous event time ensures the bride and groom will feel fulfilled by their wedding day festivities. A catering kitchen is available for use. Couples may furnish their own alcohol and choose private vendors.
113 North Sixth Street, Phoenix, AZ, Phone: 602-261-8063
9.Legacy Weddings and Events
Nestled at the base of South Mountain, this golf course resort conveniently offers several entertainment options. The clubhouse has southwestern-style architecture, featuring beautiful archways and outdoor corridors. A large concrete plaza surrounded by palms is a spacious location for ceremony or reception. For more intimate celebrations, the Sierra Vista cottage tucks away sweetly among the trees. The house is built of tan brick, with a large lawn extending off of its entry. Opposite to the cottage is an adobe archway; a romantic spot for the exchange of vows. The entire space is versatile and transforms quickly from ceremony to reception. Seating accommodates between 250-350 guests, depending on location. Indoor options are available. Catering and wedding planning services are provided.
6808 South 32nd Street, Phoenix, AZ, Phone: 602-305-5550
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The sophisticated couple will adore the chic style of this gallery venue, conveniently located in downtown’s art district. The open floor plan is fashionably modulated by a series of mobile wall partitions. Bright white walls, multi-pane windows, concrete flooring, and high ceilings with exposed rafters create the canvas. A cable wire staircase descends from an upper loft; perfect for a grand entrance. The space is polished and entertainment ready. Outdoors, the courtyard’s concrete patio features a modern art design. Colorful wall murals provide a unique backdrop for a cocktail hour, or for photos of the bride and groom. Couples will need to hire a personal wedding planner, as well as private vendors.
214 East Roosevelt Street, Phoenix, AZ, Phone: 602-253-0339
11.Musical Instrument Museum
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Couples who share a love of the arts will appreciate all that this venue has to offer. Over 40,000 square feet of event space showcases music and cultural exhibits, providing richly unique wedding backdrops. The interior is lovely, designed in hues of sandstone, ivory, and crème. Venetian plaster walls shine, giving the appearance of marble. Sky-high ceilings, a massive balcony overlook, and an equally formidable spiral staircase give the space a modern-day, royal feel. Outdoor courtyards are lush with desert landscape, sculptures, and romantic sunset views. World class service, exquisite cuisine, and professional event management guarantee a lavish experience.
4725 East Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ, Phone: 480-478-6000
12.Secret Garden Event Center
This historic estate has several versatile spaces from which to choose. Couples planning smaller celebrations will love the cozy charm of the home, perfect for hosting intimate dinners, while the grand pavilion seats up to 200 guests. Its walls are soft white, with beautiful wood trimmings. Delicate iron chandeliers hang from lofty ceilings. French doors open into a lovely garden area, with twinkling trees and a romantic fireplace. The South Lawn has leafy trees and palms, and seats 300 attendees. An iron arbor and stone alter sit beneath a giant mesquite tree. The bride makes her grand entrance from a towering staircase. Five-star catering passed hors d' oeuvres, and impeccable service complete the dream. Several wedding packages and amenities are available.
2501 East Baseline Road, Phoenix, AZ, Phone: 602-268-5522
13.Small Wedding Chapel Venue
Couples who want to avoid the wedding hoopla will love what this little chapel has to offer. The façade has as warm, antique peach hue. Pops of pretty green desert foliage and cacti contrast against the exterior’s color. A long staircase leads up to the chapel entry, romantically reminiscent of the Wild West. The space can seat up to 43 guests. Couples who wish to elope will feel just as special in this intimate space. Up to one and a half hours of ceremony and reception time is allotted. A minister, wedding coordinator, music, and decorations are provided. Photography services can be added on. The chapel is LGTB friendly.
3104 East Camelback Road #2062, Phoenix, AZ, Phone: 480-217-8389
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The brick and ivy Stonebridge estate has a timeless quality to it. Elegant gardens and impeccable landscaping add to enchantment. Ceremonies in the garden pavilion and north lawn seat up to 350 guests. The reception dinner may be held in a gorgeously appointed wedding tent, with twinkling lights and gold Chiavari seating. Intimate ceremonies take place in the manor courtyard, lush with green grass and a dense thicket of trees. A grand staircase descends towards the courtyard, providing the bride with a dramatic first appearance. Receptions are hosted on the red brick patio area, beneath the glow of market lights. The space accommodates up to 150 guests. A decadent list of amenities and services ensures a flawless day.
4000 East Palm Street, Mesa, AZ, Phone: 480-641-3131
15.Tercero by Aldea Weddings
A bohemian inspired oasis, stark-white bricking and wooden accents complete the building’s façade and roof. The architecture resembles a slightly modernized version of a romantic, hacienda hideaway. The enclosed property creates a sort of private village, which can entertain 250 guests. Large outdoor pergolas shade lounge seating, while a built-in bar hosts the cocktail hour. Inside, there is 4,500 square feet of reception space, and private suites for the bride and groom. All-inclusive wedding packages include an array of amenities, including catering, cake, music, a sparkler send-off, and more. Onsite management is provided. Couples may furnish their own alcohol.
5130 North 43rd Avenue, Glendale, Arizona, Phone: 623-692-4604
16.The Croft Downtown
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Located in the warehouse district, this wedding venue has historical charm. The design-feel leans towards the building’s industrial roots, exposing wood bow-roof beams, white-wash brick, and polished concrete flooring. A massive aluminum wall provides a unique backdrop for the exchange of vows. Wrought iron Spanish gates are placed throughout the room, offering additional ceremony options. Warmly glowing chandeliers balance the masculine energy of the space. An outdoor courtyard is the perfect space for a cocktail hour. Catering and bar service package options are available. Additional amenities include an arbor, florals, lighting, candles, DJ services, photography packages, a dance floor, and more. Valet parking is provided. Set-up and break-down are covered by the staff.
22 East Buchanan Street, Phoenix, Arizona, Phone: 602-462-9700
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17.The Farm at South Mountain
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This rustic, fresh air farm offers breathtaking scenery at every turn. Groves of pecan trees, grassy pastures, and bright blooms decorate the land. The bride and groom exchange vows among the trees, beneath an arbor. The reception is conveniently held in the same grove, underneath a twinkle-lit event canopy, which can seat 50-250 guests. A second grove seats 150 guests and features a naturally flowing, granite retainer wall. A wood burning oven is fashioned into the wall and may be used during dinner reception. Catering and bar services are provided exclusively by the farm’s vendor of choice. Special perks include golf-cart rental and lawn games.
6106 South 32nd Street, Phoenix, AZ, Phone: 602-243-9081
18.The Hidden Palace
Located in South Mountain, this venue has Italian old-world charm. Square-cut stone and rustic peach accent walls structure the perimeter. Archway designs are built into the textured walls using faux pillars fashioned out of a white marble-like material. The ceremony backdrop is accentuated by a wedding-white façade, featuring a similar archway design. The ceremony and reception dinner are held in the same space, which seats up to 150 guests. Chiavari chairs, linens, centerpieces, flatware, and glassware are all included. The venue offers catering and bar services. Set up and clean up are performed by the event staff. A bridal suite and groom readying room are available for use.
15005 North Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, AZ, Phone: 602-300-1570
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19.The Legacy Ballroom
A versatile wedding venue, this 5-acre property offers both indoor and outdoor entertainment options. Outside, two grassy courtyards boast mountain views, perfect for ceremony or a cocktail hour. The ballroom is tailored to perfection. Crisp white walls and elegant carpeting frame the space. Temple shaped, recessed wall designs house gorgeous sconces. Magnificently sized drum chandeliers glitter overhead. Champagne hues are layered within the room’s drapery and décor. A customizable dance floor is available for use. The ballroom seats 250 guests. Wedding coordination and all-inclusive package options are provided, including menu design and bar service. A bridal suite is available for use. Added perks include discounted hotel rates and shuttle service.
4530 East Gold Dust Avenue, Phoenix, AZ, Phone: 480-382-3829
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20.University Club of Phoenix
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Situated in the prestigious Alvarado district, this wedding venue is surrounded by picturesque landscaping. A cluster of large palm trees grow at the rear of the green-grass garden, a beautiful backdrop for the exchange of vows. The lawn can also host the reception dinner, beneath the soft glow of market lights. In total, the space can accommodate 200 guests. A lengthy, covered corridor is lined with open-air archways; a romantic location for photos of the lively couple. The historic clubhouse is charming, with wood flooring, neutral walls, and a fireplace. Up to 150 guests may be seated indoors. Onsite catering and impeccable service ensure a delightful event. Due to noise ordinances, events must conclude by 10 p.m.
39 East Monte Vista Road, Phoenix, AZ, Phone: 602-254-5408
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21.Venue at the Grove
Pecan groves and emerald green grasses create this fairytale setting. The bride and groom say, “I do” underneath a sweet canopy of arching trees, with the Phoenix sun setting behind them. At dusk, wedding attendees are enraptured in the romance of over 40,000 twinkle lights. A sprawling red brick patio seats 225 guests for dinner. The indoor space intimately hosts 140 wedding goers. French doors open to gorgeous views of the grove. Customizable wedding packages include ceremony needs, catering, and cocktails. Photography, florals, cake design, and DJ services are additional amenities offered. The venue’s event experts help to plan and coordinate every step of the big day.
7010 South 27th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ, Phone: 602-456-0803
22.Warehouse 215 at Bentley Projects
Located in Phoenix’s trendy warehouse district, this urban chic renovation is in the heart of the area’s burgeoning food and nightlife scene. A whopping 10,000 square feet of event space hosts up to 500 guests. Two main ballrooms, several adjoining spaces, and a landscaped patio structure the floorplan. There is no need to accessorize this wedding venue. Original brick walls, two stories of vertical space, wood beam bow-truss ceilings, and clerestory windows design the room. Shimmering crystal chandeliers add a touch of romance. The venue has a full liquor license and offers bar service. Catering services are selected from the venue’s preferred list of vendors. Seating and linens are supplied. Free parking is included.
215 East Grant Street, Phoenix, AZ, Phone: 602-340-9200
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23.Wedgewood Weddings Palm Valley
Situated in Palm Valley, this venue offers a beautiful outdoor setting with mountain views. Ceremony takes place on the event lawn, lined with trimmed hedges and wispy trees. An adjacent cactus garden grows prickly pears, cacti, palms, and flowers in bloom; a gorgeous backdrop for photos of the bride and groom. The indoor banquet room has cream walls, elegant carpeting, and an abundance of windows. A patio extends off of the space, a great locale for sipping libations. Up to 250 guests may be hosted. Customizable package options include catering, bar service, a DJ, dance floor, and more. Event set-up and take-down are provided. Couples enjoy use of private dressing suites.
2211 Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ, Phone: 855-252-3803
24.Whispering Tree Ranch
Nestled in between South Mountain and Estrella Mountain, this vintage farmhouse promises a reasonably priced wedding event. Couples exchange nuptials on a secluded lawn, surrounded by a thick circle of trees. A small wood cabin rears the space, perfect for the bride’s grand entry. At the main house, antique brick pavers fashion a large patio, where a dinner reception may be held. Market lights glow in long strands overhead. There is a plethora of rustic backdrops for photos of the bride and groom. Privacy is guaranteed at this rural, country location. Couples need to supply their own vendors.
5901 West Elliot Road, Laveen, AZ, Phone: 480-415-3387
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25.Wrigley Mansion-Geordie's Restaurant
A wedding location fit for royalty; this historic estate sits high on the hill. Tiered terraces and garden lawns lead up to the mansion. Walls of glass show off sprawling views of the mountains and sparkling city below. Exquisite architecture and design are seen in every glorious detail. Opulent furnishings, tasteful color palettes, gold trimmings, and awe-striking chandeliers adorn each space. There are fifteen private rooms which may be reserved individually or collectively. Seating accommodates up to 300 lucky attendees, or 1,500 strolling. The mansion’s award winning chef designs and prepares a gourmet menu, robust with flavor. World-class wine and craft cocktails enhance the celebration. Impeccable service ensures that couples will experience the wedding of their dreams.
2501 East Telawa Trail, Phoenix, AZ, Phone: 602-955-4079
25 Best Wedding Venues in Phoenix
- Aldea Weddings, Photo: Igor/stock.adobe.com
- Antigua Garden Event Venue, Photo: Aline/stock.adobe.com
- Bella Rose Estate, Photo: Bella Rose Estate
- Boojum Tree, Photo: Boojum Tree
- Chateau Luxe Event Venue, Photo: Chateau Luxe Event Venue
- El Zaribah Shrine Auditorium & Conference Center, Photo: ruslan_iefremov/stock.adobe.com
- Events On Jackson, Photo: holly/stock.adobe.com
- Lath House Pavilion, Photo: EmotionPhoto/stock.adobe.com
- Legacy Weddings and Events, Photo: BillionPhotos.com/stock.adobe.com
- MonOrchid, Photo: sweetlaniko/stock.adobe.com
- Musical Instrument Museum, Photo: Musical Instrument Museum
- Secret Garden Event Center, Photo: Ivan/stock.adobe.com
- Small Wedding Chapel Venue, Photo: Nadtochiy/stock.adobe.com
- Stonebridge Manor, Photo: Stonebridge Manor
- Tercero by Aldea Weddings, Photo: IVASHstudio/stock.adobe.com
- The Croft Downtown, Photo: The Croft Downtown
- The Farm at South Mountain, Photo: The Farm at South Mountain
- The Hidden Palace, Photo: popovich22/stock.adobe.com
- The Legacy Ballroom, Photo: IVASHstudio/stock.adobe.com
- University Club of Phoenix, Photo: Steve Alejandro/stock.adobe.com
- Venue at the Grove, Photo: Theerapong/stock.adobe.com
- Warehouse 215 at Bentley Projects, Photo: primipil/stock.adobe.com
- Wedgewood Weddings Palm Valley, Photo: Olga/stock.adobe.com
- Whispering Tree Ranch, Photo: kaninstudio/stock.adobe.com
- Wrigley Mansion-Geordie's Restaurant, Photo: nastasenko/stock.adobe.com
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