Scottsdale, Arizona, is a city that is part of the Phoenix region. The city has a vibrant downtown area, is surrounded by championship golf courses, and several mountains that make the town a desert oasis with plenty of nightlife activity and several special events venues. The consistently warm weather has made it a destination for world-class spas, boating, and outdoor adventures with some of the most amazing restaurants in the west.
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El Chorro is surrounded by the desert of the Camelback Mountains with historic venues and catering that features local and seasonal fresh ingredients. Couples can choose to get married in Casa Paloma, a pavilion style indoor space that offers views of the mountain ranges and an outdoor patio with gardens, or the Event Lawn which Casa Paloma sits behind. Weddings with less than 100 guests can host their event in the Classroom Bar & Bocce Lawn to enjoy indoor-outdoor space with the Herb Garden. The restaurant provides catering, and couples can choose plated dinners like short ribs, salmon, chicken, filet, scallops, and crab, or vegan vegetable Wellington. Family style service, stations, and bar packages are also available.
5550 East Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley, Arizona, 85253, Phone: 480-948-5170
Mountain Shadows events venues allow you to get married right in front of Camel Back Mountain with Mummy Mountains on the other side. The outdoor spaces are surrounded by Southwestern flora including the Mountain Shadows Lawn and Camelback Overlook Deck. An indoor ballroom is also available with floor to ceiling retractable glass walls that lead out onto the terrace for combined indoor/outdoor event space. Weddings of up to 250 guests can be accommodated indoors, and the venue is happy to provide brunches, rehearsal dinners, and late-night snacks in addition to their catering menu.
5445 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ, 85253, Phone: 855-485-1417
3.The Saguaro Scottsdale
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The Saguaro Scottsdale hotel is in the heart of downtown Scottsdale amidst coffee shops, art galleries, boutique shopping, and many restaurants. The resort style hotel features multiple swimming pools and amazing wedding venues that can host up to 500 guests. There are more than 17 venues to choose from and both indoor and outdoor spaces. The catering is customizable, and each entrée is made with local, fresh ingredients. This modern hotel is decorated in bright yellows, oranges, pinks, and greens and perfect for couples that love to be fun and allow their personalities to shine.
4000 North Drinkwater Blvd. Scottsdale, AZ, 85251, Phone: 480-308-1100
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Wrigley Mansion is known for its fine dining and is a premier wedding venue in the Phoenix region. The mansion features sweeping panoramic views of Phoenix down below and a backdrop of mountain landscapes. Receptions can be hosted for up to 1,500 people with several private event rooms, and couples can also rent the entire home which has been renovated and upgraded. The veranda spaces offer nearly 360-degree views of the hills and valleys, and the Garden room is a multi-level space perfect for large weddings. Several other spaces are also available indoors including ballrooms.
2501 E Telawa Trail, Phoenix, AZ, 85016, Phone: 602-955-4079
5.Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows
Andaz Scottdale Resort is a picturesque wedding location set against the landscapes of Camelback Mountain. The resort is designed with a mix of mid-century elegance and an eclectic, modern ambiance. Couples can choose indoor or outdoor event space, and a prix-fixe menu for catering that includes plated dinner options, hors d’ oeuvres, and late-night snack options. There are four outdoor spaces and two indoor ballrooms. Andaz specializes in cultural weddings as well as traditional weddings, and there are perks for choosing the Hyatt resort, including free night, stays on your honeymoon, a menu tasting, and wedding planning services.
6114 N Scottsdale, Arizona, 85253, Phone: 480-368-1234
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Chart House is located on the former McCormick Ranch and sprawls more than 4,000 acres in the beautiful Sonoran Desert. Chart House is known for its amazing seafood and steaks, impeccable service, and has been voted one of the finest seafood restaurants in the region multiple times. Couples can host their rehearsal dinner at Chart House or reserve the entire venue for up to 350 guests. Smaller, more intimate, and private events can be hosted in the Camelback Room, which also has a private patio that can host 45 people comfortably. A few other rooms are available with remarkable rooms that seat 55-85 guests. Next read: Best Arizona Wedding Venues
7255 E McCormick Parkways, Scottsdale Arizona, 85258, Phone: 912-234-6686
7.CopperWynd Resort & Club
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CopperWynd Resort & Club is a luxury spa resort, health, and wellness club, in the McDowell Mountains that are perfect for mountain resort weddings in Scottsdale. The resort and wedding space at CopperWynd are nestled into a mountain ridge and offers romantic views of the mountain peaks and the Sonoran Desert. Couples can choose the event lawn or the indoor Sonoran View Room for their event. Rehearsal and welcome dinners, farewell brunch, and bridal luncheon space are also available through the restaurant. Stay before the wedding with your bridal party and families to enjoy golf outings, spa days, and romantic hikes in the mountains.
13225 N Eagle Ridge Drive, Scottsdale, Arizona, 85268, Phone: 480-333-1900
8.Desert Botanical Garden
Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix is a premier garden wedding venue that can host your ceremony and reception amongst a romantic backdrop of beautiful and elegant landscaping and flowers. Desert Botanical Garden can host weddings of up to 250 seated guests in one of several indoor and outdoor events spaces including the Steele Herb Garden, Amphitheater, Dorrance Center, and Wildflower Pavilion. Guests to your event are also invited to explore the gardens. Alcohol must be coordinated through the venue.
1201 N Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, Arizona, 85008, Phone: 480-941-1225
9.DoubleTree Resort by Hilton
DoubleTree Resort is minutes from Scottsdale and offers a beautifully landscaped property with the tranquil surroundings of Palm trees, luxury courtyards, and desert flowers and cacti as the backdrop for your wedding. DoubleTree is a AAA Four Diamond hotel with a design inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright that can accommodate weddings with up to 800 seated guests. Traditional and custom packages are available, and the hotel offers free shuttle service into Scottsdale for guests staying at the hotel. NO water what time of day your wedding takes place, DoubleTree has the perfect catering for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snacks.
5401 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, Arizona, 85250, Phone: 480-947-5400
10.Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North
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The Four Seasons Resort is where outdoor adventure and desert romance collide. The Scottsdale resort features adobe architecture with a backdrop of dramatic valleys and Pinnacle Peak. Couples can get married on the Troon Lawn or the more intimate and private Ironwood Terrace. Indoor ballrooms, foyers, and the Fountain Terrace with mountain views are also popular spots at Four Seasons to hold a wedding event. The Four Seasons catering staff will provide all the catering for your wedding reception and can also bake your dream wedding cake there onsite.
10600 E Crescent Moon Drive, Scottsdale, AZ, 85262, Phone: 480-515-5700
11.Gainey Ranch Golf Club
The Gainey Ranch Golf Club is great for golf enthusiast couples looking for championship greens with breathtaking mountain views, and a family-friendly environment. The clubhouse is newly renovated with spectacular floor to ceiling windows with panoramic views of the McDowell Mountains. Couples can get married on the manicured lawn with the lake in the background and mountains on the horizon. The ballroom opens up to a wraparound outdoor patio with an indoor lounge and an elegant built-in bar. The onsite restaurants provide catering.
7600 Gainey Club Drive, Scottsdale, AZ, 85258, Phone: 480-942-0022
12.Sonesta Suites Scottsdale Gainey Ranch
Sonesta Suites is located in the Gainey Ranch Neighborhood where views of the Sonoran Desert make for elegant and romantic wedding backdrops. The Sonesta is upscale, alternative, and intimate with a lobby decorated with local artwork, beautiful courtyards, and terraces. Six different venues can accommodate weddings with 40-150 guests. The experienced wedding coordinators can help you plan outings for the wedding party, the details of your wedding, and be there the day of to make sure everything goes off without a hitch. Custom catering is also available.
7300 E. Gainey Suites Drive, Scottsdale, AZ, 85258, Phone: 480-922-6969
13.Grayhawk Golf Club
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Grayhawk Golf Club features two public championship golf courses that offer a unique ambiance for your Scottsdale wedding. Each of the wedding venues at Grayhawk offers Southwestern elegance including the 6,000 square foot Fairway House that can seat up to 300 people with indoor and outdoor space and views of the McDowell Mountains. Several patios are also available that range from small and intimate to sweeping, each with an outdoor fireplace. One of the patios is on the Raptor’s course’s 18th green. The McDowell room is an indoor venue for up to 180 that is perfect for plated dinners. Other indoor spaces are available that seat 30-50 guests.
8620 East Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale, AZ, 85255, Phone: 480-502-3121
14.Hotel Valley Ho
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Hotel Valley Ho is vibrant and bold, decorated with bright colors and contemporary modernism design in Old Town Scottsdale. Couples can host their weddings in the Palm Courtyard or the Sky Line Rooftop atop the seventh story of the hotel tower. The rooftop is perfect for starlit receptions of up to 200. Catering includes delicious entrees as well as after cake service, appetizer/late night stations like sliders, breakfast, tacos, and donuts, and an amazing wine list. Hotel Valley Ho can also host brunch for the bridal party and family, rehearsal dinners, and more.
6850 E Main Street, Scottsdale, AZ, 85251, Phone: 480-248-2000
15.JW Marriot Camelback Inn Resort & Spa
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The JW Marriot hotels are known for their exquisite event spaces, and the JW Marriot Camelback Inn does not disappoint with 26 event rooms, stunning outdoor spaces, and whimsical gardens that offer romance and elegance in the Southwest. The Lakeview Inn features a pristine lake with waterfalls and views of the fairway. Floor plans can be managed for any event up to 2,100 people making the Resort one of the largest indoor event hotel venues in Scottsdale. Outdoor weddings are enhanced with the Camelback mountains serving as the backdrop for your special event.
5402 East Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, AZ, 85253, Phone: 480-596-7074
16.McDowell Mountain Golf Club
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The McDowell Mountain Golf Club doesn’t just offer views of the picturesque mountains; it is tucked within the foothills offering a desert oasis for weddings. The public golf club offers private event venues for weddings of almost any size including the ceremony lawn and event lawn which can seat up to 200 guests. The indoor ballroom is a great choice for a smaller wedding or rehearsal dinners with less than 120 guests. The indoor spaces are modern but neutral to complement any wedding theme. Catering is provided by the onsite restaurant.
10690 East Sheena Drive, Scottsdale, AZ, 85255, Phone: 480-502-8200
17.Sanctuary Camelback Mountain
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Sanctuary offers couples the unique opportunity for mountaintop views in luxury venues that can accommodate up to 150 wedding guests. The Sanctuary guarantees only one wedding event on the property at a time, which means that your wedding will be private, and the staff can focus on your event only. Indoor and outdoor spaces are available, and catering is provided by the award-winning culinary team lead by Chef Beau MacMillan from The Food Network and Executive Chef. Weddings with 50 or more guests also include a honeymoon suite for bride and groom.
5700 East MacDonald Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ, 85253, Phone: 855-245-2051
18.Starfire Golf Club
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One hundred fifty acres of North Scottsdale’s immaculately landscaped greens and lakes at Starfire Golf Club provides a backdrop perfect for couples who love golfing and pristine outdoor venues. The Starfire has two ceremony sites. The Palmer Ballroom is lined with windows and opens to the patio and lawn areas that create the perfect indoor/outdoor combination space. Couples can get married at sunset overlooking the lakeside vistas and host an outdoor reception or indoor sit-down dinner.
11500 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale, AZ, 85260, Phone: 480-948-6000
Stonebridge Manor is a premier full-service wedding venue that allows couples to relax, knowing that all the major vendors they will need for their dream wedding are included in their package. The manor is modern, built in 1979, and was a private residence for a Scottsdale family. The manor has been used as a wedding venue since 1988 and features bridal suites, banquet rooms, a courtyard, and garden pavilion with exotic flowers, lush lawns, and an outdoor tent with hanging crystal chandeliers. Couples can also work with the catering staff to develop a themed or customizable menu.
4000 E Palm Street, Mesa, AZ, 85215, Phone: 480-641-3131
Superstition Manor is a wedding and event center in the East Valley. The banquet hall can service a wide range of weddings and wedding events. The manor sits on 7 acres and features more than 20,000 square feet of event space with three ceremony sites outdoors. There are also two receptions halls and suites for bridal parties and groomsmen. The Superstition Mountains provide a romantic desert background for wedding of almost any size. Superstition Manor also provides catering featuring American steakhouse fare, Italian selections, seafood, Southwestern food, and barbecue.
1220 N Signal Butte Road, Mesa AZ, 85207, Phone: 480-560-4390
21.The McCormick Scottsdale
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The McCormick Scottsdale hotel is set on the idyllic Camelback Lake with views of the mountains and some of the most memorable sunset views in Scottsdale. There are several unique venues at the hotel including the Lakeside Ballroom which seats 300 and the Lakeside Terrace which can accommodate 200. There is plenty of pre and post function spaces. The hotel provides catering which can be customized for your event. Bar packages are also available.
7421 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85253, Phone: 800-243-1332
22.The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch
Scottsdale Resort is an enchanting wedding venue at McCormick Ranch that offers ample event space indoors and outdoors. There are three ballrooms at the resort as well as manicured lawns that are lit with beautiful string lights to create a romantic and ethereal ambiance. Full-service wedding packages complete with ceremony and reception space, catering, entertainment, invitations, and flower arrangements. Couples will choose from preselected entrée choices to build their reception menu. Newlyweds will also receive complimentary accommodations on the wedding night.
7700 E McCormick Parkway, Scottsdale, AZ, 85258, Phone: 480-991-9000
23.The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
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The Westin Kierland offers elegant outdoor spaces with views of lakes, fairways, and beautiful Arizona flora. The indoor ballrooms can accommodate any size event with the largest room being able to accommodate more than 2,000 guests. There are more than 79 different indoor event spaces, and couples will work with the venue event planner to design their dream wedding with exceptional catering from the professional chef backed culinary team. This ultra-chic venue is elegant and sophisticated, making it perfect for black tie wedding events.
6903 East Greenway Parkway, Scottsdale, AZ, 85254, Phone: 480-624-1000
24.Troon Country Club
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The Clubhouse at Troon Country Club is an elegant setting for weddings and provides indoor and outdoor event space. The culinary team provides all catering for weddings using fresh and local ingredients. Pinnacle Peak is the perfect backdrop against the manicured outdoor lawns and desert landscapes. Troon Country Club is elegant and sophisticated and is a great venue for black tie events or elegant summer garden weddings.
25000 North Windy Walk Drive, Scottsdale, AZ, 85255, Phone: 480-585-4310
24 Best Wedding Venues in Scottsdale, Arizona
- El Chorro, Photo: El Chorro
- Mountain Shadows, Photo: TravelPhotography/stock.adobe.com
- The Saguaro Scottsdale, Photo: Lisa Sallusto/stock.adobe.com
- Wrigley Mansion, Photo: Wrigley Mansion
- Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows, Photo: Nick/stock.adobe.com
- Chart House, Photo: Chart House
- CopperWynd Resort & Club, Photo: CopperWynd Resort & Club
- Desert Botanical Garden, Photo: para827/stock.adobe.com
- DoubleTree Resort by Hilton, Photo: ruslanseradziuk/stock.adobe.com
- Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, Photo: Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North
- Gainey Ranch Golf Club, Photo: IVASHstudio/stock.adobe.com
- Sonesta Suites Scottsdale Gainey Ranch, Photo: Olga/stock.adobe.com
- Grayhawk Golf Club, Photo: Shopping King Louie/stock.adobe.com
- Hotel Valley Ho, Photo: Dasha Petrenko/stock.adobe.com
- JW Marriot Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, Photo: JW Marriot Camelback Inn Resort & Spa
- McDowell Mountain Golf Club, Photo: McDowell Mountain Golf Club
- Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, Photo: Africa Studio/stock.adobe.com
- Starfire Golf Club, Photo: Starfire Golf Club
- Stonebridge Manor, Photo: Anna/stock.adobe.com
- Superstition Manor, Photo: illustrissima/stock.adobe.com
- The McCormick Scottsdale, Photo: The McCormick Scottsdale
- The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, Photo: Nadtochiy/stock.adobe.com
- The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, Photo: The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
- Troon Country Club, Photo: Troon Country Club
- Cover Photo: ShutterDivision/stock.adobe.com