Arizona has varied natural surroundings for couples to get married in, from an endless expanse of desert to towering mountains. Ceremonies and receptions can be held in the warm outdoor climate or in luxurious indoor venues, or a combination of both, based on what the bride and groom want. Whether it’s a small intimate ceremony with a few close family members and friends or a lavish and extravagant event with 300 people, there is a venue in Arizona that can meet your needs. The Cape Royal Amphitheater gives couples the opportunity to exchange vows with the Grand Canyon as a backdrop, while the Creekside Inn at Sedona has a wedding package for those who want to celebrate with a spectacular elopement.
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The Grand Canyon is one of the world’s premier natural attractions and couples can choose to get married with this stunning sight as a backdrop. Grand Canyon National Park offers a variety of indoor and outdoor locations for wedding ceremonies and receptions; outdoor sites include Pima Point, the Cape Royal Amphitheater, Point Imperial Viewpoint, Rim Worship Site, Grandeur Point, Moran Point, Lipan Point, and the isolated and stunning Shoshone Point. Each site can accommodate a different number of guests, from 20 to 280 people. The national park only offers the stunning surroundings and spaces necessary as well as the clergy from the church in Grand Canyon Village.
2.Granite Creek Vineyards
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The bride and groom can exchange their vows in front of a gorgeous backdrop comprising mature trees and lush grounds. The vineyard has both indoor and outdoor spaces for a memorable ceremony and reception and can accommodate anywhere from 20 to 200 guests. There are four packages to choose from, and all packages include a fully catered meal by Block Six Catering. One of the more popular packages is the Elegant Dinner Package, which comes at $100/per guest and includes a custom catered full sit-down dinner with catered buffet, appetizers for cocktail hour, drinks, and extravagant decor that reflects the bride and groom’s tastes.
2515 N Rd 1 W, Chino Valley, AZ 86323, Phone: 928-636-2003
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The indoor/outdoor wedding venue at the Arizona Inn offers complete wedding packages that take care of all the details on a couple’s big day. The lush gardens, intimate courtyards, and elegant ballroom all provide an extraordinary setting to create unforgettable memories. The professional wedding planners have many preferred vendors that they work with to add all the details from decor to fresh floral bouquets and centerpieces. The inn offers full-service catering, and couples can customize the menu according to their tastes and those of their guests. Amenities such as complimentary cake cutting, linens, dance floor, audiovisual equipment, and ceremony setup can be added to the event.
2200 E Elm Street, Tucson, Arizona 85719, Phone: 520-325-1541
4.Bella Rose Estate
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Bella Rose Estate offers one of Arizona’s most breathtaking indoor and outdoor garden settings for wedding ceremonies and receptions. The 2-acre private estate is fully reserved for the event and includes the bridal suite, garden areas, courtyard, and indoor grand ballroom. The wedding packages offered are structured for flexibility and style and include professional services from trusted vendors that Bella Rose has worked with over the years. In addition to exclusive use of the private estate, couples will also get an 8-hour rental, suites for the bride and groom, a custom gazebo for a garden ceremony, a plated or buffet-style catered meal, china settings, linens, and the use of a professional bartender and wedding coordinator in addition to other services and amenities.
1380 S Price Rd, Chandler, AZ 85286, Phone: 480-477-7930
5.Corona Ranch Tucson
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The dedicated event coordinator and on-site event hostess at Corona Ranch Tucson work with couples from planning to the day of the wedding to ensure that everything goes off without a hitch. The ranch offers an authentic Arizona-style wedding in an original 1930s ranch house. The venue’s wedding package includes 6 hours dedicated to the ceremony and reception, a maximum capacity of 200 guests, use of grounds for photos before and after the ceremony, tables, chairs, linen, and assorted catering options. The venue also offers time for an on-site rehearsal prior to the event as well as a dedicated room for the bride to get ready in on the big day.
7595 E Snyder Rd, Tucson, AZ 85750, Phone: 520-529-1457
6.Creekside Inn at Sedona
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The Creekside Inn at Sedona is a romantic wedding venue nestled on 2 acres of lush grounds near Oak Creek. Whether couples want an intimate elopement or prefer to share their special day with up to 150 of their friends and family, the Creekside Inn has a wedding package to meet their needs. Couples will have a beautiful ceremony and reception in a panoramic natural setting in Arizona’s wondrous outdoors. “Just the Two of Us” wedding packages include a 2-night stay in one of the inn’s stunning rooms, a gourmet breakfast, and a 1-hour photography shoot of the ceremony officiated by a professional provided by Creekside Inn.
99 Copper Cliffs Drive, Sedona, AZ 86336, Phone: 928-282-4992
7.Gainey Suites Hotel
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The Gainey Suites Hotel is an intimate and upscale boutique that offers indoor and outdoor spaces for wedding ceremonies and receptions. The charming venue can host anywhere up to 150 guests and is beautiful for celebrations big or small. The hotel’s wedding specialist will guide couples every step of the way, from the initial planning stages all the way to the execution of the big day. Brides can choose from ala carte and all-inclusive packages depending on what they want; the all-inclusive package takes care of everything, from scheduling an officiant to making sure the floral display is exactly what they want. Other amenities include a photographer, catering, linens, DJ, and much more. Next read: Wedding Venues in Scottsdale
7300 E Gainey Suites Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85258, Phone: 800-970-4666
8.Kimpton Amara Resort and Spa
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The Kimpton Amara Resort and Spa offers an indoor and outdoor wedding venue in sunny Sedona, Arizona. The personal and attentive wedding team can make all a couple’s wedding dreams come true, whether they want an intimate or a grand celebration. The bride and groom can exchange their wedding vows in the gorgeous courtyard against the backdrop of the Red Rocks and then have a memorable reception with up to 85 of their friends and family members at one of the many spaces. There are numerous wedding packages to choose from, and events can also include bridal parties, rehearsal dinners, and goodbye brunches on the following day.
100 Amara Ln, Sedona, AZ 86336, Phone: 928-282-4828
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Nestled in tranquil Camp Verde, Jackpot Ranch is private 72-acre ranch that is just right for couples looking for an Arizona-style wedding. A short distance from the cool country town of Flagstaff and the Rocks of Sedona, the ranch has some breathtaking views, which the bride and groom can use as a backdrop for their wedding. From the lighted gazebo to the draped canopies under the stars, couples will find the ideal spot that is just right for them. The flexible destination has an on-site fully equipped kitchen, among many other facilities. There is even an overnight property on the ranch for guests who come from afar. Next read: Wedding Venues in Flagstaff
2025 Reservation Loop Rd, Camp Verde, AZ 86322, Phone: 928-300-5490
10.La Mariposa Resort
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La Mariposa Resort is a remarkable venue for weddings ceremonies and receptions. The magical garden setting can be found with the panoramic Santa Catalina Mountain as a backdrop. The dedicated staff at the resort are dedicated to creating a picture-perfect ceremony that the couple and their guests will remember forever. The versatile venue includes an elegant banquet room that extends out to a charming patio and firepit. Larger parties can even use the sprawling lawn for everything from an intimate ceremony to a lavish reception. The full-service facility also offers in-house catering as well as a large dance floor with a spectacular skylight above.
1501 N Houghton Rd, Tucson, AZ 85749, Phone: 520-749-1099
11.Nordic Village Arizona
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Couples can celebrate their wedding among the Ponderosa pines and aspen trees of the Arizona Nordic Village. Nordic Village offers a unique and memorable experience that can’t be had anywhere else in Arizona. Couples and their guests will enjoy the off-grid location, which is serene, quiet, and stunning. There are two beautiful arches for couples to use for their ceremony, the Meadow Arch and the Aspen Arch. The site can host up to a hundred guests for the ceremony and up to 290 guests for the reception. Various amenities include a pavilion tent, a large yurt often used for the dance floor, and the Ponderosa Room for the bridal party to get ready.
16848 US-180, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, Phone: 928-220-0550
12.Oasis at Wild Horse Ranch
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The Oasis at Wild Horse Ranch is an exclusive 20-acre wedding venue that is surrounded by breathtaking desert. The ranch was built in the 1890s and is one of the oldest in the state; couples can be sure that an atmosphere as elegant and rustic as at Wild Horse can’t be found anywhere else. The historic venue offers all-inclusive wedding packages that make wedding planning fun instead of stressful. The package includes special touches such as live music for the reception or ceremony, signature drinks, a DJ service with lighting and sounds, a personalized drinks and dinner menu, and a dedicated event specialist who will guide couples from start to end.
6801 N Camino Verde, Tucson, AZ 85743, Phone: 520-744-1012
13.The Buttes at Reflections
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The Buttes at Reflections is an all-inclusive venue that has a spectacular space for wedding ceremonies and receptions. The company has hosted unique and memorable weddings for over 17 years, making them one of the most experienced and dependable venues in Arizona. The beautifully manicured landscape and exquisite backdrop of the Pusch Ridge mountains provides a stunning space for couples to exchange vows. They can then head to the extensive reception hall with their guests; the hall can be laid out and decorated in multiple ways, so couples can choose what’s best for them. Experienced coordinators will guide bride and grooms in choosing centerpieces, linen, and DJs as well as creating a personalized menu that they can sample in advance.
9800 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704, Phone: 520-229-0627
14.Saguaro Buttes Wedding & Event Site
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Saguaro Buttes Wedding and Event Site is a premier location for couples to have a romantic and elegant wedding in Tucson. The intimate setting offers just the right amount of privacy and personality for the bride, groom, and their guests to have a wedding celebration that is uniquely their own. The space is nestled against Saguaro National Park and lies on the scenic route of the Old Spanish Trail. The 6,000 square feet of modern banquet space can hold up to 300 guests and features tall windows that offer 360-degree views of the beautiful natural surroundings.
5825 S Old Spanish Trail, Tucson, AZ 85747, Phone: 520-647-0994
15.Sedona Heritage Museum
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Along with Jordan Historical Park, the Sedona Heritage Museum is a lovely and charming location for couples who want to get married in Arizona. The museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and offers many unique settings for the bride and groom to exchange their vows and start a new life together. Other than the scenic and historic atmosphere, couples getting married at the Sedona Heritage Museum can personalize their big day, from choosing just the right spot for the ceremony to finalizing a layout and picking floral centerpieces.
735 Jordan Rd, Sedona, AZ 86336, Phone: 928-282-7038
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Stonebridge Manor is a 16,000-square-foot estate that was built in 1979. The beautiful venue, which started as a private home and sits on 4 acres of manicured lawns and gardens, now houses a gorgeous bridal suite, groom’s room, and a banquet hall. Since 1998, Stonebridge Manor has hosted over 3,000 theme-based, modern, and traditional weddings. Couples can choose to have their ceremony or reception in one of the two garden spaces or house a combination of both the indoor hall and the outdoor space. There are three wedding packages offered by Stonebridge Manor: the Manhattan, the Classic, and the Laguna. Packages could include decor, linen, a customized menu and group tasting, cake, DJ, photography, and a customized floral package.
4000 E Palm St, Mesa, AZ 85215, Phone: 480-641-3131
17.The Croft Downtown
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With a maximum capacity of 350 guests, The Croft Downtown is one of Phoenix’s premier wedding venues. They offer an indoor/outdoor ceremony space and a stunning rustic yet modern indoor space for couples to utilize. The sophisticated and stylish location can be transformed to reflect exactly what the bride and groom are looking for. The chic decor, paired with the urban cement floors and wood trellised ceilings, offer an enchanting and memorable space for a couple to start their new life together. Couples and their guests can celebrate while being surrounded by panoramic views of the beautiful downtown location. The expert planners at The Croft make every wedding celebration a unique one, whether it’s an intimate gathering or a lavish one. Next read: Wedding Venues in Phoenix
22 E Buchanan St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, Phone: 602-462-9700
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The Oakmont is a premier Arizona space that can be used for memorable rehearsal dinners, wedding ceremonies, and receptions. The indoor and outdoor space can hold anywhere from 150 to 250 guests and is available any time of the year. The wedding venue offers stunning views, from landscaped grounds and lakes to mountains and magical forest areas. The venue can accommodate anything that the bride and groom can imagine, and their professional experts will guide the couple from the initial planning stages all the way to the execution of the ceremony. Places to Visit in Arizona, Things to Do in Flagstaff
2380 N Oakmont Drive, Flagstaff, AZ 86004, Phone: 928-526-7990
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Titled a Historic Hotel of America and an Arizona landmark it is own right, The Wigwam is an historic and charming wedding venue that has been beloved for generations. The spectacular ballrooms and outdoor terraces are set amidst charming courtyards, towering palm trees, and lush gardens, all of which create the perfect backdrop. There is an array of wedding packages that make planning the big day enjoyable and simple for the bride and groom. The amenities and services offered by the resort include overnight accommodation for the newlyweds and furnishings such as tables, chairs, dance floor, garden chairs, and more. Couples can customize the menu, choosing from offerings such as smoked Scottish salmon, beef tenderloin, and Boursin-stuffed cherry tomatoes.
300 East Wigwam Boulevard, Litchfield Park, AZ 85340
20.The Wright House
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Since 1991 the Wright House has been hosting some of the most spectacular wedding ceremonies and receptions to be had in Mesa, Arizona. Whether the couple wants a lavish wedding completely done by experts or whether they want a more DIY-style celebration, the experts at Wright House will guide and assist them along every step of the way. Couples can choose from the Garden Ballroom or the Provencal; the Garden Ballroom lets brides walk down an aisle surrounded by fragrant flower beds and leading to a picturesque gazebo. The Provencal is a quaint courtyard that is inspired by the Provence region of southern France. Wedding packages include a catered meal, aisle decor, fresh flower centerpieces, and much more.
636 W University Drive, Mesa, AZ 85201, Phone: 480-833-0902
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Located in the heart of historic downtown Mesa, Tre Bella has five unique event spaces for the bride and groom to choose from. Whether couples decide to have an intimate gathering of 25 people or a lavish celebration with 225 guests, Tre Bella will be able to accommodate it all. All the spaces are splendid and wonderful in their own way, from the 100-year-old exposed brick at Blu Cielo to the cool white interior of the Piazza. There are many all-inclusive packages offered by the venue, and couples can choose one that is in sync with what they want. Packages include tables and chairs, linen, setup, clean-up, and various other services and amenities.
119 W Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201, Phone: 480-677-1387
22.Venue at the Grove
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Venue at the Grove specializes in offering couples an enjoyable and stress-free wedding that they will remember for the rest of their lives. The venue has one of the most unique ceremony sites: the Arizona sun setting over a grove of pecan trees creates a beautiful backdrop with hues of orange and purple. Couples can choose to have an indoor or outdoor reception or a combination of both. The large brick patio can accommodate up to 200 guests, all of whom will celebrate with the newlyweds under the twinkle of 30,000 lights in the trees. The indoor hall can hold 140 guests and has stunning French doors, which open out to breathtaking views of the grove.
7010 S 27th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85041, Phone: 602-456-0803
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Villa Siena is one of Phoenix’s most picturesque wedding venues. The space includes the large banquet hall, Grand Firenze, which can hold up to 250 people, and the more intimate Chianciano Banquet Hall for up to 100 guests. Couples can also have a lovely outdoor wedding reception in the Piazza Toscana, which resembles a town square in Siena, Italy. The modern venue can accommodate traditional ceremonies of any backgrounds, whether the bride and groom need a unity candle or a mandap. Amenities and services include a bridal suite, a groom’s suite, and partnerships with professionals such as florists, caterers, and DJs.
890 W Elliot Rd #104, Gilbert, AZ 85233, Phone: 480-782-7218
24.Wedgewood Weddings Palm Valley
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Wedgewood Weddings Palm Valley is a gorgeous Arizona wedding venue that offers an outdoor ceremony space by the lake and a brand-new indoor reception hall that can hold up to 250 guests. The bride and groom will be surrounded by a cactus garden, waterfalls, and the Sierra Estrella Mountains as a backdrop if they choose to get married at Wedgewood. The new reception hall is fitted with high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling glass windows and doors, and a modern aesthetic that fits in with several decor and layout styles. Couples and their guests will be minutes away from the Phoenix metropolitan area, an ideal location with many hotels for guests to stay at.
2211 Litchfield Rd, Goodyear, AZ 85395, Phone: 866-966-3009
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Z Mansion displays the elegance and beauty of the Victorian age in this modern and stunning wedding venue. There are many affordable wedding packages for couples to choose from, many of which include a DJ, linen, and catering for up to the 100 guests the hall can hold. The spectacular location allows couples to be as laidback or as involved as they want to be; Z Mansion has the expertise to completely plan everything exact to the bride and groom’s expectations. Couples who decide to take the planning into their own hands can get DIY ideas from the experienced professionals and find a caterer that’s more in line with their tastes. Packages can include catering, rental of the mansion and its grounds, free use of the mansion for rehearsal dinners, linen, cake cutting, and the option for couples to bring in their own beverages, including alcohol.
288 N Church Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701, Phone: 520-623-4889
25 Best Arizona Wedding Venues
- Grand Canyon, Photo: Courtesy of tompenpark - Fotolia.com
- Granite Creek Vineyards, Photo: Courtesy of tverdohlib - Fotolia.com
- Arizona Inn, Photo: Courtesy of Kiryl Lis - Fotolia.com
- Bella Rose Estate, Photo: Courtesy of IVASHstudio - Fotolia.com
- Corona Ranch Tucson, Photo: Courtesy of galaganov - Fotolia.com
- Creekside Inn at Sedona, Photo: Courtesy of Igor Link - Fotolia.com
- Gainey Suites Hotel, Photo: Courtesy of olegparylyak - Fotolia.com
- Kimpton Amara Resort and Spa, Photo: Courtesy of natalysavina - Fotolia.com
- Jackpot Ranch, Photo: Courtesy of lypa - Fotolia.com
- La Mariposa Resort, Photo: Courtesy of Inna Darda - Fotolia.com
- Nordic Village Arizona, Photo: Courtesy of Consuelo - Fotolia.com
- Oasis at Wild Horse Ranch, Photo: Courtesy of illustrissima - Fotolia.com
- The Buttes at Reflections, Photo: Courtesy of BillionPhotos.com - Fotolia.com
- Saguaro Buttes Wedding & Event Site, Photo: Courtesy of illustrissima - Fotolia.com
- Sedona Heritage Museum, Photo: Courtesy of Travis - Fotolia.com
- Stonebridge Manor, Photo: Courtesy of anatoliycherkas - Fotolia.com
- The Croft Downtown, Photo: Courtesy of Rawpixel.com - Fotolia.com
- The Oakmont, Photo: Courtesy of kiri - Fotolia.com
- The Wigwam, Photo: Courtesy of IVASHstudio - Fotolia.com
- The Wright House, Photo: Courtesy of alex.pin - Fotolia.com
- Tre Bella, Photo: Courtesy of LElik83 - Fotolia.com
- Venue at the Grove, Photo: Courtesy of Andrey Ivanov - Fotolia.com
- Villa Siena, Photo: Courtesy of therobbiehall - Fotolia.com
- Wedgewood Weddings Palm Valley, Photo: Courtesy of wideonet - Fotolia.com
- Z Mansion, Photo: Courtesy of timonko - Fotolia.com
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