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31 of Arizona’s Best Wedding Venues To Check Out Right Now

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Touting 300 days of sunshine, Arizona is one of the brightest and most sun-drenched states. With it's gorgeous red rocks, canyons, mountain ridges, and sunsets, it's easy to see why this state is such a popular wedding destination. That Southwestern charm is seen in everything from its small boutique hotels to cactus gardens, Spanish villas to sprawling resorts. Come along for the ride as we explore some of Arizona’s top wedding venues.

Reporter: Alyssa Brown | Venue: The Saguaro Scottsdale 

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The Saguaro Scottsdale learn more

Another bright and sunny day spent in Scottsdale certainly warrants a trip to the newly-remodeled Saguaro to check out the colorful accommodations and their wedding venues. With a massive pool and patio, a couple of ballrooms and lush green lawns, this spot has no shortage of cool setup spots for ceremony, cocktails, dinner and dancing under that desert moonlight.
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Enchantment Resort learn more

Boynton Canyon’s vermillion-colored rock formations provide a rugged but beautiful Southwestern backdrop for an Arizona wedding. The Enchantment Resort lets the gorgeous rocks be the showstopper, with lodges that are built right into the landscape and gathering spaces that frame the incredible views. 
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Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain

Tucson, Arizona
A five-star fave, the Ritz Carlton at Dove Mountain in Tucson sits in a vast expanse of towering mountains and gorgeous viewpoints. If you’re looking for a wedding spot that embraces that Southwestern vibe and mixes in a solid dose of luxury, this could be your place.
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Desert Botanical Gardens

Phoenix, Arizona
For anyone who doesn’t see the point of spending thousands on wedding flowers, the Desert Botanical Gardens is an amazing alternative. Cactus gardens abound at this cool wedding venue in Phoenix that really doesn’t need much sprucing up for a festive occasion. Sunsets here are pretty epic.
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The Monroe Abbey

Phoenix, Arizona
An open-air industrial complex, this former church is now a relic of Old Phoenix. Exposed to the elements, The Monroe Street Abbey is a gorgeous wedding venue for couples looking to celebrate in a space that feels grand and storied.
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Heritage Square

Phoenix, Arizona
Over a century old, this historic Phoenix town square is home to a number of charming old buildings and gardens. We're suckers for the outdoor lawns and gardens, fit for a fabulous fete.
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The Icehouse

Phoeniz, Arizona
A former icehouse, this brick-walled industrial space has soaring ceilings and serves as a nod to Phoenix’s history. Built in the 1920s, the space is a local relic of yesteryear and now it’s a space you can transform for a wedding. We can totally picture a huge band going to town in this space. 
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El Chorro learn more

With Camelback Mountain for a backdrop, your wedding is sure to be wrapped up in that calming Arizona spirit. A Paradise Valley destination for excellent food and gorgeous Southwestern ambience, El Chorro is one of those awesome Arizona wedding venues that blends the outdoors and indoors seamlessly, celebrating all things desert.
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Warehouse 215 at Bentley Projects learn more

One of the coolest industrial spaces in Phoenix for a wedding is Warehouse 215 at Bentley Projects. A former linen laundry building, the warehouse has polished concrete floors, exposed brick walls, wood beam ceilings and gorgeous clerestory windows. Large enough to fit up to 850 guests, the space can be adapted to any style or creative vision you’re brewing up.
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Mogollon Rim

Arizona Rim
For those of you looking for a spot to pop the question or a beautiful location to shoot engagement photos, the Mogollon Rim is a gorgeous walkway with views for days. Head out that way for sunset’s golden hour and your photos are sure to stun.
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The Boulders

Scottsdale, Arizona
If celebrating the gorgeous landscape of Scottsdale is more your speed, you have to check out the grounds at The Boulders Resort and Spa. You can host your wedding nestled between big boulders, surrounded by cacti, in the organic gardens, on the lush lawns, or in a charming courtyard.
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The Showcase Room learn more

Cool, creative spaces abound at this culinary fortress in Tempe. The Showcase Room offers a handful of interior spaces that can fit as many as a thousand guests or as small a group as 30. There’s also a sweet outdoor courtyard area, so you can celebrate your wedding both indoors and out.
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Events on Jackson

Phoenix, Arizona
This industrial venue in Downtown Phoenix is massive, y'all. A 23,000 square foot complex, you can squeeze in a wedding of as many as 800 guests at the historic 1930s warehouse space. That’s a whole lot of space for dancing!
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Granite Creek Vineyards learn more

A favorite wedding venue of Northern Arizona, Chino Valley’s Granite Creek Vineyards is the kind of family-owned spot that makes you feel at home and at ease as soon as you step foot on-site. If serving up Certified Organic wines at your wedding while surrounded by old red barns, grape vines, granite peaks and rolling prairies sounds like heaven, this could be your spot. 
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Silverleaf Country Club

Scottsdale, Arizona
Even if you think you’re not the country club type, this venue will have you thinking twice about that notion. Silverleaf Country Club in Northern Scottsdale has a gorgeous stone clubhouse with an old European feel and a ceremony lawn that’s framed by stunning views of the McDowell Mountains.
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Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Montelucia learn more

Considering a destination wedding in Arizona? Check out the Omni Resort and Spa in Scottsdale. Inspired by the cultural and design elements of Andalusia in Southern Spain, this luxury property allows guests to experience gorgeous Paradise Valley views with a touch of Spanish influence and incredible hospitality. 
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The Hermosa Inn & LON’s learn more

The perfect size for a wedding of 125 guests or fewer, Paradise Valley’s Hermosa Inn has 34 Southwestern casitas for overnight guests. Wedding ceremonies here can take place in the cactus gardens or by the pool with the mountains as a backdrop. 
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Hotel Valley Ho

Phoenix, Arizona
Really into that mid-century modern style? Check out Hotel Valley Ho for a wedding venue that’s got retro vibes and gorgeous mountain views from a big outdoor patio and lush lawn.
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Aldea Weddings at The Landmark learn more

This century-old property in Mesa is home to an old church building that’s surrounded by gorgeous gardens and courtyards. Recently renovated, the gathering spaces inside feature lots of big windows, hardwood floors and high ceilings, fit for an elegant fete.
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Royal Palms Resort and Spa learn more

For couples looking to host a desert wedding that feels intimate and cozy but can accommodate up to 300 guests, the Royal Palms in Phoenix has an undeniably romantic Mediterranean charm. Dating back to the 1920s, this resort could be the perfect spot for an elegant desert wedding among the towering palms and majestic mountains. 
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The Windmill Winery learn more

One of Arizona’s best barn wedding venues, The Windmill Winery sits alongside a lake at the foot of the mountains. A huge barn with soaring ceilings, a lake house and dock, plenty of gardens and lawns, and gorgeous views are just a few of the highlights of this Florence gem. 
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MonOrchid Gallery

Phoenix, Arizona
Located in Downtown Phoenix’s Roosevelt Row Arts District, monOrchid is an art gallery that offers plenty of options for the discerning couple. Stylish, blank canvas type spaces at the gallery have high ceilings and lots of opportunity to add a dash of personality to the mix.
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Rio Rancho Verde

Scottsdale, Arizona
An operating equestrian ranch located just outside Scottsdale, Rio Rancho Verde is the kind of untouched gem you don’t see enough of ‘round these parts. With 62 acres of wide-open desert space, there’s no shortage of spots to pop up a cool, open-air tent for a wedding.
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Arizona Biltmore

Phoenix, Arizona
With various lawns and ballrooms, you could easily host a wedding indoors or out at this sprawling Phoenix resort. Pop a tent on the lawns or dance under the twinkling stars with the mountains and moon framing the space. Hello, romance.
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The Wigwam Resort

Phoenix, Arizona
One of the more historic properties of Phoenix, The Wigwam sits on what was once a cotton ranch. Now a hotel with over 300 casitas and suites, this spot has just about 8,000 roses to stop and smell.
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Venue at the Grove

Phoenix, Arizona
With all the large hotels and resorts in Phoenix, it can be tough to find a wedding venue that's off the beaten path. Venue at the Grove is precisely that, offering gorgeous green lawns filled with pecan trees as a wedding arbor.
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Sanctuary

Scottsdale, Arizona
A boutique hotel in Paradise Valley, Sanctuary is a Camelback Mountain resort and spa that’s perfect for an intimate wedding of 150 guests or less. With a glass-enclosed ballroom, multiple outdoor spaces, over a hundred beautiful casitas and suites overlooking the mountains and one of the best spas in the country, Sanctuary has dream destination wedding written all over its southwestern façade.
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Villa Siena

Gilbert, Arizona
Built in 2004, this Italian-style estate in Gilbert may seem new but it's steeped in old Italian design influences. Villa Siena offers hosts plenty of opportunity to swap the party from outdoors to in and take advantage of all the gorgeous settings.
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Wrigley Mansion

Phoenix, Arizona
Constructed in the 1930s by Mr. Wrigley of chewing gum fame, this manse sits just along the mountain ridge. These days the estate is a fully functioning restaurant and private club, serving as one of the top wedding venues in Phoenix.
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Japanese Friendship Garden

Phoenix, Arizona
Bringing a sampling of Japanese culture to the Phoenix area, the Japanese Friendship Garden is a gorgeous spot to tie the knot. Serene garden spaces abound at this meticulously designed cultural center, complete with a tea house and waterfall.
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Stonebridge Manor

Mesa, Arizona
One of Arizona’s most popular wedding venues, Stonebridge Manor has a bit of something for every couple. The on-site tent is always an option for dining and the outdoor courtyard makes for a fab ceremony scene.

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Looking for somthing outside of Arizona? Check out our latest list of new venues across the globe.
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