When it comes to treating guests to new adventures and an unforgettable wedding celebration, nothing compares to a destination wedding. Choosing from dozens of the world’s most stunning wedding destinations may seem overwhelming, so it’s important to envision exactly what type of setting and style you require. Take your time in exploring our curated list of wedding destinations. This collection was carefully curated so you could find the perfect 5-star property in Arizona.
Enjoy every minute – bon voyage!
Arizona has such a diverse landscape. Its southern half exhibits an arid, desert climate with red-hot summers and mild winters, while its northern half is lined with plateaus and mountain ranges dotted with forests of pine, spruce, and fir.
There is no shortage of natural beauty that visitors can access — Grand Canyon National Park, the Colorado River, Humphreys Peak, Saguaro National Park, Petrified Forest National Park, the Wave, Antelope Canyon, and much more (way more) can be found within the borders of Arizona. Below are 20 of the best views in the state.
We hand selected some of our favorite resorts perfect for hosting a destination wedding weekend getaway. These resorts aren’t just a venue to host one event, they are turnkey resorts with the highest level of service you could experience allowing you and your guests to enjoy everything there is to offer. Take a look at our list including L’Auberge de Sedona, Enchantment Resort, Andaz Scottsdale Resort and Four Seasons Troon North.
Enchantment Resort is a 5 star resort located in Sedona Arizona, surrounded by the vortexes. It is known to have some of the best energy which will be a perfect place to step into a freeing and calm mindset before a special day. This resort is an oasis set in a mild temperature area. You’ll be in the midst of canyons with unlimited outdoor activities.
Three of our favorite areas at Enchantment are unique to this destination and create a perfect layout to welcome your guest all weekend long.
Enchantment Circle: On the far north end of the resort’s 70-acre setting, this secluded area is perfect for evening arrival or departure events. Beneath the star-studded Arizona desert sky, spectacular red rock walls hold the cliff dwellings where long-ago Native American ancestors resided. Boynton Canyon is considered by the Yavapai Apache to be the birthplace of their people and is viewed by Native Americans as sacred land.
Village Terrace: In the center of the Meeting Village, a stunning cobblestone terrace is set against the majestic red rock formations that have made Sedona famous. Breathtaking views dominate this open-air setting which features lights and trees scattered throughout the area and a kiva fireplace adding Southwestern charm. Situated in close proximity to the ballrooms, the Village Terrace provides a seamless indoor/outdoor experience for product launches, theme events and delightful cocktail receptions.
The Juniper House at Enchantment sits at the front of the Meeting Village and is the perfect location for group arrivals, an activity departure point or trip director office. With an inviting fireplace, windows and open wood beamed ceilings, this can also serve as an intimate venue for small banquets or meetings.
L’Auberge de Sedona is located in, you guessed it, Sedona as well.
Amenities are on hand to suit every mood. A pool for relaxing. A fitness center for envelope-pushing. L’Apothecary Nature Spa for rejuvenating and can be all day event that can be great to host your friends and family before or after your events. Gardens for meditating. Cottages, Lodge rooms and gathering spaces to welcome you and your guests. The hotel has cabins to really get away and enjoy the bliss of the outdoor areas. All with magnificent vistas and a perfect position on the banks of Oak Creek.
Their wedding venues are one of the area’s most renowned. Here, wedding ceremonies may be set in an array of breathtaking backdrops, from a hilltop canopy with sweeping red rock views to intimate creekside lawns.
A perfect complement to the setting, their food and beverage program features nationally recognized fine dining, as well as naturally immersive creekside fare. With cuisine from Southern Europe, your crew is bound to enjoy this night life.
From vow renewals, to elopement ceremonies, and intimate celebrations, to weddings of up to 150, L’Auberge de Sedona can graciously accommodate you and your guests.
Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows offers unique indoor and outdoor wedding venues overlooking Camelback Mountain. Secluded in the Sonoran Desert, yet just minutes from all downtown has to offer, Andaz Scottsdale offers the ideal blend for weddings of all sizes: expansive yet intimate spaces, stirring natural scenery, and immersive activities that foster connection and community.
We also love the array of on-property activities for your guests. Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa has three sparkling pools, a state-of-the-art fitness center with panoramic views of Camelback Mountain and even Palo Verde Spa & Apothecary. When you’re ready for food and drinks, visit Andaz’s own Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen and dine with Camelback Mountain as your backdrop.
If you’re looking for an exclusive getaway, you can book The Retreat, the Andaz’s “resort within a resort.” The Retreat is perfect for destination wedding groups as it includes four private bungalows (a total of 20 rooms) surrounding a secluded pool and a sprawling event lawn. The Retreat is also home to Albers House – a mid-century modern private suite with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Camelback Mountain. Albers House comes complete with an outdoor shower, two private terraces, kitchen and outdoor entertaining space with a fireplace – perfect for canapés and Champagne toasts!
The last resort that really stands out, is the Four Seasons Resort Troon North, in Scottsdale is nestled in the foothills of Pinnacle Peak amid towering cacti, enriched with outstanding design and talent. Minutes away from downtown, you can enjoy the relaxation of the resort and the liveliness of the city at the same time.
Greet your guests on the eve of your big day with a poolside Southwestern barbecue, where you can gather and mingle along the Resort’s expansive landscaped deck surrounded by colorful saguaro blossoms. Then say your vows as the sun sets amid the open-air beauty of the Troon Lawn, complete with ample green space, a boulder waterfall and elevated fire pit – all set to the backdrop of Pinnacle Peak.
The resort has a wonderful golf course, that would be a fantastic daytime activity to get your guests outside and enjoying time together. Relax at the Onyx Bar and Grill outside with sunset cocktails and beautiful views. This will be one of the best and most picturesque spots for you to be at the end of your day!
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