20 of Arizona’s Best Wedding Venues To Check Out Right Now | Arizona Wedding Photographer
Come along and view our personal guide to Arizona’s Best Wedding Venues! Arizona is one of the warmest and sunniest states in the United States. From it’s sun drenched deserts, saguaros, canyons, mountains and unbeatable sunsets it is no wonder couples travel from all over the world to plan their wedding here!
Arizona’s Best Wedding Venues : Desert
There is no better place for a true Arizona wedding than The Paseo. It is carefully placed at the foot of the majestic Superstition Mountains, surrounded by picturesque native Sonoran Desert; a romantic, completely unique, private outdoor venue. Their motivated staff will ensure your special day is everything you could ever imagine. The Paseo is also family owned and operated making it that much more special!
El Chorro is an absolutely magical venue to get married and one of Arizona’s best wedding venues in our opinion. Framed by Cambelback mountain and saguaros galore, El Chorro provides a stunning backdrop for weddings. You have access to both the luxurious indoor reception space as well as the outdoors that holds beautiful desert landscape for photos. The space is completely customizable as well giving you the freedom to truly have the wedding ceremony and reception of your dreams!
Desert View is one of Arizona’s newest all-inclusive wedding venues located in Apache Junction. They are set to open in Fall 2023 but we have already had so many of our own couples book this beautiful space! Desert View has two buildings with three distinct areas: the Event Center, the Chapel and the Outdoor Ceremony Location, all with stunning mountain views of the Superstitions!
Say your “I Do’s” in an unforgettable desert setting. Mountain Shadows sits between Camelback and the Mummy Mountains creating the perfect desert backdrop for any wedding celebration! Not only does this venue have a stunning lawn to hold your ceremony but the overlook deck with Camelback Mountain views is the perfect space to enjoy your reception dinner as the sun sets. There is also a ballroom available for couples who wish to have an indoor reception in warmer months!
Arizona’s Best Wedding Venues : Garden
Set among lush gardens, Stonebridge Manor by Wedgewood Weddings is an enchanting setting that draws the eye to the magnificent mansion, featuring a choice of climate-controlled modern reception rooms, grand staircases, and large picture windows that flood the event space with natural light. Stonebridge has two options for couples a garden pavillion or a manor courtyard.
The Meadow is ideal for couples hoping for a quiet, private wedding set in nature. This lush green meadow is tucked away in a 25-year old pine forest, creating an enchanting atmosphere for your big day, with wooden benches, a ceremony arch, and birds chirping around you. The venue will provide large farm tables with benches for you and your guests. It’s a perfect escape for an enchanting wedding of up to 200 guests!
Venue at the Grove is perfect for those wanting a lush, shaded and intimate wedding experience. Surrounded by an orchard of pecan trees The Grove provides an environment that lets you escape the Arizona desert scenery and heat.
The Farm at South Mountain offers the most unique wedding experience in Phoenix. Voted “Best Wedding Venue in Arizona” by several industry magazines, The Farm’s beautiful gardens and lush Arizona landscape make it a naturally perfect place to tie the knot!
Guests will be instantly transported to another world as they enter the large grassy property with its expansive grove of pecan trees, bright blooming flowers, and enchanting spaces. Evening transforms this beautiful 10-acre property into a romantic wonderland of magical twinkling lights. Dine among the trees, dance under the stars, and celebrate a night truly worth remembering.
Gather Estate provides the perfect mix of formality, comfort, and class that couples want to receive wedding guests. The atmosphere is perfect for those looking to have a more low-key, intimate gathering among the orchard trees. Indoor and outdoor space availability is also a huge plus at this venue along with the owner Shelley, she is super involved and is always a hit with all couples!
Arizona’s Best Wedding Venues : Modern
The Croft Downtown is unlike any other venue in the Phoenix area. The Croft Downtown offers urban cement floors and wood trellised ceilings, paired with stylish and chic décor to create an elegant yet comfortable ambience. This venue is equipped with an enchanting rustic ceremony area and a dedicated lofty reception space for dinner, dancing and entertainment.
The Ice House has an industrial dream perfect for couples who want to add a flair all their own. Couples can let their imagination run free with this blank canvas venue, the owner has a huge collection of antiques as well that help make couples dreams a reality! The courtyard is absolutely stunning especially at night with the chandelier, the reception space is lit with candles and the perfect moody vibe, they also have an art gallery area for you to hold cocktail hour!
From an intimate celebration to a glittering gala, Hotel Valley Ho is the perfect setting for the wedding of your dreams. Originally opened in 1956 and fully restored, the hotel is a true icon of 1950s modernism in Downtown Scottsdale. Enjoy stunning venues like the lush Palm Courtyard and panoramic Sky Line Rooftop atop the seven-story Tower.
The Clayton House is a dynamic space for all occasions! Previously an abandoned postal storage warehouse, this family-owned venue was renovated to become a one-of-a-kind wedding and event space merging past with present, making this an unparalleled backdrop for your event. Keeping the original frame and character throughout, the space has been renovated into a wedding and event space!
Northern Arizona Venues
Sedona Sky Weddings at historic Sky Ranch Lodge is family owned and operated by the Graham family for over 35 years. Sky Ranch Lodge offers premier views of the majestic Sedona Red Rocks along with lodging on site!
Red Agave Resort provides a lovely outdoor venue for your wedding and accommodations for your guests, all in an intimate setting amidst a backdrop of stunning red rocks. There are also lodges available for guests to stay overnight on property and a beautiful hiking trail on the property to go off and take scenic wedding photos!
At L’Auberge ceremonies may be set in an array of breathtaking backdrops. When booking this venue you have the choice of a hilltop canopy with sweeping red rock views or with flowing Oak Creek as both scenery and soundtrack.
Tlaquepaque offers beauty and charm in the heart of Sedona, Arizona. Specialized in intimate weddings, the vine covered stucco walls, cobble stoned walkways, arched entryways and elegant plazas, provide you with a magical place to design the wedding of your dreams and make forever memories.
The Woods is an outdoor venue set in the gorgeous Flagstaff forest. Ceremony space set amongst the trees, a heated open air pavillion for dining, and 3,000sqft of twinkle lit decking for dancing the night away under the stars! It’s one of our favorite venues in Northern Arizona to give you that perfect forest wedding vibe.
Arizona Nordic Village is a unique venue in the Flagstaff pines. We love that you are able to rent yurts for wedding, hike around the property and stargaze in the woods without the pollution of city lights. This venue is perfect for anyone looking for an intimate forest wedding in Flagstaff! (stock photo from website!)
Cabins on Strawberry Hill is pefect for you if you are looking for an inclusive venue with everything you need for your wedding in the Flagstaff pines including on site accommodations! Near Payson in the small charming town of Strawberry is the venue Cabins on Strawberry Hill! It’s a pretty short drive away from the Phoenix area and has most vendors you’ll need in their packages!
If you loved this guide but are wanting more of an elopement vibe for your wedding day, make sure you check out my blog on finding the perfect elopement location in Arizona!