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Top Arizona Wedding Venues

January 14, 2020

As an Arizona wedding photographer for the past 6 years I’ve captured the most beautiful, romantic, and happy moments around the valley. Over the years I have photographed several different gorgeous Arizona wedding venues and I wanted to share some of my favorites with future brides planning their wedding day!

El Chorro Weddings

El Chorro is a highly sought after wedding venue in Arizona. The mountain views are incredible and with clean white lines and beautiful greenery El Chorro is an oasis in the desert. The herb garden is perfect for a more intimate wedding and the main event lawn for a larger group! I love both spaces and there are so many pretty spots around the property to get dreamy, light-filled images! Check out my recent El Chorro wedding here!

El Chorro Wedding Venue
El Chorro Arizona wedding venue, bride and groom in garden

The Four Seasons Scottsdale Weddings

The Four Seasons is the perfect combination of luxury and desert beauty. If you are looking for an elevated Southwest vibe this is the place for you! With three incredible ceremony spaces and an open desert area to shoot bridals, the variety is endless! Check out my rainy day shoot at the Four Seasons here to see even more of what they have to offer!

four seasons scottsdale wedding venue with bride and groom

The Country Club at DC Ranch Weddings

The Country Club at DC Ranch has a hacienda clubhouse with beautiful, clean stone walls, an epic staircase and beautiful desert surrounding the main building. I love the Old World feel of this little pocket. It is so unique and really transports you to another time and place.

the country club at dc ranch arizona wedding venue

Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia Weddings

The Montelucia is where my husband and I stayed for our honeymoon and has a special place in my heart. It has a Spanish-inspired luxury feel with gorgeous Camelback Mountain views. The pops of bright color from the bougainvillea make for stunning bridal photos! Additionally, Montelucia has a really cool ballroom, it is so elegant and has the most incredible mirrors! Check out Kristen & Derek’s wedding I photographed there to see more!

Montelucia arizona wedding venue
Montelucia wedding photo

Royal Palms Resort & Spa Weddings

Royal Palms Resort has Mediterranean inspired buildings and decor with incredibly lush plants and trees everywhere. There are a variety of ceremony and reception spots with both indoor and outdoor options! The Royal Palms is one of my favorite spots for taking bridal portraits, the backdrops are incredible with antique doors and arches.

royal palms arizona wedding venue
royal palms bridal party photo

Sanctuary Weddings

Sanctuary is another Arizona wedding venue with breathtaking views. I love Sanctuary’s intimate ceremony spaces and I can personally attest to the fact that their rooms, food, and spa are all incredible. To create an intimate and luxury guest experience I highly recommend Sanctuary, especially for brides with out of town family. It’s the perfect glimpse into Arizona’s beauty!

sanctuary wedding photo with praying monk in the background, arizona wedding venue

Mountain Shadows Weddings

Mountain Shadows is a newer venue, I love how it mixes gorgeous views with a modern vibe. Additionally, they have a really cool staircase for photos and the rooms are bright and crisp, perfect for getting ready photos! If you want desert scenery with a modern twist, Mountain Shadows is the perfect spot!

The Arizona Biltmore Weddings

The Arizona Biltmore – A Waldorf Astoria Resort is absolutely iconic. The unique architecture contrasts beautifully with pristine greenery and florals around the property. If you are looking for timeless romance with a twist, the Biltmore is the perfect venue for you!

Arizona Biltmore Wedding venue with bride and groom
Arizona Biltmore Wedding Photography, bridesmaids getting ready

Paradise Valley Country Club Weddings

I love Paradise Valley Country Club because of the ridiculous views (of course) but I also love how customizable it is, you can truly create the look & style you want on this gorgeous lawn. Their ballroom is also stunning, timeless and intimate. If you want a classic and elevated wedding experience, PVCC is the venue for you! Check out Alexandria & Stephen’s wedding here for a more detailed look at the venue!

These are just a few of my favorite Arizona Wedding Venues, let me know if you have any questions about any of the venues and brides contact me here for more info on wedding packages!

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