5 Gorgeous Arizona Wedding Venues with a View / by Laurie Cohen

Four Seasons Scottsdale

Ahhhh, you are engaged and you are ready to start planning your Arizona wedding!  When many of us imagine our perfect wedding day, we don't yet know all of the specifics that we want to include.  It is a lot to think about and there are so many details that can make it feel overwhelming.   One of the first clear "visions" many have is the scene or atmosphere of their wedding venue.

Almost nine months out of the year, Arizona affords our wedding couples beautiful, sunny weather.  As a result, many couples choose to hold their Arizona wedding ceremonies and receptions outside to take advantage of the ideal weather.  And if you are going to have an open air wedding, you might as well take in the beautiful mountains and desert views the Phoenix area has to offer.  

5 Amazing Outdoor Arizona Wedding Venues 

1. Four Seasons Scottsdale

four seasons scottsdale wedding

The Four Seasons Scottsdale is located in North Scottsdale, nestled in the McDowell Mountains next to Pinnacle Peak.  Desert and Mountain views surround the multiple outdoor wedding ceremony and receptions spaces.  Each outdoor wedding space includes a backup indoor space for weather changes,  Upgraded ceremony chairs and southwest wedding decor elements make the Four Seasons the perfect Arizona wedding venue choice. The resort offers delicious dining options, spacious casitas for guest rooms, and two beautiful pools to lounge by. There really is no need to leave the premises once you arrive;  It is the perfect place to host your friends and family for your wedding weekend.  Their consistent five star service will meet the approval of even the most discerning couples and their families.    

Omni Resort Montelucia

Omni Resort Montelucia


2. Omni Montelucia Resort

With a variety of open air wedding options and incredible Camelback Mountain views, the Montelucia should be a top contender in which to host your entire wedding weekend. The Montelucia is a great option for a wedding week stay- or vacation that can be wholeheartedly enjoyed by all.  

You and your guests will enjoy the combination of fabulous service, fanciful cuisine and world class spa.  Relax, enjoy and take in the beauty in the days leading up to your Phoenix wedding.   

One last thing that should be mentioned is that the Montelucia offers your wedding photographer HUGE and varied backdrops and textures for wedding photos.  Your day will be amazing and so will your wedding pics!

El Chorro

El Chorro

3. El Chorro

No Arizona "Top 5" wedding venue list would be complete without El Chorro.   One of the most established and raved about restaurants in Paradise Valley, El Chorro has two immaculate lawn areas that play host to open air wedding ceremonies and receptions under the stars.  The larger of El Chorro's spaces, their marquee wedding venue,  is located in front of Camelback Mountain creating a spectacular wedding ceremony backdrop.   El Chorro is centrally located in Paradise Valley for easy access from a variety of fantastic nearby resorts. 

Desert Mountain Chiracahua

Desert Mountain Chiracahua


4. Desert Mountain 

Chiracahua Clubhouse is the perfect outdoor space for up to 110 wedding guests.  Tucked into an old world stone courtyard, Desert Mountain is nestled into the mountains on the northern cusp of Scottsdale and overlooks city lights, golf course and mountain views.   You will experience impeccable service surrounded by magical sunset lighting.  The staff at Desert Mountain will make you feel like you are dining in old Italy in this remotely private Tuscan style venue.  


Desert Foothills Events and Weddings 

Desert Foothills Events and Weddings 

5. Desert Foothills 

Desert Foothills is a large outdoor venue with a meticulous, rustic barn onsite.  The property offers countless options for ceremony, cocktail hour and reception each with a different desert or mountain backdrop.  Desert Foothills hosts a single event per day and provides the barn as a backup option for all outdoor wedding ceremonies/receptions.


To discuss your Arizona wedding venue options, contact Sip and Twirl today!