| SIP AND TWIRL| ARIZONA WEDDING PLANNER: Find Your Dream Arizona Wedding Venue with a View / by Kristen Bradley

The rugged Sonoran desert landscape across Arizona makes for some truly spectacular places to get married.  The region is dotted with mountains, ravines, and can hold beautiful contrasting colors from the red earth to the green cacti.  As wedding planners, one of our jobs is to align a couple’s vision with the right venue.  Of course, booking a venue with a unique view remains a priority for most of our clients.  In no particular order, check out the short list below to learn more about some of our favorite venues with a view.  

Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, 10600 E Crescent Moon Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85262

The Four Seasons is located in Scottsdale, and it offers three gorgeous ceremony sites, Ironwood Terrace, Fountain Terrace, and Troon Lawn, that boast nearly 270 degree views of the Phoenix valley.  This incredible venue is perfect for couples who are looking for an elegant and gracious setting on their wedding day.  What makes the Four Seasons really unique is it’s north Scottsdale location.  It’s situated off of Troon North, and at night offers spectacular stargazing opportunities for guests.  Finally, hiking, horseback riding, and world-class golfing is all located on-site or nearby, and makes for a stunning wedding venue choice.

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Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa, 6114 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85253

Having just completed the first full-scale wedding at the brand-new Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa this past weekend, we can honestly say we are in love with this delightful desert oasis.  The Andaz is located in Paradise Valley, nearby the base of Camelback Mountain, and the views of the mountain far from disappoint.  Two of the three ceremony sites, Cholla Lawn and Albers Lawn, both are situated with spectacular views of Camelback, and if you plan on holding your ceremony near dusk, the sun sets perfectly to the right of the mountain.  The property artistically blends man-made and natural beauty through the architecture, furniture, pottery, and locally curated art with the surrounding desert plans and landscape.  This venue is ideal for couples who have a contemporary but organic sense of style, and are looking for a location in the heart of Scottsdale. 

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Royal Palms Resort and Spa, 5200 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018

The Royal Palms is one of the most well known and respected resorts in the Phoenix valley, and living up to its reputation, weddings held here are simply timeless.  Upon arrival, the venue transports guests away from the busy rush of the surrounding city, and leads them through an experience of the senses with its intimate atmosphere, towering palms, lush gardens, and hidden nooks.  Sitting on nine acres of land, with over 20,000 square feet of ceremony and reception space, couples are sure to find the setting of their dreams.  The Royal Palms is ideal for couples who are looking for a venue that delivers romance, beauty and a flawless celebration.

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Desert Mountain, 37700 Desert Mountain Parkway, Scottsdale, AZ 85262

Tucked into the Cave Creek foothills of north Scottsdale, Desert Mountain is among one of the finest private country clubs in the nation, and is known for offering unrivaled golf at one of six Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses.  Because the property sits elevated in the Sonoran Desert, the result is spectacular views of Phoenix and Scottsdale.  Desert Mountain has a variety of locations through the different clubhouses across their acreage, and it’s important to note that as a private community, it is essential to book a tour with one of their staff members or through your wedding planner in advance.  This makes Desert Mountain special, as it’s exclusivity will give you a location that can be overlooked by other couples. 

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El Chorro, 5550 E Lincoln Dr, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

El Chorro has long been regarded as a jewel of the Phoenix valley, and it is a fabulous choice for a couple looking for a luxurious and authentic setting on their wedding day.  The historic lodge offers beautiful views of Camelback and Mummy Mountain, and is conveniently located between Paradise Valley and Scottsdale.  The property is well known for delicious, and locally crafted dining, and guests are often pleasantly surprised to learn that some of the seasonal ingredients used on their menus are actually grown on the hotel’s grounds.  El Chorro offers a variety of ceremony and reception locations, including both indoor and outdoor, and all reflect their commitment to delivering an excellent experience.

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Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia, 4949 E Lincoln Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85253

Of course we would be remiss if we didn’t include the Montelucia in this post.  Nestled in the foothills of Camelback Mountain, this resort offers truly stunning mountain views - just check out a photo from Meghan and Brendan’s wedding below.  It remains one of the most highly sought after venues in the state, and so if you and your fiancé have your heart set on getting married here, we recommend you call as early as possible.  The Montelucia has been named Most Romantic Wedding Venue by Brides Magazine, and with four ceremony locations on-site, there are a few options that couples can choose between to find the perfect fit. 

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Whatever your fancy, let the team of professionals at Sip and Twirl help you make your wedding day dreams come true.  We are passionate about what we do, and love helping couples of all different backgrounds and budgets.  We are located in Scottsdale, AZ, and can be reached at (480) 648-0663 or at info@sipandtwirl.com.