Venue Spotlight: Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa / by Kristen Bradley

The Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa is now officially booking weddings, and it is an impressive wedding venue choice with its fusion of desert and design.  The entire property, in fact, is an artistic desert oasis.  Each casita-style guest room features carefully curated art, and the property even boasts a local artist in residence program.  Having just coordinated the very first full scale wedding and reception here this past Saturday evening, we wanted to share more with our readers about this incredible Arizona venue.

Photo credit: Jedidiah Roberson

Photo credit: Jedidiah Roberson

Authentic Arizona Mountain Views

Anyone considering the Andaz as their wedding venue choice will undoubtedly first notice the stunning views of Camelback Mountain that the property affords.  Two of the three wedding ceremony locations on-site offer spectacular views of Camelback Mountain, Cholla Lawn and Albers Lawn, and nearly all spaces throughout the grounds are influenced by the Sonoran surroundings.  Because the guest rooms are in the style of Spanish casitas, guests can easily stroll the property grounds, taking in the beauty of the Arizona desert.  For guests who will be arriving from out-of-town, this will give them a chance to have an authentic Arizona experience.

Here is a photo that was snapped this past weekend from Jamie and Eugene’s wedding.  Camelback Mountain offers a spectacular backdrop for any couple's ceremony.  Because the sun sets just to the right of the mountain, an evening ceremony will be brought to life with the golden light of the Arizona sun.

Photo credit: Jedidiah Roberson

Photo credit: Jedidiah Roberson

Location

Of course one important factor to consider in choosing your wedding venue is location; the Andaz scores big here.  The property is both tucked away in Paradise Valley, and yet is conveniently located in the heart of it all.  The Andaz is easy to find just off of Scottsdale Road, close to all modern conveniences, and is adjacent to Old Town Scottsdale.  This will give your guests access to favorite shopping destinations and Scottsdale night life without noise or traffic disrupting their stay.  Once arriving on the property, you and your wedding guests will feel transported away from the buzz of the city and immersed into a desert sanctuary.  The Andaz does a spectacular job of embracing its desert home and making guests feel welcomed and looked after, leaving even the most discerning brides blissed out.

Check out these two photos of the property, one of the grounds, and the other of the stunning Harper House, one of three suites couples can book for their wedding night.

Photo credit: Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa

Photo credit: Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa

Photo credit: Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa

Photo credit: Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa

Desert & Design Fusion

As we mentioned before, the Andaz masterfully blends art with nature.  The vibe is both contemporary, with pops of bright color, curated art, cultural pattens, and it’s also serene with cacti and large trees interwoven throughout the property.  Most couples will agree that the design and stylization of their wedding day is important to them, and the Andaz is basically a wedding planner’s dream come true.  Every detail of the property has been carefully and intentionally thought through.  When it’s time to execute your final wedding day vision, you will feel confident that it will be set against an artistically crafted Arizona backdrop.

Photo credit: Jedidiah Roberson

Photo credit: Jedidiah Roberson

Modern Amenities & Dining

The amenities and dining at Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa are the final features of this world-class resort that are worth mentioning when considering a wedding venue.  A common concern that couples and their families share is wanting to make sure their guests feel comfortable, well fed, and well hydrated!  The Andaz offers a delicious culinary experience, and you can check out their wedding dining options online here.  Additionally, the resort’s brand new pool is outfitted with semi-private cabanas, oversized daybeds, and plenty of lounge chairs.  The Palo Verde Spa and Apothecary is located of the far south side of the property and offers a menu of treatments that will leave you feeling pampered and ready for your big day. 

Photo credit: Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa

Photo credit: Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa

To review the Andaz's ceremony sites and gorgeous views, we recommend booking a tour.  You can visit this page on the Andaz website for general contact details, and of course can reach out to the wedding planning team at Sip and Twirl.  We are located in Scottsdale, Arizona and can be reached at (480) 648-0663, or at info@sipandtwirl.com