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8 Dreamy Scottsdale Resorts for Your Desert Destination Wedding

event planner: Randy Schuster And Associates | décor: Kehoe Designs | photographer: Amy & Jordan photography | venue: Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North

A warm desert climate and stunning mountainous backdrop make Scottsdale an ideal destination for wedding celebrations. It’s that same appeal that has filled this Arizona town with gorgeous hotels and resorts. Each of our favorite resorts has a perfectly-landscaped lawn, pristine ballrooms with sweeping views, and an impressive staff with unique attention to detail. Whether you’re local to Scottsdale or will be planning a destination wedding from afar, we identified 8 beautiful Scottsdale resorts we love for dreamy wedding weekend celebrations. 

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch

palm trees at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resor
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch

Nestled within the McDowell Mountains, the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch is a family-friendly desert paradise. Host your ceremony and cocktail reception on the Terrace Court or sprawling Palm Grove lawn, then choose to move indoors for dinner and dancing in one of the two ballroom event spaces. The hotel property and supporting staff also offer endless amenities to enhance your celebration, from a custom-designed wedding cake created by the on-site pastry chef to a full suite of AV and lighting options. 

Palm Grove Capacity: 320 (seated) – 500 (standing)

Terrace Court Capacity: 410 (seated) – 600 (standing)

Arizona Ballroom Capacity: 1,100 (seated) – 1,200 (standing)

Vaquero Ballroom Capacity: 1,500 (seated) – 1,800 (standing)

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The Phoenician

The Phoenician
The Pheonician

Located at the base of Camelback Mountain, The Pheonician is a luxury resort with luxury amenities to match. Brady’s Floral Gallery is the on-site floral designer with over 20 years of experience creating beautiful arrangements. Ceremony venue options include the intimate Canyon Patio, the Canyon Lawn with mountain views, and the lush Orchid Lawn. Host your reception outdoors or in one of the exquisite ballrooms. Your guests can choose to stay at The Phoenician, The Canyon Suites, or The Phoenician Residences — three different but equally luxurious accommodations. 

Orchid Lawn Capacity: 250 (seated) – 250 (standing)

Camelback Ballroom Capacity: 800 (seated) – 800 (standing)

The Phoenician Grand Ballroom Capacity: 1,000 (seated) – 1,000 (standing)

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Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess holds true to its name, providing brides and grooms with the ultimate fairytale wedding experience. With both outdoor event spaces boasting sweeping views (the property has more than 21 outdoor venue options) and indoor ballrooms offering glamorous charm, this luxurious property can accommodate any type of wedding celebration. Work with the executive chef and culinary team to customize a unique reception menu, and narrow your to-do list by referencing the Fairmont’s curated list of preferred vendors in the Scottsdale area. 

Princess Falls Capacity: 250 (seated) – 300 (standing)

The Plaza Capacity: 650 (standing)

Princess Ballroom Capacity: 1,980 (seated) – 2,400 (standing)

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CopperWynd Resort

CopperWynd Resort
CopperWynd Resort

CopperWynd Resort is a luxurious boutique resort — and a wedding photographer’s dream location. High up on a ridge of the McDowell Mountains, CopperWynd Resort offers a dramatic backdrop for beautiful wedding photos and celebrations with friends and family. A ceremony on the Event Lawn offers a dramatic backdrop of the Four Peaks mountain range as you exchange your vows. For an intimate and memorable indoor ceremony, choose the Sonoran View Room. To make your celebration truly private, reserve all 32 guest rooms for your friends and family. 

Sonoran Terrace Capacity: 56 (seated) – 80 (standing)

Sonoran Event Lawn Capacity: 190 (seated) – 220 (standing)

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Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North

Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North
Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North | photographer: Amy & Jordan Photography

With four stunning event spaces and the luxurious services that can be expected from all Four Seasons properties, the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North is a tranquil oasis that we love for Scottsdale weddings. Host your ceremony on one of two terrace spaces, before moving indoors into one of the two gorgeous ballrooms for dinner and dancing the night away. A unique feature of the desert property is its dedication to ecological responsibility, which means the staff can work with you to ensure your wedding celebration is as green as possible. Mirrored and gleaming metal elements mixed with all-white florals created a glamorous effect at this stunning wedding celebration

Fountain Terrace Capacity: 250 (seated) – 350 (standing)

Ironwood Terrace Capacity: 250 (seated) – 350 (standing)

Ironwood Ballroom Capacity: 350 (seated) – 500 (standing)

Pinnacle Ballroom Capacity: 400 (seated) – 500 (standing)

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Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows

Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows
Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows | photographer: Rachael Koscica

With Camelback Mountain as its backdrop, the Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows offers mid-century designed bungalow accommodations, on-site wedding specialists to help coordinate every detail, and pristine event spaces ready to host your wedding celebration. Multiple lawn spaces at the Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows offer idyllic outdoor settings for a romantic ceremony, while the Foundry Ballroom can accommodate a larger group, plus a shaded outdoor space for intimate cocktail hours. We love how this chic celebration evoked a more traditional winter with luxurious white furniture and linen.

Albers Lawn Capacity: 110 (seated) – 200 (standing)

Foundry Ballroom Capacity: 240 (seated) – 240 (standing)

The Cholla Lawn Capacity: 300 (seated) – 400 (standing)

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The Saguaro Scottsdale

The Saguaro Scottsdale
The Saguaro Scottsdale

Bright colors and Art Deco-inspired décor make The Saguaro Scottsdale as Instagrammable as it is beautiful. The Agave Complex features multiple event spaces, including the Agave Ballroom and several  patios and terraces, making it ideal for a progressive wedding celebration. The property’s multiple patios are also perfect for an intimate yet casual cocktail reception. Customize your reception menu with dishes featuring only the finest local ingredients, and encourage your guests to relax at one of the resort’s two pools after a full night of dancing. 

Agave Ballroom Capacity: 300 (seated) – 300 (standing)

Agave Patio Capacity: 150 (seated) – 150 (standing)

Agave East Patio Capacity: 100 (seated) – 100 (standing)

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Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa

Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa
Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa | photographer: Charity Maurer Photography

You can’t get much closer to the beautiful Camelback Mountain than at the Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa, which sits within the formation’s landscape. Celebrity chef, Beau MacMillan, serves as the resort’s Executive Chef, providing a unique opportunity to work with him to customize a delicious and creative wedding menu. The property’s spa is consistently voted one of the top in the world, so take advantage of pre-wedding pampering. Choose from three different outdoor event spaces for your ceremony and multiple indoor event spaces for your reception. We adore the way this modern organic wedding mixed white blooms with flowing greenery and hints of blush décor for a truly inspired desert aesthetic.

Villa del Sol Capacity: 40 (seated) – 40 (standing)

Paradise Views Capacity: 150 (seated) – 150 (standing)

Wedding Lawn Capacity: 200 (seated) – 200 (standing)

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