Experience Romance, Charm and Serenity
Desert sunsets are known to be especially captivating. In Tucson, Arizona, shades of salmon, vibrant purple and goldenrod serve as the canvas to towering palm trees and saguaros that dot the desert landscape. With 350 days of sunshine per year, these breathtaking occurrences are commonplace yet no less awe-inspiring. The beauty and serenity make for a remarkable destination to get married before family, friends and Mother Nature. Arizona’s quintessential wedding venue, Omni Tucson National Resort, will make your big day even more beautiful than you can imagine, whether the vibe is boho, vintage or timeless and traditional. Here’s eight reasons to book your wedding in the scenic city of Tucson. Best Wedding Venue Tucson
1 | A Golfer’s Paradise Best Wedding Venue Tucson
Omni Tucson National Resort, chosen by Golf Digest Magazine as one of the “75 Best Golf Resorts in North America,” boasts two 18-hole championship golf courses and has played host to more than 30 PGA Tour events. After a day of golfing on the same stunning fairways as legends Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Phil Mickelson, the groom and his buddies will want to relax, unwind and eat. Legends Bar & Grill is the perfect place to do just that. Shoot some pool and swap stories over cigars, local craft beer and some delicious grub.
2 | Relax at the Spaaahhh Best Wedding Venue Tucson
For the ultimate pre or post wedding relaxation, book a spa day at Omni Tucson National Resort’s full-service spa. Melt your stresses away in the steam room before being pampered with an aromatherapy hot stone massage. Rejuvenate your skin with a Himalayan superfruit facial and indulge in the spa’s full-service salon with treatments from hair and nails to makeup and waxing. Chill with your besties in a private cabana by the resort’s infinity pool and revel in the warm, sunny weather with some light bites while you sip rosé and imagine never going back to work.
3 | The Party Before the Party Best Wedding Venue Tucson
Kick off your wedding weekend with a memorable rehearsal dinner at one of Omni Tucson’s outstanding restaurants. Bob’s Steak & Chop House, selected as Open Table’s Diner’s Choice Award for the Top 100 Steakhouses in America, is intimate and elegant. There’s more to Bob’s than their cooked-to-perfection steaks and big pours though; you must try their broiled Verlasso salmon and Maryland-style crab cakes. For a more casual event, enjoy a barbecue feast under the stars at Mesquite Gulch. With 5,400 square feet of space, a small stage and built-in barbecue, the desert sky’s the limit for your special event.
4 | Picture-Perfect Views With Your Vows
The magical natural beauty at Omni Tucson features palm trees, Sonoran desert cacti, native flowers and the Catalina Mountains. The surroundings serve as the ultimate outdoor wedding location with amazing weather and views for days—blue skies and sunshine during the day and twinkling stars overhead at night. Outdoor wedding and reception venues at Omni Tucson include the Norville Lawn and Papago Ballroom and Terrace. With 6,000 square feet of waterfront space with golf course, mountain and lake views, Norville Lawn is more beautiful than you can imagine. The Papago Terrace provides 2,000 square feet of covered reception space for your event with elevated views of the Catalina Mountains, palm trees and lush fairways.
“The magical natural beauty at Omni Tucson features palm trees, Sonoran desert cacti, native flowers and the Catalina Mountains.”
5 l Things to Do Before You Say ‘I Do’
Explore Tucson by enjoying a champagne brunch before embarking on a hot-air balloon ride high above the mountains. Take a bike tour through the streets of Tucson, stopping at different taco shops along the way or explore the Saguaro National Park on horseback. Peruse unique artwork, crafts and local produce at a farmers market or hop on a pedal pub-crawling party bus!
6 l The City of Gastronom-nom-nom-y
Tucson is the first city in the US designated as the City of Gastronomy by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Its thriving culinary scene consists of trendy gastropubs and ramen shops, cozy brunch spots and creative tapas and vegan eateries. You don’t spend time in Tucson, though, without visiting some of the best, most authentic Mexican restaurants, like Guadalajara Original Grill. You’ll find the freshest handmade tortillas, mouthwatering chicken mole enchiladas and the most refreshing prickly pear aguas frescas. Postino, a wine cafe, is a marvelous spot for group dining. Between the market fresh boards to the numerous bruschetta choices, there’s something everyone will love. Order a few bottles of wine and cheers to the bride and groom! It’ll be a night to remember.
Local Insight: Be sure to try a chimichanga and a Sonoran hot dog—both were invented in Tucson!
7 l Shop, Dine and Explore
With so much to do (over and above your big day), give yourself plenty of time to explore. Tucson has six unique districts: Congress Street (lined with art museums, galleries and sidewalk cafes), Fourth Avenue (with vintage clothing, bookstores and handcrafted jewelry), Main Gate (located just outside University of Arizona, a great place to cheer on the Wildcats’ sports teams), Presidio (many museums and live music venues), Sentinel (great farmers market, hiking trails and food trucks) and Convention Center (historic theaters, festivals and sporting events). Make the most of your time in Tucson, a city famed for food, culture and entertainment.
8 | Pre-Wedding Fun
Gather your bridal party before the big day and make it a celebration to remember. Start with a sunrise hot air balloon ride over The Sonoran Desert. After your feet are back on the ground, you’ll enjoy gourmet cuisine and champagne to keep the good times flowing. Your wedding crew will be loving the next stop on the agenda: visiting a couple microbreweries. Borderlands Brewing Company, Motosonora Brewing Co and 1912 Brewing Co are all great options for a hoppy time. After a few brews, end the evening at Agustin Kitchen. From the stuffed chicken breast to the wild mushroom risotto, there’s a variety of flavorful dishes that please. Everyone will be ending the day with a happy heart and stomach. And with that said, you’re ready for the big day!
Omni Tucson National Resort
2727 W Club Dr
Tucson, AZ 85742
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