8 Reasons to Say “I Do” in Scottsdale, Arizona—#4 Will Have You Smitten

Glamorous Suites, Picture-Perfect Venues and Bach Party Shenanigans Await!

With its famous saguaro cacti, Southwestern flair and starry night skies, when it comes to wedding destinations, it doesn’t get dreamier than Scottsdale, Arizona. Ideal for free-spirited and adventurous couples who are as happy to spend an afternoon at the spa as they are exploring the nearby mountains on horseback, this Sonoran Desert city is a dream wedding weekend come true. Here are eight reasons to say “I do” in Scottsdale. Scottsdale Wedding Venue

 

1 | Picture-Perfect Venues

Located in the upscale enclave of Paradise Valley, the Spanish-inspired grounds and seven distinctive venues at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia make it the picture-perfect place to wed. From intimate “minimonies”micro ceremonies and receptions—to more lavish affairs, both the Valencia Lawn and Chef’s Kitchen Patio boast striking views of Camelback Mountain and can accommodate 50 or more guests. 

 

2 | Joint ‘Bach’ Parties Scottsdale Wedding Venue

When it comes to planning (and possibly combining) bachelor and bachelorette parties, Scottsdale covers all the bases. A blended co-ed brunch at Hash Kitchen (best known for their build-your-own Bloody Marys) should get things rolling nicely. Next, the girls can hit the shops in Old Town then get manicures at Omni Montelucia’s Moroccan-inspired Joya Spa. Meanwhile, the boys can bond over bro talk and beer tasting at Huss Brewing Co.—one of Arizona’s hoppin’ craft breweries!

 

3 | Beautiful Blooms Scottsdale Wedding Venue

From the all-important bridal bouquet to boutonnieres and corsages, flowers are the ultimate finishing touch on wedding days. From tried-and-true classics to more modern choices, the talented team at Avant Garde Studio can transform venues with showstopping aisle installations and swoon-worthy centerpieces for dinner tables too. This unique floral design studio will not only work with you to create custom arrangements, but they can also provide a complete event design, including lighting, linens, furniture, table settings, chandeliers and more!

 

4 | Romantic Spa Rituals

With its exotic North Africa-meets-Andalusian style decor and hammam-inspired bathing experiences, Joya Spa at Omni Montelucia is a luxurious space to get pampered and soothe those pre-wedding jitters. Private meditation sessions, massages and special treatments like the Desert Citrus Detox or Restorative Sleep Ritual are all perfect for couples looking to bliss out before whirlwind wedding ceremonies begin. 

5 | Rehearsal Dinner Destination

The candlelit courtyard and ivy-covered secret garden make Café Monarch in Old Town Scottsdale one of the city’s most romantic fine-dining venues and a truly memorable spot for that all-important rehearsal dinner. Alongside a refined wine list and inventive cocktails, the four-course menu shines with dishes like charred Spanish octopus and Maple Leaf Farms duck breast. Servers also are trained through the Court of Master Sommeliers.

 

6 | Get Glam in Style Scottsdale Wedding Venue

When it comes to getting ready, having a special and Insta-worthy space for the bride and groom parties tops the list. Omni Montelucia has several luxury suites perfectly suited for the occasion. Poolside Suites are a popular spot to get glam pre-nuptials, but for next-level luxury, the Andalusian Presidential Suite features a grand marble entryway, Spanish fountain, palatial bedrooms and a private pool fit for royalty.

 

7 | To Dine For Scottsdale Wedding Venue

Led by 17-year industry veteran Executive Chef Marcos Seville, Omni Montelucia’s culinary team uses the finest locally sourced ingredients for their signature and luxe wedding menus. From tray-passed hors d’oeuvres of Spanish-inspired tapas to handsome plated dishes like Arizona greens and ancho-braised beef short rib, wedding day meals here are delicious, ultra ‘Gram-worthy and memorable.

Local insight: The talented culinary team will work with you to perfect a custom, gourmet menu!

 

8 | From “I Do” to Honeymoon 

Couples who book their wedding events at distinct Omni Resorts & Hotels get to enjoy free nights to use toward a future stay at any Omni hotel. So whether you’re planning a honeymoon escape or want to save your free nights for a special anniversary trip, Omni has you covered with numerous hotels and resorts across the US and beyond. Rewards are tiered based on banquet and catering spendings.

 

Photography Provided By: Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia

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Keri Bridgwater is a freelance writer covering travel and lifestyle. Her work has been featured in Fodor’s Travel, Marie Claire, Matador Network and InsideHook, among other outlets and publications.

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