The Best Arizona Elopement Packages for an Intimate and Scenic Wedding

Let nature steal the show in a ceremony that's simple, beautiful and romantic.
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Sheryl Nance-Nash
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Sheryl Nance-Nash
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Updated Jul 31, 2023
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Showing your love doesn't have to cost a fortune. Weddings may average $23,000 in Arizona, but if you decide that kind of money would be better spent elsewhere, you have plenty of options beyond a quick stop at the justice of the peace. Elopement packages from wedding planners and venues allow you to get legally married in Arizona in a fun, private and unique way.

With Arizona's majestic landscape, you don't have to look beyond Mother Nature for an inspiring locale to start your life together. Want to stare into each other's eyes with the big blue sky, cacti and mountains on the horizon? Here are the best places to elope in Arizona.

Elopement and Intimate Ceremony Package, The Phoenician, a Luxury Collection Resort

If you want a backdrop straight out of your dreams, you'll get it at The Phoenician. The Sonoran Desert colors and views of Camelback Mountain are a truly romantic combination. The Elopement and Intimate Ceremony Package starts at $6,500 and includes an event manager, a ceremony rehearsal, natural garden chairs, VIP bottled water service at the ceremony, a sound system with microphones, an audio technician for your ceremony, dressing rooms for the couple, ceremony set-up and tear-down, and complimentary self-parking. Pick your location: The Canyon Lawn has views of rugged mountain terrain and vistas of the valley, while the Canyon Patio has a sparkling waterfall and views of Camelback Mountain. Chill after all of the excitement at the spa, on the golf course, or at the Mother of Pearl pool, which features hand-laid Mother of Pearl tiles. Scottsdale has shopping, nightlife, restaurants and art galleries, as well as hiking, biking and horseback riding.

6000 East Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

4.5 Stars | Read Reviews

Timeless Elegance Package, L'Auberge de Sedona

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L'Auberge de Sedona

The Timeless Elegance Package ($12,500) at L'Auberge in Sedona includes an officiant, a romantic location for a private ceremony and dinner, two hours of photography along with an online gallery and prints, personal florals and a floral centerpiece, a five-course tasting menu and wine pairings for two, a Champagne toast, a custom designed wedding cake, a two-night stay in a cottage for the couple and a couples massage. Part of the magic is L'Apothecary Spa set in a forest-like setting. Throughout the property, guests can also experience immersive classes like yoga, energy healing sessions and meditation.

301 L'Auberge Lane, Sedona, AZ 86336

4.5 Stars | Read Reviews

Elopement Package, Saguaro Buttes Weddings and Events

Location is everything. Here, you're adjacent to Saguaro National Park on the scenic route of Old Spanish Trail surrounded by tons of giant saguaro cacti and views of the Catalina, Santa Rita and Tucson Mountains. The Elopement Package ($750) is for up to 20 guests and includes an officiant, two-hour use of Saguaro Buttes, and your choice of an indoor or outdoor ceremony. If you stay in the area, you'll be near Colossal Cave Mountain Park for hiking, biking, horseback riding, camping and stargazing.

5825 S Old Spanish Trail, Tucson, AZ 85747

4.8 Stars | Read Reviews

Elopement Package, Andaz Scottsdale Resort and Bungalows

Say "I do" among 23 acres of gardens, shaded groves and views of Camelback Mountain. The Elopement Package (starting at $5,000) is for up to 10 guests and includes a bouquet or centerpiece arrangement, a boutonniere, ceremony setup, a three-course dinner, wine service, a honeymoon suite on your wedding night, a two-tier wedding cake, a one-hour cocktail reception with hosted beer and wine, and three passed hors d'oeuvres. Ceremonies are only available Monday through Wednesday. Inquire about kayaking and hot-air balloon rides. Time spent in the Palo Verde Spa—with its steam rooms, private outdoor hot tubs, secluded pool, outdoor lounge and views of Camelback Mountain—is a must.

6114 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85253

4.5 Stars | Read Reviews

Horseshoe Bend Elopement Package for Two, Monumental Arizona Weddings and Events

Whether you choose the Horseshoe Bend National Park Service side or the Navajo Nation side, the stage is set for a magical moment here. The Horseshoe Bend Elopement Package for Two ($2,450) includes an officiant, a minister, information on obtaining a wedding permit and license, local travel advice and a photographer who gives you 30+ images. Horseshoe Bend is beloved not only because of its epic views of the Grand Canyon, but also because it's a bit of a geological phenom: It's a 270-degree curve where the Colorado River pretty much doubles back on itself, giving it the horseshoe shape for which it's named.

238 10th Ave, Page, AZ 86040

5.0 Stars | Read Reviews

Elopement Package, The Scott Resort and Spa

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Courtesy of The Scott

The vibe at The Scott Resort and Spa is a little bit Caribbean, a little bit New Orleans. This boutique hotel in Old Town Scottsdale delivers big on charm. The Elopement Package ($1,700) is for up to 20 guests and includes your ceremony on the Laguna Lawn, white garden chairs, cocktail tables with house linens, a fruit-infused water station, a gift table, one-hour resort access for wedding photos and a complimentary Champagne toast. In Old Town, you'll find special spots like The Rusty Spur, the city's oldest cowboy saloon, and Western Spirit, a museum that showcases the American West.

4925 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

4.0 Stars | Read Reviews

Elopement Package, The Inn at Castle Rock

If you're looking for something out of the ordinary, the Inn at Castle Rock dates back to 1895 and is the site of the historic Apache Springs Well. The backyard is an acre of ivy-covered hills with tiled trails, gazebos and fruit trees. The Elopement Package (starting at $500) includes two witnesses if required, your choice of location on the hotel's grounds, a two-night stay at the inn, a goody bag with sparkling wine and chocolate, and the couple's names projected in lights on Castle Rock across the road from the inn. The hotel is within walking distance of restaurants and shopping.

112 Tombstone Canyon Road, Bisbee, AZ 85603

3.5 Stars | Read Reviews

Arizona True Elopement, Let's Knot and Say We Did, Phoenix

You gotta love the price—$7,777 represents good luck, abundance and a sign of dreams becoming a reality. The package includes personal planning sessions, a photographer, a master of ceremony, bridal hair and makeup, a bouquet and boutonniere, a professional musician, access to wedding décor inventory and the company's printing press, a dining reservation, vendor sourcing and coordination, day-of wedding coordination, filing of the marriage license, two witnesses, a personalized elopement location list and travel anywhere in the state.

6216 N. 21st Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85015

5 Stars | Read Reviews

Southwestern Elopement, Sedona Destination Weddings

Why go for the ordinary? With this New Age-style elopement package in Sedona, you'll get assistance in choosing a red rock vortex site and wedding location for your big day. The package ($2,049) includes a medicine wheel ceremony with smudging, drumming and sacred songs, and a heart-activating conch song. An ordained, non-denominational minister will marry you. You'll get a photographer for an hour, who will share about 150 digital photos on a USB drive. Also included is the wedding pouch ceremony, consultation by phone or email to create your customized wedding ceremony, and any witnesses required for your marriage license.

267 Coffee Pot Drive, Sedona, AZ 86336

4.5 Stars | Read Reviews

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