16 of the Most Beautiful and Unique Outdoor Wedding Venues in Arizona

The perfect ceremony and reception venues from Flagstaff to Tucson.
Elisabeth Davies
by Elisabeth Davies
Updated Dec 06, 2023

If the first word you'd use to describe yourself is "outdoorsy," then perhaps there's no better place to be wed than, well, out of doors. Whether you're a lifelong Arizona native and the thought of being cooped up inside for your special day isn't your vibe, or you're looking to book the perfect sun-drenched destination wedding, the Grand Canyon State has all the Instagram-worthy geography that your outdoor wedding dreams are made of.

From the mountainous peaks of northern Arizona to the cactus-dotted south, Arizona offers some of the most picturesque and unique wedding venues for couples-to-be who crave the sun on their shoulders. Here are 15 of the best, and most beautiful, outdoor wedding venues Arizona has to offer.

El Chorro in Paradise Valley, Arizona

Stunning views of Camelback Mountain provide a cinematic backdrop to your wedding day at this simply gorgeous outdoor venue. El Chorro is the ideal spot for destination weddings and offers two locations for outdoor ceremonies, including the intimate and delicate Herb garden that can hold up to 100 seated guests or 80 for cocktail receptions, and the grander 5,800 square foot Event Lawn with its striking mountain backdrop. Guests can take advantage of the nearby bocce lawn or enjoy the plush seating, outdoor fireplace and general ambiance in the Classroom Bar while they wait for dinner to be served. El Chorro offers six plated dinner menus, an assortment of bar packages and stationary or passed nosh options to suit your vision of the perfect wedding reception.

Boojum Tree Hidden Gardens in Phoenix, Arizona

One of the most popular outdoor wedding venues in Arizona on the list, Boojum Tree Hidden Gardens features lush and exotic greenery, palms, fountains and stunning garden archways to create an ideal setting for any outdoor ceremony and can comfortably host up to 200 guests in their outdoor ceremony and reception venues. Stroll through their verdant tropical rainforest, enjoy the tranquility of the English garden, or soak up the striking architecture in the Mexican plaza that includes the central fountain. The venue has four extensive wedding packages to choose from, with their ceremony and reception combination packages allowing up to five hours of event time. Additional perks are available, such as working with their in-house caterers, set up and cleaning assistance and having access to the venue's resident DJ for your big day.

Kiva Club Weddings in Trilogy at Vistancia in Peoria, Arizona

This luxurious country club wedding venue offers multiple outdoor options for wedding ceremonies and receptions on its extensive property. Water features, ponds and groves of desert greenery provide a gorgeous backdrop for wedding photos as well as ceremonies, with space for up to 150 guests on the West Lawn, Hohokam Terrace and Ceremony Promenade. Each with its own distinct feel, this versatile wedding venue caters to whatever your need– as does its amazing staff. The event coordinators and wedding planners at Kiva Club offer extensive planning and day-of services that are all-inclusive, including pre-vetted vendor contacts, wedding enhancements, extensive buffet and bar packages, and discounted room rates at area hotels. Wedding planning is an absolute breeze with this exquisite venue.

Mountain Shadows Resort Scottsdale in Paradise Valley, Arizona

We love the versatility of this outdoor wedding venue in Arizona (Paradise Valley, to be exact)—and the fact that your entire guest list can stay onsite for a wedding weekend full of fun activities (golf tournament or pool party, anyone?) and spectacular vistas. There are several venues to choose from, including the Mountain Shadows Lawn overlooking Camelback Mountain, the Camelback Terrace and the Paradise Terrace. Even if your guest list runs into the 400s, Mountain Shadows Resort can make your dream wedding a reality.

Tercero by Aldea Weddings in Glendale, Arizona

Clean lines and boho vibes are the order of the day at Tercero by Aldea Weddings. Say your vows beneath the sun at this sophisticated yet bohemian-chic 4,500 square foot wedding venue just outside of Phoenix. Couples can come and be wed in style with any of their Gold, Silver or Bronze wedding packages that include 6 hours of event time, wedding party flowers, limo services and a host of other treats depending on your budget and preference. Their special 4-hour elopement Copper package is best-suited for couples who want minimal extravagance for their special day but still want to make memories with loved ones. Guests can sip cocktails in the cushioned pergolas amid desert flora while you and your wedding party prep in both the Bridal Suite and the Grooms Room. We love this delicate desert pick and we know you will too.

Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona

This one takes the cake for outdoor wedding venues and their possibilities. The Desert Botanical Garden is situated with modern structures to provide a striking backdrop to your outdoor wedding ceremony. Tie the knot in either the Amphitheater venue that seats 45 and hold your reception in the Binn's Wildflower Pavilion, or host 40 in the Steele Herb Garden venue with views of the surrounding buttes. Did we mention they do Trailside Weddings? Couples who want a truly unique experience may hold their ceremony with groups of up to 10 on any of their three trailside locations, though they are not bookable and will remain open to the public. Holding a larger affair? The 110-seat Dorrance Center is patio-style and is edged with desert trees and cacti. The venue offers a solid list of preferred catering vendors and guided venue tours may be scheduled by appointment– but bear in mind dates fill up fast at this truly rare wedding venue.

Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort in Chandler, Arizona

This upscale wedding venue has been on The Knot's Best Of Weddings list since 2019 and has been doing weddings since 1912. The Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort is an elegant venue is perfect for outdoor receptions and ceremonies offering the Fountain Courtyard with room for up to 250 is hung with bistro lighting and surrounded by palms and orange trees, the greenery-draped Pergola for ceremonies and cocktails, and La Terraza, the tent-covered rooftop space for receptions or the rehearsal dinner all year round. The venue offers ceremony only or wedding and ceremony packages, an Executive Chef, and Wedding Specialists to help map, plan and recommend your way to the perfect wedding day.

Villa Siena in Gilbert, Arizona

Ivy-covered old-world style sets Villa Siena apart from other Arizona wedding venues. The Tuscan-inspired design provides a decadent experience for guests and a truly elevated wedding ceremony and reception. As the sun sets, the Piazza Toscana outdoor space comes alive with twinkling lights in the carefully sculpted shrubbery, creating an enchanting atmosphere. The large arched gate, freestanding outdoor fireplace, fountains and lush gardens are ready and waiting to provide a dreamy photoshoot setting. Able to accommodate up to 250 guests in truly stunning fashion, Villa Siena makes for a memorable wedding day that is as classic and timeless as it is unique.

Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa in Paradise Valley, Arizona

Open skies and majestic mountain views abound at this Arizona wedding venue that does everything from destination weddings to pre-wedding events all the way to elopements. Both of their outdoor ceremony spaces, Paradise Views and the Wedding Lawn, provide space to say your "I do's" in front of incredible views of Paradise Valley and are both large enough to host between 150 and 200 guests, respectively. Sanctuary Camelback Mountain provides a full range of services, including onsite cake designers to customize the design and taste of your cake, in-house caterers led by Food Network's Beau MacMillan, dedicated to creating your ideal wedding menu, and an array of wedding enhancements to round out your special day like private yoga classes and hair and makeup artists.

The Buttes at Reflections in Tucson, Arizona

A personal event planner, all-inclusive packages, immaculately manicured gardens–and many awards–The Buttes at Reflections has earned a reputation for wedding excellence. Breathtaking views of the Pusch Ridge Mountains frame the outdoor ceremony sites with natural splendor and accent the beautiful build of this southern Arizona venue. The grounds, with its cactus, cypress trees, white gazebo and brick-walled event spaces create everything you need for the perfect outdoor wedding or reception, but it doesn't stop there. The Reflections wedding package includes service by professional waitstaff, professional audiovisual services, customizable menu options, an array of decor options and much more. As it states on their website, "nothing is left to chance" at this venue.

Agave of Sedona Wedding and Event Center in Sedona, Arizona

Breathtaking views of towering red rock surround this incredible outdoor wedding venue. If your ideal aesthetic is majestic desert landscape then look no further, Agave of Sedona is the epitome of a southwestern wedding experience. The venue provides multiple floorplans for both their wedding ceremony space, the Ceremony terrace, and for their reception space, the Celebration Terrace, so feel free to explore the possibilities at this unique gem. With 5,000 square feet of outdoor space and a wealth of natural splendor for wedding photos and snapshots, you and yours will be set up for something truly memorable. Choose from one of the six wedding packages that Agave of Sedona offers that range from simple ceremony-only to full-service event planning. An Arizona wedding planned here is something truly singular.

Bella Rose Estate in Chandler, Arizona

This intimate garden-setting venue sits on a two-acre private estate, but there's a lot to discover in that amount of space. The grounds at Bella Rose Estate feature two waterfalls, five fountains, arches, a gazebo and unlimited natural beauty. Dedicated to making your wedding day as stress-free as possible, the team at Bella Rose is committed to working with their couples to streamline the process no matter your budget. With 70 entree options, linens in over 40 colors and a host of other wedding day must-haves the pros at this amazing venue have left nothing to chance when it comes to making your event perfect. The tree-filled outdoor space turns into a magical garden after sunset, with twinkle lights lighting up the trees as your guests enjoy the nighttime desert air. After the ceremony, drive off into the night with a complimentary Sparkler Grand Exit and your special day is complete.

Lindsay Grove by Wedgewood Weddings in Mesa, Arizona

Romantic gardens and white pavilions create a serene outdoor setting at this lovely wedding and reception venue. Whether you're a farm table type or prefer draped linens, Lindsay Grove sits on a Victorian-style estate and can be done up with understated elegance or with sophisticated southwestern charm. All-inclusive wedding packages are at your disposal for an outdoor wedding on the sprawling green lawn. Choose from either the ceremony pavilion or the garden site with shade trees and a water wall for your outdoor ceremony. Cocktails can be served on the brick patio and beside the cozy outdoor fireplace, making this vintage Victorian mansion feel like home.

The Saguaro Scottsdale in Scottsdale, Arizona

Just because your wedding is outdoors doesn't mean you have to skimp on color. The party will pop at The Saguaro Scottsdale, a vibrant Arizona getaway perfect for a couple that likes to make a statement. It's also a spot for couples that like to include everyone in their circles. The venue can host up to 500 guests on their extensive patios, terraces, pool-side spaces and courtyards. Your wedding day menus will be made up of local ingredients, and the venue offers a complimentary Late Night Bites station, a champagne toast for your reception and a one-hour complimentary mimosa bar for Sunday brunch.

The Windmill Winery in Florence, Arizona

Lakehouse and Barn aside, The Windmill Winery has ample space for a gorgeous outdoor wedding ceremony. Equal parts rustic and magical, this popular wedding venue features beautiful brick arches, lakeside views, green arbors, game lawns, Lakehouse Pier and wooden and patio-style outdoor space to create the perfect reception spot or outdoor dance floor. Sip on wine made from local grapes and soak up more time at the winery by making it a destination wedding weekend getaway for your guests by taking part in the hiking trails, touring the nearby Greek monastery or visiting historic parks. An idyllic wedding awaits at this serene lakeside spot.

The Wright House in Mesa, Arizona

Inspired by French gardens, the grounds of The Wright House provide an exquisite outdoor wedding day experience. The grounds of The Ballroom are filled with ivy-climbed walls, fountains, trimmed hedges and lush greenery. Spread out in the gardens hung with lights or share a kiss beneath one of the many gazebos. The second outdoor space, the Provencal is a stunning option, designed after the Provence region in France this sunken garden is positively filled with romance. Host your ceremony in the stone gazebo, and enjoy dinner surrounded by sculpted railings, fountains and a grand staircase. Book either a traditional or Come-and-Go reception with one of the venue's wedding packages, offering extensive options and plus a list of preferred vendors. The Wright House is your choice for an at-home Arizona wedding that makes you feel like you've stepped into another world.

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