13 Incredible Sedona Wedding Venues

The iconic desert backdrops of Sedona, Arizona make for an unforgettable wedding setting.
Lauren Rodrigue the knot
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Lauren Rodrigue
Lauren Rodrigue the knot
Lauren Rodrigue
Wedding Planning Contributor
  • Lauren contributes articles to The Knot, with a focus on wedding planning advice and trends.
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Updated Jun 06, 2021

So you want an outdoor-centric wedding with dramatic views and chic natural vibes—and you'd prefer not to get rained out. Enter: these venues in Sedona, Arizona, one of the most beautiful places in the world. Nestled in Arizona's Verde Valley, this resort community boasts everything from high-drama red rock views to stunning sunsets to luxurious venues with all amenities accounted for and then some—so you can get hitched surrounded by the natural glory of the American Southwest, without expensing a single creature comfort. And from sprawling spa resorts nestled in the canyons to artsy breweries to lush golf clubs, you're bound to find the Sedona wedding venue that fits your style.

The one watch-out to keep in mind as you dream up your Sedona wedding? No, it's not scorpions. The climate can be challenging: While rain likely won't be an issue, you'll be dealing with extreme, dry heat during the day and plunging temps at night. Plan your wedding wardrobe—and ice sculptures!—accordingly. And consider hiring a local planner if you're from away, so you'll have an expert on your side to help you navigate Sedona's unique climate and all its quirks.

Sky Ranch Lodge in Sedona, Arizona

Everything you could ever want from Arizona's awe-inspiring scenery comes naturally to Sky Ranch Lodge at Sedona Sky Weddings, which boasts the title of Arizona's #1 wedding venue location. Located high in the cliffs of Airport Mesa, the venue's stunning Lookout wedding ceremony location doesn't need much in the way of decor, featuring postcard-perfect views of moon-like canyons and endless blue sky. Offering space for affairs of up to 150 guests (or as intimate as just 15!), plus accommodations in the luxury mountain-chic lodge, this Sedona wedding venue whisks wedding guests away from reality and transports them to the Sedona getaway of their dreams.

Sedona Golf Resort in Sedona, Arizona

Who says you have to give up green to get married in the desert? Not the fine folks at Sedona Golf Resort, a lushly landscaped venue hidden in Sedona's storied red rocks. With plenty of space for up to 150 guests, the option for indoor or outdoor affairs, and a range of well-appointed packages to fit your budget and style. With beautiful onside accommodations and, top-rated golf courses, and an unbeatable staff (reviewers rave about event director Katie Cook and her staff), the Sedona Golf Resort is perfect for those looking to unwind with the perfect country club wedding weekend.

Boojum Tree Hidden Gardens in Phoenix, Arizona

Sure, Sedona's rocky desert landscape is gorgeous, but for those couples looking for a more unique side of Arizona style, Boojum Tree Hidden Gardens just might tick all the boxes. Located in Phoenix, about 100 miles outside of Sedona, this one-of-a-kind venue offers global inspiration in its ceremony and reception areas, with everything from an English garden-themed patio to a Mexican hacienda-style plaza accounted for. Verdant with the stylings of award-winning botanical designer Ray Brooks, each area of Boojum Tree Hidden Gardens comes wedding-ready, featuring transportive twinkle lights, gazebos and other hidden treasures. And with so many in-house offerings (from a DJ to a catering team to a cleanup crew), Boojum weddings, which can host up to 200 guests) are as easy to plan as they are to fall in love with.

Agave of Sedona in Sedona, Arizona

With seamless indoor-outdoor special event spaces, the local favorite Agave of Sedona wedding and event center boasts big Sedona views without skimping on comfort (or air conditioning!). Consider saying "I do" outside on the Celebration Terrace, an open-air outcropping directly over Sedona's painterly Red Rock canyons (your photographer will go nuts!). Then, take the party inside to the venue's Montage Ballroom, with a capacity of up to 200 and floor-to-ceiling windows for panoramic views. And while the amenities are exactly what you'd expect from a full-service wedding venue, the special touches (such as tables handcrafted by in-house carpenters from reclaimed, local wood and expansive mirrors that reflect the surroundings' natural splendor indoors) will make your wedding feel 100% curated. One more small detail that will make a big difference to pooch-loving couples? This venue is dog-friendly! So start adding those flowers to Fluffy's leash.

L''Auberge de Sedona in Sedona, Arizona

Hello, desert wedding heaven! If luxury is on your list, there's no wedding venue that delivers quite like L''Auberge de Sedona, an impeccably designed spa resort nestled along Oak Creek in the heart of Sedona's Red Rocks. With its steeped-in-nature spa, charming creekside cottages, immersive indoor and outdoor ceremony spaces and gourmet dining, weddings at L''Auberge spare no expense. And whether you're dreaming of an intimate micro-affair or just want to room with your ultimate VIPs during your big-wedding weekend, be sure to look into booking the Creekhouse, a luxuriously appointed private cottage (more of a mansion, really!) that sleeps 10 and makes for an epic home base during your stay. And with its lush surrounds and endless selection of outdoor activities, nature-loving couples and their families will love getting lost at L''Auberge.

Amara Resort and Spa in Sedona, Arizona

Stylish and unfussy, but with luxury offerings in spades, Amara Resort and Spa located on the banks of scenic Oak Creek Canyon is the perfect pick for chic couples looking to plan smaller, but still unforgettable, Sedona affairs. Consider this: A poolside ceremony with the stunning Red Rocks as your backdrop and followed by a cocktail hour and wedding reception under cafe lights at the resort's own Saltrock Kitchen, featuring inventive Southwestern-style cuisine. With space for up to 90 seated, consider Amara the ideal destination wedding for your closest family and friends: Guests will enjoy stunning onsite accommodations, a serene onsite spa, and access to all the offerings of hip Uptown Sedona, located within walking distance of the resort.

Enchantment Resort Sedona in Sedona, Arizona

Brimming with Southwestern charm and spanning over 70 acres at the base of stunning Boynton Canyon, Enchantment Resort is a Sedona wedding venue dream come true. Guests will go gaga for the resorts opulent amenities, including a storied spa, luxurious casitas for overnight stays and more than 100 activities per week to keep them busy (helloooo destination wedding gold!). As for you? You'll love the indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception options, jaw-dropping views of Boynton Canyon's signature striated rock formations, and exhaustive list of all-inclusive amenities in your wedding package—everything from gourmet dining to linens to a gift table (!) is included. Weddings large and small will feel right at home in one of the resort's many ballrooms and function rooms, offering space for up to 300 plus elegant southwestern touches like kiva fireplaces and spectacular canyon views through floor-to-ceiling windows.

Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock in Sedona, Arizona

Family friendly and simply stunning, the Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock is about to be your Sedona wedding go-to. Featuring amenities that any guest would love (like multiple outdoor pools and a spa) plus a full list of turnkey event must-haves (like an AV system, 15,000 square feet of event space and full-service, onsite catering), it's the perfect pick for couples looking to have a fun wedding in a stunning space, without much fussing when it comes to planning all of your wedding events, including the rehearsal dinner. And from the indoor Canyon Ballroom, with space for more than 300, to the outdoor Canyon Patio, with room for 100, there's a setting that fits your style—all set beside, of course, the striking silhouette of the Bell Rock butte (so leave time in your itinerary for a hike!).

Red Agave Resort in Sedona, Arizona

If adventure is your and your future spouse's middle name, you have something in common with this Sedona wedding venue: It's actually called the Red Agave Adventure Resort, and it lives up to its name! More off-the-beaten-path and fancy-free, this spot is perfect for rugged couples and their always-on families and friends. Even though it's rustic, however, it certainly isn't any less beautiful than the other venues on this list: You still get the incredible scenery of Sedona's red rocks, including Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte, coupled with adorable A-frame chalets, a sweet pool and patio, and access to tons of trailheads mere steps from the resort. While the resort can't accommodate more than 100 guests, most events (any involving more than 30 guests) will trigger a full-resort buyout, meaning you and your wedding get the run of the place—kind of an outdoor wedding dream come true, right? And how's this for unique: a centrally located music stage sets the stage for your wedding, providing the perfect platform for your ceremony, speeches and, duh, the band.

Tre Bella in Mesa, Arizona

Looking for a more urban vibe on the side of your Arizona-based wedding day? Check out local fave Tre Bella. This all-inclusive event space, located in the heart of historic downtown Mesa, Arizona, offers both indoor and outdoor event areas style to match your unique style, whether it veers modern or traditional. The indoor-outdoor Courtyard spaces feature exposed brick and lofty styling, while the Piazza is a ballroom-style room outfitted with luxe chandeliers—there are no bad choices, and with space for up to 200, this hall would be just as fitting for a cozy elopement as it would for a larger affair. And the hits just keep on coming, with make-your-life-easier amenities included in every wedding package, like free rentals, complimentary parking and in-house catering offering a menu of spirited southwestern favorites. No red rocks here, but that's just fine: guests will love exploring funky Mesa, which boasts the Arizona Natural History Museum, Native American artifacts, and so much more.

The Saguaro Scottsdale in Scottsdale, Arizona

Located about 100 miles south of Sedona, but well worth the trip, the midcentury-modern Saguaro Scottsdale is a must-see for couples who have vintage style in spades. Photogenic beyond compare, this desert oasis is tucked into Old Town, one of Arizona's liveliest downtown spaces, with some of the state's most of-the-moment dining, shopping and music offerings. But the hotel itself might be irresistible to leave, with its neon stucco accents, a stunning pool and patio and inventive eats (one word: tacos). Go ahead and plan your entire event around that absolutely perfect pool I mentioned, or check out the Agave Complex, a brand-new indoor-outdoor event space that can accommodate up to 500 (!) guests and features amenities like fire pits, a ballroom, patios and state-of-the-art audio visual equipment. If you do, in fact, never wanna leave, do plan a morning-after brunch: Your wedding package includes complimentary next-day mimosas. Cheers!

Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona

If you're all in on floral design for your Southwestern dream wedding, the Desert Botanical Garden is your perfect location. This beloved attraction offers so many options when it comes to spaces for your special day, from colorful floral gardens (check out the Binns Wildflower Pavilion) to expansive indoor-outdoor spaces (try the Webster Center)—there's even a gorgeous, immersive amphitheater that would be amazing for your smaller ceremony (it seats 50). Guests will love exploring the park's expansive grounds, and your floral designer will love the naturally stunning surrounds around every corner. And even though you'll be spoiled for choice and amenities when it comes to the site's many gathering spaces (and plenty of AC!), you won't be sacrificing those iconic rocky views outside the park. You'll have to bring in your own vendors for details like catering, but the Desert Botanical Garden does offer a curated list of trusted local partners.

Arizona Snowbowl in Flagstaff, Arizona

Things are looking up—way up!—at the Arizona Snowbowl, located at 9,300 feet atop northern Arizona's beautiful San Francisco Peaks. A ski resort by winter, this elevated venue located in Flagstaff, AZ boasts delightfully temperate weather for the desert—with temps around 70 in the summer—plus awe-inspiring views, including glimpses of the Grand Canyon! And with event spaces including a rustic lodge, an expansive deck with alpine vistas and the full-service Fremont Restaurant, plus all-inclusive amenities (ceremony arch included!) at very competitive buyout rates, you can't go wrong at the Arizona Snowbowl. And to top it all off, reviewers rave about the helpful, friendly staff who go out of their way to make big day, high-altitude dreams come true.

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