These 20 Phoenix Wedding Venues Have All the Desert Vibes

Whether you're looking for a modern or completely desert-themed wedding day, sunny Phoenix has what you're looking for.
Melanie Haid
by Melanie Haid
Updated Dec 07, 2023

Getting married in the sunny desert ambiance of Arizona has it's own unique advantages, but choosing the city of Phoenix for your special day mixes desert botanicals with the chic style of the city like nowhere else can. For couples who want an outdoor venue for their Arizona wedding, there are a variety of wedding venues in Phoenix that span the spectrum of rustic to modern luxury - you just have to find what speaks to you. Another great thing is the pricing of these venues: many are on the affordable side, so your wedding ceremonies, reception and rehearsal dinners can be completely your style without breaking the bank. It does get very hot in Arizona, so just make sure when you're deciding between and indoor or outdoor venue, take the heat and time of the year into consideration. Check out some of our favorite wedding venues in Phoenix.

Boojum Tree Hidden Gardens in Phoenix, Arizona

This beautiful botanical garden is a venue like no other. With inspiration from all over the world and different themed areas like the Mexican plaza and English garden, Boojum Tree Hidden Gardens is a wedding reception gem in Phoenix. If you're looking to have a garden-centric wedding with international hues and indoor/outdoor spaces depending on your preference, weddings with up to 200 people are perfectly catered to at this venue. Aside from the sheer beauty of the venue, Boojum Tree offers a wide array of amenities and packages to make your day completely yours.

Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona

The Arizona Biltmore is known for its incredible amenities and relaxing atmosphere. Known as "The Jewel of the Desert," it features a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces for the ceremony and reception, as well as the on-site team to help make your day perfectly and uniquely yours. Among the over 700 guest accommodations include overnight spaces in the hotel, swimming pools, golf courses and more to make the entire event unforgettable. Known for their fantastic catering, geometric windows and paneled ceilings, the hotel Biltmore is a venue where chic meets peak relaxation.

Warehouse 215 in Phoenix, Arizona

Industrial wedding venues are having a moment, and Warehouse 215 is one of our favorites. This former linen laundry in the heart of Downtown Phoenix features 22,000 square foot of event space that can be customized to fit your needs. The curved roof, retro chandeliers and red brick interior provide nods to the past, while the event space's amenities are totally modern. There's also a 1,500 landscaped patio for outdoor events. Couples not only rave about this unique space, they also appreciate the venue's accommodating staff.

Papago Golf Course in Phoenix, Arizona

With incredible desert and mountain views along the vast expanse of the Papago Golf Course, this wedding venue encapsulates the heart of Arizona in every detail. It has both indoor and outdoor spaces for the ceremony, reception and even rehearsal dinners, and features dressing rooms and rustic, desert-inspired charm. It's the perfect place to watch the desert sunset after a beautiful wedding day as the sky stretches above the cacti and red rocks surrounding the golf course. There are even themed food stations from professional cooks, so your wedding day can feature whatever you're craving – from tacos to a farmer's market.

Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona

Another fantastic desert space is the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, which features a variety of plants native to the area to give your special day a unique backdrop. With features like a curved arch, desert rocks lining the horizon and indoor and outdoor venue spaces, the Garden has a variety of different gardens and courtyards for newlyweds to explore and use to host their wedding. Not to mention the best part: the Garden is a historical landmark, so every booking here helps fund research and nature conservation initiatives as well. Not only will you have a fantastic day, but you'll also be doing a good thing – what's not to love?

The Legacy Golf Club in Phoenix, Arizona

The Legacy is among the more cost-friendly wedding venues in Phoenix, while not giving up the beauty of the Arizona desert landscape as the backdrop. Known for its incredible hospitality and gold-standard rustic luxury, palm trees and desert plants surround the club, decorating your day whether you choose to have your wedding indoors or out. It's warm enough to bask in the sunlight year-round, making this a perfect place to dance the night away even well after the ceremony. The beautiful rustic detailing that makes everything look and feel resort-worthy. The architecture of the buildings and arches (perfect for saying "I do" underneath) hold true to the traditional adobe-style of the area too.

The Croft Downtown in Phoenix, Arizona

Located in downtown urban Phoenix, this wedding venue is a perfect mix of industrial and rustic – city meets nature, as the city of Phoenix is. The Croft an indoor venue, so no matter the weather (or the Arizona heat), you'll be sure to have a worry-free day. The venue features 8,700 square feet of indoor space and an additional 2,500 square-foot patio area. The fantastic wood-beam ceilings, modern touches and open area allow you to truly make the space your own, capitalizing on the vintage-meets-new charm of this venue. The cement floors balanced with details like the traditional pews in the ceremony space allow for the ideal historic space for up to 300 guests.

Secret Garden by Wedgewood Weddings in Phoenix, Arizona

At the bottom of South Mountain, the Secret Garden is a beautiful natural space with elegant features throughout. With large, stunning trees, winding outdoor staircases and iron arches and gates, the Garden will be the best kept secret for your wedding day. With romantic balconies, delicious food and green, manicured lawns as far as the eye can see, this lovely indoor/outdoor venue perfectly combines the romance of a historic, vintage-feeling wedding space with all of the natural beauty Arizona is known for.

monOrchid Gallery in Phoenix, Arizona

Looking for a unique urban wedding venue in Phoenix? The monOrchid Gallery offers a 14,000 square foot space that's ideal for artsy couples wanting to wed in Phoenix's Roosevelt Row Arts District. This venue was once a warehouse, but now houses several restaurants and retail businesses during the day, and converts into an event space at night. There are several spaces to choose from, including a large gallery with exposed beams and an industrial vibe to an outdoor space, ideal for a lounge area. Outside vendors are permitted, allowing you to completely customize your vendor team to fit your wedding vision.

Phoenix Zoo in Phoenix, Arizona

You'll feel like you're traveling around the world when you host a wedding at the Phoenix Zoo. This popular wedding venue in Phoenix offers 15 unique backdrops for weddings, from luxurious event spaces to farm-style settings to tropical locales. Your guests will love exploring the expansive property (and maybe catching a glimpse of an animal or two!). Says one recent bride: "Everything about the venue and catering was incredible! The staff at the Phoenix Zoo were incredibly kind, professional and courteous in helping me and my husband plan our wedding. The venue setup was beautiful and the day of event staff were attentive and lovely to work with. If someone wants a unique, beautiful venue, I highly recommend going to the zoo."

Legends Event Center in Phoenix, Arizona

If you're looking for a luxury, modern event space, Legends Event Center is a perfect open-space, indoor wedding venue in Phoenix. This reception space has beautiful tall ceilings, majestic chandeliers and is ultra customizable, from the lighting to chandelier décor to draped wall accessories to make the space look even more upscale, it is whatever you make it. The events center is known in the area to hold luxury events and concerts, as well as being woman and Latinx-owned. If you're looking for a chic place to dance the night away, this wedding reception space is a steal.

Venue at the Grove in Phoenix, Arizona

Ballroom elegance meets rustic-chic at the Grove, a beautiful lush wedding space in the heart of Phoenix. With beautiful orchards, blooming greenery and expansive spaces to suit any wedding's taste, the Grove is able to accommodate up to 225 guests. The tucked-away feel of the venue makes it feel worlds away from the city, but is surprisingly not far, with romantic views everywhere you look. The Venue has elegant wood features across the indoor and outdoor patio, as well as an impressive 40,000 overhead string lights to create the perfect atmosphere for your wedding day.

The Wrigley Mansion in Phoenix, Arizona

This historical landmark in Phoenix is perfect for a wedding – it was even created out of love. In 1932, The Wrigley Mansion was created by William Wrigley Jr. as a 50th anniversary gift to his wife, and the romantic details throughout make it a fantastic place to get married. Intricate detailing, iron fixtures, beautiful chandeliers and Spanish-Californian architecture styles, surrounded by the unique nature of Arizona makes it not only extremely elegant, but romantic as well. On top of a hill overlooking the Phoenix cityscape, the views are unmatched, and this venue can host parties large and small – even over 275 under special circumstances.

FOUND:RE Phoenix in Phoenix, Arizona

A modern, amenity-stocked hotel, the FOUND:RE Phoenix is a unique wedding space for rehearsals, ceremonies and more. This stylish space is equipped with beautiful soaring palm trees, beautiful balconies and walkway bridge that allows you to cross the pool to say "I do," this event venue has a variety of features for indoor and outdoor receptions. With up to 150 people for guest capacity, the FOUND:RE is known for its Gallery event and main reception space, where the walls are covered with unique art pieces.

Chateau Luxe in Phoenix, Arizona

If you want a large wedding, a luxurious one or both, Chateau Luxe has a variety of options to make your ceremony and reception perfect. On a private drive, this hotel has dressing rooms, two large ballrooms, four outdoor spaces and a chapel – and can accommodate wedding ceremonies of over 1000 guests! Chateau Luxe has rooftop spaces and chic features that will have you and your guests feeling as extravagant as your day should be.

The Woodland Phoenix in Phoenix, Arizona

Your wedding can have all the charm and glamour of a traditional chapel at The Woodland. The beautiful large windows and arched ceilings cast a natural glow on the traditional 1900s church pews, perfect if you're looking for a cathedral ceremony. The additional fellowship hall provides an indoor banquet hall along with the outdoor space. With beautiful natural light in every room, those looking for a old-world style, elegant wedding will find the perfect venue at The Woodland.

Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix, Arizona

At the edge of the Sonoran Desert, the Pointe Hilton is appropriately named for its incredible cliff-side views – from the city lights to the desert red rocks to the lush green golf courses below, the perspective from this luxurious venue is one you don't want to miss. With many Spanish-inspired architectural features and a fountain in the courtyard, a Grand Ballroom and incredible indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception spaces, this upscale event venue is perfect for large weddings and more intimate ones alike. As a hotel, the space is able to accommodate over 600 guests, with 584 suites for overnight accommodations.

Hotel Palomar Phoenix Cityscape in Phoenix, Arizona

The skyline Hotel Palomar gives you all of the urban ambiance you could want for a your big day, paired with Arizona mesas to give you an equally natural and chic location for your wedding. Located in the heart of downtown Phoenix, this hotel is both luxurious and contemporary, with easily customizable grey and silver-toned spaces to make your day uniquely yours, whether you choose to host in the ballroom banquet halls or the rooftop lounge. The culinary staff and caterers at the hotel will even create a customized menu for your entire day.

The Farm at South Mountain in Phoenix, Arizona

For lovers of outdoor rustic spaces, the Farm at South Mountain is a multi-event space outdoor wedding venue with 10 acres of beautiful trees and native Arizona plants. For weddings of up to 250 guests, the Canopy at the Grove is surrounded by beautiful pecan trees, while weddings of over 300 guests can reserve the Stone Grove, with tasteful stone accents and a large, wood-burning stove as a beautiful décor piece. The lush green backdrops of The Farm, along with stunning rural details from the centerpieces to the ceremony backdrops, this venue is an exquisite choice for couples who want to get married in Arizona's natural environment.

Royal Palms Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona

This space started out as a couple's resort in 1926, and since has a rich history of hosting couples and weddings for nearly 100 years. The beautiful soaring palm trees, intricate gardens and little secret nooks make Royal Palms a perfect place to tie the knot. With stunning rustic-chic courtyards and flowers galore, this relaxing resort features beautiful natural backdrops, glamorous archways and an outdoor fireplace makes this a unique, lovely outdoor space. For up to 200 guests, this space is perfect for mid-sized weddings and receptions.

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