We got married at the Hacienda Del Sol in October 2015. We had a small guest list of 50 people, very close family and friends, and we wanted to create a wedding memory that was beautiful, fun, playful and full of love. We both really wanted...
to be in the moment and just enjoy our special day without worry- and we did. I am so happy we got married at the Hacienda Del Sol.
At the time, I just moved to Tucson and really wanted my friends and family who were traveling to AZ for the first time to really see the beauty the desert has to offer. One of the spectacular qualities about the Hacienda is the beautiful historic property, lush gardens and the views. We had our ceremony in the outer courtyard by the fountain, overlooking the Catalinas. The sit down dinner was served in the Casa Feliz and the reception was in the inner courtyard, so we used all the spaces. It created a nice moving, flowing evening.
I can tell you hands down the food at Hacienda is amazing. Many guests told us it was the best meal they ever had at a wedding! We choose the Ribeye, Eggplant Rollatini and Roast chicken as entree selections for our guests. Plus they do a very good job accommodating kids and offered a kid menu. Everything was perfect with the setup, flower arrangements, decorations. We did use a day of wedding planner which was extremely helpful. Lastly, the staff working the wedding were all extremely friendly and helpful.
There were a few things that are making me not give the Hacienda 5 stars. One point is their hotel reservation system was not clear or organized (for us or our block of guests, somehow they ran out of rooms and we could not accomodate many of our gusts on property. I was in the bridal suite getting ready (the day of the wedding) and somebody from the reservation office came into my room with another luggage set saying somebody else had reserved the room!?! I was like, "But I am the bride!!!" Anyway, they fixed it- but it did cause a bit of stress when I was trying to get ready for the wedding.
The Hacienda just did a major construction project there there are now more accommodations for events and hotel rooms. The construction was going on when we got married last year - but that did not take away from the beauty of the property.
Also, there was some mishap with the cake, We ordered a two tiered wedding cake from the Hacienda's pastry chef. We ordered one tier with berry filling the other tier with lemon filling. Somehow they were both berry. Not a big deal, but not what we ordered. The cake was delicious nonetheless. When we said something the next day, it was pretty clear we were not getting an apology or a discount. Like I said, both of us are not sticklers for perfection, so we just let it go.
All in all, I think the Hacienda is an amazing place to get married- and your wedding photos will be absolutely stunning. We celebrated our one year anniversary at the Hacienda a few days ago and had a very special, romantic dinner in their beautiful dining room. The Hacienda will always be special to us.