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5 Reasons to Consider Scottsdale as Your Wedding Destination

When choosing a wedding destination, you want the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable day. Scottsdale, “The West’s Most Western Town,” is known for its vibrant art scene, historic downtown, gorgeous golf courses, and stunning natural surroundings.

Another plus for Scottsdale, as you want your wedding to last, is this omen: Scottsdale was ranked highest of any Arizona city in the best cities to get and stay married in.

Whether you live in Arizona or are from out of state, here’s why you should consider Scottsdale as your wedding destination.

1. Great Venues

If you want an indoor, outdoor, big, or small celebration, Scottsdale has a venue to meet your needs. Chateau Luxe is an excellent option for a luxurious indoor or outdoor wedding.

If you want something more rustic, Desert Foothills lets you admire the Sonoran Desert’s beauty during the ceremony and mingle on the dance floor of their converted barn.

Do you want to make life easy for you and your guests? Hold your wedding at a hotel or resort. Not only are they well equipped to cater and host, but you can stay there before and after the wedding to enjoy their many amenities. Popular examples include The Phoenician and The Scott.

2. Stunning Landscapes

Many venues advertise their stunning views and for good reason. Desert and mountains surround Scottsdale, making it the perfect destination for Southwest landscape lovers. Even if you choose to have your wedding in town instead of on the outskirts, expect amazing views of the natural wonders surrounding Scottsdale.

If you want perfect pictures with Camelback and Mummy Mountains, Mountain Shadows is the place to go. It’s easy for a wedding photographer to capture a great picture with so much natural beauty.

3. Sunny Weather

Scottsdale won’t rain on your parade. Expect your wedding day to be full of sunshine no matter what time of year you want your celebration. Spring and fall are the best times to enjoy the warm weather, but you can check the monthly average temperatures to select the perfect wedding date and venue.

4. Delicious Dining

No matter what venue you choose, you’ll have great catering options. Many venues partner with catering companies, but some offer their own menu. Venues like El Chorro can host your wedding and provide exquisite dinners with selections like Flash Fried Lobster Bites and Trout Almondine. If you want a change of scenery after your vows, consider one of Old Town’s many restaurants for an after-party. Whether you’re craving Mexican, Italian, Chinese, or American cuisine, you’ll find something you love.

5. Easy Getaway

With Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport just a few miles away, your honeymoon is just a hop, skip, and jump away. You can catch a nonstop flight to over 100 domestic and 20 international destinations. Whether you’re going to Alaska after spending your wedding days in the sun, or you want to soak up some more sun on the beach in Hawaii, you’re sure to find a flight to get you there quickly.

Choose a City You Love

We’ve made our case for Scottsdale, but we know it’s tough to choose a wedding destination. This city has a lot to offer to happy couples and their loved ones, from beautiful views to fine dining. Don’t be afraid to reach out to local venues, vendors, and wedding planners for more information so you can make the best decision for yourself and your future spouse.

Lauren Bryant is a freelance writer based out of Eugene, Oregon, with a B.A. in English and a minor in comics and cartoon studies. She is busy planning her own wedding and looking for inspiration.

Photographer Credit (in order): Ben & Kelly Photography, Melissa Ivy Photography, Keith & Melissa Photography, Stephanie Heymann Photography, Katina Patriquin Photography, Ashley Rae Photography.

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