Destination I Do
Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Put a Spin on Your Destination Wedding by Choosing an Enchanted Elopement

Words by Courtney Kellar
Words by Courtney Cox
Photos courtesy of Westward Look Resort

For a couple wanting a destination wedding, there are thousands of options when it comes to romantic venues and comprehensive wedding packages. What about those couples, however, who want a more intimate experience—just the two of them? The Westward Look Resort in Tucson, Arizona gets plenty of requests for traditional wedding packages, but also gets requests from couples wanting to elope.

In an effort to meet every couple’s needs, Westward Look Resort has recently introduced their Sweet Surprise Elopement Package in addition to their wedding and engagement specials. The elopement package provides the same level of romance as a wedding package, but with a more private atmosphere and much less planning.

The Sweet Surprise Elopement Package includes options like a private ceremony site, a five-course dinner with wine pairings prepared by a personal chef and served to the couple on their private patio, a Stargazer Suite with private hot tub, couple’s massage in-room or at the Sonoran Spa, champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries, breakfast in bed and discounted rates for additional guests rooms. The package starts at $850 a night and for an additional fee the resort will also provide an officiant for the ceremony.

Westward Look Resort is nestled at the base of the stunning Santa Catalina Mountains and exudes the spirit of the Southwest while still offering modern luxury. The resort is set on 80 acres and the property includes 244 suite-sized rooms, two award-winning restaurants, a chef’s garden, the Sonoran Spa, eight tennis courts, desert hiking trails, multiple pools and on-site stables for horseback riding. In 2010, the resort was named an AAA Four Diamond Award recipient.

For couples wanting to take a more traditional route for their destination wedding, Westward Look Resort offers the following engagement and wedding packages:

The “Say Yes” Package

Propose to that special someone at Gold Restaurant and receive:

-A bottle of champagne to toast and celebrate the evening

-A long-stemmed red rose

-Ring presentation: the resort and dining staff will assist in creating the magic moment

-A framed photo to capture the memory

The “I Do” Package

After she’s said “yes” and if the couple agrees to also hold their wedding reception at Westward Look Resort, couples can choose one of the following perks:

-Complimentary champagne toast for all guests

-15% discount off food portion of final bill

-Upgraded liquor selection for your host or no-host bar

-Complimentary spa day for the bride at Sonoran Spa

-Complimentary dessert reception

-Complimentary gourmet coffee station

-One additional hors d’oeuvre selection during cocktail reception

Whether you and your lovebird are eloping just the two of you, or if you’re looking to host an elaborate destination wedding, Westward Look Resort has options to fit your needs. The elopement package could be a wonderful and romantic way to begin your lifetime together. Why not escape the winter chill and say “I do” under the Sonoran Desert stars? For more information about this resort and its many options for couples visit their web site.

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