Destination Wedding In Marana, ArizonaWords by Jennifer Stein
Photos courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain
The hardscape of the desert is quickly softened by the stunning beauty that surrounds Marana, Arizona. You’ll find solace in the kaleidoscope of color in every sunset and the light, dry breezes drifting off the foothills. This area will quickly slow the brisk pace of daily American life.
What better way to start your journey as a married couple than in a serene place like The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain and in the hands of their consummate event-planning professionals? It is the equivalent of being a guest at your own wedding. They take care of it all.
Enjoy countless picturesque backdrops such as the rolling hills of their pristine, Jack Nicklaus golf course and the generous lawns nestled into the mountains peppered with soaring saguaros; no location here is dull or ordinary.
Just ask Claire Wade, the on-site wedding planner at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain. “Every wedding is special in our eyes. Every couple is as well. We treat each of our events as if it were us getting married.” The property can accommodate weddings as small as an elopement or up to several hundred.
The accommodations and amenities at Dove Mountain will leave the pickiest guests satisfied. From the expansive pool located in the heart of the resort (complete with splash pad, water slide and luxurious chaise lounges set in the pool) to the award-winning spa and sumptuous fare at any one of their dining options, any visitor will find themselves lingering come check-out time.
The service is unparalleled. Everyone from the valet to the housekeeping staff will greet you and treat you as a lady or gentleman, just as the Ritz-Carlton brand is known for.
If you choose to host your destination wedding or enjoy your honeymoon at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, you will start your newlywed life off on the right foot.
This article first appeared in Destination I Do's Spring/Summer 2016 issue. You can order a copy here.
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