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5 Reasons This Desert Hideaway is Perfect for a Destination Wedding


March 21, 2023
Words by Jennifer Stein
Photos courtesy of Hermosa Inn

Destination weddings are the perfect occasion to celebrate love and commitment, and finding the right location for your big day is essential. Paradise Valley, Arizona is the ideal place for a couple looking for a warm weather, intimate wedding destination. Beyond the sunshine and blue skies, the resorts are one of the main reasons this area should top your list. Our most recent visit took us to the historic Hermosa Inn – a luxury boutique hotel nestled in the heart of one of the most sought-after zip codes in the country.

Here are five reasons this desert hideaway is perfect for your wedding away:

1. Location

Hermosa Inn is tucked in the valley surrounding Camelback Mountain and offers breathtaking views of the desert landscape. The property is located only 15 minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and is within minutes from neighboring Scottsdale and Phoenix. The central location makes it easy for guests to travel to and get around for sightseeing and excursions.

2. Intimate and Elegant Venue Spaces 

Exuding charm and elegance, Hermosa Inn offers several indoor and outdoor venues that can accommodate weddings of up to 60 guests (although most of their event spaces are best suited for groups of around 50). Lush gardens, charming courtyards and picturesque fountains provide the perfect backdrop for your destination wedding ceremony and reception. The inn also has several private dining rooms that can be used for rehearsal dinners, cocktail receptions and other events surrounding your destination wedding. If you’re interested in a full property buy-out, you’re in luck. This 43-room boutique hotel can become exclusively yours. 

3. Exquisite Cuisine

Home of LON’s at the Hermosa Inn, an AAA Four Diamond Award-winning restaurant, you and your guests will be wowed by their culinary expertise. Their talented team has a menu that showcases local flavors and ingredients which are globally inspired but rooted in Arizona traditions. Whether you want a formal sit-down dinner or a more casual experience on their open-air patio, LON’s delivers both mouthwatering creations and interesting libations in a stunning atmosphere. 

4. Luxury Accommodations

Hermosa Inn has 43 hacienda-style rooms boasting luxury amenities, each decorated with Southwestern-inspired decor. The guest rooms feature fireplaces, private patios, and oversized spaces which ensure a comfortable and relaxing stay. You can combine adjoining rooms to create spaces for families and groups, yet with the meandering gardens and private pathways, each room feels secluded and truly in a world all its own.

5. Exceptional Service

The staff at Hermosa Inn is attentive and dedicated to ensuring that your destination wedding day is everything you’ve dreamed of. From being warmly greeted upon arrival to the freshly baked cookies at check-in, the staff is friendly and eager to please from the moment you arrive until the moment you depart.

Hermosa Inn is truly the perfect destination for a couple looking for an intimate outdoor wedding in a historic setting. With its breathtaking location, exquisite catering, luxury accommodations, exceptional service and perfect weather, Hermosa Inn is the ideal venue to celebrate your love and commitment.

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