Desert Weddings with Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass


October 24, 2023
Words by Jennifer Stein
Photos courtesy of Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass

Arizona’s allure as a sought-after wedding destination lies in its enchanting blend of natural beauty and diverse landscapes. From the iconic red rocks of Sedona to the Sonoran Desert’s rugged charm and the lush greenery of northern Arizona, the state offers a wide range of stunning backdrops for couples to choose from. With over 300 days of sunshine annually, couples can count on beautiful weather for their outdoor ceremonies and receptions.

Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Sonoran Desert in Arizona, Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass stands as a testament to luxury, culture and natural beauty. This breathtaking resort offers an idyllic setting for weddings, making it the perfect destination for couples seeking both family-friendly celebrations and romantic getaways in the Southwest. With its beautiful landscapes, rich heritage, and world-class amenities, Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass is a dream location for creating lasting memories.

Honoring Heritage

One of the most remarkable aspects of Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass is its deep connection to the local Pima and Maricopa tribes. The resort is located on tribal lands, and it proudly showcases the rich culture, history and artistry of these communities. Couples who choose to celebrate their love at Wild Horse Pass have the opportunity to incorporate Native American traditions into their wedding ceremonies, creating a truly unique and meaningful experience.

Stunning Accommodations

With newly renovated rooms, the property feels modern and updated but still honors the setting it’s in. With natural wood floors, luxurious bedding and state-of-the-art bathrooms, a room at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass was a welcomed experience.

Weddings at Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass

Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass offers a range of venues for couples to choose from, each offering a distinct atmosphere to suit various wedding styles. Whether you envision an elegant indoor affair, a romantic outdoor ceremony overlooking the panoramic views of the setting sun, or a rustic-chic celebration in the desert, this resort has the perfect setting.

Outdoor Venues: The outdoors is really where Wild Horse Pass shines. With a gorgeous golf course set in the desert valley with soaring mountains in the distance, there is no bad vantage point here. The lush greenery and tranquil waters provide a true oasis in the desert.

Indoor Venues: 29 in total, couples can choose from smaller meeting rooms or larger depending on their group size. With its soaring ceilings and lavish décor, the Grand Ballroom is an ideal choice for couples seeking a classic and elegant wedding. It can accommodate large guest lists, making it perfect for family-oriented weddings or after hours celebrations where noise curfews are in place.

Family-Friendly Features

Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass is not only a great choice for couples but also for families. The resort’s family-friendly amenities and activities ensure that guests of all ages have a memorable stay. The on-site pool with its waterslides, pool cabanas and a splash pad, provide hours of entertainment for kids and adults alike. In addition, the nearby Rawhide Western Town and Event Center offers an Old West experience, complete with live entertainment, games, and delicious dining options.

Romantic Escapes

For couples looking to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and bask in romance, Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass offers plenty of options. The resort’s luxurious Aji Spa, inspired by ancient Pima and Maricopa healing traditions, offers couples’ massages and other rejuvenating treatments. There are also private cabanas at the pool area, where couples can relax in style and enjoy each other’s company.

A must-try at Aji Spa is their Aji Café. From interesting healthy options like fresh salads and favorites like avocado toast to more indulgent fare like empanadas and signature cocktails, any guest will enjoy a bite here. 

Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass is a true gem in the heart of the Southwest, offering a unique blend of culture, luxury, and natural beauty that makes it an exceptional wedding destination for both families and couples seeking romance. With its stunning venues, family-friendly amenities, and a deep connection to the local Native American heritage, this resort ensures that every wedding celebration is a memorable and meaningful experience. Whether you’re looking to create lasting family memories or enjoy a romantic getaway, Wild Horse Pass provides the perfect backdrop for your special moments in the breathtaking Arizona desert.

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