Scottsdale Destination WeddingsWords by Jennifer Stein
Photos courtesy of Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa
5 Reasons Scottsdale Should be on Your W-Day Shortlist
Weddings in the desert Southwest come complete with stunning sunsets, near perfect weather and an abundance of gorgeous backdrops. One of our favorite properties in the region to hold a destination wedding is Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa. This tucked away gem exudes personality, originality and if the images alone don’t convince you, here are five reasons why you may want to consider having your wedding away at Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa.
1. Location, Location, Location
Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa has prime real estate. With a panoramic view of Camelback Mountain, a location a stone’s throw from shopping and cuisine in Old Town Scottsdale and a quick trip from an international airport, convenience is key.
2. Value Without Sacrificing Style
It’s rare that a weekend wedding date gets a discount, but for the month of October, Friday and Sunday weddings get 20% off wedding packages and 50% off site fees. Even Saturdays are included in the discounts. Saturday wedding packages will see a 15% discount and 50% off site fees. Is October too soon? Not to worry – all weddings booked on open Fridays or Saturdays in November and December will get 15% off wedding packages and 30% off site fees. Did we mention how gorgeous the weather is that time of year? To top it all off, the Andaz Scottsdale is an architectural delight. With mid-century meets modern day design and style, you won’t have to overdue your décor.
3. Easily Entertain Your Guests
We also love the array of on-property activities for your guests. Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa has three sparkling pools, a state-of-the-art fitness center with panoramic views of Camelback Mountain and even Palo Verde Spa & Apothecary. When you’re ready for food and drinks, visit Andaz’s own Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen and dine with Camelback Mountain as your backdrop.
One feature that really stands out is their Artists-In-Residence program, which offers various events, tours, concerts and classes. They are partnered with the nearby Cattle Track Arts compound and showcase different forms of local art throughout the resort.
4. A Resort Inside A Resort
If you’re looking for an exclusive getaway, you can book The Retreat, the Andaz’s “resort within a resort.” The Retreat is perfect for destination wedding groups as it includes four private bungalows (a total of 20 rooms) surrounding a secluded pool and a sprawling event lawn. The Retreat is also home to Albers House – a mid-century modern private suite with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Camelback Mountain. Albers House comes complete with an outdoor shower, two private terraces, kitchen and outdoor entertaining space with a fireplace – perfect for canapés and Champagne toasts!
5. Backdrops Galore
Need a bit more room for your destination wedding? Not to worry, Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa has multiple spaces to hold your event for up to 220 indoors or 300 guests outdoors. Spread across 23 acres of mature fruit and olive trees, Andaz Scottsdale boast 10,000+ square feet of indoor event space and 36,000 square feet of outdoor areas. All function spaces take full advantage of the beautiful location, views of Camelback Mountain and over 300 days of sunshine a year.
Save on your wedding and splurge on your fun in the sun at Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa.
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