Scottsdale Wedding VenueWords by Jennifer Stein
Photos courtesy of Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows
Cloudless skies, stunning sunsets and desert vistas as far as the eye can see – that’s Scottsdale, Arizona. And if you’re one of the tens of thousands who comes to this sunny state for your destination wedding, you’ll have a bevy of choices for where to host your event.
One of our local favorites is Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows. Wedding backdrops - both indoors and out – are numerous. Open lawns with views of both Mummy mountain and famed Camelback mountain are in abundance, as well as ballrooms with floor-to-ceiling windows and modern décor. Stay on-property for your rehearsal dinner in one of two presidential suites. With stunning views and a wrap-around patio complete with a fire pit, your guests will continue the celebration straight through into the wedding.
The heart of the resort, which is getting widespread acclaim, is Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen. Serving up local specialties in interesting ways – like their mouthwatering off-the-cob elote (Mexican street corn) and chili-rubbed prawns – makes this place an inviting culinary escape.
Their newest addition (and potentially a fun inclusion into your own destination wedding if timing permits) is their monthly Artist Dinner series starting in October 2019 and continuing through April 2020. It features a seven-course dinner from their newcomer executive chef, Nate Larsen. Set on the property’s open-aired herb garden, eight guests are treated to dinner under the stars where they can mingle with local artists who are part of a non-profit organization called Cattle Track (a historic complex for local artisans, performers and students in celebration of Scottsdale’s heritage).
After you’ve had your fill, or before you’ve said “I do,” head over to Palo Verde Spa & Apothecary. This bright and modern, yet relaxing and secluded spa and salon offers signature treatments for the most discerning spa-goer. With CBD-infused massages and custom-scent aromatherapies, you can enhance any of their menu selection and tailor it to your own preference.
As you look to the Valley of the Sun for your destination wedding event and honeymoon vacation, a trip to the Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalow might just be the retreat you’re looking for.
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