Newlyweds stand in a desert garden at sunset with the bride's hand on the groom's chest at their The Phoenician Wedding

Experience Luxury and Beauty at The Phoenician Wedding Venue

Just outside of Scottsdale, Arizona, surrounded by beautiful mountains and rough desert landscape, lies a gem of luxury hospitality. The Phoenician is a work of art that balances natural beauty with international refinement – and it’s a fabulous place for an unforgettable wedding. Keep on reading to learn more about what makes a wedding at The Phoenician an extravagant and memorable event!

About The The Phoenician Wedding Venue

6000 East Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ USA 85251

The Phoenician began as a seed of an idea back in 1985 when a gentleman by the name of Charles Keating had the idea to build a multi-million dollar luxury resort “that would display the elegance and sophistication of Europe, standing out as a sparkling gem in the Sonoran Desert.” He purchased over 250 acres at the base of Camelback Mountain to take advantage of dramatic views of the Scottsdale city skyline. From there on, no expense was spared, and no detail was overlooked. Builders used only the finest materials like Italian white Carrara marble, 24-karat gold ceilings, and authentic Mother-of-Pearl tiles. Since opening, The Phoenician has maintained its reputation as one of the top luxury resorts in the Southwest, and consistent upgrades and renovations have continuously made it the ultimate desert getaway. 

Today, the Phoenician offers an indulgent retreat, complete with an outstanding 18-hole golf course, world-class dining, and a renowned contemporary spa. It’s a wonderful place for your guests to enjoy a little extra pampering and indulgence as they come together to celebrate your wedding day. 

Newlyweds stand smiling at each other in a garden before a kiss at their The Phoenician Wedding

Details of the Grounds

The Phoenician offers a variety of venues and locations for both ceremonies and receptions, so you can curate your wedding day to look and feel exactly how you envision it. 

They have three sites that are well suited for an incredible outdoor ceremony: The Orchid Lawn, The Canyon Lawn, and The Canyon Patio. The Orchid Lawn has room for up to 250 guests. Located adjacent to the hotel’s beautiful pools, it’s surrounded by lush greenery and views of the serene Orchid Waterfalls. The Canyon Lawn can also accommodate up to 250 people and offers an authentic desert experience with views of the rugged mountain terrain and the distant valley beyond. Lastly, the Canyon Patio is the perfect space for a more intimate ceremony with 20 to 60 guests, with majestic views of Camelback Mountain and a sparkling waterfall. 

The Phoenician Wedding Reception Spaces

When it’s time to party, the Phoenician also has an array of venues to deliver exactly what you want. The Grand Ballroom is the largest indoor space at the resort, with room for anywhere between 150 and 1,000 guests. Its iconic ambiance is one of grandeur, adorned with crystal chandeliers and a neutral color palette to accommodate your unique wedding decor. The Camelback Ballroom is a secluded celebration space with its own entrance and outdoor terrace with room for up to 800 people. 

If an outdoor reception is more your style, the East Lawn and Patio offers a beautiful and expansive outdoor space just steps away from the Orchid Lawn ceremony area. A modern white tent frame draped in bistro lighting is your open-air canopy for the evening, surrounded by views of the resort, the pools, and, of course, the mountains. 

These are just a few of the spaces you can use for your wedding; check out the Phoenician’s website for details on other available spaces, too!

Newlyweds stand together in a garden in the desert smiling with train flared out

Photography Opportunities

The Phoenician’s unique location offers some beautiful outdoor photo backdrops. In addition to the rugged mountainscapes surrounding the resort, there are also beautifully landscaped gardens and pathways that feature beautiful cacti, flowers, and tropical foliage. Waterfalls and rock formations are also gorgeous when featured in pictures, allowing you to truly POP in your photos. If the desert aesthetic is your vibe, then the Phoenician will definitely deliver stunning photos! 

Wedding Details

The Phoenician is home to a team of professional event planners who will help you curate every detail of your unique wedding day. Whether your taste is timeless or contemporary, they’ll help bring it to life so you can enjoy every moment of the planning process and the day itself. Their expert culinary team will design a menu that reflects your and your partner’s tastes and personality, so your first meal as a married couple will be memorably delicious. Contact their events team to learn more about what the Phoenician offers as a venue! 

Have The Luxury Wedding Of Your Dreams At The Phoenician Wedding Venue

The Phoenician wedding venue is one of the most elegant, gorgeous, and luxurious events you can possibly throw in the desert. I’d love to be a part of your wedding day here, capturing every moment and detail of this incredible day in your love story. So, reach out today to start the conversation!

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