by George Romero by George Romero | October 8, 2021 | Events Sponsored Post
You take your first steps down the aisle, making your way to your partner—and to your new life together. Friends and family surround you on a lush lawn lined with orange, olive, and palo verde trees. The watercolor desert sky is expansive, endless. Majestic Camelback Mountain looms in the distance, a symbol of strength, stability, longevity.
Every wedding deserves a momentous setting. And at Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows, the sky, the lawns, and the mountain are merely the beginning.
This is where the next chapter of your love story comes alive, and where everything you and your group need is within easy reach. Refined suites, bungalows, and villas. Stunning outdoor venues. Intimate dining, adventurous group activities, replenishing spa treatments.
At Andaz, there’s something for everyone—and for every celebration.
A thrilling setting
Set on 23 acres in the Sonoran Desert, Andaz boasts nearly 50,000 square feet of exhilarating outdoor spaces and elegant indoor venues. Popular choices include our Cholla Lawn, which offers lush landscaping and mountain views; surrounded by saguaro cacti and orange trees, it’s ideal for both ceremonies and receptions. Albers Lawn is flexible and festive, with three connecting lawns perfect for every stage of your event, from saying your vows to dancing under the stars. And the Foundry Ballroom allows for celebrations that flow effortlessly between indoors and out, thanks to its shaded terrace.
Cuisine to fuel the festivities
Memorable meals pair perfectly with milestone occasions, and our expert chefs will craft a culinary journey that adds unique flavor to any celebration. The exhibition kitchen in our signature restaurant, Weft & Warp, lends a twist to rehearsal dinners and morning-after brunches, while intimate nooks abound for romantic picnics, cocktail hours, and other smaller gatherings.
Room to relax
Our mid-century modern bungalows and suites are filled with character, featuring local artwork, artisan-crafted furnishings, and private patios. Accessed by pathways that meander through gardens and arroyos, they offer a blend of seclusion and connection with the desert landscape. Expansive residential villas create an experience that is elevated even further, and The Retreat, an enclave of 20 bungalows and the Albers House villa—all surrounding an exclusive pool—presents the ultimate opportunity for an unforgettable destination wedding.
Activities for all
There are countless avenues for adventure at Andaz, whether you want to gather the group or savor quiet moments with your beloved. Palo Verde Spa & Apothecary offers a comprehensive suite of treatments, as well as a steam room, sauna, and its own peaceful pool—with cabanas where couples can enjoy a massage together. Our Create & Cultivate series allows everyone to immerse themselves in art, music, and other pursuits, while Andaz Adventures includes guided outdoor activities for thrill-seekers (or those who just want to spend a little time in nature). And our Golf Concierge services can help you land a time at one of Scottsdale’s renowned courses.
It’s everything you could want in a wedding destination, and it’s all right here. Your lifelong journey begins at Andaz.
Photography by: Jonathan Allison Photography