10 Wedding Location Ideas In Tucson

A list of ten diverse locations befitting the breathtaking nuptials of one's dreams, feasible any time of year in Tucson, Arizona's pleasant climate.

Tucson's pleasant year-round climate means a beautiful "June" wedding is feasible any time of the year. Following is a list of ten diverse locations befitting the breathtaking nuptials of one's dreams.

1. Affectionately known as "The Z," the Zellweger Mansion is cut out for the couple desiring an opulent Victorian setting. Constructed at the close of the nineteenth century by millionaire Charles Wright, The Z is a private home made available only a few days each month. Traditional brides will swoon at the notion of parading down the Grand Staircase to join her anxious groom. Photo opportunities are abundant as well: picture a pair standing together on a quaint footbridge, gazing into a rippling koi pond, contemplating their new life together.

2. Built in 1930, the historic Arizona Inn sprawls across fourteen acres of lavishly landscaped gardens. The soothing trickle of water fountains, the ambrosial aromas of roses and citrus blossoms, and the rich, vivid colors of numerous flowers, emerald trees, and the cerulean Tucson sky create a stunning backdrop for a truly memorable ceremony.

3. For the couple craving a Southwest flavored ceremony, Corona Ranch will surely satisfy. Nestled in the striking Catalina foothills, the ranch features adobe haciendas encircling a lush courtyard. The verdant desert environment is home to indigenous wildlife. Your guest list could include cottontails, quails, even a great horned owl or two.

4. Reflections at the Buttes is located adjacent to El Conquistador Resort and offers unspoiled views of the arresting Pusch Ridge. A spring wedding would be ideal set in the abundant flower and citrus garden, and the double waterfall couldn't be more idyllic. Reflections at the Buttes also provides every service you could ask for, from bride's quarters to ministerial services to an onsite laundry facility (just in case!).

5. The Manning House is an extravagant thirty-six thousand square foot mansion built at the turn of the twentieth century. Numerous ceremony sites are offered both indoors and out. The Gazebo Garden boasts perennial green lawns; the mansions arched front terrace overlooks a gathering of trees adorning the sloping East Lawn; and within, the mansion features an ornate atrium as well as several elaborate ballrooms.

6. Pairs hankering for an Old West setting have several options in Tucson. The most evident might be the renowned Old Tucson Studios. Ceremony settings available include the antiquated adobe Santa Maria Mission Set as well as the charmingly dusty High Chaparral Ranch. A horse drawn carriage enhances the feel of days gone by.

7. Another Old West choice is the Savoy Opera House, an authentic reproduction of the original Savoy Opera House, in the heart of the captivating Trail Dust Town. The "town" offers picturesque scenes including a lustrous gazebo, old-fashioned carousel, and an operational train; all are ideal for wedding photos.

8. For the nature-loving couple, the ideas are plentiful. The historical Tohono Chul Park offers a flourishing desert park ambience. Various gardens are available for rent, to be determined by the size of the wedding. The park's tea room is also on hand, offering Spanish Colonial appeal within and a plant-filled courtyard off the patio.

9. The duo dreaming of running off to wed in a secret garden need look no further than Tucson Botanical Gardens. Myriad gardens are spread across five acres, including the soothing Zen Garden and the magical Butterfly Garden. Any bride will feel like a fairy princess with a nuptial ceremony held amidst snapdragons and ladybugs. The Botanical Gardens' central location is convenient, to boot.

10. A more unconventional couple might want to test their animal magnetism on their special day. The Reid Park Zoo is available to rent when it is not open to the public. An avant-garde bride may choose to walk down the aisle betwixt elephants and alligators!

Of course, with Tucson's diverse offerings, other wonderful, way-out and wacky wedding locations abound. Any couple is certain to find the spot that is ideal for them.

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