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The Best Phoenix Wedding Venues for a Gorgeous Outdoor Reception

Hi, I'm kelsie.
I create heirloom photographs you feel and help my couples live their big days. I’m also on a mission to help photographers find small changes that mean big progress in their business & life!
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Planning an outdoor wedding reception in Phoenix? I’ve had the privilege of being a part of hundreds of couples’ love stories and walking the grounds of Arizona’s most beautiful venues for over 16 years, and I have to say, an outdoor wedding and reception just can’t be beat! I’ve put together a list of some of the BEST Phoenix and Scottsdale area venues for when you’re dreaming of a dinner party under the stars…

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El Chorro

Paradise Valley Country Club

Country Club at DC Ranch

Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale

The Paseo Venue

Encanterra

The Farm at South Mountain

 

1. El Chorro

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If you’ve followed me for any amount of time you probably know the love I have for this historic restaurant that holds some of the most gorgeous wedding celebrations I’ve ever been a part of. With a view of Camelback Mountain and the natural desert from nearly every angle, the most beautifully manicured grounds, several ceremony and reception location options, and a staff that’s the best of the best, El Chorro could be the PERFECT setting for your outdoor wedding and reception under the stars!



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2. Paradise Valley Country Club

 

 

 

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Seated right at the foot of Camelback Mountain in dreamy Paradise Valley, Arizona, this quiet little club offers outdoor dining that’s about as classic and lovely as it gets. Throw in a white tent to up the Great Gatsby factor (it’s a thing, right?) and you’ve got a dinner party that is sure to be remembered. Bonus: that mountain backdrop is a total dream for your portraits!

 

3. The Country Club at DC Ranch

 

 

 

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If there is somewhere a list of magical, twinkle lit courtyards, the one at The Country Club at DC Ranch has got to be at the top of the list. And if the courtyard alone isn’t enough to make you want to have your celebration here, it’s surrounded by gorgeous desert and mountains so you can get all the splendor of the desert as well!

 

4. The Four Seasons Scottsdale Resort

 

 

 

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The name “Four Seasons” evokes a sense of luxury, beauty, and incomparable service for a reason, and our Scottsdale Four Seasons Resort does not disappoint. Set at the foot of Pinnacle Peak with several options for your reception location, the Four Seasons is a stunning setting for an outdoor reception!

 

5. The Paseo Venue

 

 

 

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I think those Superstition Mountains say it all. The Paseo Venue provides a breathtaking view of some of the most gorgeous mountains in the Phoenix area, and offers the convenience and customizability of a venue whose focus is solely weddings. And my favorite…in the spring the surrounding desert is COVERED in yellow blooms. The best!

 

6. Encanterra

 

 

 

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Encanterra’s outdoor reception locations offer gorgeous lake and mountain views, green manicured grounds, and the perfect view of the sunset. I’ve been loving the look and feel of the outdoor celebrations they’ve been putting on!

 

7. The Farm at South Mountain

This charming 10 acre property, complete with pecan grove and multiple gardens, is a truly unique for Phoenix setting for an outdoor wedding. With multiple ceremony and reception sites, a view of South Mountain, and perpetually beautiful light, The Farm is one of my favorite venues for both a ceremony and a dinner under the stars!

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I'm Kelsie, and I create heirloom photographs you feel and help my couples live their big days. I’m also on a mission to help photographers find small changes that mean big progress in their business & life!

Learn more

arrow

free resource

phoenix wedding venue guide

We've seen some things these past 16 years.  Let us help you hone in on the perfect spot for your big day!

DOWNLOAD

free for photographers
edit photos faster
Want the the editing strategies and tools that help me deliver wedding photos to my clients at lightning speed?
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phoenix wedding venue guide

On the hunt for the setting of a celebration that's perfectly you? Let us help you hone in on the perfect fit for your big day...