Our Top 5 Wedding Venues in the Valley

February 14, 2022

Arizona has earned it’s high-rank in the ultimate places to get married. From the stunning views of Sedona to the marvelous and unique venues we have in the valley. Do you want to get married in a castle? Sure thing, maybe with a a grand view of Camelback Mountain? You have multiple options. Something small? We have those too. Even a mansion? Check out Wrigley’s.

Needless to say there is a wide range of venues to choose from, so how is a bride expected to narrow it down to just one?

As wedding planners, we see through the process from venue tours, venue bookings, tastings and the grande finale. Not only have we seen what’s out there, but we’ve seen the staff and coordinators that make your day possible. From handling of the food, to how your guest will be taken care of, and the most bang for your buck.

In today’s post we are sharing our top 5 wedding venues we love to work with!

  1. The Clayton House – Scottsdale, AZ
  2. Omni Montelucia – Paradise Valley, AZ
  3. Mountain Shadows – Paradise Valley, AZ
  4. Biltmore – Phoenix, AZ
  5. The Ashley Castle – Chandler, AZ

The Clayton House

Clayton is the perfect mix of modern-chic & industrial rustic. One reason brides love Clayton house is for their gourmet food & drinks and the ability to really use the space as a blank canvas. There isn’t much The Clayton House can’t do.

Omni Montelucia

You cannot go wrong with the views, attention to detail and service at Omni Montelucia. With multiple options for your ceremony and reception space, Omni works with us to bring your vision to life on their flexible variety amongst their gorgeous grounds.

Mountain Shadows

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We love wedding days at Mountain Shadows. With incredible staff, your planners are able to get in and get to work effectively to ensure a beautiful space. And come on, no one can complain about their incredible view of Camelback Mountain.


Another great option for destination or local wedding visions. If you are having a destination wedding, the Biltmore allows your guest to not only enjoy your day but enjoy their stay with so many recreational activities, and shopping near by. Biltmore makes it easy for brides with clear options and delicious menus.

The Ashley Castle

The Ashley Castle

But who wouldn’t want to get married in a castle?! Located in Chandler, AZ The Ashley Castle has not only kept up with the wedding industry trends while keeping their classic charm but has a lot of inclusive and budget friendly options. Ashley Castle offers a unique experience for your guest and is always open to new ideas from their couples!

These are just a few of the venues we have loved working with over the years. No matter where you choose to experience this special day; Arizona’s wedding venues are top tier and Simply Elegant will see fit to make your day unforgettable!


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