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DevDel 11-07-2012 01:38 PM

Places To get married in Tucson, AZ
Howdy, I'm in need of a romantic, non religious spot to get married in Tucson in January.:raabia

Anybody know of a resort or park that has a nice gazebo or garden that could be reserved?

I also need someone to conduct the ceremony, but have found a few people online. No hippies.:puke1


emerson.biguns 11-07-2012 03:19 PM

Tohono Chul Gardens?

Hacienda del Sol

Arizona Inn

Hacienda del Sol is the swankiest and I'd recommend it as a good "all in one" solution.

Not sure of your budget....

Hopefully it's large.


DevDel 11-07-2012 06:17 PM

Hot links and everything, now you're just spoiling me!

Tohono Chul Gardens could be just the ticket with Hacienda del Sol for dining and lodging.

I should have mentioned we are only having two guests, so I'm trying to avoid making the wedding planner at a resort burst out laughing.

Budget? Well we bought a house, nuff said.

I've been telling my gal for months that there isn't anything that can't be fixed or found on ADVR :clap

Thanks again

seabee1 11-07-2012 06:51 PM

Married??? Run!!,

Just kidding. Congrats.

emerson.biguns 11-07-2012 07:26 PM

The grounds there at HdS are going to be a lot nicer than Tohono Chul. HdS will be very polite. They'll laugh at you, but at least they won't do it to your face. They're classy like that.

They have a beautiful view to the west which is < Fronk voice > Faboolus< /Fronk voice > for a sunset ceremony.

Head inside afterwards and the patio is an awesome place to relax and run through the entire menu of appetizers and some good wine.

I'm thinking you could probably have grand time (rooms, ceremony... not sure if they'd charge to use the lawn, an evening on the patio for 4) for less than a grand. You may even be able to convince the bride you have some class. :dunno


azredline 11-08-2012 08:29 AM

We got hitched at La Paloma resort. They had a veranda that worked well, then the rain started and they were able to move everything indoors for us!

Try a justice of the peace for a non religious ceremony.

DevDel 11-08-2012 05:56 PM

Well Tohono is closed on New Years day, Hacienda doesn"t show rooms available :cry

Genna called the Arizona Inn and said she had never been treated so rude in her life. She basically told the lady we wanted to stay for three nights and wanted a corner in the garden for 25 minutes for a ceremony. "No" the woman said quite bluntly, "we don't do that". We must use their planners, and it's $1300 for the grounds.

So back to square one!

We'll check direct with Hacienda and La Paloma as well.

Hikertrash 11-08-2012 07:01 PM

How bout Vegas? Your only 5 hours away. My wedding cost $800 and even included the photographer. Add in a stay during the week and you could do it under $2000 most likely.

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Buster452 11-08-2012 09:13 PM

Checkout the Tucson Botanical Gardens. I've been to a small wedding there. Real nice.

As for someone to do the ceremony, get a good (hopefully charismatic) friend ordained like I did for my wedding.

It's always handy to have an ordained friend as a backup for he wedding anyway.

Vegas is a great option too. They have some nice all-inclusive packages so you don't have to worry about anything.

DevDel 11-09-2012 08:04 AM

Seems like most of the private parks are closed on New Years Day. There is hope however, Westward Look has a wedding package aimed at couples like us.

So we are calling on a few places today, and have found a Reverend to perform the ceremony.

Vegas does make it easy, my niece had a nice wedding there but Genna, who is a little more religious than me, says no; city of sin!

This was actually supposed to be next year, in hawaii, but a few weeks ago we decided we didn't want to wait, so we went house shopping and started looking into tying the knot. At least the house was easy... :1drink

Not to mention she received a kidney transplant 7 weeks ago :eek1

SQ Beemer 11-09-2012 11:56 AM

JW Marriott in Starr Pass if you want a nice hotel/country club type setting.

Shunka 11-11-2012 06:03 AM

Somebody brought up Vegas. If that even sounds remotely interesting to you. PM me. My cousin is a wedding planner at the Paris.

swimmer 11-13-2012 01:39 PM

courthouse. It's $60. Then spend the money you saved and go somewhere (with new wife) and do something that's actually enjoyable.

mdetc 11-13-2012 03:41 PM

Try Agua Caliente Park. Its a county park so its open all year round. NE side of the city on the way up to Mt. Lemmon.

DevDel 11-18-2012 07:26 PM

We drove down to Tucson today to check out the Wyndham Westward Look resort. They had about 6 spots on the property suitable for small weddings. Very accommodating as well, so we signed up for a reasonable wedding package with a jaccuzzi equiped room, with meals and some treats thrown in.

Thanks for all of your input!

Now I need a suit :1drink

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