Tucson’s year-round sunshine means you can have your “June” wedding in October. Happily, there are myriad options for wedding locales as well. Following is a taste of nuptial locations throughout the Old Pueblo, with offerings sure to suit any palate.
In downtown Tucson’s historic Old Town neighborhood stands the elegant Z Mansion. This Victorian home was built in 1898 by millionaire Charles Wright, and is actually a private residence. The owners desire to share the romantic beauty of the home with a limited number of lucky couples. According to their website, “The Z Mansion philosophy is simple: You are welcomed as part of our family. We are here to make your dreams come true.” They will help to plan and arrange your special day, have onsite catering available and prices are surprisingly affordable! To find out more, call 520.623.4889 or toll-free 888.344.4843. Or you can visit online for more details including stunning photographs at www.zmansion.com.
Reflections at the Buttes is nestled in breathtakingly scenic Pusch Ridge offers the makings of a beautifully romantic outdoor wedding. Rows of white wooden chairs face a charming whitewashed gazebo decorated with tiny lights and another 20,000 lights adorn the lush surroundings. A double waterfall, bridged stream, and verdant flower and citrus garden add to the dreamy atmosphere. A spacious banquet hall with dance hall, stage, and baby grand piano provide a convenient reception site. Every imaginable amenity is available including catering, DJ, bar, and minister services, bride and groom quarters, even an onsite laundry facility just in case! Reflections at the Buttes can be contacted on the web at www.reflectionsatthebuttes.com or by calling 520.229.0627.
For a decidedly old western style ceremony, Old Tucson Studios is the place to go. The bride and groom can arrive via antiquated, horse-drawn, white wedding carriage to one of two settings: the weathered Santa Maria Mission set or the rustic High Chaparral Ranch. The carriage will later whisk the newlyweds away to a fun-filled, deliciously catered reception at a reserved on-site hall. Go to www.oldtucson.com, or call 520.883.0100 extension 281.
Corona Ranch Tucson is a renovated 1920’s guest ranch located in the scenic Catalina Foothills. Seating for 250 – 350 people is available with both indoor and outdoor options. The ranch offers the ideal backdrop for the southwest-themed wedding with abundant saguaros, mesquite trees, and riparian way. You never know when wedding guests might include a cottontail, javelina, or quail family. Lodging is available as well. The web address for the ranch is www.coronaranch-tucson.com or call 520.529.1457 in Tucson or 877.529.1457 toll free.
The Arizona Inn, while conveniently located in central Tucson, provides a wonderful open-air ambience with winding brick walkways through fragrant, lush gardens, and water trickling down ceramic-inlayed fountains. On-site wedding coordinators are available to help couples plan their special day, and distinctive reception rooms are tastefully furnished with antiques and artwork, and boast high-beamed ceilings and lovely French doors. Call 520.325.1541 or check out www.arizonainn.com.
Constructed in 1907 for the mayor, downtown Tucson’s Manning House is a 36,000 square foot mansion sitting on over five acres. Both ceremony and reception settings abound. I Do’s can be said on the sloping East Lawn, the white Wedding Gazebo, or the Atrium among other spots, and toasts can be extended in one of numerous luxurious rooms. For more information call 520.770.0714, or go to www.manninghouse.com.
Whether you desire a traditional background or a more uncommon setting for your special day, you’re certain to find it in Tucson.