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10
Mar
Arizona Wedding Venue | Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Spa Casitas Refresh
categories: destination weddings and honeymoons, fabulous reception sites, for your ceremony, real weddings

Elite Circle Arizona Wedding Venue Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa has capped a multi-year enhancement and recently unveiled a $2 million refresh of its Spa Casitas and Suites. So what does this mean for couples getting married in Arizona? Well, besides the stunning (and let’s face it, completely legendary) views couples who wed at Sanctuary enjoy, guests also get to experience on-site luxury accommodations. This is a pretty big deal considering Sanctuary is already one of the most coveted resorts in town!

We know bathtubs might not be your priority when searching for your ideal Arizona wedding venue but look at this beautiful scene and try to tell us you’re not tempted to soak a few hours away right here. Just try…

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Sanctuary’s Spa Casitas surround the resort’s stunning infinity-edge pool (which is adult-only Fri-Sun) and award-winning Sanctuary Spa

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All 12 of the casitas have been refreshed with new upholstered beds, nightstands and tables, as well as outdoor patio furniture. Lighting, artwork, upholstery, rugs and bathroom draperies have also been replaced. Their spacious bathrooms feature double sinks, separate tubs and showers, and walk-in closets accommodate longer-term stays with ease.

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The resort’s 12 Spa Suites, with glass rock fireplaces and Paradise Valley views, have received extensive indoor and outdoor upgrades. These include new sleeper sectionals, dining tables, fresh upholstery, and living space rugs. Master bedrooms feature all new furnishings and their original built-in shelving has been removed for a more streamlined, open look. Outdoors, there are new patio daybeds with canopies for privacy. Back patios with oversized soaking tubs have new teak decking and privacy screens for an enhanced outdoor bathing experience. Many suites also have new carpet in the master bedrooms as well as upgraded lighting throughout.

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The renovation of Sanctuary’s Spa Suites and Casitas comes on the heels of the opening of Spa House in May 2016. This 3,500-square-foot private mountain home, with its own treatment room, movement studio, and open-flow home design ideal for entertaining, was conceived as an exclusive spa escape for groups of up to 16. The Spa House’s four bedrooms accommodate up to eight guests, and an additional eight can be housed in four new 875-square-foot Terrace Suites.

We wrote about the re-opening of Spa House- click here to read more!

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Sanctuary is a striking boutique property on Camelback Mountain in Paradise Valley, Arizona, just minutes from downtown Scottsdale. The resort enjoys international acclaim for its contemporary design, award-winning elements restaurant and Sanctuary Spa.

Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Website | Call: 480.948.2100 | Wedding Sales Manager: 480.607.2373

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23
Sep
Fall Wedding Open House | Sassi Weddings
categories: fabulous reception sites, open houses, Scottsdale Weddings

Choosing your wedding venue is no small feat so an opportunity to tour a property, experience the event team in action and actually attend an event at a venue is not to be missed! Sassi Weddings’ upcoming Fall Wedding Open House is your chance to do all of these things.

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Sassi Weddings offers couples getting married in Arizona a unique Old World experience. The venue has breathtaking city and mountain views along with delicious artisan cuisine inspired by Southern Italian traditions. Private rooms for 8-36+ guests are available as well as the garden lawn and private event space for 150+ guests.

At the Fall wedding open house you’ll get to tour the private Sassi room featuring a fireplace and covered patio overlooking the courtyard fountain. It’s one of the most romantic places to celebrate your nuptials in Arizona!

Amanda and Kurt’s Sassi Wedding was one gorgeous affair; bride Amanda recalls, “Many of our guests commented that dinner was one of the best meals that they have had.”

Mariam and Morgan’s Destination Wedding at Sassi was a beautiful blend of Mariam’s Persian heritage and Morgan’s Army ties. The couple’s vision for the reception was stunning: “We really wanted the room to have a glow and all the candles and up lighting really helped create the mood we wanted.”

If you aren’t able to attend the Fall Wedding Open House, call Bernice at 480-502-3335 to schedule a private tour. Read more about the Sassi Buyout option and ask about the current incentives that include flexible food and beverage minimums and complimentary ceremony fee based on open available dates.

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29
Apr
Wedding Venues in Downtown Phoenix: Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel
categories: destination weddings and honeymoons, fabulous reception sites, Meet Our Friends, reception ideas, rehearsal dinner spots

When it comes to wedding venues, Arizona has it all: wedding venue styles range from desert landscape to golf courses to sprawling resorts to urban downtown venues and Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel should top your “favorite wedding venues in downtown Phoenix” list.

Located in the heart of downtown Phoenix, Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel offers breathtaking rooftop views, a chic urban setting, a truly unique atmosphere and a staff who desires to make your wedding day all you hoped it would be.

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We chatted with Senior Catering Sales Executive Amie Dignan about why couples will want to consider Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel for their big day:

What makes Renaissance Phoenix Downtown perfect for weddings? Skyline, at The Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel offers a very unique urban wedding venue that is unmatched by any other space in the valley. Skyline is a 10,000 square foot roof top terrace with soaring views of the downtown Phoenix landscape.  Surrounded by historic and contemporary buildings it is perfect for a one of a kind wedding experience.

Can couples bring in their own vendors or do you have a specific list you work with? We offer a list of preferred vendors which are all great partners to the Renaissance; however, couples are welcome to use any vendor of choice. The Renaissance will supply all food and beverage.

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(Photo: SJA Studios)

Sunset ceremonies on Skyline are breathtaking as the sunlight reflects off the surrounding buildings.

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(Photo: Andrew Jade Photography for WIPA)

We also have several Urban Gardens on Skyline creating a unique space in downtown. Our downtown location is ideal for weddings with out-of-town guests; we are walking distance or a light rail stop away from great restaurants and entertainment options for guests wanting to make the wedding into a weekend get-away.

What are the things about the property that make it a fabulous place to get married? Our staff and service is like no other, we receive constant accolades from our guests as we make them feel at home. The Renaissance is in the top 10% of Phoenix Hotels on Trip Advisor and is listed as number 7 for service within the Renaissance Brand. In fact, the hotel was just named the Renaissance Hotel of the Year for 2015!

What do you see couples doing with the venue as far as decor and design that you are really loving right now? Bistro lights and a color wash of up lighting has really enhanced the space.  Skyline boasts several lounge sets and couples are incorporating the furniture into the reception and enhancing them with fun pillows and table-scaping.

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(Photo: Andrew Jade Photography for WIPA)

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(Photo: SJA Studios)

Are there any current specials or packages that we should let couples who are looking for wedding venues in downtown Phoenix know about?

We are currently offering the following package:

Make Memories with Us Special

-Receive 25,000 Marriott Rewards Points to Use Towards Your Dream Honeymoon as a Signing Bonus
-Enjoy a Complimentary Sleeping Room the Night Before Your Wedding
-Delight Your Guests with a Complimentary Hand Passed Signature Cocktail*
-Share a Complimentary Farewell Continental Breakfast in Our Private Dining Room before taking off on Your New Lives Together*

*Special Offered for Wedding Receptions June, 1 2016 – June, 30 2017; Must Be Contracted By December 31, 2017
* Complimentary Farewell Breakfast Offered to Contracts with a $10,000++ Beverage and Food Minimum, for up to 30 Guests
*One Complimentary Cocktail per Guest

We think you’ll agree, Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel is one of the most intriguing wedding venues in downtown Phoenix and it deserves your consideration!

To make an appointment for a tour or to get more information about the current special, contact Amie Dignan:

602.333.5116 | Amie.Dignan@renaissancehotels.com | Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel

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25
Mar
Luxurious Wedding Venues in Arizona: Chateau Luxe
categories: destination weddings and honeymoons, fabulous reception sites, Meet Our Friends, real weddings, reception ideas, Wedding Inspiration

Finding the perfect wedding venue is perhaps the most important task on your wedding planning to-do list. You need to choose where you’re going to get married far enough in advance to get the date you want but even more important is the look and feel of the venue. You want a place that offers the amount of space you need as well as a memorable and beautiful atmosphere. One such wedding venue that checks off all the must haves, along with being one of the most luxurious wedding venues in Arizona, is Chateau Luxe.

The private circular drive makes a gorgeous first impression!

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(Photo: April Maura Photography)

You may recall our styled shoot at Chateau Luxe that was featured in our magazine recently- it highlighted the glam and luxury of the property (you can see it here) and today we have even more pretty pictures and venue details for you.

What makes Chateau Luxe one of the most luxurious wedding venues in Arizona?

At Chateau Luxe we put a great emphasis on the attention to detail. We feel so honored to be a part of such a big day, from our initial meeting with the bride and groom we want to make their vision and dream come true. Our venue offers a completely unique experience and decor that you cannot find anywhere else in the valley. Our chef is able to provide any cuisine that the couple is looking to serve along with creating a signature drink that complements the wedding. Our amenities allow the entire bridal party to begin the day with complete ease with use of two bridal suites complete with fully lighted mirrors, shower, dual refrigerators (one for refreshments and one for flowers), hooks for wedding gown photos and much more. Our groom’s room feature a large screen TV, billiards table, refreshments, leather seating and more. We’re here to make any wedding exactly what the couple has always dreamed of!

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(Photo: April Maura Photography)

A few reasons why we think Chateau Luxe is one of the most luxurious wedding venues in Arizona:

  • The chandeliers and light fixtures throughout the venue are nothing short of unbelievable decadence- read about the unity chandelier, which composed of 605 individual strands of Swarovski crystals here
  • Your chef is a highly respected James Beard award winning chef
  • There are two, yes TWO, ballrooms to choose from
  • The lush fabrics and finishings are one-of-a-kind
  • The sheer size of the venue is grand and that alone makes the venue extremely special (the indoor capacity is 900 people!). See the floor plan here
  • The 4 private green (dressing) rooms are outfitted not only with luxury finishes and furniture but they also have showers, restrooms, and more
  • The are two outdoor patios that are strung with twinkling bistro lights to create the loveliest nighttime atmosphere

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(Photos: (L) Ruby Rideout, (R) Love Life Photography)

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(Photo: Love Life Photography)

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Can couples bring in their own vendors or do you have a specific list you work with?

We do have a vendor list available once you book with us. However, couples are able to work with any vendors of their choosing with the exception of catering. Our executive chef, Kaushik Chowdhury, is a James Beard Award winning chef that has worked all around the world. In addition to being able to create any type of cuisine, he is also a world renowned pastry chef and makes stunning wedding cakes and mouthwatering desserts.

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(Photo: April Maura Photography)

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What are the things about the property that make it a fabulous place to get married?

Chateau Luxe offers 60,000 square feet of exclusive event space. We embody a modern ode to decadence and luxury from the moment guests pull up to our private circular drive located between mountain and city views. With lush fabrics, terrazzo tile and spectacular custom designed chandeliers and furniture, there is luxury at every turn. We have fabulous outdoor spaces including a garden for a gorgeous ceremony, patios with stunning mountain views for cocktail hour, and dreamy portofino string lights draped for breathtaking reception space. Inside the venue we host two large ballrooms with two different styles, a chapel, and a spacious foyer.

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(Photo: Love Life Photography)

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(Photo: Ben + Kelly Photography)

What do you see couples doing with the venue as far as decor and design that you are really loving right now?
We’re seeing a lot of gold accents for weddings. This trend complements our venue completely with a large unity chandelier being the first thing you see the moment you step inside the venue. We also offer gold chiavari chairs that come standard. We love seeing couples take current trends and add their own personalized touches to their wedding.

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(Photo: Sameer Soorma Studios)

Is there anything else that we should let couples planning their weddings in Phoenix know about?
Chateau Luxe offers a variety of packages available for wedding ceremonies and receptions. We pride ourselves on really listening to the couple and providing several different options to fit within their budget.

Choosing your wedding venue is going to be much easier now that you know about Chateau Luxe, one of the most luxurious wedding venues in Arizona!

Discover Chateau Luxe online or call 623-266-8747

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15
Mar
Meet our Hotel Valley Ho Giveaway Winners!
categories: fabulous reception sites, Giveaways and Contests, photography

Ryan and Allie, our Summer Fall issue giveaway winners, were super duper lucky- they won a 2 night Tower Suite stay for two at Hotel Valley Ho plus they got their photos taken by Elite Circle photographer Eyes 2 See Photography!

This is Hotel Valley Ho’s main entrance- we absolutely love this iconic hotel for it’s retro style and fun atmosphere

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How they met: Allie and I met at Central High School about 11-12 years ago. I was a junior playing football and Allie was a sophmore cheerleader. I had a mutual friend who was also a cheerleader introduce us and hit it off from there. We went our separate ways after H.S when Allie went to college in California and I stay local, but we stayed in contact over the years and when she moved back we reconnected and now we’re here.

Yes, they’re adorable and so happy to have won!

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The Proposal: We took an anniversary trip up to Sedona for the weekend to celebrate. Little did Allie know I had different plans. Early Sat morning we went on out for a hike on our favorite path the Baldwin Trail, I waited till we got to the top of a mountain peak that overlooked the valley and dropped to one knee and proposed. With tears in her eyes, Allie said yes 🙂

Favorite Things: My favorite things about Allie are the way we compliment each other to make a great team, her gorgeous smile, and how affectionate and loving she is.  Allie’s favorite thing about me is my sense of humor and how I can always make her laugh, how much I love her, and my excitement for all the little things.
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You’ve got to love the Hotel Valley Ho for it’s unique architecture and design- there’s always a fun photo op just around the corner!
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The rooftop offers stunning views of the city and mountains- many couples choose to have their receptions in the spot simply because of the views!
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How do you plan to use the giveaway? I think we are planning on using the getaway this summer for a nice escape from the office for both of us. Were both very excited about the couples massage package and Allie is looking forward to lounging and laying out by the pool.
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The Wedding: We are celebrating our wedding day at the Desert Botanical Garden on March 26th. We are both looking forward to celebrating our love with our closest family and friends. Also, we’ll be that much closer to our honeymoon in Hawaii!
Congratulations Allie and Ryan and thank you for being Phoenix Bride & Groom fans!
Many thanks to Eyes 2 See Photography for meeting up with Allie and Ryan, our adorable giveaway winners, and photographing them!
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11
Mar
Arizona Wedding Venue | Spa House Re-Opening at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa
categories: destination weddings and honeymoons, fabulous reception sites, reception ideas, Wedding Inspiration

When we hear news of an Arizona wedding venue opening, re-opening, renovating or expanding and it sounds perfect for Arizona’s couples, we jump on it. It’s hard to believe that with all the amazing places to get married in the Phoenix area that there could be anything new but there is and you’re going to want to check this one out! The absolutely picturesque Elite Circle wedding venue Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa is re-opening their Spa House plus 4 new casitas, creating a private enclave that seems especially suited to intimate destination wedding parties or even bachelor/bachelorette getaways.

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A unique guest enclave dedicated to complete wellness is in the final stages of development at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain, one of Arizona’s most esteemed spa hideaways. Spa House debuts April 2016 in Scottsdale following a comprehensive transformation to the resort’s private mountain home previously known as Casa del Sano. Thanks to a top-to-bottom renovation, including the addition of new neighboring casitas, Spa House will be a welcomed commune for retreats, special occasion getaways and executive corporate gatherings, with a strong emphasis on the whole mind, whole body focus of the lauded Sanctuary Spa.

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Nestled on the inspiring landscape of Sanctuary’s namesake Camelback Mountain, the 3,500-square-foot, four-bedroom Spa House accommodates up to eight guests via three king bedrooms and one guestroom with two double beds. Coupled with four new neighboring casitas, which enjoy the same contemporary design as Sanctuary’s recently unveiled Camelback category, the entire enclave will accommodate groups of up to 16.

In Spa House, guests will find a tranquil environment to relax, rejuvenate and reconnect. The open-flow main area features a full kitchen with dining bar, dining room, and living room that opens to a spacious wrap-around patio, an outdoor pool and expansive lawn. Bringing the spa experience full-circle is Spa House’s treatment room for in-home massages, which can accommodate two guests at a time, and a movement studio for private classes or personal training with yoga mats, Pilates reformers, indoor cycling, free weights and other equipment.

Surrounding Spa House and facing the dramatic vista of Camelback Mountain with its signature Praying Monk rock formation are four new 875-square-foot casitas. Each is afforded a private entrance for those seeking solitude. Luxurious king beds and seating are complemented by bathrooms with soaking tubs, double sinks and private outdoor showers. The outdoors are especially emphasized via 330-square-foot private patios including a comfortable daybed, dining table and gas fireplace. Twelve foot high glass walls leading out of the patio let the extraordinary Camelback views sweep in.

If you think Spa House and the new casitas could be the perfect Arizona wedding venue for you, visit Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa online or call 855-245-2051

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