Elope to Arizona For a Desert Wedding




A Guide To Eloping In Arizona


By Dave Westfall


If you are looking for an elopement destination with some Southwestern flavor then you will definitely want to think about eloping to Arizona. With a choice of great cities including Tucson, Phoenix, Scottsdale and Sedona the desert landscape of the Grand Canyon State makes it an ideal elopement destination. There is not waiting period and no blood test requirement for a marriage license and once it has been issued it is valid your an entire year.


Where to Elope in Arizona


Arizona is most famous for the Grand Canyon and what better location for adding some drama to your elopement ceremony. You can begin with a ceremony in Grand Canyon National Park before rounding of your special day with a helicopter tour of the canyon courtesy of Sundance Helicopters who run daily tours from nearby Las Vegas. You could even book one of their Grand Canyon Wedding packages and combine the two. Getting wed at one of the seven wonders of the world will surely make it a day to remember.


If the excitement of the Grand Canyon doesn’t do it for you then why not elope to Scottsdale, just outside of Phoenix where you can enjoy a ceremony with some Italian flair at Sassi Weddings, a romantic Italian Villa which specializes in stunning yet intimate small weddings. One of the nicest elements of a wedding here is that after the wedding ceremony the newlyweds are given a glass of sparkling Prosecco and escorted on a romantic stroll down of the many scenic desert trails.


So we have seen drama and we have seen romance, but what about those interested in a more contemporary venue for their elopement. The Lake Montezuma area is home to one of Arizona’s hidden gems – Sedona. Within Sedona you will find the ideal contemporary setting for your ceremony in the form of Sedona Creative Life Center. The visually striking glass and red rock non-denominational chapel welcomes all beliefs and is a chapel that looks like no other. Whether you marry under the glass spire or on the observation deck in view of the mountains. For those who prefer a more traditional style of chapel, Sedona is also home to the Chapel at Tlaquepaque, a Mexican style chapel catering to small weddings thanks to a capacity of just 30! This makes it ideal for eloping.



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