Top Wedding Venues in Phoenix, Arizona

With endless sunshine, gorgeous scenery, and a never-ending list of beautiful venues, Phoenix, Arizona is the perfect wedding destination. There are so many wedding venues in Phoenix, Arizona, and as a Phoenix Wedding DJ & MC, I’ve seen them all!

It’s simply amazing to see these places in all their glory the day of the wedding. Sometimes the couple has opted for high-end elegance, sometimes for an inviting rustic atmosphere. No matter the theme, the end results are always picturesque and memorable.

While no wedding venue in Phoenix is necessarily better than another, I definitely have my favorites.

A beautiful wedding ceremony location at Villa Sienna. PC: Villa Sienna

Villa Sienna

Villa Sienna is an amazing wedding and wedding reception location. This lovely Tuscan Villa boasts a large courtyard, a gallery colonnade, and beautiful banquet halls—all inspired by traditional Italian design.

The architectural and landscaping design are what make Villa Sienna unique, and one of my favorite wedding venues in Phoenix. These Tuscan design elements “are inspired by the Gothic and Renaissance time periods… You will see classical elements such as rounded arches, classical columns, acanthus leaves, colonnades and symmetrical composition throughout the spaces.”

The Villa will only book one event at a time, making your experience both exclusive and private.

Amazing views at Troon North. PC: Troon North Golf Club

Troon North Golf Club

Surrounded by panoramic mountain views and saguaro cacti, Troon North Golf Club in North Scottsdale is a wedding venue that screams “Arizona” in the best ways. It’s beautiful! This venue offers a customizable menu, outdoor ceremony sites, a private bridal suite, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, an outdoor terrace, a creative hands-on chef, and an on-site coordinator.

Troon North Golf Club is with you every step of the way, helping you personalize your wedding so it truly feels like yours. There’s nothing better than a venue that can assist in the wedding planning process, and recommend trusted vendors. If you’ve never hired a vendor— such as a professional DJ—before, they may be able to help you. And, well, so can I. Here are some things you should ask any prospective DJ.

The Estrella Ballroom at The Phoenician. PC: The Phoenician

The Phoenician

Located at the base of Camelback Mountain in Scottsdale, Arizona, The Phoenician is all about modern elegance and luxury. It also gives you many options when it comes to personalizing your wedding. There are multiple wedding ceremony packages, and their wedding reception venues range from “chic ballrooms to peaceful gardens.”  Like Troon North Golf Club, The Phoenician provides an on-site wedding coordinator who will work to make your dream wedding reality.

Wedding packages can include natural wood chairs, a gift table, complimentary dressing rooms and accommodation for the bride and groom, a valet service, and complimentary bottled water service. If you’re looking for a high-class wedding, this could be the perfect venue for you!

Love the on-site coordinator, but also kinda want to be your own wedding planner? Check out these helpful wedding planning apps!

Majestic palms at Gainey Ranch. PC: Eyeshot Photography

Gainey Ranch Golf Club

 Like The Phoenician, Gainey Ranch Golf Club offers a high-end, luxurious experience “from the moment you roll up the palm-lined drive.” The renovated clubhouse is staged on what was once the Gainey family Arabian horse ranch, and is now encased in floor-to-ceiling-windows that show off breathtaking panoramic views and stunning mountains. Romantic, russet sunsets will provide the perfect backdrop to one of the most important days of your life.

There are two reception locations at the golf club, one of which offers spacious golf course surroundings, and the other being a garden patio with a waterfall and lake feature. To ensure that your wedding reflects you as a couple, you will receive personalized planning assistance and guidance. The Gainey Ranch Golf Club is the perfect venue option for anyone looking for a more private, personalized, and elegant experience.

A beautiful resort surrounded by mountains. PC: Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa

Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa

The Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa is a luxurious wedding venue location that leaves you one with the beautiful Arizona landscape. Located in Paradise Valley, this resort is surrounded by mountains and often experiences some of the most amazing sunsets you will ever see.

Ensuring your privacy, the resort will only ever cater to one wedding at a time. It also boasts both indoor and outdoor venues, and delicious cuisine from a culinary team led by Food Network star and Executive Chef, Beau MacMillan. The ceremony package includes “the perfect setting, valet parking for your guests, full use of the resort for your wedding portraits, changing room for the bridal party on wedding day, white folding chairs and Fiji water station for your guests.” For weddings of 50 guests or more, you will also receive a complimentary honeymoon suite!

Needless to say, there are a lot of wedding venues in Phoenix, Arizona—and I mean A LOT. These aren’t the only ones, just some of my personal favorites. And I’m always willing to give recommendations to couples searching for the perfect place to say their vows and celebrate with friends and family. If nothing else, a recommendation from me can always save you some time and gas money!

Have your own favorite wedding ceremony and reception locations? Let me know below!

 

 

 

5 Wedding Apps to Help You Plan Your Big Day

I’m not just a DJ, I’m a wedding DJ. This means when I meet my clients, they’ve never been more stressed. Planning a wedding is beyond difficult, and if you can’t afford a professional wedding planner to help you stay on schedule, it’s easy to get overwhelmed.

Like any good wedding DJ, I try to take as much stress off of their shoulders as possible. I take care of the entertainment, move the event along as an MC, and work with the other vendors to keep things running smoothly during the event-packed reception. Despite this, I’m still not a wedding planner. For those who can’t afford a professional wedding planner—or even those who just want to plan the wedding on your own—here is a list of some helpful apps to help you plan your big day. Some of them are basically a wedding planner in your pocket!

Wedding Planner by WeddingWire

With a 4.8-star rating and 5K reviews, this app is meant to get things done. Not only does it include a wedding checklist, wedding registry creation, and vendor directory, but this app allows you to go on 3D tours of different wedding venues. So if you want to avoid unnecessary viewing trips, this could be the app for you. Who doesn’t want to save time when planning a wedding? Additionally, you can sync the app to your account on WeddingWire.com. With this app, you will have access to a community of other engaged couples, as well as galleries of wedding photos. With this support, it’ll be hard to run out of ideas when it comes to personalizing your wedding whether it’s ideas for wedding reception music or photography ideas.

Wedding Planner by The Knot

This “all-in-one” wedding planner app will help you personalize your wedding, find venues and vendors near your, and stay on budget—which is arguably the hardest part of planning a wedding. Keeping the months leading up to your big day as stress-free as possible, this app has many features, including a wedding checklist, wedding countdown, style quiz, all-in-one registry, and guest list manager. Additionally, this app will sync with your account on theknot.com. With 4.7 stars and 2.53K reviews, this app has been tried, tested, and approved by many engaged couples before you. It’s a wedding planner in your pocket and it helps to keep track of everything from reception entertainment to your list of people who have RSVP-ed.

Zola Weddings by Zola

Zola describes itself as “the wedding company that will do anything for love…Wherever love leads you—from engagement to wedding and decorating your first home—we’re there.” With this app, Zola will definitely be there for your wedding. This app includes access to their website where you can share photos, stories, and wedding details, as well as access to registry experts that will “help you kickstart newlywed life.” The app will also help you build a wedding checklist and guest list.  With a 4.8-star rating and 2.76K reviews, the Zola Weddings app is definitely a competitor when it comes to virtual help planning your wedding.

 

Hobnob Invitations & Text RSVP by Hobnob

This organizational app will help you make amazing invites, get “lightning fast” RSVPs, chat with guests, and see photos you didn’t take. It’s the perfect companion to a wedding—or any large event really. An hour before your wedding, the app will send your guests a text with directions to the venue, as well as send event update notifications. Most importantly, the app will automatically ask all guests to share their photos from the party—no more hunting around for your favorite photo! While this app isn’t strictly for weddings, it would be a great addition to your wedding planning process. With a 4.7-star rating and 8.33K reviews, the Hobnob Invitations & Text RSVP app has been used to plan many events. 

 

Mint: Personal Finance & Money by Intuit

The Mint Personal Finance app is one of the best apps out there when it comes to help you budget and organize your personal finances. From organizing your wedding DJ costs to keeping track of how much money you are spending on food, it’s one of the best ways to stay on top of your wedding budget. With a 4.7-star rating and 234K reviews, this app has a solid reputation for helping people manage their money. The Mint app allows you to see what you’re spending, where you can save money, and stay on top of bill payment. When planning a wedding, it’s important to keep track of your spending and stick to your budget. This app will allow you to do just that—for free.

 

Know of any other helpful wedding planning apps? Comment below! DMR Entertainment is always trying to stay on top of the latest wedding trends and innovations. 

Finding a DJ for weddings can be tricky, but if you’re in Phoenix or the surrounding area you can count on DMR Entertainment to provide you with the wedding entertainment you need. Contact us today!