Weddings in Sedona

Why get married in Sedona? During the past centuries, Native Americans regularly came to Red Rock Country to perform sacred ceremonies. They were attracted to the area's spectacular beauty, but they also were drawn by the area's mysticism - born of an enhanced appreciation of nature, which complemented their spiritual rituals.

Today, the tradition continues with weddings in Sedona. Sedona has magnificent settings that lead to spectacular weddings. Brides in Sedona will find world class professionals to take care of all their wedding needs. You will find hotels and Bed & Breakfasts with all the amenities and wedding planners to take the stress away. In Sedona you'll find officiates, photographers, videographers, caterers, bakers and flower shops, and transportation from limousines to horse-drawn carriages, bridal attire and more - all to match your style and pocketbook.

You and your guests will enjoy spending extra time in Sedona before and after the wedding with the splendid weather conditions that allow for golf, horseback riding, hiking and other outdoor activities against a backdrop like no other. Or spend the day just relaxing in a spa or shopping in some of the area's 80 boutiques, stores and art galleries.

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Picture-Perfect Weddings in Sedona

A non-denominational minister remembers a wedding in Sedona where a hike up Doe Mountain ended in an engagement and wedding - all in one afternoon. The groom had arranged for musicians, flowers and catered food to be flown in to the flat mesa top so the couple could launch their new life together amidst the rutilant red rocks, glowing in the late afternoon sun.

With its majestic, fairy-tale formations and resplendent Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona couldn't be a more romantic setting. It offers a picturesque backdrop for engagements, weddings, honeymoons, anniversaries and other memorable milestones. Standing amidst Sedona's red rocks and sweeping vistas that stretch far out into the horizon, there is the feeling of nature's timeless embrace. "To get married in Sedona is to be surrounded by nature's lavish beauty," says Jennifer Wesselhoff, President/CEO of the Sedona Chamber of Commerce. (When it came time for her own wedding, Wesselhoff chose a panoramic, red-rock location in Sedona and held her reception in Oak Creek Canyon.)

Many of Sedona's red rocks, with their spires and buttes, look like outdoor cathedrals. They exude a feeling of the sacred and add an unparalleled dimension to an outdoor wedding. Indeed, for many centuries Sedona has been a holy place for Native Americans tribes, who still come to perform their ceremonies amidst the radiant red rocks.

Chapels, churches and temples are also part of the Sedona landscape, some have so much glass that the outside and inside appear to be one. Two popular, intimate, non-denominational chapels are the charming "capilla" in Tlaquepaque and the glass-spired venue at the spectacular Sedona Creative Life Center.

Couples can also choose to get married creekside; in a restaurant or hotel courtyard; in a hot-air balloon; on a train, trolley or jeep; in a vineyard, museum or country club; and at the foot of a mountain. Theme weddings - from Victorian to Western - can also be created by Sedona's talented wedding professionals.

A huge plus for couples dreaming of an outdoor wedding is the weather. Sedona has a mild, four-season climate, which is pleasant all year round. With more than 300 days of sunshine in an average year, the chance is excellent for getting a picture-perfect day that is dry and clear.

In addition to Sedona's exotic, alluring beauty and welcoming weather, Sedona can offer a wedding party all the services and personalized attention they might need. There are dozens of wedding professionals who are at the ready to assist the wedding party in creating an unforgettable event.