The Best Outdoor Wedding Venues in Tucson

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If you are getting married in Tucson, then finding the best outdoor wedding venues in Tucson is the first step in your wedding planning experience (technically, I recommend hiring a wedding planner first, and here’s why). There are so many options – wineries, historic mansions, resorts, country clubs – it can be overwhelming!s

The first thing you need to do is decide what your priorities are for your wedding day. Do you need beautiful scenery? Convenience for your out-of-town guests? A giant dance floor area because your friends and family will get wild during the reception? Figure out what’s most important to YOU, and it will simplify your venue search!

The good thing about hiring a wedding planner is that they will narrow your options. But if you decide to start the search yourself, here are two tips:

  1. Look at the pictures – Obvious, right? But there are several ways to find photos of the venues you’re considering. Of course, you can start on the venue’s website, but I recommend searching for photographers’ blog posts that will generally showcase how a wedding day looks at the venue from start to finish. Pinterest is another excellent source for wedding photos, as well as searching the Google business profile of the venue. 
  2. Pay attention to reviews – Speaking of Google business profiles, read through the reviews. Other websites that offer feedback are The Knot, Wedding Wire, Facebook, etc. But your most reliable one will more than likely be Google.

Now, without further ado, here are the best outdoor wedding venues in Tucson, in no particular order.

El Conquistador Resort

View of Sunset Point with two floral pillars, a reception table, and string lights.

Whether you are looking for a ceremony in a gazebo overlooking their water feature. Or a Western-style BBQ at the Last Territory. Maybe you prefer a more intimate setting under their new string lights at Sunset Point or a formal affair in one of their stylish ballrooms — you won’t find a more breathtaking wedding venue in Tucson than El Conquistador Resort.

Stillwell House

biracial wedding couple at the Stillwell House in an outdoor wedding venues in Tucson

As one of Tucson’s authentic historical landmarks, Stillwell House provides an elegant downtown setting for your wedding day. They offer wedding packages to fit any budget, taste, and style. From classic garden brunches to elegant candlelit events, the Stillwell House is a trendy wedding venue, and they can help customize your big day just how you envision it.

The Barn at Tanque Verde guest ranch

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With various indoor and outdoor spaces, Tanque Verde Guest Ranch offers a picturesque scenic backdrop and can accommodate up to 350 guests. Nestled among the base of the Rincon Mountains and the rolling foothills of the National Saguaro State Park, The Barn at Tanque Verde Guest Ranch offers beautiful views and an exceptional team.


This desert-embracing wedding venue in Tucson offers both an indoor and outdoor space. At Stardance Event Center, you and your soon-to-be spouse can exchange vows against the breathtaking backdrop of the Tucson Mountains.

The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa

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Every detail can be just as you envision it. From the breathtaking views of the Catalina Mountains to the inspiring menus to the personalized guest service. The Westin La Paloma offers a variety of indoor and outdoor locations, making your wedding day dreams come true.

Lodge on the Desert

If you’re envisioning your wedding day in an adobe-style, historic, desert-inspired setting. The Lodge on the Desert is the Tucson wedding venue for you. They offer two indoor spaces and a lawn that can accommodate up to 250 guests.

Tucson Botanical Gardens

With the lush garden setting, historic Tucson charm, and dedicated staff, Tucson Botanical Gardens is easily one of Tucson’s most enchanting wedding venues. You can even treat your guests to a wonderful experience in their Butterfly Magic Greenhouse. Just keep in mind it is only available from October through May.

Once you’ve selected a date and venue, you should look for the right wedding photographer. I’m Ruby Sandoval, based in Tucson, Arizona. Your engagement and wedding photography experience is my top priority — I want you to cherish it forever! Learn all about the Wedding Photography Experience or if you’re convinced we’re a match, fill out the contact form.

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