7 Reasons We Love Sedona Destination Weddings

Couple getting married in Sedona Arizona

Table of Contents

  1. Breathtaking Backdrops
  2. No Passport Needed
  3. Perfect for Any Wedding Style
  4. Memorable Experiences 
  5. Sedona’s Spiritual and Energetic Reputation
  6. Getting an Arizona Marriage License is Simple
  7. The Best Wedding Venue in Sedona

If you’re looking for the perfect place to hold a destination wedding without going out of the country, Sedona should be at the top of your list! This beautiful city offers a breathtaking backdrop for your special day and offers plenty of memorable experiences for you and your guests. Learn more about why we love Sedona destination weddings and why the Sanctuary at Sacred Mesa is the perfect place to host yours below.  

1. Sedona Offers a Breathtaking Backdrop for a Wedding

Picture red rocks standing in all of their beauty behind you as you say, “I do.” Your dream wedding could be amidst the vibrant landscape that leaves all your wedding guests in awe. An outdoor Sedona wedding can be like a fairy tale come true. 

Sedona’s natural beauty and wide open landscapes provide the perfect setting for your white dress as you walk hand-in-hand with your new spouse down the aisle. Plus, there are plenty of other stunning locations nearby for your post-ceremony photo session. From national parks to botanical gardens, there’s no shortage of romantic scenery in Sedona and throughout the surrounding Arizona region. 

There’s also the benefit of Arizona’s pleasant weather, year-round. With highs that rarely reach 100 degrees in the summer and average in the 60’s in December, you can plan a wedding any time of year and expect reasonably pleasant weather. 

Sedona is one of the most attractive places on earth, and it’s no wonder that so many couples choose to tie the knot here. You and your love can say your vows amongst the majestic natural beauty that the two of you and your guests will never forget.

2. You Don’t Need a Passport for this Destination 

When you plan a destination wedding, you can uncomplicate the process for your wedding party, guests and yourself by choosing a destination that’s within the United States. Without dealing with potential issues for international travel and choosing a beautiful destination at a fraction of the cost of traveling outside of the United States, you save money for everyone in your wedding plans. 

3. Sedona is Perfect for Any Wedding Style

The beauty of Sedona is that it can be whatever you want it to be. There are so many different types of weddings that can be hosted here. Whether your style is Boho-chic or Luxury-Sleek, Sedona offers the setting for any type of wedding you can imagine.

If you want an elegant affair with all of the glitz and glamour, then Sedona is the perfect choice! Savor delicious food and wine while surrounded by gorgeous scenery at fine restaurants, enjoy the luxurious spas with your wedding party, and choose a luxury home for your stay. 

If you envision a bohemian-inspired wedding, Sedona is the perfect place for that, too. The natural surroundings of the Southwest region make for beautiful photos. You can also get married outdoors and celebrate under the stars with your friends and family members.

4. You Can Add Memorable Experiences to Your Destination Wedding Trip

Skipping a beach wedding at the same-old resort can set your destination wedding experience apart. By having your wedding in Sedona, you’ll have a special day that is unique and unforgettable – not just for you and your spouse but also for all of your guests. 

In addition to the beautiful scenery, Sedona offers plenty of experiences for you and your guests. With sightseeing, hot air ballooning, stargazing and horseback riding – your guests are sure to stay entertained.  Sedona also offers tours that highlight the Native American culture of the region. Uptown Sedona is the perfect way to take in all the city has to offer with the array of art galleries, unique shops, and unique eateries; there is something for everyone to enjoy.

5. Rumor Has It There Could Be Spiritual Benefits to Getting Married in Sedona

If you’re considering getting married in Sedona, you’re not alone. This beautiful city is a popular destination for weddings and vow renewals because of its reputation for powerful spiritual energy.

Sedona is home to several energy vortexes, which are areas where the Earth’s energy is said to be especially strong and vibrant. These vortexes are thought to promote physical, mental, and emotional healing, and many people believe they can also enhance spirituality and intuition. Four million people a year travel to Sedona specifically to experience these vortexes and the power of Mother Nature. Sedona not only offers a beautiful setting for a wedding ceremony but also a powerful spiritual experience. 

Additionally, Sedona was once home to a number of Native American tribes, and the area is still rich in Native American culture. This can add an extra layer of meaning and significance to your big day if you have any ties to (or love of) Native American heritage. 

6. Getting a Marriage License in Sedona is Simple

Arizona is a wedding-friendly state so obtaining your marriage license is a quick and easy process. Couples must appear in person to obtain a license, and there’s no waiting period after you’ve applied unlike some states that require a waiting period of 24 hours to 3 days (in select states processing can take up to 2 weeks.) The license is also good for a full year while many other states have marriage licenses that expire within 30-90 days. Plus, you don’t have to be an Arizona resident to apply for a marriage license here.  

7. Experience the Breathtaking Beauty of Sedona at The Sanctuary at Sacred Mesa

The Sanctuary at Sacred Mesa offers a beautiful venue and view for an unforgettable wedding. With sweeping views of the red rocks and luxury accommodations, this intimate venue is perfect for couples who want to elope or host a micro wedding or reception of up to 50 guests. 

Plan Your Sedona Destination Wedding at The Sanctuary of Sacred Mesa 

If you’re looking for a breathtaking location for your destination wedding, the red rock scenery of Sedona offers just that. This beautiful city offers unique wedding venues and endless opportunities for experiences and memories that you and your guests will never forget. The Sanctuary at Sacred Mesa is the perfect place to host your ceremony, reception and to accommodate your guests for their stay. Contact us today to book your big day at our intimate Sedona wedding venue.