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For the bride looking for a quaint location for their big day, a location that is both breathtaking in its beauty and relaxing in all that it encompasses, Sedona, Arizona is one of the top wedding destinations in the country, year round, for a reason.
If you're ready for an experience as equally thrilling and calming as the scenic Verde Canyon Railroad ride (which serves wine) or you're ready to take the Red Rock Magic Trolley or Sedona Trolley around town to make some of the most unforgettable wedding memories...here's where you want to stop when you get to Sedona.
Where to Stay
Whether you’re looking to stay in a cabin or have a resort-style stay, say “I do” above the mountaintop, at sunset in a hot air balloon, or in a Creekside alcove, Arizona has got you covered. Arizona has a great amount of locations to choose from for your stay, many of which cater to your needs more than the average hotel. For instance, El Portal is one of the most pet friendly luxury hotels in the nation. You’re welcome.
Photo via Sedona Cake Couture
Planning the Wedding
The co-owners of Weddings in Sedona, Anthony Flesch and Susan Perry, have more than 30 years of experience working with couples from all over the world planing Sedona weddings. If there’s anyone who knows how to plan a Sedona wedding, it’s them.
Aside from the venue, the cake is one of the most exciting elements of wedding planning. If you’ve watched The Food Network or saw Andrea Carusetta win first place on TLC’s “Ultimate Cake Off,” you’ll be thrilled to find out that she is a local vendor and her company, Sedona Cake Couture creates one-of-a-kind, custom cakes for every theme and occasion...one of which could be your big day!
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What to Do
Just a two-hour drive north of Phoenix, two hours from the Grand Canyon and 30 miles south of Flagstaff, Sedona is central to many of Arizona’s major attractions making it an ideal destination. - Visit Sedona
There are plenty of places to relax with your bridal party, spouse, or close family before or after the wedding. Amara Resort and Spa was deemed one of America’s Top 100 Spas by Examiner. Sedona Heritage Museum is also quite a popular destination an definitely worth the visit.
Consider taking a train or trolley to a nearby winery as Sedona is situated in the wine country of Arizona. Page Spring Cellars is one winery that comes to mind though there are many. Before consuming the red or white, go horseback riding with the ladies as your gift to them. Or zipline with your fearless friends and see wild animals at a different view that you’ve never seen before through Out of Africa Wildlife Park. For a calmer thrill, hike a trail at Red Rock State Park for some of the most breathtaking views in the nation. Views that will always bring you back to the greatest day of your life. Making this a destination you definitely want to add to your list of locations.
For more information, head to Visit Sedona.