Tucson city is located in the Sonoran Desert in Arizona surrounded by some of the most beautiful mountain ranges. If you are planning an indoor wedding, the city has a large number of country clubs and resorts which have the best facilities for your destination wedding. The city is also surrounded by beautiful botanical backdrops suitable for outdoor weddings. Some of the top venues for your ceremony include The Highlands at Dove Mountains, The Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain, The Carriage House, Hotel Congress, Skyline Country Club and The Tanque Verde Ranch.
Tucson’s scenery provides you and your guests the opportunity to visit the Sonoran Desert Museum. This is the top most attraction in the city where you can explore and know more about this region. It hosts several attractions; among them a zoo, botanical gardens, art gallery and a natural history museum.
The city also hosts one of the most fascinating parks, the Saguaro National Park, which is home to the giant saguaro cactus, a symbol of the American West. As you plan, you can also schedule a visit to the Tohono Chul Park. Having this kind of activities keeps your guests entertained and they get to learn more about the art and culture of Tucson.
Tucson boasts a number of museums including Arizona State Museum located at the University of Arizona, Tucson Desert Art Museum and the International Wildlife Museum. All these venues have preserved and continue to educate visitors about the rich culture of the city. A visit to these sites can be fun for everyone especially if it is the first-time trip to Tucson.
With a variety of landscapes, Tucson offers a beautiful backdrop for your wedding day. There are several mountains and rolling hills which are popular destinations for couples holding an outdoor wedding. The amazing scenery is very good for your portraits as it gives it a unique feel.
The state and national parks in Arizona allow weddings which are a plus for couples who want to have an outdoor wedding in the park. You are required to apply for the special permits to use the venue and pay a reservation fee in some cases. This gives a different feel, and the couple can extend the fun activities to the wedding.
Tucson has extreme hot temperatures due to the desert climate. This means that the summer season is really hot and can be unbearable. We recommend that couples to plan their weddings around fall and spring, between September and November when the temperatures are moderate.
It is also advisable to avoid planning your wedding around big events such as the annual Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase which is a two-week convention that draws people from all over the world. Additionally, festivals such as the Tucson Folk Festival that happen in May each year increases the number of tourists visiting the city which makes that period unsuitable for weddings.