As an Arizona native who’s always been in love with weddings, I’m pretty much in love with all of the magical & dreamy wedding venues from Phoenix to Tucson to Prescott. I’ve dreamed of every single wedding venue throughout all the desert and forest cities this state has to offer, and it’s an amazing thing to have so many types of venues to choose from. And some of my absolute favorites are the modern arizona wedding venues all over the state — with the perfect mix of desert views and industrial charm.
Choosing the right wedding venue goes hand in hand with the photographs you dream of for your special day. The right wedding venue sets the mood, tone, composition, and lighting for your captured moments and memories. While I do my thing capturing your day like your oldest friend, the venue you choose is the backdrop to your story. A great wedding venue can help make your wedding dream come to life — and I want to help you find the venue you’ve always dreamed about.
Here are my favorite modern arizona wedding venues, for the couples who want a unique, 2020 twist on wedding traditions.
if a big, traditional, long-guest-list wedding isn’t your thing and you’d rather run away to the red sedona mountains or say your vows in the grand canyon, that’s cool too. check out my guide on where to elope in arrizona here.
* unless otherwise indicated, the photos below are not mine & are taken from the venue’s public website galleries *
Warehouse 215 @ Bentley Projects
Located in the heart of Phoenix’s urban-chic Warehouse District at 215 E Grant St, Warehouse 215 at Bentley Projects is a 10,000 square foot blank canvas on the inside, with an extra 3,000 square feet of beautifully landscaped patios. It has all the space for live music, sit-down dinners, intimate cocktail parties, rehearsal dinners. A 1918 converted linen laundry building with industrial details and modern amenities, Warehouse 215 is filled with original brick walls, wood-beam ceilings, crystal chandeliers and sparkling bistro lights. Out of all the modern Arizona wedding venues to choose from, this one is definitely at the top of the list.
Check out more information on the Warehouse here.
The Clayton House at 3719 N 75th St, one of two sister venues in Scottsdale, Arizona, offers a refreshing alternative to the classic ballroom, perfect for the couples who want a little bit of modern & a little bit of tradition. With a unique, clean, and modern mix of refined industrial design and rustic accents, this wedding venue can hold up to 300 wedding guests and offers three distinct spaces, an on-site venue coordinator, catering + bar services, and a wedding suite / green room for the bridal party.
Learn more about this venue here.
The Clayton On The Park
The Clayton on The Park at 7343 E Scottsdale Mall, the other sister venue, offers a perfect space for the couples who are looking for a refreshing hotel ballroom feel with clean, modern lines and contemporary features. This space can hold up to 150 guests, has three unique interconnecting spaces, a dedicated venue coordinator, access to Scottsdale’s iconic LOVE sculpture, and more.
Check out some more details on this wedding venue here.
For the perfect mix of elegant, modern, and timeless, SoHo63 at 63 E Boston St aims to provide a wedding experience that is customizable first and everything else after. Boasting a 12,000 foot space and tons of cool nooks for photos, this modern arizona wedding venue is a step above your traditional country club or banquet hall and really feels like a blank canvas that’s ready for your wedding day to make it look like YOU.
Find out more about your custom SoHo63 day here.
The Croft Downtown
Located in the heart of the downtown Phoenix area at 22 E Buchanan St, The Croft Downtown edgy, unique and modern urban venue. It offers urban cement floors and wood trellised ceilings, chic decor and an elegant ambience. The Croft has a charmingly rustic ceremony area, a patio, and a dedicated lofty reception space for dinner, dancing and entertainment. By day, the 10,000 square foot space brims with desert landscaping, clear skies and beautiful Arizona sunsets. By night, it transforms into a magical and romantic hideaway, perfect for a dreamy desert wedding.
To explore the Croft, click here.