For couples hoping to wed in Arizona, look no further than Tuscon! An eclectic mix of gorgeous green spaces sprinkled amid the desired landscape, this city offers endless venues for outdoor weddings.
Indoors, you’ll find Tucson’s classic southwestern architecture, which is a splendid mix of old and new. Basically, whatever you need, Tuscon has you covered.
The best part is that, while Wedding Report states the average couple spent $27,459 on their 2021 wedding, the venues on this will set you back way less than that!
Still interested? Great! Here are 10 affordable wedding venues in Tucson, AZ.
Tuscon Botanical Gardens
The Tuscon Botanical Gardens is a lush garden space, set amid Arizona’s desert climate. For your wedding, consider it your own slice of paradise. Sitting on five and a half acres, this sprawling green space offers several perfectly suited spaces for all your wedding activities.
Start your day off by taking special event photos at a number of dreamy locations, including the Backyard Bird Garden, or the Butterfly and Orchard Pavillion.
For your wedding ceremony and reception, you can choose between two whimsical settings: the Porter Hall and Reception Garden and the Xeriscape Garden. Both spaces offer ideal settings for an outdoor event.
Price Range: $2,000 to $2,900, depending on package.
Capacity: Up to 150 guests.
The Rubi House
Perfect for romantic weddings, The Rubi House offers an utterly sophisticated setting for your nuptials. The exterior of this Victorian-style mansion is marked by stately columns and ornate embellishments, which whisk you back to a time past.
Many couples choose to say their vows on the home’s lawn, then venture around back to the courtyard for the sit-down ceremony, surrounded by lush lawns and flowers.
Your rental includes standard wedding supplies, onsite staff support, and full use of the property, including the ceremony spaces, and bridal and groom suites. The Rubi House can also accommodate any necessary lodging for your out-of-town guests.
Price Range: Starts at $1,200.
Capacity: Up to 125 guests.
The Carriage House
The Carriage House is perfect for couples who value rustic charm mixed with a modern flair. This full-scale event space, located in downtown Tuscon, features brick walls, high ceilings, and crystal chandeliers.
For your ceremony, you can say “I do” in the grand room, a striking ballroom with plenty of room for dining and dancing—for the ultimate wedding experience.
Your reception will also take place here, but you can have the room flipped to display a different theme if you wish. Of course, the venue’s fanciful exterior would make a great backdrop for your wedding photos.
Price Range: $1,000 for ceremony; $500 to $1,250 for reception (depending on number of guests).
Capacity: Up to 175 guests.
La Mariposa Resort
Being on a budget doesn’t mean that resort weddings are out of reach! La Mariposa Resort is a sprawling green space that features mountain views, water features, and luscious garden pathways. And that’s just the outside!
A versatile venue, this space offers several indoor and outdoor spaces for you to host your wedding activities. For an outdoor ceremony, you can wed on the resort’s lawn, surrounded by views of the Catalina Mountain Range, fountains, and duck ponds.
When it comes time for your reception, you can venture inside the banquet hall, which features high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and space to hold up to 1,000 guests.
Price Range: $1,800 to $2,750 for ceremony; $1,100 -$2,400 for reception.
Capacity: Up to 200 guests.
Sanctuary Cove is exactly as it sounds—a preservation effort meant to conserve Arizona’s desert sanctuaries. Spanning 80 acres, this expansive stretch of land offers several spaces that can easily double as wedding venues.
Most couples like to wed inside the Cove’s outdoor amphitheater, which boasts stunning mountain views. It can hold up to 150 guests. For smaller ceremonies, you can exchange your vows inside of the chapel, which can accommodate up to 40 guests.
When it’s time for your reception, you can venture off to the patio or inside the onsite cottage.
Price Range: Starts at $5,000.
Capacity: Up to 1500 guests.
The Stillwell House
If you’re looking to wed in a historic landmark, then The Stillwell House may suit your needs. This charming little house has stood for over 100 years, spending its first stage serving as lodging for railroad workers. Today, it’s a stunning event and wedding venue and the perfect backdrop.
For your ceremony, you can take advantage of the Historical Courtyard Garden, an outdoor space that boasts fountains, green features, and bistro lighting.
After you’ve exchanged vows, you and your guests can venture inside the 1901 room, an entertainment space that features a fully-functioning stage and an antique-style bar. It’s the perfect space for a once-in-a-lifetime reception!
Price Range: Starts at $2,500.
Capacity: Up to 250 guests.
Corona Ranch Tucson
If you’ve always envisioned your Arizona dream wedding embracing the city’s natural wonders, then Corona Ranch Tuscon is the perfect wedding venue for you. A historic ranch, situated near the Santa Catalina Mountains, Corona Ranch Tucson offers breathtaking views of the gorgeous desert oases.
Start your day off by taking photos in front of the ranch’s stone fountains, or near the remnants of the original 1900s farms, as the majestic mountain sits in the background.
When it’s time for your ceremony, you can say “I do” on the ranch’s verdant green lawn, as the property’s natural beauty surrounds you. For your reception, you and your guests can venture off to the covered patio and gorgeous outdoor space that boasts stone features and local foliage.
Price Range: Starts at $6,720 (for 50 guests).
Capacity: Up to 200 guests.
Reid Park Zoo
Reid Park Zoo is a great venue option for non-traditional couples who don’t necessarily need to wed in a church or at an altar (or, you know, couples who just love animals)!
Spanning 24 acres, this sprawling zoo provides several beautiful, scenic locations for your to host all of your wedding activities. Most couples utilize the zoo’s Event Garden as the site of their ceremony. You can exchange your vows under a wood pergola, surrounded by colorful blooms.
If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, consider The Conservation Learning Deck Circle, a quaint outdoor space that features a circular ceremony lawn, marked off by stone walls. Afterward, you and your guests can head inside to a number of spaces for your reception, including the Rhino Ramada or the Zoofar Cafe.
Price Range: Around $6,000.
Capacity: Up to 1000 guests, depending on the venue.
Saint Anne’s Chapel and Ranch
Saint Anne’s Chapel and Ranch describes itself as one of Tuscon’s best-kept secrets. Perfectly suited for more traditional couples, you can exchange your vows inside (or in front of) this venue’s chapel, surrounded by lush foliage and expansive views.
Or, you can have a lawn ceremony, underneath a wooden archway, as the nearby mountainscape adds the perfect touch of natural splendor to your background.
After you’ve committed yourselves to one another, you can take advantage of this ranch, embracing the natural rusticity, or using decore to update it to a more modern space.
Price Range: Starts at $3,000.
Capacity: Up to 80 guests.
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Arizona National Golf
Arizona National Golf is another venue that benefits from Arizona’s diverse desert landscape. This 6,700-yard green space boasts lush rolling hills, natural springs, and rock landforms that create a unique backdrop for an outdoor wedding in Tucson.
When it’s time for your ceremony, you can choose between indoor and outdoor spaces. However, most couples take advantage of the property’s gorgeous outdoor features.
For your reception, you and your guests will wine and dine on the property’s lakeside patio, which is gorgeous any time of day, but especially dazzling at night.
Price Range: Starts at $4,100 (for 50 guests).
Capacity: Up to 140 guests.