The untouched beauty of a desert setting in the great southwest is one of the many things that make luxury Arizona weddings so unique. For an unforgettable wedding escape, The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain provides a stunning sanctuary where couples and their guests will feel as if they’ve been transported to their own private world. Madison Taylor, Senior Catering Sales Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, gives us further details about hosting a wedding at this luxurious resort.

GO: If you had to describe The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain in three words, what would they be?

A: Inspired, Enchanting, Memorable

GO: What makes the property such a special place for luxury Arizona weddings?

A: The undeniable beauty of the Sonoran Desert landscape is naturally romantic. Picture rosy-hued mountains, stately saguaro, and vibrant wildflowers all framed by brilliant sunsets that melt to star-saturated night skies. This is the breathtaking setting for weddings at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain – a five-star resort located just outside Tucson – where couples can exchange vows against the backdrop of stunning scenery enhanced by the gold-standard attention to detail of this renowned luxury brand.

GO: How far in advance does a couple need to reserve a wedding date?

A: Whether spur-of-the-moment or planned months in advance, our Ladies and Gentlemen are ready to create a most memorable occasion.

GO: Are onsite wedding planners available for the wedding process?

A: All weddings at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain must have a hotel approved, professional wedding coordinator to assist you with the planning and details leading up to the wedding day. They will conduct the rehearsal and be on-site on the day of the wedding to coordinate your celebration.

GO: Are accommodations and buyouts available? What is the capacity limit?

A: The stunning resort and its 253 guest rooms and suites are available for wedding guests to reserve. They all underwent an enriching re-imagination in Fall 2018.

GO: What spaces are available for ceremonies and receptions?

A: We have a selection of both indoor and outdoor venue spaces to accommodate the needs and styles of our couples. All of our spaces are special for their unique characteristics. Whether you're looking for a ceremony or reception outdoors on the Brisa Lawn, or a more intimate experience on our Serenity Lawn.

GO: What are some of the amenities, incentives and activities that The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain offers a couple?

A: In the Sonoran Desert, nature comes in many forms. Golf courses wind through regal saguaro and rolling hills. Guided hikes stop at historic petroglyphs. Stargaze under the desert sky. Bike through the Tortolita Mountains, whose name means "little dove." Cocktails feature citrus from our resort's orchard. And hotel activities invite young guests to put on their ranger hat. Venture beyond the hotel and find treasure, including national parks, shopping, art galleries and live entertainment.

GO: Food is such an important element at a wedding. Tell us about your wedding menu options.

A: The culinary team at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain partner with nature to create delightfully authentic and sustainable cuisine inspired by Arizona's desert. The team creates exquisite and customized wedding menus to delight the most discerning palates and imaginative presentations that transform a meal into an unforgettable memory.

GO: What services does The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain offer couples and their guests that set you apart?

A: We are one of only a few Forbes Double Five-Star resorts in the area. We offer a 'relaxed yet refined ambiance' and live by our credo which ensures the priority of 'genuine care and comfort' to all of our guests. Our outstanding staff, from concierges to culinary, are the true gems of our award-winning property.