Flagstaff is a great place to get married! Here is a list of my top 10 favorite flagstaff wedding venues. From historic, maybe even haunted, downtown hotels to mountain top lodges, upscale event centers to outdoor arboretums, there is a wedding ceremony and reception location for just about any style of celebration. If you have questions or want to know my thoughts on any of these Flagstaff wedding venues, don't hesitate to get in touch!
The Weatherford Hotel, downtown Flagstaff
The Arboretum at Flagstaff
Chapel of the Holy Dove
All of the above Flagstaff wedding locations feature ceremony spots and reception venues. You can mix and match as well. For example, I've photographed weddings at the Flagstaff Arboretum with receptions down the road at Thornager's.
Can't decide on which Flagstaff wedding venue is right for you? Here are some thoughts.
- The Arboretum features an outdoor tented, reception spot. Weddings take place on a beautiful stone patio with views of Mt. Humphreys directly behind. The grounds include greenhouses, gardens, a small pond and native plants. It's a fantastic outdoor venue. The mid-century modern main entrance building is where wedding prep takes place. It's pretty rad.
- One of the best things about Thornager's is the exceptional group of people who take care of you throughout your wedding day. Seriously. Good people doing great work. The venue has a tented outdoor ceremony venue with a warm and inviting reception hall. The grounds around the venue offer nice forested photo opportunities.
- Looking for beautiful views, a forest wedding and a classy indoor reception venue rolled into one? Forest Highlands is a good bet. The 14th hole is one of a few ceremony site options. It's beautiful. Other options are outside the Canyon Clubhouse and outside the Meadow Clubhouse. The Meadow Clubhouse feels rustic and upscale at the same time.
- The Weatherford Hotel is a Flagstaff institution. The building dates back to around 1898. Some people say it's haunted. At any rate, it's got character. The Zane Grey Ballroom is perfect for receptions after an outside, out in the woods or Grand Canyon wedding ceremony. Or, have the ceremony and reception all at the hotel itself. Works either way. Plus, the downtown Flagstaff location, with it's alleyways and murals, is great for couples photos.
- The lodge at Snowbowl is about as mountainy as you can get. Ceremonies take place on a wooden deck overlooking the mountain range to the southwest with Mt. Humphreys looking overhead. Sunset photos are pretty epic up on the mountain.
- The Chapel of the Holy Dove is a very small A-frame building that holds around 25 people at the most. It's perfect for smaller celebrations. Intimate affairs. It's a quiet, still space. The surrounding landscape is just plain beautiful.
- The Flagstaff Elks Lodge is an interesting venue. The reception hall isn't particularly fancy and the parking lot leaves something to be desired. But if you can look past the curb appeal at the front of the venue, the Elks Lodge can be a picturesque option. The outdoor wedding venue features a pretty stunning view of the San Francisco Peaks. Really good. It's another good option for more casual weddings.
- Little America recently renovated their indoor reception venues as well as much of the hotel and conference center grounds. It's a beautiful spot. The outdoor ceremony location is on a beautifully manicured lawn surrounded by pine trees and wooded paths. It's super easy to get dressed and ready when your hotel room is minutes from the ceremony site itself. The ballrooms are seconds away as well. Super convenient.
- Flagstaff Ranch wedding ceremonies take place just above the main clubhouse with pretty epic mountain views. Red cinder rock walls frame the ceremony site as well. It's dramatic color-wise. The clubhouse is a beautiful spacewith a big fireplace in the middel and a wrap around deck.
- Ashurst Hall at Northern Arizona University is a beautiful reception venue. Wedding take place on the lawn just outside. Very collegiate!