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Ways to Make Sure Your Guests Have Fun at Your Destination Wedding

Your wedding is all about YOU. But isn’t it that much better when you know everyone is having the time of their lives? A destination wedding is the perfect opportunity to make new memories with your closest family and friends. The wedding might only be one day, but the party doesn’t have to end there! Turn your wedding into a vacation for both you and your guests by choosing a destination known for luxurious amenities, creative activities, mouth-watering restaurants, spa, golf and pools! What actually makes a wedding great, according to guests? Read below to find out!

They Included Our Family

There’s nothing more heartwarming than knowing someone thought of your own family’s unique needs.

When wedding guests travel for destination weddings, including their entire family is thoughtful. Considering an ultra family-friendly resort is extra thoughtful. When families have young children in tow, they are appreciative when the couple has thought of their kids.

A resort with a daily Kids’ Club is always a lifesaver, giving guests time to help with final wedding details, get ready for the events or just spend some quality time together with the adults in the group. Extra activities are a bonus! 

If you’re planning a winter wedding, imagine inviting your guests to a hotel with a real outdoor ice rink, more than 6 million magical (and romantic) twinkling lights, fire pits for s’mores, a 4-story Christmas tree and more! 

If you’re planning a summer wedding, who wouldn’t love dive-in movie nights at the pool, special themed weekend brunches, water slides and more! At the Princess, there’s something for every family member, from two to 92.

They Wow-ed Us with Somewhere New

When your guests think ‘destination wedding’, they may think of Hawaii or Mexico. Why not surprise them with a trip to experience all of the beauty and wonder that the Sonoran Desert has to offer. Known for magical technicolor sunsets and blooming spring wildflowers, Scottsdale’s Sonoran Desert is an outdoor escape. Why not plan a picnic rehearsal dinner where you reach your destination on horseback? Or how about a morning-after celebration in the sky as you soar above the majestic McDowell Mountains in a hot air balloon? 

“My husband and I recently got married at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess and received superb service from start to finish! The attention to detail, friendly staff, delicious food and incredible atmosphere was unparalleled! It truly was the best time had by all who attended. We continue to receive comments that this was the event of the century and they enjoyed everything about the wedding and venue.” – Patty M.

They Pampered Us in Luxury

Let the details of your wedding show your personality, but let us take care of those details for you. Our bespoke Privado Villas can give your guests luxury and a daily dose of serenity, so your guests can focus on what matters: the wedding. The modern meets magnificent accommodations come complete with fireplaces, daily access to Well & Being Spa (age 18+) and it's located in a secluded area of the property so your whole party can stay near each other and did we mention complimentary laundry service for up to two garments per day? 

You and your guests can also enjoy other five-star accommodations and amenities to make your nuptials one for the books, including:

  • Morning delivery of fresh-pressed juice, milk, and pastries
  • In-room coffee café, featuring a high-end Nespresso machine and frother for specialty drinks
  • Refrigerator stocked with champagne, cold brew, and water upon arrival
  • Complimentary valet parking
  • Chauffeur service within a 3-mile radius and to/from Scottsdale Municipal Airport 


“Although we didn't have the wedding at this property, this is where our family and friends stayed. Wedding was in December and the place was beautifully decorated, including an ice rink. The property is absolutely beautiful and the service was superb! My husband and I are planning on escaping there for a few days and just enjoy all of the amenities!” – Sylvia P.

They Spiced Up the Weekend with Variety

Different restaurants, all with different tastes. 

Taste is one of our strongest memories, so let's make your wedding unforgettable. Treat guests to a culinary paradise with a different experience for every meal. 

Brunch: We've got you covered at Toro Latin Restaurant and Rum Bar. Enjoy the upbeat energy as walk in, inhale the savory aroma of Pan-Latin cuisine and taste from the largest selection of rum in the Valley.

Lunch: Ironwood American Kitchen uses locally sourced, organic, farm-fresh ingredients that will give you a taste of Arizona. Dive into a new experience with elevated comfort food such as the melt-in-your mouth Noble Grilled Cheese, tender Braised Short Rib and handcrafted cocktails or wine pairings.

Dinner: Make dinner an experience. La Hacienda's twist on modern Mexican cuisine will take your weekend to the next level. Choose from a host of different private dining options, such as tableside guacamole and flaming coffees or host a tequila flight tasting as part of your festivities. 

Give your guests a rare experience, well done, at Bourbon Steak. Deeply satisfying dishes and anticipatory service are complemented by wine, representing iconic vintners from the world's most renowned wine-producing regions.

Drinks: Cap off the night with drinks and fire pits under the Arizona stars at The Plaza Bar. Picture signature craft cocktails, local beers, cigars and wines by the glass.

“Excellent experience! We spent the weekend of our wedding here celebrating our reception at the ballroom. The facilities are great, the grounds are wonderful, but the differentiating qualities if the Princess is the amazing staff!! They are the definition of Customer Obsessed and you feel it from the moment you pull up to the moment you check out. AMAZING!!” – Delores A.

They Allowed Time for Rest & Relaxation

Your guests will be thrilled that you’ve chosen a venue in a beautiful place where they can put their feet up and unwind completely — when they’re not partying at your wedding, that is! 

Ready to plan your destination wedding in Scottsdale? We’ve got you covered. Learn more about our dream-worthy venue and request a consultation with our Wedding Planner today!