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Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain Offers Desert Wedding Adventure Packages


The Desert Wedding Adventures packages at the newly-opened The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is offering couples the opportunity to have a personal connection to the place where they pledge their love. Options range from intimate I do’s to grand gatherings in settings that showcase the unique beauty of the Arizona desert:

Native American Nuptials

  • Commune with nature on a hike to Lower Javalina and Wild Burro trails on the way to a ceremony which celebrates the spirit of the southwest.
  • A Native American flutist plays a wedding song during a ceremony which ends with a sage blessing.
  • A romantic repast awaits newlyweds upon their return to the Honeymoon Casita.

Mountain Bike Vows

  • The happy couple and guests cycle to the ceremony at Tortolita Reserve on bikes provided by the resort.
  • The bride and groom can see their future on the horizon during a ceremony held on a high Sonoran location.
  • Guests can enjoy cheese and wine before returning to the Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain for dinner at the Core Kitchen and Bar.
  • The day after their I do’s, newlyweds can indulge in an outdoor couple’s massage and romantic breakfast.

Western Horseback Ceremony

  • Heading out before sunset, the happy couple are wed by an officiant on horseback at Wild Burro Trail.
  • The strumming of an acoustic guitar serenades the newlyweds after the ceremony.
  • The couple’s shadows stretch across the desert floor as they ride off into the sunset toward the resort for a western reception or a casita dinner for two.

Wedding Rodeo

  • Couples can enjoy a wedding with western flare at the White Stallion Ranch.
  • A scenic trail ride among desert flora and fauna leads family and friends to a ceremony conducted by a cowboy minister.
  • Back at the White Stallion Ranch, guests gather to watch cowboys and cowgirls rope and ride in a Wedding Rodeo.
  • The bride and groom can savor a post- “I do” barbecue, customized for their wedding.
  • Guests return to the Honeymoon Casita, where the newlyweds can drink a champagne toast.

Four-Wheel Wedding Adventure

  • Start off together down the road of life with your guests in a Jeep tour into the Saguaro National Park.
  • For a wedding with wester flare, pledge your love at “the corral,” which features a view of the Sonoran desert sky and thousands of sagaro cacti.
  • Mariachi music provides a romantic soundtrack to the couple’s special day.
  • Sample strawberries and champagne at sunset, following the ceremony.
  • Newlyweds, along with family and friends, return to the resort to enjoy a customized tasting menu with paired wines.

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