CIVANA Wellness Resort & Spa is a desert gem located in the heart of the high Sonoran desert just outside of Scottsdale, in Carefree, Arizona. With a state-of-the-art traditional healing spa, healthy culinary options, and breathtaking mountain views, this venue is dedicated to making your wedding day one of the most beautiful days of your life.
Facilities and Capacity
CIVANA features over 20 acres of surrounding land to explore. The main event spaces include the Saguaro Ballroom, Mesquite Room, Meto Cafe and Courtyard, Yoga Lawn, and the Sonoran Lawn.The Saguaro Ballroom can comfortably host up to 500 guests with 9,600 square feet of space, 20-foot ceilings, and convenient access to parking. The adjoining foyer is often used for the cocktail hour. The Mesquite offers 3,500 square feet of space with natural light and serene vibe for up to 150 guests. The Meto Cafe and Courtyard is a charming indoor/outdoor space for weddings up to 120 people. Outdoor ceremonies and receptions of up to 100 guests can utilize the picturesque Yoga Lawn or Sonoran Lawn. The Yoga Lawn offers sweeping views of the desert and mountain vistas, while the Sonoran Lawn is beautifully outlined in roses.
Upon booking, the Catering Sales Manager at CIVANA will be happy to provide guidance and assist to coordinate with you the details for your special day. Please check out CIVANA'S most current wedding packet for more details.
The CIVANA culinary staff, led by Chef Justin Macy, endeavors to provide as many choices as possible. Colorful, veggie-forward meals are this venue’s focus, and all dishes are free of GMOs, hydrogenated fats, hormones, and preservatives. Chef Macy is happy to accommodate gluten-free, grain-free, vegetarian, and vegan dietary needs. Meals are served plated or buffet-style, and hors d'oeuvres and stations of your choice are provided during your cocktail hour. Outside cake vendors are welcome, and cake cutting service is always complimentary. A chocolate fountain can be added to your package if desired. Open bar packages are available, and a champagne toast is included for the newlyweds.
Most guest rooms and suites feature views of the Continental Mountains, Black Mountain, or a tranquil garden area. Certain rooms offer an extra large walk-in shower and a private patio. The 1,200-square-foot tranquility suite includes private sleeping quarters, a dining room, a kitchenette, two bathrooms, and a balcony or patio. Resort amenities include a beautiful 22,000-square-foot spa and fitness and movement studios. Guests can also enjoy the Terras Restaurant or the Cafe Meto for dining needs.
33 Reviews for CIVANA Wellness Resort and Spa
Recommended by 91% of couples
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Selena Smith · Married on 02/22/2020
Okay well let me start by saying we had an outdoor ceremony planned and then last minute it was supposed to be torrential rain and flash flooding. Our coordinator, Kendall, was incredible, she went above and beyond to find us options. Also, the grounds were absolutely beautiful. We received so many compliments on the food served during our cocktail hour and dinner. The service at our reception was incredibly attentive. Kudos to the food and beverage manager you were amazing! Thank you all!Sent on 04/28/2020
Quinn · Married on 08/10/2019
Civana was the most perfect place to host our wedding. We honestly wouldn't have changed one thing! All of our guests that stayed at the hotel during our wedding weekend, are all planning on coming back to Civana for vacations! The food was delicious. Roxanne was the best coordinator, and was always available to answer all of my questions. The day of our wedding went super smoothly, and the extra suite provided for the bridal party to get ready in, was a delightful surprise!Sent on 06/10/2019
Lee Ann · Married on 04/20/2019
Our wedding could not have been more perfect. The setting is peaceful and serene and the backdrop for photos are magical.Sent on 05/03/2019
CIVANA Wellness Resort and Spa's reply:Thank you for the review Lee Ann. I love the pictures. They came out so beautiful. It really was a perfect day. Best wishes to you and Chris. Keep in touch.
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The Carefree Resort and Conference Center is such a unique and hidden gem in Arizona. The property is so beautiful and it really takes you away in the beauty of Arizona scenery. The team there is professional, experienced and great to work with!
What a beautiful resort to get married. The staff is on top of everything, down to decorating the bathrooms! Love working with them.
I've participated in several weddings at Carefree Resort- and all have come off without a hitch. The staff is so accommodating, and the grounds are gorgeous!