El Conquistador Tucson, A Hilton Resort is a classic hotel and wedding venue located in Tucson, Arizona. They offer multiple indoor and outdoor settings for both your ceremony and reception. Couples and their guests will experience gorgeous views of the Santa Catalina Mountains and Pusch Ridge at this spacious resort. El Conquistador Tucson takes pride in offering multiple wedding packages for a variety of needs and budgets. Your day, your way.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples can accommodate up to 800 guests at this picturesque resort. They offer a variety of diverse settings for your wedding, which include:
Sunset Point - an outdoor ceremony site that features a secluded, three-tiered lush lawn and amazing views of Pusch Ridge and the Santa Catalina Mountains.
Wedding Gazebo - the ideal spot to say your “I do’s.” A columned staircase will lead you to the gazebo, while a tranquil waterfall, blooming annuals and green courtyards will serve as your backdrop.
Presidio Ballroom - features white ceilings, modern chandeliers and an outdoor patio. This 11,000-square-foot space is perfect for grand affairs.
Turquoise Ballroom - can accommodate up to 500 guests for an indoor reception. It boasts wood beam ceilings and a desert color palette.
Last Territory with Courtyard - an Old West village setting that is perfect for an intimate and casual reception. It boasts Southwestern charm, oversized picnic tables, a firepit and grill, and beautiful mountain views.
This unique venue has been a part of the wedding industry for more than 35 years. They offer multiple wedding packages to choose among, depending on your individual preferences. They have an in-house caterer who will prepare a delicious buffet or plated meal for your affair. A variety of wedding cakes are available to choose from, as well as dinner enhancements, such as butler passed hors d'oeuvres. Additional services include:
This AAA four-diamond destination resort offers 428 spacious guest rooms and suites for you and your family and friends to stay the night in. Each room features beautiful desert or mountain views, luxury linens, a Hilton Serenity Bed, a gorgeous balcony or patio, and Crabtree & Evelyn bath products. Your guests will have access to their numerous sparkling pools including a 143-foot water slide, fitness center, dining options, luxury spa and more on this 80-acre property.
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Angela Green · Married on 11/22/2018
Our Thanksgiving Weekend started on Thursday and went through Sunday with special little events throughout!Sent on 11/28/2018
Originally this was going to be our Wonderful Wedding Weekend, but in the face of a tragedy, we still wanted to bring family & friends together in a way like we never have before! So we took out the ceremony & reception & left as many of the plans in tact as possible. (The Hilton El Conquistador staff rolled with the changes so fluidly and we’re so supportive and flexible with us, that this still turned out to be #TheBestThanksgivingEver!!!)
Let me tell you about it!
This was a destination Thanksgiving with friends & Family coming in from Georgia, Texas, Michigan, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Wisconsin, Oregon and parts of Arizona!!! Being an Arizona native myself, I wanted to show off the natural beauty of our glorious state (many of the guests had never been to AZ before), and the Hilton El Conquistador showcases our Arizona desert so beautifully!!! It’s tucked away from the city like an oasis with sparkling pools, beautiful palm trees, blue skies, green grass, array of cacti and purple mountain majesty!
(But it’s also close enough to the city to grab some party favors, last minute travel items or outfits, Whole Foods or Panda Express and movies all within 10-15 minutes!)
Otherwise, everything you need is all on-site at the Resort! That was the next thing.. with 4 days of vacay, I wanted guests who were flying in to be able to all stay in one place and be able to enjoy the weekend without ever having to leave or worry about driving! The Hilton El Conquistador has a variety of rooms that accomodated my friends and family as needed, from standard rooms to casita suites to attached rooms! Everyone had a little home away from home that suited them beautifully! Thank you, Lindsey Garland, for all of your help & flexibility with arranging the rooms!
With restaurants on site, from Starbucks to sit down, to bars in the lobby & by the pool, plus room service... delicious food & drinks are readily available!
Then I had to account for multiple generations attending: The Hilton El Conquistador offers the perfect blend of luxury and laid back style that I was excited and confident inviting everyone from my glamorous girlfriends to grandparents & toddlers!!! Wanted this to be everything from a fun Family Vacation to a romantic getaway, so that kids, couples, and aging adults could all have fun, and I’m happy to report that everyone did!!!
Next, the events: planning with Clyde was a dream partnership!
Thursday: People were coming in from all over the country, so I wanted to welcome our weary travelers with a casual Western theme, nothin’ fancy! So Clyde and I created a Traditional Thanksgiving meets the Southwest buffet dinner down at The Last Territory, and people came in their Western Wear!!! It was so great! There’s a saloon, wagon wheel, jail, picnic tables, fire pits and white twinkly lights!!! There’s indoor seating and outdoor seating, and a wooden band stand that of course I had to take advantage of, so The Lucky Devils Band came and jammed out for us, incredible live music on THANKSGIVING DAY!!!!!! Clyde & his team had everything set up- we had the most amazing Thanksgiving Dinner, and I didn’t hafta lift a finger!!! The youngin’s loved this setting the most, cuz they got to run around and play while the adults got to dance & dine, and it was just so great for everyone!
Friday: Just for fun, we had a ballroom dance lesson, cuz one of my friends is a fabulous dancer so I asked her to teach us some moves! Clyde had a mini ballroom set up for us with a dance floor, seating & water station, and we danced and laughed and had a grand time!
Saturday: Professional photo shoot to commemorate our extraordinary time together! We got to wander around the Resort and Sunset Point is a great spot for a ceremony or photography session.. the grounds are so beautiful!!!
The cake: a couple months prior we had a cake and menu tasting! I got to bring along a couple of then-bridesmaids and we sampled various cake, fillings, frostings and fresh fruit! Me and the girls enjoyed all of the treats and put together a delicious custom cake, from the inside to the design on the outside! And on the day that the wedding was originally scheduled, Clyde whipped up a miracle and had a mini version of the custom cake prepared and delivered to us!!! What a treat!!!! Everyone loved the cake! We even sent home a slice to Grandpa so he could have a taste of #BestThanksgivingEver even though he wasn’t able to travel! And that made his day, plus it was gone by the time I called to check on him!
Saturday: Professional photo shoot to commemorate our extraordinary time together! We donned the white robes and grabbed some champagne flutes and got some amazing photos that captured the relaxed luxury of the weekend immersed in the natural beauty of the Arizona landscape and design of the property! Sunset Point is a great spot for a ceremony or photography session.. the grounds are so beautiful!!! Can’t wait to see the photos! Thank you Laura K. Moore (& Jennifer) for a fabulous photo session and Margarita GoDiva (& Jaysyn) for a glam make-up sesh in our suite!!! We had so much fun & felt so pretty!!
The cake: a couple months prior we had a complimentary cake and menu tasting! I got to bring along a couple of then-bridesmaids and we sampled various cake, fillings, frostings and fresh fruit! Me and the girls enjoyed all of the treats and put together a delicious custom cake, from the inside to the design on the outside! And on the day that the wedding was originally scheduled, Clyde whipped up a miracle and had a mini version of the custom cake prepared and delivered to us!!! What a treat!!!! Everyone loved the cake! We even sent home a slice to 86 year old Grandpa so he could have a taste of #BestThanksgivingEver, even though he wasn’t able to travel! And that made his day, plus it was gone by the time I called to check on him! So it was beautiful AND delicious! :)
Sunday: Check out and say our good-byes :) Many spent time by the pool on Sunday and some loved their stay so much that they extended it!
For my stay, Clyde had secured the Hospitality Suite for me, which was so great, because it was so spacious and easily located next to the entrance, so friends and family just dropped in all throughout the weekend! We even got the attached standard room next door with two queen size beds and full bath, so when we opened up those doors we had 3 beds, 3 full baths, kitchenette, dining area, seating area with fireplace and living room with tv.. basically it was a house by the time we added that room! All filled with natural lighting thanks to the floor to ceiling sliding glass doors along the back of the suite providing beautiful views and direct access to Sunset Point! :)
Bonus: some days I’d come home and there were surprise gift baskets waiting for me in the suite! We’re talking natural spring water, snacks, champagne and chocolate covered strawberries with hand-written notes from Clyde! Awwww!!!
***** FIVE GLOWING STARS *****
Huge THANK YOU to all of the Hilton El Conquistador staff for your impeccable service and thoughtful hospitality!! You definitely gave us the #BestThanksgivingEver!!!!!
Elizabeth · Married on 04/06/2019
This was the best night of my life!! From the second we walked into the El Conquistador we immediately recognized how beautiful it was, and that was just from seeing the lobby. Our first thought was that we could not afford it given that it was the most beautiful venue that we looked at. When we met Clyde we immediately felt comfortable with him. He was very open to working with a lesbian couple and had wonderful stories about all the couples he’d worked with in the past. He was able to answer all of our questions with a lot of detail and we knew immediately we would be getting married there. As it got closer and closer to our big day we had more and more questions and Clyde was very quick in responding to all of them. Our parents also fell in love with the venue and loved how helpful Clyde was. Soon enough it was time for the rehearsal ceremony and everything went very smoothly thanks to Clyde’s direction and we were completely ready for the big day! When we woke up on the day of our wedding and everything began to fall into place Clyde was extremely easy to get a hold of if we needed him for something last minute. The wedding was absolutely beautiful and absolutely perfect and Clyde was there to make sure the ceremony went smoothly and everything else that followed. He was even available over the next few days to make sure we got all of the decorations that we had for the night and to pick up the top tier of our cake. Everything went wonderfully and I would do it all over again if I could. The rest of the staff were very welcoming and helpful for our big night and everything that led up to it! We absolutely love the El Conquistador!!Sent on 04/11/2019
Michelle · Married on 11/10/2018
We had a beautiful ceremony and reception at El Conquistador! It was wonderful to work with Clyde and his staff, he was always so responsive, friendly, and easy to work with! We got lots of compliments on how pretty the ceremony and reception was, and the backdrop of the mountains throughout the entire weekend was fantastic. We're so glad we went El Conquistador and would recommend it to anyone considering a wedding in the Tucson area!Sent on 11/21/2018
Chris at the Hilton El Conquistador is a wonderful professional to work with. His staff is on par, attentive, and flow easily from event to event. All of our DJs enjoy working with everyone there, and we look forward to participating in another memorable event at the Hilton El Con in the near future!
I have worked with the El Conquistador twice and now I am on a third event. Every event has had the best customer service, special thanks to Clyde Nakasone. Everyone knows that weddings go through hotels like bees in a hive, but Clyde makes the couples feel like they are the ONLY ones getting married there. The couples get a unique experience and everything they need.
The Hilton El Conquistador is a terrific wedding venue. I have worked with many couples having their ceremonies and receptions at this beautiful location. Situated in the Catalina Foothills, the site is perfect. The ballroom is a great size and accommodates many guests. The on-site coordinator offers personal, detailed attention at all weddings and events. Invitation Express, Tucson