La Mariposa Resort - Weddings & Special Events is a classic wedding venue located in Tucson, Arizona. It provides services to wedding events throughout the local area, including Phoenix, Nogales, and Willcox. Known as Tucson's Oasis in the Desert, the venue offers stunning mountain views and is surrounded by a garden at the base of the Santa Catalina Mountain, making it an ideal backdrop for wedding photos.
Facility and Capacity
La Mariposa Resort - Weddings & Special Events can accommodate up to 1000 guests in its banquet hall. The hall has floor-to-ceiling windows, which allow guests to enjoy the beautiful outdoor garden area from inside. Outdoor ceremonies can be held in the garden, with its manicured lawn, fountains, and a pond near the lighted gazebo. The venue also has a dressing room.
La Mariposa Resort - Weddings & Special Events offers a private section, private rooms, and public seating for rehearsal dinners. It offers event services, which include cake, and event planning services for ceremonies and receptions.
The venue provides on-site catering services including French service, buffet, hors d'oeuvres, dessert, cocktail reception, and more. It also offers a variety of cuisine styles, including American, European, and Mediterranean. The venue accommodates special dietary needs, including gluten-free, lactose-free, nut-free, kosher, no pork, vegan, vegetarian, and organic.
Recommended by 97% of couples
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mandy · Married on 10/30/2015
The venue is awesome! The dj and decorator and baker they work with are absolutely amazing! The dj was just awesome!!!! Food was great and everyone there so was nice!Sent on 11/03/2015
Danielle Darr · Married on 05/25/2019
My Perfect Day at La Mariposa!
Thank you La Mariposa for a storybook wedding. I have heard brides say how difficult it is to first choose and then organize all the venue decisions. I didn’t experience any of that. La Mariposa’s attention to detail, commitment to excellence and calm expertise created a fabulous event.Sent on 06/09/2019
La Mariposa is the prettiest place in Tucson to get married. While the location itself is still convenient to reach, from the moment you begin down their long private road, you see nothing but the natural beauty and the peacefulness the place offers. With unobstructed views of the Catalinas and those huge old mesquite trees, you know you are somewhere rare and special.
They offer an incredibly high level of quality from start to finish. Beginning with their help in planning your special day, their excellent vendor recommendations, the yummy tasting session, their availability and kindness through the months before right up to the big day, it’s wonderful.
Cynthia and Steve went above and beyond to listen to what I wished for and then to make it happen. Cynthia was there every moment, no detail was overlooked. We had the best DJ, John, who ran the timing of the entire evening seamlessly. He and Cynthia make a great team on the day of. He was fun and took really good care of us. Genevieve, who made our cake, is doll and an artist. She made us the most fantastic cake. It was exactly what we talked about and looked better than the pictures I showed her. Classic, elegant and delicious. Pepe, the Mariposa chef, is gifted. Everything was cooked perfectly. Finally, a big shout out to our talented photographer, Ryan, everyone loved him and his pictures are extraordinary. Our guests haven’t stopped raving about our wedding, the food, how beautiful everything looked and how much fun they had.
May 25, 2019 at La Mariposa, when I got to marry the best man there is, was better than I could have dreamed. Thank you La Mariposa!
Ellie (Cline) Darr
May 25, 2019
La Mariposa Resort - Weddings & Special Events's reply:Dear Ellie,
Catherine · Married on 02/16/2019
What an absolutely amazing venue. They were so sweet and kind right from the beginning. They are extremely flexible and easy going and really just care about making your day wonderful. Cynthia really was amazing. They finalize everything with you ten days before the wedding but are available to answer any questions you have at any time. As soon as our ceremony ended, they had a server some straight to us and offer appetizer. They continuously had people come to my new husband and myself and ask if there was anything at all we needed. We got compliments on the venue all night. It was truly just a wonderful experience.Sent on 02/17/2019
La Mariposa Resort - Weddings & Special Events's reply:Hi Catherine,
Wonderful Venue for your wedding day! They have amazing decorators and wedding pros onsite. We have done many weddings there over the years and they are a delight to work with. Not to mention it is one of the most beautiful venues in town!!