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12-200
Guest Capacity
Indoor/Outdoor
Venue Setting

About Lodge on the Desert

Authentic Arizona.

Surrounded by those you love, seek solace on the five urban mid-town acres of residential Sonoran desert that is Lodge on the Desert. Revel in the convenient layout, historic design, traditional yet contemporary appointments and indigenous landscape. All complemented by Tucson’s inspiringly beautiful days and equally engaging starlit evenings. What grander venue for your most special event!

Your wedding will be remembered by how well your guests’ five senses – sight, smell, taste, touch and sound – are stimulated. This requires personal, experienced attention to every detail. At Lodge on the Desert, you will find Catering professionals committed to exceeding the needs, wants and expectations of your guests.

When it comes to weddings and related events, Lodge associates understand these are more than social occasions – they are deeply personal expressions of you. Allow our Catering Manager to share your vision and help make it come alive just as you imagined.

  The “perfect” wedding day is every young girl’s dream. Making that dream come true is an awesome responsibility. And we’ll carry it out to the smallest detail. Because when all is said and done, it will be the little things that set Lodge on the Desert apart. The warmth of a front desk associate’s smile, the elegance of a tastefully appointed table, the professionalism of a staff trained to serve with intelligence and grace. You’ll be able to enjoy your event as much as your guests!   Entrust your details to us. Menu, décor, music, flowers, staffing, acoustics, scheduling…everything. You’ll have just one person to interact with regarding each aspect of your special day. Someone who will anticipate your every desire and make them happen flawlessly.   Of course the first thing you’ll choose is the perfect location for your ceremony or reception. With 3,700 square feet of indoor space…a total of six function rooms…wedding related events up to 175 can be accommodated comfortably. Another 6,700 square feet of exquisite premium outdoor event space, including lush lawns and intimate patios some with stunning views, make for strikingly beautiful options.   Everyone at Lodge on the Desert is a romantic. Because we know for you this is a once-in-a lifetime experience. This “I do” day should be perfect. For you. Your family. And your friends who have come together to share in your celebration.   From a charming family gathering on the Palm Lawn to a glamorous reception in the Palm Room, Lodge on the Desert has the ideal setting. Whatever will make this event memorable for you and your guests, share it with us. We’ll work together to ensure it will happen as you dreamed. At the Lodge, wedding guests tend to stay a little longer, dance a little later and have a genuinely fabulous time.   You and your guests will remember lots about your event. That the ceremony was meticulously set. The dinner was served hot and on time. The cake tasted as delicious as it looked. The microphone worked. The bartender smiled. And the budget was met! With every expectation exceeded, your once-in-a-lifetime special event will be regarded by everyone as a spectacular success.   So, before you send your invitations, take a moment to R.S.V.P. to ours. Call LeeAnn Perry-Walker today at 520-320-2011 to schedule a tour of Lodge on the Desert. Or send her a request for proposal. Share your wedding day vision and let us help you turn that vision into reality.

Categories: Wedding Venue

Regions serviced: Tucson

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10 Reviews for Lodge on the Desert

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4.6

The staff has been super friendly. Tabitha is incredible, and attentive. Very excited to have our wedding here. The food was delicious as well!

Profile Picture User6534681, 1+ year ago, 5 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
2.1

Lodge on the Desert was the perfect, beautiful venue for my daughter's wedding. Unfortunately both the events coordinator and the chef left the hotel in December 2014. The staff we ended up working with was inexperienced, and disorganized. The food was average and the food service was understaffed and inexperienced. They forgot the iced tea and coffee entirely. Even getting a copy of the invoice was an ordeal. No thank you for having our event there. I was worried because no one we knew had been to a wedding there. Should have heeded that sign.
I hope the Lodge can re-group and hire more experienced and professional staff. Until then, beware.

Profile Picture User4708583, 2+ years ago, 2 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue

Lodge on the Desert Pricing

Lodge on the Desert Price Rates

Ceremony Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $2004.00
Off-Peak Season
Starting from $1016.00
Reception Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $20095.00
Off-Peak Season
Starting from $10083.00
Site Fees Include:
Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables
Transportation
Wedding Catering Avg. Price Per Person
Plated
$34.00
Buffet
$47.00
Stations
$15.00
Hors d'Oeuvres
$30.00
Catering Prices Include:
Cake Cutting
Server(s)

Lodge on the Desert FAQ

Venue Highlights
Maximum Capacity
200
Guest Minimum
12
Event Spaces
3
Type
Ballroom, Historic, Hotel
Style
Classic, Vintage
Setting
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Peak Season Months:
January
February
March
April
October
November
December
Off-Peak Season Months:
May
June
July
August
September
Bridal Shower
Ceremony
Engagement Party
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner
Elopements
Accommodations
Bridal Suite
Cake
Clean Up
Event Planning
Event Rentals
In-House Catering
Lighting/Sound
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wireless Internet
All Inclusive Packages
In-House Bar
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Preferred Vendors Only
Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'Oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings
Family Style
French Service
Outside Cake
Altar/Arches
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chair Covers
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Lighting
Tables
Aisle Markers
Aisle Runners
Drapery
Furniture
Photobooth
Tent Accessories
Tents
Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Chocolate Fountain
Parking
Wheelchair Access
Shuttle
Valet
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Professional Network & Endorsements

12 ENDORSEMENTS
I love DJing here. The staff is super friendly and professional. Its nice to work somewhere , where everything flows and is run really well. Since Its a honor to work here , if you need a DJ , I will take $100 off the price , if you hire me as your DJ.

Great venue pleasant efficient staff.

Lodge on the Desert has been completely remodeled in recent years, and is truly a great, mid-town location to host a wedding or other event. I have worked with many couples over the years who have held their weddings at the Lodge and they have been quite pleased. Invitation Express, Tucson

We know when we film an event at Lodge on the Desert it's going to be done professionally. The staff is always helpful and so easy to work with. Hold you next wedding, event or celebration at Lodge on the Desert. Annyce & Glen Meiners Beyond Video BeyondVideoLLC.com

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306 North Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711   See On Map
520-320-2011 (phone) 520-327-5834 (fax)
Lodge on the Desert is a wedding venue from Tucson. We service weddings throughout the local area, including Casas Adobes, Catalina Foothills, and Drexel Heights. Lodge on the Desert is a professional wedding venue that has been part of the Tucson wedding industry for 70 plus years. We specialize in Ceremony and Receptions.