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Price range: $12,350 - $15,800 Price range: $12,350 - $15,800
Couples usually spend $14,100 Couples usually spend $14,100
Reception
$2,000 starting price
Ceremony
$2,000 starting price
Bar service
$40 per person
Reception
$1,000 starting price
Ceremony
$1,000 starting price
Bar service
$40 per person
These prices are available for the months of October through April. These prices are available for the months of May through September.

About

On WeddingWire since 2011

Lodge on the Desert is a historic wedding venue located in Tucson, Arizona. The venue is a historic hotel that offers hacienda-style accommodations and several event spaces. The hotel is conveniently located, not too far away from the Tucson International Airport and the University of Arizona. It is also a few minutes away from prime shopping centers, cultural and performance arts centers, and golf courses, among other recreational options. It has been in business for more than 70 years.

Facilities and Capacity

Lodge on the Desert can host a maximum of 250 guests in its three event spaces, which offer indoor or uncovered outdoor settings. The venue has a combined 3,700 square feet of indoor space and 6,700 square feet of outdoor space available for use. The venue has 100 rooms for accommodations. The Lodge is wheelchair accessible and also has a parking facility. It is available for booking all year round.

Services Offered

Lodge on the Desert offers various wedding packages, including event rentals and several other services. They host wedding ceremonies, receptions, engagement parties, bridal showers, and rehearsal dinners. The venue also offers event items such as linens, barware, glassware, flatware, altar, arches, tables and chairs, chair covers, centerpieces, a dance floor, lighting, décor, and more. The venue's wedding event services include:

  • Bridal suite
  • Event rentals
  • Event planning
  • In-house catering, with various serving styles such as buffet, hors d’oeuvres, stations, and plated entrees
  • Accommodations
  • Cake
  • Set up
  • Clean up
  • Lighting/sound
  • Pet friendly
  • Wireless internet

Frequently asked questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$2,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$2,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$40

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Wine
Open Bar

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

20

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Garden
Historic Building
Hotel
Resort

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Centerpieces
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

January
February
March
April
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
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4.5 out of 5 rating
11 Reviews
  • Quality of service
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.4 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.5 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.5 out of 5 rating
91% Recommended by couples

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Britta
Britta D. Sent on 07/13/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Lodge on the Desert is a DREAM wedding location

We hired the Lodge on the Desert for our desert destination wedding 2 weeks ago and they absolutely nailed it. It's THE perfect venue for an adobe-style, historic, desert courtyard wedding. Wedding of our dreams! The Wedding Venue: The venue itself is worth staying at - it's a historic adobe lodge with so many nooks & crannies filled with beautiful cacti. Our guests loved hanging at the pool and ordering their DELICIOUS margaritas before the wedding. It's in the middle of Tucson - but a short drives away from the Saguaro National Parks and fun restaurants, especially the restaurant Locale which is a few blocks away. We encouraged guests to explore the rest of Tucson by creating a weekend of activities for them to join (ie hike, brewery, etc). The lodge gives the bride & groom the most beautiful room at the lodge - it has a HUGE patio with a gorgeous view of the mountains. It was large enough for the entire wedding party to hangout and eat lunch before pictures. That way, everyone could hangout in air conditioning while we all take pictures in the cacti garden down below. The cacti garden below is beautiful! The Staff: Karen, the wedding event manager, was amazing to work with. I had many many questions to ask her while planning the event from a distance, and she always answered very quickly! We scheduled a tour/tasting 4 months before the wedding, which was incredibly helpful to decide on the final menu, etc. They were incredibly supportive - I had no worries leading up to our wedding day. She even helped with the rehearsal the night before the wedding, which was very helpful. The Wedding Space: It's a beautiful grass courtyard with sparkly lights hanging (we also opted for the lights on the courtyard tree to dance underneath - incredibly magical!). The wedding was entirely outdoors. We got married with the Catalina mountains in the distance. The staff was incredibly accommodating to make sure the tables were set-up how we'd like + went above and beyond to pick out the perfect table linens. We hired a mariachi band during the cocktail hour, which added a lot to the "fiesta" theme. The Food: We chose the Mexican taco buffet and all the guests raved about the food - the Tres Leches Cake and churros are to die for. We served pitchers of margaritas and chips/guacamole during the cocktail hour. Overall, I would rate the lodge 10/10 to anyone that is looking to plan a wedding. The venue is beautiful, the staff is amazing...and you will be able to enjoy every moment of your wedding because everything is absolutely perfect.
J
Jon Sent on 01/18/2015
5 out of 5 rating
Incredible venue for our wedding reception of 40, intimate and beautiful, with amazing food and impeccable service.
K
Kyndra Sent on 07/24/2012
5 out of 5 rating
We had our rehearsal dinner at Lodge on the Desert and it was amazing. We loved the dinner. The lawn in the middle of the hotel was perfect for this size of party and everyone loved the food. Half of our guests stayed at the Lodge and everyone loved it. A lot of them plan to return for a vacation!
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Arthur Burrell
Arthur Burrell
Director of Sales

Meet Arthur Burrell, a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in the hotel industry. With a passion for delivering exceptional guest service, Arthur has worked on numerous weddings ranging from intimate gatherings of 25 to lavish affairs of 500 guests. In 2005, Arthur moved back to the States and joined the Hyatt Regency in Greenwich CT as a Senior Catering Sales Manager. Arthur's attention to detail and personalized approach ensured that every couple had a memorable experience with their family and friends. Let him show you around the Lodge on The Desert, for your perfect day.

Professional Network & Endorsements

11 Endorsements
Classy DeeJay Classy DeeJay Wedding DJs

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.

Tony G DJ and Karaoke Service Tony G DJ and Karaoke Service Wedding DJs

Great venue pleasant efficient staff.

Invitation Express Invitation Express Wedding Invitations

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

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Lodge on the Desert frequently asked questions

Lodge on the Desert includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
Lodge on the Desert includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
The bar service starting price at Lodge on the Desert includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
The space offered by Lodge on the Desert for wedding events is known for:
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Hotel
  • Resort
Lodge on the Desert offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Lodge on the Desert offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Lodge on the Desert offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi
Lodge on the Desert offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
Lodge on the Desert is recommended by 91% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.5 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.7 in quality of service, 4.7 in value, 4.5 in flexibility, 4.5 in professionalism and 4.4 in average response time.

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