10 Reviews
12-200
Guest Capacity
Indoor/Outdoor
Venue Setting

About Lodge on the Desert

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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 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 can 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
  • Accommodations
  • Cake
  • Set up
  • Clean up
  • Lighting/sound
  • Pet friendly
  • Wireless internet

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
Wonderful and intimate place to have a wedding. Award winning chef and great location makes this a wedding gem in Tucson~ Kristin Gray Ivory Orchid Photography & Storybook Design

Wonderful and intimate place to have a wedding. Award winning chef and great location makes this a wedding gem in Tucson~ Kristin Gray Ivory Orchid Photography & Storybook Design

This venue with it's Southwest charm & history is a beautiful location for a wedding & reception. It is warm, inviting & although located in the heart of Tucson, is very quiet, tranquil & relaxing. I would highly recommend that you check it out. You won't be disappointed.

The newly renovated Lodge on the Desert provides a great setting for any smaller wedding. Lee Ann is a very knowledgeable and great to work with. The food there is also amazing. Be sure to check them out if looking to plan a downtown Tucson wedding.

One of my favorite venues...LeeAnn and her amazing staff put on a wedding that combines the best of southwestern charm with gourmet eats. A foodies delight in a stunning desert oasis. The best!

Map

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.