Mountain Shadows is an icon of desert modernism in Paradise Valley. Wow your guests with one-of-a-kind venues like the Paradise Ballroom which can host up to 435 people reception style and the alfresco Paradise Terrace which can hold 350. For a breathtaking Camelback Mountain view, the Mountain Shadows Lawn can comfortably host up to 450 people, while the ambient Camelback Overlook can hold 420 reception style.
Wedding guests that are residing at the resort will be able to enjoy their own personal retreat where they can rest and re-energize before and after the big wedding day. The best of mid-century modernism and contemporary design combine to create spaces that feel open and luxurious. Including plush bedding, custom furnishings, floor-to-ceiling glass, a cocktail cart with inspired recipes and 24-hour room service. Premium guestrooms also include private patios or balconies, perfect for enjoying the stunning desert scenery.
In between celebrating the bride and groom on their big day, guests can tee-off on The Short Course, catch some rays by the two luxe 75-foot pools at The Citizens Club, and enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at Hearth ’61 spearheaded by the renowned Chef Charles Wiley.
Make sure to ask us about some of our unique and innovative offerings such as:
Brunch Weddings – Unique to Mountain Shadows are the remarkable daytime views from our Lawns, Camelback Overlook and Paradise Terrace, and the perfect setting for a daytime wedding, brunch style. Creative menu options offered provide an opportunity for a combined experience of ceremony, reception and brunch amidst the breathtaking views of Camelback Mountain.
Rehearsal Dinners – Are you considering having your rehearsal dinner at Mountain Shadows? Beautiful sunsets in the shadow of the mountain create a backdrop for welcoming your guests, both local and out of town.
Morning-After Brunches – Our delicious breakfast menu options afford any couple the chance to send off their family and friends with one more opportunity to enjoy the fantastic settings at Mountain Shadows and extending a heartfelt thank you to all your guests for attending.
Naked Teepee Rentals – This unique décor offers your guests both an indigenous and stylish addition to any event. From cocktail or rehearsal receptions to late night dancing, Naked Teepees bring a bohemian flare for every celebration!
Wedding Party Golf Tournaments – Whether you’re the groom or the bride, everyone enjoys a healthy competitive round of golf. And what better place than right here at The Short Course. 18-holes of par 3, with clubs and carts, along with our traveling beverages, offer a fun activity pre or post wedding.
Private Poolside Cabana Rentals – Enjoy the luxury of our Cabanas while experiencing our relaxing Jacuzzi and 75-foot negative edge pools. It’s a terrific option to relax before or after your event with amenities and discounts available for you and your guests.
Vegan and Gluten Free Menu Options – Our award winning culinary team can customize any menu and offer those guests who have dietary preferences the chance to enjoy some of the best cuisine the valley has to offer during your events.
Late Night Snacks – Now almost a staple for any wedding are the options of Late Night Snacks. Casual and delicious are the best ways to describe these creative delicacies. A great way to cap off an evening of dinner and dancing.
Astro-tourism components (astronomers, framed star maps captured the night of the wedding, telescopes, etc.) – Mountain Shadows’ location lends itself to some of the most amazing stargazing and evenings under the stars. Astronomers, Telescopes, along with a variety of ways to complement these activities, provide you and your guests with yet another opportunity to experience Arizona.
5 Reviews for Mountain Shadows Resort Scottsdale
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Amanda S. Lernor · Married on 10/19/2019
If you want to have the most AMAZING wedding day – you MUST book Mountain Shadows! They are simply amazing. I knew the minute we toured the property with Zeina (in pouring rain, which never happens in Arizona) over a year ago that Mountain Shadows was something truly special.
During the year of planning, Zeina and Greg, went above and beyond. They did whatever was necessary to help us bring our vision to life from the ceremony to reception. Every question and concern was immediately answered. The attention to detail including food allergies was refreshing and I knew that no matter what it would be a great wedding and it absolutely was!
Zeina had everything under control during our wedding weekend and it seemed to go on without a hitch. During the reception, everything was handled so beautifully and seamlessly! We are still blown away. The food was amazing and our guests have not stopped raving not only about the food but about the incredible service from the entire staff.
The attention to the little details really is what stands out for us. Zeina and Greg were in constant communication not just with me and our planner but our vendors. They would e-mail me just to check in to see HOW I was doing especially as the big day approached. Zeina was there when we checked into the hotel on Friday afternoon and was attentive to all of our needs during the entire weekend. And finally, having a server at the reception assigned solely to the bride and groom to cater to our needs – these are just a few of the many little touches that make Mountain Shadows extraordinary.
Choosing to have our wedding at Mountain Shadows was one of the best decisions we have ever made. Throughout the yearlong planning process, we were never made to feel like a nameless client but friends. Thank you to everyone at Mountain Shadows for making our wedding weekend such a special and wonderful experience. I cannot recommend Mountain Shadows highly enough!Sent on 12/17/2019
Virginia · Married on 03/16/2019
The most beautiful venue in PV
Mountain shadows is hands down the most beautiful venue in Scottsdale/ PV with the best views of camelback mountain. Greg Wirth is the most amazing person to work with and is always on top of his game. I never worried about a thing because Greg is so knowledgeable and always kept myself and our planner in the loop. My wedding flowed smoothly, the food was delicious, the staff SO friendly. I have nothing but gratitude to everyone from mountain shadows that worked hard on giving me the most incredible wedding. I wish I could relive this day over and over again.Sent on 05/15/2019
Skye · Married on 02/23/2019
Gorgeous views, so romantic
The most stunning venue. The views of Camelback are breath taking. The food was incredible. We worked with Zeina as our coordinator and she was quick to respond, professional, and fun. Getting married here was a dream!Sent on 03/21/2019
Mountain Shadows Resort Scottsdale Price Rates
Book your wedding during our summer months from June - August and we'll offer a 20% discount on either your Deluxe Wedding Package or Premium Wedding Package.
Additonally, we'll extend a 10% discount on our website on-line published wedding menus
Mountain Shadows offers a ballroom, hotel or rooftop venue good for you occasions.
Mountain Shadows is absolutely gorgeous with so many amazing picturesque backdrops, how could you not want to get married there? What makes it even more amazing is the dream team they have assembled to make sure your wedding is perfect! Greg and his team are the best of the best!
We cant wait to work with you and your beautiful property!