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Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, A Gurney's Resort & Spa

Paradise Valley, AZ View map Visit website

About

Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa is a wedding venue located in Paradise Valley, Arizona, that offers unparalleled privacy and peace for your special day. Nestled on the 53-acre landscape of Camelback Mountain, this resort offers a refreshing spirit of sophistication and relaxation.

Facilities and Capacity

Sanctuary Resort has a variety of mountainside settings with a backdrop of beautiful skies that are perfect for a wedding celebration. For your ceremony, you can choose from Paradise Views, the Wedding Lawn, and the Spa House. Paradise Views is a lovely two-level space that has a spectacular lawn area, accommodating around 150 guests and overlooking the valley and the mountains. The Wedding Lawn can accommodate up to 200 guests, offering a scenic setting for a ceremony or cocktail reception. The Spa House is a smaller space, accommodating around 40 guests for a private ceremony that overlooks the magnificent sunset garden. There are also many versatile and elegant reception venues that provide the ideal setting for a wedding event. These exclusive locations include the Views Ballroom, the Praying Monk dining room, and the Sunset Room. The Views Ballroom has floor-to-ceiling views with a private wrap-around terrace, while the Praying Monk room and Sunset Room are intimate dining spaces that can be used for smaller events.

Services Offered

The event managers at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa have access to an array of specialty vendors and services in the Scottsdale area. They ensure spectacular decor, luxurious lighting, and personalized touches that will bring your whole wedding together. The services and rentals provided are:

  • 66” or 72” round dinner tables
  • Floor length ivory or black linens
  • Votive candles
  • White china
  • Uplighting
  • Chairs covers
  • Hair and makeup artist
  • Bridal suite
  • Personal training session

Cuisine

The award-winning catering team at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort produces exquisite and delectable cuisine as well as tailored menus that are personalized for each event. The dedicated culinary staff will provide you with fine dining services while the exceptional cake designers will ensure that your wedding cake is customized to your taste.

Accommodation

This stylish resort boasts a variety of accommodations that include suites, casitas, and private homes. These spaces provide guests with a private and exclusive escape that is tranquil and spacious, featuring rooms with modern decor and striking outdoor views. With weddings that have over 50 guests, the couple will also receive a complimentary honeymoon suite with candlelight turndown for their overnight stay.

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?

$20,000

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

$18,000

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?

$3,000

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

$3,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

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

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

Cake Cutting
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$175

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

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

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Hotel
Resort
Restaurant

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
Cake
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

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

What event items are available?

Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Furniture
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet

What months are included in your peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

June
July
August

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    Sara Married on 10/10/2020
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    The best choice we made for our wedding!

    Choosing Sanctuary as our venue was the best (and easiest) choice we could have made for our wedding. Obviously the scenery at Sanctuary is absolutely gorgeous, but while there are a few other venue options in Paradise Valley that also have incredible desert views, Sanctuary stood out because of the amazing food and the level of service. My husband said the appetizers (esp the scallops) might just be the best thing he's ever eaten. They don't nickel and dime you for things like chairs and table linens, which makes planning so much easier and great peace of mind that you're not going to go over budget.

    Planning a wedding during covid was a big challenge with enough stress on it's own, so we couldn't be more thankful for how understanding and flexible Sanctuary was in allowing us to decide how we wanted to proceed with our big day and guest list. Jessica was great to work with and provided us helpful recommendations like our band, The Lucky Devils who our guests are still raving about.

    Finally as a nice little surprise, I honestly wasn't expecting too much for the honeymoon suite, but the room and set-up blew me away! It literally looks like a fantasy suite on the Bachelor. We are planning to come back for anniversaries!

    We (and all our guests!) really had an amazing wedding day and can't recommend this place enough.
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    Blake Married on 12/11/2019
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    The perfect honeymoon stay

    My wife and I stayed here for four days following our wedding in the Scottsdale area for our "mini-moon" to kick off married life with some relaxation and alone time. We stayed in one of the spa villas. We couldn't be happier with our experience. First, the service was phenomenal, to the point where all the staff new us by Mr/Mrs even on our first day. Everyone was available and willing to make our experience better, from food, to drinks by the pool, to the spa, to room service, to bell desk. Second, the property and surrounding areas are beautiful. Third, the spa was a great experience--as part of our stay package, we got a significant amount of credit that gave us about a massage per day during our stay, and the folks at the spa were very good. Fourth, our villa was fantastic, including a great bed, tons of space, and a very nice outdoor bath that had candles lit by it as part of turndown service. We would highly recommend this resort anytime you are looking to have the best of comfort and service. We are already planning out return.
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    Wonnie R. Married on 10/05/2019
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    Best venue we could’ve hoped for

    We love love loved this venue for our wedding! It provided the most spectacular views for our photos and the sunset there during cocktail hour was unreal. The team is also a joy to work with. Everyone from Robin in sales to the valet guys were so nice. We worked closely with Jessica, and she patiently and kindly answered all of our questions, was super helpful, and very responsive. Thank you Sanctuary, for making our wedding day magical!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

4 Endorsements
What A Day Weddings What A Day Weddings Wedding Planners

Sanctuary is such a gem in the valley; the views, the food, and the service is spectacular. The couple I planned with; could not have been happier on their most special wedding day at Sanctuary!

Desert House Productions Desert House Productions Wedding DJs

We love Sanctuary! So excited every time we get to work there. One of the best and most on-point staff in the industry! They run great weddings and have attracted some of our favorite clients! Stellar location for sure.

Your Event Florist Your Event Florist Wedding Florists

Highly recommend the The Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa for your wedding venue...the view is amazing from the Ceremony site and their extremely talented staff makes sure everything runs smoothly and seemless. It's a beautiful property!!

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5700 East McDonald Drive Paradise Valley, AZ, 85253
4806072306
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