As the largest resort in Arizona, the 950-room JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa is a venue to consider if you want every facet of your destination wedding to be carried out on a grand scale. It is a scale, too, that means your guests won’t have to go off property to find plenty to keep them entertained between wedding events, There are two golf courses, four pools, 10 restaurants, a spa with 41 treatment rooms, and the Lazy River, a slow-flowing water course that allows you to float through the resort on inner tubes.
The JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge is always busy with conferences and conventions, so as you would expect, there are many event and reception venues. As you would expect, too, some are massive. The Grand Canyon Ballroom can host a banquet for 2,400. But there are also many small, intimate spaces, such as the Isle of Capri, surrounded by the waters of a desert oasis, or the Sage Court, tucked away amid tropical greenery, with a waterfall as a backdrop. Another advantage of the resort’s size is that it has a team of certified wedding specialists.
Keep in Mind
As at its sister property, the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, if you hold your destination wedding at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge you’ll receive up to 150,000 Marriott Rewards points, which is enough for a six-night honeymoon stay at Marriotts around the world.