The unique and historical Tanque Verde Ranch offers the picture perfect venue for your Arizona dream wedding. Situated on over 6oo acres with the Saguaro National Park as your backdrop, this is the ultimate destination for a true rustic wedding. Tanque Verde Ranch is the oldest locally owned business in Tucson, Arizona dating back to 1868. The rolling mountains, gorgeous desert landscape and starlit skies will serve as an unforgettable setting.
Whether you are planning an intimate wedding for close family and friends, or a grand event for up to 220 guests, Tanque Verde Ranch will create that once in a lifetime experience your guests are sure to remember for years to come.
The natural beauty of Tanque Verde lends itself to a multitude of picturesque places, it can be overwhelming to choose, but with the ranch’s wedding planners, you are certain to find the ideal setting. Imagine your outdoor ceremony or reception on the lush green Cactus View lawn surrounded by mature mesquite trees, large wood deck and cascading party lights, or among one of the terraces featuring breathtaking panoramic views, grand natural stone fireplace and waterfalls. To top it off, a horseback entrance can make for stunningly romantic photos! “The setting of the Tanque Verde Ranch is absolutely breathtaking! It encompasses the true spirit of the west and that is exactly what my husband and I were looking for in a venue. We didn’t want a venue that was too stuffy or too casual, we wanted something in the middle and we got that at the ranch. Not to mention, the ranch is the most picturesque place I have ever been to!” said Elise J. from Arizona.
After the “I do’s” and the desert sun has set, dance the night away in the elegant and charming Saguaro room. Your guests will be delighted as they enter toward the beautiful grand staircase leading to the Saltillo tiled lobby. The Saguaro rooms features a natural stone fireplace and rustic wood mantel. Dramatic 18 foot high saguaro ribbed ceilings accented with southwest chandeliers create the perfect ambiance for any occasion. Sweeping French Doors open to the flagstone lined patio complete with fire pits and bistro lighting create the atmosphere for your evening under the stars.
Tanque Verde Ranch offers an authentic feel true to old time southwestern lifestyle, cuisine and lodging with a modern twist. One of our brides from last year, Leslie P. of Oregon said, “I honestly don’t think there is a better setting for an outdoor southwest desert wedding. My guests, who came from Colorado, Washington, Oregon and the East Coast, all remarked that is was the most beautiful wedding day I have ever been to.” With a treasure trove of activities and home to over 200 horses you and your guests will want to spend the days before and after the wedding experiencing all the ranch has to offer. Horseback riding, hiking, swimming, fishing, tennis, jeep adventures and mountain biking, are just to name a few.
Kick-back and relax in the luxury of your room, tastefully decorated in rich southwestern style.
Traditional adobe walls and Santa Fe style architecture perfectly complement the beauty of the natural surroundings. Tanque Verde lodging is comfortable and inviting, combining the spirit of the Old West with today’s modern amenities.
Tanque Verde Ranch’s awards and reviews will reassure you that your vision of your big day will be beyond comparison. With the effortless care and assistance of the wedding planners, Mary Ellen McBee, Sarah Lee and the entire staff will make sure every detail of your wedding will be sure to exceed your expectations. “They took care of every detail with precision, love and care to meet our every need,” said Fern M. of New Mexico. “They made everything seem effortless. The staff was so competent and did their jobs with joy and ease. The food was amazing and the décor was perfect. They made every guest feel at home. My gratitude will be lifelong a well as the friendship.” There is no question as to why wedding guests say “This was the best wedding I have ever been to!”
Written by California Bride Magazine