The camera simply loves the many elegant flourishes of this gorgeous estate. It's an absolute pleasure to photograph here, with the property's ornate iron gates, Mediterranean archways, and hand-painted tile murals. You'll pose before a 250-year old antique fountain in the circular porte cochere, and we'll capture your romantic first look in the lush tropical garden setting. Group photos are framed by those stately palms, blooming magenta bougainvillea, and saguaro cacti.
Travel down the long, grand entrance to Royal Palms Resort and Spa in Phoenix, lined on both sides with towering palm trees, and you are magically transported to a world of romance and style. This magnificent historic property dates back to 1929. New York financier Delos Cooke built "El Vernadero," a Spanish Colonial Revival villa, for his winter retreat. Delos' love of the Old World continues to provide a stunning backdrop for your wedding celebration: charming tiled roofs, a fragrant citrus grove, and those regal palms, many of which Delos imported from Egypt!
Opt to hold your ceremony in this secluded outdoor courtyard, where vivid blooms and fragrant citrus trees will surround you. This private garden features an elevated stone platform for your vows and comfortably seats up to 120 guests.
Say your "I Do's" amid the iconic palm trees, within sight of the lovely reflecting pool. The lawn setting is particularly enchanting for a sunset ceremony, with its stunning view of Camelback Mountain. The Vernadero Lawn accommodates up to 180 guests.
This beautifully landscaped garden area seats up to 160 for a ceremony, up to 100 for a seated dinner and up to 180 for a reception, all with an exquisite Camelback Mountain view.
Cue the romance with the spacious Estrella Salon's high-beamed ceilings and exquisite wrought-iron chandeliers. The adjoining patio provides views of the reflecting tiled pool. The venue seats 180 guests, with additional space provided in the private walled Estrella Garden.
We'll capture the fun as your family and friends dine and dance in the classic ambiance of Palmera Salon, with its ornate fireplace and grand wrought-iron chandeliers. The venue seats a maximum of 120 guests and features an adjacent Palmera Lounge.
Cervantes Room and Lounge
Perfect for your smaller wedding gathering, the Cervantes Room accommodates up to 40 guests. The room features an intricately carved fireplace mantel and a dramatic wood-beamed ceiling.
This picturesque venue is the perfect setting for brides dreaming of an intimate wedding dinner under the stars. The historic Orange Grove, originally built in 1929, seats up to 95 guests.
Royal Palms offers 119 guest rooms and suites, bungalows, casitas and luxury villas. Overnight guests can enjoy plenty of top-notch amenities including a full-service salon, fitness center, swimming pool and poolside café.
Make your wedding celebration a destination event. The Royal Palms is conveniently located only seven miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The resort concierges can arrange a host of fun extras, like golf tournaments, garden teas, and group poolside massages.
The resort offers three reception packages, all with customizable menus for your cocktail reception, seated dinner, custom wedding cake, and bar service. Seating, tables, china, flatware, stemware and linens are included.
A nice touch: a Royal Palms "wedding shadow" attends to your every need, from ceremony to reception. The romance never ends: couples retiring post-reception find their room adorned with rose petals and candlelight and are treated to iced champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries.
We can help you capture every moment of your wedding event from the pre-ceremony details to the very last dance. Please contact us for details on how we can help you create an unforgettable wedding day.
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