5 Tips for Vow Renewal Ceremonies in Scottsdale
Discover the romantic side of the Sonoran Desert with this advice from a Four Seasons expert.
In the foothills of Pinnacle Peak sits Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North with an elegant Southwestern design and sun-drenched palette. This quixotic environment, dotted with towering Saguaro cacti and blooming desert flowers, makes it an ideal escape for vow renewal ceremonies.
“Couples love our resort because we’re a few thousand feet above the city, and that makes for a stunning backdrop,” says Janet McDaniel, catering sales manager at the onsite Talavera restaurant. “There’s nothing quite like watching the sun’s colors melt over the desert.”
But Paige Thom, who stages several renewals each month, says that besides a sunset so beautiful that it looks like it was painted by hand, Scottsdale, Arizona, is a choice destination because of its luxury amenities—the best of which are located at the Resort. Here, we offer an insider’s perspective into planning the perfect vow renewal ceremony.
- You’ll want professionals to help with things like photography and ceremony officiating. Resort staff is prepared with a list of preferred vendors to help you pick the right team.
- Stage a sunset ceremony on either the Talavera private patio or Troon Lawn, both of which offer dramatic views of Pinnacle Peak and Scottsdale city lights.
- Make it a personalized celebration. Couples have even relived their big day by playing their first dance song or working with catering to create a mini replica of their wedding cake.
- Host an intimate group dinner at Talavera, where Executive Chef Mel Mecinas creates a menu of inspired American cuisine. For couples dining alone, the private patio doubles as a ceremony and dinner site. A velvet star-filled sky makes for an almost ethereal setting.
- Enjoy a second honeymoon at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, where romance is in the design—from expert-led stargazing sessions to a celestial couple’s moonlight massage.