SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

April 26, 2012 11:00 ET

Resorts in Phoenix Offer Stunning Outdoor Wedding Venues

Phoenix Marriott Tempe at the Buttes Features Unforgettable Outdoor Space Fit for Any Bride

TEMPE, AZ--(Marketwire - Apr 26, 2012) - The first item on any bride's checklist, after the date, is picking the perfect venue. At the Phoenix Marriott Tempe at the Buttes, couples can say "I do" in a breathtaking outdoor wedding venue in Phoenix.

The stunning mountainside resort in Phoenix, Arizona offers 40,000 sq ft of flexible event space, which can be transformed to create your dream wedding or reception venue. Expert and professional event planners are available to assist with every detail of your big day, and custom menus are created to ensure the specific needs of your event -- and its guests -- are met.

Located on a 25-acre Valley landmark, surrounded by gorgeous desert scenery, this resort-like hotel also offers one of the most elegant Phoenix outdoor wedding venues available, ideal for ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners, and cocktail hours. With a setting sun against the rocky mountain outcroppings, every image from your event will be picture-perfect.

In addition to traditional Tempe banquet halls, this hotel also features a one-of-a-kind venue in its Top of the Rock Restaurant, featuring stunning views of the city and a flexible space that can be transformed to meet your event's needs.

Your event guests will find plenty to do in their downtime at this Phoenix resort and spa. Days can be spent lounging by one of two outdoor heated pools, or soothing sore muscles in one of four hot tubs, all carved out of the mountainside. While you're out in the sun, grab a burger and a beer at the Thirsty Cactus Pool Bar and Grill. For a truly indulgent experience, treat yourself to a massage, facial, or body therapy at the Narande Spa. Those with a little more energy can head to the fitness center, tennis and volleyball courts, or out on the hiking trails.

To learn more about the wedding and event spaces at the Phoenix Marriott Tempe at the Buttes, visit the hotel website at http://www.marriott.com/hotels/event-planning/wedding-planning/phxtm-phoenix-marriott-tempe-at-the-buttes/, where you can make group bookings, browse event space photos, search inspiring event menus, and plan your stay with maps and transportation information.

About the Phoenix Marriott Tempe at the Buttes
At the resort-style Phoenix Marriott Tempe at the Buttes, a luxurious mountainside retreat just minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, you'll experience the state's true natural beauty and be pampered with attentive service. Set on a 25-acre Valley landmark, this Tempe hotel offers first-class facilities including a fitness center, two heated outdoor pools with a waterslide, tennis and volleyball courts, four hot tubs carved out of the mountainside, hiking trails, and the full-service Narande Spa. A range of dining options are also available, and include casual drinks and meals at the Lobby Lounge, world-class cuisine and spectacular city views at Top of the Rock Restaurant, family favorites such as burgers and hot dogs at Thirsty Cactus Pool Bar and Grill, and a southwestern-style breakfast buffet at Market Cafe. Guestrooms at this Arizona State University hotel are allergy-friendly and outfitted with generous amenities, including marble bathrooms with plush robes and spa products, room service, cable TV, high-speed wireless Internet access, work desks with ergonomic chairs, in-room coffee/tea service, and Marriott's Revive signature bedding package. This beautiful desert hotel is the perfect venue for weddings, meetings, and other functions, with 40,000 sq ft of event space, and is ideally located near the Phoenix Zoo, the Desert Botanical Gardens, Chase Ballpark, and dining and entertainment on Tempe's Mill Avenue. With stunning views and a prime location, the Phoenix Marriott Tempe at the Buttes is the perfect destination for business and leisure travelers alike.

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