A Sonoran Desert Oasis
By Simona Cassius
Located just 30 minutes from Tucson, Arizona, with stunning views of the Tortolita Foothills and Wild Burro Canyon, is The Ritz Carlton, Dove Mountain. Situated in the high Sonoran desert the land was once inhabited by the indigenous Hohokam Indians. Throughout your stay you can find ancient petroglyphs from 300 B.C. to 1500 A.D. Having ensured that the materials used in the design and decor of the property stayed as close as possible to their natural states, it is this type of attention to detail that the Ritz Carlton sews into every fiber of your experience here.
BIG DAY DETAILS
You will have a planner for all the details leading up to the big day and a wedding concierge for the day of, ensuring that you can relax and enjoy this treasured time.
How can you not fall in love with a property that has a spa-wedding menu? Their wedding celebration packages don’t leave anyone out, ranging from massages and facials to a couples relaxation bath with champagne and strawberries.
There is a wide array of venues available from ballrooms for up to 450 guests, to intimate and magical lawn ceremonies at sunset.
GET THE DISH
If you aren’t already taken by the romantic desert environment, then undoubtedly, it will be love at first bite! From farm to table dinner buffets including roasted quail, herb and green apple quinoa salad, to plated options featuring marinated buffalo tenderloin with corn nopales salsa, avocado fries and poblano coulis.
WE SIMPLY ADORE
NOTE TO SELF
This is an ideal destination for all ages and interests. Adventure seekers can hike, mountain bike and go horseback riding on over 20 miles of trails, right on property. There are 27 holes of Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf, including a 45,000 square foot Clubhouse. After all the activities planned for the day, find a spot by one of the 3 pools, with a 235 foot waterslide, or unwind at the award winning 17,000 square foot spa.