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Ritz Carlton: Dove Mountain, Arizona

A Sonoran Desert Oasis

Tuscon, Arizona

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.


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.


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.

  • Choose one of your meals to be served from their Food Truck, laid back and so much fun!
  • An Executive Pastry Chef on staff has its benefits. It means you can have your choice of creative and freshly homemade selections like hazelnut sponge cake, amaretto essence, roasted praline mousse and candied hazelnuts or marble sponge cake, coffee ganache with mocha coffee chip mousse. One taste is all you will need!


  • Ritz Kids programs offered, like an in-room tenting experience or discovery time with the Ranger to have all their questions answered.
  • Eco-jeep touring and cattle penning for an authentic desert outing.
  • Evening stargazing.


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.

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