Sedona, Arizona’s red rock country is one of the most magnificent destination wedding spots in the country. A place of such breathtaking beauty and awe, many first time visitors pack up and move there for good.


Call it the Sedona mystique, the vortex effect, whatever the pull, it’s real. And it’s a magical place to experience nuptial bliss.


Recent brides have spoken out too. Maybe that’s why Sedona’s Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village won the 2009 Bride’s Choice Award from WeddingWire network for “excellent quality of service, responsiveness, professionalism, value of cost and flexibility.”

Bride’s Choice Awards are determined exclusively by recent newlyweds through surveys and reviews.

For the bride-to-be, Tlaquepaque remains one of the top choices in Arizona to get married. Fashioned after a traditional Mexican village in every detail, Tlaquepaque envelops the visitor with its warmth and charm.


Huge sycamore trees, exquisite flowering gardens and signature fountains provide a stunning backdrop for any wedding. Tlaquepaque’s thick stucco walls, meandering cobblestone pathways, arched entryways opening to beautiful patios and courtyards are perfect for wedding receptions of parties up to 100. 


For a truly intimate, traditional wedding, brides should consider the non-denominational Chapel at Tlaquepaque. Stained glass windows and hand-carved wooden and leather pews, a spectacular mural over the altar, and whitewashed adobe walls resonate with the loving care that built the chapel over 30 years ago.

While 30 people can be comfortably seated in pews, additional chairs can be set up in the back for a maximum seating capacity of 45. At the completion of each wedding ceremony the bells in the Tlaquepaque bell tower will ring in celebration and commemoration.

On-site Tlaquepaque wedding coordinator Jill Kyriakopulos can arrange all the details. That is so important when planning a destination wedding far away from home base. “We have everything here a bridal party needs for a fabulous wedding,” assures Kyriakopulos. “There are several patios and an upper terrace with stunning views right on the property and all can be transformed into the perfect wedding reception. Our rates are very affordable and we work very hard to accommodate our brides and their wishes.”

When recent newlyweds, Chad and Jena were asked to rate Tlaquepaque as a wedding venue they offered the following: “Tlaquepaque was an absolutely beautiful venue for our wedding, and working with Jill was great. She answered all of our questions, was responsive and helpful. The flowers and plants they have at Tlaquepaque make the place look great, and the mood created with the architecture and lights was stunning. We were very happy to have our wedding and reception there!”


Saving time and taking the guesswork out of who to contact, Tlaquepaque works with a pre-qualified list of excellent local caterers offering a wide range of menu choices and cuisines. A referral list is also provided at time of booking that covers everything from floral arrangements, and DJ’s, to limos rentals and the especially important wedding cake.


For more information and to inquire about booking a Tlaquepaque wedding, please contact Jill Kyriakopulos at (928) 282-4838. Tlaquepaque, known as the Art and Soul of Sedona, is home to over 45 shops, galleries, and restaurants and is a must-see destination for travelers from all over the world. Visit 282-4838.

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