We believe that intentional, intimate weddings are sacred...
and you deserve to just show up for it
Your love story, is worth holding deep, intimate space for.
That's why, at The Elysian Retreat Sedona, we are deeply committed to holding space for nature-inspired weddings of 16 or less. Our goal: we want you to come out of our experience loving one another even more.
Having a micro-wedding means; that you get to be super intentional on who's invited. After all, your epic love journey is monumental and only the ones that truly matter should be present.
Booking us, as your intimate reception venue is not your typical micro-wedding experience.
Rather than stressing about all the fine details, we want you to stay focused on your love...
Why it's done this way
We planned an elaborate wedding for a year with a guest list of originally 150+ people.
We spent a lot of time, money and energy thinking about what our guests would want and appreciate; since they would be the ones traveling to Sedona.
Day of the wedding, all the drama that transpired were from our guests. It was only after the wedding, that we realized, our most sacred memories from our wedding were the intimate ones; the first look, vow exchanges, small welcome dinner the night before.
When couples started inquiring to rent our space for THEIR elopements; THAT was when we discovered that elopements was even a thing!
Prior to that, we had this limited belief that weddings were ONLY done one way: elaborate, big, with extended families and people we rarely spoke to.
It was a powerful $85,000 lesson...
The Elysian Retreat
We are an intentional Sedona micro-wedding venue designed for intimacy. We believe that love is eternal. We also believe that love heals. And finally we believe in keeping things small and intentional.
Private Access to Oak Creek
All Inclusive Microwedding
Over 3065 square feet of indoor space PLUS 2 large decks
(perfect for entertaining guests)
Pick Your Experience
All options below are the same price. Choose your experience based on your tablescape design.
Custom designs are an extra cost. Please inquire with us for our microwedding packages in Arizona. Find out why we are ranked one of the best places to elope in Sedona, AZ.
ELEVATED RED ROCK INSPIRED
For the sophisticated bohemian bride who appreciates natural, rustic, and vintage details.
You'll describe yourself as someone who can be free-spirited, loves to explore, and is open to different cultures, experiences and ways of thinking. You have an eclectic style with a touch of sophistication and elegance about you. You appreciate organic elements and nature but that doesn't mean you haven't forgotten about your urban roots. You still appreciate structure and that means classic elements with boho pieces.
For the moody and romantic bride who appreciates the raw emotion of dark and light natural elements.
You'll describe yourself as someone who wants to do things differently on your wedding day. When we think the term “modern bride” we see the modern bride stepping out of the norm and being true to themselves. You are unconventional, out of the ordinary, and it probably explains why you're getting eloped in the first place! You appreciate contrasting elements and not your typical "all white" bride. At the end of the day, you want functionality and elegance.
For the playful, whimsical bride who appreciates delicate touches and connects deeply to her inner child.
You'd describe yourself as quirky, playful, colorful and having a pretty wild imagination. You enjoy unconventional and unique styles all the while feeling deeply connected to nature. If you can imagine yourself getting eloped right by Oak Creek and even frolicking in the creek than our venue is perfect for you! You can transport your guests into a different dimension and tap into your inner child on your most important day.
*We offer custom designs for an extra cost. Please inquire with us.
Kristen and Roger took great care of us from the beginning.
They are on top of their communication and transparent with expectations of their guests and the accommodations provided. My husband and I booked this location for us and a few of our guests during our elopement. They also work with some exceptional private chefs and will provide micro weddings if it's something you desire. The way the house is decorated pays homage to the surrounding beauty and tranquility of Sedona. A short hike on a private trail reveals a section of Oak Creek. Every amenity is thought of within the retreat. We are so grateful to have picked this location and for the amazing people that own it. We are excited at the idea of staying here again!
Kari & Evan Bastian
Are you ready to tie the knot?
We got you.
You're ready to have an intimate wedding experience, if you can double tap a heart on any of these:
You're not the most extroverted person and you're not so into the idea of having 150+ guests stare at you while you walk down the aisle or do a first dance.
You're thinking; "I can't even think of what to eat for dinner next week, let alone pick 8 bridesmaids to stand next to me on my most important day ever! Yea, no thanks. Let's just keep it to the one's closest to me."
You're set on eloping, but also want something a little more fancy than just exchanging vows and taking photos. You want a nice intimate reception dinner afterwards with your favorite crew so you can celebrate and share this happy moment with them.
You do enough planning at work. You appreciate the small details but don't want to do any of the work and just want to show up and have everything done for you.
HOW MUCH DOES THIS COST?
We've thought of everything for you and meticulously crafted our experiences to give our couples ease of mind for perfect microweddings in Sedona. Each of our experiences above (Sedona, Cathedral Rock and Oak Creek) include the following:
On-site Day of Coordinator (Also includes two 60 minute sessions to fully execute your wedding and vendor recommendations)
Wedding Rentals; Tables, Chairs, Silverware, Plates, Linens, Glassware, Patio Heaters, Wireless Speakers
Reception Venue (Includes Reception Setup and Tear Down and Event Cleaning Fee)
Tablescape Decor and Design
Printed Menus for all Guests
What does a typical wedding experience at The Elysian Retreat entail?Here's a general timeline of your day: (each couple is unique, during our design calls that's when we personalize things to you) Getting ready (hair & make up) First look photos Ceremony, typically offsite in Sedona's majestic Red Rocks (ceremony can be done at property and can be discussed on our discovery call) during this time is also when we set up for your reception venue. Cocktail Hour Couple comes back from ceremony, dinner is served with music playlist in the background. 9:30pm is when our team arrives for tear down and clean up. Because Sedona is a dark sky community we ask guests to take their party inside or keep it at a low volume if outside.
Can we have our Ceremony at the Elysian Retreat?Yes, it’s possible. From our experience couples have the best wedding experience offsite but we do we have a couple spots on our property we recommend. We can talk more about this in length on a discovery call together.
Is parking included?Yes. Our property holds up to 12 vehicles.
Does your package include a day of coordinator?Yes! Our package includes a day of coordinator as well as two planning calls prior to your big day. We specialize in helping you craft your wedding day and we give you recommendations of our vendors during these planning calls as well as provide a final timeline. If you are bringing in your own vendors we are open to it as long as we have a conversation with these vendors before signing a contract.
Do you need a permit to elope in Sedona?No
What is the best time of year to elope in Sedona?Our personal opinion is Fall and Spring. However we have done summer weddings as well! To compensate for the heat, we start ceremony and reception later and enjoy the warm summer night.
Do we have to pay in full?In order to lock in your special day, we collect half of your payment up front (non-refundable) and the other half of the payment is due one month before your event date.
Can we use our own vendors?We have an amazing list of vendors that you can choose from. However, If you choose to use your own vendors we are open to it as long as those vendors are willing to have a conversation with us beforehand. We select our vendors with care and would like everyone that comes through our property be aware of certain property rules and boundaries we have.
Can we customize your wedding package?Customizations to our current package will be an additional price that we will have to price out during our our initial discovery call.
Do we have to stay at The Elysian Retreat? Or can we just use it as a venue?Staying at The Elysian Retreat is not required. However, for the best experience, we do recommend staying here so you can wake up on your special day and start getting ready without having to travel that day. But if you decide to book the venue only, we can accommodate that as well.
How about music and dancing?Music and dancing are allowed. Out of our respect for our neighbors and Sedona’s quiet hours, we ask all outdoor music to stop at 10:00 PM. You are more than welcome to continue the celebrations indoors.
Can we have more than 16 guests?At the moment, we are open to accommodating more than 16 guests. There is an additional charge of $100 per person above 16 (children under the age of 3 are not included in this count). We do have a hard cap at 30 guests at this time.
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