At Kimpton’s Amara Resort & Spa, intimate weddings and elopement ceremonies are considered a specialty with picturesque settings, adventurous outdoor excursions and traditional Native American touches that can only be found in Sedona.  

Elopement ceremonies along Oak Creek with a red rock backdrop, horseback riding and Native American drummers are just a few of the enchanting experiences that are available to couples planning their special day at Amara. Specialty day-of experiences can be fully customized by the Amara wedding team and may include:

  • Let’s Elope: Sedona ranks among the top spots for elopement ceremonies, behind Las Vegas. Amara is the perfect choice to celebrate the intimate affair. The calm creek-side venue is a popular location for the eloping bride and groom because it is the most intimate space. Following the ceremony, the bride, groom and guests will dine under the stars on the patio at SaltRock where they can sip specialty cocktails and enjoy regional dishes from an exclusive menu created by the bride and groom with the help of Executive Chef Massimo De Francesca.
  • Adventure Awaits: Sedona offers visitors stunning outdoor excursions through the famous red rocks with sights unlike anywhere else in the world. Amara is ideally located in the heart of uptown Sedona to allow for easy access to many of the city’s top activities. For the couples that want to add a dash of adventure to their special day, Amara’s team coordinates for the couple, or the wedding party, to be whisked away to enjoy a hot air balloon ride, horseback riding through desert trails or romantic hikes with a custom picnic basket.
  • Native American Touches: Sedona offers a rich history in Native American culture and spirituality that is as unique as the red rock. Brides and grooms have an exclusive opportunity to incorporate this connection to Sedona with Native American drummers and dancers following the ceremony, spiritual readings from local psychics at the reception and harness the powers of the local crystals and vortexes for which Sedona has become known.

Overlooking the gorgeous red rock and nestled along Oak Creek, Amara provides the ideal dramatic backdrop for traditional and non-traditional ceremonies. Indoor and outdoor venues such as the resort courtyard and the secluded creek side will host up to 85 dinner guests or 125 guests at a cocktail reception.

Amara only books one wedding on property per day to ensure the dedicated wedding staff can focus entirely on creating a completely customized wedding experience for the bride and groom.

The resorts signature restaurant, SaltRock, offers Southwest-inspired cuisine marrying the fresh, light and seasonal approach to California cooking with culinary traditions and ingredients of the Southwest and Verde Valley. SaltRock is also available for the rehearsal dinner, bridal parties and morning-after brunches. 

For more information about weddings at Kimpton’s Amara Resort & Spa, visit or call 928-282-4828.