Are you in love and want to get married without the crazy price tag? Weddings on average cost $20k+ and not everyone can afford it. However, there is a glimmer of hope for those seeking an elegant marriage without the hefty price tag.

We've asked our community on Instagram, and they pointed us in the direction of their favorite affordable wedding venues in Arizona that are under $1,000 or completely free. Whether you wish to say "I Do" in a rustic yet picturesque mansion, in a serene and luscious green garden, or in an intimate chapel, we have everything you need right here to carry out your vision! Each location is linked to either their website, application, or business to help you make the next steps towards your low-cost wedding.

Cities featured:  Apache Junction, Cave Creek, Chandler, Flagstaff, Mesa, Phoenix, Prescott, Sedona, Tucson

13 Inexpensive Wedding Venues in Arizona under $1,000

1. Chapel of the Holy Dove

The view of ponderosa pines and aspens from large windows inside a small wedding chapel in Flagstaff, Arizona
Photo by Flagstaff Christian Fellowship

Nearest City: Flagstaff

Cost: Totally Free; it's first-come, first serve

Features: A romantic A-frame chapel surrounded by ponderosa pines, aspens, and Humphrey's Peak.

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2. Lost Dutchman State Park

An ideal wedding location in front of cacti and the Superstition Mountains near Mesa, Arizona
Sunset at the Superstition Mountains in Lost Dutchman State Park

Nearest City: Apache Junction

Cost: Application required; packages start at $250 for 25 people

Features: An outdoor wedding with a backdrop of the gorgeous Superstition Mountains.

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3. Sedona Elopement Weddings

A newly wed couple and their first kiss after being married in front of Cathedral Rock in Sedona, Arizona
Photo by Sedona Elopement Weddings

Nearest City: Sedona

Cost: ranges from $295 to $990

Features: Have the wedding of your dreams in one of the most romantic cities in the United States! You can choose your ideal destination in Sedona, from magical spots like Cathedral Rock, Red Rock Crossing, the Airport Vertex, and so many more.

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4. The Mission Wedding Chapel

An elopement wedding with the newly wed couple saying their vows in a small wedding chapel in Cave Creek, Arizona
Photo by the Mission Wedding Chapel

Nearest City: Cave Creek

Cost: Packages range from $450 - $1050

Features: The Mission Wedding Chapel is perfect for elopement style weddings. The packages range from having two witnesses at the ceremony to 43 guests. Reception not included.

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5. Tonto National Forest

A cute couple sharing their first kiss at an affordable destination wedding in the Tonto National Forest in Arizona
Tonto National Forest wedding photo by Abigail Travel Photo

Nearest City: Apache Junction

Cost: Free, just pay for the Tonto Daily Pass or recreation site fee. Fill out an application on the link below more than 30 days in advance.

Popular Spots in the Tonto National Forest: Four Peaks Wilderness Area, Hellsgate Wilderness Area, Mazatzal Wilderness Area, Salome Wilderness, Salt River Canyon Wilderness, Sierra Ancha Wilderness, Superstition Wilderness

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6. The Antique Wedding House

A beautiful elopement ceremony with white cloths and chandeliers near Mesa, Arizona
Photo by the Antique Wedding House

Nearest City: Mesa

Cost: Ranges from $140 for a traditional elopement to $1000 for their Romance Special package in the chapel

Features: A beautiful wedding home built by the family of the first mayor of Mesa, respecting tradition of weddings and celebrating love.

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7. Riordan Mansion State Historic Park

A rustic wedding ceremony at Riordan Mansion State Historic Park surrounded by tall trees in Flagstaff, Arizona
Photo from Arizona State Parks

Nearest City: Flagstaff

Cost: $500 for 4 hours

Features: An outdoor wedding at the beautiful Riordan Mansion in Flagstaff with a picturesque green landscape.

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8. Bella Rose Estate

A couple exchanging their wedding vows in front of family at a dreamy outdoor wedding in Chandler, Arizona
Chandler wedding photo by Katelyn Faye

Nearest City: Chandler

Cost: $595

Features: An intimate elopement style wedding celebrated with 10 members of your friends and family. The garden will be a romantic space for your marriage!

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9. Don's Eleganté Bed and Breakfast

An affordable wedding reception in a peaceful garden in Phoenix, Arizona
Photo by Don’s Eleganté Bed and Breakfast

Nearest City: Phoenix

Cost: $800 for 12 hours, including the reception and ceremony, set up, and clean up. Accommodates up to 35 people.

Features: A quaint koi pond, garden, and tranquil waterfalls

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10. Sedona Heritage Museum

A romantic wedding ceremony with Sedona's beautiful red rocks and mountains in the background.
Sedona wedding venue photo by Melissa Atle

Nearest City: Sedona

Cost: $500 per hour. Call the museum for more information, they are super helpful!

Features: A dreamy backdrop of Sedona's red rocks. Perfect for a smaller sized celebration.

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11. Regency Garden

A fairytale like wedding ceremony surrounded by green grass and tall trees in Mesa, Arizona
Mesa wedding venue photo by Robert Godridge Photography

Nearest City: Mesa

Cost: $895 for the Elopement Package

Features: A private ceremony in their elegant garden surrounded by 10 members of your friends and family.

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12. Sanctuary Cove

A newly wed couple sharing their first kiss surrounded by beautiful cacti at the Sanctuary Cove venue in Tucson, Arizona
Wedding at Sanctuary Cove by Meagan Getz Photography

Nearest City: Tucson, Arizona

Cost: $900 for up to 60 guests, $600 for up to 30 guests, $300 for an elopement with up to 10 guests

Features: This is a beautiful and affordable wedding venue in Tucson for larger celebrations! They also have a cute cottage to host a small wedding reception at the same location.

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13. Watson Lake

A newly wed couple sharing their first kiss in front of Watson Lake in Prescott, Arizona
Wedding at Watson Lake by Trisha Rose Photography

Nearest City: Prescott, Arizona

Cost: Rent a large ramada with a ceremony pad for $200-350

Features: Watson Lake is a beautiful destination for your wedding because you can reserve a ramada that will fit at least 100 people. You can also reserve a large grass area for $35 per hour.

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We hope this blog helped you find a beautiful venue for your wedding in Arizona, all while staying under $1000! There are so many beautiful places to choose from, and when in doubt, you can always get married in one of our stunning State Parks for almost free!

Where is your dream wedding?

- The Wildjoy Team