Indian wedding ceremony at Arizona Biltmore

Arizona Biltmore

The Arizona Biltmore resort in Phoenix is very experienced in Indian weddings. The Arizona Biltmore is a Waldorf Astoria Resort, ideal for couples seeking a venue for 300-400-500+ guests and a venue with gorgeous outdoor and indoor space.

You could even host your sangeet and/or reception outdoors in the Squaw Peak Lawn with capacity for 1000 or the Frank Lloyd Wright Lawn with seating for 450 guests.

Video: Sameer Soorma Studios

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  • Indoor Ceremony: 2700 guests
  • Outdoor Ceremony: 1600 guests
  • Outdoor Reception: 1000 guests
  • Indoor Reception: 1900 guests

The hotel is approximately 8 miles north of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), so it’s a very convenient venue for anyone arriving from out-of-town. Getting To/From the Hotel: The best way to get to the hotel from any of the area airports, is by car/Rideshare.

Hindu Weddings at Arizona Biltmore

FAQs

Can you bring in your own caterer? Yes, any licensed and insured caterer is welcome.
Is a ceremony flame allowed? Allowed outdoors and indoors on a case-by-case basis
Is a baraat allowed? Yes
Is there a consumption bar option? Yes
Is this a venue where the guests can stay? Yes, and they can help you set up a room block.
Is there a hospitality room available? Yes, the hotel can setup a hospitality room or work with you on another solution for serving breakfast to guests.
Does this venue have a gazebo or pergola for a mandap? No, work with your decorator to design your mandap.

Sangeet and Garba Venues

Where should you have your sangeet? You could host it at the Arizona Biltmore or at an Indian restaurant banquet hall or other a community center.

Arizona Biltmore and Muhurats

The Arizona Biltmore is happy to work with you on a ceremony time. They may not be able to accommodate early morning and late night ceremonies due to noise considerations.

Hindu Dietary Requirements

The Arizona Biltmore allows you to hire an outside caterer. With regards to dietary restrictions, work directly with your caterer to prepare menus per your dietary requirements and the setup at the venue. Often there will be a separate buffet or section of the buffet for vegetarian, Swaminarayan etc. food.

Mexican food served an a sangeet for an Indian wedding.
Photo: VEK Photo

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Jain Weddings at Arizona Biltmore

FAQs

Can you bring in your own caterer? Yes, any licensed and insured caterer is welcome.
Is a ceremony flame allowed? Yes, the flame is allowed outdoors and indoors on a case-by-case basis.
Is a baraat allowed? Yes
Is there a consumption bar option? Yes
Is this a venue where the guests can stay? Yes, and the hotel will help you set up a room block.
Is there a hospitality room available? Yes, the hotel can discuss that and other options for serving breakfast to guests that are staying there.
Does this venue have a gazebo or pergola for a mandap? No, work with your decorator to design your mandap.

Sangeet and Garba Venues

Where should you have your sangeet? Have your sangeet at the Arizona Biltmore or the Jain Center of Greater Phoenix, a nearby community center or an Indian restaurant banquet hall.

The Arizona Biltmore and Muhurats

They do their best to accommodate muhurats. It may not be possible to accommodate early morning or late night celebrations with a baraat due to noise control, labor union policies, and city ordinances.

Jain Dietary Requirements

The Arizona Biltmore allows you to hire an outside caterer and even allows caterers to use their kitchen.

With regards to dietary requirements work with your caterer to customize a menu per your dietary requirements and setup at the venue. Often there will be a separate buffet or section of the buffet for Jain food. Ask your caterer to make dish description cards like the ones pictured below.

Mexican food served an a sangeet for an Indian wedding.
Photo: VEK Photo


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Muslim Weddings Arizona Biltmore

FAQs

Can you bring in your own caterer? Yes, any licensed and insured caterer is welcome.
Is a baraat allowed? Yes
Is there an option for non-alcoholic beverages only? Yes
Is this a venue where the guests can stay? Yes and the hotel will help you set up a room block.
Is there a hospitality room available? Yes, the hotel can discuss this as well as other options to serve breakfast to guests staying there.
Does this venue have a gazebo or pergola for the stage? No, work with your decorator to design it.

Nearby Masjids

If you prefer to have the nikah and/or shaadi at a Masjid you can follow it up with a Walima at the Arizona Biltmore. There are several Masjids in the area.

Mehndi Venues

Where should you have your mehndi? You could host a mehndi at the Arizona Biltmore or an Indian restaurant banquet halls, or a community center.

Muslim Dietary Requirements

The Arizona Biltmore allows you to hire an outside caterer. Work directly with the caterer to prepare halal menus.


Resources for Muslim Weddings

Sikh Weddings Arizona Biltmore

FAQs

Can you bring in your own caterer? Yes, any licensed and insured caterer is welcome.
Does this venue have a gazebo or pergola for the Guru Granth Sahib? No, work with your decorator to design an elevated setup. See more info below.
Is a baraat allowed? Yes
Is there space for milni? Yep!
Is there a consumption bar option? Yes
Is this a venue where the guests can stay? Yes, and the hotel will help you set up a room block.
Is there a hospitality room available? Yes, they can share options for serving breakfast for guests that are staying at the resort.

Anand Karaj at the Arizona Biltmore Resort

Below are photos of other outdoor Anand Karaj ceremonies, so you can see how other couples have setup the ceremony. An Anand Karaj at the Arizona Biltmore could be outdoors at one of the lawn venues or indoors in a ballroom. You may also like our guide on Tips for a non-Gurdwara Anand Karaj.

Anand Karaj at Warner Center Marriott
Indoor Anand Karaj ceremony where the guests are seated on sheets in a hotel ballroom. Photo: Lin & Jirsa Photography
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Sub-flooring was laid down on the grass for an outdoor Sikh wedding. Your decorator will help with this. Photo: Greycard Photography
Sikh wedding at Pelican Hill Resort
Anand Karaj ceremony at an oceanfront resort. Photo: Lin & Jirsa Photography

At the Anand Karaj below, they gave each guest a gadda (cushion) to sit on.

Outdoor Anand Karaj wedding ceremony
Outdoor Anand Karaj on concrete with gaddas for the guests to sit on.

Closest Gurdwaras

If you prefer a traditional setting for your Anand Karaj, you could get married at a Gurdwara. There are two Gurdwaras in Phoenix. The Arizona Gurdwara and the Guru Nanak Dwara. Both are approximately 5 miles south of the Arizona Biltmore. You could get married at the Gurdwara followed by the reception at the Arizona Biltmore.

The Arizona Biltmore and Muhurats

The Arizona Biltmore will do their best to accommodate muhurats. As the venue space is al indoors, it may not be possible to accommodate early morning or late night celebrations with a baraat due to noise control, labor union policies, and city ordinances.

Jaggo and Sangeet Venues

Where should you have your jaggo and/or sangeet? You could host it at the Arizona Biltmore. Alternatively, Indian restaurant banquet halls or a community center.

Wedding Planning Resources

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Ceremony Fee: $3500++
Includes: Garden or Ceremony Lawn, white garden chairs, 2 changing rooms, gift and guest book tables, water station, basis sound system and mic, sound technician, 1 room for the couple for 1 night.

Reception Fee: Please complete the form to request a quote
Includes: tables, standard banquet chairs, china, flatware, glassware, stage, wood parquet dance floor, Biltmore gold linen, ivory overlay, ivory napkin, cocktail rounds for cocktail hour, votives for cocktail rounds and reception tables.

Valet Parking: $3+ per guest

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