Lunch banquet on the Lawn at La Mariposa Resort in Tucson

La Mariposa Resort

La Mariposa Resort is a wedding and special event venue in the Tanque Verde Valley in east Tucson. Enjoy the beautiful backdrop of the Catalina and Rincon Mountains. It’s a great venue for mehndi, sangeet, or reception. Late September thru mid March is the ideal time period (based on weather) in Tucson for an outdoor wedding ceremony.

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La Mariposa Resort features an outdoor lawn with a manmade lake as well as the Skylight Ballroom which seats approximately 200 guests for a reception.

  • Indoor Ceremony ~250 guests
  • Outdoor Ceremony Lawn: ~700 guests
  • Outdoor Reception: ~650 guests
  • Indoor Reception: ~200 guests with a dance floor

La Mariposa Resort is approximately 20 miles east of Tucson International Airport (TUS).
Getting To/From the Hotel: The best way to get to the hotel from any of the area airports, is by car – rental or rideshare app.

Hindu Weddings at La Mariposa Resort

FAQs

Can you bring in your own caterer? Outside caterers are allowed on a case-by-case basis.
Is a ceremony flame allowed? Allowed outdoors only.
Is a baraat allowed? Yes
Is there a consumption bar option? Yes
Is this a venue where the guests can stay? No, set up a room block at another property.
Is there a hospitality room available? No, the hotel where the guests are staying 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? Yes there is a gazebo. Work with your decorator to design your mandap.

Sangeet and Garba Venues

Where should you have your sangeet? You could host it at La Mariposa. In fact this venue is popular for Indian weddings where the ceremony and reception take place at another Tucson venue.

La Mariposa Resort and Muhurats

La Mariposa Resort 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

La Mariposa Resort allows outside catering on a case-by-case basis. They may be able to accommodate Hindu dietary requirements for in-house catering.

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

Resources for Hindu Weddings

Jain Weddings at La Mariposa Resort

FAQs

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

Sangeet and Garba Venues

Where should you have your sangeet? Have your sangeet at La Mariposa. In fact this venue is most popular for pre-wedding events. Alternatively have your sangeet at another resort in the area or for a less costly option at a nearby community center or an Indian restaurant banquet hall.

La Mariposa Resort 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

La Mariposa Resort allows outside catering on a case-by-case basis. For in-house catering their chefs may be able to accommodate a Jain diet.

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


Jain Wedding Planning Resources

Muslim Weddings at La Mariposa Resort

FAQs

Can you bring in your own caterer? Outside catering is allowed on a case-by-case basis.
Is a baraat allowed? Yes
Is there an option for non-alcoholic beverages only? Yes
Is this a venue where the guests can stay? No set up a room block at another property.
Is there a hospitality room available? No, the hotel where the guests will be staying 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? Yes, 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 La Mariposa Resort. There are a couple Masjids in the area.

Mehndi Venues

Where should you have your mehndi? You could host a mehndi at La Mariposa Resort. In fact this venue is most popular for pre-wedding events. Alternatively, have your mehndi at an Indian restaurant banquet halls, or a community center.

Muslim Dietary Requirements

La Mariposa Resort allows outside catering on a case-by-case basis. They are not equipped to make halal cuisine.


Resources for Muslim Weddings

Sikh Weddings at La Mariposa Resort

FAQs

Can you bring in your own caterer? Outside caterers are allowed on a case-by-case basis.
Does this venue have a gazebo or pergola for the Guru Granth Sahib? Yes, 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? No, set up a room block at a neighboring hotel.
Is there a hospitality room available? No, the hotel where the guests will stay can share options for serving breakfast for guests that are staying at the resort.

Anand Karaj at the La Mariposa Resort

Have your Anand Karaj indoors or outdoors at La Mariposa Resort.

Below are photos of outdoor and indoor Anand Karaj ceremonies, so you can see how other couples have setup the ceremony. 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
Outdoor-Sikh-wedding-ceremony-at-resort-venue
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

There aren’t any Gurdwaras in Tucson. The closest are in the Phoenix area. There are four Gurdwaras in the Greater Phoenix area.

La Mariposa Resort Muhurats

They 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 resort. In fact this venue is most popular for pre-ceremony events. Alternatively, Indian restaurant banquet halls or a community center.

Wedding Planning Resources

What is a Standard Banquet Chair?
Overview of Venue Fees for an Indian Wedding

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