• By Wendy Lippman
  • 05 Jun, 2017

There’s nothing quite like falling head over heels in love. Sometimes that love is so strong you just want to run off and get married immediately. Eloping can be crazy and romantic, but there’s still some planning that needs to happen. Yes, it’s true! If you ever considered a destination for your elopement, consider Tlaquepaque’s Chapel in Sedona, Arizona.

Tlaquepaque’s “Simply I Do” elopement package will keep your spirits and hearts soaring since we simplified the details for your special day. Charming, intimate and romantic, the Tlaquepaque Chapel partnered with our Star-winning restaurant, Rene at Tlaquepaque, will make for a most memorable evening.

Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village is located in Sedona, Arizona which is on the list of the most beautiful places to live in the Southwest. Even better yet, with the red rocks soaring around the city, Tlaquepaque has been the treasure within Sedona for the past 47 years. By having your wedding ceremony with our stunning Mexican style architecture,, surrounded by magnificent sycamore trees as a backdrop, and surrounded by unforgettable vine-covered terra cotta-colored walls, cobblestone pathways and magical courtyards, Tlaquepaque guests to another century.

Your “Simply I Do” package will be timeless, starting at the Tlaquepaque Chapel, an oasis of heavenly serenity nestled within Tlaquepaque’s walls, the perfect location for truly intimate ceremony. Looking through the intricate, wrought-iron gates the bridal couple will be transported to another place in time. The giant, antique doors are flung wide open beneath the carved stone arch of the non-denominational Chapel.   Each bridal couple has the Chapel for ninety minutes.

The package includes the bridal bouquet and boutonniere. Our florist has been serving Sedona since 2001 and will make certain that the flowers are only of the highest quality using only what is in season. The Bride selects the color and the bouquet stem will be satin wrapped to match her dress. As always, additional floral arrangements can be added for a fee.
Dinner will be served at the landmark Rene Restaurant at Tlaquepaque.

Once the Bride and Groom have said their “I Do’s”, they will be enthralled by the lovely wedding peal playing from our bell tower as they exit the Chapel. Exquisite dinner will then be served for you and your guests at the landmark Rene Restaurant at Tlaquepaque. An award winning establishment for over 35 years, owner and Chef, Walter Paulson,  will serve a delightful three-course meal including a bottle of champagne. Additional guests can be added for an additional fee for a maximum of six persons. Indoor and outdoor dining is available.

Of course, the evening wouldn’t be complete without the tastiest part, the wedding cake. Our cake designer Andrea Carusetta, owner of Sedona Cake Couture, is the ultimate baker. Andrea has appeared on numerous television shows and was a two time medalist on Food Network Challenge and Grand Champion on TLC Channel’s Ultimate Cake off.   Each Bride and groom selects their favorite cake flavor and icing. Andrea even encourages the happy couple to submit a photo of the desired type of cake design to make all of your wedding dreams come true.

Are you tempted yet? If you are looking for an absolutely stunning, completely romantic, I – will- always remember- this magical place- memory, then Tlaquepaque is the place for you. We can’t wait to show what we can do! Book Your Elopement Consultation with our Wedding Manager today.

Black out dates apply.

Contact us at 928-282-4838 or tlaqinfo@gmail.com

Tlaquepaque Happenings

By Wendy Lippman 12 Dec, 2017
The Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village has become the undisputed epicenter for holiday entertainment and festivities in Sedona.  It all starts Saturday, December 16th from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm.   As always, the event is free and the trolley will be running from the Uptown municipal parking lot (260 Schnebly Road) during the same time period for your convenience.

Now in its fifth year, the Holiday Sweet Stroll is a musical and entertainment extravaganza sprinkled with very special treats, gifts and sweet discounts to entice some holiday shopping.  Gather family, friends and the young ones for a magical afternoon of fun.  The participating Tlaquepaque boutique shops and galleries have gone all out to make sure your holidays are the best ever. 
By Wendy Lippman 04 Dec, 2017
Few events in Sedona can boast 45 consecutive years of overwhelming success and holiday magic.  Get ready for Tlaquepaque's Festival of Lights, the beloved signature event - perfect for the whole family, happening this year on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 3:00 to 8:00p.m.  Come marvel at the arts village, beautifully lit with 6000 luminarias, creating a warm , golden glow flowing over every courtyard, balcony and walkway.  For your holiday shopping pleasure, the shops and galleries will stay open until 8:00 p.m.  Admission is free --- so is the hot cider,and, for your convenience, take the free trolley from the Uptown Municipal parking lot to and from Tlaquepaque.  Please consider bringing an unwrapped toy for kids ...drop them off at the Toys for Tots station in Patio del Norte.  
By Wendy Lippman 28 Nov, 2017
Get ready to kick-off the holiday season at Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village, the Art and Soul of Sedona.  Bring friends, family and especially the youngsters as there is plenty to do and see.   Start your evening on Friday, December 1st around 5 p.m. to enjoy the traditional tree lighting with Mayor Sandy Moriarty.   

By Wendy Lippman 16 Oct, 2017
Cocopah , Arizona’s oldest bead store, is committed to dealing in historic, ethnic and rare beads. Turquoise has always been the most significant bead we represent. It was an intricate part of the history, lore and trade of Pre-Columbian Indians in the Southwest and along the ancient trade routes to South America. As all the mines but Kingman have closed, it has become yet more precious and costly. Imitation materials are sold everywhere as Turquoise. Visitors constantly ask us how to tell the real from the fake. We want to share with you some fascinating information about this mythic stone.
By Wendy Lippman 27 Sep, 2017
Fall in Sedona is a favorite time of the year, and at Tlaquepaque  it's high season, filled with festivals and popular events that happily bring Sedona residents and visitors together.  Forty-five years ago founder Abe Miller envisioned Tlaquepaque as a community gathering place to recreate Fiestas from Old Mexico.   Since that time, we have worked hard to keep the most time honored traditions alive.
By Wendy Lippman 15 Sep, 2017
Tlaquepaque North is open!  With its three impressive new buildings and a major renovation of a former cobblestone home, all are beautifully congruent architecturally, seamlessly mirroring the main arts village.   Tlaquepaque, now on both sides of the street, functions as a gateway to the Sedona Gallery District.  New tenants to Tlaquepaque North include : The Pump House Station Urban Eatery and Market, Caravana North, The Artist's Kitchen Shop, Renee Taylor Jewelry and Quilts Ltd.
By Wendy Lippman 02 Aug, 2017
The many fountains in Tlaquepaque offer soothing respite for visitors, especially in the balmy months of summer.  In Old Mexico, fountains were located in the central village square, serving as a place to gather water, meet friends and catch up on the latest news.   Tlaquepaque visionary Abe Miller sought to capture that sense of place and purpose at Tlaquepaque as well.  During special times of the year, its fountains are transformed into spectacular seasonal displays with gourds, vines, roots, squashes and pumpkins in the fall, and trimmings like holly, ornamental balls and handmade signature serape ornaments during the holiday season.  Any time of year the gurgling, splashing water from the fountains brings a magical element to an already magical environment.

By Wendy Lippman 05 Jun, 2017

Tlaquepaque “Best of Everything” Union!

By Wendy Lippman 05 Jun, 2017

There’s nothing quite like falling head over heels in love. Sometimes that love is so strong you just want to run off and get married immediately. Eloping can be crazy and romantic, but there’s still some planning that needs to happen. Yes, it’s true! If you ever considered a destination for your elopement, consider Tlaquepaque’s Chapel in Sedona, Arizona.

By Wendy Lippman 05 Jun, 2017

There is no right or wrong when it comes to weddings from ceremonies to receptions more and more brides and grooms are personalizing their weddings. Today’s couples are mixing old with the new for ways to make their wedding stand out from the rest. Make your wedding day as special and unforgettable as you both are and put your imagination to good use. Marriage is about two unique individuals coming together as one, so don’t be afraid to step out of the box.

Tlaquepaque has had great brides and grooms with amazing ideas, from dessert bars to candy stations. Ideas range from placing a romantic seating area for the bride and groom to relax and enjoy their evening and guests. You can take it a step further and incorporate sofas and coffee tables to break up a traditional wedding reception set up.

Another great idea so as to not keep your guests waiting taking photos is a First Look. About 70% of couples opt to have a first look before their ceremony. This is where they can capture that special moment and take a minute to breathe and shake off some of that anxiety that has been brewing all day. Some of our photographers have captured some great moments.

We hope you enjoy these ideas and photos.

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