top of page

Rose Garden Weddings at Sahuaro Ranch 


If we could step back in time to April 6, 1899, we would have been guests at the very first Rose Garden wedding.  This, of course, if we had been fortunate enough to be invited to this lovely event.  As the sun was setting on the Victorian Era, Mary Wentworth Bartlett and Charles W. Case Deering exchanged their wedding vows amidst the many fragrant roses planted by Mary’s father, William Henry Bartlett in the 1890’s.  We can only imagine the elegance and beauty of their ceremony.

Today, following the tradition of this first wedding, facilitating Rose Garden weddings at Sahuaro Ranch is a popular and important part of what we do at the Glendale Arizona Historical Society.  As the years go by, the number of weddings we have facilitated continues to grow and we are so honored to have been a part of each one of them.  It is exciting to see a bride and groom starting their life together right here in our beautiful Rose Garden.

If you have never been to the Guest House or Rose Garden at Sahuaro Ranch we encourage you to come in for a tour and to speak with us about your wedding.  For questions or to reserve your wedding date, please call (623) 435-0072.  You may also email us at 

Due to the high temperatures during the summer, we do not schedule weddings in June, July and August.  October weddings are held just north of the Rose Garden, in the Palm Grove because the City reseeds the grass during this month.

PLEASE NOTE ~ no weddings will be held during NOVEMBER 2024.

                                    Rose Garden Wedding Price Guide

Our prices for facilitating a wedding are based on the number of guests that will be attending.

These are prices for Rose Garden Weddings effective January 1, 2022.

​The Rose Garden can accommodate up to 200 guests.

  • Up to 50 guests                $600.00

  • 51 to 100 guests               $650.00

  • 101 to 150 guests             $700.00

  • 151 to 200 guests             $750.00

We also offer a two-hour Sweetheart Rose Ceremony for only $400.00.  It is limited to 50 guests and is facilitated only during the morning and early afternoon times.  

A $150.00 wedding deposit is required to secure your date. 

A $100.00 security deposit is in addition to the cost of the wedding.  It is refundable after the wedding if everything goes well.

Active military members are entitled to a $25.00 discount in appreciation of your service.  Please mention this to us when you book your wedding date.

For questions or to reserve your wedding date, please call (623) 435-0072.  You may also email us at

What's Included - Rose Garden Weddings
Wedding Reception

Rose Garden Wedding Package Includes:


  • 4 hours - duration of wedding package.  The bride, groom and attendants will have use of the Guest House and Rose garden for a total of four hours.

  • Glendale Arizona Historical Society staff and volunteers will be available to answer any questions or to help you in any way we can. 

  • Bride, groom and other members of the wedding party may utilize the Guest House to dress and prepare for wedding ceremony.

  • A white, wooden lattice wedding arch placed in the Rose Garden.  You may decorate the lattice and small bridge leading to the Rose Garden.

  • Chairs for your guests.

  • Restrooms in Guest House for guests.

  • The beauty and tranquility of the fragrant Rose Garden.


Available on request:

  • Small, round tables that may be used for a candle/sand  ceremony or a guest book.

  • Larger tables are available for you to use if needed for a sound system, amplifiers, etc.

  • Extension cord - there is electricity supplied to the light poles in the Rose Garden.

  • Small step ladder (to use if you wish to decorate the arch).

  • Golf tees to anchor your aisle runner if it is a breezy day.​

For questions or to reserve your wedding date, please call (623) 435-0072.  You may also email us at

                                                                                                                                      Back to the top

bottom of page