Rachel and Matt: Alcantara Vineyards Wedding Cottonwood

Rachel and Matt: Alcantara Vineyards Wedding Cottonwood

Alcantara Vineyards Wedding Cottonwood: Rachel and Matt’s Spring Celebration.

It was 2012 when Rachel took a chance and moved across the country to teach in the tiny town of Many Farms, Arizona. The first few days in her new classroom were exhausting, so at the end of the week she joined some colleagues at their apartment for a party.

There Rachel and Matt met and hit it off. They started texting the next day, and eventually having weekly dinner dates watching Mad Men or The Walking Dead. After almost 10 years, the couple still loves spending time together in the kitchen followed by a movie on the couch.

Matt proposed to Rachel on New Year’s Eve after a walk in the snow. They have been enjoying wedding planning together, and are very excited to celebrate with you in 2023!

The Alcantara Vineyards Venue

Home to some of the finest Arizona wines and the most amazing views, you will find diversity here for your special day unmatched by any other. Our family would like to help you celebrate the beginning of your love together. Just as the Verde River and Oak Creek meet at Alcantara, signifying two life sources becoming one, we believe we have the perfect setting for two people to join in a loving union. We have the ability to accommodate all your needs. We can make your day an unforgettable day of fun, family and celebration.


The sunny Arizona climate makes Alcantara Vineyard and Winery an ideal choice for an outdoor wedding celebration. Couples can utilize the open-air Tuscan chapel for their wedding ceremony, where vows can be exchanged against a scenic backdrop. The chapel provides a romantic setting, featuring a wood-beam ceiling, rustic chandeliers, and ornate candle-holders. Alternatively, couples can choose from any number of picturesque spots on the property to host a fully outdoor ceremony.


The open area that surrounds the chapel offers an ideal space for a relaxing cocktail hour. This is where guests can grab a drink from the Farmhouse bar. For the main reception event, couples can style the beautiful Farmhouse Lawn to suit their vision. Here, manicured green grass provides a natural flooring for guests to dance the night away upon surrounded by vineyard vistas. Altogether, the various event areas at Alcantara Vineyard and Winery can comfortably accommodate up to 300 guests for an unforgettable celebration.

To inquire about services, e-mail: Monica@SaatyPhotography.com

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Words can not express how thankful and happy we are that we chose Monica to capture our perfect day. She made us feel both comfortable and confident in the whole process. She has this ease that makes you feel you’ve known her for years. Her kindness, personality, and professionalism was beyond what we could have hoped for. Her communication and organization was so impressive as well (I am far from organized)! Our photos are AMAZING, they are perfect. We wish we could do it all over again, and again. Seriously, book her right now! Best choice we could have made, and she helped make our day so wonderfully memorable and way less stressful.
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