MacDonald's Ranch




MacDonald's Ranch is the premier horseback riding stable in the Valley of the Sun! Located in the tranquil Sonoran Desert just north of Phoenix in the City of Scottsdale, Arizona. Host your wedding celebration at your chosen time of day, or schedule your ceremony just before sunset for an experience you and your guests will never forget! Pledge your love in a western-inspired ceremony. All reception venue sites are complete with picnic table seating, restrooms, a bonfire or two, and a classic western setting, such as: the “mock” Old West Town located at Headquarters, or, the rustic dance floor and stage located at Coyote Howl–one of the ranch's remote private venues! It's your special day, dress it up or down any way you would like! Have your cowboy chow dropped off, or get your fare cooked to order on one of the mesquite grills with an on-site caterer! Add countless entertainment options to your reception like Strolling Balladeer, Western Dance Instruction, or Rope with a Cowboy for the “cherry on top” of your perfect evening! Eat. Drink. And be married! Discuss your wedding specifics with the office staff for a customized experience.

Venue Style

Event Center, Barn/Farm/Ranch, Outdoor


Outdoor Ceremony, Outdoor Reception


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 300 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 300 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start up to 4 hours prior to event start time. Events must end by 11:00PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $2,500 to $3,000 for a reception and ceremony and includes 6 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $200/hr. Please inquire about summer season events. Tent/AC rental may be required. Hay wagon rides to and from ceremony sites are available. Portico outdoor pavilion space has drop down sides available in case of inclement weather. The farm has plenty of activities including western games, cornhole, petting zoo. MacDonald's Ranch is one of the only Western themed rustic wedding venues in the Scottsdale area.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at MacDonald's Ranch is estimated at between $6,516 and $13,331 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.




BYO, Provided

Amenities Included

Event coordination
Ceremony arch
Dance floor
Tables and chairs provided
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Outdoor lighting
Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
Champagne toast
No kitchen
Large parking lot
Silverware & glassware provided through caterer

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
Catering provided by venue
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by 10:00PM
Enclosed candles only, LED candles preferred