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JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

5350 East Marriott Drive · Phoenix, Arizona 85054 USA

JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa Weddings

Planning & Catering Services

Relax in the knowledge that our certified Phoenix wedding planners and experienced catering sales managers will be with you for every step of the important planning process.

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Personalize your big day with custom menus created just for you by our Phoenix wedding catering team. Use our printed menus for a general reference and then let your creativity shine. All listed prices are subject to change, and menu prices will be confirmed by your catering manager.

Wedding Packages


Guarantees are required for all catered food and beverage events. Final attendance must be confirmed three business days in advance, or the expected number will be used. This number will be your guarantee and is not subject to reduction. However, increases in guarantees may be accepted up to twenty ‐ four hours prior to the function, subject to product availability. We will set and prepare food for 3% over the guarantee.

Food & Beverage

It is our policy not to permit food and beverages to be brought into or removed from function rooms or hospitality suites.

Alcoholic beverages served on the hotel premises (or function areas) will be sold by the drink only and the hotel will require that beverages be dispensed only by hotel servers and bartenders.

The hotel's alcoholic beverage license requires the hotel to:

(1) Request proper identification (photo ID) of any person of questionable age and refuse alcoholic beverage service if the person is either under age or proper identification cannot be produced

(2) Refuse alcoholic beverage service to any person who, in the hotel's judgment, appears intoxicated.

Consuming raw or under cooked meats, seafood, poultry, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illnesses.

Service Charge, Sales Tax & Audiovisual

A 25% taxable service charge and current state sales tax will be added to all food and beverage, as well as any Audio Visual equipment charges. Ceremony Fees and Meeting Room Rental are subject to State Sales Tax and Service Charge.


Arrangements for floral centerpieces, special props and entertainment may be made through the Phoenix wedding catering department. All decorations must meet with the approval of the Phoenix Fire Department, i.e. smoke machines, candles, etc. The hotel will not permit the affixing of any items to the walls or ceiling of rooms unless written approval is given by the catering department.

Liquor Laws and Regulations

The JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa is committed to a policy of providing legal, proper and responsible hospitality.

The resort requires that all beverages be dispensed only by resort staff. Alcohol will not be served to guests who appear intoxicated, under the age of 21 or are unable to produce acceptable identification.

We encourage the adoption by Banquet Groups of a designated driver program. Whereby one or more persons accept the responsibility of not consuming alcoholic beverages and thereby ensuring the safe transportation of others in the party. In addition, our Banquet Maitre'd will be happy to assist anyone in making alternative transportation arrangements and/or overnight accommodations during the course of your function.

The sale and service of alcoholic beverages is regulated by the Arizona State Liquor Commission. The JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, as licensee, is responsible for the administration of these regulations. It is a resort policy, therefore, that liquor may not be brought into the resort for use in banquet or hospitality functions.

Arizona State liquor laws permit alcoholic beverage service from 6:00 a.m. through 2:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. through 1 a.m. Sunday.

A 25% taxable service charge and state sales tax will be added to all food and beverages.


A complete line of audiovisual aids are available through our in-house audiovisual company, PSAV Presentation Services. Your Catering Manager can arrange equipment suited to your needs.

Audiovisual Menu

Weather Policy

Any of the following locally forecasted weather conditions will require the relocation of an outdoor event to its indoor back‐up location: 30% or higher chance of precipitation, temperatures below 60 degrees or over 100 degrees or wind gusts in excess of 15 mph.

Decisions will be made no less than 5 hours prior to the scheduled start time. A client requested delay resulting in a double set-up will be assessed a service charge of $10 per guaranteed guest.

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