I had an outdoor wedding and it was wonderful. It rained all day until 30 minutes before I walked down the "aisle" (a dirt path). Then rainbows came out and our photos have that as the backdrop. Lovely. We decided on an outdoor wedding because it suits us. We love the outdoors, camping, biking, nature walks. You can have both if you use the Desert Botanical Garden. They have outdoor areas, a covered pavilion and indoor venues. They are wonderful to work with and their prices are right!
Although we loved the idea of doing an outdoor wedding, we stuck with a more traditional ceremony at a church in downtown Phoenix. Desert Botanical Gardens boasts that their prices are reasonable, but it was much more expensive than we expected. We decided to have the reception at an Art Gallery downtown. It's an old brick building- check out downtownphoenxvenues.com. Good luck!!!