Weddings & Events at Forest Highlands

Forest Highlands is a full, four-season wedding destination and each season is as beautiful as the next!
Our backdrops include towering pine trees, colorful landscapes, snowy winters, and panoramic views of the San Francisco Peaks.

An Exclusive Club Experience

Our venue includes a team of experienced, professional service staff, and a friendly, flexible catering team to assist you with facilitating every detail of your special day.

Your guests will enjoy warm hospitality as our staff is welcoming and attentive as they strive to create special and memorable experiences.


We have several gorgeous outdoor locations to choose from. Our elegant Canyon reception room has floor to ceiling windows and a large wrap around patio with furniture and ceiling heaters so in the case of inclement weather guests can still enjoy being outside.



Our venues have the capacity to accommodate your guests in a relaxed cocktail environment, or in a stunning sit-down spread. Included in the various packages are experienced, professional service staff, personalized reception menus, and a friendly, flexible team to assist you with guiding your way to the perfect day.

We are proud to offer the services of our very talented and celebrated culinary team. We offer exciting, modern cuisine which entertains the eyes and taste buds with entrée selections that are truly unique and creative. We will be happy to discuss your favorites and customize your wedding menu to suit your personal tastes. We also have a talented pastry department that can create a beautiful wedding cake based on your desired design, or create an entire dessert table of assorted treats.


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Meet Our Celebrity Chef  – Eddie Matney

Preparing your wedding entree is none other than Phoenix’s own Eddie Matney, former owner of Eddie’s House in Old Town Scottsdale.  Along with being dubbed the “Number One Chef in the Valley” for five consecutive years by Phoenix Magazine, he has been celebrated for his unique culinary style in a number of prestigious publications including Food and Wine, USA Today, Bon Appetit, Food Arts, Nation’s Restaurant News, and Money Magazine.  He was featured on two nationally televised cooking shows, “Bite This with Nadia G” and “Guy’s Grocery Games” with Guy Fieri, where he competed with and beat three other chefs in a cooking showdown.  One of the biggest personalities in town and affectionately known as “the most colorful chef” in the Phoenix Metropolitan area, Chef Eddie has represented the Arizona Cardinals at the prestigious “Taste of the NFL” event for over eight years. He also found time to co-author Heartfelt Cuisine, which is a quick and easy heart-healthy comfort food cookbook.

Chef Eddie and his dynamic culinary team have a colorful and innovative approach to the preparation and presentation of wedding food.  Your guests will enjoy beautiful plated, mouthwatering, creative selections, always made with the freshest ingredients. 


Thank you so much for all of the help you have given me in this process!  Thank you for answering all of my questions and fielding mine and my family’s requests for our wedding.  I appreciate all that you have done! 

Amanda & Jax
June 22, 2024

I wanted to take a moment to thank you and the Forest Highland’s team.  Andrew & Taylor had a beautiful wedding weekend!  From the ceremony, the reception, to the brunch, everything was top notch.

Andrew & Taylor
June 1, 2024

Thank you so much for all of the help to make our wedding day absolutely perfect!  We had an absolute blast.  The staff was amazing, Chef Eddie was amazing, you were amazing – it far exceeded our expectations.

Kalli & Matt

May 18, 2024

I cannot thank you enough for how incredible you have been to make our day so special!  You have been so helpful, kind and generous.  This day is perfect and it is because of you!  We are so grateful.

Bre & Bryan

April 6, 2024

“The wedding went wonderfully from our point of view. You and your staff made this much less stressful and much more fun in every way they could and we appreciate it so much.

 Please tell your staff just how grateful we are for all of their work. It could not have gone more perfectly”.

Kayla & Nick

November 4, 2023

“Highly recommend Forest Highlands for any of your events!! I have been working with Karen Harting for several different kinds of events over the past three years and have been amazed.  She makes everything so easy and effortless from the planning perspective, which is necessary in our busy atmosphere. We have used Forest Highlands for several work events including Holiday Parties with about 100-200 people and smaller scale events with about 80.  Chef Eddie has created amazing dishes for all to enjoy and has been very accommodating for all food preferences.  The staff on location are also very polite and helpful.  Aside from the excellent customer service, the view from the location, the cleanliness, and the decorations (especially during the holiday) are breathtaking.  Thank you, Karen and staff, for all you have done to make me look good as the event planner! Hope to see you soon.”

Jamie - Returning Client

March 20, 2024

“We wanted to say thank you for making our wedding day perfect.  It truly was the best day and it wouldn’t have been possible without you.  We are so grateful we had you and all of the staff at Forest Highlands to make our day and night unforgettable.  From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you!” 

Jordan & Tommy

September 30, 2023

“My daughter got married at Forest Highlands on September 30, 2023. It was the most amazing experience. The staff is incredible to work with and went the extra mile to make sure that this wedding was what my daughter had always dreamed of. The food was outstanding. The wait staff is second to none. I cannot say enough about our experience. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making Jordan and Thomas’s wedding a once-in-a-lifetime experience”.
Jordan & Tommy

September 30, 2023

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to be a member or sponsored by a member to have an event at Forest Highlands?
No! Non-members are welcome to use the catering facilities.
Can I bring in my own food and alcohol?
Our food and beverage permits do not allow for outside food or drink.
I want my wedding all outdoors but realize the weather in Flagstaff is unpredictable and I want my guests to be comfortable. Suggestions?
We have outdoor facilities for the ceremony and cocktail hour, then a beautiful reception room that has a wrap-around patio to give your guests an indoor/outdoor feel.
Can I have all of my event outside?
Yes! We will be happy to provide tent rental information from our preferred vendors.
Are there hotels close to your venue?
Yes! Our preferred hotels give Forest Highlands weddings a great rate!
Do you have shuttles to take guests back to their hotel after the reception?

Yes! We offer a complimentary shuttle service.

Request Wedding Information

You bring the vision. Let us do the rest. Complete the form below to start planning a truly unforgettable event.

We are currently booking for 2023-2024. Contact us today to request a Wedding Portfolio or to schedule a tour. We look forward to helping you plan your special day!

About Flagstaff

Flagstaff is conveniently located along I-40 and I-17 in the northern part of Arizona. Out-of-town guests can take advantage of the many hotels in close proximity to the venue. Flagstaff is one hour from the Grand Canyon and 30 minutes from Sedona, or if guests want a more local experience Forest Highlands is located minutes away from historic and vibrant downtown Flagstaff where they can enjoy unique shops, local breweries, and thriving art community.

Your guests will love spending time in this wonderful city and the stunning pine forest that Forest Highlands calls home.

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