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Verde Canyon Railroad

300 N Broadway, Clarkdale, AZ 86324
Verde Canyon Railroad

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Venue Price Range
$1000 - $5,000
# of guests
32 - 100
Description

Verde Canyon Railroad offers a rare combination of romance, elegance and fun. The soothing rhythm of the rails coupled with the sophistication and comfort of our classic train and the matchless beauty of the river-carved canyon combine for an ambiance that can’t be duplicated in any hotel or meeting facility.

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Verde Canyon Railroad offers a rare combination of romance, elegance and fun. The soothing rhythm of the rails coupled with the sophistication and comfort of our classic train and the matchless beauty of the river-carved canyon combine for an ambiance that can’t be duplicated in any hotel or meeting facility.

On these special days, you want to slow down so you can savor every delicious moment. Verde Canyon Railroad—a vintage train traveling on tracks laid over a century ago through an ancient canyon—is in the business of timelessness. We whisk you into an extraordinary place in luxurious climate-controlled comfort as the four-hour trip offers you an exclusive environment for celebrating, whether it’s the exchanging or renewing vows, or a pre- or post- wedding group adventure,

The combination of festive food and beverage, train comfort and camaraderie while encompassed in the wilderness of the Canyon, makes for a truly memorable experience.

Each year Verde Canyon Railroad is the location for many weddings aboard the train, ranging from a simply party of two, plus wedding officiant, to larger groups that reserve one or more exclusive cars.  

Small wedding parties of 6 or less have chartered our luxury class caboose.

Many wedding groups choose to reserve an entire first class car for their event, and most have their wedding ceremony on an adjoining open air car while the train is stopped on a historic and very scenic trestle bridge about 30 minutes up river from the depot.

We will stop atop this bridge for 8-10 minutes for the ceremony, and then the train will sound its horn and rumble on its way through the canyon, continuing this magnificent journey.

We’ve also had larger wedding groups hold their vow ceremony elsewhere and arrive at the train for the reception.

The Verde Canyon Railroad offers a lovely wilderness excursion into an area of extreme natural beauty, following the curves of the Verde River, 20 miles up through a red rock canyon, full of unusual geology, abundant wildlife, lush greenery, and Native-American ruins, on vintage rails aboard vintage train cars. There is something wonderful to be seen each season, and the train runs year 'round.  The trip is approximately 4 hours, round trip.

 Group rates are in effect if you've got 20 passengers or more and reservation & payment are coordinated by 1 individual. For each 20 paid, 1 complimentary seat is awarded.

First class features comfortable "living room style" seating- overstuffed chairs and love seats, complimentary appetizers, and 1 complimentary glass of champagne or sparkling cider.  We have 9 First class cars and the seating capacity varies from car to car, from  32, the smallest, to 40, the largest. 

For larger groups of 40 or more, your party would be seated in two (or more) adjoining cars, with at least 1 car exclusive to the group. A party of 100 would be seated in 3 adjoining first class cars, with one private open air car and access to a 2nd shared open-air car.

In order to charter a car or cars, you’d simply need to purchase all of the seats on that car. We offer a 12% group discount on parties of 20 or more when reservation and payment is coordinated by 1 individual. We also award one complimentary seat per 20 paid.

Full bar service is available in first class.    

Groups with at least one exclusive car would be able to create a specially catered luncheon menu, customize to your tastes and budget.

In addition to custom-tailored catering for the event, we also assist you with local officiants, photographers, videographers, bakers and florists.

All reservations do need to be paid in advance. In the situation with groups, we request a 25% deposit 1 month before the ride date, and the final passenger count and final balance due in full 2 weeks prior to the ride date.                    

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Venue Type
Outdoor not covered
Outdoor with Roof
Waterfront
Services
Food –Catering
Venue Style
Private
Rustic
Vintage

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