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Merry Go Round Rock

Weddings at Merry Go Round Rock

For the more adventurous at heart, a 40 minute drive on a very bumpy old dirt road leads to a remote ceremony site very popular for intimate weddings and elopements. The views are almost unparalleled to any other Sedona wedding location. 360 degree views are stunning to take in and make the journey well worth while. It’s secluded location keeps it fairly private and while there is usually a handful of people enjoying the views and hiking it’s not uncommon to be the only ones there. Compared to Bell Rock or Red Rock Crossing it is a very quiet and private location.

Sedona Bride Insider Tip

This location is not for the faint of heart. The jeep ride can be pretty jarring. We highly recommend using a company like Pink Jeep Tours for transportation as their jeeps are set for the rugged terrain.

It’s quite a journey so don’t be surprised if there wedding vendors like Sedona wedding officiants or musicians and photographers have a travel fee for the extra time involved. For all the trouble involved in getting there, as you can see, it’s well worth it for the stunning red rock views and desirable scenery couples planning a Sedona wedding crave.

The timing can be tricky with light there and we highly recommend at least 90 of shooting time for the ceremony and portraits on Merry Go Round… 2 hours is ideal. There is about a 10 minute walk from the main dirt road so be sure to take a pair of hiking shoes with you for the walk out and back. Plenty of shooting time also will allow for going to two locations on Merry Go Round Rock … there are two levels to Merry Go Round rock and both are an amazing backdrop for wedding photography.