Maverick Helicopters offers discount on June weddings

ARIZ-GrandCanyonWeddingPlanning a wedding to remember? Maverick Helicopters wants to help. Couples getting married during June will get $400 off the cost of nuptials held at the Grand Canyon or the Valley of Fire.

The company will take $400 off the cost of any Grand Canyon or Valley of Fire wedding package, priced from $2,979 to $4,799. Choices include daytime and sunset weddings. Couples can also request customized packages.

Bookings can be made anytime, but the ceremonies must be held between June 1 and 30.

All packages include a minister, a champagne toast, limousine service and hors d'oeuvres and beverages. Some add the services of a photographer; a wedding cake; flowers for the bride and boutonniere for the groom; a video of the ceremony; and a video of the flight (if available).

In-house wedding coordinator Leanne Semenza, who has coordinated more than 1,000 weddings, will arrange delivery of flowers and limousine transfer and delivery of the wedding cake.

At the Grand Canyon, the helicopter lands about 3,500 feet below the rim at Grand Canyon West, approximately 300 feet above the Colorado River. The Valley of Fire landing spot is atop a plateau that overlooks the valley. Multiple helicopters can land at the Grand Canyon, but there are only two landing spots at the Valley of Fire, Semenza said.

Those interested in more information about the June special or wanting to book a wedding with Maverick Helicopters, please call Semenza at (702) 948-1325 or email her at [email protected] or visit  

The $400 discount does not apply to the company's Las Vegas Strip wedding "because of the price-point difference," Semenza said. Prices range from just $899 to $1,399. The nuptials are performed during a 14-minute flight over the Strip.

The company has not been affected by the economy, Semenza said. "Revenues were up in January and February because couples are looking for an alternative to a more expensive, traditional wedding," she said.


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