During the distress that many folks are feeling over the shut down of our National Parks, including the Grand Canyon, I caught this story tonight on FNC. A couple who had planned their wedding for October 2nd at Shoshone Point were informed that they could not complete the event during the shut down. During the interview they expressed their obvious disappointment. When asked what arrangements, if any, they had made, they replied that they were going forward with the full event in Sedona!
This is not a unique case. I expect that Sedona will experience a huge boost during this unfortunate political stand off. It's only one of many viable options in northern AZ, but it will probably be the most popular. If you are contemplating making alternate plans and want to include Sedona, I suggest booking reservations as soon as possible.
I am personally witnessing a similar situation right now in Utah. We are in Kanab on our way to Escalante. The town is loaded tonight, purely as a result of Zion NP being closed. The restaurants are packed. The streets are alive. It will probably be a busy night in Sedona too.