Salt Lake City Weddings Venue with Advantageous Choices and Amenities

Beautiful couple in front of fireplace in a wedding reception centerThis bride and groom pulled off a beautiful, warm, yet fun wedding celebration at Atrium Weddings, a Salt Lake City weddings venue specifically in Sandy.  Her lime green and elegant black color scheme was perfect as they complimented Atrium’s backdrop of rich greenery.  Bridesmaids in Lime Green and Black attire 

From the start, Atrium guests enjoyed the outside marquee with the wedding party’s names indicating they had found the right place!  They were directed into a spacious and secure parking.  Guests only had to walk a matter of feet to the entrance of the wedding venue.   Signage for Salt Lake City wedding venue's entrance

Atrium guests were not the only ones to enjoy this celebration.  The bride and her mother enjoyed the comfort of Atrium’s spacious bride’s room with plenty of good lighting and mirrors. The Father of the Bride was delighted with the value he received for his pocketbook.  Atrium is warm and inviting with plenty of space for all.  The photographer enjoyed the many beautiful settings for wedding portraits.  All of the wedding party could enjoy dancing.  The dance floor at this wedding reception center is spacious and allows that special first dance for the couple and then easily accommodates plenty of guests to join in the festive celebration.   Bride's room at Atrium Wedding venueHappy Bride = Happy Father at her wedding receptionWaterfall feature at Atrium Wedding reception centerSitting by pond in garden center

Self-catering is allowed at Atrium Wedding venueIt is advantageous to rent a reception center that allows the bride to choose Atrium’s preferred caterers or bring their own favorite caterer to the event.  This bride chose to have family and friends do her refreshments offering cake, grapes for the children, and other delicious finger foods that were easy to transport and set up.  Also included was a candy station for those with a real sweet tooth!

Salt Lake City weddings can be the most relaxed and stress-free events at a wedding venue like Atrium Weddings at Western Gardens in Sandy, south of Salt Lake City proper. DisplaysBridal portraits at wedding receptions in Salt Lake CityDecorations look beautiful against Atrium's backdrop of greeneryHappy couple greeting guestsDancing the evening away!Wedding Cake

Bride’s Perfect Colors at Atrium Weddings in Salt Lake City

Pink poke-a-dot cake at Salt Lake City wedding reception
Bright and outgoing is the mood of this bride!

For Salt Lake wedding receptions, most typically, brides have their reception colors chosen long before there is a ring on her finger!  You have probably dreamed of your most special day in certain colors since you were in elementary school.  Your colors are you!

Color is very important to your event.  The colors you use in your wedding reception tells more about you than you may realize.  Color reflects your mood and personality and sets a tone for all the guests at your celebration.  For example, reds and yellows and oranges set an exciting and fun ambiance, while greens and blues create a feeling of harmony and peace.  Metallic colors portray elegance and sophistication.   With your color scheme, you will be directing the aura and the flow of your ceremony and celebrations. 

Wedding ceremony at Utah wedding location
Simple deep blue with white ribbon accent was beautiful

Sometimes the season of the year can enhance your wedding reception.  Say you want red in your color scheme, but it’s a spring wedding.  Add yellow and green to your red with maybe a touch of orange and it fits into the feel of new spring growth.  But then again, simple red and white with the greens of spring can be an elegant spring mixture. Whereas, if you have a winter wedding reception, red with black and white is a popular stunning combination.  

Stunning cake at Atrium wedding venue in Salt Lake City
Red with black and white is simple elegance

Salt Lake City wedding venues are varied in styles and the venue you choose should be considered when finalizing your colors.  If you are holding your event in a garden setting, like Atrium Weddings in Salt Lake City, the variety of plants already offer a sea of greens that can be accented with your spring yellows and pinks.  A garden center also lends itself to winter celebrations, again because the green decor is already present.  Accent with your reds with black and white, and you have a memorable beautiful celebration at a magical time of year.

Whether you are getting married spring, fall, summer, or winter, you can use your favorite colors to create that perfect mindset for your guests, reflecting the joy you are feeling that day at your Salt Lake City wedding.

Lacy elegant table decor in wedding reception center 

Stunning bride with bridesmaids at a Salt Lake City wedding
Browns and reds are a beautiful accent to the bride in white!



Pretty little flower girl at one of many Utah wedding venues

Colorful table at Atrium Weddings in Salt Lake City


Three W’s of Wedding Reception Center Planning – When? Where? and What?

Okay, you’ve decided that you want your wedding celebration at a reception center, rather than in your backyard or the church gymnasium.  The next step of planning your wedding reception can seem like an overwhelming task.  But if you break it down into simple, easy-to-tackle sections, the process becomes exciting and fun.  You’ll find yourself enjoying the journey culminating in an incredible wedding celebration, your final destination.   Here is how I break the tasks down to size.  Don’t forget to use your choice of a central note-taking tool.  A pad of paper works well, or an electronic tool like a smart phone, or tablet of your choice.  Always have this with you as you make plans, it will save your mind and your time in the long run.

I like to break the first part of planning in to the three W’s – When, Where, and What.  They are pretty big and important parts of the planning, but you can figure them all in one sit-down brainstorming session with your fiancé.  Be prepared to possibly make some little changes along the way, but you’ve got to have a starting point.  The When? Where? and What? is the beginning.

First is to decide WHEN you are having your big day.  It is good to have a couple of date possibilities, but knowing this is crucial for the next decision of WHERE.  You don’t want to waste your time looking for that perfect wedding venue unless you have an idea of when your event is to take place. Imagine finally making a choice of where you want your most important event to happen, only to find out that it is already booked for the day you’ve finally decided upon.  Wedding places in Utah book up quickly, so don’t let this first step pass too quickly.  Get your preferences and start the search of your perfect venue that can replicate your dream wedding.

Beautiful celebrations happen in reception centers in Salt Lake City like Atrium Weddings
Atrium Weddings reception center in Salt Lake Valley is a beautiful option for your celebration

As mentioned above, the WHERE is now in play.  Google your search as specific as you can.  Some suggested keywords to search could be “wedding reception centers” or “wedding venues” and if you want a particular area, add that city.  For example “wedding reception centers Salt Lake City” or “wedding reception centers in Salt Lake City” will help you narrow your quest to more specific options in your area.  Browse those venues that catch your eye and make your list of top places you want to pursue.  Request more information by email, if only to simply test that company’s responsiveness.  A very good first question to ask would be to check on the availability of that venue for the couple of dates you’ve chosen. This could prove very important in the future if you choose to work with them.  Your search will narrow, it is time to go visit the venues you’ve listed as your top possibilities.  Now it’s time to consider the WHAT’s of your quest.

Ice cream is a popular choice at Ivy House Weddings
Ice Cream is always a hit with everyone!
Colorful salads look beautiful in Atrium Weddings reception center in Salt Lake City
Colorful salads are refreshing works of art!

Third, WHAT are you going to do for your special celebration?  Serve a full course dinner?  Serve only finger foods?  Dance?   Play games?  Serve only your wedding cake?  These are the kind of questions only YOU and your lover can imagine for YOUR special day.

Deciding these three w’s is the first step, then it will be time to do the how’s, but not until these three are complete.  For now, go out and find your dream wedding reception center!  You’ll have plenty to do after you get these three W’s completed!   Reminder!  Don’t forget to keep your wedding writing tool handy!


Fruit plates are delicious creations!
Fruit plates are delicious creations!

February 24, 2012 – Winter Garden Reception

Bride and groom at Salt Lake City wedding reception in SandyThis bride looked at many wedding venues Utah had to offer for her late-winter reception.  After consideration of location, size, ambiance, and pleasant staff, she chose Atrium wedding reception center for a garden wedding in the winter.  Walls of lush green plants line a main hall where guests gather to sign the guest book, greet the wedding party, and linger enjoying delicious refreshments.  The newlywed couple was greeted by guests in front of a beautiful cozy fireplace and hearth.  Elegant chandeliers hang down from tall ceilings which creates a beautiful warm and pleasant atmosphere for all in the celebration. Family in a lush green Salt Lake City wedding reception  

Salad buffet at Utah weddingThis Sandy wedding on February 24 was one of the largest Atrium has hosted thus far.  Up to 550 guests leisurely enjoyed their time talking with family and friends.  This bride chose to serve a large  fresh salad, warm rolls, and other delicacies accented with sparkling punch.  Even a hot-cocoa bar and a purple candy station were set up in different locations from the salads so everyone found a delicious goodie to tickle their tastebuds. Weddings in Salt Lake City can take on a summer feel in the middle of winter in beautiful Utah wedding locations like Atrium Weddings. Happy bride and groom at Atrium Weddingscake at Salt Lake City wedding Happy child on garden benchHappy guests at garden wedding venue in Salt Lake CityGreen garden entrance to Atrium Weddings in Sandy