Leave Your Worries Behind With Utah Wedding Venues Like Atrium

The one paying the bill will enjoy this wedding venue in Sandy Utah
Photo by Kulbacki photos

Realize now that crazy things can and often do happen on your wedding day.  But if you plan ahead and choose a good wedding reception center, like one of the Utah wedding venues run by Western Gardens called Atrium Weddings, then chances of having a perfect wedding day is dramatically increased.  Let the wedding professionals worry about all those little things, so that you and your beau can focus on the things only you can do. For example….

On our wedding day, much like most other days, there are some laughable moments. You know, those moments that don’t seem very funny at the time but you can laugh about them later. Whether you like it or not, there will be a few of those moments on your big day. On my incredible day one of those moments was when my husband forgot to shave his face.

We had a few minutes to talk before getting ready for the ceremony. So we talked for a little bit telling each other how excited and nervous we both were. As I went to give him a kiss I noticed that he had forgotten to shave that morning. I touched his face and he realized his mistake. He told me how he was so nervous and had so much on his mind that he needed to remember to do that day that he did not even think about shaving. I guess he forgot to look in the mirror as well!  He was sincerely apologetic. We thought about sending for a shaver, but at that point it was too close to the ceremony to do anything about it. So we just had to go on as if nothing was wrong. Luckily, the hair on his face is light and not easily noticeable on camera. He did end up getting many comments about his lack of shaving, but his sisters were especially amused by it.

Beautiful and reputable wedding venues help for stress-free celebrations
Photo by Lindsey Shaun

You must realize that on your wedding day, things will happen that are beyond your control. You just have to take the day as it comes. If you don’t want your venue to be among those laughable moments, choose one of the wedding venues in Utah that brides are discovering, Atrium Weddings in Sandy.  They provide a gorgeous setting and very little is left up to you to worry about.

Turquoise and pink wedding linens at wedding celebration!
Photo by Swensen Photography
Atrium is one of the Utah wedding locations for stress-free events!
Photo by TJ Romero Photography



Reception Centers in Utah Will Not Let You Get Caught in the Rain

Utah wedding venues can look like an indoor garden
Photo by TJ Romero Photography

I had always wanted a spring garden wedding reception so my fiancé and I decided on a date in mid May. His parents had the most gorgeous back yard that I thought would be absolutely perfect for the event. They agreed to host the event, but brought us to look at Atrium Weddings, one of Western Garden’s reception centers in Utah, just to be sure we didn’t want to use a venue that we would not have to worry about rain. I was adamant about having the reception in the backyard. The Atrium was beautiful but just not what I wanted. So it was settled, we would have the event in the backyard and pray for no rain.

We spent the following months planting new flowers, new grass seed and making sure the yard looked just right. I dreamt of where everything would be placed and where we would stand. We all prayed for the weather to cooperate. As the day speedily approached, everything was in order and the weather was beautiful. We checked the forecast daily just to be sure the day would be perfect. The week before there was no chance of rain but as the days went on the chance of rain increased. I prayed, no pleaded, that there would be no rain, with no luck. Two days before the wedding we were forced to come up with a change of plans. The day before, we set all the tables and chairs up inside. We set large white canopies up outside to accommodate the line. All I could say was “oh well” because there was nothing I could do at that point. 

The day of the wedding was just as predicted by the weather man. It poured rain. I have never seen so much rain in Utah in my life. We were lucky enough to get some outdoor pictures while the rain took a little break, but other than that hour, the rain did not stop all day long. Although the day was not quite like I had hoped or dreamed, it was the best day of my life and the rain made it very memorable. Also, just so we never forget, it has since rained on every one of our anniversaries. 

Daddy daughter dance at Salt Lake Wedding receptions by Western Gardens
Photo by James Erick Photos

If you are planning a spring wedding and do not want to get caught in the rain as we did, I hope you will be wiser than me and consider using the Atrium, one of Western Garden’s gorgeous wedding venues in Utah. The Atrium has the feel of a garden reception without the chance of rain.

Indoor garden wedding ceremonies and receptions in Utah
Photo by TJ Romero Photography

Wedding Reception Centers in Utah Can Host Weddings with a Tongan Flair

Wedding reception center with Pacific Island style
Photo by IV Photos

This was one of the most unique and beautiful wedding I’ve been to.  Honoring the old traditions of Tonga with the modern traditions of today was fascinating.  This was a ceremony and wedding dinner event.  The ceremony was performed outside at the Waterfall Plaza at Atrium, one of Western Garden’s wedding reception centers in Utah.


The family first laid down a traditional mat for the bride and wedding party to walk upon to her future husband.   The best men and boys sat down on the mat to witness the union.  Even a couple of the women sat down on the mat to watch.  The most tender part for me was to watch the bride procession to the front.  She was escorted by one of her 5 brothers.  At the back of the guest seating, another brother stood up from the crowd and traded with her brother continuing her walk forward.  Several steps later, another brother took his turn and so on until the oldest brother walked her to her waiting fiancé.  Her father had passed away and it was so tender to watch those big brothers embrace her and walk with her to the front.  I shall never forget it.  After the ceremony, everyone went inside to enjoy a sit down dinner for about 140 guests.  Lani Kai supplied the delicious polynesian courses and a family friend created the couple’s cake.  There were smile around for everyone at this Utah wedding reception center.

    Black White and Red linens for wedding dinner at Utah reception venue

Reception Centers in Utah that Naturally Create a Romantic Moment

Romantic wedding setting in Utah wedding venues
Photos by TJ Romero

Atrium Weddings is one of those reception centers in Utahthat creates romantic moments without a lot of decorating.  With all the green lush plants, water features, and garden furniture, the couple can feel like they are far away in an exotic comfortable setting.  This couple chose Atrium and as you will see from the photos, their ceremony and dinner was magical and so beautiful.  Their photographer is TJ Romero (RomeroPhotgraphers.com) who is lives in Denver, Colorado, but does a lot of work here in Utah.  His style is very clean and he has a knack of capturing those special moments.

Happy couple at their indoor garden ceremony at Atrium wedding reception center.

Michelle and Jeremiah were planning on having their ceremony outside, but due to a Utah heat-wave, the event was brought indoors to the air-conditioned main hall of Atrium.  With a touch of white sashes on some of the chairs, the setting was ready.  Their adorable children helped as ring boy and flower girls. 

 Wedding luncheons at Atrium are beautiful wedding celebrations.














Mindy Mellenthin was their caterer for their wedding luncheon which was served buffet style.  The menu included pecan green salad, fresh fruit, and delicious home made rolls.  Guests could enjoy the sweet crystal candy sticks or their gift box of a mini wedding cake.  These were placed at each table setting.  Our Atrium wedding venue dish-ware package was used for the dinner before the reception.  















Her floral designs were by Skyline Flowers.  Simple vases of lilies and roses adorned the buffet tables.  Atrium’s wood bases were used for the guest tables along with Atrium’s boxwood wreaths.  The bride’s bouquet was created with elegant flowers in whites and creams.  A variety of textures were combined with the soft touch of lamb’s ear giving it an extra chic feel.  Boutonnieres were white roses with a touch of freesia.  












One Sweet Slice was the chosen cake provider at this Utah wedding.  This stunning cake was a majestic square three-tiered masterpiece.  One large fondant ribbon draped over the chic grey walls and the rows of pearls at the base of each tier.  Rose petals were scattered at the base over the Tiffany blue table linen.  Simple and extremely elegant is how I would describe this work of art.

Wedding reception centers in Utah can already have the atmosphere a bride needs without spending a lot of money on added flowers and decorations.  Atrium Weddings is one such Utah wedding reception venue.