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wedding reception centers in utah with fun celebrationsNo doubt that Lorna and Braden are comfortable together and have a fun relationship.  Their wedding reception at Atrium Weddings, one of Western Gardens wedding reception centers in Utah, was a joyous occasion and we have the pictures to prove it!

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They hosted about 300 guests and treated them to a delicious Hot Chocolate Bar.  The bride’s family also provided sandwiches for the family prior to the festivities after their ceremony at another location.  Guests sat at tables adorned with Ivory striped base linens with pewter toppers and then crowned with Atrium’s standard glass candlelight centerpiece resting within the boxwood wreath!

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Lorna chose the easy and beautiful route of hiring Cindy Crump of Heritage Wedding Cakes to create her stunning 3-tiered wedding cake.  Simple elegance is how I would describe it!

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After a simple beautiful ring ceremony, Lorna and Braden enjoyed a lot of fun dancing with guests and family with their DJ Trevor Ockey who also acted as their MC for the evening activities.  The couple also completed the traditional bridal bouquet toss, garter fling, and cake cutting!

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Group photos by Garzand Photography demonstrate the true personality of this fun beautiful couple and their amazing fun bridesmaids and groomsmen!   And if this wasn’t enough, they also hired a photo booth to come join in the fun!

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Caterer:  Utah Celebration (one of Atrium’s preferred caterers)

Cake:  Heritage Wedding Cakes by Cindy Crump

Floral:  Highland Floral

Photographer:  Garzand Photography

Music:  DJ Trevor Ockey

Photo Booth:  Utah Jive

Atrium wishes Lorna and Braden the best in life with many more fun memories and lots of photos too!

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Game Over or Game On?

Clever cake topper at wedding ceremony and reception in midvale utTalk about a spunky, fun, creative wedding and you must refer to Shellie and Kelly’s wedding celebration at Atrium Weddings reception center near Midvale, Utah.

This confident couple brought a whole lot of life, laughs, and love to our wedding venue as they celebrated their marriage with a ceremony and reception full of creative and unique ideas and activities.

We especially loved the invitation for guests to go on an “I Spy” photo hunt.  Guests were invited to search for romantic moments, dancing shoes, and funny faces, just to mention a few.  What a delightful idea for recording those special little moments in an interactive way!  This sort of activity wasn’t just fun for the adults but for the kids as well who were armed with parent’s cell phones and adventurous fun as they roamed through the wedding reception.  Game on!

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Guests found on their tables a list of items they needed to go snap photos of for the I SPY reception game!

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We also loved the super creative cake topper that Shellie and Kelly had for their wedding cake created by A Cake Affair.  There is no better way to bring personality to a wedding cake than with a customized cake topper of the bride and groom strutting their stuff and showing off their fun personalities.  This cake topper was more humorous than most as it displayed Shellie dragging Kelly away from his games and into their marriage.  What a humorous way to start a wonderful relationship full of love, laughs, and life.  We love it!

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Last but not least we thought the Italian soda bar was a nice way to top off the creativity and joy of this event.  Griffins Catering included a wide selection of flavors for the guests to choose from and enjoy.  What a fun beverage to match the creative mood!

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Thank you so much for bringing smiles and fun to the Atrium Wedding reception center in Sandy.  We had a blast hosting your event.  We wish you many many many more years of joy and humor with each other.

written by Katelyn Pettit

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Wedding venues in Utah like Atrium weddings allow the bride to choose many of their own vendors like caterers, florist and wedding cake designers.

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Megan and Miguel chose a special family friend to create their beautiful two-tiered square wedding cake.  It was trimmed with simple pearls and swirls.  Atop was a clever and most delicious cake topper for the couple to devourer together!  The topper consisted of two plump strawberries dipped in white and dark chocolate and decorated representing a bride and groom.  Clever and romantic!

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Megan stayed with the popular and elegant deep eggplant purple colors for her wedding.  With ivory accents and the greenery background of the Atrium wedding venue, it was a striking celebration.  They entertained approximately 200 wedding guests who enjoyed plenty of soft self-serve ice cream with fruit, traditional wedding couple cake cuttiing and bouquet/garter toss and a lot of dancing with a family friend D.J.   Their florist was one of Atrium’s highly recommended vendors Hillside Flowers and their photographers were Micah & Karina from “Our Little Studio”.  We can offer high recommendations for cake designers and photographers, videographers, music DJ’s, bands, and piano accompanists.  Your personal event coordinator will share many options with you, but the choice is yours!
Brides continue to enjoy those wedding venues in Utah that allow the wedding couple the most flexibility to stay within their budget yet have a beautiful wedding celebration with their loved ones.  Atrium Weddings at Western Gardens Sandy is one of those Utah wedding venues that brides discover such freedom.

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wedding venues salt lake cityWedding venues Salt Lake City entices brides to hire include the beautiful Atrium Weddings at Western Gardens Sandy.  Cherish and Derrick found Atrium to be their perfect Utah wedding venue for an indoor garden dinner reception with the option of an outdoor ceremony during August.  They chose to have their ceremony rehearsal early in the morning and then scheduled their ceremony for the late afternoon.  A unique entrance for the bride included a family little girl sitting in a red wagon being pulled by another family member little boy.  The wagon was decorated with the same lace used in the bride’s cake and venue decorations.  These two absolutely stole the show until the bride appeared in her stunning gown.

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The approximately 55 ceremony guests enjoyed cocktails and appetizers while waiting for the other dinner guests to join the wedding party for the wedding feast and celebrations. The Thompson’s decided on Atrium’s dinner catering option of self catering.  Many family and friends were involved and it was a beautiful and delicious meal.  They also chose to use Atrium’s dishwater package which made their meal all the more elegant and stylish. Cherish chose the colors of coral, ivory and navy blue which complemented Atrium’s standard centerpiece with the lemon leaf wreath.

About 120 guests followed up with fun dancing and some traditional bride and groom entertainment as they watched Cherish and Derrick cut the wedding cake and toss the bridal bouquet and garter.  Amanda, a dear family friend, created Cherish’s stunning 3 tiered cake.  The florist was Happiness is Daisey’s Floral and their Photographer was Hardman Photography.  Sky Events provided some alcohol service, while John Jarvis was their music DJ for the ceremony and for the dinner and dancing.  The wedding officiator was Tiffany Archibald who often does many weddings for outdoor wedding venues Salt Lake City offers.

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Everyone had a wonderful time and they had a beautiful send off with the Atrium’s 3-foot sparklers which are included in the Atrium’s venue rental.  Wedding reception sites Sandy, Utah, offers includes this wonderful indoor garden Atrium Weddings that also has an outdoor ceremony option.

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Beautiful Wedding Ceremony and Reception in Midvale

Couple at outdoor wedding ceremonyAtrium Weddings at Western Gardens Sandy is centrally located along the Wasatch Front. In fact many search engines list us that you can hold your beautiful wedding ceremony and reception in Midvale, which is not often considered.   From downtown Midvale, we are 4 miles east and about an eight minute drive.  Atrium Weddings is the wedding reception center where Mariah and Jeffrey officially began their life together in July.

The couple chose to have their outside ceremony on Atrium’s waterfall plaza with over 125 family and friends as witnesses.  Our Atrium host orchestrated their music during the beautiful event using the music the bride pre-determined on her own iPod .

Afterwards, the wedding party hosted a reception that few will forget.  Angela’s Catering, one of Atrium’s preferred caterers, provided sandwiches, fruit, and other delicious finger foods.  Mariah also chose another Atrium favorite preferred vendor, Cindy Crump cake designer.  Her company is Heritage Cakes and a lot of our brides hire her for her talent, professionalism, and value.   Mariah chose a simple yet elegant white buttercream frosted three-tiered cake adorned with green satin ribbon and beautiful purple orchids.  The glistening silver Mr. & Mrs. cake topper set it off just right!

Mariah’s beautiful combination of vibrant colors for her reception reflected the couple’s vibrant character.  A bright lime green and a striking purple were her choices.  Her florist was The Flower Patch who did a nice job of reflecting those colors in the bouquets and the boutonnieres for the wedding party.  The professional photographer was Heather Sprague. After the traditional cake cutting, bridal bouquet toss, the garter fling, and the first dances, the guests enjoyed dancing and socializing until the Atrium sparkler send off from this close to Midvale wedding venue.

Wedding receptions in Midvale, or at least close to Midvale, include Atrium Weddings in nearby Sandy.  We are one of the few reception centers in the valley that allow for self-catering.  But Mariah went with one of our recommended vendors whom we have trust and confidence in for our Atrium Brides.  Become an Atrium Bride!

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Wedding Reception Venues in Utah Real Event 6-4-2014

wedding reception centers in Utah that allow self-cateringMadison and Zach enjoyed their approximate 300 guests at one of the wedding reception venues in Utah that is run by Western Garden Centers called Atrium Weddings.

They enjoyed a self-catered event during which close friends supplied sliders, salads, chips, fruit, and finger desserts.  Notice the absolutely gorgeous fondant covered Mr. and Mrs. sugar cookies.  Madison opted to use Atrium’s elegant dishware package for her buffet style setting.  This wedding reception was all a family affair as the cake was created by Madison’s sweet mother Vanisha.  They took advantage of the beautiful baby grand piano and invited a pianist for live music for part of the evening.  The florist was Lauren Richardson.  Their photographer was Emily Whitehead and their videographer was Brad Winegar.

Not all wedding reception centers in Utah allow such flexibility for the bride and groom and their families.  We were honored to be a part of Madison and Zach’s beautiful beginning.

The Mother of the Bride left us the following comment:  Thanks for having a facility and staff that allowed me to do what I wanted.

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Forget-Me-Not Reception Centers in Utah – Real Event 05-21-14

Forget-me-not weddings Utah will rememberAt one of our reception centers in Utah, Forget-me-not flowers surrounding the “Around You” Willow Tree Cake Topper sent a powerful romantic message to all the attending guests at Atrium Weddings.  This is Western Gardens reception venue that has an indoor garden ambiance without the worry of the weather!

Their cake was simple yet made a powerful statement.  Here basic white two tiered cake with tantalizing dripping chocolate fondant, was created by Sugar Kisses Cakes.  It was topped with a beautiful Willow Tree figurine by Susan Lordi.   As one of the artist’s Cake Topper collection called “Around You”, it was perfect for this cake poised amid dainty little forget-me-not flower blooms.  The flower blooms are a pretty blue that tied in with Kaitlyn’s choice of Royal Blue table linens.  With a touch of yellow daisies, this indoor garden reception venue was a beautiful and inviting celebration for all the attending guests.

self-catering at wedding reception centers in Utah self catering at utah wedding venuesThe families decided to self-cater, which not all Utah wedding venues allow.  They served a wide variety of cupcakes, mini-cheesecakes, and fresh seasonal fruit.  Kaitlyn chose the venue’s tall silver candlestick centerpieces with the lemon leaf wreaths.  Her bridesmaids accented the wreaths with the yellow and white flowers and a shimmering yellow ribbon.

wedding venues in utah with lemon wreathsThis is a reception that guests and family will not soon forget, and Kaitlyn and Kevin will remember forever! reception centers in Utah with Forget-me-not flowers


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Mary and Aaron enjoyed their celebrations at one of Western Garden’s premier wedding venues in Utah.  They elected to not use one of our reception center’s preferred caterers, but chose the delightful Cosmopolitan Catering.  They served a wide variety of pasta salads, breads, fruits and pastries.  Mary took advantage of the opportunity to hire a friend to do her floral arrangements.  Shelly Buckley did a masterful job of arranging pale pink roses mixed with various white mums, daisies, and other seasonal white flowers.  She also worked in vines to add to the spring feel of an April wedding.

Good wedding caterers at salt lake city wedding venuesThis bride designed a unique wedding cake of many tiers of earthy bundt cakes topped with white frosting piping creating a feel of spring trees and nests.  This was a distinct beautiful touch to the garden ambiance our wedding reception venue already creates.  The guests enjoyed the traditional entertainment of watching the newlyweds cut the wedding cake and later toss the bridal bouquet.  Of course, the groom had to retrieve the bride’s garter and flip it to the waiting bachelors in the room.  Soon there after the bride and groom shared their last dances with their father and mother and then romantically had their first dance together as man and wife.  What a beautiful couple!

At a relatively early hour, the guests sent them off with sparklers, not always provided by outdoor wedding venues in Utah, after a very long day of happy celebrations!

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Utah Wedding Venues With Wedding Waffles for Everyone! March 21, 2014

outdoor wedding reception venues with self-catered waffle barWedding Waffles anyone?  This was the most well thought out and organized waffle bar I have seen as any of the Utah wedding venues I have attended. Waffles and toppings were kept warm and fresh.  There were many toppings to choose from and they were well identified so there was no guessing as to what you were choosing.

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Guests also enjoyed a delicious Italian soda bar with their waffles.  What a hit!  Again, the fun colorful signage left no doubt of the choices.  Wedding places in Utah like Atrium create an ambiance of a garden wedding, so this one was like eating breakfast out in the garden.

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Tysha and Mason greeted over 400 guests; they were expecting nearly 450, so I would say that was pretty good planning.  These guests first found the sign-in table was actually covered by a large quilt put together by the family.  There were plenty of permanent fabric markers and guests signed their names and wrote little notes to the couple.  What a beautiful and useful item this couple will enjoy, especially as they go on picnics or go sit in the park for a concert!  Snuggling in a blanket full of such love and advice from so many loved ones and memories of their first day together.  I would imagine that this was the most thoughtful long lasting wedding celebration gift for the newlyweds of all the weddings at any of the wedding reception venues in Utah that day.

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Linens consisted of a white base and a tiffany blue pin tuck topper.  On the buffet table a topper in a cool green mint was the accent.  The guest tables were dotted with beautiful photos of the couple around bouquets of flowers created by Tysha’s grandmother.  With the touch of several blue chiffon sashes to accent throughout the garden, this finished off the decorations.

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Tysha’s cake was designed and created by Bay Shore Cakes and reflected again her unique style and elegance.  Three pure white tiers with three different styles on each layer.  One with shades of blue zig-zags, one with white layered discs, and the top just a smooth fondant topped with beautiful orange rose bouquet with white baby’s breath.  A stunning work of art that reflected the class of this couple at this Utah wedding reception.

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Real Events at Wedding Reception Venues in Utah – April 30, 2014

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Color, color, color!  Wedding reception venues in Utah like Atrium weddings, allow brides to use their own florists, cake designers, and caterers for their wedding receptions. This bride introduced to Atrium the most vibrant color scheme to our wedding venue in the last seven years of countless celebrations.  The striking blue delphiniums and hydrangeas, coral and pink roses, yellow freesias and hydrangeas, deep orange alstroemeria, bright purple stocks, and lemon leaf greens came together to dazzle the eye.

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This color pallet was carried throughout the wedding reception hall with similar floral arrangements on the guest sign-in table and the beautiful flowers placed on the wedding cake.  The bride’s cake was a three tiered simple smooth white cake with tiffany blue satis ribbons accenting around the base of each tier.  Simple and so elegant!

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The bride chose Atrium’s tall silver candle stick centerpiece, which is one of the choices that comes with the basic rental package, which was placed in the middle of a lemon leaf wreath. Additional flowers of the same scheme were placed around and throughout the lemon leaves.

Wedding cake at wedding reception centers by Western Garden Centers So, brides, know that you can have just about whatever you wish when you book with Atrium Weddings at Western Gardens in Sandy.  Not all wedding reception venues in Utah believe like we do, that every bride should have the freedom to choose as much as possible, an important factor on creating YOUR day that will long be remembered by you and your new spouse.

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