At 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.
The 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.
This is a reception that guests and family will not soon forget, and Kaitlyn and Kevin will remember forever!
New to Utah? All brides need to realize that if planning a spring wedding, expect capricious Utah weather and plan accordingly. Look at wedding venues in Utah that have options to hold your ceremony inside if a sudden thunderstorm develops during your wedding reception. Believe me as one who grew up here in the valley and tried to hold her son’s wedding in our own back yard, spring storms can develop quickly here along the Wasatch Front. Therefore, following some tips here will help you avoid some annoyances and help insure a happy, dry, and cool event!
Sudden rain is not the only Utah weather phenomenon a Utah bride needs to consider. Utah is in a desert and the heat can dampen a spring or summer celebration. You may be one of those guests who have skipped out of a Utah wedding reception that was inside a tent or a reception center that was too unbearably hot for guests to enjoy. And I have heard of a bride who fainted from the heat at her reception. We all must admit that it isn’t any fun to be hot and sweaty at an elegant occasion, especially if there is dancing and toasting to be done. It is well worth it if you can find wedding reception venues that have central air conditioning and good air movement.
Another great tip is to check the weather history along the Wasatch front. Our local news station KSL has a great service to plug in a date you are considering for your outdoor wedding reception or any outdoor event. Their program does the searching and then gives you the average information for that day in history. Find out the average temperatures – highs and lows, the chance of precipitation, and even learn the sunrise and sunset. Knowing when the perfect time to say your vows with the sun setting behind you would be fun to time for a gorgeous photo opportunity. Find their “Wasatch Front Outdoor Weather Planner” on their KSL website.
If you have always loved garden weddings but don’t want to worry about the weather, find those wedding venues with the garden feel indoors like Atrium Weddings at Western Gardens Sandy. You don’t have to plant flowers, weed, or even water the place. Just show up, do minor decorating to give it your own touch, and enjoy! Let the storms rage outside the doors and watch the rain fall down the glass windows! When there is a break in the storm, venture outside the waterfall plaza for some beautiful photos with your photographer, or simply take them inside with all the indoor greenery!
Wedding venues in Utah can be a real blessing when it comes to Utah’s fickle weather in the spring and summer. Listen to Mother Nature and heed her warnings so that you can plan wisely for your incredible day. You, your family, and your guests will have the wonderful day that you deserve!
Reception Centers in Utah like Atrium Weddings in Sandy, host beautiful celebrations for everyone. Anna and Raul said their vows on the Waterfall plaza on a beautiful July evening. Inside, Anna chose to use Atrium’s standard glass centerpieces with their lemon leaf wreath. Guests were treated to wonderful Mexican cruisine of pulled pork, rice, tortilla chips, salsa, cans of pop and plenty of cold bottled water. Anna and Raul’s cake was created by one of Atrium’s favorite bake designers Cindy Crump. It’s delicate little white with a tinge of pink blossoms casually flowed down the side of the Tiffany blue four tiered cake. The families provided sparkling cider and decorated goblets for a special toast to the honored couple. With a happy sparkler send off, they were off on their honeymoon.
Their photographer was Bellissima Images – beautiful work!
The bride and groom wrote the following comment at the end of their celebrations:
We loved everything about having our reception and ceremony here at Atrium reception center. Our day was everything we had hoped for. And the staff was wonderful! ~ Anna and Raul July 2013
This bride looked at many wedding venues Salt Lake Cityoffers. She then chose Atrium Weddings for her outdoor ceremony and indoor reception dinner because of their flexibility, beautiful ambiance, and polite staff. She also discovered that for a real value, she upgraded her booking to use stylish dish-ware that cost a fraction more than if they had chosen other plastic or paper alternatives. After her outdoor ceremony and wedding-party photos at the waterfall, everyone came into Atrium’s indoor garden for a stunning sit-down meal. The tables were pre-set by the caterers. Misty chose this Salt Lake wedding venue’s stylish square dishes. Traditional round plates are also an option. The package includes several plates/dishes, goblet, several pieces of silverware, and a linen napkin. For $1.50 per person (price subject to change), this is an added touch of class to make any sparkling bride’s wedding reception sparkle even more.
This 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.
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.
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.
It 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 weddingscan 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.
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.
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.
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!