Utah wedding venues like the Atrium reception center in Sandy host beautiful family celebrations all year round. On January 1st, Brinley and Ross had a beautiful ceremony in the early evening and then enjoyed their Utah wedding reception soon there after. Their family catered the reception with delicious homemade finger foods. Some wedding reception venues in Utah don’t allow for self-catering. Both of Western Garden’s Utah wedding reception centers do let family self-cater. A favorite aunt created their beautiful cake and an aunt of the groom provided the flowers. Their photographer was Jaffa photography. What a beautiful couple and what a wonderful way to ring in the new year,….together!
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!
Wedding reception centers in Utah like Atrium Weddings have as many unique weddings as there are brides. Our Atrium bride Audrey had some very unique ideas and we deem them definitely worth highlighting. Hopefully her ideas will inspire you with some of your own and help you with your wedding plans for your Utah wedding.
An increasingly popular menu for Utah wedding venues has been Sliders and Fries by one of our preferred caterers Utah Celebrations. These tasty little hamburgers are fresh from the grill but are not a big full meal. They are indeed just the right size to slide down and still have room for some fresh fries and some wedding cake. Utah Celebrations also brought one of their signature fruit platters that went right along with the meal.
Along with the popular sliders, is the comeback of the bottle of pop. Utah Celebrations offers this service as well.
A unique thank you for the guests at wedding reception centers in Utah is to do this warm inviting delicious idea. At a designated table, the bride and grooms family members had all baked some of their favorite family homemade cookies. There were platters, pedestals, and glass bowls full of so many delicious cookies that I imagine guests had a difficult time choosing just one or two. I’m sure that three or four found their way into the provided white paper sack to take on their way home. This gestured created a relaxed home kitchen experience and also a genuine feeling of gracious gratitude for the guests taking the time and effort to come celebrate the union of this lovely couple.
We must mention the bride’s beautiful cake. It was created by Heather from Heather’s Cake Cottage. It is a sample of simple elegance. The flowers were done by Chikay who actually is run by Heather’s mother. They do beautiful work.
Audrey and Zach treated their guests to another fun popular memory maker of a photo booth. What a fun backdrop they had. A gentleman named Paul was their DJ for a fun dancing session after the traditional festivities.
Congratulations to this beautiful couple for beginning their new adventure together. We wish you the best and we thank you for letting Atrium Weddings help you celebrate. We are happy to be part of the premier wedding venues in Salt Lake City. As a side note, though this event was in cold November, we are also one of Utah’s outdoor wedding venues.
Your Dad! He has been the main man in your life for many years. He was the first man to love you and the first man you loved. If at all possible, don’t miss out on a special moment with the first man in your life. Many Utah wedding receptions include this tradition of wedding celebrations. It becomes a tender moment and most memorable for the bride and her Dad, and her mother! You don’t want any regrets of having this moment, if you have the chance.
I took liberty to ask some mothers and recent brides what they thought of this tradition. For a mother in Draper, Utah, Sharae believes this moment is a “symbol of a father who has loved and taken care of his daughter for so many years,” and a beautiful way to say his goodbyes and send her on to the new man in her life. My friend Carolyn from Holladay, Utah, never had this tender moment with her father. Now that she has a daughter of her own, she wishes she had planned on that tradition at her wedding. She says that “this special dance could have been a nice way to help my father let go and let me move on with the new man that I love.” It probably would have been easier for him to have that little bit of closure of me marrying and moving away.
My mother did not have a dance with her father at her reception. In fact, she said that she didn’t even think of having one. It must have “skipped my mind” with all the other plans and she didn’t have anyone to help her be organized. She wishes she would have had a wedding specialist help her with all those little details. Her father died several years ago and when she goes to other receptions and watches the bride dance with her father, she regrets not having the same experience.
Atrium Weddings at Western Gardens Sandy and Ivy House Weddings at Western Gardens Downtown are two wedding venues in Utah that have perfect dance floors and wonderful sound systems for the bride’s tender dance with her father. It is the icing on the cake, so to speak, the cherry on top, a very special touch that honors that man who has raised and cared for his little girl who is now a beautiful bride.
Utah wedding venues are many, but few allow the bride to experience that outdoor garden weddings in the middle of winter. Several issues can hinder an outdoor garden wedding like weather, out-of-season plant material, and safety concerns for family and guests. Utah only has about 4.5 months of the year that are freeze free, therefore brides looking for Utah wedding locations should seek Utah wedding reception centers that provide an “atrium” for that garden feel. Hence, Atrium Weddings is such a venue.
Atrium Weddings provides that beautiful outdoor feeling without the worry of winter snow and cold outside. If it does snow during the ceremony or reception, you and your guests will love seeing the winter wonderland from the spacious windows of this reception center in Utah.
Having your ceremony and reception or even a wedding luncheon or dinner, in an atrium setting liberates your funds to be used in other details you wish. Why? First of all, because you don’t have to decorate a lot. The greenery of many varieties of plants is a beautiful backdrop for an accenting color selected by the bride! Dad’s pocketbook doesn’t have to pay for extra floral arrangements to create a beautiful setting for the ceremony and celebration.
When you choose Atrium Weddings at Western Gardens in Sandy, from so many wedding venues Utah has to choose from, you can have your garden wedding of your dreams without weather worries. Whether your special day is in January or April, you and your family can still enjoy a garden wedding with Atrium Weddings.
This simple ceremony was a family affair with plenty of family to enjoy the union of the couple. Brides enjoy wedding venues in Utah in which they can choose their own cake designer and caterer. You find that at Atrium Weddings.
Tom Catrow was their caterer who served his own delicacies including puff pastries, sandwiches, fruit kabobs, and an assortment of cheese and crackers. A close friend created the flower arrangements and Granite Bakery created their cake. With a touch of beach style, the tiers of cake sat upon glass vases filled with sea shells. Seashells also dotted the table centerpieces.
Ryan Cummings was the photographer at this Utah wedding. He is a local photographer who teaches at Salt Lake Community College. He enjoys photographing brides in Utah wedding reception centers like Atrium Weddings.