Selecting a Utah wedding venue requires more than just locating the prettiest setting and reserving it. While that is a major part of selecting your venue, there are questions that are important to ask before signing a contract. Le Jardin would love to share some of the best questions to ask before you book a Utah wedding venue.
Questions to Ask Before You Book a Utah Wedding Venue
Is the venue available for the day of my wedding?
If you’ve selected a wedding day, then make sure that the venue is available for that day. If it isn’t, you’ll either need to look for a different place to have it or change the day of your wedding. This is less of a problem if you’re still trying to select a date. In fact, venue availability may help you narrow down your wedding day.
How convenient is the location?
Before booking your Utah wedding venue, consider whether its location is convenient. Can your guests travel there easily? If you’re planning to hold your wedding in your hometown, then you should be fine, but if you decide to have it at a ski resort or national park, then some of your guests may not be able to attend.
How much does the venue cost?
Venues that host weddings and receptions will likely give you a price quote when you tour the area, but make sure that you know what the quote includes. For instance, does it include the cost of equipment like tables, chairs and tents? Or, do those things cost extra. Also, you may have to rent these items from a separate company, so be sure to include the cost for doing so.
How many people can it hold?
When shopping for a Utah wedding venue, be sure to ask the facility about the capacity. Places that hold large events have strict regulations and rules regarding capacity to ensure safety. If the number of people you intend to invite is close to the venue’s capacity, you may want to consider booking a larger space. Of course, you can always trim your guest list. Also, if you book a large space and invite just a few guests, then the venue could look empty. In this case, it might be best to find something smaller.
Making Sure Your Big Day is Perfect
While weddings are infamous for snafus, you can avoid most of them with preparation. By making sure you ask the right questions about a venue before booking it, you’ll likely save yourself time and maybe even money. Questions will also help you choose the right Utah wedding venue.
Weddings are often expensive affairs, so it’s important to save where you can. If you’re doing most of the planning yourself, then there are a number of free wedding planning resources for Utah brides. Here are a few of the best. And just because we can, we have thrown in some gorgeous photos from a real wedding at The Chateau at Le Jardin, our Utah wedding venue, courtesy of C. Wilson Photography!
Free Wedding Planning Resources for Utah Brides
Salt Lake Bride
From helping you organize everything that needs to be done for your wedding to offering advice about finances, Salt Lake Bride is a helpful free wedding planning resource. The site will also direct you toward where to purchase your wedding attire, bridal gifts and rentals. It even recommends entertainment and photographers.
The WeddingHappy App
If you’re planning your wedding without the help of a professional wedding planner, then download the free WeddingHappy app. This program works like a personal assistant. It features tasks that will guide you through the many things that you’ll need to do to arrange your wedding. The WeddingHappy app even delivers alerts when important deadlines arrive. For instance, it will tell you to mail your invitations or pay the deposit to the DJ.
Utah Bride & Groom
Utah Bride & Groom is another website that offers advice about how to plan your dream wedding. On the site, you’ll discover the latest wedding dress and tux fashions as well as guidance on doing it all yourself. The site includes dessert recommendations, and it will help you decide what to feed your wedding guests. This free wedding planning site has everything you need to organize your special day.
Utah Valley Bride
For vendor recommendations and theme advice, visit Utah Valley Bride. This site is descriptive, and it will help you come up with ways to personalize your big day. Utah Valley Bride features bridal show information if you want to head to one of these events. It will also help you choose a venue.
Saving Money Where You Can
Free wedding planning resources make it easy to save money on this pricey expense. While it’s nice to be able to hire someone to help you plan your dream wedding, we know that not everyone has the funds available to do so. With help from these free wedding planning resources, you’ll be able to arrange a wedding day to remember.
Spring is the perfect time to get married since it’s the time of year when the weather gets warmer and the flowers start to blossom. Here are a few tips and tricks for planning a spring wedding in Utah, along with photos by the talented David Terry Photography from Aline & Bruno’s real garden wedding and reception at The Chateau at Le Jardin, our beautiful indoor & outdoor garden wedding venue and reception center.
Tips and Tricks for Planning a Spring Wedding in Utah
Spring weddings often feature the same pastels when it comes to color. Pale pink, light blue and green come to mind. Consider changing it up by giving pastels a new look. For instance, pair contrasting shades such as brown and sky blue or pink. If brown isn’t your favorite shade, try blending lime green with lavender, or combine coral and light tan. Choosing bright, bold color combinations is another way to go. To make it look elegant, be sure to select one or two colors to use throughout your wedding.
Planning the Food
These days, the food served at weddings tends to run the gamut from fancy meals involving several courses to waffle bars and buffets. For an outdoor spring wedding, you could embrace the warmer weather by serving barbeque cuisine or picnic type fare. Keeping it simple is another option. In this case, serve something like finger sandwiches, in-season vegetables and cake. When it comes to the menu, it’s always wise to work with the season instead of against it. That way, you’re offering the best possible menu to your guests.
A Spring Wedding Cake
For your spring wedding in Utah, consider hiring a bakery that makes delicate flowers formed from rice paper. The decorative pieces are as pretty as real blossoms, but they’ll stay intact if your wedding day is on the warm side. Display your cake by adding garland or a fabric draping behind it. If you want something more contemporary, order miniature cheesecakes, chocolate covered fruit or cupcakes instead of a traditional wedding cake.
Choose a Spectacular Venue
The nice thing about living in Utah is its views. Venues like Le Jardin offer amazing sights of the surrounding area. Along with the view, a year-round garden provides the perfect setting for your wedding and reception. Not only is the venue a beautiful one, but it also features indoor areas in case it rains or snows on your wedding day, making it ideal for spring.
Your Spring Wedding in Utah
Spring is the perfect time to have your wedding in Utah. When you let the season inspire you, it can almost plan the event. Let us help you make your big day memorable. At Le Jardin, we create dream weddings. Contact us to schedule a tour today.
When sifting through and considering all the wedding venues in Salt Lake City, this garden reception at Le Jardin is sure to make you stop and smile. The sunny yellows and baby blues were absolutely perfect for a spring wedding in the indoor gardens and greenhouses of our beautiful Utah reception center.
Wedding Venues in Salt Lake City | Le Jardin
Nikki & Aaron were married in the Payson LDS Temple and chose to have their beautiful garden reception here at Le Jardin. We love when brides come take a tour and absolutely fall in love. There are so many unique wedding venues in Salt Lake City and the surrounding area, but we know we truly have something special here.
We love the delicate lace on Nikki and Aaron’s wedding cake. So subtle and intricate, and the fresh flowers compliment instead of overpower the beautiful simplicity of the cake itself. We adore those yellow rosebuds.
One of the great things about Le Jardin is that the venue is already naturally decorated, with gazebos, twinkle lights, and flora and fauna from corner to corner. We love how Nikki and Aaron embraced the already naturally beautiful décor and opted for simple centerpieces that blended instead of distracted from the garden setting.
The baby blue of the flowers and lace accents was carried through to the darling bridesmaid dresses of Nikki’s friends and family.
Don’t miss the giant lighted LOVE letters and the adorable ring bearer and flower girl cutting a rug!
We hope you enjoy perusing this beautiful photos by Mary Jessica Photography from Nikki and Aaron’s spring wedding at Le Jardin. As you narrow down your wedding location out of the dozens of wedding venues in Salt Lake City, we hope you will give us a call for a tour so you can experience all Le Jardin has to offer, from our two indoor garden buildings to the beautiful Chateau courtyard and gazebo. We would love to work with you to make your wedding day the type of event dreams are made of! Contact us for a tour today!
We are so excited to share this gorgeous real wedding at Utah reception center, Le Jardin, featuring wedding flowers with style by our on-site floral shop, The Rose Shop! You don’t want to miss this one…from and incredible bridal bouquet to a flower crown of dreams, this is the wedding every little girl hopes for when they grow up. Our real bride and groom Ashley and Jacob have impeccable taste, and the talented designers at The Rose Shop were able to create everything exactly the way they wanted. The couple’s photographer, Hannah McCall Photography captured everything beautifully!
Wedding Flowers with Style
Many people discount the subtle beauty of greenery when they envision their wedding flowers, but not Ashley & Jacob. They included sprigs of beautiful green all over their wedding reception, both outdoors in the courtyard and inside the beautiful greenhouses. They even softened the corners of their welcome sign with a little bunch.
And check out their Wall of Donuts…notice anything? Yep, that amazing greenery softening the edges of the wall! And can we just say how amazing a donut wall is? I want one in my house.
Wouldn’t you agree that Ashley’s bouquet is absolute perfection? Not quite a freshly gathered look, the shape of her bouquet definitely screams elegance, but with a little bit of boho. And her matching flower crown? It’s subtle beauty is in it’s un-gaudy nature. Ashley is such a stunning bride…she worked with our designers to come up with a look that enhances, doesn’t take away from, her natural beauty.
We hope you have enjoyed a look at this beautiful Le Jardin wedding. Ashley and Jacob’s wedding flowers by The Rose Shop, our in-house florist in Sandy, are our favorite mix of elegance, boho chic, and subtlety. We invite you to take a tour of Le Jardin and also stop in to meet with a Rose Shop designer at the same time! Call today for a tour.
We are so excited to share this beautiful wedding at your favorite indoor and outdoor wedding venue, Le Jardin! Megan and Trey were married in an LDS temple then chose to have their beautiful garden reception at Le Jardin, utilizing both our lush gardens and climate-controlled greenhouse.
Outdoor Wedding Venue | Le Jardin
Our gardens were in full bloom in our immaculate courtyard for Megan and Trey’s reception and both Le Jardin and The Chateau greenhouses were filled with greenery and flowers as usual. A reason many of our brides choose to book with us is that we are both an indoor and outdoor wedding venue. Megan and Trey utilized this to the fullest with their reception that spread from the outdoor gardens into our greenhouses.
Booking an indoor/outdoor wedding venue also lets you plan for the worst case scenario. When you plan a spring or summer wedding, you always hope for perfect weather…but we live in Utah! It has snowed in July and hit 69 degrees on Thanksgiving. Bottom line, the weather is unpredictable. It could rain or be 100 degrees. Our indoor greenhouses are climate controlled to be nice and cool in the summer and warm and inviting in the winter. The perfect balance, especially paired with our gardens outside.
The indoor greenhouses at Le Jardin provided the perfect place for the cake cutting and dancing. Especially on a hot summer day, an outdoor wedding venue only can melt a beautiful cake in less than 10 minutes! And a bride’s perfectly coiffed hair and makeup can be a sweaty mess after one Congo line.
We adore this sparkler exit! The beautiful gardens of Le Jardin in the background and friends and loved ones seeing the happy couple off. Megan and Trey’s wedding photographer, Mary Jessica Photography totally nailed the lighting and timing of their exit. Perfection!
We hope you have enjoyed this beautiful wedding at our indoor and outdoor wedding venue, Le Jardin. Engaged? We would love to show you around! Call us today to book a tour!
We would also like to invite you to our Wedding Open House at Le Jardin, featuring flowers by The Rose Shop and exclusive discounts on both Le Jardin and The Rose Shop!
Join us Saturday, January 6th from 12-9 p.m. at 1910 Dimple Dell Rd. in Sandy, Utah. Tour our beautiful garden and greenhouses and enjoy catered food tastings as you peruse our beautiful wedding flowers and decor ideas. We hope to see you there!
If you are reading this and you don’t live in Utah, you may be thinking, “WHAT? Who plans a wedding in 3 months or less?” But, if you are from our beautiful state, you know it’s done all the time. In fact, it’s often the norm around these parts! There are a lot of contributing factors to this including:
- a younger average marriage age (many couples are still in college and need to plan the wedding to coincide with a school break).
- a large LDS (or Mormon) population who have their ceremony in an LDS Temple which doesn’t require (or allow) a big elaborate, decorated ceremony.
- the fact that most people who are invited to the wedding are local so don’t need a lot of notice.
Planning a wedding in 3 months or less still required a lot of preparation and work, though, even if it is more common in Utah than other places in the USA and around the world! That’s why we have put together a few tips and tricks to help the planning process go a little smoother.
How to Plan a Wedding in 3 Months or Less
- As soon as you are engaged, get a wedding budget figured out then book these vendors ASAP! Some of the more popular and well-known wedding vendors may be booked already but don’t despair! Utah is full of talented wedding professionals. Ask for recommendations from friends as well as vendors you book. Many vendors have contacts in the industry and can give recommendations.
- Wedding and Reception Venue (including the temple if you will be getting married there)
- Wedding Photographer
- Order your wedding dress (visit trunk shows and sample sales…a custom ordered dress in less than 3 months is usually pushing it)
- Wedding Florist (ask about in season flowers and check our sister company, The Rose Shop’s, latest blog post about questions to ask before hiring a wedding florist)
- Book your engagement session with your photographer, and, if you are doing them, bridals. You want to do this ASAP so you have time to use the photos for invitations if desired.
- Make your guest list for your ceremony and reception.
- Order tuxes, bridesmaid dresses, flower girl dresses, and accessories.
- Decide who will be providing catering, the wedding cake, decorations, and all the other little details.
- Design and order invitations. Choose a local company or somewhere online with fast and free shipping.
- Send out invitations out 3-5 weeks before the wedding, depending on your cultural norm and expectations in your area.
It may sound overwhelming but you can do it…thousands of brides do it every year! Le Jardin is very experienced in working with brides working on a tight timeline and we can help you every step of the way! Come in for a tour and meet with one of our talented event planners!
The holiday season is upon us and with it comes another fantastic time of the year: Engagement Season! According to a poll by “Modern Bride” magazine, 26% of all marriage proposals happen during November and December. So, guys (and bold, take charge type of ladies), here are 10 romantic ways to propose this holiday season!
10 Romantic Ways to Propose
- Hit up a local indie movie theater that still uses an old school marquee and ask them to put a custom message up for you. Take your significant other to a show after your Christmas shopping and make sure she looks up at the marquee!
PC: Creative Proposal Ideas
- Go to one of your favorite places to see holiday lights. Ask a stranger to take a picture of the two of you. Then, instead of posing, drop down on one knee and pop the question. Bonus: You get the moment captured on camera forever!
- Use Christmas lights to write out your proposal either on the front of the house or bedroom ceiling. Turn on the lights when the time is right!
- Take her on a tour of your relationship. Hit your first date spot, the place where you had your first kiss, and any other significant spots. Make the last spot one you have never been to before…then it will become the place you proposed!
- Have a custom jigsaw puzzle made OR write it out on a ready-made holiday puzzle. Put it together with your honey on a cozy winter night. Have some hot cocoa and wait for the result.
- Go out to a special holiday dinner. Talk to the pastry chef beforehand and have them write out your proposal in chocolate drizzle on your dessert. Yummy.
- Collaborate with your honey’s boss at work. Have them arrange a mandatory last minute meeting on Christmas Eve, right when she is leaving to come home. When she walks into the meeting, you are there instead.
- Do it up with no frills, just pick a beautiful spot and pop the question. But hire a photographer to come hide and document the occasion!
- On a particularly snowy or icy day, write the proposal on the windshield of their car…by scraping off the ice or snow to reveal only letters.
- If you are the playful type, hide the ring in a Kinder Egg or inside a Cracker Jack box…bring out the snacks while you snuggle and watch your favorite holiday movie.
We hope you have enjoyed these 10 romantic ways to propose! Once she says yes, give us a call to tour our beautiful indoor/outdoor garden wedding and reception center located in Sandy, Utah!
We are so excited to share this real garden wedding at Le Jardin, a wedding venue and reception center in Utah. You are in for a real treat.
Reception Center in Utah | Real Garden Wedding at Le Jardin
One of the things couples love the most about Le Jardin is the versatility of our reception center. Whether you choose to have your wedding outdoors in our Chateau and courtyard or inside one of our greenhouses, our outdoor area is always available for photos.
Another thing our couples love about our Utah wedding and reception center? One word: Flowers! Year-round flowers. Our gardens and greenhouse are always decked out in the most beautiful blooms, cultivated and cared for by our Le Jardin gardeners all year.
Our indoor gardens are accented by every bride’s favorite accessory….twinkle lights! They set the mood, the ambiance…and they look great in your photos!
Our reception center in Utah comes fully equipped with a large dance floor to get your boogie on.
Can you see the leaves starting to turn for this fall wedding?
Each turn at Le Jardin provides another delightful surprise. From quiet nooks and crannies to beautiful backdrops for photos.
We love sparkler exits, of course, but bubble exits also have our whole heart…
Our courtyard is the perfect backdrop for your large family and group photos!
Our indoor greenhouse easily accommodates all your closest friends and family.
And of course, our bride’s room is big enough for all your bridesmaids, mom and grandma to help you get ready.
We hope you have enjoyed a small peek into a real garden wedding here at our wedding and reception center in Utah, Le Jardin! Contact us for a tour today and plan your dream wedding any time of year!
Photography: Shanda Call Photography
So, you are planning a late fall, winter, or early spring wedding reception. In Utah. And you know that the weather is notoriously unpredictable in the Salt Lake Valley. Heck, it could be July and we may get a freak snowstorm! Or, it could be 105 degrees. It’s every bride’s worst nightmare. As much as you would like to have an outdoor wedding reception (and possibly ceremony), the weather can be a scary factor. Enter the indoor wedding reception.
Indoor Wedding Reception at Le Jardin
Having an indoor wedding reception may not sound super glamorous. You may picture a cultural hall with streamers hanging from basketball hoops. But that isn’t how it has to be! Many wedding and reception venues have created beautiful indoor options for those brides who don’t want to sacrifice ambiance and mood but want to be indoors. Le Jardin solved this problem by bringing the outside, in.
Our amazing spacious greenhouses are filled with lush greenery and flowers year round. These indoor gardens are climate controlled as well, so you and your guests won’t feel the winter chill (but won’t be sweltering either).
And of course, even if your ceremony and/or reception are indoors, couples still have full use of our manicured courtyards during any season.
Real Wedding | James & Dezirae
James and Dezirae chose to have their wedding reception AND ceremony in our indoor gardens here at Le Jardin. The lush tropical atmosphere fit in perfectly with their colorful and vibrant theme. With plenty of room for cake (er, donut) cutting, dancing, bouquet tossing, and celebrating with friends an family, our large greenhouse was the perfect option for them.
We also love that James & Dezirae took advantage of our beautiful outdoor courtyards for their wedding photos by Utah wedding photographer Natalie Felt.
Ready to plan your incredible wedding reception and/or ceremony at Le Jardin? Call us today at 801-326-2511 or contact us to schedule a tour here!