What if I don’t want the typical wedding venue?

July 29th, 2014

Hotels and lodges are great for weddings but often a couple is looking for something a little more customizable, special and outside of the box. We love working at private homes, bed and breakfasts, ranches, historical sites, museums, art galleries, inns and golf courses but it takes a knowledgeable and experiences planner to pull it off properly. Typically, with these unique venues you are going to need a lot more rentals that would otherwise be included at your hotel or lodge. Having a wedding in a distinctive locale isn’t necessarily cheaper make sure you understand all the cost involved and what needs to be rented. You many need to rent:
– Tables
– Chairs
– Linens
– Lighting
– Tent
– Heaters or AC
– Generator
– Restrooms
– Valet

Also, there may not be a full event staff on hand like there is at a hotel. Make sure you have enough personnel to take care of the restrooms, refuse, parking and event management. Having a 20 people over for Thanksgiving is not the same as having 200 people over for a wedding.

Confirm that all of the vendors have walked through the venue to ensure everyone has enough space and enough power to properly execute their job. You don’t want to find out on the wedding day that the DJ and the lighting are allocated to the same circuit.

What about rain? Is there enough space to move your group indoors if summer showers are upon you? Make sure you have a tent on hold in case of inclement weather.

It’s wonderful to have a different feel to your event than the same old ballroom. Do your research and hire a great planner to ensure all the bases are covered.

Skis & Saddles – Wedding at the Sundance Resort

March 19th, 2014

Florals by Artisan Bloom

Photography by Lindsey Jane

Planning by Soiree Productions

Catering by Sundance

Music by Don Woodbury Productions

Winter Wonderland – Wedding at St. Regis Deer Valley

February 5th, 2014

Winter wedding are so special because the brides are different. A Winter bride, is much more forgiving than a Summer bride. A Winter bride knows that the weather could be a problem, and a Summer bride cries at the first sight of a cloud in the sky. This last Winter we had a number of outdoor ceremonies. They were beautiful and magical. This was one of them.

Florals by Sean Oviatt

Photography by Pepper Nix

Planning & Design by Soiree Productions

Catering by St. Regis Deer Valley

Music by Disc Connection

Nikki Beach – A Sundance Film Festival Event

January 22nd, 2014

There’s nothing better than watching movies, watching people and partying during the Sundance Film Festival. We’ll keep you posted on this year’s adventures but here’s some from last year:Nikki Beach at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival

Video by David Perry

Media Society Dinner – A Sundance Film Festival Event

January 15th, 2014

One of my favorite things about living is Park City, Utah is being able to experience the Sundance Film Festival. For over 30 years, Robert Redford and the Sundance Institute have been working to bring risk taking storytellers to the forefront. I have had a lot of fun at the Festival. You can read about past fun here, here and here. Here is an event we designed and executed for Media Society last year.

Florals by Orchid Dynasty

Photography by Sparkle Photography

Planning and Design by Soiree Productions

Catering by Club Lespri

Music by Disc Connection

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