Archive for the ‘Rehearsal Dinner’ Category

An Evening at The Canyons

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

Part of what we love about life at Soirée Productions is the fabulous venues that we are surrounded by. We’ve become almost spoiled with amazing resorts that feature stunning views, the best snow you could ever ask for, and some of the most luxurious spas that we’ve ever experienced.  Beyond that, the resorts in Park City are home to mouthwatering and exquisite restaurants. When it comes to food, us ladies at Soirée Productions definitely have our preferences.

Just recently, we were invited by Brooke Hafets, Romance Director of  The Canyons, to experience the great dining that The Canyons has to offer. Of course, we joined her for an evening of cuisine delight.

The Canyons has a number of great places to grab a bite to eat, but we wanted to focus on choices that we could share with our fabulous clients and their guests. Brooke chose three of the 14+ restaurant choices at The Canyons to share with us.

We began our tour at  The Alpine House. This choice is perfect for a more intimate group. We loved it because it was cozy and at the same time sophisticated and eclectic. The menu is great, served along side a fabulous bar. All of the cuisine is cooked on a wood fired brick oven. We chose to have just a snack, of delicious cheeses, fruit and sliced meat. We wish we could have stayed for our entire dinner, and the ambiance would be perfect for that. The Alpine House is perfect for a reception style event, rehearsal dinner, or other less formal event.

Next, we moved onto Red Tail Grill. Brooke suggested the Sangria, which I believe is one of my new favorites, by far. She also suggested that we try the Buffalo Short Rib Nachos. Of course, we ordered Brooke’s suggestion, and we will never regret it. The Buffalo Short Rib Nachos were everything you dream they would be: tender, juicy and the perfect salsa to top it off. Simply nacho perfection. Brooke also suggested that we try the Crab Tostada, the Southwestern Cheeseburger, and the Grilled Steak Salad. We knew we had to save enough room for the next food stop, we will definitely try those the next visit…

Last on the list for the evening, but certainly not the least, was the new addition to The Canyons, The Farm. This new space recognizes Chef Murcko and is committed to local flavors as well as sustainable food. With a completely elegant presentation, and unique menu choices, The Canyons caters to a personal choice and belief of many by offering a restaurant with a commitment such as The Farm.

The wine list is impeccable, and the Sommelier even brought in an incredible red blend that he personally drinks at home(it was divine, by the way).  The décor and the staff of The Farm provide for a relaxing dining experience in a modern space with a fine feel to every moment of your experience.

After a fabulous dinner at The Farm, and finish to our evening of taste, we decided that The Farm is a great place for a  slightly more formal dinner party, and that the separation of the well-endowed bar and the dining area provides for plentiful space for a larger amount of guests.

While waiting for our car at valet, we could not stop talking about how excited we were about our experience. Brooke provided the excellent host, and The Canyons provided fabulous dining. We are excited to share our evening with you, and hope that you are inspired to experience dining at The Canyons for yourself.

Rodizio Grill – Salt Lake City | Soirée Productions | Wedding + Rehearsal Dinner Venue

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

This week the event planners at Soiree Productions we were invited to enjoy an amazing dinner at Rodizio Grill.   Located in Trolley Square and American Fork,  Rodizio Grill can accommodate up to 350 guests for a wedding or rehearsal dinner.  With the flip of a button to red or green, servers come by your table and offer you tenderloin, chicken, mahi-mahi and so much more.  The menu is quite extensive.  Their salad bar is the best we’ve seen.  Full of salads, potatoes, black beans, rice, grilled vegetables and on and on it goes.  AMAZING.  Rodizio Grill offers a private dining area perfect for a wedding or rehearsal dinner and all for only $24.99 per guest!  The food was delicious, the service impeccable and the desserts were heavenly.  The team at Soiree Productions can’t wait to book an event at Rodizio Grill.  Oh, luncheons are only $16.99 per person!  To find out more about weddings, parties and other special events visit their website.  Thank you to Rick, Director of Marketing and Events for a great night at Rodizio Grill!


Summer Weddings | Soirée Productions | Park City

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Summer Wedding Celebration

The team at Soirée Productions is so excited to tell you one of our favorite weddings will be featured in Inside Weddings Magazine.  This wedding had great detail and was fun from beginning to end.  The save the dates were vintage postcards of the bride and groom created by Nine Grain Design.  We created a logo that would be carried out throughout the entire wedding.  The welcome celebration kicked off the weekend with a BBQ at Silver Lake Lodge in Deer Valley, while the wedding nuptials were celebrated at Empire Canyon Lodge.  The evening began to look like it might rain on our parade but then suddenly the sun came out and shined upon all of the guests.  The bride and groom were married under the Chuppah and as they recessed down the aisle guests sprinkled lavendar to wish them well.  Following the ceremony guests enjoyed cocktail hour on the deck.  Everyone danced the night away to music provided by the Salamander Band.  The room was filled with long rectangular tables for 8-16 guests while floral topped each table with a variety of arrangements.  We worked with Val Rasmussen of StellaPosy to finish each table top perfectly.  Each place setting highlighted square chargers and china we found at Diamond Rental.  Sarah Drown of Sparkle Photography captured the day and tells the story with her photographs.  Our team at White Couture helped the bridesmaids to select their perfect Vera Wang dress all in the purple and navy hues.  Each bridesmaid selected the style that worked best for her and with a variety of styles it was easy to do.  The evening concluded with a midnight snack for guests to enjoy on their ride home-the sliders and french fries were a big hit!  Everything about this wedding came together perfectly.  We chose to submit it to share nationally because our planners felt this wedding showed what you can do while still keeping your budget within reason.  Not a detail was left out and mom and dad were pleased with the budget!  Thank you for allowing Soirée Productions to assist you in planning the perfect celebration!

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Jupiter Bowl a Great Venue in Park City

Monday, November 30th, 2009
Located at Kimball Junction in Park City in the New Park Center

Located at Kimball Junction in Park City in the New Park Center

Yesterday I took my family to Jupiter Bowl in Park City.  This wonderful new family attraction opened last week and offers bowling, great food, and lots of fun!  I am sure you’re wondering why I have chosen to blog about it on our wedding blog.  As I sat and waited my turn to bowl, I took note of the wonderful atmosphere Jupiter Bowl provides.  Park City residents have bowled in Salt Lake City and Heber City in the past and to have a bowling alley right in our own town is a welcome treat.  My kids were excited and anxious to see this new family center.  They couldn’t wait anymore and we took the day to bowl and have lunch at Jupiter Bowl.

Jupiter Bowl is beautifully decorated with drum chandeliers.  The Lift is there restaurant located inside.  You may dine in the restaurant or enjoy your meal as you bowl. If you prefer to enjoy great food and skip the game that option is there too as the restaurant is open to the public.  This food is not your typical bowling alley food.  And the bar, it exhibits a mosaic glass structure in the center and the service is exceptional (our waitress Amber was very attentive), and the big screens TV are everywhere; including 3 screens the length of 15 bowling lanes!  I looked at all of the technology and beautiful high end decor and decided I had to share this new fabulous venue with our wedding clientele.  If you are looking for a fun, energetic atmosphere that keeps your guests  mingling, dancing, drinking, and eating you might want to consider Jupiter Bowl.  They have a great private area for groups under 100 with 4 private lanes, a private bar area and lounge seating.  This atmosphere can’t be beat for the right event.  I realize some people want to keep their rehearsal dinner a tad more formal but for those of you looking to welcome your guests in a fun and casual environment that is inviting and unique we found it for you.  Don’t drive by without taking a look inside.  I think this is a great way to celebrate and welcome your guests to Park City.   Cheers to the owners of Jupiter Bowl for bringing us a great facility for everyone!  For more information or to book your event contact us. We would be happy to build an event that is just right for you.

There are pool tables and plasma screens everywhere

There are pool tables and plasma screens everywhere

A beautiful lounge offers a full bar men

A beautiful lounge offers a full bar men

Great lighting fixtures ad decor

Great lighting fixtures ad decor

Enjoy music videos and football games on this screen.  It covers the length of 15 lanes!

Enjoy music videos and football games on this screen. It covers the length of 15 lanes!

There is a game room stocked with video games, air hockey machines, photobooth, a putting machine, guitar hero and more!

There is a game room stocked with video games, air hockey machines, photobooth, a putting machine, guitar hero and more!

Tip Tuesday: Jazz Up Your Rehearsal Dinner

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

What’s better than a wedding day? A wedding weekend! To kick off the weekend’s celebration the couple welcomed and thanked their guests for traveling to Utah at an authentic Rocky Mountain BBQ at Sundance’s Elk Meadows the day before the wedding.  Straw bails draped with horse blankets, blue checked tables clothes and wild flowers in mason jars completed the look. Mason jars were also used as lanterns and hung from Shepherd hooks with a candle in dried peas. Salmon, chicken and pulled pork was served directly off of the grill on blue splatter tin ware.  The blue grass band delighted guests as clouds and thunder threatened the festivities. The staff at Sundance was ready with plastic ponchos as dessert was served. It started to rain just as homemade pie was being topped with the couple’s favorite Cold Stone Creamery ice cream. Some guests ran for the cover and others just laughed as summer storms can be, unpredictable and sudden in the mountains.

Luckily, the weather for the wedding was beautiful as well as the weather for the bride and groom’s farewell brunch. More photos are available on Nick Sokoloff Photography’s blog.

You too can plan a wonderful welcome celebration for your guests that can double as your rehearsal dinner. Welcome celebrations come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from a sit down dinner to a casual buffet. You might even decide to welcome your guests following the rehearsal dinner with a cocktail party serving just drinks and hors d’œuvres.  A BBQ theme is always a hit with guests, especially in Utah. Consider hiring a musician that plays folk music and using playful checked linens for a picnic feeling.  Floral can be simple by using galvanized tin buckets and wild flowers. Check and see if your photographer will include shooting this event in their package or for an additional fee.  Many different types of venues would work well for welcoming your out of town guests. Your backyard, a state park, art gallery or a mountain lodge are all fabulous choices depending on your budget and style.

Design & Decor: Soiree Productions
Floral: Artisan Bloom
Photography: Nick Sokoloff Photography
Venue: Sundance’s Elk Meadows

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