LOVE AT FIRST SITE: 12 Local Venues That Will Give You A Warm Reception

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Talk about having your heart in the right place.

Picking the perfect reception venue is the first step to your wedding wonderland. The “where” sets not only the backdrop, but the tone and feel of your once-in-a-lifetime party.

Lucky for you, Utah Valley is bursting with venue variety. We have reception centers that cater to the fancy, fun or free-spirited bride. Plus, depending on your vision and décor, many of these venues will transform before your eyes. The options are yours for the making.

Below are Utah Valley Bride magazine’s picks for reception splendor. But as you browse these suggestions — and eventually browse their wondrous walls — remember to pick a venue that speaks to your heart.

XOXO marks the spot.

Wadley Farms, Lindon (www.wadleyfarms.com)

UVB SAYS: Rustic and charming, Wadley Farms is the definition of hometown elegance. The barn! The grounds! The greenery! It’s dreamy, people.

 

Sleepy Ridge, Orem (www.sleepyridgeweddings.com)

UVB SAYS: Stately and sophisticated, Sleepy Ridge is a vision. The larger-than-life building — which my 4-year-old daughter instantly deemed a castle — will turn heads and hearts.

 

Sundance Resort, Provo Canyon (www.sundanceresort.com)

UVB SAYS: Oh, Sundance. How we love thee! The iconic location is stunning everywhere you look. And the best part? The stellar scene is perfect for everything from a simple ceremony to a lavish weekend wedding.

 

The Bungalow, Pleasant Grove (www.bungalowwedding.com)

UVB SAYS: Now, this is what you call a secret garden. The Bungalow is covered in greenery and dripping with romance. And with both outdoor and indoor options, the mood is magic.

 

TalonsCove, Saratoga Springs (www.talonscoveweddings.com)

UVB SAYS: Fore the love! TalonsCove golf course and clubhouse has one-of-a-kind grounds and views. Overlooking Utah Lake, the serene scene is perfect for a wedding win.

 

American Fork Amphitheater at Quail Cove, American Fork (www.afcity.org)

UVB SAYS: A historic location in American Fork, the amphitheater is a beautiful, versatile location in the heart of the valley. And don’t even get us started on those golden cobblestone stairs! (Hint: We love them.)

 

Thanksgiving Point, Lehi (www.thanksgivingpoint.org)

UVB SAYS: We give thanks for Thanksgiving Point! The grounds are out of this world. The location is perfection. And the feel is enchanting. It’s a wedding treasure, thank you very much.

 

Bella Vista, Lindon (www.bellavistautah.com)

UVB SAYS: Right at the center of Utah Valley, Bella Vista is the window to your wedding’s soul. Its third-story windows frame star-lit nights, city lights and seasonal splendor. We know, right?

 

White Willow Reception and Event Center, Provo (www.whitewillowweddings.com)

UVB SAYS: A Provo landmark, White Willow is sweet romance. With its cast iron archway, waterfall ponds, arbor, and stone niche, there’s beauty around every corner.

 

La Caille, Sandy (www.lacaille.com)

UVB SAYS: More than worth the trip over the Point of the Mountain, La Caille is a unique wedding wonder. The golden, vivacious venue can transform to any style of wedding — and look majestic while doing it.

 

Homestead Resort, Midway (www.homesteadresort.com)

UVB SAYS: Where can you find a Victorian garden, scrolled iron bridge, and a geothermal crater surrounded by expansive vistas? Why, that would be the Homestead Resort. Make yourself at home(stead).

 

Zermatt Resort, Midway (www.zermattresort.com)

UVB SAYS: Oh, hello luxury. The Zermatt Resort — which is a Swiss and German-themed venue — has old-world ambiance with modern execution. We do, we do, we do.

 

By Briana Stewart, managing editor of Utah Valley Bride

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