I headed to The Tower at Rice Eccles Stadium. What a fantastic place for a wedding reception or any event for that matter! The views are spectacular-- the University of Utah Stadium on one side, Salt Lake City on the other. I love the versatility of this venue- as you can see any color looks great here! The first pictures are from the Ultimate Utah Wedding done last year- photography by Dezember Photography, who is also found in downtown SLC. Diamond Rental did a beautiful job decorating, too- I love the red and black.
These are a few other professionals that were at The Tower that I want to feature. This is Elizabeth's Catering . She goes all out and it not only looks fantastic but it tastes incredible!! She not only caters in Salt Lake, but anywhere! Did I say she is so nice and easy to work with? Yes, she definately is. She helped this cute couple merge what I thought would be almost impossible to do - mix Asian food with BBQ, well she did it- on one side was American BBQ and the other was asian cuisine. I went down both sides, of course, but so did most people :-) It was phenomenal!
Aquafect is an amazing company that makes water features. They travel, too! Lets see some of his work here at The Tower and elsewhere! James will custom make your water feature for your special event! What a fun way to entertain your guests.
The one above that looks like a TV is so cool! It has a projector screen on the back to put on your wedding video or any video. Then the waterfall comes over the entire screen!
The Tower is awesome and you can win a free wedding there. Here's the contest info...
Entry Deadline: Monday, April 30, 2012
Engaged and planning to get married in 2012? The University of Utah is looking for the biggest Utah fans to enter our Ultimate Utah Wedding contest. The couple with the most Utah spirit will be the next Ultimate Utah Wedding couple.
You don't have to be going to the UofU, or even be an alumni... just be the biggest Ute Fan around!
Click here for the details on how to enter.
This is so much fun going to as many wedding places in a day as I can! This time it's downtown Salt Lake City. I'll show you the astounding things I found!
The Devereaux Mansion was the first mansion built in Utah. This 1857 mansion has been a historic Utah site for years, and now this beautiful building has just had its most recent makeover, creating an even more perfect venue for any wedding event.
Then I went to the Joseph Smith Memorial Building: This building has a rich history. Previously named the Hotel Utah, construction on the building began in 1909. Two years later in 1911, The Hotel Utah opened for business.In 1987, the Hotel Utah was closed. During it's 76 years as a hotel, the Hotel Utah was internatinally known and recognized for its elegance and excellent service. It has hosted U.S. presidents, lawmakers, LDS Conference Attendees, skiers, and many others.In 1987, the Hotel Utah was closed.
In 1993, the building reopened as The Joseph Smith Memorial Building.
The Joseph Smith Memorial Building has twelve elegant rooms that can accommodate between 20 to 600 guests. It is so pretty! Thanks Bry Cox for the great pics!
And The Lion House was our last stop! The Lion House is the beautiful historic home of Brigham Young. Though built in 1856, there has been much remodeling and updating for your pleasure and convenience. The home still maintains its magnificent historic feel and beautiful details. There are 8 banquet rooms that can accommodate anywhere from 12 to 100 guests. The beautiful Lion House Gardens in back of the home are also available for events.
This was a great venue to end with because after we ate at the Lion House Pantry! Holy cow- the best Asparagus Chicken and tomato soup EVER!! Oh and the rolls... ahhh... I don't think there are better rolls in the whole world?!
There is so much more to see in Utah! More coming soon...