Friday, May 8, 2020

12 Best Provo Wedding Reception Venues

12 Best Provo Wedding Reception Venues

Looking for the perfect reception venue for your wedding can be an overwhelming task, especially when there are so many great options to choose from here in Provo. We have done some of the leg work to make planning your special day that much easier. Here are twelve venues that range from elegant and budget-friendly to full-service in the countryside.

White Willow Reception Center Exterior

The White Willow historic mansion was built in 1904 and maintains most of its original design elements, now decorated in the French farmhouse style. $1000 to $2350 gets you use of the entire home, the gardens, tables, 100 chairs, centerpieces, a sound system, a managing on-site staff member, a kitchen with a refrigerator to store food, and use of their inventory of decorations (think: chalkboards and photo props). White Willow can accommodate up to 250 standing guests, and while they do not provide catering, for an additional cost, staff will serve and clean up your food.

White Shanty Venue Exterior

Boasting a rustically industrial farmhouse feel, the White Shanty is a 3,500 square foot venue eager to host your wedding reception. Rentals range in price from $750 to $2700 depending on the day of the week and time you will need it. The rental includes tables, chairs, electronics, an on-site venue coordinator, and working with you to set up a custom table layout for your reception. While they do not provide catering, they do have a list of their favorite caterers, favorite floral companies, and recommended DJ services on their website.

Reception center with chairs

A renovated candy factory, The Startup Building has a rustic feel with original brick walls and wooden beams. The 3200 square foot venue seats 120, and prices start at $1350 to $1900 depending on the day of your event. These rates include chairs, tables, a sound system, and various decorative items. For an extra charge, you can use the courtyard, other d├ęcor items, or serve alcohol. They do not have in-house catering, but they do have an extensive list of their favorites on their website, and unless you are planning to have a lot of glitter at your reception (they specifically have a “no glitter” rule), The Startup Building is a great option.

interior reception center with lights

Manor at the Riverwoods has a grand Venetian interior design if you're looking for an elegant reception venue. Starting at just $600, the rental includes tables, use of the warming kitchen, a sound system, and an event host. You can add on linen and centerpiece packages, DJ services, or permission to serve alcohol for an extra fee. They can accommodate up to 300 guests.

With its unique decorative lemon trees and flavorful banquet menu, La Jolla Groves provides an eye-catching reception venue. They can accommodate up to 225 guests (the popular Lemon Grove Room capping out at 150), and provide a variety of in-house catering packages. Choose a soup or salad, 1–2 entrees, and a dessert for $40–$70 per guest.

A quaint homestead that is family-owned, Conrad Ranch offers an amenities-rich option for the countryside lover. The reception-only package includes in-house single-serve catering for 100 guests starting at $3800 and buffet catering for 100 guests at $4200. They are available to host events Tuesday through Saturday, and offer in-house centerpieces, cake decorating, and flowers, in addition to providing tables, a dance floor, a grand piano, and access to the outdoor grounds.

Canyon Event Center is a classy, understated venue. Reception pricing starts at $1950 and includes tables, linens, set up and take down, a warming kitchen, an event hostess, a sound system, and access to the outdoor garden area. They also offer additional packages that can include catering services. While Canyon Event Center requires approval of all decorations, it can accommodate a large guest list of up to 400 and boasts a mountain view.

This picturesque hall starts at $1200, which includes access to a 4600 square foot banquet hall that seats 175, a ballroom, tables and chairs, sound systems, and a prep kitchen. For an additional cost, the Memories Package offers a full catering and hall rental package. In addition to the basics listed above, this package includes linens, centerpieces, and an Italian soda bar and dessert buffet. While they do not provide dinner catering, they do offer suggestions for outside catering and other services, some of which have partner deals available. 

bride and groom in front of desserts

Described on their website as having a classy, rustic feel, Southworth Hall is located in a historic building in downtown Provo. Starting at $1200 with tables and up to 200 chairs (discounts are available if you are okay with an earlier event end time), you can add on linens, a sound system, or even a photo booth for extra charges.

A more advanced option in downtown Provo, The Balcony offers space for 150 seated or 300 for a “free-flowing” reception. This venue can provide in-house catering as low as $10 per guest, provided by Good Thyme Eatery, who pride themselves on using fresh and local produce. Rental pricing starts at $200 an hour, with discounts for renting for a half or full day. Rental includes tables, chairs, set up and takedown, a concierge, and access to an AV system.  

If you are looking for something glamorous that maintains historic charm, The Bell Room might be right for your wedding reception. Up to 150 guests can be accommodated at this indoor-only venue, with fees starting at $600. The rental fee includes a dance area, a venue coordinator, and set up/clean up services. They do not offer in-house catering, but they do require that you choose from a list of their approved catering services.

With a self-proclaimed “speakeasy” vibe, this venue is perhaps one of the most unique on this list and will provide an ambient experience that your guests won’t soon forget. They are literally located underneath downtown Provo, offering in-house catering by Old Adobe Catering Company. Starting at $600, rental includes a stage, set up and clean up, a coordinator, and a dance area for up to 250 reception guests.