Small Venues

Who says a wedding has to be big?  Current bridal trends lean toward a downsized guest list that includes only the nearest and dearest in nontraditional venues that capture the essence of the celebration.  Local brides have many such venues to choose from, each presenting a different ambiance and with accompanying perks that brides, and their guests, are sure to appreciate.  These are certainly noteworthy.


La Petite Maison at Heidi’s in Tempe offers an all-inclusive package beginning with a chapel tucked into the back of the reception area for ceremonies that could also be used for a lounge if the ceremony is held elsewhere.  An open, inviting room with raised ceilings, modern lighting, and floor to ceiling windows is perfect for the reception.  The red, faux-leather textured walls and large floor tiles create an elegant backdrop and allow for the room to be set in a variety of configurations to please the most exacting of brides.  The package includes tables, chairs, chair covers, and color choice of sash and napkins, table linens, chargers, tableware and glassware. 


And, La Petite Maison includes the excellent, award-winning catering service by Heidi’s, with hors d’oeuvres, buffet or plated dinner specially prepared by the chef on site, bride’s choice of wedding cake or dessert along with gourmet hot and cold beverage bar.  The four-hour DJ service, sign in book, cake cutting set, and floral package speak of Heidi’s attention to every detail.  Parking is plentiful and valet service is available.  The bonus:  La Petite Maison is surrounded by a choice of hotels within walking distance of the celebration!  Nearby freeway access and an opportunity to bring your own alcohol and bar service completes this perfect wedding package.


Scent Floral and Events is neatly secluded in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale in the famous Art District and includes the Pangeo Art Gallery.  A beautifully lit and landscaped front courtyard invite guests into the art gallery filled with amazing and touchable collections of Paleo Art.  The contemporary indoors with polished cement flooring, floor to ceiling glass, and Geo décor give a modern vibe.  The lush, enclosed center courtyard is reminiscent of Santa Barbara. 


With three separate venue areas, brides might choose to welcome guests with appetizers and drinks in the front courtyard, seat them for a ceremony in the center courtyard, host cocktails and appetizers in the art gallery with the artist on site, and move back to the front courtyard for a dinner reception with dancing.  This venue boasts many options for ordering the flow of the event and many backdrops for capturing photographs.  Floral designs by Scent Floral & Events are created to compliment the venue in the bride’s choice of colors.  Brides may choose vendors from the facilities list of approved vendors for catering, rentals, entertainment, and valet service.  Parking is plentiful and there is no noise ordinance – the party can go on and on!


Virginia’s House is a 1913 Victorian home in historic Glendale located on one half acre of lush gardens that can accommodate up to 125 guests.   Porches, white fences, greenery and elaborate Victorian décor lend ambiance to the occasion.  An indoor space, complete with wallpaper and antique portraits can serve as a ceremony or buffet area.  A gazebo, resplendently picked out in white and decorated to the bride’s colors, can serve as the ceremony site and then the backdrop for the wedding cake.  Lace covered tables may be set up under the expansive patio or dotted on the lawn.  A Victorian bridal dressing room pampers the bride and provides quaint photo opportunities. 


Virginia’s House offers bridal consultant services for on-site planning and referrals to preferred vendors for catering, cake, DJ service, florist and valet service.  The site includes tables, chairs, linens and centerpieces, complete set up and clean up service, and lighted dance floor.  A minister is available on request and complete kitchen facilities are provided.  Photographers will never seek for a perfect backdrop at Virginia’s House – the photo opportunities are beautifully endless and lush.

Smaller packages, unique wedding venues that provide a little something unexpected, create the biggest, and most memorable impact for both you and your guests on your very special day.


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