The hottest ticket in Salt Lake City? The Eccles Theatre. Downtown’s new showstopper not only brings in Broadway hits and the biggest names in comedy and music, it also happens to house grand party spaces. Hosts can choose from intimate outdoor patios overlooking Main Street, the theater’s Grand Lobby or even the stage itself. No kidding.
If hosting a wedding inside a modern architectural icon seems daunting, fear not. Steal these style-savvy design tips from Michelle Cousins of Michelle Leo Events and caterer Cuisine Unlimited. Michelle helped Utah Bride & Groom roll out the red carpet for 275 wedding vendors inside Eccles Theatre’s Grand Lobby.
Also, play up the surrounding environment. “The Performing Arts Center is such an open and contemporary space that we wanted the event design to have the same contemporary feel with a splash of elegance, keeping in line with Utah’s wedding industry,” Cousins says.
Green and gold are white’s best friends. “By adding a splash of green to the overall color palette, the event design offered depth to the otherwise white space of the theater lobby,” says Cousins. “Pops of gold provided warmth to the space and complemented the rich tones of the mostly-green centerpieces. Geodes paired with air plants, succulents and lush greens elevated the scene,” she says of the table décor provided by Decoration Inc. “String-art signage, table numbers and a paper-floral backdrop for photos offered visual appeal and a creative approach to an otherwise traditional element.”
Finally, it’s okay to play with your food. Action stations allowed guests to customize their meals. Various stops offered hand-scooped cookie dough, build-your-own caprese, potato gaufrettes with caviar, smoked salmon tea sandwiches and pork belly with Brussels sprouts.
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