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18 Jan

7 Tips to Pick the Perfect Wedding Venue

We feel so fortunate to have met so many of you at the Phoenix Bridal show a few weeks back, and a BIG thank you to those who came to our Special Open House last night. Now that we have met you and you have taken a tour of our gorgeous property, we hope you […]

04 Jan

Can’t Wait to Meet You This Weekend!

Maybe you got engaged in the fall and after enjoying your engagement, you’re ready to start planning your wedding. Or maybe you were just engaged over the holidays and are eager to get started! Whichever it is, The Arizona Bridal Show is this weekend, and it’s the perfect place to start your planning journey. Located […]

30 Nov

7 Breathtaking Winter Bridal Gowns

Even though we don’t get frigid temperatures here in the desert, it doesn’t mean you can’t pull off a gorgeous winter wedding. Gather up your whites, ivories, golds, and silvers, and you can create a dreamy winter wonderland wedding. Make it more festive by using traditional “holiday” décor: poinsettias, holly, evergreen, etc. Once you have […]

21 Nov

16 Memorable and Delicious Wedding Favors

To favor or not to favor, that is the question. . . ok, all joking aside, some couples think providing a wedding favor to guests as a “thank you” is important, and some do not. That choice is of course completely up to you. Centuries ago, wedding favors were known by their French name of […]

14 Nov

Holiday Party Theme Inspiration – Book Your Holiday Party NOW!

I know you may think that we here at Venue at the Grove can “only” do weddings. . . well, I am delighted to tell you that we have many other talents up our sleeves! We love to throw a good party, so if you are looking for a location for you holiday party, new […]

13 Nov


In her lifetime, Melissa had only known one true love, her high school sweetheart. This love tragically ended in 1999 when the father of her two beautiful children suddenly passed away in a car accident. Melissa’s son suffered from Asperger’s, Muscular Dystrophy, and Depression and more times than she’d like to admit, her son’s needs […]

25 Oct

Dia de los Muertos Wedding Inspiration

Although you may think of ghosts, goblins, orange and black when it comes to Halloween, the Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a celebration full of colors and gorgeous decorations. Standard traditions, such as sugar skulls, vibrant flowers, and candles are just a few of the design elements that can […]

13 Oct

Top 5 FALL Wedding Must Haves

We may not have a true “fall” here in Arizona, but we get pretty close here at Venue at the Grove. Our gorgeous pecan trees do change color in late fall, and the air here is just a little bit crisper out in the country. If you’re planning a fall wedding in the desert, there […]

30 Sep

Thank You Card Inspiration

Depending on your personality, sending thank you notes to your wedding guests may or may not be a priority. Etiquette says that you have up to a year after your wedding to send thank you notes out. In this day and age however, most wedding gifts are delivered before the wedding, which means thank you […]

25 Sep

Top 10 Untraditional Wedding Cakes

Last weekend we celebrated my son’s 5th birthday, and in lieu of a traditional birthday cake, I made a 3-tired rice krispy candy cake. Oh. My. Goodness. Not only was it delicious, I got SO many comments about how unique it was. It got me thinking about wedding cakes. Although traditionally the wedding cake was […]