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11
Nov
Arizona Wedding Venue Spotlight: The Clayton on the Park
categories: fabulous reception sites, floral inspiration, for your ceremony, Meet Our Friends, reception ideas, Wedding Inspiration, Wedding Resources

Every bride, whether she knows what it is or not, has a wedding style. Some brides want a traditional look to their day, some are looking for a historic atmosphere, and others want a wedding that’s modern and chic. Because Arizona offers something for every bride and accommodates a wide range of wedding styles, couples from all over the world choose to make Arizona their wedding destination. For the bride who dreams of a hip and modern wedding, Elite Circle venue The Clayton on the Park is a fantastic option.

There are so many reasons to consider The Clayton on the Park for your wedding: the location (in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale) is as convenient as you can get, the Scottsdale Civic Center Park is literally in front of the venue and makes for a pretty outdoor ceremony site, the building itself offers many layout options, and the minimalist design of the venue’s interior makes it the ultimate “blank slate” (a creative bride’s dream).

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(Photo bottom right: Melanie Duerkopp Photography)

What makes The Clayton on the Park perfect for weddings? 

The Clayton on the Park appeals to brides seeking a non-traditional event space and design for their wedding. Our modern wedding venue with its cool urban vibe is located in the heart of Downtown Scottsdale. Imaginative use of space with three amazing areas to use as you wish: The Terrace, the Clayton Room and second floor Gallery level. Creatively designed with a neutral palette and a striking fiber optic light wall, The Clayton on the Park can be enjoyed as is, or be a blank slate with which to express your own design ideas.

The second floor gallery makes for a beautiful ceremony location with lots of natural light and endless design possibilities

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What do you see couples doing with the venue as far as decor and design that you are really loving right now?

Modern minimalism is the top trend in weddings and venue choices for brides planning their weddings! From dresses to venues and even decor, the trend  for clean, modern lines and color palettes are all the rage and brides are just loving the outcome.

We are also seeing brides following the fashion trend that shows mixed metals together. We are seeing lots of gold and silver linens in a range of textures and levels of bling!

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(Photos bottom right: Pinkerton Photography)

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(Photo: Melanie Duerkopp Photography)

Can couples bring in their own vendors or do you have a specific list you work with? 

We understand that choosing the right vendors for your big day can be a huge task. Where do you start?  We help our brides by providing a suggested  list of vendors that have worked with us and have delivered top notch services. But we don’t limit our brides to just our list. You are welcome to use any vendor you wish for entertainment and décor. We do not allow outside catering or bar services.

The catering staff at the venue brings their best to the table for every event- we’ve seen delicious small bites, tempting buffet style meals, fun signature cocktails, and of course irresistible plated dinners as well.

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(Photo right: Pinkerton Photography)

This is the LOVE sculpture located in the Civic Center Park- it makes for some fun and colorful wedding pictures!

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(Photo: Love My Life Photography)

What else should couples know about The Clayton on the Park? 

The Clayton on the Park is known for its chic design and contemporary architecture. Brides love the fact that we have a modern, neutral color palette in so they can use it as is, or as a blank canvas to create the wedding of their dreams. Our hip, cool vibe is one that is not found in any other venue in the state! On their wedding day, brides just love our property as it is located right on a 21 acre urban park that is home to Robert Indiana’s iconic LOVE sculpture, water features and secluded flower gardens. It is truly the perfect wedding photography backdrop for bridals, couple portraits and wedding party shots. Behind the scenes is a catering staff that delivers outstanding menus and impeccable service. Our menus are catered to each bride’s needs and the quality and freshness of the food will excite your guests and leave them talking about your food for days to come!

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What we’ve noticed time and again with events at The Clayton on the Park is that they work very hard to make every event unique to their couples. Whether it’s color palettes, decor and floral, food and signature cocktails, or lighting and rental items, The Clayton on the Park rises to the occasion, making every wedding unique and a reflection of their couples’ personalities. We love them for this open-minded attitude!

Want to learn more about The Clayton on the Park? Visit their website and find them on Facebook!

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20
Aug
Real Arizona Wedding: Rob and Kristin at Arizona Biltmore
categories: fabulous reception sites, real weddings, reception ideas, Wedding Inspiration

Kristin and Rob wed at the historic Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix where the building itself was an inspiration for the wedding decor. Kristin is a professional designer and knew the Pantone “color of the year” was Tangerine Tango and part of what they love about the Biltmore is the unique grey block, so the color scheme of grey, tangerine, and ivory emerged.

The Arizona Biltmore was also a perfect fit for the large number of out of town guests- the couple wanted them to experience some Arizona history, their love for the desert, and their passion for architecture. So exactly 4 years after their first kiss, Kristin and Rob said “I Do”!

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I really love the bright orange that was included throughout the wedding details- it makes it all so happy!

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Sweetness: Officiant Mike Kennedy helped Kristin and Rob create a special moment for each of their mothers by taking time during the ceremony to honor them with a rose; he also suggested they write love letters to each other that were placed in a box that will be opened on their anniversary.

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Kristin had a special bouquet wrap that was made by her grandmother; it featured special family heirlooms representing women from both the bride and groom’s families- grandmothers, great grandmothers, great aunts, and many others who had passed away or were unable to attend the wedding. It was her way of including them and honoring them.

Many of the tangerine, grey and ivory details were lovingly made by the couple and their friends: Rob and his brother made the centerpiece boxes, Kristin and her sisters designed, purchased, and assembled the candy buffet table, and the custom handmade bridesmaids clutches were made by a previous coworker and fe