|Address:||1910 Dimple Dell Rd, Sandy, UT 84092, USA|
I have mixed feelings about our familys experience with this venue. Its an absolutely gorgeous setting, with the mountains in the background. Inside the greenhouse was also very pretty. The venue was very affordable. I do recommend it for price and setting. Also, all indications were, they worked well with the caterer we brought (Utah Celebrations) and the photo booth vendor. My first criticism is very simple: the signage leading into the parking lot was inadequate. Youre hesitant, thinking youre driving into a cemetery. Once in the parking lot, however, it is easy to spot the venue on the right, and signs directing toward your event. My second criticism is more serious: I do not recommend this venue for blended families. A woman from the venue was noticeably rude and dismissive to me (the stepmother) for the entire evening, and also said awkward things to my husband. The first time occurred when I walked up to my husband, who is the father of the bride. He introduced me as his wife. Strangely, she looked at me and said, "A purple scarf. Just enough to look like you belong." Its a strange choice of wording, "belong". My attire was completely appropriate for the colors of the wedding, and there was no question of me belonging in the processional next to my stepson, who wore a matching suit and tie. Later, she all-but pushed me out of the brides room and closed the door. And then when she was talking to my husband, she made a comment about him having started "his own family" now. This was just weird to us. In general, the womans comments were unnecessary and uncomfortable. When I asked, minutes before people were to be seated, if there were reserved signs (which should already have been placed on seats), she questioned and then ignored my instructions about their placement. During the reception, she walked up to initiate more conversation with my husband; she visibly ignored my presence right next to him. A friend sitting nearby noticed and commented on this later. Its kind of embarrassing, no? When I walked up to the gelato bar and this staff member was sitting next to the caterer, she didnt acknowledge me at all, despite having initiated multiple conversations with my husband. It was just bizarre and inexplicable. It was almost as if she had something against me. This was all more of a kick in the gut since Im the one who arranged the venue, catering, and photo booth with my stepdaughter, and paid for those services. I paid for this woman to be rude to me. Only because I didnt want to make the evening about me, did I not say something to he woman during the event. I cant imagine this stemmed from any actions on the part of my stepdaughter of 14 years, who herself just became a stepmother. She unconventionally asked me to walk down the aisle with her brother; and my daughter--her sister--was a flower girl. We "belonged" in and at the wedding. I kept this from my stepdaughter so as not to taint the experience for her, but its important that other blended families know about the experience before making a decision about contracting the venue. All wedding staff should focus on the bride above all. But after the bride, theres no reason not to treat everyone equally. A wedding can be awkward enough for a blended family. You dont need the staff adding to that--or creating awkwardness that wasnt there in the first place.
I am currently looking for a venue and the Le Jardin was my top pick until I took a tour there last friday which was the 30th of Dec 2016. The parking lot was a little confusing. I thought I was driving into a cemetery. My appt for a tour was at 3 but I got there about 10 min early. I walked into the rose shop to figure out where I was going and so far everyone had been nice to me. When I got to where I needed to be the lady that was suppose to give me a tour looked at me and said youre early and continued her conversation with the person she was talking to. I said ok, I was waiting for a friend anyways so I told her I will be back at 3. I was just outside in the parking lot. She made me feel so uncomfortable standing inside so I went outside. At 3 I went back inside with my friend and she was gone! The gardener told me that she was giving another tour to her 3 o clock appt. I HAD an APPT at 3! I came 10 minutes early and she told me I was took early and took on another tour by the time I came back! So the gardener showed my friend and I around. She couldnt answer all of my questions because it was not her job. Coming back to where the original lady was, the gardener asked her if my date was available, she just told me to write my name and number down. Then left. Aside from the staff there being completely rude and didnt seem like she cared. The place was beautiful! I would have my reception and ceremony there!! But it kept popping in my head that if that is how I am going to get treated for a tour how well will they help me run my wedding. So Le Jardin is off of my list. Considering I have been looking at venues all day and every event planner that showed me around was 10 times nicer and polite to me that she was. I CAN NOT go back to a place that the staff does not value my time.
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We recently held our reception at Le Jardin and it was the PERFECT choice. The gardens are absolutely stunning and everything about the venue is unique, classy, and beautiful! I cant tell you how many guests we had come up to me during the event, and for weeks after, telling me how amazing the place was and how much they loved it. We even had guests stay extra long at the reception just so they could enjoy the ambiance longer. This is exactly what we wanted, a gorgeous place (in the middle of a dead Utah winter) where guests felt welcome and wanted to stay and visit. I honestly cant say enough good things about this place, it was the absolute best choice I made for my wedding and everything ran so smoothly. The staff there is great to work with, especially Carma, she really went above and beyond to make sure the details were exactly how I wanted and made sure everything was stress free. She was just phenomenal in every way. I couldnt have loved my reception more and would highly recommend any bride use Le Jardin!
There was 1 other wedding going on at the same time right next to ours. For the most part, there was good septation between the two - we had our own grounds and building and boundaries were well defined so guests from one side couldnt accidentally wander to the wrong place without meaning to. HOWEVER, the bride and groom from our side had live music that was fairly loud and Im confident the other group could probably hear it clearly, as well. I think if I had been the other group, I may have been a bit irritated. It was a hot day, but the inside of the building was nice and comfortable despite the doors being open all the time as people came and went. The use evaporative cooling, but the way they do it, there is no place that is noisy or windy from it, so that was well done. Overall, a very nice venue that was pretty and felt festive, but relaxed enough where parents were still comfortable bringing small children, all of whom enjoyed running around and playing while the grown-ups visited.