Wedding Planning: Vendor Management & Tips

March 17, 2017 | Garden Pavilion

Planning a Wedding at first glance is an exciting and fun time for couples. As you begin to soak in the reality that you are now happily engaged and will be soon be marrying the love of your life, planning the details of your big day becomes the center focus.  But you may soon realize that with all the excitement … Continued

Wedding Inspiration: “Why” We Do What We Do!

March 10, 2017 | Arizona Wedding Venues

 So “why” do we do what we do?  Most of us have previous experience within the wedding and event industry but we also have other experience and maybe even specialized in other areas of the professional world. For me, I have a degree in Psychology and have tons of experience in the professional business world (outside of weddings), specializing in Human … Continued

I Did The Unthinkable: A Wedding Planner Plans Her Wedding

March 4, 2017 | Arizona Wedding Venues

I Did the Unthinkable I have a confession to make. I did the unthinkable… I considered booking my wedding at a venue other than Stonebridge Manor. I even went so far as to tour this other venue. I felt like I was cheating on my significant other (*I would never do this, just to clarify*). My bosses do know about this, and they are … Continued

Wedding Tips: How To Be A Bridesmaid

March 2, 2017 | Arizona Wedding Venues

So you’re going to be a bridesmaid! How’s that for exciting? And, um, other than wearing a fancy dress and carrying a bouquet, what does that mean, exactly?  First, congratulations on being asked to be a Bridesmaid. The Bride, whether she is your friend, sister, soon to be sister in law, or cousin, chose YOU.  And choosing bridesmaids can be … Continued

Wedding Planning 101: The Average Cost Of A Wedding

February 24, 2017 | Arizona Wedding Venues

There are many tips and tricks to saving major bucks on your wedding. From DIY to cutting the guest list in half, it’s an endless game of number crushing. In today’s society with social media, blogs, and wedding magazines, the total costs have hit an all time high! Wouldn’t you love to use the $6,000 budget that your parents did … Continued

Your Wedding Day Super Hero: Your Event Director

February 17, 2017 | Arizona Wedding Venues

“It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s your Event Director!” She seems to be everywhere all at once and you may even think she must have a twin.  Your Wedding Event Director, hence the title “Director” literally is directing and coordinating the many moving parts of your wedding day. From vendor check-in and quality control of items being delivered, she … Continued

Common Misconceptions: Choosing Your Date?

February 15, 2017 | Arizona Wedding Venues

Common Misconceptions: Choosing Your Date? Hello all you beautiful brides-to-be! There seems to be confusion I’ve noticed when brides come in to tour at Stonebridge Manor, so I’d love to address it in my blog. Unless your date is the #1 most important thing to you, you don’t choose your venue based on the date. Usually, you will go in … Continued

Welcome to the Garden Pavilion

February 10, 2017 | Arizona Wedding Venues

Stonebridge Manor greets you and yours with a grand estate that is spread over 16,000 sq. feet with over 4 acres of manicured garden grounds.  The Garden Pavilion, our largest of two beautiful venues offers you a stately bridal suite and groom’s dressing room to serve as private retreats to prep for your big day.  One of the most frequent (and favorite!) … Continued

It Is All About Green: 2017 Wedding Trends

February 3, 2017 | Arizona Wedding Venues

Pantone recently announced “Greenery” as its 2017 Color of the Year! Pantone, in short, refers to the Pantone Color Institute and considers itself to be the “global color authority” for all things design from paint colors, fashion, wedding, and interior design. We anticipate seeing a lot of the of “Greenery” as well as other shades of green in 2017! Greenery … Continued

The VALUE Of Your Venue: A Wedding Planner Plans Her Wedding

January 26, 2017 | Arizona Wedding Venues

The VALUE of Your Venue If you read my previous blog post, you’re well aware of some of the things to consider when assessing the value of your venue. It’s easy to get a little shocked at the price of a wedding in general – I had no idea how much the average wedding in America costs until I started working … Continued