Ballrooms and Reception Articles

February 18, 2016

Ask the Expert: The Raw Truth Behind Live Wedding Painting

Although a relatively new addition to the modern wedding scene, “live paintings” are an ancient concept dating as far back as the Renaissance to express and capture a moment in time without using words. In my few short years as a full-time artist, I have yet to tire of painting live at events. On the

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Ask the Expert: The Raw Truth Behind Live Wedding Painting

January 29, 2016

Quality vs. Cost Effective Wedding Vendors: Which is more important?

While so many couples ask “How much does this cost?” not enough couples planning a wedding ask “Why should we hire you?” Finding quality vendors can definitely present a challenge when you have no idea where to start and what to look for. Pile on the fact that some wedding budgets spare no expense, whereas

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Quality vs. Cost Effective Wedding Vendors: Which is more important?

January 22, 2016

Behind the Scenes: Food Made with Feeling

Seared Ginger root and Elephant garlic tenderloin of beef with red wine ginger sauce. Herb Boursin mousse with toasted walnuts and caramelized figs on Belgium endive. Food, just like all special events, is unique and special. The more care, preparation and time that is invested into each creation can not only be seen, but it

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Behind the Scenes: Food Made with Feeling

January 15, 2016

Behind the Scenes: How the Details Happen

In the weeks leading up to your event, your planning starts to wind down and for Ashton Gardens, it means crunch time. When you host any type of occasion at our facilities, be prepared for even the smallest details to be covered and your worries to vanish in thin air. Our expertly trained and skilled

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Behind the Scenes: How the Details Happen

January 8, 2016

Behind the Scenes: What to Expect From your Day of Coordinator

What makes a great wedding and event coordinator? Is it their ability to stay organized with clearly labeled binder tabs or is more about their knack for calming down even the most hysterical bride? No matter what you think the most significant attribute for a respectable coordinator is, Ashton Gardens planners hold those qualities in

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Behind the Scenes: What to Expect From your Day of Coordinator

December 31, 2015

Behind the Scenes: Touring and Why First Impressions are Everything

There is something inherently calming about selecting a wedding venue that takes care of so many details. From fine in house linens to a wedding coordinator that will keep you on point, so many ideas and details organically come together so you don’t have to agonize over everything little thing. Or do they? It’s easy

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Behind the Scenes: Touring and Why First Impressions are Everything

December 4, 2015

Ask the Experts: Cake Basics from Cakes by Gina

Planning a wedding is very exciting and stressful for a couple and their family.  There are so many decisions that have to be made. It’s not only the joining of two people, but it is also the joining and celebration of two families. Apart from the rings, dress, flowers, venue, food, music, there is the

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Ask the Experts: Cake Basics from Cakes by Gina

November 6, 2015

Guest Requests: What your Friends and Family Really Want at Your Wedding

Being a guest for a wedding can be demanding at times. Between travel expenses, taking time off work and all of the details in between, being part of the guest list can be hectic and at times, a little stressful. As a bride to be, try to keep these details in mind when you are

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Guest Requests: What your Friends and Family Really Want at Your Wedding

October 30, 2015

3 Reception Details That Are Perfect for your Fall Wedding

Cool, crisp weather. Leaves falling from the trees. It can only mean one thing, fall is in session and that means not only a shift in weather but more importantly, a chaotic time of the year for weddings. October is without a doubt, one of the most hectic times of year for couples tying the

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3 Reception Details That Are Perfect for your Fall Wedding

October 23, 2015

Ashton Gardens Spotlight Profile: Brittany Darlington

                Name: Brittany Darlington Title: Sales Associate 1. What brought you to Ashton Gardens? I had just graduated college and was working part time at another venue coordinating and sales but I needed a full time job. I really wanted to find a job close to home as I

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Ashton Gardens Spotlight Profile: Brittany Darlington
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