Gardner Village is your one-stop shop for unique party possibilities. From birthdays, weddings, and anniversaries to team building exercises, church outings, and youth adventures, we make larger group gatherings easy to plan. We also offer numerous one-of-a-kind party packages for smaller groups (birthdays, date nights, play dates, girls' night out, etc.) in the Salt Lake City area. Many private events can even be combined to create a unique and memorable experience.* Whatever your reason for celebrating, we have you covered! Take a look at our party list and let the planning begin!

*Note: Not all events can be combined. It is up to the discretion of each shop as each shop is individually owned and operated.
Please reach out to the shops of interest directly to discuss combination options.

Nothing says “party” quite like chocolate! At least that’s how they roll at Chocolate Covered Wagon. Take fresh fruit and other goodies for a dip in delicious, handmade chocolate. At this party, playing with food is encouraged. Create your own cookie critters, ‘mallow men, and anything your imagination (and sweet tooth!) can dream up. You'll also learn the secret behind their famous salt water taffy (as seen on The Travel Channel) before trying your hand at pulling your own sample. Wagon ho! Your chocolate-covered adventure awaits!

Cost: Ages 4-12 $20/ea.; Ages 13+: $30/ea.

Dates: Call for availability.

Book Your Party: Stop in or call Chocolate Covered Wagon at 801.938.1963.

Time to get dolled up. If sipping juice or lemonade and enjoying snacks in an enchanting fairy garden sounds like your cup of tea, the wonder awaits at Georgell Doll Shop. Don’t forget your +1. Everyone is invited to bring a favorite stuffed animal or doll to the Dolly & Me parties. During warmer months, their riverside garden/patio is in full bloom, making perfect backdrop to any private event. Year round, their in-store party space is also available. From fairy garden magic and tiny tea parties to pajama parties and princess play, the imagination will run wild in our beloved shop. Georgell Doll Shop can accommodate up to 10 guests inside, with room for larger gatherings outside (from May-October, weather permitting). Take a look at our blog for photos and more information about available party options.

Cost: $50-$100, plus cost of food and activities.

Dates: Monday-Saturday during business hours, year round.

Book Your Party: Stop by or call Georgell Doll Shop at 801.561.1485.

Time to party like Picasso! Even if you’ve never taken a dip in watercolor waters before, you’re sure to have a grand time brushing up on your painting skills at The Art Cottage. Consider them your party canvas, with a variety of customizable events offered. Gather a group of friends, make it a date night, or come all on your own. They also host private birthday parties for children and adults, so gather the folks and come paint some strokes. All party goers leave with a finished project they’ll cherish.

Cost: Depends on party and number of guests.

Dates: Year round.

Book Your Party: Stop in, visit their website, or call The Art Cottage at 801.561.1372.

Note: Art supplies are included. Guests are welcome to bring refreshments to private events.

Giddy up! Your pony awaits at The Farm at Gardner Village! In fact, many rescue animals who’ve been given a second chance at life happily call The Farm home, and boy do they delight in seeing you! From birthday parties to play dates, The Farm creates an uncommon experience. Guests will feel like true farmhands as they feed darling baby animals and help gather eggs. Then it’s time to saddle up for a pony ride through The Village. Complete the experience with a treat. You’re welcome to bring hotdogs or marshmallows for roasting over the fire pit.

Cost: $100/hr. (2 hr. minimum)

Dates: Year round.

Book Your Party: Call The Farm at 801.706.8189.

Note: Parties can be hosted in a heated tent during the winter.

Calling all cookie monsters. It’s time to cut. it. out. Cookie dough, that is. This Naborhood Bakery party rolls out with the rolling of their divine sugar cookie dough. The fun really starts to take shape with the cutting of the cookies. They have many cute cutters to choose from. Once cut, cookies are off to our giant oven. Baking time is the perfect time to open presents, enjoy lunch, or devour a special Naborhood Bakery cake or treat. Then it’s time for the fun part! Party goers have a ball dressing their fresh batch of cookies with an assortment of provided frosting, colorful candy, and happy sprinkles. When it comes to sweet get-togethers, this one is the icing on any… cookie!

Cost: $20/person (ages 4-12)

Dates: Year round.

Book Your Party: Stop in or call Naborhood Bakery at 801.566.8808.

Note: Children must have adult supervision for the entire length of the event. Limit 15 children per party. Outside food and drink not permitted.

The birthday girl or boy isn’t the only one to walk away with an awesome gift at this party. All guests get to craft their own unique jewelry at The Bead Farm. Beads in every color of the rainbow are always in full bloom. Let their friendly party hosts guide you through the process of making something special. While you’re at it, let them do the decorating. We offer party decor for birthday celebrations, as well as a host-led game, and designated present time. Plus, the birthday VIP receives a $5 Birthday Bounceback Gift for a return visit. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday or simply gathering to get creative with friends, The Bead Farm parties truly sparkle.

Cost: $5-$15/person (depending on jewelry option selected) for 1.5 hours of guided table time.

Dates: Monday-Saturday from 11:00am-6:30pm, year round.

Book Your Party: Stop in or call The Bead Farm at 801.938.1995.

Note: A $20 reservation fee is due at time of booking.

A little R&R is a good idea at any age. Whether you’ve got a troop of little princesses to pamper or it’s an afternoon out with the girls you seek, Cottage Retreat Salon & Spa is your soothing destination. In true spa fashion, party planning is stress-free here, with several packages to choose from, a gift table space you’re welcome to decorate, and even an in-dining option with Naborhood Bakery. From birthday parties to bridal parties, it’s time to treat yourself to some all-important self-care and fun.

Cost: Depends on package and number of guests.

Dates: Year round.

Book Your Party: Stop in, visit their website, or call Cottage Retreat at 801.352.8636.

Note: Discounts given to parties of 6 or more (Monday-Thursday).

Parties at Classical Ballet Conservatory are tutu fun! Come dressed to dance and play in ballet or princess attire. All party packages are very affordable and all-inclusive, so all you have to do is show up with your tiny dancers and watch their faces light up with joy as they make a craft, experience the ballet hair boutique, have their faces painted, and/or dance with a real ballerina! All parties include a 40-minute ballet class and a special crown for the birthday guest of honor. Tables, chairs, and decorations are also included. You even have the option to add party treat bags, cake, and pretty princess punch.

Cost: Starting at $125 for 10 guests. Visit their website for more info on pricing and packages.

Dates: Fridays and Saturdays, year-round. Weekdays by appointment.

Book Your Party: Call Classical Ballet Conservatory at 801.441.0436 or send them an email.

Note: Classical Ballet Conservatory can entertain a maximum of 15 guests per party.

It doesn’t get much more unique than this! Archibald’s Restaurant is located inside the historic Gardner Flour Mill, built by Archibald Gardner in the 1800s. A site that now sits on the National Historic Register. Gardner Village has taken great care to ensure the mill’s historical integrity has remained intact. Here, old and new come together beautifully to create a modern, gorgeous dining atmosphere unlike any other in the state. With several private event spaces to choose from, there is a perfect and unforgettable area to host your next gathering. Two rooms come complete with large flat screen televisions and easy AV access, making slideshows and other presentations viewable from every seat in the house. Have your own playlist? Ask for more details about audio options. For larger groups, Archibald’s has a special event menu to order from, or you can opt for buffet style catering. From holiday parties and corporate events to rehearsal dinners and 50th wedding celebrations, Archibald’s Restaurant is where it’s at.

Book Your Party: Call our event coordinator at 801.938.1999 or click here.

Located right outside Archibald’s Restaurant, Mill Plaza is the newest addition to Gardner Village. Designed with private entertaining in mind, this outstanding outdoor space has a stage area for live music and presentations, plenty of room for tables and dancing, a fire pit, and the option to open up into the lower area of Archibald’s Restaurant for indoor seating and bar service. Set against the historic Gardner Mill and its famous waterwheel, as well as other unique water features and stone work, Mill Plaza is a photographer’s dream. Photos from your special gathering are sure to sparkle from any angle. Worried about the cold Utah weather? A 30’x50’ tent with radiant heat can be installed over the plaza to keep the party going all year long. This space is a must see. Stop by, take a look around, and fall in love with one of Utah’s newest party event venues.

Book Your Party: Call our event coordinator at 801.938.1999 or click here.

Complete any Gardner Village experience at our Naborhood Bakery outdoor pavilion. This large covered space features picnic tables that will comfortably seat your guests. Conveniently located across from Naborhood Bakery, you can have your meal or baked goods ready and waiting, giving you one less thing to worry about when it comes to pulling off the perfect event. Of course, outside food and drinks are also permitted if that’s an option better suited to your event needs. The pavilion provides you with a space to decorate and make your own, and it sits in the heart of Gardner Village. Gather here for a work outing, a family reunion, a play date, a birthday bash, or any other reason you have to celebrate in one of Utah’s most unique atmospheres.

Book Your Party: Call our event coordinator at 801.938.1999 or click here.

The name says it all. This private event space, located in Utah’s historic Gardner Village, is where groups come to gather. With a large indoor space that can be sectioned off into four smaller spaces, depending on your party’s size, as well as an intimate patio area (open in warmer months), there are many ways you can customize the space to fit your needs. They offer delicious on-site catering, a large stage area, full audio/lighting capabilities, a piano, plenty of display areas, linens, and more, making this a prime spot for entertaining of any kind. If a wedding ceremony or reception is in the works (congratulations!), you’ll also have access to our private bride and groom rooms, decorations, easels and other display elements, a cake knife and server, and much more. On the corporate side of things, there is plenty of space to set up a room arrangement that works for you, and AV access for presentations. No matter your reason for coming together, your event is sure to start off on a high note with convenient nearby parking. Guests will then be captivated as they step through our large double doors, into the gorgeous lobby, where a warm and inviting fire awaits. This is a lovely space to set up a guest book or gift area. It also makes a pretty photo backdrop. From there, our complete space (or a smaller portion of it) is yours to enjoy. Have a gathering to plan? We think you’ll find this is the place!

Book Your Party: Call our event coordinator at 801.938.1999 or click here.