PARTY IDEAS & DATE NIGHTS AT GARDNER VILLAGE
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. Our locally-owned shops 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.
CHOCOLATE COVERED WAGON
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!
SEVEN GABLES MERCANTILE
Sit for a sip at a Tea Party at Seven Gables Mercantile. Seven Gables Mercantile is known for their eclectic offering of gifts, antiques, consignment items, and other treasures, but did you know they're also sought out for their top-tier tea parties?! You sip from real fine China tea cups. It's a chance to gather with your girlfriends, family, friends and even a date. These events definitely hit the sweet spot where it's hip to sip!
THE ART COTTAGE
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 for a paint night, make it a date night, or come all on your own. They also host private birthday parties for youth and adults, so gather the folks and come paint some strokes. All party goers leave with a finished project they’ll cherish.
THE TRAIN SHOPPE
Don't let your party planning get off the rails. Conduct your festivities in the popular Family Fun Center. With attractions and activities inside and out, children (typically toddler – age eight) will have a blast playing old-time arcade classics, panning for gems, riding the Gardner Village Express, and more! Your passenger list of party guests can be as long as 20 attendees, but smaller groups are also welcome. With food options available, you'll travel lightly and have one less thing to transport. Hop on this party train soon.
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 in the petting zoo. 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.
Ideas and creating are in full bloom at Simply Flowers. From the art of floral arranging to crafting stylish seasonal decor elements, Let's Fleurish® by Simply Flowers parties teach the ins and outs of design and basic flower care. All supplies are provided for your use at your party. All you have to do is come ready to try something new as you grow your creativity. Here's the best part: when your party is complete, you’ll enjoy the fruits of your labor—a gorgeous new piece to display in your home.
A GREAT ESCAPE
Sometimes it feels like the greatest mystery of them all—hosting yet another birthday party that doesn’t feel like everything else you’ve seen and experienced. A Great Escape Utah at Gardner Village is the answer you seek! It’s your chance to break free from the ordinary party plan and do something truly memorable. With four unique escape rooms to choose from, teens and adults alike will have a ball working together to solve riddles and beat the clock. Even kids can get in on the action. At last, you’ve unlocked the secret to planning the coolest party in town.
Book now to experience real magic at Mystique Dining, Gardner Village's year-round magical dining experience. Mystique's Grand Dining Chamber is an elaborately-themed and opulently-decorated room that's specifically designed to enhance your encounter with mystery, magic and flavor. The intimate chamber seats no more than 30 guests per performance which guarantees you'll be up close and personal. Witness the artistry and skill of the best magicians in the world along with dinner and dessert.
Experience award-winning stage magic in a vintage magic lounge and showroom after dining from a distinctive menu of food at The Prestige Magic Lounge & Showroom. Enjoy a salad, bread service, entree and dessert with your admission.
ARCHIBALD'S RESTAURANT VENUES
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 atmosphere unlike any other in Utah. The Gear Room, Wheel Room and Mill Plaza are perfect and unforgettable spaces to host your next gathering.
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 iconic waterwheel, as well as other unique water features and stone work, Mill Plaza is a photographer’s dream.
THE GATHERING PLACE
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.
BODA BRIDAL PATIO
Book your next party on the prettiest patio in town. The Boda Bridal private event space sits creekside, offering gorgeous views of Utah’s historic Gardner Village. While this is the ideal spot for wedding and baby showers, it’s also open for any other occasion or reason you have for gathering. The space, which seats 30-40, is yours to decorate as you wish. Decorated or not, it’s the perfect place to host a truly memorable affair.
Located right outside Happy Camper Deli and Bakery, this outdoor pavilion can be rented for a private party or event. Set in the center court area of Gardner Village, this pretty setting will make your small gathering come alive.