birthday parties and date nights at gardner village

Parties, Date Nights & Summer Camps 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 parties at 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! Find more information and photos on our blog.

Cost: There are different options available. Please call for details.

Dates: Classes are held throughout the year, January through August.

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

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.

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. You bring cake a presents, we bring the fun. Ask about adding on Gelato for your whole group.

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. More information and photos available on our blog.

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.

floral arranging parties at simply flowers
Ideas and creating are in full bloom at Simply Flowers. From the art of floral arranging (arrangements, centerpieces, etc.) to crafting stylish seasonal decor elements (wreaths, garlands, etc.), 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 and crafting know how. 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.

Dates: Year round.

Book Your Party: Visit the Simply Flowers website or call by phone at 801.938.1985.

escape room parties
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. Of course, the fun doesn’t stop at teens and adults. Even kids can get in on the action. At last, you’ve unlocked the secret to planning the coolest party in town.

Cost: Depends on escape room selected and number of guests.

Dates: Year round.

Book Your Party: Visit their website, or call 801.566.3798.

Fairy Garden Classes
Craft your own unique miniature forest dwelling for fairies and gnomes to call home. The imaginative staff at Seven Gables Mercantile will show you how it’s done and provide all the supplies needed! Whether it's for a birthday party, wedding shower or a fun girls night out, enjoy a fun and whimsical Private Fairy Garden party.

Dates: Year round.

Book Your Party: Call Seven Gables Mercantile today to schedule your private party of 5 or more at 801.561.5557.

Book now to experience real magic at Mystique Dining, Gardner Village's newest year-round magical dining experience opening September 2018. 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.

Cost: Depends on show and number of guests.

Dates: Year round.

Book Your Party: Visit their website and use code GARDNER for a 20% discount.

Archibalds restaurant banquet 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 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. 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.

mill plaza event and party venue
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.

Pavilion rental at naborhood bakery
Complete any Gardner Village experience at our outdoor pavilion. This large covered space features picnic tables that will comfortably seat your guests. Conveniently located in our center court area, 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. 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.

Gathering Place Party and event venue
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.

boda bridal patio event space
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. Of course, being nestled in the scenic Village gardens, this outdoor oasis offers plenty of its own ambiance. Decorated or not, it’s the perfect place to host a truly memorable affair.

Cost: $150 for up to 3 hours, which includes set up time. $50 for each additional hour.

Dates: Year round.

Book Your Party: Email Boda Bridal to reserve your space.