Festive Fun: Celebrating Holidays and Special Occasions with the Whole Family at Gardner Village

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Beautiful twilight view of Sankt Sebastian pilgrimage church with decorated Christmas tree illuminated during blue hour at dusk in winter, Ramsau, Nationalpark Berchtesgadener Land, Bavaria, Germany

Celebrations and special occasions that bring the entire family together are how lifelong memories are made. Bringing it all together, though, is often a challenge – and a lot of work. 

Let’s take a look at why celebrating is so important – and how to find that welcoming space for every holiday, every special occasion, and every family. 

Importance of Celebrating 

All too often, distance and the busyness of daily life can keep families living parallel to one another without ever crossing paths. For some, it isn’t until meeting together under less-than-favorable circumstances, such as due to a death or illness, that this lack of intentional meeting is recognized. 

Life is short. And it is meant to be celebrated – from major holidays to small accomplishments and everything in between. 

Celebrations are a time of purposeful connection. You will find laughter, conversation, smiles, hugs, and the building of lifelong bonds. Festive and fun, no doubt. 

So, whether you are celebrating a wedding, Christmas, graduation, homecoming, gender reveal, birthday, anniversary, or just a clean bill of health – get your whole family together for it. It’s more important now than ever. 

Deciding Where to Celebrate

Families are often spread out throughout the country – and the world. Getting together often is not always an easy feat. And let’s not even talk about the pressure on the one who is going to step up and offer to plan the fun time.

Whatever you do, remember this. These are celebrations and special occasions that are meant to be enjoyed. No one should have to carry the burden of having their home or personal space used as the host venue for the entire family or putting together each and every detail on their own. That is a lot of work to place on someone. 

The best thing you can do is choose a mutual location that will allow everyone in your family to kick back without worry. Besides, the easier you make family get-togethers, the more likely they will occur more frequently. And, well, that’s just good for the soul. 

What to Look for in a Venue

Event venues are not all created equal. So you simply cannot choose just any random place for your festive family fun. Here are a few things you will want to take into consideration. 

  • Location. First and foremost, you want to make sure that the venue is in a good location – one that is easily accessible and has something for everyone. 
  • Capacity. How large is your family? How big is your celebration? What do you intend to do during your time? Choose a venue that meets your capacity in a manner that will allow all guests to feel comfortable – with plenty of space to move around. 
  • Catering, services, and amenities. Are you looking for a venue where you can supply your own food and beverages? Or do you prefer one that comes with catering? Sometimes renting a venue that handles the catering, the tables, chairs, linens, and so forth can really ease the burden of throwing together a big celebration. 
  • Ambiance. Depending on what you are celebrating, you will likely want to find a venue with the right ambiance to match the vibe. You will know as soon as you find the right one. 

Celebrate at Gardner Village 

If you are ready to get your family together for some festive fun honoring an upcoming holiday or special occasion, Gardner Village may be one of your most viable options in the West Jordan, UT area. With venues that can host gatherings of all sizes, each with beautiful surroundings, you are sure to find one that works for you. 

Archibald’s Restaurant, The Gathering Place, Mill Plaza, and The Cottage are a few popular event venues around the property of Gardner Village. Each of these spaces is nestled amongst all the shopping, dining, and entertainment hotspots located within the village, too. 

Don’t let another holiday or special occasion slip by without getting your family together. Now that you know where to host your event, putting it together is the easy part. 

Gardner Village is located in West Jordan, Utah, and is home to locally-owned shops, restaurants, and beautiful event venues nestled around the historic Gardner Mill & Silo.