A Wedding At The White Shanty Venue

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The White Shanty venue sits in the heart of downtown Provo and has a modern, farmhouse, industrial feel. This venue was built in the 1940s and has spent time as a steel fabrication building, a garage, a car dealership and a welding shop. The White Shanty was purchased and was intended to be used as a custom furniture shop a few years ago when a bride stopped by and asked if the shop could be rented out for her wedding day. Since that time, weddings have taken over this gorgeous space. I’m so thankful for the owner, Natalie, taking time out of her busy schedule to answer some questions that you might have as you approach your big day! Their website can be found here to inquire about more information.


Payment, Rental Fee & Vendors

  1. How many people can your location accommodate?
    • Flowing up to 600, no limit from fire Marshall.
  2. What is the rental fee, and what’s included in that price?
    • The rental fee for Monday-Wednesday is $1500 for a half day and $2000 for a full day. Thursdays is $1850 and Friday-Sunday is $2200 for a half day and $2700 for a full day. All the furniture is included, including seating at tables for 106 guests and total seating for 125. You have access to the outdoor area and kitchen and all areas included. $500 deposit goes towards your balance that holds your day.
  3. Do you accept payment plans? 
    • Yes, we accept payment plans.
  4. What’s your weather backup plan for outdoor spaces? 
    • No need for weather back up since this is an indoor only venue.
  5. Do you have an in-house career or a list of “preferred” caterers, or does the couple need to provide their own? If there is an in-house caterer, does the couple have the option of using an outside caterer instead? 
    • We have preferred caterers, but they can choose their own if they prefer.
  6. Can the couple hire their own vendors or is there a preferred vendor list they need to stick to? 
    • They can hire their own vendors.


Amenities At The White Shanty Venue

  1. Are tables, linens, chairs, plates, silverware and glassware provided or will does the couple need to rent them on their own?
    • All the furnishings you need are provided in the rental.
  2. Do you have an inventory of decor that can be borrowed from? 
    • Additional rental decor is optional and extra.
  3. Can things be moved around or is everything supposed to stay as is?
    • Things can be moved around, but they have to be moved back to the way they were found at the end of the evening.
  4. Can the couple use their own candles/confetti/sparklers/food-trucks? 
    • No confetti, sparklers are okay. Depending on the use, candles are okay.
  5. Are there changing areas for the bride, groom, and/or wedding party? 
    • Yes, there are two different spaces available for getting ready or for touch-ups before the reception. There is a brides room and a grooms room.
  6. Do you provide heating and/or umbrellas for outdoor spaces? 
    • Since this is an indoor space, there is central heating and air.
  7. Do you have a sound system and/or microphones for speeches? 
    • New sound system and microphones are included.


Parking & Alcohol For Your White Shanty Wedding

  1. Is there parking on site and if so, is it complimentary? If not, where will guests park? 
    • There is adequate parking on site.
  2. Are you licensed to provide alcohol service?
    • Alcohol is allowed with our signed Alcohol Contract and a $250 extra charge.


Photographer At The White Shanty

If you’re looking for a photographer for your big day, I would love to help you with any questions that you might have! This venue is my favorite venue in Provo and is truly gorgeous and unique. Fill out this form here and let’s chat about your big day! If you’re looking for other venues in Utah County, check out this blog post. I also wrote a blog post on planning a wedding reception in Utah County where you can find more information on wedding planners, florists and wedding caterers located in Utah County.


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