Colonial House

Posted - Dec. 14, 2001 at 3:50 p.m.



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This is Fred Ball for Zions Bank, speaking on business.

The Historic Colonial House Reception Center is among Utah’s premier venues for wedding receptions, ceremonies and luncheons. Located in Lehi, just off I-15 at exit 282, the Colonial House is easy to find with an ideal central location between Provo and Salt Lake City.

The beautiful, two-story structure was built in 1901 and once housed the Lehi People’s Co-op and later a ZCMI department store.

But now it has been completely remodeled and transformed into a charming place for weddings and other events. Great care has been taken to restore the building to its original luster by exposing the 14-foot pressed metal ceilings. And the attic has been converted into a quaint bride’s room.

Besides its charming atmosphere, The Colonial House has gained a reputation for fabulous buffets and famous fudge. The fudge and most of the buffet recipes are original creations. The menu also boasts crab croissants, chocolate eclairs and peach fruit slush. And all of the food is made fresh, in-house, for each event.

Other highlights of The Colonial House experience include live wedding doves, original paintings, stained-glass windows, enchanting staircases, mirrors and chandeliers, a dance floor and a beautiful ivory baby grand piano. Something else unique is the reception center’s white stretch limousine. It adds a classy touch and is there to chauffeur newly-marrieds off to their honeymoon, eliminating their worry of driving after a long day.

With more than two decades of experience in the business, owners Gary and Wendy Nelson have created a wedding celebration experience that is not only elegant and unique, but also a good value. On average, weddings at The Colonial House, excluding formal wear, cost between $4,000 and $6,000. Some packages can cost as little as $2,000. And they can coordinate the entire event, saving a bride and groom time, money and stress.

But above all, The Colonial House Reception Center offers couples-to-be the peace of mind from knowing that the wedding they’ve planned will be perfect.

For Zions Bank, I’m Fred Ball. I’m speaking on business.

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