Meet, greet and treat yo self with this vendor guide + planning tips


MEET Thanksgiving Point Thanksgiving Point Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit farm, garden and museum complex that draws upon the natural world to cultivate transformative family learning. Since 1996, Thanksgiving Point has welcomed families and become a sought-after destination in the state of Utah. Thanksgiving Point features a live-interactive butterfly biosphere, two museums, a 55-acre garden, and a working farm for patrons to visit.

“We want people to visit Thanksgiving Point and smile. Whether it’s a family day outing or a company team building, we want people to come, learn, and play… all with a smile. Transformative learning allows people to experiment and learn together in a fun and non-threatening environment.” — Josh Berndt, communications director at Thanksgiving Point


MEET Provo Beach Provo Beach is Utah’s premier community entertainment center with more than 50,000 square feet of fun, food and attractions for all ages. Provo Beach takes the pain out of party planning and turns party planners into party heroes. Provo Beach would love to make your event fantastic. Email or call (801) 224-5001 (opt. 4) to set up a time to meet with event planners and see how they can

“Positive social interaction should be a major focus for anyone planning a group event. Play facilitates this interaction by breaking down walls and promoting authenticity. Authenticity, in turn, helps people feel connected to those around them, which leads to improved employee morale and increased loyalty.” — Christian Brinton, Provo Beach


MEET Fox Hollow Golf Course For 26 years, Fox Hollow Golf Course has been connecting businesses through the joy of a nice round of golf. Fox Hollow is located in the heart of north Utah Valley and is perfect for a stroll around the links, a burger in the clubhouse or a more formal meeting in its hosting space.

“These days, with all the various forms of communication, we rarely speak face-to-face with clients and business associates. While technology makes for efficient communication, it takes away from the relationships that can be formed when we talk person-to-person.” — Rick Roberts, head golf pro at Fox Hollow Golf Course


MEET the Utah Valley Convention Center This state-of-the-art facility is designed to host an array of events, including meetings, conventions, banquets, and special events. Elegant architecture and beautiful mountain views provide a warm, professional atmosphere unique to convention meeting spaces while complimentary Wi-Fi and the building’s vertical layout increase event efficiency. Come for a site tour today.

“When looking for event space, ask how booking your event on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, versus a Thursday, Friday or Saturday could save you money. Quite often you can get a better deal earlier in the week. The same concept can be applied for low-demand months.” — Suzanne Stratton, director of sales & marketing, Utah Valley Convention Center


MEET Culinary Crafts Raising the bar for food and events is nothing new for Culinary Crafts, Utah’s most awarded catering company. In addition to corporate, wedding and social catering, they offer exclusive pop-up restaurant dining experiences and team-building seminars. Check out event photo galleries, research venues and request your date online.

“At Culinary Crafts, we don’t just make food. We create an experience. Join us in designing an event for you and your guests to remember for a lifetime. Experience the Culinary Crafts difference at your next event!” — Ryan Crafts and Kaleb Crafts, Culinary Crafts

Greg Bennett

Greg Bennett is an editor and writer with Bennett Communications. His primary responsibilities are with Utah Valley Magazine and the company's custom publications division. He's the father of four children and has been married to his wife, Adria, for 19 years. Contact Greg at

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