Holiday Parties at the UVCC

Creating a memorable holiday is important for you and your team, and we at the Utah Valley Convention Center recognize that and take pride in being a part of the memories created by many of our local business partners. Whether you are interested in our expansive Exhibit Hall or Ballroom or the more intimate Cascade rooms, we offer the perfect space for organizations of every size.

At the Utah Valley Convention Center, every event is overseen by an event manager, who provides expert guidance through each detail of the planning process. Our goal is to ensure that your event will be remembered by all in the years to come. The UVCC’s holiday celebrations come with a variety of built-in amenities as well as additional options to personalize your event.

Frequently Asked Questions

How early should I book my holiday event?

We recommend you book your holiday party as soon as possible to give you more flexibility in available dates and ample time for planning all the details of your event. If your party will require at least our entire Ballroom or Exhibit Hall, you are eligible to book your event as soon as 12 months prior to your event date. For smaller events, utilizing only a portion of one of our facility levels, you will be eligible to book as soon as six months prior to your event.

What décor is provided by the convention center?

Table linens, colored fabric napkins, simple centerpieces (Christmas ornaments in a glass vase or tealights centerpieces), and matching buffet décor are provided by the convention center. Table runners, chair covers and ties, and custom centerpieces are available at an additional cost.

Does my event need a theme?

While not necessary, a theme can add a certain flair to your holiday event. Looking for inspiration? Below are some of the event themes we have done in the past.

  • Masquerade
  • Carnival
  • Christmas Around the World
  • Old Hollywood with Walk of Fame
  • Black Tie
  • Lunar New Year
  • Sub for Santa
  • Luau
  • Casino Night
  • Fire & Ice

Am I able to customize my menu?

Yes, our holiday buffet menu has multiple selections of entrées, salads, sides, and desserts from which you my choose. If you are looking for something in particular, our culinary team can also devise a completely custom buffet menu for you that more closely matches your vision or theme.

Can I do a plated dinner for my holiday event?

No, holiday lunches and dinners are only available as buffets. Buffets serve approximately 100 guests per double-sided line and are able to cater to a variety of dietary needs, guaranteeing a swift and satisfying dining experience for every attendee. Each buffet menu is customizable, featuring a selection of entrées, salads, sides, rolls, and desserts.

Can I bring my own décor?

Yes! We want your vision to come to life through your theme and décor*. Work with your event manager to determine what the space can accommodate and how long you’ll need to schedule for set-up and take-down. Be sure to request any necessary extra time for set-up or take-down into your contracted times with your event sales manager.

*Some restrictions apply, such as no tape, helium balloons, glitter, confetti, etc.

Can you serve alcohol?

Yes. The Utah Valley Convention Center holds a banquet alcohol license. Hosted or non-hosted bar services can be provided at any event, whether you wish to provide a full bar selection or simply beer and wine. Our house selections are listed on our catering menu, and holiday cocktails and mocktails can be planned with your event manager.

Please note that outside food and beverage, including alcohol, is not permitted.

Can I drop off some items early before my party?

No, the convention center will be available to you only for the day and times that you have booked on your contract. Work with your event manager and your team to ensure that you have sufficient time for any set-up and take-down you might require.

Do I need to bring in my own table linens and décor?

No. We provide floor-length table linens and overlays in black or white, fabric napkins in a variety of colors, a variety of centerpieces, and buffet décor to coordinate with your chosen color scheme. If you wish to utilize your own linens, overlays, or napkins, those should be delivered to your event manager approximately 5 days before your event.

Do you offer a coat service?

Yes, a complimentary coat check can be set up at your event. An additional fee for attendant(s) will apply.

What types of tables are available for holiday parties?

We utilize 72″ banquet rounds for all of our catered events. These tables seat up to 10 people comfortably for a seated dinner. A limited number of cocktail tables at sitting or standing height are available for a reception style food service, and 6’x30″ and 8’x30″ tables are available for gifts or displays.

Do you allow outside entertainment?

Yes! We have had clients bring in a variety of entertainment acts over the years, including: casinos, fire dancers, string quartets, DJs, photo ops, mariachi bands, cultural dancers, and aerialists.

Do you offer mocktail bars?

Yes. A bar service offering up to 3 mocktails can be planned with your event manager.

What other equipment can you provide for my event?

The Utah Valley Convention Center offers a vast in-house inventory of equipment at reasonable prices. Examples of these items include stage risers and dance floor panels. To see a full list of available equipment, click here.

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