Portico Wedding & Event Facility – Gilbert, AZ
I am going to get right to the point to any of the other brides reading this, choose Portico! Every other venue I looked at had a good price but then the extras started to get tacked on and it got so out of control. Why should I have to pay extra for real plates and forks and linens, that is crazy. I found Portico’s site online and decided to take a look even though I was sure I was going to leave angry again. It was in between open houses but Kyle said he would meet us there and show us around and Amy and he could answer questions for us. So, right away I was impressed, but still cynical. Well being cynical lasted about 20 minutes after walking through their beautiful facility. Before I could even ask, they showed me the china which was included, the linens which not only were included but I could choose my own colors for no extra charge, and most of all the chair covers which were beautiful were included. Unbelievable I would already have been $1000 dollars over the set price at the other venues. I had a lot of family coming from Canada and North Dakota and I wanted them to experience Phoenix the right way and Portico had everything I loved. Lemon and orange trees surround the court yard, the entire outside is decorated in art, and the court yard was beautiful with its bridge covered pool surrounded by fire pits, fountains and other beautiful décor. The whole facility smelled beautiful and looked magical.
Wow is the only word I can use to describe my nieces wedding at Portico in Arizona. The whole atmosphere of the venue was perfect. I am not sure what I loved more, the beautiful court yard that she was married in, the outside reception hall, or the outside décor of fire pits and fountains. This is my first time to Arizona and Melanie had said we wouldn’t be disappointed, that she found a wedding venue that showed off all of her favorite parts of Arizona, and she was not lying.
There was not a thing I could complain about, the food was so wonderful, especially the chicken, wow! Her flowers were beautiful and the DJ was great. I can not believe that she did not have to go out and get her own vendors. I wish I had that option when my two daughters were married, I might have been able to enjoy it.
This is a beautiful site and the owners appeared to be so attentive to the bride and groom as well as her mother. All I can say to others is to not think twice about reserving this place; you might be able to enjoy your own wedding.
I think as a mother of the bride there is no greater feeling than seeing your daughter happy on her wedding day. It was incredibly hard not to be close by when my only daughter made wedding day decisions, especially since we were footing the bill. I was a little worried when she called to say she found the perfect place for her wedding. She convinced me though that it was exactly what she wanted and kept saying it represented everything she loved about Arizona, (I think she said this to everyone she saw at the wedding). I was still worried after I saw the pictures of the site of the website because I just couldn’t picture it. My husband and I were finally able to see the venue on a visit months later and I new instantly that my daughter was right, it was perfect. I thought it was perfect at the time, and then saw it again the day before the wedding after some beautiful renovations were made, and loved it even more.
From the time we walked on to the property for the wedding till the time we drove off, Kyle and Amy were only concerned with what my daughter needed and how to make her happy. In fact, as soon as my daughter walked into the building the day of the wedding, Amy said she looked stressed and offered to do anything to make things better. Now things like that make a mother happy, which makes a father of the bride happy as well.
I have recently seen the wedding pictures Amy herself took and the video Kyle made and am more than satisfied, they are beautiful lasting memories.
I have no complaints except that I wish they could have rubbed off on our hotel attendants.
Thank you Kyle and Amy for your help.
Ken and Linda
Amy & Kyle,
Billy and I want to let you know how much we appreciate everything you did for us on our wedding day. Every detail was perfect and the two of you really helped to make everything flow smoothly throughout the evening. I cannot even tell you how many compliments we received on your venue. Some people said it was the most beautiful and intimate wedding they had ever gone to. I am really grateful. I have even had a couple friends asking about the venue because they are interested in it for their wedding. I have recommended you guys with 100% certainty that their wedding will also be memorable and beautiful.
Thanks again to the both of you!
Billy and Aubrey
My husband and I Loved the intimate feeling that Portico had to offer.
Carmen & Eric
Dear Kyle and Amy,
Thank you for the beautiful wedding you did for Kevin and Miki last night. Everything went like clockwork and everyone had a great time. The food, photography, DJ, movie and all were very well done. Thanks also for the help with the Signature Tree.
Sincerely, Greg (Father of the groom)
My husband and I were on a very tight budget for our wedding. He had just finished getting his degree and became an officer in the Army, and I am a public school teacher. At first we weren’t even looking at this venue, due to the prices on the website. However, after calling and talking to Kyle and Amy (owners) we found out that they were in our price range. In fact we were able to have our wedding under budget without skimping on anything! When we saw this venue it just so happened to be after we had all of those terrible dust storms. To be honest, the place was a mess. Kyle and Amy were very apologetic and explained to us that it was due to the weather. My husband and I looked on their website and we loved the pictures of the place so we took a little leap of faith. We were able to choose from their vendors or use our own. When we were having trouble deciding what caterer to use, they let us bring an outside vendor and credited us the difference. As it grew closer and closer to our wedding date there were so many things that needed to be done or decided and Kyle and Amy were very helpful! Amy also let me call her whenever I had a last minute question or if something came up I didn’t understand. She also did an engagement photo shoot and the pictures came out amazing! The actual wedding day itself came and there were little to no hiccups that day. Everything ran smoothly and I know it was because of Kyle and Amy and everything they did for us. I would HIGHLY recommend this venue to anyone who is looking for a great place to get married at.
Stephanie & Doug
We loved our wedding at Portico! Amy and Kyle (the owners) were very helpful the entire time and they were ALWAYS very prompt to answer questions either by phone or email. The price was good for a Saturday compared to other places, and we really appreciated that they provide the opportunity to rent the venue without requiring you to use preferred vendors. We were able to cater our wedding with our favorite Italian restaurant’s food instead of a catering business. We used a few of their recommended vendors and all of the ones that we used, we loved! Overall, we had a great experience and would recommend it to other people.
Cassy & Aaron
We looked at several places and are so glad we went with Portico and Amy & Kyle. They made everything so easy. All we had to do was choose our vendors from a list after attending open houses and sampling their products.They have everything planned out, down to the minute to maximize your experience. It made it a truly wonderful and relaxing day.We’ve compared our wedding to others and ours comes out ahead every time. I’ve already called Amy to have her do the pictures of our first child when he arrives in a couple of months!
Amanda & Casey
Kyle & Amy – Thank you so much for providing such a beautiful venue and for really giving us the most wonderful day of our lives. We have gotten so many compliments on the beauty and fun of it all. Everything went so smoothly and we have been told by many how well organized it was and that it was one of the best weddings they’ve been to. We give much gratitude to you for everything you have done! Love always,
Dear Kyle and Amy, we have been talking about how fun Taylor’s wedding was! It was such a wonderful night and we have had so many compliments on how beautiful everything was. It was such a great day and we will have so many sweet memories.Thank you again for all of your help. Taylor loved EVERYTHING!