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The Historic Shelton Wedding and Reception Center

Features of the Historic Shelton

A spacious and elegant Bridal Room that includes a full-body massage chair to ease the tension as you wait to tie-the-knot decorated with comfortable couches and plenty of mirrors.  A large Powder room with a Jacuzzi tub is also provided.

A cool Groom’s Room with jungle décor & leather couch so your buddies can watch satellite TV and play X Box 360 with over 15 games to ease the tension before you get hitched along with a shower with Jacuzzi tub

Restored building built in 1909 with remarkable craftsmanship and exquisite exterior stone

 Historic Bell Tower secretly hidden behind a bookcase to entertain your guests

A new 12 foot free-flowing waterfall and pond for a backdrop of your outside wedding ceremony

A gazebo for a second choice of an outside wedding ceremony with a waterfall as a backdrop

Numerous arched windows provide unique light for memorable pictures

Bridal Staircases that are decorated with lighting providing a romantic atmosphere

Large deck and patio for dancing with subtle interior lighting and exterior lighting throughout the grounds of the Historic Shelton

Stylish architecture throughout the building including, elegant décor and lavish landscapes

Spacious kitchen with hardwood floors.  

We allow outside catering (certain restrictions do apply).

 If you bring in food for your event we have a refrigerator and stove for personal use

Parking available for over 400 guests

Services of the Historic Shelton

The Historic Shelton Wedding & Reception Center can provide a full-service florist and floral package.

We rent out punch fountains, beverage dispensers, chocolate fountains, candy buffet stations, table linens and centerpieces, chair covers, dance floors & more.

We can create a customized wedding package that includes limousine rentals, hotel stay, horse & carriage service & numerous other services

We strive to provide Everything but the Groom designing wedding packages to fit any budget.  Call today at (208)528-0100 or see our bridal packages by visiting our website at shindigenterprises.com

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OUTSIDE WATERFALL WEDDING
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INSIDE WEDDING
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          HISTORY OF THE SHELTON CHURCH

1909- The Historic Shelton Church began when the early pioneers who attended the old schoolhouse needed a new place to hold church services in the area of Clark and Shelton.  Early settlers began construction of the Shelton chapel soon after.  Distinctly different from other church architecture the unique gothic styled chapel with tall arched windows was built with hundreds of man-hours of labor contributed by members and cash donations from the community.  E.H. Brown  donated the the  ground the church stands on. Frank Miskin invented a special saw to cut slabs of stone from the Willow Creek quarry-which soom became known as the Miskin quarry.  Willow Creek stone was soft when first taken from the earth, but hardened on exposure to air and thus was admirable building material.  Teams and wagons hauled the stone three miles from the quarry and young boys carried water and sand for the crevices.  Hans Jensen laid the 6 foot wide rock foundation which goes 7 feet into the ground.  Albert Carlson and his son laid the stone in the chapel.  John B. Johnson did the plastering.  John Howard was the first bishop of Shelton and supervised the building of the church.  Paddy Ferrell was the chief carpenter.  EH Egan, Edmond Lovell and Bishop Howard are  recorded for most man hours of work.  However, the Shelton church was built by the community and countless hours of work have been performed by numerous families.     

 1914- The building was dedicated by Apostle George F. Richards of Salt Lake City, UT.  Edith Haroldsen Lovell, local historian and author wrote this of the Shelton Church, “It has sheltered those who were troubled or grieved, and it has echoed with untold joy and inspiration and faith".       

 1927-Shelton Church was remodeled.  A ceiling, upstairs classrooms and dorms were added.

1976- Shelton Ward boundaries were realigned and members were assigned to attend meetings at the Clark Chapel.

1998- Renovation began on the 90 year old church by gutting the existing interior except for the chapel.   Stone Masons marveled at the 1909 craftsmanship as they painstakingly worked to repair and reveal the original stone work including the rock along the newly rebuilt stairs to enter the bell tower.  Scott  Haroldsen was the contractor and Gary Carlson was the architect.  Many parts of the old church were renovated including:

  • Secretive entrance to the bell tower
  • A 16 x 16 room was added with windows in the existing 51 foot high bell tower for a beautiful view in all directions.
  • All bathrooms are tiled and four have jetted tubs.
  • Alder solid wood doors and hand crafted cabinets and oak bookcase  complement the natural elements.
  • A secretive protected children’s play area above family room and kitchen area 
  • An aqua tinted brown glass sink was used for color in the powder room off the great room.  

 2000-The Historic Shelton Wedding and Reception Center approved by Bonneville County.    Numerous weddings and receptions have been held at the Historic Shelton the past five years.

2005- The Historic Shelton Wedding and Reception Center was purchased by Gregory M. Huff and Janet Huff who have continued renovation of the Historic Church beginning by starting the renovation of the bell tower to make it even more beautiful and inspiring.  It is our objective to continue in the inspired words of Apostle George F. Richards to have the Historic Shelton echo with untold joy, inspiration and faith.   

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WHY BOOK WITH US?
Our family understands that some people want to plan every wedding or specialty event themselves.  If this is your desire then we support your endeavor to make your party or wedding a "hit".   If you require assistance then utilize our expertise to avoid pitfalls and common mistakes.  
 
The key to a successful event is communicating with our family your desires then we can work towards a wonderful wedding or a successful shindig.    Please call us first so we can put a package together to attain products and services you want that are affordable without compromising quality.  
Creative consultants to make planning your wedding simple, yet elegant.
We utilize a variety of independent contractors and consultants that specialize in various services.  Our family understands that each Bride and Groom have different desires and it is our objective to find consultants or services that meet your requests and budget.  Just let us know what you want for your event and we will do our best to find it and beat any price.  Our guarantee to your family is extraordinary service and exceptional products to make sure your event is coordinated down to every detail and proceeds according to your wishes.    These specialized services include:
  • wedding consultants
  • florists
  • catering
  • decorating, design and wedding themes
  • engagement themes and ideas
  • music
  • transportation - horse and carriage or limosine rental
  • equipment rentals
  • local hotel reservations 
  • honeymoon planning

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Check out our promotions page to find out about superb savings on your wedding, reception or special occasion. 

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Call the Historic Shelton at
(208)528-0100 to schedule a tour at your convenience. 

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