Best of Treasure Valley

BOTV 2015 - Services and Weddings

Sometimes we all need a little help.

Fortunately, there are any number of friendly service-oriented businesses in the Treasure Valley that are willing to lend a hand.

If your BMW needs some TLC you might consider Hurless Brothers Foreign Car Service (Best Auto Repair Shop). Or if it’s your body — and not your auto — that needs a little tune-up, a visit to Elements Therapeutic Massage (Best Massage Therapy) might be in order.

Or let’s say you’ve found that special someone you want to spend the rest of your life with. The Best of Treasure Valley can point you in the right direction for planning that special wedding.

A call to Gretchen Talbert, one of the owners of 3 Girls Catering (Best Caterer) might be a good place to start. Talbert brings years of experience to the table.

“There are so many styles of weddings,” she said. “Some of them are really formal and some are really casual. Sometimes we might be in barns with animals outside and people are either barefoot or in cowboy boots or flip-flops. Other times, we’re in places like the Depot, and it’s quite a bit more formal.”

If you’re skewing more toward the formal side, voters agree the Boise Depot is the place to be (Best Wedding Reception Venue).

Built in 1925, the Depot underwent a $3.4 million renovation in 1993. Outside, it provides one of the most dramatic photographic settings in the Treasure Valley. Inside you’ll find the Great Hall, with six arched entrances and a 44-foot ceiling. The bride’s room overlooks the Great Hall and provides a dramatic entrance into the main area.

The Great Hall can be reserved 11 months in advance for year-round use.

Talbert said the special venues across the Treasure Valley help make weddings — and her job — memorable. She has catered events all across the valley, including at the Idaho Botanical Garden (Best Wedding Ceremony Venue).

“It’s so much fun,” Talbert said. “We get to do all kinds of great things we wouldn’t normally be able to do.”

Of course, Talbert’s business centers on food, and she said that more and more people are asking for a local touch.

“Everyone has become really into local ingredients,” she said. “They’re really interested in where our food came from.”

Looking for more wedding ideas? The Best of Treasure Valley has you covered.

Try Sweetheart Manor (Best Bridal Shop) for that special bridal gown or wedding tuxedo. Two Rivers Salon & Spa (Best Manicure/Pedicure and Best Spa) would love to pamper you before your big day, and Graeber & Company (Best Hair Salon) will give you that perfect look.

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