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The Big Tin Cotton Gin is a historic wedding venue situated in San Tan Valley, Arizona. Dating back to the 1950s, this former cotton gin is now one of Pinal County’s most distinctive wedding venues. Characterized by its classic-meets-contemporary vibe, the property is replete with vintage decor that pays homage to its manufacturing past. Mother and Son owners Julie and Kevin Ballentyne have been inviting soon-to-be newlyweds to tie the knot at this one-of-a-kind facility since 2019. Renovated and romantic, the Big Tin Cotton Gin can provide the perfect backdrop for your entire occasion.
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As one of the Grand Canyon State’s oldest cotton gins, this family-owned property is home to a pair of stylish event spaces. You can exchange your vows in the enclosed outdoor space, a spacious setting that boasts intimate string lighting and brick paving stones. Here, there is plenty of space for your friends and family to watch you and your beloved say “I do”. Following your service, you can venture into the building to enjoy your reception. With 5,000 square feet of flexible space, the interior has a minimalist design that will surely appeal to your creative side. Rustic tables, elegant chandeliers, and a built-in bar are just a few of the features that this multipurpose event space offers. Attendees will note the abundance of authentic tin, a detail that acts as a reminder of the property’s early 20th-century architecture. You and your partner are free to use the get-ready room upstairs to prepare for your big day.
Weddings at Big Tin Cotton Gin are arranged through MOSO Events, an esteemed planning service owned and operated by a mother-and-son team. They can work with you to craft personalized packages that attend to every aspect of your special celebration. Owing to the venue’s open vendor policy, you have the freedom to bring in entertainers, photographers, and caterers of your choosing. Event items such as tables, chairs, ceremony arches, and centerpieces can be provided.
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