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Big Tin Cotton Gin

San Tan Valley, AZ View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 5.0 out of 5
32 reviews
$4k - $6k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$4k - $6k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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.

Facilities and Capacity

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.

Services Offered

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Parking
Set Up
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Barn
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Centerpieces
Chairs
Decor
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

January
February
March
April
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

May
June
July
August

32 Reviews

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    Renae N. Married on 04/24/2022
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    Beautiful Venue/Amazing People

    This venue is a literal diamond in the rough of the San Tan/Queen Creek area. We didn't take long to decide on the Big Tin Cotton Gin after doing a handful of tours. The amount of people we had would be accommodated not only on the inside but the parking was plentiful for them as well. The inside of the BTCG is gorgeous! The lighting on old spools is just that extra touch of rustic glamour and charm. The bridal room for the ladies to get ready is upstairs where can overlook the set up inside which gives a beautiful photo opp. And there is a guys room downstairs for them to hang out and get ready too. The space is just perfect.

    Putting aside this beautiful venue, which it is, the women there are extraordinary. There wasn't a single meeting we had with Julie that we didn't stay and talk to her for extra time after just because she's a wonderful lady. The day of our wedding, I could not imagine having better help to keep things moving along than Amber and Julie. They got people out when we needed them out, they helped with any last minute things I needed. And while we were taking photos, Amber was by my side holding my drink with a straw! These women are just fantastic to work with. I am so blessed to have chosen this venue and to have had the opportunity to meet them.

    If I had to do things all over again, I would choose The Big Tin Cotton Gin all over again!
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    Sara S. Married on 04/01/2022
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    Perfectly Amazing

    Julie the owner is amazing. She is so caring and kind. Helped us through the whole process!
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    Destenie S. Married on 03/26/2022
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    Stop looking and book Big Tin Cotton Gin!

    There are no words to describe how thankful I am to Julie and her team at Big Tin Cotton Gin. The venue is absolutely breathtaking and so versatile you can literally make any wedding dream come true! The team is so professional, responsive and flexible that it made planning a breeze. I’m the first one to admit I’m a bit of a control freak with details and everything was perfect down to the last minute of the wedding. We hired our own vendors which was something we really wanted and it wasn’t an issue at all. There is an on site bridal suite and a separate room downstairs for the groom and his men to get ready as well! Our day was magical and I wish we could relive it everyday! It couldn’t have been so amazing without this amazing venue and their team! With that being said, STOP LOOKING AND BOOK WITH BTCG!

    Big Tin Cotton Gin's reply:

    Destenie, thank you so much for your kind words. You are such a beautiful bride, and it was a pleasure to work with you. Everything from the Decor to the last dance was thought out so well. You guys and your bridal team were so fun and loved how respectful they were. I wish you guys the best of luck every day. Thank you for choosing the Big Tin Cotton Gin for your wedding and reception!

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1572 W Ocotillo San Tan Valley, AZ, 85140
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