The Big Tin Cotton Gin is a historic wedding venue situated in San Tan Valley, Arizona. Dating back to the 1950's, 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.
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.
11 Reviews for Big Tin Cotton Gin
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Julia F. · Getting married on 08/06/2021
I'm so glad I picked the Big Tin Cotton Gin as my wedding venue! It is such a cute place and was perfect for what I needed! Julie always responded in a timely manner and helped me out with whatever I needed! You also get so much for the price! I would HIGHLY recommend using the Big Tin Cotton Gin for your wedding!Sent on 06/30/2020
Big Tin Cotton Gin's reply:Thank you so much for your kind words Julia! We loved hosting your wedding, and we are so happy it turned out so amazing for you!
Daria S. · Getting married on 07/12/2021
Venue was Amazing!
The Big Tin Cotton Gin hosted the wedding of our dreams! From the initial walk through, too planning, to execution, everything was taken care of as promised! We were able to to pick out how we wanted the venue to be set up, the decor style, what food vendor we brought in and more! If you are wanting a place that will help take your ideas and make them reality, this is your place.Sent on 02/27/2021
Big Tin Cotton Gin's reply:Daria, thank you both for allowing us to host your beautiful day. You guys were both awesome to work with and even more, you guys are an awesome couple. You were an absolutely beautiful bride. I wish you the best of luck in your marriage I pray that you stay as happy as you were that day!!
Norielle Z. · Married on 04/03/2021
Rustic country wedding
Julie, Kevin, and Amber were all fabulous to work with. Don’t let the outside of this venue deceive you, when you walk inside you are taken away by it’s character, beauty, and individuality. It’s gorgeous for anything rustic, vintage, western/country, or fairy wonderland. Our wedding was gorgeous and they had everything we needed. The whole thing was damn near perfect, encompassing and everything and even more than I had envisioned. The special old fashioned lights amongst wagon wheel chandeliers will win you and your guests over! This charming venue is a one of a kind and reasonably priced, perfect for weddings, baby showers, grad parties, anniversary celebrations, etc.Sent on 04/05/2021
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