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Very likely to recommend! Loved the space and all of our attendees enjoyed the space immensely as well! You have a wonderful team and beautiful venue, thank you so much for allowing us to utilize your space for the Downright Beautiful Fashion Show! All of our attendees were extremely grateful to be in indoors this year and thoroughly enjoyed the venue!

Alyssa S. 03/20

Riette and Corrine are wonderful! The venue is awesome! All who have an event there are in good hands! We appreciate all the planning and effort you gave us for a year!

Mark P. 02/06

I wanted to thank you for an amazing job at Megan & Stuart’s wedding. To quote Stuart at the end of the evening, “best day of his life” and Megan was blown away. Thank you for your dedication and enthusiasm to exceed their expectations! It was such a pleasure to work with you.

Christine 10/03

We could not have pulled it off without you! Our 40th anniversary was a great success thanks to your efforts and expertise. It was a pleasure to work with you and I hope we have more opportunities to work together in the future.

Carole 10/01

We had the BEST wedding venue ever!!! It is so nice to have the Bentley as an option for a wedding-it beats the usually clubhouse/hotel venue we are faced with in AZ. Riette and her team were wonderful and easy to work with and made getting married easy!

Marissa L. 03/07


Bentley Gallery was just a lovely venue to hold an event. The staff were very genuine and helpful with all of my needs and answered all of my questions!

Ketonya B. 01/22


My daughter had the wedding of her dreams, thanks in large part to the amazing work of Riette at Legend City Studio! Our needs were anticipated, accommodated and met! The staff we worked with were available prior to the event and during the wedding and reception. All of our requests, including last minute ones, were met with a smile, a “yes ma’am” and a check to make sure our needs were met. I would host an event at Legend City Studios again without hesitation!

Julie F. 01/03


Riette, I want to thank you for helping make my daughter’s wedding and reception very, very special. She was so thrilled which made me equally thrilled for her. Thank you for everything you did to make her special day memorable.

Rory S. 11/22


The Ice house has so much character, warmth, and texture that little to no work needs to be done to create an exciting, yet intimate experience. Riette and her team are a pleasure to work with, very accommodating, and incredibly knowledgable about their space and how to run and event. From the beginning of the rehearsal the day before they took full control and I knew we were in good hands.

Jessica P. 11/15


The Icehouse is an amazing venue for an urban/vintage wedding! It is a blank canvas that can be transformed into whatever you want it to be! With the help of Riette Bartlett, the venue coordinator; Christian Miorin, Classic Party Rentals; Jessica and Sean Barry – Florist, Day of Coordinator, DJ; Atlasta, Caterer; and BluBird Pics (Lindsay and Georffrey Stephens); our daughter and son-in-law’s wedding was everything they had dreamed of and more! We would not change one thing about their special day and it’s all because of these very special and talented people!

Barbara L. 10/25


The Icehouse is a unique, one of a kind venue for those wanting a change from the traditional wedding venue. The staff is a dream to work with and I could not have asked for a more perfect place for my wedding.

Heather W.


The Icehouse is an amazing venue. Very rustic but clean. There is so much character to the building. Riette is an amazing person to work with and as a bride I was already stressed with multiple different things, but Riette made sure that everything went according to plan. If I have any other events that need to be planned, I will absolutely recommend the Icehouse.

Danielle D.


The Icehouse was the perfect blank canvas for our reception. It was spacious and versatile, and Riette was a great contact!

Lindsay S.


I do events full-time for my church.  I have produced large events for 800+ in top venues from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and all across the West US.  I got quite a bit a positive feedback from our parishioners on how much they loved the venue and how unique it was.  It was refreshing as it was definitely unique and exciting and not in keeping with “the usual” venues one finds in Phoenix.  The best part was the friendly staff who were on a more personal level then you being just another client.  Both the Event Coordinator and the Bentley Project staff were extremely nice and accommodating.  I would certainly recommend this venue and its staff to anyone seeking an exciting, out-of-the-norm event experience

Jayson G.

It was what I had always imagine the best day of my life would be like.  While obviously my wife and I were caught up in the emotion of the day we each took a moment to recognize what an amazing reception venue we were in.  From the art on the wall to the photo studio quality dance floor, it all looked and felt as special as one’s wedding day should feel and look.  We can thank downtown Phoenix venues and Riette enough for the help in making our special day just that, special.

Will B.


Riette and Downtown Phoenix Venues made my wedding! I was so excited to find a venue I could bring my own vendors into that didn’t overprice everything. Riette was amazing, she checked on me every month before the wedding to make sure things were going all right, and took the initiative to make arrangements with my vendors on my behalf. She really helped to make our wedding a stress free experience… Thank you!



Hosting our corporate client dinner at Bentley Projects gave our firm an opportunity to show our clients the trendy and sophisticated side of Phoenix.  We had been searching for a venue with a depth of culture and history; BP allowed us to mold its art nirvana into a space that felt like our own while still embracing its character and roots.

The gallery’s mix of local and nationally acclaimed artists added a fun and lively contemporary vibe to the event.  The art opportunely engaged us to utilize the whole space, as guests ventured around to find their favorite piece.

The staff at Bentley Projects is as unique and distinctive as the space itself.  Private Event Coordinator, Riëtte Pretorius in particular was a delight to work with.  She was accommodating, flexible, and did not fluster throughout the entire planning process.  Riëtte is sincerely passionate about the space she represents.  Her guidance and expertise were instrumental in creating a smooth evening despite the short (one-week) lead time.  Preparator Craig Randich was equally impressive, as he mingled around the event gently educating interested guests about the pieces they were seeing.

Two words to describe our experience at Bentley Projects:  simply impressive.  Our firm will definitely be returning for future events.

Rose P.


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Riette was fantastic to work with from start to finish. She held my hand the whole way and kept in great contact with me and suggested the best vendors as well. The day of the wedding she was invaluable to making sure our special day went off without a hitch.  We are both so grateful for such a wonderful experience, our wedding was amazing, and our guests thought so, too!

Kerry M.


Stjepan and I loved working with Riette. When picking a location for our reception, we knew right away that we really wanted to support the arts, so our first thought was to hold it at an art gallery. Riette has access to some of the best galleries downtown Phoenix. When visiting, she really helped us imagine how we could use the unique spaces to make the celebration special for us. Riette was always accommodating with our hectic schedule, and was wonderful with offering advice when we needed it. We couldn’t have asked for more.

Jessica M.

I’d always heard that finding a venue is the worst part of wedding planning – once you handle that, everything else comes together relatively easily. Riette made the whole process so easy! She is prompt, patient, and a consummate professional. That would be enough on its own, but she’s also warm and friendly. She really took the time to get to know us and only showed us venues that fit our overall vision.

Leanne O.


Dear Riette,

Our Best of the Capitol Awards party was a huge success and our guests commented on how they enjoyed being at the Bentley Projects. In addition, you provided extraordinary customer service every step of the way from initial planning to the event that night.

It is with great enthusiasm that I recommend Bentley Projects as an outstanding event venue and appreciate your efforts.


Veronica Mier
Circulation/Marketing Manager
Arizona Capitol Times