Val Vista Lakes is like a piece of paradise located in the Arizona town of Gilbert and serves the Phoenix metropolitan area. Val Vista Lakes’ beautiful palm-tree-lined lake and warm sandy beach bring a tropical flair to wedding, social and corporate celebrations. Clients selecting this venue find flexibility in designing the event to their needs. Val Vista Lakes allows customers the freedom to bring together their own vendor team, so this location is ideal for those looking for a DIY experience.


Meet the Val Vista Lakes Events team


Janet Marhover, Banquet Manager

Janet has worked in the event planning industry for over 19 years while the last 12 have been with Val Vista Lakes. Her main focus is to provide personalized service to each client by offering prompt answers and effective solutions.  Whether it’s conducting a personal tour, performing a contract meeting, directing a rehearsal or helping to guide the bride down the aisle, Janet will see your event through every step of the way!

Janel Kerkhoff, Banquet Manager

Janel has worked at Val Vista Lakes since 2015 on both sides of event management; first as a supervisor for our evening crew then moving to the banquet department to assist clients directly with their planning. Janel knows firsthand what goes into hosting a wedding at VVL having married here in 2012. She excels at customer service and has a vast knowledge of our facility. Janel will ensure that your event is set up to your specifications and is here to help and serve you!

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Mackenzie Earls, Event Coordinator

Mackenzie knows Val Vista Lakes well having grown up in the neighborhood and serving as a coach for eight years on the community swim team. She joined the banquet department after she caught the "wedding bug" from working closely with brides at a wedding dress retailer. She performs many of the same job duties as Janet and Janel but works part-time to cover events happening on the weekends. 

Given the combination of Janet, Janel and Mackenzie’s schedules, questions can be quickly responded to seven days a week!

Contact us today to speak to Janet, Janel or Mackenzie about rates and packages


Take a photographic tour of the property

Contact us to inquire about our next open house, or book a personal tour of the property