The Grove at SouthCreek is a chic and versatile event venue. From Weddings, Corporate Events and Fundraisers to Galas and Family Gatherings, The Grove offers all-inclusive event planning and customized catering in an ideal location. Specializing in Weddings, The Grove promises elegance and excellence on a whole new level.
The staff at The Grove is experienced, talented, and committed to creating a carefree and expertly organized event. Our seasoned staff will assist you in planning and coordinating a successful event with gourmet catering and a full service bar.
Gigi, General Manager
Gigi grew up in Reno and has many ties to the Reno community. Her love for event planning and becoming a “foodie” started many years ago when she became Event Director and Assistant Manager at The Caughlin Club. Planning events and creating menus became a passion and has followed her throughout her career. Having been a part of event planning, catering and management for more than two decades, The Grove is the perfect fit for Gigi. Her philosophy for managing a successful venue is creating a professional, inviting atmosphere where guests will enjoy amazing food served by welcoming staff. Gigi’s team shares a passion for food and quality of service. They want to ensure that every event is special and successful. Their goal is create the perfect setting for a memorable event. Gigi is also the Director of Sales and loves working with our clients. Planning a fun fashion show, a birthday bash or an elegant wedding, every affair is a new adventure. Gigi enjoys watching an event progress from ideas on a piece of paper to an amazing party. Gigi and her husband love to travel since they became empty nesters.
Ruthie, Operations Manager
Ruthie moved to Reno when she was in the Fifth grade and attended schools in the Reno/Sparks area. She was a property and equipment manager before coming to The Grove. Ruthie has been with The Grove since it opened its doors in 2009. Ruthie is responsible for accounts payable, managing payroll and is our Human Resources guru. Her main responsibility is to make sure that Gigi doesn’t forget to cross her t’s and dot her i’s. She works with clients on a daily basis to help make their vision come to fruition. Ruthie and her husband are very busy shuttling and attending sporting events for three amazing boys.
Raised in Northern Nevada, Ginger always loved cooking and entertaining. It wasn’t until after college that she considered a career in the kitchen. After completing her degree in Anthropology from UC Davis, she enrolled in the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco where she gained a foundation in French technique. Since, she has worked San Francisco at the Cliff House, as an Event Planner for Reedville Catering in Portland, as a Manager for California Cafe in Denver, and most recently as the Catering Chef for The Cheese Board in Reno. Her passion is experimenting with new cuisine and ingredients and her style is usually lighter and healthier dishes using seasonal ingredients, although she is not afraid to experiment with sugar and new dessert recipes! Ginger and her husband welcomed their first baby last year, and she has found cooking to be a whole new challenge. As her daughter grows she hopes she will like helping in the kitchen and that she can instill the importance of a balanced diet and bringing the family together around the dinner table.
Never intending to become a Chef, James began his career at a part-time job in the Arrowcreek kitchen. He was immediately drawn in by the excitement of the profession, enjoying the camaraderie, the adrenaline, the rush, the pace, and the noise of the kitchen. From there, James went to work at the Ritz Carlton in Lake Tahoe to round out his culinary education. He had the privilege of working with James Beard Award winning chefs, and learned how to execute the finer points of upscale dining. A Reno native, James returned to Northern Nevada bringing his excellent background to The Grove. He was recently married to his beautiful wife, Sonia.