Salt Lake City is Utah's capital nestled between buoyant Great Salt Lake and the stunning Wasatch Mountains. The modern city is a unique blend of trendy city life and organic outdoor life, giving couples loads of choices for the perfect wedding venue. Couples yearning for a natural outdoor wedding will find what they're looking for at Log Haven or Louland Falls. Those celebrating a traditional Mormon wedding will relish a reception at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. Be it casual or elegant, lavish or whimsical, couples will find their dream location among these 25 Salt Lake City wedding venues.
1.Natural History Museum of Utah
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The Natural History Museum of Utah is located within the Rio Tinto Center in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains. The center sits along the Bonneville Shoreline Trail resting on an array of terraces that adhere to the curves of the hillside, beautifully blending into the surroundings and creating an architectural gem unlike any other. Couples can create a completely custom designed wedding among breathtaking exhibit galleries and have the magnificent Salt Lake Valley as their backdrop. They offer versatile floor plans with their Level 5 Event Spaces and three-story main lobby, in addition to their signature venue – the Canyon Room and Canyon Terrace featuring a three-story glass wall.
301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT, Phone: 801-581-4303
2.The Leonardo Museum
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The Leonardo Museum is a unique space where math, science, technology, and art merge together, allowing visitors to discover their inner genius or to say "I do" in the contemporary Event Center with attached courtyard. The Event Center is an industrially-chic space featuring walls covered in windows, grand columns, and creative dangling light orbs boasting stunning views of the city and accommodating up to 400 guests. Its adjacent third floor courtyard is a funky area featuring sculptures and plants surrounded by windows, and it allows up to 25 guests at a time to relax while still enjoying the wedding festivities going on indoors.
209 East 500 South, Salt Lake City, UT, Phone: 805-531-9800
3.This is the Place Heritage Park
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This is the Place Heritage Park is something like a time machine that transports visitors back to the Old West, allowing them to see how things looked in the early settlement days of Utah. The venue features nine distinct venues for classic weddings. The Garden Place at Heritage Park is their newest, and some would say, most spectacular venue offering rustic elegance and the warmth of a mountain lodge with a grand open-beam ceiling and magnificent grand rock fireplace. Its beautiful French doors open onto a stunning patio featuring panoramic mountain views, a waterfall, and a large outdoor fireplace. For smaller weddings, the Pine Valley Chapel is ideal, boasting antique windows and historic wooden pews.
2601 Sunnyside Avenue South, Salt Lake City, UT, Phone: 801-582-1847
For the couple who loves the environment as much as each other, Finca is the perfect sustainable event space. The family-owned venue prides itself on local farm-to-table cuisine and sustainable practices. This Spanish inspired restaurant is perfect for an elegant vintage wedding. A mix of antique and modern elements include contemporary deep blue walls and bold graphic wallpaper, black and white checkerboard tiled flooring, an antique wood bar mantle, bistro style chairs, marble bistro tables, long communal tables, custom leather booths, and delicate chandeliers. Couples can buy out the entire restaurant for weddings up to 202 guests or rent a portion of the restaurant depending on their needs.
327 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, UT, Phone: 801-487-0699
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The Gallivan Center has undergone a recent renovation updating several event spaces, including a state-of-the-art two-story banquet center. It features window walls providing epic urban views, wood flooring, and contemporary recessed and track lighting. The kitchen, dining furniture, and AV system are all new. Outdoors, couples can choose a green space with a waterfall and beautiful landscaping for daytime of nighttime weddings. Couples can DIY their event with their own caterers, florists, and wedding planners to create the perfect space. Winter weddings can even include rental of the outdoor ice rink for a fun and unique reception. With about a dozen places to rent, there's a space for every size and type wedding here.
239 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT, Phone: 801-535-6100
6.Ivy House Weddings and Events
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Ivy House Weddings and Events offers couples an affordable venue for wedding ceremonies and receptions. They can also accommodate wedding related events like rehearsal dinners and bridal showers. Couples can take advantage of preferred caterers or bring their own caterers. This elegant venue features vaulted candelabra style chandeliers, spiral staircase, classic artwork and furniture, stately fireplace, and balcony. There is also a grand piano for live music, or if couples prefer, a state-of-the-art sound system. Couples can rent the space and fully customize it with a DIY approach and their own wedding planner. Alternatively, Ivy House offers customized packages that suit the couple's style and stay on budget.
550 South 600 East, Salt Lake City, UT, Phone: 801-792-3161
7.Joseph Smith Memorial Building
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The historic Joseph Smith Memorial Building was built in 1911 and received a five-year renovation that transformed it from hotel to social center in the early 90s. It is conveniently situated on the 35-acre Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City near the Salt Lake Temple. Couples can choose from among 12 banquet rooms that accommodate wedding parties as small as 20 guests to as large as 600 guests. The historic architecture and elegant old world charm include details like high ceilings, crystal chandeliers, Victorian tapestries, wooden walls, arched floor-to-ceiling windows, and plush carpeting. Most rooms overlook the grounds of Temple Square. Things to Do in Salt Lake City
15 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT, Phone: 801-531-1000
8.Kimpton Hotel Monaco (Salt Lake City)
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Trendy couples will love the wedding venues at stylish Kimpton Hotel Monaco. The Paris Room features gold walls with crown molding, contemporary chandeliers, rich gold and deep red window coverings, and bold geometric blue, gold, and red carpeting. Elegant windows let in lots of natural light. Couples can rent the entire space, which accommodates 150 seated guests and 225 cocktail-style reception guests, or they can rent a portion of the room for smaller affairs. The Bombay room can accommodate up to 40 guests for intimate weddings. Couples can plan plated and station service for their chosen wedding dinner and pre-dinner cocktail hour.
15 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, UT, Phone: 801-595-1000
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Brides who have dreamed of a romantic wedding will want to put Log Haven Restaurant at the top of their list. This venue is a historic log mansion nestled in the Wasatch National Forest. Couples can choose either indoor or outdoor weddings venues at this impressive mountain location. By far the most popular is the waterfall garden patio and hillside for fair weather ceremonies featuring a dramatic waterfall and canyon background. The Lakeside Garden Meadow and Hillside Amphitheater are two other spectacular venues on the property. The Winter Conservatory offers a magical winter wedding venue. The Knot voted log Haven Best Wedding Ceremony and Reception Venue 2017.
6451 East Mill Creek Canyon Road, Salt Lake City, UT, Phone: 801-272-8255
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When privacy and a natural surrounding is the priority, Louland Falls is the premier outdoor wedding venue. Located in stunning Parley's Canyon in the Wasatch Mountains, this location offers couples day and evening wedding times with a guarantee that theirs will be the only event on the property. Wedding packages include unlimited consultations, tables and chairs setup, PA/sound system, big screen TV and Blu-ray player in the pavilion, dressing room and game room, and day-of event coordinator. Cosmopolitan Catering is the exclusive caterer at this venue.
Louland Falls Highway 80, Exit 131, Salt Lake City, UT, Phone: 801-455-4989
© McCune Mansion
Located in Salt Lake City, the McCune Mansion is a historic treasure providing guests with an elegant oasis, superb service, and gracious hospitality. Within this Victorian Castle couples will enjoy the beautiful gallery of one-of-a-kind artwork and delicate craftsmanship befitting a princess fairytale. They feature both indoor and outdoor spaces with a formal ballroom showcasing a mix of marble and dark wood, soaring ceilings, and romantic vintage light sconces. Outdoor nuptials can be exchanged on their circular brick veranda that overlooks an urban landscape. Their expert staff will handle all aspects of a custom wedding plan, including delicious catering menus and bartending services, and they will also provide a bridal suite and groom room.
200 North Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT, Phone: 801-531-8866
© Memorial House
Memorial House has been a premier wedding destination since the roaring 20s, offering an unmatched versatility whether a couple wants a traditional white wedding or a colorful themed wedding. Indoor ceremonies can take place in their opulent historic hall featuring sparkling chandeliers, a gorgeous fireplace, and grand windows that bathe the space in illuminating natural light. Outdoor receptions are held in a lovely garden setting with the waterways and monuments of Memory Grove Park hidden in the serene atmosphere of City Creek Canyon. They welcome people of all orientations, faiths, and cultures to host up to 300 of their closest friends and family in this historic and architecturally wondrous space.
375 North Canyon Road, Sal Lake City, UT, Phone: 801-521-7969
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Just minutes from the downtown area of Salt Lake City, the stunning Millcreek Inn is situated among the streams, wild flowers, and pines of a breathtaking canyon. They provide indoor banquet halls with a rustic ambiance of brick and wood décor. Outside, they feature a patio setting surrounded by gardens, cliffs, and magnificent peaks, providing the romantic ambiance they are so famously known for. Built in the 1950s, Millcreek Inn seamlessly blends historic roots with modern amenities offering state-of-the-art audio equipment, wireless internet, and projection equipment. The beauty of the venue is matched by their impeccable service tailoring each wedding to the couple's design.
5802 East Millcreek Canyon Road, Salt Lake City, UT, Phone: 801-278-7927
14.Carmelle Reception Center
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Carmelle Reception Center is a great choice for the couple hosting either an indoor or outdoor ceremony and reception. Ceremonies inside the center offer an opportunity for the bride to descend an elegant staircase before walking down the aisle. The gleaming wood floors, neutral décor, and sparkling chandeliers create the perfect space for a tasteful wedding. Outdoors, couples can exchange vows in a beautiful garden setting under a white gazebo while surrounded by colorful flowers. Indoor ceremonies accommodate 100 guests, and outdoor ceremonies can host 25 guests. Receptions can accommodate 500 guests in either space. In-house and outside catering are acceptable here.
4075 South Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, UT, Phone: 801-278-7893
© Pierpont Place
Pierpont Place is a chic, blank canvas wedding venue that allows couples to design and tailor their wedding to their preferred specifications. Nestled in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, this versatile venue is close to numerous hotels and restaurants. The venue can easily accommodate up to 200 guests for a sit down dinner and 500 guests for a cocktail reception. They are a full-service event company who handles everything from planning and design to day-of coordination. The interior is raw and industrial with an exposed ceiling, concrete flooring, and large glass windows that filter in generous amounts of natural light.
163 West Pierpont Avenue (240 South), Salt Lake City, UT, Phone: 801-200-3113
16.Salt Lake City Public Library
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Salt Lake City Public Library is one of Salt Lake City's most iconic architectural masterpieces located in an urban oasis featuring various wedding event spaces that can accommodate up to 400 guests. The Urban Room is a completely unique venue boasting a five-story-high glass ceiling bathing the space in a romantic glow at sunset and making it a dream space for weddings taking place at twilight. For an outdoor venue that wows, couples should choose the Rooftop Terrace; this south-facing venue provides exceptional 360-degree panoramic views of the Wasatch Mountains and the Salt Lake Valley.
210 East 400 South, Salt Lake City, UT, Phone: 801-524-8200
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17. The Grand America Hotel
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For couples searching for an elegant wedding venue with versatile event spaces, the Grand American Hotel is an ideal location boasting 75,000 square feet of spacious rooms with exquisite décor. Their expert staff handles every aspect of the wedding planning, from choosing the perfect venue and catering menu to bridal party pampering and honeymoon packages. Large and lavish weddings can be held in the Grand Ballroom featuring over 22,000 square feet with soaring ceilings, dramatic curtain draping, and magnificent chandeliers. Smaller weddings will delight in the Imperial Ballroom boasting cherry-wood Richelieu furnishings and hand-blown Murano chandeliers creating a warm and opulent ambiance.
555 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT, Phone: 801-258-6000
18.Edison Street Parties
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Couples looking for an affordable and casual wedding venue will want to consider Edison Street Parties. Located at the south end of downtown Salt Lake City, this venue features hardwood floors, a stage with a Wurlitzer Pipe Organ, wood dance floor, modern lighting, carpeted banquet reception area, and outdoor patio. They provide plated or buffet catering, though couples may rent the kitchen for their own caterers. Bar service is in-house only. There is a bride's room for pre-ceremony primping. Amenities include reception space for up to 200 guests, onsite reception coordinator, and sound and lighting systems. This is a good choice for couples with casual or whimsical wedding themes.
3331 South Edison Street (145 E), Salt Lake City, UT, Phone: 801-485-9265
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19.The Lion House Banquets and Events
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Located on the 35 acres of Temple Square, the historic Lion House is the family home of the second president of the Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and first governor of Utah. Built in 1856, this historic mansion serves as an elegant wedding venue for classically beautiful weddings. The magnificent lion statue over the front entryway welcomes guests into this gorgeously designed space featuring opulently decorated rooms filled with antique furniture and decorative pieces. There are nine distinct indoor rooms for couples to choose from and an outdoor garden surrounded by pretty flowers lush natural surroundings. Their expert staff provides catering services and personalized ceremony options.
209 East 500 South, Salt Lake City, UT, Phone: 801-531-9800
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20.The Old Meeting House
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The Old Meeting House has been a premier wedding venue for over 35 years, providing a charming ambiance within an architecturally beautiful brick building. It's the ideal venue for traditional weddings, boasting a timeless elegance featuring hardwood floors, soaring ceilings with dangling crystal chandeliers, and grand arched glass windows that provide tons of natural light. Guests are welcomed in their large receiving area before entering the exquisitely and delicately designed ballroom where in-house custom catering is served on white tablecloth covered round tables. There is also a slightly elevated front stage perfect for saying "I do" and a quaint wood planked outdoor patio surrounded by lush greenery.
4120 South Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, UT, Phone: 801-278-4092
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21.Arbor Manor Reception Center & Garden
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Couples looking for the flexibility of an indoor/outdoor venue will find it at Arbor Manor Reception Center & Garden. Ceremonies can be held in the Grand Ballroom with the bride making her entrance down a staircase before walking down the aisle, or outdoors in the lush garden where they can tie the knot under a vine-covered pergola. This venue is a good choice for DIY couples who want the flexibility of using their own caterers and other vendors and renting the venue with a la carte options. Couples looking for more assistance can choose from three wedding packages under the direction of a wedding coordinator.
2888 West 4700 South, Salt Lake City, UT, Phone: 801-968-1052
© Tuscany Restaurant
Tuscany Restaurant is a beguiling, award-winning fine dining eatery and wedding venue surrounded by rich lush greenery evocative of an Italian Villa. Couples will find indoor or outdoor wedding spaces to accommodate 10 to 300 guests. The Log is one of their stunners and features terracotta walls, bark-covered wood columns, rustic stone accents, warm wood furnishings, soaring ceilings, and a beautiful rock fireplace. For a uniquely elegant wedding, the Stained Glass Room is a dream, boasting a wall of windows (six of which are stained glass), artistic accents, and an artisan-blown glass chandelier. The secret Wine Cellar, Vineyard Loft, and Garden Patio are alternative and equally exquisite event rooms.
2832 East 6200 South, Salt Lake City, UT, Phone: 801-274-0448
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23.University Guest House
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For couples who are looking for versatility and contemporary elegance, the University Guest House is an ideal wedding venue. They feature four distinct event spaces, the Douglas Ballroom with attached outdoor patio, the Alpine Room, the Bonneville Room, and the City Creek Room. The Douglas Ballroom is by far the grandest boasting 4,300 square feet of space with magnificent views of the Salt Lake Valley and a sandstone fireplace on the walkout patio. For moderately sized weddings the City Creek Room is excellent, and smaller sized weddings will find their perfect locale in either the Bonneville or Alpine room.
110 South Fort Douglas Boulevard, Salt Lake City, UT, Phone: 801-587-1000
24.Utah Museum of Fine Arts
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The Utah Museum of Fine Arts is the state's leading cultural resource for worldwide visual arts, displaying a collection of more than 5,000 years of art from all over the world. It's also a premier wedding venue. There are two wedding event rooms to choose from; the most popular is the G.W. Anderson Family Great Hall, which features a soaring five-story ceiling and sensational staircase offering an elegant yet contemporary ambiance. The Café and Patio is an excellent choice for flowing indoor to outdoor weddings with an interior boasting rich hardwood floors, a striking sculpture, and panoramic windows that overlook a charming patio edged with lush greenery and stately trees.
410 Campus Center Drive, Salt Lake City, UT, Phone: 801-581-7332
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The Ellerbeck Mansion is an exquisite example of brick architecture boasting a tasteful elegance with its magnificent antiques and interior décor. It is the ideal getaway venue for couples who want to host all of their pre and post wedding events, as well as their nuptials, in the same location. Indoor weddings take place in the Carriage House is an adjacent vintage 1800s carriage house and stable that has been completely renovated, featuring an entirely wood interior with delicate and romantic detailing perfect for rustic-chic ceremonies. The attached paved courtyard is excellent for outdoor weddings and can even be tented when needed.
140 North B Street, Salt Lake City, UT, Phone: 801-699-0480
25 Best Salt Lake City Wedding Venues
- Natural History Museum of Utah, Photo: Natural History Museum of Utah
- The Leonardo Museum, Photo: Courtesy of pahis - Fotolia.com
- This is the Place Heritage Park, Photo: Courtesy of stanislav uvarov - Fotolia.com
- Finca, Photo: Finca
- Gallivan Center, Photo: Courtesy of Lenslife - Fotolia.com
- Ivy House Weddings and Events, Photo: Ivy House Weddings and Events
- Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Photo: Courtesy of Gary Whitton - Fotolia.com
- Kimpton Hotel Monaco (Salt Lake City), Photo: Kimpton Hotel Monaco (Salt Lake City)
- Log Haven, Photo: Courtesy of stanislav uvarov - Fotolia.com
- Louland Falls, Photo: Louland Falls
- McCune Mansion, Photo: McCune Mansion
- Memorial House, Photo: Memorial House
- Millcreek Inn, Photo: Millcreek Inn
- Carmelle Reception Center, Photo: Carmelle Reception Center
- Pierpont Place, Photo: Pierpont Place
- Salt Lake City Public Library, Photo: Courtesy of f11photo - Fotolia.com
- The Grand America Hotel, Photo: Courtesy of IVASHstudio - Fotolia.com
- Edison Street Parties, Photo: Edison Street Parties
- The Lion House Banquets and Events, Photo: Courtesy of pahis - Fotolia.com
- The Old Meeting House, Photo: The Old Meeting House
- Arbor Manor Reception Center & Garden, Photo: Arbor Manor Reception Center & Garden
- Tuscany Restaurant, Photo: Tuscany Restaurant
- University Guest House, Photo: University Guest House
- Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Photo: Utah Museum of Fine Arts
- Ellerbeck Mansion, Photo: Courtesy of elitravo - Fotolia.com
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