Alta Lodge Wedding Info and Costs

October 23, 2019

Nestled in the heart of the Wasatch Mountains, Alta Lodge’s rustic wedding venue offers breathtaking mountain views for celebrations of all sizes. The dedicated staff customizes each detail, whether an intimate ceremony or large reception, so the bride, groom and their guests can simply enjoy the surrounding beauty.

About Alta Lodge

Built in 1940, Alta Lodge has been a long-standing Little Cottonwood Canyon fixture at the base of Alta Ski Area and adjacent Snowbird Ski Resort.


Alta Lodge is 32 miles from downtown Salt Lake City in Little Cottonwood Canyon. 

Nearby Attractions

Guests are invited to enjoy Alta Lodge’s secluded surroundings with hiking, mountain biking, and skiing and can venture to nearby Albion Basin or Snowbird Ski Resort to explore additional dining, lodging and recreation options.

Wedding Costs

Alta Lodge offers a variety of packages to accommodate celebrations of every kind.


> Saturday evening events hate a base fee of $2,950 and are offered in five hour periods: 5-10 pm or 6-11 pm

> Saturday daytime events have a flat fee of $1,750 and are offered in four hour periods: 10–2 pm or 11–3 pm

> Friday, Sunday and holiday events have a flat fee of $1,950 and are offered in five-hour periods: 5 – 10 pm or 6– 11 pm

> Weekday events (Monday – Thursday) have a flat fee of $1,550 and are offered in five-hour flexible periods. 

> While base fees vary depending on day, site location, and time, each additional hour is $350, no matter the day or time.

Payment and Deposit

> Full payment of the estimate is due 10 days prior to the event.

>If alcohol is served, final settlement is done the day after the event.

> The deposit is non-refundable unless Alta Lodge can book an event of equal value on the same date; in that case, a $500 cancellation fee will be deducted from the deposit.

Wedding Information

Alta Lodge hosts ceremonies and receptions both indoors and outdoors during the summer months. While various outdoor site locations are available, Alta Lodge also requires that you rent an indoor space as backup.


Alta Lodge has a capacity of 150 guests.

Weddings per Day

Alta Lodge hosts up to two weddings per day, but they must be one at a time.

Time and Noise Restrictions

Due to town ordinances, all music and loud noise must end at 11 p.m.


Alta Lodge is a historic lodge with accessibility challenges, including three flights of stairs down to the road and no escalator or elevator availability within the lodge. Please contact Alta Lodge to further discuss how to accommodate all guests.

Pet Policy

While pets are typically not allowed on Alta Lodge’s protected watershed area, with advance notice, the bride and groom may obtain a temporary Town of Alta license allowing day-of access for the wedding ceremony. Contact Alta Lodge to further discuss options for including your pet.

Wedding Catering and Lodging

Alta Lodge is a one-stop shop for wedding catering and lodging.

Catering Options

> Alta Lodge allows only their in-house catering (with some wedding cake exceptions), with options including plated dinners, buffets, cookouts, appetizers, beverages and cakes.

> Alta Lodge can provide kid-friendly meals (at a reduced price) and accommodate most special dietary needs with advanced notice.

> Alta Lodge provides all of the services and alcohol for the bar and bartender.

Lodging (On-site or Nearby)

> Alta Lodge can accommodate an average of 100 guests.

> Standard rooms are $99/night from Sunday – Friday and $129/night on Saturday (includes Sunday brunch for two).

Unique Features

Alta Lodge goes above and beyond to make your stay and event special. 

Booking Bonuses

> Alta Lodge provides a complimentary corner room for the bride and groom with king bed, private balcony and wood burning fireplace the night of the event.

> Two complimentary changing rooms are available for the wedding party.

> Alta Lodge facility rental includes linens and fresh flowers.

> A kids’ room is available with activities, television, DVD player, Wifi and Wii console.

In-house Wedding Planner and Day-of Coordinator

Alta Lodge has an on-site, in-house wedding coordinator that works with couples throughout the planning process.

Contact Info

Please reach out to Alta Lodge with any additional questions or to book your wedding.

Wedding Contact

Please contact Rosie O’Grady at 801-742-3500 or

Physical Address

Alta Lodge is located at 10230 E. Hwy. 210, Alta, UT 84092.

Alta Lodge Website

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