At the heart of Alta Ski Area, the historic Alta Lodge is a prime mountain spot for summer weddings. We’ve compiled essential Alta Lodge wedding info and costs below.
Alta Lodge Wedding Info
Alta Lodge’s rustic wedding venue offers breathtaking mountain views for celebrations of all sizes.
The service and staff is among the best in Utah. And the view from the outdoor ceremony site can’t be beat. It’s an idyllic mountain charm that is found here. Alta Lodge weddings always feel special.
Built in 1940, Alta Lodge has been a long-standing Little Cottonwood Canyon tradition. It’s nearly as iconic as Alta itself.
Alta Lodge hosts ceremonies and receptions during the summer months.
Wedding Ceremony and Reception Sites
Most wedding ceremonies take place on the patio. Guests face out with an expansive view of Alta Ski Area. For inclement weather, the ceremony can take place indoors, but it’s a much smaller space. Nice to have, regardless.
Cocktail hour and receptions often flow between the indoor lodge area to the second story of the patio. Larger ceremonies will spill to the lower level patio. And the night ends where it began, with the main patio area converting into a dance party.
While most couples will prefer to marry outside, Alta Lodge requires that you rent the indoor space as backup.
Alta Lodge has a capacity of 150 guests.
Alta Lodge is located in Little Cottonwood Canyon, approximately 30 miles from downtown Salt Lake City.
Weddings per Day
Alta Lodge hosts up to two weddings per day—one in the morning, and one in the evening.
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. Three flights of stairs lead to the road with no escalator or elevator availability. Please contact Alta Lodge to further discuss how to accommodate all guests.
Pets are not allowed in Little Cottonwood Canyon because it is a protected watershed area.
Alta Lodge is located at one of the best ski resorts in the country. So obviously, skiing is a must if you have a winter wedding. Also, the hiking in the summer is amazing. Try to check out the wildflower bloom at Albion Basin. Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort has additional dining and lodging options, as well as the annual Oktoberfest.
Alta Lodge Wedding Cost
Alta Lodge offers a variety of packages to accommodate celebrations of every kind.
The Saturday evening base fee is $2,950 for five hours.
The Saturday daytime base fee is $1,750 for four hours.
The base fee for Fridays, Sundays, and some holidays is $1,950 for five hours.
Weekday events (Monday – Thursday) have a base fee of $1,550 for five hours.
While the base fees vary based on day, site location, and time, each additional hour is $350.
These costs do not include food and beverage minimums or per guest fee.
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 Catering and Lodging
Alta Lodge is a one-stop shop for wedding catering and lodging.
You must use Alta Lodge’s in-house catering. It’s delicious, so you’re going to be excited. Options include plated dinners, buffets, cookouts, appetizers, beverages, and desserts.
Alta Lodge can provide kid-friendly meals (at a reduced price) and accommodate most special dietary needs with advanced notice.
Alta Lodge provides bartending services and alcohol for the bar.
Lodging (On-site or Nearby)
Alta Lodge can accommodate an average of 100 guests.
Standard rooms are $129/night on Saturday (includes Sunday brunch for two) and $99/night from Sunday – Friday.
Alta Lodge provides a complimentary corner room for the bride and groom with a 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 who works with couples throughout the planning process.
Alta Lodge Contact Info
Please reach out to Alta Lodge with any additional questions or to book your wedding.
Please contact Rosie O’Grady at 801-742-3500 or email@example.com.
10230 E. Hwy. 210
Alta, UT 84092
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*Updated on 04/11/20 to showcase information for 2020 weddings