Alta Lodge Wedding Info & Cost

October 23, 2019

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 130 guests.


Alta Lodge is located in Little Cottonwood Canyon, approximately 30 miles from downtown Salt Lake City.

Weddings per Day

Alta Lodge can host one wedding per day on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. There are morning and evening options for most dates.

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.

Pet Policy

Pets are not allowed in Little Cottonwood Canyon because it is a protected watershed area.

Nearby Attractions

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 Friday evening base fee is $4,000 for five hours.

The Saturday evening base fee is $5,000 for five hours.

The base fee for Sunday evenings and holidays (daytime or evening) is $4,000 for five hours.

The Thursday base fee (daytime or evening) is $3,000 for five hours.

These costs do not include food and beverage minimums or per guest fee.

Payment and Deposit

A facility rental fee deposit and signed contract are required to book an event. Full payment of the estimate is due seven 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.

Catering Options

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 between $165 and $225/night on Saturday (includes Sunday brunch for two), between $150 and $175/night on Friday, and between $125 and $150/night Sunday and Thursday. The lodge is not open for guests Monday-Wednesday during the summer months.

Booking Bonuses

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.

Wedding Contact

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

Physical Address

Alta Lodge
10230 E. Hwy. 210
Alta, UT 84092

Alta Lodge Website

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