Best Friends Animal Sanctuary Wedding Info & Costs

July 18, 2023

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary is a unique and charming place for animal advocates to hold their weddings in Kanab, Utah. The sanctuary is home to around 1,600 hundred rescued animals at any given time including dogs, cats, horses, pigs, birds, lizards, and other creatures who need a little extra help. Guests are welcome to bring their furry friends as well, and the Roadhouse on the property offers rooms for both dog and cat owners.

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary Wedding Info

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary welcomes thousands of people from all around the world every year to come and visit the animals who live here, and to learn more about their mission to “save them all.” While the sanctuary covers several acres of land the central amphitheater, Angel’s Landing, is where events take place on site. Here there are high cliff walls and dozens of mature juniper, pine, and cypress trees that give wonderful shade in the desert heat. 

The best months to host a wedding at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary are May through September. 

Wedding Ceremony and Reception Site

Angel’s Landing is a large lawn and natural amphitheater with patio space beneath the cliff overhang. The ceremony site is at one end of the lawn in front of an enormous tree and with two small rock recesses. 

Receptions are held on the patio space and lawn. There is plenty of room for buffet tables and a dance floor. 

Bridal Suite/ Getting Ready Rooms

Couples are encouraged to get rooms at the nearby Roadhouse to prepare for their celebrations. 

Other unique amenities

Best Friends is a very special place for animal lovers. Many couples choose to wed there because they rescued an animal through this organization, or because they have scattered the ashes of a beloved animal here. 

What is the capacity?

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary can accommodate up to 300 guests for a wedding celebration. 

Where is the location?

Best Friends is located in Kanab, Utah, roughly five hours from the Salt Lake International Airport, and 90 minutes from St. George. 

How many weddings are hosted on-site each day?

One wedding is hosted each day. 

Are there any time or noise restrictions?

You cannot begin setting up before 7 AM and all events must be cleaned up by 11 PM. 

Is this venue ADA-accessible?

Yes, this venue is ADA-accesible. 

What is the pet policy?

Pets are welcome, just pick up after them. 

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary Wedding Cost

The venue rental fee is $750 Monday-Thursday and $1,500 for Friday-Saturday. Half-price rental fees are available for the day before or after for set up and take down of your event. 

All rentals include folding chairs, banquet tables, and picnic tables. 

Wedding Catering and Lodging 

What are the catering options?

You may use the caterer of your choice. 

What are the included decor options and restrictions?

Tables and chairs are included. No open flames (including tea lights) allowed. 

What are the lodging (on-site or nearby) options?

The Roadhouse is a boutique hotel for pets and their humans located on the sanctuary grounds. It has forty rooms including standard studios and two-level suites. 

There are also several lodging options in Kanab including the Quail Park Lodge and a La Quinta Inn. 

What are the check-in/check-out times for guests staying overnight?

Check-in is at 4 PM and check-out is at 11 AM. 

Is there an in-house wedding planner or day-of coordinator?

Best Friends recommends you work with one of the wedding professionals familiar with the venue. They will provide you with a list with your rental contract. 

What are some nearby attractions?

Best Friends is the main attraction. You can visit the animals, and volunteer to help take care of them. If you are lonely in your hotel you can arrange an animal sleepover with one of the residents. 

Off the sanctuary grounds, you may want to visit the Kanab dinosaur tracks, the Sand Caves, or the Moqui caves. 

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary Contact Info

Wedding Contact

For more information, please contact the venue at or 435-688-2327.

Physical Address

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary

5001 Angel Canyon Rd

Kanab, UT 84741

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary

Why you should get married at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary provides a beautiful desert venue for a wedding and allows couples to show their support for animals. It’s a space where human and furry friends can come together and celebrate beneath red rock cliffs and bright desert skies. The rooms available at the nearby Roadhouse are comfortable for man and beast alike. And with an open vendor policy, you are free to design the wedding of your dreams. 

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*Updated in July 2023 to reflect current wedding information. Please always confirm pricing and details with the venue, as items are subject to change



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