A wedding at Chase Mill at Tracy Aviary in Salt Lake City is definitely not for the birds – though there will be some strolling around. There are eight acres of gardens, ponds, and wildlife exhibits for you and your guests to explore, and a historic mill building to serve as the central location for your festivities.
We’ve compiled essential Chase Mill at Tracy Aviary wedding info and costs below.
Chase Mill at Tracy Aviary Wedding Info
The Chase Mill at Tracy Aviary & Botanical Gardens is a quaint locale to host your celebration. The venue is located in the heart of Salt Lake City, Utah inside of the popular Liberty Park and the flocks of fancy birds add a whimsical touch to weddings here. The old grist mill building is the largest historic industrial building in Utah.
The best months to host a wedding at the Chase Mill at Tracy Aviary are April through October.
Wedding Ceremony Sites
There is a large outdoor amphitheater on the side of the mill where ceremonies are primarily held. Guests can sit on concrete benches surrounding the ceremony site, or on the lawn above. You also can marry on the lawn under one of the many mature trees or opt to wed on the swan deck, which is a large patio overlooking, you guessed it, a pond full of swans.
Ceremonies can also be held inside the building, which has charming “barn chic” with exposed beams, charming staircases, and lovely windows.
Wedding Reception Site
There are both indoor and outdoor areas for receptions. Tables can be set up inside the building for a cozy, rustic feel, or set out on the lawn for a garden party vibe. There is plenty of room for buffets, cocktail hours, dinner, and dancing.
Bridal Suite/ Getting Ready Rooms
There is a space for the bride to prepare on the second story of the mill building. It has ample space for all preparations and a bathroom.
Other unique amenities
You are literally getting married in a bird sanctuary. How many people can say they did that? It’s an amazing opportunity for those who consider themselves amateur ornithologists, or who just like birds in general. If you want you can actually have bird visitors attend your wedding for a fee!
What is the capacity?
The Chase Mill can seat up to 80 guests on the main floor, 50 guests on the top floor, and 50 guests on the bottom floor.
Up to 170 guests can be seated outside on the lawn or 200 for a flowing reception.
Where is the location?
The Chase Mill at Tracy Aviary is located inside Liberty Park in Salt Lake City, Utah, which is a 20-minute drive from the Salt Lake City International Airport.
How many weddings are hosted on-site each day?
One wedding is hosted on-site each day.
Are there any time or noise restrictions?
Events can be held from 2 PM to 10 PM.
Is this venue ADA-accessible?
It is ADA-accessible with the exception of the top floor of the mill.
What is the pet policy?
Pets are not allowed at this venue due to the presence of many birds.
Chase Mill at Tracy Aviary Wedding Cost
Venue rental costs start at $2,800.
Wedding Catering and Lodging
What are the catering options?
The Chase Mill has an open vendor policy and wedding couples can work with any vendor of their choosing. They do not provide onsite catering or bar service. Alcohol must be served by a licensed bartender and is not allowed before 5 PM.
What are the included decor options and restrictions?
Tables, chairs, linens, and a decorative arch are all included in the venue rental fee. Other items like propane heaters can be rented.
No small items like rice, confetti, birdseed, or toothpicks can be used. Only LED candles are permitted and fireworks and sparklers are not allowed.
What are the lodging (on-site or nearby) options?
Liberty Park is located less than 15 minutes away from downtown Salt Lake City, where there are numerous hotel and lodging options. There are also many Airbnbs and VRBO properties in the neighborhoods surrounding Liberty Park.
Is there an in-house wedding planner or day-of coordinator?
There is a venue coordinator available.
What are some nearby attractions?
The aviary is the big attraction here. It is a world-class bird sanctuary with hundreds of residents you can visit. It is also in the middle of Liberty Park which is home to a pond with paddle boats, playgrounds, tennis courts, and more.
Chase Mill at Tracy Aviary Contact Info
For more information, please contact the venue by using this form. You can also call 801-596-8500.
Chase Mill at Tracy Aviary
589 East 1300 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84105
Why you should get married at Chase Mill at Tracy Aviary
The Chase Mill at Tracy Aviary is a lovely place to have a wedding filled with historic charm, lush surrounding gardens, and a thriving bird sanctuary. While they provide an elegant and unique setting the Chase Mill allows you to customize your own event by choosing the caterers and other vendors of your choice. You can create your perfect day, and share it with your feathered friends.
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*Updated in May 2023 to reflect current wedding information. Please always confirm pricing and details with the venue, as items are subject to change