Church of Dirt Wedding Info & Costs

May 25, 2023

Church of Dirt is a rustic and FREE wedding venue outside of Park City Utah. It sits on public land and at the top of the Empire Pass looking over the valley below. This is the perfect spot for an elopement or a very small wedding with just your nearest and dearest. 

Here’s what you need to know about having a wedding at Chuch of Dirt. 

Church of Dirt Wedding Info

Church of Dirt is just that, a small makeshift altar and benches on a dirt trail in Utah’s beautiful mountains. It is a tiny venue in a huge space, surrounded by mountain peaks and incredible views. 

The best months to host a wedding at Church of Dirt are June through October.

Church of Dirt Wedding Info. Aerial view of mountain altar. Wedding Ceremony Sites

The ceremony site is at the top of a short trail on Empire Pass. There is a small arbor/altar made of aspen boughs at the front of the site. There are also roughly a dozen wooden benches for guests. 

Wedding Reception Site

There is no reception site. 

Bridal Suite/ Getting Ready Rooms

There is no bridal suite unless you want to get ready in a trailhead bathroom. You probably don’t. 

Other unique amenities

This is one of Utah’s most unique venues. It is made for those couples who love the great outdoors and want to go off the beaten path for their weddings. You won’t have to worry about guests looking at their phones because there is no cell service at Church of Dirt. It’s just you, the mountains, and the vows you are making. 

Orange flowers with greenery with mountains in the backgrounds. What is the capacity?

It’s a small venue at the top of a trail. I wouldn’t advise more than 20-25 people. 

Where is the location?

Church of Dirt is located outside of Park City off I-90. It is roughly an hour from the Salt Lake International Airport. 

How many weddings are hosted on-site each day?

Several weddings can be hosted on the site each day. Reservations are made on the honor system and couples usually keep their time to two hours or less. 

Are there any time or noise restrictions?


Is this venue ADA-accessible?

Church of Dirt is on a path, but I have seen people in wheelchairs be able to get there. 

What is the pet policy?

Leashed animals are allowed. 

Church of Dirt Wedding Cost

Use of Church of Dirt is completely free! You need to reserve your time and date though by leaving a marker (like a laminated piece of paper or a rock) with your info on it. 

Wedding Catering and Lodging 

What are the catering options?

There are no caterers. Church of Dirt is BYOE (bring your own everything). 

What are the included decor options and restrictions?

What you see is what you get at Church of Dirt, just a makeshift ceremony site, benches, and endless views. 

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

Church of Dirt is close to Park City and Heber, which both have dozens of lodging options. 

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

It’s all up to you. 

What are some nearby attractions?

There isn’t much around Church of Dirt besides hiking and biking trails. However, Park City is less than 20 minutes away with plenty of shops, art galleries, restaurants, and bars. 

Church of Dirt sign. Church of Dirt Contact Info

Wedding Contact

There is no contact for Church of Dirt. If you want to hold a wedding here you need to go to the site and put down a physical reservation on a marker. 

Physical Address

Church of Dirt


Park City, UT 84060

Why you should get married at Church of Dirt

Church of Dirt is a wedding venue that gives you the beauty of other mountain venues – for no cost. It is a truly unique and perfect spot for those couples who love the outdoors. 

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