Red Butte Garden Wedding Info and Costs

October 28, 2019

Red Butte Garden, the official arboretum of the state of Utah, opens its doors (and 100 lush acres) to the bride and groom looking for a natural landscape convenient to all downtown Salt Lake City offers. The spring months can be an especially magical time for a wedding here, with over 450,000 springtime blooming bulbs. Set on getting married at Red Butte Garden in the winter? Look no further than the stunning indoor garden at the Orangerie.

About Red Butte Garden

Red Butte Garden has welcomed guests since 1985 and is the largest botanical garden in the Intermountain West.


Red Butte Garden is a short 10-minute drive from downtown Salt Lake City.

Nearby Attractions

Red Butte Garden’s 1,000 acres, large botanical garden and official arboretum offer plenty for guests to explore. If guests choose to venture off the 21 acres of developed gardens and five miles of hiking trails, the Natural History Museum and University of Utah are both nearby.

Wedding Costs


> Reception costs vary depending on the space, time of year and day of week but typically range from $1,200 – $4,200 to reserve the space.

> Red Butte Garden is happy to host rehearsal dinners for an extra rental fee.

Wedding Information

Red Butte Garden offers two indoor venues (available year round) along with plentiful gardens for ceremonies (available April – October).


> The Rose House is ideal for smaller ceremonies or bridal prep.

> Richard K. Hemingway Orangerie is a spacious indoor garden offering the feel of alfresco without weather worries for ceremonies and receptions.


> The Rose House can accommodate 80 guests seated, 100 guests theater-style.

> Richard K. Hemingway Orangerie can accommodate 150 guests seated or 400 guests for a reception.

Weddings per Day

> Red Butte Garden hosts up to three events per day.

> They do not hold events when concerts are happening in the amphitheater.

Time and Noise Restrictions

> The Rose House can be rented from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. or 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

> Richard K. Hemingway Orangerie can be rented from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. or 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

> Renters are allowed access two hours before and one hour after their time slot.


Please contact Red Butte Garden to review specific venue and garden accessibility.

Pet Policy

Only service animals are allowed inside Red Butte Garden.

Wedding Catering and Lodging

Red Butte Garden does not offer catering or lodging on-site but offers couples and guests a thorough recommendation list.

Catering Options

While Red Butte Gardens does not provide on-site catering, they do provide a list of eight approved caterers to select from.

Lodging (On-site or Nearby)

Surrounding Salt Lake City provided plenty of nearby lodging. Please contact Red Butte Garden for their recommendations.

Unique Features

Red Butte Garden hosts 200,000 annual visitors and has over 10,000 members.

Booking Bonuses

> Wedding guests can explore the surrounding gardens free of charge.

> There is no tax when renting a venue space from Red Butte Garden (nonprofit).

In-house Wedding Planner and Day-of Coordinator

While Red Butte Garden does not provide an in-house wedding planner or day-of coordinator, they do provide event staff.

Contact Info

Please reach out to Red Butte Garden with any additional questions or to book your wedding.

Wedding Contact

Please contact Robin or Denise at 801-585-9563 or

Physical Address

Red Butte Garden is located at 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108.

Red Butte Garden Website

Additional Utah Wedding Venues

Still searching for the perfect wedding venue in the Salt Lake City area or throughout Utah? Sweet, you’re in luck. We’ve pulled together info and costs for more than 30 Utah wedding venues. Read all about Utah Wedding Venues here!

If you want to see photos from a bright, lush wedding at this venue, check out this Red Butte Garden Wedding. 

If you’re looking for a Salt Lake City Wedding Photographer who strives to create authentic and playful wedding photos, please Contact ME today.

Where to Go Next

1. Browse my wedding photography portfolio.

2. Learn about The Experience you’d have working with me.

3. Contact me today to schedule a chat about your wedding!

*Updated 10/28/19

We'll capture honest photos and fleeting moments that bring you back to remember exactly how it felt—the joy, the jitters, the crazy party, the wild love.