Red Butte Garden Wedding Info & Cost

October 28, 2019

The official arboretum of Utah, Red Butte Garden has welcomed guests since 1985. And this beautiful botanical garden is an inspired place to host your wedding.

We’ve compiled essential Red Butte Garden wedding info and costs below.

Red Butte Garden Wedding Info

Red Butte Garden is one of the most popular wedding venues in Salt Lake City—and for good reason. Enjoy a bit of mountain, city, and garden views as the gorgeous backdrop for your celebration.

You’ll be surrounded my immaculate landscape design, blooming flowers, and modern architecture. All without paying the price of a luxury resort wedding. It’s an ideal space for couples who love photos that incorporate the natural environment.

Outdoor ceremonies at Red Butte Garden occur from April to October. The spring months can be an especially magical time with more than 450,000 blooming bulbs. But no matter the season, the savvy gardeners always have something visually interesting to view. There are two indoor venues available for winter weddings.

Wedding Ceremony and Reception Sites

Many large outdoor wedding ceremonies take place in the Fragrance Garden. It smells wonderful and has commanding views of downtown Salt Lake City and the mountains.

The Orangerie is a lush indoor garden space. Many couples will follow their ceremony with cocktails and a sit-down dinner here. This space also acts as a backup in inclement weather, or a verdant ceremony spot during the winter.

The Rose Garden is a wonderful place for more intimate ceremonies. Afterwards, the Rose House is the reception space of choice. It can also work as an indoor backup if weather threatens.


The Orangerie can accommodate 150 seated guests for a dinner or up to 400 guests for a cocktail reception.

The Rose House can accommodate 80 seated guests for a reception dinner or 100 guests theater-style.


Red Butte Garden is a 10-minute drive from downtown Salt Lake City. It’s located on the campus of the University of Utah and in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains.

Weddings per Day

Red Butte Garden hosts up to three events per day.

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

Time and Noise Restrictions

The Orangerie can be rented from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. or 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

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

You and your vendors are granted access two hours before and one hour after the time slot.


Most of the gardens and venues are handicap accessible. Please contact Red Butte Garden to review specifics about accessibility.

Pet Policy

Only service animals are allowed inside Red Butte Garden. If you must have photos on your wedding day with your pet, do so on the nearby Bonneville Shoreline Trail.

Nearby Attractions

Red Butte Garden is sprawling. Enjoy your time here among the formal grounds, educational botanical gardens, and arboretums. There are many hiking and strolling trails here. Downtown Salt Lake City is nearby and offers guests all the amenities of a big city, such as dining, nightlife, and entertainment.

Red Butte Garden Wedding Cost 

Ceremony and reception costs vary depending on the space, time of year, and day of week. Typically, they range from $1,200 – $4,500 to reserve your venue of choice.

Red Butte Garden can also host rehearsal dinners for an extra rental fee.

Wedding Catering and Lodging 

Red Butte Garden itself does not offer catering or lodging.

Catering Options

Red Butte Garden has a list of eight approved caterers to choose from.

Lodging (On-site or Nearby)

You’ll find many lodging options in Salt Lake City.

Booking Bonuses

Wedding guests can explore the surrounding gardens free of charge the day of the venue..

There is no sales tax when renting a venue space from Red Butte Garden because they are a non-profit.

In-house Wedding Planner and Day-of Coordinator

Red Butte Garden has a day-of coordinator and event staff to help your day run smoothly. They encourage couples to consider hiring a wedding planner, should they need further planning assistance.

Red Butte Garden Contact Info

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

Wedding Contact

Please contact Amie at 801-585-9563 or

Physical Address

Red Butte Garden
300 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Red Butte Garden Website

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