Snowbasin Resort Wedding Info & Cost

April 3, 2023

Snowbasin Resort is a perfect destination for a slope-side wedding in the town of Huntsville, Utah, just outside of Ogden. There are several options available to couples, from a sweeping plaza to a balcony that overlooks the entire valley. 

We’ve compiled essential Snowbasin wedding info and costs below.

Snowbasin Resort Wedding Info

Snowbasin Resort is located on the east side of Mt. Ogden, right at the foot of its tall peaks and jagged mountain cliffs. Weddings are held in one of two locations: Earl’s Lodge, at the base of the mountain, and Needles Lodge, at the top of the slopes and accessible only by gondola. The resort covers more than 3,000 acres and features sweeping vistas of the river and valley below. 

The best months to host a wedding at Snowbasin Resort are April through October. 

Wedding Ceremony Sites

There are outdoor and indoor options at both Earl’s Lodge and Needles Lodge. 

Wedding on patio at Snowbasin Resort. Snowbasin Resort Wedding Info.

Earl’s Lodge

  • Outdoor: Earl’s Plaza is a heated patio that looks up onto the slopes. Couples marry under a lovely archway surrounded by pine trees.
  • Indoor: There are multiple dining rooms, all with large stone fireplaces, high ceilings, and wood accents available to host ceremonies of any size. The decor feels like the inside of a luxurious hunting lodge or ski chalet. 

Needles Lodge

  • Outdoor: There are two outdoor options at the Needles Lodge, a large stone patio overlooking the resort below, or a smaller stone balcony that feels like it sits on the edge of the world. Both are stunning backdrops for your vows. 
  • Indoor: Like Earl’s Lodge there are multiple indoor ballroom spaces that can be used for ceremonies, all with fireplaces, floor-to-ceiling windows, and Italian chandeliers.  

Wedding Reception Site

Snowbasin Resort is ideal if you want to have both outdoor and indoor spaces for your reception. Guests can move seamlessly between outdoor patios and indoor spaces. Even in the coldest times the outdoor venues are pleasant and warmed by heated pavers and overhead heat lamps. 

Reception spaces are big enough for buffets, plated meals, cocktail receptions, and space for dancing. 

Bridal Suite/ Getting Ready Rooms

Snowbasin Resort has several spaces in both lodges where members of the wedding party can prepare. All are large enough to fit multiple people, have ample light and mirror space, and have private bathrooms. They also provide snacks and drinks for the wedding party as they are getting ready. 

Other unique amenities

Snowbasin Resort is one of Utah’s oldest continuously running ski resorts, and it is also one of the state’s hidden (well, almost hidden) spots when it comes to majestic mountain beauty. Couples will feel like they are marrying in their own private ski lodge, surrounded by absolutely amazing and largely unspoiled views. 

What is the capacity?

Snowbasin Resort can accommodate groups of various sizes. The largest reception area at Earl’s Lodge can hold up to 500 guests, and the smallest venue, the Needles Lodge patio, can seat around 150 for a seated ceremony or reception. 

Wedding reception inside Needles Lodge at Snowbasin Resort. Where is the location?

Snowbasin Resort is in Huntsville, Utah on the back side of the Wasatch Mountains. It’s roughly an hour from the Salt Lake City International Airport. 

How many weddings are hosted on-site each day?

Snowbasin Resort hosts up to three weddings per day. Because of the spread of the venues, you will not see other wedding parties.

Are there any time or noise restrictions?

Wedding parties are given a six-hour window for their celebration, plus two hours for preparation beforehand. Additional time can be purchased. 

Is this venue ADA-accessible?

All wedding venues are ADA-accessible at Snowbasin. 

What is the pet policy?

Leashed pets are allowed at outside ceremonies. 

Snowbasin Resort Wedding Cost

Ceremonies and receptions range from $5,000 – $30,000 and vary by day, date, and location. Additional time can be purchased, starting at $500/hour.

Once you contact Snowbasin, they can create a custom quote for you.

Wedding Catering and Lodging 

What are the catering options?

Snowbasin Resort does all catering in-house and has an expansive menu of options from passed appetizers to plated dinners featuring grass-fed beef, Alaskan salmon, and seasonal vegetables, and wedding cakes. They also handle all bartending and alcohol services and pride themselves on creating custom cocktails for weddings. 

Inside the Needle Lodge at Snowbasin Resort. Tables set for dinner. What are the included decor options and restrictions?

You really don’t need much decor at Snowbasin Resort with its beautiful outdoor backdrop and well-appointed ballrooms. They have a list of florists available. 

No nails, pins, or tacks can be used on any of the walls. Ladders may not be used to place decor unless done so by a member of the Snowbasin staff and all outside materials must be approved by the resort. 

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

There is no lodging at Snowbasin Resort. However, Wolf Creek Rentals and Lakeside Resort Properties options nearby. Call to inquire about wedding party discounts.

Guests can find abundant nearby options in Ogden. Salt Lake City offers many lodging options between 30-45 minutes away from the resort.

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

Snowbasin Resort has no wedding planner but can offer recommendations from the resort’s preferred vendor list. The resort salesperson acts as the day-of coordinator.

What are some nearby attractions?

Snowbasin Resort is an amazing place to explore. During the winter months, the skiing is excellent and the slopes are usually not too crowded. During the summer you can take the gondola up to the Needles Lodge and hike down to the base, or bike or hike one of the many trails. 

Nearby Huntsville is a cool little town and home to the famous Shooting Star Saloon with excellent burgers. Pineview Reservoir is also close by for those who love to fish or want to spend an afternoon on a paddleboard. 

Exterior of Needles Lodge at Snowbasin Resort.

Snowbasin Resort Contact Info

Wedding Contact

Please contact Carrie Lindsay at 801-620-1075 or weddings@snowbasin.com.

Physical Address

3925 Snowbasin Rd.

Huntsville, UT 84317

Snowbasin Resort Website

Why you should get married at Snowbasin Resort

Snowbasin Resort is the perfect place for couples who want to have a destination wedding – but don’t want to leave the state. It’s secluded enough that it feels like a mountain getaway when in reality it is less than an hour from the state’s biggest city. Snowbasin Resort also is perfect for couples looking for an “all in one” venue that can handle everything from the ceremony to the cake.

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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. 

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