Snowbird is known as one of Utah’s ski resorts. It also should be known as one of the state’s best wedding venues. There are so many options for couples who want to say “I do” at Snowbird. It has many ceremony and reception spots, from the top of a mountain to an alpine meadow. Whatever you want, Snowbird can make it happen.
We’ve compiled essential Snowbird wedding info and costs below.
Snowbird Wedding Info
Snowbird is one of Utah’s largest ski resorts, with multiple lodges and communal areas. Most wedding activity is centered around the Cliff and Summit Lodges. The Cliff, at the base of the mountain, has elegant dining rooms, beautiful patios, stunning meadows, and views of the resort. The Summit Lodge takes that “top of the world” feeling you have on your wedding day and puts it on display. It has 360-degree views that include Little Cottonwood Canyon, the Heber Valley, and the Salt Lake Valley as well.
Snowbird hosts weddings year-round, though it is truly stunning in the summer and early fall.
Wedding Ceremony Sites
The Summit Lodge has one main ceremony venue – the summit. Here you say your vows on a mountain peak patio with the world at your feet. The view is almost as breathtaking as you and your partner.
There are several options for ceremonies at the Cliff Lodge depending on the size of your wedding and what you want.
- The Magpie Terrace is a lovely patio where you can wed surrounded by Aspen trees.
- The amphitheater is the other outdoor ceremony option and is a charming space surrounded by towering pine trees giving it an almost tree fort feel.
- The Atrium Terrace is another option. Ceremonies are held on the side of Little Cottonwood Creek while guests sit in the shadow of the lodge.
- Couples also could wed under a large white tent set on the grass outside the lodge looking down the canyon.
Both venues have indoor ceremony options in case of weather.
Wedding Reception Site
The Summit Lodge reception space is inside the building on either the first or second floor. Either space has floor-to-ceiling windows so your guests can enjoy the view all evening. There is also a large patio where they can enjoy cocktails while watching the sunset. For larger parties, the venue suggests couples and their guests dine on the upper level and have dancing on the main level.
At the Cliff Lodge, there are several reception options.
- The Golden Cliff room is a large ballroom with balcony seating as well. It has floor-to-ceiling windows looking out onto the resort and has plenty of room for dining and dancing.
- The Primrose room is just off the amphitheater with large windows and a fireplace. It opens out onto a lawn where firepits can be placed for guests to roast marshmallows for s’mores.
- Receptions can also be held in a tent on the grass in front of the lodge. If you choose this option and have your ceremony at the atrium terrace your guests can ride the ski lift between the two sites.
Bridal Suite/ Getting Ready Rooms
All couples have access to dressing rooms inside the Cliff Lodge prior to their celebrations. They also are encouraged to take advantage of the full-service spa.
Other unique amenities
Snowbird is a great location for couples who want to extend their wedding beyond the ceremony and reception and take several days to celebrate with family and friends. There are several lodging options on-site and lots of activities available at the resort from skiing in the winter to hiking, biking, fishing, wildflower picking, and more in the summer months. There are also lots of spaces for events like rehearsal dinners, Sunday brunch, and bachelor/bachelorette parties.
Snowbird also provides a free room for the couple on their wedding night.
What is the capacity?
Capacity varies on the space you choose for your wedding and reception. At the Summit Lodge, the outdoor ceremony venue can accommodate 180 guests, while the indoor ceremony location (for use in winter months) can seat 120.
For receptions, the upper level can accommodate 100 guests for dinner and dancing or 180 for a flowing reception. The main floor can accommodate 160 people for dinner and dancing.
At the Cliff Lodge, the Magpie Terrace can seat 180 guests for a ceremony, and the Golden Cliff room can seat 120 for dinner and dancing, while the space can accommodate a flowing reception with 220 guests.
The amphitheater can accommodate 100 guests for a ceremony, and the Primrose room can seat 250 for dinner or between 150-200 for dinner and dancing.
The largest reception venue is the tent on the lodge lawn, which can accommodate up to 400 guests for dining and up to 600 for a more casual reception. The ceremony can either be held in the tent, or on the Atrium Terrace with room for 180 guests.
Where is the location?
Snowbird is located in Little Cottonwood Canyon roughly 45 minutes from the Salt Lake International Airport.
How many weddings are hosted on-site each day?
Multiple weddings may be held on the property each day, but there is ample space so each celebration stays separate.
Are there any time or noise restrictions?
All events have to be over by midnight.
Is this venue ADA-accessible?
The venue is ADA-accessible, including the summit.
What is the pet policy?
No pets are allowed due to the fact Snowbird is in a watershed area.
Snowbird Wedding Cost
Venue fees vary depending on the location.
- The Summit Lodge is $7,500 for the venue with a food and beverage minimum of $15,000.
- Locations at the Cliff Lodge are $3,500 for the venue on Saturday or Sunday, and $3,000 Monday through Friday, with a food and beverage minimum of $10,000.
All fees include tables and chairs, linens, ceremony site, dance floor, tableware and glasses, and water stations. The venue fee for the Summit Lodge also includes tram transportation.
Wedding Catering and Lodging
What are the catering options?
Snowbird does all of its own catering, and they do it well. Options range from passed appetizers to buffets with carving stations to plated dinners serving favorites like lamb, steak, and scallops. Be sure to try the sliders for a passed option – they are amazing.
Couples may bring their own wedding cakes, but there is a fee associated with using an outside bakery.
What are the included decor options and restrictions?
Talk to the venue about restrictions. Snowbird provides a list of florists and other decor vendors who are familiar with the resort and can guide you as well.
What are the lodging (on-site or nearby) options?
Snowbird has lots of lodging options and offers discounted room rates to wedding guests, as well as access to the spa pool for those staying at the resort. Rooms range from a double that sleeps four up to large suites that can host a whole family.
What are the check-in/check-out times for guests staying overnight?
Check-in is at 4 PM and check-out is at noon.
Is there an in-house wedding planner or day-of coordinator?
Snowbird has a list of preferred wedding coordinators for you to choose from, though it is not required for single-day weddings. They require any multiple-day events to hire a wedding planner.
What are some nearby attractions?
Snowbird has lots to do and provides discounted ski or summer activity passes to couples and their guests. You can hit the slopes in the winter, or go on a guided hike in the summer before having dinner on a charming patio.
Snowbird Contact Info
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8841 N. Alpine Loop Road
Snowbird, UT 84604
Why you should get married at Snowbird
Snowbird is an amazing place to have a wedding. The views, whether from the base of the mountain or the very peak, are stunning and not found anywhere else. They have several options for ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners, and more. It is the perfect place to hold a wedding weekend with time to relax at their full-service spa, time to play on the mountains whether in snow or fields of flowers, and time to celebrate your union.
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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.