Storm Mountain Amphitheater Wedding Info & Costs

May 30, 2023

Storm Mountain Amphitheater is a charming outdoor venue for weddings in Big Cottonwood Canyon right outside Salt Lake City. It is surrounded on all sides by high canyon walls, and nestled in lush greenery during the summer months. It is the perfect place for couples who want a canyon wedding but may have a restricted budget, or want to handle all the details of their celebration on their own. 

Here’s what you need to know to start planning your wedding at Storm Mountain Amphitheater. 

Storm Mountain Amphitheater Wedding Info

This is a truly breathtaking venue. The small stone theater sits in the towing shadow of Storm Mountain, one of the most impressive features of Big Cottonwood Canyon. It is a National Forest Service site with picnic areas nearby where you can toast your nuptials or have a campfire reception. 

The best months to host a wedding at Storm Mountain Amphitheater are May through September (when the snow is gone). 

Wedding Ceremony Sites

The amphitheater is located in a grove of oak trees at the base of Storm Mountain next to Big Cottonwood Creek. The ceremony area is a cement patio with stone tiers covered with wooden benches for seating. At the center of the patio is a bulletin board, which you can cover with decorations for your ceremony.  

Wedding Reception Site

You can either rent a picnic area for your reception or have it in the amphitheater. There isn’t a lot of room for tables and chairs in the theater area though, so it would be a flowing reception with guests in the audience area. 

Bridal Suite/ Getting Ready Rooms

There are bathrooms at the trailhead, but you don’t want to get ready there. 

Other unique amenities

Storm Mountain Amphitheater has some of the best views in Big Cottonwood Canyon. It is a steal at twice the price for a venue so picturesque and awe-inspiring. 

What is the capacity?

Storm Mountain Amphitheater can seat 200 people. 

Where is the location?

Storm Mountain Amphitheater is located in Big Cottonwood Canyon, 30 minutes from the Salt Lake International Airport. 

How many weddings are hosted on-site each day?

Time at the site can be reserved in four-hour blocks. If it is available you can take the whole day. 

Are there any time or noise restrictions?

You must clear the site by 10 PM. 

Is this venue ADA-accessible?

This site is ADA-accessible. 

What is the pet policy?

No pets are allowed because Big Cottonwood Canyon is a watershed area. 

Storm Mountain Amphitheater Wedding Cost

A four-hour block of time is $115 dollars. There is also an $8 reservation fee and a $9 parking fee per vehicle. Picnic sites are available for $22 each for a four-hour period. 

Wedding Catering and Lodging 

What are the catering options?

It’s all up to you! 

What are the included decor options and restrictions?

The beauty of Big Cottonwood Canyon is provided, but the rest of the decor is in your hands. No open flames due to fire danger. 

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

There are lots of lodging options near Storm Mountain Amphitheater. You just need to decide if you want to stay in the mountains or the city. In the canyon, you can find rooms at either Solitude Mountain Resort or Brighton Resort. In the city, the closest options are Springhill Suites of Hyatt Place. 

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

You might see a deer or mountain goat at the amphitheater, but neither will help with your wedding. It’s all up to you. 

What are some nearby attractions?

Big Cottonwood Canyon is full of wonderful biking and hiking trails. The Storm Mountain trail is fun, but it can be strenuous if you don’t hike much. 

Storm Mountain Amphitheater Contact Info

Wedding Contact

For more information, please contact the venue at

Physical Address

Storm Mountain Amphitheater

5685 E Big Cottonwood Cyn Rd

Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121

Storm Mountain Amphitheater

Why you should get married at Storm Mountain Amphitheater

Storm Mountain Amphitheater may be one of the prettiest places to get married in Utah, It is both grand because of the massive canyon walls and intimate because of the trees and plants surrounding it. The rental fee, but the wow factor is high. 

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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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