The Leonardo Wedding Info & Cost

April 2, 2023

The Leonardo’s centrally located, modern museum setting offers couples limitless options for full event customization. With sweeping views of downtown Salt Lake City, unique art exhibits and an in-house expert event planner, the Leonardo is the perfect choice for a couple looking to incorporate modern culture and art into their celebration.

About The Leonardo

Once home to the Salt Lake City Public Library, the Leonardo re-opened its doors in 2011 as a non-profit, community-powered museum.


The Leonardo is located in Downtown Salt Lake City, a 15 minute drive from the Salt Lake City International Airport.

Nearby Attractions

With a central location, the Leonardo offers many nearby attractions and activities. Downtown Salt Lake City’s vibrant scene, Temple Square, the public library and more are all within walking distance.

Wedding Costs

Pricing can vary depending on day, time and rental space(s). Please contact the Leonardo directly for additional information.


> The Leonardo offers a four-hour reception rental for $2,500 Sunday – Wednesday.

> The Leonardo offers a four-hour reception rental for $3,000 Thursday – Saturday.

> Wedding luncheons, often paired with a reception, are $1,000 Monday – Wednesday and $1,500 Thursday – Sunday.

> Ceremony rentals are an additional $500 and include a one-hour ceremony rehearsal and an additional two hours of event time.

Wedding Information

The Leonardo hosts weddings year round. During the summer months, couples often choose to rent the indoor space in addition to a small courtyard to optimize indoor / outdoor flow.


> The Leonardo offers an entire museum buy out, allowing guests access to the whole museum.

> The Event Center offers an open layout and stunning views, perfect for larger weddings.

> The Courtyard, an extension of the event center, offers an outdoor space to optimize flow.


> The entire museum buy out rental option can accommodate up to 2,000 guests.

> The Event Center can accommodate 280 seated guests and 400 standing reception guests.

> The Third Floor Courtyard can accommodate 25 guests.

Weddings per Day

The Leonardo hosts a maximum of two weddings per day, but they cannot take place at the same time.

Time and Noise Restrictions

The Leonardo has no time or noise restrictions for weddings.


The entire venue is wheelchair accessible.

Pet Policy

The Leonardo does not allow pets.

Wedding Catering and Lodging

Catering is highly customizable at this venue, and guests can choose from a variety of nearby accommodations.

Catering Options

> Catering is available through the Leonardo or through outside caterers Luxe or Culinary Craft.

> Options include hors d’oeuvres, plated and buffet-style meals, action stations, and desserts.

> Lunch options start at $12.95 per person; reception options are usually $8.95 – $15 per person.

> Alcohol can be purchased by the couple or through the venue; bar services are an additional fee.

> The Leonardo does not provide wedding cakes but can recommend a list of their preferred vendors.

Lodging (On-site or Nearby)

Nearby downtown Salt Lake City offers a multitude of lodging options.

Unique Features

The Leonardo offers plenty of customizations and cultural attractions.

Booking Bonuses

> Wedding guests receive complimentary day-of access to the museum.

> Tables, chairs, house linens, and a microphone and speaker are included in the rental fee.

In-house Wedding Planner and Day-of Coordinator

The Leonardo has an in-house event planner readily available to assist the bride and groom.

Contact Info

Please reach out to the Leonardo with any additional questions or to book your wedding!

Wedding Contact

Please contact Dustyn Burt at 801-531-9800 ext. 115 or

Physical Address

The Leonardo is located 209 E. 500 S. Salt Lake City, UT 84111.

The Leonardo Website

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