Wasatch Mountain Lodge is a rustic, historic venue in Brighton, Utah that is perfect for small weddings where nature is the focus. The more than 100-year-old building is surrounded by pines even older than it is and is shaded by the towering granite of Big Cottonwood Canyon. It is a magical place where it seems that time has stopped.
Here’s what you need to know about planning a wedding at Wasatch Mountain Lodge.
Wasatch Mountain Lodge Wedding Info
Wasatch Mountain Lodge began as a clubhouse for those who enjoyed recreating in the Wasatch National Forest. It is now a historic site, and 100% of the rental fees go to maintaining the building and its history.
The best months to host a wedding at Wasatch Mountain Lodge are June through October.
Wedding Ceremony Sites
The best ceremony site at Wasatch Mountain Lodge is just outside the building on the patio. Here you are surrounded by pine trees and aspens and close to Big Cottonwood Creek.
If the weather is not cooperating, or you just prefer to be indoors, there is a large fireplace flanked by stairways where you could hold your ceremony.
Wedding Reception Site
Wasatch Moutain Lodge has a great room with knotty pine walls and antique fixtures, along with a large patio area with grills and fire pits. While it isn’t an ideal space for setting up a dance floor a flowing reception or seated dinner would be lovely.
Bridal Suite/ Getting Ready Rooms
For this venue, it is best for the couple to prepare off-site.
Other unique amenities
This venue is a dream for couples who value the wilderness. All of the rental funds go into conversation funds for the building and the surrounding land. Also, there are few venues with as much rustic charm as the Wasatch Mountain Lodge. You are literally getting married in a piece of Utah history.
What is the capacity?
Wasatch Mountain Lodge can accommodate up to 100 guests, or 70 for a seated dinner.
Where is the location?
Wasatch Mountain Lodge is located in Big Cottonwood Canyon, 30 minutes from downtown Salt Lake City, and 45 minutes from the Salt Lake City International Airport.
How many weddings are hosted on-site each day?
Wasatch Mountain Lodge hosts one event per day.
Are there any time or noise restrictions?
Quiet hours are in effect from 10 PM to 7 AM. No loud outside noise is permitted during this time.
Is this venue ADA-accessible?
The Wasatch Mountain Club Lodge is wheelchair accessible in the summer. In the winter, there is no snow removal on the road to the venue which may be difficult for guests with mobility issues.
What is the pet policy?
Big Cottonwood Canyon is a watershed area so animals are not permitted.
Wasatch Mountain Lodge Wedding Cost
The venue rental rate depends on the spaces used, the time used, the time of year, and the day of the week.
Entire building (main room, patio, and kitchen)
- Sunday through Thursday: Six-hour block $1,400/Full day (9 AM to 10 PM) $2,100.
- Friday and Saturday: Six-hour block $1,700/Full day (9 AM to 10 PM) $2,400.
- Additional hours for $130 each.
Patio and Kitchen only
- $100 an hour.
Entire building (main room, patio, and kitchen)
- Sunday through Thursday: Six-hour block $800.
- Friday and Saturday: Six-hour block $1,000.
- Additional hours for $50 each.
Rental includes tables, chairs, audio equipment, an arbor for ceremonies, picnic tables with benches, and a barbecue. In the summer months, there is parking for 10 cars. There is no parking in the winter months.
Wedding Catering and Lodging
What are the catering options?
You can use the caterer of your choice, though the lodge does recommend Brighton Resort catering.
What are the included decor options and restrictions?
Use of nails, screws, staples, or adhesive tape is forbidden in the lodge. Rice, birdseed, confetti, or anything else that can leave debris on the ground is not allowed. No sparklers or fireworks.
What are the lodging (on-site or nearby) options?
There are lodging options at both Brighton Resort and Solitude Mountain Resort within minutes of the site.
Is there an in-house wedding planner or day-of coordinator?
If desired, couples are encouraged to hire an outside wedding planner to arrange details. There is no in-house or day-of wedding coordinator.
What are some nearby attractions?
Brighton Resort’s Mt. Majestic Crest Express Chairlift is 500 feet from the front door of the Wasatch Mountain Club Lodge. That gives you a unique ski-in-ski-out option to the venue. During the summer season, guests can enjoy access to scenic hiking and mountain biking.
Wasatch Mountain Lodge Contact Info
For more information, please contact the venue at email@example.com or 385-315-6917.
Wasatch Mountain Lodge
8465 S Mary Lake Lane
Brighton, UT 84121
Why you should get married at Wasatch Mountain Lodge
Wasatch Mountain Lodge is the perfect venue for couples who want nature to play a large role in their ceremonies, and prefer things a bit more rustic. It is nestled in the tree and provides intimate and lovely spaces for you and your guests to celebrate.
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*Updated in May 2024 to reflect current wedding information. Please always confirm pricing and details with the venue, as items are subject to change