Best Places to Have An Intimate Wedding in Utah
For those of you who don't know, I have relocated to Utah! More specifically around the Salt Lake City area. However, don't let that discourage you if you're ever wanting to book a session since travel is quite literally my middle name.
With that being said, having been to Utah several times in the past and now living here has allowed me to have so many opportunities to see some of the best locations. Dare I say... ever? Utah is definitely known for its beautiful mountains and national parks, especially when it comes to elopements and let me just say, I am all for it. While elopements are my passion, I know that if you're in the middle of planning your elopement, choosing a location can be one of the hardest parts of wedding planning. Lucky for you, I've got that covered. Here are just some of the best places to have an intimate wedding in Utah. Just... don't forget to invite me ;)
Red earth venue - moab, utah
One of the most beautiful and best places to have an intimate wedding in Utah has got to be the Red Earth Venue in Moab, Utah. This wedding venue is a destination location for many couples looking for an intimate wedding and now we know why. It's unlike any wedding venue in Utah that I've seen. Located on 17 acres in the heart of Canyon Country, the Red Earth Venue is exactly the place to be if you're looking to have an intimate wedding in Utah. You're surrounded by red rock cliffs, endless views, and of course the beauty of Moab, Utah to explore. You're not only engulfed in the beauty of the Red Earth Venue, but you're also minutes away from Arches National Park, Canyonlands, and Deadhorse Point. Some of the most sought-after parks/destinations here in Utah!
what do they provide?
When looking for the best places to have an intimate wedding in Utah, you also want to make sure you're choosing venues that align with your wants and needs for your intimate wedding. Aka, you want to keep an eye on what type of amenities they offer. These amenities could be the make or break for your intimate wedding, so listen up!
At the Red Earth Venue, they offer quite a bit of amenities for couples looking to have your intimate wedding here in Utah. Some of those amenities are:
- 16-acre property for your intimate wedding
- 19x19 platform for your ceremony
- Gorgeous views of the canyons
- Tables, linens, lights, chairs, tents, and styling items can be rented through Moab Event Services to use at Red Earth Venue
things to do when you're having an intimate wedding in Moab, Utah
It wouldn't be right of me to sway you to have an intimate wedding in Utah, especially at the Red Earth Venue in Moab, if I didn't give you other activities to pursue while you're here! Here are just a few things to do when you're having an intimate wedding in Moab, Utah!
- Visit the National Parks (Dead Horse Point State Park, Canyonlands, Arches National Park)
- Explore the Trails (Corona Arch Trail)
- Go rock hiking or biking at Hell's Revenge
- River Rafting at Red River Adventures
- For more outdoor activities, you can visit the Moab Adventure Center
under canvas - moab, utah
While we're on the theme of Moab, Utah I have to share another wedding venue that would be perfect for an intimate wedding in Utah. This wedding venue is Moab's Under Canvas. Think of it as an elevated version of camping. Or in today's digital age and terms... glamping. Under Canvas in Moab was actually named Best Resort Hotel in Utah, which is kinda a big deal if you ask me.
When you want to have an intimate wedding in Utah or more specifically at Under Canvas, there are a few things you should know before making any decisions. At Under Canvas you are residing in a spacious tent, but this isn't an ordinary tent. Inside you will find king-sized beds, luxurious linens, en suite bathrooms, hot water, and a wood-burning stove. You're not being fed to the wolves out here, I promise! Under Canvas in Moab is also in close proximity to the Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park.
what do they provide?
Again, amenities, when you're looking to book a venue to have an intimate wedding in Utah, is so important. Thankfully, Under Canvas offers some great ones for all of you couples out there. Some of them are:
- Complimentary activities
- Grab n' go snacks for all of your excursions
- Fire pits and s'mores
- High-end furnishings from West Elm
- Picnic area and grills
If you're someone who has hated the thought of camping because of all of the bugs and minimal access to things, then Under Canvas is the place for you. Have an elevated intimate wedding experience all within one of the most beautiful locations in the whole U.S.
things to do when you're having an intimate wedding at under canvas moab
Don't worry though, if you're planning on eloping at Under Canvas Moab, you don't have to be stuck there. There are tons of activities to pursue when you're eloping in Utah that will make your experience 10x better. Some of those are:
- Hummer safaris
- Guided hiking
- Mountain biking
I would highly suggest checking out Under Canvas Moab if you're looking for another alternative to have an intimate wedding in Moab, Utah.
montage deer valley - park city, utah
Maybe you're a couple who is less into hiking and more into the mountains and/or winter sports. Don't worry then, because Montage Deer Valley is the best place to have an intimate wedding in Utah for you. Unlike the name, this isn't just some mountainous range, Montage Deery Valley is actually a luxury resort in Park City, Utah. This luxury resort gives you access to some of Utah's most beautiful ski hills that are perfect if you love the great outdoors and winter sports activities.
When you choose to have an intimate wedding at Montage Deer Valley you are given a ton of options on which venues to choose from. Each one is unique but just as beautiful as the next, which makes this decision incredibly difficult. No matter which venue you choose, however, you are going to have some amazing Alpine views that will take your breath away. You can read more about the wedding venues that Montage Deer Valley Resort has, here.
what do they provide?
Montage Deer Valley Resort offers many amazing amenities to couples who plan on eloping here. They are a luxury resort, so they offer beautiful spa experiences, luxurious cuisines, and an experience that will have you wanting more. Some amenities that Montage Deer Valley provides are:
- 1 Wedding a day policy
- Guestrooms and suites for getting ready
- Activities for all types of guests
what to do when you're eloping at montage deer valley
Not only are you met with some of the most luxurious amenities, but we can't glaze over some of the fun activities that Montage Deer Valley has to offer as well. At the resort, you can experience activities such as:
- Ski-in and Ski-out mountain regions
- Dog sledding
- Sleigh rides
- Mountain Bike Rentals
- Fly Fishing
- And so much more!
What to do when you're having an intimate wedding in park city, utah
Feel free to check out this blog here, where I deep dive a little bit into what there is to do in Park City, Utah. There are a ton of different places to explore and activities to do. Some of those are:
- Go on the elevated self-controlled Alpine rollercoaster
- Take a scenic drive through Park City's well-known backroads
- Boulder Mountain Ranch
- Church of Dirt
If you're looking to have an intimate wedding in Utah, Park City has got to be one of the best locations to head to.
alta peruvian lodge - alta, utah
You may notice a common pattern of lodges, resorts, and mountain getaways because that's sorta what Utah is known for. However, if you're not sick and tired of it yet, a place that you're going to want to check out if you're planning to have an intimate wedding in Utah is the Alta Peruvian Lodge in Alta, Utah.
One of the best things about the Alta Peruvian Lodge is that they give you free rein on which wedding vendors you would like to hire. Believe it or not, some wedding venues restrict you on this! The amenities that they offer their couples looking to have an intimate wedding here are:
- Full access to their dining room, Alf Engen room, and outdoor grounds
- Chairs and table rentals for the ceremony, reception, and dinner
- Public restrooms
- Day-use of suites for getting ready and wedding prep
- Audio and visual equipment
- Flexibility (this is a big one!)
what to do when you're having an intimate wedding in alta, utah
Alta is not just known for its beautiful mountains to look at, but also to ski down as well! Here are just a few activities to check out if you're planning on eloping in Alta, Utah.
Trust me when I say there is more to do than just ski here in Alta, Utah. It's the perfect serene escape for you and your partner to have an intimate wedding.
zion red rock - rockville, utah
If you're reading this and thinking "I've heard that name before", you're right. Utah is well known for its national landmark, Zion National Park. Located just 10 minutes from the heart of Zion National Park, Zion Red Rock offers you a one-of-a-kind eloping experience. It's not just one venue, but actually three private secluded wedding venues all within a short distance from each other. This gives you the ultimate eloping experience, getting to choose which venue best fits your wants and needs for your intimate wedding.
zion red rock oasis
First, we have Zion Red Rock Oasis which is a spacious, multi-million-dollar mansion located on 15 acres of land. You get beautiful views of the red rock natural arches, slot canyons, and scenery that will have you trying to catch your breath. If you're leaning towards more of an adventurous couple looking for an elevated and luxurious intimate wedding, I would highly suggest checking out the Zion Red Rock Oasis venue.
zion red rock villa
Next, we have the Zion Red Rock Villa. Very similar to its partner, the Red Rock Oasis, the Zion Red Rock Villa also is a luxury mansion nestled on 10 acres of stunning property. You're greeted with a wrap-around deck with 360 views of the red rocks, a luxurious feel, and access to the outdoor grounds of the property. If you're wanting elegance, and romance and feel a bit less overwhelmed with the space, I definitely recommend checking out the Zion Red Rock Villa.
zion red rock chalet
Last but certainly not least, we have the Zion Red Rock Chalet. This wedding venue is a remodeled wooden home that sits on 5-acres of land. You get a beautiful birdseye view of Zion National Park, the red rocks, and the overall beauty of the surrounding Utah area. If you're a couple looking for something a bit more intimate, small and private, I would highly recommend checking out the Zion Red Rock Chalet.
what to do when you're having an intimate wedding near zion national park
Of course, Zion National Park is not the only thing you should be doing when you come to have an intimate wedding in Utah. There are thousands of other activities you can choose to do when you decide to have an intimate wedding in Utah and here are just a few of them!
- Check out Lake Powell (psst... Grace and Ian's session was shot here)
- Explore Goblin Valley State Park
- Head on a Jeep tour
If you're looking to have an intimate wedding in Utah, more specifically near Zion National Park, I would highly recommend checking out the Zion Red Rock wedding venues!
Highland gardens - american fork, utah
If you're a couple looking to have an intimate wedding outside of the traditional Utah mountains and have something a bit more earthy and organic, I highly recommend you check out Highland Gardens. Highland Gardens is a beautiful event center located in American Fork, Utah. This event space is the perfect wedding venue in Utah to have an intimate wedding in and here's why. Not only is the space absolutely stunning, being surrounded by twinkling lights and so much greenery, but they also offer top-tier amenities to all of their couples.
what do they provide?
Amenities are crucial when it comes time to decide which wedding venue to have an intimate wedding at. However, Highland Gardens offers some of the best amenities which will just make your wedding experience that much more enjoyable. Some of those amenities are:
- Tables, chairs, and lounge furniture rentals
- Optional linens and centerpiece decor (included)
- Audio and visual equipment (TV's, microphones, aux ports, etc)
what to do when you're having an intimate wedding in american fork, utah
If you choose to get married at Highland Gardens, I highly encourage you to explore American Fork and the surrounding area. They have some amazing activities that will make your intimate wedding in Utah that much more fun and exciting.
The Wild oak - Lindon, Utah
The Wild Oak is a wedding venue based in Lindon, Utah which is about 45 minutes from Salt Lake City. This Utah wedding venue offers couples the peace and serenity of a small town, natural surrounding beauty all with a customized wedding experience. The Wild Oak believes in catering to each couples needs and desires, so tailoring your wedding experience is one of the most important roles to them. This Utah wedding venue sis on 1.6 acres of land where you get a beautiful and intimate experience, perfect for your intimate wedding. They offer natural landscaping along with a European inspired ballroom with 19 foot ceilings and old cellar doors that blend in so much character. The Wild Oak brings together old-style and modern style to your intimate wedding and is perfect for just about any couple looking to have a more peaceful wedding getaway.
what do they provide?
The Wild Oak provides a boat load of amenities for any couple looking to have their intimate wedding at this Utah wedding venue. Some of the amenities that they include when you book a wedding at The Wild Oak are:
- Table & Chair Rentals
- Bride & Groom Private Rooms
- ADA Accessibility
- On-Site Parking
- Full Kitchen Access
You can view more of the amenities they offer couples for their intimate wedding here.
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU'RE HAVING AN INTIMATE WEDDING IN lindon, UTAH
If you choose to get married at The Wild Oak, I highly encourage you to explore Lindon, Utah and the surrounding area. They have some amazing activities that will make your intimate wedding in Utah that much more fun and exciting.
stein eriksen lodge - park city, utah
Next is the Stein Eriksen Lodge in Park City, Utah. This lodge will definitely make for a memorable intimate wedding, so it was a must-have to put in this blog. With stunning views of Park City, Utah, you are going to be blown away by the beauty of the resort along with the scenery surrounding it. They offer multiple locations to choose from where you want your ceremony, which gives you the ultimate control over your wedding day vision. Sound enticing?
what do they provide?
The Stein Erikson Lodge provides some great amenities for couples who are looking to have an intimate wedding. Some of those amenities are:
- Luxury ballroom with panoramic mountain views
- 24,000 square ft of indoor and outdoor space
- On-site restaurant, bar, and full catering services
- Up to 500 guest limit
- Spacious bridal suits (with hot tubs)
- Private reception areas and decks for privacy
When I'm telling you that this is top tier, now this is top tier.
The Lodge at Blue Sky - Park city, utah
The Lodge at Blue Sky is a luxurious Utah wedding venue located in Park City, Utah. You have stunning views of lush green forests, mountains and meadows and a plethora of event spaces that will create your once-in-a-lifetime unique wedding experience. When it comes to looking for a Utah wedding venue that checks off all of the boxes for your intimate wedding, this is definitely one of them.
WHAT DO THEY PROVIDE?
One thing that The Lodge at Blue Sky never lacks is providing their couples with some amazing amenities that help make their intimate wedding a seamless and memorable experience. Some of the amenities that they include within their wedding packages are:
- Indoor & Outdoor Event Spaces
- ADA Accessibility
- Event Setup and Breakdown
- Wedding Arbor
- Glassware, China, Silverware and Napkins
- Transportation To and From The Hotel to The Event Site
The Lodge at Blue Sky is perfect for any couple looking for a more rustic-type Utah wedding venue. With stunning greenery, mountains, meadows and trees, this is a fairytale wedding oasis that you can't pass up.
Amangiri - Canyon Point, Utah
Amangiri is one of those places that you just dream of visiting. It is the perfect blend of untouched red-rock country that overlooks 900 acres of the original Wild West. It essentially is a desert landscape and brings modern luxury to the surface. It's modern, beautiful, and oh-so luxurious and is perfect if you're looking to splurge on your Utah intimate wedding.
If you're looking to shoot at Amangiri, you will need to fill out their "Photography Policy & Agreement Form" along with ensuring that you have a reservation at the resort. If you don't have a reservation, you will not be able to photograph/video here!
HOW TO Have an intimate wedding AT AMANGIRI
Amangiri offers a one-in-a-lifetime experience for your wedding or celebration. They offer beautiful landscaping and seclusion that gives you the most intimate and private wedding day moment. The resort can also accommodate varying size groups and give you the most gorgeous elopement you've ever dreamed of.
Amangiri also offers a wide variety of venues for your elopement celebration. These include:
- Dining room & patio
- Fireside Pavilion
- The Chinle Site
- Saddle Landing
You can read more about Amangiri and hosting your intimate wedding celebration, here.
Well, there you have it! Hopefully, if you're a couple looking to have an intimate wedding in Utah, some of these wedding venues caught your eye and interest. Finding a place to have an intimate wedding in Utah can be difficult since there are so many options to choose from. At the end of the day though, remember that it's all about how you envision your wedding day and how you want it.
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