If you’ve been dreaming of a romantic wedding celebration with candlelit dances, premier food and cocktails, and gorgeous ceremony backdrops, I’ve got you covered! This list of elegant and luxurious wedding venues around the Salt Lake City area can help you plan the best day of your life in a way that makes it feel like the perfect fairytale!
By far one of the most iconic and popular choices for upscale weddings is the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in downtown Salt Lake City. Tall pillars, stained glass ceilings, and large glass chandeliers provide a historic setting, while the open spaces can accommodate even the largest of weddings with rooms that can host up to 600 people.
Another location option with a lot of history is the McCune Mansion, where they strive to make you “feel like a guest at your own event.” Between Victorian style architecture and design, rare artwork on the walls, indoor and outdoor spaces, and closeness to the heart of SLC, there’s lots to love about the McCune for wedding celebrations.
If historic elegance isn’t what you’re going for, take a look at Talia Event Center. This newer event space has a beautiful dance floor with dangling lights, comfortable bride and groom getting ready rooms, and even a solarium.
Hoping to stay close to downtown? The Thomas S. Monson Center at the University of Utah may be a lovely option for you. This historic building has a premier ballroom refurbished to look like it did in the early 1900s: tall ceilings, hardwood floors, white walls with gold trim. The rental fees at the Monson Center also includes use of tables, chairs and set up, making it a little easier to plan your day.
Although this restaurant is located in a local historic building, George has a modern twist that is perfect for elegant weddings both large and small. Floral wallpaper, vintage chandeliers, and dark wood offer a romantic and moody vibe, while fresh Southern cuisine makes for a delicious in-house catering option.
Want to really feel like royalty on your wedding day? Consider going all out with a luxurious wedding at The Grand America Hotel. Every space is filled to the brim with exquisite details and upscale decor, and an on-site spa is a relaxing option to splurge with your bridal party.
There’s even a beautiful outdoor courtyard for ceremonies, hundreds of rooms for friends and family to stay overnight, and two large ballrooms to make your guests feel comfortable during the celebration.
If you’re looking for a premier wedding venue that still has down-to-earth scenery, Red Butte Garden at the University of Utah is a beautiful location filled with greenery and modern elegance. The outside gardens, waterfalls, and ponds are spread out over 100 acres — perfect for outdoor wedding portraits in any season. And the Richard K. Hemingway Orangerie is a great indoor option for wedding receptions with tons of natural light (floor to ceiling windows!) that still offers an organic vibe with its flowering plants and citrus trees.
Another option with an upscale, yet modern ambiance is Pierpont Place. This premier wedding venue can be decked out as elegant as you’d like, since the space is a flexible, blank canvas to suit almost any vision you have for your big day. They have also partnered with Premier’s event planning team to offer you bar service, wedding design, floral design and rentals to help make your dream a reality.
Rachel Lindsey Photography is the go-to photographer for couples in Salt Lake City who want bright, emotional, and authentic images to remember their luxurious wedding day by. For classic, timeless photographs of your elegant celebration, reach out to Rachel today!